AVIATIONTAG Boeing 747 - B-HUJ - White (Cathay Pacific)
Aviationtag have been taking original airplane parts off from what were once real-life airliners and turning them into premium, one-of-a-kind designer and collector’s items since as far back as 2006. In 2015, Aviationtag had the idea of making the world a little bit better by upcycling scrapped airplanes into special 'Aviationtags'. Alongside commercial planes like the Boeing 747 or the Airbus A340, they have also given historical aircraft like the DC-3 “candy bomber” a second life as an Aviationtag.
The Aviationtags themselves are 100% authentic original airplane skin. The origin of the material can be traced back seamlessly all the way to when the plane was first sold for scrap.
Boeing 747 : The Boeing 747 is a wide-body, four-engine jetliner which rose to aviation fame in the late 1960s. The first 747 completed its virgin flight in 1969 and remained the largest passenger jet in the world until 2005. Its wingspan is 64.44 m and the vertical elongation at the wingtip can be up to 16 m. It is also well known for its “hump” silhouette which earned it the nickname Jumbo Jet. Compared to previous 747s, the most significant aerodynamic improvement in the 747-400 is the wing size, which is 1.8 m (6 ft) longer with a 6 ft. high winglet that is angled upwards and slightly outward.
Following the famous B-HUI, the probably even more legendary B-HUJ (aka “Uniform Juliett”) is now part of the Aviationtag fleet! The former Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 has already made aviation history on multiple occasions: Most recently on 1 October 2016 as the last Cathay Pacific jumbo to retire from scheduled service – after clocking up 21 years of service, 4.3 million passengers and a good 53 million miles.
The B-HUJ already made history in 1998 when it performed what was then the longest transpolar flight from New York to Hong Kong (8590 miles) and was also the first aircraft to have the privilege of landing at Hong Kong’s new international airport after a flight time of 15 hours and 35 minutes.
Note: Every tag is unique. Depending on the plane, tags may vary in haptics, thickness of material and colour. Small irregularities tell of a plane’s long history and convey the feeling of its glory days above the clouds.
Dimensions: 35 x 88mm.