Short Brothers SD3-30 Round Acrylic Ornament
An outgrowth of the earlier Short Skyvan, the 330 had an extended fuselage with seating for 30 passengers, and was designed to meet a need for a regional airliner that had more capacity than many types available in the mid-1970s, with higher standard of passenger comfort.
Entering airline service in 1976, the 330 was not pressurized, in the belief that the short routes to be flown with the type didn't justify the added weight and complexity. Though flying slower and lower than competing types, the 330s room 3-abreast passenger cabin, with lavatory and 6.5 foot center aisle height, made the type popular on regional routes worldwide. 141 were built through 1992, and the design was developed into the larger Short 360.
An artistic interpretation of the aircraft’s side and top views is laser-engraved with exacting detail onto a round acrylic crystal ornament, measuring approximately 3.4 inches in diameter, with a material thickness of 1/8 inch. For best display clarity, the design is engraved as a reversed mirror image on one side of the ornament, so that it can be viewed with proper alignment on the opposite side.
As a gift, or as a treat for yourself, these are a perfect way to add your favorite airplanes of the past to your today! Use them to decorate for the holidays, or to brighten up your desk, office, or special area of your home or work space all year long.