Runway Watch - Wednesday 30 April 2014

A view down Runway 33 from the start of the 400 metre runway extension at Birmingham Airport
as work continues on the final tasks prior to the extend runway becoming operational in May 2014

The turn onto Runway 33 from Taxiway Sierra - all runway markings and lighting are now in place....

.... and another view down Runway 33 - the white line now runs for over 3,000 metres!

The view across Runway 33 to Taxiway Sierra with the new Radar tower in the background

Holding point Sierra 1 with Runway 33 and the new ATC Tower in the background

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Friday 25 April 2014 - Twinjet Airbus A319CJ G-NMAK arrives for parking on the Elmdon apron

Twinjet Airbus A319CJ G-NMAK was a morning arrival from Luton.... Photo: Mike Hollick

.... for short term parking on the Elmdon apron Photo: Brett Allen

Thomson Boeing 767-304ER G-OBYG was a morning arrival from Orlando Sanford

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-DHJH positioned in from Manchester to operate
an additional start of season IT flight to Tenerife

Monarch Boeing 757-2T7 G-DAJB spent the morning parked on Stand 505 before being
towed into the hangar while Airbus A300B4-605R G-OJMR which was parked behind it was
later moved to the 80's stands in preparation for its final flight to Tarbes Lourdes next week

FedEx Boeing 757-204SF N923FD operated their morning service from Paris CDG - it had previously....

.... been a BHX regular when it was G-BYAF with Thomson - it was soon on its way to Manchester

Air Contractors Lockheed L100-30 Hercules EI-JIV was an evening arrival from Cambridge
- the aircraft is planned to depart to Amman on Saturday morning on return to Safair

Runway Watch - Monday 28 April 2014

A view of the new Runway 15 ILS - Instrument Landing System - Localiser as work continues to
complete the 400 metre runway extension and associated infrastructure at Birmingham Airport....

.... a Brussels Airlines Dash 8Q-402 overflies the Localiser on short final to Runway 33

A view back down the new approach lights/guide path to Runway 33

The new Runway 33 ILS Glide-slope aerial and associated infrastructure is now in place - and
operational - the 33 ILS has been relocated from the east side of the runway to an area adjacent
to holding point Foxtrot 1 - an AIS Airlines Jetstream 32 can be seen on short finals to Runway 33

A Jet Blast Deflector is being installed adjacent to (new) holding point Sierra 2 to protect
vehicles using the new airside perimeter road from the jet blast of aircraft (up to Airbus
A380 size) using (new) Taxiway Sierra as they wait to line up on Runway 33....

.... a panoramic view of the new Jet Blast Deflector, the runway extension in the
foreground, Taxiway Sierra and the new Radar tower in the background

A look down Runway 33 from the start of the Runway Extension...

.... and the same view from Bickenhill shortly after the arrival of the Emirates
Boeing 777-31HER from Dubai that has just turned onto Taxiway Bravo

Monday 28 April 2014

Friday 21 March 2014 - SiAvia Embraer 145EU F-HELA ia an afternoon departure back to Paris Le Bourget

SiAvia Embraer 145EU F-HELA which had arrived on Thursday was an afternoon departure to Paris Le Bourget

Brussels Airlines Avro RJ100 OO-DWK operated their afternoon flight to Brussels

Falcon 50EX F-HAPM made a brief afternoon visit while....

Cessna 441 Conquest EI-DMG was a lunchtime visitor to the Elmdon apron

Beech Duke N626N which had arrived on Wednesday evening was an afternoon departure

Thursday 20 March 2014 - Castle Air Agusta A-109E Power G-TRNG visits the Elmdon apron

Castle Air Agusta A-109E Power G-TRNG was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron....

Beech Duke N626N which had arrived on Wednesday evening spent the day parked up while....

Synergy Super King Air G-SYGA was an afternoon visitor Photos: Mike Hollick

Pilatus PC-12 M-ALCB made a brief early morning visit

BMW Falcon 2000EX D-BMVV was a morning visitor

Challenger 300 N497EC was an afternoon visitor

Gulfstream 550 N556TT which had arrived on Tuesday departed

SiAvia Embraer 145EU F-HELA was a lunchtime arrival operating a charter from Paris Le Bourget

Wednesday 19 March 2014 - Lufthansa "retro" Airbus A321-231 D-AIDV operates evening Frankfurt service

Lufthansa Airbus A321-231 D-AIDV operated their early evening service from Frankfurt....

.... the aircraft in their "retro" colour scheme

Lufthansa Regional Embraer 195LR D-AEMD operated their afternoon service from Munich - the
aircraft now wears the full Lufthansa scheme following its recent transfer from Augsburg Airways

Lufthansa "Sharklet" Airbus A320-214 D-AIZR operated lunchtime service to Frankfurt

Citation XLS D-CAWU was an evening departure after spending the day parked on the Elmdon apron

Wednesday 23 April 2014 - former Air Malta Airbus A320-214 G-ZBAR arrives on delivery to Monarch

Airbus A320-214 G-ZBAR was an early evening arrival from Malta on delivery to Monarch
- the aircraft was previously 9H-AEF with Air Malta but still retains the basic colour scheme
of failed Polish operator OLT Express Photo: Mike Hollick

Monarch Airbus A300B4-605R G-OJMR returned from a morning visit to Taxiway Echo
where it had completed some engines runs as part of its end of lease checks....

.... returning to park up in from of the Monarch Aircraft Engineering hangar - it is due
to make its final flight to Tarbes Lourdes Airport on Monday 28 April 2014

Titan Boeing 767-36NER G-POWD spent the morning undergoing work before being
towed into the Monarch Aircraft Engineering hangar to commence a "C Check"

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-ZBAK which had returned from repainting at East Midlands on
Monday remained parked up on Stand 74 - it was previously JY-AYJ with Royal Jordanian

AIS Airlines Jetstream 32 PH-OCI operated the afternoon Eastern Airways flight from Newcastle
- its first visit to BHX. The aircraft is in the basic colours of Swedish airline direktflyg and had
earlier positioned into Newcastle to take over from PH-CCI which had operated the Newcastle
to Birmingham route on behalf of Eastern Airways since Wednesday 5 February 2014

FedEx Boeing 757-2B7SF N910FD operated their morning Paris CDG - BHX - Manchester
service which is currently visiting in daylight because of the overnight Runway closures

Carpatair Fokker 100 YR-FKA which is currently based and operating as and when required
for flybe was parked on the Elmdon apron undergoing maintenance checks

TAG Espana Falcon 900B EC-JBB was a day stopping visitor

Gama Super King Air G-SASD which is operated on behalf of the Scottish Ambulance
Service was a lunchtime visitor operating an air ambulance flight

FlightCal Navajo Chieftain G-VIPP was an afternoon visitor calibrating the new Runway 33 ILS

Cessna 210N Centurion N67JK was an afternoon arrival from Fairoaks parking up
to night stop on the Elmdon apron Photo: Mike Hollick


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