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2002

Tuesday 31st December
The year came to an end with a first-visiting BAe146, BAe System's -100 G-BLRA operating a passenger charter from Liverpool during the evening, and seeing the year out with us on the south apron.

Monday 30th December
The last of the new colour-schemes to be adopted recently by the five major UK charter carriers appeared here for the first time just before dawn, JMC Air's re-branding, the very attractive livery of Thomas Cook Airlines being seen for the first time on Boeing 757 G-FCLE. That's five new colour-schemes from the five major UK charter carrier's in just over a year.
Others:
JMC757P G-FCLE WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG

Sunday 29th December
European Air Charter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAD made its first visit since 2000 on the carrier's mid-day Toulouse ski charter - it had made three previous landings here on the same day in November 2000, flying two Paris-CDG rotations for Gill Airways.
Others:
EAF661/0 G-CEAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD WIF384/5 LN-WFO

Saturday 28th December
Streamline Shorts 360 G-SSWO duly made its second landing here in the early hours from East Midlands, departing shortly after to Coventry, while G-SSWB operated the return Bristol flight, departing shortly after to Luton, the aircraft's first visit this year. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZK made its third landing here at lunch-time, the aircraft which had operated football charters in mid-November, flying an Amsterdam scheduled service rotation.
Others:
JEM4051/2 G-SSWB JEM4041/2 G-SSWO UKA2137/2140 PH-KZK

Friday 27th December
The Christmas lull ended before dawn, an influx of Emerald Airways positioners including two first-visiting Streamline Shorts 360s arriving for extra mail flights later in the day. G-SSWO positioned in from Dublin, and operated out to East Midlands late in the evening, while G-SSWE positioned in from Paris-CDG and operated out to Bristol.
Learjet 60 VP-CRB made another brief visit just before mid-day, and Cessna 421 N156RH likewise made a short appearance during the early afternoon from/to Cambridge.
Others:
JEM802 G-SSWO JEM414P G-SSWE WIF384/5 LN-WFE AMM443D/C G-OOAE JEM4030 G-SSWE JEM4040 G-SSWO

Thursday 26th December
Still nothing of note.
Others:
JKK3107/8 EC-HPM

Wednesday 25th December
Nothing.

Tuesday 24th December
Nothing worth mentioning .....
Others:
None

Monday 23rd December
Nothing .... no visitors at all.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC

Sunday 22nd December
Just one aeroplane of note, yet another first-visiting Fokker 70, KLM CityHopper's PH-KZC substituting for the programmed Fokker 100 on an early afternoon Amsterdam rotation.
Others:
WIF382/3 LN-WFO UKA2137/2140 PH-KZC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFO

Saturday 21st December
Learjet 60 VP-CRB made its fifth visit to Newcastle just after dark, only staying three-quarters of an hour. Flightline 146 G-FLTB departed back south to Gatwick during the early evening.

Friday 20th December
An Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 flew what was until recently an MD Airlines-operated Tenerife 'W', G-XLAG making just its third visit to Newcastle during the late afternoon. Flightline BAe146-200 G-FLTB made just its second visit as such, arriving on a football charter at lunch-time for a night-stop, and Falcon 50 N96UT departed back across the Atlantic also at lunch-time.
Others:
BRT2HB/2CR/3CR/3NC G-ZAPK WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC XLA7203/2 G-XLAG AMM443D/C G-OOAH

Thursday 19th December
Lots of exec visitors once again, although slightly less interesting ones, but these were dwarfed quite literally by another Antonov An-124 visit, our fourth of the year from the always impressive machine. Antonov Design Bureau's UR-82073, the fourth of type to visit Newcastle, spent most of the daylight hours with us, departing just before sunset to Ostend.
J-Max Air Services Hawker 800XP N41762 second-visited during the morning, and Falcon 50 N96UT arrived from Luton during the afternoon for a night-stop. Citation 550 G-RDBS and Gold Air Lear 45 G-OLDL also visited during the day.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFE JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC

Wednesday 18th December
Another day, another first-visiting Falcon 2000, Eurofly's I-FLYP day-stopping from/to Linate. Rockwell Commander N129TB visited from/to Cambridge, and MD.600 N9208V visited briefly from/to local sites just after dark.
Others:
RPX476/476P G-BVOB WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC

Tuesday 17th December
The interesting exec jet visitor continued to be a major part of the day's highlights - the first NetJets Europe Falcon 2000 to appear here became CS-DNS, spending a few hours with us in the middle of the day, while another Citation Bravo first-visited later in the evening, EC-HRO spending less than an hour on the ground. Citation II OY-ELY had departed before dawn after its second night-stop during the last few days.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC RPX475P/475 G-BVOB

Monday 16th December
One of the weekend's first-visiting exec jets returned late in the day, Citation 550 OY-ELY arriving from Billund during the last hour of the day for another short night-stop. Gulfstream IV N725LB had departed earlier in the evening, while Sunday's other night-stopping American aeroplane, Lancair 4 N426WW, had departed earlier in the day, to Wick just before mid-day.
The first Kuwait Airways visit of the year appeared before dawn, flown by Airbus A.300-600 9K-AMD - the aircraft had visited on two separate occasions in 1994.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Sunday 15th December
General Aviation again produced the most interesting visitors on another very grey winter Sunday - Citation II OY-ELY departed before dawn, the rest appearing at dusk or after dark. King Air 200 LX-JDP visited during the late afternoon, followed larer in the evening by Lancair 4 N426WW for a night-stop, and Gulfstream IV N725LB also for a night-stop. The latter had visited once previously on 13th September 1997.
Another KLMuk substitution produced another first-visiting Fokker 70 , PH-WXC operating from/to Amsterdam during the early evening, while Astraeus Boeing 737-300 G-STRB had come and gone once again, during the early hours.
Others:
AMM6686 G-OOOB AEU754/754P G-STRB BAW12H/13F G-EUUJ WIF382/3 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFO UKA2141/4 PH-WXC AMM6687/987F G-OOOB

Saturday 14th December
Citations provided almost all the interest, with one particularly special one before sunrise being as good as any executive jet we've had all year. Citation Bravo OK-VSZ arrived from Keflavik and then flew the last leg of its delivery flight to Prague after two hours on the ground. The night-stopping Citation 560 OE-GAA had departed while it was on the ground, while a somewhat older Citation II, but still first-visiting OY-ELY arrived during the evening, for a night-stop.
The suddenley quite famous Astraeus Boeing 737-300 G-STRB positioned in from Gatwick during the early morning for its day-trip to Salzburg.
Others:
AMM920F/6620 G-OOOB AEU753P/753 G-STRB AMM6621 G-OOOB

Friday 13th December
Certainly not unlucky for the local enthusiast with another grey, but interesting day, closing off another busy week. Trans Travel Airlines ATR.42 PH-RAQ made its second visit during the morning, from Rotterdam to Dublin again using Rossair Europe callsigns, but it was cargo-configured aeroplanes that produced most interest. The three overnighting Metroliners were joined in the early hours by a fourth, Zorex Air Transport's EC-HJC spending the rest of the day with, departing just after dark. The other three all got away during the evening too, PH-RAZ to Rotterdam, BKS' EC-HXY to Barcelona, and D-CBIN to Cologne.
Freight also produced the day's GA highlight, Flightline's King Air 200 EC-GBB operating in and out, from/to Barcelona within the first few hours of the day. Two more night-stoppers departed within two minutes of each other at lunch-time, Malibu N961JM to Exeter followed by Baron N7219L to Coventry,while another, King Air 200 N811VT, had departed to Leeds during the morning. Tyrolean Jet Service Citation 560 OE-GAA operated an ambulance flight from Alicante late in the evening.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA AMM443D/C G-OOAE

Thursday 12th December
Two more Monarch Airlines arrivals in the early hours, flights that had been re-scheduled from the previous evening to allow at least some Geordies to attend the re-scheduled match - Airbus A.300-600 G-MONS and A.321 G-OJEG both came and went before sunrise. A passenger charter later in the morning was flown by the first-visiting Trans Travel Airlines ATR.42 PH-RAQ operating under a Rossair Europe callsign, spending just over an hour on the ground from/to Rotterdam. Another scheduled service substitution produced the now rare sight of a Lufthansa Cityline CRJ on the afternoon Dusseldorf rotation, D-ACLT replacing the Eurowings aeroplane.
Metroliners became regular once more, the day ending again with three on the ground. Bin Air's PH-RAZ departed at tea-time after three nights with us, the aircraft returning just before midnight, BKS' EC-HXY having returned earlier in the evening, followed by Bin Air's D-CBIN in the last hour of the day.
Beech Baron N7219L arrived from Manchester during the afternoon for a night-stop, King Air 200 N811VT visited again at tea-time also to spend the night, as did Malibu N961JM which arrived later in the evening. King Air 90 F-GFIR had visited briefly during the afternoon.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2163 D-ACLT

Wednesday 11th December
Four airliners returned from Barcelona in the early hours, their passengers having unfortunately not seen a game of football - in order of arrival were Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONB, MD Airlines MD.83 TF-MDD, just the second visit of Monarch A.300-600 G-MONR and the carrier's A.320 G-MONW. More significant a little later was the first use of an easyJet Boeing 737-300 on the go Fly Stansted scheduled service, G-EZYJ first-visiting on the first rotation of the day, while the first Amsterdam rotation of the day was also subject to a substitution, KLMuk Fokker 50 G-UKTI making its first visit here since 1999.
Quick Airways Learjet 35 D-CJPG made its first visit since 1999 just after dawn.
Others:
GOE6GH/6BM G-EZYJ UKA51E/55E G-UKTI WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Tuesday 10th December
Four Monarch Airlines aeroplanes positioned in during the morning to take fans out to Barcelona, Airbus A.320 G-MPCD arriving first from Rovanaimi in the early hours, followed by three just before dawn. Airbus A.300-600 G-MONR came first, actually a first-visitor following the re-appearance of the carrier's 'big Airbus' just a few weeks ago, then came A.321 G-OJEG and another A.300-300 G-MONS. All four departed within twelve minutes of each other at dawn. Streamline Shorts 360 G-SSWR made its second visit in the early hours on the Stansted mail arrival, positioning out shortly after, and foreign Metroliners continued to congregate, Aeronova's EC-HCH arriving from Valencia in the early hours, departing to Madrid later in the morning, joining PH-RAZ and EC-HXY on the ground, the latter departing also to Barcelona just after dark.
Others:
RPX476/JEM20P G-SSWR WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Monday 9th December
The day's first-visiting airliner came from an unusual source, Streamline Shorts 360 G-SSWR positioning in during the late evening to operate the BAC Express Stansted mail rotation. Icelandic MD Airlines operated an early morning Barcelona departure, unfortunately with the usual MD.83 TF-MDD, and a flurry of Metroliner arrivals during the evening/night included Bin Air's PH-RAZ and BKS' EC-HXY, both staying the night.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO JEM10P/RPX475 G-SSWR

Sunday 8th December
The last of the current fleet of IAE-powered British Airways Airbus A.320s to appear here, G-EUUI, first-visited during the morning. The first aircraft to be involved in the ensuing week's Barcelona 'airlift' arrived during the evening, nothing too exciting, Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONB positioning in from Kittila. It was however the aircraft's first landing here since 1999.
A pair of Danish-registered executive jets appeared during the day, hardly unfamiliar machines though, North Flying's Citation 550 OY-CYV spending much of the daylight hours with us, and Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKN which spent just thirty minutes on the ground during the afternoon.
Others:
BAW12H/13F G-EUUI DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFA

Saturday 7th December
Gazelle G-CBSK departed late morning after its night-stop, and was quite co-incidentally replaced a little later by another ex-Royal Navy Gazelle, G-BXZD popping up for just over an hour from its home in the Teesside area. That was all !.
Others:
None

Friday 6th December
Douglas MD.87 N143G departed to Le Bourget mid-morning, only to return from Geneva mid-afternoon, subsequently departing to East Midlands after just over two hours on the ground. Aztec N818MJ departed to Exeter during the afternoon, as did Challenger C-GPFC which went direct to Montreal.
British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUH made just its second visit on the evening Heathrow rotation, while an interesting GA movement was the first civilianised, ex-Royal Navy Gazelle to appear here, G-CBSK arriving from Gamston during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAJ BAW12Q/13L G-EUUH

Thursday 5th December
The day's highlight was without doubt the executive Douglas MD.87 N143G which arrived from Le Bourget just after dark for a night-stop, becoming only the third of type to land at Newcastle Airport, and the first since 1996. There wasn't much else after that, just Aztex N818MJ which arrived from Coventry just minutes later, also for a night-stop, and Lear 45 G-JRJR which also arrived around the same time and which also night-stopped.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Wednesday 4th December
Westair HS.125 EI-WJN made its first-visit as such before dawn, just thirty minutes on the ground - the aircraft had last visited as HB-VGF during 1994. Another first-visiting registration appeared at dusk, Challenger C-GPFC arriving from Luton for a two night stay. The aircraft had been one of four C-GPGDs to visit Newcastle in previous years, this particular airframe visiting wearing this identity in late 1997 and 1998.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Tuesday 3rd December
DAS Air Cargo DC-10 5X-ROY departed to Palma before sunrise - and there really wasn't anything else worth mentioning.
Others:
BAW13C G-EUUG WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Monday 2nd December
British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUJ wasted no time in returning to Newcastle Airport, making its second visit during the morning. One that had waited slightly longer was G-EUUG which operated the last Heathrow arrival of the day - its first visit had been on 31st October. A somewhat more interesting night-stopper however was the DAS Air Cargo DC-10 5X-ROY which arrived at dusk using an 'AJK' callsign.
Others:
BAW12J/13E G-EUUJ WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BAW12T G-EUUG

Sunday 1st December
British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUJ beat the previous delivery 'UI' to Newcastle Airport, first-visiting on the late morning Heathrow rotation, and Aer Arran ATR.42 EI-CBK returned during the afternoon for its second visit, operating the return sector of one of two travel agents' charter flights to the region from Dublin over the weekend, the other being operated by Air 2000 A.320 G-OOAS.
A rather rare British Citation II made its first visit as such here during the afternoon, AD Aviation's G-VUEA visiting from/to Liverpool presumably for the Everton match - the aircraft had visited just once as its previous identity G-BWOM, on 16th May 1999 - and Agusta 109 N109AN passed through southbound for fuel during the afternoon.
Others:
BAW12H/13F G-EUUJ DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV WIF384/5 LN-WFA AMM928F/2229 G-OOAS

Saturday 30th November
As to be expected much quieter, only movements of note being the departure of Astra D-CRIS at dusk, and another visit from Lear 35 OO-GBL during the late afternoon.
Others:
AMM462D/C G-OOAF

Friday 29th November
Much of the same but in reduced quantities, at least in terms of true visitors - real highlight was the departure of Antonov An-12 LZ-BAF to Sofia at lunch-time. Two Spanish Metroliners visited during the day, Zorex Air Transport's EC-GPE from Barcelona in the early hours which stayed all day with us, departing back to Spain furing the evening, and Flightline's EC-HBF first-timing from/to Barcelona for an hour just after dark. Aero Services Executive Falcon 20 F-GYSL departed to Le Bourget during the evening after spending almost twenty-four hours with us.
Fog to the south of us however produced plenty of diversions throughout the day, a single FlyBe CRJ from Leeds, and no fewer than eight Teesside arrivals, popping up to an 'open' Newcastle. These eight Teesside diversions consisted mainly of the usual KLMuk, bmi and Eastern Airways aircraft, the latter diverting Jetstream 31 G-BYRM to us twice during the day, only its third and fourth visits here, but also the airport's two Tenerife arrivals on a Friday, a Spanair MD.83 and more interestingly an Air Europa Boeing 737-800. EC-IDT was the aircraft, spending most of the afternoon with us, only its fifth visit to Newcastle - it is famous for being the first wingletted Boeing 737-800 to visit Newcastle on 22nd March.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAV BRT072P/3MD G-DEBE BRT2MD/073P G-DEBE

Thursday 28th November
Lots of exec twins/jets again, most of which appeared during the evening - GAMA Aviation's BAe 1000B G-GMAB followed up its second visit just two days ago, arriving at dusk and spending just under two hours with us, itself being followed by Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS for another two-night stay, and Abelag Learjet 35 OO-GBL. Aero Services Executive Falcon 20 F-GYSL arrived later in the evening also for a night-stop.
Zorex Air Transport Metro EC-HJC had departed before dawn to Coventry, while King Air 200 F-GULJ departed to Torrejon at dusk after two nights with us.
Others:
AMM2228/929F G-OOAU WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Wednesday 27th November The current good run of executive visitors continued, with two first-visiting Falcon 900s being only one of the day's highlights. New Falcon 900EX G-DAEX appeared first, spending most of the afternoon with us, while the slightly older Falcon 900 I-BEAU spent the evening with us from Linate, obviously in connection with the Champions League cup tie. Aviation Beauport Excel G-XLMB appeared again during the morning, and DARTA Falcon 100 F-GTOD departed to Frankfurt during the morning after its night-stop. Bell 430 N430CE visited again, during the evening from/to Wigan.
Our first Antonov An-12 movement since 13th July 1999 occurred just after dark, Balkan Airways' LZ-BAF arriving from Gerona for a night-stop - MK Air Cargo DC-8 had arrived earlier in the afternoon. Eurofly A.320 I-BIKC departed back to Malpensa seven minutes before midnight, and an Aer Arran passenger charter during the late evening was flown by ATR.42 EI-CBK, spending just over an hour on the ground from.to Dublin.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Tuesday 26th November The only airliner visitor for the visit of Inter Milan to St.James Park appeared just after mid-day, Eurofly's Airbus A.320 I-BIKC arriving from Malpensa to stay with us until after the game on Wednesday evening, wearing a basic Alitalia colour-scheme with Eurofly titles. Another significant 'single-aisle' movement had occurred slightly earlier, although not quite as interesting, British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUPE making just its second visit to Newcastle on the first Heathrow rotation of the morning - its first visit had been on 18th September. KLMuk used another CityHopper Fokker 50 for the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, PH-KXM having last visited on a football charter on 11th August 2001. The aircraft is however the fleet's most visited machine, having visited on twenty occasions whilst leased to Norwegian Air Shuttle at the beginning of 2001.
Alsair Citation 550 F-GLTK departed to Chester during the morning, followed shortly after by the other night-stopping Citation, Bravo VP-CED to Shoreham. GAMA Aviation's BAe125-1000 G-GMAB made just its second visit to Newcastle Airport after sunset, and a pair of French executive types also during the early evening were King Air 200 F-GULJ, and the more reguilar DARTA Falcon 100 F-GTOD, both of which night-stopped.
Others:
BAW12J/13E G-EUPE UKA2131/2 PH-KXM WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC

Monday 25th November
A day which became a bit of a 'Citation-fest', four foreign machines of various marks being present at different times during the day. Bernard Matthews' Citation 550 VP-CBM appeared first at dawn departing during the afternoon, followed by Iceland's Bravo VP-CED late morning, the aircraft returning during the evening for a night-stop. Alsair Citation 550 F-GLTK diverted in from Teesside during the late afternoon also for a night-stop, while NetJets Europe Excel CS-DFM had departed earlier, just after lunch.
Probably the most significant visitor however was the return of the only Embraer ERJ-135 to ever visit, the Belgian Air Force machine CE-02 which had first-visited exactly thirteen months ago, spending just twenty-two minutes on the ground mid-afternoon. A late evening freight charter was flown by the first-visiting WDL Fokker F-27 D-BAKC, while last weeks' first-visiting Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-CBDA made its second visit, another diversion from Teesside during the morning.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA RPX474P/475 G-BMXD

Sunday 24th November
Another depressingly gray day, brightened up somewhat with the arrival of another first-visiting Citation Excel just after dark, NetJets Europe's CS-DFM subsequently night-stopping. King Air 200 N811VT had departed to Shoreham during the morning.
Others:
ECA928/9 5B-DBB AMM208D/C G-OOAS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFA

Saturday 23rd November
The fourth example of one of this year's first-visiting types to land at Newcastle Airport, appeared during the late morning, Raytheon Premier N51480 passing through on its delivery flight to Germany, looking remarkably similar to the last of the type to appear here, N435K during June. King Air 200 N811VT visited again, arriving from Blackpool in the early hours to spend the rest of the day with us.
Farnair Europe Fokker F-27 HB-IVQ completed its second consecutive night of Stansted mail flying for BAC Express, positioning out to Edinburgh in the early hours.
Others:
RPX476/476P HB-IVQ AMM462D/C G-OOAJ

Friday 22nd November
Another day and another KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 appearing on an Amsterdam service - a pretty significant one too, PH-KVG first-visiting on the first morning rotation being the last of the current fleet to appear at Newcastle Airport. Another British Airways Airbus of note too, A.319 G-EUPK making just its second visit on the mid-morning Heathrow schedule. Farnair Europe F-27 HB-IVQ operated both BAC Express Stansted mail sectors again.
King Air 200 N811VT departed to Blackpool just before mid-day, returning after dark to depart again to Gatwick. Zorex Metro EC-HJC departed early evening, and the first Citation Encore to appear at Newcastle just last week returned at dusk, D-CAUW spending less than an hour with us.
Others:
RPX476 HB-IVQ UKA2131/21NT PH-KVG BAW12J/13E G-EUPK WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAV RPX475 HB-IVQ

Thursday 21st November
Quite a bit around again - British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUH made its first visit on the evening Heathrow rotation, and KLMuk used another CityHopper Fokker 50 during the morning, the first-visiting PH-KVB. Farnair Fokker F-27 HB-IVQ spent the day with us between the morning Stansted arrival and late evening Stansted departure.
Falcon 2000 OY-CKI departed during the morning, with Metro D-ICRK following at lunch-time. Zorex Air Transport Metro EC-HJC arrived during the evening for a night-stop, as did King Air 200 N811VT which arrived from Rotterdam.
Others:
RPX476 HB-IVQ UKA2131/2 PH-KVB WIF384/5 LN-WFB JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG BAW12Q/13L G-EUUH RPX475 HB-IVQ

Wednesday 20th November
Cessna Caravan I C-GNCA departed to Reykjavik mid-morning, all further interest not occurring until the late evening. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG made its first visit since August on the now weekly freight charter, Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKI arrived from Sonderborg for a night-stop, and Bin Air Metro D-ICRK arrived from Hannove also for a night-stop. More interesting was the Farnair Europe Fokker F-27 HB-IVQ which positioned in from Paris-CDG to operate the BAC Express Stansted mail departure. The aircraft had visited previously as G-BVZW, although only once, on a Channel Express 'sub' on 16th March 1996.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG FNE9571/RPX475 HB-IVQ

Tuesday 19th November
Bad weather at Teesside produced two not too common Eastern Airways Jetstream 31s during the morning and evening. G-CBDA first-visited during the morning from/to Aberdeen, and G-BYRA made just its second visit during the evening also from/to Aberdeen. The aircraft's first visit had also been on diversion from Teesside during 2000. KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-JXJ appeared on the evening Amsterdam schedule, only its third visit to Newcastle - the previous two had been during September 2000.
Merlin D-IMWK day-stopped from/to Munster, and another tasty delivery appeared during the early evening, Cessna 208 C-GNCA arriving all the way from Corfu for a night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG UKA2141/4 PH-JXJ

Monday 18th November
Some interesting military visitors, but the only civilian of note was Falcon 900 G-EVES which visited at dawn from Edinburgh to Manchester.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG

Sunday 17th November
Only movement of note was the return of North Flying Citation 550 OY-CYV during the first hour of the day, the aircraft positioning out to Dundee during the afternoon.
Others:
ECA928/9 5B-DBK AMM208D/C G-OOAR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFE

Saturday 16th November
A rather special light aircraft passed through after dusk, TBM.700 VH-TBO spending just over an hour on the ground from Biggin Hill to Glasgow. North Flying Citation 550 OY-CYV visited again briefly during the morning, and King Air 200 D-ISAZ finally made it back home after three nights here, some of which were spent hangared.
VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLJ departed back to Southampton during the early evening, and the last Orlando arrival for the time being was operated before dawn by My Travel Boeing 767-300 G-DIMB, its first visit here since 1999.
Others:
RPX476/476P G-BVOB MYT052/052P G-DIMB AMM462D/C G-OOAE ECA920/1 5B-DBC

Friday 15th November
An upgraded executive jet type made its first appearance at Newcastle Airport during the early afternoon, our first Citation Encore visiting in the form of Aerowest's D-CAUW, which spent just over an hour on the ground from/to Hannover. Piper Arrow N29566 visited briefly later in the afternoon from/to Shoreham.
VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLJ made its fourth visit, on another football charter from Suthampton during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAV RPX475P/475 G-BVOB

Thursday 14th November
A triumphant Newcastle United returned from Rotterdam in Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONC during the morning, their success in the first stage of the Champions League hopefully promising more interesting charters in the coming weeks/months for the second stage. KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 PH-KZK operated the return leg of the supporters charter during the afternoon.
Elbe Air Falcon 20 D-CLBB spent the afternoon with us, arriving from Munich just after lunch, the aircraft's first landing at Newcastle Airport for almost twenty years - the airframe had last visited as OO-VPQ on 1st February 1983 !. Semitool Europe Falcon 50 N200RT departed to Cardiff after sunset after a single night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG

Wednesday 13th November
After the re-appearance of the Fokker 70 just a few weeks ago after a long absence from the Newcastle scene, another visited on a football charter during the morning. KLM CityHopper's PH-KZK first visited from Amsterdam to operate a supporters charter to Rotterdam, becoming only the tenth of type to land here. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH visited again, arriving mid morning and departing again during the last hour of the day.
Falcon 900EX N663MK departed during the morning after its night-stop, another 'big Falcon' appearing during the evening to spend the night with us, Semitool Europe's Falcon 50 N200RT arriving from Cardiff, only the aeroplane's third landing here, the first two having been on 30th May. Bizair King Air 200 D-ISAZ arrived during the early afternoon also to night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Tuesday 12th November
Oxaero Citation 560 G-RIBV promptly made its third visit during the early hours, another much more interesting executive jet appearing before dawn, Merck's Falcon 900EX N663MK arriving direct from Trenton, New Jersey for a single night-stop. The now regular Liebherr Aerospace Citation 525 D-ILAT day-stopped again from/to Friedrichshafen.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Monday 11th November
Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONC made its first visit in the carrier's new colour-scheme, positioning in from Dublin to take Newcastle United to Rotterdam during the early afternoon. Oxaero Citation 560 G-RIBV, which had first-visited just last month, made its second visit during the evening.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Sunday 10th November
The first visit of the new Air 2000 colour-scheme in daylight occurred at lunch-time, only the second aeroplane to visit in the new livery, Airbus A.320 G-OOAR, operating the Malaga 'W'. Galaxy N414KD departed to Luton during the late morning after three nights with us.
Others:
ECA928/9 5B-DBK AMM208D/C G-OOAR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA

Saturday 9th November
The first-visiting Gulfstream IV of two days ago returned at lunch-time, Phillips Petroleum's N667P spending just over an hour on the ground. The Canadian Cheyenne C-GHRM had departed to Reykjavik during the early morning.
Others:
MYT052/052P G-DAJC AMM462D/C G-OOAH ECA920/1 5B-DBB

Friday 8th November
Air 2000 Airbus A.321 G-OOAV made just its second visit on the early evening Tenerife 'W', but again it was GA visitors that provided most interest. Interflight Citation 550 G-RDBS day-stopped from/to London City, King Air D-IATM returned at mid-day from/to Egelsbach, Bell 430 N430CE visited after dark from/to Wigan, but the best came last, Cheyenne C-GHRM arriving mid-evening for a night-stop.
Others:
MYT051P/051 G-DAJC WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA MDI7203/2 TF-MDD BRT7GW/8GW G-ZAPN AMM443D/C G-OOAV BRT9GW/67P G-ZAPN

Thursday 7th November
An interesting day for foreign-registered 'biz' this time which began with the return visit of one of only two IAI Galaxys to land at Newcastle Airport, N414KD arriving direct from Teterboro mid-morning for a couple of nights with us. The aircraft had first-visited during late October 2001. Phillips Petroleum's Gulfstream IVSP N667P joined it on the south apron just after mid-day, from Luton to Aberdeen spending just half an hour on the ground, and Falcon 100 EC-HVV first-visited a little later, flying under Grupo Mayoral callsigns. Eurojet Bravo G-FCDB departed to Liverpool during the early afternoon.
Another significant British Airways 'single-aisle' visitor was A.320 G-EUUF at lunch-time, just its second visit, while MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK departed a day later than planned during the late evening.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO BAW12H/13F G-EUUF JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG

Wednesday 6th November
Another 'freighter' joined the DC-8 on the north stands, Slovak Government Tu-154M OM-BYR making its sixth appearance here, spending most of the morning with us from/to Bratislava.
Learjet 55 D-CWAY was an early hours visitor, from/to Hannover, while further executive jets during the afternoon/evening, most of which were presumably in connection with the football match included the first-visiting J-Max Hawker 800XP N41762 from/to Liverpool, Oxaero Excel G-NETA on its fourth appearance here, from/to Oxford, and Eurojet Bravo G-FCDB on just its second visit, from Dublin for a night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC

