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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2825 posts, RR: 48
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

When a member of the fleet is retired, where does it go???

I mean BA retired some of it's JFK-LHR 747's after Sep 11th. Where do they keep these aircraft now???


5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2991 times:


It depends. A lot of them go to the southwest U.S. desert (Tucson, Marana, Victorville, Mojave, Goodyear, etc). There are also a bunch scattered throughout the world closer to the individual airline's operation.

If there's a particular aircraft you are interested in, go to http://www.airlinerlist.com and download the list you are interested in.

Also, http://www.cactuswings.com has an excellent list of aircraft that are in storage in the southwest U.S.

Tom at MSY

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2970 times:


Most retired airliners go to MHV.

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User currently offlineIMisspiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6484 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2815 times:

Not by a long shot Ryanair737, Mojave is one of the largest but Pinal Airpark is it's equal.

Tucson, Roswell (a favourite of BA), Kingman, Victorville, San Bernardino, Smyrna and Maxton are also fairly large US locations.

I know, some will ask what states these are in but it's too easy to look up so I won't say.

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