Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion – Monday 6th May 2019 (John Tomlinson)

Today was going to be very busy, with two highlights of the trip being visited.

Before we even left the hotel, a few aircraft were noted inbound as well as outbound from Ben Gurion, plus a few helicopters working along the coast and past the hotel.

This morning was set aside for the airport ramp tour at Ben Gurion airport, so it was time to leave and negotiate the busy Tel Aviv morning rush hour and get the van’s parked near the meeting point. Not only would we get close to the commercial aircraft on the ramp, we would also drive along the business jet ramp and see what was outside the Israeli Aircraft Industries area.

In addition, we would visit a ramp area dedicated to stored military fighters, some which were Israeli, others were from other countries. All very interesting. The excellent finale was enjoying the views from the lofty heights of the ATC Tower for around 50 minutes.

So we met our Israeli guide in the terminal car park on time and then went to the security gate, where the coach and airport guide would meet us. It was not a tour solely for our group, other members of the public and local photographers would also join us. Start time was 0900hrs, so on time we went through security on were on our way.

Helicopter along the coast at Bat Yam:…/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157691474360773



Trip Airfield Albums

Country Folders

Old scanned photographs at:…/jlt…/collections/72157676555557434/


Noted from the hotel at Bat Yam~Tel Aviv from 0710hrs and then when driving past Ben Gurion.

4X-EKL Boeing 73785P C/n 35487 El Al Israel Airlines
4X-EKM Boeing 737804 C/n 30465 El Al Israel Airlines
4X-EKP Boeing 7378Q8 C/n 30639 El Al Israel Airlines

4X-EKU Boeing 7378Z9 C/n 33834 El Al Israel Airlines

D-AIDM Airbus A321231 C/n 4916 Lufthansa

EC-MXM Boeing 737800 C/n 60591 Air Europa

TC-AGS Airbus A321131 C/n 1008 AtlasGlobal

TC-DCJ Airbus A320214 C/n 4175 Pegasus Airlines

TC-JML Airbus A321231 C/n 3382 THY Turkish Airlines

YU-APE Airbus A319131 C/n 3252 Air Serbia


Noted from the hotel at Bat Yam~Tel Aviv from 0710hrs. These were in transit along the coast.

4X-BEW Robinson R44 C/n 13837 Private

4X-BEP Sikorsky S-76C C/n 760655 Lahak Aviation


Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Airport Tour including control tower

Noted between 0900-1115hrs

Start of coach drive towards the far side of the airfield:

4L-TGU Embraer Emb-190100IGW C/n 19000064 Georgian Airways

4X-BAU Boeing 7573E7 C/n 30178 Arkia

4X-EAJ Boeing 767330(ER) C/n 25208 Leasing Company

4X-EAN Boeing 7673Q8(ER) C/n 27993 Leasing Company

4X-EKH Boeing 73785P C/n 35485 El Al Israel Airlines

4X-ELA Boeing 747458 C/n 26055 El Al Israel Airlines

4X-ELC Boeing 747458 C/n 27915 El Al Israel Airlines

4X-ELD Boeing 747458 C/n 29328 El Al Israel Airlines

4X-ELE Boeing 747412 C/n 26551 Leasing Company

4X-EMF Embraer Emb-195200LR C/n 19000745 Arkia

5B-DDE Fokker F-100 C/n 11427 Tus Airways

9A-BTG Airbus A320232 C/n 795 Trade Air

9A-BTH Airbus A320214 C/n 1454 Trade Air

C-GHQY Boeing 7878 C/n 35264 Air Canada

CS-TKT Boeing 76736N(ER) C/n 30853 EuroAtlantic Airways

D-ALET Boeing 75728A(PCF) C/n 28174 DHL Worldwide Courier Express

EC-KLB Airbus A320214 C/n 3321 Vueling Airlines

HA-LWY Airbus A320232(SL) C/n 6058 Wizz Air

HA-LYA Airbus A320232(SL) C/n 6077 Wizz Air

N431CJ Boeing 767224(ER) C/n 30431 Leasing Company

N730WE Boeing 767319(ER) C/n 26912 Leasing Company

N737AG Boeing 7377BF C/n 30496 Corporate

N883A Gulfstream G550 C/n 5175 Corporate

N923FD Boeing 757204(SF) C/n 26266 Federal Express

N974FD Boeing 7572Y0(SF) C/n 26158 Federal Express

P4-MES Boeing 76733A(ER) C/n 33425 Global Jet Concept

UR-82009 Antonov An-124100 C/n 19530501007 Antonov Airlines


Return trip through the airport towards our control tower visit.

