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  • n. Plural form of boneyard.


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  • -- An airport in the Southern California desert has become one of the nation's busiest "boneyards" as airlines struggling with the slowdown in demand for air travel are forced to cut flights and find space to park their idled planes.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • For airplane buffs, a visit to Tucson's aviation boneyards conjures up images of the travelers who used and enjoyed the aircraft over the years.

    Abandoned Aircraft In Airplane Boneyards Captured In Global Remains (PHOTOS)

  • Old jets have long ended their days in massive "boneyards" in Arizona, California and New Mexico, where they're stripped of parts for recycling.

    Outback to Get Aircraft Graveyard

  • The photography of Troy Paiva treats us to canted visions of a crumbling, post-industrial America — decommissioned military bases, aircraft ‘boneyards’, abandoned desert towns.

    Ballardian » The Light-Painter of Mojave D: An Interview with Troy Paiva

  • Or even whether a place still exists — I came upon a few phantom restaurants, making me wonder whether amateur traveler sites will eventually become boneyards of failed enterprises unless paid updaters occasionally police the neighborhood.

    Weni, Widi, Wiki

  • Most of their planes, at least the transports, were sold to small commercial airlines around the world or abandoned on desert land the military called “boneyards,” to sit, empty, in long rows in the dry heat of Arizona, Oklahoma and Nevada.

    Daring Young Men

  • The boneyards of Arizona have fleets of A10s just ready to be stripped down and updated ready for combat, just one of the huge blunders the MOD imbeciles make on a daily basis.


  • The airline industry has grounded more than 11% of its jets in dusty airplane boneyards, mostly in New Mexico, Arizona and California.

    Why Planes in the Desert May Boost Fares


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