How to buy surplus planes

New Jersey officials are trying to persuade airlines to save up to $6 billion by selling surplus military aircraft parts and equipment.

Air Force officials said Monday they will not approve a request for proposals from a U.S. firm to sell nearly 1,000 planes, missiles and rockets that are being stored in a Jersey warehouse.

The Pentagon said Monday that it will only allow the request if the sale will result in the delivery of a total of 6.6 million items.

The Air Force and Marine Corps are in the process of acquiring the weapons and aircraft that are stored in storage facilities in several states and overseas.