Airplane Boneyards in the News


Recent News Articles Related to Airplane Boneyards

13th AWACS Jet Flies West to Boneyard, Last of 2023 Divestments
Air & Space Forces Magazine - 10/11/2023
'I'm gonna miss you' - Airman says goodbye to 65-year-old KC-135 tanker he spent 12 years fixing
Task and Purpose - 01/10/2023
Lufthansa to Bring Back Complete A340-600 Fleet
Airways Magazine - 01/06/2023
Congress protects F-22s from retirement, oks sending some A-10s to the boneyard
BreakingDefense - 12/08/2022
Qantas CEO Says It Takes 4,500 Hours To Get One Grounded A380 Flying
SimpleFlying - 11/19/2022
By the numbers: How Air New Zealand brings its planes in the desert back to life
Stuff NZ - 11/15/2022
Luke’s Last F-16 Squadron Sends Its Block 25 Vipers To The Boneyard
TheDrive - 11/14/2022
This Arizona aircraft boneyard is not always the last stop for old planes
WeAreTheMighty - 11/08/2022
Storing and scrapping aircraft in the Arizona desert
Recyling International - 10/18/2022
Back from the Boneyard: Cathay Pacific reactivates aircraft at Alice Springs
NZ Herald - 08/04/2022
Celebrate New Mexico: Roswell Air Center
KOAT Albuquerque - 07/15/2022
The afterlife of retired aircraft: what are old planes turned into?
Aerotime Hub - 06/08/2022
Fourth Qantas A380 Back in Service for Melbourne-LA
Australian Aviation - 06/07/2022
Mojave Air and Space Port votes to adopt Rutan name change
Antelope Valley Press - 12/08/2021
Mothballed planes stored in the Australian desert being returned to service
The Guardian - 10/31/2021
Qantas prepares planes for Sydney's international reopening
Reuters - 10/21/2021
Pictured! We Find Every Qantas 747 Still in a Boneyard
Australian Aviation - 07/27/2021
Davis-Monthan Boneyard marks 75 years of storing warplanes
KGUN9 Tucson - 04/01/2021
Air New Zealand's grounded Boeing 777s spotted at plane graveyard in US desert
Stuff New Zealand - 01/26/2021
Memories of the Mojave Air & Space Port boneyard
Antelope Valley Press - 01/03/2021
SAS Prepares To Fly Its Final Airbus A340 To Retirement
Simple Flying - 11/23/2020
Lufthansa Sending Boeing 747s to Retirement in the Mojave Desert
Simple Flying - 11/04/2020
How six Boeing 747s became logistical nightmare for Lufthansa
Aerotime Hub - 11/04/2020
Delta Celebrates Boeing 777 Retirement with Final Transcontinental Flight
Frequent Business Traveler - 11/02/2020
Qantas’ Airbus A380 Fleet at Victorville – What Is The Latest?
Simple Flying - 10/18/2020
Alice Springs Photo Reveals the Fate of Commercial Travel in 2020
Dmarge - 10/20/2020
Roswell Air Center commercial plane parking, storage still growing
Roswell Daily Record - 10/17/2020
New aviation business to land at Roswell airport
Albuquerque Journal - 09/28/2020
With airline fleets grounded, plane recyclers bet on parts boom
Reuters / Yahoo News - 09/13/2020
Coronavirus: How the Travel Downturn is Sending Jet Planes to 'Boneyards'
TechToday19 - 08/03/2020
Qantas Farewells "Queen of the Skies"
Qantas News Room - 07/22/2020
Cebu Pacific sends several A321, A330 to Alice Springs for storage
Aviation Updates Philippines (AUP) - 07/20/2020
British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn
BBC - 07/17/2020
Boneyard Bound: First KC-10 set for retirement
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst - 07/14/2020
Qantas stores aircraft at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville
Victorville Daily Press - 07/11/2020
USAF's Last 'Spooky' Gunship Heads to the Boneyard
Popular Mechanics - 06/29/2020
Qantas to store A380 superjumbos in Mojave Desert until 2023
News.Com.Au - 06/25/2020
Grounded jets boost France's historic Chateauroux airport
Reuters - 06/15/2020
Delta Flies MD-88s and MD-90s into sunset
Atlanta Journal Constitution - 06/02/2020
Arizona’s Pinal Airpark Houses Airline Fleets from Around the World
Airline Geeks - 05/23/2020
Parking a $375 million airplane takes more than just locking the door
Cnet - 05/18/2020
Over 720 aircraft currently in storage at UK airports
Business Traveller - 05/07/2020
Alice Springs Turned Into Plane Parking Lot As World's Airlines Scramble For Storage Space
10Daily - 05/05/2020
Here’s What You Do With Two-Thirds of the World’s Jets When They Can’t Fly
Bloomberg - 04/16/2020
Airlines parking planes at local Tucson area airports
KOLD News 13 - 04/08/2020
