Saturday 30th June
The day began with a pair of Spanish airliners of note, and finished with something a little more exotic - Pullmantur Air Boeing 747-300 EC-IOO made its second landing here on its return from Puerta Plata during the early morning, the aeroplane positioning out to Madrid soon after, while Futura's 'new' Boeing 737-400 EC-KGM, an ex-Brazillian machine, made its first-visit on the morning Palma charter. The space of fifteen minutes mid-evening saw a pair of DHC.8-300s arrive on diversion en-route from Reykjavik to Rotterdam, a pair of ex-Caribbean Star aeroplanes on their ferry flights to new operator Abu Dhabi Aviation - A6-ADF arrived first wearing a special livery publicising a cricket tournament, followed by A6-ADG wearing a basic Caribbean Star orange colour-scheme.
AMC248/9 9H-AEJ MON324/325P EC-IOO FUA1449/1450 EC-KGM OHY4441/2 TC-OAI AEA145/6 EC-HGP AUA2373/4 OE-LCH BGH5533/4 LZ-BHE XLA952/3 G-XLAK ECA828/9 5B-DBR
Friday 29th June
The day's only first-visitor was an executive jet, Aviation Beauport's new Citation XLS G-XBEL briefly during the morning, while airliners of note were Tuifly's Boeing 737-700 D-AHXD on its second visit during the evening, and Aer Arann ATR.72 EI-REI also on its second visit on the third flight of the carrier's new Galway schedule - it had been the first of the fleet to land here on a football charter on 16th September 2006. Pullmantur Air Boeing 747-300 EC-IOO departed to Puerta Plata mid-morning replacing the Monarch Airlines Airbus A.330-200.
BEE421/2 PH-ISA OHY2455/6 TC-OAL BEE14N/142 G-FBED KLM957/8 PH-BXI EZY513/2 G-EZIE BGH5505/6 LZ-BHD MON325 EC-IOO EZY515/4 G-EZIE REA596/7 EI-REI OHY2453/4 TC-ONP OHY3415/6 TC-OAN HLX6AB/43X D-AHXD
Thursday 28th June
A number of airliners of note, most appearing during the evening, Tuifly Boeing 737-700 D-AHXD first-visiting on the carrier's Hannover schedule, while Pullmantur Air Boeing 747-300 EC-IOO made its first landing here, positioning in from Madrid on a Monarch Airlines positioning callsign for a night-stop, and Aer Arann ATR.72 EI-REE flew the second flight of the carrier's new Galway schedule, its first-visit as such, although it was once very regular here as G-BVTJ, last visiting as such on 28th September 2003. Much earlier Metro II G-CEGE had first visited as such during the first hour of the day, the aircraft having last appeared here as OY-NPA on 25th November 2006.
BEE421/2 PH-ISA BEE14N/142 G-FBEC OHY4414/5 TC-OAN HLX6AB/43X D-AHXD MON324P EC-IOO REA596/7 EI-REE
Wednesday 27th June
Quite a busy GA day but the only item of interest was CitationJet D-IMMI during the afternoon from/to Zurich, its second visit here but first since 11th March 1999.
BEE421/2 PH-ISA BEE14N/142 G-FBED ECA904/5 5B-DBV
Tuesday 26th June
Quiet again with just Robinson R.44 D-HALZ visiting briefly during the evening, while CitationJet CJ1 N498YY made just its fourth visit also during the evening, but its first since September 2005.
BEE421/2 PH-ISA BEE14N/142 G-FBED SXS260/1 TC-SUM
Monday 25th June
Another new scheduled service operator and destination for Newcastle Airport got going during the evening, the first Aer Arann Galway rotation being flown not surprisingly by the carrier's new ATR.72 EI-REL, the aeroplane wearing the special 'Gaelic circles' livery. Two recent first-timers made their second visits during the afternoon, Norsk Helikopter Super Puma LN-OLC returning to its base at De Kooy from Aberdeen, while Twinjet Embraer Legacy G-SIRA spent the evening with us from/to Stansted.
FHE318/9 HB-JIB BGH5569 LZ-BHC BEE421/2 PH-ISA BEE14N/142 G-FBED REA596/7 EI-REL
Sunday 24th June
A much more interesting day, first-visitors including new Travel Service Boeing 737-800 OK-TVG on the first week of a short Verona series during the afternoon, and Twinjet Embraer Legacy G-SIRA from/to Stansted during the afternoon/evening, while the first Embraer ERJ-145 to appear here in any form of a FlyBe scheme became G-ERJF on the lunch-time Southampton schedule, the machine wearing large fuselage titles and tail logo on an otherwise all white livery. GA visitors included the very smart Airwing A/S King Air A100 LN-AWB and Piper Malibu D-EGIE during the early afternoon.
BMA7473 G-DBCH OHY455/6 TC-OAL GSM188/166 TF-FIS BEE145/6 G-ERJF GSM165 TF-FIS BMA7474 G-DBCH TVS121/2 OK-TVG
Saturday 23rd June
Another first-visit-of-type executive jet brought a quiet day to a close, our first 'new generation' Gulfstream IV appearing in the shape of Royal Jet's G300 A6-RJA from Warsaw during the evening for a night-stop.
AMC248/9 9H-AEM FUA1449/1450 EC-IVR OHY4441/2 TC-OAF AEA145/6 EC-JBK AUA2373/4 OE-LCP BGH5533/4 LZ-BHC ECA828/9 5B-DBW
Friday 22nd June
Eurofly Airbus A.320 I-EEZD second visited on the second week of the carrier's short Naples series - it had first-timed almost exactly a year ago on 30th June 2006 - while 'new' KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 PH-OFO made its first visit here on the late afternoon Amsterdam schedule. An early morning freight charter had earlier produced a new German Cheyenne for us, D-IABA spending just over an hour on the ground before breakfast.
BEE421/2 PH-ISA BEE14N/142 G-FBED OHY2455/6 TC-OAN BGH5505/6 LZ-BHD EEZ1540 I-EEZD OHY2453/4 TC-ONP OHY3415/6 TC-OAK
Thursday 21st June
A quiet day producing just the second visit as such of CJ2 G-OCJT during the afternoon, along with Norsk Helikopter Super Puma LN-OLC which passed through from De Kooy to Aberdeen.
BEE421/2 PH-ISA BEE14N/142 G-FBED OHY4414/5 TC-OAK
Wednesday 20th June
Just two airliner second visits, ATR.42 PH-ISA becoming a regular fixture on the morning FlyBe Belfast City schedule, while UK Zoom Airlines Boeing 767-300 G-UKZM which had first-timed exactly two weeks previous, appeared during the afternoon on another crew training visit from Birmingham to Doncaster.
BEE421/2 PH-ISA KLM957/8 PH-BXG BEE14N/142 G-EMBW ECA904/5 5B-DBR
Tuesday 19th June
A similar sort of day with two similar items of interest - the morning FlyBe Belfast City rotation was flown by Interstate Airlines ATR.42 PH-ISA, the first-visiting machine wearing a basic all-white livery, while previous new CitationJet CJ2 regular N525VV re-appeared for the first time in its new guise as G-OCJT during the evening, it having last visited here on 29th May.
BEE14N/142 G-FBED BEE421/2 PH-ISA SXS260/1 TC-SUV
Monday 18th June
Two first-visitors including a truly significant executive jet, our first Isle-of-Man prefixed aeroplane appearing in the not surprising form of Citation CJ2+ M-ICRO which spent an hour on the ground during the afternoon from/to Gamston, the aircraft also becoming the first + variant of the CJ2 to visit Newcastle Airport. Only other item was the fourth FlyBe Embraer 195 to appear here, G-FBEC first-timing on the morning Southampton schedule.
BGH5569 LZ-BHE BEE14N/142 G-FBEC
Sunday 17th June
A somewhat newer CRJ made its first, second and third landings here during the day, Brit Air's latest -700 F-GRZN operating all three Paris-CDG arrivals - Falcon 900EX VP-BMS first-visited on a day-stop from/to Amsterdam, and King Air 90 N37064 passed through on a ferry flight to Cologne at lunch-time.
BMA7473 G-DBCH OHY455/6 TC-OAE GSM188/166 TF-FIS BZH5851/2 F-GRZN BEE145/6 G-EMBW BMA7474 G-DBCH GSM165/187 TF-FIS BZH5853/4 F-GRZN BZH5855 F-GRZN FHE318/9 HB-JIB
Saturday 16th June
The morning Futura Palma charter produced something different again, Air Italy Boeing 767-300 I-AIGG making its third visit to Newcastle Airport as such, the ex-Britannia Airways machine having made two landings here whilst flying for FlyJet on 14th September 2006, while Austrian Arrows CRJ OE-LCQ made just its second landing on the late afternoon Innsbruck flight, its first having been as long ago as 9th August 2003.
AMC248/9 9H-AEH FUA1449/1450 I-AIGG OHY4441/2 TC-OAF BGH5531/2 LZ-BHE AEA145/6 EC-ISN AUA2373/4 OE-LCQ XLA952/3 G-XLAK ECA828/9 5B-DBW
Friday 15th June
The week ended with a pair of first-visiting 'single-aisle' Airbus', Eurofly flying the first of a short Naples series during the afternoon with A.320 I-EEZF, while easyJet A.319 G-EZAA visited twice, substituting for a u/s Boeing 737-700 on the day's Faro rotation.
OHY2455/6 TC-OAI BGH5505/6 LZ-BHD EZY8010/6445 G-EZAA EEZ1540/1 I-EEZF EZY6446/8011 G-EZAA OHY3415/6 TC-OAF OHY2453/4 TC-ONO
Thursday 14th June
Two nice first-visitors managed to make it through the gloom during the day, Challenger 300 N300BZ making brief visits during the early morning and again at tea-time, while DHC.8-100 C-FNZM passed through on its delivery flight to new Austrian operator BFS/Austrojet with whom it will become OE-HWG, the aeroplane, one with a US commuter carrier heritage, wearing the carrier's full livery ...... the tail of which was not too unlike the new XL Airways UK colour-scheme which co-incidentally had earlier made its first landing here on a Boeing 767-300, G-VKNH making only its second landing as such in the early hours on a Rhodes arrival.
XLA4031/031P G-VKNH EZY5FL/5FM G-EZIM OHY4414/5 TC-OAL
Wednesday 13th June
Becoming quiet once again, the day's only interest being provided by Gulfstream V N84GV which spent a couple of hours with us during the late morning - it had visited twice previously, the last time during May 2005.
KLM957/8 PH-BXK ECA904/5 5B-DBV
Tuesday 12th June
A pair of FlyBe notable visits, Embraer 195 G-FBED on its second visit here on the morning Southampton schedule, and the recently re-painted DHC.8-400 G-JEDP which showed us its 'green' livery on the mid-morning Belfast City schedule and again on the tea-time rotation. The evening saw just the fourth landing here by a Citation Sovereign, Aviation Beauport's G-SVSB still being the only example to visit Newcastle Airport.
SXS260/1 TC-SUL BEE14N/142 G-FBED BEE421/2 G-JEDP BEE176/148 G-FBEA
Monday 11th June
A good start to the week with three first-visitors - two were airliners, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIY making its first and second visits here on two evening Stansted substitutions, while FlyBe set off its first full week of Embraer 195 operations on the morning Southampton schedule with the very new G-FBED. CitationJet D-ISWA first-timed also during the morning, while Learjet 55 D-CGBR which had first-visited during March, made its second appearance here at lunch-time, while the previous day's highlight Turbo Porter D-FSWB departed to Calais during the afternoon.
EZY523/2 G-EZEK BGH5569 LZ-BHE BEE14N/142 G-FBED EZY513/2 G-EZIY EZY515/4 G-EZIY
Sunday 10th June
A pair of British Airbus A.319s produced the day's airliner interest, bmi's G-DBCJ first- and second-visiting on the Venice charter, while easyJet's G-EZIU flew an evening Stansted substitution, its second visit here, its first having been almost exactly one year ago on 11th June 2006. The day's star visitor however was our first Pilatus PC-6 since 26th May 1995, Swissboogie Parapro SA's D-FSWB, which was en-route from Sumburgh to Edinburgh, continuing a little further for its night-stop. The aircraft was as recently as mid-2006 operating with the United Arab Emirates Air Force as 2215 and before that as 321.
