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BAC Concorde

BAC Concorde

Regular price $138.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $138.95 USD
Sale Sold out
Model (Hexagon)
Back Engravings

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Note

  • The Concorde rudder is purchased from the auction winner in the Charity Sales by authorities back in 2003. Click here for more details.
  • Two types of back available, shown in pics 2, with the engraved back and honeycomb without engraving back. Default will be honeycomb without engraving back.
  • Take a note during checkout for requesting engraved back.
  • Thinner version tags are below 1.5mm; thicker version tags are around 2mm.
  • Rudders are swappable and get replaced multiple times during the service of Concorde, so it is beyond our capability to determine which Concorde(s) this rudder used to fly with.

Description

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 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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