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Old 09-15-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

The usual game full of hopes, wishes, certainties and doubts about Herpa January/February 2020 news.
They will be announced at the end of September.
As usual it is very difficult to understand Herpa commercial choices, for the fact we don't know the license agreements and with which airlines: who said "YES, we have a deal" and/or "NO, the deal is not possible"? Which new airlines will enter Herpa (and our) collection and which airlines, once again, will not accept Herpa conditions?
LOT models seem light years far, the same for Iran Air and Avianca: their announced models, respectively E170/195, Fokker 100, A318, aren't produced yet and maybe will be never produced. JAL, ANA and Eva Air are "Hogan's stuff", Singapore Airlines models are produced by Herpa but it seems that the A330-300, one of the most wanted/wished/awaited 1:500 models, will remain just a sample.
Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air, Blue Air Web are important European LCC for which i am sure Herpa struggled and is struggling to obtain the license, but these airlines decided for the 1:400 scale, at least the first three, where are more than represented; a sad thing for 1:500 collectors.
Sub-Saharan Africa especially means Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, in addition to some niche airlines starting to fly with new airplanes like the A330neo (for example Air Senegal): Herpa released many widebodies of these airlines but the narrowbodies are completely missing and it is time for sure to have them in 1:500 scale. For African airlines the great problem is the "request": along with the license, the request for narrowbodies is not enough to start a production.
Central-South America is another Herpa weak point, with many single airlines and many groups flying in different Latin American countries, like LATAM, Avianca, TAME, Aerolineas Argentinas, GOL, Azul, Aeromexico etc.
Brazil is quite represented, all the other countries miss the narrowbodies, A320 family and B737-800 family.
Italy is my country, yet another Herpa weak point: yes, Air Dolomiti E195 new livery has been announced, but because the airline is "Lufthansa regional"...
For Blue Panorama and Air Italy Herpa delighted us with the usual widebodies, wonderful widebodies (B767-300WL and A330-200), neos is hard to convince and their B737-800WL/B787-9 are still waiting for a miracle! Even Blue Panorama and Air Italy B737-800WL's are still just a dream...
Virgin Atlantic is an important and most loved airline, considered by Herpa just for few models in the past: Sky500 delighted us with the B787-9 and the A330-300 (wonderful!) but now who will produce the A350-1000???
USA is well represented with American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant and for these airlines we must only wait for new models; Spirit, Frontier, Sun Country and the retunr of Southwest Airlines would be a real surprise!
Many collectors are building/builded handmade airports from USA and the narrowbodies are most than welcome!
About China very slowly Herpa produces airlines, sometimes even unknown like Loong Air (unknown by me, while i believe to have a good "civil aviation culture", because this airlines receive more likes than my poor Novair...), and this is a good thing: but i am still waiting for Air China A330-200 regular livery....
About classic airliners i can't believe there is more request for military airplanes (like the A400, Orion, C-130) than airplanes like the DC-10, DC-8, B707, DC-4, B737 classic...but if Herpa says this we must believe the manufacturer made a deep marketing research.
I would be happy for a Laker DC-10, at least because a collector would buy all the production, but also for more Viscount's, DC-8's, B707's etc.
So, these my predictions:

