Convair CV-580 that first flew in 1956 and spent the majority of its career with the national airline of Belgium, SABENA, for 11 years, then with Frontier Airlines for another 18 before flying for smaller commuter airlines. N73163 was retired and stored from 1995 until MotoArt had the opportunity to preserve it this year.
N73163 was built as a CV-440 in 1956 and delivered to SABENA in October 1956. SABENA’S fleet of Convair 440s were used for routes between European regional destinations until the late 60s. N73163 was delivered to Frontier Airlines in 1967 and converted to a 580. Frontier Airlines was the first to fly the CV-580, beginning in 1964. The 580 was the backbone of their short haul routes until the 1970s.
-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: Colors Of Tag Vary