Phoenix Model PH4VOZ1087 (10911) – 1/400 Scale A320-200 Diecast Model
Phoenix Model PH4VOZ1087 (10911) diecast model replicates in 1/400 scale the Airbus A320-200 registration VH-YUD in the livery of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines. A330-232, c/n 1922, powered by two International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 turbofans, first flew on December 19, 2002, and entered service on March 12, 2003, leased to British Mediterranean Airways who were later purchased by BMI. In early 2013 leased to Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, renamed as Virgin Australia Regional Airlines in May 2013. Named ‘Port Beach’ the aircraft operated its first revenue service with Virgin Australia on September 23, 2013. The aircraft is currently with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines.
Phoenix Model 1/400 scale Airbus A320-200 diecast model details
|Length||9.4 cm||3.70 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||8.5 cm||3.34 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand sold separately.
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, changing its name to Skywest Aviation during 1979, moving to Jandakot Airport Perth.
In 1980 Skywest Airlines formed, based at Perth Airport and in April 2013 renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines after been purchased by Virgin Australia Holdings.
The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range, a 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, 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 took place on September 25, 2014, and 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. Typical passengers seating is four abreast in first class and six in economy class, both with a single central aisle. It is powered by two CFM56-5-A1 or International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 turbofans. The A320neo uses the P&W PW1100G or CFM International LEAP-1A, engines that offer lower maintenance costs and about 15% better fuel economy.
Airbus A320-200 Specifications
- Flight Crew: two pilots
- Passenger Seating: 150 in two classes. 164 single class, 186 max
- Length: 37.57 m (123 ft)
- Wingspan: 35.8 m (38 ft 7 in)
- Height: 11.76 m (38 ft 7 in)
- Empty weight: 37,230 kg (82,078 lb)
- Engines: two CFM56-5-A1 or International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 turbofans.
- 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).