Airplane Boneyard at Arkansas International Airport
Arkansas International Airport in Blytheville (BYH)
Arkansas international Airport (BYH) is located approximately three miles northwest of Blytheville in Arkansas just south of the Missouri border. It is owned by the Blytheville Gosnell Regional Airport Authority.
The airport was developed from the closed Eaker Air Force Base (formerly Blytheville Air Force Base), after its closure by the U.S. Air Force in 1992. Because it was an Air Force base, the airport has room and facilities that are not available in many other complexes. Some of these extra functions include five million square feet of ramp space and six full size hangars.
It has one runway designated 18/36 with a concrete surface measuring 11,602 by 300 feet.
The airport accommodates deployment and pick-up of National Guard troops, as well as training grounds for military flight training maneuvers, primarily USAF C-130 training operations from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas Air National Guard A-10 training operations from Fort Smith Air National Guard Station and Arkansas Army National Guard helicopter training operations from Camp Robinson.
In 2008, Aviation Repair Technologies (ART) established its Blytheville facility and opened repair services for aircraft heavy maintenance, short-term aircraft storage, and aircraft disassembly. ART is a leading FAA and EASA-certified repair station specialized in MRO, component sales, logistics, and disassembly services for the most popular commercial and regional aircraft operating today.
Airliners in storage at the Arkansas International Airport in Blytheville (Courtesy of Aviation Repair Technologies)
Aerial View of Airliners Stored at the Blytheville, Arkansas Airport
Aerial view of airliner boneyard at the Arkansas International Airport in Blytheville
Interactive Map of the Blytheville Arkansas Airport Area