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2006

Thursday 30th November
A much more interesting selection of aircraft, with a first-visiting Euro airliner, and a pair of first-timing Euro biz jets. Transavia Boeing 737-800 PH-HZF was the first-visiting airliner on the afternoon KLM Amsterdam schedule, while European Flight Service Citation Excel SE-RCL made its first appearance here during the early evening to spend a couple of days with us, with CN Air Citation 501 EC-INJ following later in the evening, the aircraft returning to Spain after just over an hour on the ground. Also of note was North Flying Citation 500 OY-CEV which nade its first visit here since February 2001 during the afternoon.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBB NPT256/5 TC-MBE EIN306/7 EI-DEL KLM963/4 PH-HZF AMC248/9 9H-AEI

Wednesday 29th November
Not too much of real excitement on what was a very busy day for visitors - Solid Air Citation 650 PH-MFX returned within the first hour of the day, departing at breakfast, while BBJ2 VP-BZL made its first appearance here since November 2004 during the afternoon, and Diamond Twinstar D-GBBB, one of October's highlights, made its second visit during the evening. Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEL also made its second visit on the afternoon Dublin schedule.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBH NPT256/5 TC-MBE FLI9710 G-FLTA EIN306/7 EI-DEL

Tuesday 28th November
More airliners of note - one first-visitor, two second-visitors, and one first-visit-as-such !. Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEP made its first appearance here on the afternoon Dublin schedule, Ryanair producing Boeing 737-800 EI-DLV for only the second time on their morning rotation. RAF-Avia Saab 340 YL-RAG returned from Stansted in the early hours, and then day-stopped, positioning out to Stansted during the evening, while another 'new' Jet2 Boeing 757 appeared on the carrier's mid-day Tenerife schedule, G-LSAC having been regular here over between 1993 and 2001 as C-GTSE of Air Transat.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBB RYR172/3 EI-DLV FLI656/707 G-FLTA EXS518/7 G-LSAC EIN306/7 EI-DEP FLI708 G-FLTA NPT255 TC-MBE

Monday 27th November
A fairly full and varied day, with three first-visiting airliners - the best of these was RAF-Avia Saab 340 YL-RAG which positioned in from Stansted during the evening to operate the night's 'extra' Stansted mail flight, while the other two were both Ryanair Boeing 737-800s, EI-DLY on the Torp schedule, and the very new EI-DPB on the evening Dublin rotation. Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DER made its second visit on their afternoon Dublin schedule, while executive jets of note included NetJets Europe Beechjet CS-DMH on its third visit during the late afternoon, and our second Solid Air Citation 650 of the month, PH-MFX also at tea-time, the aircraft's first visit since November 1999. Also of note was Cheyenne N463DN which arrived from Le Bourget also at tea-time for a night-stop.
Others:
MNB124 TC-MBE RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADI EIN306/7 EI-DER RYR1705/6 EI-DLY RYR176/7 EI-DPB NPT299 TC-MBH

Sunday 26th November
Another pair of airliners, African International Airways Douglas DC-8 ZS-POL making its second visit at lunch-time, almost exactly four weeks after its first, and the first-visiting Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEL on the afternoon Dublin schedule.
Others:
EIN306/7 EI-DEL

Saturday 25th November
A few more of note including a pair of Irish airliners during the morning, one from an expected source and one not - Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DET second-visited on the Dublin schedule, while CityJet BAe146-200 EI-DDE flew the Brit Air Paris-CDG rotation, a first-visitor here. Only other item was Citation 550 OE-GCI which had spent three nights with us at the beginning of the week, returning for its second, and much shorter, visit at tea-time.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBH KLM957/8 PH-BXM EIN304/5 EI-DET FJE100T G-FJEC BZH5851/2 EI-DDE EXS518/7 G-LSAB MNB123 TC-MBE

Friday 24th November
Again just a single item of interest, and again quite a special one, our second Embraer Legacy first-visit of the month, Grossman Jet Service's OK-KKG arriving from Manchester during the afternoon with a performer for a concert in the area during the evening, the aircraft departing to Stansted just before midnight.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBB FJE610 G-FJEC EIN306/7 EI-CVA FJE611 G-FJEC

Thursday 23rd November
Only one of note, although it was rather interesting, RAF-Avia Antonov An-26 YL-RAA arriving from Amsterdam mid-afternoon to spend the night on the 'golf' apron.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBH FJE608P/608 G-FJEC EIN306/7 EI-CVB AMC248 9H-AEI FJE609 G-FJEC

Wednesday 22nd November
Plenty of interest again, with two first-visiting airliners and another first-timing executive jet. The Celta Vigo football team arrived as expected during the late morning in a GirJet Fokker 100, although the aircraft involved EC-JDN wore the full Spanair livery, while a charter from Iceland later in the afternoon saw the first-visit from Citystar Airlines Dornier 328JET TF-NPA, the aircraft returning home during the late evening. Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEF made its second visit on the afternoon Dublin schedule, while Jet Netherlands Citation Excel PH-JNX first-visited on a short visit mid-afternoon.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBB FLI9710 G-FLTA EIN306/7 EI-DEF KLM963/4 PH-BXA

Tuesday 21st November
Another exec jet dominated day, the highlights being a pair of consecutively-registered first-visitors, NetJets Europe Citation XLS' CS-DXA and CS-DXB appearing during the afternoon. Global 5000 N711LS made the type's first departure from Newcastle Airport at dusk, Jets Personales Challenger 604 EC-JNV also returning home at the same time, while Sovereign Air Learjet 45 G-SOVB also made its first appearance here as such at tea-time, the aeroplane popping down from Edinburgh for some training - it had visited previously as Gold Air's G-OLDJ, the last time almost exactly a year ago on 25th November 2005. Again just the sole airliner, Jet2 Boeing 757 G-LSAE operating the mid-day Tenrerife schedule, another old aircraft which has visited Newcastle Airport across three decades, appearing here as PH-AHE for the first time in 1988 and the last in early June 2002.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBH FLI656/707 G-FLTA KLM957/8 PH-BXE EXS518/7 G-LSAE EIN306/7 EI-DEC FLI708 G-FLTA

Monday 20th November
Yet more biz jet excitement, the highlight being yet another first-visit-of-type, our second in three days !. The registration may have visited Newcastle Airport before, on a Global Express even, during early December 2003, but N711LS is now worn by a new-build Global 5000, the slightly shorter version of the design making its first landing here during the morning, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping. Joining it on the south apron later, alongside those exec jets still left over from the previous evening, were another pair of first-visitors, NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DRC, and early model Citation 550 OE-GCI, the latter also staying for a night-stop. Only other item of note was the Avanti Air Beech 1900 D-CARA which arrived during the late evening to spend some time with us.
Others:
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADI NPT299 TC-MBB

Sunday 19th November
Another busy exec jet day set going by a pair of significant departures during the late morning, and culminating with a flurry of arrivals during the evening. Global Express N725LB departed mid-morning back to Farnborough, followed at lunch-time by the first take-off here of a Citation Sovereign, G-SVSB departing to Inverness. The evening arrivals involved the dual third-visits here of a pair of Citation 550s, F-GNCP of Air Taxi which had made two visits during the second half of 2005, and Swiss Eagle HB-VIS which had visited twice during September 2004, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping. More interesting was Jets Personales' Challenger 604 EC-JNV which first-visited later in the evening, the aeroplane also night-stopping. Only airliner was another first-visiting Aer Lingus Airbus A.320, EI-DES on the afternoon Dublin schedule.
Others:
FJE627P G-FJEC EIN306/7 EI-DES

Saturday 18th November
A quieter day the only notables being a pair of aircraft that had figured in both our past and recent history. Jet2 used two Boeing 757s for their lunch-time Tenerife rotation, the recently ever present G-LSAB flying the arrival during the afternoon before positioning out to Leeds, G-LSAA having arrived earlier from Leeds to fly the outbound at lunch-time. The aeroplane had first visited Newcastle Airport as G-BNSF of Air Europe in 1989, and then had been regular during the mid to late 90s as EC-FFK of Air Europa. Thursday's first-visiting Gulfstream V N33M departed during the afternoon back home to St.Paul, another 'big biz' appearing during the early evening, Global Express N725LB arriving from Farnborough for a night-stop. A registration that also crops up regularly at this time of year, having visited twice previously on a Gulfstream IV, and once on the current airframe, the 'Globey' visiting last year during early December.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBB EIN304/5 EI-DEJ EXS517P/517 G-LSAA FJE626 G-FJEC EXS518/518P G-LSAB FJE627 G-FJEC

Friday 17th November
A pretty varied day, with plenty of interest, so much so that the Soviet-built freighter during the evening was overshadowed by a first-visit-of-type. The third executive jet type to make its first appearance at Newcastle Airport this year became the amazing shape of the Citation Sovereign, the first example on the British register, Aviation Beauport's G-SVSB arriving at tea-time for a night-stop. Earlier Solid Air Citation 650 PH-MSX had made its first-visit-as-such, a day-stop from/to Luton - the machine had visited twice before as D-CARE, the first time during 2000, the second as recently as 16th May 2006. FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECP made its second visit on the morning Southampton schedule, and Aer Lingus produced another first-visiting Airbus A.320, the first of the fleet, EI-CVA on the afternoon Dublin rotation. More interesting was the Budapest Air Services Antonov An-26 HA-TCY which flew an extra East Midlands mail flight during the late evening, while one GA visitor of note was Piper Aztec N2401Z which visited at tea-time from/to Filton.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBH BEE14N/142 G-JECP FJE610 G-FJEC EIN306/7 EI-CVA BEE145/6 G-JECP FJE611 G-FJEC NPT299 TC-MBE

Thursday 16th November
Another 'big biz' was the day's highlight again, our first 3M Company's Gulfstream V, N33M arriving from East Midlands at tea-time for a night-stop. Airliners included the first appearance of FlyBe's latest DHC.8-400, G-JECP on the morning Southampton rotation, and only the second visit from easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZSM on the evening Stansted schedule, while a pair of notables also operated the day's two Brit Air Paris-CDG rotations, CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CWD on only its fourth appearance here during the morning, its previous three occurring during August 2001, and Axis Airways Boeing 737-400 F-GLXQ on its second visit as such during the afternoon, the aircraft last visiting as part of the Marseilles 'air-lift' on 22nd April 2004.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE14N/142 G-JECP BZH5851/2 EI-CWD FJE608 G-FJEC EIN306/7 EI-CVB BZH5853/4 F-GLXQ AMC248/9 9H-AEK EZY5FN/522 G-EZSM FJE609 G-FJEC

Wednesday 15th November
Highlight of the day was a first-visiting 'big Falcon', Emerson Electric's Falcon 900EX N8100EX arriving during the early afternoon for a night-stop, our first '00E' Falcon since Falcon 50 N8300E on 15th May 1996. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLZ made its second visit on the morning Dublin schedule, as did FlyJet Boeing 767-200 G-FJEC which positioned in from Manchester during the evening, the aircraft having operated its route proving flight through Newcastle on 18th April. Belgian Air Force Embraer ERJ-145 CE-04 returned for its third visit during the morning.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBH FLI9701 G-FLTC RYR172/3 EI-DLZ EIN306/7 EI-DEC FJE700P G-FJEC

Tuesday 14th November
Two more first-visiting Irish airliners, the new Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLZ on the morning Dublin rotation, and Aer Lingus' Airbus A.320 EI-DER on their afternoon Dublin schedule.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBB FLI656/707 G-FLTC RYR172/3 EI-DLZ EXS518/7 G-LSAB EIN306/7 EI-DER KLM963/4 PH-BXK FLI708/691 G-FLTC FLI690 G-FLTC

Monday 13th November
A return to airliners for all the day's interest, including a single first-visitor, another Aer Lingus Airbus A.320, EI-CVC on the afternoon Dublin schedule. MNG Kargo Airlines positioned in another Fokker F-27, TC-MBE arriving from Coventry during the evening to operate the Bristol departure, only the aeroplane's fourth landing here although of course it spent over a month parked here during mid-summer, and based Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELC swapped over with G-CELU in Amsterdam during the evening, the latter machine making only its seventh landing here on its return. Also of note was the Belgian Air Force Embraer ERJ-145 CE-04 during the afternoon, the rarest of the fleet of four aircraft here, the machine having made only one previous visit to Newcastle Airport on 14th June 2003.
Others:
EZE120P G-MAJY RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADH EIN306/7 EI-CVC MNB123/NPT299 TC-MBE EXS554 G-CELU

Sunday 12th November
Biz jets again provided the day's main interest, the star being a brand new example of an executive airliner making a brief visit after dark, Embraer Legacy G-MGYB operated by Haughey Air and consequently a candidate for a prospective Carlisle regular. The long-staying pair of Challenger 604 N266GA and Gulfstream G500 N500RD had departed earlier in the day, the former to Spain and the latter to Montana, while NEA Lear 40 G-MOOO made its third visit here during the afternoon. Only airliner was Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJY which made its second visit during the evening on the return sector of the Stansted charter it flew on the previous Friday.
Others:
EIN306/7 EI-DEJ EZE1610 G-MAJY

Saturday 11th November
A very quiet winter Saturday, although there was a first-visiting executive jet, Citation 551 N46PJ spending the afternoon with us from/to Dublin. Only other item of interest was another Irish connection, Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-CVB making its second visit on the morning Dublin rotation.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBH EIN304/5 EI-CVB EXS518/7 G-LSAB

Friday 10th November
The light freight charter series saw the return after a long absence of a now vintage commuter airliner, Twin Otter D-IVER visiting at dawn, the first of type here since 5th August 2000, and the aeroplane's first visit since 1996. Earlier Cheyenne D-IHLA had operated another freight flight. Gulfstream IV N80AT made its fourth visit during the afternoon, a much shorter one than we are used to from the aircraft, just fifteen minutes from/to Luton, while the only airliner was another 'new' Eastern Airways Jetstream 41, G-MAJY positioning in from Norwich during the afternoon to operate a charter to Stansted during the evening - the first-visiting, ex-United Express machine wore the new Eastern Airways colour-scheme.
Others:
NPT201/299 TC-MBB EZE609P/1609 G-MAJY EIN306/7 EI-DEE

Thursday 9th November
Another history repeating day exec jet-wise, although the 'names were changed' - the Oakmont Corporation/Sunbird Aviation duo that had last appeared here during the same week in early November 2003 returned within fifteen minutes during the afternoon, Sunbird Aviation Challenger 604 N266GA coming first, an aircraft which had visited twice before as N237GA, followed by only our second Gulfstream VSP ever, and our first G500, the Oakmont Corp.'s N500RD wearing one of the most unusual colour-schemes on any biz jet anywhere, an overall purple affair with a unique registration location - the corporation's Galaxy N414KD had visited simultaneously with the Challenger back in 2003. Both aircraft night-stopped, the GV on the 'golf' apron. Earlier Triple Alpha Citation 525 D-ICOL had made its third visit, the first two having occurred in 2000 and 2001, while the continuing car parts 'airlift' produced another German-registered Diamond Twinstar, D-GEFT visiting during the evening. Only airliner was the second-visiting Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEE on the afternoon Dublin schedule.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH EIN306/7 EI-DEE AMC248 9H-AEK

Wednesday 8th November
Aer Lingus got back into their first-visiting ways, with their seventh first-timing Airbus A.320 of the month so far, EI-DEH operating the afternoon Dublin schedule. Other than that a quite busy GA day saw two first-timers, Piper Malibu N10656 passing through on a ferry flight to Prague during the early afternoon, and Airways' King Air 200 F-GRLF appearing late in the afternoon, as well as King Air 200 D-IEFB over lunch-time.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBB FLI9710 G-FLTA EIN306/7 EI-DEH

Tuesday 7th November
Nothing new today, Aer Lingus breaking their run of first-visiting Airbus A.320s on their mid-afternoon Dublin schedule this month, EI-DEJ making its second visit here, the machine having been the first of the fleet to visit Newcastle Airport on diversion on 14th June 2006. Another familiar face for the time of year arrived during the afternoon, the Sioux Corporation Falcon 2000 VP-BDL which had visited during this week every year from 2000 to 2004, but which took last year 'off', arriving for a night-stop, while similar type EC-JVI of Gestair followed for a shorter stay - a first-visitor as such the aircraft had visited twice before as HB-IVN of IBM, the last time as recently as June 2005.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH FLI656/707 G-FLTA EIN306/7 EI-DEJ FLI708/691 G-FLTA NPT202P TC-MBB FLI690 G-FLTA

Monday 6th November
A hugely significant day, seeing the return of one of the rarest airliner types at Newcastle Airport - ironically it was a military-operated machine, the ex-Austrian Airlines Airbus A.340-200 recently delivered to the French Air Force operating a charter on behalf of the Belgian military during the morning, F-RAJB subsequently positioning back out to its base at Paris-CDG. Only two examples of the type had visited Newcastle previously, making a total of four landings here, the last one being V8-JP1 just over ten years ago on Sunday 20th October 1996 !. Aer Lingus produced their sixth first-visiting Airbus A.320 of the the month so far, EI-DEB bringing your Editor home from Dublin during the afternoon, while earlier GAMA Aviation Challenger 604 G-LVLV had made its fourth appearance here, but first since October 2004.
Others:
BIE325F G-FJEA RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADI EIN306/7 EI-DEB KLM963/4 PH-BXE

Sunday 5th November
A big biz day, as the first Sunday in November always is .... of the four foreign exec jets to appear, none were first-visitors however, with some making returns after very long absences. Taubman Air Gulfstream IVSP N80AT made its third visit in its current form during the afternoon for another extended stay, the current machine to wear the registration having arrived previously on 6th November 2005 and 7th November 2004. Premium Aviation Learjet 55 D-COOL made only its second visit since September 2006 also during the afternoon, while other old machines arrived during the evening for night-stops, Gestair Falcon 20 EC-JJH, an aeroplane which had last visited Newcastle Airport as I-SNAM on 17th October 1988, and Citation 551 N222VV which had last appeared here as D-ICAB on 28th June 1990. The day's Aer Lingus Dublin schedule produced another first-visitor, Airbus A.320 EI-CVB, while Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJM positioned in from Humberside during the afternoon wearing a new special scheme, another fairly under-stated affair, a purple and white livery promoting the 'passionate' north east of England !.
Others:
MYT076/076P G-OMYT EIN306/7 EI-CVB EZE072P G-MAJM

Saturday 4th November
Yet another first-visiting Aer Lingus Airbus A.320, EI-DEF on the day's slightly earlier Dublin schedule during the late morning, but probably of more interest was the Highland Airways Jetstream 31 G-JURA during the early evening, only the aeroplane's second appearance here, the first having been on 16th March 2003. Citation 551 N127BU made its fourth landing here, arriving during the morning for a night-stop.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBB BZH5850 F-GRJJ EIN304/5 EI-DEF EXS518/7 G-LSAB EZY556/6495 G-EZMH EZY6PN/569 G-EZMH

Friday 3rd November
Two more first-visiting scheduled service aeroplanes, although a first-timing executive jet took the day's honours, Omni Aviacao's Learjet 45 CS-TLT staying for an hour at sun-set. Earlier Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEI had first-visited on the Dublin schedule, while the first use of a CRJ.100 by Brit Air since mid-August saw F-GRJJ make its first landing here on the night-stopper late in the evening.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH EIN306/7 EI-DEI BZH5855 F-GRJJ

Thursday 2nd November
The winter timetables continued to provide new machines, each producing a first-visiting Airbus A.320 - Aer Lingus' newest aircraft EI-DET flew the afternoon Dublin schedule while Air Malta's latest aeroplane 9H-AEO began the carrier's early evening Malta charter. One of the based Jet2 Boeing 737-300s swapped over in Amsterdam during the evening, G-CELD giving way to G-CELC, the latter making only its second landing at Newcastle Airport on the return flight - it had been only the second Jet2 737 to visit Newcastle on its previous appearance here during August 2004. Notable exec jet was Starair Ireland Challenger 604 EI-IRE on its third visit here during the afternoon.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBB EZE91V G-RHUM EZE92V G-RHUM EIN306/7 EI-DET KLM963/4 PH-BXK AMC248/9 9H-AEO EXS554 G-CELC

Wednesday 1st November
Our only new based charter unit for the winter arrived just before dawn, Thomsonfly Boeing 737-800 G-CDZL arriving from Palma to be the first detached here for the winter charter timetable - a first-visitor, indeed we had only seen an -800 in the Thomsonfly livery once before, G-CDZI having diverted in from Teesside Airport during June. The Aer Lingus Dublin schedule produced another first-visiting Airbus A.320 EI-DEE, while another, very significant for some, Irish airliner was Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DHT on the early evening Torp schedule, only the aircraft's second visit to Newcastle Airport. Earlier Gazelle YU-HEI had made its second visit at breakfast-time.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH TOM3402/321H G-CDZL FLI9710 G-FLTA EIN306/7 EI-DEE KLM963/4 PH-BXL RYR1705/6 EI-DHT TOM322H G-CDZL

Tuesday 31st October
Not too much of huge interest, posibly the most notable visitor being yet another first-visit-as-such Excel Airways aeroplane, the fifth of the month, Boeing 757 G-VKND operating an 'extra' Palma arrival during the afternoon - the aircraft had only visited in the carrier's livery five times previous, as TF-ARK although all on Helios Airways flights during late April/early May 2005, but of course was once regular as G-OOOM of Air 2000. KLM Boeing 737-800 PH-BXE made just its second appearance here on the morning Amsterdam rotation, its first having been also during April 2005, while Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEC made its second, consecutive daily visit on the new Dublin schedule. Semitool Europe CitationJet N511TC made its fourth and fifth visits here during the day, while Gold Air Learjet 45 G-CDSR made its fourth visit during the afternoon.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBB FLI656/707 G-FLTA KLM957/8 PH-BXE EXS518/7 G-LSAB EIN306/7 EI-DEC XLA4147/147P G-VKND FLI708/691 G-FLTA XLA4145/719P G-XLAJ FLI690 G-FLTA

Monday 30th October
A pretty busy day with GA visitors providing the highlights - the early model Gulfstream IV N134BR arrived first, direct from Morristown, New Jersey at dawn to spend the rest of the day with us, followed mid-afternoon by the UK-based Gazelle YU-HEI making its first visit here, and the very smart King Air 100 D-IZAC. There was still a few airliners of note however, Karthago Boeing 737-300 TS-IED making just its second visit here as such in the early hours, another Canadian-registered Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 making its first-visit as such a few hours later, C-FTAE having last appeared here as G-XLAE on 15th October 2005. The carrier's new machine G-XLAJ began its short spell detached here with a departure to Funchal at breakfast-time, the aircraft subsequently making its second landing here on its return during the afternoon, while the day's only first-visiting airliner was not surprisingly provided by the new Aer Lingus schedule, Airbus A.320 EI-DEC operating the second flight during the mid afternoon.
Others:
KAJ7480/1 TS-IED XLA274P/7274 C-FTAE XLA4158 G-XLAJ KLM957/8 PH-BXG AMC199 9H-ADH EIN306/7 EI-DEC XLA4159/4144 G-XLAJ NPT202 TC-MBH

Sunday 29th October
The first day of the winter scheduled service timetable, and another quest for a European airline fleet began, Aer Lingus resuming daily service to Dublin after just over five years absence during the afternoon, now with their now quite sizeable Airbus A.320 fleet, the first-visiting EI-DEN operating the first flight - the carrier had ceased service on the Newcastle-Dublin route after exactly thirteen years of service on 24th April 2001. Other first-visiting airliners were provided by charters, both IT and ad-hoc, African International Airways Douglas DC-8 ZS-POL arriving during the early afternoon for a night-stop, while Excel Airways used the first of their 2006 Boeing 737-800 deliveries through Newcastle, close to the end of their usual last two weeks of the summer season charter programme, G-XLAJ positioning in from Paris-CDG late in the evening under a Star Airlines callsign. Another end of season programme had produced just the second visit here of Travel Service Boeing 737-800 OK-TVF on a Verona arrival during the afternoon, the aircraft having operated the last of a similar series during mid-May. Just one GA movement of note, PA-46 Malibu N5320N arriving at the new sun-set time for a night-stop.
Others:
AJY574/5 5B-DBI AJY546/7 5B-DBI TVS121 OK-TVF EIN306/7 EI-DEN OHY4441/2 TC-OAL FHE318/9 HB-JIB SEU020P G-XLAJ

Saturday 28th October
The day's most notable visitor involved just the second landing here of an executive jet type, CitationJet CJ3 D-CTEC following up the type's first visit last Sunday with another over lunch-time. King Air 200 D-IANA had made an early hours visit on a freight flight from Prague, the aircraft having last appeared here during April 2002, while Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 C-FTAH made its first visit as such during the afternoon, the aircraft having last visited as G-XLAH almost exactly a year ago, on 20th October 2005.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBH FUA1449/450P EC-JNU EXS518/7 G-LSAB AEA145/6 EC-JHK XLA7263/030P C-FTAH ECA828/9 5B-DBZ

Friday 27th October
Another type appeared here in the FlyBe colour-scheme for the first time, Boeing 737-300 G-STRA substituting on a delayed Exeter rotation - the aircraft had last visited here three times as an Astraeus aeroplane during 2003, and prior to that as G-OBWY of British World Airlines, and EC-FGG and EC-771 of Air Europa. Triple Alpha CitationJet D-IRKE had earlier first-visited, the aircraft subsequently staying all day for a night-stop.
Others:
AMC246/7 9H-ADH NPT201/2 TC-MBB OHY2455/6 TC-OAH LTE944/5 EC-ICN DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPR BEE701/2 G-STRA OHY3415/6 TC-OAK LTE492/3 EC-ICN

Thursday 26th October
A few more of interest, the only airliner of note appearing in the first hour of the day, Excel Airways Boeing 757 G-VKNB flying a Rhodes arrival before positioning out to Humberside - the aircraft's first visit as such, it had last appeared here as TF-ARD on 20th October 2005. The day produced more executive jet interest however, NetJets Europe Citaton Bravo CS-DHM on its seventh visit at breakfast-time being followed soon after by the second-timing Beechjet CS-DME which spent most of the rest of the day with us. The best appeared during the early afternoon however, Manhattan Air Premier I G-PREI first-visiting on an hour-long stay.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH XLA1031 G-VKNB GRE2342 SX-BLX DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPH

