Thursday 30 June 2011 - Dubrovnik Airline MD 83 9A-CDA flying for Alitalia

Dubrovnik Airline MD 83 9A-CDA was a lunchtime arrival flying
for Alitalia and operating a student exchange charter from Rome
.
Dash8Q-402 G-FLBH which had arrived on delivery on Saturday
25 June 2011 reappeared out of the flybe hangar Photo: Ron Kosys
.
Capital Super King Air G-ZVIP was a morning visitor
to the Elmdon apron Photo: Ron Kosys

Mahan Air Airbus A310 F-OJHH grounded by leasing company at Birmingham Airport

Mahan Air Airbus A310 F-OJHH parked on Stand 81 after it had been seized
Passengers at Birmingham Airport have been caught up in
a dispute between Mahan Air and GECAS Aircraft Leasing
and Financing Solutions
.
Mahan Air Airbus A310-304 F-OJHH was seized by the
leasing company when it arrived from Tehran on flight
W5 5020 shortly before 1200 on Thursday 30 June 2011
.
The aircraft was parked up on a remote parking stand
and the outbound flight to Tehran scheduled due to
depart at 1430 was cancelled
.
Mahan Air Airbus A310 F-OJHH had earlier arrived from Tehran
Photo: Ron Kosys
Thursday 30 June 2011

Wednesday 29 June 2011 - Dalia Air Phenom CN-MBR visits from Casablanca

Dalia Air Embraer Phenom 300 CN-MBR was an early morning
arrival on the Elmdon apron from Casablanca with an urgent
load of freight.... Photo: Blue City Aviation
.
.... after unloading it positioned out to Farnborough
.
Gama Aviation Learjet 45 G-GMAA was an afternoon visitor
.
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-DVM which is in a "retro"
colour scheme operated their afternoon service from Dublin
.
Titan Boeing 767-36NER G-POWD operated a charter from
Copenhagen before positioning out to Stansted

Tuesday 28 June 2011 - Air Finland Boeing 757 OH-AFL flying for Sky Wings

Air Finland Boeing 757-204 OH-AFL was an evening departure
operating the delayed Sky Wings flight to Heraklion - the aircraft
is in the basic scheme of Allegiant Air from whom it is leased
.
Bulgaria Air Avro RJ70 LZ-TIM which had arrived on Monday
positioned out to Manchester to pick up Roger Waters and his
"The Wall Live Tour 2011" after their next performance
.
Challenger 604 N385CT was an afternoon visitor
.
Citation Sovereign PH-CIJ was a day stopping visitor....
.
.... as was Citation CJ3 N403ND Photo: Mike Hollick
.
.... and Malibu Meridian G-DTFL Photo: Mike Hollick

Platinum Fuels commences airline fuelling operations at Birmingham Airport

New aviation fuel company, Platinum Fuels Limited, has
commenced airline fuelling operations at Birmingham Airport

The Dubai based company has been founded by a group of
ex-major oil company aviation fuel experts who have over
60 years of expertise and experience behind them working
in the global aviation industry

Platinum Fuels is currently active in a variety of global territories
but Birmingham Airport is their first foray into the UK market

Tim Collins CEO of Platinum Fuels said, "We are acutely aware
of the important role that Birmingham Airport plays as a viable
alternative to London's congested airports and there is a potential
for growth here that is unique within the UK aviation sector"

"The Birmingham Airport management team has demonstrated
their commitment to developing a world-class airport, targeting
unrivalled levels of customer service while being sensitive to the
needs of the community. Platinum Fuels share similar ideals and
we are delighted that our inaugural operating facility in the UK has
been launched at such a high-profile and forward-thinking airport"

Rob Cooke, the Airport's Head of Aerodrome Operations, said,
"The arrival of Platinum Fuels into Birmingham gives more choice
to airlines and offers a high quality product with competitive
pricing. With the forecast growth expected at Birmingham
in the coming years, particularly in the long haul market,
we expect Platinum Fuels to have a successful operation
and we're proud to be the UK launch pad for the company"

This is Birmingham Airport's third on-site aviation refuelling
company now available to airlines
.
Tuesday 28 June 2011

