3251 results found
Registration / Serial:F-ZBMH
Other Marks:75
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8
Aircraft Generic Type:Bombardier DHC-8 Dash 8
Aircraft Version:Conair DHC-8-402 Q400-MR
Manufacturers:Bombardier / Conair
C/n (msn):4577
Operator / Titles:Sécurité Civile
City / Airport:Farnborough (EGLF / FAB)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 December 2020
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:313549Submit Correction
View count: 38
Departing on its flight back to base at Nimes, a very welcome capture at my local airport. Although a real rarity over here, this was its second visit in recent weeks, this time in perfect conditions. Four of these multi-role 'FireGuard' water bombers are being acquired for France after conversion by Conair, to compliment two existing (ex-SAS) examples. In fire-fighting configuration, a large detachable pannier encircles the lower mid-fuselage and can drop 10,000 lites of water, foam or retardant. Otherwise, 64 pax, 9 tonnes of freight or six stretchers and medical kit can be carried.
Registration / Serial:F-ZBMH
Aircraft Version:Conair DHC-8-402 Q400-MR
C/n (msn):4577
Operator / Titles:Sécurité Civile
City / Airport:Farnborough (EGLF / FAB)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 December 2020
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:F-ZBMH
Other Marks:75
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8
Aircraft Generic Type:Bombardier DHC-8 Dash 8
Aircraft Version:Conair DHC-8-402 Q400-MR
Manufacturers:Bombardier / Conair
C/n (msn):4577
Operator / Titles:Sécurité Civile
City / Airport:Farnborough (EGLF / FAB)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 December 2020
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:313549Submit Correction
View count: 38
Departing on its flight back to base at Nimes, a very welcome capture at my local airport. Although a real rarity over here, this was its second visit in recent weeks, this time in perfect conditions. Four of these multi-role 'FireGuard' water bombers are being acquired for France after conversion by Conair, to compliment two existing (ex-SAS) examples. In fire-fighting configuration, a large detachable pannier encircles the lower mid-fuselage and can drop 10,000 lites of water, foam or retardant. Otherwise, 64 pax, 9 tonnes of freight or six stretchers and medical kit can be carried.
Registration / Serial:F-ZBMH
Aircraft Version:Conair DHC-8-402 Q400-MR
C/n (msn):4577
Operator / Titles:Sécurité Civile
City / Airport:Farnborough (EGLF / FAB)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 December 2020
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CS-TJR
Aircraft Original Type:Airbus A321
Aircraft Generic Type:Airbus A321
Aircraft Version:Airbus A321-251NX
C/n (msn):10105
Operator / Titles:TAP Air Portugal
Operator Painted:TAP - Transportes Aéreos Portugueses
Aircraft Name:Portugal
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:17 December 2020
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:312500Submit Correction
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On its first sunny visit to Heathrow, bringing back memories of 707s, 727s and Caravelles there back in the day
Registration / Serial:CS-TJR
Aircraft Version:Airbus A321-251NX
C/n (msn):10105
Operator / Titles:TAP Air Portugal
Operator Painted:TAP - Transportes Aéreos Portugueses
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:17 December 2020
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:CS-TJR
Aircraft Original Type:Airbus A321
Aircraft Generic Type:Airbus A321
Aircraft Version:Airbus A321-251NX
C/n (msn):10105
Operator / Titles:TAP Air Portugal
Operator Painted:TAP - Transportes Aéreos Portugueses
Aircraft Name:Portugal
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:17 December 2020
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:312500Submit Correction
View count: 59
On its first sunny visit to Heathrow, bringing back memories of 707s, 727s and Caravelles there back in the day
Registration / Serial:CS-TJR
Aircraft Version:Airbus A321-251NX
C/n (msn):10105
Operator / Titles:TAP Air Portugal
Operator Painted:TAP - Transportes Aéreos Portugueses
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:17 December 2020
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:LN-TSN
Alternate Serial:44-70515
Military Code:AF-R
Aircraft Original Type:Noorduyn Norseman
Aircraft Generic Type:Noorduyn Norseman (C-64)
Aircraft Version:Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman VI
C/n (msn):780
Operator Painted:Norway - Air Force
City / Airport:Oslo - Gardermoen (ENGM / OSL)Map
Country:Norway
Photo Date:1 December 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:135627Submit Correction
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Built in 1944 as a UC-64A with US serial 44-70515, this Norseman was delivered to the UK and flew briefly at the Norwegian training base at Winkleigh, Devon in May 1945. On joining the R Norwegian Air Force it was given the identity 'R-AF', flying on wheels and floats. In 1959 it was sold as LN-TSN and again to Sweden in 1963 becoming SE-CGM. It is now operated by the Norwegian Spitfire Foundation. Making its first appearance in the UK since 1945 at Duxford in 2017, it is seen here overwintering in the museum hangar at Gardermoen and flies from Kjeller aerodrome in summer.
