ANA was founded in 1952, providing helicopter and transport services. By the end of 1953, they were authorized to operate charter and scheduled passenger service. Within 10 years of their start, they had carried 1 million passengers. By 1969, they had carried 5 million, steadily climbing to 45 million passengers by 2004. They rose from their small beginnings to now the largest airline in Japan, serving more than 42 million passengers annually. Their use of nearly only Boeing aircraft allowed them to grow and expand their routes from Japan only to international routes with the flexibility of interchangeable crew, parts, and maintenance. This near-exclusive use of Boeing during their biggest growth period prompted them to purchase 15 Boeing 767-300s in 1985 for $1.8 billion - the largest purchase by Japan of commercial aircraft from the U.S. JA8568 was part of this record-breaking purchase.
Our Boeing 767, JA8568, was delivered to ANA (All Nippon Airways) in September of 1993 where it flew exclusively, making rounds to major cities along high-density routes within Asia. Retired in November of 2018, JA8568 was stored at San Bernardino International Airport in California until December 2019, when it became part of the PlaneTags collection. Stripping the iconic two-tone blue skin right on the tarmac, transporting the pieces back to the studio, hand cutting, shaping, sanding, and laser etching each Tag has been a labor of love to honor this hardworking plane.
- 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.
Very easy experience buying, and having been a pilot for Air Japan and flying the 767 it’s nice to own a piece. While I never flew this tail number, it’s nice to have this piece. Well worth the money.
I think this tag is very good!
I love them wish I more uses for yhem
Great for Aviation friends