The US Airways is an American low-cost airline headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. In 1996, the airline ordered up to 400 new Airbus A319, A320 and A321 narrow-body twin jets for delivery starting in 1998 and continuing through 2009; then within days announced its new identity as US Airways.
The A320, a short to medium range airliner, is perhaps best known as the first airliner to introduce a fly-by-wire flight control system. The most important contributor to Airbus Industrys success as an airliner manufacturer, the four member A320 family is significant sales success and a technological trailblazer. As of early 2003, firm orders for the A320 stood at 1397 with 1131 delivered. The A320-200 is one of the member of A320s it has a maximum cruising speed of 903km/h at 28,000ft, economical cruising speed of 840km/h at 37,000ft. The A320 Airbus features a computerized on-board maintenance system. The avionics systems are designed for easy upgrade without major rework. With the exception of the very earliest A320s, most can be upgraded to the latest avionics standards, keeping the aircraft advanced even after almost 2 decades in service.
The A-320 has seating for 150 to 179 passengers, these accommodated in a wider cabin than most single-aisle aircraft, allowing for far greater comfort and the ability to take standard baggage containers. Typical cruising speed of the Airbus A-320 is Mach 0.8 with a range of 3,270 miles with 150 passengers and luggage.
Scale: 1/100 scale model, Wing Span: 13.5", Length: 14.75"