Boeing B-52s in storage or awaiting dismantlement in Arizona
Aircraft boneyard (or in the United States, Aircraft graveyard) is 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 and the hard ground does not need to be paved. The largest facility of its kind, the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, is colloquially known as "The Boneyard".