Registration / Serial:LN-TSN
Alternate Serial:44-70515
Aircraft Version:Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman VI
C/n (msn):780
Operator Painted:Norway - Air Force
City / Airport:Oslo - Gardermoen (ENGM / OSL)Map
Country:Norway
Photo Date:1 December 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:LN-TSN
Alternate Serial:44-70515
Military Code:AF-R
Aircraft Original Type:Noorduyn Norseman
Aircraft Generic Type:Noorduyn Norseman (C-64)
Aircraft Version:Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman VI
C/n (msn):780
Operator Painted:Norway - Air Force
City / Airport:Oslo - Gardermoen (ENGM / OSL)Map
Country:Norway
Photo Date:1 December 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:135627Submit Correction
View count: 128
Built in 1944 as a UC-64A with US serial 44-70515, this Norseman was delivered to the UK and flew briefly at the Norwegian training base at Winkleigh, Devon in May 1945. On joining the R Norwegian Air Force it was given the identity 'R-AF', flying on wheels and floats. In 1959 it was sold as LN-TSN and again to Sweden in 1963 becoming SE-CGM. It is now operated by the Norwegian Spitfire Foundation. Making its first appearance in the UK since 1945 at Duxford in 2017, it is seen here overwintering in the museum hangar at Gardermoen and flies from Kjeller aerodrome in summer.
Registration / Serial:LN-TSN
Alternate Serial:44-70515
Aircraft Version:Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman VI
C/n (msn):780
Operator Painted:Norway - Air Force
City / Airport:Oslo - Gardermoen (ENGM / OSL)Map
Country:Norway
Photo Date:1 December 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Stauning (EKVJ / STA)Map
Country:Denmark
Collection:Danmarks Flymuseum
Photo Date:21 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:135623Submit Correction
View count: 102
Outstanding among the delightful collection of KZ types kept at the Danmarks Flymuseum is the KZ IV twin-engined ambulance aeroplane from 1944, one of only two built. Considered by the museum as one of their most prized exhibits, KZ IV OY-DIZ was designed and built for the Danish flying ambulance service known as 'Zonen' and benefitted from the concession allowed by the wartime occupying German forces for medical flights. Powered by two Gipsy Major X 130hp engines, it possessed excellent short-field performance. It crashed in 1979 but after an extensive rebuild, remains in flying condition.
Registration / Serial:OY-DIZ
Aircraft Version:SAI KZ IV
C/n (msn):43
Operator Painted:Zonen (Zone Redningskorpset)
City / Airport:Stauning (EKVJ / STA)Map
Country:Denmark
Photo Date:21 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Stauning (EKVJ / STA)Map
Country:Denmark
Collection:Danmarks Flymuseum
Photo Date:21 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:135623Submit Correction
View count: 102
Outstanding among the delightful collection of KZ types kept at the Danmarks Flymuseum is the KZ IV twin-engined ambulance aeroplane from 1944, one of only two built. Considered by the museum as one of their most prized exhibits, KZ IV OY-DIZ was designed and built for the Danish flying ambulance service known as 'Zonen' and benefitted from the concession allowed by the wartime occupying German forces for medical flights. Powered by two Gipsy Major X 130hp engines, it possessed excellent short-field performance. It crashed in 1979 but after an extensive rebuild, remains in flying condition.
Registration / Serial:OY-DIZ
Aircraft Version:SAI KZ IV
C/n (msn):43
Operator Painted:Zonen (Zone Redningskorpset)
City / Airport:Stauning (EKVJ / STA)Map
Country:Denmark
Photo Date:21 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 April 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:135592Submit Correction
View count: 81
The fourth and last in the present series of BA retros is this 747 in the 1980s 'Negus' livery. Although BA's 747-100s and 200s appeared in this scheme originally, by the time that the first 400s were delivered in 1989, the 'Landor' livery (now applied as the retro scheme on G-BNLY) had been adopted.
