Remarks: Reduced to being a billboard facing the road...not even a flying billboard. Sad really. Years after the bankruptcy of MK Airlines, this 747 along with a sister-ship have been parked here at Kemble. For years due to the court liquidation process the ownership of these planes was not clear and now their scrapping has been delayed due to the existence of asbestos and other nasty chemicals requiring specialist handling. Eventually though these former queens of the sky will be scrapped and unfortunately because they have been sitting uncared for in the humid conditions, most of their parts are worthless as spares.
Remarks: Completely stripped of any spare parts worthy to be sold, this ageing 747-400 will shortly be scrapped. Sad when I saw this aircraft delivered new and have flown on it as crew many times when I used to fly the 747.
Remarks: One of only two A320s operated by the Philippines division of AirAsia, seemingly the so-far least successful division of the large AirAsia brand. They seem unable to expand beyond their two aircraft but recently bought existing Philippine carrier ZestAir with the hope of expanding their presence in the country.
Remarks: The newest member of the Atlas fleet, departing on the first day of the year where the weather and angle of the sun combine to make these runway 25L departure shots possible once again. Funnily enough this is operating a Polar Cargo flight.
Remarks: I think the 737-800 looks quite smart in Malaysian's old colours. This is one of the few 738s that they fly in the old colours. Seen here shortly before lining up on runway 32R, cutting the queue ahead of us because Malaysian gets preferential treatment at their own airport.
Remarks: Stored and awaiting the scrapman. In the background, sistership B-HOX is being dismantled. When she has gone, HOT will move for the last time to take up that spot for the scrapman's attention.