May was a busy month for the factory and the catching up of the announced models over the last little while. May we saw some Airbus models which were announced a while being delivered as you can see below on the NEW ARRIVALS page. A limited number of models have been announced for June which can be found listed on the LANDING SOON page which we are confident will be released in good time with some of them already being produced for immediate shipping so these will be limited in numbers as only a small number were made as always. June, we expect to see the Convair CV-990, CV-880 models arrive with the long-awaited Lockheed P-3, Fokker F-28 and 707 models. Looking at the schedule for the coming months we hope to have everything bac to some sort of normal by late July / early August. We continue to receive requests for the models and once again thank you for taking the time out to send these and these do not go unnoticed and soke of them included in the line-up. At the end of June, we expect to be able to announce a new tooling which is already being worked on and coming to the end of the development for us to use which we are excited about; details will be given at the end of June.
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Trans World Airlines - TWA Boeing 747-131 N93117
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Continental Airlines Boeing 747-243B N605PE
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.
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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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
We would like to thank the retailers for their support of our product and collectors worldwide for purchasing our product.