Sunday 30 June 2013 - Alitalia Airbus A319-112 EI-IMC flying for Ferrari at the British Grand Prix

Alitalia Airbus A319-112 EI-IMC was an evening arrival from Rome positioning in to collect the Ferrari
team and take them back to Bologna after the British Grand Prix at Silverstone - its first visit to BHX

Cimber A/S Canadair CRJ100LR OY-RJH operated the evening SAS service to Copenhagen

Grand Cru Airlines Boeing 737-35B LY-BGC which had operated the overnight
Small Planet flight from Larnaca positioned out to Gatwick

First Choice Boeing 767-35EER G-PJLO was a morning arrival operating the Thomson flight from Cancun

Vans RV-8 G-XSEA was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron - the first visit of this type of aircraft to BHX

Hangar Watch - Sunday 30 June 2013

A view of the site of the new Monarch Aircraft Engineering Hangar which
is now almost externally complete taken from the terminal side of the airport

Sunday 30 June 2013

Blue City Aviation hold a "Blooming Great Tea Party" in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care

Blue City Aviation held a "Blooming Great Tea Party" in aid of Marie Curie
Cancer Care in the Elmdon Building on Friday 28 June 2013

The event which included a raffle as well as tea and cakes attracted
over 50 Birmingham airport staff and local aviation enthusiasts and
raised £275 for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Friday 28 June 2013

Saturday 29 June 2013 - Gulfstream 550 VH-LAL is an afternoon departure to Edinburgh

Gulfstream 550 VH-LAL which had arrived on a wet Thursday afternoon departed to Edinburgh

Arcus Air Embraer Phenom 100 D-IAAY which had arrived from Pescara in the early hours
of the morning spent the day parked up on the Elmdon apron before departing

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JHU which is in "BVB 09 - Borussia Dortmund" colours....

.... made its second visit to BHX in three days Photo: Matt Kidgell

.... departing off Runway 33 on its way back to Istanbul

Monarch Airbus A320-214 G-ZBAH operated their service from Barcelona on its second day of being based
at BHX - the aircraft wears the latest version of their scheme with the "" omitted from the billboard titles

Friday 28 June 2013 - Travel Service Airbus A320-211 YL-LCD operates a charter from Ostrava

Travel Service Airbus A320-211 YL-LCD operated a charter from Ostrava - the aircraft is leased
from Smartlynx and has visited BHX a number of times before but always in an all white scheme

Mistral Air Boeing 737-36EQC EI-DVA operated the first of a series of student charter flights
from Rome - it wears "Poste Italiane" and normally operates for the Italian Post office

Small Planet Boeing 737-31S LY-FLC flying on behalf of Alitalia also operated
a student charter flight from Rome - its first visit to BHX

Grand Cru Airlines Boeing 737-35B LY-BGC operated the return Small Planet flight from
Skiathos  via Thessaloniki - the aircraft had previously visited as LY-SKA with Aurela

SAS Airbus A320-232 OY-KAL operated their morning service to Copenhagen
- the first visit of a SAS 320 to BHX

Lufthansa Regional Canadair CRJ900LR D-ACKG operated their mid-morning service
to Munich in place of the usual Embraer 195 - a rare visit of a Lufthansa CR9 to BHX

Monarch Airbus A320-214 G-ZBAH was a morning arrival when it positioned in from Manchester
- its first visit to BHX and the first time an aircraft in the latest version of their scheme has visited....

.... the "" has been omitted from the billboard titles and the aircraft has yellow winglets
- it later departed on their afternoon flight to Mahon - its first revenue service

Hawker 4000 N78KN which had arrived on Wednesday was a late afternoon departure to Teterboro, New York

Citation Sovereign OO-ALX was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Global Express VP-CNY which is operated by German fashion company "New Yorker"
was a morning arrival parking up to night stop while....

Piper Cherokee Six G-DENI which had arrived on Thursday was an afternoon departure Photos: Mike Hollick

Thursday 27 June 2013 - Turkish Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JHU flying in "Borussia Dortmund" colours

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JHU operated their afternoon service from Istanbul....