Wednesday 25th October
Less of note, the only arrival of interest being the Lufhansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPJ on the lunch-time Dusseldorf schedule, the aircraft making its second visit here exactly two years a day after its first. The day's most significant movement however involved the Vega Airlines Antonov An-12 LZ-VEA which departed to Madrid during the afternoon after spending twelve nights with us.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBB DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPJ GRE2344/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBV

Tuesday 24th October
One of the highlight aeroplanes of the last few months of 2005 re-appeared during the afternoon, Voyageur Airlines DHC.8-300 C-FEYG arriving from Keflavik for a night-stop on its way to UN work again, the aircraft still wearing UN titles on an otherwise white livery - it had passed through on 25th September and 10th December last year. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLR made its second visit on the evening Dublin schedule, as did Cirrus Airlines Learjet 60 D-CROB over lunch-time.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH KLM957/8 PH-BXK FLI656/707 OY-RCW EZY5VA/5BZ G-EZIO EXS518/7 G-LSAB DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB FLI708/691 OY-RCW RYR176/7 EI-DLR FLI690/602 OY-RCW

Monday 23rd October
Back to very little with just the second visit of the new Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLX on the evening Dublin schedule of note.
Others:
DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPR RYR176/7 EI-DLX NPT202 TC-MBB

Sunday 22nd October
An extremely interesting day, and not only for the first visit here by an aeroplane from the air force of a former Soviet republic !. Arguably as interesting was a first-visit-of-type executive jet, our first CitationJet CJ3 ever appearing in the form of the highly impressive D-CTEC during the afternoon, while there was a further two first-visiting Boeing 737-800s, Travel Service's OK-TVD flying another Verona departure during the afternoon, as the carrier had done at the start of the summer season, the aeroplane also wearing a basic Malaysian Airlines livery, while Ryanair's extremely new aircraft EI-DLX operated the evening Dublin schedule.
Others:
EZY526/5 G-EZII AJY546/7 5B-DCE TVS121/2 OK-TVD KAJ7480/1 TS-IEE OHY4441/2 TC-OAK FHE318/9 HB-JIB RYR176/7 EI-DLX

Saturday 21st October
Nothing of note .....
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBB FUA1449/1450 EC-JNU KLM957/8 PH-BXK EXS518/7 G-LSAB AEA145/6 EC-JHL ECA828/9 5B-DBW AJY574/5 5B-DCE

Friday 20th October
Another very busy and interesting day, the morning producing a pair of first-visiting Boeing 737-800s, new Ryanair machine EI-DLV flying the Dublin schedule, while Turkish Airlines' new aircraft TC-JGU arrived a little later to collect the Fenerbache football team - the aeroplane wears special marks on its rear fuselage denoting it as the 100th Boeing airliner delivered to the Turkish carrier. Lte Airbus A.320 EC-JTA made its second appearance here on the lunch-time Tenerife charter, while there was a further pair of exec jets of note, Jet Options Citation 550 G-JETO making its first visit as such during the morning, the aircraft having last visited here as N80LA during September 2005, and another new NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP, CS-DRP which stayed an hour during the afternoon.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA RYR172/3 EI-DLV OHY2455/6 TC-OAA KLM957/8 PH-BXH LTE944/5 EC-JTA DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPR OHY3414/5 TC-OAK LTE492/3 EC-JTA

Thursday 19th October
A bumper biz day, with three first-visitors and two making just their second appearances here - Challenger 604 N387CL appeared first during the morning, spending most of the day with us from/to Northolt, but most appeared from mid-afternoon, BBJ VP-BEL spending a few hours on the new 'golf' apron, followed at dusk by the new NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DRS. Earlier Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDW had made its second visit, as had Ducair Lear 35 LX-TWO at lunch-time.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBB KLM957/8 PH-BXA TSC326/7 C-GTSH BZH5851/2 EI-CWC DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPO BZH5853/4 EI-CWC BZH5855/AFR390V EI-CWC AMC246 9H-ADH

Wednesday 18th October
The day's main interest occurred after dark again, with an airliner first-visit-of-type, Finnair Embraer EMB-170 OH-LEG calling in en-route from Manchester to Helsinki during the early evening, providing us with our first look at the shortest version of the E-Jet family - we had of course only seen our first E-Jet just over a month ago in the shape of FlyBe's EMB-195 G-FBEA. Earlier in the day Manhattan Air Premier I G-VONJ had made just its third visit here during the late morning.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA XLA124P/5024 G-BOPB DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPR XLA5025 G-BOPB GRE2344/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBV

Tuesday 17th October
Another quiet day with just one aeroplane of note, Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-JFO making its first visit on an evening arrival from Sabiha Gokcen with the Fenerbache football team - the third of the fleet to appear at Newcastle Airport, 'FH' and 'FN' had also visited on football charters during late March 2003.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBB MYT007M/923 G-DHJH FLI656/707 G-FLTA EXS518/7 G-LSAB DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB FLI708/691 G-FLTA MYT824/008M G-DHJH FLI690/9690 G-FLTA

Monday 16th October
Not much more of interest although the morning did produce a fleeting, first-visiting executive jet, TAG Aviation SA Falcon 900EX HB-IAH staying for just half a hour from Nice to Cork. Icare Franche Compte King Air 90 F-GBLU operated a freight flight at tea-time, the aircraft, which had last visited during June 1999, parking on the north apron.
Others:
NPT202 TC-MBA

Sunday 15th October
Still extremely quiet the only item of note being the second visiting easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIT on the early morning Stansted schedule - the aircraft had first-timed during February.
Others:
AJY574/5 5B-DBI EZY526/5 G-EZIT KLM957/8 PH-BXA AJY546/7 5B-DBI KAJ7480/1 TS-IEF OHY4441/2 TC-OAN FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 14th October
A much quieter day, the only item of note being the Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDT on its third visit here, during the late afternoon - it had made its first two appearances on consecutive days in mid-May.
Others:
TCX278L/F G-BXKD FUA1449/1450 EC-GNZ EXS518/7 G-LSAB AEA145/6 EC-HGO ECA828/9 5B-DBX

Friday 13th October
Another fairly busy day, a trio of freighters providing interest at the beginning, middle and end of the day. A fifth MNG Kargo Fokker F-27 got the day going, TC-MBB arriving on the Filton mail arrival - its first-visit as such, the aeroplane is another of the fleet to have visited Newcastle Airport before on only one occasion, this one also as a Channel Express machine, G-CEXF on 15th September 1999 - while Vega Airlines Antonov An-12 LZ-VEA first-visited on a car parts charter just before mid-day, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping, and Benair Shorts 360 OY-MUG diverted in from East Midlands late in the evening, the aeroplane staying overnight on the new 'golf' apron. Having visited just once before as OY-MUG during Muk Air's attempt at a Copenhagen scheduled service in the spring of 1998, the aircraft had also visited previously in the 90s as G-BNDM for a number of UK carriers, Capital, Titan and Manx. Another first-visiting airliner was Lte Airbus A.320 EC-JTA on the lunch-time Tenerife charter, the ex-Gulf Air machine wearing the same yellow/green livery as previous visitor EC-JRC.
Executive jets included the second visit of NetJets Europe Beechjet CS-DMG during the afternoon, an aircraft which had first-visited at the start of the week - the company's Citation Bravo CS-DHA had earlier made its seventh visit here - and GAMA Aviation's BAe125-800 G-JJSI at tea-time, a first-visitor as such, the aircraft having last appeared here as G-OMGG on 2nd December 2001.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBB OHY2455/6 TC-OAL LTE944/5 EC-JTA DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB OHY3414/5 TC-OAK BDI55 OY-MUG LTE492/3 EC-ISI

Thursday 12th October
The fallout of the Atlantic Airways accident on Tuesday made for two very welcome first-visiting airliners on the carrier's flights during the day. Making only the second visit from the carrier in recent times, Sterling European Airways Boeing 737-500 OY-API, wearing a basic Maersk Air livery, flew the outbound via Inverness during the early afternoon - the last visit from Sterling had involved Boeing 737-800 OY-SEA on a sub-charter for Britannia Airways during late October 2000 - while brand new Faroese carrier FaroeJet made their first appearance here during the early evening with their sole and extremely smart, ex-Turkish Airlines, BAe146-RJ100 OY-FJE flying the inbound from Molde. Others of note were the second-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLT on the morning Dublin schedule, and the first-visiting Citation Excel PH-CJI which arrived during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH RYR172/3 EI-DLT TSC326/7 C-GSAT FLI706/7 OY-API DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB FLI692/3 OY-FJE AMC246 9H-ADI

Wednesday 11th October
Very little on a grotty day, just the Execujet Scandinavia Learjet 60 OY-LJF at tea-time for a night-stop, the machine's fourth visit here, but first since 2002.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPR GRE2344/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 10th October
Another quite busy executive jet day, the highlights being two second-visitors, NetJets Europe Beechjet CS-DMH during the morning, and Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDK during the early evening, although the aircraft had of course spent two nights with us at the weekend. Only airliner was another on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, the 'Star Alliance'-liveried CRJ.700 D-ACPT making only its third landing here.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH EXS518/7 G-LSAB DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPT

Monday 9th October
The day's highlight was a very rare appearance from a member of the mainline fleet of a European 'flag' carrier, Lufthansa Boeing 737-500 D-ABJC first-visiting on the lunch-time Dusseldorf scheduled service - the last (and only previous ?) visit from the fleet was on 18th October 1983 involving Boeing 737-200 D-ABHC, a machine which would later become regular as a Ryanair aeroplane. Balkan Holidays Airbus A.320 LZ-BHD operated the early morning Bourgas charter, only its second visit as such, and its first visit since April 2005, but also its first wearing a basic Virgin-Nigeria Airways livery, while NetJets Europe Beechjet CS-DMG made its first during the morning, as did Beech Baron N554RB from/to Coventry.
Others:
BGH5569/70 LZ-BHD DLH3CN/4CL D-ABJC NPT202 TC-MBA

Sunday 8th October
History repeated itself, exec-jet wise, as it so often does at this time of year, two machines appearing during the early evening exactly as they had done, exactly one year ago - Falcon 2000EX N97GM arrived first from White Plains, followed by Gulfstream V N1040 from Fulton County, Atlanta, both aircraft subsequently night-stopping. Another new Ryanair Boeing 737-800 first-visited during the early evening, EI-DLR on the Torp schedule, while a little later Excel Airways Boeing 737-800 G-OXLB made its first appearance here as such, the aircraft having last visited as 5B-DBH of Helios Airways on 14th May. easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIS made its second visit on the morning Stansted schedule.
Others:
EZY526/5 G-EZIS AJY546/7 5B-DCE KAJ7480/1 TS-IEE RYR1705/6 EI-DLR OHY4441/2 TC-OAE FHE318/9 HB-JIB XLA158P G-OXLB

Saturday 7th October
A pair of first-visitors, one airliner and one executive jet, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLT appearing on the morning Dublin schedule, and Gold Air Lear 45 G-OLDK arriving during the late afternoon for a night-stop alongside sister-ship G-CDNK which was on its fourth visit here. The second flight of the new Jet2 Tenerife schedule was flown by Boeing 757 G-LSAB, only its second visit as such.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBA RYR172/3 EI-DLT FUA1449/1450 EC-GNZ EXS518/7 G-LSAB AEA145/6 EC-JHK AJY574/5 5B-DBI ECA828/9 5B-DBV

Friday 6th October
General aviation again providing all the interest, although it was an executive jet in a part airliner colour-scheme that was the day's highlight, Raytheon Premier IA N36864 passing through on delivery to Germany, wearing a dba tail fin and green engines - a new aeroplane for one of the co-owners of the German carrier, it is expected to take up the also appropriate registration D-IDBA. North Flying Citation 650 OY-NLA made its second visit as such during the afternoon, while an unusual type for a freight charter amongst the recent raft of Metroliners and the like, was Diamond DA.42 Twin Star D-GBBB of Air Taxi Europe which flew a charter from Prague before dawn, the aircraft subsequently spending most of the day on the new 'golf' apron stands.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH OHY2455/6 TC-OAE ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHC LTE944/5 EC-JRC DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPR OHY3414/5 TC-OAY LTE492/3 EC-JRC

Thursday 5th October
Again very quiet with just a pair of exec jets of note, North Flying Citation 650 OY-NLA first-visiting as such during the early morning, it had visited just once previous as LN-NLD on 17th April 1997, and NetJets Europe Beechjet CS-DMF on its third appearance here during the afternoon.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA TSC326/7 C-FDAT DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB AMC246 9H-ABT

Wednesday 4th October
A much quieter day than of late, the only item of note being the Cross Aviation Citation Encore N652NR, a first-visitor from May, which made its third visit here during the morning.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB GRE2344/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 3rd October
Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELD made its second landing here on its return from Amsterdam during the morning, the carrier opening up a new 'lo-cost' chapter in the airport's history a little later, the first 3-hour-plus sector, Boeing 757 G-LSAB positioning in from Manchester to fly the first Tenerife rotation at lunch-time. The aircraft had been regular here in the early '90s as G-OAHF of Britannia Airways, last visiting as such during 1996. Another pair of executive jets of note included the Dennis Vanguard International Gulfstream V VP-BKZ which made its third appearance, and second of 2006, here at tea-time, and Challenger 604 N604ST which made its fourth landing here also during the early evening - its last had been during last November.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA EXS551 G-CELD EXS552/373 G-CELD FLI656/707 OY-RCZ EXS517P/517 G-LSAB DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB FLI655/691 OY-RCW EXS374/553 G-CELD FLI690/654 OY-RCW EXS554 G-CELD

Monday 2nd October
A busy start to the week, a trio of Boeing 737s providing the airliner interest - another 'new' Karthago Airlines -300 flew the delayed Monastir charter in the early hours, TS-IED not being a first-visitor however, the aeroplane having visited twice before as OO-LTP of Euro-Belgian on 7th/8th September 1996, while Ryanair -800 EI-DLS second-visited on the morning Dublin schedule, and another Jet2 -300 first-timed, G-CELD becoming based after arrival from Amsterdam during the late evening. A pair of NetJets Europe visitors included the rather new Hawker 800XP CS-DRQ during the morning, and Citation XLS CS-DFT on its third visit here during the late evening for a night-stop.
Others:
KAJ7480/1 TS-IED FHE318/9 HB-JIB BGH5569 LZ-BHC RYR172/3 EI-DLS DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB NPT202 TC-MBH EXS554 G-CELD

Sunday 1st October
The quest for the new batch of Ryanair Boeing 737-800s began during the evening with the first-visit of new machine EI-DLS on the Dublin rotation. Only other items of interest was another Astraeus Boeing 757, G-OJIB positioning in during the evening from Gatwick for a night-stop - the machine had last visited as G-OOOG of First Choice on 24th August 2005 - and Citation 501 N96DA which made its first appearance as such during the afternoon - the aircraft had last visited much longer ago, as VP-CFG during October 1998.
Others:
EZY526/5 G-EZED AJY546/7 5B-DBI EXS102P G-CELK OHY4441/2 TC-OAG RYR176/7 EI-DLS

Saturday 30th September
The month came to a close with a very nice first-visiting executive jet, the smart Cirrus Airlines Learjet 60 D-CROB spending lunch-time with us, as did NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DFY, the machine's second visit here, its first having been on Christmas Eve 2004. Second-visiting airliner during the late morning was CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CNQ which operated the day's Brit Air Paris-CDG rotation - its first visit had been somewhat longer ago, on 29th October 2001.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBH EXS536 G-CELK EXS008C/P G-CELP FUA1449/1450 EC-GNZ EXS523 G-CELK BZH5851/2 EI-CNQ AEA145/6 EC-HJP EXS524/373 G-CELK BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AJY574/5 5B-DBI ECA828/9 5B-DBW

Friday 29th September
The day's highlights involved a pair of 'classic' Boeing 737s appearing at either ends of the day - Estonian Air -500 ES-ABC first-visited in the first hour of the day to collect the Tallinn team after the game at St.James Park, while problems with the based Jet2 -300QC produced the Channel Express machine G-CELR from Edinburgh to operate the night Stansted mail departure, the aircraft being the second 737 visitor this month to wear the flyGlobespan livery - it had visited just once previous as TF-ELR during late August 2002. White Airbus A.310 CS-TKI finally made it back home during the morning, the only other item of note being the Lions Air Pilatus PC-12 HB-FOX which arrived during the morning for the weekend and the usual Great North Run work.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA AE1259/261 EC-ISN OHY2455/6 TC-OAL ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE TOM9080 CS-TKI LTE944/5 EC-JHJ DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB OHY3414/5 TC-OAG EXS009P/008B G-CELR LTE492/3 EC-JHJ

Thursday 28th September
A big airliner day with the first two items appearing early in the morning, FlyJet Boeing 757 G-FJEB taking over from its sister-ship as the based unit for the first time this summer, the aircraft having only made three previous visits to Newcastle Airport all during the summer season of 2004 although of course it was once regular as an Air 2000 aeroplane last visiting as such in 2002, while Astraeus showed us one of their Boeing 757s for only the second time, G-OAVB operating a charter to Larnaca - the aeroplane had of course visited as such in the AV8 livery during late 2003/early 2004, and before that also as an Air 2000 machine. White Airbus A.310 CS-TKI returned from Rhodes also during the early morning, its fourth landing here, and then went u/s and subsequently spent the rest of the day with us, while easyJet first-visited their newest Airbus A.319 so far, G-EZAY positioning in from Liverpool during the morning to fly the day's Faro rotation. Finally two machines second-visited, NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHP which had first-timed exactly a week ago, and Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPT on the lunch-time Dusseldorf schedule, the Star Alliance-liveried aeroplane having first-visited almost exactly two years ago, on 26th September 2004.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBH FJE931P/608 G-FJEB TOM4802 CS-TKI EZY8003/9449 G-EZAY TSC326/7 C-GFAT DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPT EZY9450/8004 G-EZAY FJE609 G-FJEB AMC246 9H-ABT

Wednesday 27th September
Interest occurring late in the day again, the highlight being the Volare Aircompany Antonov An-12 UR-LTG which arrived at tea-time to operate a freight charter after dark. Also arriving at dusk was White Airbus A.310 CS-TKI, the aircraft positioning in from Lisbon to operate a delayed Thomsonfly Rhodes rotation - the aircraft had visited twice before on a similar sub-charter for Air Scandic at the end of June 2005.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA EXS551 G-CELX EXS552/115 G-CELX DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPF EXS116/553 G-CELX TOM9079/4801 CS-TKI GRE2346/5 SX-BLX EXS554 G-CELX ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 26th September
All the day's excitement occurred during the evening again, its highlight being the arrival of Newcastle United's next European opponents just before midnight, producing the first visit here of Estonian Air, with their first-visiting Boeing 737-500 ES-ABD which returned home in the first hour of Wednesday. A little earlier easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZID had first-visited on the first of two A.319-flown Stansted rotations during the evening - G-EZEB flew the second later on, a machine which had only visited previous on a crew training sortie on 25th April 2004 - and NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DFR made its second appearance here, its first having been on 9th September 2004.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH EXS551 G-CELG EXS552/554P G-CELG EXS373 G-CELX FLI707 OY-RCZ DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPB FLI655/691 OY-RCW EXS374/553 G-CELX FLI690/650 OY-RCW EZY5FL/5FK G-EZID EXS554 G-CELX EZY5FN/5FM G-EZEB

Monday 25th September
A quieter day but with another interesting exec jet arriving before dawn, Premium Aviation's Learjet 55 D-COOL making its first visit to Newcastle Airport since 3rd September 1996. Yesterday's late 'star' arrival Challenger 604 4X-CMY departed back east during the afternoon, while the day's only first-visitor was Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELG which positioned in from Manchester during the evening to fly the second Amsterdam rotation of the day.
Others:
BGH5569/70 LZ-BHC EXS551 G-CELX EXS552/547 G-CELX DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPF EXS553P/553 G-CELG EXS548 G-CELX FLI653 OY-RCZ EXS554 G-CELG NPT202 TC-MBA

Sunday 24th September
An excellent day for biz jets the real gem not appearing until just before midnight - the morning had earlier produced a pair of NetJets Europe Hawker 800XPs, the first-visiting CS-DRL and CS-DRB on its third visit over lunch-time, while the first-timing Falcon 2000EX HB-IAJ arrived during the evening for a night-stop. The real star however was Jet Link's Challenger 604 4X-CMY which arrived with just half an hour of the day left, the aircraft also staying the night with us. easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIX made its second visit on the morning Stansted rotation, and TBM.700 N257JM first-visited during the afternoon.
Others:
EZY526/5 G-EZIX OHY455/6 TC-OAI AJY546/7 5B-DBI EXS116 G-CELX KAJ7480/1 TS-IEE EXS116/553 G-CELX OHY4441/2 TC-OAA EXS554 G-CELX FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 23rd September
Nothing of note ....
Others:
EXS551 G-CELX FUA1449/1450 EC-IYS EXS552/547 G-CELX AEA145/6 EC-ISE EXS548 G-CELX BGH5533/4 LZ-HMQ AJY574/5 5B-DBI ECA828/9 5B-DBU

Friday 22nd September
An excellent week for 'NextGen' Boeing 737s concluded with the hugely significant first-visit-of-type of a -600 series aeroplane, flyGlobespan's G-CDKD diverting in on a medical emergency en-route from Edinburgh to Nice during the early morning, the aircraft spending just under an hour on the ground. Only other item of note was the second visit of Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPR on the lunch-time Dusseldorf schedule.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH AEA259/261 EC-HGP OHY2455/6 TC-OAB ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE543 EC-JRC DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPR OHY3414/5 TC-OAA AEA477/8 EC-HZS LTE492/3 EC-ISI EXS048P G-CELX

Thursday 21st September
Busy again with another notable KLM visitor, their most recent Boeing 737-800 fleet addition PH-BXU first-visiting on the morning Amsterdam rotation, leaving just one KLM 'NextGen' yet to appear here, the carrier's first -900. Malmo Air Taxi Metro SE-KCP returned in the early hours, as did Merlin III PH-DYB during the evening again, while there was also a pair of interesting Euro 'singles', Pilatus PC-12 LX-JFI on a day-stop, and Turbo Arrow D-EOWC which arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop. The late afternoon also produced two first-visiting executive jets, Gold Air Lear 45 G-OLDW and NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHP.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA KLM957/8 PH-BXU TSC326/7 C-GLAT DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPP AMC246 9H-ABT

Wednesday 20th September
A much quieter day with only the second visit here of Gold Air Learjet 45 G-CDNK at breakfast, and a few more freight charters, the pick of which was flown by Rijnmond Air Services Merlin III PH-DYB during the evening.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPF GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 19th September
A big airliner day, three scheduled service machines first-visiting. The most interesting was probably only the fourth landing here of a Boeing 737-900, the fourth KLM machine to appear here PH-BXP operating the first Amsterdam rotation of the day. Another Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 first-visited, D-ACPR on the lunch-time Dusseldorf schedule, and one of our last two Ryanair Boeing 737-800s finally showed, EI-DHT operating the evening Dublin schedule. No less than three Atlantic Airways visits during the day included just the second visit of BAe146-200 OY-RCZ, while Malmo Air Taxi Metroliner SE-KCP was a first-visitor during the early morning on a freight charter. Only executive jet of note was Citation 551 D-ICTA which arrived during the evening for a night-stop, its first appearance here since September 1991 !.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA KLM957/8 PH-BXP SXS261 TC-SUG FLI653/707 OY-RCZ DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPR FLI655/691 OY-RCB FLI690/650 OY-RCB RYR176/7 EI-DHT

Monday 18th September
A quieter day, the main excitement not occurring until the evening, Penske Jet Gulfstream IVSP N60PT first-visiting, staying only for twenty-two minutes - the machine was followed by another 'Grumman' later, the more regular GIV VP-BKH which night-stopped.
Others:
BGH5569 LZ-BHC KLM957/8 PH-BXD PGT432 TC-APN DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPP AJY546P/547 5B-DBI NPT202 TC-MBH

Sunday 17th September
Another fairly interesting day, airliners of note including the second visiting easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZEW on the early morning Stansted schedule, and the use of WDL BAe146-100 D-AWDL by Brit Air for the late morning Paris-CDG schedule service, an aircraft which had last visited here as G-UKJF of Air UK in 1996. GA visitors of interest included another first-visiting British biz jet, GAMA Aviations' Learjet 45 G-ZXZX during the morning, while Mitsubishi Mu-2 D-IAHT spent an hour with us during the afternoon, a registration which had last visited Newcastle Airport worn by an Aerostar during August and September 2000.
Others:
OHY455/6 TC-OAF EZY526/5 G-EZEW BZH5851/2 D-AWDL KAJ7480/1 1TS-IEE OHY4441/2 TC-OAG FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 16th September
A much better day despite the gloom, two first-visitors being provided by Sunderland's first home game under their new manager, new found fans from Ireland arriving in the first-visiting Aer Arran ATR.72 EI-REI, the first of the fleet to appear here, whilst TAG Aviation Challenger 604 G-PRKR also day-stopped from/to Dublin. Another first-visiting biz jet during the late afternoon was GAS Aviation's Learjet 31 D-CGGG, and Air Europa's Boeing 737-800 EC-JNF made its second visit here on the afternoon Palma charter.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBH FUA1449/1450 EC-GNZ AUA2373/4 OE-LCF AEA145/6 EC-JNF BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AJY574/5 5B-DBI ECA828/9 5B-DBU

Friday 15th September
Nothing of note .....
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA AEA259/261 EC-JEX OHY2455/6 TC-OAB ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-JHJ DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPF BZH5853/4 EI-CWB OHY3414/5 TC-OAG AEA477/8 EC-HJP LTE492/3 EC-JHJ

Thursday 14th September
Again just one airliner worthy of mention, Air Italy appearing on a sub-charter for the second time this summer, Boeing 767-300 I-AIGG positioning in from Milan-Malpensa during the early morning to operate FlyJet's Arrecife rotation, the aircraft returning during the evening - an ex Britannia Airways machine, it had last appeared here as G-OBYC during June 2003.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH AMC246/7 9H-ABT FJE608P/608 I-AIGG TSC326/7 C-GFAT DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPF FJE609/609P I-AIGG

