Air Pictorial 1995-04
Register Review
The Hunter F.6 G-BVWV ex XE653, which was delivered Scampton-Exeter for Barry Pover on 24/1/95, is painted in the stylish livery of the late 1950s Black Arrows (111 Squadron) Hunter display team with which it served
Hunting Cargo's Boeing 727-281 EI-TNT was delivered to Dublin on 14/2/95 after freighter conversion at Tucson, Arizona. The aircraft, which was noted in service between Birmingham and Cologne on 17/2/95, will be used where larger capacity is required than offered by the TNT’s BAe 146QTs
European Airways took delivery of their first aircraft, Jetstream 31 G-CBEA, at Newcastle on 17/2/95. The aircraft, which has been leased from Maersk Air, is used on the airline's twice daily Newcastle-Southampton scheduled service which commenced on 27/2/95. A second Jetstream 31 is expected to be acquired in due course
The for­mer Safair BAe 146-200QC ZS-NCB, which arrived at Exeter for attention at JEA Engineering on 6/2/95, was restored to the UK register as G-BTIA ten days later
The Manx Airlines ATPs G-MANL and G-MAUD were repainted in the livery of sister airline British Midland Airways at Tees-Side during January 1995. The pair entered service initially on the routes from East Midlands to Amsterdam and Brussels
Translift Airways' newly acquired Piper Saratoga G-BVWZ, ex I-TASP, was still at Blackpool awaiting delivery to Ireland at the beginning of March 1995
The Marquart MA-5 Charger G-BVJX at Redhill in late February 1995 prior to making its first flight. Built over a six year period by Maurice Martin at nearby Caterham, the aircraft is powered by a 180hp (134kW) Lycoming which should give it an impressive 1800 ft/min rate of climb