Aviationtag Air France F-HPJA, MSN 33 – A Unique Edition with a Remarkable Story
Welcome to a special moment in Aviationtag’s journey – Aviationtag’s 100th own edition, created from the legendary Air France Airbus A380, F-HPJA, with the Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 33. This isn’t just another Aviationtag; it’s a tribute to aviation history and the incredible journey of this iconic aircraft as it was Air France’s first Airbus A380 as well as the first one flying for a European airline.
In October 2009, Air France took delivery of F-HPJA, marking a significant moment in the aviation industry. This Airbus A380, with its double-deck structure and unmatched capacity, redefined long-haul air travel.
For over a decade, F-HPJA connected people worldwide, serving as a symbol of excellence in aviation. However, as aviation evolves, so does the fate of aircraft. In 2020, F-HPJA retired, signaling the end of an era. Aviationtag acquired the aircraft’s skin in 2023.
The Aviationtag team transformed this piece of aviation history into unique collectibles, preserving the essence and legacy of the Airbus A380. Each tag carries a story of innovation, global travel, and the remarkable journey of F-HPJA.
As Aviationtag celebrates its 100th edition, they extend their gratitude to the Aviationtag community. Their passion for aviation has brought Aviationtag to this milestone!
Own a piece of Air France’s first A380 and order it today!
Please be advised: Owning an Aviationtag, is owning a piece of history. During the airplane’s long life, the skin has developed some unique properties which make each tag different. Depending on the aircraft and what part it’s manufactured from, tags may show differences in material, color, thickness, and finish. For example, small scratches and flaking paint are perfectly normal, and these imperfections reflect on the long history of the aircraft. They give the tag its unique look and make it an excellent aviation collectible!
When using the Aviationtag as a keychain or luggage tag, we strongly advise using the original Aviationtag cover to preserve the finish.
History of the Airbus A380
The Airbus A380, known as the “Superjumbo,” took its first flight on April 27, 2005, and entered commercial service with Singapore Airlines on October 25, 2007. It was designed to meet the demand for long-haul travel on busy routes.
The A380 comes in a single model, the A380-800, with a massive wingspan of approximately 261 feet and 8 inches (79.75 meters). A range of up to 8,000 nm, makes it ideal for long-distance flights. Its standout feature is its double-decks with spacious interior, accommodating up to 853 passengers in a typical two-class configuration, providing a comfortable flying experience.
However, economic challenges emerged as the program continued. Airbus decided to cease production by 2021 due to unprofitability, High development costs and a selling price insufficient to cover production expenses led to this decision.
Despite its challenges, the Airbus A380 remains a symbol of luxury and efficiency, offering exceptional comfort and performance for long-haul flights. The end of production marked the closing chapter of this iconic aircraft’s journey.
Currently, there isn’t a quality A380 available. However, FlyByWire Simulations is working on a study level freeware A380 for MSFS.