Saturday 5th January 2019 - Wamos Air Boeing 747-419 EC-MDS operating for TUI

Wamos Air Boeing 747-419 EC-MDS parked on 80's stands after touching down from Cancun early morning. The aircraft positioned in from Madrid Thursday evening and operated a TUI Dreamliner flight on Friday morning

Air Malta Airbus A320-214 9H-AEK parked outside the MAEL hangar. The aircraft is in for maintenance

Friday 4th January 2019 - Monarch Aircraft Engineering falls into administration

Birmingham based engineering arm of collapsed airline Monarch has gone bust with the loss of 408 jobs.

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) is "unsustainable in its present form", administrators KPMG said.

Attempts to restructure the firm - taken over in October by Greybull Capital - had failed, KPMG confirmed.

The union Unite accused Luton airport-based MAEL of failing to consult employees before the collapse and said it was taking legal action.

Airline Monarch, which was also owned by Greybull, collapsed in 2017, leading to more than 1,800 workers being made redundant and the flights and holidays of about 860,000 people being cancelled.

"Following the administration of other Monarch entities in 2017, MAEL sought to build its customer base to replace the loss of business from the former airline," David Pike, restructuring partner at KPMG, said.

Source: BBC News


Tuesday 25th December 2018 - Merry Christmas!





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Saturday 17th November 2018 - Lufthansa Airbus A320-211 D-AIPD in Star Alliance livery

Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EED lifted off Runway 15 on the EK40 service to Dubai

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDV was a departure to Fuerteventura in the "I Heart Cook's Club" livery

Lufthansa Airbus A320-211 D-AIPD was spotted twice in one day operating their Frankfurt service. The aircraft is in the Star Alliance livery


Air France Airbus A318-111 F-GUGH was a lunchtime arrival from Paris CDG in place of the usual Airbus A319/320


Air Charter Scotland Cessna 680A Citation Latitude G-SHUI was a departure off the Elmdon Apron

easyJet Switzerland Airbus A319-111 HB-JYL operated their seasonal ski service to Geneva

Jet2 Boeing 737-8MG G-JZBD was a departure off Runway 15 to Tenerife

TUI Boeing 737-8K5 G-TAWL was an afternoon arrival from Alicante

TUI Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUID operated their long haul service to Bridgetown, Barbados

Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-DEL arrived from Dublin

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS was an arrival on Runway 15 from Bratislava

Pegasus Elite Aviation Gulfstream IV N472MM spent the day parked on the Elmdon Apron


Tuesday 25th September 2018 - Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDV operates in the "I Heart Cook's Club" colour scheme

Qatar Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner A7-BCD was a lunchtime arrival from Doha

Stobart Air ATR 72-600 EI-FSL operated the EI3265 service to Dublin

KLM Cityhopper Embraer E190 PH-EZB was a departure off Runway 15 to Amsterdam

Thomas Cook Airbus A320-232 LY-NVX arrived from Paphos

Costco Wholesale Corp Gulfstream G550 N83CW was an afternoon departure off Runway 15

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDV departed off Runway 15 in the "I Heart Cook's Club" colour scheme

Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-EDP was an afternoon arrival from Dublin

Jet2 Boeing 737-8MG G-JZHR departed off Runway 33 to Las Palmas

Jet2 Boeing 737-8MG G-JZBD was an arrival from Faro

Germanwings Airbus A319-132 D-AGWN operated their flight from Dusseldorf

PIA Boeing 777-240(ER) AP-BGL was the PK791 arrival from Islamabad

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-231 G-TCVC operated their service in the Hybrid Monarch livery

CityJet Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B EI-FWA operated the late afternoon Brussels Airlines flight from Brussels

Gainjet Boeing 737-406 SX-ATF was an arrival on Runway 15 from Madrid


Wednesday 5th September 2018 - Virgin Atlantic A330-223 G-VLNM in for maintenance

Virgin Atlantic A330-223 G-VLNM named "Strawberry Fields" parked on the Elmdon Apron...
...The aircraft positioned in from Gatwick for maintenance


Thursday 28th June 2018 - Sukhoi Superjet EI-FWF operates evening Brussels Airlines service

Vulk Air Antonov An-26B UR-CQE spent the day parked on the Elmdon Apron. It later departed to Seville

Arcus Air Dornier 228-202 D-CAAL which arrived early morning from Gyor spent the day parked on the Elmdon Apron

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 LY-VED touched down on Runway 33 from Dalaman. The aircraft is in the hybrid Aeroflot colours

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-DAC was an evening departure to Alicante

Blue Air Boeing 737-405 YR-BAZ operated their flight to Bucharest

PIA Boeing 777-240(ER) AP-BHX operated the evening PK792 service to Islamabad

Flybe Dash 8-Q400 G-ECOH was an arrival on Runway 33. The aircraft features 'Scotland' and 'Avios' decals on the front fuselage

Lufthansa Airbus A321-231 D-AISO operated their flight from Frankfurt

Czech Airlines Airbus A319-112 OK-REQ was a departure to Prague

Brussels Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B EI-FWF operated the evening service from Brussels. Operated by CityJet

Fleet Air Saab 340AF HA-TAG departed to Bucharest

Swiss CS100 HB-JBC operated their evening service from Zurich