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Are Aircraft Pods the new outdoor craze?

We are seeing an ever-growing variety of stunning summerhouses, bars and quirky man caves, but this garden space has made its way to the top of our list. Our customer has transformed an A320 fuselage cut into an incredible garden office – pretty stunning eh?

We specialise in disassembling end-of-life aircraft, recycling over 93% of material and so this beautifully up cycled garden pod gets a big thumbs up from us. 

These robust and well-insulated pods contain authentic aircraft interior and can be cut to a range of sizes, making each and every one completely unique to your outdoor space. Got a question? Get in touch!

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A Sad Day for Plane Reclaimers as we Begin Our Final B747 Disassembly

The Aviation industry witnessed a big change as British Airways was forced to bring forward the retirement of its 747 fleet as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen of the Skies quickly became an icon, loved by flyers all over the world for decades, and has flown more than 3.5 billion people – almost half of the world’s population! We have dismantled an impressive total of 17 Boeing 747s, and yesterday we began our final B747, G-BYGD, disassembly.


Aircraft Type: Boeing 747-400

Airline: British Airways

Delivered: Jan 1999

Age: 22.7 years

Be sure to follow G-BYGDs final moments on our social media pages as we bring you on-board our final 747 journey:

Instagram: @PlaneReclaimers

Facebook: @PlaneReclaimers

If you’d like to own your very own piece of this aircraft, keep checking our website as we will have very exciting material coming in the near future!

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Win an Exclusive BOAC 747 Tour at our St Athan Site!

G-BYGC is a much loved British Airways Boeing 747, famously known for her iconic BOAC (1964-1974) retro livery redesign in Feb 2019. The Plane Reclaimers team were thrilled to welcome her at our St Athan site on the 11th December 2020. She was the final British Airways Boeing 747 to fly, and unlike many other aircraft we see here, will be preserved and open to the public at some point next year.

We are offering one lucky person the chance to win an exclusive tour of the much loved and iconic BOAC 747, at our St Athan facility. This two hour tour will allow you, and a plus one, to experience the true beauty of this aircraft behind the scenes, where the photo opportunities are endless!

To enter, just head on over to our BOAC competition page for further details. The winner will announced on 01.10.21 at 12pm via live stream on our Instagram page @PlaneReclaimers as well as contacted via email. Good luck!

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On Plane Air present “The Mile High Mural Project”

A new vision. The final B777-200 tail shot of the “Mile High Mural Project” by Welsh artist, Jim Vision.

Take in the first few shots of this B777’s new hand-painted livery: a depiction of a female Celtic spirit warrior, a personification of natural phenomena and a tribute to the 50 million miles this airliner has covered in her lifetime.

Exciting things are yet to be revealed 01.09.21.

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Plane Reclaimers welcome Welsh Artist Jim Vision

The Plane Reclaimers team are super excited to be working with Welsh artist, Jim Vision, for the second time here at St Athan. Jim proves his art has no limits as he takes on the incredible challenge of painting a giant Boeing 777-200 tail, at an impressive height of over 60 feet!

A leading protagonist of London’s contemporary street art culture, Jim’s talent has taken him all across the globe, from Buenos Aires to Tahiti, Miami to Mexico.

We have thoroughly enjoyed watching Jim’s vibrant vision come to life. We cannot wait to reveal his incredible work and exciting products to you. Exciting things are coming: 01.09.21.

Check out more of Jim’s energetic work:


Instagram: @jimvision 

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A final chance to say goodbye to G-CIVM

Another 747 to make its way through our facility in Wales was G-CIVM. The globe trotting jumbo has been to all corners of the world since 1997 until very recently when it began retirement as many quad jets are phased across all airlines. It set off on its final voyage on 16th March making a short skip and a hop from Heathrow over to Wales where it finally came to rest.

As always, de-production of G-CIVM has commenced and we are letting anyone who wants to keep some memories of the planes that come to us buy parts. Contact us for any special requests you might have.

Credit – James Oates @speedbirduk
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What a lot of flying!

There’s few aircraft that can claim to have flown 50,000,000 miles in their life but G-ZZZC is part of the fairly exclusive club! Not only this but G-ZZZC was the first 777 in Europe!

G-ZZZC started life all the way back in 1995. Remember the 1995? Michael Jackson was releasing Earth Song and DVDs were only just announced. How times have changed… Well towards the end of the year, G-ZZZC took off from Boeing in the US powered by two GE90s to be delivered and start life flying passengers all around world. She didn’t stop for the next 25 years.

This is one of the 777s which recently made its way through the disassembly process here in Wales with many of the parts being carefully looked after as spares for active 777s so it’s not the end for G-ZZZC, her parts might well be back on a 777 you fly on soon. Fortunately, there’s a number of parts which have been saved and are now available in our shop. See if there’s anything you like and keep tagging us on Instagram – @planereclaimers

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Another Jumbo Lands

Good news for all 747 fans! A plethora of new items have been added to our shop.

All the goodies from G-CIVG have been parted out and put on sale for enthusiasts to get their hands on. We’ve got a whole range of stuff from seat numbers all the way up to the thrust control column so there’s something for everyone, big or small!

Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram when you receive your pieces, we love hearing from you – @planereclaimers!

Credit: @speedbirduk
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Shop Now Open

There are a great assortment of things available now in our shop ranging from small stocking fillers such as a life jacket all the way up to emergency escape hatches and engine exhausts.

Get stuck in and see what we’ve got!

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Own a Special Piece of Tinker Belle

A special surprise has just been uploaded onto our eBay shop for all Virgin Atlantic fans. We’ve made both the flying ladies from ether side of the fuselage and the name tags available for auction on eBay.

Own a piece of history now, bidding starts at just 99p!