- Diecast model
- Highly detailed
- Aircraft registration number: G-VNAP “Sleeping Beauty Rejuvenated”
- Measures Approximately: 7.375” L x 5.75” Wingspan
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
The Airbus A340 is a long-range, four-engine, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner that was developed and produced by the European aerospace company Airbus. The A340 was assembled in Toulouse, France. It seats up to 375 passengers in the standard variants and 440 in the stretched -600 series. Depending on the model, it has a range of 6,700 to 9,000 nautical miles (12,400 to 16,700 km; 7,700 to 10,400 mi). Its distinguishing features are four high-bypass turbofan engines and three-leg main landing gear.
Designed to replace early-generation Boeing 747 airliners, the A340-600 is capable of carrying 379 passengers in a three-class cabin layout 13,900 km (7,500 nmi). It provides similar passenger capacity to a 747 but with 25 percent more cargo volume, and at lower trip and seat costs. The first flight of the A340-600 was made on 23 April 2001. Virgin Atlantic began commercial services in August 2002. The variant's main competitor is the 777-300ER. The A340-600 was replaced by the A350-1000.
This Gemini Jets diecast 1/400 scale model is of an Airbus A340-600 registration G-VNAP. The aircraft was name “Sleeping Beauty” until February 2015 when it was withdrawn from service. In 2018 the aircraft was placed back into service and renamed “Sleeping Beauty Rejuvenated” and painted with “a big Virgin Atlantic thank you” along it’s fuselage. The aircraft is currently in service.
This model is a great addition to your diorama or aircraft collection.