Skywings - November
Skywings continues to focus on its home market of China but does so with some unusual and interesting releases. The clear winner of this month must be the new mould for a Comac C919, China's answer to the A320. The C919 prototype has now flown but it remains to be seen whether it can be more competitive than the ARJ-21 has proven. At least theoretically 730 of these are on order, almost universally for the massively growing Chinese home market.
More unusual even than that is an A330 for Chrysanthemum Airlines. Who are they? I just don't know. They have a blank webpage and an odd Facebook page but are they a real startup or something else. Does anyone have any information? I get the feeling this is a fantasy release of some kind.
More normal Skywings releases include a China Express A320, two China Postal 737-300Fs and a trio of Xiamen 737-800s. One of the Xiamen 737s continues the odd nosecone theme they did with a CX A330 recently.
Panda Models - November
Panda motor on with an interesting batch of releases centred around their new 737 MAX-8 and older but updated 737-800 moulds. These cover Lion Air and special schemes for the Russian airline Nordstar and the Japanese JTA.
The other trio of releases represent the first A320NEOs for Sichuan and an interesting VR- registered Cathay Pacific 50th Anniversary scheme from 1996:
Last Month's Releases in the Flesh
Once again last month's releases are all out and look pretty fine. Here's a snapshot of some of them:
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