How many airports do you know that still have position marks like these on the apron?
Sadly, the last VC10 visited Hannover Airport on January 20, 2012 and the last L-1011 departed in the evening of February 23, 2014. Both aircraft types were in service with the Royal Air Force but are taken out of service by now.
Arriving from Lissabon-Portela:
G-ZAPX (Boeing 757-256)
TUIfly's new livery on approach to HAJ today.
D-ATUJ (Boeing 737-800)
Due to bad weather at Geilenkirchen Airbase, an E-3A "Sentry" was diverted to Hannover Airport on May 5, 2015.
The AWACS (Airborne early Warning and Control System) is an airborne radar system designed to detect aircraft, ships and vehicles at long distances. It also performs as a control center in an air engagement by coordinating and directing fighter and attack aircraft.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
LX-N90451 (Boeing - E-3A Sentry)
On April 12 the Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi arrived at Hannover where he and Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly opened the "Hanover fair" which is the world's biggest industrial trade fair.
VT-EVB (Boeing 747-400)
Here are two highlights from the last weekend which I didn't manage to retouch untill today.
D-ALCL (McDonnell Douglas MD-11F)
UK - Royal Air Force
ZZ178 (Boeing C-17A Globemaster III)
D-ABNB (Airbus A320-214)
Even though this Airbus will probably never be on a sceduled flight to the United States, it carries the special livery of the collaboration between Air Berlin and the US marketing organisation Brand USA. The Düsseldorf Panthers are the official partner of this aircraft.
VP-BNT (Airbus A320-214)
In the summer of 2012 Aeroflot started an internet voting where people could choose from four different historical color schemes worn by the company's airplanes. The winner was the 1956 livery of the Tupolev Tu-104, one of the world's first jet airliners which served with Aeroflot till 1979.
UK - Royal Air Force
ZZ172 (Boeing C-17A Globemaster III)
LX-WCV (Boeing 747-4R7F/SCD)
NASA's flying infrared telescope did some touch and go's at Hannover Airport today. SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is a joint German-US space science project and is in service since 2010. The modified Boeing 747 SP (Reg.: N747NA) is carrying a 2.5 metre telescope and performs astronomical observations high above the disturbance of earth's atmosphere.
On December the 7th, 2014 LX-VCE was the first Boeing 747-8 ever to visit Hannover Airport.
With the arrival of EC-LUS Iberia Express started operations at Hannover Airport today.