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 - http://celloaviation.blogspot.com/ and http://www.flycello.com/ . 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
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 .
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