Tuesday 5th November
A rather significant British Airways Airbus A.319 movement occurred during the morning, the last of the thirty-three strong fleet to appear here making its first-visit, interestingly involving the first aircraft to be delivered to the carrier, G-EUPA. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK made another visit, positioning in from Manston during the afternoon for another night-stop.
King Air N5061X continued on to Augsburg before dawn, and Citation 650 VP-CGE followed back to Chester an hour after. Rockwell Commander N129TB day-stopped from Cambridge, and Irish Air Transport Navajo EI-NNZ operated a late evening hospital flight from/to Dublin.
Others:
BAW12J/13E G-EUPA WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC

Monday 4th November
The week got off to another good start, with just our fifth Antonov An-124 landing occurring after dawn. Unfortunately the aeroplane involved was another making a second appearance, the first of the three machines to ever land here, Volga Dnepr's RA-82047, positioning in from Brize Norton to depart at dusk with the second part of the offshore crane shipment to South Africa.
Citation 650 VP-CGE visited from Chester during the afternoon for a night-stop, and Eurojet Excel EI-PAX spent the afternoon with us from/to Dublin. King Air N5061X arrived from Reykjavik during the evening also to stay the night with us.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFR JKK3113/4 EC-HXA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG BRT9GW/8GW G-ZAPN

Sunday 3rd November
The only visitor of note came and went in the early hours, Electra DC-10 SX-CVP making its second appearance here, operating an end-of-season Malaga arrival split with Manchester.
Others:
ELD517 SX-CVP ECA928/9 5B-DBK AMM208D/C G-OOAP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFA

Saturday 2nd November
The first Saturday of the winter season saw a pair of British charter airliners make their first visits of the year - My Travel Boeing 767-300 G-DAJC operated an Orlando arrival during the early hours, its first appearance here since 2000, and JMC Airbus A.320 G-CVYD operated a one-off Palma arrival mid-morning, an aircraft that made just the one landing at Newcastle in 2001. Another BACitiExpress ERJ.145 flew a J41 substitution during the early afternoon, G-ERJE having last appeared here on a training flight during January 2002.
The Sioux Corporation's Falcon 2000 VP-BDL departed to Luton after sunset after its two nights with us.
Others:
RPX476/476P G-BVOB IWD3321/2 EC-GZE MYT052/052P G-DAJC JMC949L/990P G-CVYD AMM462D/C G-OOAE BRT94A/93B G-ERJE FUA1345/346P EC-GVB XLA4001/076P G-XLAB ECA920/1 5B-DBC

Friday 1st November
A pretty good week ended in a rather subdued fashion - the first day of the winter charter season did produce a first-visiting airliner however, the first flight in the Air 2000 Tenerife 'W' series being flown by Airbus A.321 G-OOAV, wearing an all-white colour-scheme with the new style 'Air2000.com' titles. Britannia Airways' 'powder blue' Boeing 767-300 G-OBYB made its second visit before dawn, and we said goodbye to Skyservice A.320s during the early morning also, two of which we had 'lived with' for the last six months, C-FTDF positioning out direct to Toronto.
North Flying Citation 550 OY-CYV departed to Teesside during the afternoon, and King Air 200 D-IATM spent an hour with us mid-afternoon, from/to Egelsbach.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HHH BAL172B/993F G-OBYB SSV874F C-FTDF WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA MDI7203/2 TF-MDD AMM443D/C G-OOAV FUA1455/6 EC-GUG RPX475P/475 G-BVOB JKK3347/8 EC-HNC

Thursday 31st October
One of Newcastle Airport's best weeks for freight in recent years continued after sunrise, our second DHL Airbus A.300 of the last few days positioning in from Dublin, OO-DLE departing to Eindhoven mid-morning. Large aeroplanes continued to feature prominently, with three more 'wide-bodies' of significance appearing. The first Monarch Airlines Airbus A.300-600 to appear here since 1995 made a pre-dawn visit on an extra Arrecife departure, G-OJMR actually making its first visit here since 1992, while the next arrival after the DHL A.300 proved to be the first Boeing 767 to appear here in the 'World of TUI' colour-scheme, Britannia Airways' G-OBYB positioning in from Gatwick to operate the carrier's last Orlando departure of the summer. Late in the evening the second My Travel DC-10 of the week showed up, G-DPSP operating a delayed Rhodes arrival. Two British Airways 'single-aisle' Airbus' made significant visits, A.320 G-EUUG first-visiting on an evening Heathrow rotation, while A.319 G-EUPH had made just its second visit during the morning.
Air Omega/Atlantic Express Brasillia D-CAOA finally got away within the first hour of the day, departing to Coventry, while a trio of foreign GA visitors included another King Air F90, D-IXIE during the morning, North Flying Citation 550 OY-CYV during the evening for a night-stop, and the Sioux Corporation Falcon 2000 VP-BDL making another late October visit, arriving from Luton during the afternoon for a two-night stay.
Others:
MON516P/7516 G-OJMR BAL992F/172A G-OBYB BAW12H/13F G-EUPH WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA BAW12Q/13L G-EUUG MYT870A/944 G-DPSP AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 30th October
Only Newcastle Airport's fourth Antonov An-124 landing ever occurred at dawn, Antonov Design Bureau's UR-82008 which had flown the type's last visit here during early February, positioning in from Prestwick and departing with offshore crane equipment to South Africa via Ostend after dusk. The continuing CRJ substitutions by Eurowings on the Dusseldorf schedule produced the second visit of ATR.72 D-AEWI - the aircraft had first-visited on the 24th - and MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH made its fourth visit during the evening. Aerosvit Boeing 737-400 UR-VVE had earlier departed back to Kiev just eleven minutes into the day, and My Travel DC-10 G-TAOS positioned out to Larnaca during the afternoon.
Air Service Vosges King Air F90 F-GDAK day-stopped from/to Epinal.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-AEWI MYT179P G-TAOS

Tuesday 29th October
A varied and very interesting day, the highlights being two first-visiting freighters. Our first Brasillia movement since 1998 occurred during the early hours, Air Omega's very smart D-CAOA arriving from Sweden to spend the rest of the day and night with us, the aeroplane wearing a multitude of extra titles, the most notable presumably being the Atlantic Express titling on the nose, under whose callsigns the flight operated under. Our first DHL-liveried Airbus A.300 appeared later in the morning, OO-DLW positioning in from Dublin for a loaded departure during the early afternoon.
Yet another Eurowings CRJ substitution for the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule produced just the second visit to Newcastle of BAe146-200 D-AJET - the aircraft had been part of the Frontera launch of Autumn 1998, the aircraft first-visiting on 5th October of that year - and My Travel used DC-10 G-TAOS for a much delayed Arrecife rotation during the afternoon/evening. G-TAOS had only made two previous landings here, during 2000.
The day produced real GA interest too, the first Pilatus PC-12 of this year being one of only three to visit here previously, HB-FOI spending just half an hour on the ground mid-morning. Only the fourth Astra to ever land here appeared at dusk, Air Traffic's extremely smart, all silver D-CGMA arriving from Zurich, and then departing to Kiev later in the evening. Another very smart machine had arrived a little earlier, Britannia Airways' Mooney M.20 G-OBAL subsequently spending the night with us, now wearing the full blue TUI colour-scheme.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFO MYT863P/863 G-TAOS DLH2158/2163 D-AJET BRT069P/6ET G-BPNT SXS278/9 TC-SUE BRT1HB/091P G-BPNT AMC5180/1 9H-ADI AMM655D G-OOOZ MYT864 G-TAOS

Monday 28th October
The visit of Dynamo Kiev produced none of the excitement of the team's last visit to the area, a not too unfamiliar Boeing 737-400 airframe hardly reaching the relative heights of the two Tu-154s that had appeared here on 9th December 1997. An Aerosvit aeroplane was nevertheless still very welcome, UR-VVE arriving from Kiev mid-morning to stay with us until after the game. The aircraft had visited five times previously as EI-BXB of Aer Lingus all during 2001. The afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule was flown by Eurowings BAe146-200 D-AEWE again, its second visit as such, and European Aircharter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAJ positioned out to Verona during the morning. British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-CIVF departed back to Heathrow mid-morning after spending just over twenty-four hours with us. Oxaero Citation Excel G-NETA made its third visit during the evening.
Others:
XLA4065/MDI878P TF-MDD OHY455/456F TC-ONM WIF384/5 LN-WFB MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-AEWE FUA1517/8 EC-IEN OHY441/2 TC-ONN

Sunday 27th October
Two visitors of note, both wearing the British Airways 'Union Flag' colour-scheme, but of vastly different dimensions. The first wide-bodied diversion of the winter appeared on the first morning of the winter scheduled season, British Airways' Boeing 747-400 G-CIVF ending its flight from Washington Dulles to Heathrow at Newcastle Airport - only our fourth 'Jumbo-400', the aircraft subsequently night-stopped. At the other end of the day BA CitiExpress used ERJ.145 G-ERJD to replace a J41 on an evening Birmingham rotation - the aeroplane had been last used through Newcastle by Brymon Airways during the Summer of 2001.
Others:
AEE4300/431P SX-BGR XLA4064 TF-MDD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFE BRT9GW/8GW G-ERJD

Saturday 26th October
The last Saturday of 'Summer 2002' saw many of the previous six month's Saturday regulars appear for the last time, but very little else. European Air Charter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAJ did however operate the return leg of last Saturday's Palermo charter during the evening, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping, only the airframes' third visit to Newcastle Airport.
Others:
MDI4063/2460 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GQG MON5897/6 G-OZBB MDI2461/4036 TF-MDD JKK3307/8 EC-HKP IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB MDI4037 TF-MDD HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-HBP

Friday 25th October
Another evening and another Oxaero Citation 560, an Excel today though, G-NETA making just its second visit to Newcastle Airport. Also making just its second visit was Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 G-XLAF, on the carrier's mid-afternoon Tenerife 'W', its first having been on 28th June.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-IEN BAL172B/890F G-OBYD MDI4024 TF-MDD JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFP XLA2115/4 G-XLAF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC MDI4025/4062 TF-MDD JKK3133/4 EC-GQG IWD3803/4 EC-HAL IWD3454 EC-HZU

Thursday 24th October
Yet another substitution by Eurowings produced one of two first-visiting airliners to appear during the day, ATR.72 D-AEWI operating the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule. A few hours later our first Fokker 70 movement since March 2000 occurred, KLM CityHopper's PH-JCH replacing a KLMuk Fokker 100 on an Amsterdam arrival. The Britannia Airways Orlando flight, which had produced just four different Boeing 767-300s previously this year, was flown by a fifth for the year, G-OBYD having been a regular aircraft on these flights during 2001 and 1999.
Airlink King Air OE-FME departed to Humberside early morning, and the late evening produced a surprising British-registered Citation 560 first-visitor, Oxaero's G-RIBV visiting from/to Coventry.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYD WIF384/5 LN-WFB IWD3415/6 EC-GZE DLH2158/2163 D-AEWI UKA2139/750 PH-JCH AMC086/7 9H-ABT

Wednesday 23rd October
Another substitution on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule by Eurowings gave us a second look at BAe146-200 D-AHOI - the aircraft had been the first non-CRJ to be used by Eurowings on the route on 29th November 2001 - while Blue Panorama Boeing 737-400 EI-CUA returned for its second visit during the late evening to collect the Juventus football team.
MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH made its third visit of the month during the late morning, positioning in from Manston for another 'around midnight' freight departure, and the once very regular Airlink King Air 350 OE-FME made just its third appearance of the year, from Salzburg during the morning for a night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-AHOI

Tuesday 22nd October
The resumption of Newcastle United's Champions League campaign gave us our second Blue Panorama Boeing 737-400 of the year during the morning, the Juventus team arriving from Turin in EI-CUA, which positioned out within the hour to Malpensa. Eurowings BAe146-200 D-ALOA made its third consecutive visit on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, and another German 'third-timer' was CJ2 D-ILAM which day-stopped from Friedrichshafen.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBJ WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ALOA SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR

Monday 21st October
Another significant day in Newcastle Airport history, the arrival of a now quite regular easyJet-liveried Boeing 737-300, G-IGOH mid-afternoon, coinciding with the announcement of easyJet's new regional UK base. Eurowings BAe146-200 D-ALOA appeared on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule once again, but more interesting was the first-visit of British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUF on the evening Heathrow rotation, only the second of the V2500-powered A.320 fleet to appear here since 19th August.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALOA IWD3507/8 EC-IAG BAW12Q/13L G-EUUF OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-HHH

Sunday 20th October
Another substitution on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule produced the second visit of Eurowings BAe146-200 D-ALOA - its first had been during mid-December 2001. Of more interest was BAe125-800 N237RA which made a brief visit during the late evening from/to Luton.
Others:
MDI4045/XLA4064 TF-MDD DLH2158/2163 D-ALOA WIF384/5 LN-WFP OHY455/6 TC-ONO XLA4065 TF-MDD

Saturday 19th October
A now rare airliner shape re-appeared on a passenger charter during the morning, European Air Charter Boeing 737-200 G-CEAJ positioning in from Aberdeen for a departure to Palermo - the aircraft had actually visited just once before, as OO-SDO of SABENA on 22nd March 2000. VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLS departed back to Stansted during the evening.
Others:
MDI4063/2460 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GVI MON5897/6 G-OZBB JKK3307/8 EC-HFT MDI2461/4036 TF-MDD IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-GBA ICB4235/6 TF-ELV MDI4037 TF-MDD

Friday 18th October
Three aircraft made just their second visits to Newcastle Airport during the day - Eurowings CRJ D-ACRG appeared for just the second time on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLS made its second visit on a football charter from Stansted during the late afternoon, it had first visited on a similar flight on 19th August, and CJ1 N888SF, which had been delivered through Newcastle earlier in the year, passed through again, spending just twenty minutes on the ground during the evening, on the same routing that it flew back in March, from Reykjavik to Munich.
A Britannia Airways based Boeing 757 unit 'swopover' produced the first-visit-as-such G-CDUO during the afternoon - the aircraft, while having a long history, had visited previously wearing only one of its many previous identities, and only during one year, as G-BRJI of Ambassador Airways during 1994.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-IEN BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ MDI4024 TF-MDD WIF384/5 LN-WFP JMC746P/K G-OJMC XLA2115/4 G-XLAA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG JKK3133/4 EC-FTS BAL558B G-CDUO IWD3803/4 EC-HAL MDI4025 TF-MDD AEE4528/9 SX-BGH

Thursday 17th October
A pretty significant day in Newcastle Airport's short 'low-cost' history, two of the day's three goFly Stansted scheduled services being flown by the first two Boeing 737-300s to be re-painted into the easyJet colour-scheme. The first to be re-painted, G-IGOG flew the early morning rotation, while the second, G-IGOH operated the mid-evening flight. It had been a different type of orange-liveried aircraft that had started the service off exactly fifty weeks earlier.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYJ GOE6GH/6BM G-IGOG WIF384/5 LN-WFB IWD3415/6 EC-GZE GOE615/6 G-IGOH MDI763P TF-MDD AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 16th October
Another of this summer's rare charter Airbus A.320s made only its third visit, Spanair's EC-IAZ following the similarly elusive Air Luxor machine last Saturday evening, on the lunch-time Fuerteventura rotation. Eurowings substituted a BAe146-200 for the CRJ on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, D-AEWE only being a first visitor as such however, having last appeared here as OO-DJD of SABENA during 1997 and 1996, and before that as G-UKRH of Air UK the last time in 1995. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH made its second visit, positioning in from Manston at lunch-time and departing just after midnight.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFE JKK3113/4 EC-IAZ DLH2158/2163 D-AEWE

Tuesday 15th October
Winter is approaching ...... or is it here already !
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC SXS278/9 TC-SUF AMC5180/1 9H-ABR

Monday 14th October
A CitationJet second visit was the day's only real highlight, Airailes' F-GTRY spending the morning with us from/to Le Bourget. The Finnair Boeing 757 detachments sadly came to an end for another summer, OH-LBT positioning out to Helsinki during the afternoon.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFE MMZ7310 PR-BRE SCY902P OH-LBT DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC IWD3507/8 EC-IAG OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-HMJ

Sunday 13th October
A pair of charters from Inverness during an early Sunday morning saw the return of two turboprops, Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-BYMA making just its second appearance here, its first having been on 21st January 2001, and Danish Air Transport Beech 1900D OY-JRV, an aircraft that had operated a series of flights also during January 2001. The last of the current fleet of Eurowings CRJs to appear here, D-ACRG, operated the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service, and Astraues Boeing 737-700 G-STRD flew the return sector of the Tenerife charter during the evening.
Eurojet Excel EI-PAX departed to Dublin during the first hour of the day, and Commander 695 N980HB passed through later in the morning en-route to Reykjavik.
Others:
AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRG WIF384/5 LN-WFO OHY455/6 TC-ONO

Saturday 12th October
Eurojet Citation Excel EI-PAX made it second visit to Newcastle during the evening, arriving from Dublin for a night-stop, BBJ A6-HRS departing to Stansted a little later, after three nights with us. Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS had departed earlier in the afternoon to Heathrow, after its latest two night stay.
A pair of Teesside diversions within two minutes during the late evening produced just the second visit to Newcastle of bmi Boeing 737-500 G-BVZE - its first had also been a diversion from Teesside on 10th January - and the slightly more common My Travel-operated Airbus A.320 C-GTDL. The until recently elusive Air Luxor Airbus A.320 CS-TMW made just its third visit of the summer on the carrier's evening Faro rotation.
Others:
MDI742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GXU MDI743/761 TF-MDD MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA5095 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-HKP IWD3235/6 EC-HAL HCY576/7 5B-DBI LXR6065/6 CS-TMW JKK3127/8 EC-GNY ICB4235/6 TF-ELV

Friday 11th October
Not a lot - Cessna 206 EI-SBP continued onwards to Dublin during the early morning, and Bin Air Metroliner D-CBIN visited during the afternoon from Hannover to Rotterdam.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYH JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFO MYT816/5 G-SSAS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB JKK3133/4 EC-FTS RPX365P/361 G-BVOB IWD3803/4 EC-IAG AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH MDI754 TF-MDD

Thursday 10th October
General Aviation provided all the interest - Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS visited again, arriving from Paderborn during the morning for another night-stop, while much more interesting was Falcon 20 N747CX which spent most of the morning and first part of the afternoon with us from Stansted to Le Bourget. Cessna 206 EI-SBP arrived from Copenhagen during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYJ WIF384/5 LN-WFB IWD3415/6 EC-IAG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Wednesday 9th October
A much busier day all round, with numerous airliner, GA and military visitors. British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUPH first-visited during the evening, while Astraeus paid us another visit, Boeing 737-700 G-STRD, one of two aircraft to have made the carrier's first visits to Newcastle just the previous week on charters to Turin, positioning in from Gatwick and operating a passenger charter out to Tenerife during the morning. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKH made its first take-off from Newcastle just five minutes before midnight.
CitationJet D-ILAT day-stopped again from/to Friedrichshafen, Dubai Air Wing BBJ A6-HRS appeared again during the evening for another night-stop, and Beech Bonanza N671B (almost a Delta 757 !) ferried through from Reykjavik to Ronaldsway during the afternoon.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BAW12Q/13L G-EUPH

Tuesday 8th October
The third DC-8 to be used on the continuing MK Air Cargo freight series positioned in from Manston during the afternoon, the first-visiting 9G-MKH subsequently night-stopping.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBB WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ADH

Monday 7th October
A quiet day, the only notables being another KLMuk Fokker 50, G-UKTH on its first visit since 1999, operating two Amsterdam rotations this time, and Aeronova Metro EC-HZH during the morning on another freight charter.
Others:
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONN WIF384/5 LN-WFP UKA83L/80L G-UKTH MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3507/8 EC-HZU UKA81L/84L G-UKTH OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-HHH

Sunday 6th October
Air Plus Comet Airbus A.310 EC-GOT was used by My Travel for an inbound Gerona sector during the late afternoon, the aircraft that the carrier had also used through Newcastle on the last day of August then positioning out to Glasgow. Gazelle F-GGTJ departed back to Leeds at tea-time.
Others:
AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV UKA83L/80L G-UKTE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFC MYT860/861P EC-GOT OHY455/6 TC-ONP

Saturday 5th October
After twenty consecutive Saturday evening visits from CS-TNB, Airbus A.320 CS-TMW finally made its second appearance on the Air Luxor Faro rotation - its first was on the second Saturday of the summer, on 11th May. European Executive Express Jetstream 31 SE-LNV departed to Liverpool early evening after its night-stop on the south apron, and Gazelle F-GGTJ arrived from Leeds during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-GXU MDI743/761P TF-MDD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MON5897/6 G-OZBB JKK3307/8 EC-GNY IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TMW HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-GNY ICB4235/6 TF-ELV

Friday 4th October
European Executive Express Jetstream 31 SE-LNV first-visited during the evening, arriving from Gothenburg for a night-stop, and not much else, just another machine that had visited last year at around this time, King Air 200 N1120Z of Centreline Air Charter day-stopping from Biggin Hill to Bristol. Its first visit had been on 10th October 2001.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HMK BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV JMC746P/K G-OJMB WIF384/5 LN-WFO MDI753P/753 TF-MDD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC JKK3133/4 EC-GGV AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH IWD3803/4 EC-HZU MDI754 TF-MDD

Thursday 3rd October
Air Transat Airbus A.330-300 C-GKTS, one of only four of the type to ever land at Newcastle Airport, made its second visit during the early morning, closing out the carrier's summer 2002 Toronto programme. The aircraft had first-visited almost exactly a year ago, on 4th October 2001.
Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDL made its first appearance here in over a year, spending exactly two hours on the ground during the afternoon.
Others:
TSC230/1 C-GKTS WIF384/5 LN-WFE BAL992F/172A G-OBYJ IWD3415/6 EC-IAG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 2nd October
A full ramp during the early hours, possibly the fullest it had ever been in its current form - although we've probably had more aeroplanes on the ground before although it was over twenty years ago - with five of the six returning airliners from Turin being on the ground at one point along with the usual night-stoppers. Astraeus Boeing 737-700 G-STRD was the first to return, positioning out to Gatwick, followed by Monarch Boeing 757 G-MONE which departed to Brize Norton, MD Airlines MD.83 TF-MDE to Dublin, Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELS to Tegel, Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN to Stansted, and Astraeus Boeing 737-300 G-STRB which left for Manchester. The final two arrivals also came and went in the dark, Air Atlanta Boeing 747 TF-ATC returning during the evening and positioning out to Manchester, as did Nordic Airlink MD.83 SE-RBE which departed back to Bristol.
There were plenty of other notable movements, including three significant 'single-aisle' Airbus'. Spanair's A.320 EC-IAZ made only its second visit to Newcastle on the afternoon Fuerteventura, its first having been on an Airtours 'sub' in the early hours of the 23rd April, British Airways' A.319 G-EUPF made only its third visit to Newcastle on the evening Heathrow rotation, and JMC's A.320 G-BXKC returned after an absence during the late evening, operating the Ibiza 'W', its first visit since it was fairly regular during 2000.
MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK arrived again, at lunch-time from Luxembourg for a night-stop, Cessna 210 LN-FOC departed back to Torp during the afternoon, and Falcon 50 N96UT was another aircraft to depart before 'sun-up', leaving for Birmingham before dawn.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFE AMM689D/C G-OOAT JKK3113/4 EC-IAZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC BAW12Q/13L G-EUPF JMC535L/K G-BXKC

Tuesday 1st October
What was always going to be the most lucrative of the six Champions league games for us produced a number of pretty significant movements during the early morning. New UK carrier Astraeus were the first to position in, the airline making its first appearance at Newcastle Airport with an aeroplane that had been almost regular in previous years, Boeing 737-300 G-STRB, the ex-British World machine G-OBWX, arriving from Gatwick before dawn. Five minutes behind however was the first-visiting Boeing 737-700 G-STRD, followed by Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONE also from Gatwick thirty minutes later, the aircraft making the carrier's new colour-scheme's first visit to Newcastle Airport. The first visit of Nordic Airlink to Newcastle followed thrirty minutes later, the first-visiting MD.83 SE-RBE positioning in from Bristol, while half an hour behind this was the largest of the quintet, Air Atlanta Boeing 747 TF-ATC positioning in from Manchester, an aircraft that had appeared just last month on a My Travel 'sub'. All five aircraft left for Turin in the space of an hour and a half, the 'Jumbo' making history in the process, departing with the most passengers that have ever left Newcastle Airport on a single aeroplane !.
A trio of Foreign GA visitors included some pretty interesting aircraft, Trinidad N882 making its fourth visit, a day-stop from Ronaldsway, Aerostar XB-ANQ returning back home during the afternoon from Stuttgart to Reykjavik, now its third appearance here, and Cessna 210 LN-FOC which arrived from Torp late afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBC WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ADN

Monday 30th September
The beginning of the passenger 'airlift' to Turin produced the regular Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN and the first-visiting Icelandic MD Airlines MD.83 TF-MDE during the morning, the '27' positioning in from Stansted and the 'mad dog' from Dublin. A freight charter also during the morning, expected to be operated by an Antonov An-26, was unfortunately flown by the SixCargo Fokker F-27 I-SIXA, that had been fairly regular earlier in the year. Another Eurowings CRJ made an appearance here, D-ACRE first-visiting on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, and Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKI made its third visit, also during the afternoon.
Others:
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONM WIF384/5 LN-WFB MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRE IWD3507/8 EC-IAG OHY441/2 TC-ONM FUA1517/8 EC-HMJ

Sunday 29th September
Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELS duly departed with Newcastle United to Turin during the afternoon, but arguably more notable were the three executive jets that visited on a late-summer Sunday afternoon/evening; Taunus Air Lear 35 was the first, visiting again early afternoon from Malaga to Frankfurt, followed by Aviation Beauport Citation Excel G-XLMB for its third visit, from/to Jersey at tea-time, and Mid American Energy Falcon 50 N96UT on its third visit of the year, from Birmingham during the evening to see the month out with us.
Others:
LXR6065/6 CS-TNB JKK3167/8 EC-GBA AEE4800/1 SX-BGJ ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFA OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 28th September
One of the more significant first-visits-of-type of recent years appeared at lunch-time, the Martinair passenger charter known about for some time, but expected to be operated by a Boeing 767-300, being flown by an MD-11. PH-MCS was the aeroplane, positioning in from Amsterdam to return with pax after an hour and a half on the ground. Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELS positioned in from East Midlands while the 'beast' was on the ground, to night-stop and be in position to set off the Turin 'airlift' on Sunday.
Others:
MDI742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-GVI MDI743/878P TF-MDD MON5897/6 G-OZBB SCY2462 OH-LBU XLA4019/8 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-HNC IWD3235/6 EC-HAL HCY576/7 5B-DBH ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HFS SCY2463 OH-LBT

Friday 27th September
A quiet Friday, the only movement of note being the departure of yesterday's first-visiting Beech 1900D F-GNBR, early afternoon to Laval.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HMK BAL172B/998F G-OBYI PGT473/4 TC-APH TSC240/1 C-GPAT ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV JMC746P/K G-OJMB WIF384/5 LN-WFA MDI877P/753 TF-MDD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-GQG IWD3803/4 EC-HZU AEE4528/9 SX-BGH AEE4726/7 SX-BGR MDI754 TF-MDD

Thursday 26th September
Two first-visiting turboprops provided the sole interest, Atlantique Air Assistance's Beech 1900D F-GNBR arriving from Laval for a night-stop, and Silver Air's Let 410 OK-WDC operating a freight flight from Munster during the evening, departing shortly after to Coventry.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYH WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3415/6 EC-HZU AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 25th September
Sobelair Boeing 737-300 OO-SDV returned to Brussels during the first hour of the day, with KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVE departing to Rotterdam late morning, and returning mid-afternoon to collect the Feyenoord team and return them back to Rotterdam. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK departed at its now usual time during the last hour of the day, and another interesting late night movement was JMC Airbus A.320 G-BXKB, replacing the programmed Boeing 757 on the Ibiza 'W', only the aircraft's third visit to Newcastle, the previous two being during the summer season of 2000.
Best of the day's GA visitors was the first-timer Citation 500 VP-COM which day-stopped from/to its base at Biggin Hill. Piaggio P.180 D-ITCN departed to Rotterdam during the afternoon, and Trinidad N882 became more regular, as a replacement for similar type N221H would, day-stopping from Ronaldsway.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAP AMM689D/C G-OOAP WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB LOG361P/361 G-BPFN JMC553L/K G-BXKB

Tuesday 24th September
The morning saw two arrivals for the second game of Newcastle United's Champions League programme, both aircraft that had made a single visit to Newcastle previously. KLM CityHopper appeared from Rotterdam, an aircraft that had operated a football charter on 20th December 2000, followed shortly after by Sobelair Boeing 737-300 OO-SDV from Brussels, an aircraft that had operated a Brussels scheduled service albeit as a SABENA aeroplane on 9th June 2001, both aircraft staying until after midnight.
Abelag Lear 45 OO-LFS returned for a second visit, from Brussels to Charleroi during the early evening, and another arrival for the football match was Piaggio P.180 D-ITCN, which even though is the ex F-GNAE, had never visited Newcastle before. MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK made its fourth visit, positioning in during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBC WIF384/5 LN-WFE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB AEE4908/499P SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUF LOG361P/361 G-BPFN AMC5180/1 9H-ABR

