Airliner World September 2015The September 2015 issue of Airliner World has an eight page article on Air UK, where they say “We chronicle the history of the ‘third force’ in British aviation, Air UK”.

You can (currently) read more about it on their website here:-

http://www.airlinerworld.com/issues.asp and/or http://www.airlinerworld.com/view_issue.asp?ID=6412

You can be purchase the September 2015 issue online through a link currently on the above pages (which takes you through to the Key Shop website) at £4.70 which is inclusive of delivery charges to a UK address. The September 2015 issue also includes a Free 2015 Global Airline Guide.

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EI BSE Avro 748 series 1. Dublin August 1988

EI BSE Avro 748 series 1. Dublin August 1988

Ryanair was chartered on the 14 September 1987 to operate between STN and GCI. Photo Dave Welch.

G ARRW Avro 748 series 1. Bournemouth September 1991

G ARRW Avro 748 series 1. Bournemouth September 1991

Chartered from British Independent Airways on the 18 Oct 1990 for use on services from GCI to STN. Photo Shaun Connor.

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G AZUK BAC One Eleven 476FM. Frankfurt mid 1980s

G AZUK BAC One Eleven 476FM. Frankfurt mid 1980s

Chartered from Mediterranean Express a Luton based company. They operated on our behalf the UK 153/186/187/188/189 between STN and GCI and four rotations between GCI and SOU on the 03 November 1987. Photo Stefan Martin.

G BUPS ATR 42-300 Guernsey July 1994

G BUPS ATR 42-300 Guernsey July 1994

Titan airways based at STN operated STN/GCI/STN rotation for Air UK on the 31 July 1994. Photo Roger Sweet.

G OBWM BAe ATP.  Guernsey August 1998

G OBWM BAe ATP. Guernsey August 1998

On the 24 August 1998 British World Airlines operated GCI/STN and GCI/SOU scheduled flights on behalf of Air UK. Photo Roger Sweet.

G ZAPL BAe 146 – 200. Guernsey September 1997

G ZAPL BAe 146 – 200. Guernsey September 1997

Titan Airways probably benefitted by being based at STN allowing them to operate for Air UK when required. Pictured at Guernsey operating a STN rotation on the 18 Sep 1997. Photo Roger Sweet.

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G ASKK Jock Colquhoun SOU 1981

Jock Colquhoun Senior Line Station Engineer pictured with one of his support staff at Southampton on a snowy day in 1984. Other Engineers at the time Pat Samways, Budge Panthaky, Arthur Stear & Ted Hickman vehicle Engineer. The stands behind Jock are tail props for Aurigny Trislander aircraft. Photo Barry Friend.

G AMRA Douglas DC-3C. London Gatwick 1972

G AMRA Douglas DC-3C. London Gatwick 1972

Served with BIA until March 1974. We mentioned some aircrew names in the picture of G AMSV, other Dakota aircrew names which come to mind are Ian Whitten, Dave Laker, Ken Warburton, Bryan Nealy and Richard Arwas. Photo Barry Friend Ccollection.

Handley Page Herald aircraft at Southampton in 1984

Handley Page Herald aircraft at Southampton in 1984

G BAZJ G BEYK G APWJ plus one other can be seen in this picture. Photo Barry Friend Collection.

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G BRAB BAe 146 – 300.  Palma May 1993

G BRAB BAe 146 – 300. Palma May 1993

This aircraft was chartered by AirUK from British Aerospace from 30 Apr to 26 Aug 1992. It operated in an all-white colour scheme with no titles. It operated amongst other flights STN/JER/STN in June 1992 and the UK837/842 Amsterdam to Teeside rotation on the 24 August 1992. Its next operator was BAF whose colours it is pictured in. Photo Toni Marimon.

EI CMS BAe 146 – 200. Geneva February 1998

EI CMS BAe 146 – 200. Geneva February 1998

Used by AirUK in 1998/1999. Photo Fabien Campillo.

LN BWG Convair 580. Basel May 1987

LN BWG Convair 580. Basel May 1987

Leased by AirUK to operate GLA/AMS rotations during February and March 1987. Photo Eduard Marmet.

G BNDK Short SD3-60-100. Guernsey early 1990s

G BNDK Short SD3-60-100. Guernsey early 1990s

Chartered by AirUK in 1990/1991 from Air Europe Express. Photo Howard Chaloner.

G OLAH Short SD3-60-100. Manchester September 1993

G OLAH Short SD3-60-100. Manchester September 1993

Leased by AirUK in 1995 from Gill Air. Photo Alastair T. Gardiner.

G AOHM Vickers Viscount 802. Glasgow early 1990s

G AOHM Vickers Viscount 802. Glasgow early 1990s

Used by AirUK on a GCI/STN rotation on the 29 August 1992. It is shown in the BAF script colours. Photo Alastair T. Gardiner.

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PH AHN Boeing 757 – 236. Amsterdam June 1991

PH AHN Boeing 757 – 236. Amsterdam June 1991

Used by Air UK leisure in May and June 1991, we are uncertain if it operated on AirUK scheduled services during that time. Photo Alastair T. Gardiner.

