The next generation of diecast models
Welcome to the Inflight 200 Models website. We shall be posting regular
updates with all the news from Inflight 200 and what is being proposed for the future with the range. Inflight
200 models are regarded as some of the best diecast 200 scale models on the market with a high quality of
detail and printing making a true 200 scale replica. We at Inflight 200 have a great range of models which is
collectible.Please bookmark the site and check back with us as we are sure there will be something for your
We would like to inform you of the latest news from the factory and the delays which we have been having with production at this time. Last year when we were in the height of the virus the production in the factory was better for us and the factory was able to produce a greater quantity of models, the main reason for this was that many factories were laying people off as they did not have any orders from the rest of the world as the world was going through the lockdowns which we have all had. However, things now have changed and there is an abundance of orders from the world going into the factories and the workforce is now harder to find as people have returned to their original jobs therefore delaying some of the production which we had planned. There have been several other factors which we have had to cope with over these last few months such as the safety of the workers for the Chinese New Year holidays as they were extended by nearly 3 weeks to allow people time to travel and quarantine when they have reached their hometown, this was for going there and coming back so unexpected time was lost. Other problems that we are having to cope with at this time is the relocation of the factory which has once again disrupted the production which has happened over the last month. Now that the factory has moved and will settle down in the coming weeks, we hope to get back on track with a production and the schedule can be met by the factory, we shall keep you informed of any news coming from them about this.
We also want to thank our distributors who we know are having a hard time at the moment with the shipping of the models and the length of time they are taking to arrive at their destinations. It has been reported to us that because of the volume of cargo that is being shipped shipping times have increased by over 50% and can now take up to 8 WEEKS to arrive to certain places.
Well, the first six months are now over, and the world is slowly getting back to normal. We have been told by SOME distributors that the shipments are getting a little better with delivery times which we are pleased to hear. June saw the arrival of the 757 and 777-300 models which have now left Asia and on the way to retailers around the world this included the long-awaited American 757 which many people have been waiting for. July we will see the arrival of the Boeing 767-300 and Airbus A321 which are now in full production and sample pictures can be seen on the NEW ARRIVALS page below and these will be updated over the coming days with pictures when they arrive. The announcement for the new releases for this month will be next week and once these are ready and confirmed then these will be posted and people with the phone app you will be sent an alert to when these are uploaded. We have received positive feedback about the APP and this will keep you updated with all the latest information from Inflight with news and pictures. As always, a BIG THANK YOU to all of you for your support and your suggestions which we receive daily keep them coming as you can see from our release schedule these we do listen and put them into production.
Wishing you all well and be safe
Inflight 200 Team
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Eastern Air Lines Boeing 757-225 N501EA
“NEW ARRIVALS” is where you can see photos of the most recent models in the
being despatched Worldwide to our distributors. A newly added "FEATURED
display 15 releases
of model aircraft we think will be of interest to the collector or Airline organisation
COMING SOON NEW TOOLING
During 2020 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. Also download our new mobile APP which will send you alerts to when
new contact is added to the website with the latest releases and news.
American Airlines Boeing 767-300 N363AA
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
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
We at Inflight 200 want to be able to capture the history of aviation with models of high quality
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
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
- 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
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
purchasing our product.