Monday 23rd September
Euro-Atlantic Tristar CS-TEB paid its third visit to Newcastle in the early hours, flying an Ibiza rotation for My Travel, as did KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-JXK, which brought the Feyenoord team from Rotterdam during the morning. Loganair Shorts 360 G-BPFN operated the BAC Express evening Liverpool mail departure, and BA CitiExpress ATP G-MANA operated three loaded Dublin sectors during the day.
Others:
MYT880/879 CS-TEB BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONP WIF384/5 LN-WFB BRT5MB/5MC G-MANA BRT5MD/064 G-MANA MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3507/8 EC-HZU OHY441/2 TC-ONP LOG361P/361 G-BPFN FUA1517/8 EC-HJJ

Sunday 22nd September
First-visiting Learjet 45s are always welcome, Abelag's OO-LFS being the aircraft, spending less than thirty minutes with us during the afternoon from Charleroi to Brussels. Trinidad N882 made another appearance here, its second, day-stopping from/to Ronaldsway, and KLMuk used Fokker 50 G-UKTF for an afternoon Amsterdam rotation.
Others:
JKK3167/8 EC-GAT AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV UKA83L/80L G-UKTF DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFA OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 21st September
Only the second aeroplane to land at Newcastle in the new FlyBe colour-scheme operated the morning Verona departure in place of the usual CRJ, BAe146-200 G-JEAW positioning in from Birmingham. Tyrolean Airways CRJ OE-LCO operated the Innsbruck charter, only the aircraft's third visit to Newcastle.
Taunus Air Lear 35 D-CCCA visited during the afternoon, as did Canadian Forces Challenger 601 144641.
Others:
MDI742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC BEE091P/9167 G-JEAW JKK3141/2 EC-FZC MDI743/878P TF-MDD MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA4019/8 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-HFS IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB TYR1027/8 OE-LCO HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-FXA IWD3441/2 EC-HZU

Friday 20th September
Highlight of the day was only our second Tristar of the year so far, Air Transat substituting C-GATH for the Airbus A.310 on the Toronto charter which was delayed slightly to the early afternoon. The aircraft had never visited Newcastle before in its past life as G-BLUS of British Airways. Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737-800 TC-APZ made its second visit to Newcastle on the morning Dalaman charter.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HJJ BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ PGT473/4 TC-APZ JMC746P/K G-OJMC ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV WIF384/5 LN-WFA MDI877P/753 TF-MDD TSC240/1 C-GATH MYT816/5 G-RJGR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-GQG IWD3803/4 EC-GZE AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH MDI754 TF-MDD

Thursday 19th September
The day after Newcastle United's first game of six in the Champion's League first round produced two related charters - only the second bmi-British Midland Airbus A.321 to ever land at Newcastle brought the team back at lunch-time, G-MIDI arriving from Kiev and then not psoitioning out to Heathrow until the late evening, while Khors Air MD.83 UR-CAN returned on a supporter's charter during the evening, positioning back out to Kiev after just over an hour on the ground.
TransWing A/S King Air 200 LN-TWL visited on a freight charter at lunch-time, from Aalesund to Stavanger, as did Pek Servis Cessna 414 OK-CIA which made its first visit to Newcastle since July 2001 during the evening, from Munster to Prague.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYJ WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC IWD3415/6 EC-HZU AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 18th September
Khors Air MD.83 UR-CAN departed to Kiev on a supporter's charter at dawn - only other interest was provided by two 'single-aisle' Airbus', Aero-Lloyd's A.321 D-ALAM following up its first visit of exactly two weeks ago with its second on the morning Salzburg charter, and another previously Birmingham based British Airways Airbus A.319, G-EUPE first-visiting on the morning Heathrow rotation.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAM BAW12H/13R G-EUPE AMM689D/C G-OOAU WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC

Tuesday 17th September
Another quiet day with the only movement of interest related to another football charter - MD.83 UR-CAN of Ukrainian carrier Khors Air positioned in from Hurghada during the evening for a night-stop. An ex Air Liberte machine but still a first-visitor, the aircraft disappointingly wore an all-white colour-scheme.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBB WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ADH

Monday 16th September
A quiet day, the only visitor of note being Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELS, making just its second visit to Newcastle, positioning in from Stansted at lunch-time and departing with Newcastle United FC to Kiev mid-afternoon.
Others:
OHY449/450 TC-ONP BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRA MMZ7310 PR-BRE IWD3507/8 EC-IAG OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-HHH

Sunday 15th September
Only aircraft of note was TWR's Challenger 601, N220TW spending the afternoon here from Oxford - the aircraft had only visited three times before as such, all during 2000, but before that as N603CC on 8th November 1991.
Others:
JKK3167/8 EC-HFS AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WFA OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 14th September
'BBJ2' A6-MRM appeared again, spending a few hours with us in the middle of the day from/to Farnborough. Flightline BAe146-200 G-FLTB departed back to Biggin Hill during the early evening.
Others:
MDI754/742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-FZC MDI743/878P TF-MDD MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA4019/8 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-HOV TYR1027/8 OE-LCL IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB JKK3127/8 EC-HHP ICB4235/6 TF-ELV HCY576/7 5B-DBH IWD3441/2 EC-IAG

Friday 13th September
Dubai Air Wing 'BBJ2' A6-MRM made its second landing at Newcastle Airport just four minutes into the day, returning from Jerez and day-stopping, departing to Farnborough during the evening. King Air F-GHIV visited again, and Flightline BAe146-200 G-FLTB operated a football charter from Biggin Hill during the afternoon, and night-stopping. A first-visit as such, the aircraft had last appeared here as G-CLHA on a Lufthansa scheduled service on 5th May 2001.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HHG MDI877P/753 TF-MDD BAL172B/998F G-OBYH PGT473/4 TC-APK ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV JMC7646P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFA TSC240/1 C-GFAT DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-FTS IWD3803/4 EC-IAG AEE4528/9 SX-BGH AEE4726/7 SX-BGR

Thursday 12th September
While winglet-equipped Boeing 737-800s had provided a significant part of the previous month's airliner interest, another similar machine provided one of the highlights of the month and indeed year during the afternoon, our first 'BBJ2' appearing in the shape of the Dubai Air Wing's A6-MRM which spent just over three hours on the ground during the afternoon from Stansted to Jerez. Somewhat overshadowed by this tasty visitor, CitationJet D-ILAT day-stopped again from/to Freidrichshafen, although slightly more significant was the first-visit to Newcastle of similar type G-RSCJ, which operated under Oxaero flight numbers from Southampton to Oxford during the late afternoon.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3415/6 EC-GZE AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 11th September
British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUPD, which had first-visited just six days previously, made its second visit on the morning Heathrow rotation. Citation 500 I-CLAD departed to Southampton during the early morning, and TBM.700 N324JS finally returned to Fairoaks after lunch, after four nights here. ABA Air King Air OK-BKS provided some excitement during the evening, operating a cargo flight from/to Prague, and DC-8 9G-MKK departed just two minutes short of midnight.
Others:
BAW12J/13E G-EUPD AEF3716/7 D-ALAH WIF384/5 LN-WFA AMM689D/C G-OOAU JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Tuesday 10th September
A good day for executive traffic with two first-visiting corporate jets, and the return of one of our more interesting executive airliners of the past few years. Air Executive's Hawker 800XP EC-HJL spent the day with us from Torrejon, while Executive Aviation's Citation 500 I-CLAD arrived from Blackpool during the afternoon for a night-stop. The Dubai Air Wing BBJ A6-HRS made its seventh visit to Newcastle during the afternoon, spending just under one hour on the ground from Farnborough to Stansted.
Liebherr Aerospace 'CJ' D-ILAT day-stopped again from/to Friedrichshafen, and MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK positioned in during the evening for a night-stop and another freight charter.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBJ WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR AEE4908/9 SX-BGR

Monday 9th September
Best visitor of the day, and another first-visiting European charter airline, was provided by another My Travel sub-charter, Swedish operator Goodjet using Airbus A.320 SE-RCF for a Reus rotation, the positioning flights being from and to Stockholm. The aircraft had visited Newcastle three times previously, in another impressive colour-scheme, as G-VMED of Virgin Sun, the last time being on 16th October 2000.
Others:
OHY449/450 TC-ONO BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI MYT8907/807 SE-RCF WIF384/5 LN-WFO MYT809P/809 G-OPMN MMZ7310/1 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3507/8 EC-HZU MYT808/8908 SE-RCF OHY441/2 TC-ONO MYT810/810P G-OPMN FUA1517/8 EC-HHH

Sunday 8th September
The most notable visitor of the day saw the return of a first-visiting country prefix of just over a year ago, the only XB-registered aircraft ever to land at Newcastle, Aerostar XB-ANQ, passing through during the late afternoon en-route from Reykjavik to Stuttgart. It had visited on the 14th June 2001 en-route from Germany to Iceland. Similarly interesting was Trinidad N882 which visited at lunch-time from Gothenburg to Ronaldsway.
Others:
JKK3167/8 EC-GBA AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WFA OHY455/6 TC-ONN

Saturday 7th September
Another quiet Saturday, the movements of note being flown by another TBM.700, N324JS passing through from Fairoaks to Wick late morning, returning during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
MDI742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-FXI MON5897/6 G-OZBB MDI743/878P TF-MDD XLA4019/8 TF-ATP JKK3307/8 EC-HFS TYR1027/8 OE-LCP LXR6065/6 CS-TNB IWD3235/6 EC-HAL HCY576/7 5B-DBH ICB4235/6 TF-ELV IWD3441/2 EC-HZU JKK3127/8 EC-HNC

Friday 6th September
Biggest movement of the day occurred just nine minutes into the day, Air Atlanta Boeing 747-200 TF-ATC operating a My Travel flight from Malaga, continuing on to Manchester during the second hour of the day - the aircraft had visited once previously, on the annual Lourdes charter two years ago, on 29th July 2000. A little later in the morning the third and last of the winglet-equipped Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 to appear here, TC-API, operated the carrier's Dalaman charter.
TBM.700 N228CX visited briefly before mid-day from/to Southend.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HMK MYT872/ TF-ATC BAL172B/998F G-OBYI PGT473/4 TC-API ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV WIF384/5 LN-WFA MDI877P/753 TF-MDD JMC746P/K G-OJMB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-GQG AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH IWD3803/4 EC-GZE MDI754 TF-MDD

Thursday 5th September
Another 'old-ish' British Airways Airbus A.319 made its first visit to Newcastle Airport, G-EUPD operating the evening Heathrow rotation. Possibly more interesting though was the first-visit of a brand new Challenger 604, Westair's EI-IRE visiting briefly early morning on a training flight from Dublin to Luton.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3415/6 EC-GZE BAW12Q/13L G-EUPD AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 4th September
The ninth Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 to first-visit this summer appeared during the morning, D-ALAM operating the Salzburg charter. The very smart Tyrolean Jet Service Citation VII OE-GLS, which wears the Swarovski swan logo on its fin, and which had only first-visited three days previous, made its second visit during the afternoon, from/to Innsbruck. Mooney M20 N333CD which had passed through on a ferry flight from Reykjavik to Biggin Hill on 26th June, routed through again in the opposite direction during the afternoon.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAM WIF384/5 LN-WFB AMM689D/C G-OOAU JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Tuesday 3rd September
Really the only highlight of the day involved another first-visiting British Citation Excel, Oxaero's G-NETA spending the afternoon with us from/to Luton.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP ECA860/1 5B-DBB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC7180/5181 9H-ABR

Monday 2nd September
Another Flightline BAe146 appeared, -200 G-FLTA operating some sectors for BA CitiExpress during the afternoon/evening. Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKI made just its second visit mid-morning, and Aeronova Metro EC-HZH arrived from Nantes during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
OHY449/450 TC-ONN BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFE MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3507/8 EC-IAG BRT95A/B G-FLTA OHY441/2 TC-ONN BRT96A/B G-FLTA FUA1517/8 EC-HLN

Sunday 1st September
Tyrolean Jet Service Citation 650 OE-GLS first-visited during the afternoon, spending less than an hour on the ground, and the first non-Boeing 737 to operate a go Fly Newcastle-Stansted scheduled service was flown by Flightline's BAe146-300 G-BPNT during the evening.
Others:
IWD3441/2 EC-IAG JKK3127/8 EC-GCV JKK3167/8 EC-GAT ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2164 D-ACRA AEE4800/1 SX-BGR WIF384/5 LN-WFC GOE615/6 G-BPNT

Saturday 31st August
The multitude of Saturday charter rotations, which had failed to produce anything of note in recent weeks, once again provided us with some notable airliners. An extra, one-off Palma rotation during the evening was flown by Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-HZS, only its second visit to Newcastle, its first having been on 15th March, while two more machines returned after longer absences. Tyrolean Airways CRJ OE-LCL operated the afternoon Innsbruck charter - wearing an all-white colour-scheme after a lease period to Shandong Airlines, the aircraft had actually appeared here on just one previous occasion, on 7th March 1998 - while Air Plus Comet Airbus A.310 EC-GOT operated a My Travel Palma rotation during the evening - this one had visited only twice previously, on consecutive days during June 1998.
Aviation Beauport Citation Excel G-XLMB made just its second take-off at Newcastle, to Jersey during the evening.
Others:
MDI742 TF-MDD BAW13C G-EUPB JKK3141/2 EC-GQG JMC746L/P G-OJMB MDI743/878P TF-MDD IWD3473/4 EC-HCR MON5897/6 G-MONX XLA4019/8 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-GVO TYR1027/8 OE-LCL IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB MYT818/9 EC-GOT AEE243/4 EC-HZS HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV

Friday 30th August
Another first-visiting Pegasus 'NextGen' operated the morning Dalaman charter, TC-AAP becoming only the fourth winglet-fitted 737-800 to visit Newcastle, and another ex-Birmingham based British Airways Airbus A.319 made its first appearance at Newcastle, G-EUPB arriving on the last Heathrow of the day to night-stop. BA CitiExpress used another '146' for some afternoon/evening Aberdeen/Southampton sectors, G-TBIC making its first appearance here since 1998.
Aviation Beauport's Citation Excel G-XLMB made its second visit, arriving from Jersey during the morning for a night-stop - it had first-visited on July 1st - and Challenger Air Astra D-CRIS departed during the early evening after another two day visit.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HJJ BAL172B/998F G-OBYI PGT473/4 TC-AAP TSC240/1 C-FDAT ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV WIF384/5 LN-WFE MDI877P/753 TF-MDD JMC746P/K G-OJMB MYT816/5 G-CCMY DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BRT95A/B G-TBIC BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI BRT96A/B G-TBIC JKK3133/4 EC-FZC IWD3803/4 EC-HCR FUA1455/6 EC-GNZ AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH MDI754 TF-MDD

Thursday 29th August
The first Yak 42 departure at Newcastle airport was naturally the day's highlight, Air Bosna's T9-ABD returning to Sarajevo during the morning after three nights here - a few hours later the Champions League draw promised some hopefully, equally interesting visitors in the coming months.
The other night-stopper Cheyenne N830CM had departed at breakfast-time.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3415/6 EC-HCR AMC086/7 9H-ADM

Wednesday 28th August
Another pretty interesting Wednesday, not historically one of the better days here, with a couple of first-visiting airliners and a pair of nice arrivals from Reykjavik. Another Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321, D-ALAQ first-visited on the morning Sazlburg charter, and Channel Express Boeing 737-300 TF-ELR also made its first appearance here on a freight charter during the morning. Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBU replaced 'LBT' as the based Air Scandic unit, positioning in from Helsinki at dawn - the aircraft had been the second to be detached to Newcastle last summer, spending most of June with us - and MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG visited again for a late evening cargo flight.
Citation Bravo N100Y was a very tasty arrival from Reykjavik during the late morning, wearing a black and silver colour-scheme and continuing onwards to Milan after a few hours on the ground, while Cheyenne N830CM followed after dark for a night-stop.
Others:
SCY904/2431 OH-LBU AEF3716/7 D-ALAQ WIF384/5 LN-WFE AMM689D/C G-OOAS JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Tuesday 27th August
Not a lot to stir the imagination - at least we had a Yak 42 to look at all day !. GA visitors did include Navajo EI-CNM during the late morning, and Airlec Cheyenne F-GGVR during the evening, while BA CitiExpress used BAe146-200 G-DEBE for a late evening Aberdeen departure.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFO FUA1517/8 EC-HHG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR BRT072P/96B G-DEBE

Monday 26th August
Only movement of note on a Bank Holiday Monday was something quite special - our first Yak 42 arrived early afternoon from Sarajevo, Air Bosna's T9-ABD visiting with Newcastle United's opponents for the second leg of their Champions League Qualifier. The aircraft subsequently stayed the first of three planned nights with us.
Others:
OHY449/450 TC-ONM BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFB MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-IEQ OHY441/2 TC-ONM

Sunday 25th August
Another Spanair MD.80 first-visited, an '83' this time, the ex-Crossair machine EC-HVC operating a Palma rotation in the early hours. And Navajo N250AC appeared again, day-stopping from/to Liverpool.
Others:
JKK3167/8 EC-HVC BRT069/91B G-MANJ AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV BRT92A/071 G-MANJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFA OHY455/6 TC-ONP

Saturday 24th August
Another quiet Saturday, only Navajo N250AC which spent all of the afternoon with us from/to Liverpool again.
Others:
MDI754/742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GOM MDI743/878P TF-MDD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MON5897/6 G-MONX TYR1027/8 OE-LCN JKK3307/8 EC-HBP LXR6065/6 CS-TNB IWD3235/6 EC-HAL HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV IWD3441/2 EC-IEQ JKK3127/8 EC-GVI

Friday 23rd August
Two first-visiting Boeing 737s, a 'Classic' and a 'NextGen', from different sources - the morning Pegasus Airlines Dalaman charter was flown by Boeing 737-800 TC-APZ, an ex China Airlines aeroplane, while the last of the fleet of British Airways Boeing 737-500s to appear at Newcastle operated the late afternoon Gatwick rotation, the ex Malaysian and Indian G-GFFJ.
The three night-stopping European GA aircraft all departed during the afternoon, Senator Aviation Lear 60 D-CITA being followed by Quick Airways Mu-2 PH-BOA and then a little later by Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS. Lisanne Lear 60 VP-CRB appeared again, another brief visit mid-morning, and the becoming regular Navajo N250AC day-stopped from/to Liverpool.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ PGT473/4 TC-APZ ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV TSC240/1 C-GLAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFP MDI877P/753 TF-MDD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BAW54VE/29CT G-GFFJ MYT816/5 G-LCRC BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-GOU FUA1455/6 EC-GVB AEE4528/9 SX-BGH AEE4726/7 SX-BGR

Thursday 22nd August
Another Execujets Scandinavia Learjet visited during the afternoon, the first-visiting Lear 31 OY-LJI operating an Omni Aviacao flight from Orly to Luton. Quick Airways Mu-2 PH-BOA arrived from London City during the afternoon for a night-stop, and Malibu N456JR visited briefly during the early evening from Carlisle to Liverpool.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYH EXS110P/907P TF-ELP WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3415/6 EC-HCR AMC086/7 9H-ABF FUA1507/8 EC-HHH

Wednesday 21st August
After yesterday's BA A319 rarity, a first-visitor from the fleet - G-EUPK appeared here for the first time mid-morning. Aero-Lloyd A.321 D-ALAO made just its second visit on the morning Salzburg charter.
Two German exec jets landed within minutes of each other during the late afternoon, Challenge Air's Astra D-CRIS being preceeded by the first-visiting Senator Aviation Learjet 60 D-CITA, both aircraft night-stopping.
Others:
AMM655C G-OOOZ AEF3716/7 D-ALAO BAW12H/13R G-EUPK WIF384/5 LN-WFE AMM689D/C G-OOAP JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Tuesday 20th August
A rare British Airways Airbus A.319 made two visits during the day on the Heathrow schedule, G-EUPC having only appeared here twice previously during late January/early February.
Learjet 60 VP-CRB also made just its third visit to Newcastle at lunch-time, from Guernsey to Bristol, the previous two having been during the last few days of 2000 and first few days of 2001, while further GA visitors included King Air 90 D-ISTB in the early hours, and King Air 200 D-IHUT which day-stoped from/to Siegerland. Cessna 425 PH-JOE departed mid-morning after its night-stop.
Others:
BAW12J/13E G-EUPC ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFA BAW12G/J G-EUPC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABT AMM655F G-OOOZ

Monday 19th August
The weekend's first-visiting Iberworld Airbus A.320 EC-ICK made its second visit to Newcastle, but first in a non anti-social hour, on the carrier's afternoon Palma charter, and another football charter produced yet another first-visiting Fokker 50, VLM's OO-VLS spending nearly all of the second half of the day on the south apron from/to Stansted.
CitationJet D-ILAM day-stopped again, with further GA movements of note involving Cessna Caravan I N12295, which continued on to Augsburg during the morning, and Cessna 425 PH-JOE which visited late morning from/to Lelystad, and then returned during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
OHY449/450 TC-ONM BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFA MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-ICK OHY441/2 TC-ONM FUA1517/8 EC-IEN

Sunday 18th August
Significant Spanish airliner interest in the early hours ! - the last of the Iberworld Airbus A.320 fleet to appear here EC-ICK showed on a slightly delayed Palma rotation during the early hours, followed an hour later by Air Plus Comet Airbus A.310 EC-HIF which positioned in from Madrid to operate the outbound leg of the Iberworld Palma A.310 charter from Saturday evening. An hour later and another Spanair MD.82 appeared on another Palma rotation, EC-HFP making its first visit since the summer of 2000. The u/s Iberworld A.310 EC-HAL ferried out after dawn to Palma, followed just minutes later by Excel Airways Boeing 767 TF-ATP also delayed from the previous day.
Execujet Scandinavia Learjet 60 OY-LJF visited during the afternoon from Luton to Stansted - the aircraft had visited only twice previously during 2000 - and Cessna 208B Caravan I N12295 arrived from Reykjavik during the afternoon for a night-stop, wearing the same 'Sure Thing' colour-scheme as a previous delivery.
Newcastle Airport came a bit closer to being 'J41-city-Europe', three BA CitiExpress machines positioning-in in the space of less than an hour during the late evening, two of which join the two already based here - the aircraft replace Dash Eights on various domestic schedules - another is expected to replace more Dash Eight services within the next month.
Others:
JKK3127/8 EC-GBA HCY576/7 5B-DBH IWD3441/2 EC-ICK IWD0236/3236 EC-HIF JKK3167/8 EC-HFP XLA4018 TF-ATP AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFO BRT097P G-MAJK BRT092P G-MAJD BRT091P G-MAJJ OHY455/6 TC-ONP

Saturday 17th August
A once regular movement made a very welcome return, the CitationJet delivery - new-build CJ1 HB-VNP passed through at lunch-time from Reykjavik to Grenchen.
Others:
MDI742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GOM MDI743/878P TF-MDD MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA4019 TF-ATP JKK3307/8 EC-FXA TYR1027/8 OE-LCH IWD3235 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB ICB4235/6 TF-ELV

Friday 16th August
Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-IHI made its second visit to Newcastle during the evening, and the only other movements of interest were departing night-stoppers - Learjet 35 D-COKE left first, to Dusseldorf during the morning followed by Aztec N818MJ to Leeds, and Astra D-CRIS to Cologne during the late afternoon.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HHH BAL172B/998F G-OBYI PGT473/4 TC-APV TSC240/1 C-GPAT ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFA MDI877P/753 TF-MDD MYT816/5 G-CCMY DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-FZC IWD3803/4 EC-HCR AEE4726/7 SX-BGR FUA1455/6 EC-IHI AEE4528/9 SX-BGH MDI754 TF-MDD

Thursday 15th August
Newcastle United Football Club returned back from Sarajevo on Channel Express Boeing 737-300 TF-ELP at lunch-time, only the aircraft's fourth visit to Newcastle, while Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN operated the return leg of the supporters charter during the evening. Foreign GA visitors included Navajo N250AC which spent the afternoon with us from/to Liverpool, King Air 90 N5064L which passed through during the afternoon from Reykjavik to Southampton, Aztec N818MJ which arrived from Panshangar during the late afternoon for a night-stop, and the best last, Private Wings Learjet 35 D-COKE from Schonefeld at sunset for a night-stop.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3415/6 EC-HCR AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 14th August
Visitor of the day involved a less than regular type appearing here for the first time on the UK register, Cessna Grand Caravan G-EORD of Air Medical Cargo spending less than an hour on the ground at lunch-time from/to Kidlington. Another freighter of different dimensions and vintage was MK Air Cargo's DC-8 9G-MKG making its third visit on the continuing freight series, arriving mid-morning and departing during the last hour of the day. The late afternoon/early evening produced a couple of visiting exec jets, Challenge Air Astra D-CRIS arriving again during mid-August, from Cologne for a double night-stop, and Airlink Citation 550 OE-FGN which visited very briefly from Liverpool to Biggin Hill. Newcastle United supporters departed for their trip to Sarajevo on Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN during the early morning.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAH WIF384/5 LN-WFC AMM689D/C G-OOAT JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF EGGP EGKB Airlink

Tuesday 13th August
Only movement of note was just the second sighting here of the new Air 2000 colour-scheme, Boeing 757 G-OOOZ which had first appeared in mid-June, operating the late night Reus 'W'.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC SXS278/9 TC-SUE AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ AMC5180/1 9H-ABR AMM655D G-OOOZ

Monday 12th August
British registered aircraft produced all the airliner interest for a change, Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-BYRM first-visiting during the morning from Humberside to Exeter, and again during the evening in the opposite direction. The beginning of Newcastle United's 'European adventure' produced another second visit, the team departing to Sarajevo during the afternoon in Channel Express' Boeing 737-300 G-CELU, which had first-visited just ten days ago.
Chalair King Air 200 F-GHVV visited during the morning from Nantes to Brest, and King Air 90 EC-CDK appeared during the late afternoon from Cork to Bournemouth.
Others:
OHY455/6 TC-ONP OHY449/450 TC-ONO BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFB MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-IAG OHY441/2 TC-ONO FUA1517/8 EC-HLN

Sunday 11th August
Only visitor of note came and went before sunrise, KLM Exel ERJ.145 PH-RXC, a first-visitor just days ago, making its second appearance here on the return sector of the Malaga charter, the aircraft positioning back out to Maastricht.
Others:
JKK3127/8 EC-HFS IWD3441/2 EC-IAG JKK3167/8 EC-GHE AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFH

Saturday 10th August
A summer Saturday and absolutely nothing worthy of mention ....
Others:
MDI742 TF-MDD JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-GVI MON589B/6 G-MONX MDI743/878P TF-MDD XLA4019/8 TF-ATO TYR1027/8 OE-LCG JKK3307/8 EC-HBP IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV

Friday 9th August
The multitude of charter flights on one of the busiest days of the week threw up two first-visiting Boeing 737s, a new 'NextGen' and an older 'Classic'. The 'NextGen' was a Pegasus 737-800, TC-APJ operating the carrier's morning Dalaman charter, and the 'Classic' was Futura's 'new' -400 EC-IHI which operated the evening Palma flight, an aircraft that never visited Newcastle as G-BUHL. Another Futura 737-400 was used by My Travel for a Mahon rotation, EC-GUG positioning out to Stansted.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HMK BAL172B/998F G-OBYI MYT811 EC-GUG PGT473/4 TC-APJ TSC240/1 C-GFAT ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV JMC746P/K G-OJMB WIF384/5 LN-WFC MDI877P/753 TF-MDD MYT881P/881 G-CCMY MYT816/5 G-RJGR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC MYT812/812P EC-GUG MYT882/882P G-CCMY JKK3133/4 EC-GQG AEE4726/7 SX-BGR IWD3803/4 EC-HCR FUA1455/6 EC-IHI AEE4528/9 SX-BGH MDI754 TF-MDD

Thursday 8th August
Just GA - both night-stopping German aircraft departed during the day, King Air 200 D-ICWM departing back to Stuttgart during the afternoon, while Dornier 228 D-CAAM followed a little later, departing for Humberside. Intermediacion Learjet 35 EC-HLB spent a few hours with us early afternoon from Barcelona to Le Bourget.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3415/6 EC-HCR MYT811P/811 EC-GUG AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 7th August
All the airliner interest occurred during the morning - another first-visiting Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAG operated the Salzburg charter, MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG made its second visit on the fourth flight of the carrier's cargo series, arriving from Manston and departing to Palma just before midnight, and KLM Exel operated a passenger charter to Malaga during the morning, the all-white and first-visiting ERJ.145 PH-RXC having positioned in from Maastricht, meaning all three of the carrier's 145s have now appeared here 'in order'. Another passenger charter saw the Barcelona football team return home during the last hour of the day on Air Europa Boeing 737-400 EC-FXQ.
GA visitors included WM Aero Charter King Air 200 D-ICWM which arrived from Stuttgart during the morning for a night-stop, Piper Comanche N218SA which visited from Fadmoor to Fairoaks, and Arcus Air Dornier 228 D-CAAM which arrived from Mannheim during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAG WIF384/5 LN-WFO JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC

Tuesday 6th August
Still very little, but there was two notable 'second visits' - one was an aircraft, Eurowings CRJ D-ACRD following up its first visit just two days previous, and one was a colour-scheme, the new Wideroe livery which had first visited last week, appearing again on Dash Eight LN-WFA.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR

Monday 5th August
Only movement worth mentioning involved one of our familiar Metroliner visitors, Aeronova's EC-GVE operating in from Valencia during the afternoon, positioning out a little later to Coventry.
Others:
OHY455/6 TC-ONO BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONP WIF384/5 LN-WFO MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3507/8 EC-GZE OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-HHG