BMA7473 G-DBCJ OHY455/6 TC-OAF GSM166 TF-FIS BEE145/6 G-EMBP BMA7474 G-DBCJ GSM165 TF-FIS EZY529/8 G-EZIU FHE318/9 HB-JIB
Saturday 9th June
The day's two Spanish carrier-flown Palma rotations produced its only interest, Futura using MapJet Douglas MD.83 OE-LRW for a slightly delayed flight at lunch-time, the all-white machine having last visited here as EC-HBP on 4th June 2005, but prior to that wearing no fewer than four different registrations whilst operated by Oasis between 1989 and 1995 - Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-ISE later made only its fourth landing here on the carrier's afternoon Palma charter.
AMC248/9 9H-AEM OHY4441/2 TC-OAL BGH5531/2 LZ-BHC FUA1449/1450 OE-LRW AEA145/6 EC-ISE AUA2373/4 OE-LCJ XLA952/3 G-XLAK ECA828/9 5B-DBW
Sunday 10th June
A pair of British Airbus A.319s produced the day's airliner interest, bmi's G-DBCJ first- and second-visiting on the Venice charter, while easyJet's G-EZIU flew an evening Stansted substitution, its second visit here, its first having been almost exactly one year ago on 11th June 2006. The day's star visitor however was our first Pilatus PC-6 since 26th May 1995, Swissboogie Parapro SA's D-FSWB, which was en-route from Sumburgh to Edinburgh, continuing a little further for its night-stop. The aircraft was as recently as mid-2006 operating with the United Arab Emirates Air Force as 2215 and before that as 321.
BMA7473 G-DBCJ OHY455/6 TC-OAF GSM166 TF-FIS BEE145/6 G-EMBP BMA7474 G-DBCJ GSM165 TF-FIS EZY529/8 G-EZIU FHE318/9 HB-JIB
Friday 8th June
A little later than originally planned, FlyBe began Embraer 195 scheduled services from Newcastle Airport, their first machine G-FBEA operating the morning Southampton schedule, its second landing here, the machine having flown a route proving flight here on 13th September 2006. Titan Airways flew a Keflavik charter departure at lunch-time with Boeing 737-300 G-ZAPW, only the aeroplane's fourth visit here as such.
OHY2455/6 TC-OAF BEE14N/142 G-FBEA BGH5505/6 LZ-BHD BZH5851/2 F-GNLH OHY2453/4 TC-ONN OHY3415/6 TC-OAL
Thursday 7th June
Just one airliner of interest, the return leg of last week's Croatia Airlines Split charter being flown by Airbus A.320 9A-CTJ, the aircraft's third visit here but first since early June 2004.
KLM957/8 PH-BXE EXS091P/591 G-CELR EXS592/092P G-CELR OHY4414/5 TC-OAL
Wednesday 6th June
The day's highlights were a pair of UK charter airliners, the best being our first look at the overall blue livery of Zoom Airlines, their new UK 'arm' UK Zoom Airlines operating a training flight during the afternoon from Gatwick to Cardiff with the first-visiting, ex-Air Europa Boeing 767-300 G-UKZM. The based My Travel Airways Airbus A.320 unit swapped in Fuerteventura during the day, G-OMYA returning back during the afternoon - the aircraft's first-visit as such, it had actually been one of the rarer UK charter airliners in its previous guise as G-BXKB with JMC Air/Thomas Cook Airways, the machine making only ten previous landings here, the last one being on 2nd November 2005 - while also of interest was the FR Aviation Falcon 20 G-FRAT which night-stopped, similarly rare machines here even though a detachment resides at a neighbour airport, the aeroplane having last visited here during December 1997 when it was one of five which diverted in from the then Teesside Airport due weather.
MYT802 G-OMYA ECA904/5 5B-DBW
Tuesday 5th June
Just a pair of American registered GA visitors during the afternoon, Piper Malibu N37RT which spent it with us from Germany to Coventry, and Cirrus SR-22 N327BM which made its second landing here at lunch-time.
Monday 4th June
Nothing of note ....
Sunday 3rd June
The afternoon produced a pair of interesting machines, Jet Club Gulfstream IV HB-IKR on its first appearance here arriving with a performer for a local gig, and Flightline's Douglas MD.83 G-FLTM which called in for fuel en-route from Filton to Oslo, the aeroplane wearing an all-white fuselage with an Aviajet tail design being an ex-Spanair machine which had last visited here as EC-HGA during 2005. Earlier bmi Airbus A.319 G-DBCH had made its second and third landings here on the day's Venice charter, while Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPX first-visited on the late evening Dublin schedule.
BMA7473 G-DBCH OHY455/6 TC-OAE GSM188/166 TF-FIS BMA7474 G-DBCH GSM165/187 TF-FIS FHE318/9 HB-JIB RYR17C/17NU EI-DPX
Saturday 2nd June
A day of second-visiting airliners, the new Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-KCG on the afternoon Palma charter which had first-visited last Saturday, and the equally new Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DVE on the carrier's Dublin schedule, while an older machine from a little longer ago was Futura Boeing 737-400 EC-JSS on their morning Palma charter, the machine having first-timed on 13th May 2006.
AMC248/9 9H-AEL FUA1449/1450 EC-JSS OHY4441/2 TC-OAL BGH5531/2 LZ-BHE EIN302/3 EI-DVE AEA145/6 EC-KCG AUA2373/4 OE-LCH XLA952/3 G-XLAK ECA828/9 5B-DBW
Friday 1st June
The late evening produced the day's, and one of the year's, airliner highlights, Sun Adria Fokker 100 9A-BTD being used by FlyBe for a slightly delayed Exeter rotation - our second Croatian airliner in two days, the ex-American Airlines machine was naturally a first-visitor. Tuifly Boeing 737-700 D-AHXB duly made its second visit here on the early evening Hannover schedule, while a pair of GA visitors of note were Rockwell Commander 980 VP-BCT from/to Welshpool and Cessna 210 N249SP which arrived during the afternoon for a night-stop.
OHY2455/6 TC-OAI BGH5505/6 LZ-BHC HLX6AB/43X D-AHXB OHY2453/4 TC-ONP OHY3415/6 TC-OAL BEE705/6 9A-BTD
Thursday 31st May
The second of the new batch of Tuifly Boeing 737-700s made its first appearance during the early evening, D-AHXB on the carrier's Hannover schedule. Earlier Croatia Airlines had operated the outbound leg of the usual Split charter at this time of year with Airbus A.320 9A-CTM, the Star Alliance-liveried machine having actually visited on this day during each of 2006 and 2005, while another returnee from a similar date of a previous year was Challenger 604 N359V during the early afternoon for a couple of hours stay from Inverness to Dublin - the aeroplane had visited once before on 24th May 2006 when it also arrived from Inverness.
OHY4414/5 TC-OAK HLX6AB/43X D-AHXB EXS108P G-FLTC
Wednesday 30th May
Very little of interest, the only new item being Agusta 109 N877SW which visited during the evening.
ECA904/5 5B-DBX EXS052E G-LSAC
Tuesday 29th May
A gloomy morning produced one of the executive jet visitors of the year, Jordanian Government Challenger 604 JY-TWO arriving from Farnborough for a short stay in the rain before returning home. The afternoon saw the first of the three new Airbus A.320s to be delivered to Aer Lingus this summer make its first appearance here, EI-DVE on the Dublin schedule, while the second of the two Sunwing-operated Boeing 737-800s flying for XL Airways UK this summer arrived from Glasgow during the afternoon to begin a detachment, the aeroplane having visited as such just once before on 28th October 2006, but before that being regular as G-XLAH.
SXS260/1 TC-SUJ XLA147 C-FTAH EXS023P/523 G-ZAPX EIN30A/305 EI-DVE EXS524/024P G-ZAPX
Monday 28th May
An extremely quiet Bank Holiday Monday, the only aeroplane of note being the Cirrus SR.20 N146JJ which made its second visit here during the late morning - its first had been on 13th May 2005.
Sunday 27th May
A few more airliners of interest, morning charters again producing notable machines - bmi flew the second week of their Venice charter split with Glasgow with Airbus A.319 G-DBCI, only one of four members of the fleet to have visited previously, on diversion from Durham/Tees Valley on 18th December 2006, the aeroplane making its second and third visits here durng the day, while the first week of the flyGlobespan Toronto/Hamilton flight to be split with Stansted produced the carrier's second Boeing 757 TF-FIS, the first-visitor wearing a white fuselage with titles but with a 'full' tail livery returning during the afternoon for the westbound sector - the registration had actually visited Newcastle Airport previously, on a Fokker 50 on a re-fuelling stop on 8th September 1997. Only other item was Lufthansa Cityline CRJ.700 D-ACPT on the lunch-time Dusseldorf schedule, the Star Alliance-liveried machine making its fourth landing here.
BMA7473 G-DBCI OHY455/6 TC-OAN GSM188/166 TF-FIS BEE145/6 G-EMBP DLH2CH/6PH D-ACPT BMA7474 G-DBCI GSM165/187 TF-FIS FHE318/9 HB-JIB
Saturday 26th May
Another interesting airliner day, although dominated by Boeing 737-800s - the early morning saw Ryanair machine EI-DPT make just its second landing here on the carrier's Dublin rotation, followed shortly after on the Futura Palma charter, one that has produced some variety during its first month of operation this year, by D-ALIG, an ex-Futura aeroplane still wearing the Spanish carrier's full livery, which is due to be operated by Cirrus Airlines this summer on behalf of a German tour company, the aircraft having last visited here as EC-JFB during April 2006. The afternoon produced Air Europa's only days old 737-800 EC-KCG on their Palma charter, while bmi Regional Embraer ERJ-135 G-RJXJ spent the afternoon here in the visual circuit, technically a first-visitor although the aeroplane had spent a couple of hours doing something similar on 4th June 2005 although on that occasion it did not make a full-stop landing here. Another scheduled service route was opened up, this time by FlyBe, a once weekly Limoges flight being flown on its first day of operation by DHC.8-400 G-JECK.
AMC248/9 9H-AEL RYR172/3 EI-DPT FUA1449/1450 D-ALIG EXS023P/523 G-ZAPU OHY4441/2 TC-OAL BGH5531/2 LZ-BHD AEA145/6 EC-KCG EXS524/024P G-ZAPU AUA2373/4 OE-LCH XLA952/3 G-XLAK ECA828/9 5B-DBW
Friday 25th May
A quiet day, at least until the evening, its highlights consisting of a first-visiting Jet2 Boeing 757, the first of the recently acquired ex-China Southern Airlines machines to appear here, G-LSAI which flew the return sector of the day's Murcia schedule, positioning out to Manchester just after midnight, while new British Citation Bravo G-OJMW made its first visit here, spending the evening with us. Also of note was the first Onur Air Douglas MD.88 to appear here since the end of the 2003 summer season, TC-ONM, a machine which had last visited during October 2002, commencing a weekly Antalya charter during the evening, the aeroplane consequently first-visiting the new scheme here on a 'MD'.
OHY2455/6 TC-OAK BGH5505/6 LZ-BHC OHY2453/4 TC-ONM OHY3415/6 TC-OAL EXS524/052P G-LSAI
Thursday 24th May
A more varied day the highlight being the 'new' Titan Airways Boeing 737-300 G-ZAPZ which first-visited at lunch-time, positioning in from Edinburgh to fly the Jet2 Murcia departure. Earlier FlyBe Embraer ERJ-145 G-EMBE had substituted for the programmed DHC.8-300 on the morning Belfast City schedule, the aircraft's first visit here since August 2003, while Sunwing Boeing 737-800 C-FTAE, which had been ferried to the UK through Newcastle Airport at the beginning of the month, arrived to be based flying for XL Airways UK during the afternoon, the aeroplane now wearing the full old livery of the UK carrier. RAF-Avia Antonov An-26 YL-RAD positioned in from East Midlands during the early morning for a lunch-time freight departure to Bergen, a machine which had been semi-regular here during the winter of 2004/5 flying for Emerald Airways, and NetJets Europe Citation XLS CS-DXI made its second visit here during the morning.
BEE421/2 G-EMBE EXS523P/523 G-ZAPZ XLA004/404V C-FTAE OHY4414/5 TC-OAF
Wednesday 23rd May
A break from airliners providing all the interest with a pair of new German executive jets; the first-visiting Agusta Air Citation XLS D-CHHH visited twice, during the morning and late afternoon either side of a visit to/from London City, while Learjet 60 D-CEJA first-visited as such during the late evening, the aeroplane having last appeared here as OY-LJF as recently as the 25th February.
