After the success of the joint DHL and Aviationtag D-ALEH Edition, we are pleased to present the successor today: The Boeing 757-200F D-ALEK.
As a pure passenger aircraft, the Boeing 757-200 was delivered to British Airways in March 1986 in Renton / Washington with MSN (Manufacturer Serial Number) 23533 and Line Number 93. The British flag carrier registered it as G-BIKY and gave it the name "Leeds Castle".
Together with other machines, the 757 was converted into a pure freight machine in Mobile (Alabama) in 2003, which was then to be used exclusively for DHL. In the course of this, it was re-registered to European Air Transport with the registration OO-DPN and finally to EAT Leipzig in 2010.
With her final registration D-ALEK, DHL shipments were flown around the world until 2018 before they were finally parked in Castellon / Spain on Christmas Eve 2018.
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!