Welcome “Victor Echo”!
The Boeing 747-400 with the registration G-CIVE and manufacturer serial number MSN 27350 was built in the early 1990s and then delivered to the British flag carrier British Airways. Christened “Victor Echo”, the plane took to the skies for the first time in December 1994.
The Boeing 747-400 was a real frequent flyer – over its 25 years of service, “Victor Echo” flew 111,086 hours on 13,356 flights, racking up over 55 million miles. On 25 March 2020, the Boeing 747-400 was retired and parked at London Heathrow until 16 September 2020, when it was transferred to St Athan, where it awaited its new mission as an Aviationtag with us.
We are thrilled to now welcome “Victor Echo” to the Aviationtag fleet.
Please read the product notes below.
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!
We strongly suggest to use the Aviationtag protection cover.
Boeing 747: The Boeing 747 is a wide-body, four-engine jetliner which rose to aviation fame in the late 1960s. The first 747 completed its virgin flight in 1969 and remained the largest passenger jet in the world until 2005. Its wingspan is 64.44 m and the vertical elongation at the wingtip can be up to 16 m. It is also well known for its “hump” silhouette which earned it the nickname Jumbo Jet. Compared to previous 747s, the most significant aerodynamic improvement in the 747-400 is the wing size, which is 1.8 m (6 ft) longer with a 6 ft. high winglet that is angled upwards and slightly outward.