A German company which turns retired aircraft parts into small purchasable tags has introduced a new icon of the skies to its product line – the Airbus A380.
Aviationtag said the first batch of 1.5 by 3.5-inch tags, made from Singapore Airlines’ 9V-SKA, sold out within 48 hours.
The aircraft was both the first A380 to enter service and the first to be retired.
Aviation enthusiasts wanting a piece of the superjumbo will get another chance, with pre-orders for Singapore Airlines’ 9V-SKB currently available for €27.95.
Cologne-based Aviationtag has been producing aviation-themed collector’s items since 2006, and in 2015 began ‘upcycling’ retired planes.
Its sells a variety of handmade tags made from “original aircraft skin”, including a KLM B747, a Delta B757 and an Iberia A320.