In 1972, after a long development time, Aeroflot commissioned the urgently needed Tupolev TU-154. The original of this limited-edition model with the registration CCCP-85409 was registered in 1973, and later on converted to TU-154B standard. The first Herpa TU-154 model in the 1/200 scale will be released in the livery Aeroflot launched in 1974.
The New Engine Option is a consistent modernization of Airbus' most successful product family. In comparison to the preceding versions, next to other improvements, fuel consumption is said to be up to 15% lower. In January 2016, Lufthansa received the first of currently 35 ordered A320neos. The most noticeable visual change is the increased diameter of...
Despite sporting the Interflug livery, these two TU-154s actually belonged to the TG-44 "Arthur Pieck" transport squadron of the National People's Army. They were used to transport the former East German executive.
The retirement of the last TU-154M in January 2010 marked Aeroflot's transition to Western equipment. As one of the last aircraft, this TU-154 still received the fresh, current colors of Russia's biggest airline.
In Hungary, the era of the Soviet-dominated aviation ended in 2001, when the last TU-154 once again took off for a sightseeing flight. Malév had commissioned twelve examples of the TU-154B-2 from 1973, among them this airplane with the registration HA-LCV, which was the last to be added to the fleet in 1982.
The Zeppelin in Goodyear colors was only a foretaste when it appeared in the skies in 2010. Soon after, the tire manufacturer Goodyear – boasting its own long tradition in airship manufacturing since the 1920s – ordered three Zeppelin NTs.
The latest Boeing 767 of the Japanese Hokkaido International Airlines is a kind of flying collection of picture postcards of Hokkaido Island. The 767-33A/ER, registration JA01HD, was introduced in July 2000.
In 2001, Thomson Holidays, the holding company of Britannia Airways, was taken over by TUI. In the meantime, TUI has changed the liveries of no less than six (!) airlines to its World of TUI corporate identity. The original of this model, registration G-BYAO, was put into operation in February 1994.
For some, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser is the world's most luxurious piston-engine plane of all time, setting the benchmark for First Class. For others, the Stratocruiser is simply a huge and shapeless monster that too readily dropped out of the sky.
Today, ten mid-generation Boeing 737s form the backbone of the narrowbody fleet that Aeroflot operates to Western Europe. The American jets have taken over the role of the Tupolev TU-134, which may not take off and land in Western Europe because of its excessive noise emissions. The model is released with the Russian airline's current interim livery.
After many successful years, the open skies policy of the USA claimed its first well-known victim in 1991. Airbus, however, profited tremendously from the Eastern order of thirtyfour aircraft of this type. It opened the US market for the European aircraft manufacturing group.
Stationed at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, the unit came to fame following its participation in the successful liberation of the Air France aircraft in Uganda in 1976, hijacked by Palestinian and German terrorists.
Shortly before the Soviets gave up their blockade of Berlin's western city parts, the C-97 prototype was deployed to West Berlin for the airlift. This airplane was capable of transporting four times the freight of the previously operated C-54/DC-4s. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Berlin blockade, Herpa releases a model of the...
The government of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) maintained a full-size fleet of so-called VIP-airplanes. Among them were numerous Tu-134As, of which from 1971 on, some were equipped with the colors of the National People's Army (NVA) and some with the colors of the state airline Interflug.
Arkefly operates for the Dutch travel business Arke which is also a part of the TUI group. The affiliation is easily recognizable. Only two Boeing 767s and one leased 757 fly in white, the rest in the famous blue TUI colours with the red smile.
Until April 19, 1985, the Concorde F-WTSB was in operation for its manufacturer Aerospatiale for a total of 423 test and certification flights. It took off on its maiden flight on December 6, 1973 and was publicly premiered at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget in 1975. There, it still carried Air France's old livery in which this limited edition will be...
In 1986, Hawaiian Airlines took over five Lockheed L-1011-1s from the Japanese ANA, with which it initially offered charter- and later on also scheduled flights inter alia to the US mainland. Doing so, the airline made the step from regional airline to an internationally renowned carrier.
The "M" on the Lufthansa Boeing 747-400M stands for "mixed", and means, that the airplane is applicable for both, passenger and freight transportation. It is distinguishable by the additional cargo door on the airplane's left rear side. Passenger and cargo doors on this model are displayed open for the first time. Lufthansa currently operates eight...
The V-22 combines the vertical take-off ability of the helicopter with the speed of an aircraft. The model has numerous features, such as: transparent cockpit windows, optional short or extended refueling boom, tilting engines and exchangeable closed or open cargo hatch. .
The Dutch Air Force operates this Fokker 70 on behalf of the country's government and royal family. Following the impending retirement of the type at KLM and Austrian, PH-KBX will then be the last active F70 in Europe.