So driving into work on this sunny Seville / Sevilla morning with not many cares in the world, I have one of those “what the heck is that doing there” moments.
In fact I first have a “what the heck is that” moment. But there´s no doubt about it – tucked in with the usual couple of 737s, TNT 146, bizjets and light-singles there is unquestionably a Boeing C-17. Which in the actual home of the mighty A400M is not wholly expected.
And not just any old C-17 either.
Apologies for the lousy pic, but I only had my Blackberry and was getting very funny looks from the airport police on whome I did not fancy trying out my Spanish. But here it is.
In fact the aircraft in question is this one. And I haven´t been able to find out what it´s doing here. Does anyone out there know?
So, unexpectedly early in the market wars to come, the two contenders meet. Not for the last time you can be sure.
Here´s our own Sevillan candidate this week at the EADS media briefing. It´s MSN2 which will fly in March. MSN1 is airborne on its sixth flight right at this moment.