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Retired Airliners!

Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:14 am

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???

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RE: Retired Airliners!

Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:28 am


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 and download the list you are interested in.

Also, has an excellent list of aircraft that are in storage in the southwest U.S.

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RE: Retired Airliners!

Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:31 am


Most retired airliners go to MHV.

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RE: Retired Airliners!

Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:44 pm

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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