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Edition #9 Landing today 6pm UK time

New edition = New manufacturer! Welcome Embraer.

Photo courtesy of Eric Salard


Our Tailfins keychains can be attached to your keys, luggage tags or aviation flight gear. Find our products over at PartOfAPlane.com who are our exclusive distributors based in the UK & ship worldwide!

CS-TPK (6x) Coaster Set

Edition #9 CS-TPK Embraer EMB145 Coaster set

Our latest creation is the SIX piece coaster set. Crafted from the Embraer “EMB145” logo. It gives a stunning focal point on any coffee table.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 145041

  • 1 set of 6 coasters
  • Rears are covered in luxurious red felt
  • Crafted from the ‘5’ from Embraer ‘145’ logo
  • Complete with presentation box

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Edition #9 CS-TPK Embraer EMB145 Portugália Airlines

A new piece has been added to the Tailfins family. CS-TPK Tailfins are arriving 4th October. They’ve been crafted from the Embraer “EMB145” logo giving some stunning pieces!

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 145041

  • Rear rivets on most keychains
  • White & Bi-colour (blue/white) available
  • Limited to just 40 pieces
  • Include free Tailfins display stand

£21.95

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Edition #6 Special edition clock made from SX-OAD

A one-off piece has been created from the final section of fuselage of Olympic Airways (previously Singapore Airlines).

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 21684

  • Sweep motion second hand
  • Silent quartz motor
  • Original untouched paint
  • L: 35cm x W: 19cm

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Season 1: It’s our anniversary!

In late August 2020, We wanted to create something memorable for aviation fans around the world. It started with G-CIVG and sold out in just 3 hours.

Move forward 365 days, several late nights, calls across the world, hard work, time zones, emails and not to mention several blisters from sanding. We’ve released EIGHT fantastic editions ranging from Airbus to Boeing, Commercial to Cargo and even a military one!

We are celebrating with an anniversary event in September. Looks what’s coming!

Stayed tuned for updates on our social media platforms. Season 2 is around the corner and you’re going to love it!

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Edition #8 SP-HAU coaster sets

Only two sets have been made and are etched with the registration plus the set numbers

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 864

  • Limited edition of 2 set (4 pieces in each set)
  • Rears are covered in luxurious green felt
  • Presentation box
  • Certificate included
  • L: 8.5cm x W: 8.5cm square

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Edition #8 SP-HAU Pre-order date 14th July 2021

Our first narrow body comes into land. The A321 flew with previous carriers British Midland, BMI and Monarch. In 2018, the aircraft went to Small Planet (Poland) and was adorned with the most amazing colour scheme.

Be quick to grab all the colours in the set?

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 864

Prices from £24.95

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Edition #7 N815FD Coaster set

Coaster set 31st May 2021 1pm UK time

A one-off single set of metal skin coasters have been crafted from FedEx N815FD Airbus A310. The undersides have been covered with luxurious black felt. Only a single set has been created comprising of three white and one purple/white coasters.
The set are etched with the registration and limited edition number.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 638

  • Limited edition (a single set of 4 coasters)
  • White & Purple fuselage skin coasters
  • Presentation box
  • Certificate included
  • Luxurious felt backing
  • L: 8.5cm x W: 8.5cm square

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Edition #7 N815FD Release date 10th May 2021

This addition arrives all the way from across the Atlantic ocean. First it was a passenger plane and then converted to a cargo aircraft. Our first Airbus and this particular Tailfins is steeped in history. Why not collect a truly amazing piece of history with this limited piece of fuselage skin key chain. [Read more]

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 638

  • Limited edition (Only 80 made)
  • White (Single skin)
  • White (Partial double skin)
  • Bi colour (white and purple) (SOLD OUT)
  • Pairs (Two Tailfins in White and Purple with “Tommy” etched across both)

Prices from £22.95

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Cufflinks made from SX-OAD 747 Olympic Airways

Edition #6 SX-OAD Cuff links

Cuff links

These elegant Tailfins cuff links have been crafted from Olympic Airways 747-200 registration SX-OAD. They’re scaled down versions of our famous key chain shape. Meticulously hand finished, these simple yet stylish pieces are made for any shirt or occasion.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 21684

  • Limited edition (12 pairs)
  • Presentation box with certificate
  • Perfect for a special gift

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Stringer frame section 747-200 Olympic Airways Olympic flame

Edition #6 SX-OAD Stringer sections

After the last editions success, we’ve managed to also save several Olympic Flame’s stringer sections. They truly highlight the age of this aircraft with cracked paint around the rivets. These authentic pieces have been carefully extracted from the salvaged section. Each one is unique and etched with the registration, Olympic flame and limited edition number.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 21684

  • Limited edition (11 individual pieces)
  • White patina fuselage skin sections
  • H: 3.3cm W: 6.5cm L: 7cm – 21cm aprx

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Edition #6 SX-OAD Coasters

Coaster sets

To compliment the Olympic white metal skin topsides, the undersides have been covered with felt in the colours from the tail fin livery. There are only four sets that have been created.
Each set are etched with the registration and limited edition number.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 21684

  • Limited edition (4 sets of 4 coasters)
  • White patina fuselage skin coasters
  • Presentation box
  • Certificate included
  • Luxurious felt backing
  • L: 8.5cm x W: 8.5cm square

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Anti-scratch felt undersides

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Edition #6 Release date 19th March 2021

The Olympic Airways Tailfins has landed. This edition, we’ve upgraded the key ring element to a stylish black wire loop. Simply unscrew and attach to your keys.

