- Diecast model
- Highly detailed
- Aircraft registration number: N530VA
- Dimensions Approximately: 3.375” L x 3.5” Wingspan
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
- Stand not included
This Gemini Jets diecast 1/400 scale model is of Alaska Airlines Airbus A319, #N530VA. The aircraft first entered service with Virgin America November 2008 and was transferred to Alaska Airlines in January 11 2018 when Virgin America was integrated into Alaska Airlines.
The Airbus A319 is a member of the Airbus A320 family of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus. The A319 carries 124 to 156 passengers and has a maximum range of 3,700 nm (6,900 km; 4,300 mi). Final assembly of the aircraft takes place in Hamburg, Germany and Tianjin, China.
The A319 is a shortened-fuselage variant of the Airbus A320 and entered service in April 1996 with Swissair, around two years after the stretched Airbus A321 and eight years after the original A320. The aircraft shares a common type rating with all other Airbus A320 family variants, allowing existing A320 family pilots to fly the aircraft without the need for further training.
As of August 2019, a total of 1,480 Airbus A319 aircraft have been delivered, of which 1,436 are in service. In addition, another 42 airliners are on firm order (comprising 7 A319ceo and 35 A319neo). As of August 2019, American Airlines was the largest operator of the Airbus A319, operating 131 aircraft.
This model is a great addition to your diorama or aircraft collection.