- Diecast model
- Highly detailed
- Aircraft registration: G-FDZU
- Dimensions Approximately: 3.75” L x 3.5” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors.
This Gemini Jets diecast 1/400 scale model is of a Boeing 737-800 registration G-FDZU decorated in TUI Airways livery. The aircraft was originally delivered in March 2011 and is in active service.
This model is a great addition to your diorama or aircraft collection.
TUI Airways Limited, (formerly Thomson Airways) and often referred to just as TUI, is a British charter airline, offering scheduled and charter flights from the United Kingdom and Ireland to destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
The airline is the world's largest charter airline, carrying 11.8 million passengers in 2019. It is also the fourth-largest UK airline by total passengers carried, after EasyJet, British Airways and Jet2.com. TUI Airways is also the world's tenth-largest airline by number of route pairings served.
The Boeing 737 Next Generation, commonly abbreviated as 737NG, or 737 Next Gen jet airliners are narrow-body aircraft powered by two engines and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Launched in 1993 as the third generation derivative of the Boeing 737, it has been produced since 1996 and is an upgrade of the 737 Classic (−300/-400/-500) series.
It features a redesigned wing with a larger area, a wider wingspan, a greater fuel capacity and higher MTOWs. It is equipped with CFM56-7 series engines, a glass cockpit, and features upgraded and redesigned interior configurations. It has a longer range and larger variants than its predecessor: the series includes four models, the −600/-700/-800/-900, seating between 108 and 215 passengers. The 737NG's primary competition is with the Airbus A320 family.
The Boeing 737-800 is a stretched version of the 737-700. It replaced the 737-400. The Boeing 737-800 competes with the Airbus A320. The 737-800 seats 162 passengers in a two-class layout or 189 passengers in a one-class layout. The 737−800 was launched by Hapag-Lloyd Flug (now TUIfly) in 1994 and entered service in 1998.
Following Boeing's merger with McDonnell Douglas, the 737-800 also filled the gap left by Boeing's decision to discontinue the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 aircraft. For many airlines in the U.S., the 737-800 replaced aging Boeing 727-200 trijets.
The 737-800 burns 850 US gallons (3,200 L) of jet fuel per hour—about 80 percent of the fuel used by an MD-80 on a comparable flight, while carrying more passengers. The Airline Monitor, an industry publication, quotes a 737-800 fuel burn of 4.88 US gal (18.5 L) per seat per hour, compared to 5.13 US gal (19.4 L) for the A320. In 2011, United Airlines— flying a Boeing 737-800 from Houston to Chicago—operated the first U.S. commercial flight powered by a blend of algae-derived biofuel and traditional jet fuel to reduce its carbon footprint.
As of May 2019, Boeing had delivered 4,979 737-800s, 116 737-800As, and 21 737-800 BBJ2s and has 12 737-800 unfilled orders. The 737-800 is the most common variant of the 737NG and is the most widely used narrowbody aircraft. Ryanair, an Irish low-cost airline, is among the largest operators of the Boeing 737-800, with a fleet of over 400 737-800 aircraft serving routes across Europe, Middle East and North Africa.