The legendary Uniform Juliett!
Following the famous B-HUI, the probably even more legendary B-HUJ (aka “Uniform Juliet”) is now part of the Aviationtag fleet! The former Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 has already made aviation history on multiple occasions: Most recently 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!
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.
The Aviationtags are 100% authentic original airplane skin. The origin of the material can be traced back seamlessly all the way to when the plane was first sold and the customers are supplied with important and interesting information on aircraft history in the form of our (b)logbook.
The tags are Made in Germany and for the most part are painstakingly crafted by hand right at the small manufacture in Cologne – where they love to turn something old and wonderful into something new and wonderful.
Each tag is one of a kind with a unique serial number. This allows Aviationtag to step in with its “Lost & Found” service to help reunite you with your Aviationtag if you ever lose it.