In September, the Air Force announced that it would donate parts to a salvage company, which is currently working on salvaging parts of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
According to Air Force spokesman Col. Mike Morley, the parts will be used to repair or replace parts of the 737-700 aircraft that were damaged by a fire during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The Air Force has received requests for the parts since then.
The service announced on Monday that it will donate the parts to the Air Salvage and Restoration Company.
It also announced that the parts would be donated to a private company, who will “re-purpose” the parts and “make them available to a variety of civilian and military customers, including airlines.”
The Air Salvages website explains that the 737s are among the few remaining aircraft built in the 1960s and 1970s that were built with the same basic design as the Boeing 747.
The parts donated by the Air National Guard to the salvage company will be delivered to the National Aviation Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
The company will then use the parts “to repair or restore any remaining aircraft components and to rebuild aircraft engines or other aircraft components that need to be replaced or restored,” the company’s website says.