ECA904/5 5B-DBX EZE31F/63N G-MAJX EXS547P/547 G-CELZ EXS548/548P G-CELZ
Tuesday 22nd May
Another day with the sole interest provided by British airliners, a pair of easyJet Airbus A.319s, G-EZMS making its third visit here on an afternoon crew training detail, while G-EZAD which had visited previously only on similar duties twice during the last six weeks, substituted on the morning Stansted schedule.
XLA4146 G-VKNA SXS260/1 TC-SUJ EZY513/2 G-EZAD EXS523P/523 G-CELH EXS524/524P G-CELH
Monday 21st May
A much quieter day the only items of note involving another appearance here from flyGlobespan Boeing 737-300 G-CELR which positioned in from Edinburgh to fly the day's Jet2 Murcia rotation, the aircraft making only its third and fourth landings here as such in the process, while XL Airways UK Boeing 757 G-VKNA positioned in during the evening for a charter departure the following morning, the aeroplane's first appearance here as such - it had visited once previously as TF-ARI and before that much more often as G-OOOU - but its first in the carrier's new livery.
BGH5569 LZ-BHC EXS523P/523 G-CELR EXS524/524P G-CELR XLA595P G-VKNA
Sunday 20th May
A number of airliners to mention, including two first-visiting British machines - the bmi Venice charter split with Glasgow, flown by Airbus A.319s this year, was begun by G-DBCH during the early morning, only the fifth member of the fleet to visit here, while FlyBe's lunch-time Southampton schedule was flown by Embraer ERJ-145 G-EMBW, one of only two members of the ex-BA Connect fleet not to have visited Newcastle Airport previously. Tuifly used a Boeing 737-800 for their evening Hannover schedule, D-AHFT having visited twice before on similar substitutions during March 2005 and June 2006, while Jet2 opened up another scheduled service route from Newcastle Airport, Boeing 737-300 G-CELX flying the first Almeria rotation during the morning.
BMA7473 G-DBCH EXS565/6 G-CELX OHY455/6 TC-OAF BEE145/6 G-EMBW FHE32A/321 HB-JIB GSM187/8 G-CEJM HLX6AB/43X D-AHFT
Saturday 19th May
A rather unique first and second visit occurrence, Air Europa Boeing 737-800 EC-JBK making its first landing here during the early morning on Futura's Palma charter flight, and then returning for its second visit during the afternoon on the carrier's own Palma rotation. XL Airways UK Boeing 737-800 G-XLAK made its second visit on the late night Larnaca charter, while the only GA visitor of note was Lions Air Pilatus PC-12 HB-FOQ which spent a few hours with us during the middle of the day from/to Zurich.
AMC248/9 9H-AEG AMC9602/6620 9H-AEF FUA1449/1450 EC-JBK OHY4441/2 TC-OAN BGH5531/2 LZ-BHD AUA2373/4 OE-LCN AEA145/6 EC-JBK ECA828/9 5B-DBW XLA952/3 G-XLAK
Friday 18th May
The day's only noteworthy event was the commencement of another new scheduled service route from Newcastle Airport, Jet2 beginning service to Pisa during the morning with Boeing 737-300 G-CELO.
OHY2455/6 TC-OAL BGH5505/6 LZ-BHC EXS547/8 G-CELO OHY3415/6 TC-OAI
Thursday 17th May
The morning produced the day's two first-visiting aeroplanes, its only highlights, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPT first-timing on the Dublin schedule, the first first-visitor from the fleet for almost a month, while PPG Industries Gulfstream IV N827GA arrived from Austria for a day-stop and a tea-time departure to Spain. Jet2 commenced service to another new destination for Newcastle Airport also during the morning, Boeing 737-300 G-CELX operating the first Valencia rotation.
RYR172/3 EI-DPT EXS591/2 G-CELX
Wednesday 16th May
A very quiet day, the only item worthy of mention being an un-expected football charter for the UEFA Cup Final in Glasgow (!), Blueline Douglas MD.83 F-GMLK arriving from Gerona during the morning to stay with us until after the game - the aeroplane had made four previous landings here as such, but had earlier appeared on numerous occasions wearing various Spanish and Irish registrations.
Tuesday 15th May
Another interesting day for executive jets producing two first-visitors and a first-visit-of-type - the first few minutes of the day saw Linxair CitationJet CJ2+ S5-BAS arrive from Ljubljana, the first of type to appear here departing back home just before mid-day, while lunch-time also saw the first-visit of NetJets Europe Citation XLS CS-DXM.
BZH5850 F-GRJR SXS260/1 TC-SUI
Monday 14th May
Still quiet although the evening was brightened up with the first-visiting Global Express N920DS which spent less than our on the ground arriving from Allegheny County and departing to Palermo. A litte later Brit Air used another CRJ.100 for their night-stopping Paris-CDG arrival, F-GRJR duly making its third landing here, but first since February 2006.
Sunday 13th May
A much quieter day with just the third visit of another NetJets Europe Beechjet 400 to mention, CS-DME spending the afternoon with us.
OHY455/6 TC-OAI BEE145/6 G-EMBP FHE32A/321 HB-JIB GSM188/7 G-CEJM
Saturday 12th May
A Boeing 737-800 dominated day, with three machines of note beginning with Futura's N977RY on the carrier's morning Palma charter, its first-visit as such, the aeroplane having last visited as EC-ISL during September 2004. Air Europa's EC-JKZ made its fourth visit here on its afternoon Palma charter, while XL Airways UK's G-XLAK first-timed during the evening, positioning in from Gatwick to operate the outbound portion of the late evening Larnaca 'W'. Another biz jet of note was the first-visiting Goldeck Flug Citation 560 OE-GCB at tea-time, while Twin Comanche D-GHFW was an interesting late evening arrival from Reykjavik, the aircraft subsequently staying the night with us.
AMC248/9 9H-AEM FUA1449/1450 N977RY OHY4441/2 TC-OAN AEA145/6 EC-JKZ XLA003P/953 G-XLAK ECA828/9 5B-DBW
Friday 11th May
Another welcome relatively busy day, although it was General Aviation that provided most of the highlights. The morning did however produce the second visit of Air Italy Boeing 757 EI-IGA in the early hours on the return of the FlyJet Arrecife rotation, the aeroplane positioning back out to Malpensa before dawn, while another returning DHC.8-300 on the morning FlyBe Belfast City schedule was G-BRYU, the aircraft making its first visit here since October 2003. A quartet of exec jets of note began just after mid-day with the arrival of CitationJet G-PWNS on its first visit here as such, the aircraft having visited three times previous as VP-CNF, the last time during October 2005, followed by a pair of NetJets Europe Beechjets within the space of ten minutes at tea-time, the first-visiting CS-DMJ and the second-timing CS-DMO, while Citation XLS HB-VNY also made its second appearance here later in the evening. The evening also produced the interesting Bell 42 OY-HSR on a Bristow Helicopters flight passing through from Aberdeen to Norwich.
FJE609/609P EI-IGA BEE421/2 G-BRYU OHY2455/6 TC-OAI OHY3415/6 TC-OAI
Thursday 10th May
A much better day with two first-visiting airliners; first came the Air Italy Boeing 757 EI-IGA which positioned in from Malpensa during the afternoon to operate a delayed FlyJet Arrecife rotation, followed during the evening by TuiFly Boeing 737-800 D-AHLR on the carrier's Hannover schedule, the first -800 to appear here in the new yellow TuiFly livery, Also during the eveningFlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECW made its second landing here on the carrier's Exeter schedule.
FJE608P/608 EI-IGA HLX6AB/43X D-AHLR BEE705/6 G-JECW
Wednesday 9th May
Nothing of note ....
KLM957/8 PH-BXH SWG9004 C-FTAE ECA904/5 5B-DBU
Tuesday 8th May
Just a pair to mention again, Homac Aviation's recently re-registered Citation Bravo D-CHMC arriving during the early afternoon for a night-stop, and Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 C-FTAE which arrived from Toronto via Dublin on its return to the UK for the summer season during the late evening, the aircraft which had visited as such at the end of last summer, wearing the full colour-scheme of the Canadian carrier.
SXS260/1 TC-SUI SWG9004 C-FTAE
Monday 7th May
Back to normal unfortunately, with only the second visit as such of Cimber Air CRJ OY-RJE on the late morning Copenhagen schedule, and Liebherr Aerospace CJ3 D-CLAT on its fourth appearance here of note.
Sunday 6th May
One of those rare days, often experienced at the beginning of summer seasons, with a number of intersesting items. The day's undisputed star visitor was the Best Air Airbus A.321 TC-TUB which flew a delayed Onur Air Bodrum departure during the early afternoon, the first-visiting aeroplane wearing the full colour-scheme of new Sri Lankan carrier Mihin Lanka. flyGlobespan also began their Toronto/Hamilton service during the day, the first rotation being flown by the carrier's first Boeing 757 G-CEJM which had visited briefly on a crew training sortie on 9th April, the machine making its first appearance here with the recently applied tail logo publicising Liverpool/John Lennon Airport, while the based Thomsonfly Boeing 737-300 became G-THOO in the early hours, the ex-easyJet aeroplane which had last appeared here as G-EZYK in March 2004, becoming the first 737-300 to visit Newcastle Airport fitted with winglets, only days after the first similarly-fitted 757 !. Cimber Air used their 'new' CRJ OY-RJE for their late afternoon Copenhagen schedule, the obviously ex-Lufthansa aircraft having last visited here as D-ACLD on 5th October 2005, while GA visitors included the day's highlight for me, the first-timing Citation XLS HB-VNY during the morning (my 9,000th executive jet), and Cessna 182 N1424C which arrived during the early afternoon for a night-stop.
TOM3838 G-THOO OHY455/6 TC-TUB MYT006R/843 G-ZAPU BEE145/6 G-EMBP FHE32A/321 HB-JIB GSM188/7 G-CEJM CIM725/6 OY-RJE
Saturday 5th May
The first Saturday of the summer season turned out to be a very quiet one, the only items of note being the second-visiting Air Malta Airbus A.320 9H-AEP in the early hours, and the first-visit at tea-time of the first Challenger 300 on the British register, London Executive Aviation's G-KALS arriving from Luton for a night-stop.
AMC248/9 9H-AEP FUA1449/1450 EC-IVR OHY4441/2 TC-OAK AEA145/6 EC-JBJ BGH5533/4 LZ-BHC ECA828/9 5B-DBU XLA9523/3 G-OXLC
Friday 4th May
The day's only interest was provided by another new FlyBe DHC.8-400, G-JECW operating the afternoon Belfast City rotation.
OHY2455/6 TC-OAK BZH5851/2 F-GNLH BZH5853/4 F-GNLH BEE429/430 G-JECW OHY3415/6 TC-OAI
Thursday 3rd May
A vintage type made its return to Newcastle Airport during the late morning, the first BAC 1-11 to land here for over six years arriving in the shape of Mia Airlines/Jet-ex Flight Support's YR-MIA which departed to Brussels later in the afternoon, the first-visiting exec-configured aeroplane actually being the last British built BAC 1-11, one that had begun life on the British register as the once familiar-at-Luton G-BLHD. The last time we had seen the type here was on 15th November 2000 courtesy of European Air Charter's G-AWYV.
Wednesday 2nd May
Light freight charters made for the day's only new aeroplanes, the first during the afternoon being flown by something a little different however, Slovenian Piper Seneca S5-DHF visiting from/to Dortmund - a few more German machines appeared later in the day, the least common being Cessna 303 D-ICLY just before midnight. The day will be remembered though for the first landing at Newcastle Airport of a winglet-fitted Boeing 757, Finnair machine OH-LBR arriving to open the Excel Airways summer 757 base - the aeroplane had last appeared here during the fall of 2005.
BZH5850 F-GRJQ TOM028F G-THOK BZH5853/4 F-GRJO ECA904/5 5B-DBR XLA171 OH-LBR
Tuesday 1st May
The first day of the summer charter timetable produced just one aeroplane of note, on the first foreign airline-operated flight of the season, Sun Express kicking off their Antalya series with Boeing 737-800 TC-SUV - the aircraft's first visit as such, it had last appeared here as recently as 29th October as 5B-DBI of ajet.
