As every year, Brussels Airport invited thirty spotters, selected after a competition with 130 participants, to visit the airport from unusual spots disseminated over the tarmac.
After a press briefing, the journalists joined the spotters who had already started their preferred activity along runway 25R to observe both incoming and departing aircraft.
Two buses took the crowd further to the apron between terminals A and B, where arriving and departing aircraft could be observed while taxiing.
The last stop was made not far from the satellite to see the landing of an exceptional aircraft, the “Star Wars” Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (JA873A) of All Nippon Airways.
And to conclude the afternoon, the spotters were taken to Brussels Airlines hangar 41 for detailed explanations about the maintenance of their aircraft, and especially the Airbus A330-300 OO-SFC (MSN 895, ex-Cathay Pacific) which was getting line maintenance at that moment.
An interesting day for all involved. Aviation24.be wishes to thank both Brussels Airport and Brussels Airlines for their efforts to make those visits most interesting.