Inflight200 IF3200318B 1/200 Scale Airbus A320-200 Diecast Model “Olympic Torch Relay”, Ansett Airways.
Inflight200 IF3200318B is a 1/200 scale diecast model of the Airbus A320-200 airliner. Registered VH-HYN in the ‘Starmark’ livery of Ansett Airways with the ‘Olympic Torch Relay’ titles and logo, circa 2000.
Details for Inflight200 IF3200318B – 1/200 scale Airbus A320-200 airliner diecast model.
Diecast Model Dimensions:
- Wingspan 17.0 cm 6.69 in Approx.
- Length 18.8 cm 7.40 in Approx.
Diecast Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted.
- Display stand included.
Airbus A320-211, c/n 726.
A320-211, c/n 726 was ordered new for Ansett Airways by lessor I.L.F.C., entered passenger service on December 10, 1997. Wore the special ‘Sydney 2000 Olympics’ livery and temporarily name ‘Unity’ from June 1, 2000, until January 8, 2001. Departed Auckland for Uluru carried the ‘Olympic Flame’ on June 8, 2000. Operated last passenger service for Ansett on September 13, 2001, returned to lessor and left Australia for the USA on April 11, 2002.
Ansett Australia was a major Australian airline. Founded by Reg Ansett in 1935 as Ansett Airways Pty Ltd operating domestic routes. The airline joined the Star Alliance in March 1990 and commenced international services on September 11, 1993. Expanded into New Zealand in 1987 through its subsidiary Ansett New Zealand. Placed into administration in 2001 after its financial collapse and liquidated in 2002. Subsidiary airlines were Ansett New Zealand, Kendell Airlines, Hazelton Airlines, Aeropelican Air Services, Skywest Airlines, East-West Airlines.
The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range, narrow-bodied, twin-engine jet airliner. The first member of the A320 family that includes the A318, A319, A320, A321, and the ACJ business jet. The maiden flight occurred on February 22, 1987, and first entered service in April 1988 with Air France. Manufactured in two variants: the A320-100, with only 21 built and the A320-200 with increased fuel capacity and wingtip fences. In December 2010, Airbus launched the A320neo (new engine option) with more efficient engines, airframe improvements and winglets. The first flight of the A320Neo took place on September 25, 2014, and first entered service on January 25, 2016, with Lufthansa.
The A320 family pioneered digital fly-by-wire flight control systems, side-stick controls and full glass cockpit in a commercial aircraft. The airframe uses composite materials of aramid fibre, glass fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastics along with aluminium alloys — the first subsonic aircraft to use composite primary structures. The cabin is broader than competitors, 3.95 metres (156 in) outside diameter, compared to 3.8 m (148 in) of the Boeing 737 or 757. Flight crew consists of the pilot and copilot with a typical passengers seating of four abreast in first class, six in economy class, both with a single central aisle.
The original powerplants were CFM56-5-A1 turbofans, and the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500. The A320neo uses the P&W PW1100G and CFM International LEAP-1A, with lower maintenance costs and about 15% better fuel economy.
- Seating: 150 in two classes. 164 single class, 186 max.
- Cruise speed: 828 km/h (511 mph), Mach 0.78 .
- Maximum operational speed: 871km/h (537 mph), Mach 0.82 .
- Range: 6,100 km (3,790 mi).
- MTOW: 78,000 kg (172,000 lb).
- Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft).