Friday 30 April 2010 - Turkuaz and Onur Air commence summer 2010 flying programme

Turkuaz Airbus A321-211 TC-TCF positioned in to operate their
first weekly IT flight to Dalaman of the summer 2010 season....
.... while Onur Air Airbus A321-231 TC-OAL arrived
to operate their first weekly flight to Bodrum
Thomas Cook Airbus A320-231 G-GTDL positioned in
from Gatwick to operate a charter flight to Barcelona

Friday 29 April 2011 - Monarch add "Just Married" titles to mark Royal Wedding Day

Monarch Airlines celebrated the day of the Royal Wedding by
adding "Just Married" to the "Congratualations Wills & Kate"
titles on Airbus A321-231 G-OZBR....
.... and Airbus A321-231 G-OZBN
. KLM Boeing 737-7K2 PH-BGN operated their afternoon
service to Amsterdam - its first visit to BHX

Wednesday 28 April 2010 - Cello's new Avro Business Jet G-RAJJ makes its first visit to BHX!!

Cello Aviation's "Avro Business Jet" BAe 146-200 G-RAJJ
made its first visit to BHX arriving from Southend....
.... and parking on the Elmdon apron
. .... to be welcomed by Cello's Birmingham based staff
. The aircraft has a 46 VIP interior and will be available for charter
Photo: Mike Hollick .. For more information on Cello please see - and
The aircraft later returned to Southend and will be on
display at EBACE in Geneva between 2-6 May 2010
. Eurocypria Boeing 737-8Q8 5B-DBR operated their IT flight to Paphos
."Lu" - Lufthansa Airbus A319-114 D-AILU operated
their morning service to Frankfurt
Businesswings Twin Otter D-IVER was a lunchtime visitor
to the Elmdon apron operating a priority freight charter
Synergy Super King Air G-SYGA spent the day parked up....
.... on the Elmdon apron where Cherokee Arrow G-AXWZ....
.... and Agusta A-109S Grand G-STGR were also visitors

Tuesday 28 April 2009 - Virgin Nigeria Embraer 190 5N-VNH departs after attention by flybe

Virgin Nigeria Embraer 190-100AR 5N-VNH backtracks
down Runway 33 before turning round and departing
to Kano as "Virgin Nigeria 900"
5N-VNH had earlier reappeared from flybe Hangar One and been
parked on the Elmdon apron as it was prepared for departure

Sunday 27 April 2008 - Heineken Cup semi final played at Ricoh Stadium, Coventry

The second semi final of the Heineken Cup between Saracens
and Munster resulted in a "fly in" of Irish rugby fans....
....Thomas Cook Boeing 767-300 G-DAJC arrived from Shannon and
spent the day parked up on the 80's stands....
. .... while Monarch Airbus A330-200 G-SMAN arrived from Cork
and then positioned out to Gatwick
Titan BAe 146 G-ZAPN arrived from Shannon and parked up for the day on Terminal 2
. Ryanair operated a number of extra flights - Boeing 737-8AS EI-CSZ
which wears "Arrivederci Alitalia!" titles operated an early
morning rotation from Shannon
. Monarch Airbus A300-600R G-OJMR positioned in late on Saturday
night and parked up on the 80's stands before operating the return
charter flight to Cork

Sunday 26 April 2009 - French Air Force Airbus A340 F-RAJB operates flight from the USA

French Air Force Airbus A340-211 F-RAJB operated a flight
from the United States arriving shortly after midday....
.... after off loading its passengers it positioned out to Paris CDG
. . Virgin Nigeria Embraer 190-100IGW 5N-VNH reappeared
from the flybe hangar and spent the late afternoon
parked on the Elmdon apron

Sunday 25 April 2010 - Euro Atlantic Boeing 767 CS-TFS diverts in from Manchester

Euro Atlantic Boeing 767-3Y0ER CS-TFS was an operational
diversion while operating a Banjul - Manchester repatriation
flight for Thomas Cook as they caught up following the airspace
closures caused by the Volcanic Ash Cloud....
.... after offloading the passengers it positioned out to Faro
Turkish Boeing 737-752 TC-JKN operated their flight to Istanbul
- the second Turkish 737-700 to visit BHX
Thomas Cook Boeing 757-3CQ G-JMAA positioned in from Gatwick
to operate an early season IT flight to Dalaman in Turkey

Saturday 24 April 2010 - Air Armenia Antonov 12 EK-11001 charter to BHX!!

The after effects of the Volcanic Ash Cloud resulted in an exotic
movement to BHX - Air Armenia Antonov 12BK EK-11001
brought in a consignment of urgent freight that had been stranded
in Johannesburg routing via Luanda and Tamanrasset in Algeria
and arriving in the early hours of Saturday morning
After spending the day parked on the Elmdon apron....
.... it positioned out to Luxembourg lifting off Runway 15....
.... and climbing away as only an Antonov 12 can!!
Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-752 TC-JKJ operated their service
from Istanbul - the first visit of a Turkish 737-700 to BHX
PIA Boeing 777-340ER AP-BID operated their service to Islamabad
- its first visit to BHX since it was painted in their new colour scheme
Arcus Air Dornier 228 D-CAAM was an afternoon arrival operating
a priority freight charter from Egelsbach in Germany
A morning view of the packed Elmdon apron including the
Air Armenia Antonov 12 EK-11001, CityLine Hungary
Antonov 26 HA-TCN and Atlantic Electra G-LOFC

Birmingham Airport unveils the Olympic Rings on the new Air Traffic Control Tower

A spectacular fireworks and light show starts as
Birmingham Airport unveiled the Olympic Rings
on its new Air Traffic Control Tower to
celebrate the London 2012 Games....
.... with the Olympic Rings now illuminated the new
tower was bathed in constantly changing colour lights
Members of the media await the countdown to the start of the light
and firework display - the BBC News video report can be seen here
The two sets of rings placed on either side of Birmingham Airport's
new Air Traffic Control Tower will not only be observed by visitors
flying in but at 28 metres high also overlook the airfield and can be
seen from the main A45 road between Coventry and Birmingham
Monday 23 April 2012

Tuesday 22 April 2008 - Air Comet Airbus A320 EC-KBM diverts to BHX

Air Comet Airbus A320 EC-KBM diverted into BHX due to a
runway closure at Gatwick - after refueling it departed off
Runway 15 back to Gatwick
.Swiss used Contact Air Fokker 100 D-AGPH on their lunchtime
service from Zurich in place of the usual Avro RJ 100 - the aircraft is in Star Alliance colours
. Danish Air Transport ATR 72 OY-RUB operated a charter flight
from Billund with the aircraft parking up on the Elmdon apron
.Royal Air Force Tristar C2 ZE705 operated a medivac flight
before positioning out to RAF Brize Norton


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