Sunday 4th August
Two first-visiting commuter airliners, a prop and a jet - the prop was yet another 'low countries' Fokker 50, VLM's OO-VLO visiting during the first hour of the day from/to Brussels; the jet was a very welcome Eurowings CRJ, one of the 'reluctant' D-ACR. series aircraft, 'RD' showing up on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule.
Dash Eight JY-RWA departed onwards to Reykjavik during the morning, and Cherokee N499MS departed to Jersey just after noon after six nights here.
Others:
IWD3441/2 EC-GZD JKK3167/8 EC-FXA AEE4800/1 SX-BGR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRD WIF384/5 LN-WFP ICB4237/8 TF-ELV

Saturday 3rd August
A Dash Eight on a ferry flight gave us another first-visiting prefix, at least on an airliner type, the ex-Royal Wings -300 JY-RWA diverting in for fuel en-route from Ljubljana to Glasgow just after mid-day, quite uncannily the first visitor to land after the departure of the four Jordanian-registered Extra 300s which had spent the last eleven nights on the Samson apron, and which had departed to Southend just before noon !. Subsequently staying with us for the night, the Dash Eight wore an all-white colour-scheme and had actually visited us before, also diverting in on its ferry flight to Jordan on the late evening of 21st January 1996 as C-FXGF. A couple of diversions during the early morning produced a relatively rare aircraft and a very regular one - Balkan Holidays Tupolev 154M LZ-HMI, which visits twice weekly at the moment diverted from Manchester on a flight from Bourgas, a much rarer machine having diverted from Teesside on a flight from Palma just thirty minutes prior, Air Europa's Boeing 737-800 EC-HBL making just its second visit to Newcastle Airport.
DARTA Citation 550 F-GJYD visited briefly during the afternoon from/to Le Bourget, and two more GA aircraft that had spent some time here, Cherokee HB-PIV and HB-PGM, departed to Southampton during the morning after six nights with us.
Others:
MDI742 TF-MDD AEA143/143R EC-HBL BGH5909 LZ-HMI JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-FXI MDI743/878P TF-MDD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MON5897/6 G-MONX TYR1027/8 OE-LCI JKK3307/8 EC-HHF IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HHF

Friday 2nd August
The return sector of last Saturday's Lourdes charter, up to a few days ago programmed to be flown also by a European Boeing 747, was operated by two aircraft, including a first-visitor. Prime Airbus A.300 G-HLAD made another appearance, landing just after mid-day, followed a little later by the first-visitor, Channel Express' latest Boeing 737-300 G-CELU, actually flying its first revenue service for the carrier. Bin Air Metroliner D-CBIN departed to Rotterdam during the afternoon.
Others:
FUA1507/8 EC-HLN PGT473/4 TC-APK TSC240/1 C-FDAT WIF384/5 LN-WFO ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC JMC746P/K G-OJMB JKK3133/4 EC-FXI BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI FUA1455/6 EC-HBZ IWD3803/4 EC-HCR AEE4726/7 SX-BGR MDI877P/753 TF-MDD MDI754 TF-MDD

Thursday 1st August
Back to very little, the only notable visitor being Falcon 100 SE-DVP which spent much of the morning with us from Gatwick to Sundsvall.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3415/6 EC-HCR AMC086/7 9H-ADN

Wednesday 31st July
'Single-Aisle' Airbus excitement during the morning, Spanair A.320 EC-IEJ first-visiting in the early hours on the return sector of the one-off Madrid charter, the fifth of the carrier's A.320s to so far appear here, and Aero-Lloyd A.321 D-ALAH making just its second visit on their morning Salzburg charter. Wideroe wasted no time in showing us their revised colour-scheme, Dash Eight LN-WFA presumably being the first -300 to be re-painted, and Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBT returned for its second detachment of this summer already, from Helsinki before dawn - no getting them all in order this year then !.
Learjet 36 N160GC departed to Venice during the morning, with other night-stoppers King Air 300 OE-FME and Bin Air Metroliner D-ICRK departing to Manchester and Glasgow respectively, also during the afternoon.
Others:
JKK2596 EC-IEJ SCY904 OH-LBT AEF3716/7 D-ALAH AMM689D/C G-OOAS WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Tuesday 30th July
Air Malta Airbus A.320 9H-ADZ made just its second visit to Newcastle on their evening flight, the aircraft having first-visited on 30th April, and Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBS departed to Helsinki during the early evening after spending just twenty-five days with us as the based Air Scandic aeroplane.
Lots of GA - Airlink King Air 300 OE-FME arrived from Salzburg during the morning for a night-stop, Cessna 414 PH-SWN was an Edinburgh diversion during the early evening, from Reykjavik the aeroplane continuing onwards to Lelystad shortly after, and a pair of Bin Air Metroliners, D-ICRK and D-CBIN, arrived from Bergen during the evening for night-stops. Most interesting though was the Global Air Rescue Learjet 36 N160GC which arrived from Shannon mid-afternoon also for a night-stop.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBC WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB AEE4908/9 SX-BGJ SCY903 OH-LBS SXS278/8 TC-SUF BEE1522/044W G-JECB AMC5180/1 9H-ADZ

Monday 29th July
All the interest was provided by the military on what is always a busy day with Sunderland Air Show departures - what wasn't quite so expected was the arrival of three (sort of) Candian military machines during the afternoon/evening however !. Only civilian interest was provided by foreign-registered Cherokees, two of the Swiss machines from the previous evening departing to Carlisle during the afternoon, and N499MS which arrived from Gamston for a night-stop.
Others:
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONP WIF384/5 LN-WFS MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3507/8 EC-GZE OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-IEN

Sunday 28th July
Again not a lot of notable civil aviation to cover - VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLM operated a pre-season football charter during the morning, from/to Brussels, only its fourth visit to Newcastle, the previous three occurring on consecutive days during early June 1997, and just as the air show ended, four Swiss Cherokees - HB-PIV, HB-PIN, HB-PNA & HB-PGM - arrived from Swansea, just finding enough room on the south apron to spend the night.
Others:
JKK3167/8 EC-HKP IWD3441/2 EC-HAL AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFP OHY455/6 TC-ONO

Saturday 27th July
Another busy day, but amazingly very little to 'talk about' - European Air Charter Boeing 747 G-BDXE departed to Lourdes during the morning, and the second week of the Tyrolean Innsbruck series was flown by CRJ OE-LCK.
Others:
MDI754/742 TF-MDD JKK3141/2 EC-FXI MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MDI743/878P TF-MDD JKK3307/8 EC-HFT TYR1027/8 OE-LCK IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-GCV

Friday 26th July
Busy old day, as it always is on the eve of the Sunderland Air Show. Britannia Airways replaced the based Boeing 767-200 with a second based Boeing 757 as expected overnight, 767 G-BRIG positioning out to Luton the previous evening, 757 G-CDUP coming in the other direction during the early hours, its first departure being to Palma. A first-visitor as such the aircraft has been a regular here over the years, as G-OOOT of Air 2000 between 1992 and 1997, and as G-BRJJ of Air Europe in 1990 and 1991. A true first visitor however was Pegasus' Boeing 737-800 TC-APN, operating the second week of the carrier's new morning Dalaman series. My Travel Boeing 757 G-WJAN made its first appearance here since 1999 on the resumption of the carrier's afternoon Naples series, the aircraft wearing a basic Airtours colour-scheme with no tail logo and the My Travel 'ellipse' on the forward fuselage, while two more new colour-schemes were seen amongst the airshow arrivals during the afternoon and evening. BA CitiExpress used Flightline/Integrated Aviation Consortium BAe146-200 G-FLTA for the afternoon/evening Aberdeen/Southampton sectors, the aircraft wearing an all-white colour-scheme with small titles on the rear fuselage and a multi-coloured IAC log on the forward fuselage, while the second European Air Charter Boeing 747-200 in two months visited, G-BDXE positioning in from Prestwick during the evening wearing the red version of the carrier's scheme. Interestingly, as with the first during June, the aircraft had also visited Newcastle Airport before on diversion from Heathrow in its past life as a British Airways aeroplane, from Nairobi on 14th December 1991.
With the south apron literally full of military types by the end of the day, there wouldn't have been room for any interesting GA visitors - just as well there weren't any, like most of July !.
Others:
BAL980F/229A G-CDUP BAL172B/998F G-OBYH PGT473/4 TC-APN TSC240/1 C-FDAT ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFH MDI877P/753 TF-MDD MYT1932/815 G-WJAN DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BRT95A/B G-FLTA BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI RPX360P/361 G-BVOB JKK3133/4 EC-GGV IWD3803/4 EC-GZE BRT96A/B G-FLTA AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH

Thursday 25th July
Only movements of note involved another sub-charter required by My Travel, Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-GUG positioning in from Manchester early morning to operate a Malaga rotation, the aircraft positioning out to Stansted during the afternoon.
Others:
MYT871P/871 EC-GUG BAL992F/172A G-OBYH WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF MYT872/872P EC-GUG IWD3415/6 EC-GZE AMC086/7 9H-ADH FUA1507/8 EC-IEN

Wednesday 24th July
The weekly Aero-Lloyd Salzburg charter produced another first-visiting Airbus A.321, D-ALAP in the carrier's 'normal' colour-scheme, and the only other visitor of note was Piper Navajo N250AC, which stayed a few hours from/to Liverpool.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAP AMM689D/C G-OOAP WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Tuesday 23rd July
The beginning of yet another weekly Aegean-Cronus series produced the last of the carrier's Boeing 737-400s to appear at Newcastle, SX-BGJ first-visiting during the late afternoon on an additional Heraklion rotation. A little later the weekly Sun Express Antalya rotation produced just the second visit to Newcastle of Boeing 737-700 TC-SUF, an aircraft that had been absent since mid-May.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBJ WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AEE498P/4909 SX-BGJ SXS278/9 TC-SUF AMC5180/1 9H-ADI Ravenair

Monday 22nd July
On a day with a military transport first-visit-of-type as a highlight, there wasn't much else - King Air 200 D-IHUT day-stopped from/to Siegerland, and the four Extras of the Jordanian 'Falcons' display team arrived from Fairford during the afternoon to spend the week with us prior to the Sunderland Airshow next weekend.
Others:
OHY449/450 TC-ONP BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFP MYT807P/807 G-CCMY MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-GZE MYT808/808P G-CCMY OHY441/2 TC-ONR FUA1517/8 EC-HHH

Sunday 21st July
Another four-engined first-visitor was the day's highlight, MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKG positioning in from Luxembourg during the morning, and departing with freight to Palma and onwards during the late evening. Islandsflug Boeing 737-300 TF-ELN made another early hours visit, arriving from Rhodes to where it positioned back out to.
The annual Newcastle Aero Club open day produced the usual, but possibly smaller selection of light aircraft 'oddities' from the local area, but probably of more interest to the enthusiast were two foreign GA visitors during the early afternoon, Piper Seneca SE-KFE from Stavanger to Biggin Hill and Cessna 182 N400SA from Leicester to Fenland.
Others:
IWD3441/2 EC-IEQ JKK3167/8 EC-HFT ICB743/743P TF-ELN AEE4800/1 SX-BGR DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFR OHY455/6 TC-ONP ICB4237/8 TF-ELV

Saturday 20th July
Quite a day, the highlight being one of six wide-bodies to land at the airport during the day, Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 G-VBIG becoming only our fourth of type. The aircraft made two approaches whilst on a test flight out of Amsterdam, the first resulting in an overshoot on runway 07, the aircraft landing after the second and waiting the twenty-five minutes it spent on the ground on the 'Delta' taxiway, before returning to Amsterdam. Another wide-body flew a sub-charter for My Travel at lunch-time, Prime Airbus A.300 G-HLAD making its third visit here, positioning in from East Midlands and departing to Palma - it returned during the evening, positioning out to Stansted. Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN returned from Dalaman during the early hours, on another My Travel 'sub', while Islandsflug Boeing 737-300 TF-ELN positioned in from Reykjavik at dawn to operate out to Rhodes on what was once a Transjet Sweden flight. The aircraft had last appeared here during the first few weeks of the Summer 2000 charter season, operating flight for the Inter Charters/Seven Air amalgamation. Tyrolean Airways, which had been expected to be weekly charter visitors on Saturdays since May, finally made their first visit of the summer, CRJ OE-LCM being used for a late afternoon Innsbruck rotation.
Aeronova Metro EC-GVE visited again during the morning, and our first Cirrus, N930CD, departed to Emden during the morning.
Others:
MYT882P/882 G-OPMN ICB742P/742 TF-ELN JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GVI MYT817P/817 G-HLAD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR MON5897/6 G-MONX JKK3307/8 EC-GCV TYR1027/8 OE-LCM LXR6065/6 CS-TNB IWD3235/6 EC-HAL MYT818/818P G-HLAD HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-GHH

Friday 19th July
Attention switched back to GA visitors although notable airliners included our first Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 of the year, TC-APL beginning an additional Dalaman series during the morning, and Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN, which was sub-chartered by My Travel for an evening Ibiza rotation, positioning in from Stansted during the late afternoon. MD Airlines MD.83 TF-MDD flew the carrier's first departure from Newcastle during the morning to Skiathos, returning from Thessaloniki during the afternoon and subsequently positioning out to Manchester.
Seneca D-GAFU departed back to Schwabisch Hall during the morning after four nights with us, and King Air 200 D-ILIN visited during the afternoon, from Mannheim to Monchengladbach. Semitool Europe Falcon 100 N844F spent the afternoon with us from/to Cambridge, but of more interest was our first Cirrus light aircraft, N930CD arriving from Sumburgh during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYI MDI753 TF-MDD PGT473P/474 TC-APL ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV TSC240/1 C-FDAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV MYT881P/881 G-OPMN BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI MDI754/878P TF-MDD JKK3133/4 EC-GOM IWD3803/4 EC-HZU AEE4528/9 SX-BGH AEE4726/7 SX-BGR

Thursday 18th July
Things came back to life airliner-wise, the day producing two first-visitors, as well as other significant machines. KLM City Hopper Fokker 50 PH-KVC was one of the former, operating an early afternoon Amsterdam schedule for KLMuk, while the first appearance here of an Icelandic MD Airlines aircraft produced the first-visiting MD.83 TF-MDD, the aircraft arriving from Manchester during the evening to be in position for the carrier's Friday morning Skiathos charter rotation (ex-Transjet Sweden). Boeing 737-300 G-OMUC made its first visit as a go Fly aeroplane on the morning Stansted schedule, wearing a white underside with the titles 'go getter/watch us go', while British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUB flew the first Heathrow rotation of the day, significant in that it was the first BA Airbus to appear here so far this month on what is now a Boeing 737-400 dominated service !.
German Air Rescue Learjet 35 D-CCAA departed to Vaasa during the early morning, and one of the Global Express' that visited us in the first half of the year for approaches whilst on test flights out of Cambridge, returned during the afternoon for two more, the aircraft now being full painted. G-52-26 still wore its B-class registrations however, on the engines and under the port wing.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI GOE6GH/6BM G-OMUC BAW12H/13R G-EUUB WIF384/5 LN-WFS UKA83L/80L PH-KVC DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3415/6 EC-GZE MDI877P TF-MDD

Wednesday 17th July
NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNJ departed back to Basle during the early hours, while two Learjet 35s from Europe visited later in the day - Tag Aviation's HB-VJK spent almost two hours with us during the morning from Birmingham to Glasgow, and German Air Rescue's D-CCAA arrived from Kos during the afternoon for a night-stop.
BA CitiExpress used ATP G-MANE for a morning Dublin rotation, the aircraft's first-visit to Newcastle since 1998 - it still wears the old BA colour-scheme.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAL BRT061/5MC G-MANE WIF384/5 LN-WFP AMM689D/C G-OOAR JKK3113/4 EC-HXA BRT5MD/062 G-MANE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV

Tuesday 16th July
A pair of CitationJets arrived during the early morning, consisting of our most regular 'CJ' visitor nowadays, and a first-visitor. The first-visitor was CJ1 N484CJ which visited from Kerry, returning mid-morning, while Citation 525 D-ILAT day-stopped with us once again from/to Friedrichshafen. Only other movement of note involved an executive jet at the other end of the day, NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNJ making just its second visit to Newcastle during the late evening, arriving from Basle. It had been the second of the company's Hawkers to visit Newcastle during June 2001.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFR ECA860/1 5B-DBK DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABS

Monday 15th July
Just one worthy of mention, Piper Seneca D-GAFU which arrived from Schwabisch Hall during the morning for a night-stop.
Others:
BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI OHY449/450 TC-ONR WIF384/5 LN-WFC MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3507/8 EC-GZE OHY441/2 TC-ONR FUA1517/8 EC-HLN

Sunday 14th July
A European charter airline made its first appearance at Newcastle Airport during the first hour of the day, Italian carrier Blue Panorama operating for Islandsflug on the Saturday evening Rhodes rotation, the aircraft used being the first-visiting Boeing 737-400 EI-CUD. Aegean-Cronus began operating the ex-Excel Airways Zakinthos rotation during the morning, the carrier's colour-scheme being seen in full daylight for the first time on the quite immaculate Boeing 737-400 SX-BGR.
NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNX departed during the early hours, and Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKN visited again briefly during the afternoon.
Others:
ICB4235/6 EI-CUD AEE4800/1 SX-BGR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFO OHY455/6 TC-ONP

Saturday 13th July
A pretty interesting and varied day - another Spanair MD.82 first-visited, EC-HHP on the late evening Palma rotation, and Iberworld Airbus A.320 EC-IAG made just its second visit to Newcastle also just before midnight. The aircraft's first-visit had been on diversion from Teesside on the last day of 2001.
Three British-registered Dorniers visited during the day, the first Scot Airways 328 of the 'new football season', G-BWWT departing to France during the morning, and a pair of always quite-rare-here 228s, FR Aviation's G-OMAF and G-MAFE seeing the night out on the Samson apron. G-MAFE was actually a first-visitor, while G-OMAF hadn't been seen here since 1996.
Two consecutive NetJets Europe registrations first-visited during the afternoon, the second of the company's Citation Excels to visit landing first, CS-DNW departing to Luton mid-afternoon, followed shortly after by Hawker 800XP CS-DNX which stayed until just after midnight. With lots of air display aircraft in the area only two actually landed at the airport, Pitts Special G-SIIC and Sukhoi Su-26 RA-44531 passing through from Birmingham to Archersfield as 'GoldAir10' during the afternoon.
Others:
JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-GQG MON5897/6 G-MONX XLA4019/8 TF-ATP JKK3307/8 EC-HOV LXR6065/6 CS-TNB IWD3235/6 EC-HAL HCY576/7 5B-DBH IWD3441/2 EC-IAG JKK3127/8 EC-HHP

Friday 12th July
Just two GA aircraft of note, Bin Air Metroliner PH-RAZ departing to Cologne during the afternoon, and Jetflite Falcon 20 OH-WIF which visited briefly over mid-day from Northolt to Helsinki.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ ICB4249/4250 TF-ELV TSC240/1 C-GFAT JMC746P/K G-OJMB WIF384/5 LN-WFH XLA2115/4 G-XLAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-GXU IWD3803/4 EC-HCR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH AEE4726/5 SX-BGR

Thursday 11th July
Another very quiet day, the only movement of note involving Bin Air Metroliner PH-RAZ which arrived from Dublin mid-afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYH WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3415/6 EC-HZU AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 10th July
A carrier about to start a new weekly charter series in the coming weeks showed us one of their aircraft types for the first time this year, Pegasus Boeing 737-800 TC-APU being used by My Travel for an early morning, 'in reverse' Dalaman rotation. Not a lot else .....
Others:
MYT856/5 TC-APU BEE3021 G-JEBE AEF3716/7 D-ALAK BEE3020/3 G-JEBE WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-HXA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Tuesday 9th July
Most notable visitor was a foreign 'single', Trinidad F-GSZF spending much of the day with us from the Isle-of-Man, returning there during the evening. British European 146-300 G-JEBE in the new colours appeared again, arriving on the last Paris flight of the day, and Spanair operated a one-off Madrid arrival just before midnight with MD.82 EC-HJB, departing just after midnight to Dublin.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBB WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR BEE3024 G-JEBE JKK2595 EC-HJB

Monday 8th July
Remaining quiet - an ATP was used by British Regional for the morning Southampton departure/arrival, and Semitool Europe Falcon 100 N844F made another visit, during the afternoon from/to Cambridge.
Others:
BRT061/91B G-MANG OHY449/450 TC-ONP BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFP BRT92A/B G-MANG MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF IWD3507/8 EC-GZD OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-IEN

Sunday 7th July
Things went quiet again after a very promising first six days of July - MK Air Cargo DC-8 9G-MKK did make its second appearance of the last few weeks however, positioning in during the afternoon and departing with freight after sunset. Transjet Sweden MD.83 SE-RBT returned from Rhodes during the early hours on a flight delayed from Saturday, and positioned out to Stansted mid-morning using a Futura callsign, in doing so making what would transpire to be the carrier's last take-off from Newcastle for the time being.
Others:
JKK3127/8 EC-HQZ IWD3235/6 EC-HAL SWL743/FUA5021 SE-RBT ICB4237/8 TF-ELV XLA4111/0 G-XLAC DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV WIF384/5 LN-WFP OHY455/6 TC-ONR

Saturday 6th July
Spanair produced more interest on Saturdays, another MD.82 EC-HGJ first-visiting on the afternoon Palma rotation.
Bonanza D-EYXA continued onwards to Vagar during the morning, while another heading west after sunset was Citation 550 C-FABF, which had visited twice during early May, calling for fuel en-route from Bremen to Reykjavik.
Others:
SWL735/742 SE-RBT JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-FTS MON5897/6 G-MONX XLA4019/8 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-HGJ LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBH ICB4235/6 TF-ELV IWD3441/2 EC-GZD

Friday 5th July
A good spell continued, the day producing two first-visiting executive jets; Air Alsie's new Falcon 2000 OY-CKI made its first appearance here during the morning from Sonderborg to Luton, while Eurojet's Citation Excel EI-PAX made its first visit during the afternoon from Farnborough, departing to Luton during the last hour of the day. Citation Bravo OE-GPS had departed to Rome during the early morning.
British Airways Boeing 737-500 G-GFFB made its first visit as such on the afternoon Gatwick rotation - it had last visited as LN-BRT of Braathens on 5th December 1999 - and Aegean-Cronus Boeing 737-400 SX-BGR made its second visit on the carrier's new evening Corfu charter, landing within minutes of sister ship SX-BGH. Now confirmed as an Icelandair machine, it had last visited Newcastle as TF-FID during 1996. Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBS positioned in from Helsinki during the afternoon to take over the based Air Scandic programme from 'BT' which had positioned out yesterday - the aircraft had spent most of the first month of the 2001 summer season at Newcastle.
Piper Seneca N53523 passed through on a ferry flight during the afternoon, from Reykjavik bound for the Czech Republic, and Beech Bonanza D-EYXA arrived from Marl during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYI SWL777 SE-RBT TSC240/1 C-FDAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFA UKA83L/80L G-UKTE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC XLA2115/4 G-XLAD SCY904 OH-LBS SWL778/734 SE-RBT BAW54VE/29CT G-GFFB BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-GVI IWD3803/4 EC-HZU AEE4726/7 SX-BGR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH

Thursday 4th July
Two executive jets that had first-visited during March made just their second and third visits to Newcastle during the late afternoon/early evening, Gold Air's Learjet 45 G-OLDR operating an ambulance flight from Palma, making its third take-off from Newcastle shortly after to Biggin Hill, while Porsche's Citation Bravo OE-GPS arrived from Innsbruck a little later for a night-stop.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI BEE3021 G-JEBE BAL880F/592A G-OBYH WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC IWD3415/6 EC-GZE SWL8777 SE-RBT AMC086/7 9H-ABF BAL592B/881F G-OBYH

Wednesday 3rd July
Another Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 first-visited on the weekly Salzburg charter, D-ALAN becoming the fifth to do so this summer, while a new colour-scheme appeared at Newcastle for the first time ever during the evening, British European BAe146-300 G-JEBE, the first of the fleet to receive the unusual 'flybe' scheme, operating the last Paris arrival of the day. (Errata - this aircraft had actually first-visited in the new scheme the previous Saturday on the afternoon Jersey rotation)
The second Dash Eight for Egyptian carrier Petroleum Air Services passed through on its delivery flight during the early afternoon, C-FDHY following the first which was delivered through Newcastle on the 30th May, on a similar routing from Reykjavik to Nice. A 'G' on the nose-wheel suggests it will become SU-CBG. Danish Air Transport King Air 90 OY-SBU made a re-appearance during the early morning, from Esbjerg to Floro.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAN WIF384/5 LN-WFP AMM689D/C G-OOAR JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC BEE3024 G-JEBE

Tuesday 2nd July
On a day notable for visiting 'yellow helicopters' and 'yellow military trainers' the only civilian of note was Liebherr Aerospace's CitationJet D-ILAT, making another day-stop from/to Friedrichshafen.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBJ WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ADN

Monday 1st July
A Tupolev Tu154 other than LZ-HMI appeared for the first time on a Balkan Holidays summer charter series, LZ-HMN operating the morning Bourgas rotation, the aircraft wearing the same colourful scheme as 'HMI'.
Aeronova Metro EC-HZH visited again during the early hours from Valencia to Coventry, Schweizer 269 OO-NQD made its first visit of 2002 during the early afternoon from Dundee to Nottingham, and King Air N771SC visited briefly during the afternoon from/to Birmingham. Much more interesting though was yet another Citation Excel, an extremely new one this time, Aviation Beauport's G-XLMB, visiting during the afternoon only a few days after being delivered.
Others:
MYT879P/879 G-RJGR MYT880/880P G-RJGR BGH5945/6 LZ-HMN OHY449/450 TC-ONP WIF384/5 LN-WFA MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3507/8 EC-GZD OHY441/2 TC-ONP FUA1517/8 EC-IEN

Sunday 30th June
Braathens reminded us what their Boeing 737-400s look like, LN-BRI operating an Oslo charter flight during the early evening, although much more interesting was the first-visiting Channel Express -300 G-CELS which was used by go fly for their evening Stansted schedule.
Air Service Liege Cessna 340 OO-EPM departed back to Liege during the morning after its night-stop, while two exec jets appeared during the evening, Learjet 35 D-CAVE on an ambulance flight from Rhodes, and Falcon 900 G-EVES spending just sixteen minutes on the ground from Edinburgh to Manchester.
Others:
SWL743/9743 SE-RBR ICB4237/8 TF-ELV XLA4111/0 G-XLAE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WFC GOE615/6 G-CELS OHY455/6 TC-ONR

Saturday 29th June
The first flight of an additional Friday evening Aegean-Cronus flight, a Corfu rotation, was delayed until the first hour of Saturday, flown by Boeing 737-400 SX-BGR, an assumed ex-Icelandair aeroplane (?). Another ex-British Midland Boeing 737-500 first-visited, G-GFFD, the one time G-OBMY, operating British Airways' afternoon Gatwick rotation. Spanair MD.82s continued to be regular visitors on the afternoon and evening Palma flights, EC-HJB making just its second visit on the afternoon flight, while the early evening Iberworld A.310 flight was operated a few hours late by Air Plus Comet's EC-GMU, an aircraft that had last appeared on sub-charter just last month, making only its fourth landing at Newcastle Airport.
Cessna 340 OO-EPM arrived from Antwerp during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
AEE4726/7 SX-BGR SWL735/742 SE-RBT JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GQG MON5897/6 G-MONX XLA4019/8 TF-ATR BAW48YA/51AB G-GFFD JKK3307/8 EC-HJB LXR6065/6 CS-TNB IWD3235/6 EC-GMU HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HFS

Friday 28th June
Excel Airways used two Boeing 737-800s to operate the afternoon Tenerife 'W', G-XLAE operating the inbound sector during the early evening, the outbound flight having been operated by the first-visiting G-XLAF earlier in the afternoon, the last of the carrier's current fleet to appear at Newcastle. Air Transat Airbus A.310 C-FDAT made its second visit on the morning Toronto rotation.
Piaggio 149 D-EHVR departed to Edinburgh during the afternoon after spending four nights on the Samson apron.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYI TSC240/1 C-FDAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFC SWL9766/777 SE-RBI XLA114P/2114 G-XLAF SWL8734/734 SE-RBT DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI XLA2115/115P G-XLAE SWL778/9778 SE-RBL JKK3133/4 EC-GVI IWD3803/4 EC-GZE AEE4528/9 SX-BGH

Thursday 27th June
Bin Air Metro III PH-RAZ departed to Caen just before midday - Aeronova's HC-HZH had visited in the meantime during the morning on another freight charter. Cherokee Arrow SE-LAI made it to Groningen during the afternoon after two nights with us, and Citation 525 VP-CNF first-visited, day-stopping from Biggin Hill.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYJ WIF384/5 LN-WFH DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3415/6 EC-GZD AMC086/7 9H-ADN

