Saturday, 31 March 2012

MAN 31st March 2012 - Corsair 747-400 F-HLOV operates for Monarch

Arriving mid morning from Paris, Corsair 747-400 F-HLOV was positioning in to operate to Sharm-el-Sheikh on behalf of Monarch Airlines.

Friday, 30 March 2012

MAN 30th April 2012 - Colour scheme of the year award goes to..........

After days of endless sunshine here at MAN we had our first cloudy day... and of course that is when the Aerosur 747, G-VROM, finally turns up for painting at Air Livery!!
Definitely the award for the colour scheme of the year at MAN.... so far !!

MAN 29th March 2012 - FedEx's N903FD makes its first visit.

Another day and another first visiting FedEx 757F, N903FD arrived before dawn and was parked up for the day on stand 69.

MAN - 28th March 2012 - 737-800 CN-RPE departs after painting.

Now wearing the full Jetairfly / Tui colours, having been repainted from the green Jet4you colours by Air Livery, 737-800 CN-RPE waited until the sun had set before pushing back for departure late evening!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

MAN 28th March 2012 - FedEx 757 N922FD arrives early morning.

After a changeover in Paris, FedEx 757 Freighter N922FD made its first visit this morning just before dawn and will be parked up until departure this evening.

MAN 27th March 2012 - Jet2's G-GDFJ makes its first visit.

The newest 737-800 in the Jet2 fleet, G-GDFJ arrived at MAN for the first time this afternoon and overnighted on the west apron.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

MAN 26th March 2012 - Night time Etihad and FedEx departures

The Etihad "Visit Abu Dhabi" special  A6-AFA departed late evening and looking just as good in the dark as in the sunshine...........

..........and shortly after, the first FedEx 757F departure took place with N916FD getting ready to taxi for its flight to Birmingham and Paris.

Monday, 26 March 2012

MAN 26th March 2012 - Etihad's "Visit Abu Dhabi" special makes its first visit !!

Arriving just after 3pm on its first visit to MAN, the superbly coloured "Visit Abu Dhabi" A330-300 A6-AFA ...... just a shame that the new perimiter fence spoils the photos from the Runway Viewing Park as aircraft taxi in after landing !!

And also making its first visit was a full colours Brussels Airlines Dash8-400, G-ECOI.

MAN 26th March 2012 - Lufthansa Cargo "Special" D-ALCC

The "100 Years of Air Cargo" special schemed Lufthansa MD11F D-ALCC passed through in the very early hours on their regular freight flight.

MAN 25th March 2012 - Jazz 757 C-GJZK and Denim Air Fk50 PH-KXX

Thomas Cook / Jazz Air 757-200 C-GJZK passed through late night on its way back from Canada after lease and onwards to Abu Dhabi for maintenance.............

....... and Denim Air Fokker 50 PH-KXX was parked up for the night after arriving during the evening on a charter, unfortunately the scheme was very basic and lacked any titles.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

MAN 25th March 2012 - Atlantic Airlines 737F G-JMCL

Atlantic Airlines 737-300 Freighter G-JMCL arrived late afternoon for a night stop, the aircraft was carrying horses which were being shipped on via the Cathay Pacific 747 service.

The aircraft remained parked up on the west apron overnight.

MAN 24th March 2012 - Condor's D-ABON arrives for maintenance.

Condor 757-300 D-ABON, which wears the special "We Love To Fly" scheme, made its first visit to MAN today when it arrived for maintenance with Thomas Cook.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

MAN 21st March 2012 - Jet4you 737-800 CN-RPE arrives for painting.

The first visit of Moroccan airline Jet4you occured early this morning when 737-800 CN-RPE arrived for painting at Air Livery.

MAN 20th March 2012 - FedEx 757F N916FD arrives.

FedEx 757F N916FD arrived late afternoon to be based for MAN-BHX-CDG nightly freight runs commencing on the 26th March, it remained parked on stand 68 overnight.

Also of interest overnight was PA31 Navajo G-FCSL which carried out a few ILS Calibration runs.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

MAN 20th March 2012 - Thomson's latest Boeing 737-800 G-TAWG arrives on delivery.

Thomson Airways latest brand new 737-800 G-TAWG arrived on delivery from Boeing in Seattle at first light this morning and parked up on the west apron.

Also of interest was G-LSAD, the first of Jet2 's own 757's to be painted in the Jet2 Holidays scheme, the tail scheme is slightly different to that of the two leased Allegiant examples, LSAL & LSAM.

Monday, 19 March 2012

MAN 19th March 2012 - Turkish "Globally Yours" 737-800

Just a few days after this superb scheme was applied to the a/c, TCJHL visited MAN. The decals show over 17,000 of the airline's employees as a tribute to their contribution to the company!!

And also seen a little earlier on was the Korongo 146, OO-MJE operating for Brussels Airlines once again.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Heathrow 15th March 2012 - A visit for the Air New Zealand "All Blacks" 777-300

Made my first visit to Heathrow for nearly two years in the hope of catching the Air New Zealand "All Blacks" 777-300, the morning fog burned away just in time for it's arrival !!

More photos from the day will be added soon to my 2012 Trips page here....

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

MAN 12th March 2012 - Legacy N827TV and Avanti D-IIVA

Embraer Legacy N827TV, wearing a smart colour scheme, made its first visit to Manchester today and remains parked up on stand 100.......

..........Whilst German Avanti D-IIVA made a short visit late evening.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

MAN 11th march 2012 - Dalia Air Embraer Lineage CN-SHS

The Embraer E190 Lineage of Dalia Air of Morocco, CN-SHS, became the first of the type to visit Manchester today, touching down around midday.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

MAN 9th March 2012 - Sri Lankan A330-200 4R-ALJ (ex G-OJMC)

This former Thomas Cook A330 was now out on the ramp sporting its new registration 4R-ALJ ready for its new life with Sri Lankan Airlines......

......and this was how it looked after arrival on the 3rd March still with its Thomas Cook registration, G-OJMC.

Friday, 9 March 2012

MAN 8th March 2012 - Lufthansa's "Lu" and Aer Lingus ATR42

A couple of nice movements in the sun today were the Lufthansa A319 D-AILU with the Crane character "Lu" promoting their "Children on Board" programme ........

.... and Aer Lingus Regional ATR42, a fairly recent addition to the Irish carrier's colours.

MAN 8th March 2012 - Athletico Bilbao fans arrive .......

Today saw a large amount of Athletico Bilbao fans arrive on charter flights for their teams game against Manchester United in the Europa League, the sun shone all morning but it clouded over in the afternoon before the last few flights arrived !!