Wednesday 13th September
Just one aeroplane of note, but a rather special one, Newcastle Airport's first Embraer E-Jet appearing in the shape of 195 launch customer FlyBe's first EMB-195 G-FBEA, which flew a route proving/training flight from Southampton to Leeds during the early evening.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA KLM957/8 PH-BXK DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPP GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 12th September
A number of airliners of interest, with a few second-visitors - one first-timer however was Atlantic Airways' 'new' BAe146-200 OY-RCZ, the ex-Air Wisconsin machine operating the first of the carrier's two rotations, late afternoon from Stavanager to Molde. An hour later sister-ship OY-RCB routed Inverness to Molde, only the ex-Air UK machine's second visit as such, while earlier Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPF had second-visited, and during the evening FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECO made its second appearance here on the carrier's Exeter service.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH KLM957/8 PH-BXB SXS261 TC-SUI DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPF FLI707/8 OY-RCZ FLI690/1 OY-RCB BEE705/6 G-JECO

Monday 11th September
Just one airliner provided by the continued use of Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700s on the parent carrier's Dusseldorf scheduled service, D-ACPF first-visiting on the lunch-time rotation.
Others:
BGH5569/70 LZ-BHC PGT432 TC-API DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPF NPT202 TC-MBA

Sunday 10th September
Another Sunday during which the only airliner interest was an early morning, first-visiting, easyJet Airbus A.319, G-EZIS making it three weeks in a row for first-timers on the Stansted schedule. Only other item was the attractive, all-silver, first-visiting Pilatus PC-12 LX-JFK which arrived from Luxembourg during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
IWD3457 EC-JND OHY455/6 TC-OAF EZY526/5 G-EZIS KLM957/8 PH-BXA AJY546/7 5B-DBI KAJ7480/1 TS-IEE OHY4441/2 TC-OAG FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 9th September
A pair of Spanish airliners of note, Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-ISE on only its second visit here on the afternoon Palma charter - its first had been on 13th August 2005 - and Iberworld Airbus A.320 EC-JND on an extra Las Palmas arrival late in the evening, our first visit from the carrier since late March 2004, the aeroplane's first-visit as such, although it had last appeared here as EC-ICK on 30th August 2003.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBA FUA1449/1450 EC-JNU AUA2373/4 OE-LCI AEA145/6 EC-ISE BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AJY475/5 5B-DBI IWD3457 EC-JND ECA828/9 5B-DBW

Friday 8th September
The day's only aeroplane of note saw only the second visit here of a Scandinavian charter airline, Air Finland Boeing 757 OH-AFJ first-visiting on a delayed return leg of the previous evening's easyJet Faro scheduled service during the afternoon - the carrier had previously been seen here on a Lourdes charter on 5th August 2005.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH AEA259/261 EC-JHK OHY2455/6 TC-OAO ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE945 EC-ISI DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPP EZY1DD OH-AFJ OHY3414/5 TC-OAG AEA477/8 EC-III LTE492/3 EC-ISI

Thursday 7th September
Another memorable day thanks to only our second Mexican executive jet ever, less than forty-eight hours after our first, the stunning Gulfstream V XA-MKI arriving from Oslo late morning and staying most of the rest of the day with us, departing to Stansted at dusk. Another biz jet of note during a vintage week for the genre, was Falcon 50EX OE-HPS which made its second visit of the last eight days during the late afternoon. Lufthansa continued to use Cityline CRJ.700s for their lunch-time Dusseldorf schedule, D-ACPL first-visiting, while we also saw our first Douglas DC-8 since March 2005, African International Airways' ZS-OZV arriving before dawn and departing at dusk, only the aeroplane's third appearance here and first since November 2004.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA TSC326/7 C-GLAT DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPL AMC246 9H-ADH

Wednesday 6th September
A tremendous day for executive jet traffic, following on from the Mexican excitement of the day before, with scenes on the south apron at various times during the morning reminiscent of the excitement of early September 2005. The two night-stopping 'big Falcons' and Citation X were joined before dawn by the first-visiting Learjet 60 TC-ELL, and then later in the morning by two more first-timers, Falcon 900EX N900NS filling the gap made by the departing Falcon 2000EX OY-EJD, and the very pretty Maersk Challenger 604 OY-MMM which parked alongside Citation X G-CDCX in front of the old Gill Airways hangar. All were to depart during the day, the pick of the bunch, Falcon 900EX XA-RGB leaving just after mid-day to Italy. A trio of smaller biz were to follow during the late afternoon, beginning with the Augusta Air Citation Excel D-CTTT once again for a night-stop, CitationJet N525HS returning home to Switzerland after another trip across 'the pond', and NetJets Europe Beechjet CS-DMA on its second appearance here, a machine which had been the first of the fleet to visit Newcastle Airport just over a year ago. A single airliner amongst all the exec jet excitement was the long-awaited first-visit here of FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECO, on the morning Belfast City rotation.

Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBH BEE427/8 G-JECO DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPO GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 5th September
A historic day, one that will be remembered for our first Mexican executive jet ever, Falcon 900EX XA-RGB of corn-flower producer Gruma arriving from Birmingham during the afternoon for a night-stop, our first Mexican registration since Boeing 757 XA-RLM in 1998. Earlier Hangar 8 CitationJet CJ2 G-TBEA had first-visited, while there was a trio of airliner second-visits, two of which had first-timed yesterday, the newly-based Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELX on its return from its first rotation of the day to Amsterdam, Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPP following at lunch-time on the Dusseldorf schedule. The late afternoon saw two Atlantic Airways BAe146s appear, OY-RCA passing through first from Stavanger to Molde, only its second visit as such the aeroplane having set the series going on 5th June, while OY-CRG followed from Inverness to Molde. Another late afternoon first-visitor was Airlec's Merlin F-GRNT.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA EXS551/2 G-CELX SXS261 TC-SUJ DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPP FLI707/8 OY-RCA EZE023P/37EV G-RHUM FLI690/1 OY-CRG EZE38EV/024P G-RHUM

Monday 4th September
Two first-visiting airliners today, including the second Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 to appear so far this month, D-ACPP first-timing on the lunch-time Dusseldorf schedule, while Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELX first-visited late in the evening on a positioning flight from Leeds, presumably taking over from TF-ELO for the near future. One exec jet of note, Air Alsie's Falcon 2000EX OY-EJD making just its third landing here at tea-time for a night-stop - it had visited twice during May 2006.
Others:
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC PGT431/2 TC-APU DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPP EXS100P G-CELX NPT202 TC-MBH

Sunday 3rd September
A few highlights, the only airliner being another first-visiting easyJet Airbus A.319, G-EZII on the morning Stansted schedule. Another GA diversion gave us the now rare sight of a Beech Duke here, D-ICKY calling in on its way north to Dundee, while 'new' British executive jet CitationJet G-OEBJ made its first visit here at tea-time.
Others:
EZY526/5 G-EZII OHY455/6 TC-OAF AJY546/7 5B-DCE KAJ7480/1 TS-IEF OHY4441/2 TC-OAH FHE318/9 HB-JIB AEA233/4 EC-ICD

Saturday 2nd September
On a grotty day, it was indeed the inclement weather that produced most of the day's highlights, one of the day's GA diversions being the first-visiting NetJets Europe Citation XLS CS-DXI which couldn't get into Carlisle during the afternoon. Only other item of note was the returning Club Air BAe146-100/RJ.70 EI-CPK which passed through again from Iceland to Italy during the afternoon, the aircraft's second, but only the type's third, landing at Newcastle Airport.
Others:
NPT201 TC-MBH FUA1449/1450 EC-IYS AUA2373/4 OE-LCP AEA145/6 EC-JAP BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AJY574/5 5B-DCE ECA828/9 5B-DBU

Friday 1st September
Just one airliner of interest on an otherwise very quiet day, Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPO operating the lunch-time Dusseldorf scheduled service, the aircraft having previously visited twice during August 2004.
Others:
NPT201/2 TC-MBA AEA259/261 EC-HKQ OHY2455/6 TC-OAB ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-JHJ DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPO OHY3414/5 TC-OAY AEA477/8 EC-HZS LTE492/3 EC-JHJ

Thursday 31st August
A pair of executive jets visitors and a vintage type brought the month to a close, the best of the two biz jets being the Grupo Mayoral Falcon 200 EC-JBH which visited briefly at tea-time. Augusta Air Citation XLS D-CTTT made its third visit during the late morning, while Yak 18 HA-HUA also arrived at lunch-time for a two-day stay.
Others:
RYR: CSD/-/CSZ/-
NPT201/2 TC-MBH TSC326/7 C-FDAT BEE701/2 G-ZAPW AMC246 9H-ABT

Wednesday 30th August
A much better day with a few significant airliners and a very nice executive jet late in the evening - the best of the trio of airliners involved only the second landing here of a BAe146-100/RJ.70, EI-CPK of Italian operator Club Air visiting briefly on a trip from Rome-Fiumicino to Keflavik with the Italian under-21 football team. The first RJ.70 to visit Newcastle Airport had also been on a football charter, co-incidentally another Italian machine with a consequential registration, EI-CPL visiting at midnight on 10th August 1998 wearing an Alitalia livery but operated by Azzurra Air. There was also a pair of Thomsonfly Boeing 737-300s of interest, G-THOL first-visiting as such on the lunch-time Verona 'W', an aeroplane once familiar here as G-IGOK of easyJet/goFly, its last visit as such being on 5th March 2004, while the ex-Ryanair/Continental Airlines machine G-THOE became the based unit during the evening, an aeroplane which had visited just once before on 24th May. The executive jet was the very welcome Jet Alliance Falcon 50EX OE-HPS which arrived from St.Petersburg after dark for a night-stop, while earlier Manhattan Air Premier I G-OMJC had made just its third visit, its last appearances here being during January 2005.
Others:
RYR: DAR/DHX/-/-
NPT201/2 TC-MBA KLM957/8 PH-BXL TOM386M/385M G-THOL GRE2346/5 SX-BLX TOM9067 G-THOE ECA904/5 5B-DBV

Tuesday 29th August
Nothing to get too excited about ....
Others:
RYR: CTA/-/DCG/DCZ
SXS261 TC-SUG FLI9690/690 G-CLHD NPT202 TC-MBH

Monday 28th August
Only item appeared just after dark, Citation 551 D-IMME making only its second visit of the last six years. Others:
RYR: DCS/DHJ/-/DAM
PGT431/2 TC-APZ BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC

Sunday 27th August
Back to normality although there were still a pair of first-visitors, both appearing during the early morning - easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIC first-timed on the morning Stansted schedule, while another Exec. Jets International Gulfstream IV visited, N401QS spending two hours with us alongside sister-ship N486QS on the south apron, both aircraft taxying out together, and departing within two minutes of each other (although then going off in different directions) !.
Others:
RYR: DAM/DHC/-/DCS
OHY455/6 TC-OAF EZY526/5 G-EZIC AJY546/7 5B-DBI KAJ7480/1 TS-IEE OHY4441/2 TC-OAB FHE318/9 HB-JIB AEA233/4 EC-HJQ

Saturday 26th August
A pair of Spanish first-visitors and the biggest biz of them all made for a historic day. Air Europa used their newest Boeing 737-800 EC-JNF for their afternoon Palma charter, while CitationJet CJ2 EC-JMS also first-visited during the afternoon. The day will be remembered however for the first-visit here of an executive-configured Boeing 747-400, A6-HRM of the Dubai Air Wing spending a few hours with us during the afternoon - the registration had of course once been quite regular here during the late 80s/early 90s on a Boeing 707, the aircraft last visiting as such on 12th November 1991, while the unit's Boeing 747SP had also been regular during the same period.
Others:
RYR: DCZ/-/DAT/DAP
NPT201 TC-MBH MNB601/2 TC-MBF FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG AUA2373/4 OE-LCI AEA145/6 EC-JNF BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AJY574/5 5B-DCE ECA828/9 5B-DBW

Friday 25th August
An improving week for visiting executive jets ended with a fairly significant 'biz biz', only our fourth Executive Jets International Gulfstream IV ever, and only our second in the last eight years, appearing in the shape of N486QS during the afternoon for a double night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DCX/DHX/-/DAM
NPT201/2 TC-MBA AMC246 9H-ABT AEA259/261 EC-ICD OHY2455/6 TC-OAG ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-ICN OHY3414/5 TC-OAB AEA477/8 EC-HZS LTE492/3 EC-ICN

Executive jets keeping us going again, the best being the first-visiting, early production model Learjet 60 D-CRAN of Senator Aviation, which operated a hospital flight from Bourgas during the afternoon. Arriving just three minutes after this machine was the Citation Encore SE-RGZ making its third visit of the month, while the only other aeroplane of note was the afternoon-stopping Cirrus SR-20 N8159Q.
Others:
RYR: DLN/-/DCG/-
NPT201/2 TC-MBH TSC326/7 C-GTSF

Wednesday 23rd August
A quieter day, its somewhat muted highlights occurring during the hours of darkness - easyJet used Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-JKZ for an 'in reverse' Palma schedule in the early hours, only the machine's third visit here, while MSR Flug Charter CitationJet D-IPCS made its fourth appearance after dusk.
Others:
RYR: DHA/DHJ/-/-
NPT201/2 TC-MBA EZY6422/1 EC-JKZ KLM957/8 PH-BXB GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 22nd August
A pair of executive jets worthy of mention included one of real interest, only our second Learjet 40 ever appearing in the shape of Cirrus Airlines' D-CNIK which spent a couple of hours with us during the early evening. Arriving a little earlier was last week's first-timing Citation Excel OO-FPA which subsequently stayed for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DCS/-/DAT/DLN
MNB311 TC-MBH KLM957/8 PH-BXL SXS261 TC-SUH FLI690/1 OY-RCW NPT202 TC-MBH

Monday 21st August
A quiet start to the week - Eurowings BAe146-200 D-AEWD operated the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, the aircraft wearing the new Lufthansa Regional tail design but not titles - it had visited Newcastle Airport just once previously as a Eurowings aeroplane during the Vauxhall Frontera launch airlift of October 1998, but had visited prior to that operated by Air UK and SABENA. Eastern Airways' ex-US Airways Express-liveried Jetstream 41 G-MAJV arrived from Aberdeen late in the evening in the carrier's new colour-scheme, becoming the second member of the fleet to visit here as such - the livery is slightly modified, most notably with a different tail logo design. Just one exec jet, Citation 525 N525HS passing through again from Switzerland to Iceland and beyond, the fifth time it has visited as such in recent years.
Others:
RYR: DCS/DHJ/-/DAM
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC PGT432 TC-APG DLH3CN/4CL D-AEWD EZE39FC G-MAJV MNB411 TC-MBA

Sunday 20th August
Executive jets took the day's honours again, three of note appearing during the afternoon - PS Aviation's Citation Encore SE-RGZ returned from the trip to Kefallinia it started on its first visit last Wednesday, Trans Helicoptere Service's Falcon 100 F-GSLZ made its first visit since August 2004, and GAMA Aviation's Learjet 45 G-GMAA first visited a little later. Only airliner was easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZMS making its second visit on the morning Stansted schedule.
Others:
RYR: DHA/DAJ/-/DCX
EXS548/536P G-CELV OHY455/6 TC-OAF EZY526/5 G-EZMS AJY546/7 5B-DBI KAJ7480/1 TS-IEE OHY4441/2 TC-OAY FHE318/9 HB-JIB AEA233/4 EC-HJQ

Saturday 19th August
A few aeroplanes of note, the only first-visitors being a pair of GA machines - Cirrus SR-22 N589CD day-stopped from/to Wevelgem, while NetJets Europe Citation Bravo CS-DHN first-visited during the afternoon. We finally saw the BA Connect titles for the first time, on the carrier's RJ.100 G-BXAR on the afternoon/evening's Gerona charter, while the re-timed, early afternoon Austrian Airlines Innsbruck charter was flown by CRJ OE-LCH, its first visit since August 2002.
Others:
RYR: DCS/-/DAP/CSN
MNB311 TC-MBA LTE492/3 EC-ICN FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG AUA2373/4 OE-LCH BRT64P/711W G-BXAR AEA145/6 EC-JAP EXS535P/547 G-CELV BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AJY574/5 5B-DBI ECA828/9 5B-DBV

Friday 18th August
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DAT made only its second visit here on the morning Dublin schedule, meaning that each of the 105 members of the fleet that have appeared here have now all visited at least twice, while North Flying Citation 650 OY-JPJ visited over lunch-time, a machine which had last appeared here almost exactly two years ago, having made its first two visits here as such at the end of August/beginning of September 2004 - it had however visited earlier as N220TW.
Others:
RYR: DAT/DCP/-/CSJ
MNB311/411 TC-MBH AMC246 9H-ADI AEA259/261 EC-HBM OHY2455/6 TC-OAG ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-ICN OHY3414/5 TC-OAY AEA477/8 EC-III

Thursday 17th August
Still somewhat quiet with just the second visit of the two day's previous first-visiting Citation Encore G-KDMA during the morning.
Others:
RYR: CSW/-/CSH/-
MNB311/411 TC-MBA TSC326/7 C-GFAT

Wednesday 16th August
Signs of recovering interest with two more first-visiting executve jets, including another Citation Encore, SE-RGZ spending an hour with us during the afternoon, while Flying Group Citation Excel OO-FPA had first-timed a little earlier.
Others:
RYR: DCN/DHJ/-/-
MNB311/411 TC-MBH EZY513/4 G-EJAR BZH5853/4 F-GRJN GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBV

Tuesday 15th August
Just one first-visitor again, a biz jet this time, Citation Encore G-KDMA spending an hour with us during the early afternoon.
Others:
RYR: DCZ/-/CSI/CSA
MNB311/411 TC-MBA SXS261 TC-SUG FLI690/1 OY-CRG

Monday 14th August
Again just one first-visiting airliner, unfortunately appearing in the early hours though, Karthago Airlines Boeing 737-300 TS-IEC making its first appearance here on a delayed Monastir rotation.
Others:
RYR: DHA/CTB/-/DAM
KAJ7480/1 TS-IEC BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC PGT432 TC-API MNB601F TC-MBE MNB411 TC-MBH

Sunday 13th August
Only one aeroplane to mention again, a first-visiting airliner though, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZNM appearing here for the first time on the early morning Stansted schedule.
Others:
RYR: DCC/CSX/-/DCK
BGH5533/4 LZ-HMQ OHY455/6 TC-OAI EZY526/5 G-EZNM AJY546/7 5B-DBI BEE427/8 G-ZAPK OHY4441/2 TC-OAO FHE318/9 HB-JIB AEA233/4 EC-IDA

Saturday 12th August
Only one executive jet to mention, NetJets Europe Beechjet 400 CS-DML making its second visit during the morning, a machine which had first-timed during early June.
Others:
RYR: DHH/-/DAP/DAI
MNB311 TC-MBH FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG KLM957/8 PH-BXK AUA2373/4 OE-LCK AEA145/6 EC-ISN AJY574/5 5B-DBI ECA828/9 5B-DBU

Friday 11th August
Fischer Air Boeing 757 SP-FVP duly returned from Malaga at dawn, positioning back out to Warsaw, another first-visiting airliner appearing at lunch-time, Air Mediterranee Airbus A.321 F-GYAZ operating the return leg of last week's Lourdes charter, the aircraft returning for its second visit during the evening with the second part of last week's Boeing 747 load. NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DNW arrived at tea-time for a night-stop, only its third visit here, but first since April 2003.
Others:
RYR: DHZ/CSS/-/DHH
MNB311/411 TC-MBA AEA261 EC-HJQ TOM054D/9028 SP-FVP OHY2455/6 TC-OAG ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-JRC AEA477/8 EC-HZS OHY3414/5 TC-OAY LTE492/3 EC-JRC

Thursday 10th August
Another significant day in the history of aviation, and consequently a very quiet one. There was one very notable visitor however, unconnected with the day's main story, Fischer Air Boeing 757 SP-FVP positioning in from Warsaw late in the evening to operate a delayed (due 'tech.') Thomsonfly Malaga rotation, not only a first-visitor but my 999th 757 !.
Others:
RYR: DHP/-/DAP/-
MNB311/411 TC-MBH AMC246 9H-ABT TSC326/7 C-FDAT TOM9027/2053 SP-FVP

Wednesday 9th August
Finally a few aeroplanes worth mentioning, Gold Air Learjet 45 G-CDSR making its second visit during the evening, Cessna 210 N23KY having also arrived at tea-time for a night-stop. easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIL operated two northbound and one southbound Stansted schedule during the afternoon, the aircraft's third and fourth visits here.
Others:
RYR: DHH/DHG/
MNB311/411 TC-MBA EZY513/4-EZIL EZY515/8004 G-EZIL GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBX

Tuesday 8th August
Again, nothing of note .... !
Others:
RYR: CSH/-/DAP/CSW
MNB311/411 TC-MBH SXS261 TC-SUI FLI690/1 OY-CRG

Monday 7th August
Nothing of note ....
Others:
RYR: DLO/CSF/-/DLM
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC PGT432 TC-APZ MNB411 TC-MBA

Sunday 6th August
Even quieter with just another first-visiting easyJet Airbus A.319, G-EZEF operating the morning Stansted rotation.
Others:
RYR: DAI/CSX/-/DLO
OHY455/6 TC-OAK EZY526/5 G-EZEF AJY546/7 5B-DBI KAJ74801/1 TS-IEF OHY4441/2 TC-OAO FHE318/9 HB-JIB AEA233/4 EC-IDA

Saturday 5th August
A quieter day than the previous one, the excellent Friday, but we still managed a first-visiting airliner and executive jet. The airliner involved the interesting substitution of a Fokker 100 on the evening Austrian Airlines Innsbruck charter, OE-LVE becoming the second of the type to be used by the carrier during the last two summer seasons, while Ducair's 'new' Learjet 35 LX-TWO made its first appearance here on an evening hospital flight arrival. Grupo Mayoral Falcon 100 EC-HVV day-stopped from/to Valencia presumably for the same reason which saw the departure of the night-stopping Air Nostrum CRJ EC-JOY during the late evening.
Others:
RYR: DHP/-/CSI/DCS
OHY3414/5 TC-OAY MNB311 TC-MBA LTE493 EC-JRC FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG AEA145/6 EC-ISN BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AUA2373/4 OE-LVE AJY574/5 5B-DBI ECA828/9 5B-DBU

Friday 4th August
An excellent day, one that was long overdue, after a few very quiet weeks. Three airliners first-visited, the best of which was our first sight at Newcastle Airport of an Iberia-liveried CRJ, Air Nostrum's latest fleet addition EC-JOY arriving with the Villarreal football team at lunch-time, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping. Also in at the same time was the first of Lte's 'new' fleet additions, the ex-Gulf Air machine EC-JRC first-timing on the carriers lunch-time Tenerife charter. Wearing an incomplete version of the carrier's new livery, an unusual combination of green/red titles/engines, and an all-yellow tail fin, the aeroplane returned for its second visit less than twelve hours later on the late evening Tenerife rotation. easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZAH flew sixteen visual circuits during the middle of the day, another first-visitor from the fleet, while this summer's Lourdes departure was flown by Air Atlanta Boeing 747-300 TF-ARU, the aircraft which had first-visited last August on an Excel Airways Sonford substitution, positioning in from Brize Norton and departing after a lengthy turnaround, using Air Mediterranee callsigns throughout, and making only the type's third landing here at Newcastle. Finally Citation 551 N127BU which had been part of what seems to have been the last period of excitement here at the end of June, second-visited during the evening.
Others:
RYR: DCN/DLI/-/DLM
AMC246 9H-ADH MNB311/411 TC-MBH OHY2455/6 TC-OAB ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-JRC AEA477/8 EC-HKR LTE492 EC-JRC

Thursday 3rd August
The day's only aeroplane of note was a bit of a surprise, Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJL positioning in from Blackpool during the afternoon in the carrier's brand new colour-scheme, the aircraft going straight into service on the London City schedule.
Others:
RYR: DHH/-/DCZ/
MNB311/411 TC-MBA BZH5851/2 EI-DEW EZE001T G-MAJL TSC326/7 C-FDAT

Wednesday 2nd August
Even quieter with just one airliner of note which arrived within the first hour of the day, Excel Airways Boeing 767-300 G-VKNH first-visiting as such on a Palma arrival, the aircraft positioning out to Manchester during the second hour of the day. It had of course been a regular visitor during the summer season of 2005 as TF-ATU.
Others:
RYR: DCN/CSF/-/-
XLA4147/147P G-VKNH MNB311/411 TC-MBH GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 1st August
Just a pair of airliners worthy of mention, Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJU making its first departure from Newcastle Airport, and subsequently second visit, on the morning Cardiff rotation, while of more interest was our second Dubrovnik Airways Douglas MD.80 of the summer, the first-visiting MD.82 9A-CDE being used by Excel Airways for the day's Santorini rotation, the aircraft departing during the morning and returning during the late evening.
Others:
RYR: DCL/-/DCZ/CSE
MNB311/411 TC-MBA EZE31EV G-MAJU XLA420P/4210 9A-CDE SXS261 TC-SUJ EZE32EV G-MAJU FLI690/1 OY-RCW XLA4211/421P 9A-CDE

Monday 31st July
A fairly dismal month came to a close with just one airliner of note, Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJU first-visiting during the evening on the last Aberdeen arrival of the day - the aircraft wears a basic US Airways Express livery.
Others:
RYR: CSS/DLI/-/DHM
AEA234 EC-HKR BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC PGT432 TC-API AJY574P/574 G-ZAPU EZE39FC G-MAJU MNB411 TC-MBH

Sunday 30th July
Just two second-visiting 'lo-cost' airliners during the early morning, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DAN on the morning Dublin schedule, and easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIL on the Stansted rotation - the latter had first-timed here on 1st June.
Others:
RYR: DAN/DCD/-/DCG
AJY574/5 5B-DBI OHY455/6 TC-OAK EZY526/5 G-EZIL KAJ7480/1 TS-IEE OHY4441/2 TC-OAH FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 29th July
Rather an interesting sight on the new 'golf' stands during the afternoon, the arrival of another MNG Kargo Fokker F-27 making for 'three in a line', TC-MBF visiting from/to Bristol where it is presumably based as the stand-by aircraft there, indeed it wore additional STBY titles on the fin, with engineering support for the two weekend-stopping machines, TC-MBE and TC-MBH. The aeroplane had visited Newcastle Airport twice before as Channel Express machine G-BNIZ (although interestingly never before as an Air UK aircraft) during February 2003 and August 2001. Only other item of note was Cessna 172 D-EIPE which diverted in from Eshott during the evening for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DAG/-/CSR/CSV
LTE492E/493 EC-JHJ MNB311 TC-MBH FUA1449/1450 EC-IYS MNB724/5 TC-MBF AEA145/6 EC-ISN BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AUA2373/4 OE-LFL ECA828/9 5B-DBX

