VISITORSNo newcomers today & just a second visit from Citation 525A I-CALZ. FLEET NEWS Air Berlin B737 D-ABBW (30642) has become VP-BOB for Yakutia & was delivered from Munich to Yakutsk today. ROUTE NEWS None today.MISCELLANEOUS ITEMSJoining the register yesterday was Citation 510 G-SSLM (0190 ex T7-HOT, I-INCH) for a Maureen Richardson. Adding information to two recent cancellations, Falcon 900EX G-JMMX became N512TF & Gulfstream 4 G-SADC became D-AFLY.GIP announced its master plan for growth today. Under this plan, the company intends to grow its customer base until Gatwickis handling 45 million passengers by 2030, by which time it will be full (11 million more passengers than it handles today). A second runway would then be needed & there are no plans to build one before then. For more details, go to: http://www.mediacentre.gatwickairport.com/News/Gatwick-s-vision-for-growth-is-set-out-in-its-master-plan-785.aspxDue tomorrow:B-6541 A332 eta 06.05 as CCA851 (third visit)OD-TAL CRJ2 eta 12.40, etd 13.50 on 21/7 (first visit)Regulars - AEY83/I-AIGI, FHY694/TC-FBJ, UAE11/A6-EWI NAX flights - 10G/DYX, 14X/DYS, 32A/KHC, 36C/KKM, 51M/NOB, 55Q/NOU, 4441/NIA, 5818/DYNA couple more possibles for later this month have been supplied by Malcolm Baldry & here is the current situation for late July (subject to change/cancellation):25/7 AFL2704 A320 eta 12.40, etd 14.40 as AFL270526/7 AFL2704 A321 eta 12.40, etd 14.40 as AFL270526/7 AFL2706 A321 eta 21.10, etd 22.10 as AFL270726/7 EY-787 B738 Somon Air eta 12.25 (stopping 2 nights)26/7 VNO154 MD80 Swiftair eta 15.00, etd 16.3027/7 UR-ABA A319CJ or an Il-62M eta 08.55 (stopping 1 night)29/7 CSN3001 A330 eta 14.00, etd 16.0031/7 CSN3001 A330 eta 14.00, etd 16.00I will repeat this list as more updates come to light.CREDITSAlan Edwards, Neil Barnes, Martin Stephen, Malcolm Baldry, Roger Slaytor, Nick Yeadon, Mr Anon, Jethro, Skyliner, ATDB, the Magnificent Seven & anybody else that I have forgotten.Happy spotting! John (& my cat Mad Max) http://www.flight/global.com/airspace/blogs/john_dyer/default.aspxMOVEMENT HIGHLIGHTSAIRLINERSAAW912 A320 ER-AXPADH302 A320 EI-DSTAEA1013 B752 EC-HDSAEA1015 E195 EC-KYOAEY83 B762 I-AIGIAMC116 A320 9H-AEQAUI501 B738 UR-PSBAWE732 A333 N272AYBER8596 B737 D-AHXF (also BER8598)BTI6G1 B733 YL-BBKCRK875 cancelledCTN494H A319 9A-CTHDLH4HV A319 D-AILLDLH898 B738 D-ABXXEIN23A A320 EI-DES (also EIN236/242/244)EIN232 A320 EI-DVJEIN248 no etaEZS43LJ A319 HB-JZQEZS128X A320 HB-JZREZS463R A319 HB-JZJEZS8481 A319 HB-JZSFLI410 B462 OY-RCDHCC501 A320 OK-HCBISS355 A319 EI-DEZ (also ISS351)KAL909 B772 HL7526 (eta 22.09)LLC142C B733 LY-SKW LLC348 B733 LY-FLHLLI4673 B733 LY-FLE (third visit)LZB497 A320 LZ-FBDNAX6EX B738 LN-DYUNAX10G B738 LN-NOV (also NAX12J/3522)NAX14X B738 LN-DYI (also NAX18Z)NAX32A B738 LN-DYHNAX34G B738 LN-DYZNAX36C B733 LN-KKR (also NACX31F)NAX51M B738 LN-DYVNAX55Q B738 LN-DYWNAX59T B738 LN-NOXNAX351L B738 LN-NIBNAX4441 B738 LN-DYANAX5818 B738 LN-NOORYR2MK B738 EI-ESSRYR2MU B738 EI-DPZ (also RYR8GR)RYR2NE B738 EI-DCXRYR6MN B738 EI-EBM (also RYR5YX)RYR6NL B738 EI-EMFRYR6XB B738 EI-DLCRYR8BZ B738 EI-ENRRYR61EC B738 EI-DHGSTU2377 A320 LX-STC (also STU2491)SWG258 B763 CS-TFTTAP332 A319 CS-TTETAP334 A320 CS-TNUTAP346 A319 CS-TTNTCX134P A332 OY-VKF (also TCX1643)THY1981 A321 TC-JROTHY1997 B738 TC-JGJTSC274 A332 C-GGTSTSC322 A332 C-GPTSTSC352 A313 C-GTSYTSC540 A332 C-GTSRUAE9 B773 A6-EBWUAE11 B772 A6-EMKUAE15 B773 A6-EGJ GA & OTHER MOVEMENTSI-CALZ Ce525A (ITL601, second visit, stand 230s, dep with same c/s)N119FM Gulf 4 (arr 18/7, stand 230s)
Re Mustang G-SSLM, Maureen Richardson is a Director of Stanhope-Seta Ltd., manufacturer of laboratory test equipment mainly for the petroleum industry. More here: http://www.stanhope-seta.co.uk/. It also explains the choice of markings.
Please could you tell me which operator has the ICAO code VNO? This is to be operated by the Swiftair MD-80 on Thursday.
ICAO does not assign airline codes that is done by IATA, there seems to be no VNO airline designation in their list of airlines. VNO is the airport code for Vilnius Lithuania.
Gravity always wins!
Thank you for your reply Flyvertosset. Just to clarify ICAO does assign aircraft operator codes - those with three letters. These are contained in ICAO doc 8585 "Designators for Aircraft Operating Agencies, Aeronautical Authorities and Services" to which unfortunately I do not have access. They are used for example when filing an ATC flight plan. ICAO will also assign a callsign which may be used in ATC communications in place of the three letter identifier. The airline codes assigned by IATA are the two letter identifiers used more commonly in ground operations: baggage handling, ticketing, passenger information boards etc.. I hope you find this information of interest. Many thanks.
I talked to ICAO in Montreal Tuesday and asked them about VNO, today the answer arrived via e-mail:
VNO is the code for the airport of Vilnius in Lithuania but not the code for an airline
Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
999 University Street, Montréal (QC), CANADA H3C5H7
Tél: +1 514 954 8219 ext. 6320
Fax: +1 514 954 6077
Have you found the answer yet? Let me know when you do.
Thank you very much for investigating and contacting ICAO! Unfortunately I think there was a typing error in the original post it should have been UNO and not VNO. UNO is the three letter code for the United Nations. The flight, which arrived on the 26/7 was downgraded to an ATR 72 still operated by Swiftair (EC-LHV) and she is painted all white with large UN titles. The Spanish company is operating the ATR 72 on behalf of the UN.
Happy to hear the problem was solved. Now there has been wars started because of "typos" luckily we avoided that this time.