JC Wings JC4ETD949 (XX4949)
1/400 Scale Airbus A330-200 Diecast Model
A6-EYH, “Expo Milano 2015”, Etihad Airways
- Wingspan 15.0 cm 5.90 in Approx.
- Length 14.7 cm 5.78 in Approx.
Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage fixed extended.
JC Wings JC4ETD949 (XX4949) – 1/400 Scale A330-200 Diecast Model.
JC Wings JC4ETD949 (XX4949) is a 1/400 scale diecast model of the Airbus A330-200 airliner. Painted in the “Expo Milano 2015” livery of Etihad Airways and registered AE-EYH. Allocated Manufactures Serial Number 729, it first flew on February 14, 2006 and delivered to Etihad Airways on April 4, 2006. Used the Expo colour scheme from October 2014 until January 2016. Currently in service with Etihad. This aircraft uses Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.
Etihad Airways is the flag carrier and the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates. Owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi. Established in July 2003 and commenced operations in November. Started its own airline alliance in 2015. The alliance includes Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Berlin, Niki, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional. Except for Niki, Etihad has minority equity investments in these airlines, as well as Virgin Australia.
The Airbus A330 is an European medium to long range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner. The first variant, the A330-300 first flew in November 1992 and entered passenger service in January 1994 with Air Inter. Variants include the A330-200, A330-200F (freighter), A330 MRTT (military tanker)and ACJ330 (corporate jet). Developed in conjunction with the A340, which uses many common air-frame components.
The air-frame features a low-wing cantilever monoplane. The wings designed and manufactured by BAe have a 30 degrees swept back and 2.74 m tall winglets. The A330 fuselage shares many components 0f the A300-600. The fin, rudder, elevators, horizontal tail plane flaps, ailerons and spoilers are made of composite materials. It uses the Honeywell 331–350C auxiliary power unit (APU).
Airbus aircraft have a common cockpit to allow quick transition between types for pilots. The A330 shares the same glass cockpit layout as the A320 and A340. Features include side-stick controls, six main displays. Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS), for navigation and flight displays and the Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor (ECAM). It uses a fly-by-wire system with three primary and two secondary flight control systems. A flight envelope protection system prevents manoeuvres exceeding aerodynamic and structural limits.
The A330 has two engines suspended on pylons under the wings. Airbus offer a choice of three engines, the Rolls-Royce Trent 700, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 and the GE Aviation CF6-80E1.
Developed as a replacement for the A300-600R and as a competitor to the 767-300ER. First flew on August 13, 1997 with the first aircraft entering service during 1998 with Canada 3000. Based on the A330-300 the major differences are a shortened fuselage with an overall length of 59.00m (193ft 7in), compared to 63.70m (209ft 0in) of the A330-300. Enlarged horizontal and vertical tail surfaces to compensate for the shorter fuselage. A centre fuel tank increasing range to 11,850km. Seats 247 passengers in a typical configuration, Maximum of 406.
An all-cargo variant of the A330-200 with a maximum payload of 70 tonnes and range of over 7,400 km. The first flight occurred on November 5, 2009 with the first aircraft entering service in July 2010 with Etihad Etihad Cargo. It has a revised nose undercarriage layout to overcome the A330’s nose-down attitude on the ground. The nose-gear is attached lower in the fuselage and housed in a distinctive blister fairing. This raises the aircraft’s nose leveling the cargo deck.
In 2012, Airbus announced plans for a passenger-to-freighter conversion program (P2F program) with ST Aerospace. Both the A330-300 and A330-200 are to be part of the program. The A330-200P2F will have a maximum payload of 59 tonnes and maximum range of 7408km. In December 2014, Egyptair Cargo ordered the first A330-300P2F, it is due to enter service in 2017.
The A330neo (New Engine Option) is a development from the initial A330. Launched in July 2014 at the Farnborough Airshow. The two variants are the A330-800neo (A330-200) and A330-900neo (A330-300). The A330-800neo will retain the fuselage length of the A330-200, with cabin optimisation allowing up to six additional seats. It will feature new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, improved aerodynamics including A350-style winglets increasing the span by 3.7m to 64m. Along with aerodynamic improvements including new composite Sharklet wingtips increasing the wing span 3.7 metres.
It will have a 14% better fuel economy per seat. The A330-200neo will accommodate 257 passengers in a typical layout or 406 in high-density and have a maximum range of 13900 km. The first A330neo delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018.
JC Wings JC4ETD949 (XX4949) – 1/400 Scale Airbus A330-200 Diecast Model. Registered A6-EYH, Etihad “Expo”.