TEFAF 2018 Maastricht Airport


Also this year I was present for TEFAF 2018 at Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands. TEFAF is world renowned antiques fair in Maastricht and this brings quite a number of interesting visitors to this airport.

On Thursday March 8, we had a visit to the various platforms at Maastricht. We started at Platform A where the Gulfstream and Embraer of London Executive Aviation were parked, which we were allowed to photograph.

After this we took a minivan to visit Platform D to have a look at the Dassault Falcon 2000 and Cessna Ce680 Citation. From this spot we also could take a closer view to the Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-428F(ER) that is still under repair of the damage it suffered after it left the runway on November 12th, 2017.

Next spot on the planning was Platform C to photograph the many private jets that were parked there and to enjoy a wonderful sunset. As a nice extra we were allowed to have look at the inside one of the private jets. The Embraer Emb505 Phenom 300 really has a very nice interior and it was a unique occasion for us.

On Saturday March 10th, we returned to Maastricht for some normal plane spotting from aircraft who were attending TEFAF. Amongst these we saw a Pilatus PC12 and a Gulfstream G500 coming from Barbados and a number of other bizjets.

After the good results of the 8 and the 10th, we went back on the Sunday 12th for some more exotic aircraft. First we saw a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777-FFG Cargo version, but the catch of the day was a Bombardier BD700-1A10 Global Express coming from Hong Kong and off course also some 'Queens of the Sky' were present.

We saw a Boeing 747-4R7F from Silk Way West Airlines from Azerbaijan and a 747-467F from Sky Gate Airlines. The Irish Stobart Air ATR42-300 was parked in a corner at the airport. This aircraft was waiting for some maintenance. To close the day, the Airbus A310-304(F) of Royal Jordanian, the last cargo aircraft of this company. Final aircraft is this review is another Airbus product, an A330-243F Cargo from Turkish.

Again a nice and varied collection of cargo and executive aircraft that visited Maastricht during these days.


Text & Photography : Levie Meykens