JC Wings JC4VOZ342 / XX4342 – 1/400 Scale Fokker 100 Diecast Model
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 Withdrawn from service in December 2012 for maintance and repainting in Virgin Livery, recomenced service on April 10, 2013, named “Bill’s Bay”.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.
JC Wings 1/400 scale Fokker 100 diecast model details
|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.
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 been purchased by Virgin Australia Holdings.
The F28 Mark 0100 “Fokker 100” is a medium-sized, twin jet airliner that first flew on November 30, 1986, and entered service in February 1988 with Swissair.
Larger than the Fokker F28 Mark 4000 that it is based, with increased maximum weights and fuel capacity, passenger capacity increased from 85 to 109. Other changes include a digital flight deck, updated avionics and new more efficient engines. An extended-range model and the Fokker 70, a shorter version (seating to 80) entered service in 1993. The Fokker 100QC a quick-change passenger/freighter version in 1994. In 2003, Fokker offered the -100EJ (Executive Jet), remanufactured used airliners.
On March 15, 1996, Fokker declared bankruptcy and production ceased in 1997 with 283 “Fokker 100” airframes delivered.
Fokker 100 (Tay 650-15) specifications
- Flight crew: two pilots
- Passenger Seating: 97 in two classes, maximum 122
- Length: 35.53 m (116 ft 7 in)
- Wingspan: 28.08 m (92 ft 2 in)
- Height: 8.50 m (27 ft 11 in)
- Empty weight: 24,541 kg (54,104 lb)
- Engines: two Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 650-15.
- Maximum cruise speed: 845 km/h (525 mph), Mach 0.77
- Range: 3,170 km (1,970 mi)
- MTOW: 45,810 kg (100,990 lb)
- Service ceiling: 11,000 m (35,000 ft).
JC Wings JC4VOZ342 / XX4342 – 1/400 scale diecast model of the Fokker 100 (F28 Mark 0100), registration VH-FSQ, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named “Bill’s Bay”