Arriving late evening after a 'slight' delay ...... Air Blue debuted their A340 on the Islamabad - Manchester service, operating the route non-stop for the first time after the type took over from the one stop A319 service. The first flight was carried out by AP-EDF, departing back to Islamabad just before 3am on the 29th.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Monday, 26 November 2012
A couple of interesting visitors this morning, Ukrainian CRJ850 UR-ICD made a short visit, departing just after 11.00..........
........ While Alitalia 777-200 EI-DBL arrived (in the very dull weather) just after midday for painting at Air Livery.
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Arriving late evening to take the Real Madrid team home after their Champions League game against Man City, Iberia A319 EC-JAZ was making its first visit to MAN.
Also making its debut was "Sirio" Gulfstream G450 I-DLGH.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Thomson took delivery of brand new 737-800 G-TAWK early morning and it remained parked up on the west apron late evening...........
..........While Monarch Airlines 1st A321 (G-OZBF) to be painted in the new "yellow tailed" scheme had arrived fresh from the paint-shop at East Midlands during the after noon.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
A couple of days in Sharm-el-Sheikh enabled a few aircraft to be seen in between dips in the pool and relaxing in the sun....... We stayed at the Hilton, Sharks Bay which has a room block with a view of the airport and runway so photos can be taken before the heat haze gets up too much although care has to be taken to avoid the lamp-posts and other obstructions to the view!
Photos can be seen on the 2012 trips page here .....
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Having arrived fresh from the paint shop at Norwich earlier in the day, Thomson 737-800 G-FDZA now wears the new "Dreamliner Inspired" livery, the first 737 to carry it.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
The second exotic Biz-Jet in two days, after yesterdays Malaysian Global this Brazilian Gulfstream G550 PR-OGX was a nice treat arriving mid morning........
....... and Condor 767-300 D-ABUL also arrived on a fuel stop whilst en-route back to Germany from the Caribbean.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Arriving mid morning and making its first visit to Manchester, Global Express 9M-CJG is owned by the Air Asia group whose titles and basic livery it wears..........
....... also making its first visit and landing just before the above Global was one of Turkish Airlines newest 737-900's, TC-JYH.
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Making a very nice change from the usual A320, Air Méditerranée used their 737-500 SX-BHR for the first time in to Manchester with the aircraft arriving in the very early hours and departing again late morning.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Monday, 5 November 2012
Leaving Manchester shortly before dawn this morning, Airbus A300 G-MONR (c/n 540) and Airbus A320 G-MPCD (c/n 0379) both departed for Brussels on lease return prior to being parted out.
Both aircraft have been with Monarch Airlines for their entire careers with the exception of temporary leases to other carriers, G-MONR was delivered in 1989 whilst G-MPCD joined the company back in 1994.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Arriving mid morning, A330 G-VGEM was wearing full China Airlines (Taiwan) colours minus the pink flowered tail. The aircraft is here for painting in to Virgin Atlantic colours by Air Livery.
Thursday, 1 November 2012
A nice movement to end the month, only the second National Cargo 747 Freighter to visit us, N919CA arrived mid afternoon carrying an unserviceable engine from the Thomas Cook A330 that was stuck in Keflavik.