Amsterdam Schipol   16/07/16  Dave Rose

Amsterdam Schiphol is one of my favourite Airports for its variety of movements, and facilities for spotters. KLM Cityhopper have recently introduced weekend “day-return” fares from DTV, so with great flight times meaning a 6:20am departure and leaving Schiphol at 21:20pm you can cram lots in to the day.

It was great to see the flight 80% full and we set of on PH-KZP for the 51 minute flight after a short slot delay. The wind was from the south-west which means landings are on 18R (Polderbaan) and 18C (Zwanenburgbaan) with simultaneous arrivals, although 18R is by far the busiest. Biz and GA land on runway 22, which is close to Schiphol Oost and the Biz aprons. Take off runways are 24 and 18L. We arrived on 18R and after a 15 minute taxi we parked at the Cityhopper apron, looking very busy with Fokker 70’s and Embraers. The 2 new 175’s were parked up so the “need” list started to reduce straight away.  

Once through passport control I made my way up to the Panorama Terrace to scan the visitors. Its easily reached by escalator through departures, and is free.  Unfortunately the terrace is much reduced after building work, but still excellent. The area lost is to the long haul stands, but you don’t miss much with the south west runway configuration, as everything needs to depart from in front of you. You can get decent shots on pushback from here -  CLICK HERE    Taxying shots can also be had in the gaps, but APU haze needs to be watched -  CLICK HERE  and also runway 24 line-ups -  CLICK HERE You could stay up here all day if you choose, but decent shots can be had elsewhere, there are good catering and facilities. The weather started off cloudy but improved during the day, with the sun coming out in the afternoon, and it was very warm all day, enabling some decent shots. Here is a view towards the left - CLICK HERE and the right - CLICK HERE

KLM are renewing their fleet, and introducing 789’s, which started to appear, along with some newer 77W’s. They are also introducing a new variation to their scheme, with about 40% of the fleet  painted to date, although not many 737’s. Lots of summer leasing is going on with Transavia, having 7 GOL 738’s painted in the new livery, although retaining orange engines and winglets. TUI are also leasing 2 Miami Air 738’s which retain the Miami Air scheme along with 2 738's from Blue Air.

One of the attractions for visiting on a Saturday is its one of the busiest days for Freighters. A good selection was seen, including 2 China Southern 777F’s, Cathay Pacific 748F, Air Bridge Cargo 748F x 2, Centurion Cargo 744F, Silk Way 744F, Etihad 777F, 4 Emirates 777F’s, Qatar 777F, China Cargo 777F, China Airlines B744F,  Air China 777F, Saudia 744F, LanCargo 777F and Cargolux 744F. Not a bad haul.

After a couple of hours I picked up a hire car from Budget. My first port of call was Schiphol Oost, to view the Biz. Its easy to get too, just follow the perimeter road all the way round. This also allows you to see the stuff parked at the piers out of view from the terrace, and nestling in one was my first A350 from Singapore, my first Garuda 77W and my first Xiamen Airlines 788. Once at Oost it was easy to park, being a Saturday, and it was very busy. You can spot through some fence gaps but following the buildings to the end gives a full apron view, with shots possible. There must have been a FedEx conference on as there were 5 of their jets parked. Some Oost shots are here - VP-BMG  N1FE  PR-JAQ  N514EA  PH-CGN

The light was improving so I had planned some shots at the Polderbaan. There are purpose built facilities here, with a car park and Burger van next to the runway - CLICK HERE and there are no fences, just dykes - CLICK HERE. It is signposted off the N201 and this road is joined at the western end of the airfield, and its a good 5 mile from the terminal area. The aircraft are generally slow as they pass the car park so I walked up the cycle path to get some touchdown shots - Examples are here - PH-EZF  PH-BFT   PH-EXG   PH-KZM  PH-HSD   PH-BXO  It was very busy with spotters and families out for the day, and you can get some great shots, especially in the afternoon. A standard lens will suffice for wide bodies here, they are very close. Aircraft on final for 18C can be seen but you will need a 500mm lens for shots - CLICK HERE. Because of the sheer size of the place you will need an SBS or FR24 to make sure you don’t miss the departures off 24 and later they started landing on 27, but only for a few hours as the approach is over the city centre.

I got back onto the Terrace at 5pm for a few hours before going airside. Its always worth walking the piers as something is always hiding – like this!! Then it was an on-time departure on a nearly full PH-KZK for the 53 minute flight back to DTV.

