Remarks: This Hercules is probably operated by one of the MRO companies at Bordeaux to transport aircraft parts and engines, being one of the few civilian Hercules of the world. It previously operated in Angola, the flag of the country can be seen in the fuselage partly removed.
Remarks: Manufactured by Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG in 1967, this Porter was registered before in the USA and Borneo. Here it is seen in the aerodrome of Pamiers getting ready for a flight, hence the kart with batteries in front of the aircraft.
Remarks: Once a proud competitor for the Boeing 737 and the DC-9, the Mercure ended up being too short-ranged for massive sales and only 10 units were ordered by Air Inter. This is one of the few remaining units, stored in Bordeaux.
Remarks: The Super King Air, a classic of the business aviation with room for 13 seats, in the platform at Bordeaux. In the background, several A330 can be seen during maintenance at Sogerma: Aer Lingus, Thai, and sadly some of the bankrupt Air Comet.
Remarks: The very nice 1954 Fokker 27 in the Aviodrome, for me the most beautiful aircraft in the museum. For some reason, the tail cone was removed from the aircraft and the area was protected with a plastic film.
Remarks: Third Fokker 27 prototype, manufactured in 1956, seen at the Lelystad aviation museum surrounded by other historic aircraft. In this nose view you can see the RR Dart engine, and the open cargo door.
Remarks: The lovely old-style cockpit of the legendary Caravelle. Check the radar and the green seat cover representing the corporate colors. This was the most popular version of the Caravelle, with 78 originally produced from 1959. It could transport 80 people.
Remarks: It is a very nice moment to witness the first flight of an aircraft you've been working with. Takeoff from a wet runway for first flight of this very "special" A319. For delivery in February 2010.
Remarks: Low season and some Spanair planes parked in front of the terminal. The Md-82, delivered in 1992, is part of the remaining 14 MD aircraft in the fleet. The A321 in the background was manufactured in 2003. It is great to see the sea from an airport terminal!