Although the latest addition to Boeing's 747-family, the 747-8, has been in service for some years by now, it still is a bit of a highlight for plane spotters, so it was a nice surprise to find that AirBridgeCargo (RU/ABW) used one of their 747-8s on their route to Leipzig/Halle airport (LEJ/EDDP) that day.
The aircraft shown is VQ-BRH, a Boeing 747-8F (MSN 37669) that first flew in 2012, just to be stored in the desert, still owned by Boeing, before being delivered to AirBridgeCargo in September 2013. It can be seen here landing at runway 26R at Leipzig/Halle airport.
Another noteworthy little story happens in the background of this video: about 44 seconds into the video, you can see an Airbus A320 taxiing. This aircraft is LZ-FBD, which I captured about 1 month earlier (see https://youtu.be/aTJsdWyELxQ), back then with its vertical stabilizer completely in white, like pretty much the rest of the plane, but here you can see Onur Air, for which this plane is flying at the moment, have added their logo in the meantime!
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Obwohl das neueste Mitglied der 747-Familie von Boeing, die 747-8, bereits seit einigen Jahren im Einsatz ist, stellt dieses Modell doch immer noch ein Highlight für Planespotter dar. Deshalb war es eine angenehme Überraschung für mich, festzustellen, das AirBridgeCargo (RU/ABW) an diesem Tag eine 747-8 auf ihrer Strecke zum Flughafen Leipzig/Halle (LEJ/EDDP) eingesetzt hatte.
Die gezeigte Maschine ist VQ-BRH, eine Boeing 747-8F (MSN 37669) die ihren Erstflug im Jahr 2012 hatte, nur um zunächst - immer noch im Besitz von Boeing - in der Wüste abgestellt zu werden, bevor sie im September 2013 an AirBridgeCargo ausgeliefert wurde. Sie ist hier bei der Landung auf der Piste 26R des Flughafens Leipzig/Halle zu sehen.
Eine weiter kleine, aber beachtenswerte Geschichte, findet sich im Hintergrund dieses Videos. Bei etwa 0:44, kann man kurz einen Airbus A320 rollen sehen. Bei dieser Maschine handelt es sich um LZ-FBD, die ich etwa einen Monat zuvor gefilmt hatte, damals noch mit einem Seitenleitwerk - wie eigentlich der Rest der Maschine auch - ganz in weiß (siehe https://youtu.be/aTJsdWyELxQ). Hier jedoch ist zu sehen, dass Onur Air, die Gesellschaft für die diese Maschine im Moment fliegt, inzwischen ihr Logo auf das Seitenleitwerk lackiert hat!
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