Australia's own aircraft "boneyard"

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  1. Oddjob

    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I did not know that Alice Springs is home to a Asia / Pacific aircraft storage, maintenance (and return) plus a boneyard. Apparently the only one outside of the USA......and business is booming.



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    why not? dry environment is probably well suited to the job
     
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    that A380 landing is probably the most exciting thing to happen in alice springs in years!
     
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    Didn't know me either - thanks for sharing @Oddjob.
    Probably relatively low parking fees, too.
     
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    Very astute guy who developed this airfield for aircraft storage never knowing at the time it would be a 'goldmine' revenue earner for him given what's transpired
     
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    They'll be finding red dust in their flaps for years to come.

    And It's barely storage, they're just parking them up in a field of dirt. I wonder if they sell Jet covers?

    STKR's Precious Metal storage - $10 a month. BYO shovel (No Cow tipping!!!)

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    Well that's a role reversal.......the Asians are now the ones transporting & dumping their trash in Aus.
     
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    Boeing was manufactured in USA
    there was a fee paid, so its not really trash, but someone else treasure
     
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    It probably spawned a new religious sect when it flew over. :D
     
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    Last time I taxied from Devonport airport to the hotel we asked the taxi driver if there was anything interesting to do in town.
    "This evening will be the first time we have BOTH ferries in the harbor, the whole town should be there!".
     
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    I never understood why they don't just scrap them. The raw material cost would nowhere NEAR approach retail sale price, but still...
     

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