Airbus A330 – B-HLB

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A dragon at Aviationtag!

The Airbus A330-300 sporting registration B-HLB had called Hong Kong its home since its maiden flight in February 1995. The aircraft originally registered as VR-HLB with the manufacturer serial number (MSN) 083 launched its career with Cathay Pacific as a 311-seat passenger plane. In July 1997, the 5-star airline re-registered the plane, leading to its final registration B-HLB.

After 16 years of service, Dragonair, partly owned by Cathay Pacific since 1990, took ownership of the Airbus A330-300. In 2006, for a price tag equivalent to USD 1.06 billion, Cathay Pacific acquired all the shares in Dragonair, renaming the airline Cathay Dragon in 2016. The plane continued to fly until August 2019, taking to the skies for the last time to San Bernardino International Airport on 27 September 2019.

At the end of 2020, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cathay Pacific had to shut down Cathay Dragon completely.

So we are all the more thrilled to be saving part of Asian aviation history for posterity and bringing it home to you!

Go, get yours now!

Note: Every tag is unique. Depending on the plane, tags may vary in terms of haptics, material thickness and colour. Small blemishes bear witness to the plane’s long history and are an authentic reminder of its glory days over the clouds. Small scratches, flaky paint and imperfections are totally normal and give our Aviationtags their unique charm – the charm of a vintage product crafted from upcycled materials. These quirks are not the result of the production process, they simply reflect the state of the aircraft material we use when it was extracted. The original aircraft paint of this edition is rather sensitive, so please take good care of your tag!

If you want to use it as a key-chain or bag-tag we strongly suggest to use the Aviationtag protection cover.

Airbus A330: The Airbus A330 is a wide-bodied twin-engine aircraft produced by the European aircraft maker Airbus, designed as a medium or long-haul aircraft and developed to replace the A300-600R and to give the Boeing 767-300ER a run for its money.

The A330-300 entered service on January 16th 1994 after 420 test flights with more than 1,100 flight hours. The A330-300 is based on a longer A300 cabin with new wings, stabilisers and fly-by-wire systems.


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