Gemini Jets GJQFA1902 – 1/400 Scale B787-9 Dreamliner Diecast Model
|Length||15.7 cm||6.20 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||15.0 cm||6.20 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand not included.
1/400 Scale Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner, Qantas – Gemini Jets GJQFA1902
Gemini Jets GJQFA1902 diecast model replicates in 1/400 scale the Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner, registration VH-ZNJ, named “Longreach” in the Qantas “100th Aniversary” Livery.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American wide-body, twin-engine long-haul jet airliner, the first airliner constructed mainly of composite materials. The maiden flight took place on December 15, 2009, entering service on October 26, 2011, with All Nippon Airways. The stretched 787-9 first flew on September 2013, starting service on August 7, 2014, again with All Nippon Airways. In early service, the aircraft had several problems with its lithium-ion batteries, including fires. As of June 2019, Boeing had orders for 1,441 B787 of all variants with 859 delivered.
The airframe structure by weight is 50% composite, 20% aluminium, along with titanium and steel. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque design with a glass cockpit; the cantilevered sweep back wings are low mounted with raked wingtips. The tail is also a cantilevered swept-back design. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type mount in the wing root and folding inwards into the fuselage; the steerable nose wheel retracts forward. Flight crew consists of two pilots with a passenger cabin that seats 242 to 335 passengers in a typical three-class layout, depending on variant.
Powered by two General Electric GEnx-1B or Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 high-bypass turbofan engines, pod mounted one under each wing with noise-reducing serrated edges (chevrons) nacelles. Giving the B787-9 a cruise speed of 903 km/h (561 mph), a maximum speed of 956 km/h (594 mph), a 13,100 m (43,000 ft) service ceiling and a range of 14,140 km (8,786 mi).
Qantas Airways is the largest by fleet size Australia airline, operating both national and international routes. The airline started in November 1920 as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited flying the Avro 504K and is the third oldest airline in the world. The Qantas name comes from an acronym of its original name. In 1934, Qantas and Britain’s Imperial Airways established Qantas Empire Airways Limited (QEA). In 1967 the name changed to Qantas Airways Limited. Subsidiary airlines are Jetstar, QantasLink and Qantas Freight.