Please CLICK HERE for all the days photo's

All in all, a great day out.

The days movements are below, not including the KLM / Transavia that I didnt need.            

Amsterdam Schipol 16th July
4K-SW888 Boeing  7474R7F 29730 Silk Way West Airlines
4L-TGM Boeing  73776N 29904 Air Zena Georgian Airways
5Y-KZE Boeing 7878 36042 Kenya Airways
9A-CTI Airbus A319112 1029 Croatia Airlines
9H-AEP Airbus A320214 3056 Air Malta
9V-SFN Boeing  747412F 32899 Singapore Airlines Cargo
9V-SMA Airbus A350941 26 Singapore Airlines
A6-DDD Boeing  777FFX 62744 Etihad Airways
A6-EES Airbus A380861 140 Emirates Airlines
A6-EEZ Airbus A380861 158 Emirates Airlines
A6-EFG Boeing  777F1H 35613 Emirates Airlines
A6-EFH Boeing  777F1H 35608 Emirates Airlines
A6-EFL Boeing  777F1H 42230 Emirates Airlines
A6-EFO Boeing  777F1H 42233 Emirates Airlines
A6-EYQ Airbus A330243 868 Etihad Airways
A7-BAS Boeing  7773DZER 41062 Qatar Airways
A7-BFF Boeing  777FDZ 39645 Qatar Airways
B-16701 Boeing  77735EER 32639 EVA Airways
B-18701 Boeing  747409F 30759 China Airlines
B-18807 Airbus A340313X 541 China Airlines
B-2010 Boeing  777F1B 41634 China Southern Airlines
B-2028 Boeing  777F1B 41637 China Southern Airlines
B-2082 Boeing  777F6N 37716 China Cargo Airlines
B-2097 Boeing  777FFT 44680 Air China Cargo
B-2762 Boeing  7878 41542 Xiamen Airlines
B-6139 Airbus A380841 88 China Southern Airlines
B-6515 Airbus A330243 1116 China Southern Airlines
B-KQP Boeing  777367ER 41758 Cathay Pacific Airways
B-LJA Boeing  747867F 39238 Cathay Pacific Airways
C-GHKW Airbus A330343X 408 Air Canada
CN-NMG Airbus A320214 4568 Air Arabia Maroc
CN-ROH Boeing  73785P 33978 Royal Air Maroc
CS-TNT Airbus A320214 4095 TAP Portugal
CS-TQU Boeing  7378K2 30646 EuroAtlantic Airways
D-ACKE Canadair Regional-Jet900 15081 Lufthansa Regional
D-AEAE Airbus A300B4-622R 753 DHL Worldwide Courier Express
D-AEAI Airbus A300B4-622R 637 DHL Worldwide Courier Express
D-AEMB Embraer Emb-195200LR 19000297 Lufthansa Regional
D-AEMC Embraer Emb-195200LR 19000300 Lufthansa Regional
D-AIUM Airbus A320214(SL) 6577 Lufthansa
D-ASXD Boeing  7378AS 33562 Austrian Airlines
EC-HQJ Airbus A320214 1430 Vueling Airlines
EC-KJD Airbus A320216 3237 Vueling Airlines
EC-LAB Airbus A320214 2761 Vueling Airlines
EC-LPQ Boeing  73785P 35496 Air Europa
EC-LQP Airbus A330243 526 Air Europa
EC-LUO Airbus A320214(SL) 5530 Vueling Airlines
EC-LVT Airbus A320232(SL) 5612 Vueling Airlines
EC-LZE Airbus A320232(SL) 5885 Vueling Airlines
EC-LZN Airbus A320214(SL) 5925 Vueling Airlines
EC-MAX Airbus A320214 4478 Vueling Airlines
EC-MBS Airbus A320232(SL) 6123 Vueling Airlines
EC-MEL Airbus A320232(SL) 6450 Vueling Airlines
EI-FNJ Airbus A320216 3174 Aer Lingus
EI-RJC British Aerospace 146-RJ85 E2333 Cityjet
EW-404PA Boeing  7373L9 27061 Belavia Belarusian Airlines
F-GMZD Airbus A321111 529 Air France
F-GRZN Canadair Regional-Jet700 10264 HOP!
F-GRZO Canadair Regional-Jet700 10265 HOP!
F-GTAJ Airbus A321211 1476 Air France
F-GTAU Airbus A321211 3814 Air France
G-EZOL Airbus A320214(SL) 6572 EasyJet
G-POWD Boeing  76736NER 30847 Titan Airways
G-PRPL de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG 4380 Flybe
HB-IXO British Aerospace 146-RJ100 E3284 Swiss European Air Lines
