US Boneyards

Abilene Regional Airport (ABI/KABI) is a public airport 5 km southeast of Abilene, in Taylor County, Texas.

Abilene Regional is also home to Eagle Aviation Services, Inc., which is a heavy-maintenance base for all American Eagle aircraft. Basically every plane in the airline's fleet is maintained at ABI. The airport grounds also act as an aircraft boneyard for American Eagle, which stores around 20 retired Saab 340 turboprop aircraft which remain in the airline's livery. American Eagle replaced these propjets with Embraer regional jets.

Davis–Monthan Air Force Base (DM AFB) (DMA/KDMA) is a United States Air Force base located approx. 8 km south-southeast of downtown Tucson, Arizona.

The base is best known as the location of the Air Force Materiel Command's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the aircraft boneyard for all excess military and government aircraft.

With the end of WWII, operations at the base came to a virtual standstill. It was then the base was selected as a storage site for hundreds of decommissioned aircraft, with the activation of the 4105th Army Air Force Unit. The 4105th oversaw the storage of excess B-29s and C-47 "Gooney Birds." Tucson's low humidity and alkali soil made it an ideal location for aircraft storage and preservation, awaiting cannibalization or possible reuse — a mission that has continued to this day.

Kingman Airport (IGM/KIGM) is a public use airport located 15 km northeast of Kingman, a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States.

Today, large numbers of civilian airliners are stored there and remarketed or recycled into spare parts and into their base metals.

Laurinburg–Maxton Airport (MXE/KMEB) is a public use airport located 5 km north of Maxton, Robeson County and east of Laurinburg, Scotland County in North Carolina.

Today the airfield is noted for being the home of Charlotte Aircraft, a company which parts-out and scraps older aircraft. Visitors to the airfield can see a number of 727s, DC-10s, and other aircraft in various stages of being dismantled and scrapped.

The Mojave Air and Space Port (MHV/KMHV), also known as the Civilian Aerospace Test Center, is located in Mojave, California.

The Mojave airport is also known as a storage location for commercial airliners, due to the vast area and dry desert conditions. Numerous large Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, and Airbus aircraft owned by major airlines are stored at Mojave. Some aircraft reach the end of their useful lifetime and are scrapped at the Mojave aircraft boneyard, while others are refurbished and returned to active service.

Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR/KGYR) (formerly Goodyear Municipal Airport) is a public airport southwest of Goodyear, in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona.

AeroTurbine, Inc operates a maintenance facility on the airfield which comprises maintenance, storage and disposal. The northern side of the airfield is used for storage and many Boeing 727, Douglas DC-9s and DC-10s are visible from the road as they await their fate.

Pinal Airpark (MZJ/KMZJ) is a public-use airport located 13 km northwest of Marana, in Pinal County, Arizona.

Its main purpose is to act as a boneyard for civilian commercial aircraft. Old airplanes are stored there with the hope that the dry desert climate will mitigate any form of corrosion in case the aircraft is pressed into service in the future. It is the largest commercial aircraft storage and heavy maintenance facility in the world. Even so, many aircraft which are brought there wind up being scrapped. The majority of the aircraft at Pinal Airpark formerly belonged to Northwest Airlines, though many other airlines are represented as well.

Roswell International Air Center (RIAC) (ROW/KROW), also known as Roswell Industrial Air Center, is a public-use airport located 11 km south of Roswell, in Chaves County, New Mexico, United States.

The site is the storage facility for many of American Airlines' retired Airbus A300-600R wide body jetliners.

Southern California Logistics Airport (VCV/KVCV), also known as Victorville Airport, is a public airport located in Victorville in San Bernardino County, California approx. 32 km north of San Bernardino.

The airport is home to Southern California Aviation, a large transitional facility for commercial aircraft.


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