The history of the Aviationtag Qatar Airbus A340-600 A7-AGB
This Airbus A340-600 with MSN 715 made its first flight in November 2005 with test registration F-WWC. In 2006, it left the factory in Toulouse, France to be delivered to Qatar Airways carrying the name “Ras Dukhan” and registration A7-AGB.
The aircraft led a relatively short life. After only 13 years, in 2019, A7-AGB was retired and sent to be scrapped by Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions (AELS) in Enschede, The Netherlands. There it’s been recycled into the Aviationtag Qatar Airbus A340-600 A7-AGB.
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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 Airbus A340
On 25 October 1991, the Airbus A340 made its first flight. The four-engined wide-body jetliner is developed out of the A300. In March 1993, it was put into service for the first time by Lufthansa and Air France.
The aircraft, has a length of 59.39 m to 75.36 m depending on the type and a wingspan of 60.3 m to 63.45 m. The A340 is a very long aircraft, the 600 version is even 4 m longer than a 747-400.
After 20 years, in 2011, Airbus announced it ended the production. The successor is the A350 XWB. Lufthansa is the biggest operator and, as of 2020, still operates 24 aircraft.