Oldie, but Goldie.
We are proud to announce the newest addition to our Aviationtag Lufthansa fleet – the Airbus A320 with the registration code D-AIPB, nicknamed “Papa Bravo”. This aircraft joins the ranks of our already impressive collection, which includes the Boeing 747, the Boeing 707, and the Airbus A340.
The “Papa Bravo” with the registration code D-AIPB was one of the early models of the A320 project and carried the MSN 70. It was delivered to Lufthansa in October 1989, even before the reunification of Germany. Interestingly, the A320 project has come a long way since then, with Airbus delivering MSN 10,000 to the Middle East Airlines as early as 2020, and MSN 11,137 currently in service.
After over 30 years of loyal service, the D-AIPB was finally decommissioned in 2019 and sold in Oostende in 2020. However, the legacy of this oldie lives on with the release of our Aviationtag Lufthansa Edition, featuring the iconic “Papa Bravo”.
If you’re a fan of aviation history or simply appreciate the unique charm of this Airbus A320, don’t hesitate to add the Aviationtag Lufthansa Edition to your collection 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 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.