Mittwoch, 9. Mai 2007

Amsterdam, May 2007

An absolute highlight for me, as I have been "hunting" this airplane for years. Finally I was able to take some decent pictures of this beast. Only one civilian example left flying - and who knows for how long - the Antonov 22 UR-09307 is operating for Antonov Design Bureau.

Another one I was keen to get. Surinam Airways only flies between Paramaribo and Amsterdam. Build in 1986 for KLM, she was transfered to Surinam Airways in 2004.

PR-LGD is one of two MD-11s Varig Log operates for longhaul services. Korean Air used this MD-11 as HL7372, converted her for freighter use till sold to Pegasus Aviation in 2005. In May 2005 she came into the fleet of VeLog.

Build for Japan Air Lines in 1971 (!) this Kalitta Air Boeing 747-146F glides towards runway 06 on a flight from Bahrain.

Japan Air Lines introduced the first airplane wearing billboard OneWorld colors. This Boeing 777-246ER is leaving the Polderbaan heading for Tokyo-Narita.

Another cargo 747 - this time in form of rather new Boeing 747-412F, B-2429, of Great Wall Airlines. Both freighters used are former Singapore Airlines examples operating out of Shanghai-Pudong.