Wednesday 26th June
The fourth of the eleven strong Aero-Lloyd Airbus A.321 fleet to first-visit so far this year on the carrier's weekly Salzburg charter appeared, D-ALAO confirming the flight as this year's most consistently interesting summer charter series.
A new airline appeared on the now regular series of Metroliner-operated freight flights just after dawn, Spanish carrier BKS Air resurrecting three important letters in the history of Newcastle Airport - Metro III EC-HXY was on the ground for under an hour from Valencia to Barcelona. Bin Air's D-ICRK departed to Sweden mid-morning, the same company's PH-RAZ arriving from Turin during the afternoon to night-stop. Semitool Europe Falcon 100 N844F visited again, spending the afternoon with us from/to Cambridge, and Mooney M20 N333CD landed from Reykjavik during the afternoon in between British-registered Jabiru arrivals, departing onwards to Biggin Hill.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAO JKK3113/4 EC-ICL WIF384/5 LN-WFP AMM689D/C G-OOAU DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV

Tuesday 25th June
The airport hit the headlines during the day for an airliner emergency landing that occurred during the early morning, easyJet Boeing 737-300 G-EZYB diverting in en-route from Glasgow to Amsterdam after reporting smoke in the cabin. Only the second easyJet Boeing 737-700 to appear at Newcastle positioned in from Luton later in the morning to continue the flight to Amsterdam, G-EZJI departing on the stroke of midday. -300 G-EZYB, which had visited on a handful of occasions during the late 80s as OO-LTA of TEA Belgium, the last time on 26th April 1990, positioned out to Luton during the evening.
Citation X D-BTEN departed back home to Baden-Baden just after the incident, while more familiar exec jets visiting later in the day were Abelag's Lear 35 OO-GBL from/to Brussels just before midday, and Semitool Europe's Falcon 100 N844F again, arriving for a a few training circuits just after noon. Cherokee Arrow SE-LAI also diverted in en-route from a Scottish airfield to the Netherlands during the evening, electing to spend the night with us from Edinburgh due to a night closure at Groningen, Bin Air Metro II D-ICRK arrived from Turin mid-morning for a night-stop, and Zorex Air Transport Metro II EC-HJC operated another freight flight during the late evening.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBC WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR

Monday 24th June
Another day, and another sumptious exec jet, again providing us with only our third of type, ACM Aircharter's Citation X D-BTEN arriving from Florence just before mid-day for a night-stop. An interesting light aircraft type arrived later in the day, another German-registered machine, Piaggio FWP.149 D-EHVR arriving from Wevelgem for a night-stop.
Others:
OHY449/450 TC-ONN BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFS MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3507/8 EC-GZD OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-HLN

Sunday 23rd June
Another interesting day, one of the highlights being another 'four-jet', MK Cargo Douglas DC-8 9G-MKK arriving from Manston on a beautiful evening to operate out with freight to Palma, providing us with our first DC-8 movement since 3D-ADV in January 1998. British Airways' newest Airbus A.319 G-EUUE first-visited on the evening Heathrow rotation.
Another biz-jet was a major highlight however, only our third Raytheon Premier passing through on a delivery flight just before midday, N435K arriving from Reykjavik and deparitng onwards to Siegerland. Europa D-EHBT departed to Welshpool during the morning.
Others:
ICB4237/8 TF-ELV XLA4111/0 G-XLAD DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WFO BAW12Q/13L G-EUUE OHY455/6 TC-ONM

Saturday 22nd June
Quite an exciting day, the highlight for the 'non-spotter' being our first Boeing 747 movements since last October - the first European Aircharter 'Jumbo' to make its way to Newcastle, -200 G-BDXH was used by Britannia Airways for a Palma rotation, catching up on delays caused by the previous week's ATC strikes. The aircraft, which wore the blue version of the carrier's colour-scheme, positioned in from Gatwick mid-morning, operating out just after midday, while it returned from Palma just after a thunderstorm during the evening (its approach to runway 25 being flown against the impressive backdrop of a rainbow), and positioned out to Bournemouth just before sunset. Interestingly the aircraft had visited Newcastle before in its past life as a British Airways aeroplane, on 20th January 1989 on diversion from Heathrow on a flight from Nairobi. Spanair again produced notable MD.82s on their Saturday flights, EC-HJB first-visiting on the afternoon Palma flight and EC-HHF making just its second visit on the evening flight.
Arguably the most interesting movement of the day for the 'spotter' though was the first NetJets Europe Excel to visit Newcastle, CS-DNZ spending almost two hours on the Samson apron over lunch-time from Malaga to Inverness. Piper Malibu D-EPOE departed to Locarno during the morning, and a rarity, a German-registered Europa D-EHBT, arrived from Cranfield during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GOU BAL881F/229A G-BDXH XLA4019/8 TF-ATO MON5897/6 G-OZBB JKK3307/8 EC-HJB SWL743/2 SE-RBT IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB BAL229B/F G-BDXH HCY576/7 5B-DBI ICB4235/6 TF-ELV JKK3127/8 EC-HHF IWD3441/2 EC-GZD

Friday 21st June
Air Transat Airbus A.310 C-GFAT made just its second visit to Newcastle Airport on the morning Toronto flight, as did Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDR during the afternoon. Piper Malibu D-EPOE arrived from Reykjavik during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ SWL777 SE-RBL TSC240/1 C-GFAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFS SWL731/0 SE-RBR XLA2115/4 G-XLAE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SWL735/4 SE-RBT BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI SWL778/8761 SE-RBL JKK3133/4 EC-GVI IWD3803/4 EC-GZE AEE4528/9 SX-BGH

Thursday 20th June
WDL Fokker F-27 D-BAKD first-visited during the afternoon, positioning in from Cologne to operate a freight flight to Trollhatten, and Transjet Douglas MD.83 SE-RBL made just its second visit, positioning in from Gatwick during the afternoon for a night-stop. Cessna 421 LN-SPO day-stopped from/to Torp.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYJ BAW63LM G-GFFF WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC IWD3415/6 EC-GZD AMC086/7 9H-ADH SWL8777 SE-RBL

Wednesday 19th June
The weekly Aero-Lloyd Salzburg charter flight produced another first-visiting Airbus A.321, D-ALAH operating the morning flight, and another British Airways Boeing 737-500 first-visited, the ex-British Midland Airways G-GFFF arriving on the last Gatwick flight of the day for a night-stop.
Semitool Europe Falcon 100 N844F spent the afternoon with us from Cambridge to Rome, and Cessna 421 D-IMFL visited during the evening from/to Stuttgart.
Others:
AMM655C G-OOOZ AEF3716/7 D-ALAH AMM689D/C G-OOAP WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC BAW62MF G-GFFF

Tuesday 18th June
Slovak Government Tupolev 154M OM-BYR made its fifth visit to Newcastle during the early morning, spending a few hours on the ground from/to Bratislava, departing with freight. Citation 525 D-ILAT appeared again, another day-stop from/to Friedrichshafen, and the two foreign GA night-stoppers departed, Cessna 210 N732PL to Stornoway during the morning, and Airlink Citation 551 OE-FPA to Epinal during the afternoon.
The new Air 2000 colour-scheme made its first appearance at Newcastle Airport during the late evening, Boeing 757 G-OOOZ operating the carrier's weekly Reus 'W' just before midnight.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR AMM655D G-OOOZ

Monday 17th June
Not a lot - Airlink Citation 551 OE-FPA first visited, arriving from Prestwick during the afternoon as 'JAR12' for a night-stop, and Cessna 210 N732PL arrived from Egelsbach at tea-time on a ferry flight, also for a night-stop.
Others:
OHY1441/2 TC-ONN BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC MMZ7310 PR-BRE IWD3507/8 EC-GZD OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-IEN

Sunday 16th June
Transjet Sweden's Saturday afternoon Rhodes rotation operated somewhat delayed at dawn, operated by Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-400 TC-AFA. Another '734' made its second visit in two days, Air Miles' TF-ELV operating what was the lunch-time Macedonian Airlines Kefallinia rotation. Only the third ERJ.145 to land at Newcastle this year came for some visual circuit training during the morning, BA CitiExpress' G-ERJC spending a couple of hours with us from Bristol.
Others:
SWL743/2 TC-AFA ICB4237/8 TF-ELV XLA4111/0 G-OXLA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFH OHY455/6 TC-ONM

Saturday 15th June
A whole new airline wasted no time in visiting Newcastle Airport, the curiously named Air Miles operating the evening ex-Macedonian Airlines Rhodes flight within days of beginning flying. Presumably operating on the Islandsflug AOC, using 'Icebird' callsigns, Boeing 737-400 TF-ELV wore the new carrier's 'minimal' colour-scheme - the aircraft is another ex Dan Air -400 to make a return to Newcastle in recent months, having last departed Newcastle on the 3rd April 1992 as G-TREN. Spanair spoilt us with two MD.82 visits during the day, EC-HFT making just its second visit on the afternoon Palma rotation, a slightly extended one due to a technical problem, and EC-HHF first-visiting on another Palma flight during the late evening.
British Regional, nee Brymon, sub-chartered for the first time in a few months for a Dash Eight service, Titan Airways ATR.42 G-ZAPJ operating the morning Bristol/Aberdeen services.
Others:
RPX476/476P G-BMXD JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-GOM BRT2HB/2CR G-ZAPJ MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA4019/8 TF-ATR BRT3CR/3NC G-ZAPJ JKK3307/8 EC-HFT IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-HHF ICB4235/6 TF-ELV IWD3441/2 EC-GZD

Friday 14th June
Things picked up with plenty of airliner visits of note - only one was a first-visitor however, Transjet Sweden MD.83 SE-RBL on the afternoon Heraklion 'W'. Two airliners made just their second visits, Air Transat Airbus A.310 C-GLAT which had first-visited two weeks previous, and Iberworld Airbus A.320 EC-HZU which had made its first visit to Newcastle just eight days ago, while the leased-from-Miami Airways Boeing 737-800 G-OXLA made its first visit of the year on the Excel Airways afternoon Tenerife rotation. Eurowings used another BAe146 on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service, -300 D-AQUA surprisingly not being a first-visitor however, the aircraft having visited Newcastle as HB-IXZ of Crossair on a charter flight on the 23rd August 1995.
A couple of GA visitors of note were Airlink Airways Cessna 340 EI-CIJ which visited over mid-day from/to Dublin, and Bell 430 N430CE which has visited local sites in recent weeks, finally making it to the airport during the afternoon from/to Wigan.
Others:
SWL8728/777 SE-RBT BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ TSC240/1 C-GLAT WIF384/5 LN-WFE JMC746P/K G-OJMB XLA2115/4 G-OXLA DLH2158/2163 D-AQUA SWL731/0 SE-RBI SWL735/4 SE-RBL SWL778/9778 SE-RBT BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI RPX475P/475 G-BMXD IWD3803/4 EC-HZU AEE4528/9 SX-BGH JKK3133/4 EC-FTS

Thursday 13th June
Only movement of note was made by the night-stopping NetJets Europe Citation VII CS-DNE which departed to Heathrow during the early afternoon.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYJ WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3415/6 EC-GZE AMC086/7 9H-ADH

Wednesday 12th June
Aero Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAL, an aircraft that had been a first-visitor exactly a week ago, made its second visit on the morning Salzburg charter, while a similar type deputised for the usual A.320 on the mid-day Spanair Furteventura flight.
Cessna 421 N421N spent most of the afternoon with us from/to Bournemouth.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAL WIF384/5 LN-WFB AMM689D/C G-OOAS JKK3113/4 EC-HRP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV

Tuesday 11th June
Aeronova Metro EC-HZH visited during the morning, operating a freight flight inbound from Stuttgart, and Hughes 369 OO-NQD made its first visit of the year during the afternoon, from Nottingham to a site near Aberdeen - it had made four visits to Newcastle during 2001.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBC WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR

Monday 10th June
Not much to provoke interest - Futura's ex Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 EC-IEN made just its second visit to Newcastle on the evening Las Palmas rotation.
Others:
OHY1441/2 TC-ONN BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFA MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3507/8 EC-GZE OHY441/2 TC-ONN RPX360P/361 G-SSWC FUA1517/8 EC-IEN

Sunday 9th June
The Inter Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-IEA appeared again operating for Islandsflug, landing just before mid-day on the ex Macedonian Airlines Kefallinia charter. Iberworld Airbus A.330 EC-IDB had made its third visit to Newcastle earlier in the day, a before dawn visit on a delayed from Saturday afternoon Palma rotation - it had of course operated this flight on schedule on the first two weekends of the summer season. Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFE re-appeared on the carrier's afternoon Stavanger schedule after an unusually long absence, its first visit since 15th February.
Others:
IWD3235/6 EC-IDB ICB4237/8 TC-IEA XLA4111/0 G-XLAB DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV WIF384/5 LN-WFE OHY455/6 TC-ONM

Saturday 8th June
Arguably the summer season's best airliner visitor so far appeared on the Macedonian Airlines Rhodes charter during the late evening, Boeing 737-800 TC-IEA of new Turkish carrier Inter Airlines being sub-chartered by Islandsflug, who appear to have taken over the two weekly Macedonian flights. Landing exactly one minute after was another '800', Helios Airways' 5B-DBI making its first visit of the year on the evening Larnaca rotation - the aircraft had made only three previous landings at Newcastle.
Others:
JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GGV MON5897/6 G-MONX XLA4019/8 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-FXY LXR6065/6 CS-TNB SWL743/2 SE-RBR ICB4235/6 TC-IEA HCY576/7 5B-DBI JKK3127/8 EC-GHH IWD3441/2 EC-GZD

Friday 7th June
Air Transat's weekly Toronto flight produced another first-visiting Airbus A.310, C-GFAT operating the mid-morning rotation. Finnair Boeing 757 OH-LBT positioned in from Helsinki at dawn, to become the new based Air Scandic unit, its first departure being to Skiathos. The aircraft had been the last of the then fleet of five aircraft to appear during Summer 2001, spending most of last September with us.
Others:
SCY904/2451 OH-LBT BAL172B/998F G-OBYI TSC240/1 C-GFAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/26163 D-ACRB SWL735/0 SE-RBR XLA2115/4 G-XLAB SWL731/4 SE-RBT BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI JKK3133/4 EC-FTS IWD3803/4 EC-HCR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH

Thursday 6th June
The new Iberworld Airbus A.320 EC-HZU, which has actually been around for a little while, finally first-visited during the evening from/to Mahon. Air Scandic Airbus A.300 G-TTMC had filled in earlier in the afternoon for a Britannia Airways Boeing 767-200 departure.
Real highlight though was another CJ2 first-visitor, D-ILAM day-stopping from/to Friedrichshafen, while Commanche N218SA appeared again, during the afternoon from/to Fadmoor.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFR BAL891F/592A G-TTMC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3415/6 EC-HZU AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 5th June
Aero Lloyd Airbus A.321 D-ALAL first-visited on the morning Salzburg charter, and Spanair A.320 EC-ICL put in just its second appearance here on the lunch-time Fuerteventura. Eurowings BAe146-300 D-AEWA appeared again on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAL WIF384/5 LN-WFC AMM689D/C G-OOAP JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-AEWA

Tuesday 4th June
Eurowings BAe146-300 D-AEWA appeared again on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, and Beech Baron N951SF departed back to Elstree after three nights here.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBK WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-AEWA SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABT

Monday 3rd June
Only movement of note was another Bank Holiday Eurowings substitution - strange how this appears to be a pattern ! - the first-visiting BAe146-300 D-AEWA 'subbing' for the CRJ on the afternoon Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule.
Others:
OHY1441/2 TC-ONN BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI WIF384/5 LN-WFP MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-AEWA IWD3507/8 EC-GZD OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-HLN

Sunday 2nd June
An Air Holland Boeing 757 made its first appearance at Newcastle Airport for a few years, PH-AHE operating the morning's Macedonian Airlines Kefallinia departure during the early afternoon, operating under Air Holland callsigns, the aircraft returning just after midnight and positioning back to Amsterdam in the first hour of Monday. It had last appeared here during 1996, and prior to that in 1990 and 1988 !. Excel Airways' newest Boeing 737-800 G-XLAG made its second visit to Newcastle on their early afternoon Zakinthos 'W'.
The early hours saw a Citation Bravo first-visit, Eurojet's G-FCDB arriving from Heathrow and departing to Birmingham just after dawn, and Seneca N218SA appeared again, visiting during the afternoon from/to Fadmoor.
Others:
JKK3127/8 EC-HNC XLA4111/0 G-XLAG HLN720P/721 PH-AHE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV WIF384/5 LN-WFA MYT900/899 C-GTDK HLN723/724P PH-AHE

Saturday 1st June
Yesterday's star Falcon 900EX visitor N330MC returned from Palma late morning, and departed just over half an hour later direct to Dulles. Beech Baron N951SF arrived from Duxford just after mid-day and night-stopped.
Two airliners made second-visits as such, Excel Airways' Boeing 767-200 TF-ATR on the afternoon Kefallinia 'W', and Go Fly Boeing 737-300 G-OFRA on the afternoon Stansted schedule.
Others:
JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GGV MON5897/6 G-MPCD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR BEE9186/7 G-JEBE GOE613/4 G-OFRA BEE9192/3 G-JEBB JKK3307/8 EC-HKP SWL743/2 SE-RBR IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBH MCS2698/2708 SX-BMA IWD3441/2 EC-GZD

Friday 31st May
Another 'big Falcon' was the day's highlight, MCI's 900EX N330MC spending four hours on the south apron during the middle of the day, from Luton to Palma. Air Transat Airbus A.310 C-GLAT became the last first-visiting airliner of the first month of the summer season, on the late morning Toronto rotation, and Cessna 172 PH-BVE passed through during the afternoon from Norwich to Aberdeen.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYJ TSC240/1 C-GLAT WIF384/5 LN-WFP JMC746P/K G-OJMC AMM692D/C G-OOOB MYT816/5 G-CRPH DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB XLA2115/5 G-XLAE SWL735/4 SE-RBR BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI SWL731/0 SE-RBT JKK3133/4 EC-GGV AEE4528/9 SX-BGH

Thursday 30th May
Another Dash Eight delivery, and another pretty exotic machine, C-FDHX spending less than an hour on the ground during the early afternoon, from Reykjavik to Nice as 'DHC584'. Wearing the full colour-scheme of Egyptian operator Petroleum Air Services, the aircraft wore an 'F' on its nose-wheel door, suggesting it will become SU-CBF.
Two exec jets made two visits each during the day, and both were tri-jet Falcons - Semitool Europe's Falcon 50 N200RT first-visited during the morning, a visit only thirteen minutes long from Cambridge to Grenoble, the aircraft returning during the evening in the opposite direction, while Falcon 900 G-EVES also made two short visits, from Edinburgh to Manchester during the morning, and from Edinburgh to Exeter during the evening. The aircraft had only visited Newcastle once before during November 2000.
Others:
BAL992F/172A G-OBYH WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3415/6 EC-GZD AMC086/7 9H-ABF

Wednesday 29th May
The day's airliner interest was dominated by Airbus types, an old machine that was a first-visitor, and two much newer ones making their second visits. Heavylift Cargo Airlines A.300 G-HLAA first-visited mid-morning, positioning in from Stansted to operate a cargo flight out to Vienna, while the newer machines were the Aero Lloyd A.321 D-ALAK on the second week of the carrier's Salzburg series during the morning, and Croatia Airlines A.320 9A-CTK on the return leg of their Split charter during the afternoon, the aircraft routing out via Birmingham - both aircraft had first-visited last Wednesday.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAK WIF384/5 LN-WFO AMM689D/C G-OOAP JKK3113/4 EC-HRP UKA83L/80L G-UKTG DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV

Tuesday 28th May
Only movement of note involved Cessna 210 Turbine HB-CQS which passed through from Zurich to Wick mid-morning, presumably on its way across the Atlantic.
Others:
MYT864/883 G-CCMY ECA860/1 5B-DBJ WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB MYT884/884P G-CCMY SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR

Monday 27th May
Futura's latest acquisition EC-IEN, an ex RAM Boeing 737-800, first-visited during the late evening on the carrier's weekly Las Palmas flight. Older airliners had appeared earlier - BAC Express Shorts 360 G-OBLK operated the Liverpool mail departure, having positioned in from Edinburgh, the aeroplane's first visit to Newcastle since 1988, and the ex British European Dash Eight G-JEDA which passed through on delivery back to Canada at lunch-time, from Exeter to Reykjavik. The aircraft had first-visited Newcastle on an earlier delivery flight, as OE-LLW again returning to Canada after use by Tyrolean Airways on 13th March 1999, and then again as G-JEDA on a crew training flight on 29th July 1999 - it never operated a 'Jersey' scheduled service from Newcastle.
London Executive Aviation Citation Excel G-SIRS departed to Stansted during the afternoon after its night-stop, and Aeronova Metro EC-HCH arrived from Coventry during the late evening to spend the night on the south apron.
Others:
MYT880/805 G-CCMY BAL105B/890F G-CDUO OHY1441/2 TC-ONM BGH5945/6 LZ-HMI BRT5MA G-MAJD WIF384/5 LN-WFS MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV MYT806/863 G-CCMY IWD3507/8 EC-GZE RPX360P/361 G-OBLK OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-IEN

Sunday 26th May
The delayed Transjet Sweden Rhodes arrival was flown by Euro-Atlantic Airways Tristar CS-TEB, arriving at dawn and positioning out to Lisbon - the aircraft had visited once before, on a sub-charter for Air Azores on the 1st September 2001. Britannia's 'new' Boeing 757 G-CDUO made its first appearance as such during the evening, operating inbound from Corfu and out to Palma. The aircraft had last visited as G-BRJI as long ago as 1994 when it was an Ambassador Airways aeroplane.
MyTravel Boeing 757 G-CCMY substituted again on one of the based A.320 programmes, and Excel Airways' mid-day Zakinthos 'W' was flown by Futura Boeing 737-800 EC-HHG.
London Executive Aviation Citation Excel G-SIRS visited again, following its first visit just days previous, arriving from Nice within the last hour of the day for a night-stop.
Others:
MYT860/885 G-CCMY SWL743/743P CS-TEB MCS2595/2605 SX-BMA XLA4111/0 EC-HHG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC MYT900/899 C-GTDK MYT886/879 G-CCMY BAL021B/105A G-CDUO OHY455/6 TC-ONP

Saturday 25th May
The quite rare Airbus A.310 in recent years continued to play a significant part of the month's charter programme, MyTravel requiring the use of Air Plus Comet's EC-GMU during the afternoon for an 'in reverse' Palma rotation - the aircraft had made two previous landings at Newcastle, on the last day of the summer 1998 summer season and the first day of the 1998/99 winter season, again flying a 'sub' for Airtours. Another wide-body returning after an even longer absence was Excel Airways Boeing 767-200 TF-ATR on the afternoon Kefallinia 'W' - its last visit to Newcastle was as G-BPFV of Britannia Airways during 1995. SN Brussels Airlines RJ.100 OO-DWB was first noted on the morning Brussels rotation in the same 'modified' colour-scheme as OO-DJF was noted in the previous day, and the beginning of British European's summer charter programme produced a plethora of 146s during the afternoon, -300s G-JEBD and G-JEBC landed within the space of six minutes from Salzburg and Jersey, followed a little later by the based -200 G-JEAX also from Jersey. JMC Airbus A.330 G-OJMC returned from Orlando during the early morning, and MyTravel Boeing 757 G-CCMY filled in for a based Airbus A.320, positioning in from Glasgow to operate the afternoon/evening Alicante rotation, and then the late evening Gerona departure.
Cessna 172 N90SA departed to Lands End during the morning after spending six nights with us.
Others:
JMC746L/P G-OJMC JKK3141/2 EC-GGV DAT60F/Y OO-DWB MON5897/6 G-MPCD XLA4019/8 TF-ATR JKK3307/8 EC-HBP MYT819P/819 G-CCMY MYT818/7 EC-GMU BEE9192/3 G-JEBC BEE9186/7 G-JEBD SWL8742/742 SE-RBR IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB MCS2698/2708 SX-BMA MYT820/859 G-CCMY HCY576/7 5B-DBH JKK3127/8 EC-GNY IWD3441/2 EC-GZD

Friday 24th May
A presumed one-off change to the weekly Air Transat Toronto rotation saw the flight operating inbound via Gatwick by the first-visiting Airbus A.310 C-FDAT, while the morning's other Trans-Atlantic departure was flown by the first-visiting JMC Air Airbus A.330-200 G-OJMC, the aircraft positioning in mid-morning from Manchester. What would appear to be MyTravel's standby aircraft for summer 2002, Boeing 757 G-CCMY was used for the inbound portion of the afternoon's Naples 'W', the aircraft positioning out to Teesside at tea-time, while the outbound Naples sector was operated by Airbus A.320 G-SSAS, which positioned in from Manchester mid-evening. The aircraft's first visit to Newcastle with this registration, it had last appeared here as D-AFRO of Fly FTI, just once during 2000, and before that as SX-BGJ of Ambassador Airways on numerous occasions during 1994. The first Balkan Holidays flight of the summer season was flown by last year's regular Tupolev Tu-154M LZ-HMI, still looking quite stunning in the multi-coloured 'special' scheme, and Britannia Boeing 767-300 G-OBYH made its second landing here from Sanford at dawn.
Bin Air Metro D-ICRK departed to Leeds at dawn, and the so far interesting-biz-starved month of May took a turn for the better, London Executive Aviation's Citation Excel G-SIRS first-visiting at lunch-time from Stansted to Heathrow.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYH SWL777A SE-RBI TSC259 C-FDAT JMC746P/K G-OJMC WIF384/5 LN-WFO SWL731/0 SE-RBT XLA2115/4 G-XLAD DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SWL735/9778 SE-RBR MYT816/979P G-CCMY BGH5915/6 LZ-HMI SWL778/734 SE-RBI RPX360P/361 G-JEAD JKK3133/4 EC-GXU MYT815P/A G-SSAS IWD3803/4 EC-IEQ AEE4528/9 SX-BGH

Thursday 23rd May
Britannia Airways Boeing 767-300 G-OBYH first-visited during the early morning, positioning in for the Orlando departure - an aircraft that had spent the last few years operating in Sweden and Germany, hence its absence from the Newcastle scene, it now leaves just one of the carrier's -300 fleet yet to visit. Another Transjet Sweden MD.83 made its first-visit, but almost certainly not its last this summer, during the late evening, SE-RBI positioning in from Stansted for the early Friday morning departure. Contrasting with yesterday's airliner highlight, the aircraft is an ex Aero Lloyd machine.
SN Brussels Airlines BAe146-200 OO-DJF was first noted in the carrier's new colour-scheme, as it operated the afternoon Brussels schedule - its last visit to Newcastle was on 14th May although its colour-scheme was not confirmed on this visit - a slight variation from the first few aircraft to be painted however, the blue on the tail fin not continuing down onto the rear fuselage. British Airways Boeing 737-400 G-BSNW made just its second visit to Newcastle as a BA aeroplane, on the late afternoon Gatwick schedule, and Iberworld Airbus A.320 EC-IEQ made just its second visit to Newcastle during the evening.
Falcon 50 N96UT departed to Luton just before mid-day after its single night-stop, and Bin Air Metro D-CBIN appeared from Schonefeld again during the afternoon, for a night-stop, followed by Champagne Airlines King Air 90 F-BXON from Metz to Le Bourget.
Others:
BAW63LM G-BVNN BAL992F/172A G-OBYH WIF384/5 LN-WFB DAT60J/P OO-DJF DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV BAW54VE/29CT G-BSNW IWD3415/6 EC-IEQ AMC086/7 9H-ADM SWL8777 SE-RBI

Wednesday 22nd May
Another of this summer's 'highlight' charter series began during the morning, Airbus A.321 D-ALAK operating the first flight of Aero-Lloyd's Salzburg series. While the carrier's 'single-aisle' Airbus' have of course been seen at Newcastle before, two machines visiting on football charters during early 2001, the aircraft was a first-visitor. More Airbus interest was provided by the first-visiting Croatia Airlines A.320 9A-CTK which operated the usual ad-hoc charter from Liverpool to Split during the late afternoon, actually only the second of the carrier's A.320s to visit Newcastle, the majority of these flights in recent years being flown by '319's, and British Airways A.320 G-EUUD which made just its second landing at Newcastle, just three minutes before 9A-CTK. British Airways Boeing 737-400 G-BVNN also made just its second visit to Newcastle on the last Gatwick arrival of the day.
Bin Air Metro D-CBIN appeared again, during the morning from Schonefeld to Rotterdam, and GA visitors included King Air 200 D-IHUT from Marl to Blackpool and Falcon 50 N96UT from Leeds during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
AEF3716/7 D-ALAK WIF384/5 LN-WFP JKK3113/4 EC-HXA DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV BAW12N/13K G-EUUD

Tuesday 21st May
Sun Express Boeing 737-700 TC-SUE made its second visit to Newcastle, operating the third flight of the carrier's Antalya series. Bin Air Metro D-CBIN operated a freight charter from Berlin-Schonefeld during the evening, departing after half an hour on the ground to Rotterdam, while another cargo aircraft probably made many take a second look, BAC Express Shorts 360 G-KBAC arriving from Edinburgh during the afternoon for the evening Liverpool mail departure, wearing a basic Gill Airways colour-scheme !.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBB WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV -/RPX361 G-KBAC SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ABR

Monday 20th May
The 'new' MyTravel Boeing 757 G-CCMY operated one of the carrier's based A.320-programmed Reus rotations during the afternoon, positioning in from, and out to, Manchester. Only the second 757, and third aircraft, to visit Newcastle in the new colour-scheme, the until recently British World owned machine had last visited as G-BXOL of Britannia Airways in 1999, and before that as OO-ILI of Air Belgium in 1995 and as SE-DSM of Turkish carrier Skyways in 1996.
King Air 90 D-IGKN departed to Munster just before mid-day after spending two nights with us.
Others:
OHY1441/2 TC-ONN WIF384/5 LN-WFO MYT807P/A G-CCMY MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3507/8 EC-GZD MYT808B/P G-CCMY OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-HLN