TOM751P G-THOG BZH5850 F-GRJO SXS260/1 TC-SUV BZH5853/4 F-GRJQ
Monday 30th April
A few more of note than of late, scheduled services producing the second visit of Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPR, a machine which had first-timed on the first day of the month, on the early morning Gerona service, followed by more CRJ.100 substitutions on Brit Air Paris-CDG rotations, all of the day's arrivals being flown by F-GRJO, a machine which had also visited just once before, on 17th April 2005. Another Sun Air day-stop charter from/to Billund was flown by Sun Air Jetstream 31 OY-SVF, the aeroplane's first visit here since August 1997, but first in the new BA livery, while European Buisness Jets' new CitationJet CJ2 N525VV finally made it here, having been planned through on its Trans-Atlantic ferry last week, arriving from Malaga during the late afternoon for a night-stop.
BZH5850 F-GRJG RYR9345/6 EI-DPR RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ BZH5851/2 F-GRJO BZH5853/4 F-GRJO BZH5855 F-GRJO
Sunday 29th April
Two aeroplanes of note at either ends of the day, starting with an interesting executive jet during the early hours, Austrian Learjet 35 OE-GMJ operating an ambulance flight before dawn, departing back to Vienna at sun-rise - the aircraft had visited four times previous as G-RAFF during 1997 and 1999 -while late in the evening Brit Air used another CRJ.100 for their night-stopping Paris-CDG arrival, F-GRJG becoming another first-visitor from the fleet.
MYT046/046P G-OMYT BEE145/6 G-EMBP FHE32A/321 HB-JIB BZH5855 F-GRJG
Saturday 28th April
Another very quiet day the only aeroplane of note being the new Eurocypria Boeing 737-800 5B-DBR which made its second landing here during the late evening on the carrier's Larnaca charter.
AMC248/9 9H-AEL MYT045P/045 G-OMYT XLA952/3 G-OXLC ECA906/7 5B-DBR
Friday 27th April
Two first-visiting airliners today, the first involving only the third use of an Airbus A.321 by Aer Lingus on the carrier's Dublin schedule, EI-CPC operating the afternoon flight, while FlyBe's new DHC.8-400 G-JECV first-timed on the evening Southampton service. Embraer ERJ-145 G-EMBJ substituted for the programmed DHC.8-300 on the carrier's morning Belfast City rotation, the machine's first-visit here since October 2001, and consequently first in the Union Flag colour-scheme, while the only GA visitor of note involved DRF King Air 200 D-IDRF on an ambulance flight during the afternoon.
BEE421/2 G-EMBJ EIN30A/305 EI-CPC BEE147/8 G-JECV OHY3415/6 TC-OAF
Thursday 26th April
Just two airliners to mention, the new Brit Air CRJ.700 F-GRZM which had made just one previous visit two days prior, flying all three of the carrier's Paris-CDG arrivals during the day, while Thomas Cook Airways Boeing 757 G-TCBA flew a Faro 'W' during the afternoon, only the ex-Air 2000/First Choice Airways machine's fourth visit here as such.
BZH5851/2 F-GRZM TCX927L/K G-TCBA BZH5853/4 F-GRZM BZH5855 F-GRZM
Wednesday 25th April
The day's only interest was provided by the first-visiting Wal-Mart Challenger 601 N601HW which arrived all the way from Durham/Tees Valley during the afternoon for a few hours on the north apron, the aircraft continuing north to Edinburgh during the early evening.
Tuesday 24th April
A little better, Brit Air again providing the day's main airliner highlight, the carrier's new CRJ.700 F-GRZM making its first appearance here on the late morning Paris-CDG rotation. The last Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 to second-visit finally did so on the afternoon Dublin schedule, some six months after the start of the service, EI-CVD having first-visited on 23rd December, while NetJets Europe Beechjet CS-DMF made its fourth visit here during the morning.
BZH5850 F-GRJE BZH5851/2 F-GRZM EIN30A/305 EI-CVD
Monday 23rd April
Back to next to nothing, the only items of note being King Air C90 N41AK which day-stopped from/to Glasgow, and Brit Air CRJ.100 F-GRJE which made its seventh landing here on the night-stopping Paris-CDG arrival.
BZH5853/4 F-GNLH BZH5855 F-GRJE
Sunday 22nd April
Things finally picked up slightly, the day's obvious highlight being the first appearance here eventually of Boeing 767-300 P4-MES a machine which had so far failed to show here for a visit by Chelsea to St.James Park, arriving from Luton just after mid-day and departing after the match to Finland. Also at lunch-time Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPN first-visited on the carrier's Gerona schedule, while FlyBe used ex-BA Connect Embraer ERJ-145 G-EMBU for their middle of the day Southampton service, the aeroplane's first appearance here since October 2001. GA visitor of note was Cessna 208 N208EC from/to Galway on its second visit possibly also for the football, the aircraft having last visited on 21st January 2006.
MYT046/7125 G-OMYT BEE145/6 G-EMBU RYR9345/6 EI-DPN FHE32A/321 HB-JIB
Saturday 21st April
The April lull continues, the only item of note being the First Choice Airways Airbus A.321 G-OOAE which operated a charter flight to Keflavik during the early morning, the aircraft's first visit here since 28th February 2003.
AMC249 9H-AEG MYT045P/045 G-OMYT XLA952/3 G-XLAB ECA906/7 5B-DBW
Friday 20th April
Nothing of note .....
BMA9751/7943 G-MIDC OHY3415/6 TC-OAL AMC248 9H-AEG
Thursday 19th April
Still very little to excite, although Citation 550 N846MA day-stopped, its first visit as such, although it had appeared here previously as G-CJAE during June 2005 and November 2004, and prior to that as G-CZAR in December 2000. Piper Malibu N231CM passed through during the afternoon from Elvington to Wick.
Wednesday 18th April
Once again extremely quiet, although we were rewarded for our patience late in the evening with the first-visiting Gulfstream IVSP N45ET on its first visit direct from PDK for a night-stop.
Tuesday 17th April
A few GA visitors provided the only interest, Specialised Transportation's Gulfstream 550 VP-BLW making its second vist here during the morning, while a very welcome first-timer was Century Airbirds CJ2 OE-FYH on a brief visit at lunch-time. Another registration prefix to appear here on a Diamond Twinstar came in the shape of N35AL from Jersey during the afternoon for a night-stop.
Monday 16th April
Still very quiet, ex-Brymon Airways DHC.8-300 G-BRYY making its first appearance as a FlyBe aeroplane on the morning Belfast City schedule - wearing a basic BA colour-scheme as per the previous visitor G-BRYV, the aircraft had last visited here on 16th May 2003. Only other item was MSR Flug Charter CitationJet D-IPCS on its fifth visit here during the evening.
BEE421/2 G-BRYY RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ
Sunday 15th April
Just two 'NextGens' to mention, the Durham/Tees Valley-based flyGlobespan Boeing 737-600 G-CDKT which had first-visited the previous night, diverting in again overnight, arriving from Malaga just after midnight and departing to Faro mid-morning, making only the type's third landing here in the process, while Eurocypria's very new -800 5B-DBR made its first appearance here during the morning, the machine wearing a green tail fin.
GSM072 G-CDKT MYT046/046P G-MDBD ECA906/7 5B-DBR
Saturday 14th April
Very quiet again, the only visitor of note being the Starair Ireland Challenger 604 EI-IRE which made its fourth appearance here, an afternoon stop from/to Dublin. flyGlobespan Boeing 737-600 G-CDKT departed to Palma during the morning after its previous evening's diversion from Durham/Tees Valley.
MYT045P/045 G-MDBD GSM015 G-CDKT BZH5851/2 F-GNLH XLA952/3 G-XLAB
Friday 13th April
Rather lucky for us, the day saw two pretty special visitors, but not much else, the first appearing during the afternoon in the shape of CitationJet CJ1 S5-BAJ, our first Slovenian executive jet ever, which spent almost one hour on the ground from/to Ljubljana. The second arrived on diversion from Durham/Tees Valley after dark, only the second Boeing 737-600 to visit Newcastle Airport, flyGlobespan's current DTV based machine G-CDKT arriving from Palma for a night-stop with us.
OHY3415/6 TC-OAL GSM012 G-CDKT AMC248/9 9H-AEI
Thursday 12th April
Still very quiet, the only notables being a pair of N-reg light aircraft during the afternoon, PA-24 Comanche N7456P from/to Gamston, and Cirrus SR-20 N8159Q from Swansea for a night-stop.
Wednesday 11th April
Nothing of note ....
Tuesday 10th April
One of the weekend's fiirst-visiting airliners returned on a slightly different 'mission', the Aer Arran ATR.72 EI-REH that had flown a charter flight on Saturday, flying the morning Southampton scheduled service rotation for FlyBe. The evening was to produce two returning Scandinavian executive jets, Waltair Europe Citation II SE-RBK on its third visit here, and the Pharma Nord Falcon 2000EX OY-PNO which had first-visited two Sundays ago while also of note was another Cirrus SR-22, N40GD spending the morning with us from East Midlands.
BEE421/2 EI-REH FHE318/9 HB-JIB
Monday 9th April
A very quiet day was brightened up somewhat with the unexpected first-visit of flyGlobespan Boeing 757 G-CEJM during the early evening whilst engaged on a crew training sortie at Durham/Tees Valley Airport, the aeroplane making just one landing and take-off here. The only other item was Brit Air CRJ.100 F-GRJE which substituted for the usual CRJ.700 on the lunch-time Paris-CDG schedule - the aeroplane had visited five times previous during a longer period of similar substitutions during the second half of March 2006.
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ BZH5851/2 F-GRJE
Sunday 8th April
The day's only highlight was the first-visit in daylight of the stunning new Tuifly colour-scheme, Boeing 737-700 D-AHXA making its third visit to Newcastle Airport during the early evening.
MYT046/046P G-OMYT BEE145/6 G-EMBI BGH5803/4 LZ-BHD HLX6AB/43X D-AHXA
Saturday 7th April
A clash of Irish connections at a local football ground produced the day's highlights, a pair of Aer Arann ATR.72s arriving from Galway within five minutes of each other at lunch-time for day-stops, for the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Stadium of Light - EI-RED came first, a machine which had first-visited on 16th December 2006 in connection with another Irish link at St.James Park, followed by the first-visiting EI-REH. Both machines will no doubt become regular when the carrier begins their Galway scheduled service on 25th June. My Travel Airways Airbus A.320 G-FTDF became the based unit in the early hours, its first visit as such, the once regular Canadian-registered aeroplane having last appeared here as C-FTDF on 1st November 2002, while NetJets Europe Citation XLS CS-DXB made its third visit during the morning, the aircraft remaining for a night-stop.
MYT816 G-FTDF MYT045P/045 G-MLJL XLA952/3 G-XLAA ECA906/7 5B-DBW
Friday 6th April
A very good Friday with three first-visiting airliners - Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPS came first on the morning Dublin schedule, the aircraft subsequently making its second visit on the evening Dublin rotation, while easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZAD spent a few hours with us during the middle of the day on a crew training detail, and Hapagfly Boeing 737-800 D-AHFV followed on the evening Tuifly Hannover schedule. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPK also made just its second visit here on the mid-day Gerona schedule. Only other item was Speedwings Citation 560 HB-VNA which was present over lunch-time, the aircraft's second appearance here - it had first-time just the previous weekend.
RYR172/3 EI-DPS KLM957/8 PH-BXL RYR9345/6 EI-DPK HLX6AB/43X D-AHFV OHY3415/6 TC-OAK RYR176/7 EI-DPS AMC248/9 9H-ADI
Thursday 5th April
Just one aeroplane worthy of mention, mainly for its colour-scheme, Hapag-Lloyd Express Boeing 737-700 D-AGEN actually making its first visit here since October 2005, but its first with additional 'viva ab colonia' fuselage stickers.
Wednesday 4th April
Still rather quiet, the only notables being the Martinair Airbus A.320 PH-MPD on the early afternoon KLM Amsterdam rotation, its fourth visit to Newcastle Airport, and Challenger 604 N387CL which arrived from Luton during the evening for a night-stop - the machine had visited once before, on 19th October 2006.
KLM957/8 PH-BXE KLM961/2 PH-MPD
Tuesday 3rd April
Only item of interest was CityJet's BAe146-200 EI-PAT which made only its second visit as such on the late morning Brit Air Paris-CDG rotation - it had first-visited as such during October 2004, but had appeared before that as G-ZAPL of Titan Airways.
BZH5851/2 EI-PAT BEE147/8 G-EMBP FHE318/9 HB-JIB
Monday 2nd April
Just two airliners to report, another first-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-DPK on the new lunch-time Gerona schedule, and FlyBe Embraer 195 G-FBEB on its third visit here on an evening Southampton schedule combined with Leeds.
