Wednesday 29 March 2013 - JCB Sikorsky S 76C++ G-XJCB visits the Elmdon apron

JCB Sikorsky S 76C++ G-XJCB made a brief afternoon visit....

.... parking on the Elmdon apron Photo: Mike Hollick

Jetairfly Boeing 737-7K5 OO-JAO which had arrived with the "Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester"
for their concert at Symphony Hall on Tuesday departed to Marseilles

Thomson Boeing 737-8K5 G-TAWN again operated their weekly IT flight from Enfidha while....

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDA which wears additional "Egypt where it all begins" titles
operated their flight to Enfidha - both services will be operated by Boeing 757's from next week

Centreline Citation CJ2 G-SONE made a morning visit to the Elmdon apron

Tuesday 26 March 2013 - Arcus Air Dornier 228 D-CUTT visits the Elmdon apron

Arcus Air Dornier 228-212 D-CUTT was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Aviavilsa ATR 42-300F LY-ETM which had spent the weekend parked up departed

Piper Meridian PH-FHB was a day stopping visitor

Monday 25 March 2013 - Jetairfly Boeing 737 OO-JAO arrives with the "Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester"

Jetairfly Boeing 737-7K5 OO-JAO was an afternoon arrival from Zurich bringing in the
"Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester" for their concert at Symphony Hall on Tuesday evening....

.... the aircraft parked up on Stand 71 and will be staying until their departure on Wednesday

Lufthansa Airbus A320-214 D-AIZQ operated their lunchtime service to Frankfurt - its first
visit and the second time a "Sharklet" equipped Airbus A320 has visited Birmingham!

Air France Airbus A320-211 F-GFKS which is is in "Skyteam" colours....

.... operated their morning flight to Paris CDG

Aer Lingus Regional/Aer Arann ATR 72-201 EI-REI operated their lunchtime service
from Shannon - the lying snow making the all white scheme an even brighter white!

Hangar Watch - Tuesday 26 March 2013

Work has continued on erecting the main steel frame of the aircraft maintenance bays
of the new Monarch Aircraft Engineering Hangar with the outline of the south bay now
visible - there will be two side by side bays - the structure in the foreground is the
offices/service areas that will be at the back of the Hangar....

.... a wider view showing the whole Hangar construction site as it stands

..... and a view of the whole site with the Monarch Hangar on the left, the asphalt
Batching plant for the Runway extension/A45 diversion project, the Eurojet Hangar
and the Elmdon Building on the far right of the photo

- to see this image "full size" just click on it

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Sunday 24 March 2013 - Tyrol Air Ambulance Citation OE-GAA visits a snowy Elmdon apron

Tyrol Air Ambulance Citation V OE-GAA was a lunchtime visitor to a snowy the Elmdon apron

Citation Bravo G-IKOS made another brief afternoon visit while....

Aviavilsa ATR 42-300F LY-ETM which had arrived on Thursday remain parked up in the snow

Joe Kelly, Birmingham Airports CAO, is elected President of Solihull Chamber of Commerce

Joe Kelly, Birmingham Airports Chief Administration Officer and Company Secretary,
has been elected the new president of the Solihull Chamber of Commerce

Joe, who has been elected President for two years, was full of praise for the 
"‘vibrant and active" organisation and sees the region as the centre of the 
Government’s strategy to move the country into prosperity


Solihull Chamber is part of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group,
which, is the largest and oldest Chamber in the UK. Joe is a Brummie and
qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982, gaining an MBA from Aston
University in 1993.  In his role with Birmingham Airport he has responsibility
for supporting the delivery of the new runway extension

Monday 25 March 2013

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBD departing Birmingham Airport on Thursday 24 January 2013

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBD lands on Runway 33 on a snowy January day....

.... by the time the flight back to Dubai is ready to depart Runway 15 is in use

.... as the aircraft starts to roll it starts to whip up the snow

.... into a small snow storm as the aircraft rotates

... turning into two small blizzards

.... as the aircraft climbs away en-route to Dubai
Photos taken on Thursday 24 January 2013

Monarch celebrate inaugural flight to Gibraltar from Birmingham with flight voucher for early bookers!!

Sheila Palmer, Jim Palmer, Wendy Palmer and Monarch Managing Director Kevin George
- in front from left, Lucy Harborne and Laura Heath, Monarch ticket desk colleagues
Monarch, the leading scheduled leisure airline, celebrated its first flight to Gibraltar
from Birmingham on Saturday 23 March 2013 and three lucky passengers were
greeted at check-in with a glass of champagne and a free flight voucher

Wendy, Jim and Sheila Palmer, were the first passengers to book on to the new flight
to Gibraltar, which will operate three times a week. For summer 2013 there are now
over 27,000 seats available on the new Birmingham to Gibraltar route; this is the
first of three new routes Monarch is launching from Birmingham Airport. Services
to Bordeaux and Split will both launch on 22nd May 2013

Monarch Airbus A320-214 G-MRJK operated the inaugural flight to Gibraltar
Commenting on the new summer flights from Birmingham Airport, Monarch Airlines’
Managing Director, Kevin George, said: "We are delighted to be celebrating the
departure of our first flight to Gibraltar, part of our route network expansion for
summer 2013. Gibraltar has always been a popular route for Monarch Airlines’
passengers and it’s great now that we can offer this service from the West Midlands"

William Pearson, Aviation Development Director said, "It’s great news to see Monarch
continue to increase its range of destinations from Birmingham, by introducing flights
to Gibraltar. It’s an ideal destination for people looking for sun, a spot of shopping or
to explore the rock”

Monday 25 March 2013

Saturday 23 March 2013 - Austrian Airbus A320 OE-LBP flying in their "retro" colour scheme!!

Austrian Airbus A320-214 OE-LBP operated their weekly IT flight to Innsbruck....

.... the aircraft wears their "retro" scheme to mark the airlines 50th anniversary in 2008

Monarch Airbus A320-214 G-MRJK operated the inaugural flight
of their new three times weekly service to Gibraltar

Swiss Airbus A320-214 HB-IJR operated their morning service from Zurich

Atlantic Airlines BAe ATP G-BTPG positioned in to operate a newspaper flight to the Isle of Man

Citation Bravo G-IKOS was a lunchtime visitor to the Elmdon apron while....

Netjets Citation XLS CS-DXL made a brief visit

The overnight snow fall caused a few problems - Pilatus PC-12 M-ERIL is de iced prior to its departure

.... while Cello/Chevron Avro RJ85 G-LENM was going nowhere!

Friday 22 March 2013 - Lufthansa Airbus A320 D-AIZP first visit of a "Sharklet" equipped A320 to BHX!!

Lufthansa Airbus A320-214 D-AIZP operated their lunchtime service to Frankfurt.....

.... the first visit of a "Sharklet" equipped Airbus A320 to Birmingham!

.... "Sharklet" Airbus A320's should now be seen regularly on the Lufthansa service from Frankfurt

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-ENX operated their flight to Arrecife - its first visit to BHX

.... while Boeing 737-8AS EI-ESL was one of three Ryanair aircraft to position out to their summer bases

CityJet Fokker 50 OO-VLL which had arrived on Thursday operated the return charter to Paris CDG

SAS Airbus A319-131 OY-KBR operated their morning service to Copenhagen

General Electric Global 5000 N376G which had arrived on Thursday departed to the US


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