The history of the Aviationtag Olympic Boeing 747-200 SX-OAD
This Boeing 747-200, serial number 21684, made its first flight on 9 Aug 1979 and was delivered to Singapore Airlines on August 16 that year with registration number 9V-SQI. The aircraft flew 5.5 years for the Asian company.
In April 1985, Olympic Airways took control of the Aircraft, giving it the name “Olympic flame” and registration SX-OAD. She flew for the Greek carrier for 17 years until being stored in 2002. During 2006 it was painted in the colors of supermarket chain ASDA for a promotional campaign.
At the end of 2020, the 747 was broken up at Bruntingthorpe, United Kingdom. As of February 2021, the cockpit is preserved and on display at the South Wales Aviation Museum.
You could continue carrying a part of this Olympic flame around the word by ordering this Aviationtag now!
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!
Because of its age and long history, the paint of SX-OAD is in a very used and sensitive condition! This Aviationtag looks more used and scratched than other variants we have on offer.
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 747
The “Queen of the skies”, the iconic Boeing 747, was designed by Joe Sutter and his team in just 29 months. The wide body jetliner made its first flight on February 9, 1969, and it was put into service on January 22, 1970, with Pan Am.
The massive long haul aircraft, could have a wingspan of up to 68.4 m and a maximum range of 7,730 nm (14316 km), depending on the variant. The so called “Jumbo jet” reached cruising speeds of mach 0.855 (933 km/h).
Sadly, the Coronavirus hit the Airline industry hard, and many retired their 747’s early in search for more efficient newer models. Boeing announced in 2020 it will end production. The last models are planned to roll of the production line in 2022. However, the 747 will keep flying for many more years, mostly as a freighter.