So they\’re flogging off the carcass of that plane that went into the Hudson.
It is difficult to speculate how much the A320 could pull at auction. It has a legendary status but the lack of engines means that not only can it not fly again, but it also removes a possible source of valuable metal and spare parts.
However, the US magazine Metal Bulletin Monthly recently reported that a similarly junked Airbus A310, which sold for $2.6 million (£1.6 million), made its new owners $4 million when it was broken up for scrap.
Sounds like a high value there. They\’re around 40 tonnes weight unladen (so Wikipedia tells me which sounds low but so be it) and there\’s nothing all that special about the alloys. Aluminium with a bit of magnesium and perhaps a tad of copper in it really. Maybe $80,000 to $100,000 for the scrap value of the fuselage and wings.
Must be the value of the electronics scrap in there I suppose.
Oh, and Metal Bulletin? London based, not US.