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Aviationtag DHL Boeing 757-200 D-ALEK

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The history of the Aviationtag DHL Boeing 757-200 D-ALEK

This Boeing 757-200 with MSN 23533, line number 93, started its life in 1986 in Renton, Washington. It was being put in to service by British Airways with the registration G-BIKY, naming it “Leeds Castle”. The British carrier gave it the  “Spring Primavera” color scheme.

In 2003, the aircraft has been converted to a freighter for DHL, flying for EAT (European Air Transport) with registration number OO-DPN.  In 2010, it was transferred to EAT Leipzig.

The aircraft traveled the world for many more years for DHL with its last registration D-ALEK until December 2018 when it flew to its final destination in Castellón, Spain, where it has been scrapped.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of DHL, they collaborated with Aviationtag to bring you this limited edition tag. Order this great piece of Aviation and DHL history now while it’s in stock!

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 Boeing 757

In 1982, the Boeing 757 entered service as a transatlantic and transcontinental narrow-body, twin engine jetliner. It was the successor of the trijet powered 727.

The aircraft, with its length of 47.32 m to 54.47 m depending on the type and a wingspan of 38.05 m, can carry up to 289 passengers. It is capable of reaching a cruise speed of mach 0.80 (850 km/h) at optimal altitude, a service ceiling of 42,000 ft (ca. 13 km) and a range of 3915 nm   (7250 km)

After 23 years, in 2005, Boeing delivered its last 757 to Shanghai Airlines. However, many are still in active service today.

Flight simulation

If you would like to fly the Boeing 757 in X-Plane, FlightFactor offers a nice (although slightly dated) rendition of the Aircraft.

Additional information

Weight 0.02 kg





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EAN: 4260411671343 SKU DALEK01 Category