Monday 27 June 2011 - Bulgaria Air Avro RJ70 LZ-TIM visits the Elmdon apron

Bulgaria Air Avro RJ70 LZ-TIM was a lunchtime arrival from Zurich
operating a charter for Roger Waters and his "The Wall Live Tour 2011"....
..... the Bulgaria Air titles are in English on the starboard side
Photo: Mike Hollick

Cobham Flight Inspection Super King Air G-COBM was an afternoon
visitor checking the Runway 15 ILS

Sunday 26 June 2011 - Turkmenistan Boeing 737 EZ-A004 operates service to Ashgabat

Turkmenistan Boeing 737-82K EZ-A004 operated their flight
to Ashgabat in place of the usual Boeing 757
.
Turkish Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JGF operated their flight to Istanbul
- the aircraft has recently returned from subsidiary Anadolujet
whose titles can still be seen - "click" on photo for larger image
.
KLM Boeing 737-8K2 PH-BXA which is in their "retro" scheme
operated their afternoon service to Amsterdam
.
Titan Boeing 737-3L9QC G-ZAPW was a visitor to the Elmdon
apron operating a charter from Dublin Photos: Ron Kosys
.
North Flying Metro 23 OY-NPF which had arrived on Saturday
departed back to Aarhus Photo: Mike Hollick
.
Netjets Hawker 800XP CS-DRO was an afternoon visitor
Photo: Mike Hollick
Citation CJ3 D-CHAT which had arrived on Saturday morning
spent the day parked on the Elmdon apron Photo: Ron Kosys

Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao departs to Heathrow after visit to Birmingham

Air China Boeing 747-4J6 B-2472 lifts off Birmingham Airport's
Runway 15 as Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao departs to Heathrow
.
Premier Wen Jaibao who had arrived in Birmingham on Saturday
evening had spent Sunday morning visiting Stratford-upon-Avon
for a Shakespeare performance and the Chinese owned MG car plant
at Longbridge returning to Birmingham Airport shortly after 1330....
.
.... the passengers were soon back on Boeing 747-4J6 B-2472
.
.... which started up and taxied out to depart on Runway 15
.
.... after briefly holding for arriving traffic
.
.... it lined up and departed to London Heathrow and
the next stage of Premier Wen Jaibao's visit to the UK
Note: Some photos suffer from heat haze - sorry
about that it has been a hot day in Birmingham

.
Sunday 26 June 2011

Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao welcomed to UK on arrival at Birmingham Airport

Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao arrived at Birmingham Airport on
Saturday evening/25 June 2011 at the start of his visit to the UK
.
His flight - operated by Air China Boeing 747-4J6 B-2472 -
was welcomed by an honour guard from the RAF Regiment
who lined the red carpet
.
Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao disembarked....
.
.... to be greeted by Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport....
.
.... also in the welcoming party at Birmingham Airport were (from left
t
o right) Councillor Mike Whitby, leader of Birmingham City Council,
Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador, Stephen Green, Minister of
State for Trade and Investment all seen with Paul Kehoe
.
Saturday 25 June 2011

Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao arrives at Birmingham Airport at start of visit to UK

Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao arrived in Birmingham this evening/
Saturday 25 June 2011 on board Air China Boeing 747-4J6 B-2472....
.
.... as the aircraft came onto final approach to Runway 33
.
.... the honour guard on Stand 86 lined the red carpet
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.... the aircraft touches down at BHX at the start of the UK tour of
Premier Wen Jaibao which includes visits to Stratford-upon-Avon
for a Shakespeare performance and the Chinese owned MG
car plant at Longbridge, Birmingham
.
Air China Boeing 747-4J6 B-2472 - which arrived from Budapest -
had previously visited Birmingham on Sunday 22 October 2006....
.
.... the aircraft routed via Taxiway Tango
.
.... following a "Follow Me" vehicle on its way to Stand 86
.
.... heading for the red carpet
.
.... and the welcoming party
.
As soon as the aircraft was parked Premier Wen Jaibao disembarked
.
.... and was soon on the way into Birmingham
.
Saturday 25 June 2011

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