4X-ABF Airbus A320232 C/n 4354 Israir

4X-AGK Airbus A321251NX(SL) C/n 8567 Arkia

4X-EDD Boeing 7879 C/n 63392 El Al Israel Airlines

4X-EDE Boeing 7879 C/n 63393 El Al Israel Airlines

B-1097 Airbus A330343E C/n 1860 Hainan Airlines

B-LRL Airbus A350941 C/n 72 Cathay Pacific Airways

ET-ASL Boeing 777360(ER) C/n 44551 Ethiopian Airlines

F-WTBW Airbus Industrie A330 C/n Unknown Unknown Operator

HA-LWM Airbus A320232 C/n 5021 Wizz Air

N12006 Boeing 78710 C/n 60140 United Airlines

OE-ICI Airbus A320214(SL) C/n 6918 easyJet Europe

SP-LWA Boeing 73789P C/n 30682 LOT Polish Airlines

TC-LND Airbus A330303 C/n 1704 THY Turkish Airlines

UR-PSL Boeing 73794X(ER) C/n 36087 Ukraine International Airlines

VQ-BPK Airbus A330343X C/n 1345 Aeroflot Russian Airlines

YR-BMM Boeing 73782R C/n 40871 Blue Air


Fire Service Training aircraft

4X-ELH Boeing 747412 C/n 26555 Leasing Company

4X-AXM Boeing 7472B5BF C/n 22485 Leasing Company


Business Jet Ramp area, in order of my photographs:

M-YULI Airbus A319115CJ C/n 5040 Corporate

T7-OCC Cessna 750 C/n 750-0291 Corporate

HB-JTJ Dassault Falcon900EX EASy C/n 130 Corporate

G-DSMR Gulfstream G650ER C/n 6329 TAG Aviation (UK)

4X-CZA Cessna 650 C/n 650-0187 Corporate

N914X Gulfstream G550 C/n 5503 Corporate

4X-WIA IAI Astra1125 C/n 002 Israeli Aircraft Industries

M-BIRD Embraer ERJ-135BJ C/n 14500993 Corporate

M-ABGG Bombardier 604 C/n 5450 Corporate

N335LL Gulfstream G550 C/n 5107 Corporate

M-BHBH Gulfstream G650 C/n 6132 Corporate

N360LF Gulfstream G550 C/n 5534 Corporate

N212LF Bombardier Global 6000BD-700-1A10 C/n 9607 Executive Jet Management

N903AS Gulfstream G550 C/n 5256 Corporate

N676AS Gulfstream G550 C/n 5407 Corporate

M-OONL Bombardier Global ExpressBD-700-1A10 C/n 9423 Corporate

T7-SLA Canadair Regional-Jet850 C/n 8072 Corporate

4X-CMA Cessna 510 C/n 510-0299 Corporate

M-SEVN Bombardier 605 C/n 5962 Corporate

M-AAAM Bombardier 604 C/n 5435 Corporate

N667JD Bombardier Global 6000BD-700-1A10 C/n 9820 Corporate

N417LX Bombardier Global 6000BD-700-1A10 C/n 9620 Corporate

VP-CSB Bombardier Global 5000BD-700-1A11 C/n 9263 Corporate

M-AGMA Bombardier Global ExpressBD-700-1A10 C/n 9347 Corporate

4X-CMC Cessna 560 C/n 560-0250 Corporate

4X-CFM Aero Vodochody L-39ZO C/n 831129 Private

4X-CZD Cessna 550/551 C/n 551-0117 Corporate with no engines.

T7-DFZ Cessna 510 C/n 510-0090 Corporate

4X-COZ Cessna 550S C/n S550-0118 Corporate

CS-GLC Bombardier Global 6000BD-700-1A10 C/n 9533 NetJets Europe

4X-CZO Hawker-Siddeley 125 800A C/n 258183 Corporate /Arrow Aviation


Preserved Military Fighter Compound

As this list is in as order as noted

333 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14375 Withdrawn from use Israeli Air Force

358 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14511 Withdrawn from use Israeli Air Force

380 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use Israeli Air Force

AF-923 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 UM C/n 516999318 Withdrawn from use Zambian Air Force

AF-930 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis C/n N75086175 Withdrawn from use Zambian Air Force

274 Douglas A-4 H AyitM C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use Israeli Aircraft Industries

394 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use Israeli Air Force

240 Douglas A-4 H AyitM C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use Israeli Air Force

709 IAI Kfir F-21A C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use Israeli Aircraft Industries. Noted on the rear fuselage (9)99709/VF-43

935 IAI Kfir C2 C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use Israeli Aircraft Industries

AF-924 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 UM C/n 516999319 Withdrawn from use Zambian Air Force

890 IAI KfirC2 C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use (Silver)

9799 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis C/n N75089799 Ugandan Air Force Stored

IAI-817 Mil Mi-17 C/n 94849 Israeli Aircraft Industries

742 General Dynamics F-16 A Netz C/n 61-113 Israeli Air Force Stored

794 IAI KfirF-21A C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use (Marked F21 / 9997… / 12 on the nose. Marines)

546 IAI KfirC7 C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use (Camo colours & No tail, which was seen later)
9211 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis C/n N75089211 Withdrawn from use Ugandan Air Force

728 General Dynamics F-16 A Netz C/n 61-84 Israeli Air Force Stored

776 General Dynamics F-16 A Netz C/n 61-18 Israeli Air Force Stored

745 General Dynamics F-16 A Netz C/n 61-118 Israeli Air Force Stored

7122 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 UM C/n 516999499 Withdrawn from use United Nations

537 IAI KfirC7 C/n 182 Israeli Aircraft Industries (Silver)

983 General Dynamics F-16 A Netz C/n 62-34 Israeli Air Force Stored

Unmarked Mil Mi-24 V C/n 3532422014792 Withdrawn from use Israeli Aircraft Industries (Unmarked in camo colour scheme)

7118 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis C/n N75097455 Withdrawn from use Cambodian Air Force

IAI 304 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 bis C/n N75085304 Withdrawn from use Israeli Aircraft Industries


Photo credit: John Tomlinson