Airlines park hundreds of unused planes in California desert
Daily Mail UK - 04/07/2020
Delta and Soutwest start parking planes at SCLA in Victorville amid coronavirus fears
Victorville Valley News - 03/23/2020
In Pictures - Airports Begin to Resemble Aircraft Graveyards
Forbes - 03/22/2020
Airlines begin parking jetliners north of Tucson as virus restricts destinations, demand - 03/20/2020
American Airlines to store 787 planes in Tulsa during coronavirus outbreak
KTUL Tulsa ABC8 - 03/16/2020
Commercial jets landing at Pinal Airpark as airlines cut flights due to corona virus
AZfamily - 03/16/2020
Delta begins storing its wide-body fleet
FlightRadar24 - 03/15/2020
CAVU Aerospace Increases Capacity at Roswell. Victorville and Stuttgart for Short Term & Long-Term Storage of Aircraft Amidst Crisis
CAVU Aerospace - 03/13/2020
Knock gets visit from world's largest passenger plane
The Irish Times - 02/20/2020
Inside the airplane graveyards where planes go when they're retired from service
The Mirror - 01/29/2020
Moses Lake airport close to maxing out on Boeing 737 storage
NW News Network - 01/07/2020
Tarmac Aerosave Innovates in A380 Dismantling and Maintenance
Tarmac Aerosave - 11/20/2019
Davis-Monthan AFB aircraft boneyard keeps planes for parts or possible reuse - 11/10/2019
Cathay Pacific retires lone 747-400BCF to Pinal Airpark
Cargo Facts - 10/01/2019
Global Aviation Solutions Provider Acquires Two Boeing 747-400 Aircraft
CAVU Aerospace - 09/30/2019
Airlines look to arid Australia to store Boeing 737 MAX planes
Financial Times - 09/19/2019
The End of an Era: American Says Farewell to the Super 80
American Airlines - 09/04/2019
United Airlines moving its Boeing 737 MAX jets to short-term storage in Arizona
Reuters - 08/28/2019
Japanese Air Force One for Sale - Parked at Pinal Airpark
FlighGlobal - 08/13/2019
How Airlines Are Defending Dormant 737 MAX Jets from the Ravages of Corrosion, Insects and Time
Forbes - 08/12/2019
American Airlines Announces Schedule of Final MD-80 Revenue Flights
American Airlines - 06/24/2019
Aviation Tourism's Best Kept Secret
Travel Pulse - 04/25/2019
Second B-52H Begins Regeneration Process at AMARG
MRO-Network - 04/10/2019
Grounded Southwest MAX8 Jets Parked at SCLA
Victorville Daily Press - 03/25/2019
Airbus A380 superjumbos are already being scrapped AU - 02/19/2019
'Boneyard' in the desert recycles, refurbishes over 3,000 military planes
Fox News - 02/19/2019
GA Telesis to tear down four Cathay 777s
Flight Global - 01/29/2019
Airlines say goodbye to the 747 amid a transformation in international travel
MarketWatch - 12/29/2018
The sun's setting on Corps' last EA-6B Prowler squadron with end of final deployment
Marine Times - 11/04/2018
Cathay Pacific, Boeing to donate world's first 777 to aviation museum
Cathay Pacific - 09/17/2018
Convair 880 Heading from Mojave Boneyard to the Tillamook Air Museum
AVweb - 08/24/2018
Disappearing into the Desert: American Sends Eight Super 80s to Roswell
AirlineGeeks - 08/21/2018
First Commercially Operated A380s to be Dismantled
FlightRadar24 - 06/06/2018
Early Boeing 787 test plane is dismantled for reuse, recylcing or scrap
Seattle Times - 04/25/2018
Pinal Airpark: Take a look inside Arizona's 'airplane graveyard'
ABC 15 Arizona - 02/12/2018
Delta Air Lines sends its last Boeing 747 to Arizona "boneyard"
USA Today - 01/04/2018
Retired 747 makes final landing at Pinal Airpark
Tucson News Now - 01/03/2018
End of the line: Bizjets to Beer Cans
AIN Online - 12/26/2017
NATO retires second E-3A to boneyard
Jane's Defence Weekly - 12/15/2017
Air Force turns to the Boneyard to train thousands of new maintainers
Air Force Times - 12/14/2017
Parked in the Pyrenees, A380 Awaits New Owner or Scrapyard
Stuff NZ - 11/13/2017
Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires 757-200s to Victorville
World Airline News - 11/12/2017
United Airlines retires last Boeing 747s to Victorville
Air Canada retired one of its Boeing 767-300 to Pinal Airpark
News In Flight - 10/22/2017
309th AMARG sends off final regenerated C-27J
Davis-Monthan AFB - 10/19/2017
He Flew One of the Last Southwest 737-300 Classics to the Boneyard and the new 737-8MAX in the Same Weekend - 10/02/2017
Southwest Sends Oldest 737s to Graveyard as Max Joins Fleet
Bloomberg - 09/29/2017
Mysterious US Army spyplane turns up at the Boneyard in Arizona