Sunday 19th May
P&O Aviation Challenger 604 G-POAJ first-visited at lunch-time, arriving from Luton using a 'Twinjet' callsign, to spend the afternoon with us. Cessna 1727 N90SA had arrived from Norwich just before mid-day, for a night-stop.
Others:
MCS2595/2605 SX-BMC XLA4111/0 G-XLAA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB MYT900/899 C-GTDK OHY455/6 TC-ONM

Saturday 18th May
Iberworld's Airbus A.330-200 EC-IDB sadly failed to make its third consecutive weekly appearance on the carrier's late afternoon Palma rotation, the flight being operated by the programmed Airbus A.310 EC-HAL, the aircraft actually being a first-visitor. Spanair MD.82 EC-HFS made just its second visit to Newcastle on the carrier's evening Palma flight, its first having been as long ago as 30th Sseptember 2000, and Boeing 737-300 G-OFRA made its first visit to Newcastle as a Go Fly aeroplane on the afternoon Stansted schedule, the aircraft wearing a red underside and the titles 'go forever' and 'pre go'.
Braathens Boeing 737-500 LN-BRH operated an additional charter flight during the evening, arriving from Kristiansand with passengers from the weekend's North Sea ferry incident, the aircraft returning to Gardermoen after only half an hour on the ground.
Others:
SWL729/9729 SE-RBT SWL9778 SE-RBR TSC241 C-GTSN JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-FXI XLA4019/8 TF-ATO JKK3307/8 EC-GVO MON5897/6 G-MPCD GOE613/4 G-OFRA SWL743/2 SE-RBS IWD3235/6 EC-HAL LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBH MCS2698/2708 SX-BMA JKK3137/8 EC-HFS IWD3441/2 EC-GZD

Friday 17th May
The third Transjet Sweden MD.83 to appear here so far this summer positioned in from Gatwick during the early hours, SE-RBR not being a first-visitor however, having visited previously as F-GGMA of Minerve - the aircraft made two landings at Newcastle as such on 9th/10th October 1993 on Inter European 'subs'.
Others:
SWL735 SE-RBT SWL8788 SE-RBR BAL172B/998F G-OBYI JMC746P/K G-OJMB SWL777 SE-RBR TSC240 C-GTSN XLA4115/4 G-XLAC SWL735/4 SE-RBS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV MYT816/5 G-FHAJ SWL730 SE-RBT RPX360P/361 G-JEAD IWD3803/4 EC-HCR AEE4528/9 SX-BGH JKK3133/4 EC-GQG SWL778 SE-RBR

Thursday 16th May
Just a pair of Metroliners of note, Bin Air's D-ICRK in the first hour of the day from Coventry to Liege, and Champagne Airlines' F-GPSN during the late afternoon from Colmar to Rouen.
Others:
BAW63LM G-BUHK BAL992F/172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3415/6 EC-GZE AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 15th May
Aer Lingus Airbus A.330-300 EI-ORD returned to Dublin during the first hour of the day, Merlin LN-SFT departing back to Bergen at mid-day. Spanair Airbus A.320 EC-ICL first-visited on the carrier's early afternoon Fuerteventura rotation, and British Airways Boeing 737-400 G-BUHK made just its second visit to Newcastle, on the last Gatwick arrival of the day.
Piper Commanche N218SA visited briefly during the early evening from Rufforth to Bagby.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFC JKK3113/4 EC-ICL DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV BAW62MF G-BUHK

Tuesday 14th May
The day's movements were dominated by aircraft visiting in connection with Niall Quinn's testimonial at the Stadium of Light, the most notable being the secocnd appearance at Newcastle Airport of an Aer Lingus Airbus A.330, our third first-visitor of type so far this month becoming -300 EI-ORD which arrived from Dublin at tea-time to spend the rest of the day with us. NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNK spent the evening with us from/to Dublin, while another related visitor was presumably Westair Aviation's Learjet 60 EI-IAW, making its second appearance here this month, from Northolt to Edinburgh also during the evening.
Other GA visitors included Liebherr Aerospace's CitationJet D-ILAT once again, day-stopping from/to Friedsrichafen, and Merlin LN-SFT which arrived frrom Bergen at lunch-time for a night-stop.
The second week of Sun Express' Antalya series produced their other Boeing 737-300, TC-SUF first-visiting during the early evening.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBJ WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB SXS278/9 TC-SUF AMC5180/1 9H-ABR

Monday 13th May
Euro-Atlantic Boeing 737-300 PR-BRE made its second visit as such on the afternoon Glasgow/Funchal charter, and Champagne Airlines King Air 90 F-BXON operated another freight flight, from Colmar to Le Bourget, spending only seventeen minutes on the ground during the afternoon.
Others:
OHY1441/2 TC-ONO WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB MMZ7310 PR-BRE IWD3507/8 EC-GZD OHY441/2 TC-ONO FUA1517/8 EC-HMJ

Sunday 12th May
Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 G-XLAE made just its second visit to Newcastle on the carrier's early afternoon Zakinthos 'W'.
Piper Aztec N818MJ spent a couple of hours with us during the early afternoon, from/to Stapleford.
Others:
MCS2595/2605 SX-BMC XLA4011/0 G-XLAE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF MYT900/899 C-GTDK WIF384/5 LN-WFO OHY455/6 TC-ONM

Saturday 11th May
Iberworld Airbus A.330-200 EC-IDB made its second visit on the late afternoon Palma rotation, and another Excel Airways Boeing 767-200 appeared, TF-ATO on the afternoon Kefallinia 'W' - this one had also last visited just last year as G-BNYS of Britannia Airways. Air Luxor's evening Faro rotation produced the carrier's new Airbus A.320, the first-visiting CS-TMW.
Champagne Airlines King Air 90 F-BXON appeared again on an early hours freight charter from/to Le Bourget, and DARTA Falcon 20 CS-DCK also made another visit, from Le Bourget to Montpellier during the evening.
Others:
JMC746L/P G-OJMB JKK3141/2 EC-GVI MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA4019/8 TF-ATO JKK3507/8 EC-GHH IWD3235/6 EC-IDB LXR6065/6 CS-TMW JKK3127/8 EC-HKP HCY576/7 5B-DBH IWD3441/2 EC-GZD MCS2698/2708 SX-BMC

Friday 10th May
Only one first-visitor, Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 G-XLAG operating the afternoon Tenerife 'W'. Bin Air Metro D-CBIN appeared again, routing through from Belfast Aldergrove to Rotterdam during the late afternoon.
Others:
BAL172B/791F G-OBYI SWL777 SE-RBT JMC746P/K G-OJMB WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB XLA2115/4 G-XLAG SWL730 SE-RBS SWL778/9778 SE-RBT JKK3133/4 EC-FTS IWD3803/4 EC-GZE AEE4528/9 SX-BGH SWL731 SE-RBS

Thursday 9th May
Two of last Thursday's first-visitors made their second visits to Newcastle Airport, Air Transat Airbus A.310 C-GPAT on their early morning Toronto flight, and Transjet Sweden MD.83 SE-RBT which positioned in from Stansted during the late evening, joining sister-ship SE-RBS which had made its first landing here during the early hours, positioning in from Rhodes, the two aircraft night-stopping. The day will be more remembered however for the emergency landing made by RAF VC-10 ZD241 during the evening, the aircraft being evacuated by its crew just after vacating the runway, after encountering smoke in the cabin.
Others:
SWL717 SE-RBS BAL992F/172A G-OBYI TSC230/1 C-GPAT WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB IWD3415/6 EC-GZE SWL8777 SE-RBT AMC086/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 8th May
No airliner interest during the day, but there were a few GA visitors of note - Westair's Learjet 60 EI-IAW first-visited during the morning from Northolt, departing to Filton at lunch-time, and Citation 550 C-FABF called in again on its way back across the Atlantic from Munich, during the last hour of the day. Cessna 172 PH-BSA spent an hour with us during the late afternoon from Den Helder to Dundee.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFS JKK3113/4 EC-HXA DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV

Tuesday 7th May
Sun Express' first landing at Newcastle Airport was flown by the first visiting Boeing 737-700 TC-SUE during the evening, on the carrier's weekly Antalya series programmed as an -800 'op', while another first-visiting airliner was British Airways' latest Airbus A.320, G-EUUD operating the carrier's early afternoon Heathrow rotation.
Semitool Europe's Falcon 100 N844F, which had last appeared here on a test flight on 1st December 2001, spent the afternoon with us from/to Cambridge.
Others:
ECA860/1 5B-DBC WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SXS278/9 TC-SUE AMC5180/1 9H-ADH BAW12G/13J G-EUUD

Monday 6th May
Best registration of the day was a first-visiting country prefix, the first Brasillian PR-registration to appear here being worn by Euro-Atlantic Boeing 737-300 PR-BRE at the beginning of their Monday lunch-time Funchal series - the aircraft had of course been a weekly visitor on this flight last summer as CS-TIG, and still wears the same colour-scheme it did last year. KLMuk used Titan Airways BAe146-200 G-ZAPN for a single Amsterdam rotation during the evening.
Interesting executive jet visitor was Eastern Flying Service's Citation 550 C-FABF which paused for fuel on a freight flight en-route from Reykjavik to Munich during the afternoon.
Others:
OHY455F/1442 TC-ONN WIF384/5 LN-WFB MMZ7310 PR-BRE DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV IWD3507/8 EC-GZD UKA69G/62G G-ZAPN OHY441/2 TC-ONN FUA1517/8 EC-HJJ

Sunday 5th May
The beginning of MyTravel's Sunday afternoon Faro 'W' saw yet another Skyservice Airbus A.320 appear at Newcastle, joining the two based machines briefly - C-GTDK had actually only made two previous landings at Newcastle, as D-AFTI of Fly FTI on MOD charters on the 6th and 7th November 2000. British European Dash Eight G-JEDF made its first visits to Newcastle Airport for some time during the day, the aircraft, which had previously made only four landings at Newcastle over three days during mid-November 2001, operating two of the carrier's Belfast City rotations.
Others:
MCS2595/2605 SX-BMB XLA4111/0 G-XLAC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BEE431/2 G-JEDF WIF384/5 LN-WFC MYT900/899 C-GTDK BEE435/6 G-JEDF OHY455F/6 TC-ONP

Saturday 4th May
Another 'big Airbus' was the highlight of the day, Iberworld's tea-time Palma rotation, initially programmed as an Airbus A.310 'op' this summer, producing the quite stunning Airbus A.330-200 EC-IDB, on possibly its first-visit to the UK. Another 'wide-body first' had occurred earlier in the afternoon, Boeing 767-200 TF-ATP giving us our first look at an Excel Airways-liveried 767 at the beginning of their weekly Kefallinia series - the aircraft had of course last visited us as G-BOPB of Britannia Airways just last year. A surprising Spanair MD.82 first-visit appeared during the afternoon also, EC-HFT operating the middle of the carrier's three Saturday Palma rotations, and Air Luxor began their first ever series from Newcastle during the evening, Airbus A.320 CS-TNB, an aircraft that had first-visited Newcastle on 10th September 2001 on a sub-charter for Euro-Atlantic Airways, operating the first of the evening Faro series. JMC Airbus A.330 G-OJMB made its second landing at Newcastle during the morning, returning from Sanford and positioning back out to Manchester.
Others:
JKK3141/2 EC-GVI JMC746L/P G-OJMB MON5897/6 G-OZBB XLA4018 TF-ATP JKK3307/8 EC-HFT IWD3235/6 EC-IDB LXR6065/6 CS-TNB HCY576/7 5B-DBH JKK3127/8 EC-GHE MCS2698/2708 SX-BMA IWD0441/3442 EC-GZD

Friday 3rd May
The first Friday of the summer season produced three first-visiting airliners - the first appearance of a JMC Airbus A.330 at Newcastle Airport occurred at lunch-time, G-OJMB positioning in from Manchester to operate the carrier's first Sanford departure of the summer, G-XLAE became the first of Excel Airways' new Boeing 737-800s to appear at Newcastle on the afternoon Tenerife 'W', and Iberworld's very new Airbus A.320 EC-IEQ first-visited on their late evening Palma rotation. The first Aegean-Cronus flight of the summer was flown by Boeing 737-400 SX-BGH, the aircraft wearing the carrier's full colour-scheme, while Transjet Sweden MD.83 SE-RBT operated the carrier's first departure from Newcastle, first thing to Skiathos.
Others:
BAL172B/998F G-OBYI SWL777 SE-RBT WIF384/5 LN-WFC JMC746P/K G-OJMB DLJ2158/2163 D-ALIV XLA2115/4 G-XLAE JKK3133/4 EC-FZC IWD3803/4 EC-IEQ AEE458P/4529 SX-BGH

Thursday 2nd May
The second day of the summer season, and another Canadian Airbus A.310, a civil machine this time and a first-visitor, the first flight of this summer's Air Transat Toronto series being operated by C-GPAT. The first Transjet Sweden movement of their quite significant Newcastle programme for summer 2002 produced the first-visiting MD.83 SE-RBT, positioning in from Stansted during the afternoon for the carrier's first departure from Newcastle the following morning.
Only our second Raytheon Premier passed through on delivery to Germany during the morning, N3216P spending less than an hour on the ground from Reykjavik to Siegerland, while King Air 90 N81PG continued its ferry flight to South Africa at lunch-time, departing to Biarritz.
Others:
TSC230/1 C-GPAT BAL172A G-OBYI WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV SWL8777 SE-RBT IWD415/3416 EC-GZE AMC077 9H-ADM

Wednesday 1st May
Can't have been too often in the history of Newcastle Airport that the first visitor of the summer season was a military 'wide-body', Canadian Forces CC-150 Polaris 15004 passing through eastbound at dawn. The aircraft had been one of two such aircraft that visited Newcastle during 2001, on Saturday 21th May. The first Spanish airline-operated flight of the summer gave us the unusual sight of a Spanair Airbus A.320 at Newcastle Airport in daylight, EC-HXA (looking almost like a '319' when used to seeing the colour-scheme on a '321'), which had been part of the fleet that operated a weekly Saturday night flight last summer, apparently substituting for the programmed MD.83 on the carrier's mid-day Fuerteventura rotation. There wasn't much more charter excitement though, the only other airliner of significance being the very bonny 'Colum'-tailed British Airways Boeing 737-400 G-DOCX which arrived from Heathrow on the last arrival of the day, its first visit to Newcastle since 1999.
Cessna 182 N5167D continued its ferry flight to Egelsbach during the early morning, while another delivery flight produced King Air 90 N81PG during the afternoon from Reykjavik, for a night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFS BAL997F/367A G-BYAA JKK3113/4 EC-HXA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BAW12T G-DOCX BAL357B G-OBYI

Tuesday 30th April
The eve of the summer season saw two of the three foreign-registered machines to begin the summer as based aircraft at Newcastle Airport position in, in preparation for the big day. Skyservice Airbus A.320 C-GTDL arrived via Goose Bay at breakfast-time, an aircraft that had last visited Newcastle as EI-TLF of All Leisure Airways in 1995, joining the already based C-GTDM, and wearing a full Skyservice colour-scheme. The last first-visiting airliner of the winter charter season appeared a little later on the weekly Air Malta flight, Airbus A.320 9H-ADZ wearing an all-white colour-scheme - the aircraft had never visited during the 90s when it was based in Europe as TC-ONB of Onur Air. The first of the Finnair Boeing 757 fleet to be detached to Newcastle as the based Air Scandic unit positioned in from Helsinki during the afternoon, OH-LBO having operated the last detachment of last summer's charter programme, departing Newcastle during mid-October 2001.
Pharma Nord Falcon 100 OY-PHN day-stopped from/to Billund, and Cessna 182 N5167D, with a taped-on registration, diverted in whilst on a ferry flight during the morning, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping.
Others:
SSV795 C-GTDL AMC5180/1 9H-ADZ WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB SCY902P OH-LBO

Monday 29th April
Only movement of note still wasn't too interesting, King Air F90 F-GHIV spending the afternoon with us from Cranfield to Poitiers.
Others:
BAL363B/996F G-OBYG WIF384/5 LN-WFP RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB

Sunday 28th April
Nothing worth mentioning .....
Others:
BAL363A G-OBYG DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WFH

Saturday 27th April
VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLO departed back to Stansted during the evening - and that was all.
Others:
AIH052 G-MDBD AIH816/5 G-MCEA

Friday 26th April
The three European night-stoppers were joined at breakfast-time by Liebherr Aerospace CitationJet D-ILAT making another day visit from/to Friedsrichafen - of the three night-stoppers, Seneca SP-KGC departed first back to Munster, followed half an hour later by Cessna 310 SP-FBI to Warsaw, and only a matter of minutes later by Falcon 50 D-BOOK to Le Bourget.
Another football charter during the early evening produced another first-visiting Fokker 50, VLM's OO-VLO arriving from Stansted with West Ham United for a night-stop.
Others:
AIH051 G-MDBD WIF384/5 LN-WFB AEA227/8 EC-IDT DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AMM289/8 G-OOAF RPX360P/361 G-BVOB JKK3133/4 EC-GVI AIH814/3 G-MCEA IWD3803/4 EC-HCR

Thursday 25th April
A pair of light freight charters arriving within two minutes of each other during the afternoon gave us the unusual sight of Polish-registered GA aircraft on the Samson apron - both operated by GB Aerocharter, Cessna 310 SP-FBI arrived first, followed shortly after by Piper Seneca SP-KGC, both aircraft arriving from Munster and staying the night. Interestingly one of these registrations is very similar to one of two Czech-registered 'freighters' that didn't quite become regular, but visited on a couple of occasions last year, Cessna 340 OK-FBI (along with Cessna 414 OK-CIA). Bertelsmann's Falcon 50 D-BOOK first-visited during the evening, arriving from London City for a night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFS JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Wednesday 24th April
Probably the nicest day of the year so far, but unfortunately no interesting aeroplanes to talk about !.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC BAW62MF

Tuesday 23rd April
Disruption to the Airtours based programme produced four 'extra' turnarounds during the day, the most interesting certainly being the first-visit of only the third Spanair Airbus A.320 to be seen here, EC-IAZ operating in during the early hours from Las Palmas, positioning back out within the hour. Douglas DC-10 G-DPSP visited twice, from Manchester to Alicante during the morning, and return during the late afternoon, the aircraft wearing a basic Airtours colour-scheme with no titles or logos, while another hybrid-schemed aircraft was Airbus A.320 G-RDVE which positioned in from Manchester to operate out to Tenerife during the afternoon, the aircraft also wearing a basic Airtours colour-scheme, but with MyTravel logos.
Go Fly Boeing 737-300 G-IGOY made its second visit as such on the afternoon Stansted flight, and another BAC Express Shorts 360 appeared for the evening Liverpool mail departure, G-OCEA making its first-visit to Newcastle since 2000.
Others:
AIH822/822P EC-IAZ AMC5180/1 9H-ABP AIH203/831 G-DPSP WIF384/5 LN-WFC GOE613/4 G-IGOY DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC AIH809P/809 G-RDVE AIH832/204 G-DPSP RPX360P/361 G-OCEA

Monday 22nd April
On an extremely busy 'military day' there was really only one civilian movement of note, the departure of Citation Excel TC-LMA on the last leg of its ferry flight, a very early take-off, to Ankara/Esenboga before dawn.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFA RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Sunday 21st April
A quiet day, but one which exploded into a biz frenzy after lunch ! - only our fifth Citation Excel ever, but our second of the month arrived first, TC-LMA from Reykjavik on its delivery flight for a night-stop. Just twenty minutes behind was the fifth Global Express to come to Newcastle for some approaches whilst on a test flight out of Cambridge, G-52-25 in the same primer state as the previous four, performing three go-arounds as 'Marshalls02A' - far too much excitement for a grey Sunday !.
The latest Go Fly Boeing 737-300 G-IGOY first-visited as such on the evening flight, wearing a pink underbelly, and the titles 'go wild' and 'boldly go' - the aircraft had of course been a regular Newcastle visitor in recent years as CS-TGQ of Air Azores, and had last visited as such on 26th November 2001.
Others:
DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV WIF384/5 LN-WFH GOE615/6 G-IGOY

Saturday 20th April
A day-trip to Pisa produced one of the best airliners of the year so far, the brand new Maersk Boeing 737-700 OY-MRK currently on lease to Azzurra Air, positioning in from Manchester after dawn and departing to Pisa after just under an hour on the ground. Wearing the full colour-scheme of the Italian carrier, the aircraft returned during the late evening, positioning out to Manchester again. KLM CityHopper Fokker 50 PH-KVA departed to Stansted during the evening.
Others:
AIH052 C-FBUS

Friday 19th April
On a day with a very summer-ey feel, and with the April charter season in full swing, there were a few notable visitors - Airtours Airbus A.320 G-YJBM completed its short detachment, positioning out to Manchester in the early hours, its replacement, Skyservice A.320 C-GTDM subsequently operating its first turnarounds as the new based unit, a morning Palma and afternoon/evening Tenerife rotation. The carrier's late evening Palma 'W', normally operated by a Boeing 757, was flown by Airbus A.330 G-MDBD, the aircraft wearing a basic Airtours colour-scheme with no tail logo, and with the MyTravel 'ellipse' replacing the titles on the forward fuselage. Also visiting during a busy last few hours of the day was JMC Air Boeing 757-300 G-JMAB, operating a Larnaca arrival departing within the hour to Glasgow, only the aircraft's second visit to Newcastle, having operated just the one flight of last May's short -300 operated Gerona series on 25th May.
British European BAe146-300 G-JEBB operated its first ever departure from Newcastle Airport at dawn, on the first Paris flight, the aircraft subsequently swopping back with a -200. After a spate of first-visiting KLM CityHopper Fokker 50s over the recent years, one would be forgiven for thinking there were no more to first-visit - PH-KVA did just that however, arriving from Stansted during the early evening with Charlton Athletic FC for a night-stop.
If all that wasn't enough, a rare exec jet shape spent forty minutes on the Samson apron mid-afternoon, GAMA Aviation's BAe125-1000 G-GMAB making its first visit.
Others:
AIH880P G-YJBM BEE3021 G-JEBB AIH805 C-GTDM AIH051 C-FBUS WIF384/5 LN-WFB AEA227/8 EC-IDT AIH806/849 C-GTDM DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV AMM289/8 G-OOAH IWD3803/4 EC-HCR JMC540H G-JMAB AIH814/3 G-MDBD

Thursday 18th April
The last of the current fleet of British European BAe146s to first-visit, finally made its first appearance here, -300 G-JEBB operating the last Paris arrival of the day and night-stopping. The based Airtours unit swopped again for the second time this week, the Skyservice Airbus A.320 C-GTDM positioning in from Filton at dusk to become the new based aircraft. Wearing a Skyservice colour-scheme (no titles) with the MyTravel 'ellipse' on the forward fuselage, the aircraft has now visited Newcastle wearing four different registrations, the previous identities being EI-TLE, the last time in 1997, and D-ASSR and G-BYTH during 2000/1.
King Air 350 N4303R passed through on a ferry flight during the afternoon from Siegerland to Reykjavik.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFA JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV AIH005P C-GTDM BEE3024 G-JEBB

Wednesday 17th April
Hawker 800XP HB-VNJ was the highlight of the day, spending most of it with us from/to Cologne, departing mid-afternoon. Seneca N35AL departed to Jersey during the morning, and Eurowings ATR.72 D-ANFG departed to Basle during the afternoon as EWG2053.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFA DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV

Tuesday 16th April
The first Eurowings ATR to visit since 1997 operated another passenger charter during the morning, ATR.72 D-ANFG, an aircraft that the carrier didn't have back then, first-visiting from Basle as EWG2052 for a night-stop. The MyTravel-schemed Airtours Airbus A.320 G-CRPH was finally replaced as the based unit, G-YJBM arriving during the evening, wearing a basic Airtours colour-sceme, with the MyTravel 'ellipse' on the forward fuselage.
Our first Shorts 330 since 1999 visited during the evening, Streamline's G-SSWP, the one-time G-BGNB, operating in from Belfast City as SSW200 and out to Luton as SSW201P, and Seneca N35AL arrived from Birmingham during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
BAW63LM G-BVNM MON9216 G-MONC AMC5180/1 9H-ABP WIF384/5 LN-WFA AIH832 G-YJBM DLH2158/2163 D-ACRC

Monday 15th April
Yet another significant British Airways Boeing 737 visit, -400 G-BVNO first-visiting on the afternoon Gatwick schedule. With the 'Benyhone Tartan' fin, the aircraft had failed to visit in its previous Air Europa guise of G-BPKE. Another sub for the Air Azores Funchal charter produced Air Luxor Airbus A.320 CS-TNE. On only its second visit, the first having been on a 'sub' for Euro Atlantic on the same flight on 2nd July 2001, the aircraft is destined to be much more regular during the forthcoming summer season.
Three UK-based, American-registered executive jets visited throughout the day, the most interesting being Beechjet N709EL which spent a couple hours on the south apron during the middle of the day from/to Biggin Hill.
Others:
BAL363B/996F G-BYAA WIF384/5 LN-WFA BAW48YA/51AB G-BVNO RZO9400/1 CS-TNE DLH2158/2163 D-ACRB BAW62MF G-BVNM

Sunday 14th April
Maersk Boeing 737-500 OY-APP departed to Turin mid-morning as DAN1573.
Others:
LBT896/7 EI-CNO BAL363A G-BYAA DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WFP

Saturday 13th April
What may well turn out to be the star visitor of the year arrived during the early hours, the third Dash Eight to be delivered to Air Nippon Express JA803K, arriving from Reykjavik as DHC583, and departing to Nice just after mid-day. The aircraft wore another quite stunning 'flowery' special scheme.
Two Boeing 737-500s of note appeared, British Airways' G-GFFA on the late afternoon Gatwick schedule, its first-visit as such, although it had appeared during 1998 as G-BVZF, and Maersk's OY-APP which operated a passenger charter from Dortmund during the morning as DAN1572 for a night-stop. The aircraft had been a major part of the Nissan 'airlift' of Autumn 1998, actually making nineteen landings between 14th September and 11th October 1998.
Others:
AIH052 C-FBUS AIH816/5 G-RJGR BAW54VE/29CT G-GFFA

Friday 12th April
Air Evex BAe125-800 D-CTAN visited during the late afternoon from Aalborg to Northolt. BA CitiExpress ATP G-MANJ operated the first two Birmingham departures, and first arrival, of the day. Nothing else of note ....
Others:
BAW63LM G-BVNM BRT061/650 G-MANJ AIH051 C-FBUS BRT651/2 G-MANJ WIF384/5 LN-WFC AEA227/8 EC-HGP DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AMM289/8 G-OOAF IWD3803/4 EC-HCR

Thursday 11th April
Another British Airways Boeing 737-400 of note on the last Gatwick arrival of the day, G-BVNM making its first visit as a BA aeroplane. It had last appeared here as a Dan Air machine in 1992 - although only making two landings as such, on the 7th June 1992 (it was a scheduled config. aircraft in Dan Air service and therefore not a regular at Newcastle) - and was another of the very first -400s ever to visit Newcastle Airport, as G-BPKA of Air Europa in 1989.
BA CitiExpress substituted the J41 with ATP G-MANJ for the evening Birmingham rotation.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFR JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BRT066/659 G-MANJ BRT660/067 G-MANJ BAW62MF G-BVNM

Wednesday 10th April
No airliners of note; Metroliner EC-HJC departed to Humberside at lunch-time, and a day-stopper was Piper Seneca HB-LRV, all the way from/to Zurich.
Others:
BAW63LM G-GBTA WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF

Tuesday 9th April
Yet another British 737 of note - British Airways -400 G-GBTA made its first visit since 1994, arriving on the last Gatwick schedule of the day, becoming only the 2nd aircraft to land at Newcastle wearing the 'Youm-al-Suq' colour-scheme.
Zorex Air Transport Metroliner EC-HJC made its second visit as such, arriving from Barcelona during the morning for a night-stop. Its first had been on 2nd October 2001, but it had been slightly more regular before that as OY-JEO. Sistership EC-GPE followed it during the evening, departing just before midnight to Zaragoza. Champagne Airlines King Air F-BXON departed to Le Havre during the early hours.
Others:
AMC5180/1 9H-ABP WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF BAW62MF G-GBTA

Monday 8th April
The mid-day Air Azores Funchal charter which had been operated exclusively by Boeing 737-300 CS-TGP for the past couple of months, produced something different, -400 CS-TGW wearing a different version of the carrier's colour-scheme. The aircraft was nowhere near a first visitor however, having been one of the first -400s ever to land at Newcastle Airport, as EC-EMY of Nortjet in 1989, and then becoming very regular during the past few years as TC-AFZ of Pegasus.
Not much else, only two more notable movements within the final hour of the day, Flightline BAe146-300 G-BPNT departing to Gatwick after the football match, and Champagne Airlines King Air 90 F-BXON arriving from Epinal on a freight flight.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFB RZO9400/1 CS-TGW DLH2158/2163 D-ANIK