Around 50% of the Tailfins have beautifully aged with cracked paint highlighting its 40+ years in existence and standing at Bruntingthorpe for years. You can see our 001 looks stunning! Read more

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 21684

  • Only 175 limited edition collectables from the fuselage skin
  • Aircraft carried the name ‘Olympic Flame’.
  • Available in white
  • Include free Tailfins display stand

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Edition #6 Release date 13th March 2021 [Fridge Magnets]

A new plane, a new product! We’ve taken the fuselage skin and created some lovely pieces. Just 40 fridge magnets are available to buy. They don’t have to just go on the fridge as they’re versatile . [Read more]

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 21684

  • Only 40 pieces
  • Olympic Flame.
  • Available in white
  • L: 8.4cm x W: 3.9cm

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Release day 20th February 2021

Edition #5 Release date 20th February 2021

Question: What has been around since 1994 and travelled approximately 55 million miles? Answer: This amazing aircraft!

That’s further than a trip from Earth to Mars! Why not collect a truly amazing piece of history with this limited piece of fuselage skin key chain. [Read more]

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 27350

  • Limited edition (Only 200)
  • Comes in three varieties from the Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard livery.
  • Blue (SOLD OUT)
  • White Limited stock left!
  • Bi-colour (SOLD OUT)

Prices from £29.95

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A pair of cufflink made from real aircraft skin presented in a box

Edition #5 G-CIVE Cuff links

Cuff links

These stylish Tailfins cuff links have been made from real pieces of the fuselage skin. They mirror our key chain shape and are meticulously hand finished. A simple yet stylish design made for any shirt or occasion.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 27350

  • Limited edition (3 pairs)
  • Presentation box with certificate
  • Perfect for a special gift

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Edition #5 G-CIVE Coasters

Coaster sets

Following the Tailfins key chains and stringer sections, the coasters have returned with this edition. We’ve produced three sets and each come with a BA Club class mug and set of travel slippers. Each set are etched with the registration and limited edition number.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 27350

  • Limited edition (3 sets of 4 coasters)
  • Blue fuselage squares
  • Certificate included
  • Luxurious red felt backing
  • L: 8.5cm x W: 8.5cm square

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Edition #5 G-CIVE New product

Stringer sections

Straight off the line to follow the Tailfins key chains is a new product utilising more of the metal – “stringer sections”.  There are only eight sections available from this iconic aircraft. Each one is unique and etched with the registration and limited edition number.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 27350

  • Limited edition (8 individual pieces)
  • Blue fuselage skin sections
  • Great conversation piece for the coffee table
  • H: 3.3cm W: 6.5cm L: 3.5cm – 24.5cm

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Edition #4 Release date 19th January 2021

For decades ZA449 Tornado flew the skies and went beyond the speed of sound. It was helped with twin powerful engines and its swept wings. The formidable Tornado GR4 limited edition key chains are crafted from an actual piece of its fuselage. [Read more]

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 240/BS079/3115

  • Limited edition (Only 80 created)
  • Comes in two varieties…
  • Single colour (Grey) Very limited stock
  • Pairs (two Tailfins in Grey and Green with “Tonka” etched across both) Sold Out

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Edition #3 G-ZZZC New product

Coaster set (one set only)

With some left-over pieces, we’ve managed to hand craft a set of four coasters. There is only one set available from this Boeing 777-200 delivered to British Airways (G-ZZZC).

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 27107

  • Limited edition (4 pieces)
  • Mixed colour (Blue and White)
  • Luxurious red felt backing
  • 8.5cm x 8.5cm square

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Edition #3 Release date 15th November 2020

The early triple 7’s has recently hit their 25th birthday! Our edition was the very first Boeing 777-200 delivered to British Airways in late 1995. What better way to celebrate than owning a very limited piece of the fuselage skin.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 27107

  • Limited edition (Only 110)
  • Comes in three varieties…
  • Single colour (Blue)
  • Mixed colour (Blue with white tip or white triangle
  • Bi-colour a lovely split of the iconic white & blue)

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Edition #2 Release date 23rd October 2020

Boeing 747-400 G-CIVM flew under British Airways since 1997. “Victor Mike” hit the headlines when it was reported that David Cameron’s bodyguard had left a loaded gun in one of the toilets onboard in early 2020.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 28700

  • Limited edition (Only 190)
  • Larger size 8cm x 1.6cm x 5cm x 6cm
  • Comes in three varieties…
  • Plain colours (Red, White & Blue)
  • Multi colour (Red with White spots | Blue with White spots | Blue with Black spots
  • Livery set of three key chains (Red, White & Blue)

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Edition #1 Release date 23rd August 2020

Boeing 747-400 G-CIVG which flew under British Airways since 1995. It lifted off 6th April 1995 along with, at the time, Take That’s No.1’s hit “Back for Good”.

Manufacturer’s Serial Number: 25813

  • Limited edition (Only 25)
  • Small key chain
  • Each are accompanied with a numbered certificate of authenticity including some brief information about the aircraft.
  • Iconic blue

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Each of our Tailfins are crafted using actual aircraft fuselage cuts that are no longer flying and have been saved from disappearing forever. These authentic and original pieces vary in colour, shape, finish and thickness. They are not altered or surface polished which leaves them as a true, accurate piece of aviation history. They are hand crafted, meaning each one is unique with certain subtle differences. They bear the limited edition number and reference to the aircraft, which could be the registration or serial number. As each key chain is unique, any pictures are for display purposes unless selecting that particular one when ordering. These are collectables and not toys so we don’t recommend these for children. Do not eat or place in mouth as these items have the aircraft chemical based paints on them. All aircraft manufacturers and airlines are registered trademarks of their own companies. Information on this site is for the purpose of reference only. No affiliations, endorsements from manufacturers or airlines unless stated. We hope you enjoy your ‘one of a kind’ Tailfins Aviation Product.

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