American Airlines (silver) McDonnell Douglas MD-82
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American Airlines (silver)
McDonnell Douglas MD-82
In the eighties and nineties, the MD80 gained cult status at American Airlines. Now Aviationtag is proud to present an exclusive series officially licensed by American Airlines crafted from one of the aircrafts!
The N922TW was completed on 26 July 1981 as an MD81 and initially took to the skies for Swissair before it was taken over by Trans World Airlines (TWA) in 1997 and converted into an MD82. In 2001 it was transferred to American Airlines – along with the rest of TWA.
In April 2003 it landed in Roswell, New Mexico, which was to be its last stop. Now its fuselage is being given a new purpose: as a limited-edition Aviationtag. The series is officially licensed by American Airlines and, thanks to almost 20 years of retirement basking in the desert sun of New Mexico, has a unique retro look, in some cases even sporting major scratches.
Note: If it’s a new-looking tag without scratches and patina that you’re after, then this is not the edition to go for. The American Airlines MD82 series shows clear signs of the more than 20 years of service performed by the N922TW plus its time out in the desert of New Mexico – each Aviationtag bears the marks of American aviation history and has imperfections, scratches and parts where the paint is flaking on the back, but that is what makes each and every tag one-of-a-kind. The front-side of the Aviationtag is blanc aluminum which is why we printed the tag instead of laser engraving it. The print is rather sensitive, please be extremely careful how you use it. Please don’t use any other metal on it (for example keys) which might cause the paint to come off.
If you want to use it as a key-chain or bag-tag we strongly suggest to use the Aviationtag protection cover.
Material: mainly metal