How much does a decommissioned plane cost?
Similarly, you may ask, how much does an old 747 cost?
There are no 747s available at the moment, but an answer on Quora, the Q&A website, estimates that used one might cost between $10million and $100million.
Considering this, how much does a scrap plane cost?
A 747 can fetch up to $55,000 for its scrap alone. And who knows what happens to the scrap once it gets recycled?
It might look like a plane junkyard, but most of the airplanes are waiting for the chance to fly again. Everything else would be recycled or sold for scrap. In fact, once the aircraft has been de-registered, it is technically classed as waste and it has to be processed in compliance with environmental regulations.