EI CPY BAe 146 – 100. Glasgow May 1999

EI CPY BAe 146 – 100. Glasgow May 1999

Used by AirUK between October 1998 and May 1999. Photo Alastair T. Gardiner.

G BFZL Vickers Viscount 836. London Heathrow 1989

G BFZL Vickers Viscount 836. London Heathrow 1989

Shown in the colours of its former operator Manx Airlines, with Baltic titles who were only a short lived airline. AirUK chartered this aircraft over the Christmas and new year period 1988/9 to provide extra capacity on the GCI LHR route. we have confirmation from one of our picture contributors Howard Chaloner who flew on the UK 380 GCI to LHR on 02 January 1989. Photo Dave Richardson.

LN BWN Convair 580. London Stansted April 1985

LN BWN Convair 580. London Stansted April 1985

AirUK chartered Partnair and used its Convair 580s to operate between GLA and AMS in 1987, LN BWG was also used. Photo Richard Vandervord.

G BKZR Short SD3-60-100. Southampton July 1992

G BKZR Short SD3-60-100. Southampton July 1992

This aircraft in City Flyer colours was chartered by AirUK, but the dates are uncertain, this picture in 1992 was possibly one of those occasions as City Flyer were normally only seen at Southampton operating for other companies. Photo Richard Hunt.

G BTIA BAe 146 – 200QC. London Heathrow July 1992

G BTIA BAe 146 – 200QC. London Heathrow July 1992

This aircraft was chartered by AirUK and used in May and June 1991, and in November 1991 it was used on a STN/GCI/STN in the rotation. It is shown in BAF colours. Photo Richard Vandervord.

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G APWJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Duxford 13 May 2015

G APWJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Duxford 13 May 2015

This picture was taken from a Dragon Rapide G AIYR and shows the current progress in the restoration, it does however show if this is the finished colour it is not correct. Photo Ian Haskell.

G APWJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Duxford 13 May 2015

G APWJ Handley Page HPR7 Herald 201. Duxford 13 May 2015

Side view showing the recently repainted fuselage. This aircraft first flew at Radlett on the 29 May 1963, so its 52 birthday approaching. Photo Ian Haskell.

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G AXOX BAC One Eleven 432FD. Basel September 1980

G AXOX BAC One Eleven 432FD. Basel September 1980

Photo Eduard Marmet.

G BDDH Fokker F27 – 200. Norwich April 1984

G BDDH Fokker F27 – 200. Norwich April 1984

Photo Malcom Gee Norwich Airport Aviation Group.

G BUHC BAe 146 – 300. London Stansted December 1999

G BUHC BAe 146 – 300. London Stansted December 1999

Aircraft shown in this all white colour scheme, the mark under the row 1 window is in fact a small Air UK title, this aircraft was not transferred to Buzz and officially recorded as leaving the fleet in May 2000. Photo Adam Rowden.

G STAN Fokker F27 – 200. London Heathrow August 1988

G STAN Fokker F27 – 200. London Heathrow August 1988

Photo Malcolm Gee Norwich Airport Aviation Group.

Sergeant Bergerac

Sergeant Bergerac

Sergeant Bergerac played by John Nettles completing another case in Jersey as G AVPN passes by in the background; this was featured in the episode The Moonlight Girls. Broadcast on the 06 May 1983. John Nettles also did publicity work for the airline when the Town office in Southampton was situated in East Street. Photo Barry Friend Collection.

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G UKAC BAe 146 – 300. Glasgow August 1999

G UKAC BAe 146 – 300. Glasgow August 1999

Photo David Unsworth.

G UKFR Fokker F28 0100. Amsterdam September 2002

G UKFR Fokker F28 0100. Amsterdam September 2002

Photo Paul Spijkers.

G UKTA Fokker 50. Amsterdam April 2001

G UKTA Fokker 50. Amsterdam April 2001

Photo Chris Sheldon.

G UKTK ATR 72 – 202. Southampton March 1998

G UKTK ATR 72 – 202. Southampton March 1998

Photo Richard Hunt.

G WFEP ATR 42 – 300. Hamburg July 1998

G WFEP ATR 42 – 300. Hamburg July 1998

A Gill Airways operated aircraft. Photo Erik Frikke.

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G BAUR Fokker F27 – 200

G BAUR Fokker F27 – 200

Photo Jan F Homma Collection.

G DASI Shorts SD3 – 60 – 100. Norwich October 1988

G DASI Shorts SD3 – 60 – 100. Norwich October 1988

Photo Paul Thallon.

G BGYT Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante. Southend 1981

G BGYT Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante. Southend 1981

Although this aircraft flew for Air UK until sold in 1983, we have no record of it carrying AirUK colours or titles. Photo Richard Vandervord.

PH ARO Fokker F27 – 400. Unknown location 1976

PH ARO Fokker F27 – 400. Unknown location 1976

Photo M. Winter.

PH BBV Fokker F28 -4000. Unknown location 1979

PH BBV Fokker F28 -4000. Unknown location 1979

Photo M. Winter

PH FPR Fokker F27 – 600. Norwich April 1971

PH FPR Fokker F27 – 600. Norwich April 1971

Photo Jan F Homma Collection.

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