[PICS] The yearly Spotters Day at Brussels Airport allowed 30 spotters to view the airport from the tarmac

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.

© André Orban
A spotter in action © Ivan Coninx

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.

Brussels Airlines A320 OO-TCV © Ivan Coninx
Brussels Airlines A319 OO-SSV © Ivan Coninx
TUI fly B737-700 OO-JAO
Iberia A320 EC-IEF © André Orban
Czech Airlines A319 “City of Prague” OK-NEP © Ivan Coninx
Emirates B777-300ER A6-EQO © Ivan Coninx
ANA Boeing 787-9 “Star Wars” JA873A © Ivan Coninx
The star of the day © Ivan Coninx
The four grounded TUI fly Belgium Boeing 737 MAX 8 seen in the distance © André Orban
Brussels Airlines latest aircraft: Airbus A330-300 OO-SFF in euro-white livery © André Orban
SN A330 OO-SFC line maintenance
SN A330 OO-SFC engine exhaust © Ivan Coninx
SN A330 OO-SFC cockpit © Ivan Coninx
AN A330 OO-SFC piping © Ivan Coninx
The cargo hold of Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-300 OO-SFC © André Orban

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