Eurowings A319. Herpa produced a Luftwaffe A319, a re-release, maybe this means a restart of the A319 production? If the answer is YES, the Eurowings A319 is the most predictable release.
Sundair A320. A German nich charter airline, not a wish but more the feeling it could be produced because from Germany.
Air Caraibes and/or French Bee A350-900. Herpa produces all the A350's flying and the A350 is a wonderful airplane. Some liveries are better than other and Air Caraibes has a beautiful livery. Air Caraibes and French Bee are French airlines flying to/from France Overseas Terriories using widebodies, the A330 before and the A350 now. Widebodies, Herpa's most favourite airliners...has Herpa obtained the license to produce the airplanes of these two airlines?
Laudamotion A320. Already produced as sample, i hope it will be a regular release with this batch of news.
SAS A350 new livery. Next September 19th SAS will unveil the new livery and it will wear the just arrived A350-900: maybe Herpa this time is ready to announce the airplane in 1:500 scale?
Qatar Airways A321neo or LR. After Etihad A321WL and Royal Jordanian A320 i think it is time for a Qatar Airways narrowbody, maybe the A321neo or the LR version.
Arkia A321LR. The A321LR is the new Airbus goal and Arkia operates one of the most beautiful in its striking livery.
Lufthansa, Emirates, Qantas.
British Airways A350-1000 re-release. A corrected model?!
Fiji Airways A350-900. The A330-200 has been released, the narrowbody is not so sure (Herpa prefers widebodies) so i imagine the A350 could be next to be realized.
Enter Air B737-800WL. One of the fastest growing airlines in the world, a Polish charter carrier. I feel it is time for it.
Neos or Blue Panorama B737-800WL. Herpa surprise for me?
B737 MAX8/9. There will be some B737 MAX even if i don't know which airline/s.
Prime Air B767-300F(WL). Maybe Herpa will amaze us with this wonderful release?!
Alliance Air Fokker 100. One of the few Fokker 100 still flying for this Australian regional airline. A good catch for Herpa!
Etihad Airways A350-1000. Not "if" but "when", Etihad Airways is one of Herpa favourite airlines.
Interjet SSJ-100. 22 SSJ-100 for this Mexican airline, perhaps Herpa obtained the license to produce it.
Thai Smile A320. Herpa seems to have started a good feeling with Thai airlines, even if Nok Air suddenly disappeared from 1:500 scale, so maybe a Thai Smile A320 could be produced.
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Old 09-15-2019, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

So here are the news, seen from my perspective:



B787-9 Juneyao (the next of the 3 different liveries)
B787-9 El Al "Golden Jerusalem"
B787-9 Oman Air
B787-9 Turkish Airlines
B787-9 Air Canada
B787-10 Vietnam Airlines
B777 F Turkish Cargo
B777 F DHL
B737-200 Canadian North
A320 Neo Royal Brunei
A330-200 Air Algerie (would be a nice surprise)
A330-900 Neo Air Senegal (would be a nice surprise)
A330-900 Neo Air Mauritius
A340-600 Lufthansa (new colors)
A350-900 China Eastern
A350-900 Finnair "Marimekko"
A350-1000 Etihad
A380-800 Emirates "Orange Expo 2020"
DC-10 Delta Airlines (Widget scheme)
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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

I'm expecting at least a few of these models to be part of the next batch. Let's wait and see...


- Qantas 737-800 "new livery"
- Turkish Airlines 787-9
- Vietnam Airlines 787-10
- Etihad A350-100
- China Southern A321neo
- Philippine Airlines A321neo
- Emirates A380 "expo orange"
- KLM 777-200ER "new livery"
- Air Asia A320
- Eurowings A319
- Ethiopian 737-800
- Cargolux 747-400F
- American Airlines A321neo
- Delta 757-200
- United 737-800 re-release
- TAP A320neo/A321neo
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It’s seems that Oman Air 787-9 has already been released. Not sure if it was a 9 or 8.
PS: it was the 8

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Old 09-15-2019, 06:51 PM   #5
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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

The first releases of 2020 would feature the regular ones of Emirates A380 Orange Expo and Lufthansa new livery, maybe the following...
Etihad A350
Virgin Atlantic A350
Oman Air B789 (B788 was done some releases ago)
KLM B772 new livery
Delta B737-8 or 737-9
American Airlines B737-8
WestJet B737-7 or -8 in new livery
Air Transat A330-200 new livery
May not see BA A350 so soon though...(though it would be most welcome with the WiFi dome and winglets)
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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

Hoping for:
-Any LH narrowbody in new livery (A319, A320 or A321)
-LH Regional Crj-900 in new livery
-Brussels Airlines A330-300 in new eurowhite livery
-Austrian A319 or A320
-Eurowings A319
-United Airlines 767-300ER
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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

My predictions (A spread of different manufacturers and variants across Airbus/Boeing/Embraer):

B777-300ER Garuda Indonesia "retro"
B777-300 Thai Airways "Royal Barge"
B787-9 El Al "Golden Jerusalem"
B787-9 Turkish Airlines
B787-10 Vietnam Airlines
B777F DHL
A220 Air Baltic "Estonian/Lithuanian flag"
A320 Neo Royal Brunei
A330-900 Neo Air Senegal
A350-1000 Etihad
A380-800 Emirates "Rugby World Cup Japan 2019"
ERJ 190 Air France Hop!
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My prediction:
Something in LH latest livery
Something in Emirates livery ( as usual)
A223 Air Baltic Estonia or Lithuania flag
B777F DHL

