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.
On 1 October 2016 as the last Cathay Pacific jumbo to retire from scheduled service – after clocking up 21 years of service, 4.3 million passengers and a good 53 million miles.
The B-HUJ already made history in 1998 when it performed what was then the longest transpolar flight from New York to Hong Kong (8590 miles) and was also the first aircraft to have the privilege of landing at Hong Kong’s new international airport after a flight time of 15 hours and 35 minutes.
We are proud to have been able to upcycle parts of such a special aircraft from the aviation annals of Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong!
Manufacture: Boeing Operator: Cathay Pacific Registration No: B-HUJ Dimensions: 8.8cm x 3.5cm Material: Recycled aircraft skin
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.