Friday 28th July
Another disappointing day with only the second visit of Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLI on the morning Torp schedule of note.
Others:
RYR: DHP/DLI/-/DCK
AMC246 9H-ADI MNB311/411 TC-MBA OHY2455/6 TC-OAO ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-JHJ OHY3414/5 TC-OAH AEA477/8 EC-ICD

Thursday 27th July
Very little of interest again, with just the fourth visit from Netjets EuropeCitation Bravo CS-DHB, but first since September 2004, during the late morning of note.
Others:
RYR: DAL/-/DLN/-
MNB311/411 TC-MBH TSC326/7 C-FDAT

Wednesday 26th July
The day's only real item of interest was another colourful Challenger, joining one already on the south apron from the previous day - Global Jet of Austria's overall brown and orange CL604 OE-IPK day-stopped from/to Nice, spending half of its time here across the taxiway from the all blue, and somewhat older model, Canadian Forces machine.
Others:
RYR: DCN/DCW/-/-
MNB311/411 TC-MBA XLA448 F-GMLI GRE2346/5 SX-BLX XLA449/449P F-GMLI ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 25th July
A few more airliners of note including another first-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800 - who'd have thought two of our last four would appear on consecutive days ? - EI-DAN operating the morning Dublin schedule. Atlantic Airways BAe146-200 OY-RCW made its second visit on the afternoon Molde departure, the aircraft having arrived from Inverness, while Slovak Government Tupolev Tu-154M OM-BYR made its first visit since June 2003 during the morning. Only executive jet of interest was a military operated machine, Canadian Forces CC-144 Challenger 144614 arrriving from across the Atlantic during the evening for a night-stop - the aeroplane had visited previously during September 2002, but now wears an attractive overall dark blue colour-scheme.
Others:
RYR: DAN/-/DLN/DLK
MNB311/411 TC-MBH SXS260/1 TC-SUM XLA4210 F-GMLI FLI691 OY-RCW XLA4211 F-GMLI

Monday 24th July
Another quite busy day but with little of real interest, the only airliners of note being another first-timing Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-DLI on the morning Torp schedule, and Blueline Douglas MD.83 F-GMLI which flew the day's Excel Airways Funchal rotation. Best of the many GA movements was Piaggio P.180 I-FXRC which arrived from Italy at tea-time for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DAG/DLI/-/DHE
AEA234 EC-HZS PGT431F/432 TC-APM XLA158P/4158 F-GMLI MNB402F/411 TC-MBA EXS535P/535 G-CELI XLA4159 F-GMLI EXS536/536P G-CELI

Sunday 23rd July
Only GA interest, Challenger 604 N655TS making a further two training visits around lunch-time, while Learjet 35 D-CFAX made its second visit as such during the late evening, arriving from Austria for a night-stop - it had first-visited during August 2005, but had been a Newcastle visitor previously as I-ZOOM in August 1995. Beech Bonanza F-GGLP also passed through at lunch-time.
Others:
RYR: DAR/-/-/DAG
BGH5533/4 LZ-HMW MNB401F TC-MBA OHY455/6 TC-OAF AJY546/7 5B-DCE KAJ7480/1 TS-IEF OHY4441/2 TC-OAH FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 22nd July
A few machines of note, Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-JBJ making just its third visit here on the afternoon Palma charter, while Ryanair 737-800 EI-DLN made its second appearance on the afternoon Bergamo schedule. Ocean Sky Challenger 604 N655TS made its second visit on another training flight during the afternoon - it had first-timed last month - while first-visiting Citation Excel SE-DYX arrived from Dublin during the early evening for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DAG/-/DLN/DCK
MNB311 TC-MBA FUA1449/1450 EC-GNZ AEA145/6 EC-JBJ AUA2373/4 OE-LFK AJY574/5 5B-DCE ECA828/9 5B-DBX

Friday 21st July
For the second time in a mid-July week, nothing of note ...... !
Others:
RYR: DHE/DCB/-/DCL
MNB311/411 TC-MBH OHY2455/6 TC-OAO ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-JHJ OHY3414/5 TC-OAH AEA477/8 EC-HKR

Thursday 20th July
Just one first-visiting airliner, the 103rd Ryanair Boeing 737-800 to land at Newcastle Airport, EI-DLN operating the afternoon Bergamo schedule.
Others:
RYR: DHE/-/DLN/-
MNB311/411 TC-MBA TSC326/7 C-GSAT AMC246/7 9H-ADH

Wednesday 19th July
Nothing of note ....
Others:
RYR: DCT/DCD/-/-
MNB311 TC-MBH BZH5851/2 F-GNLH BZH5853/4 F-GNLH GRE2346/5 SX-BLX DAT60E/V OO-SSM ECA904/5 5B-DBV MNB411 TC-MBH

Tuesday 18th July
Just three items of foreign GA to mention - Cessna 172 OY-JDL arrived from East Midlands during the early evening for a night-stop, while Cessna 421 D-IFDK arrived just before midnight, departing just after. Earlier Robinson R.22 EI-DKI had departed (possibly for good ?) to Edinburgh at lunch-time.
Others:
RYR: CSB/-/DAJ/DCT
MNB311/411 TC-MBA EZE411P/41LF G-IONA SXS261 TC-SUH EZE42LF/45LF G-IONA EZE46LF/47LF G-IONA EZE48LF/48P G-IONA

Monday 17th July
The Atlantic Airways Molde charter continued to provide a good selection of aircraft, BAe146-200 OY-RCW first-visiting during the afternoon. Not much else, although the Robinson R.22 EI-DKI which had been present since mid-June departed to Durham/Tees Valley just before mid-day, only to return later in the afternoon.
Others:
RYR: DAL/DAS/-/DCC
BGH5573/4 LZ-HMI EZE013P/45LF G-IONA FLI696/7 OY-RCW EZE46LF/47LF G-BYHG MNB411 TC-MBH

Sunday 16th July
A very quiet day the only aeroplanes of note being Piper Twin Comanche N971RJ which passed through at lunch-time from Blackbushe to Reykjavik, and the second-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DCE on the morning Dublin schedule.
Others:
RYR: DCE/CSW/-/CSO
ECA829 5B-DBU KAJ7480/1 TS-IEF OHY455/6 TC-OAL AJY546/7 5B-DCE FHE318/9 HB-JIB OHY4441/2 TC-OAA

Saturday 15th July
A quieter day with only another Ryanair Boeing 737-800 and another pair of second-visiting airliners of note - Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-JKZ which had first-visited in mid-June on the afternoon Palma charter, and Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJV which positioned out to Aberdeen after its night-stop, positioning back later in the afternoon. Ryanair's EI-DCE was the first-visitor on the evening Dublin schedule. Piper Cherokee Arrow D-EKHW arrived also during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: CSD/-/DCZ/DCE
MNB311 TC-MBH EZE701P G-MAJV FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG AEA145/6 EC-JKZ EZE702P G-MAJV BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AUA2373/4 OE-LFG AJY574/5 5B-DCE ECA828 5B-DBU

Friday 14th July
A superb day with three first-visiting airliners and an executive jet amongst others. Lte produced another wide-body sub-charter for their lunch-time Tenerife charter, flown by Luzair L.1011 Tristar CS-TMP in an all-white scheme with titles on the third engine, while another 'new' Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 made its first appearance, G-MAJV wearing a basic (new) US Airways Express livery operating the last Aberdeen arrival of the day and then night-stopping, the machine actually being one of three ex-American machines to appear throughout the day, while a fore-taste of things to come this winter was provided by an en-route diversion during the evening, Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEJ diverting in from Dublin to Riga, the aeroplane continuing onwards after an hour and a half on the ground. Earlier Eurocypria's new Boeing 737-800 5B-DBZ had made only its second visit on the morning Heraklion charter.
Augusta Air Citation XLS D-CTTT made its second visit during the morning, its first having been on 2nd June, while Solid Air Citation Bravo PH-DYN first-visited during the late morning. Also of interest was Islander D-IAEB which passed through from Germany to Aberdeen during the early evening, returning later for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: CSB/DCW/-/DAI
AMC246/7 9H-ABT MNB311/411 TC-MBA OHY2455/6 TC-OAH ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 CS-TMP EZE39FC G-MAJV OHY3414/5 TC-OAA AEA477/8 EC-IDA

Thursday 13th July
The day's most interesting aeroplane, a European executive jet that had appeared before wearing two previous identities, came and went before breakfast, Sundt Air Citation Bravo LN-SUV passing through from Oslo to London City. The aircraft had last visited as N51KR on 27th July 2003, but before that had actually been delivered through Newcastle as TC-TPE on 22nd December 2000 !. Flying Group Citation Bravo OO-FYG arrived from Northolt during the afternoon for a night-stop, only the machine's third visit, while another Cirrus SR-22 showed, N147GT arriving from Denham just minutes later also for an overnight stay. Only airliner was Eurowings CRJ D-ACRN on only its second appearance here on the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule - it had first-visited as long ago as 9th May.
Others:
RYR: DAF/-/CSR/DAZ
MNB311/411 TC-MBH TSC326/7 C-GTSH DLH3CN/4CL D-ACRN

Wednesday 12th July
Only two second-visiting airliners, but it was the co-incidental dual first-visit-of-type of a new general aviation product that was the day's highlight. MNG Kargo Fokker F-27 TC-MBA made its second landing here from Bristol in the early hours, the aeroplane day-stopping alongside 'BE' and then operating the evening Bristol mail departure, while FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECN made its second consecutive visit on the morning Belfast City schedule. The new GA type was the Diamond DA-42 Twin Star, the strange shape making its first landing here during the morning, PH-TSN spending a few hours with us from/to Rotterdam. Later on in the afternoon and the second landing from the type was made by G-OPFR which arrived from Luton with spares for a u/s Thomsonfly Boeing 757, the aeroplane joining the latter on stand 10 !.
Others:
RYR: CSC/DAS/-/DAI
MNB311/411 TC-MBA BEE427/8 G-JECN GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 11th July
Two first-visiting Bombardier products ! - FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECN finally made its first appearance on the morning Belfast City schedule, while the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service was flown by Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPQ, the aircraft being the last of the three in the fleet to wear the new-style 'Star Alliance' livery to visit Newcastle Airport.
Others:
RYR: DAF/-DAD/DLK
MNB311/411 TC-MBH SXS261 TC-SUH BEE427/8 G-JECN DLH3CN/4CL D-ACPQ KLM958 PH-BXH

Monday 10th July
Another day with a few second-visitors, although there was one first-timing airliner, yet another MNG Kargo Fokker F-27, TC-MBA arriving from Vienna in the early hours, day-stopping alongside TC-MBE, and then operating the late evening Bristol mail departure - an ex-Channel Express machine it had never visited Newcastle as G-CEXE. KLM Boeing 737-800 PH-BXH made only its second appearance here on the first Amsterdam arrival of the day, the aeroplane subsequently going u/s and spending the night with us, while the afternoon Atlantic Airways Molde charter was flown again by a Malmo Aviation BAe146-300/RJ.100, SE-DSU wearing a special blue livery promoting the Swedish national football team - the aircraft had visited just once previous, on a Salzburg charter on 22nd May 2004. Finally Citation 500 D-ISSS made its second visit here during the late morning, escaping the biz-packed Schonefeld, the machine having first-timed here just two weeks ago.
Others:
RYR: DLF/DAY/-/DCG
MNB981/411 TC-MBA BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC KLM957 PH-BXH FLI696/7 SE-DSU

Sunday 9th July
A more interesting day, four aircraft, two airliners and two executive jets, making only their second visits to Newcastle Airport. The airliners were easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZEK on the morning Stansted schedule, the aircraft having first-visited last August, and Karthago Airlines Boeing 737-300 TS-IEE on the late afternoon Monastir charter, the aeroplane having operated the flight two weeks ago. The two executive jets to second-time had first-visited much longer apart, CitationJet VP-BDS arriving during the afternoon for a night-stop, the aeroplane having first-visited on 2nd March 2001, while Challenger D-BUSY which had first-timed just eight days ago, arrived an hour later also for a night-stop. One more movement of note at tea-time involved Piper Malibu HB-PKS which diverted in for fuel en-route from Switzerland to Glasgow.
Others:
RYR: DLK/DCW/-/CSO
OHY455/6 TC-OAI EZY526/5 G-EZEK EXS523 G-CELV AJY546/7 5B-DCE EXS524/535 G-CELV KAJ7480/1 TS-IEE EXS536/536P G-CELV OHY4441/2 TC-OAA FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 8th July
The day's only interest, a pair of Boeing 737s, both arrived in the space of two minutes at breakfast-time, problems with the based Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELA overnight on the Stansted mail flight seeing the first-visiting G-CELV position up from Leeds to fly the day's Murcia and Mahon rotations, while Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLO made only its second visit here on the morning Dublin schedule.
Others:
RYR: DLO/-/DHX/DCG
MNB311 TC-MBE EXS008C/P G-CELP EXS101P/523 G-CELV FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG AEA145/6 EC-JAP EXS524/373 G-CELV BGH5533/4 LZ-HMI AUA2373/4 OE-LFI AJY574/5 5B-DCE ECA828/9 5B-DBU EXS374 GCELV

Friday 7th July
Just one first-visiting airliner to mention, Eurocypria's new Boeing 737-800w 5B-DBZ making its first appearance here on the carrier's morning Heraklion charter - the aircraft wears a purple fin.
Others:
RYR: DAZ/DCH/-/CSC
MNB311/411 TC-MBH OHY2455/6 TC-OAH ECA5240/1 5B-DBZ BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-ISI OHY3414/5 TC-OAA AEA477/8 EC-IDT

Thursday 6th July
MNG Kargo Fokker F-27 TC-MBE made its second visit as such during the early hours, but it was a pair of executive jet arrivals later in the day that took it's honours, Club328 Premier I G-CJAH first-visiting at breakfast-time for an hour-long stay, while NetJets Europe Citation XLS CS-DFT made just its second visit at lunch-time, the aeroplane staying for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: CSQ/-/DHZ/DCG
MNB311/411 TC-MBE TSC326/7 C-GFAT AMC246 9H-ADH

Wednesday 5th July
The only item of note was the second visit as such of MNG Kargo Fokker F-27 TC-MBH, not as expected during the early hours from Bristol, the fog and a diversion away putting paid to that, but during the afternoon on a positioning flight from Liverpool.
Others:
RYR: DHC/DCW/-/DAI
KLM957/8 PH-BXI MNB411F/411 TC-MBH GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 4th July
The day-stopping MNG Kargo Fokker F-27 was as expected a different machine to that which had spent the last couple of days with us, TC-MBE arriving from Bristol during the early hours and operating the late evening departure - the machine had also visited Newcastle Airport just once previously although not wearing the ex-British identity most of the fleet has worn in the past, as Jersey European aeroplane G-JEAG, but as D-ACCT of Sky Team which operated a freight flight here on 19th January 2001. Only other item had also appeared in the early hours, Malmo Air Taxi Piper Navajo SE-IDR spending an hour with us at an un-sociable hour.
Others:
RYR: DCM/-/DAD/DLK
MNB311/411 TC-MBE SXS261 TC-SUM

Monday 3rd July
A quieter day, the highlight being another substitution on the Atlantic Airways Molde charter, Malmo Aviation BAe146-300/RJ.100 SE-DST operating the afternoon flight, an aircraft which had visited four times previous, on the Swedish carrier's Venice charter, on two consecutive Sundays during late June 2003. MNG Kargo Fokker F-27 TC-MBH made its first departure as such from Newcastle Airport during the late evening on the Bristol mail flight, and Semitool Europe CitationJet N511TC made its third visit here during the afternoon, an arrival from Oxford for a night-stop. Abelag Citation 560 OO-CLX departed to Carlisle during the afternoon after 'shooting' a couple of ILS approaches here.
Others:
RYR: DAI/DAS/-/CSO
BGH5573/4 LZ-HMI FLI696/7 SE-DST MNB411 TC-MBH

Sunday 2nd July
Another fairly interesting day, but with just one first-visitor, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZAJ operating an evening 'in reverse' Stansted substitution. Earlier Denim Air/VLM Fokker 50 PH-DMS had operated the lunch-time Wideroe Stavanger schedule, a machine which was once regular here as EI-FKF of Aer Lingus Commuter, its last visit as such being during 2001, while an early hours notable was Jetstream Executive Travel Jetstream 31 G-PLAJ which arrived from Manchester, spending just thirty minutes on the ground before positioning out to Coventry - the aeroplane had visited just once previous on 6th July 2000. Another to have visited just once before during an earlier July was the day's only biz jet of note, Abelag's Citation 560 OO-CLX arriving from Cannes for a night-stop - the aircraft last appeared here as G-TTFN on 12th July 2004.
Others:
RYR: DAM/CSD/-/DHC
AJY574/5 5B-DBI OHY455/6 TC-OAI EZY526/5 G-EZEJ WIF384/5 PH-DMS AJY546/7 5B-DBI KAJ7480/1 TS-IEG OHY4441/2 TC-OAO EZY5FL/5FK G-EZAJ FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 1st July
The week's executive jet interest spilled over into the weekend, the morning producing two more first-visitors, Learjet 36A N70LJ arriving from across the Atlantic in the early hours for a day-stop and a departure to Austria at tea-time, while the similarly rather old model Challenger 600S D-BUSY spent a couple of hours with us at breakfast-time. Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-JHL made just its second appearance here on the afternoon Palma charter, the machine having first-timed almost exactly a year ago on 9th July 2005, while MNG Kargo Airlines' Fokker F-27 TC-MBH arrived from Bristol during the late afternoon for the Turkish carrier to take over the Bristol mail flights for the next two months - the aeroplane which is part of a fleet of largely ex-British machines, had indeed visited Newcastle Airport just once previously as G-CEXB of Channel Express on 8th September 2000, it now however wears a quite stunning overall blue and orange livery.
Others:
RYR: DHC/-/DHZ/DHY
EXS535 G-CELS ABR025/26P EI-SLB FJE426P G-FJEA FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG AEA145/6 EC-JHL BGH5533/4 LZ-HMW AUA2373/4 OE-LFG MNB117F TC-MBH ECA828/9 5B-DBX

Friday 30th June
The week finished with a flurry of airliners and biz jets, the highlight being another first-visiting Eurofly Airbus A.320, I-EEZD operating in from Naples and out via Edinburgh at lunch-time, the aircraft also wearing the special World Cup logos on the carrier's new livery. Eurowings CRJ D-ACRP made its second visit here on the Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service, while major disruption to the based Jet2 flying programme produced two additional Boeing 737-300s during the evening, G-CELI positioning in from Manchester to operate the delayed Amsterdam rotation, an aircraft which had visited just twice previous during December 2005, and G-CELS which arrived just before midnight from Leeds to fly the Cork rotation - the aeroplane had visited four times during 2002 as a Channel Express machine. Daimler-Chrysler Aviation Gulfstream V N920DC made another appearance during the morning, arriving from Munich and departing within the hour to one of the prettiest and immaculate airports I have ever visited, Pontiac-Oakland County Airport in 'motor-state' Michigan, while Citation 650 N606AT first-visited during the afternoon, arriving from Weston for a night-stop, and Citation 550 N127BU returned to Southend after its two night stay.
Others:
RYR: DAI/CSD/-/DCI
ABR025/026P EI-SLB ENI5502 ES-NOG OHY2455/6 TC-OAE ECA5240/1 5B-DBW BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-ICN EEZ1540 I-EEZD DLH3CN/4CL D-ACRP OHY3414/5 TC-OAY AEA477/8 EC-HZS EXS553P/553 G-CELI ENI5501 ES-NOG EXS535P G-CELS

Thursday 29th June
An additional Atlantic Airways flight from Vagar to Stavanger within the first hour of the day was operated by BAe146-200 OY-RCB, a first-visitor as such although it had once been very regular here as G-CSJH of AirUK its last visit as such being during 1993, while another first-visiting exec jet was Citation 525 N971DM during the afternoon. Gulfstream V N920DC returned to Germany during the morning, while Citation 550 D-CHDE visited briefly during the afternoon, the aircraft's last visits to Newcastle Airport being as widely spaced as 2001 and 1995.
Others:
RYR: DAY/-/DLF/CSC
FLI7387 OY-RCB ABR025/026P EI-SLB TSC326/7 C-FDAT AEA191/2 EC-IDT ENI5505/1 ES-NOG AMC246/7 9H-ADI

Wednesday 28th June
An excellent day with two first-visiting airliners and a pair of first-timing executive jets. The airliner highlight was provided by the Map Jet Douglas MD.83 OE-LJE which positioned in from Dublin during the morning to operate the easyJet Rome-Ciampino rotation, the aircraft positioning back to Dublin during the early evening - the machine wore the full aviajet livery - while the last of the Eurowings CRJ fleet finally first-timed, the ex-Air Dolomiti D-ACRP on the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule. The early afternoon also saw the two first-visiting biz, Citation 550 N127BU from Southend followed by the stunning Daimler-Chrysler Aviation Gulfstream V N920DC also from Dusseldorf, both aircraft subsequently night-stopping.
Others:
RYR: DAZ/CSZ/-/DCX
ABR025/026P EI-SLB ENI5502 ES-NOG EZY8010/6471 OE-LJE DLH3CN/4CL D-ACRP EZE37P/47LF G-BZOG EZY6472/8011 OE-LJE GRE2346/5 SX-BLX EZE48LF/38P G-BZOG ECA904/5 5B-DBV ENI5501 ES-NOG

Tuesday 27th June
Enimex Antonov An-72 ES-NOG finally made its second landing here during the early morning after arriving at the weekend and departing to Bristol on Monday evening's mail flight, while Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELP made a medical diversion at lunch-time whilst en-route from Stansted to Bodo. Another 'new' Thomsonfly Boeing 737-300 appeared in the shape of G-THOI which took over the Newcastle detachment during the late evening, another ex goFly machine which had last visited as G-OFRA on 19th May 2004.
Others:
RYR: DCX/-/DHZ/CSC
ABR025/026P EI-SLB SXS261 TC-SUH EXS2007 G-CELP ENI5504/1 ES-NOG TOM782P G-THOI

Monday 26th June
The Atlantic Airways' Molde charter during the afternoon was flown by Flightline/IAC BAe146-200 G-CLHD, while the beginning of an excellent week for executive jets saw the first-visiting Citation 500 D-ISSS operating an ambulance flight during the afternoon.
Others:
RYR: DCX/DHW/-/DHH
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC FLI696/7 G-CLHD ENI5501 ES-NOG

Sunday 25th June
Another new carrier with the letter 'A' as its main colour-scheme feature made its debut here during the early morning, Airclass Airways Boeing 737-300 EC-JSL operating a delayed Excel Airways Verona inbound then positioning out to Manchester. The aircraft, wearing the carrier's basic but effective green livery, with a large 'A' on the fin, had visited Newcastle four times previous as EC-IEZ of Hola Airways during 2003. easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIB made its third landing here on the morning Stansted schedule, while Thomsonfly Boeing 737-300 G-THOK took over the Newcastle 'line' after arrival from Malaga during the afternoon - a first-visitor as such the aircraft had visited previously as EC-GNU during 2000/2001, and also subsequently as G-IGOB of goFly, the last time on 13th March 2004. Karthago Airlines Boeing 737-300 TS-IEE first-visited on the carrier's tea-time Monastir charter, the third of the carrier's six-strong fleet to appear here so far this summer, while Citation X C-GIWZ departed across the Atlantic after its four night stay.
Others:
RYR: DAY/DAS/-/DAK
XLA4167/416P EC-JSL OHY455/6 TC-OAL EZY526/5 G-EZIB AJY546/7 5B-DCE TOM029P G-THOK KAJ7480/1 TS-IEE OHY4441/2 TC-OAO FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 24th June
A unique sight during the day with two Anotonov An-72s present with the arrival of Enimex's ES-NOG from Shannon during the morning, ES-NOH which had been detached for almost two weeks, departing to Tallin later in the afternoon. The new machine, a first-visitor, also wore an all-white colour-scheme with signs of previous United Nations markings evident. Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-ISN made just its third visit here on the carrier's afternoon Palma charter, while ajet began to use their new callsign and ICAO three-letter designator for their late evening Larnaca charter flown by Boeing 737-800 5B-DCE, the move finally seeing the end of the Helios brand.
Others:
RYR: DHY/-/DHX/DCX
ENI5502 ES-NOH FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG ENI4664 ES-NOG AEA145/6 EC-ISN BGH5533/4 LZ-HMQ ENI4663 ES-NOH AUA2373/4 OE-LFK ECA828/9 5B-DBU AJY574/5 5B-DCE

Friday 23rd June
One of this year's most anticipated summer charter series' began, albeit a short affair, Eurofly setting their Naples series going with the first-visiting Airbus A.320 I-EEZG at lunch-time. The aircraft which wore special World Cup logos on the forward fuselage, and the carrier's new livery, arrived from Bournemouth and operated out to Naples. Earlier Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DAS had made just its second appearance here on the morning Torp schedule, over five months since its first.
Others:
RYR: DAG/DAS/-/DAI
AMC246/7 9H-AEH ABR025/026P EI-SLB ENI5502/1 ES-NOH OHY2455/6 TC-OAN FLI7386 OY-CRG BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-ISI EEZ1540/1 I-EEZG OHY3414/5 TC-OAA AEA477/8 EC-III

Thursday 22nd June
A Canadian provided the day's only first-visitor again, Air Transat's 'new' Airbus A.310 C-GTSY operating the late morning Toronto flight. Only other item was Servair Private Charter's Citation Bravo HB-VMW, which made its third visit here during the afternoon.
Others:
RYR: DAY/-/DLF/DCK
ABR025/26P EI-SLB ENI5502/1 ES-NOH TSC326/7 C-GTSY AEA191/2 EC-III

Wednesday 21st June
A sole executive provided the day's interest, although it was rather special, Citation X C-GIWZ arriving from Luton during the mid morning for an extended stay.
Others:
RYR: DAJ/DCW/-/CSB
ABR025/026P EI-SLB ENI5502/1 ES-NOH GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBV

