Remarks: Looking across to the Saudi Arabian international and domestic terminals while being pushed back from the foreign airlines terminal. Beyond the two Saudi terminals is one of the long term (aircraft) parking areas.
Remarks: Be-200 amphibian can scoop 12 tons of water into four water tanks in just 12 sec while aqua-gliding. It can bring up to 270 tons of water per full fuel tank within a 10-km distance between the fire and water source, the fire zone lying at a range of 200 km from the base.
Remarks: The Saudi Arabian maintenance area on the other side of the terminal buildings across the runway. This only seems to handle 747 and A300s. During my 25+ visits to this airport I have never seen an MD90 or B777 there. The two 747s seems to be stored there at least since April 2005. They were still there on my last visit in early February 2006. Both of them reported to be ex Kuwait AW machines, 9K-ADB and 9K-ADD. The Afghan A300 was a visitor but could not get the reg. Note the ponds in front of the hanger doors. Taken from Qatar A330, A7-AFL while departing to Doha from runway 15L a few minutes before sunset. Click here to see a photo taken a few seconds before this one.
Remarks: The terminal and parts of the apron of Berlin-Schönefeld in August 2005. A TU-154 (RA-85767) has just landed before we left. The construction of Terminal D is in progress, actually it is used by Germanwings. Note, the terminal of the new planned Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BBI) will be build a few hundred meters south of this position within the next few years.