US Airways Airbus A320-200 Airplane Miniature 1:200 Scale Part#AAB-32020H-049
The A320 is perhaps best known as the first airliner to introduce a fly-by-wire flight control system - where control inputs from the pilot are transmitted to the flying surfaces by electronic signals rather than mechanical means.
Apart from a small weight saving, the advantage of Airbus' fly-by-wire is that as it is computer controlled, an inbuilt flight envelope protection makes it virtually impossible to exceed certain flight parameters such as G limits and the aircraft's maximum and minimum operating speeds and angle of attack limits.
A320 family is a significant sales success and a technological trailblazer. The 150 seat A320 is the foundation and best selling member of the family.