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ RYR9345/6 EI-DPK BEE176/148 G-FBEB
Sunday 1st April
Another fairly interesting day with another executive jet ferry during the evening, not quite as exotic as the previous day's however, NetJets Europe's Hawker 800XP CS-DRW calling in from Stornoway to Luton. The day was to produce two further first-visiting executive jets, Pharma Nord's new Falcon 2000EX OY-PNO on an Air Alsie flight during the morning, and Speedwings' Citation 560 HB-VNA during the late evening for a night-stop. Another very new machine, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPR first-visited on the lunch-time Dublin schedule, while FlyBe used Embraer ERJ-145 G-EMBI on their mid-afternoon Southampton schedule, the aeroplane's first appearance here since August 2001 and consequently first in the 'full' BA livery.
MYT046/6147 G-OMYT BEE145/6 G-EMBI BGH5803/4 LZ-BHC RYR172/3 EI-DPR EXS060P G-CELS
Saturday 31st March
One of the executive jet movements of the year appeared at dusk, Raytheon Premier IA A6-RZJ passing through on delivery to new Bahrain-based operator Rizon Jet - originally expected to night-stop, the aeroplane continued on to Cologne after just over an hour on the ground. Falcon 50EX N95HC departed back to Birmingham after two nights with us, and interesting foreign GA visitor during the afternoon was AA-5 D-EGDC which arrived from Guernsey for a night-stop. The airliners of interest were all provided by our lo-cost operators - Jet2 Boeing 757 G-LSAE returned from Tenerife in the early hours to take over based duties from G-LSAB, the aeroplane making only its second landing here as such, although it was regular here for over a decade as an Air Holland machine, while an unservicability to Boeing 737-300 G-CELS on the afternoon Chambery 'W' produced G-CELR during the evening, the aircraft making only its second visit as such, and actually only the airframe's third landing here - it still wears a variation of a flyGlobespan livery. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPD made its second visit on the morning Dublin schedule, and easyJet used Airbus A.319 G-EZID for the day's Geneva rotation, the aeroplane positioning from Berlin, making its second and third landings here.
AMC248/9 9H-AEG EXS518 G-LSAE KLM952 PH-BXN MYT045P/045 G-OMYT RYR172/3 EI-DPD EZY8002/6463 G-EZID EXS580 G-CELS EZY6464/8005 G-EZID EXS059P/579 G-CELR XLA952/3 G-XLAA ECA906/7 5B-DBZ
Friday 30th March
Much less of interest, the day's notable events being the commencement of more scheduled services - easyJet increased the size of their Newcastle base to seven aircraft during the morning, Boeing 737-700 G-EZJT positioning in from Luton, allowing the carrier to begin service to Krakow (already a Jet2 destination) during the afternoon. In contrast Jet2 began their scheduled service to Palma during the morning with Boeing 757 G-LSAB (a route already served by easyJet and others). Only aeroplane of note throughout the day was Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPC which made just its second landing here on the morning Dublin schedule.
RY172/3 EI-DPC EXS531 G-LSAB EZY8001 G-EZJT EZY6467 G-EZJJ OHY3415/6 TC-OAI KLM971 PH-BXN
Thursday 29th March
The continuing car part charter series saw light freight arrivals reach 'double figures' during the day, mostly consisting of the usual turboprops and executive jets, although breakfast-time produced a pair of notable Antonovs; Enimex An-72 ER-AVD first-visited the country prefix on a flight from Brno, the aircraft, which had actually been based here for a week operating mail flights during late June 2006 as ES-NOG, departing to Barcelona during the late evening, while Aviavilsa An-26 LY-APN followed nineteen minutes later, the aeroplane departing after a couple of hours on the ground to Copenhagen - it had visited as such once previous on 25th January 2006. Notable amongst the rest was Aeronova Metroliner EC-IXL which made only its second landing here during the early afternoon and King Air 90 F-GMPM which visited during the late evening. Executive jets of note included the first visiting Falcon 50 N95HC from Birmingham during the afternoon for a night-stop, while Jet Aviation Citation Bravo HB-VMY made its second visit later in the afternoon - it had first-visited during late May 2006 - and FAI Airservice Learjet 55 D-CONU first-visited during the late evening on an ambulance flight from Porto, the aeroplane which subsequently night-stopped, still wearing a basic Aegean Airlines livery. The Jet2 base reached its planned complement of five aircraft during the late morning with the positioning arrival of Boeing 757 G-LSAB from Manchester, while yesterday's first-timing FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECT made its second appearance on the afternoon Southampton schedule.
EXS050P G-LSAB BEE145/6 G-JECT
Wednesday 28th March
More executive jet interest beginning late morning with just the second appearance here of Club328 Premier I G-CJAG, a machine which had first-visited as long ago as February 2006, and continuing with a flurry of small freight charters at dusk which produced two first-timing German Learjets, Jet Executive Lear 55 D-CGBR and Quick Airways Lear 36A D-CGFF, both arriving within seven minutes of each other from Brno. The latter company's more regular Cheyenne D-IQAS followed just minutes later, while Air Med's new similar type G-GZRP had first-visited on a charter from Chambery earlier in the afternoon. Another GA movement of note saw Cirrus SR-22 N327BM drop in on a fuel diversion during the afternoon en-route from Wick to Groningen. The day's only airliners of note were both FlyBe machines, ex-Brymon Airways etc. Embraer ERJ-145 G-ERJC making its first visit here since June 2002 on the afternoon Southampton schedule, followed during the evening on the next Southampton rotation by DHC.8-400 G-JECT, the aircraft finally making its first-visit here, wearing a likeness of footballer Matthew le Tissier on its forward fuselage.
BEE145/6 G-ERJC BEE147/8 G-JECT
Tuesday 27th March
The day's highlights were all exec jet related again, namely the departures of the previous day's two 'big biz' arrivals, Falcon 900 N886DC to Siegerland during the morning and Gulfstream G550 N5PG to Geneva at tea-time. Additionally amongst a number of regular machines during the day was Aviation Beauport Citation Sovereign G-SVSB, still the sole example of the type to land here, making only its third visit mid-morning.
Monday 26th March
After a weekend dominated by airliner/route news, the beginning of the week saw two notable executive jet arrivals from across the Atlantic, Falcon 900 N886DC first-visiting during the morning from Dulles, followed during the evening by Gulfstream G550 N5PG from Lunken Field, our first P&G Gulfstream since July 2001 - both aircraft subsequently night-stopped. Only airliner of note was the Dash Eight G-BRYV in a basic British Airways livery on the morning FlyBe Belfast City schedule, an aircraft that was of course once very regular here as a Brymon machine, making its first visit since September 2003.
BEE421/2 G-BRYV RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ
Sunday 25th March
More route news than notable aircraft visits on the first day of the summer scheduled timetable - aeroplanes of note did however include the Tuifly Boeing 737-700 D-AHXA on its second visit here on the early evening Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover schedule, and FlyBe's ex-BA Connect Embraer ERJ-145 G-EMBP on the mid-afternoon Southampton schedule, an aircraft which last visited Newcastle Airport as long ago as 24th December 2001. The first Jet2 Boeing 757 to be based here flew its first rotation to/from Murcia during the morning, while the carrier's leased BAe146-300 G-FLTC made its first departure as a Newcastle-based machine to Bergen during the early afternoon, the aircraft then commencing the Gatwick schedule (the '107' and '108' !) at tea-time. Ryanair also began their new Gerona schedule at lunch-time, as did Cimber Air on the carrier's new Copenhagen schedule later in the afternoon, using the CRJs that were regular here during 2006 flying the service for SAS.
XLA953 G-XLAA FCA327D/F G-OOBI EXS523/4 G-LSAA BGH5803 LZ-BHC RYR9345/6 EI-CSS EXS115/6 G-FLTC BEE145/6 G-EMBP EXS557/8 G-CELA CIM725/6 OY-MBU EXS107/8 G-FLTC HLX4330/1 D-AHXA
Saturday 24th March
The eve of the summer scheduled timetable saw something of a Jet2 'invasion' as the carrier continued to build up its Newcastle base to five aircraft. The first of two Boeing 757s to arrive over the weekend positioned in from Leeds at lunch-time, the ex-Air Europe/Europa machineG-LSAA making only its second landing here as such, while Boeing 737-300QC G-CELO followed from Belfast during the late afternoon, the aeroplane's first-visit as such, although it was based here during 2006 as TF-ELO. A little later and Flightline BAe146-300 G-FLTC positioned in from Leeds to become based, the aircraft wearing markings advertising the airline's new Newcastle-Gatwick service that it will be primarily used for - forty two minutes after its arrival Boeing 737-400 G-DOCL departed on the last Gatwick service flown by British Airways. Only other item of note was the Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEA which made only its second visit on the morning Dublin schedule.
NPT201 TC-MBH MYT045P/045 G-MDBD KLM957/8 PH-BXU EIN30A/305 EI-DEA EXS518/7 G-LSAC EXS580/579 G-CELD EXS105P G-LSAA EXS302P G-CELO EXS146P G-FLTC SHT8077/8 G-DOCL XLA952 G-XLAA
Friday 23rd March
More late evening excitement, with the first-visit of another stunning looking airliner, Tuifly's brand new Boeing 737-700 D-AHXA giving us our first look at the new amalgamated HLF/HLX carrier's yellow livery on the Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover schedule, the aircraft becoming only the fourth airline-configured 737-700 to visit fitted with winglets. Earlier FlyBe Embraer 195 G-FBEB had made its second visit on the carrier's evening Southampton schedule. NetJets Europe Beechjet 400 CS-DMD first-visited on a day-stop, and MC Air Services Citation Bravo G-OMRH followed up its first-visit as such of two days ago with its second during the late evening.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE14N/142 G-FLTA BZH5851/2 EI-CMS EIN306/7 EI-DEP BEE147/8 G-FBEB HLX4420/1 D-AHXA
Thursday 22nd March
A significant moment in Newcastle Airport's domestic scheduled service history, the first use of an Embraer EMB-195 by FlyBe on a scheduled service, the airline's second machine G-FBEB first-visiting on the carrier's evening Southampton rotation. Earlier NetJets Europe Citation XLS CS-DFU had made its third visit during the afternoon, but first since September 2005, while another Diamond Twinstar appeared at tea-time, French machine F-HAGN operating a freight flight from Lille.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH EIN306/7 EI-CVA AMC248 9H-AEI BEE147/8 G-FBEB
Wednesday 21st March
No less than three Boeing 737 'NextGen's of interest, beginning with the second visit of Ryanair's -800 EI-DPF on the morning Dublin schedule, and continuing with Transavia -800 PH-HZF on the early afternoon KLM Amsterdam schedule, only the machine's second visit, its first having been on 30th November 2006. An early morning executive jet visitor of note was MC Air Service's Citation Bravo G-OMRH making its first visit as such, although it had appeared here on a number of occasions as N58HK, while Cherokee N8105Z made a brief visit just before mid-day. The day's highlight however was only the fourth landing here of a flyGlobespan aeroplane, the carrier's brand new Boeing 737-700 G-MSJF spending three hours in the visual circuit on a crew training detail during the early evening.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BZH5850 F-GRJK BEE14N/142 F-GNLG RYR172/3 EI-DPF KLM957/8 PH-BXN KLM961/2 PH-HZF
Tuesday 20th March
A couple of airliners of note provided by two of our European 'flag carrier' scheduled service operators, Eurowings BAe146-300 D-AEWP operating the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule, the aircraft wearing a new style Lufthansa Regional tail fin having once been regular here as G-BSNR of Air UK, while Brit Air CRJ.100 F-GRJK made its second visit on the afternoon Paris-CDG schedule, and then its third on the last arrival of the day - the machine had first-visited on 2nd December 2006.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH EXS518/7 G-LSAC DLH2CK/5XA D-AEWP EIN306/7 EI-DEH BZH5853/4 F-GRJK KLM965/6 PH-XRA BZH5855 F-GRJK
Monday 19th March
Just one machine again, but again quite a special one, Eurojet Malta Learjet 60 9H-AEE operating an ambulance flight during the afternoon.
BEE14N/142 F-GNLG RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ EIN306/7 EI-DEL
Sunday 18th March
Just one aeroplane braving the elements, but a very new one, easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZBH operating an evening Stansted rotation.
