the Elmdon apron - the aircraft wears "United States of America"
titles and used the callsign "Duke 19"....
|Air India Boeing 787-8 "dreamliner" VT-AND was an early evening arrival.... Photo: Ron Kosys|
|....operating their inaugural flight from Amritsar via Delhi Photo: Robert Jones|
|.... the first Being 787 "dreamliner" to land at Birmingham Airport|
|.... touching down on Runway 15|
|The aircraft rolled passed the Elmdon site.... Photo: Mike Hollick|
|.... and Birmingham Airport's new Air traffic Control Tower|
|The "dreamliner" then turned onto Taxiway Charlie....|
|.... to receive a water cannon salute from Birmingham Airport's|
|.... new "Striker" Fire fighting vehicles Photos: Laurence Jones|
|From the other side the salute was a little wetter! - with a strong southerly wind you can see |
the wall of water already moving across the apron and the awaiting crowd had a good soaking!
|Air India Boeing 787-8 "dreamliner" parked on Stand 42C.... Photo: Mike Hollick|
|.... at the end of the International Pier|
|Now the aircraft is on stand Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport, leads out the VIP's....|
|.... with the cake cutting being performed by Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, |
Rohit Nandan, Chairman of Air India, and Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport
|All this took place at the rear of the aircraft as the baggage was unloaded|
|Meanwhile the "Dholl Blasters" provided musical entertainment....|
|.... and certainly kept the media occupied!|
|No point having "787" painted on the stand if you don't have a "dreamliner" to park on it!|
|Time now to have a look on board the Boeing 787 "dreamliner"....|
|.... the cockpit|
|Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport is interviewed about the new Air India service |
and other developments at the airport by Derek Pedley of airteamimages.com ....
|.... in the spacious Business Class section of the aircraft|
|All Economy passengers have a seat back video entertainment system|
|Time to say goodbye - the return flight was checking in....|
|.... the inaugural service back to Delhi and onto Amritsar|
|A big well done and thank you to the team from Birmingham Airport |
for organising another very successful launch event!!
|Thursday 1 August 2013|