It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some airplane art.
This week – coming into Birmingham Airport on a rather sunny May afternoon is a Germanwings Airbus A319 in landing configuration.
D-AGWG is a pretty standard A319 in the Germanwings fleet, with it being a member of the 43 strong cadre flying for Eurowings (who operate 11 Airbus A319s).
However, there’s an interesting feature on this plane. Can you guess what it is?
That’s right.. it’s the hump towards the back of the plane.
The hump on the back of this plane indicates the presence of a Inmarsat Global Express antenna underneath the dome as Lufthansa Group and Inmarsat prepare to roll out its European Aviation Network.
There have been some sights of it around (and it being active on test flights), but it seems that Lufthansa Group are pushing ahead, getting the kit installed on their planes, and awaiting activation.
More Airplane Art next week!
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