As travel declines, aircraft ‘boneyard’ in Victorville fills up

Victorville boneyard Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times Aircraft “boneyards” nationwide like this one in Victorville are filling up with jetliners no longer needed to ferry passengers in the midst of an economic recession. Industry experts say this year is likely to set a record for planes sitting on the ground rather than flying. Storing them is a growing business. By Peter Pae
March 15, 2009 With the economy in a tailspin, aircraft “boneyards” across the country are filling up with Boeing 747s and other jetliners no longer needed to ferry passengers. Call it airline limbo.

Air carriers are grounding planes at a rate not seen since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and industry experts say this year is likely to set a record for planes sitting on the ground.

I also read that landfills are fillling up at a slower pace because of our economic woes. Maybe the environment will benefit from less trash and less air travel.

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