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 Airbus A319-111 c/n 2043 G-EZDC of EasyJet on its way to runway 27-09 of Schiphol Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM), carrying out flight EZY2998 from Split on 18 August 2012. The aircraft was flying at a height of a little below 5000 ft, some 30 kilometers out. The aircraft made its first flight on 2 September 2003 as D-AVYU and was first delivered to EasyJet Switzerland on 2 October 2013 as HB-EZB. The present registration was applied on 20 September 2004.
The distinguishing feature between the Airbus A319/320/321 family on one hand and the Boeing 737 and Embraer E-Jet on the other is the enclosing of the wheel wells of the main undercarriage. The main wheels of the Airbuses retract behind wheel doors, while the main wheels of the 737 and E-Jet remain out in the open.
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