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Boeing 747-400 ex-B-HUI

Boeing 747-400 ex-B-HUI

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GETTING YOUR HEXAGONAL TAGS FROM HERE  

Note

There will be more dragon-colour tags and even tricoloured tags in the future, but those will also be very, very limited too...

Description

Handcrafted original aircraft skin from a BOEING B747-400. 

 

Airliners are just as free as birds. However, the bird dies, and the airliner retires. Parts removed, fuselage crushed, and the metal recycled, that's what happens when an airliner is being scrapped.

In most cases, a scrapped airliner is gone for good. But our B-HUI has a different story.

First flew on 3 Jun 1994, the 1033rd Boeing 747 was delivered to Cathay Pacific as VR-HUI. The Queen of the sky comes with the nickname "Miss Hui" for her registration number. She was re-registered B-HUI in Sep 1997 after her return to Hong Kong. 

On 30 Sep 2016, the 22-year-old airliner was withdrawn from use. Together with B-HKT and B-HUJ, the last three jumbo jets witnessed the end of the Boeing 747 era of Cathay Pacific.

Our “Miss Hui" was then ferried HKG-MAN on 27 Oct, where she received customs clearance. Four days later, the airliner completed her final landing at Bruntingthorpe. Unlike other aircraft, the upper deck of B-HUI was saved before the rest of the airframe met the jaw. The cockpit was moved to St Athan for preservation in Jan 2019, but the windows were left behind.

In 2021, we were very surprised to come across the window cuts of B-HUI. And even more surprised that both sides' "Asia's World City" logos were still intact! Since there was no plan to exhibit those windows and logos, we decided to make some B-HUI tags.

And now, for the first time, you can own a piece of this legendary Boeing 747 with RB211 engines.

More information about Airlinertags

Weight : around 0.03kg per tag

Size : (Hexagon) 52mm*60mm in square size

          (Rectangle) 95mm*30mm

Important to read before purchasing

Unique Serial Numbers:
Each tag comes with its own distinct serial number, ensuring that every tag is special and unique. The serial numbers are assigned randomly, guaranteeing that you receive a different one with each purchase.

The photos provided serve as a reference for the product's design. Please note that the serial number you receive will not be identical to the one shown in the picture.

Multicolour Tags:
If you choose to purchase multicolour tags, each tag will feature a unique pattern by the location of the cuts are made. The variety in patterns adds an extra touch of individuality to your collection, with each tag being distinct.

The photos provided serve as a reference for the product's colour(s). Please note that the colour pattern you receive will not be identical to the one shown in the picture.

Aircraft Skin Origins:
Our aircraft skins have a rich history, having been flown with the aircraft for years before being parked in Boneyards, or during cargo conversions. We then handcraft these skins into tags. It's important to note that minor scratches and paint drops are normal due to their previous life.

Tag Usage Recommendations:
Hexagons and multicolour rectangle tags are not recommended for use as keychains. However, all rectangle tags come with a ring for daily use, providing convenience and durability.

Packaging Details:
Your package will include a cardboard piece alongside the tag. The hole and rings provided are designed to easily connect the two components, ensuring a secure and organized presentation.

Contact Us:
If you have any questions or need more details, feel free to contact us. We're here to assist you and provide the information you need.

Authenticity of Airlinertags

At Airlinertags, authenticity is at the core of our product offering. We source our materials directly from boneyards and aircraft maintenance facilities worldwide, obtaining genuine aircraft skins that have weathered the skies and witnessed the stories of countless journeys.

Each keyring we create is a testament to the rich history and unique character of these aircraft skins. Our meticulous handcrafting process ensures that every tag preserves the integrity and authenticity of the original material, bringing a piece of aviation history into your hands.

When you hold an Airlinertags keyring, you're not just carrying a functional accessory – you're holding a piece of the aviation legacy. The marks, scratches, and imperfections on the aircraft skins tell a story of their own, making each keyring a distinctive and genuine artifact.

Experience the authenticity of aviation with Airlinertags – where every keyring is a tangible connection to the skies and the journeys these aircraft have undertaken.

Shipment Methods

Shipping Options: Economy and Express

Shipments are available with "Economy" (availability subject to service area) or "Express" option(s), postage and availability are listed during checkout. At [Your Store Name], we understand the importance of timely and reliable shipping. That's why we offer two convenient shipping options to cater to your needs – Economy and Express.

1. Economy Shipping by NextSmartShip:

Our Economy shipping option is fulfilled in partnership with NextSmartShip, a trusted and efficient warehouse partner. Here's what you can expect with our Economy shipping:

- Processing Time: Your order will be processed and prepared for shipment from our factory to the NextSmartShip warehouse.

- Delivery Time: Once your order reaches the NextSmartShip warehouse, it will be dispatched using an economical shipping method to your destination.

- Tracking: A tracking number will be provided by NextSmartShip, allowing you to monitor the progress of your shipment.

2. Express Shipping by DHL or UPS:

For those who need their orders expedited, we offer Express shipping through carriers like DHL or UPS. Here's what the Express shipping option details:

- Processing Time: Similar to Economy, your order will be processed and sent to the NextSmartShip warehouse.

- Delivery Time: Once at the NextSmartShip warehouse, your order will be expedited using DHL or UPS for a faster delivery to your doorstep.

- Tracking: Initially, a tracking number will be provided by NextSmartShip. If you've selected Express shipping and wish to track your order directly with DHL or UPS, simply contact us, and we'll provide you with the relevant tracking information once it is available.

How They Work:

1. Order Placement: After placing your order, it will be processed at our factory.

2. Transfer to NextSmartShip: Your products will be sent to our warehouse partner, NextSmartShip, for handling overseas shipping.

3. Shipment Dispatch: Depending on your chosen shipping option, your order will be dispatched either through the economical route or expedited with DHL or UPS.

4. Tracking Information: Track your order's journey using the provided tracking number. For Express customers, feel free to contact us for DHL or UPS tracking details.

At Airlinertags, we strive to provide a seamless and transparent shipping experience. If you have any questions or concerns, our customer support team is ready to assist you.

Thank you for choosing Airlinertags – where we provide you the best aircraft history in the world!

Disclaimer

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