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309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group
 
Latest update: March 2018
 
Reporting date March 21, 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Aircraft which are withdrawn from service (USAF, USN, USMC, USAr, USCG) are stored at AMARG, After arrival they are prepared and then towed to their storage location.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 1.237                  
Bomber 137 137 137                  
Transport / AAR 698 699 699                  
ISR 343 343 343                  
Trainer 514 514 514                  
Helicopter 542 551 551                  
Drone 1 1 1                  
                         
Total 3.473 3.483 3.482                  


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   Feb / Jan Mar / Feb Apr / Mar May / Apr Jun / May Jul / Jun Aug/ Jul Sep / Aug Oct / Sep Nov / Oct Dec / Nov
Fighter / Attack   0 -1                  
Bomber   0 0                  
Transport / AAR   1 0                  
ISR   0 0                  
Trainer   0 0                  
Helicopter   9 0                  
Drone   0 0                  
                         
Total   10 -1                  
 
Stored aircraft detailed
 
Fighter Bomber Transport ISR Trainer Helicopter
 
Youngest and oldest aircraft stored (by aircraft role):
 
Youngest arrivals (by aircraft role) at AMARG

Aircraft role Aircraft No. aircraft No. Days Yr (365)
         
Fighter / Attack FA-18A 1 21 0,1
Bomber B-52H 1 236 0,6
Transport / AAR C-20G 1 28 0,1
ISR P-3C 1 97 0,3
Trainer T-34C 1 539 1,5
Helicopter UH-1Y 1 2 0,0
Drone BQM-34F 1 6.791 18,6
         




Oldest aircraft (by aircraft role) stored at AMARG:

Aircraft role Aircraft No. aircraft No. Days Yr (365)
         
Fighter / Attack TA-4B 1 17.673 48,4
Bomber WB-57F 1 16.364 44,8
Transport / AAR YC-14A 1 13.868 38,0
ISR O-2A 1 14.022 38,4
Trainer T-1A 1 17.516 48,0
Helicopter VH-34C 1 16.490 45,2
Drone BQM-34F 1 6.791 18,6
         


The T-1A is not the T-1A Jayhawk but the T-1A Sea Star.
 
 
 
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