DELIVERED TO MALAYSIA AIRLINES AS 9M-MFH IN SEPTEMBER 1994. THE AIRCRAFT STAYED WITH THE AIRLINE UNTIL 1998 THEN IT JOINED INDIAN BASED CARRIER JET AIRWAYS AS VT-JAZ.
IN 2001 THE AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN THE UK AS G-GFFJ OPERATING FOR BRITISH AIRWAYS UNTIL 2009 WHEN THE AIRCRAFT JOINED ASTRAEUS UNDER ITS FINAL REGISTRATIONOF G-PJPJ. IN 2011 THE AIRCRAFT WAS LEASED BY ASTRAEUSTO ICELAND EXPRESS UNDERTHE SAME REGISTRATION NUMBER.
AFTER ONLY 5 MONTHS WITHICELAND EXPRESSTHE AIRCRAFT WAS PUT INTO STORAGEAND SADLY NEVER FLEW AGAIN. G-PJPJ HAD ONE FINAL STARRING ROLEBEFORE BEING SCRAPPED.
THE AIRCRAFT WAS PAINTED IN THE US AIRWAYS LIVERY AND WAS ACTUALLY USED TO REPRESENT A320 IN THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL’S DOCUMENTRY OF THE HUDSONRIVER LANDING.SOME IMAGES OF THIS CAN BE FOUND BY SEARCHING ONLINE.
IN 2018 WE WERE ABLE TO BE PART OF THESCRAPPING PROCESS OF THE AIRCRAFT ENABLING US TO BRING YOUTHIS LIMITED AIRSKINZ.
This well travelled 737-500 has quite a story to tell - well it would if it could have talked! Thankfully Airskinz took care of that. I particularly love the BA, Astraeus (Palmair and Iceland Express) parts of this aircraft's history. When flying for Palmair, she was named in honour of the airline's late legendary founder 'Peter Bath'. Following her retirement (painted in the partial livery of an airline she never actually flew with), ironically taking a bath is what she then did! I just want to thank you Airskinz for my beautifully crafted as always (dry)😁 tag.👍
A superb addition to a great selection of aircraft skin key tags from AIRSKINZ.
A very interesting aircraft with a career involving state carriers,specialised charter operators and ending its life on a film set.Beautifully finished with a detailed history on the reverse of the tag.Great service from AIRSKINZ,quick dispatch and a nice colourful card attached with the tag,with an AIRSKINZ sticker included.All in all a must have for collectors.