Tuesday 20th June
Exceutive jets took the day's prizes, two first-visitors arriving within ten minutes during the late morning, the 'second-hand' Premier 1 OE-FKW passing through to its new owners in Austria, and Irish Air Corps Learjet 45 IAC258 visiting on an ambulance flight. Only two airliners of note, HapagFly Boeing 737-800 D-AHFT making its second visit on the evening Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover schedule - it had first-visited on a similar substitution on 23rd March last year - and a new Air Contractors ATR.42 on the early hours Bristol mail arrival, EI-SLB having been once regular here as OY-CID of Cimber Air during 1997 and 1998.
Others:
RYR: CSJ/-/DHX/DHY
ABR025/026P EI-SLB ENI5502 ES-NOH SXS261 TC-SUI HLX4420/1 D-AHFT ENI5501 ES-NOH

Monday 19th June
Still rather quiet with just a pair of airliners to mention, including another first-visitor, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIX operating a late evening, 'in reverse', Stansted rotation. Earlier, Atlantic Airways BAe146-200 OY-CRG had made its second consecutive weekly visit on the carrier's mid-afternoon Molde charter.
Others:
RYR: DHC/CSY/-/DCF
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC FLI696/7 OY-CRG EZY5FN/5FM G-EZIX ENI5501 ES-NOH

Sunday 18th June
Again just one airliner to mention, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EJAR making its second visit on the morning Stansted rotation - it had first-visited on 14th January 2006.
Others:
RYR: DLC/DHW/-/DAY
HCY574/5 5B-DCE EZY526/5 G-EJAR OHY455/6 TC-OAE HCY546/7 5B-DCE KAJ7480/1 TS-IEG OHY4441/2 TC-OAB FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 17th June
Just one first-visiting Spanish airliner of note, Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-JKZ operating the afternoon Palma charter. Only other item of note was another Irish Robinson helicopter, R.44 EI-GPZ arriving during the evening to join the still present R.22 EI-DKI.
Others:
RYR: CSB/-/DLF/DAF
ABR025/26P EI-SLE ENI5502 ES-NOH FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG BGH5531/2 LZ-BHC AEA145/6 EC-JKZ AUA2373/4 OE-LFK ECA828/9 5B-DBU

Friday 16th June
A few items of note, the highlight being a prospective UK executive jet, Ocean Sky's new Challenger 604 N655TS arriving from its new Prestwick home at mid-day, the aircraft departing to Luton a few hours later - wearing a taped-on registration, the aeroplane is expected to become G-OCSC soon. Citation 500 OY-FFB made only its second visit since 1998, but second in a few months, during the morning, the only airliners of notes appearing late in the evening, a pair of Fokker 50s on VLM charters, the carrier's own OO-VLJ wearing the airline's new colour-scheme, and the all-white Denim Air PH-JXM - the latter machine had last visited as such on a KLM CityHopper Amsterdam schedule on 5th April 2006, while the former was on its fifth visit here, its last having been on 15th November 2002. Both arrived for double night-stops.
Others:
RYR: DCT/DHW/-/DAJ
ABR025/26P EI-SLE ENI5502/1 ES-NOH OHY2455/6 TC-OAE BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE OHY3414/5 TC-OAA AEA477/8 EC-HKR LTE944/5 EC-JHJ

Thursday 15th June
Another fairly busy day, but unfortunately with no aeroplanes worthy of mention ....
Others:
RYR: DCT/CSH/DLF/DAF
ABR025/26P EI-SLE ENI5502/1 ES-NOH TSC326/7 C-FDAT AEA191/2 EC-HKR AMC248/9 9H-AEJ

Wednesday 14th June
Only two aeroplanes of note both with Bulgarian connections, Air Sofia Antonov An-12 LZ-SFA arriving during the early afternoon for a freight departure the following morning, while the second week of the Air Greece Gerona rotation was flown during the evening by the carrier's 'new' aeroplane, Airbus A.320 SX-BLX - wearing an all-white colour-scheme the aircraft had last appeared here as LZ-BHA of Balkan Holidays on 17th September 2005.
Others:
RYR: DHC/CSQ/-/DCT
ENI5502/1 ES-NOH ABR025/26P EI-SLE GRE2346/5 SX-BLX ECA904/5 5B-DBW

Tuesday 13th June
Enimex Antonov An-72 ES-NOH made its second landing during the early morning on its return from Bristol, the aircraft settling in for its detachment thereafter, a pair of Boeing 737-800s providing interest later on, KLM's PH-BXC first-visiting on the morning Amsterdam rotation, the last of the fleet to appear here barring the carrier's recently delivered machine, while Ryanair's EI-CSB made just its second landing here on the evening Dublin schedule. FlyBe's recently re-painted BAe146-300 G-JEBG made its first-visit as such on the evening Southampton schedule, the aeroplane wearing an overall red and black 'logo-jet' scheme advertising an on-line gaming company, while interesting GA movement amongst a busy day for the genre was Robinson R.22 EI-DKI which arrived from Humberside during the afternoon for an extended stay.
Others:
RYR: DCW/DHG/DLF/CSB
ABR025/26P EI-SLE ENI5502/1 ES-NOH KLM957/8 PH-BXC SXS261 TC-SUG KLM961/2 PH-HZD BEE147/8 G-JEBG

Monday 12th June
A much more interesting day with some very exotic aeroplanes and country prefixes, including two ex-Soviet ones. Atlantic Airways flew the second week of their Molde departure during the afternoon with the first-visiting BAe146-200 OY-CRG, while Enimex took over the previous Emerald Airways and more recently White Eagle Aviation Bristol mail departure with Antonov An-72 ES-NOH, the aircraft, wearing an all-white livery and still showing signs of its previous UN marks and registration UNO-804 on the fin, positioning in from Belfast-Aldergrove during the evening and departing just before midnight. Earlier ISD Avia Falcon 20 UR-CCB had arrived from the east mid-morning, staying with us until the afternoon, the aeroplane having last visited us during the 1980s as F-BIHY, while Skyservice Citation S550 OO-SKP first-visited during the evening.
Others:
RYR: DLC/DHP/-/DHY
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC FLI606/692 OY-CRG ENI5500/1 ES-NOH

Sunday 11th June
Just one item of interest, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIU first-visiting on the early morning Stansted schedule.
Others:
RYR: DLC/CSQ/-/DAJ
OHY455/6 TC-OAL EZY526/5 G-EZIU HCY546/7 5B-DCE OHY4441/2 TC-OAB KAJ7480/1 TS-IEF FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 10th June
Another quiet Saturday, but it did produce a first-visiting executive jet, GAMA Aviation's Challenger 601 G-IMAC which spent the evening with us. Only other item was Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-JAP on the afternoon Palma charter, just its third appearance here.
Others:
RYR: CSJ/DHG/DHV/DAF
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602/60P SP-KCA FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG BGH5531/2 LZ-BHC AEA145/6 EC-JAP AUA2373/4 OE-LFL HCY574/5 5B-DCE ECA828/9 5B-DBU

Friday 9th Junec A quieter day, its highlight appearing at dusk, another mail flight oddity, in the shape of Benair Shorts 360 OY-PBW which actually diverted in from Edinburgh on a flight from Aberdeen - the first-visitor still wore the basic colour-scheme of its previous operator, Australian carrier Sunshine Express. Nordic Europe Douglas MD.87 SE-RBA left the Jet2 base a little earlier than planned during the late evening, the aircraft positioning out to Stockholm, its replacement having positioned in from Lasham during the afternoon, Boeing 737-300 TF-ELO wearing the carrier's livery on a white fuselage - the aeroplane is believed to have visited Newcastle Airport just once before, as G-MONP of Monarch Airlines on a Santa Claus charter on 18th December 1990 !.

Others:

RYR: DAF/DCV/-/DLC

ABR025/26P EI-SLE EXS008C/B G-CELP WEA602 SP-KCA OHY2455/6 TC-OAL BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE EXS102P TF-ELO OHY3414/5 TC-OAY LTE944/5 EC-JHJ AEA477/8 EC-IDT

Thursday 8th June
Another varied day, with another first-visiting airliner and executive jet - the biz jet appeared briefly during the morning, MAS Airways' Citation Bravo G-EKWS making its first appearance here, while the airliner was another easyJet Airbus A.319, G-EZIK operating two 'in reverse' Stansted rotations during the evening. Sister-ship G-EZIO had earlier made its third visit here on another Stansted rotation at lunch-time, while Cimber Air CRJ OY-RJD made its second visit as such on the lunch-time SAS Copenhagen schedule, and Air Europa flew an extra Arrecife departure during the afternoon with the recently rather uncommon Boeing 737-800 EC-HKQ, only the aeroplane's second visit here since April 2001, its last being during October 2004. The morning had also produced a pair of airliner diversions from Durham/Tees Valley, bmiBaby Boeing 737-300 G-TOYF operating in from Malaga during the early hours and departing direct to Paris-CDG mid-morning - only the second appearance of a bmiBaby aeroplane here, the aircraft had once been regular as G-IGOO of goFly and easyJet - while Thomsonfly Boeing 737-800 G-CDZI diverted in at breakfast-time, its first-visit as such, although the aeroplane had made its first appearance here as recently as 4th March as SE-DZI. Also of note were a pair of identical Trinidad GTs, PH-JVD and N5551Q, which passed through routing from The Netherlands to Scotland during the early afternoon.
Others:
RYR: DAR/DHP/DCM/DCF
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA TSC326/7 C-FDAT EZY515/4 G-EZIO SAS1535/6 OY-RJD AEA192/3 EC-HKQ EZY5FL/K G-EZIK AMC248/9 9H-AEJ WEA601 SP-KCA EZY5FN/5FM G-EZIK

Wednesday 7th June
The day's highlight was the first appearance of a French carrier in its new form as a jet airliner operator, Aigle Azur operating the afternoon Brit Air/Air France Paris-CDG scheduled service, after the late morning rotation had been cancelled, with their stunning, first-visiting Airbus A.320 F-HBAD - the carrier had visited Newcastle Airport previously, 'through the ages', with types such as the Falcon 20, King Air 200 and Bandeirante. Air Scotland began their Gerona series during the evening with their currently leased Freebird Airbus A.320 TC-FBF, still operating under Greece Airways callsigns, the aeroplane which had been regular here on the Turkish carrier's Summer 2005 charter operations now wearing a slightly revised colour-scheme, while a passenger charter from Gothenburg during the afternoon produced the first visit of Braathens-SAS Boeing 737-500 LN-BRR since 26th August 2001, the aircraft still wearing the Braathens livery we once saw daily. Notable amongst a number of quite regular German GA visitors during the afternoon/evening was Piper Malibu D-ECBE which visited from/to Germany, the machine spending an hour and a half on the ground with us.
Others:
RYR: DHC/CSQ/-/DCR
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA BZH5853/4 F-HBAD GRE2346/5 TC-FBF ECA904/5 5B-DBV WEA601 SP-KCA

Tuesday 6th June
Still rather quiet with just an airliner and an executive jet first-visit-as-such - the airliner was another 'new' Cimber Air CRJ, OY-RJD operating the lunch-time Copenhagen schedule, actually the seventh CRJ ever built, a machine which had last visited as D-ACLH of Lufthansa Cityline as recently as 12th March, while the executive jet was Citation 550 G-JBIZ which spent the evening with us, an aeroplane which had visited sporadically within the last decade as VP-CTJ, but one that I saw here as F-GBTL in 1983 !.
Others:
RYR: DLB/DHG/DCM/DHY
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA SXS261 TC-SUH SAS1535/6 OY-RJD WEA601 SP-KCA

Monday 5th June
A quiet start to the week, the only item of interest being provided by the start of one of the summer's most interesting charter series, an Atlantic Airways programme to Molde in Norway, the first flight being operated by BAe146-200 OY-RCA, a machine which had visited Newcastle Airport twice before as G-CLHE of British Midland flying for Lufthansa Cityline on 26th May and 2nd June 2001.
Others:
RYR: DHY/DCV/-/DLB
BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC FLI606/692 OY-RCA WEA61P/601 SP-KCA

Sunday 4th June
A much more interesting Sunday, with two first-visiting airliners and a very new executive jet. The airliners were both Boeing 737-800s, Helios Airways/aJet's brand new machine 5B-DCE, complete with winglets, operating a delayed Larnaca rotation from Saturday evening during the early hours, and then wasting no time in second-visiting on its next rotation during the afternoon, while the 101st Ryanair Boeing 737-800 to appear here was EI-DAT on the morning Dublin schedule. easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIP made its third landing here on the morning Stansted rotation. The first-timing biz jet was the new NetJets Europe Beechjet 400 CS-DML during the afternoon, with Ducair Lear 35 LX-LAR and Augusta Air Citation Excel D-CWWW also making repeat visits during the afternoon and evening.
Others:
RYR: DAT/DHN/-/CSI
ECA828/9 5B-DBW HCY574/5 5B-DCE OHY455/6 TC-OAI EZY526/5 G-EZIP HCY546/7 5B-DCE KAJ7480/1 TS-IEG OHY4441/2 TC-OAB FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 3rd June
An extremely dull summer Saturday, the only aeroplane of any interest being the Air Europa Boeing 737-800 on the afternoon Palma charter, EC-JHK making its fourth visit here.
Others:
RYR: DCL/CSQ/DCY/DHY
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602/60P SP-KCA FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG BGH5531/2 LZ-BHC AEA145/6 EC-JHK AUA2373/4 OE-LFL

Friday 2nd June
It was back to executive jets for the day's main interest, and three foreign Citations of varying marks - NetJets Europe Bravo CS-DHK made its third visit here during the late afternoon, joined at the same time by Flying Group's Excel OO-SAV which had first-visited exactly eight days ago. The best came during the late evening however, August Air XLS D-CTTT spending only half an hour on the ground. Cirrus SR-22 N226TS arrived from Blackbushe during the afternoon for a night-stop, while the only airliner of note was Onur Air Airbus A.300-600 TC-OAY on the carrier's evening Dalaman charter, a machine which had visited just once previously, exactly a week ago.
Others:
RYR: CSY/CSN/-/DLC
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA EZY6422/8422 SX-BSW OHY2455/6 TC-OAA BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-ICN OHY3414/5 TC-OAY AEA477/8 EC-IDT WEA601 SP-KCA

Thursday 1st June
A few new airliners to begin June, the first arriving during the early morning, Sun Air Dornier 328JET OY-NCO operating a day-trip passenger charter from/to Billund, the aircraft wearing a rather bland white and grey colour-scheme, and becoming only the sixth of type to visit us. A u/s easyJet Boeing 737-700 in Malaga made for a pair of substitutions during the evening, Airbus A.319 G-EZIL first-visiting on an 'in reverse' Stansted rotation, and the first appearance here of new European carrier Sky Wings Airlines of Greece, Douglas MD.83 SX-BSW positioning in from East Midlands to fly the Palma rotation. The aeroplane, which had visited Newcastle Airport previously wearing two previous registrations, G-RJER of Airtours the last time during 1996, and TC-FBT of Freebird only once on 20th August 2004, operates as UK Jet on behalf of Excel Airways hence the XL.com titles on the engine cowlings.
Others:
RYR: DCX/DCV/DCY/DHC
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA TSC326/7 C-FDAT KLM965/6 PH-LXR EZY8421/6421 SX-BSW EZY5FL/5FK G-EZIL AMC248/9 9H-AEG WEA601 SP-KCA

Wednesday 31st May
The month ended with just a pair of airliners of note during the afternoon, Thomsonfly Boeing 737-300 G-THOJ making its second visit as such on the carrier's Verona 'W', and Croatia Airlines Airbus A.320 9A-CTM only its second visit ever on the return of last week's Split charter, a machine which had first-visited almost exactly a year ago on 1st June 2005, and which wears the new-style Star Alliance livery.
Others:
RYR: CSD/DAF/-/CSZ
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA606 SP-KCA ECA904/5 5B-DBU WEA601 SP-KCA

Tuesday 30th May
A very quiet day, at least until the late evening, our mail flights continuing to provide interest - additions were a pair of Danish Air Transport ATRs positioning in from Copenhagen to operate mail departures, ATR.72 OY-RUB operating out to Bristol, replacing the White Eagle ATR.42 SP-KCA for the night which had earlier positioned out to Edinburgh, and ATR.42 OY-CIR operating out to Stansted in addition to the usual Channel Express Boeing 737-300 G-CELA. The ATR.72 had visited as such once before on 8th May 2005 on an EUJet sub-charter, but of course was once based here as G-BXXA Gill Airways, its last departure as such being on 10th October 2000, while the ATR.42 had last visited as a Cimber Air aeroplane flying Copenhagen scheduled services for two different airlines during 1997 and 1998.
Others:
RYR: CSZ/DHN/DCY/DAI
SXS260/1 TC-SUJ WEA603 SP-KCA

Monday 29th May
A very quiet Bank Holiday Monday indeed, the only movements of note being the third visit here of the 'new' Thomas Cook Airways Boeing 757 G-TCBA on a delayed 'in reverse' Zakinthos rotation during the morning, and the third appearance this year of Guard Air Cheyenne SE-LYY during the evening.
Others:
RYR: CSI/CSN/-/CSY
BGH5573/4 LZ-HMQ TCX734L/K G-TCBA

Sunday 28th May
Back to the airliners providing most interest, although only one was a first-visitor, our third sub-charter in as many days seeing Dubrovnik Airline Douglas MD.83 9A-CDB operate the late morning Helios Airways Larnaca rotation, the aeroplane wearing an impression of Dubrovnik harbour on the forward fuselage. This summer's highlight foreign airline charter series made its first appearance in daylight, Karthago Airlines Boeing 737-300 TS-IEG making its second visit of the summer so far during the early evening - the first three flights of the series had operated at a later time around midnight - while others of note included just the second visit as such of Onur Air Airbus A.321 TC-OAN at the beginning of another weekly series for the carrier, a morning Bodrum rotation, the aircraft having visited before as an Aero-Lloyd machine, the third visit of easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZAG on the third week of the Sunday morning A.319-flown Stansted rotation, an aeroplane which had visited twice on 29th March, and only the second appearance here from Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLJ on the evening Dublin rotation. There was an executive jet of note too, and a very welcome one, Daimler-Chrysler Aviation's new Citation XLS D-CDDD passing through on delivery at lunch-time, only the second non-NetJets Europe example of the type to appear here.
Others:
RYR: CSD/DCV/-/DLJ
ECA828/9 5B-DBU HCY575 OM-ASA OHY455/6 TC-OAN EZY526/5 G-EZAG HCY546/7 9A-CDB KAJ7480/1 TS-IEG OHY4441/2 TC-OAB FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 27th May
Another excellent executive jet day, with two first-visiting aeroplanes - another new Gold Air Lear 45 first-timed, G-CDSR arriving during the early evening for a night-stop, while the 'snoopy' Citation 650 D-CCEU followed later in the evening also for an overnight stay. Earlier MSR Flug Charter CitationJet D-IPCS had made only its third appearance here at tea-time. Only airliner of note was the Air Slovakia Boeing 757 OM-ASA which operated the late evening Helios Airways Larnaca charter, the aircraft wearing a fairly bland colour-scheme in comparison with the carrier's full livery, consisting of just a blue fin and fuselage titles. No stranger to Newcastle Airport in the 1990s as G-BPEA, indeed at some points it was detached here as a Caledonian Airways machine, it had first visited as such during 1992, and last visited as a British Airways aircraft on 16th June 2000.
Others:
RYR: CSD/CSS/DHV/DHI
ABR025/025P EI-SLE WEA602/64P SP-KCA AEA477 EC-HGO FUA1449/1450 EC-IZG BGH5531/2 LZ-BHC WEA640 SP-KCA AEA145/6 EC-IDT AUA2373/4 OE-LFH HCY574 OM-ASA

Friday 26th May
An interesting airliner day with a pair of wide-body first-visitors - Bravo Airlines Boeing 767 EC-JOZ flew the lunch-time Lte Tenerife charter, an aircraft with a varied past, being an ex-Air New Zealand machine initially and then flying under at least three South American country prefixes, wearing Bravo Air Congo titles indicating the carrier's intention to commence scheduled services from Europe to Africa, while the evening Onur Air Dalaman charter saw the first-visit of Airbus A.300-600 TC-OAY, the aircraft, an ex-China Airlines machines, like last week's TC-OAB, wearing the carrier's new colour-scheme. Only other item apart from a few returning foreign biz jets, ending a good week for the genre, was the ex-Air Canada, Balkan Holidays Airbus A.320 LZ-BHE, making its second visit during the morning.
Others:
RYR: DLC/DAD/-/DAG
ABR025A/26P EI-SLE WEA602/630 SP-KCA OHY2455/6 TC-OAL BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE944/5 EC-JOZ WEA603P/601 SP-KCA OHY3415 TC-OAY RUS3926 D-CIRB

Thursday 25th May
Pretty much more of the same, a first-visiting exec jet being the highlight, Flying Group's Citation Excel OO-SAV which arrived during the late afternoon for a night-stop. KLM Boeing 737-800 PH-BXI made its second visit on the morning Amsterdam schedule, while Sureflight Aviation CitationJet G-SFCJ made its first visit as such during the morning - it had visited seven times previous as N33CJ.
Others:
RYR: DLM/CSS/DHV/DAP
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602/61P SP-KCA KLM957/8 PH-BXI TSC326/7 C-GTSH WEA62P/601 SP-KCA AMC248/9 9H-AEL

Wednesday 24th May
Another excellent day, with a first-visiting airliner and biz jet - the airliner was another Thomsonfly Boeing 737-300, G-THOE on the carrier's mid-day Verona 'W', while Challenger 604 N359V arrived from Inverness during the afternoon for a night-stop. Air Alsie Falcon 2000EX OY-EJD promptly made its second visit during the afternoon also from Inverness, while Hapag-Lloyd Express Citation XLS D-CTLX made another two landings on another trip to London City and back. Two more airliner second visits as such were Thomas Cook Airways Boeing 757 G-TCBA during the morning, and Cimber Air CRJ OY-RJC on the SAS Copenhagen schedule.
Others:
RYR: DCJ/DHG/-/DCR
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA TCX289L/839P G-TCBA TOM5386/5 G-THOE SAS1535/6 OY-RJC ECA904/5 5B-DBW WEA601 SP-KCA

Tuesday 23rd May
An exec jet took the day's honours again, Jet Aviation Citation Bravo HB-VMY arriving late morning for a night-stop. Another Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-DCR, made its second visit here on the morning Dublin schedule, while another once familiar airliner in a new guise made its first-visit as such during the late evening, Thomas Cook Airways' Boeing 757 G-TCBA positioning in from Manchester to fly an overnight Heraklion rotation - it had last appeared here as G-OOOY of First Choice Airways on 13th March 2005.
Others:
RYR: DCR/DLG/DCP/CSY
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA SXS261/2 TC-SUJ TCX752P/289K G-TCBA WEA601 SP-KCA

Monday 22nd May
A fairly interesting day with plenty of interest, the highlights being a pair of first-visiting executive jets, Citation Encore N652NR which visited twice during the morning and afternoon, and Air Alsie's new Falcon 2000EX OY-EJD which visited briefly during the morning. The only first-visiting airliner was Karthago Airlines Boeing 737-300 TS-IEG in the early hours on the third week of the carrier's Monastir series, but there was a further three notables - Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLM on its second visit on the morning Dublin schedule, the ex-British CityJet BAe 146-200 EI-DMK on its second visit as such on the late morning Brit Air Paris-CDG rotation, and Cimber Air's 'new' CRJ OY-RJC on the early afternoon SAS Copenhagen schedule - a first-visitor as such, the aircraft had last appeared here as D-ACLF of Lufthansa Cityline on 20th February 2006.
Others:
RYR: DLM/DHG/-/DHJ
KAJ7480/1 TS-IEG BGH5573/4 LZ-HMQ BZH5851/2 EI-DMK SAS1535/6 OY-RJC WEA601 SP-KCA

Sunday 21st May
The second week of the Sunday morning Airbus A.319-flown easyJet Stansted rotation produced another first-visitor, G-EZAK, while Excel Airways' leased from Miami Air Boeing 737-800 G-OXLA had earlier made its first visit of the summer, positioning in from Dublin to fly an Ibiza departure - the aircraft now wears a basic new-style Miami Air livery, with large 'XL.com' titles on the fin. Only other item of note was Aer Arran Islander EI-CUW which arrived during the morning for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DHS/CTA/-/DAP
XLA072P/4072 G-OXLA BMA7473 G-MIDR EZY526/5 G-EZAK HCY546/7 5B-DBI BMA7674/3 G-MIDY OHY4441/2 TC-OAF FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 20th May
The summer season's last based charter unit to arrive did so during the morning, Excel Airways Boeing 737-400 TF-ELY positioning in from Bristol. Club328 Dornier 328Jet G-CJAB spent a large proportion of the day with us, its first visit as such, although it had visited six times previously as OE-HAA, the last time on 29th May 2005.
Others:
RYR: DHJ/DCV/DCP/DCK
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA XLA192P TF-ELY FUA1449/1450 EC-GNZ BGH5531/2 LZ-BHC AEA145/6 EC-JEX ECA828/9 5B-DBV HCY574/5 5B-DBI

Friday 19th May
A pair of first-visiting airliners closed the week off, Balkan Holidays Airbus A.320 LZ-BHE, an ex-Air Canada machine, operating the morning Varna departure, while the Thomsonfly based Boeing 737-300 unit for the summer season positioned in from Dublin during the evening, G-THOG becoming the first aircraft from the fleet to be detached here, an ex-Deutsche BA aeroplane, and only one of three of the carrier's 737-300 fleet yet to appear here in any guise.
Others:
RYR: DHJ/CSN/-/CSZ
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA OHY2455/6 TC-OAK BGH5505/6 LZ-BHE LTE945 EC-ISI OHY3415/6 TC-OAB TOM9231 G-THOG WEA601 SP-KCA

