It certainly looks as though, in common with the lockdown earlier this year, that supplies of PPE are once again being transported from China (Xiamen) into Doncaster Sheffield airport (DSA). The first return flight completing on 4th November and another underway as I write. The carrier is Air Atlanta Icelandic who for this duty are using one of their Boeing 747 passenger jets. (747 freighters being in short supply) Last time we were provided with images of the offloading at DSA, which was a hands on affair, a human chain of operatives shown man-handling the boxes of PPE off the aircraft. Good to hear that we are getting those essential supplies but likely an expensive exercise given the cost of the operation to source them. Good news however that DSA is HMG’s choice to handle the airfreight as domestic flights in and out of the airport must be under threat given the current set of Covid restrictions. The image above of the aircraft returning with the first load yesterday. That aircraft, albeit some 23 years old, is certainly still an impressive sight and comes with sound effects to match.