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 PLANES STORY
A New Lease on Life
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.
Tail #: N113TU
Seats: 202 seats
Overall Length: 54.9 m
Wing Span: 50.9 m
Tail Height: 15.9 m
Cruising Range: 10,820 km
Typical Cruise Speed: 870 km/h
Cruising Range: 10,820 km
Maximum Operation Altitude: 13,100 m
Thrust of Engine: 27,900 kg X 2
Maximum Fuel Capacity: 90 kl
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.
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.
I love all the tags I have bought from you. Only reason I only gave 4 stars on this one because the white and blue was sold out so I had to settle for solid color. That being said however I am most satisfied.