Thursday 18th May
Apart from only the second ever full-stop landing here by a large military type, just one first-visiting airliner, but a hugely significant one, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLM on the morning Dublin scheduled service becoming the 100th member of the fleet to appear at Newcastle Airport. The first to visit was EI-DCD on an evening Dublin rotation on 15th September 2004, with another five aircraft visiting before the 'deluge' began with the commencement of the Bergamo schedule on 25th February 2005. Only other item was yesterday's first-visiting Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDT which made its second visit during the early hours.
Others:
RYR: DLM/DAD/DAJ/DHJ
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA TSC326/7 C-GSAT AMC248/9 9H-AEL WEA601 SP-KCA

Wednesday 17th May
Another fairly busy day, but with less of interest. Thomsonfly gave us a foretaste of their imminent Boeing 737-300 basing, G-THOJ flying a Verona 'W' during the early afternoon, only the third visit here of a member of the fleet - the aircraft had been once regular here as G-ODUS of British Airways, goFly and easyJet, its last visit as such being on 30th March 2004. There was also a first-visiting executive jet, Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDT making a short visit during the morning.
Others:
RYR: DLK/CSR/-/DHR
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA TOM5386/5 G-THOJ ECA904/5 5B-DBW WEA601 SP-KCA

Tuesday 16th May
A superb day, with plenty of interest coming from all civil genres - airliners took second place amidst a GA invasion, although the genre did include two first-visitors, one of which was a complete stunner. The comparatively less interesting Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DCR came first on the morning Dublin schedule, our first first-visitor from the fleet since 29th April, but this was surpassed by yet another substitution on the Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover scheduled service during the evening, which produced the first visit of one of the carrier's recently acquired Boeing 737-800s from the parent company, D-AHFX not only looking amazing in the 'yellow taxi' livery, but also wearing special Cagliari, Sardinia -inspired logos and tail design.
The plethora of GA visitors included no less than six foreign executive jets, although only one was a first-visitor, Challenger 604 VP-CAP wearing a similarly unsusual colour-scheme, a two-tone silver affair with a prominent tail marking and unusual registration font, the aircraft arriving during the evening for a night-stop. Learjet 31A N125GP had set the day going during the morning, the aircraft wearing a very similar silver livery, the machine's fourth visit here, while the late afternoon and evening also produced another 'colourful' biz, the dark green overall Citation II SE-RBK on its second appearance here, Excellent Air Citation 650 D-CARE for a short stop, an aeroplane which had visited once before during November 2000, and NetJets Europe Falcon 2000 CS-DNS on its fourth visit. Smaller visitors included King Air F-BXPY, Cessna 182 F-GBQA and Cirrus SR-22 N147LK all during the morning.
Others:
RYR: DCR/DHG/DHV/DHS
ABR025/26P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA XLA4159/419P F-GMLK SXS261 TC-SUJ HLX4420/1 D-AHFX DAT54A/60V OO-SSG WEA601 SP-KCA

Monday 15th May
A much less interesting day with just two second-visiting airliners of note, the Karthago Airlines Boeing 737-300 TS-IEF during the early hours on the second week of the carrier's summer Monastir series, and Blueline Douglas MD.83 F-GMLK operating the outbound Excel Airways Funchal flight during the evening, actually only its second visit as such, the machine being regular in the past wearing various guises.
Others:
RYR: DHM/CTA/DCW + 772/722 CST 776/776X DHJ
KAJ7480/1 TS-IEF XLA418P/4158 F-GMLK WEA601 SP-KCA

Sunday 14th May
An interesting airliner day, the highlights being a pair of very nice first-visitors, Travel Service concluding their short Verona series with their most recent Boeing 737-800 delivery, OK-TVF at lunch-time, while Hapag-Lloyd Express used the dba Fokker 100 D-AGPR for their late evening Hannover schedule, the aircraft wearing the full new dba livery with extra, football-related titles/logos. Onur Air Airbus A.321 TC-OAF made just its second visit also during the evening, easyJet began a summer-long, Sundays only, Airbus A.319-programmed Stansted rotation during the early morning, with G-EZIM, a machine which had made three previous landings here, and Flightline's all-white BAe146-200 G-DEFM made only its third and fourth visits to Newcastle Airport on the afternoon and evening Eastern Airways Aberdeen/Southampton flights - it had made two landings here on 12th July 2003. Finally Gold Air Learjet 45 G-GOMO also visited during the morning, its second visit as such, although it had appeared here wearing two previous British identities.
Others:
RYR: DHS/DAD/-/DCW
BMA7671 G-MIDX EZY526/5 G-EZIM HCY546/7 5B-DBH TVS120/1 OK-TVF EZE4095/6 G-DEFM HLX4420/1 D-AGPR OHY4441/2 TC-OAF FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 13th May
Very reminiscent of last summer, the second Saturday of this year's summer season produced mainly Spanish airliner interest, Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-JEX making just its second visit on the afternoon Palma charter, its first appearance here having been on 23rd July 2005, while Futura used one of their very new fleet additions for their afternoon Palma rotation, Boeing 737-400 EC-JSS, an ex-Hapag-Lloyd, White Eagle Aviation and MNG Airlines machine, wearing just an all white fuselage with a blue fin. A late evening executive jet visitor was Learjet 45 HB-VML, on its first appearance here since 22nd April 2004.
Others:
RYR: DCP/DLG/CSD/DHY
ABR025/36P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA AEA145/6 EC-JEX FUA1449/1450 EC-JSS ECA828/9 5B-DBV HCY574/5 5B-DBI

Friday 12th May
Another busy day but with little of note, the only machine of any interest being the FLM Aviation Metro 23 D-CNAC which flew a resuce flight for a u/s Beech 1900D D-CARA during the early afternoon - the aircraft had actually visited once previously, in the early hours of 13th October 2000.
Others:
RYR: DHR/CSS/-/DHC
ABR25A/P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA OHY2455/6 TC-OAE LTE945 EC-ISI OHY3414/5 TC-OAL WEA601 SP-KCA

Thursday 11th May
A very busy day but with very little of any real interest. FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECM second-visited on the morning Belfast City schedule, and Avanti Air Beech 1900D D-CARA arrived during the morning for a night-stop on the south apron, the aircraft wearing www.proair.de titles.
Others:
RYR: CSY/CSR/DHA/CSI
ABR25A/P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA TSC325 C-FDAT BEE427/8 G-JECM AMC246 9H-AEJ WEA601 SP-KCA

Wednesday 10th May
Still very quiet, but there was still a first-visiting airliner, FlyBe's new DHC.8-400 G-JECM operating the late morning Belfast City schedule. North Flying Citation 550 OY-CYV also visited during the morning, its first appearance here since the end of 2002, and Cirrus SR-22 N203CD arrived from Manchester during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DHY/DLG/-/DCP
ABR25A/P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA BEE427/8 G-JECM ECA904/5 5B-DBV WEA601 SP-KCA

Tuesday 9th May
A much quieter day with just one first-visiting scheduled service airliner, Eurowings CRJ D-ACRN appearing for the first time on the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf rotation, and a couple of 'freighter' ATR.42s, Air Contractors EI-SLE making its second visit as such during the early hours from Bristol to Bournemouth, and the detached White Eagle Aviation SP-KCA which returned from Bristol during the early morning, and then day-stopped to fly the late evening Bristol mail departure.
Others:
RYR: DAY/DAD/CSN/DCW
ABR25A/P EI-SLE WEA602 SP-KCA BZH4350/5850 F-GNLH SXS260/1 TC-SUL DLH3CN/4CL D-ACRN WEA601 SP-KCA

Monday 8th May
A very varied airliner day, beginning and ending with very welcome and quite exotic first-visitors. The summer's highlight foreign charter series began in the early hours, Karthago Airlines commencing their Monastir programme with the first-visiting Boeing 737-300 TS-IEF. Excel Airways used a Blueline Douglas MD.83 again for the day's Funchal rotation, F-GMLK positioning in from/out to Paris-CDG, a machine which has a history of visiting Newcastle Airport, first as EC-EJQ of Spanair in 1998, then as EC-FTU, and more recently as EI-CNO of Nouvelair in 2004, while easyJet used Airbus A.319 G-EZEG for a mid-day Stansted rotation, the aircraft having spent a day crew training here on 18th April 2004. FlyMe/Nordic Europe Douglas MD.87 SE-RBA, a machine which had been semi-regular recently flying for Hapag-Lloyd Express, arrived during the afternoon for a detachment flying for Jet2, the aircraft operating the evening Amsterdam rotation and then night-stopping, while the day ended with another highlight, White Eagle Aviation ATR.42 SP-KCA positioning in from Warsaw to operate the late evening Bristol mail departure.
Others:
RYR: DCW/DAZ/-/DHJ
KAJ7480/1 TS-IEF BGH5573/4 LZ-BHC XLA418P/4158 F-GMLK EXS120P/553 SE-RBA EZY515/4 G-EZEG XLA4159/419P F-GMLK WEA60P/601 SP-KCA EXS554 SE-RBA WEA601 SP-KCA

Sunday 7th May
The second week of the short Travel Service Verona programme provided the day's highlight, Boeing 737-800 OK-TVC first-visiting during the evening, the machine also being notable for wearing a basic Malaysia Airlines System colour-scheme after a winter lease in the far east - not the first time a basic Malaysia Airlines livery has been seen here though of course. Only other notable was Trans Helicopter Service Falcon 10 F-GHPB which made its first visit here since 1998 during the late afternoon.
Others:
RYR: DAY/CSR/-/DHE
BMA7671 G-MIDR HCY546/7 5B-DBI TVS122/3 OK-TVC OHY4441/2 TC-OAL FHE318/9 HB-JIB

Saturday 6th May
The day's highlight again occurred within its first few hours, Air Contractors' ATR.42 EI-SLE operating the Bristol mail arrival before positioning out to Bournemouth - the aircraft had last visited here as OY-CIC of Cimber Air during 1998 - while the first Saturday of the summer charter timetable saw Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-JBL set the carrier's afternoon Palma series going, a machine which had visited just once previous, on 24th September 2005, and BA Connect make their first appearance at Newcastle Airport, BAe146-RJ.100 G-BZAU positioning in from Edinburgh to fly the first Gerona departure of the series. Not yet having had the carrier's new titles applied, the aircraft had last visited here on 13th September 2002.
Others:
RYR: DCP/DHY/DHA/DHR
EXS554/001P G-CELB MON324/365 G-SMAN FUA1449/1450 EC-JNU AEA145/6 EC-JBL BRT64P/711W G-BZAU ECA828/9 5B-DBW HCY574/5 5B-DBI

Friday 5th May
An interesting day beginning with real quality within its first hour, Heli Air Services' Antonov An-12 LZ-CBH operating the Bristol mail arrival, the aircraft subsequently day-stopping and departing to Prestwick during the afternoon. The afternoon also produced two first-visiting airliners, Air Italy Boeing 757 I-AIGB positioning in from Gatwick to fly the Thomas Cook Airways Corfu departure, while Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELB positioned in a little later to fly the carrier's Cork and evening Amsterdam rotations - the aircraft wears special Yorkshire titles and logos.
NetJets Europe Falcon 900 CS-DFH made its third appearance here during the late morning, the machine having visited twice during September 2005, while King Air 200 N777VG passed through on a ferry flight to Italy during the afternoon.
Others:
RYR: DAP/CSN/-/DHI
OHY2455/6 TC-OAK MON374/325 G-SMAN LTE945 EC-JHJ TCX218P/997K I-AIGB EXS535P/535 G-CELB XLA035P/4174 G-XLAC OHY3414/5 TC-OAL EXS536/553 G-CELB

Thursday 4th May
Monarch Airlines began their weekend Trans-Atlantic programme during the morning with Airbus A.330-200 G-SMAN, the aircraft making the first visit of the type in the new Monarch livery. Air Malta Airbus A.319 9H-AEM first-visited on the evening Malta schedule, and the cessation of flying of Emerald Airways produced Air Contractors L.100 Hercules EI-JIV just before midnight for the Bristol mail departure.
Others:
RYR: DAP/???/DAX/DLK
TSC325 C-GFAT MON375P/375 G-SMAN AMC248/9 9H-AEM

Wednesday 3rd May
A first-visiting British executive jet, Hundred Percent Aviation's appropriately registered Learjet 45 G-IOOX spending the day with us from/to Oxford. Only other item of interest was the Blueline Douglas MD.83 F-GMLI again, operating an Amsterdam rotation for KLM during the afternoon, the second sub-charter the aircraft has flown for two different airlines through Newcastle in the space of forty-eight hours.
Others:
RYR: DLL/DAZ/-/DCW
KLM961/2 F-GMLI ECA904/5 5B-DBU

Tuesday 2nd May
Still very quiet - Excel Airways Boeing 757 G-VKNC made its first visit as such during the morning on an extra Santorini departure, the aircraft having visited for the carrier previously as TF-ARE, while Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLL made its second visit on the evening Dublin rotation. Interesting helicopter visitor was Agusta 109 EI-DJO which spent the middle of the day with us.
Others:
RYR: DCD/DAD/DAX/DLL
XLA2222 G-VKNC

Monday 1st May
A very quiet start to the summer charter timetable, the day's real interest being un-connected, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLK second-visiting on the morning Dublin schedule, as did fellow countryman Airlink Airways Learjet 60 EI-REX during the afternoon/evening. FlyJet Boeing 757 G-FJEA arrived to become a based unit in the early hours, only the aircraft's third landing here as such, although it has figured as part of our charter scene in earlier guises for over a decade, while Blueline Douglas MD.83 F-GMLI also made its third landing here during the morning, positioning in from Paris-CDG to fly the Excel Airways Funchal rotation, returning in the opposite direction during the evening.
Others:
RYR: DLK/DAL/-/CSW
FJE900P G-FJEA XLA418P/418 F-GMLI XLA4159/419P F-GMLI

Sunday 30th April
The day's, and actually one of the year's highlights so far, came and went before daylight, Interjet SA's Citation Excel SX-DCE operating an ambulance flight inbound just before dawn, the aircraft returning home to Athens after just half an hour on the ground. The night-stopping and first-visiting GA from the previous day both departed, Citation Bravo D-CALL to Palma, only to return for its second visit during the evening for another night-stop, and King Air 350 N37172 to the EBACE show at Geneva at lunch-time. Best of the few airliners of note was Travel Service Boeing 737-800 OK-TVB which arrived from Aberdeen during the afternoon for the first of a short series of Verona charters - it had actually appeared here twice previous, on two separate days at the end of November 2004.
Others:
RYR: DHE/DLG/-/DAY
TVS121/2 OK-TVB SHT12Q/13L G-EUXI EZY6432/8002 G-EZEJ

Saturday 29th April
Four aeroplanes of note, the first appearing on the morning Ryanair Dublin schedule, the only-days-old Boeing 737-800 EI-DLO first-visiting, while the afternoon saw a couple of GA first-timers, Citation Bravo D-CALL for a night-stop, and Raytheon's King Air 350 N37172 on its way to the EBACE show, the aircraft operating a local flight during the evening and then also night-stopping. Finally one of our based charter units for the summer positioned in during the evening, the Finnair Boeing 757 that will set the Excel Airways programme going on May 1st, OH-LBS appropriately wearing Excel Airways titles on an otherwise 'old' Finnair livery - the aircraft had actually not figured in recent years' Air Scandic detachments, not appearing here since 30th July 2002.
Others:
RYR: DLO/DAZ/DAX/DCB
FIN7063 OH-LBS HCY574/5 5B-DBI ECA906/7 5B-DBX

Friday 28th April
The morning produced a pair of first-visiting airliners, Onur Air Airbus A.321 TC-OAF on a Bodrum charter, and KLM Boeing 737-800 PH-BXH on the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, the second last of the current fleet to appear here. Eurowings CRJ D-ACRL made its second visit here on the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service. Notable executive jet was Hawker 800XP N800UK which visited from/to its home at Leeds during the afternoon - the aircraft had visited once previously on Christmas Eve 2004.
Others:
RYR: DCM/DAL/-/DCO
OHY2455/6 TC-OAF KLM957/8 PH-BXH FHE318/9 HB-JIB LTE944/5 EC-JHJ FUA1335/6 EC-JFB SHT12W/13W G-EUXH EZY5FL/5FM G-EZEJ SHT12Q/13L G-EUXH OHY3414/5 TC-OAI

Thursday 27th April
A very quiet day, the only movements of note being the commencement of the Jet2 Amsterdam schedule during the morning and evening, both flown by the previous evening's first-visiting Boeing 737-300 G-CELK.
Others:
RYR: DHO/DAL/DAX/CTA
EXS551 G-CELK EXS552 G-CELK AMC248/9 9H-AEG

Wednesday 26th April
A pair of first-visiting British airliners, including a significant British Airways machine, the last of the Airbus A.321 fleet duly appearing close to the end of April's short series of flights flown by this new type to the Newcastle route - G-EUXH operated the afternoon and evening Heathrow rotations, concluding a very lucrative series of flights for us, all seven aircraft appearing on just fourteen visits over only ten days of operation. The first-visiting Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELK positioned in just before midnight to be here for the beginning of the carrier's Amsterdam schedule the following morning, and Eurowings CRJ D-ACRO made just its second visit on the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule.
Others:
RYR: CSP/DAL/-/DCK
DLH3CN/4CL D-ACRO SHT12W/13W G-EUXH SHT12Q/13L G-EUXH EXS880P G-CELK

Tuesday 25th April
No new aeroplanes but it's always nice to see an Electra here, Atlantic Airlines' G-FIJV operating a freight flight to Luxembourg during the morning.
Others:
RYR: DAY/DAL/DHA/DHR
KLM957/8 PH-BXL

Monday 24th April
A pair of light executive jets during the afternoon were the day's only highlights, the most interesting of the two being the new CitationJet 'CJ2' N778MA passing through on delivery to new owners Hamlin Jet at Luton - an aircraft destined to return at some point therefore ? - while NetJets Europe Beechjet CS-DMF made its second visit, a machine which had first-timed last October.
Others:
RYR: DCB/DAD/-/DCK
KLM957/8 PH-BXG RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ

Sunday 23rd April
Another pair of first-visiting airliners during the evening - British Airways showed us the fifth new Airbus A.321 of the month, G-EUXG leaving just one member of the fleet yet to appear here, while another new Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-DLK, operated the evening Dublin rotation. CitationJet N525HS passed through from Switzerland to Iceland during the afternoon, as it has done on three occasions over the past few years, while early model Piper Aztec N37LW arrived from Kirkbride at sun-set for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DCO/DAZ/-/DLK
SHT12Q/13L G-EUXG HLX4420/1 SE-RBA

Saturday 22nd April
A quiet day with just one executive jet of note, our second first-visiting Citation Bravo of the week appearing in the form of Flying Group's new machine OO-FPB which arrived from London City at lunch-time for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DHM/DAR/DLD/DCM
XLA4333/333P G-XLAC HCY574/5 5B-DBH ECA906/7 5B-DBU

Friday 21st April
A big airliner day, three aircraft first-visiting with a further three just making their second appearances here. The most interesting was the anticipated ATA Boeing 757-200 N519AT for the evening's wrestling fixture in the city, the aeroplane arriving from Pisa during the afternoon and departing just after midnight. Other first-timers were the Eurowings CRJ D-ACRL on the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service, and our fifth British Airways Airbus A.321 so far this month, G-EUXI breaking the sequence of the previous four, the aircraft also being one of the day's second-visitors on the evening Heathrow rotation. Also of note were the Spanish pair of Lte Airbus A.320 EC-JIB on its second visit as such, and Futura Boeing 737-800 EC-JFB on the airframe's true second visit here, both on the late morning Tenerife charters.
Others:
RYR: DAW/DAE/-/DCM
KLM957/8 PH-BXM FHE318/9 HB-JIB LTE944/5 EC-JIB DLH3CN/4CL D-ACRL FUA1335/6 EC-JFB SHT12W/13W G-EUXI SHT12Q/13L G-EUXI HLX4420/1 SE-RBA OHY3415/6 TC-OAL

Thursday 20th April
Executive aeroplanes took the day's prizes although again it was an airliner airframe that was the star, one of the bext visitors of the year so far appearing in the shape of Boeing 737-800 BBJ2 VP-BHN of Saudi Oger which spent the morning with us. Citation Bravo N550PD first-visited during the late afternoon on a short stay, and easyJet used an Airbus A.319 again for based programme rotation, G-EZIA having visited previously on two separate dates during February 2006.
Others:
RYR: DHM/DAE/DLD/DAW
EZY8002/6471 G-EZIA EZY6472/8003 G-EZIA AMC248/9 9H-AER

Wednesday 19th April
Again just a few airliners of note, KLM Boeing 737-800 PH-BXM second-visiting on the morning Amsterdam schedule, as did easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIH which positioned up from Stansted to operate the afternoon Alicante and evening Belfast rotations, the machine having first appeared here on 2nd March. There was a first-visiting airliner too, British Airways continuing to first-visit their Airbus A.321 fleet 'in order', G-EUXF flying the programmed afternoon and evening Heathrow rotations.
Others:
RYR: DCF/DAD/-/DCS
KLM957/8 PH-BXM EZY8005/6413 G-EZIH SHT12W/13W G-EUXF SHT12Q/13L G-EUXF EZY6414/557 G-EZIH EZY558/8006 G-EZIH

Tuesday 18th April
Our new based charter carrier for the coming summer season showed us their new acquisition during the afternoon, FlyJet operating their 'new' (actually a very early production machine) Boeing 767-200 G-FJEC through Newcastle on its CAA proving flight. The rather anonymous looking aeroplane wore an all white fuselage, with blue engines and fin. Only other item of note was Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLG on its second visit on the morning Torp schedule.
Others:
RYR: DCS/DLG/DLD/DAI
KLM957/8 PH-BXD HLX4420/1 SE-RBA

Monday 17th April
A similar Bank Holiday Monday to Easter Sunday, a quiet day but still with first-visitors. bmi Regional flew a passenger charter to Haugesund during the afternoon with the first-visiting Embraer ERJ-145 G-RJXG, the aircraft, which had positioned up from Leeds, wearing the carrier's new livery, while the new Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLL flew the late evening Dublin rotation. The most interesting visitor however, had appeared at tea-time, the extremely old model HS.125 N600SV diverting in en-route Athens to Glasgow for fuel, the assumed first-visiting aircraft continuing onwards to Reykjvaik during the early evening.
Others:
RYR: DCS/DAR/-/DLL
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ

Sunday 16th April
Another quiet day although the evening produced a first-visiting airliner and executive jet. The third British Airways Airbus A.321 to appear here so far this month became G-EUXE, while the first of the new Gold Air Learjet 45s to appear here, G-CDNK, stayed for the last couple of hours of daylight.
Others:
RYR: DCK/DAD/-/CSV
HCY548/9 5B-DBH SHT12Q/13L G-EUXE HLX4420/1 SE-RBA

Saturday 15th April
A very quiet day with only a pair of Boeing 737-800s of note - the first of the Excel Airways fleet to be fitted with winglets, G-XLAF, made its first appearance here during the morning on a Lourdes departure, while Ryanair's EI-CSM which had first-visited just two days previous, made its second on the afternoon Bergamo schedule.
Others:
RYR: DAW/CSF/CSM/DCK
XLA332P/4332 G-XLAF ECA906/7 5B-DBU

Friday 14th April
A quiet Good Friday, with just Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-JNU making its second visit as such on the lunch-time Tenerife charter, and ACM Aircharter Citation 650 D-CNCJ only its second visit ever on a brief stay early morning - the aircraft had first-visited just last September.
Others:
RYR: DLF/DHN/-/DLF
EZY8002/6443 G-ZAPM FHE318/9 HB-JIB LTE944/5 EC-JHJ FUA1335/6 EC-JNU EZY6444/8003 G-ZAPM SHT12W/13W G-EUXD OHY3415/6 TC-OAL

Thursday 13th April
A few airliners of note including a pair of fairly significant 'old' Ryanair Boeing 737-800s - EI-CSH made just its second visit on the morning Torp schedule, its first having occurred as long ago as 29th January 2005 on a Dublin substitution, while EI-CSM first-visited on the afternoon Bergamo schedule, the last of the EI-CS. batch to visit Newcastle Airport. Eurowings CRJ D-ACRM made just its second visit on the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf scheduled service, its first having been during last August, and Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJP re-appeared on the early afternoon Aberdeen rotation, its first visit since its short basing here at the turn of last month. Probably the highlight of the day however was provided by Gulfstream III N105VS, our first of type since N623MS in June 2003, which spent the afternoon and evening with us from Cologne to Manchester.
Others:
RYR: DAC/CSH/CSM/DAC
DLH3CN/4CL D-ACRM EZE33FC/34FC G-MAJP AMC248/9 9H-AEL

Wednesday 12th April
Three airliners of note, two being KLM machines, Boeing 737-800 PH-HZK, a machine which had visisted before on a number of occasions flying for Sabre Airways and Transavia, first-visiting on the morning Amsterdam schedule in its new KLM livery, while the 'new' Fokker 100 PH-OFN made just its second visit here on the last Amsterdam arrival of the day. Meanwhile Eastern Airways Saab 2000 G-CDKA had made its first visit on the early afternoon Aberdeen rotation in its new green and blue Aberdeen City and Shire livery.
Others:
RYR: DLF/CSF/-/DAL
KLM957/8 PH-HZK EZE33FC/34FC G-CDKA SHT12Q/13L G-EUXD KLM971 PH-OFN

Tuesday 11th April
Just a second-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-DAM operating the morning Torp schedule - it had first-timed on the Dublin schedule on 30th March.
Others:
RYR: CSW/DAM/DAJ/DHZ

Monday 10th April
Nothing of note .....
Others:
RYR: DAC/DAZ/-/DAL
EZE012P/41LF G-RHUM KLM957/8 PH-BXB EZE42LF/45LF G-RHUM RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ EZE46LF/015P G-RHUM

Sunday 9th April
A quiet day but we still managed a first- and second-visiting airliner - KLM CityHopper's third 'new' Fokker 100 PH-OFN made its first appearance here on the early evening Amsterdam schedule, while British Airways Airbus A.321 G-EUXC made its second visit on the carrier's evening Heathrow rotation. King Air 300 N36860 passed through on delivery to Augsburg during the early afternoon.
Others:
RYR: DHS/DHN/-/CSQ
BGH5811 LZ-HMQ KLM965/6 PH-OFN SHT12Q/13L G-EUXC HLX4420/1 SE-RBA