Registration / Serial:G-CIVB
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-436
C/n (msn):25811 / 1018
Operator / Titles:British Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 April 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 April 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:135592Submit Correction
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The fourth and last in the present series of BA retros is this 747 in the 1980s 'Negus' livery. Although BA's 747-100s and 200s appeared in this scheme originally, by the time that the first 400s were delivered in 1989, the 'Landor' livery (now applied as the retro scheme on G-BNLY) had been adopted.
Registration / Serial:G-CIVB
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-436
C/n (msn):25811 / 1018
Operator / Titles:British Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 April 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:EW-400PO
Aircraft Original Type:Embraer ERJ-190
Aircraft Generic Type:Embraer ERJ-190/195/Lineage
Aircraft Version:Embraer 195LR (ERJ-190-200LR)
C/n (msn):19000668
Operator / Titles:Belavia
Promotional Titles:World of Tanks
City / Airport:London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:13 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:131349Submit Correction
View count: 81
In December 2018 this ERJ became the second aircraft to carry the eye-catching World of Tanks livery, promoting a videogame of that name. Like the first, a Belavia 737-300, I was very lucky to catch a glimpse of sun as it landed at Gatwick at the end of a service from Minsk - this is only the aircraft's second visit to the UK in these colours, the first being on a grey day. By the time it was side-on, the sun was gone.
Registration / Serial:EW-400PO
Aircraft Version:Embraer 195LR (ERJ-190-200LR)
C/n (msn):19000668
Operator / Titles:Belavia
City / Airport:London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:13 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:EW-400PO
Aircraft Original Type:Embraer ERJ-190
Aircraft Generic Type:Embraer ERJ-190/195/Lineage
Aircraft Version:Embraer 195LR (ERJ-190-200LR)
C/n (msn):19000668
Operator / Titles:Belavia
Promotional Titles:World of Tanks
City / Airport:London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:13 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:131349Submit Correction
View count: 81
In December 2018 this ERJ became the second aircraft to carry the eye-catching World of Tanks livery, promoting a videogame of that name. Like the first, a Belavia 737-300, I was very lucky to catch a glimpse of sun as it landed at Gatwick at the end of a service from Minsk - this is only the aircraft's second visit to the UK in these colours, the first being on a grey day. By the time it was side-on, the sun was gone.
Registration / Serial:EW-400PO
Aircraft Version:Embraer 195LR (ERJ-190-200LR)
C/n (msn):19000668
Operator / Titles:Belavia
City / Airport:London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:13 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-EUPJ
Aircraft Original Type:Airbus A319
Aircraft Generic Type:Airbus A319
Aircraft Version:Airbus A319-131
C/n (msn):1232
Operator / Titles:British Airways
Operator Painted:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:5 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:129550Submit Correction
View count: 313
Making its first fully sunny arrival at Heathrow, the superb BEA retro on finals from Zurich. BA, you have done a fine job here. Note the red under the wings, although for reasons quoted as something to do with 'reflectivity', they have not been able to do the same on top. For me this iconic livery is the best of their retro set - a scheme I last photographed on an operational aircraft in 1971.
Registration / Serial:G-EUPJ
Aircraft Version:Airbus A319-131
C/n (msn):1232
Operator / Titles:British Airways
Operator Painted:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:5 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:G-EUPJ
Aircraft Original Type:Airbus A319
Aircraft Generic Type:Airbus A319
Aircraft Version:Airbus A319-131
C/n (msn):1232
Operator / Titles:British Airways
Operator Painted:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:5 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:129550Submit Correction
View count: 313
Making its first fully sunny arrival at Heathrow, the superb BEA retro on finals from Zurich. BA, you have done a fine job here. Note the red under the wings, although for reasons quoted as something to do with 'reflectivity', they have not been able to do the same on top. For me this iconic livery is the best of their retro set - a scheme I last photographed on an operational aircraft in 1971.
