Norwich Airport – August 2020
Photos and comment by David Bradbrook
A Few Words from David
Norwich Airport Showing Some Signs of Recovery
In a sign that European airlines are slowly beginning to restart services, both Transavia and KLM have repositioned their small fleets of 737 aircraft, which had been stored for months at Norwich, back to Europe. This came as KLM resumed daily flights to Norwich from Amsterdam. The first flight had a 60% load factor but this was overshadowed by an announcement that all passengers arriving from Holland must now quarantine for 14 days.
The departure of Air France – KLM aircraft has enabled Norwich airport to locate all stored aircraft, including the ex-Braathens Avros, to the north of the airport – mainly along the old runway and taxiways near Petans and adjacent to the control tower. The oldest, engine-less stored white Avro is about to be scrapped. Only 2 aircraft are now stored adjacent to the NDR approaching Cromer Road.
Moving the Avros has freed up the Alpha taxiway to the end of Runway 27 for potential use again having been used to store the ex-Braathen’s fleet since their arrival last year.
There has been significant progress on the new East Anglia Air Ambulance facility close to Cromer Road with the old hangar frame-work stripped back, repainted and the new roof in place. Alongside the training, administration and crew facilities are fast taking shape suggesting that this will be a prestigious addition to airport activities. Elsewhere the new passenger terminal building check-in scanner now appears to have a functioning scanner.
Across the airport KLM Engineering’s new hangars are now fully clad, awaiting fitting out and the addition of their doors – which, subsequent to this shot, have been fitted.
RAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster seen over Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich
On Norfolk Aviation Facebook there was a story about a RAF Boeing C-17A
Globemaster training at Norwich and East Midlands, doing some training.
By mid afternoon on ADS-B Live radar it started doing some circuits and
so I quickly got my camera and took some photos as it was so low over
the garden. This was ZZ178 of RAF No 99 Sqadron, Brize Norton.
Photos and words by Andrew Elphick
Two Photos from June
A few photos from busier times…….
Norwich Airport Photos by Andrew Elphick
Norwich Airport Reports by Andrew Elphick