Saturday 8th April
Just two Boeing 737-800s making only their second visits to Newcastle Airport, KLM's PH-BXG on the morning Amsterdam schedule and Ryanair's EI-CSR on the morning Torp rotation.
Others:
RYR: CSW/CSR/DLD/DHS
KLM957/8 PH-BXG ECA906/7 5B-DBW HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 7th April
A huge airliner day, with no fewer than seven aeroplanes of note - three of these were first-visitors, the third of the five ex-Air Dolomiti CRJs to be acquired by Eurowings to appear here, D-ACRO, operating the lunch-time Dusseldorf schedule, British Airways Airbus A.321 G-EUXD on the mid-afternoon Heathrow rotation, returning for its second visit on the evening flight, and the new Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLJ on the evening Dublin rotation. Lte Airbus A.320 EC-JIB made its first-visit as such on the late morning Tenerife charter, the aircraft being once regular here as Skyservice machine C-GTDC during the late '90s, its last visit as such being during 1999, while third visits were made by Onur Air Airbus A.321 TC-OAE, and Nordic Europe Douglas MD.87 SE-RBA on the Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover schedule again, both during the evening. Finally easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZEJ positioned up from Stansted to fly two scheduled service rotations to the Essex airport during the late afternoon/evening, the aircraft having last visited on 22nd October 2005, and before that on a crew training sortie on 8th December 2004.
Others:
RYR: CST/CSJ/-/DLJ
KLM957/8 PH-BXF FHE318/9 HB-JIB LTE944/5 EC-JIB FUA1335/6 EC-IYS DLN3CN/4CL D-ACRO SHT12W/13W G-EUXD EZY8004/5FK G-EZEJ EZY5FL/5FM G-EZEJ OHY3415/6 TC-OAE SHT12Q/13L G-EUXD HLX4420/1 SE-RBA EZY5FN/8005 G-EZEJ

Thursday 6th April
Two sub-charters on the day's two Brit Air Paris-CDG rotations produced the only aeroplanes of note - CityJet BAe146-200 EI-DJJ flew the late morning rotation somewhat delayed during the mid-afternoon, the aircraft actually departing only four minutes before the afternoon service arrived, flown by Air Mediterranee Airbus A.321 F-GYAN. The 146 was a first-visitor, even though it is an ex-Debonair machine, while the A.321 had appeared here once before, as part of the football airlift from Marseilles on 22nd April 2004.
Others:
RYR: DLF/DAZ/DLC/DCF
BZH5851/2 EI-DJJ BZH5853/4 F-GYAN AMC248/9 9H-AEJ

Wednesday 5th April
Another 'sparse' day for real interest although there were two airliners with Irish connections of note - CityJet BAe146-300 EI-DEW operated the day's two Brit Air Paris-CDG rotations, only the machine's second and third visits as such, although it was once very regular as an Air UK aeroplane, and Denim Air Fokker 50 PH-JXM which flew the early evening KLM CityHopper Amsterdam scheduled service - in an all-white colour-scheme the aircraft had not appeared since 1995 when it visited on a number of occasions whilst leased by the manufacturer to Aer Lingus, wearing a basic Lufthansa Cityline livery.
Others:
RYR: CSV/DAP/-/DLF
KLM957/8 PH-BXD BZH5851/2 EI-DEW BZH5853/4 EI-DEW

Tuesday 4th April
Very little of note, the only item being another 'big Falcon', 900EX G-DAEX making just its fourth appearance here at lunch-time for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: CSW/CSF/DLC/CSC
KLM957/8 PH-BXN

Monday 3rd April
A pretty busy day, the interest beginning in the early hours with a 'big biz', Aero Services Executive Falcon 50 F-GPPF operating an ambulance flight, only spending forty minutes on the ground - the aircraft had visited Newcastle Airport just three times previous, these being spread across 1997, 2000 and 2004. Citationjet D-INOC made just its second visit, another short stop, during the early afternoon, and Cirrus SR-22 N123DV made its first appearance on a day-stop. Airliners included a pair of Boeing 737-800s, Ryanair's first-visiting 'old machine' EI-CSB on the morning Torp schedule, and KLM's PH-BXN on the morning Amsterdam rotation, the machine's fourth visit here, while Blueline Fokker 100 F-BNLH operated the late morning Brit Air Paris-CDG schedule, the not too un-common aeroplane making its first visit here since August 2005.
Others:
RYR: DCG/CSB/-/CSW
KLM957/8 PH-BXN RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ BZH5851/2 F-GNLH

Sunday 2nd April
The evening saw a new shape in the British Airways colour-scheme for the first time at Newcastle Airport, the only type out of the mainline fleet not to appear here in such a livery, the first of a series of flights planned during April to be flown by Airbus A.321s producing the first-visit of G-EUXC. Hapag-Lloyd Express used FlyMe Douglas MD.87 SE-RBA again later in the evening for their Hannover scheduled service, an aircraft which had first-visited on a similar sub-charter almost exactly a year ago on 20th March 2005, but which has since acquired the Nordic Leisure colour-scheme, while earlier KLM Boeing 737-800 PH-BXA made its third appearance here on the morning Amsterdam rotation. A first-visiting executive jet was NetJets Europe Citation CS-DHR during the afternoon.
Others:
RYR: DAG/CST/-/DCB
KLM957/8 PH-BXA BGH5811 LZ-HMI SHT12Q/13L G-EUXC HLX4420/1 SE-RBA

Saturday 1st April
Not too much of note - airliners included the bmi Regional Embraer ERJ-145 G-CCYH which spent most of the day in the visual circuit on a crew training sortie, a machine once very regular here as an Eastern Airways aeroplane during the winter season of 2004/5, and the second-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLF on the evening Dublin rotation. Only GA visitor of note involved the now rare shape of the Cessna 337, N2216X spending the afternoon with us from/to Belfast/Aldergrove.
Others:
RYR: DCD/CSJ/DLD/DLF
BMA9001 G-CCYH EXS6175/175P G-CELZ HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 31st March
The executive theme continued with a stunning visitor in the early hours, United Aviation Services Embraer Legacy N135SG arrving from its home for a day-stop on the south apron, returning during the late afternoon. Airliners included just the second visit here of Onur Air Airbus A.321 TC-OAE on an evening Dalaman charter, while the newly-based Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJP flew the morning Aberdeen rotation, mid-day Isle-of-Man return, and then the afternoon and evening Birmingham scheduled services.
Others:
RYR: DCF/DLB/-/CSZ
EZE30FC G-MAJP EZE31FC/253N G-MAJP FHE318/9 HB-JIB LTE944/5 EC-ICN FUA1335/6 EC-IYS OHY3415/6 TC-OAE

Thursday 30th March
A stunning day with no fewer than three first-visiting airliners and two first-timing executive jets !. It was another 'big biz Thursday' that generated most excitement, beginning with another visit from Merck & Co. Falcon 900EX N663MK, the aircraft arriving for a day-stop early in the morning, spending most of it alongside sister-ship Falcon 50EX N476MK whih departed across the Atlantic during the afternoon. Another NetJets Europe Beechjet, CS-DME, first-visited during the morning, while also visiting at breakfast-time was AD Aviation Citation II G-VUEZ on only its second appearance here, its first being during July 2005, and its third occurring later during the mid-afternoon. Star visitor however was Global Express N190WP which spent just over four hours with us during the middle of the day, linking us with two of the planet's most important cities !.
Airliners included another two first-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800s, the new machine EI-DLF on the morning Dublin rotation, and the slightly older EI-DAM on the evening flight, while Eurowings CRJ D-ACRQ made just its second visit on the mid-day Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, its first visit having been during August 2005. Wideroe began their new Bergen scheduled service during the morning with DHC.8-300 LN-WFT, while finally 'sneaking in' on the last Aberdeen arrival of the day was the first-visiting Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJP, the aircraft still wearing the basic American Connection colour-scheme.
Others:
RYR: DLF/DCB/DAJ/DAM
WIF206/7 LN-WFT DLH3CN/4CL DACRQ EZE39FC G-MAJP AMC248/9 9H-AEL

Wednesday 29th March
We had to wait until the evening for the day's two highlights, the brand new easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZAG operating two Stansted rotations on its first day of service (if not the aircraft's first revenue earning flights !), while Merck & Co.'s Falcon 50EX N476MK arrived for a night-stop, only its second visit here, the first having been on 31st May 2001.
Others:
RYR: CSN/DLB/-/DCF
EXS008C/P G-CELP KLM957/8 PH-BXB EZY5FL/5FK G-EZAG EZY5FN/5FM G-EZAG TCX781H/F G-BXKD

Tuesday 28th March
GA took the day's honours again, a first-visiting executive jet being the highlight, Execujet Scandinavia's new Challenger 604 OY-SGM visiting briefly during the morning - Hamlin Jet Learjet 45 N66DN, the one-time N125GW, made just its second visit as such at around the same time, a machine which had first-visited in its new guise during early February. Two airliners made just their second visits, both having taken some time to do so, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-CTA operating the evening Dublin rotation, its first visit having been during May 2005, while Eurowings CRJ D-ACRJ operated the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, one now confirmed to be flown by the Eurowings fleet during the forthcoming summer season, a machine which had visited just once before on 17th December 2003.
Others:
RYR: DHX/CSJ/DAJ/CTA
TCX781P/G G-BXKD EZE563P/1563 G-HERM

Monday 27th March
Another quiet day, with just a pair of GA arrivals of note, Oxaero Premier I G-FRYL making its second visit during the afternoon for a night-stop - it had first-visited in October 2004 - and Air Taxi King Air 200 F-GULJ which day-stopped, a machine which had last visited during February 2004.
Others:
RYR: DAC/DLB/-/CSI
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ EZE013P/47LF G-DRFC EZE48LF/ 014P G-DRFC

Sunday 26th March
A very quiet start to the new summer scheduled timetable - a pair of Ryanair Boeing 737-800s made just their second visits however, EI-DAV on the morning Torp flight, and EI-DHX on the evening Dublin rotation, while Eurowings CRJ D-ACRG flew the mid-day Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, only the aeroplane's second visit here since December 2003.
Others:
RYR: DCJ/DAV/-/DHX
DLH3CN/4CL D-ACRG BGH5811 LZ-BHC

Saturday 25th March
Just one aeroplane of interest, the winter ending with another first-visiting example of the fleet that has provided so much during the season, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DHX appearing for the first time on the morning Dublin rotation - the aircraft makes for a total of thirty nine Ryanair '800s' to first-visit during the winter season.
Others:
RYR: DHX/DHS/DAJ/DAX
HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 24th March
A less exciting day, the only aeroplane of real note being a second-visiting executive jet, Heerema's Citation Bravo PH-HMA which day-stopped - its first visit had been as long ago as 6th February 2003.
Others:
RYR: DHM/DCM/-/DLD
EZY513/2 G-ZAPU FHE318/9 HB-JIB BZH5851/2 F-GRJN LTE944/5 EC-JHJ FUA1335/6 EC-IOU EZY515/4 G-ZAPU

Thursday 23rd March
An excellent all-round day with plenty of interest - the day's Ryanair flights produced two aircraft of note, the first-visiting EI-DAV on the morning Torp schedule, and just the second visit of EI-DCN on the afternoon Bergamo rotation, a machine which had first-timed as long ago as December. Airliner highlight of the day however was Iceland Air Fokker 50 TF-JMS which arrived from Reykjavik during the morning for a night-stop - surprisingly the aeroplane was not a first-visitor however, having appeared on a refuelling stop with the Icelandic football team en-route to Vienna as TF-FIS on 8th September 1997.
On a big GA day the star visitor also arrived from Reykjavik mid-morning, another Raytheon Premier 1A delivery involving N37071 which continued on to Augsburg just before mid-day. NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DRF first-visited just after mid-day, and the day's prop highlight was Guard Air's Piper Cheyenne SE-LYY which arrived mid-afternoon also for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: DCD/DAV/DCN/DLD
BZH5851/2 F-GRJE

Wednesday 22nd March
First aeroplane to mention for a few days, a first-visiting Boeing 737-800, but not from the usual source, Transavia's PH-HZI substituting on the early evening KLM Amsterdam rotation.
Others:
RYR: DCH/DCM/-/DHC
AWW850/1 G-HERM BZH5851/2 F-GRJT KLM965/6 PH-HZI

Tuesday 21st March
Nothing of note ....
Others:
RYR: DHM/DCF/CSS/DCH
BZH5851/2 F-GRJE AMC248/9 9H-ADH

Monday 20th March
Nothing of note ....
Others:
RYR: DHW/DCM/-/DHW
AWW850/1 G-RHUM BZH 5851/2 F-GRJE RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ

Sunday 19th March
A quiet Sunday with just the first-visit of 'the George Best' - FlyBe's recently named, and personalised, DHC.8-400 G-JECL on the afternoon Belfast City schedule, and the recently re-registered and locally based Explorer N555WA also during the afternoon, a helicopter once familiar here as N9208V.
Others:
RYR: -/DLB/-/CSW
BGH5811/2 LZ-HMQ BEE429/430 G-JECL

Saturday 18th March
Aeroplane-wise just a second-visiting airliner and executive jet, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DHS on the morning Torp schedule, and GAMA Aviation Hawker 800XP G-CDLT which visited briefly at around the same time. The day's main highlight however was the first appearance here of a new European charter airline, the ex-Helios Airways Boeing 737-800 5B-DBI making its first visit in the livery of the carrier's new 'brand, Alpha Jet, on the late evening Paphos charter.
Others:
RYR: DAW/DHS/CSS/DHC
HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 17th March
A major executive jet highlight, our first Gulfstream VSP/G550 ever, the appropriately registered G550 N155AN spending the day with us. Just one other item, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DHF on its second visit on the morning Torp schedule.
Others:
RYR: CSW/DHF/-/-
FHE318/9 HB-JIB BZH5851/2 F-GRJT LTE944/5 EC-ICN FUA1335/6 EC-IVR

Thursday 16th March
Only a second visiting airliner, Brit Air CRJ.100 F-GRJE on the late morning Paris-CDG schedule.
Others:
RYR: DHC/DCJ/CSS/CSW
EZE41Y G-DRFC EZE42Y/43Y G-DRFC BZH5851/2 F-GRJE EZE44Y/45Y G-DRFC

Wednesday 15th March
More of the same, another Brit Air CRJ.100 first-visitor, F-GRJE on the late morning Paris-CDG schedule, and a second-visiting Gulfstream V, VP-BKZ spending the day with us from/to Geneva, as it had done on its previous visit on 18th March 2003.
Others:
RYR: DHC/DAG/-/DHD
EZE41Y G-DRFC EZE42Y/43Y G-DRFC BZH5851/2 F-GRJE EZE44Y/45Y G-DRFC EZE46Y/47Y G-DRFC EZE48Y G-DRFC

Tuesday 14th March
A similar selection of notables to the previous day, just one first-visiting airliner however, the 'old' Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-CSR on the late evening Dublin rotation - Brit Air CRJ.100 F-GRJF made its first visit of the year on the late morning Paris-CDG schedule, the aircraft having flown two substitutions on the 29th May 2005. The day also saw a few executive jet arrivals involving mostly regular machines, although the Hapag-Lloyd Express Citation XLS D-CTLX which had first-visited last month, made a not un-welcome return during the evening, actually its fourth visit here.
Others:
RYR: DHI/DCM/DCG/CSR
KLM957/8 PH-HZM BZH5851/2 F-GRJF EZE41P/45Y G-DRFC EZE46Y/47Y G-DRFC AMC248/9 9H-ADH EZE48Y G-DRFC

Monday 13th March
A pair of first-visiting airliners mid-morning, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIN on a Stansted rotation, and Brit Air CRJ.100 F-GRJP on the Paris-CDG schedule. The afternoon Paris rotation was flown by CityJet BAe146-200 EI-CSL, its first visit here since December 2001, while the pick of the day's GA visitors was Aerodienst Challenger 604 D-ASIE, a machine which had first visited here on 10th June 2005.
Others:
RYR: DHD/DAC/-/DHH
EZY513/4 G-EZIN BZH5851/2 F-GRJP RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ BZH5853/4 EI-CSL

Sunday 12th March
Our third first-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800 of the weekend, EI-DHS, operated the morning Torp schedule, while the new Brit Air CRJ.700 F-GRZL finally made its second visit here on the afternoon Paris-CDG rotation, just over a month after its first.
Others:
RYR: -/DHS/-/DHH
BGH5811 LZ-HMI FCA429D G-OOBF BZH5853/4 F-GRZL

Saturday 11th March
The return of the first-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800, the first since February 16th ! .... and not one but two, EI-DHF first-timing on the morning Torp rotation while the recently delivered EI-DLG made its first appearance here on the afternoon Bergamo schedule. Very little else however, although easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZAM returned, positioning in to operate the afternoon/evening Berlin rotation, the aircraft's third and fourth landings here.
Others:
RYR: DCG/DHF/DLG/DHD
EZY8001/6487 G-EZAM HCY548/9 5B-DBI EZY6488/8002 G-EZAM

Friday 10th March
FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECL made its second visit on the late morning Exeter schedule, and NetJets Europe Beechjet CS-DMH made its first appearance on a brief visit mid-afternoon, the fourth of the fleet to visit Newcastle.
Others:
RYR: DCG/DCM/-/DHI
FHE318/9 HB-JIB BZH5851/2 F-GRJT BEE701/2 G-JECL LTE944/5 EC-JHJ FUA1335/6 EC-GNZ

Thursday 9th March
Nothing of note ....
Others:
RYR: DCG/DLB/DAI/DHC
EZY5FM G-EZAM

Wednesday 8th March
A more interesting day with two first-visiting airliners amongst others - another Brit Air CRJ.100, F-GRJA, first-timed on the late morning Paris-CDG schedule, while FlyBe's latest DHC.8-400 G-JECL made its first appearance at the same time on the day's Exeter rotation. Just before midnight, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZAM arrived on a late Stansted rotation, only its second visit here, its first having been during last November. A pair of exec jets of note too, Karlog Air Citation 500 OY-FFB on its first visit here since 1998, and probably the day's highlight, the extremely welcome Executive Jets International Gulfstream IVSP N426QS which day-stopped from/to Birmingham, only our second Gulfstream of the year, and our first NetJets G4 since December 1998 !.
Others:
RYR: DLE/DAG/-/DHD
BZH5851/2 F-GRJA BEE701/2 G-JECL EZY5FN G-EZAM

Tuesday 7th March
Another quiet day with just the second-visiting Brit Air CRJ.100 F-GRJT on the late morning Paris-CDG schedule, and the first appearance here of Citation 550 VP-CBM since its first visit in 2002, on a brief stay at lunch-time, of note.
Others:
RYR: DLE/DHN/DHY/CSW
BZH5851/2 F-GRJT AMC248/9 9H-AEJ

Monday 6th March
Just two airliners of note, Brit Air CRJ.200 F-GRJT first-visiting on the late morning Paris-CDG rotation, and Kuwait Airways Airbus A.300-600 9K-AMA which arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop, only the aircraft's second appearance here in the last six years, its last being during mid-January 2003.
Others:
RYR: DCG/DAG/-/CSW
BZH5851/2 F-GRJT RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ

Sunday 5th March
A much quieter day with just a single GA movement during the afternoon of note, albeit a potentially very interesting one - Cessna 208 Caravan I N208KS fitted with floats which passed through on a ferry flight from Reykjavik to Zurich, reportedly possibly wearing an Australian registration under the wing !.
Others:
RYR: -/DCF/-/DCG
BGH5811/2 LZ-HMI

Saturday 4th March
An excellent winter Saturday, with plenty of note across both airliner and executive jet genres. A diversion into Brest of the early morning Thomsonfly Tenerife arrival made for the day's highlight, Britannia Airways AB Boeing 737-800 SE-DZI finally returning the majority of the 'stranded' passengers home during the late afternoon, the first-visiting aircraft wearing the now usual all blue 'TUI' livery, positioning out to Luton at dusk. Atlantic Airways ATR.42 G-RHUM had arrived a little earlier from Coventry under Thomsonfly callsigns, presumably with the balance of the larger 757 load. Another diversion had seen the morning Ryanair Torp schedule cancelled after the Boeing 737-800 had diverted back to Torp after departure, while the day's other North Sea transit was the subject of an aircraft change, the Wideroe Bergen charter being flown by DHC.8-400 LN-WDC, its first appearanc here since last March. A trio of machine provided the biz jet interest, the suitably registered CJ2 VP-BFC arriving at lunch-time for the afternoon's game at St.James Park, a first-visitor as such, the aircraft having last appeared here as N312CJ presumably for an earlier Premiership fixture as recent as Boxing Day, while Swiss Air Ambulance Challenger 604 HB-JRC had been an early hours arrival, the aircraft on only its second visit here, the first having been during August 2004, departing back home during the early afternoon, while another ambulance flight saw Ducair SA Learjet 35 LX-LAR make only its second visit as such later in the afternoon, the ex-Swiss machine having appeared here before as such on 8th July 2005.
Others:
RYR: CSD/-/DHY/CSD
WIF7430/1 LN-WDC BAL519B/997P SE-DZI HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 3rd March
Another busy day with more airliners of note, including a rather interesting first-visitor, the first of the fresh batch of ex-US, Eastern Airways Jetstream 41s to appear at Newcastle Airport, G-MAJT flying the EZE33FC/34FC Aberdeen rotation during the afternoon, the ex-Trans States Airlines aircraft still wearing the basic colour-scheme of American Connection. Earlier Spanair Airbus A.320 EC-IAZ had operated the lunch-time Futura Tenerife charter, surprisingly the aircraft's first visit since October 2002, while the new CityJet BAe146-200 EI-DNJ flew the afternoon Brit Air/Air Framce Paris-CDG schedule, an aircraft once very familiar here as G-JEAX of British European/FlyBe, its last visit as such being during October 2005.
Others:
RYR: DHC/DHW/-/DLE
FHE318/9 HB-JIB BZH5851/2 F-GRJD LTE944/5 EC-ICN FUA1335/6 EC-IAZ EZE33FC/34FC G-MAJT BZH5853/4 EI-DNJ

Thursday 2nd March
A little more of note on a rather busy day, with a first-visiting airliner and executive jet amongst others - easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIH first-timed on an 'in reverse' morning Stansted rotation, while also appearing early on was Air Charter Scotland's CitationJet G-EDCJ, a machine which returned for its second visit here during the afternoon. Also of note was another easyJet Airbus A.319, G-EZMH on its fourth landing here on a lunch-time Stansted rotation, and Aurigny Air Services ATR.72 G-BXTN flying again for Air Wales, also during the morning.
Others:
RYR: DCY/DLB/DLC/DLE
AWW850/1 G-BXTN EZY513/2 G-EZIH BZH5851/2 F-GRJD EZY515/4 G-EZMH

Wednesday 1st March
A quiet start to March, with just Falcon 900 N663MK of Merck & Co. Inc. of note, the aircraft being almost an annual visitor.
Others:
RYR: DCY/DCF/-/DLE
BZH5851/2 F-GRJD

Tuesday 28th February
A similarly quiet end to the shortest month of the year, with just a second-visiting airliner to excite, Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPB giving us a taste of what we can expect on the flight in a month's time - the aircraft had appeared once before during August 2004.
Others:
RYR: DLE/DHN/CSY/DAH
BZH5851/2 F-GRJD DLH9HY/9LE D-ACPB AMC248/9 9H-AEL

Monday 27th February
A quiet day - FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECK duly made its second visit on the lunch-time Exeter schedule, the only other interest being provided by the first-visiting as such Bin Air Metroliner D-IBIN during the evening for a night-stop, an aircraft which had last appeared here as PH-RAZ during July 2003.
Others:
RYR: DCP/DHW/-/DLE
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ BZH5851/2 F-GRJD BEE701/2 G-JECK

Sunday 26th February
One of our regular UK scheduled carriers showed us their slightly modified colour-scheme for the first time, FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECK first-visiting on the lunch-time Exeter service - the aircraft wears a line of coloured dots under the main fuselage titles in place of the old British European name. Only other thing of note was London Executive Aviation Embraer Legacy G-REUB returning from Edinburgh for its second visit just after dark.
Others:
RYR: -/DCJ/-/DHH
BEE701/2 G-JECK BGH5815/6 LZ-HMW

Saturday 25th February
Just the one item of interest, the first of the growing number of British-registered Embraer Legacys to appear here, London Executive Aviation's G-REUB visiting briefly at mid-day.
Others:
RYR: DAF/DHN/DHY/DLE
HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 24th February
Nothing of note ....
Others:
RYR: DAF/DHW/-/DHI
FHE316/9 HB-JIB BZH5851/2 F-GRJD LTE944/5 EC-JHJ FUA1335/6 EC-IVR

Thursday 23rd February
A few airliners of note with the most significant first-visitor actually being a special colour-scheme, the pink T-Mobile livery currently being applied to a number of German airliners appearing at Newcastle Airport for the first time on Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-500 D-AHLD on the late evening Hannover schedule. Club Air of Italy operated a charter inbound from Verona during the afternoon with BAe 146-200 I-TERK, a machine which had visited four times previous as D-ALOA of Eurowings during 2001 and 2002, while yesterday's first-timing Brit Air CRJ.200 F-GRJR duly made its second appearance here on the late morning Paris-CDG schedule.
Others:
RYR: DAF/DHW/DLC/CST
BZH5851/2 F-GRJR HLX4520/1 D-AHLD

Wednesday 22nd February
Still only a few things of note - Brit Air broke the boredom of F-GRJD on the now regular late morning CRJ.200-flown Paris-CDG scheduled service, F-GRJR first-visiting, while earlier Air Wales had used the Aurigny Air Services ATR.72 G-BXTN for their morning Cardiff rotation - the machine now wearing Aurigny's superb livery, had of course been regular here in the past as a BA CitiExpress/City-Flyer aeroplane, its last departure as such being flown on 17th August 2003. Hapag-Lloyd Citation XLS D-CTLX took another day-trip to London City, returning during the afternoon and then departing back home to Hannover.
Others:
RYR: CSC/DLB/-/DHH
AWW850/1 G-BXTN BZH5851/2 F-GRJR

Tuesday 21st February
A single airliner and executive jet once again providing the only interest, the biz jet again being of more interest, Hapag-Lloyd Express' new Citation XLS D-CTLX visiting during the morning and then making another arrival during the afternoon for a night-stop, the aircraft using the 'Excellence' callsigns throughout, but unfortunately not wearing the 'yellow taxi' livery worn by the carrier's Boeing 737s. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DHN made its second visit to Newcastle Airport on the morning Torp schedule.
Others:
RYR: CSC/DHN/CSY/DCG
BZH5851/2 F-GRJD AMC248/9 9H-ADI

