Aircraft boneyard

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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[edit]

Boeing B-52s in storage or awaiting dismantlement in Arizona

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