One of the things that Lufthansa did last year, was to upcycle an Airbus A340-600. Well, this year – they’re deciding to upcycle an Airbus A320 to create exclusive lifestyle furniture.
The Airbus A320 – D-AIPA “Papa Alpha” or “Buxtehude” was selected for this project. This aircraft was flown from Toulouse to Frankfurt for delivery on 16 October 1989. She then operated exclusively for Lufthansa for the next 29 years, 8 months until she was decommissioned.
So what have they made with an aircraft? Rather a lot. But it depends how much cash you have spare.
Let’s start with the door bar – a bar that is made out of the exit door. Yours for a cool €7,797.
Maybe you’d prefer a winglet fence table (I know I would). Got a spare €3,119? Too late… it’s sold out…
Image. Lufthansa World Shop
Something a little more affordable… a Speedbrake Coffee table? Yours for €2,436
The full collection is at https://www.worldshop.eu/en/page/upcycling with an intresting interview with Stefan Wolf, Deputy Head of the A320 fleet at https://www.worldshop.eu/en/page/upcycling-interview/.
An eventful life
Like most aircraft, they Buxtehude had an eventful life, flying to 147 in the Lufthansa domestic, european and mid-haul network, flying aroun71,400 flight hours across 56,983 flights and transported around 6 million passengers.
Her domestic farewell flight from Frankfurt to Hamburg and back flying over the Buxtehude city took place on 28 May 2019.
Stefan Wolf, Deputy Head of the A320 fleet said
“Every piece has a story to tell, has flown tens of thousands of kilometres and has been through storms, lightning and hail”,
So if you had the cash…
What would you get? The wingtip table was the one thing I might had sprung for… .
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