737/93-CI/F-UKCI, one of eleven C-135FR tankers operated by the French Air Force, performed three touch and goes at Shannon on 12/3/99 before returning to Istres via Cork. The French Air Force also operates three ex USAF KC-135Rs which were delivered during 1998
MM62165/GF13, c/n 500, one of two ATR-400MP maritime patrol aircraft operated by the Italian Government's Guardia di Finanza or customs service, visited Dublin and Edinburgh on 10/3/99.
The IPTN CN.235-220 PK-XNV arrived at Prestwick on 9/3/99 for four weeks of icing trials. The prototype of the increased weight, long range version of the CN-235 first flew in 1996
Pictured at Birmingham on 30/3/99, Crossair’s Saab 2000 HB-IYD, which has the emblem of the Canton of Valais on the tail, advertises Sion’s bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2006. A decision on the venue will be made by the International Olympic Committee on June 19th
Emirates Airline's first Airbus A330-200 A6-EKQ arriving at Manchester from Dubai on 28/3/99. The airline, which now operates a twice weekly service into Manchester, has 16 further A330-200S on order plus six options. The aircraft will replace A300s and A310s