Sunday 7th April
Eurowings CRJ D-ACRF which had first-visited two days ago made its second appearance on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule, and Flightline BAe146-300 G-BPNT re-appeared, arriving from Biggin Hill during the early evening on a football charter, for a night-stop on the south apron.
Others:
ECA834/5 5B-DBJ DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF WIF384/5 LN-WFA

Saturday 6th April
Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDC made its first-visit to Newcastle during the afternoon, spending just over three hours on the Samson apron from Biggin Hill to Belfast City. Not much else, just Cessna 425 PH-JOE which spent a similar length of time with us during the morning, from/to Lelystad.
Others:
AIH052 C-FBUS AIH816/5 G-PIDS BAW54VE/29CT G-GFFA

Friday 5th April
Another new-build Eurowings CRJ first-visited on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule, D-ACRF beating the previous two allocations 'RD' and 'RE' to Newcastle. British Airways Boeing 737-500 G-GFFE made its first ever take-off from Newcastle Airport on the first Gatwick departure, and Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-IDT paid us a return visit, after its first exactly two weeks ago, on the carrier's mid-day Tenerife flight - only one of the aircraft's winglets, the port one, was confirmed as having Air Europa markings on this visit.
Go Fly Boeing 737-300 G-ODUS made only its second visit to Newcastle as a go machine on the afternoon Stansted schedule, and Futura began a late evening April Palma series with Boeing 737-400 EC-GUG.
Delta Aerotaxi Citation Excel I-NYNY departed to Baden-Baden during the morning after its night-stop, and another Italian, the more regular Agusta 119 Koala I-RALY, made two more visits during the day.
Others:
BAW63LM G-GFFE AIH051 C-FBUS WIF384/5 LN-WFA AEA227/8 EC-IDT GOE613/4 G-ODUS DLH2158/2163 D-ACRF AMM289/8 G-OOAF AIH814/3 G-PIDS FUA1431/2 EC-GUG

Thursday 4th April
Attention switched away from Boeings to the arguably more interesting executive jet, although there was still a notable 737 movement, British Airways -500 G-GFFE, an ex Luxair machine, first-visiting on the last Gatwick arrival of the day. Two exec jets first-visited, Falcon 900 N10MZ being present for under two hours during the morning from Luton to Manchester, and Citation Excel I-NYNY of Delta Aerotaxi, which arrived from Barcelona just before mid-day for a night-stop. Only our fourth of type ever, it had been as long ago as December 2000 since we'd seen this impressive looking biz jet last.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFB JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV BAW62MF G-GFFE

Wednesday 3rd April
Two more significant British-registered Boeing 737 visits ! - British Airways -500 G-GFFA operated the late afternoon Gatwick rotation, its first appearance here since 1998 when it was G-BVZF with British Midland, and -400 G-DOCS arrived on the last Heathrow flight of the day, its first-visit to Newcastle since 1995.
Another German twin visitor involved the interestingly registered King Air 200 D-IANA, which spent less than an hour on the ground mid-afternoon from/to Paderborn.
Others:
BAL541B/891F G-BRIF WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV BAW54VE/29CT G-GFFA BAW12T G-DOCS

Tuesday 2nd April
British-registered Boeing 737s, which have given us plenty to talk about during the winter, provided two of the day's notable movements - the previous evening's first-visiting British Airways -400 G-BVNN left on the first Gatwick departure of the day, an ex-BA machine arriving just thirty minutes later, making its first-visit for its new owners, -300 G-ODUS operating the first Go Fly Stansted rotation of the day. Fully painted with 'go on then' (port) and 'raring to go' (starboard) titles, and a purple-blue underside, the aircraft had only first-visited Newcastle on 20th November last - its last visit as a BA aeroplane was on 9th February.
Britannia Airways gave us a foretaste of one of this summer's based aeroplanes, Boeing 767-200 G-BRIF positioning in from Gatwick during the afternoon to operate an Alicante rotation in place of the based Boeing 757. The aircraft hadn't visited Newcastle since 1999.
Cessna 340 D-INGI operated a late evening charter flight, from Marl to Munster, using an MSR Flug-Charter callsign.
Others:
BAW63LM G-BVNN GOE6GH/6PB G-ODUS AMC5180/1 9H-ABP WIF384/5 LN-WFS DLH2158/2163 D-ALIV BAL890F/597A G-BRIF

Monday 1st April
A Bank Holiday 'April Fools Day' maybe, but it still produced a pair of first-visiting airliners. Danish Air Transport ATR.42 OY-JRY made its first appearance at Newcastle Airport during the late afternoon, operating a passenger charter to Storp - it had positioned in an hour earlier from Copenhagen. The upgraded last British Airways Gatwick arrival of the day, now a planned Boeing 737 operation, was flown by the first-visiting -400 series G-BVNN wearing the 'Union Flag' colours - interestingly the aircraft was one of the small fleet operated by Air Europa which failed to visit Newcastle during the late 80s/early 90s. The British Airways Heathrow service also produced a significant visitor, just the second appearance at Newcastle of Airbus A.319 G-EUPL.
Others:
BAL363B/996F G-BYAA WIF384/5 LN-WFH RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV BAW12Q/13L G-EUPL BAW62MF G-BVNN

Sunday 31st March
The first day of the summer scheduled timetable produced little change in the airport's regular operators and equipment used. Dash Eight G-BRYV made another significant movement however, operating the first ex-Brymon Airways scheduled service to operate at Newcastle using the callsign of the 'new' carrier BA CitiExpress, departing to Dublin during the morning as 'British1MC'. Go Fly's two Sunday Stansted services did produce interesting aircraft however, G-IGOX making just its second visit to Newcastle as such on the afternoon flight, with the evening flight becoming the first of the carrier's Newcastle flights to be sub-chartered, Channel Express Boeing 737-300 TF-ELP operating the slightly delayed flight. The aircraft had made only two landings at Newcastle previously, on the morning of 3rd July 2001, on sub-charters for Gill Airways.
Others:
BAL363A G-BYAA GOE613/4 G-IGOX GOE615/6 TF-ELP ECA828/9 5B-DBC

Saturday 30th March
CJ1 N888SF departed to Munich during the morning after its night-stop, and TAG Aviation Falcon 2000 HB-IAZ visited at around the same time, from Nice to Samedan as 'FPG021'.
Possibly the day's most significant movement however was the last usage of the 'Brymon' callsign, one of the airport's most common identifiers in recent years. The last 'BRY' flight was flown by Dash Eight G-BRYV, arriving from Dublin at 1808L as 'BRY5MF'.
Others:
AIH052 C-FBUS AIH816/5 G-LCRC LBT896/7 F-GHEC

Friday 29th March
Arguably the highlight of the day was the second consecutive 'wingletted' Air Europa Boeing 737-800 to appear on the carrier's weekly Tenerife charter flight, EC-IDA first-visiting at lunch-time. Iberworld began a short series during the late evening with Airbus A.320 EC-HCR, and British Airways Boeing 737-500 G-GFFC, an ex Braathens machine, made just its second visit to Newcastle as such on the morning Gatwick rotation.
Falcon 50 N96UT departed westbound during the afternoon via Iqaluit, and the CitationJet delivery re-appeared again, the new build CJ1 N888SF arriving from Reykjavik during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
AIH051 C-FBUS BAW42WX/589X G-GFFC AEA227/8 EC-IDA DLH2158/2071 D-ACRC AMM289/8 G-OOAF AIH814/3 G-MCEA IWD0803/3804 EC-HCR

Thursday 28th March
As had occurred just days previously, two of the day's three go Fly Stansted rotations produced 737 visits of note - G-IGOO made its second visit to Newcastle as such on the morning flight, while the mid-afternoon rotation saw the first-visit to Newcastle of a certain 737 airframe since 1990, G-IGOX with a white underside and the titles 'go euro' (port) and 'atte lo go' (starboard). The aircraft had visited frequently between 1988 and 1990 as G-BOZB of British Airways.
Cessna 421 D-IKRP returned to Esbjerg at lunch-time.
Others:
GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOO JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2071 D-ACRC GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOX

Wednesday 27th March
Two airliners that had first-visited on the same day last Friday, both made their second visits on the same day too, British Airways Boeing 737-500 G-GFFI on the morning Gatwick rotation, and BAC Express Shorts 360 G-BOEI on the evening mail departure.
Best GA visitor of the day was the MacDonalds Corporation's Gulfstream IVSP N1967M which day-stopped from/to Luton. Mid American Energy's Falcon 50 N96UT arrived from Luton mid-morning for a night-stop, and a pair of foreign Cessna twins appeared, Cessna 310 N510PS during the afternoon and the more interesting Cessna 421 D-IKRP from Esbjerg during the evening also for a night-stop.
Others:
BAW42WX/589X G-GFFI WIF384/5 LN-WFB BRA1231/8232 LN-BRO DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV RPX360P/361 G-BOEI

Tuesday 26th March
A lovely day, with a fair bit of GA activity, but with not too many noteworthy movements. Go Fly Boeing 737-300 G-IGOZ made its second visit on the morning Stansted schedule, and Denney Kitfox G-BVEY was the pick of the Bitish GA visitors, arriving mid afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOZ AMC5180/1 9H-ABP WIF384/5 LN-WFB DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV

Monday 25th March
Go Boeing 737s became interesting again, with two of the day's three Stansted flights producing notable first-visits - G-IGOO operated the afternoon flight, wearing a purple underside and titles chosen in a competition in the Sun newspaper, 'go for sun' on the port side and 'luv 2 go' on the starboard side - the aircraft had never visited Newcastle before when it was, quite ironically, the British Midland aeroplane G-SMDB. G-IGOZ operated the evening flight, wearing a white colour-scheme with 'go baby go' (!) titles on the port side and 'on the go' titles on the starboard side - the aircraft had visited Newcastle in its previous guise of G-OBWZ of British World Airlines, although only on a handful of occasions.
Aeronova Metro III EC-HZH departed to Coventry mid-morning after spending three nights on the Samson ramp.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFR RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOO GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOZ

Sunday 24th March
Only movement of note involved Piper Seneca N656AG which departed to Southampton mid-morning after its night-stop.
Others:
DLH2158/2071 D-ACRC ECA828/9 5B-DBB

Saturday 23rd March
Back to normality, with just the beginning of another Airtours short series, an afternoon Mahon flown by Boeing 757 G-LCRC in basic Airtours colours with MyTravel logos, and a first visiting Seneca, N656AG from Thruxton during the morning for a night-stop.
Others:
AIH816/5 G-LCRC

Friday 22nd March
Another very busy day, but with a large number of significant airliner visitors this time. One of three first visitors was the first 'wingletted' Boeing 737-800 to land at Newcastle, Air Europa's EC-IDT operating the lunch-time Tenerife rotation. British Airways Boeing 737-500 G-GFFI first-visited on the first Gatwick flight of the day, and BAC Express Shorts 360 G-BOEI first-visited during the evening, positioning in from Belfast to operate the Liverpool mail departure.
The MyTravel colour-scheme visited on a different aircraft to Airbus A.320 G-CRPH for the first time, the first Boeing 757 to be repainted G-PIDS operating the first of a short Palma series during the evening. British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUC made just its second visit to Newcastle, operating the last Heathrow arrival of the day and night-stopping.
Cessna Caravan I N12155 departed to Ljubjlana at dawn, Tyrolean Air Ambulance Dornier 328 OE-GBB visited during the late afternoon, from Birmingham to Innsbruck, and Aeronova Metro EC-HZH arrived from Nantes during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
AIH051 C-FBUS BAW42WX/589X G-GFFI WIF384/5 LN-WFO AEA227/8 EC-IDT DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV AMM289/8 G-OOAF AIH814/3 G-PIDS BAW12T G-EUUC RPX360P/361 G-BOEI

Thursday 21st March
Another big GA day, including some very interesting visitors. Citation 525 N524SF arrived from Munich during the early morning, cancelling its onward flight plan to Reykjavik shortly after arrival and returning to Munich after just over an hour on the ground. The aircraft had actually visited before, on delivery to Europe as N525GM on 1st March 1998. Another CJ appeared mid afternoon, only our second CJ2, D-IHAP visiting from/to Stuttgart and spending just three quarters of an hour on the ground. Interestingly the registration had visited Newcastle before on a significantly different type, on a King Air 200 on 23rd May 1994. Cessna Caravan I N12155 arrived from Reykjavik on a ferry flight during the afternoon for a night-stop, and Gold Air's new Learjet 45 G-OLDR first-visited during the morning, from Glasgow to Jersey. North Flying Navajo OY-DLY also visited, during the early morning, from Aalborg to Arlanda, as did Aeronova Metro EC-HCH, during the early hours from Gerona to Coventry.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFC JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK

Wednesday 20th March
EMC Hawker 800XP N228TM visited again at lunch-time, another very short stop from Cork to Luton, Mu-2 F-GEQM visited again before dawn, and Airlink King Air OE-FME departed to Salzburg during the afternoon.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO BRA1231/2 LN-BUG DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK

Tuesday 19th March
An extremely busy day for GA visitors. EMC Corp.'s Hawker 800XP N228TM visited briefly during the morning, from Luton to Cork, followed by Aviation Beauport's Citation 501 N527EW making a similarly short visit from Manchester to Jersey. A number of freight flights produced Mu-2 F-GEQM twice, during the afternoon and just before midnight, and Air Limo Cessna 406 OO-LMO from Charleville to Liege during the evening. Airlink King Air OE-FME arrived from Laage also during the evening for a night-stop.
Possibly the most interesting however was King Air N81NA at lunch-time from Norwich to Rotterdam operated by the interestingly named North Air !.
Others:
AMC5180/1 9H-ABP WIF384/5 LN-WFH DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK

Monday 18th March
The second aeroplane to visit Newcastle in the new SN Brussels Airlines colour-scheme, RJ.100 OO-DWE, appeared on the afternoon DAT Brussels schedule.
Irish Air Transport Navajo EI-CNM visited from/to Dublin during the morning.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFS RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK DAT60J/P OO-DWE

Sunday 17th March
Not a lot, but the morning did produce a very nice executive jet, Porsche's Citation Bravo OE-GPS spending a couple of hours with us from Klagenfurt to Innsbruck.
Others:
BAL363A G-BYAA DLH2158/2071 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFA ECA828/9 5B-DBK

Saturday 16th March
Brymon Airways used BAe146-100 G-MABR from the soon to be merged British Regional Airlines fleet for their morning Dublin rotation, the only 146-100 in the BA colour-scheme positioning in from and out to Manchester. This was only its fourth and fifth landings at Newcastle.
Air Alsie CitationJet OY-JMC departed to Sonderborg during the afternoon after its night-stop, and an early hours ambulance flight produced the first-visit to Newcastle of the Titan Airways King Air 200 G-ZAPT, from Stansted to Belfast Aldergrove, and in return just after dawn. The aircraft wears the carrier's full 'planet' colour-scheme. Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR visited again during the evening, from Gerona to Barcelona, what would ultimately prove to be its last visit for the time being.
Others:
BRT092/BRY5MA G-MABR BRY5MB/BRT093 G-MABR LBT896/7 F-GHEC

Friday 15th March
Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-HZS operated the carrier's weekly Tenerife charter at lunch-time, the first of their new aircraft to appear so far this year. Not much else of real note, although there were three foreign GA visitors, all of which involved aircraft that had been seen here before - CitationJet D-ILAT day-stopped from/to Friedrichshafen, similar type OY-JMC of Air Alsie arrived from Sonderborg at dusk for a night-stop, and Piper Seneca PH-CDL spent a few hours with us during the morning, from/to Groningen.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFH AEA227/8 EC-HZS DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK AIH051 G-MLJL AMM289/8 G-OOAJ

Thursday 14th March
ATR.42 EC-HVR departed to Gerona again mid-morning, but failed to return during the evening, the flight operating in the early hours of Friday. A freighter of slightly larger proportions arrived from Baku at dawn, Azerbaijan Airlines Ilyushin Il-76 4K-AZ16 making its third appearance at Newcastle - it departed back to Baku just before noon.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFH JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV

Wednesday 13th March
Another ex-Dan Air, now British Airways Boeing 737-400, returned to Newcastle for the first time in almost ten years, G-BSNV operating the early morning Gatwick rotation.
Air Alsie/Grundfos Citation VII OY-GGG spent most of the day with us, from/to Karup, arriving after sunrise, and departing late in the evening - it had last visited here as D-CACM in 1997 - and Aviation Beauport Citation 501 N527EW made a briefer visit mid-afternoon, from/to Jersey. Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR made its now usual mid-morning departure/evening arrival, to/from Gerona, and Heavylift Belfast G-HLFT departed to Eindhoven with cargo just after mid-day - wonder if we will ever see the type again at Newcastle ?.
Others:
BAW42WX/589X G-BSNV WIF384/5 LN-WFB BRA1231/2 LN-BRO DLH2158/2071 D-ALIT

Tuesday 12th March
Certainly the highlight of the day was what could well be one of our last looks at the impressive Shorts Belfast, the last airworthy example in the world, Heavylift Cargo Airlines' G-HLFT arriving from Gander just before dusk for a night-stop. The much less interesting ATR.42 freighter EC-HVR, now becoming very tiresome, departed to Gerona again mid-morning, and then returned yet again during the evening for another night-stop.
Others:
AMC5180/1 9H-ABQ WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2071 D-ALIT

Monday 11th March
Eurowings operated a charter flight to Bremen at mid-day with Airbus A.319 D-AKNG, the aircraft positioning in from Dortmund during the morning. The machine was actually the first A.319 to ever land at Newcastle, on a sub-charter for Gill Airways on 9th April 1998, and also flew the type's second landing here for a charter flight to Norway on 16th August 1999.
Hangar 5 Air Services' Cessna 208 Caravan LN-PBJ arrived from Alesund just before mid-day as 'HAX25' departing at sunset to Kristiansund as 'HAX26'. Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR appeared yet again, from Barcelona during the evening.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFB RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ALIT

Sunday 10th March
Nouvelair Tunisie Douglas MD.83 EI-CEK appeared on the early hours Monastir charter, its first-visit to Newcastle since 1994, when it was operated by the carrier's previous guise Air Liberte Tunisie. It had visited prior to this as EC-EPM of Oasis.
Euro Continental Metro III EC-GPS visited again, during the evening this time from/to Barcelona.
Others:
LBT896/7 EI-CEK DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV WIF384/5 LN-WFO ECA828/9 5B-DBK

Saturday 9th March
Just three aircraft worth mentioning, all connected with the Cup Tie at St.James Park. Ambrion Aviation Citation SII N145DF spent its second consecutive Saturday afternoon/evening on the south apron at Newcastle Airport, from/to Luton, while KLM Exel ERJ.145 PH-RXB returned back southbound during the evening. A supporters charter was flown by Go Fly, Boeing 737-300 G-IGOA operating a charter rotation from/to Stansted.
Others:
GOE72C/73C G-IGOA

Friday 8th March
Airlines from BENELUX provided the two notable airliner visits during the day, the quite attractive SN Brussels Airlines colour-scheme being seen here for the first time on the first of the new carrier's fleet to be repainted, RJ.100 OO-DWC on the afternoon Brussels rotation, and our second KLM Exel ERJ.145 appearing around the same time during the afternoon, the first-visiting PH-RXB arriving from Luton with Arsenal Football Club, for a night-stop on the south apron.
Freighters were numerous again, the Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR departing to Gerona during the morning, then returning again during the evening, to depart to Barcelona within the hour. Euro Continental Metroliner EC-GPS was a before dawn visitor, from Nantes to Barcelona, and similar type D-ICRK of Bin Air returned to Nuremburg during the late evening after just over twenty-four hours with us.
Others:
RPX477/478P I-SIXA WIF384/5 LN-WFR AEA227/8 EC-HJP DLH2158/2071 D-ALIT DAT60J/P OO-DWC AMM289/8 G-OOAJ

Thursday 7th March
Quitening down again with just the departure of Cessna 172 PH-VDM back to Rotterdam after breakfast, and the arrival within six minutes mid-evening of two, now pretty regular freighters, Bin Air Metro D-ICRK from Luxembourg and that ATR.42 again, EC-HVR arriving again from Gerona. Both aircraft night-stopped.
Others:
RPX476 I-SIXA WIF384/5 LN-WFS JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2071 D-ALIT RPX475 I-SIXA

Wednesday 6th March
The third foreign-registered executive transport in four days to have visited Newcastle previously wearing an earlier identity passed through on a delivery flight during the early afternoon. King Air 350 N7350C routed through from Schonefeld to Reykjavik, but diverting into Inverness en-route, an aircraft that had visited twice during 1998 as D-CINA. Commander 695 N83WA departed early to Coventry, and the similarly night-stopping CJ2 N312CJ returned home to Ronaldsway just before mid-day. Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR departed to Gerona mid-morning.
Another Boeing 737-400 of interest appeared on the first British Airways Gatwick rotation of the day, the ex-Dan Air machine G-BSNW making its first-visit to Newcastle since 1992 - the aircraft had first-visited Newcastle on 28th March 1992, and spent much of that last great Dan Air summer as one of three Newcastle-based charter -400s. Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFH positioned out to Torp early in the morning after its enforced night-stop.
Others:
RPX476 I-SIXA WIF9085 LN-WFH BAW42WX/589X G-BSNW BRA1231/2 LN-BRJ WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2071 D-ALIT RPX475 I-SIXA

Tuesday 5th March
The day's events were (literally !) overshadowed by the hugely impressive first-visit of a C-17, but generally things continued to pick up very pleasingly, no fewer than eight foreign registered aircraft visiting throughout the day. Gulfstream IISP N33PJ departed to Goose Bay in the early hours, while two regulars appeared just after dawn, Hamlin Jet Learjet 45 N708SP from Luton to Sheffield, spending just twenty-six minutes on the ground, and TB.20GT Trinidad N221H which stayed a little longer, returning home to Ronaldsway via Blackpool at lunch-time. Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR departed to Gerona as 'IEA421F' mid-morning, but the most interesting of the day's visitors appeared amidst the C-17-fuelled excitement of the late afternoon/early evening. Wal-Mart Aviation Commander 695 N83WA visited again, landing from Edinburgh just before the big beast, for a night-stop this time, while the hour after the C-17s departure saw the arrival of Cessna 172 PH-VDM from Ostend also for a night-stop, King Air 90 F-GHIV from/to Poitiers, actually spending just nine minutes on the ground, and CJ2 N312CJ on its, and the type's second visit to Newcastle, arriving from Ronaldsway for a night-stop. Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR returned from Gerona later in the evening as 'IEA421' for another night-stop.
SixCargo Fokker F-27 I-SIXA returned from Stansted during the early hours, and operated the late evening departure once again. Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFH went u/s after arrival on the carrier's Stavanger scheduled service, subsequently night-stopping.
Others:
RPX476 I-SIXA AMC5180/1 9H-ABP WIF384 LN-WFH DLH2158/2071 D-ALIT RPX475 I-SIXA

Monday 4th March
Citation SII 4X-CPT finally managed to get away to Malta just before mid-day after its enforced night-stop, UK-based Seneca N375SA visited briefly at lunch-time from/to Gamston, but most of the day's notable movements occurred after dark. Tulip Air Cessna F406 PH-MJM came first, from/to Rotterdam as 'TLP14A/B' during the evening, followed by the Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR again, which arrived from Gerona as 'IEA421' for a night-stop. Best came last however, Bellevue Jet Partners' Gulfstream IISP N33PJ arriving from Maastricht just before 11pm for a few hours on the south apron. Amazingly this was another executive jet that had visited on a number of occasions under a previous guise, the 57th G2 off the line having appeared three times previous as N770AC as long ago as February 1979, June 1980 and April 1982 !.
SixCargo Fokker F-27 I-SIXA which had been present since 26th February, began a week's trial of the larger aircraft type on the nightly BAC Express Stansted mail flight, normally flown by the carrier's Shorts 360 fleet, departing just after the Gulfstrream landed.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFA RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ALIT RPX475 I-SIXA

Sunday 3rd March
The third British Airways Airbus A.320 to first-visit within the space of the last two weeks operated the early afternoon Heathrow arrival, G-EUUC having been in service for just a matter of days.
The expected 'Eastern Med' Citation ferry visitor, prompted by the return of Bravo N14HB to the US a few weeks ago, duly appeared mid-morning from Reykjavik in the shape of Citation SII 4X-CPT. One of the more exotic registrations to be seen at Newcastle on an executive jet in recent times, the aircraft was ironically quite a regular visitor during the '90s as PH-RMA, having visited before on no fewer then eleven occasions between 1998 and 2000, the last time being on the 2nd March 2000.
Scot Airways Dornier 328 G-BZIF departed to Cambridge just after dawn after its night-stop, and Cessna 210 EI-CDX spent most of the afternoon with us from/to Waterford.
Others:
DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV BAW12G/13J G-EUUC WIF384/5 LN-WFA ECA828/9 5B-DBK

Saturday 2nd March
Just football charters, the most interesting being the Flightline BAe146-300 G-BPNT which departed to Luton during the evening, having arrived yesterday afternoon. Scot Airways Dornier 328 G-BZIF came in the other direction during the evening from Stansted for a night-stop, and a pair of Citation II visitors during the afternoon/evening were London Executive's G-SPUR and the usual Ambrion Aviation N145DF for the visit of Arsenal.
Others:
LBT896/7 EI-CNO

Friday 1st March
Another 'old' British Airways Airbus A.319 first-visited, the ex-Birmingham based G-EUPF operating the first Heathrow rotation of the day. Arsenal F/C arrived in Flightline BAe146-300 G-BPNT from Luton during the late afternoon, the aircraft's first landing at Newcastle in almost ten years, last appearing here as a Dan Air aeroplane in 1992 !. Night-stopping on the south apron it wore an almost all-white colour-scheme with no titles, the grey underside being a clue to its most recent life as a Swissair Express aeroplane.
Air Limo made an early morning visit at dawn on a freight flight from/to Liege with Cessna F406 OO-LMO as 'LIM406', and Euro Continental Metro III EC-GPS operated another freight charter from Rennes during the early evening as 'ECN501', departing to Barcelona later as 'ECN502P.
Others:
BAW12J/13E G-EUPF WIF384/5 LN-WFH AEA227/8 EC-HKR DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV AMM289/8 G-OOAH

Thursday 28th February
Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR positioned out during the morning to Gerona, only to return late in the evening from Nantes on another freight charter, departing back to Barcelona after an hour on the ground. Gatwick-based British Airways Boeing 737-400 G-DOCO substituted for the RJ.100 on the late afternoon Gatwick rotation, the aircraft's first landing at Newcastle since 1995 - it now wears the 'Union Flag' colour-scheme.
Interesting GA visitor was Beech Bonanza N35ND which diverted in for fuel during the afternoon en-route from Bournemouth to Dundee. Wearing an overall black colour-scheme with a thick red stripe, the aircraft continued northbound to Wick after just thirty minutes on the ground.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFB JKK3107/8 EC-HRG DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV BAW54VE/29CT G-DOCO

Wednesday 27th February
Intermediacion ATR.42 EC-HVR made another appearance, from Gerona during the evening for a night-stop, and British Airways' new Airbus A.320 G-EUUB made its second visit also, on the afternoon Heathrow rotation.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO BRA1231/2 LN-BRJ BAW12G/13J G-EUUB DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV

Tuesday 26th February
A good day for freighters, the previous evening's first-visiting ATR.42 EC-HVR departing in the early hours to Turin. Azerbaijan Cargo Il-76 4K-AZ14 made its third landing at Newcastle, from Baku during the afternoon and back out mid-evening - the aircraft had visited twice during early 2000 - and SixCargo Fokker F-27 I-SIXA arrived from Gerona late in the evening for a night-stop. Still wearing basic BAC Express colours, with SixCargo titles and the company's e-mail address, the aircraft had last visited Newcastle as G-JEAF on 10th March 2001.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP BAW48YA/51AB G-OHAJ DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV

Monday 25th February
Another freight charter produced the only highlight, flown for a change by an out of the ordinary type for such a flight, Intermediacion's ATR.42 EC-HVR operating in from Barcelona during the late evening as 'IEA421' to spend most of the night on the remote stands.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFR RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV

Sunday 24th February
Nothing of note .....
Others:
DLH2158/2071 D-ACRB WIF384/5 LN-WFA ECA828/9 5B-DBJ

Saturday 23rd February
British Airways Boeing 737-500 G-GFFG made its second visit to Newcastle as such on the morning Gatwick rotation.
Artac Metro III EC-GJM operated a freight charter just after dawn, from Nantes to Madrid as 'AVS001/502'.
Others:
BAW42WX/589X G-GFFG LBT896/7 EI-CNO

Friday 22nd January
Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-HJP operated the lunch-time Tenerife charter, only the aircraft's third landing at Newcastle, the first two having occurred on the same day, 20th April 2000. Another 'new' British Airways Boeing 737-500 appeared on the first Gatwick rotation, G-GFFG being another ex-Braathens aeroplane.
Others:
BAW42WX/589X G-GFFG WIF384/5 LN-WFB AEA227/8 EC-HJP

Thursday 21st February
Just two German-registered visitors, both making Trans-Atlantic trips, Bonanza D-EFTA actually diverting in from Maastricht to Wick during the afternoon, and CitationJet D-ITSV which passed through from Munich to Reykjavik during the evening.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV JKK3107/8 EC-HRG

