The history of the Aviationtag British Airways Airbus A319 G-EUOH
This Airbus A319 with MSN 1604, build at Airbus Hamburg, completed its maiden flight on 8 October 2001 with test registration D-AVYM. British Airways took delivery of their new “Speedbird” with registration G-EUOH on 14 Dec 2001.
For the London 2012 Summer Olympics, British Airways held a contest for a special livery. The wining design, by Pascal Anson, was picked from hundreds of entries. Between March 2012 and February 2015, G-EUOH had the honor to be one of the nine aircraft flying with the “Olympic Dove” livery.
British Airways retired the Aircraft at the end of August 2019. On 5 September 2019, G-EUOH was transferred to St Athan in Wales. The well-known company eCube Solutions (from TV show Plane Reclaimers) was going to dismantle and scrap the Aircraft. This A319 would become the first British Airways “Speedbird” in the always growing Aviationtag collection.
Order it today and let the “Olympic Dove” fly again as a suitcase tag on your travels around the world!
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 A320 family
The Airbus A320 made its first flight on 22 February 1987. The narrow-body jetliner entered commercial service on 18 April 1988 with Air France.
The aircraft was the first airliner with Fly-By-Wire (FWB). The Sidestick sends signals to the flight control computers, which in turn command the flight control surfaces within the flight envelope protection. The A320 family comes with four different fuselage lengths (A318, A319, A320 and A321).
Airbus started development of the A320neo (new engine option) in December 2010. The new model has upgraded engines and big sharklets, making the aircraft much more fuel efficient. The A321neo is also available with an LR (long-range) and XLR (extra-long range) option. The first neo was delivered to Lufthansa on 20 January 2016.