HL8276 Airbus A330223 1393 Korean Air
I-ADJO Embraer Emb-195200LR 19000280 Air Dolomiti
JY-AYN Airbus A319132 3803 Royal Jordanian Airlines
LX-ECV Boeing  7474HQERF 37303 Cargolux
LY-SPF Airbus A320214 967 Small Planet Airlines
LZ-FBA Airbus A319112 3564 Bulgaria Air
N152DL Boeing  7673P6ER 24984 Delta Air Lines
N180DN Boeing  767332ER 25985 Delta Air Lines
N187DN Boeing  767332ER 27582 Delta Air Lines
N188DN Boeing  767332ER 27583 Delta Air Lines
N648UA Boeing  767322ER 25285 United Airlines
N649UA Boeing  767322ER 25286 United Airlines
N66051 Boeing  767424ER 29446 United Airlines
N733MA Boeing  73781Q 30619 Miami Air International
N732MA Boeing  73781Q 30618 Miami Air International
N776LA Boeing  777F16 38091 LAN Cargo
N803NW Airbus A330323X 542 Delta Air Lines
N805NW Airbus A330323X 552 Delta Air Lines
N808NW Airbus A330323X 591 Delta Air Lines
N812NW Airbus A330323X 784 Delta Air Lines
N819NW Airbus A330323X 858 Delta Air Lines
N822NW Airbus A330302 1627 Delta Air Lines
N834MH Boeing  767432ER 29707 Delta Air Lines
N844MH Boeing  767432ER 29717 Delta Air Lines
N855NW Airbus A330223 621 Delta Air Lines
N861NW Airbus A330223 796 Delta Air Lines
N903AR Boeing  747428ERF 33096 Centurion Cargo
N935UW Boeing  7572B7 27201 American Airlines
N964AM Boeing  7878 35307 Aeromexico
OE-LWA Embraer Emb-195200LR 19000314 Austrian Airlines
OH-LXM Airbus A320214 2154 Finnair
OK-NEO Airbus A319112 3452 CSA Czech Airlines
OY-KFK Canadair Regional-Jet900 15244 SAS Scandinavian Airlines
OY-RUG Aerospatiale ATR 72202 509 Danish Air Transport
PH-BHA Boeing  7879 36113 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BHC Boeing  7879 38760 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BHD Boeing  7879 38763 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BHE Boeing  7879 38765 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BHF Boeing  7879 42486 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BHG Boeing  787 9 38766 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BVN Boeing  777306ER 44549 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BVP Boeing  777306ER 44555 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-BVR Boeing  777306ER 61603 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-CDF Boeing  737804 28227 Corendon Dutch Airlines
PH-CDH Boeing  73786J 36121 Corendon Dutch Airlines
PH-EXG Embraer Emb-170200STD 17000546 KLM cityhopper
PH-EXH Embraer Emb-170200LR 17000564 KLM cityhopper
PH-GGY Boeing  7378EH 37599 Transavia
PH-GUA Boeing  7378EH 37601 Transavia
PH-GUB Boeing  7378EH 35832 Transavia
PH-GUU Boeing  7378EH 39607 Transavia
PH-GUV Boeing  7378EH 39609 Transavia
PH-GUW Boeing  7378EH 39608 Transavia
PH-GUX Boeing  7378EH 39611 Transavia
PH-GUY Boeing  7378EH 39612 Transavia
PH-HSD Boeing  7378K2 39260 Transavia
PH-HSE Boeing  7378K2 39259 Transavia
PH-HSG Boeing  7378K2 39262 Transavia
PH-HSI Boeing  7378K2 42148 Transavia
PH-HSJ Boeing  7378K2 42150 Transavia
PH-HSM Boeing  7378K2 42067 Transavia
PH-HXA Boeing  7378K2 62149 Transavia
PH-TFC Boeing  7378K5 35146 TUI Airlines Netherlands
PH-TFF Boeing  73786N 35220 TUI Airlines Netherlands
PH-TFL Boeing  7878 37228 TUI Airlines Netherlands
