It's Belly Week on the EnoAeroPics gallery! This week every day an image will be uploaded of an aircraft photographed from down under, either from the patio of my home at 30 kilometers from Schiphol Amsterdam airport or from the 11 th floor of an apartment building near Schiphol. Discover the difference when looking up between the Fokker 100 and Bombardier/Canadair Regional Jet, the Boeing 777 and Airbus 330 and between the Airbus A320 family, the Embraer E-Jets and the Boeing 737. The aircraft were photographed with gear up in an almost clean configuration. Best photographic results were obtained when the aircraft were flying below 4000ft in clear air with relatively low temperatures to prevent a hazy shot caused by trembling air.
This image shows Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-900 c/n 15262 ES-ACC of Estonian Air carrying out flight OV173 from Tallin on its way to runway 27-09 at Schiphol Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM) on 3 August 2012. The aircraft was flying at 3200 ft. ES-ACC was delivered to Estonian on 27 January 2011.
Thw CRJs can be distinguished from the Fokker 100, posted earlier (see the Belly Week link below), by the shape of its engine nacelles (with a metallic coloured exhaust) and by the main wheels which remain out in the open, while the main wheels of the Fokker 100 are protected by wheel doors.
Estonian had decided to replace its CRJs by by Embraer E175/190s, but because of the heavy financial losses in 2012 it has changed its strategy and will retain the tnree CRJs as the only aircraft to serve its route network in the summer of 2013. Industry sources doubt if Estonian can survive its financial crisis.
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