Monday 20th February
Kuwait Airways returned for their first visit since last March during the afternoon, Airbus A.300-600 9K-AMB arriving mid-afternoon for a night-stop, an aircraft making only its third visit here, but only its second in the last ten years. Possibly of more interest however was the first of the recently delivered Bookajet/Club 328 Premier Is to appear here, G-CJAG operating a training flight at lunch-time.
Others:
RYR: CSV/DHW/CSY/DCG
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ

Sunday 19th February
For the fourth day running just a single first-visiting airliner provided the day's highlight, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIF operating an 'in reverse' Stansted rotation during the morning, and also during the late evening. Yesterday's first-timer, KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 PH-OFM, made its first departure from Newcastle early on, returning for its second visit during the afternoon. The day also produced two executive jets making their third appearances here, Learjet 60 OY-LGI during the morning, and NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DFS at lunch-time.
Others:
RYR: -/DHE/CSX/DCG
KLM952 PH-OFM EZY533/5JK G-EZIF BGH5815/6 LZ-HMQ KLM963/4 PH-OFM EZY539/8 G-EZIF

Saturday 18th February
Another late evening first visiting airliner, the second of the 'new' KLM CityHopper Fokker 100s PH-OFM making its first appearance on the night-stopping Amsterdam arrival.
Others:
RYR: CSA/DCJ/CSX/CSC
KLM971 PH-OFM HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 17th February
Another Boeing 737-800 knocked off the airport's needs list late in the evening, but not a Ryanair machine this time, Hapag-Lloyd's D-AHFA operating the Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover scheduled service. Earlier Belgian Air Force Embraer ERJ-135 CE-01 had made only its third landing here, a short visit at tea-time.
Others:
RYR: CSA/DLB/CSE/CST
FHE318/9 HB-JIB LTE944/5 EC-ICN FUA1335/6 EC-IZG HLX4520/1 D-AHFA

Thursday 16th February
Just one first-visitor, another Ryanair Boeing 737-800 knocked off the airport's needs list, EI-DHN operating the morning Torp rotation.
Others:
RYR: DHO/DHN/CSY/CST
BZH5851/2 F-GRJD

Wednesday 15th February
Not too much of note, KLM Boeing 737-800 PH-BXK made its second visit on the morning Amsterdam rotation, and easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIA which had flown two Stansted rotations at the weekend, operated a further two during the morning. Belgian Air Force Falcon 900 CD01 made its third visit as such also during the morning.
Others:
RYR: CST/DHE/CSX/CSI
EZY513/2 G-EZIA KLM957/8 PH-BXK EZY515/4 G-EZIA

Tuesday 14th February
Nothing of note .....
Others:
RYR: DHG/CSN/CSX/CSF
EZE41P/41Y G-ZAPK EZE42Y/43Y G-ZAPK BZH5851/2 F-GRJD BZH5853/4 F-GRJD AMC248/9 9H-AEJ RUS3814 D-COSA

Monday 13th February
Just two second-visiting airliners today, Air Azores Airbus A.320 CS-TKL which had first-visited last week on the morning Funchal charter, and the new Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLE again on the evening Dublin rotation.
RYR: DAE/CSW/CSE/DLE
BZH5851/2 F-GRJD RZO9400/1 CS-TKL

Sunday 12th February
Two more first-visiting airliners, both from not un-expected sources, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIT operating another Stansted rotation during the morning, while Ryanair's just days old Boeing 737-800 EI-DLE flew the late evening Dublin schedule.
Others:
RYR: -/DHE/CSX/DLE
EZY533/5JK G-EZIT BGH5811/2 LZ-HMQ

Saturday 11th February
A bumper airliner day, most unusual for a winter Saturday !. There was only one first-visitor however, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIA operating a pair of 'in reverse' Stansted rotations during the morning and at lunch-time. Further interest was provided by Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DHW which second-visited on the morning Torp schedule, Brit Air CRJ.700 F-GRZL which made its first departure from Newcastle on the first Paris-CDG of the day, KLM Boeing 737-800 PH-BXF which made its third visit on the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, and CityJet BAe146-200 EI-DMK which first-visited as such on the late morning Brit Air/Air France Paris-CDG rotation. The aircraft had visited previously as G-DEBE, the last time as a British Regional aeroplane on 29th November 2002. General Aviation visitors included the third visit of Learjet 60 N838RC during the morning, and the second of German Air Rescue King Air 200 D-IDRF during the afternoon.
Others:
RYR: CSI/DHW/CSX/DCY
BZH5850 F-GRZL EZY513/2 G-EZIA KLM957/8 PH-BXF EZY515/4 G-EZIA BZH5851/2 EI-DMK HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 10th February
Two first-visiting airliners, but we had to wait until late in the evening for both, Hapag-Lloyd Boeing 737-800 D-AHFR operating the 'Express' Hannover schedule, while Brit Air's obviously very recently delivered CRJ.700 F-GRZL made its first appearance on the last Paris-CDG arrival of the day. Learjet 60 N838RC made its second visit here at lunch-time, while NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNN made only its third visit during the afternoon.
Others:
RYR: CSI/CSN/CSX/DHO
LTE944/5 EC-ICN BZH5851/2 F-GRJD FUA1335/6 EC-IOU BZH5855 F-GRZL HLX4520/1 D-AHFR

Thursday 9th February
A significant day for Ryanair Boeing 737-800s, although not for first-visitors .... EI-CSA did however make only its second appearance here on the evening Dublin rotation, the aircraft being one of four EI-CS.-registered aircraft to appear on the carrier's schedules during the day, but nevertheless one of three to be fitted with winglets, EI-CSW also making its first appearance fitted as such on the newly re-timed Torp schedule during the morning. The day's real excitement concerned an executive jet visitor however, only our second Challenger 300 ever, HB-JEU day-stopping, while also of note was another Cheyenne visitor, D-IONE which visited briefly during the evening.
Others:
RYR (with the re-timing of the Torp wef today, the sequence is now ... 172/3, 1705/6, 4637/8,176/7): CSI/CSW/CSY/CSA
BZH5851/2 F-GRJD

Wednesday 8th February
More returning airliners, Woodgate Jetstream 31 G-CCPW being the most interesting, the aircraft which had first-visited last month, operating a breakfast-time hospital flight. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-CSX made its second visit on the afternoon Bergamo schedule, its first having been during November 2005, but first fitted with winglets, and Brit Air CRJ.200 F-GRJD made its third visit of the month already on the late morning Paris-CDG rotation. Interesting exec jet visitor was Learjet 45 N66DN, a first-visitor as such during the morning - this was actually the airframe's 75th visit however, having recently been regular as N125GW.
Others:
RYR: CSI/CSX/-/DHA
BZH5851/2 F-GRJD

Tuesday 7th February
Only second-visiting airliners today, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DHY appearing for the second day running on the afternoon Bergamo schedule, Brit Air CRJ.200 F-GRJD operating the late morning Paris-CDG rotation, as it had done five days previous, while Cirrus Airlines Dornier 328 D-COSA, which had arrived for the first time just before midnight, flew most of the day's Eastern Airways London City schedules.
Others:
RYR: DAZ/DHY/DIJ/DHO
EZE41Y G-RHUM EZE42Y/4502 G-RHUM EZE43Y D-COSA BZH5851/2 F-GRJD EZE024P G-BWWT EZE44Y/45Y D-COSA EZE46Y/47Y D-COSA AMC248/9 9H-ABT EZE48Y D-COSA

Monday 6th February
A bumper airliner day with no fewer than four first-visitors. Air Azores bucked the trend on their late morning Funchal charter, a flight flown exclusively so far by Airbus A.320 CS-TKJ, by using the scheduled service config. machine CS-TKL, while the afternoon's Ryanair schedules produced a pair of first-timers, Boeing 737-800 EI-DHY on the Bergamo rotation, and eirJet Airbus A.320 EI-DKF on the Torp schedule. A non-returning Dornier 328 D-CIRB from maintenance made for a day of sub-charters on the Eastern Airways London City schedule, Cirrus Airlines Dornier 328 D-CIRA making its seocnd and third visits on the morning and afternoon rotations, with the Scot Airways machine G-BWWT operating the last three sectors of the day. The final first-visiting airliner of the day was also connected, Cirrus Airliners Dornier 328 D-COSA arriving just before midnight, presumably to be in position for the schedule on Tuesday morning. Also of note during the late morning was Brit Air CRJ.200 F-GRJN, a machine which had first-visited three days previous, making its second appearance here on the Paris-CDG schedule. Amidst all this airliner excitement there was again a very welcome executive jet visitor, the stunning, all-black Citation II SE-RBK day-stopping.
Others:
RYR: DCY/DHY/DKF/DHA
EZE42Y/43Y D-CIRA RZO9400/1 CS-TKL BZH5851/2 F-GRJN EZE44Y/45Y D-CIRA EZE46Y/47Y G-BWWT EZE012P G-RHUM EZE48Y G-BWWT RUS3506 D-COSA

Sunday 5th February
Another sole item of interest, and another nice executive jet, our first ferry flight of the year involving Premier N6148Z which passed through to Germany during the morning.
Others:
RYR: -/CSC/DIJ & DAE/DHA
BGH5811/2 LZ-HMQ

Saturday 4th February
Just one machine of note, but rather a nice one, the best biz jet of the year so far, Hawker 800XP TC-VSC, the one time Far East-based N168HH, spending the afternoon with us from/to Istanbul.
Others:
RYR: DHG/CSE/DAR/DHO
HCY548/9 5B-DBH

Friday 3rd February
Another excellent day for airliners, with another three first-visitors !. First came only our third sight here of a Boeing 737-900, KLM's PH-BXS operating the first Amsterdam rotation of the day, following two previous members of the fleet over the past year. The others mirrored the previous day's interest, Brit Air CRJ.200 F-GRJN first-visiting on a slightly delayed late morning Paris-CDG schedule, while Eastern Airways used their fourth Dornier 328 of the week (!), City Star Airlines' TF-CSC operating the early afternoon Aberdeen rotation, this machine wearing an incomplete, grey livery. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DHG which had first-timed yesterday, made its second visit on the evening Dublin schedule, while Atlantic Airlines' Antonov An-72 ES-NOI also made its second visit here during the afternoon, operating in from Le Bourget during the afternoon - it had first visited on 6th March 2005.
Others:
RYR: DCY/CSE/DCJ/DHG
KLM957/8 PH-BXS LTE944/5 EC-ISI FUA1335/6 EC-IYS BZH5851/2 F-GRJN EZE33FC/34FC TF-CSC

Thursday 2nd February
An airliner filled Thursday, three aircraft first-visiting ! - Brit Air used CRJ.200 F-GRJD for their late morning Paris-CDG rotation, while Eastern Airways used their third Dornier 328 of the week through Newcastle, CityStar Airlines' TF-CSB substituting for the J31 on the early afternoon Aberdeen schedule. Ryanair were not of course to be left out, the day's two Dublin rotations producing aircraft of note, the first-visiting EI-DHG on the morning flight, and EI-DAC on its second appearance here on the late evening schedule.
Others:
RYR: DHG/CSE/DIJ/DAC
BZH5851/2 F-GRJD EZE33FC/34FC TF-CSB

Wednesday 1st February
Not so much of interest, the only airliner of note being the Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DCC making its second visit on the morning Dublin rotation, while a pair of executive jets on diversion from local airfields produced the first visit as such of Citation 550 D-CCWD which diverted in from Teesside during the morning - it had last visited here as OE-GTZ on 2nd June 2005 - and the third appearance here, and second diversion of the week, of Falcon 200 N777FC from Carlisle.
Others:
RYR: DCC/CSE/DIJ/DCL
RUS3901 D-CIRA

Tuesday 31st January
Rather an interesting day despite the gloom - a troubled one however for Eastern Airways Dornier 328 D-CIRB on the second day of its new London City schedule, the aircraft not returning from the first southbound during the morning, but positioning back under a Cirrus Air callsign during the afternoon. Two rotations were flown by Atlantic Airways ATR.42 G-DRFC during the afternoon and early evening, while the last arrival of the day was flown by sister-ship D-CIRA, the Cirrus Air-liveried machine making its first-visit here and subsequently night-stopping. There were a pair of Ryanair Boeing 737-800s of note, EI-CSE following up its first appearance here yesterday with its second on the afternoon Bergamo schedule, EI-DAC filling quite a 'gap' for the airport later on, first-visiting on the evening Dublin rotation, while Transavia/KLM's PH-HZM made its fourth visit, but only third in its KLM livery, on the first Amsterdam rotation of the day. Some people's first new executive jet of the year (!) became Eurojet Italia's Lear 45 I-ERJE at lunch-time, while TBM.700 N700EL arrived from East Midlands during the evening for a night-stop - the aircraft had visited once before, during July 2003 as N701AR.
Others:
RYR: -/CSE/DAR/DAC
KLM957/8 PH-HZM EZE44Y/45Y G-DRFC RUS3531 D-CIRB EZE46Y/47Y G-DRFC AMC248/9 9H-ADI EZE48Y D-CIRA

Monday 30th January
Another 'old' Ryanair Boeing 737-800 was chalked off the airport's 'needs list', EI-CSE appearing here for the first time on the afternoon Bergamo schedule. Falcon 200 N777FC made its second v isit, another diversion from Carlisle at lunch-time, while Cirrus Air Dornier 328 D-CIRB operated its first day's worth of London City schedules.
Others:
RYR: CSI/CSE/DIJ/DAZ
EZE41Y-48Y D-CIRB RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ

Sunday 29th January
A few of note, the most interesting being the return of Cirrus Air Dornier 328 D-CIRB which positioned in from Mannheim at lunch-time for the commencement of Eastern Airways' new London City schedule the following day - our new based aircraft had visited just once previously on an Eastern Airways Southampton scheduled service on 16th November 2005. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-CSY made its first visit wearing winglets on the afternoon Bergamo schedule, the machine's eleventh landing here, while Styrian Spirit CRJ OE-LSS departed to Belfast City at lunch-time. Aviation Beauport Citation Excel G-XLSB made its second visit as such at tea-time.
Others:
RYR: -/CSY/DHP/DAZ
BGH5811/2 LZ-HMI EZE062P D-CIRB

Saturday 28th January
Two commuter airliners, one expected and one not, provided the day's main interest - the expected one was Atlantic Airways' ATR.72 G-HERM which first-visited on a sports charter, the ex-Finnair machine spending the afternoon and early evening with us wearing the same colour-scheme as the carrier's recent visitor ATR.42 G-RHUM. The un-expected arrival involved CRJ.200 OE-LSS from Austrian carrier Styrian Spirit, which diverted in using its registration as a callsign, on a ferry flight from Graz to Keflavik and presumably beyond to North America, the aircraft subsequently night-stopping. Actually no stranger to Newcastle in a previous guise, the airframe was once regular as G-MSKN of Maersk (UK), its last visit being on 18th October 2000. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLC second-visited on the carrier's late evening Dublin schedule.
Others:
RYR: DHA/CSC/DHP/DLC
HCT548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 27th January
More second visitors on North Sea transits, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DCF on the Torp schedule, and Wideroe DHC.8-300 second-timing as such on the carrier's early evening Stavanger rotation, while Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-JNU made its first appearance here as such on the lunch-time Tenerife charter, the predominately all-white aircraft with titles having last visited as EC-GUO of Air Europa on 4th April 2001. A pair of Executive jets of note too, Graff's Lear 60 OY-LGI following up its first visit just last month at lunch-time, while Aviation Beauport's recently re-registered Citation Excel G-XLSB made its first visit as such during the afternoon - it has of course been regular here in recent years as N560S.
Others:
RYR: DCL/-/DCF/CSV
LTE944/5 EC-ISI FUA1335/6 EC-JNU WIF384/5 LN-WFU

Thursday 26th January
FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECJ made just its second visit to Newcastle Airport on the morning's, and now day's only, Belfast City rotation, while the tea-time Ryanair Torp schedule was the subject of interest, but not for another significant Boeing 737-800, eirjet Airbus A.320 EI-DIJ operating the flight, the once very regular Monarch Airlines aeroplane having visited as an Irish machine just once before, on 30th September 2005. Aviavilsa Antonov An-26 LY-APN unfortunately didn't stay around for us to see it in daylight, departing back across the North Sea in the early hours, while an interesting GA visitor was Norwegian Cheyenne LN-ACV day-stopping from/to Gardermoen.
Others:
RYR: DHA/CSC/DIJ/CST
BEE421/2 G-JECJ

Wednesday 25th January
The day's only highlight came just before midnight, Aviavilsa Antonov An-26 LY-APN arriving from Copenhagen.
Others:
RYR: -/CSC/-/CSI

Tuesday 24th January
Ryanair Boeing 737-800s again produced the only interest, rather co-incidentally the first and last members of the fleet making significant appearances, EI-CSA first-visiting on the early evening Torp schedule, while the newest EI-DLD had made just its second appearance here on the late afternoon Dublin rotation.
Others:
RYR: -/CSC/CSA/DLD
AMC248/9 9H-ADH

Monday 23rd January
Nothing of note ....
Others:
RYR: DCJ/CSC/DHP/DHA
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ

Sunday 22nd January
Two more first-visiting airliners, only one of which was a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 ! - KLM CityHopper's 'new' Fokker 100 PH-OFL finally put in its first appearance on the afternoon Amsterdam schedule, the aircraft wearing a non-standard 'white' colour-scheme, while Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DCC first-timed on the evening Dublin rotation.
Others:
RYR: -/CSC/DHH/DCC
BGH5811 LZ-HMW KLM963/4 PH-OFL

Saturday 21st January
Ryanair excitement continued with two more first-visiting Boeing 737-800s during the day - EI-DAS operated the morning Dublin schedule, while the newest machine so far in the fleet EI-DLD, followed on the early evening Dublin rotation. Another Irish connection was provided by Cessna 208B Caravan N208EC, which spent the afternoon with us from and to Dublin's airports.
Others:
RYR: DAS/CSC/CSF/DLD
HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 20th January
Again only one of note, the third first-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800 of the year so far, the very new EI-DLC on the morning Dublin schedule.
Others:
RYR: DLC/CST/CSN/DCL
LTE944/5 EC-ICN FUA1335/6 EC-IOU

Thursday 19th January
Only one aeroplane of note, a very exotic executive jet, but not a first visitor, Israeli Citation Excel 4X-CPU passing through during the early afternoon - it had spent a night with us during November 2004.
Others:
RYR: DCJ/CSC/DAR/DHD

Wednesday 18th January
A 'new' machine from one of our regular operators, and a second-visit-of-type executive jet were the day's highlights. Wideroe's latest DHC.8-300 LN-WFU made its first appearance as such on the carrier's evening Stavanger scheduled service, the aircraft wearing a basic Euromanx colour-scheme of a white fuselage and red tail fin and engines - it had once been very regular here as G-JEDE of British European/FlyBe, its last visit as such having been during May 2004. Yesterday's first-visit-of-type Learjet 40 G-MOOO passed through again during the late evening on another training flight.
Others:
RYR: -/DAY/-/DCP
WIF384/5 LN-WFU

Tuesday 17th January
The first bit of real executive jet excitement of the year, a biz-jet first-visit-of-type ! - our first Learjet 40 ever appeared in the shape of Northern Executive Aviation's G-MOOO at tea-time, passing through on a training flight from Humberside to Edinburgh.
Others:
RYR: -/DAY/DHA/DCJ
AMC248/9 9H-ADH

Monday 16th January
The most significant movement of the day involved a Ryanair Boeing 737-800, nothing unusual about that, apart from the fact it didn't include a first- or second-visitor - EI-DCJ became the first wingletted member of the fleet to appear at Newcastle Airport, the first aircraft to be retro-fitted, operating the morning Dublin schedule. NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNV made its first departure from Newcastle Airport during the morning, the aircraft returning during the afternoon, while interesting day-stopper was Pilatus PC-12 OE-EPC.
Others:
RYR: DCJ/DCY/CSF/DHD
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ

A pretty big biz day (but not unfortunately producing the 'big biz' we were all hoping for !) with six arrivals during the afternoon and early evening, four of which were Citations. The Citations included the best of the bunch, the first-visiting S550 N66EH which stayed for just fifteen minutes mid-afternoon from Altenrhein to Reykjavik, while another first-timer, rather surprisingly, was the NetJets Europe Hawker 800XP CS-DNV which arrived from London City during the early evening for a night-stop. Also making a brief appearance during the early evening was Servair Citation 550 HB-VMW, a machine which had first-visited almost exactly two months ago.
Others:
RYR: -/CSD/DHA/DCH
BGH5811/2 LZ-HMW

Saturday 14th January
Another easyJet Airbus A.319 substitution mid-morning produced a true first-visitor this time, G-EJAR operating a Stansted rotation, while the only other aircraft of note were the Eurolynx CRJ G-ELNX during the afternoon for a night-stop, the machine's fifth visit here, and Westair Lear 60 EI-IAW which spent the day with us.
Others:
RYR: DCP/DCY/CSF/DAK
EZY513/4 G-EJAR HCY548/9 5B-DBI

Friday 13th January
Highlights of another fairly active GA day, ending a busy week for the genre, were a pair of British airliners - the first during the morning was a true first-visitor, FlyBe's new DHC.8-400 G-JECJ on a Belfast City rotation, while easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZDC on a late evening Stansted schedule was only a first-visitor as such - the airframe had of course been the first easyJet A.319 ever to visit Newcastle Airport, as HB-JZB on the promotional tour of the type, during late November 2003. Notable amongst the GA visitors was Air Alsie CitationJet OY-JMC which visited briefly during the early afternoon, its sixth appearance here, and first since May 2004.
Others:
RYR: DCP/DCY/DHA/DHD
BEE421/2 G-JECJ LTE944/5 EC-JHJ FUA1335/6 EC-IYS EZY5FL/5FK G-EZDC

Thursday 12th January
Another quite busy GA day, but the only item of real interest was the return of Coast Air ATR.42 LN-FAP operating the return leg of the Stord charter it first-visited on two days previous.
Others:
RYR: DCP/CST/DHA/DHB

Wednesday 11th January
A GA dominated day with no fewer than four French-registered machines 'moving' during it - the most interesting arrival concerned Citation 550 F-GGGT which made its first appearance here since April 1999 during the morning, while another machine of note was Metroliner EC-HXY, arriving at tea-time for a night-stop, only its third visit here in as many years.
Others:
RYR: -/CST/CSF/DHB

Tuesday 10th January
A more varied day than of late with two aeroplanes of Scandinavian connection of note; Coast Air of Norway operated a charter flight from/to Stord during the early evening with ATR.42 LN-FAP - an aeroplane which had visited twenty-three times previously as D-BDDD of Eurowings, the last time during 1996, it wore the rather attractive new blue/red/grey colour-scheme of the carrier, unlike the last of the fleet to appear here, LN-FAO on a Wideroe 'sub' during November 2004. Much earlier in the day Euromanx Jetstream 31 G-CCPW, an ex-Swedish machine, first-visited in the early hours deputising for the usual Navajo on a hospital flight from/to Dublin.
Others:
RYR: -/CST/-/DCO
AMC248/9 9H-ADH

Monday 9th January
Again just two aeroplanes to mention, Jet2 Boeing 737-300 TF-ELA first-visiting during the afternoon, positioning in from Manchester to operate the Cork rotation, and then becoming temporarily based, operating the overnight Stansted mail flight too - the aircraft wears a basic Jet2 livery, a white fuselage with red fin and engines, and tail titles only, while the only other item was Lancair N209DW which also arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Others:
RYR: CTB/CSJ/CSF/DCP
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ EXS535P/535 TF-ELA EXS536/008B TF-ELA

Sunday 8th January
Another very quiet day, with just the second visit of Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-CSJ on the afternoon Bergamo schedule, and the arrival for a night-stop of Cheyenne F-GKRR at lunch-time, providing any interest.
Others:
RYR: -/CSJ/DAR/DCP
BGH5815/6 LZ-HMW EAF1903/903P G-CEAF

Saturday 7th January
The airliner type of 2005 provided all of the day's interest, another Ryanair Boeing 737-800 first-visiting, EI-CSJ on the afternoon Bergamo schedule, while a pair of extra Air Europa charters in the early hours were flown by EC-HJP and EC-HKR.
Others:
RYR: CSF/CSJ/DHA/DAO
AEA189/191 EC-HJP AEA223/4 EC-HKR

Friday 6th January
For the first time this year something other than a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 to report on - the day's LTE Tenerife charter was delayed slightly, and was operated by the Hola Airlines Boeing 757 EC-ISY at tea-time. Only the machine's second appearance here it had last visited on a Helios Airways 'sub' on 11th October 2004. The first foreign executive jet arrival of the year produced NetJets Europe Citation Excel CS-DFO at lunch-time, its fourth visit here.
Others:
RYR: DCP/CSQ/DHA/DAO
FHE316 HB-JIB FUA1335/6 EC-IZG LTE944/5 EC-ISY

Thursday 5th January
Again only a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 to mention, the new machine EI-DLB making its second visit on the late evening Dublin rotation.
Others:
RYR: DCP/CSQ/CSF/DLB

Wednesday 4th January
The new year's theme continued with just Ryanair Boeing 737-800s providing the only interest - this did include the first-visit of the new machine EI-DLB however, on the late evening Dublin schedule, while EI-DCP had made its second appearance here earlier on the morning Dublin rotation.
Others:
RYR: DCP/CSQ/DCO/DLB

Tuesday 3rd January
Only another second-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-CSN on the afternoon Bergamo schedule - its first appearance here had been as long ago as 10th may 2005.
Others:
RYR: DAR/CSN/DHA/DHJ
AMC248/9 9H-ADH

Monday 2nd January
First item of the year of interest was not surprisingly a Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-CSV making its second visit on the evening Torp schedule - Challenger 604 N604LA which had been present over the turn of the year, departed to Teesside during the late morning.
Others:
RYR: DAR/DCY/CSV/DCB
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ BGH5803/4 LZ-HMW

Sunday 1st January
A busy start to the new year with over one hundred movements, almost certainly our busiest January 1st ever, but nothing worthy of mention .....
Others:
RYR: -/DCY/DHA/DHJ

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