Aviation Photos

  • News – Meet the Airbus A220

    News – Meet the Airbus A220

    In a surprising move, Airbus has revealed the renaming of the former Bombardier C Series (CS100 and CS300) to Airbus A220-100 and A220-300. The aircraft are fully optimized for the 100 to 150 seat market and perfectly complement Airbus’ existing best-selling A320neo family. “Everyone at Airbus has been looking forward to this historic moment. Today,…

  • Impressions of the New Lufthansa Brand Design

    Impressions of the New Lufthansa Brand Design

    Lufthansa has revealed its new, modernized brand image to customers and employees at two major events at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs. The most visible change is the new aircraft livery. The familiar blue-yellow color combination of Lufthansa will be retained – but the use of these primary colors has been redefined. The blue specially…

  • Photo of the Week –  Korean Air Cargo Boeing 777F Gear Spray

    Photo of the Week – Korean Air Cargo Boeing 777F Gear Spray

    We haven’t done a “Photo of the Week” in a while. But this one is definitely worth a dedicated posting. Korean Air Cargo B777 at Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport – Photo (c) Ramon Kok (via Flickr) Remember to add your photos to the Flightstory Flickr Group to be featured here, too! It’s a fast growing…

  • RIAT 2015 Photo Dump – Royal International Air Tattoo

    RIAT 2015 Photo Dump – Royal International Air Tattoo

    Like every year, we’ve been at RIAT 2015 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford (UK) and it was breathtaking! Of course, this year’s focus was the Vulcan XH558 farewell tour. By end of this flying season, under Civil Aviation Authority regulations, the Vulcan will be prohibited from flying forever. Sad sad! It’s really a…

  • Bombardier CSeries Cockpit Shots

    Cockpit shots from the all-new Bombardier CS100 and Bombardier CS300 test aircraft. All photos (c) Jon Ostrower via Flickr

  • Pics – Lufthansa 747-8 Retro Livery

    To celebrate their 60th birthday, the German flag carrier Lufthansa has painted one of its new Boeing 747-8i in 1970 retro livery. Since 45 years the “Jumbo” is an integral part and work horse of the Lufthansa long-haul fleet. Back in 1970 the carrier was the first European airline to introduce the 747. The new…

  • Pics – Scoot’s First 787 Dreamliner

    The Singapore-based low-cost airline “Scoot” received its first 787 Dreamliner. Scoot is a parent company of Singapore Airlines and will take delivery of additional 19 787 Dreamliners. The airplanes were originally ordered by Singapore Airlines, which included ten 787-9 and ten 787-8s.

  • Truck hits Airbus A330 (Photos)

    A just 3 month old Airbus A330 was hit by a cleaning truck. Probably beyond repair. Source

  • Photos of Gorgeous Azerbaijan’s Boeing 787

    Azerbaijan Airlines has received the airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. With this delivery, Azerbaijan Airlines becomes the first airline in the Commonwealth of Independent States to operate the Dreamliner. … And look at this absolutely gorgeous livery! Simply stunning! Photos (c) Boeing

  • Photo of the Week – A340 Takeoff from Saint Maarten

    This weeks Photo of the Week is this stunning shot of the daily Air France Airbus A340 taking off from Saint Maarten SXM. Photo (c) Ben_Senior (via Flickr) Did you know that your photo could be featured here, too? Just enter the Flightstory Flickr Photo Contest.

  • BEA Trident Unusual 70s Seat Layout

    Back in the times of late 1960s, early 70s BEA (British European Airways) used some strange, backwards facing, seat layout in its Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E.

  • Airbus A320neo Roll Out Photos

    Look at those huuuge engines! Airbus rolled out its first A320neo today after painting and mounting of the all new Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines was finished. MSN6101, which will be the first A320neo to fly, will soon start its ground tests to prepare for first flight. The flight test campaign for the Airbus A320neo…

  • Photos – Condor Boeing 757 Aborted Takeoff FRA

    Today, a Condor Boeing 757-300 (D-ABON) aborted its takeoff from Frankfurt, Germany (FRA). Reason is still unknown but according to several eye witnesses (fellow spotter friends) it was pretty violent. Photos provided by retina-photo.net

  • Photos – Boeing 747-8F with Seattle Seahawks Livery

    Boeing revealed a 747-8 Freighter painted in the livery of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. The livery commemorates the team’s National Football Conference Championship and appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII. Boeing is a sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks and has partnered with the team for more than a decade on programs in the Puget Sound area.…

  • Photos of A350 MSN2 with Special Carbon Livery

    On 2nd January 2014 Airbus rolled-out its third Airbus A350 XWB flight-test aircraft, MSN2 (F-WWCF), from the paint shop in Toulouse. The plane features a distinctive “Carbon” signature livery to reflect its primary construction from advanced materials. Benefiting from over 30 years of composite material experience, 53% of the A350 XWB’s airframe is made-up of…

  • Some Shots from FRA – HDR Images

    Submitted by Christian: Some quick shots from an Airbus A380 and another shot from Retro-Look Condor Boeing 767 with Registration D-ABUM. D-ABUM was ready for take-off and had to return from runway. One hour later, flight was started again. Images (c) http://www.retina-photo.net

  • Image – F/A-18 Hornet Top Gun

    Top Gun Tom Cruise always flies with you, even in an F/A-18 Hornet. 😀 Let’s rock Maverick! Screen cap taken from this awesome video: F/A-18 Hornet Vapor Fun

  • Pictures of Advanced Super Hornet with Stealth and Range Improvements

    During three weeks of flight testing the Advanced Super Hornet, Boeing and partner Northrop Grumman demonstrated improvements that make the jet much harder for radar to detect and give it significantly more combat range. Through 21 flights in St. Louis and Patuxent River, Md., that began Aug. 5, the team tested conformal fuel tanks (CFT),…

  • Bombardier CS100 Pictures (Pre-First Flight)

    With its maiden flight scheduled for the coming weeks, the all-new Bombardier CSeries is about to be getting completed. Bombardier now provided these stunning pictures showing the new CS100 (FTV1) sitting on the runway for last tests prior to the first flight. The plane is already wearing its finished livery. The Bombardier CSeries is a…

  • Photos – Airbus A350 XWB First Flight Best Of

    Best of the Airbus A350 XWB (F-WXWB / MSN1) first flight on June 14, 2013. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer. It will carry 250 to 350 passengers in a typical three-class seating layout, depending on variant.

  • Interesting Facts About a Not So Common Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

    Do you like some military aviation trivia? What kind of aircraft is this? Right, it’s a Lockheed C-5 Galaxy – but not a common one! This is a Lockheed C-5C Galaxy and only one of just two in the world. The C-5C features more cargo capacity than A and B models due to removal of…