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May 20 2013 / Behind the Scenes

Monarch aircraft G-OZBZ gets a fresh new look

Monarch Airlines aircraft G-OZBZ during repaint - masking

Ever wondered what it takes to paint an aircraft? We take a look behind the scenes as Monarch aircraft G-OZBZ is given a fresh new look before it enters into service in the Monarch fleet. The story in numbers: • Monarch aircraft model A321 – registration G-OZBZ • 9 days to paint the aircraft fuselage & fin • 10 […]

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Enthusiast events head to Italy!

Enthusiasts' Day aircraft

  After a short break, the Monarch Enthusiast Days are back! Whether you’ve been a regular on our popular events, or have been dying to hear about the next one, the next event is imminent and we’re going international! On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July, we’re taking the Enthusiast Day concept to Italy.  We’ll be offering you the […]

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Mar 12 2012 / Behind the Scenes

A big day out for aviation enthusiasts

Enthusiasts' Day aircraft

Toby Hillier, organiser for our Monarch Aviation Enthusiasts’ Days, takes us through his experience of our latest trip. “The third in our series of Enthusiasts’ Days was a truly special experience. A group of keen aviation buffs and Monarch team members were privileged to be the first visitors welcomed to the Airbus A350 wing plant in Broughton for an exclusive peek behind the scenes, […]

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Enthusiasts’ Day huge success, despite the snow!

Instruments in Monarch aircraft G-EOMA cockpit

Gatwick at 8am, the airport was a colourful blur of yellow flashing lights and bright yellow vehicles fitted with every kind of brush, sponge or sucker imaginable. Watching them racing around the aprons and taxiways, spray flying everywhere, sleet pattering down on windows, I started to get genuinely concerned about the viability of our second Enthusiasts’ Day trip to […]

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Dec 9 2011 / Behind the Scenes

Fire and smoke training… not a typical day at the office!

Lisa demonstrating evacuations

At 3pm on a Friday afternoon, the alarm goes off and instinctively you know what to do. Leaving your tea half drunk and your PowerPoint presentation open on the desktop, you grab your bag and coat (even though you’re told not to) and head outside to have your head counted by a colleague in an attractive high vis jacket. […]

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Second aviation Enthusiasts’ Day ready to fly!

Tail of a Monarch A330 aircraft

If you missed out on our very popular Enthusiasts’ Day in October, here’s your chance! On 16 December we’ll be offering guests a behind-the-scenes daytrip, including return flights on Monarch Airlines aircraft, ramp tours at airports in Gatwick and Manchester, and a tour of the Monarch Airlines hangars. The new itinerary (as below) has been specially developed based on […]

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Makeover for Monarch aircraft G-OZBT

Monarch G-OZBT right side exterior

It’s not every day an aircraft is treated to a makeover, but this week a Monarch A321-231 plane was given a sparkling new treatment inside and out. Shiny new decals have been applied to the exterior, while the interior has been freshened up, with new head rest covers and fun new window shades. Following instructions on a highly detailed […]

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