Friday, 18 January 2019

Ethiopian Airlines A350

Back in August 2017, I managed to photograph one of Ethipian's A350 at London-Heathrow Airport. Don't know why, but the A350 is one of the few aircraft where the "Eurowhite" style liveries look nice.

Airbus A350-941, ET-ATR, Ethiopian Airlines

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Little One vs Huge One

Today I had the opportunity to visit the massive HiFly's A380 at Beja Airport. Of course, I took my little 1/400 to meet his big brother. 
A huge thank you to everyone who made this visit possible.

Airbus A380-841, 9H-MIP, HiFly Malta

Saturday, 5 January 2019

TAP Air Portugal A330 Madeira

Due to the increase of the passengers at Madeira, for the new year's fireworks and also students going back to Lisbon, TAP Air Portugal added some A330 service to Madeira. I was lucky enough to fly for the first time on an A330, CS-TOF, on the 3rd of January. Here's CS-TOK, departing from Madeira's airport runway 23 with the very last sunrays of that day.

Airbus A330-223, CS-TOK, TAP Air Portugal

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Lufthansa 747-400

Due to hurricane Leslie, back on the 13th of October 2018, Lufthansa cancelled some flights. So, on the following day, Lisbon got a 747 as a gift.

Boeing 747-430, D-ABVU, Lufthansa

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Welcome Home... And Goodbye

Today Lisbon welcomed the newest addition to TAP Air Portugal fleet, CS-TJK arriving from XFW. Saddly, we also said goodbye to the oldest A330-200, CS-TOH, which served as a prototype aircraft for Airbus Industries, flying with both the GE CF6-80 and RR Trent 700, and then, when it went to Austrian Airlines, converted to A330-223 with PW4000. While flying for Austrian, it had been painted with Star Alliance paint scheme, and with TAP it stayed always with the Star Alliance corporate livery. Today, it departed to Lleida-Alguaire Aiport, in Spain, for storage, and most likely, scrapping. CS-TOH was also the first A330 I photographed earlier in 2013.

Airbus A330-223, CS-TOH, TAP Air Portugal (Star Alliance c/s)

Airbus A321-251N, CS-TJK, TAP Air Portugal (Delivery Flight XFW-LIS)