XLA953 G-OXLC BEE145/6 F-GNLG EIN306/7 EI-CVB BEE147/8 F-GNLG EZY5FN/522 G-EZBH BGH5803/4 LZ-BHD BGH5815/6 LZ-BHC
Saturday 17th March
Somewhat quieter, although Citation S550 N7070A was of interest, spending the day with us from/to Southern Ireland, only the aeroplane's second visit here, having first-visited as long ago as 6th November 2003. Citation Encore G-KDMA passed through again during the morning, and XL Airways UK Boeing 737-800 G-OXLC made its second visit as such on the late evening Paphos charter.
NPT201 TC-MBB EIN30A/305 EI-DEL EXS518/7 G-LSAC XLA952 G-OXLC
Friday 16th March
An interesting GA day, with three executive jets of note as well as another first-visiting airliner. Bouygues Hawker 800XP LX-GBY spent the morning with us on its first appearance here, followed by just the third visit as such of Learjet 45 N66DN at lunch-time, but first since just over a year ago (the aircraft was once very regular here as N125GW however), and Citation Encore G-KDMA during the evening on only its third visit here, the aeroplane passing through from Gamston to Wick using an Eastern Airways callsign. Cirrus SR-22 N220RJ spent the middle of the day with us from/to Staverton, and another new Ryanair Boeing 737-800 made its first visit late in the evening, EI-DPF on the Dublin rotation.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH BEE14N/142 F-GNLG EIN306/7 EI-DET RYR176/7 EI-DPF
Thursday 15th March
The only item of note was a first-visiting 'single-aisle' Airbus, Air Malta's new A.320 9H-AEP on the carrier's evening Malta schedule.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB EIN306/7 EI-DES AMC248 9H-AEP
Wednesday 14th March
A fairly varied day with its highlights being a pair of executive jets, one a returning item of real exotica, the other a first-visitor during the late evening. Falcon 900EX XA-RGB was one of 2006's star visitors appearing on 5th September, the aircraft returning for another night-stop just before mid-day, while Challenger 604 D-AETV of Air Independance made a brief visit during the evening. Earlier Transavia Boeing 737-700 PH-XRA which had first-visited last month, operated the afternoon KLM Amsterdam scheduled service, while Newcastle United departed to Amsterdam mid-morning on the first-visiting as such Jet2 Boeing 757 G-LSAD, the aircraft wearing a white fuselage as opposed to the usual grey - it had appeared here previously wearing four different identities, first as G-BRJD in 1989, then as EC-349, G-OOOS and SX-BLW !. Agusta 109 N195NJ was a first-timing helicopter mid-morning from/to Southern Ireland.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH BEE14N/142 F-GNLG KLM961/2 PH-XRA EIN306/7 EI-DEJ BZH5853/4 EI-CWA
Tuesday 13th March
Another first-visiting airliner on an Amsterdam scheduled service, Transavia Boeing 737-700W PH-XRC operating a delayed rotation during the evening. Earlier Mid American Energy Falcon 50EX N789ME had made only its second appearance here, arriving from across the Atlantic just before mid-day - the aircraft had last visited exactly two years ago on 13th March 2005 !.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB EXS518/7 G-LSAC KLM965/6 PH-XRC
Monday 12th March
Nothing of note ......
KLM952 PH-BXO BEE14N/142 F-GNLG RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADH EIN306/7 EI-CVB NPT299 TC-MBH
Sunday 11th March
The late evening produced a significant visitor from one of our regular airlines, the last of the current KLM Boeing 737 fleet to visit Newcastle Airport, 737-900 PH-BXO arriving on the night-stopper, only the fifth of type to visit here, on only the type's sixth landing. An interesting executive jet visitor during the day had been MAS Airways' Citation 560 G-OBCC on its first appearance here; the aeroplane had been delivered through Newcastle Airport en-route to Turkey as TC-MET on 3rd April 1999.
XLA953 G-OXLC FCA327D/277F G-CPEP BEE145/6 F-GNLG EIN306/7 EI-DEI BZH5853/4 EI-CMS BGH5815/6 LZ-BHC KLM971 PH-BXO
Saturday 10th March
An extremely quiet day the only items of note being a pair of GA 'single' arrivals of differing performances at lunch-time, the nippy Cirrus SR-22 N982CD which made a brief visit from/to Denham, the aircraft flying some training approaches before its arrival, and the somewhat more sedate Robin HR.200 G-BVMM, and a first-visiting as such XL Airways UK Boeing 737-800 just before midnight, G-OXLC arriving on the Paphos charter - the aircraft had visited a total of twenty times as 5B-DCE of Helios Airways during 2006.
NPT201 TC-MBH EIN30A/5 EI-DEN EXS518/7 G-LSAC XLA952 G-OXLC
Friday 9th March
Another busy day but with much less of quality; the highlight was another first-visiting, British-based, foreign registered executive jet, Citation Bravo N60LW spending the evening with us. The only other item was the second-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPM on the morning Dublin rotation.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB RYR172/3 EI-DPM BEE14N/142 F-GNLG EIN306/7 EI-DEF
Thursday 8th March
A momentous day providing us with one of our most exotic airliner visitors in our history; with a home tie against a top Dutch club in the UEFA Cup at St.James Park during the evening, a large proportion of the travelling support was accomodated on Surinam Airways Boeing 747-300 PZ-TCM which was used in between scheduled serviced duties on the Amsterdam-Paramaribo route, the aeroplane arriving from Amsterdam-Schiphol during the late morning. Only our third 'Jumbo-300' ever, it departed back to the Netherlands just after midnight. Another charter produced a pair of Hamburg International Airways Boeing 737-700s, D-AHIE first-visiting on the inbound leg during the morning, D-AHIB operating the return during the late evening, a machine which had visited twice before as such on 26th February 2003 in connection with a Champions League tie, and prior to that as D-AWOH on MOD charters on 4th May 2000. Others of note during a very busy day included the second visiting KLM CityHopper Fokker 100 PH-OFP during the afternoon, and a very new Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-DPM on the late evening Dublin rotation, while a potentially new regular executive jet visitor arrived for the first time in the shape of Biggin Hill-based Gulfstream G550 VP-BLW which day-stopped on the 'golf' apron, operated by Specialised Transport and wearing a similar livery to the company's previous machine Gulfstream IV VP-BKH.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH BEE14N/142 F-GNLG EIN306/7 EI-DEN KLM963/4 PH-OFP AMC248 9H-AEK RYR176/7 EI-DPM
Wednesday 7th March
Another day with a couple of ad-hoc airliner visits of note, Farnair Europe arriving to operate the return leg of last week's charter with their other passenger-configured ATR.42, the more welcome first-visiting HB-AFF subsequently night-stopping, while citelynx's other aeroplane CRJ G-ELNX operated a football team charter from Amsterdam during the afternoon. The day's only GA visitor of note passed through in the early hours, King Air 200 N750MD continuing on to Germany on a ferry flight.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE14N/142 F-GNLG
Tuesday 6th March
Quiet again with the day's only interest, a first-visiting Spanish executive jet, appearing late in the evening, Citation 551 EC-JTH of CN Air spending less than an hour on the ground.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH EXS518/7 G-LSAC EIN306/7 EI-DET
Monday 5th March
An improving day with a pair of ad-hoc airliner visitors of interest; citelynx Embraer ERJ-135 G-CDFS made only its second visit to Newcastle Airport during the morning, but its first wearing the operator's titles, the aeroplane having last appeared here on 18th December 2005 with additional Coldplay tour stickers, while WDL BAe146-100 D-AWDL arrived from Cologne during the afternoon for a night-stop, the machine having visited just once before as such, on a Brit Air sub-charter on 17th September 2006, but many more times in its previous guise as G-UKJF of Air UK. Another notable visitor during the afternoon was CHC Helikopter Service Dauphin LN-OMN which called in en-route from Aberdeen to Humberside.
BEE141/2 F-GNLG RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADI EIN306/7 EI-DEC BEE176/148 F-GNLG NPT299 TC-MBB
Sunday 4th March
Still extremely quiet, the only item of interest appearing before dawn, First Choice Airways Boeing 757 G-OOBI positioning in from Manchester to begin a short Grenoble ski series, the aircraft wearing additional Red Nose Day stickers.
FCA276F/2706 G-OOBI BEE145/6 F-GNLG EIN306/7 EI-DEP BGH5815/6 LZ-BHC
Saturday 3rd March
Quiet again but there was still two first-visiting airliners and a first-visiting livery, KLM CityHopper showing us their recently acquired ex-TAM Fokker 100 PH-OFP for the first time on the afternoon Amsterdam rotation, while the new XL.com colour-scheme arrived here for the first time just six minutes before midnight on the first-timing, winglet-equipped Boeing 737-800 G-XLAL on the Paphos charter.
NPT201 TC-MBB KLM957/8 PH-BXL EIN30A/305 EI-DEP EXSX518/7 G-LSAC KLM963/4 PH-OFP XLA952 G-XLAL
Friday 2nd March
Very quiet once again with just the fourth visit from easyJet Airbus A.319 G-EZIX on a lunch-time Stansted substitution of note.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH BEE14N/142 F-GNLG EZY515/4 G-EZIX EIN306/7 EI-DEI
Thursday 1st March
The day's highlight was another ATR once familiar here in a previous guise, ATR.42 HB-AFD of Farnair Europe operating a passenger charter during the afternoon and night-stopping - another ex-Eurowings machine which had flown the carrier's Dusseldorf schedule during the early 1990s, the aircraft is the one-time D-BEEE, a machine which had visited 25 times as such during 1993-1995. The only other items of interest were Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPJ on its second appearance here on the evening Dublin rotation, and CitationJet N498YY which afternoon-stopped from/to Luton, the aeroplane's fourth visit to Newcastle Airport.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB EIN306/7 EI-DEK RYR176/7 EI-DPJ
Wednesday 28th February
A much more interesting day than many of late, with an influx of a number of not too common executive jets - the usual pair of NetJets Europe machines involved Beechjet CS-DMA during the morning on its 3rd visit here, followed by the first-visiting Hawker 800XP CS-DRE during the afternoon, while earlier Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDW had made only its third visit during the morning, and later Flying Group Citation Bravo OO-FPB only its second during the late evening. One airliner of note was the very new Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPL making its second appearance here on the evening Dublin schedule.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE14N/142 F-GNLG KLM957/8 PH-BXB EIN306/7 EI-DEP BZH5853/4 F-GMLI RYR176/7 EI-DPL
Tuesday 27th February
Just one, another first-visiting, factory-fresh Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-DPL on the morning Dublin schedule.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB RYR172/3 EI-DPL KLM957/8 PH-BXG EXS518/7 G-LSAC EIN306/7 EI-DEH
Monday 26th February
Nothing of note ....
BEE14N/142 F-GNLG TOM9752 G-FDZA RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADH EIN306/7 EI-DEO NPT299 TC-MBH
Sunday 25th February
Only one item of note, again appearing late in the evening, Thomsonfly's new Boeing 737-800 G-FDZA making its third visit to Newcastle Airport on a Thomas Cook Airways sub-charter, the aircraft operating inbound from Fuerteventura.
XLA953 G-OXLB EIN306/7 EI-DEP BGH5815/6 LZ-BHE FHE318/9 HB-JIB TCX354L G-FDZA
Saturday 24th February
A day with a pair of very interesting first-visitors, Hawker 800XP N529M spending the afternoon with us from/to Cork, while Sun Air operated another Billund charter during the afternoon with their British Airways-liveried Dornier 328 OY-NCK. NetJets Europe Citation XLS CS-DXC also made only its third visit here during the afternoon.
