Airbus is to hold a three-day auction of A380 superjumbo parts later this month, including unique pieces in collaboration with artists specialising in street art.
The items formerly belonged to A380 MSN13, which first flew for Emirates in 2008, and was retired during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bidding will take place across nearly 400 lots on October 13, 14 and 15, with proceeds going to initiatives including the Airbus Foundation and aerospace heritage preservation organisation the Airitage association.
Items range from galley latches and doorstops, to flashlights, exit signs, emergency axes, seating, trollies and fuselage cut outs.
In addition Airbus has give several artists “carte blanche” to create artworks from A380 parts including blades.
Kellymiti, Méro, Miadana Randriamorasata, Sabha, O’Rabbit (Lapin), Spot and Xerou have created works across themes including Toulouse, travel and freedom, technology, commitment and human experience.
More information on the auction, and links to register and view lots, can be found at airbus.com/en/newsroom/a-very-special-a380-auction.
As older A380s begin to be retired organisations are increasingly looking at ways to recycle or upcycle the double-decker aircraft.
Earlier this year plans were announced to turn to upcycle a superjumbo into a hotel located at the new MEETT convention and exhibition centre not far from Toulouse airport.