Tuesday 2nd April 2019 - Qatar Airbus A350-941 A7-AMF makes first visit to BHX celebrating Qatar's 3rd year anniversary

Qatar Airbus A350-941 A7-AMF touching down on Runway 33 from Doha producing a lot of spray due to rainy weather...
...The aircraft made its first visit of type to BHX on a one off flight celebrating Qatar's 3rd year anniversary
Business Wings Cessna 208 Caravan D-FALK spent the day parked on the Elmdon Apron...
...While Cessna 550 Citation Bravo G-JBLZ also spend all day parked up

BHX based Thomas Cook Airbus A321-231 G-TCVA was a departure to Antalya in the Monarch hybrid colour scheme
Eurocopter AS365 N3 Dauphin 2 G-MFLT was an afternoon Elmdon arrival
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-FOK departed off Runway 33 to Barcelona
Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 CS-DVH was an afternoon Elmdon Apron arrival

Saturday 23rd February 2019 - Alitalia Embraer 190 EI-RNC diverts in from London City due to early morning fog

ProAir Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47E D-FDEN parked on the Elmdon Apron during foggy conditions
Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-214 OE-LBR was a morning departure off Runway 15 to Innsbruck
Flybe Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 G-JECP operated their mid-morning service from Glasgow. The aircraft is in their latest livery scheme
Emirates Airbus A380-842 A6-EUO was the EK39 arrival from Dubai, producing a lot of smoke on touchdown!
Thomas Cook Airbus A320-212 EC-MVG was an arrival on Runway 15 from Grenoble
Flybe Dash 8-Q400 G-KKEV holding at taxiway Bravo
Alitalia Embraer E190 EI-RNC was a morning arrival from London City. The aircraft diverted in from Milan due to heavy fog in the London area
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-DEM operated their afternoon service from Dublin
Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDP departed for Banjul. The aircraft is BHX based and wears Condor titles
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-ENS was a departure off Runway 15. The aircraft wears additional "Bydgoszcz Torun Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region Central Poland" titles to the rear fuselage

Saturday 2nd February 2019 - Vueling Airbus A320-232 EC-MNZ in special "I Love Barcelona" livery

easyJet Switzerland Airbus A320-214 HB-JXA was a morning arrival operating a seasonal ski service from Geneva

Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov An-12BP UR-CGW spent the day parked on the Elmdon Apron

Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics Airbus A320-212 EC-MVG departed off Runway 33 to Fuerteventura

Lufthansa Airbus A320-214 D-AIWC operated their flight from Frankfurt. The aircraft is in their new livery and this was it's first visit to BHX

Emirates Airbus A380-842 A6-EUP departed off 33 operating the EK40 flight to Dubai

Global Jet Luxembourg LX-FLY Bombardier Global Express 6000 LX-FLY spent the day parked on the Elmdon Apron

Vueling A320-232 EC-MNZ was an afternoon departure to Barcelona. The aircraft is in the special "I Love Barcelona" livery scheme

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