NPT201 TC-MBH EIN30A/305 EI-DEE EXS518/7 G-LSAC XLA952 G-OXLB
Friday 23rd February
Not too much of note, the only airliner being the Martinair Airbus A.320 PH-MPD on the early afternoon KLM Amsterdam schedule, the machine's third visit here, its last having been on 6th July 2005. A pair of NetJets Europe Citation Excels involved CS-DFQ during the morning on its first visit here since November 2004, followed during the afternoon by CS-DNZ on its first appearance here since May 2003.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB KLM961/2 PH-MPD EIN306/7 EI-DEB
Thursday 22nd February
The day's only interest occurred during the evening, a first-visiting executive jet and a second-timing airliner - Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPH made its second appearance here on the evening Bergamo schedule, while MAP Management Citation Bravo OE-GHP first-visited later on in the evening, an aircraft that was the day's only GA visitor.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH EIN306/7 EI-DEH AMC248 9H-AEG RYR4637/8 EI-DPH
Wednesday 21st February
A fleet that might have expected to have been completed some time ago was finally 'put to bed' during the afternoon, the last of the current Aer Lingus Airbus A.320s to appear here, EI-DEA, eventually first-timing, a feat that took three months and three weeks to achieve. Another easyJet Airbus A.319 substitution saw G-EZEA make its return to Newcastle Airport - it had been the first UK-registered member of the fleet to appear here when it spent a week crew training back in March 2004 - while an aircraft from even further back made its re-appearance on a football charter during the early afternoon, Avanti Air ATR.72 D-ANFC arriving from Ostend for a double night-stop, a machine which had visited thirty-five times as a Eurowings aeroplane between 1994 and 1996. An exec jet of note was Jet Netherlands Citation XLS PH-JNX which made its second visit to Newcastle Airport on diversion from Durham/Tees Valley during the morning - it had first-visited on 22nd November 2006.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE14N/142 F-GNLG EZY513/5BZ G-EZEA EZY5VA/8002 G-EZEA EIN306/7 EI-DEA MNB1997 TC-MBG BEE147/8 F-GNLG
Tuesday 20th February
An excellent day for new Ryanair Boeing 737-800s, two new deliveries first-visiting, EI-DPJ on the morning Dublin schedule and EI-DPH on the evening Bergamo rotation. Only other item was the Dennis Vanguard International Gulfstream V VP-BKZ which made its fourth visit during the early evening.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH RYR172/3 EI-DPJ EXS518/7 G-LSAB EZY515/4 G-EZIH EIN306/7 EI-DEM RYR4637/8 EI-DPH
Monday 19th February
A very quiet day the only item of note being the second visit of the previous day's first-timing FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECU on the late morning Exeter schedule.
BEE141/2 F-GNLG RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ BEE701/2 G-JECU AMC199 9H-ADH EIN306/7 EI-DEM NPT299 TC-MBB
Sunday 18th February
One first-visiting airliner and two GA second-visitors, FlyBe's new DHC.8-400 G-JECU operating the evening Exeter schedule, while TBM.700 N257JM and GAMA Aviation Learjet 45 G-GMAA had both appeared during the early afternoon.
XLA953 G-OXLB KLM957/8 PH-BXB BEE145/6 F-GNLG EIN306/7 EI-DEJ BGH5815/6 LZ-BHC FHE318/9 HB-JIB BEE705/6 G-JECU
Saturday 17th February
Nothing of note ....
NPT201 TC-MBB BEE14N/142 F-GNLG KLM957/8 PH-BXM EIN30A/305 EI-DEJ EXS518/7 G-LSAB XLA952 G-OXLB
Friday 16th February
An almost bizarre pair of co-incidental Boeing 737-800 second visits - Transavia's PH-HZV operated the early afternoon KLM Amsterdam schedule, as it had done on its, and the carrier's new livery's, first-visit to Newcastle Airport exactly a month and three minutes (to the minute !) after its first appearance on 16th January, while Hapagfly's D-AHLP flew the evening Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover schedule, the aircraft having first-visited just two days previous on 14th January !. Earlier Virgin Express Boeing 737-400 OO-VEK had made its second visit as such, returning Newcastle United from Ostend in the early hours, while CitationJet D-IRKE also made only its second visit, the aircraft day-stopping, having spent a couple of nights with us during late October 2006.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH BEE14N/142 F-GNLG KLM957/8 PH-BXD KLM961/2 PH-HZV EIN306/7 EI-DEN DAT60E/V OO-SSM HLX4420/1 D-AHLP
Thursday 15th February
Apart from the first landings of the most advanced military fighter ever to visit here ..... nothing of note ....
NPT201 TC-MBB EIN306/7 EI-CVA AMC248 9H-AEJ NPT299 TC-MBG
Wednesday 14th February
A pair of Boeing 737s of varying vintage at either end of the day - after the first sight of the new Brussels Airlines livery on an Airbus A.319 and RJ.100 in recent weeks, the new branding first-timed on an ex-Virgin Express aeroplane during the morning, Boeing 737-400 OO-VEK, the first such aircraft to be re-painted, positioning in from Brussels to operate out to Ostend on a football charter; the aircraft had once been very regular here as LN-BRA of Braathens however, having last visited as such on 23rd October 2001. A newer 737 appeared in the shape of another new Ryanair machine later in the day, EI-DPC operating the early evening Torp schedule.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH BEE14N/142 F-GNLG EIN306/7 EI-DEO RYR1705/6 EI-DPC
Tuesday 13th February
Again just a single GA movement of note, Jet Aviation Citation Excel HB-VMU first-visiting during the late morning.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB DAT60F/Y OO-SSG EXS518/7 G-LSAB EIN306/7 EI-DEH
Monday 12th February
Another 'new' Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 made its first visit to Newcastle Airport, G-MAJZ positioning in from Durham/Tees Valley during the afternoon and becoming a based unit, the aircraft flying its first rotation from its new base to/from Cardiff later in the evening. Only other item of note was the Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLW which made only its second landing here on the morning Dublin schedule, the last aeroplane from the first five registration sequences to visit Newcastle Airport on at least two occasions.
RYR172/3 EI-DLW BEE14N/142 F-GNLG RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADH KLM961/2 PH-HZD EIN306/7 EI-DEF EZE012P/74R G-MAJZ EZE84R G-MAJZ NPT299 TC-MBH
Sunday 11th February
Just one GA visitor to mention, King Air 300 N70155 diverting in on a ferry flight from Reykjavik to Germany at lunch-time.
XLA925P/953 G-OXLB KLM957/8 PH-BXU BEE145/6 F-GNLG EIN306/7 EI-DEM BGH5815/6 LZ-BHC BEE147/8 F-GNLG
Saturday 10th February
More of the becoming customary aircraft substitutions on three of the day's scheduled services, the most interesting involving another use of an Airbus A.321 by Aer Lingus, EI-CPG first-visiting on the morning Dublin rotation. Another first-timer was Transavia Boeing 737-700 PH-XRA on the afternoon KLM Amsterdam schedule, while the previous evening's first-visiting Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPI returned for its second appearance on the early evening Dublin rotation. Hangar 8 CitationJet G-SFCJ made only its second visit as such during the evening, the aircraft having first appeared wearing a British identity during May 2006, but before that as N33CJ on a number of occasions.
NPT201 TC-MBH EIN30A/305 EI-CPG BEE14N/142 F-GNLG KLM961/2 PH-XRA EXS518/7 G-LSAB RYR176/7 EI-DPI
Friday 9th February
Yet another first-visiting, factory fresh Boeing 737-800, Ryanair's EI-DPI on the evening Dublin rotation, while the first hour of the day had seen Thomsonfly machine G-FDZA make it second landing here on its return from Alicante, the aircraft positioning out to Leeds after breakfast. Two of the week's foreign biz jet visitors also made returns, Citation 750 HB-JEZ during the morning, and CJ3 D-CLAT at tea-time.
TOM782N/9015 G-FDZA NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE141/2 F-GNLG KLM957/8 PH-BXE KLM961/2 PH-HZD EIN306/7 EI-DER MNB1925 TC-MBG RYR176/7 EI-DPI
Thursday 8th February
Another brand new Boeing 737-800 provided the day's highlight, Thomsonfly's new machine G-FDZA positioning in from Cologne during the afternoon on a Jetair of Belgium callsign to cover for a u/s based unit on the carrier's Alicante rotation - the aircraft is the first in the fleet to be equipped with winglets. Brit Air used CityJet BAe146-200 G-MIMA for the day's two Paris-CDG rotations, the aircraft which had last visited Newcastle as a Manx Airways machine in 1999, wearing an all-white livery with Air France titles, while Liebherr Aerospace CitationJet CJ3 D-CLAT made only its second appearance here, a short visit during the morning.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH BZH5851/2 G-MIMA BZH5853/4 G-MIMA EIN306/7 EI-DEF JAF567F/TOM781N G-FDZA AMC248 9H-AEH NPT7003 TC-MBG
Wednesday 7th February
A notable event on the afternoon Aer Lingus Dublin schedule, the first use by the carrier of an Airbus A.321, EI-CPD first-visiting, while the evening saw an excellent exec jet visitor, TAG Aviation Citation 750 HB-JEZ arriving from Geneva for a night-stop.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE141/2 G-RHUM KLM961/2 PH-HZD EIN306/7 EI-CPD
Tuesday 6th February
Two more GA visitors of interest, Swiss Air Ambulance Challenger 604 HB-JRB first-visiting during the morning, while North Flying Citation 650 OY-JPJ followed during the afternoon, the aeroplane's fourth visit here as such, although it had appeared earlier as N220TW. Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPG had earlier made its second visit on the morning Dublin schedule, while MNG Kargo Fokker F-27 TC-MBG made its second landing here as such during the early hours.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH MNB569 TC-MBG RYR172/3 EI-DPG EXS518/7 G-LSAB EIN306/7 EI-DEL
Monday 5th February
MNG Kargo Fokker F-27 TC-MBG operated out to Bournemouth during the evening, the day having earlier produced a pair of GA visitors of note, Falcon 50EX C-GWFM diverting in from Carlisle during the morning on a flight from Toronto, the aircraft continuing on to Luton after just two hours, while Pilatus PC-12 N660WB was an afternoon visitor from/to Waterford.
BEE141/2 G-RHUM KLM957/8 PH-BXD RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADH KLM961/2 PH-HZD EIN306/7 EI-DEN MNB567 TC-MBG NPT299 TC-MBB
Sunday 4th February
Just one of note, another 'new' MNG Kargo Airlines Fokker F-27, TC-MBG positioning in from Coventry during the afternoon for a night-stop - it had visited Newcastle twice before as G-CEXG of Channel Express in 2003 and 2001, and prior to that as OY-APF in 1991.
KLM957/8 PH-BXI EIN306/7 EI-DEH MNB334F TC-MBG BGH5815/6 LZ-BHC
Saturday 3rd February
Nothing of note .....
NPT201 TC-MBB EIN30A/305 EI-CVA EXS518/7 G-LSAB
Friday 2nd February
Still quiet with another Transavia Boeing 737-800 PH-HZD on the afternoon KLM Amsterdam schedule, the machine's fifth landing here, but with a stunning light aircraft visitor, Piper Cherokee SX-AJM spending an hour and a half over lunch with us from/to Sandtoft.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH MON312 G-DIMB BEE141/2 G-DRFC EIN306/7 EI-DEO KLM961/2 PH-HZD DAT60E/V OO-SSK
Thursday 1st February
A quieter day with just a pair of second visitors from each main genre, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLH on the morning Dublin schedule, and Manhattan Air Premier G-PREI during the afternoon, the latter aircraft having first-visited during October 2006.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB RYR172/3 EI-DLH EIN306/7 EI-DEF AMC248 9H-AEL
Wednesday 31st January
More of the same with a pair of first-visiting 'NextGens', Ryanair's new -800 EI-DPG on the morning Dublin schedule and Transavia's -800 PH-HZW on another afternoon KLM Amsterdam substitution. The day produced a somewhat more interesting executive jet than previous days however, Falcon 900EX N85CL arriving from across the Atlantic during the late afternoon, the aircraft departing to Luton during the late evening, while Mitre Aviation Citation 551 G-LUXY made its second visit of the month during the early afternoon, the aeroplane having visited on a few occasions during the first half of the decade as D-IAWA.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH RYR172/3 EI-DPG KLM961/2 PH-HZW EIN306/7 EI-DEC BEE147/8 G-DRFC
Tuesday 30th January
A little more of interest, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLH finally making its first appearance on the morning Dublin schedule, while KLM used Transavia Boeing 737-700 PH-XRE for an early afternoon Amsterdam rotation, the aircraft having visited Newcastle just once before on a football charter on 18th February 2005, this visit being its first in the carrier's new livery however, and only the scheme's second at Newcastle Airport. Bizair CitationJet D-INCS made its third landing during the afternoon for a night-stop, the aircraft's previous two having been on the same day in June 2005.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB RYR172/3 EI-DLH EXS518/7 G-LSAB KLM961/2 PH-XRE EIN306/7 EI-DEJ
Monday 29th January
Another 'single-aisle' Airbus of note, and also an interesting, returning executive jet. easyJet A.319 G-EZIZ made its first visit here on an early afternoon Stansted substitution, while MAP Management Citation Excel OE-GTI made its first visit as such during the evening for a night-stop - the aircraft had actually been only the second Citation Excel to land at Newcastle Airport, as D-CIII on 14th April 2000.
