Most recently I wrote about them in April 2020 when the brand reappeared after a hiatus since December 2018 with a trio of new Chinese A321 releases, of which in the end I acquired two: Juneyao and Cathay Dragon neos.
At the time is was unclear whether the reborn HYJLwings was just a sub-brand of NG Models or was semi-independent. It still is, although sources suggest that the original HYJL owner is no longer in control. What makes me think it still however isn't just an NG Models sub-brand is that both HYJL and NG independently produced the Cathay Pacific A321neo.
Regardless there is obviously still a strong connection with NG Models as HYJL continues to have access to the A321, now being used by NG, and has also used the NG Models 737-800 mould.
As always the models are produced in limited runs of 120-200 units and primarily sold on the Chinese market via taobao shops. Releases this year are as follows (note both the Qantas and Cathay A321s were also made by Panda):
The last three of these A321s have just been released to market.
The trio of 737-800s released sometime in late 2020 marked the first and so far only usage of the mould by the HYJLwings brand name.
NG Models have a history of releasing models for the China market only (see the recent Air China A330 for example) so I am uncertain why the HYJLwings brand name still exists but regardless they are producing some nice exclusive models as they have always done. Understandably these primarily appeal to Chinese collectors but it pays to keep an eye out anyway, as you never know what they might slip out.
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