JC Wings JC4VOZ342 / XX4342 – 1/400 Scale Fokker 100 Diecast Model
|Length||8.9 cm||3.50 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||7.0 cm||2.75 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand not included.
1/400 Scale Fokker 100 – JC Wings JC4VOZ342 / XX4342
JC Wings JC4VOZ342 / XX4342 diecast model replicates in 1/400 scale the Fokker 100 (F28 Mark 0100), registration VH-FSQ. In the livery of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named “Bill’s Bay”.
This aircraft, powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines, made its maiden flight on April 07, 1993 and leased to Midway Airlines, registered N107ML in July 1994 until August 2001. Then to Cosmic Air Pty Ltd (Nepal) from November 2004 to March 2006. Entered service with Skywest Airlines on October 26, 2009, registered VH-FSQ. Withdrawn from service in December 2012 for maintenance and repainting in Virgin Livery, recommenced service on April 10, 2013, named “Bill’s Bay”. Skywest Airlines was renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on May 07, 2013. The aircraft is currently still with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines.
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines is an Australian regional airline based in Perth Western Australia. The airline services the state of Western Australia as well as the interstate cities of Darwin, Alice Springs, and Adelaide. Formed in 1963 as Carnarvon Air Taxis in Carnarvon, Western Australia. Renamed Skywest Aviation during 1979 and moving to Jandakot Airport Perth. In 1980 became Skywest Airlines, based at Perth Airport and in April 2013 renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines after the purchase by Virgin Australia Holdings.
The F28 Mark 0100 “Fokker 100” is a medium-sized, twin jet regional airliner. It first flew on November 30, 1986, and entered service in February 1988 with Swissair. Production ended in 1997 with 283 airframes built. Larger than the Fokker F28 Mark 4000 that it is based, with increased maximum weights, fuel capacity and passenger capacity. Other changes include a digital flight deck, updated avionics and new more efficient engines and wings.
The Fokker 100 design is of an all-metal semi-monocoque construction. With a low mounted cantilevered swept wings, retractable tricycle undercarriage and T-tail. The tail cone splits opened to the sides to act as an air brake. The flight crew consists of two pilots and typically seats 97 passengers in two classes, maximum 122.
It uses two Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 650-15 Turbofan engines mounted on the rear of the fuselage. They give the aircraft a cruise speed of 800 km/h (497 mph), a maximum cruise speed of 856 km/h (531 mph) and a service ceiling of 10,668m (35,000 ft).
The aircraft was produced in several versions; an extended-range model, -70 (shorter version, seating to 80), -100QC (quick-change passenger/freighter) and -100EJ (Executive Jet, using remanufactured, used airliners).