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Boeing 474 skin tag

New upcycling company, PLANE SOUQ is bringing retired aircraft parts back to life.

PLANE SOUQ is designed to be an online marketplace for upcycled aircraft parts.

Developed by aviation entrepreneur and owner of the Albion Aviation Group Lewis King, the PLANE SOUQ marketplace responds directly to an increased interest and demand in up-cycled aviation memorabilia, such as aircraft skin tags, repurposed aircraft windows, galley trollies and seats.

“The aircraft teardown and upcycling market has always intrigued me and with an acceleration of aircraft retirements due to COVID-19, we want to try and preserve some of these iconic aircraft before they are lost forever,” said King.

“For any aircraft graveyards or teardown companies reading this article, please get in touch as we want your scrap!”

PLANE SOUQ’s launch skin tag is the limited edition “Queen of the Skies”, which has been cut from the tail of British Airways B747 aircraft G-CIVI or otherwise known as the “City of Gloucester” or “Victor India”. The tags are designed and made in the UK, but are available for worldwide shipping.

PLANE SOUQ has also partnered with UK based aviation charity The Air League and for every tag sold by PLANE SOUQ, a donation will be made to the charity. The Air League is an aerospace charity with a vision focused on changing lives through aviation.

Air Cargo Week readers can redeem an exclusive discount on PLANE SOUQ’s “Queen of the Skies” B747 skin tags by quoting “air cargo week” at the checkout.

PLANE SOUQ’s website is www.planesouq.com