The video shows approach, landing and taxi of a heavy business jet Challenger 604 on runway 25 of Berlin Schönefeld Airport (IATA: SXF, ICAO: EDDB). This is an international airport near the town of Schönefeld at the southern border of Berlin, the capital of Germany, 18 km southeast of its city centre. It is the smaller of the two airports in Berlin after Berlin Tegel Airport and serves as a base for Condor and easyJet.
Airport was opened on 15/10/1934 to accommodate the Henschel aircraft plant. By the end of the II World War, over 14000 aircraft had been built. On 22/04/1945, the airport was used by Soviet troops, and the aircraft construction facilities were either dismantled or blown up. By late 1947, the airport rail link had been repaired and agricultural machinery was built and repaired on the site. In 1946, the Soviet Air Forces moved from Johannisthal Air Field to Schönefeld, including the civil airline Aeroflot. In 1947, the Soviet Military Administration in Germany approved the construction of a civilian airport at the site.
Between 1947 and 1990, Schönefeld airport was renamed on several occasions and finally became the main airport of the DDR (Zentralflughafen).
Airport has seen a major increase in passenger numbers over recent years, which was caused by the opening of bases for both easyJet and Germanwings. In 2008, the airport served 6.6 million passengers.
Schönefeld was the major civil airport of East Germany (GDR), and the only airport serving East Berlin. It will be merged into Berlin Brandenburg Airport when it opens in 2017 or later.
ILS approach on video carried out by wet day in cloudy light windy conditions. Taxiing ends on the apron before Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services hangar.