This plane had a colourful past with many countries, registrations and airlines – and we’re thrilled with our colourful series crafted from the former TAP Airbus A330 with registration CS-TOE.
Initially, the A330 sporting MSN 305 was shipped to the Swiss leasing company Flightlease with registration HB-IQL and was originally supposed to be leased to LTU. It was given an experimental LTU livery, but this only lasted a few days, as the deal failed and the plane ended up going to Novair in Sweden instead.
In 2000, the A330 was transferred to Swiss and in 2003 to Lufthansa, where it was registered as D-AIMA. In 2006 it then reached what was to be its final operator, Portuguese airline TAP. Its registration was changed to CS-TOE and the aircraft was christened “Pedro Alvares Cabral”.
In 2019, CS-TOE was retired and then recycled. We were able to upcycle parts of this real globe-trotter of an aircraft for our Aviationtags.
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Note: Every tag is unique. Depending on the plane, tags may vary in terms of haptics, material thickness and colour. Small blemishes bear witness to the plane’s long history and are an authentic reminder of its glory days over the clouds. Small scratches, flaky paint and imperfections are totally normal and give our Aviationtags their unique charm – the charm of a vintage product crafted from upcycled materials. These quirks are not the result of the production process, they simply reflect the state of the aircraft material we use when it was extracted. The original aircraft paint of this edition is rather sensitive, so please take good care of your tag!
Airbus A330: The Airbus A330 is a wide-bodied twin-engine aircraft produced by the European aircraft maker Airbus, designed as a medium or long-haul aircraft and developed to replace the A300-600R and to give the Boeing 767-300ER a run for its money.
The A330-200 programme was officially launched in November 1995, with ILFC placing the first order for 13 aircraft in February 1996. The maiden flight followed on 13 August 1997 and certification in April 1998.The A330-200 comes in at a length of just over 59m, has a maximum range of 13,400 km and can carry up to 400 passengers in a single-class configuration.