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309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group
 
Latest update: July 2018
 
309th AMARG inventory numbers 2018
 


Reporting date: July 16, 2018:

Role Jan '18 Feb '18 Mrt '18 Apr '18 Mei '18 Jun '18 Jul '18 Aug '18 Sep '18 Okt '18 Nov '18 Dec '18
Fighter / Attack 1.238 1.238 1.237 1.207 1.210 1.169 1.168 0 0 0 0 0
Bomber 137 137 137 137 137 137 137 0 0 0 0 0
Transport / AAR 698 699 699 698 698 698 698 0 0 0 0 0
ISR 343 343 343 343 344 330 330 0 0 0 0 0
Trainer 514 514 514 513 513 513 513 0 0 0 0 0
Helicopter 542 551 551 553 545 546 549 0 0 0 0 0
Drone 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
                         
Total 3.473 3.483 3.482 3.452 3.448 3.394 3.396 0 0 0 0 0
  
Fighter Bomber Transport ISR Trainer Helicopter
 
Balance of arrivals and departures between the current and previous reporting periods:
 
Role Feb / Jan Mar / Feb Apr / Mar May / Apr Jun / May Jul / Jun Aug/ Jul Sep / Aug Oct / Sep Nov / Oct Dec / Nov
Fighter 0 -1 -30 3 -41 -1 0 0 0 0 0
Bomber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Transport 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ISR 0 0 0 1 -14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trainer 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Helicopter 9 0 2 -8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Drone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Total 10 -1 -30 -4 -54 2 0 0 0 0 0

For details visit the individual aircraft pages above.
 
Storage in percentage by service
 
Aircraft Jan '18 Feb '18 Mrt '18 Apr '18 Mei '18 Jun '18 Jul '18 Aug '18 Sep '18 Okt '18 Nov '18 Dec '18
                         
USAF 51,7% 51,5% 51,5% 51,0% 51,0% 51,4% 51,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
USN 27,9% 27,8% 27,8% 28,0% 28,1% 27,5% 27,5% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
USMC 8,0% 8,3% 8,3% 8,6% 8,7% 8,9% 9,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
USN / USMC 6,3% 6,3% 6,3% 6,3% 6,4% 6,3% 6,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
USAr 4,2% 4,2% 4,2% 4,2% 3,9% 3,9% 3,9% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
USCG 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
GAF 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
NATO 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
RAF 1,7% 1,7% 1,7% 1,7% 1,7% 1,7% 1,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
RCAF 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
                         
Total 100,0% 100,0% 100,0% 100,0% 100,0% 100,0% 100,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
 
Comment:

A number of aircraft which are operated by both the US Navy and US Marine Corps (example F/A-18C) have to be identified to their (last) operator. These are reported as USN / USMC.
 
309th AMARG
 
309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) previously designated Aircraft Maintenance And Regeneration Center (AMARC) is located at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

The 309th AMARG is reponsible for storage of aircraft withdrawn from service by the USAF, USN, USMC, USAr and USMC and in some occassasion also stores aircraft from other countries. Aircraft are flown to Davis-Monthan AFB from where they are transported (either taxi or are towed) to the AMARG facility where they are prepared for storage. When this process is completed the aircraft are towed to their storage area. Four types of storage are in use:

Storage type Storage
   
1000 Aircraft stored but can be returned to service.
2000 Aircraft stored for parts reclamation.
3000 Aircraft stored but is kept in flyable condition.
4000 Aircraft stored and waiting to be scrapped.
   


Type 1000:

These aircraft are parked and can't be touched.

Type 2000:

Aircraft are cannabalized based on request for spare parts by an operator. These parts are then removed from an aircraft, are checked and then shipped.

Type 3000:

Aircraft are kept in a flyble condition. Their engines will be started at the required maintenance intervals.

Type 4000:

These aircraft have been stripped of all useable parts. They will be have all toxic materials removed, demilitarized and preparred for scrap.

Not all aircraft being prepared and stored by the 309th AMARG will end up at scrap yards (surrounding Davis-Monthan AFB). A number of aircraft have been returned to US services and also aircraft have been sold through the Foreign Military Sales program. In these cases the selected aircraft are processed and then transported to for instance a overhaul facility where the aircraft are upgraded to customer specification before being returned to service.

In 2015 a B-52H which was stored for seven years returned to the USAF (tail number 61-1007). The USMC requested the return of 23 F/A-18C Hornets. 309th AMARG completed this project in 2017 with delivering the F/A-18s to Boeing to complete the upgrades needed to return the aircraft to the USMC.

309th AMARG also delivers F-16s for the QF-16 (drone) conversion program.

Related to the FMS program the US DoD sold OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters to NATO allies Croatia and Greece. The Kiowa's were withdrawn by the US Army.
 
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 18 0,1
Bomber B-52H 1 354 1,0
Transport / AAR AC-130U 1 70 0,2
ISR P-3C 1 88 0,2
Trainer T-34C 1 657 1,8
Helicopter UH-1Y 1 7 0,0
Drone BQM-34F 1 6.909 18,9
         


Oldest aircraft (by aircraft role) stored at AMARG:

Aircraft role Aircraft No. aircraft No. Days Yr (365)
         
Fighter / Attack TA-4B 1 17.791 48,7
Bomber WB-57F 1 16.482 45,2
Transport / AAR YC-14A 1 13.986 38,3
ISR O-2A 1 14.140 38,7
Trainer T-1A 1 17.634 48,3
Helicopter VH-34C 1 16.608 45,5
Drone BQM-34F 1 6.909 18,9
         


The T-1A refers to the T-1A Sea Star, not the T-1A Jayhawk.
 
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US Marine Corps F-4J (1996) US Navy F-16N (1996) US Navy P-3 (1996)