.... the aircraft has been in a special "BVB 09 - Borussia Dortmund" colour scheme

.... since the UEFA "Champions League" final at Wembley on Saturday 25 May 2013
to mark their Turkish Airlines "Premium Partner" status

Titan Boeing 757-256 G-POWH operated the Monarch service from Venice....

.... the aircraft wears "Titan Airways - 25 years" titles by the front passenger door

Gulfstream 550 VH-LAL was an afternoon arrival from Luton parking up to night stop

Other visitors to the Elmdon apron included Hawker 4000 N78KN which had arrived on Wednesday....

Falcon 2000EX HB-IAU which was a morning departure after arriving on Wednesday evening....

Arcus Air Phenom 100 D-IAAW which spent the day parked up....

Citation CJ1 F-HKRA which was well wrapped up while....

JOTA Aviation King Air G-JOTB also visited during the day Photos: Mike Hollick

Air India to launch Delhi to Birmingham Airport service using their Boeing 787 "dreamliners"!!

 Air India and Birmingham Airport are delighted to announce that from Thursday
1 August 2013 flights between Delhi and Birmingham Airport and Delhi will operate
four times weekly, using the new Boeing 787-8 "dreamliner" aircraft

Flights will operate each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving from
Delhi into Birmingham at 1800 and departing to Delhi from Birmingham at 2130

Martyn Lloyd, Commercial Director of Birmingham Airport, explained, "This is
fantastic news for our region and we're delighted that Air India has recognised
the strong demand that lies in our catchment and will be operating the new
Boeing 787-8 "dreamliner" aircraft on the route"

"There's been significant support from the City, and indeed the region, for a direct
service to India and we're pleased to see that direct flights are now available on
a brand new aircraft which will give passengers a fantastic experience. We also
thank everyone involved who has worked tirelessly to make this happen,
particularly our Brand Ambassador for Asian Markets, Uday Dholakia"

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: "Birmingham has a proud
reputation as a diverse city, with residents from the wider Indian subcontinent the
fastest growing group, according to the 2011 census. It makes a great deal of sense
for there to be a direct flight between Delhi and Birmingham, rather than just
London, and so I am delighted that Air India will be operating flights to India from
Birmingham from 1 August 2013. I am sure the service will also be welcomed by
the Midlands' business and leisure community"

The Boeing 787 "dreamliner" is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine
jet airliner which entered into commercial service in October last year. The
256 seat Boeing 787-8 aircraft operated by Air India has a split cabin, consisting
of 18 business class and 238 economy seats. Boeing states that it is the company's
most fuel-efficient airliner and the world's first major airliner to use composite
materials as the primary material in the construction of its airframe

Tickets are now on sale at -

Air India schedule at Birmingham from Thursday 1 August 2013

1800/2130 AI113/114 788 from/to Delhi
- operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Wednesday 26 June 2013 - Air One Airbus A320-216 EI-DSW operates charter for Ferrari from Bologna

Air One Airbus A320-216 EI-DSW operated the Alitalia charter from Bologna bringing in
the Ferrari team for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday - its first visit to BHX

Cello/Chevron Avro RJ85 G-LENM was an afternoon arrival positioning in from Vienna

Enter Air Boeing 737-405 SP-ENH operated their weekly IT flight from Rhodes

SAS Boeing 737-76N SE-REY operated their flight to Stockholm Arlanda - its first visit to BHX - this was the
final service before the Stockholm route takes a seasonal break - flights resume on Monday 19 August 2013

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-ZBAD was an early morning departure to Alicante
- it had positioned in from Gatwick on Tuesday evening on its first visit to BHX

Tuesday 25 June 2013 - Jettime Boeing 737-3L9 OY-JTE operates SAS service to Copenhagen

Jettime Boeing 737-3L9 OY-JTE operated the morning SAS service to Copenhagen

Citation CJ2 D-ILAM was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron

Other visitor included Goldeck Flug Citation Excel OE-GCG....

Piper Cherokee Warrior G-CCZV....

.... and Eurocopter Ecureuil G-SPVK Photos: Mike Hollick


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