New for your PlaneTags collection - a Convair CV-580 that first flew in 1956 and spent the majority of its career with the national airline of Belgium, SABENA, for 11 years, then with Frontier Airlines for another 18 before flying for smaller commuter airlines. N73163 was retired and stored from 1995 until MotoArt had the opportunity to preserve it this year.
N73163 was built as a CV-440 in 1956 and delivered to SABENA in October 1956. SABENA’S fleet of Convair 440s were used for routes between European regional destinations until the late 60s. N73163 was delivered to Frontier Airlines in 1967 and converted to a 580. Frontier Airlines was the first to fly the CV-580, beginning in 1964. The 580 was the backbone of their short haul routes until the 1970s.
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PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the colour, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the colour of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.
Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.