The next generation of diecast models
Welcome to the Inflight200 website. We have introduced some new features which include our “LATEST NEWS”
from the manufacturing plant where you can view photos of samples due to be put into production and news on new tooling planned for the second half of 2018.
CUSTOMER COMMENTS / TESTIMONIALS
Latest News June 2019
Hard to believe that we are in June already half way through the year. The first week in June we see the shipments leave to the distributors for the Pan Am A310 which should be arriving in the retailers in the coming weeks. June will also see the arrival of the first Airbus A319 model and also the first Boeing 787-10 which is being worked on at this time. Unfortunately we are not quiet ready to announce the completely new tooling but this should happen in July which we are excited about and we think will fill a little void in the collection. Other new tooling's are being worked on for 2019 which we should see in the third and fourth quarters of this year and once we get closer completion then these will be announced but expect another 4 new models for this year. Releases for this month will see an unusual addition which is the Family Airlines Boeing 747 which was going to be a low cost American airline designed for family travel offering low cost fairs within the USA, once again an unusual selection but one that has been asked for many times, other releases this month are listed below and as always models will be limited in numbers.
As always we would like to thank you for your suggestions that we receive on a daily basis and as you can see some of them are put into production, might not be right away, but all suggestions are recorded and if they are popular then these will be scheduled for a future release.
Pan Am Airbus A310-222 N805PA
“NEW ARRIVALS” is where you can see photos of the most recent models in the process of being despatched Worldwide to our distributors. A newly added "FEATURED GALLERY" will display 15 releases
of model aircraft we think will be of interest to the collector or Airline organisation respectively.
COMING SOON NEW TOOLING
During 2018 we manufactured more exclusive models for Airlines and Air Forces worldwide than ever before and we are proud to announce many more are on order so keep Inflight200-models.com on your favourites and check back regularly for updates.
BalairCTA Airbus A310-325 HB-IPN
See our latest releases section for new arrivals and future releases. Feel free to click on the collections where you can see the complete production listing for each type manufactured.
InFlight 200 is a professional range of 1:200 scale model aircraft manufactured for the World's Airlines and model collectors alike.
Pioneering engineers for Inflight200 were able to manufacture a superb quality of model aircraft never seen before in the scale of 1:200. The range has high technical tampo printing, rolling undercarriage with rubber tyres, spinning fan blades in the engines, antennas and with the larger aircraft types a swivelling nose wheel, leaving nothing to the imagination. With feedback and praise coming from airlines and collectors around the world Inflight200 continues to strive to set new standards including additions of flaps up or flaps down choices in wing configuration.
Inflight200 has a wide range of civil and military aircraft types manufactured over the years including "retro" models of the 1960's, 70's and 80's. The largest aircraft manufactured to date has been the NASA Boeing 747 with space shuttle on the back, down to the smallest being the Lockheed C-140 Jetstar. New mould types are planned so keep a close eye on this website for more news.
Please use the navigation menu to the left to view the wide array of models released to date.
2007 was an historic year for Boeing with the 40th Anniversary of the first flight of the ever popular 737-200 which first took to the skies back in 1967 on August 8th. To commemorate this we have produced a limited edition model to represent the first flight of this historic airliner.
Inflight200 are pleased to be able to offer model types of airliners and military transports from the 1960's to the current day.
We celebrated in 2007 also the 40th anniversary of the Douglas DC-8-63 which first flew on April 10th 1967 and was delivered to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on July 15th of the same year. The aircraft was then put into commercial service on July 27th 1967. With the development of the series 63 aircraft which was the fuselage of the DC-8-61 and the wings of the DC-8-62, we at Inflight thought it would be good to develop this model from our very much appreciated DC-8-62. We were pleased to be able to introduce the DC-8-63 into the collection in 2008, with Iberia being the first and CP Air coming later that year.
We at Inflight 200 want to be able to capture the history of aviation with models of high quality and detail.
We hope you enjoy our efforts in bringing accurate models to your collection.
We at InFlight 200 would like to show the amount of precision work involved and the various stages of manufacturing process, from concept to finished product. Below, is only a small sample of the intense work that goes into the production of our models.
Stage 1: Deciding the subject of the next mould.
Using the 747 as an example, the first thing to establish is how many liveries can be applied to the aircraft, bearing in mind that the mould cost for this aircraft is in excess of US $80,000! Of course, the 747 will be a very popular subject, hence the next step is to approach Boeing for the license to manufacture their aircraft. Once licensing is agreed, and royalties are negotiated, we can move on to stage 2...
Stage 2: Deciding the colour scheme for the next release.
This stage of production takes place at least six months before scheduled release date. The choice of scheme depends on a number of factors, such as airline license, saleability and collectability. If an airline approaches us for a product, we do our best to ensure that limited numbers become available for the collector, for example with the Qantas releases. Once an airline has been decided, any airline licenses are obtained and royalties negotiated, we can then move on to stage 3...
Stage 3: Artwork.
Communication with the factory in China opens with us sending information and reference pictures for the chosen subject. With regular visits to the factory, we are able to check up on progress, and make corrections and alterations where necessary; if needed, we can consult the airlines for their requirements. Artwork (see below) can take up to two/three months to achieve the required standard, with various emails and telephone calls back and forth to the factory before stage 4...
The artwork for this particular aircraft was put on various forums for the collector to scrutinize, and to pass comments on anything that needed amending.
Stage 4: Manufacturing process.
Once the artwork has been approved and signed off, the model can then go into production. Contrary to belief, these models are hand made. Each model passes through approximately 30-40 pairs of hands before the finished aircraft is boxed for dispatch.
- The cast of the aircraft is produced and cleaned up by hand.
- The wing and fuselage sections are then prepared for printing.
The prepared sections are then tampo printed for the correct colour scheme.
- This process can take several repetitions, depending on the complexity of the final colour scheme.
- The printed parts are then assembled and quality control looks for any defects on the parts.
- The final stage in the factory is for the product to go through a final quality control check, then it is boxed in preparation for dispatch.
Stage 5: Distribution.
All orders are fulfilled from the distribution centre in Hong Kong and shipped out all around the world to the relevant distributors, who in turn distribute to their authorized retailers.
Stage 6: Retail.
We would like to thank the retailers for their support of our product and collectors worldwide for purchasing our product.