Registration / Serial:G-EUPJ
Aircraft Version:Airbus A319-131
C/n (msn):1232
Operator / Titles:British Airways
Operator Painted:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:5 March 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 February 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:126494Submit Correction
View count: 293
Delivered to Heathrow after painting in Dublin the day before, BA's much-vaunted BOAC retro makes her first departure on BA117 to JFK
Registration / Serial:G-BYGC
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-436
C/n (msn):25823 / 1195
Operator / Titles:British Airways
Operator Painted:BOAC
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 February 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 February 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:126494Submit Correction
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Delivered to Heathrow after painting in Dublin the day before, BA's much-vaunted BOAC retro makes her first departure on BA117 to JFK
Registration / Serial:G-BYGC
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-436
C/n (msn):25823 / 1195
Operator / Titles:British Airways
Operator Painted:BOAC
City / Airport:London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:19 February 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:C-FTGX
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Basler BT-67 Turbo-67
Manufacturers:Douglas / Basler
C/n (msn):25769/14324
Operator / Titles:Bell Geospace Aviation
City / Airport:Bournemouth - International (EGHH / BOH)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 January 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:115099Submit Correction
View count: 170
Taken just 9 hours into 2019, making the best possible start to the aviation photo New Year... Bell's Turbo Dak is seen here departing Bournemouth but came back a few minutes later with a fault. The long flight from Canada was not without difficulty either, having got stuck for over a week in a snowstorm at Goose Bay, eventually arriving at Bournemouth from Reykjavik on New Year's Eve. It is apparently on its way to a survey job in Croatia.
Registration / Serial:C-FTGX
Aircraft Version:Basler BT-67 Turbo-67
C/n (msn):25769/14324
Operator / Titles:Bell Geospace Aviation
City / Airport:Bournemouth - International (EGHH / BOH)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 January 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:C-FTGX
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Basler BT-67 Turbo-67
Manufacturers:Douglas / Basler
C/n (msn):25769/14324
Operator / Titles:Bell Geospace Aviation
City / Airport:Bournemouth - International (EGHH / BOH)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 January 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:115099Submit Correction
View count: 170
Taken just 9 hours into 2019, making the best possible start to the aviation photo New Year... Bell's Turbo Dak is seen here departing Bournemouth but came back a few minutes later with a fault. The long flight from Canada was not without difficulty either, having got stuck for over a week in a snowstorm at Goose Bay, eventually arriving at Bournemouth from Reykjavik on New Year's Eve. It is apparently on its way to a survey job in Croatia.
Registration / Serial:C-FTGX
Aircraft Version:Basler BT-67 Turbo-67
C/n (msn):25769/14324
Operator / Titles:Bell Geospace Aviation
City / Airport:Bournemouth - International (EGHH / BOH)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 January 2019
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-7137
Aircraft Original Type:Aerospatiale AS-332 Super Puma
Aircraft Generic Type:Eurocopter AS-332/532/EC-225/725 Super Puma/Cougar
Aircraft Version:Eurocopter EC-225LP Super Puma Mk2+
C/n (msn):2786
Operator / Titles:China Rescue
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Event:China Airshow 2018
Photo Date:10 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104763Submit Correction
View count: 54
On standby through the Zhuhai airshow, this Super Puma was delivered in 2011 via Corfu among other stops.
Registration / Serial:B-7137
Aircraft Version:Eurocopter EC-225LP Super Puma Mk2+
C/n (msn):2786
Operator / Titles:China Rescue
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:10 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-7137
Aircraft Original Type:Aerospatiale AS-332 Super Puma
Aircraft Generic Type:Eurocopter AS-332/532/EC-225/725 Super Puma/Cougar
Aircraft Version:Eurocopter EC-225LP Super Puma Mk2+
C/n (msn):2786
Operator / Titles:China Rescue
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Event:China Airshow 2018
Photo Date:10 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104763Submit Correction
View count: 54
On standby through the Zhuhai airshow, this Super Puma was delivered in 2011 via Corfu among other stops.
Registration / Serial:B-7137
Aircraft Version:Eurocopter EC-225LP Super Puma Mk2+
C/n (msn):2786
Operator / Titles:China Rescue
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:10 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:11 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104761Submit Correction
View count: 50
Another member of the HNA empire, Chongqing-based West Air inaugurated service in 2010, adding its first international route to Singapore in 2016. At the time of writing the fleet comprised 30 A319/320.
