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Photos: Spotting at Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder plant

Today, I had the opportunity to go spotting at Hamburg’s Finkenwerder Airport. The airport houses Airbus’s second largest factory. The plant houses final assembly for the A320 family aircraft, cabin assembly and painting for the A380 and major component assembly for the A380.

The plant has a small hill that allows visitors to view flight operations on the airport’s main runway.

Visitor Hill at Airbus' Finkenwerder Plant.
Visitor Hill at Airbus’ Finkenwerder Plant.
VietJet Airbus A321 D-AYAC. Exiting the delivery center to perform a high speed taxi test.
VietJet Airbus A321 D-AYAC. Exiting the delivery center to perform a high speed taxi test.
Delta Airbus A321 D-AYAO.
Delta Airbus A321 D-AYAO.
VietJet Airbus A321 D-AYAC. Returning to the delivery center.
VietJet Airbus A321 D-AYAC. Returning to the delivery center.
Pegasus Airlines Airbus A320neo D-AVVP. Returning for a test flight. Notice the size of the engines compared to the A321ceo above.
Pegasus Airlines Airbus A320neo D-AVVP. Returning from a test flight. Notice the size of the engines compared to the A321ceo above.
Pegasus Airlines Airbus A320neo D-AVVP. Returning for a test flight.
Pegasus Airlines Airbus A320neo D-AVVP. Returning from a test flight.
Airbus Industry Airbus A300B4-608ST F-GSTC.
Airbus Industry Airbus A300B4-608ST F-GSTC.
Airbus Industry Airbus A300B4-608ST F-GSTC.
Airbus Industry Airbus A300B4-608ST F-GSTC.
Capital Airlines Airbus A321 D-AVZY. Returning from a test flight.
Capital Airlines Airbus A321 D-AVZY. Returning from a test flight.
Capital Airlines Airbus A321 D-AVZY. Back tracking after landing.
Capital Airlines Airbus A321 D-AVZY. Back tracking after landing.
Delta Airbus A321 N306DN. Departing for it's delivery flight.
Delta Airbus A321 N306DN. Departing for it’s delivery flight.
Delta Airbus A321 N306DN. Departing for it's delivery flight.
Delta Airbus A321 N306DN. Departing for it’s delivery flight.
Emirates Airbus A380 F-WWAU. To be registered A6-EUE. Taking off for a test flight.
Emirates Airbus A380 F-WWAU. To be registered A6-EUE. Taking off for a test flight.
China Southern Airbus A321 B-8423. Taking off for it's delivery flight.
China Southern Airbus A321 B-8423. Taking off for it’s delivery flight.

Special thanks to Gerd Beilfuss for helping me out with this trip.

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About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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