AVIATIONTAG Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDA - BNE (Brisbane)
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.
As the largest operator of the Airbus A380, Emirates saw A6-EDA as a special aircraft given she was the first Emirates A380 when she was delivered back in July 2008. Prior to delivery, she was assigned the serial number MSN011 and her subsequent maiden commercial flight was from Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE, to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), USA, departing on 01-August-2008.
Given her extensive service history of A6-EDA, Emirates, together with Falcon Aircraft Recycling and Aviationtag, decided to release a collection of limited edition aircraft skin tags that are destination-themed and designed to give you a unique piece of a special aircraft.
During its service, the former Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDA visited 62 airports from Abu Dhabi to Zurich, and 380 tags were created for each airport the aircraft visited. The front side of each tag remains the same throughout the series, displaying that the aircraft completed 6,319 landings at 62 different airports. It also indicates that the aircraft was in service from August 2008 to April 2020, carrying 2.1 million passengers and flying a total of 55,863 hours (equivalent to 6.37 years).
Although they share a common front side, each set of 380 tags has a unique back side that is either grey or green. Inside, collectors will find information about their specific destination. For example, the LAX-tag reveals that the aircraft first visited Los Angeles International Airport on August 5, 2008. This side also displays the destination to which the tag belongs, along with its serial number out of a total of 380.