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An intact T-33 Shooting Star
aircraft sits in the shadows of a dismantled B-47 Stratojet
aircraft at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Aircraft boneyard (or in the United States, Aircraft graveyard) is a term for a storage area for aircraft that are retired from service. Most aircraft at boneyards are either kept for storage or turned into scrap metal. Deserts, such as those in the Southwestern United States, are good locations for boneyards since the dry conditions reduce corrosion. The largest facility of its kind is the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, colloquially known as "The Boneyard".
Notable aircraft boneyards
Boeing B-52s in storage or awaiting dismantlement in Arizona
- Kingman Airport, Kingman, Arizona
- Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Goodyear, Arizona
- Pinal Airpark, Marana, Arizona
- 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona
- Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville, California
- Mojave Air & Space Port, California
- Roswell International Air Center, Roswell, New Mexico contains the remains of several large passenger and cargo jets, including at least two Boeing 747s and five Boeing 707s.
- Abilene Regional Airport in Abilene, Texas is home to many retired Saab 340 aircraft, primarily from American Eagle Airlines.
- RAF Aircraft Storage Flight, RAF Shawbury
- Alice Springs Airport in Alice Springs, Northern Territory is the first large-scale aircraft boneyard outside the United States.
- Laurinburg-Maxton Airport in Maxton, North Carolina, home of various former Northwest Airlines aircraft being stripped for parts by Charlotte Aircraft Corporation.