Registration / Serial:B-8642
Aircraft Version:Airbus A320-214
C/n (msn):7325
Operator / Titles:West Air
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:11 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:11 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104761Submit Correction
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Another member of the HNA empire, Chongqing-based West Air inaugurated service in 2010, adding its first international route to Singapore in 2016. At the time of writing the fleet comprised 30 A319/320.
Registration / Serial:B-8642
Aircraft Version:Airbus A320-214
C/n (msn):7325
Operator / Titles:West Air
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:11 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-2448
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 747
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 747-200
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-2J6B(SF)
C/n (msn):23461 / 628
Operator / Titles:Uni-Top Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104755Submit Correction
View count: 94
The prospects for the Uni-Top's three old 747 freighters stored at Wuhan do not look good. The third, parked at right angles to the subject here, is B-2450.
Registration / Serial:B-2448
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-2J6B(SF)
C/n (msn):23461 / 628
Operator / Titles:Uni-Top Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-2448
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 747
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 747-200
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-2J6B(SF)
C/n (msn):23461 / 628
Operator / Titles:Uni-Top Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104755Submit Correction
View count: 94
The prospects for the Uni-Top's three old 747 freighters stored at Wuhan do not look good. The third, parked at right angles to the subject here, is B-2450.
Registration / Serial:B-2448
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-2J6B(SF)
C/n (msn):23461 / 628
Operator / Titles:Uni-Top Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104754Submit Correction
View count: 46
Originally a Monarch aircraft, but sold to Dragonair in 2000, long before the collapse of the iconic British carrier.
Registration / Serial:B-HTF
Aircraft Version:Airbus A321-231
C/n (msn):633
Operator / Titles:Cathay Dragon Airways
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104754Submit Correction
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Originally a Monarch aircraft, but sold to Dragonair in 2000, long before the collapse of the iconic British carrier.
Registration / Serial:B-HTF
Aircraft Version:Airbus A321-231
C/n (msn):633
Operator / Titles:Cathay Dragon Airways
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104736Submit Correction
View count: 44
Pulling off runway 04L after landing, this A320 was reportedly in store for eight months till August 2018, but now sports this special livery featuring Paul Frank, an American cartoonist and fashion designer.
Registration / Serial:B-6725
Aircraft Version:Airbus A320-232
C/n (msn):4471
Operator / Titles:Capital Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104736Submit Correction
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Pulling off runway 04L after landing, this A320 was reportedly in store for eight months till August 2018, but now sports this special livery featuring Paul Frank, an American cartoonist and fashion designer.
Registration / Serial:B-6725
Aircraft Version:Airbus A320-232
C/n (msn):4471
Operator / Titles:Capital Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-2462
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 747
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 747-200
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-2J6F/SCD
C/n (msn):24960 / 814
Operator / Titles:Uni-Top Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104703Submit Correction
View count: 177
Three Uni-Top B742Fs are presently stored near the end of Wuhan's runway 22L. I was fortunate in that Air France let me use the empty business-class cabin to catch some photos of them as we took off, as there were no other right-hand window seats free.
Registration / Serial:B-2462
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-2J6F/SCD
C/n (msn):24960 / 814
Operator / Titles:Uni-Top Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-2462
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 747
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 747-200
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-2J6F/SCD
C/n (msn):24960 / 814
Operator / Titles:Uni-Top Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104703Submit Correction
View count: 177
Three Uni-Top B742Fs are presently stored near the end of Wuhan's runway 22L. I was fortunate in that Air France let me use the empty business-class cabin to catch some photos of them as we took off, as there were no other right-hand window seats free.
Registration / Serial:B-2462
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-2J6F/SCD
C/n (msn):24960 / 814
Operator / Titles:Uni-Top Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:12 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104689Submit Correction
View count: 42
Special scheme promoting Pand-Auto, described as a car-hailing platform for new energy vehicles which will be exploring autonomous technologies, launched in conjunction with Baidu, the local equivalent of Google (barred in China).
Registration / Serial:B-9949
Aircraft Version:Airbus A320-214
C/n (msn):5626
Operator / Titles:West Air
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:12 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:12 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104689Submit Correction
View count: 42
Special scheme promoting Pand-Auto, described as a car-hailing platform for new energy vehicles which will be exploring autonomous technologies, launched in conjunction with Baidu, the local equivalent of Google (barred in China).
