Piedmont Airlines, later absorbed into USAir, was founded in 1948 and grew from a humble regional carrier to a successful nationwide airline with its use of Boeing 737s. MotoArt is thrilled to introduce you to Piedmont’s first 737-200 - N734N, also known as N200AU.
Find out more - read our blog Boeing 737: The Piedmont Pacemaker
Our 737, as N734N, flew a record-breaking delivery flight to Piedmont Airlines in 1968, from Seattle, WA to Wilmington, NC in four hours, 47 minutes. Christened the Piedmont Pacemaker, N734N began scheduled service in June 1968 as Piedmont’s first 737-200. N734N and its contemporaries helped Piedmont to grow rapidly and expand its East Coast routes, attracting the attention of USAir, who acquired the airline in 1989. After the merger, USAir became one of the largest airlines on the East Coast. N734N was then reregistered as N200AU and continued to fly until its retirement in 1997. After retirement, it languished in the Arizona desert until MotoArt acquired it for PlaneTags in 2022.
OUR PLANE'S STORY
The narrow-body, twin-engine Boeing 737 took its first flight in 1967 - and nearly 60 years later is still flying high as one of the most successful airliners ever built. The first 737 was also the last new aircraft to be built at Boeing’s famed Plant 2 - the former production site of the B-17 and B-52 - because the 737 tail was too tall. The 737 was designed for shorter ranges and smaller airports, and could accommodate more passengers with its six-abreast seating or be easily converted for cargo use. The 737-200 featured improved aerodynamics, more powerful engines, higher fuel capacity, and an extended fuselage.
MotoArt is thrilled to celebrate the Boeing 737 by honoring a pioneering airline and its history with the introduction of our newest commercial aircraft. Don’t miss adding Boeing 737 PlaneTags in USAir livery to your collection today.
USAir®- BOEING 737- N200AU
- Manufacturer: Boeing
- Tail #: N200AU
- Crew: 5 (2 Pilots, 3 Flight Attendants)
- Seats: 118 Passengers
- Wing Span: 93 ft 0 in
- Length: 100 ft 2 in
- Height: 37 ft 0 in
- Range: 2,300 nm
- Cruise Speed: 430 knots
- Ceiling: 35,000 ft
- Empty Weight: 60,600 lb
- Max Takeoff Weight: 115,500 lb
- Rate of Climb: 2,000 ft / minute
- Engine: 2x PRATT & WHITNEY JT8D-9A TURBOFANS
American Airlines, USAir are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. and are used under license to MotoArt PlaneTags, LLC.
PlaneTags are Handmade Aviation Tags
- Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal.
- Unique - each PlaneTag bears the color, 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.
- Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card.
- Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.
- Please Note: Due to limited quantities, combination colors you may receive will vary.
*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully
PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, 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 color 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.