Aviationtag has been looking for a former Austrian Airlines aircraft for a long time, and now they have finally found it! And where can one find a plane from the neighboring country? In the US, of course, so it now has a few more miles under its non-existent hump.
Aviationtag is very pleased to be able to present you the Aviationtag Austrian Edition of the former Austrian Airlines Boeing 767-300ER OE-LAX today. The OE-LAX with the MSN 27095 was delivered to the then Lauda Air in 1992 and was given a sonorous christening with “James Dean.”
After 15 years of service, the airline founded by former Formula 1 pilot Niki Lauda switched the Boeing 767 to Austrian Airlines in 2007 as part of the takeover. There it was given the nickname “Salzburg Festival.”
So the OE-LAX finally ended up with the cargo airline Kalitta Air in Michigan, which still registered the machine as N788CK, but only exploited it for spare parts. Aviationtag jumped at the chance and were able to secure some beautiful parts of the Boeing 767 for their aviation tags!
Order it now, and don’t forget the cover!
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!
History of the Boeing 767
The Boeing 767 is a twin-engine, wide-body airliner produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It made its maiden flight on September 26, 1981, and was introduced into commercial service with United Airlines on September 8, 1982. The 767 was developed to address the growing demand for long-haul routes, bridging the gap between smaller aircraft like the 757 and larger ones such as the 747.
The 767 family includes various models, with the 767-300ER being one of the most popular, known for its extended range. With a maximum range of approximately 6,385 nautical miles, the 767 has proven itself as a versatile workhorse for airlines worldwide. Its twin-engine design, efficiency, and reliability have earned it a solid reputation in the aviation industry.
The -200 and -300 models feature a wingspan of approximately 156 feet (47.6 meters). In contrast, the 767-400ER boasts an even more substantial wingspan, spanning approximately 170 feet (51.9 meters). Airlines can choose from multiple engine options, such as the General Electric CF6 and Rolls-Royce RB211, enabling tailored fleet configurations to meet their specific needs.
Fly the Boeing 767 in your own home with X-Plane and the FlightFactor 767.