Registration / Serial:B-9949
Aircraft Version:Airbus A320-214
C/n (msn):5626
Operator / Titles:West Air
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:12 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-5535
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 737
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 737-800 / 737-8 (BBJ2)
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-85C
C/n (msn):37579 / 3424
Operator / Titles:Xiamen Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104688Submit Correction
View count: 31
Another of the 150-odd Xiamen 737s taxiing in to the vast new terminal at Wuhan opened in 2017, having landed on runway 04L.
Registration / Serial:B-5535
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-85C
C/n (msn):37579 / 3424
Operator / Titles:Xiamen Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-5535
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 737
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 737-800 / 737-8 (BBJ2)
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-85C
C/n (msn):37579 / 3424
Operator / Titles:Xiamen Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104688Submit Correction
View count: 31
Another of the 150-odd Xiamen 737s taxiing in to the vast new terminal at Wuhan opened in 2017, having landed on runway 04L.
Registration / Serial:B-5535
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-85C
C/n (msn):37579 / 3424
Operator / Titles:Xiamen Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104678Submit Correction
View count: 37
With a colour scheme rather reminiscent of Pepsi-Cola, Chongqing Airlines had a fleet of 21 A319/320s, to which the A320neo has now been added.
Registration / Serial:B-6187
Aircraft Version:Airbus A319-132
C/n (msn):3903
Operator / Titles:Chongqing Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104678Submit Correction
View count: 37
With a colour scheme rather reminiscent of Pepsi-Cola, Chongqing Airlines had a fleet of 21 A319/320s, to which the A320neo has now been added.
Registration / Serial:B-6187
Aircraft Version:Airbus A319-132
C/n (msn):3903
Operator / Titles:Chongqing Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:8 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-6109
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 737
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 737-700 / 737-7 (BBJ)
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-76J
C/n (msn):36116 / 2730
Operator / Titles:Ruili Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104673Submit Correction
View count: 36
Rather like when the state-controlled Aeroflot was broken up with the demise of the USSR, one of the benefits for the enthusiast travelling in China is discovering airlines that you'd barely if ever heard of - Kunming-based Ruili was one such example for me. Such is the nation's burgeoning airline industry that they already have 18 737NGs, including this ex-Air Berlin example, and have 737MAXs and 787s on order.
Registration / Serial:B-6109
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-76J
C/n (msn):36116 / 2730
Operator / Titles:Ruili Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-6109
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 737
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 737-700 / 737-7 (BBJ)
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-76J
C/n (msn):36116 / 2730
Operator / Titles:Ruili Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104673Submit Correction
View count: 36
Rather like when the state-controlled Aeroflot was broken up with the demise of the USSR, one of the benefits for the enthusiast travelling in China is discovering airlines that you'd barely if ever heard of - Kunming-based Ruili was one such example for me. Such is the nation's burgeoning airline industry that they already have 18 737NGs, including this ex-Air Berlin example, and have 737MAXs and 787s on order.
Registration / Serial:B-6109
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-76J
C/n (msn):36116 / 2730
Operator / Titles:Ruili Airlines
City / Airport:Wuhan - Tianhe (ZHHH / WUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:13 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-5313
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 737
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 737-800 / 737-8 (BBJ2)
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-8Q8
C/n (msn):30716 / 2210
Operator / Titles:Donghai Airlines
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:11 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104672Submit Correction
View count: 31
Most Chinese 737s have winglets nowadays, but here's one without, photographed from the roof of a friendly peasant fisherman's shack.
Registration / Serial:B-5313
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-8Q8
C/n (msn):30716 / 2210
Operator / Titles:Donghai Airlines
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:11 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:B-5313
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 737
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 737-800 / 737-8 (BBJ2)
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-8Q8
C/n (msn):30716 / 2210
Operator / Titles:Donghai Airlines
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:11 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:104672Submit Correction
View count: 31
Most Chinese 737s have winglets nowadays, but here's one without, photographed from the roof of a friendly peasant fisherman's shack.
Registration / Serial:B-5313
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-8Q8
C/n (msn):30716 / 2210
Operator / Titles:Donghai Airlines
City / Airport:Zhuhai - Jinwan (ZGSD / ZUH)Map
Country:China
Photo Date:11 November 2018
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact