The history of the Aviationtag Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELH
Jet2 and Aviationtag collaborated to bring you this licensed limited edition tag.
This Boeing 737-300 Classic, MSN 23525, started its flying career on 8 September 1986. Lufthansa would take delivery of the Aircraft, registered D-ABXD, on 2 October of that year. The German flag carrier named the aircraft “Siegen”.
For 11 years it would fly for Lufthansa until 1997 when it would be leased out, with registration TF-ABL, to Saudi Arabian Airlines and British Airways. Lufthansa reentered the 737 into its fleet in November 1998.
Jet2, the British low-cost airline, took over the aircraft in August 2004 and named it Jet2Faro. With its new registration G-CELH, it would fly for 14 years across Europe to many destinations.
G-CELH finally retired after 32 years of flying on 29 September 2018, and was stored at Lasham Airport since 22 October 2018 waiting to be dismantled in 2019.
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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 737
The Boeing 737 made its first flight in April 1967. It was put into service with Lufthansa on February 10, 1968.
In 1984, the 737 Classic was introduced, the biggest improvements were capacity, wingspan, and a change to the CFM56 engines with better fuel efficiency. It comes in three size variants (-300, -400, -500).
The 737 Next Generation (NG) entered service in 1997. The new model had a new airframe, wing design, cabin improvements, a glass cockpit and CFM56-7 series engines. Four size variants are available (-600, -700, -800, -900).
The latest generation, the 737 MAX, made its first flight on January 29, 2016. The model had updated avionics with bigger screens, split-tip winglets, and was re-engined with the more fuel-efficient CFM LEAP-1B. It comes in four variants (MAX 7, 8, 9, 10)
To fly the 737 in X-Plane, there are a couple of options. The Zibo 737NG is an amazing freeware aircraft. IXEG has a very nice 737 Classic as payware alternative.
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