Photographing planes of the Luxembourgish cargo airline
Cargolux, the Luxembourgish cargo airline, hired me to come by their facilities and take pictures of their planes. Of course, I couldn't resist such an opportunity and see those planes up close and even go shoot inside them.
I have been on the tarmac several times since my first commission from Cargolux. I documented the arrival of several new additions to the cargo airlines fleet of planes, such as the Boeing 747-8F “City of Contern” and Cargolux's 30th plane since 1979, the "Joe Sutter - Father of the 747" which honours the inventor of the famous aircraft.
As tradition demands it, each new airplane is greeted by firetrucks that create a big water fountain through which the planes drive through on their way to the unloading bay. Unloading is done quickly and efficiently: unloading, refuelling, checking, cleaning, and so on… On my first visit at the Cargolux center, I was pretty much running everywhere around the place, inside and outside of the planes. At some point I even used a staircase on wheels to get a higher vantage point of the exterior of the plane. When I took the staircase, one of the guys checking the plane smiled at me and said "Just don't make a dent"! I didn't.