You loved the former KLM Boeing 747 PH-BFR – and so did we. So we thought, why not add another one that might just become your BFF?
Hartelijk welkom PH-BFF! The former Boeing 747-400M rolled off the production line in 1990 in Everett with the manufacturer serial number (MSN) 24202 and line number 770, with KLM christening it “City of Freetown”.
After 27 years of loyal service for the Sky Team member, the PH-BFF was retired in 2017 and finally recycled in 2018 in Enschede / Netherlands. We are thrilled to have saved another special piece of Dutch aviation history for posterity as our Aviationtags, as KLM will also be parting with its last “Queens of the Skies” this year.
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.
The BFF is actually a 747-400M (a passenger and cargo or “Combi” variant), which makes this edition extra special.
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.