Arava desert to be storage site for hundreds of aircraft

01.06.2012                      11.Siwan. 5772

Flugzeug-Friedhof:

Arava desert to be storage site for hundreds of aircraft

Service station will be an economic stimulus for the region, providing 800 jobs, Interior Ministry says.

A large plot of arid desert land in the country’s Arava region will soon become a service and dismantling hub to about 500 aircraft.
The Committee for Principal Planning under the Interior Ministry’s National Planning and Building Council approved the proposal on Tuesday in a majority vote, and the 260-hectare (642-acre) site will crop up next to the Ovda Airport, where it will be integrated with the facility’s operations, according to the ministry….