Remarks: Manufactured 1998 spring, first flight May 2 with N5573K Boeing test registration. Delivered to Maersk Air May 25 as OY-MRC. Sumisho Aircraft Asset Management BV. bought February 26 2002 where Maersk leased back from. To ACG Trust 28006 October 1 2004, leased to Maersk on the same day. Sterling Airways sub-leased September 13 2005 until its bankruptcy October 28 2008. Moskovia Airlines leased from ACG August 28 2008 as VQ-BER. Seen here as GAI9601 non scheduled flight on final from Moscow-Domodedovo. Dedicated to my daughter al-Qahirah whom we shot this beauty together.
Remarks: Second A330-243F for Qatar Cargo. First flight January 31 2013 with F-WWYR French (Airbus) test registration, delivered to customer March 15, as A7-AFY. Spotted her touchdown after flight QTR6949 has just completed.
Remarks: First flight April 9 2009 with D-AVWE German (Airbus) test registration, delivered to Hamburg International May 28 as D-AHIO, which company unfortunately ceased operations October 19 2010. To Air-Berlin between December 2010 and June 2011. To the Tunisian Syphax Airlines March 15 2012. Seen here decelerating after flight SYA5512 from Monastir has been completed.
Remarks: Manufactured mid 1988 for Guiness Peat Aviation (GPA). First flight August 30, delivered to Air UK Leisure October 14, as G-UKLA. Between October 24 1989 and June 20 1991 Malaysia Airlines as G-UKLA (as from January 1 1990 as 9M-MLC). Between October 2 1995 and April 28 1997 to Modiluft (India) as VT-MGE. June 1997 to KLM (PH-BPA), November 2000 to Air Mediterranée, April 2001 to Sky Airlines (TC-SKA). Stored February 2008, then March 2009 to Bluebird Cargo. Converted to Special Freighter (SF) at BEDEK. Seen here on a smooth touchdown 31R as arriving from Liége.
Remarks: Fressshh! First flight January 28 2013 as D-AVYL, delivered to GermanWings February 5 as D-AGWU. Seen here during intense deceleration on 31R on a misty Saturday morning, completing flight 4U 788 from Cologne.
Remarks: One of the last IL-62s ever built. Manufactured in Kazan for Kazakh Aral Air as UN-86130. First seen August 24 1995 in Moscow-Zhukovsky. November 2 1995 registered to the Russian Aviaenergo with RA- prefix, which first noted in December 1995, in Moscow-Vnukovo. Seen here on lease to Aeroflot, having a short rest at Ferihegy Airport Terminal 1 ramp, before completing the return leg of the Moscow–Budapest scheduled flight. Scanned from an old slide.
Remarks: One of the very last F-70 manufactured, only seven built after this particular aircraft. First flight November 7 with PH-EZI. Originally for British Midland (BM) as G-BWTI, but not taken up. Delivered to KLM CityHopper as PH-KZG November 28. Leased to Austrian Airlines between November 1996 and October 1997. Seen here taxiing towards RWY 31L to take-off for Vienna. Still active at KLM CityHopper. First in database, scanned from an old slide.
Remarks: Manufactured summer 1990. First flight August 22 with Boeing’s N6018N test registration. Delivered Aeromaritime International September 28 as F-GHGE, the to Air France October 1 1990. Between May 15 1992 and March 10 1999 BALKAN leased with the same registration. “Preslav” seen here taxiing in to her stand in the very busy Jan Smuts airport, after a very long flight from Sofia, while Cathay Pacific's old fashioned 747-467 is on boarding for a return flight to Hong Kong, and British Airways 747-436 is just took-off for London-Heathrow. As 767-300s could be considered as nontraditional type for Air France, they sold it to EL AL nearly instantly on her arrival back from BALKAN. Since April 2 1999 this beauty is operated by the Israeli national carrier as 4X-EAF. Scanned from an old slide.
Remarks: Manufactured late 1991 for Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS). First flight on November 13 1991. As the first Western type of the Bulgarian national carrier, delivered to BALKAN December 6, as LZ-BOC. “City of Varna” is seen here taxiing to 31L to take-off for Sofia. Back to the lessor March 7 2001. AWMS bought on the same day as N425AN, and leased to Nordeste Linhas Aereas as PT-MNI. Flew for Aerolineas Argentinas since August 11 2007 as LV-BIM. Stored since October 2012. Scanned from an old slide.
Remarks: Manufactured late 1991 for Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS). First flight on November 13 1991. As the first Western type of the Bulgarian national carrier, delivered to BALKAN December 6, as LZ-BOC. “City of Varna” is seen here taxiing in to Ferihegy Terminal 1 – then used exclusively by the foreign carriers – after a 13R landing from Sofia. Please note the cyrillic title. Back to the lessor March 7 2001. AWMS bought on the same day as N425AN, and leased to Nordeste Linhas Aereas as PT-MNI. Flew for Aerolineas Argentinas since August 11 2007 as LV-BIM. Stored since October 2012. Scanned from an old slide.
Remarks: Manufactured in 1982 for Aeroflot Ukraine directorate. Registered on February 2 1983 as CCCP-26129. First seen in UR- prefix in 1995 in Istanbul, serving Dniproavia. First noted in Atlantic Air Cargo livery on January 28 1999. “Anne” seen here parking surprisingly at Ferihegy 1 passenger ramp. Last noted on June 9 2004 in Budapest, wearing Kroonk Airlines’ light blue-beige livery. First in database with Atlantic Air Cargo. Scanned from an old slide.
Remarks: Very early An-124, only the fourth production aircraft, most probably the last Antonov aircraft built in 1986. Registered as CCCP-82008. All the time she remained in ADB fleet, however in partial Aeroflot livery. First seen December 1988 in London-Heathrow, April 3 1991 registered to the Soviet Air Force. First noted with UR-82008 registration May 23 1993 in Shannon, Ireland. Hence Ferihegy 1 cargo ramp was not spacious for a giant like her majesty, caught on lens loading here at Terminal 1 ramp, after a pretty late evening arrival. Scanned from an old slide.
Remarks: Manufactured 1994 for Aviaenergo. First logged February 25 1995 in Frankfurt. Seen here on lease to Aeroflot, suntanning on a chilly afternoon, before completing the Budapest–Moscow flight. Last noted August 13 2006 in Moscow-Sheremetyevo. Scanned from an old slide.
Remarks: Manufactured July 1977, registered for Aeroflot Belarus directorate August 8 1977, as CCCP-65069. First noted late 1977 at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport, German Democratic Republic. Transferred to Aeroflot Central Region August 1978, to AFL Azerbaijan directorate July 1980, to AFL Uzbekistan April 1982, and finally to AFL Komi directorate September 1988. First seen using Russian RA- prefix July 11 1993 in Amsterdam, transferred to Komiavia April 1995, to Kazakhstan December 1998. First seen in Atyrau Air Ways (AAW) livery in March 22 1999 at Budapest, Ferihegy. “Kashagan” is seen here taxiing towards 31L for take-off. Scanned from an old slide.