Hoping for:
B744 Atlas Air
A350-1000 BA revised
C-17A Kuwait Air Force
DC -10 Laker "Skytrain"

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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

Here are my predictions:

Air Baltic A220-300 (Estonian Flag)
Alitalia A319 or A321
Laudamotion A320
Brussels Airlines A320 or A330-300
LATAM A320neo or B777-300ER
Aeroflot A321(WL) or A330-200
Iran Air A321(WL) or MD-80
American Airlines A321neo or B737 MAX 8
Air New Zealand A321neo or B777-300ER
Eurowings A330-300 or B737-800
KLM A330-300 or B777-200
Lufthansa A340-600 or CRJ-900
China Eastern A350-900 or B787-9
Etihad Airways A350-1000
Emirates A380 (Expo 2020 - Orange)
Qantas B737-800 or B787-9 (Special Livery)
Austrian Airlines B767-300 or B777-200
TUI Airlines B767-300 or B787-9
Thai Airways B777-300 (Royal Barge Livery)
Ethiopian Airlines B777-300ER or B787-9
Royal Air Maroc B787-9
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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

My predictions:

Air Baltic A220 (Estonian and Lithuanian flags)
Iran Air ATR72
LaudaMotion A320
SAS A350 (new colours)
Qantas 787 (Special colours)
Oman Air 737
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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

The new Gulf Air Retro 787-9 could also be possible!
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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

Emirates Orange Expo A380, the last missing one.
Qatar A350-1000 OneWorld or 777-300ER
Etihad A350-1000, current stored but it would be very nice.
El Al 787-9 San Francisco or golden livery
Saudia A320-200
Royal Air Marac 787-9
Iberia A320neo OneWorld
TAP A321neo
KLM 747-400F
Lufthansa A321neo or A330-300
SAS A350 new livery
British Airways A321neo or A350-1000 re-release
Aer Lingus A321neo or A330-300
LA Compangnie A321neo
Air Baltic A220-300 re-release or one of the two missing flag livery
Oman Air 737-8
Asiana Airlines A321neo
S7 Airlines A320 special livery or a neo
Air Asia, we had now 2 special liverys and there are at least 20 missing liverys
Thai Airways 777-300 special livery
Vietnam Airlines 787-10 or A321neo
AZUL A330neo or A320neo
French Bee A350-900
Air Malta A320neo
Juneyao Airlines 787-9 the next livery
China Southern A350-900
Starlux A321neo, the new Airline in Taiwan starting in January, the first jet is painted.

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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

My first ever predictions:

- Lufthansa narrow body of some sort
- Lufthansa A340-600
- Turkish 787-9
One of the following 3
- Delta 757-200
- American A320/321
- United 767-300

- British Airways A350-1000 corrected
- some special Emirates
- Some vintage historical model
- Lufthansa Cargo MD11
- KLM A330-300
- Etihad A350-1000
- Qantas 747-400
- Westjet 737-800
- Azul of some model
- some A330-900
- And a bunch of random models
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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

Some possibilities:

Lufthansa A321 Neo New Livery
SAS A350 New Livery
LATAM 777-300ER
Air Canada 787-9 New Livery
American Airlines A321 Neo
British Airways A321 Neo
TAP A321 Neo
Royal Air Maroc 787-9
South African Airways A330-300
Air Mauritius A330-900
Qatar Airways 777-300ER
Austrian A321 Newest livery
Thai 777-300 Special Livery "Royal Barge"
Garuda Indonesia A330-900
Qantas 787-9 Special livery
EL AL Golden 787-9
Aerologic DHL 777-LRF
Boeing 787-9 "Dream Flight"
Vietnam Airlines 787-10
China Southern A350
Turkish Airlines 787-9
Gulf Air Retro 70th Anniversary 787-9

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Re: Harpa January/February 2020 news predictions.

Air Malta A320 9H-NEO

Reason(s): This is a narrow body from Europa and Herpa already produced Air Malta and hence, could have the necessary licence rights. Furthermore, Herpa might want to make use of the NEO-mould and - hey - it's a special livery...
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