A desert facility at Alice Springs gets a boost from storing the grounded planes. Aerospace group Boeing is temporarily halting production of the planes in January following the jets’ grounding around the world in March after two fatal crashes. Financial Times, 2 Jan 2020
APAS has accepted a B777-200ER (Trent 800) for storage on behalf of Standard Chartered Bank.
APAS took delivery of the first B777 aircraft in September 2015.
It is Australia’s dead centre ??? where our old planes can now go to die. After a slow start, passenger jets including a Qantas 767 and four Airbus single-aisle planes from Tigerair Singapore have begun to line up at the first large aircraft graveyard outside the US. The initial stage of the world’s newest “boneyard” […] Read More
The first aircraft to take up residence at the only aircraft graveyard in the Southern Hemisphere has flown into Alice Springs. It has taken three years for Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) to attract its first customer. Tom Vincent from the dedicated aircraft storage facility said the privately owned plane was operating with an airline […] Read More
TOURISTS might soon have a reason to fly to Alice Springs other than visiting Uluru. The red centre could soon have its equivalent of the so-called aircraft ”boneyards” synonymous with deserts in California and Arizona. A 110-hectare site beside Alice Springs Airport’s runway and terminal has been earmarked as Australia’s first graveyard for airlines’ old […] Read More
Steve Creedy From: The Australian May 27, 2011 ALICE Springs is set to host the first dedicated aircraft storage facility outside the US after an agreement between Northern Territory Airports and Australian-based company Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage. APAS is hoping to capitalise on high growth and aircraft turnover in the Asia-Pacific to build an aircraft […] Read More
SYDNEY???With Asia facing a coming glut of decommissioned jumbo jets seeking a final resting place, Australia’s vast interior desert, the Outback, is set to become home to the first large-scale aircraft graveyard outside the U.S. Alice Springs Airport said Friday that it signed a lease agreement for a 100-hectare aircraft storage and recycling facility???big enough […] Read More
The first dedicated aircraft storage facility outside the US is to be built at Alice Springs Airport. Agreement for the construction and operation of the facility was finalised this week between Alice Springs Airport Pty Ltd (ASA) and Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage Pty Ltd (APAS). APAS will now commence discussions with various airlines and aircraft […] Read More