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Dec 20 2013 / Behind the Scenes

Birmingham Hangar Opening – Celebratory Flypast

Monarch fly past at BHX Hangar opening

After much anticipation and excitement, Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) announced the official opening of the Birmingham hangar Opening on time and on budget, the fantastic state-of-the-art facility was given a formal ceremony that matched it in brilliance. As a Monarch celebration on this scale wouldn’t be complete without a fly past, MAEL Managing Director Mick Adams and his team […]

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Monarch-Airbus UK enthusiasts’ day trip on sale now!

Monarch aircraft in hangar

You’ve been waiting with bated breath. You’ve commented on our blog, sent us tweets and left posts on our Facebook page… let alone the countless emails you’ve sent us! So it is with great pleasure that we’re finally we’re able to make the announcement you’ve been waiting so excitedly and patiently for. The next Monarch Enthusiasts’ Day will begin […]

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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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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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Oct 21 2011 / Behind the Scenes

Toby hears “the voice of God” on Monarch Enthusiasts’ Day

Monarch aircraft at Gibraltar Airport

Toby Hillier, a Monarch employee and aviation enthusiast, guides us through last Friday’s inaugural Enthusiasts’ Day. Ten to six on a chilly Luton morning, and as I turned in to Prospect Way, the silhouettes of several aviation enthusiasts could be made out against the backdrop of Monarch Airlines’ main reception. These sixteen hardy travellers, arriving from all over the […]

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Aviation enthusiasts, plane spotters & avgeeks – we want you!

Monarch aircraft at Gibraltar Airport

Some people call themselves aviation enthusiasts… others are plane spotters… many are ‘avgeeks’… and here at Monarch, we love you all. If you share our passion for all things related to commercial aircraft, airline operations, aircraft engineering or even airports, we’re inviting you to join us for the day trip of a lifetime. On Friday 14 October, we’ll be […]

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