PH-TFM Boeing  7878 36429 TUI Airlines Netherlands
PK-GID Boeing  7773U3ER 29146 Garuda Indonesia
PZ-TCR Airbus A340313X 242 Surinam Airways
SP-LDF Embraer Emb-170100LR 17000035 LOT Polish Airlines
SP-LNE Embraer Emb-195200LR 19000583 LOT Polish Airlines
SU-GEB Boeing  737866 40800 EgyptAir
SX-DGN Airbus A320232 2828 Aegean Airlines
TC-ABL Airbus A320214 1390 AtlasGlobal
TC-CPD Boeing  73782R 40726 Pegasus Airlines
TC-CPI Boeing  73782R 40014 Pegasus Airlines
TC-CPN Boeing  73782R 40013 Pegasus Airlines
TC-JND Airbus A330203 754 THY Turkish Airlines
TC-OBY Airbus A321231 810 Onur Air
TC-OCA Airbus A330321 72 Onur Air
TC-SEN Boeing  7378HC 61174 SunExpress
TC-TJS Boeing  73786N 34252 Corendon Airlines
TC-TJT Boeing  7378HC 36529 Corendon Airlines
TF-AMI Boeing  747412BDSF 27066 Saudia
TF-ISN Boeing  767319ER 30586 Icelandair
TF-ISV Boeing  757256 26247 Icelandair
TF-SON Airbus A321211 5733 WOW Air
TS-IMM Airbus A320211 975 Tunisair
TS-IMN Airbus A320211 1187 Tunisair
UR-PSC Boeing  7378HX 29662 Ukraine International Airlines
VP-BIG Boeing  74746NERF 35420 AirBridgeCargo
VQ-BEG Airbus A321211 4116 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VQ-BFU Boeing  74783QF 60117 AirBridgeCargo
VQ-BIA Boeing  7474KZF 36785 AirBridgeCargo
VQ-BLR Boeing  7478HVF 37668 AirBridgeCargo
VQ-BPW Airbus A320214(SL) 5982 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VT-JWS Airbus A330302 1361 Jet Airways
VT-JWT Airbus A330302 1370 Jet Airways
VT-JWU Airbus A330302 1391 Jet Airways
YL-BBD Boeing  73753S 29075 airBaltic
YL-BBT de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG 4438 airBaltic
YR-BGA Boeing  73738J 27179 TAROM
YR-BMC Boeing  73785F 28822 Blue Air
YR-BMD Boeing  73785F 28826 Blue Air
YU-APD Airbus A319132 2335 Air Serbia
Amterdam Schipol Biz 16th July 
9H-GVA Bombardier Global 5000BD-700-1A11 9458 Elit Avia Malta
CS-TFV Bombardier Challenger 300 20252 Corporate
D-BMVV Dassault Falcon2000EX EASy 42 BMW
D-CESA Cessna 550/551 550-1039 Corporate
D-IADV Cessna 550/551 551-0552 Corporate
D-IBJJ Cessna 525A 525A-0125 Elbe Air Lufttransport
M-BAEP Bombardier 605 5929 Corporate
M-INSK Gulfstream G650 6096 Corporate
N1902P Gulfstream G450 4192 Corporate
N1FE Bombardier Global ExpressBD-700-1A10 9091 Federal Express
N28FE Bombardier Challenger 300 20361 Federal Express
N2FE Bombardier Global ExpressBD-700-1A10 9070 Federal Express
N2JW Bombardier 605 5792 Corporate
N305KN Gulfstream G650 6142 Gulfstream Aerospace
N3FE Bombardier 605 5742 Federal Express
N43FE Bombardier Challenger 300 20456 Federal Express
N451GX Bombardier Global ExpressBD-700-1A10 9451 Corporate
N514EA Eclipse Aviation 500 53 Withdrawn from use
N540CH Bombardier Global ExpressBD-700-1A10 9055 Corporate
N672WM Dassault Falcon900EX EASy 234 Corporate
N711LS Bombardier Global ExpressBD-700-1A10 9476 Corporate
OE-IMZ Gulfstream G450 4121 Avcon Jet
OO-ACO Cessna 510 510-0260 Air Service Liege
PH-CGN Dornier Do.228212 8181 Netherlands Coast Guard
PH-CTH Dassault Falcon2000LX 194 Flying Group
PH-NDK Dassault Falcon900B 175 Air Service Liege
PH-TLP Dassault Falcon 7X 259 Flying Group
PR-JAQ Cessna 750 750-0060 Corporate
S5-ADO Bombardier Challenger 300 20133 Elit Avia
VP-BMG Bombardier Global 5000BD-700-1A11 9575 Corporate