TheDrive - 09/26/2017
Delta enlists soon-to-be-retired Boeing 747 in Irma exodus
Bloomberg - 09/08/2017
Last Air Force C-5A has left Westover for boneyard
WWLP - 09/07/2017
The Air Force got parts from its boneyard to put its biggest plane back into service
Business Insider - 09/06/2017
Singapore Airlines Retires First A380 Ever Delivered
Airways Magazine - 08/25/2017
Southwest Airlines retiring older 737s to Victorville
San Bernardino Sun - 08/23/2017
Advance reservations now required for Davis-Monthan AFB AMARG bus tour
Pima Air and Space Museum - 08/18/2017
The last flight of GE's Boeing 747-100 flying testbed, at SCLA Victorville, California
GE Aviation at YouTube - 08/17/2017
AMARG hosts NBC's Weekend Today crew
Hilltop Times - 08/11/2017
309th AMARG delivers 23 F/A-18C Hornets ahead of schedule
U.S. Air Force - 08/03/2017
USAF may purchase Boeing 747-8 jets N894BA and N895BA stored at SCLA Victorville in California as new Air Force One
Defense One - 08/01/2017
Where airplanes go to die - and be reborn
Popular Science - 06/02/2017
Elvis' private jet auctioned for $430,000 after sitting on a runway for 35 years at Roswell NM boneyard
Fox News - 05/28/2017
Tours offer walk through aircraft, history at Tucson "boneyard"
Arizona Daily Star - - 04/20/2017
Recycling jetliners boosts local economy
KRQE - Albuquerque NM - 04/04/2017
What happens when New Zealand's passenger jets are retired?
Stuff - 03/31/2017
Where Do the Largest Airplanes Go to Die?
Smithsonian Magazine - 03/30/2017
Ghost airport in Teruel, Spain, hosts sleeping planes
CNN Travel - 03/17/2017
Air Force's oldest HC-130 retires from Patrick AFB in Florida
Florida Today - 03/07/2017
Kemble-Cotsworld Airport: Europe's Leading Airliner Recycling Location
Aviation Week - 03/06/2017
Queen jumbo 747 heads for U.S. retirement this year
CNN Money - 01/12/2017
More older model C-130s being sent to AMARG
Montgomery Advertiser - Alabama - 01/12/2017
United Airlines retiring Boeing 747 fleet by end of 2017
Bloomberg - 01/11/2017
The airplane graveyard in Tucson, Arizona
ABC15 Arizona - 01/06/2017
Aboard the last flight to an airplane boneyard
CNN - 12/21/2016
The Boneyard's airplane-loving workers are in their element
Stars & Stripes - 09/22/2016
Aircraft storage finds perfect conditions in Outback climate
ABC News Australia - 09/11/2016
American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-80s retired to Roswell International Air Center
Forbes - 08/29/2016
The workhorse of the skies is being put out to pasture
Bloomberg - 08/23/2016
Desperate for planes, military turns to the "boneyard"
WTKR - Norfolk, VA - 07/13/2016
Aircraft oasis in Australia's Outback is giving new life to old planes
Courier Mail - 07/01/2016
Marines pull aircraft from "boneyard", get used jets
Marine Corps Times - 06/25/2016
Aircraft Demolition, LLC Expands at Pinal Airpark
Aircraft Demolition - 05/23/2016
Boneyard techs putting F-16s back in the air as drones
KVOA Tucson News - 05/11/2016
Aircraft "Boneyard" marks 70th year in Tucson
Arizona Daily Star - - 04/05/2016
Historic military aircraft find new life at Tucson's "Boneyard"
Tucson Sentinel - 03/28/2016
Delta flies hail-damaged NWA Boeing 747 to Pinal Arizona boneyard
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - 07/10/2015
Pinal Airpark: Once secretive aircraft boneyard slowly opens its gates
AZcentral - 03/29/2015
Arizona's Pinal Airpark serves as airport, graveyard, junkyard and museum
Los Angeles Times - 01/08/2015
Outback plane graveyard at Alice Springs welcomes first arrivals
Sydney Morning Herald - 09/26/2014

Sources of Other Aircraft Storage & Reclamation News

Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG
Pinal Airpark
Mojave Air and Space Port
Kingman Airport Authority
Roswell International Air Center
Southern California Logistics Airport
Phoenix Goodyear Airport



Air Force Material Command
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center ... now AMARG ... at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson
( Staff photo)
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center ... now AMARG
Part of the large inventory of jet airliners in storage at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Arizona (staff photo)
Variety of jet airliners in storage at Phoenix Goodyear Airport