Handcrafted original aircraft skin from a lower rudder of BAC Concorde.
The year 1969 was very special for aviation history, two greatest airliners took their first flights in that spring. Boeing 747, the jumbo jet, lifted off from Paine Field in Everett, WA, on 9 February 1969, while Concorde 100 flew into the sky of Toulouse on 2 March 1969.
Concorde is a supersonic airliner developed by British Aircraft Corporation and Aerospatiale. It had a bullet shaped fuselage and futuristic delta wings and was able to break the sound barrier with 4 Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 Mk 610 turbojet engines. Flying in Mach two, it only took three hours for transatlantic flights, even faster than earth rotation. So if you took off from London at dusk, you would land at New York in the afternoon, there was even a tagline, “Arrive Before You Leave”!
There is no doubt that Concorde was successful in engineering, but it was also created in the wrong time. The Oil Crisis and the sonic boom cost almost all customers of the project. By the time Concorde finally entered into commercial service on 21 January 1976, the only operators remaining were British Airways and Air France. One year later, Concorde are finally cleared to land at JFK airport in New York, opening the next chapter of its story.
Time is money. The ticket for a Concorde flight was around 20 to 30 times more expensive than economy class tickets. Even though there are enough business passengers, celebrities and fans to make LHR-JFK and CDG-JFK routes profitable. More flying options were also provided such as flights on demand for companies, charter flights for travel agencies and around-the-world trips for anyone pays. Almost 4,000,000 passengers in total have travelled aboard Concorde.
The career of Concorde ended in a tragic way. The Air France flight 4590 accident on 25 July 2000 and the 911 attacks finally brought the fleet to retirement. On 26 November 2003, G-BOAF, the last Concorde produced, returned to its birthplace at Filton Airfield, landed as the last Concorde ever flies...
Today, all 10 British made Concorde airframes are preserved. So it seems impossible to find any material for tags. However, a rudder replaced during maintenance showed up during The British Airways Concorde Charity Sale on 1 December 2003. In 2021, we were lucky enough to notice that it was being sold again and paid a premium for it immediately. From now on it will never be left in a warehouse forgotten; instead, the legendary Concorde pieces will fly again, with you!
And now ladies and gentlemen, let’s welcome the marvel of aviation engineering, the gorgeous supersonic airliner, the BAC Concorde “Speedbird 1”, to our Airlinertags fleet!
More information on Airlinertags
Weight : around 0.03kg per tag
Size : (Hexagon) 52mm*60mm in square size
Important to read before purchasing
Every tag has its unique serial number; each of them is unique and special. Tags are distributed randomly, and you will get a different serial number rather than the tag listed.
Purchasing multicolour tags will come with a unique pattern as every tag has a particular pattern, but the colour will be the same as what you bought. Purchasing multicoloured tags will be automatically agreed with the rule.
Aircraft skins are flown with the aircraft for years and parked in Boneyards before us handcrafting it to tag. Minor scratches and paint drop are normal, hexagons and multicolour rectangles tags are not recommended to use as a keychain, and all rectangles tags will come with a ring for daily use.
The whole package will include a cardboard alongside with the tag, relying on the hole and rings to connect them.
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