Thursday 7 January 2021 - Boeing 737-73W N946BC arrives for conversion to an E-7 Wedgetail for the RAF

Boeing 737-73W BBJ N946BC was an afternoon arrival from Bangor - the first aircraft for

conversion to an E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning aircraft for the Royal Air Force

by STS Aviation Services in their hangar at Birmingham Airport.... Photo: Mike Hollick

.... the aircraft was previously operated as a Boeing BBJ by Deer Jet as B-5273 before

being acquired by Boeing and prepared at Georgetown, Delaware, from where it had

departed on Wednesday morning using flight number "BOE126" Photo Andrew Fellows

.... after night stopping at Bangor, Maine, it continued onto BHX for a late afternoon

arrival landing on Runway 33 and taxying to the STS Aviation Services hangar which

it soon disappeared into - it is due to enter service with the Royal Air Force in 2023

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EPE operated their "EK040" flight to Dubai....

.... the aircraft is in their Expo 2020 green "Sustainability" colour scheme

.... on a day when aircraft appeared and disappeared as banks of fog moved across

the airfield Photos: Matt Kidgell

easyJet Airbus A320-251N G-UZLF operated their flight "EZY203" from Belfast International

SAS Airbus A330-343 LN-RKM was a morning departure operating another freight flight to Brussels

Beech King Air D-IBFS was an afternoon arrival from Coburg - after a short stop on

the Elmdon apron it departed to Nuremburg and onto Coburg Photo: Andrew Fellows 


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