American Airlines 757-200 "One World": N174AA
This 757 is line number 998, just two away from 1,000 sadly! The aircraft is from this century. It was delivered in 2002 and served with AA until her retirement from pax duty in 2017. The frame was refitted for cargo responsibilities and sent to DHL in 2018. N174AA has only ever been done in 1/400 one time and that version was made by Gemini Jets in 2010. I have that model, and it is a nice piece respective of it's time. It has however begun to tarnish, and I look forward to a suitable replacement.
United Airlines 757-200 "United Merger": N41135
NG Models have spent a lot of time back cataloging the United Airlines fleet and each of it's last five liveries. One Word schemes, Tulip liveries, and even the battleship gray has featured on models over the last years or so. It just makes sense to continue to help completionists in their efforts to upgrade old representatives. This aircraft is line number 135 first entering service in 1999 with Continental Air Lines. The 23 year old airplane is still a mainstay in the United fleet.
Chengdu Airlines ARJ21-700: B-605N
Somewhat confusingly, COMAC began labeling their airplane at 101 instead of just 1. This means that B-605N is the 36th (as opposed to 136th) ARJ21 off the line. The aircraft has operated for Chengdu Airlines since June 2020 and is the second representative for this airline in 1/400 scale from NG Models. This is essentially a rerelease, but I'm not mad about it, the NG ARJ21 Mould form NG is tops.
Late January Announcements:
NG also announced that there are a pair of Aviastar-Tu Airlines freighters in line towards the end of January. One 757-200 registered VQ-BGG and one TU-204 registered RA-64032. These are of no particular interest to me personally but I'm sure will appeal to some.
This is a very sparse announcement from NG however, there are several models that continue to be in limbo for them. I do find it a bit of a breath of fresh air to have a fair fewer models to keep track of this month, and they are for the most part, good ones at that.
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