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309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group
 
Latest update: February 2018
 
309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) previously designated Aircraft Maintenance And Regeneration Center (AMARC) is based at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

Aircraft which are withdrawn from service (USAF, USN, USMC, USAr, USCG) are stored at AMARG, After arrival they are prepared and then towed to their storage location. There are several types of storage (details be added). Except processing the arriving aircraft AMARG also handles departing aircraft. Some aircraft are returned to service. In 2015 a B-52H (tail number 61-1007) was returned to flying service after seven years of long term storage. In 2017 it completed a project to return 23 F/A-18C Hornets to the USMC. Aircraft can also be sold by the US government to allied and friendly nations which will see AMARG processing the aircraft before delivery. Other aircraft leaving the facility have been prepared to serve as gate guards or join museums around the country. Aircraft can also be stripped of parts which are then returned to service to keep other planes flying. Obsolete are scrapped at the surrounding scrap yards.
 
Number of aircraft stored 2018
 
Number of aircraft stored by aircraft role:

Aircraft role Jan '18 Feb '18 Mar '18 Apr '18 May '18 Jun '18 Jul '18 Aug '18 Sep '18 Oct '18 Nov '18 Dec '18
Fighter / Attack 1.238 1.238                    
Bomber 137 137                    
Transport / AAR 697 698                    
ISR 344 344                    
Trainer 514 514                    
Helicopter 542 551                    
Drone 1 1                    
                         
Total 3.473 3.483                    

Comment(s):

Except the aircraft from the USAF, USN, USMC, USAr and USCG currently the following countries have one ore more aircraft stored at AMARG: Canada (CP-140), Germany (Tornado), NATO (E-3A) and the United Kingdom (Harrier). Also one Mig-21 former Hungarian Air Force was stored.

Balance of arrivals and departures between the current and previous reporting periods:


Aircraft role Jan / Dec Feb / Jan Mar / Feb Apr / Mar May / Apr Jun / May Jul / Jun Aug/ Jul Sep / Aug Oct / Sep Nov / Oct Dec / Nov
Fighter / Attack -35 0                    
Bomber 0 0                    
Transport / AAR 1 1                    
ISR -6 0                    
Trainer 0 0                    
Helicopter -80 9                    
Drone 0 0                    
                         
Total -120 10                    

The details of arrivals and departures of aircraft are available in the reports by aircraft role below.

Number of aircraft stored December 2017:

Aircraft role Dec '17 Jan '18 Balance
Fighter / Attack 1.273 1.238 -35
Bomber 137 137 0
Transport / AAR 696 697 1
ISR 350 344 -6
Trainer 514 514 0
Helicopter 622 542 -80
Drone 1 1 0
       
Total 3.593 3.473 -120

Balance of arrivals and departures between January 2018 and December 2017:

Aircraft Jan / Dec
A-6E -9
EA-6A -1
EA-6B 0
KA-6D -1
AH-1W 0
AC-130U 0
C-130H 1
E-3A 0
F-4E -12
F-4G -3
RF-4C -4
F-15C 0
F-16A -5
F-16B -1
F-16C -5
FA-18C 7
CH-46E -15
SH-60B -61
SH-60F -4
Mig-21F13 -1
UP-3A -6
Total -120
 
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