BEE141/2 G-DRFC RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADI EZY515/4 G-EZIZ EIN306/7 EI-DEH BEE147/8 G-DRFC NPT299 TC-MBH
Sunday 28th January
Still very quiet with just one airliner worthy of note, Martinair Airbus A.320 PH-MPF operating the afternoon KLM Amsterdam scheduled service, the aeroplane having visited just once before on a similar substitution on 16th December 2004.
EIN306/7 EI-DES KLM963/4 PH-MPF BGH5815/6 LZ-BHC
Saturday 27th January
Nothing of note ....
NPT201 TC-MBH EIN30A/305 EI-DEL EXS518/7 G-LSAB
Friday 26th January
Back to virtually nothing at all, the only items of note being a pair of North Flying Citations, 650 OY-NLA on two occasions during the early morning and early evening, a machine which had visited twice before as such, and the more regular 550 OY-CYV during the afternoon.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE141/2A G-DRFC EIN306/7 EI-DES BEE147/8 G-DRFC
Thursday 25th January
Another quiet day nevertheless produced what is likely to be one of the visitors of 2007, our first new-build Dash Eight delivery since July 2004 appearing in the stunning form of Ryukyu Air Commuter DHC.8-314 C-FIOX just before mid-day en-route from Reykjavik to Nice. Unlike a previous visit from the carrier during January 2003, the aircraft wore the basic Japan Air Lines livery, and will become JA8936 on arrival in Japan. The only other airliner of note was also a Dash Eight, the second visit from FlyBe's new DHC.8-400 G-JECS on the morning Southampton schedule, while Rockwell Commander 114 D-EWAT was an afternoon visitor from/to Blackbushe.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH BEE14N/142 G-JECS EIN306/7 EI-DEG AMC248 9H-AEJ
Wednesday 24th January
Only one item of note, a second-visiting airliner, Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEK on the afternoon Dublin schedule.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE141/2 G-DRFC KLM957/8 PH-BXI EIN306/7 EI-DEK BEE147/8 G-DRFC
Tuesday 23rd January
More interesting with a pair of first-visiting airliners, and one very nice executive jet. FlyBe DHC.8-400 G-JECS made its first appearance here on the early morning Southampton schedule, the lunch-time Lufthansa Dusseldorf schedule being flown by a Lufthansa Cityline RJ.85, D-AVRA becoming the first of the fleet to visit Newcastle Airport since October 2004. A pair of biz jet arrivals within ten minutes of each other during the evening produced the very welcome Eurojet Italia Learjet 40 I-ERJG, only our third of type, and the second visit here of NetJets Europe Citation XLS CS-DXB, both aircraft staying for the night.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH DLH2CK/5XA D-AVRA EXS518/7 G-LSAB EIN306/7 EI-DES
Monday 22nd January
Nothing of note ....
BGH5816 LZ-BHC BEE141/2 G-DRFC RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADI EIN306/7 EI-DET BEE147/8 G-DRFC NPT299 TC-MBB
Sunday 21st January
Only item was a Scandinavian executive jet, Citation Encore SE-RGZ making its fourth visit here during the afternoon - it had appeared on three occasions during August 2006.
EIN306/7 EI-CVA EXS554 G-CELJ BGH5815 LZ-BHC
Saturday 20th January
A trio of first-visitors, including a pair of executive jets amongst another busy day for the genre - both NetJets Europe machines, Beechjet 400 CS-DMO came first mid-afternoon followed by another new addition to the fleet, Hawker 800XP CS-DRR a few hours later. The third first-timer was another easyJet Airbus A.319, G-EZAO positioning in from Stansted to fly the afternoon/evening Faro rotation, while Jet2 Boeing 737-300 G-CELJ made only its second visit on the early afternoon Chambery rotation.
EZY573 G-EZIG NPT201 TC-MBB EIN30A/305 EI-DEP EXS518/7 G-LSAB EXS580/579 G-CELJ EZY8005/6447 G-EZAO EZY6448/8006 G-EZAO
Friday 19th January
Two-thirds of the day's notable airliner visitors were a pair of easyJet Airbus A.319s, G-EZII making its second visit during the afternoon on a Stansted arrival, the aircraft then flying a Belfast rotation before positioning back out to Stansted, while G-EZIG first-visited during the last hour of the day on a Bristol rotation. Another notable evening airliner arrival was Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJY, the aeroplane operating it first scheduled service into Newcastle Airport from Aberdeen for a weekend-stop - its third visit it had flown two charter flights here during mid-November. One executive jet visitor of note was Solid Air Citation 650 PH-MEX during the afternoon on its first visit here since 19th September 1997.
NPT201//299 TC-MBH BEE141/2 G-DRFC EIN306/7 EI-DEF EZY515/551 G-EZII EZY552/8007 G-EZII EZE39F G-MAJY EXS554 G-CELU EZY574 G-EZIG
Thursday 18th January
Weather disruption elsewhere again produced some interesting visitors, the afternoon seeing a trio of airliner diversions from two 'northern' airports. The first involved a first-visitor, the last of the current fleet of Thomsonfly Boeing 737-300s to appear here G-THOH diverting in from Doncaster on a flight from Faro. This was followed by two diversions from Manchester, another Thomsonfly Boeing 737-300 from Faro, G-THOK, and BA Connect Embraer ERJ-145 G-ERJA from Madrid, the aircraft's first visit here since 27th December 2001 - the 'jungle jet' made it back to Manchester during the early evening while the two 737s night-stopped. A more planned visitor from/to Manchester early in the morning had seen just the second appearance here in the last four years of Monarch Airlines Airbus A.321 G-OJEG, the aeroplane operating the first leg of a Caribbean cruise flight, while executive jet visitors of note included the third visit of MAS Airways Citation Bravo G-EKWS and the first-visit-as-such of NetJets Europe Falcon 900 CS-DLA during the evening, an aircraft which had visited once previously as VR-BNJ on 1st August 1995.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB MON313 G-OJEG EIN306/7 EI-CVA AMC248 9H-AEJ
Wednesday 17th January
A quieter day the only visitor of note seeing the second landing here from Sun Air Dornier 328Jet OY-NCO, the aeroplane day-stopping on a charter from/to Billund just as it had done on 1st June 2006.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH KLM957/8 PH-BXN BEE14N/142 G-DRFC EIN306/7 EI-DEO
Tuesday 16th January
An absolutely gorgeous day, an oasis of calm amidst all the high winds recently, and with a few decent visitors too !. Transavia first-visited their new livery at lunch-time, the first-visiting Boeing 737-800 PH-HZV operating a KLM Amsterdam scheduled service rotation, while the day saw two visits from the first-timing Sundt Air Citation Excel LN-SUX during the early morning and early evening, a registration that had actually visited Newcastle before worn by a Braathens Fokker F-28 in the 1970s !. Other executive jets of note included a pair of not too regular NetJets Europe machines, Citation Bravo CS-DHF during the morning on only its third visit here but first since September 2004, and Citation Excel CS-DNW on its fourth visit during the afternoon.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB EXS518/7 G-LSAB KLM961/2 PH-HZV EIN306/7 EI-DEO FLI708/657 OY-RCW
Monday 15th January
Another very breezy and quiet day, the only movement of interest being the second landing here of a Citation Sovereign, Aviation Beauport's G-SVSB, the aeroplane that had first-visited the type last November, returning for a short visit at tea-time.
RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADI EIN306/7 EI-DES
Sunday 14th January
Improving slightly with a pair of first-visiting airliners, Hapagfly Boeing 737-800 D-AHLP on the afternoon Hapag-Lloyd Express Hannover schedule, and Aeronova Metroliner EC-IXL during the early evening. Three Brit Air CRJ.100 substitutions on the day's Paris-CDG schedules produced F-GRJQ's third visit at lunch-time and the more regular F-GRJN twice later on during the afternoon and evening.
BZH5851/2 F-GRJQ EIN306/7 EI-DEI HLX4420/1 D-AHLP BZH5853/4 F-GRJN BGH5815/6 LZ-BHE BZH5855 F-GRJN
Saturday 13th January
Nothing of note ....
NPT201 TC-MBH EIN30A/305 EI-DEN EXS518/7 G-LSAB
Friday 12th January
Still not too much of interest, Danish Air Transport ATR.42 OY-CIR flew the morning FlyBe Southampton schedule, only its second visit as a 'dantrans' aeroplane but of course it was once regular here as a Cimber Air machine, while Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEG made its second visit to Newcastle Airport on the afternoon Dublin schedule, and Twin Otter D-IVER made another appearance during the evening, only the second landing here from the type since August 2000.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB BEE14N/142 OY-CIR EIN306/7 EI-DEG
Thursday 11th January
Remaining quiet although the day did see a number of executive jet visitors involving mainly regular aeroplanes - one that was more welcome was the MAS Airways Citation Bravo G-EKWS which made its second visit during the early afternoon.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH EIN306/7 EI-DEB AMC248 9H-AEG EZE84R/648P G-HERM
Wednesday 10th January
Just an airliner making its second visit, Aer Lingus Airbus A.320 EI-DEI on the afternoon Dublin schedule - it had first-timed during the first few days of the new schedule in early November.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB EIN306/7 EI-DEI
Tuesday 9th January
Still rather quiet with just a first-visiting NetJets Europe Citation XLS CS-DXH during the early evening, and Cheyenne D-IDIA on a freight charter during the afternoon.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH FLI656/707 OY-RCB EXS518/7 G-LSAB EIN306/7 EI-DET
Monday 8th January
Again just one aeroplane of note, the return of one of December's star executive jet visitors, Jet Alliance Gulfstream G550 OE-IVV making a brief call during the afternoon.
AMC199 9H-AEK RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ EIN306/7 EI-DEH NPT299 TC-MBB
Sunday 7th January
The only item of note on an otherwise rather busy GA day was the Balkan Holidays Airbus A.320 LZ-BHE on the tea-time Plovdiv ski charter, the aircraft wearing Pacific Airlines titles on the full BH Air livery.
NPT543P TC-MBE EIN306/7 EI-DEL BGH5815/6 LZ-BHE
Saturday 6th January
The first airliner of note for a few days, Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPE making its second visit on the morning Dublin schedule. GA aircraft again produced more interest however, the best seeing the return of Falcon 100 VP-BAF during the afternoon for another night-stop - Gold Air Learjet 45 G-OLDK had earlier made its third landing here, Sealpoint Aviation Falcon 900EX N900NS its fourth during the morning. An early morning freight flight of note produced Atlantique Air Assistance King Air 90 F-GIZB.
NPT201 TC-MBB RYR172/3 EI-DPE EIN30A/305 EI-DEN EXS518/7 G-LSAB
Friday 5th January
Another day with just an executive jet duo of note, Hawker 800XP TC-VSC making its second appearance here during the afternoon, the aircraft having first-visited during last February, while Haughey Air Embraer Legacy G-MGYB arrived during the evening for another weekend stop-over, the aeroplane's third visit to Newcastle Airport.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH AEA161/2 EC-HZS EIN306/7 EI-DEB
Thursday 4th January
Another executive jet pairing, both appearing for night-stops just after dark, Jetflite's new Challenger 604 OH-WII and Falcon 100 VP-BAF, both aircraft making their first-visits here.
NPT201/299 TC-MBB EIN306/7 EI-DEE AMC248/9 9H-AEG
Wednesday 3rd January
A pair of executive jets of interest, Rath Aviation CitationJet CJ2 OE-FRA which had first visited on the last day of 2007, making its second appearance here at lunch-time, and Sovereign Air's somewhat older Citation II G-SOVA which first-visited from Biggin Hill during the afternoon for a night-stop.
NPT201/299 TC-MBH EIN306/7 EI-DEI
Tuesday 2nd January
Nothing of note .....
FLI656/707 G-FLTC EIN306/7 EI-DEL EXS518/7 G-LSAB FLI708/657 G-FLTC BGH5815/6 LZ-BHC NPT299 TC-MBB
Monday 1st January
A quiet start to the year with the only notable movement actually being the first of 2007, probably the first time ever a year has been begun by a 'wide-body', Euro-Atlantic Airways L.1011 Tristar CS-TEB operating the return leg of the delayed FlyJet Sharm el Sheikh rotation.
FJE621/621P CS-TEB RZO9400/1 CS-TKJ AMC199 9H-ADI EIN306/7 EI-DEL