Wednesday 20th February
British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUA made its second visit on the first Heathrow rotation of the day, and a now rare Braathens Boeing 737-500 operated another charter at mid-day, LN-BRD operating from/to Bergen.
Champagne Airlines King Air F-BXON spent a few hours on the south apron during the late afternoon/early evening, from Le Bourget to Lyon-Bron as 'CPH030'.
Others:
BAW12J/13E G-EUUA WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV

Tuesday 19th February
After the first-visit of the new British Airways Airbus A.320 G-EUUA last night, the second of the new deliveries first-visited during the afternoon - G-EUUB had only been delivered on the evening of Thursday 14th.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFA BAW12G/13J G-EUUB DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV

Monday 18th February
The first Airbus A.320 delivery to British Airways for over a decade made its first appearance at Newcastle, G-EUUA first-visiting on the evening Heathrow rotation. Cessna Caravan I N5265N passed through on delivery at lunch-time, from Reykjavik to Augsburg.
Others:
RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV BAW12W/13W G-EUUA

Sunday 17th February
Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-BUVD visited during the evening from/to Manchester, obviously connected with the FA Cup tie.
Others:
DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA WIF384/5 LN-WFB ECA828/9 5B-DBB

Saturday 16th February
The second of the British Airways Airbus A.319s recently transferred from the Birmingham to Heathrow bases to appear at Newcastle operated the mid-evening rotation, G-EUPL becoming the 26th of the fleet to visit Newcastle.
Others:
BAW12W/13W G-EUPL LBT896 EI-CNO

Friday 15th February
On a lovely day very little of note, just the same Air Europa Boeing 737-800, EC-HKR, as the previous week on the carrier's afternoon Tenerife charter, and the departure of Elbe Air Luftransport Falcon 20 D-CLBR, to Metz during the morning, after two nights on the remote stands.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFE AEA227/8 EC-HKR DLH2158/2071 D-ALIV AMM289/8 G-OOAH

Thursday 14th February
The penultimate British European Airways BAe146 to appear at Newcastle operated the day's Paris flying, after swopping with the previously detached aircraft on the morning turnaround in Paris - -300 G-JEAM wears full BEA colours. Another of the carrier's -300s G-JEBB has yet to first-visit.
Citation Bravo N14HB ferried through again, after its spell in Europe, from Rome Ciampino to Reykjavik, spending less than an hour on the ground during the late afternoon.
Others:
BEE3023/0 G-JEAM WIF384/5 LN-WFB JKK3107/8 EC-HRG DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA BEE3022/5 G-JEAM BRT091/659 G-MANM BRT660/092 G-MANM BEE3024 G-JEAM

Wednesday 13th February
Yet more late evening cargo charters produced the Elbe Air Luftransport Falcon 20 D-CLBR again, from Paderborn for a night-stop this time, and another Aeronova Metro, EC-HCH from/to Coventry as 'OVA432/3'.
Braathens Boeing 737-500 LN-BUG operated the first of an anticipated short series of passenger charters in the coming weeks at mid-day, from Oslo to Bergen.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFE BRA8231/1232 LN-BUG DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA

Tuesday 12th February
Two more light freight charters during the evening produced a pair of European-registered executive jets, Intermediacion's Learjet 35 EC-HLB during the early evening from/to Barcelona as 'IEA901/2', and the slightly more interesting Elbe Air Luftransport Falcon 20 D-CLBR from/to Budapest as 'LBR115C/116A' a little later, the aircraft wearing apparently flourescent, large green 'www.elbeair.com' titles.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFP DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA

Monday 11th February
Another Aeronova Metro operated another freight flight during the afternoon, EC-GVE arriving from Valencia and departing to Coventry as 'OVA311/2'.
Go Fly Boeing 737-300 G-IGOB made only its second visit to Newcastle as such on the evening Stansted rotation.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFB RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOB

BAW
G-EUOA 1849-1956

Sunday 10th February
Again very little, just the beginning of another short winter series, Eurocypria Airbus A.320 5B-DBJ operating the first in a Paphos series during the late evening.
Others:
BEE9195 G-JEBD DLH2158/2071 D-ACRC BEE9196/092P G-JEBD WIF384/5 LN-WFE ECA828/9 5B-DBJ

Saturday 9th February
Nouvelair Tunisie began their winter Monastir service during the morning with Douglas MD.83 F-GHEC. That was it .....
Others:
LBT896/7 F-GHEC BEE091P/9191 G-JEBD BEE9192 G-JEBD

Friday 8th February
G-BUHK became the third Gatwick-based British Airways Boeing 737-400 to make a significant visit in the first eight days of the month, first-visiting on the first rotation of the day - the aircraft also wears the 'Union Flag' colour-scheme. Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFP made its second visit on the new Stavanger schedule late morning, and the first Air Europa flight to operate at Newcastle since last April produced Boeing 737-800 EC-HKR during the afternoon, routing from Birmingham to Tenerife.
Agusta 109 N109AR visited briefly during the afternoon, from/to Washington, and Aeronova Metro EC-HZH departed, also during the afternoon, to Coventry as 'OVA551'.
Others:
BAW42WX/589X G-BUHK WIF384/5 LN-WFP MON6143/2 G-MONC AEA228 EC-HKR DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA AMM289/8 G-OOAH

Thursday 7th February
Another Wideroe Dash Eight second-visited on the new Stavanger service, LN-WFB during the late morning, and PA-32 OE-DHYdeparted onwards to Wick during the early afternoon.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFB JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2071 D-ACRC

Wednesday 6th February
The third example of the largest aeroplane ever to land at Newcastle spent most of the day with us, Antonov Airlines' Antonov An-124 UR-82008 arriving from Ostend during the morning as 'ABD415F', and departing back to Ostend as 'ABD5415' almost exactly ten hours later mid-evening.
TAG Aviation Falcon 2000 HB-IBH departed to Oulo before dawn, and PA-32 OE-DHY arrived from Zweibrucken during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
WIF384/5 LN-WFO DLH2158/2071 D-ACRC

Tuesday 5th February
Another British Airways Boeing 737-400 made its first visit to Newcastle for a few years, not on a Heathrow flight however, but on the first Gatwick rotation of the day, G-DOCN making its first-visit since 1996, and its first ever in the 'Union Flag' colour-scheme. Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFR made just its second visit on the carrier's new Stavanger schedule.
Aeronova Metro EC-HZH arrived from Valencia during the afternoon for three nights on the south apron, and TAG Aviation Falcon 2000 HB-IBH followed it from Poitiers just under an hour later, for just a single night-stop.
Others:
BAW42WX/589X G-DOCN WIF384/5 LN-WFR DLH2158/2071 D-ACRB

Monday 4th February
British European Dash Eight -300 G-JEDE operated three of the carrier's Belfast City rotations during the day - the aeroplane had visited only twice previously, on consecutive days in mid-November - and Eurowings CRJ D-ACRB followed up its first-visit of a few days previous with its second on the afternoon Dusseldorf schedule.
Learjet 35 C-GAJS departed to Keflavik just after dawn, and an interesting movement saw the Air Scandic Airbus A.300 G-TTMC drop in en-route from Helsinki to Manchester as 'SCY901T'.
Others:
BEE421/4 G-JEDE WIF384/5 LN-WFA RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ACRB BEE431/4 G-JEDE BEE435/8 G-JEDE

Sunday 3rd February
Two more 'light' exec jet types provided most of the interest, DARTA Falcon 10 F-GTOD visiting again during the early morning from Le Bourget to Beziers, and the much more interesting Learjet 35A C-GAJS, which arrived from Keflavik mid-afternoon on an ambulance flight for a night-stop.
Another British Airways Boeing 737-400 appeared on a Gatwick flight, G-GBTB making its first visit to Newcastle since 1997 during the early evening - the aircraft wears the 'Union Flag' colour-scheme.
Others:
BEE9195 G-JEBA BEE9196/092P G-JEBA DLH2158/2071 D-ACRC WIF384/5 LN-WFO BAW54VE/29CT G-GBTB

Saturday 2nd February
The second executive jet first-visit-of-type of the year appeared during the early afternoon, the first example of a 'CJ2' following last month's comparable type the Raytheon Premier. N312CJ was the first 'stretched' CitationJet to land at Newcastle Airport, spending the whole of the afternoon with us from/to the Isle of Man.
British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUPC made its second visit to Newcastle on the late morning Heathrow schedule.
Others:
RPX106/107P G-BMXD BAW12H/13F G-EUPC BEE092J/9193 G-JEBA BEE9194 G-JEBA

Friday 1st February
Just days after the first aircraft was painted, the My Travel colour-scheme appeared at Newcastle for the first time, the new name for Airtours International being seen on Airbus A.320 G-CRPH, which positioned in from Cork during the afternoon and operated the 'night' Tenerife. Another of the new Eurowings CRJs had first-visited earlier in the afternoon on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, D-ACRB being the third so far to appear here.
Farner Europe Let 410 HA-LAE finally got away, departing to Cologne just after mid-day after spending eight nights here - the aircraft had been blown onto its starboard wingtip during the storms of the previous Monday.
Others: (I'm going to stop including Go Fly Boeing 737-300s and BA-EOG Boeing 737-300/500s from now on, apart from notable first/second-visits)
MON6143/2 G-MONE WIF384/5 LN-WFC DLH2158/2071 D-ACRB AIH6198/849 G-CRPH

Thursday 31st January
The first of a few British Airways Airbus A.319s to transfer in recent weeks from the Birmingham to Heathrow bases first-visited during the morning, G-EUPC operating the first Heathrow rotation of the day. Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFH made just its second visit to Newcastle as such on the carrier's late morning Stavanger schedule.
Others:
RPX476 G-SSWX RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOW BAW12J/13E G-EUPC BAW42WX/589X G-LGTI WIF384/5 LN-WFH GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOG JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOE RPX361 CS-TMY RPX475 G-SSWX

Wednesday 30th January
The night-stopping Icaro Citation 500 I-JESO departed back to Montichiari mid-morning, and Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKN visited again, at dusk as 'MMD7684/9696'.
Others:
RPX476 G-SSWX RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOM BAW42WX/589X G-LGTG WIF384/5 LN-WFC GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOC DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOF RPX361 CS-TMY RPX475 G-SSWX

Tuesday 29th January
Not a lot, just Bin Air Metroliner D-ICRK from Rotterdam to Dortmund at lunch-time, and the much more interesting Citation 500 I-JESO operated by Icaro, which arrived from Montichiari as 'ICA101' during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
RPX476 G-SSWX RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOS BAW42WX/589X G-XMAN WIF384/5 LN-WFA GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOP DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOF RPX361 CS-TMY RPX475 G-SSWX

Monday 28th January
The evening saw another significant Go Fly Boeing 737-300 visit, the previously 'white-bellied' G-IGOW making its first-visit to Newcastle after its recent re-paint into the full Go colour-scheme.
DARTA Falcon 20 CS-DCK made another appearance, during the morning from Beziers to Teesside, and the high winds that blasted the airfield during the day created just one casualty, the Farnair Hungary Let 410 HA-LAE, that had remained on stand 23 since the previous Thursday evening, being tipped over onto its starboard wing-tank during the morning.
Others:
GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOS BAW42WX/589X G-LGTH WIF384/5 LN-WFE GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOJ RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOW RPX361 CS-TMY RPX475 G-SSWX

Sunday 27th January
Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFB became the ninth, and last, of the carrier's -300 fleet to appear on the new scheduled service, the aircraft which had visited before as PH-SDS of SABENA and before that as EI-CIU on delivery to Europe on 24th April 1994, operating the afternoon flight. Go Fly's latest Boeing 737-300 G-IGOB first-visited as such on the lunch-time Stansted rotation - the aircraft had last appeared here as EC-GNU of Air Europa in 2000 - and British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUOI made its first departure from Newcastle on the early morning Heathrow flight.
Others:
BAW13X G-EUOI BEE9195 G-JEBA GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOB DLH2158/2071 D-ACRC BEE9196/092P G-JEBA WIF384/5 LN-WFB GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOK

Saturday 26th January
The last Airbus A.319 to be delivered to British Airways for the time being finally first-visited on the last Heathrow of the day, G-EUOI subsequently night-stopping. Tyrolean Jet Service Dornier 328 OE-GBB operated an ambulance flight from 'the Med' via Leeds after dark, the aircraft departing to Innsbruck within the hour.
DARTA Falcon 20 CS-DCK also spent less than an hour on the ground earlier in the afternoon, from Le Bourget to Montpellier, but the highlight of the day was Citation Bravo N14HB which ferried through at dawn, also spending less than an hour on the ground, from Keflavik to Malta.
Others:
RPX476 G-SSWX RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOC BEE091P/9191 G-JEBA GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOM BEE9192 G-JEBA BAW12T G-EUOI

Friday 25th January
Only the second Boeing 737-500 to appear on the BAEOG-operated Gatwick scheduled service this winter first-visited as such on the morning flight - G-GFFC had however once been regular as LN-BRG of Braathens, and indeed was the first -500 ever to land at Newcastle on 20th October 1990. Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MONE operated the carrier's weekly Grenoble ski charter, the aircraft wearing an all-white colour-scheme with titles and a tail logo.
DARTA Falcon 10 F-GTOD visited again during the morning, from Beziers to Le Bourget as 'DRT8079'.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY RPX476 G-SSWX GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOJ BAW42WX/589X G-GFFC MON6143/2 G-MONE WIF384/5 LN-WFA GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOE DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOI RPX361 CS-TMY RPX475 G-SSWX

Thursday 24th January
Just eighteen days into their new Stavanger scheduled service, and the last of the fleet of nine Wideroe DHC.8-300s to visit Newcastle in any guise appeared, LN-WFP first-visiting on the late morning flight. LN-WFB has yet to appear on the schedule but has visited before as a SABENA aircraft. Air 2000 Airbus A.320 G-OOAU positioned in during the afternoon for its second 'mini detachment' of the month.
Another freight charter to Baku produced last month's first-visiting Azerbaijan Cargo Ilyushin Il-76 4K-AZ16 again, spending just under four hours with us during the morning, but possibly more interesting was a further freight arrival during the evening, Farnair Hungary Let 410 HA-LAE providing us with our second example of the type this month, arriving from Cologne as 'FAH100' for a night-stop.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY RPX476 G-SSWX GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOG BAW42WX/589X G-XMAN WIF384/5 LN-WFP GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOA JKK3107/8 EC-HPM DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK AMM549F G-OOAU RPX361 CS-TMY GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOG RPX475 G-SSWX

Wednesday 23rd January
Just the one worth mentioning, Eurocopter EC.120 Colibri LX-HCR pausing briefly for fuel en-route from Cranfield to Aberdeen during the early afternoon.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOS BAW42WX/589X G-OHAJ WIF384/5 LN-WFO GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOK DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOH RPX361 CS-TMY RPX475P/475 G-SSWX

Tuesday 22nd January
The odd-looking Raytheon Premier provided us with a first-visit-of-type during the afternoon, the Luton-based N5010X spending a few hours on the Samson apron. The first Premier in Europe, it had only been delivered to Luton ten days previously. Champagne Airlines' King Air 90 F-BXON had arrived earlier in the afternoon for a shorter visit from Clermont Ferrand to Le Bourget, and Bonanza D-EBDC had continued on to Wick during the late morning after its night-stop.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOS BAW42WX/589X G-LGTH WIF384/5 LN-WFO GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOH DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOI RPX361 CS-TMY

Monday 21st January
Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFE made just its second visit to Newcastle on the carrier's late morning Stavanger service - it had first-visited exactly a week previous. North Flying Metro 23 OY-NPE departed to Stockholm-Arlanda during the morning, and 'v-tail' Bonanza D-EBDC arrived from Ostend late in the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOU BAW42WX/589X G-XMAN WIF384/5 LN-WFE GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOP RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOF

Sunday 20th January
Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFR first-visited on the carrier's new scheduled service during the afternoon, the aircraft being the only Wideroe Dash Eight to have visited Newcastle previously, before the beginning of the new service, on a charter flight during August 1999.
DARTA Falcon 10 F-GTOD made another early morning visit, from Le Bourget to Beziers as 'DRT8063', and North Flying Metro 23 OY-NPE arrived from Cannes during the afternoon as 'NFA117' for a night-stop. Cougar Boeing 727 G-OPMN spent almost the entire afternoon in the visual circuit - absolutely tremendous !!.
Others:
GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOE DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK WIF384/5 LN-WFR GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOC

Saturday 19th January
Only thing of note was the impressive sight of a Boeing 727 in the visual circuit, Cougar's G-OPMN spending much of the afternoon crew training.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY BEE091P/9191 G-JEBD GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOA GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOH BEE9192 G-JEBD

Friday 18th January
The Wideroe Stavanger schedule produced the third first-visiting Dash Eight in the last six days, LN-WFA operating the late morning flight.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOJ BAW42WX/589X G-GFFH MON6143/2 G-MOND WIF384/5 LN-WFA GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOC DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOE RPX361 CS-TMY

Thursday 17th January
A spate of small freight charters produced a number of foreign GA visitors. The early hours saw Airailes King Air 90 F-GCGA from/to Colmar as 'EOL310' and MSR Flug Charter Cessna 340 D-INGI from Hahn to Munster as 'EBF117'. Airailes King Air 200 F-GNEG followed during the late afternoon, from Metz to Nancy as 'EOL500'.
Newair Fokker 50 OY-EBB operated a passenger charter from Billund just before midday as 'NAW1584', the aircraft positioning back to Billund as 'NAW9584'. Wearing an all-white colour-scheme the aircraft had last visited here as EI-FKA of Aer Lingus during 1999 - interestingly during its visit it parked close to Aerocondor Shorts 360 CS-TMY, another past regular Aer Lingus visitor. FAI Airservice Learjet 35 D-CFAI departed to Geneva during the morning, and Beech Baron N418WS popped down from its Edinburgh base for some training circuits during the afternoon.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOJ WIF384/5 LN-WFO GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOC JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOI RPX361 CS-TMY

Wednesday 16th January
The first Ilyushin Il-76 movement of the year produced the last of the fleet of three Azerbaijan Cargo aircraft to appear here, 4K-AZ15 arrriving from Baku during the late morning, and returning mid afternoon. Sisterships 4K-AZ16 and 4K-AZ14 have both visited before, just last month and during January 2000 respectively. Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFO made its second visit on the Stavanger schedule, and FAI Airservice Learjet 35 D-CFAI operated an ambulance flight from Arrecife, arriving during the afternoon and night-stopping.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOR BAW42WX/589X G-OMUC WIF384/5 LN-WFO GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOJ DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOI RPX361 CS-TMY

Tuesday 15th January
Another first-timing Wideroe Dash Eight on the carrier's new Stavanger service, but not a first visitor, LN-WFH having last appeared here as PH-SDJ of SABENA in 1996. Aeronova Metroliner EC-GVE, which had spent a few days on the remote stands, finally departed within the first hour of the day, to Luton as 'OVA321'.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOK BAW42WX/589X G-LGTF WIF384/5 LN-WFH GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOF DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOR RPX361 CS-TMY

Monday 14th January
Only noteworthy aeroplane was another first-visiting Wideroe Dash Eight, the second in two days, LN-WFE operating the late morning Stavanger schedule.
Others:
GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOR BAW42WX/589X G-OAMS WIF384/5 LN-WFE GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOU RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOH

Sunday 13th January
The first Sunday afternoon flight of the new Wideroe Stavanger service was operated by LN-WFS, only the second first-visiting Dash Eight to appear so far. The second Britannia Airways Boeing 757 to visit in the new 'World of TUI' colour-scheme appeared during the afternoon, G-BYAN operating the afternoon Malaga 'W'. Air Alsie Falcon 2000 OY-CKN visited again, during the morning as 'MMD7684'.
Others:
BEE9195 G-JEBC GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOP BAL301B/A G-BYAN DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK BEE9196/092P G-JEBC WIF384/5 LN-WFS GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOS

Saturday 12th January
Air 2000 Airbus A.320 G-OOAU spent the second day of its revenue service with an early morning trip to Salzburg, returning to Newcastle during the evening, W'ing into somewhere in the meantime - it positioned out to Glasgow later in the evening. British Airways A.319 G-EUPX, which first-visited just last Monday, made its second visit to Newcastle late morning, then its third and fourth during the evening !. Brymon Airways ERJ.145 G-ERJE spent the afternoon in the visual circuit, arriving from St.Mawgan and departing to Bristol.
AD Aviation Citation 500 G-FLVU made just its second visit to Newcastle, spending the whole of the afternoon with us from/to Coventry, Learjet 35 D-CHPD departed to Biggin Hill after dark after two nights with us, and Airlec Merlin III F-GGVG visited at tea-time, from Bordeaux to Le Bourget as 'ARL226'.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY AMM494C G-OOAU GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOC BEE091P/9191 G-JEBC BAW12H/13F G-EUPX GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOA BRY02T/03T G-ERJE BEE9192/3 G-JEBC BAW12N/13K G-EUPX BAW12T G-EUPX AMM494D/320F G-OOAU

Friday 11th January
Our third brand new 'single aisle' Airbus of the year first-visited before dawn, Air 2000's extremely new A.320 G-OOAU positioning in from Manchester, and operating the day's Tenerife rotation - the aircraft had only been delivered to Manchester the previous evening. Monarch Airlines began their short Grenoble ski series at lunch-time, operated by the rarely seen up here fleet of Airbus A.321s - G-OJEG operated the first flight, an aircraft that had visited on the flight on three consecutive weeks during early 2001, and Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFC completed the first week of the carrier's new Stavanger schedule, the aircraft having operated three of the week's four flights to actually land at Newcastle (one diverted to Teesside).
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY AMM320F/288 G-OOAU GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOL BAW42WX/589X G-GFFH WIF384/5 LN-WFC MON6142 G-OJEG GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOE DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK AMM289 G-OOAU GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOC RPX361 CS-TMY

Thursday 10th January
Just as had happened eight days previous, diversions from Teesside during the early evening produced a first-visiting British Midland Airways Boeing 737-500 and Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 - G-BVZE appeared first from Heathrow followed by J31 G-CBCS from Aberdeen. Another Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-BUIO, and a KLMuk Fokker 50 were to divert later on in the evening.
King Air 90 D-ISTB made another visit, during the early hours from/to Stuttgart, and further German GA visitors appeared later on, Air Traffic's Learjet 35 D-CHPD from Dusseldorf during the evening, and Bin Air's new Metroliner D-CBIN from Berlin-Schonefeld to Rotterdam. L'Equipe Air's Citation 501 N12NM visited briefly twice during the day, from/to Gamston during the morning, and from Marham to Gamston during the evening.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOK BAW42WX/589X G-OMUC GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOP DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK BMA8WT/5TW G-BVZE EZE587/8 G-CBCS GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOU EZE232A/B G-BUIO UKA08Q G-UKTG RPX361 CS-TMY

Wednesday 9th January
Metro II D-ICRK departed to Cologne during the afternoon after its night-stop.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOU BAW42WX/589X G-LGTG WIF384/5 LN-WFC GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOM DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOG RPX361 CS-TMY

Tuesday 8th January
Only six of the fleet of ten Wideroe Dash Eight -300s are potential first-visitors on the carrier's new Newcastle-Stavanger scheduled service in the coming weeks/months, and the first of these, LN-WFO, operated the late morning flight. Not much else, just a pair of German visitors during the evening, Metro II D-ICRK from Nuremburg for a night-stop, and King Air 90 D-ISTB, from Lahr to Dusseldorf as 'POD132/3'.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOU BAW42WX/589X G-LGTH WIF384/5 LN-WFO GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOG DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOT RPX361 CS-TMY

Monday 7th January
It's not often that two carriers begin scheduled service up here on the same day - even more unusual is that the destination was the same !. Norwegian Air Shuttle flew the first two flights of what is now their own flight, the twice-daily Stavanger service they operated for Braathens for the past year, with Fokker 50 LN-BBC - Wideroe began their daily Stavanger service just an hour after its first departure of the day, the first flight being operated by Dash Eight LN-WFC which had visited just two days previous, arriving just before mid-day.
Two British Airways aircraft first-visited ! - the last of the EOG fleet of Boeing 737-300s finally made its first appearance, G-XBHX with the 'Grand Union' fin on the first Gatwick rotation of the day, and the 'mainline' Airbus A319 G-EUPX, on the last Heathrow rotation.
Others:
GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOH BAW42WX/589X G-XBHX NAX501/2 LN-BBC WIF384/5 LN-WFC GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOG RZO9400/1 CS-TGP DLH2158/2071 D-ANIK NAX503/4 LN-BBC BAW12W/13W G-EUPX GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOS RPX361 CS-TMY

Sunday 6th January
A brilliant first Sunday of the year, and in particular a great day for 737s. Only the second visit of an easyJet aeroplane to Newcastle Airport occurred late morning, Boeing 737-700 G-EZJD arriving from Manchester, where it had diverted to from Liverpool earlier in the morning, for attention by one of the based engineering companys. A local test flight was necessary at lunch-time, the aircraft departing to Liverpool just after one o'clock, interestingly taxying down the parallel taxiway just as the Go Fly 737 was arriving from Stansted. Another British Midland Boeing 737-500 diverted from Teesside during the morning, G-BVZG joining a sick G-BVKD, the former returning to Heathrow during the early afternoon, the latter not getting away until the evening - 'ZG' had last visited Newcastle during 1998. Another Teesside diversion a little later in the afternoon produced the second visit of Britannia AB Boeing 737-800 SE-DZK this winter.
The final day of the Braathens Stavanger scheduled service saw Norwegian Air Shuttle Fokker 50 LN-BBA operate the morning flight, and Boeing 737-500 LN-BRF the evening flight. Rounding off an unusually busy winter Sunday, Aer Arran ATR.42 EI-CVS first-visited during the evening, positioning in from Dublin and returning an hour later operating a sports charter.
Others:
BMA5WT/2TW G-BVZG BEE9195 G-JEBC UKA85Q G-UKTE GOE6MS/6JN G-IGOS DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA BAL002B/A SE-DZK UKA88Q/2150 G-UKTE BEE9196/092P G-JEBC GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOW BMA1TW G-BVKD

Saturday 5th January
The first tasty visitor of the year spent just over an hour on the ground during the afternoon, Olimex's Let 410 OK-UDS operating a freight flight from/to Liege. Wideroe Dash Eight LN-WFC operated a staff familiarisation flight from/to Torp during the morning in advance of their new Stavanger scheduled service beginning on Monday. The aircraft wasn't actually a first visitor, having appeared before on delivery to DLT as D-BEYT night-stopping on te 26th November 1990.
Diversions from Teesside during the afternoon/evening produced the same British Midland Boeing 737-500 twice, G-BVKD again, and KLMuk Fokker 50 G-UKTE, as well as a JMC Boeing 757 diverting from Manchester.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY AIH052 C-FBUS BEE091P/9191 G-JEBC GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOF WIF9180/1 LN-WFC GOE6SO/6JN G-IGOF BEE9192 G-JEBC BMA8WT/5TW G-BVKD UKA08Q G-UKTE BMA9WT G-BVKD JMC738L G-FCLK

Friday 4th January
Still nothing else apart from the Aerocondor Shorts 360 .....
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOG BAW42WX/589X G-GFFH GOE6SO/6JN G-IGOC DLH2158/2071 D-ALIT GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOR RPX361 CS-TMY

Thursday 3rd January
Aerocondor Shorts 360 CS-TMY returned from Belfast in the early hours to day-stop and operate out to Liverpool during the evening. Nothing else of note.
Others:
RPX360P CS-TMY GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOL BAW42WX/589X G-LGTG GOE6SO/6JN G-IGOG JKK3107/8 EC-HQZ GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOK RPX361 CS-TMY

Wednesday 2nd January
The first first-visitor of the year, yesterday's British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUOH, departed to Heathrow early morning - the new year continued to get off to a good start later on, with two Teesside diversions producing more airliner first-visits. British Midland Boeing 737-500 G-BVKD during the early evening, from/to Heathrow, and Eastern Airways Jetstream 31 G-BUVC a little later on, from/to Aberdeen. Futura Boeing 737-800 EC-HHG had also diverted in at lunch-time. British Airways Boeing 757 G-CPES made its first-visit late afternoon after re-paint into the 'Union Flag' fin (ex 'Wings') - the aircraft had interestingly not visited at all during 2001 - and the Aerocondor Shorts 360 CS-TMY departed on the BAC Express Liverpool departure during the evening.
Others:
BAW13C G-EUOH GOE6MH/6PS G-IGOS BAW42WX/589X G-ODUS GOE6SO/6JN G-IGOJ FUA1511/2 EC-HHG DLH2158/2071 D-ACRA BAW12N/13K G-CPES BMA8WT/5TW G-BVKD GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOE EZE589/8 G-BUVC RPX361 CS-TMY

Tuesday 1st January
Not a lot to excite until the late evening, British Airways Airbus A.319 G-EUOH first-visiting on the last Heathrow arrival of the day, and Shorts 360 CS-TMY of Aerocondor positioning in from Lisbon via Brest for some flying for BAC Express in the coming days. The aircraft, which wears a basic Muk Air colour-scheme with Aerocondaor titles, had appeared here last March flying for Emerald Airways as G-BLCP in exactly the same colour-scheme and titles. And there was a Braathens flight during the day - obviously the service continues until the 6th !.
Others:
AMC5180/1 9H-ADI GOE6SO/6JN G-IGOE GOE6GH/6PB G-IGOJ BAW12T G-EUOH ARD930B CS-TMY

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