EVA Airways started selling tags made from a retired EVA 747 aircraft on Thursday, with limited stock available in Taiwan.
The tags were made by German company Aviationtag, from the exterior skin of a Boeing 747-400 wide-body airliner that was retired from EVA Air's fleet in August 2017.
Aviationtag specializes in recycling retired airplane parts into one-of-a-kind collectors' items, with the EVA Airways tags being one of the latest addition to the company's line of aircraft memorabilia.
According to EVA Airways, Aviationtag made a successful bid to acquire a part of the retired craft and decided to go into a licensing partnership with the plane's original owners.
With its simple design, the collectible tag is a versatile item that can be used as as a unique bag or luggage tag, or a key-chain.
The airline noted that although Aviationtag made 15,000 aircraft skin tags from the aircraft part it acquired, only some 2,000 will be available in Taiwan, urging collectors, fans and aircraft aficionados alike to seize the opportunity to own a piece of the plane while stocks last.
Every tag comes with a serial number, and retains the original paintjob of the aircraft skin along with marks from wear and tear over years of active service, EVA Airways said.
The craft, registered as B-16411, was in EVA Air's fleet for 19 years before its retirement and subsequent dismantlement in June 2020 at the San Bernardino International Airport in California, U.S.
The tags come in white, green and orange, the colors of EVA Air's logo, with orange being the rarest as it covers the smallest surface area of the aircraft.
EVA Air said that the first tags to go on sale on the company website at noon Thursday will be white and retail for NT$1,140 (US$40.95), with the other two colors slated for a later release.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel