The Aviationtag Corsair F-GTUI Edition

Our latest edition is taking off just in time for the start of the summer holidays in France – the former Corsair Boeing 747 F-GTUI is now joining the ranks of the Aviationtag fleet.

The F-GTUI shipped to the American carrier United Airlines in August 1992 sporting MSN 26875, initially registered as N186UA. In 2005, the French holiday carrier Corsair acquired the Boeing 747-422, registering it in France, only to lease it to Garuda Indonesia shortly after. After six months in Indonesia, the F-GTUI returned to France before switching to Garuda again in 2009.

In 2010, it then returned to Corsair International once and for all, deployed mainly for long-haul holiday flights, including to the Caribbean and Mauritius.

In 2020, the F-GTUI was retired, finding its final resting place in Great Britain. This is where we came across the Boeing 747, allowing us to proudly present this fantastic plane to you as the latest Aviationtag Edition.

If you want to read more about the history of the F-GTUI – and its special meaning for Corsair and for French aviation in general – we recommend to read our (B)logbook post:

This fantastic YouTube video shows how emotional F-GTUI’s last flight was. It was not only the last flight of a Boeing 747 for Corsair but also the very last flight of a French Boeing 747.

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