EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 18-07-09
The information in this blog comes from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, both of which are very highly recommended.
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
Aegean B734 SX-BGS (26279) has become N279AD with Air Dominicana & left Amsterdam on its delivery flight on 13/7.
Aer Arann has retired ATR72 EI-REJ (126) & it was ferried to Edinburgh on 14/7.
Aeroflot-Nord B735 VP-BKU (25789 ex G-GFFB) was delivered from Dinard to Archangel on 16/7 & not on 10/7 as I reported last week.
AeroLogic B777F D-AALB (36002) left Paine Field, WA on delivery to Leipzig on 16/7.
Air Arabia Maroc A320 CN-NMC is now known to be MSN 3246 ex A6-ABM.
Air Berlin. See under Yakutia A/L.
Air Cargo Germany B744F D-ACGB (24312) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam for painting. Having served with China A/L as B-164 & then B-18275, it was registered to Avion Aircraft Trading as N482AT on 28/5 last year & flown to Tel Aviv for freighter conversion.
Air Comet A332 EC-KIM (211) has become N272LF with ILFC & was ferried from Madrid to Beirut on 13/7. It is destined for Batavia. Built for Canada 3000 as C-GGWB, this then went to Volare as I-VLED & then Air Madrid as EC-IYN.
Air Dolomiti B463 I-ADJG (E3169) was ferried from Exeter to Kemble on 15/7 for further storage.
Air France Regional Fk100 F-GPNK (11324) was ferried from Woensdrecht to Norwich on 15/7 for painting (for whom?). EMB190 F-HBLI (19000298) arrived at Clermont/Ferrand on delivery on 17/7.
Air India B773 VT-ALO (36313) left Paine Field, WA on 13/7 on delivery to Delhi.
Air One. See under FlyLAL Charters.
Air Volga CRJ-200 VP-BMR (7192 ex N623BR) was ferried from Stockholm/Arlanda to Volgograd on 10/7 following cabin modifications.
Athens A/W former Flybe EMB145 SX-CMD (145196 ex G-EMBM) left Exeter on delivery to Athens on 16/7.
Aurigny ATR72 G-BWDA (444) was ferried from Guernsey to Saint Brieuc Armor on 14/7 & will become CN-COB with RAM Express.
BA Cityflyer B463 G-BZAW (E3354) was ferried from Exeter to Southend for further storage on 16/7.
Blue Air has wet-leased Saab 2000 YR-SBM (14) from Carpatair from 15/7.
BMI A321 G-MEDU (3926) was due to be delivered from Finkenwerder to Heathrow on 17/7.
British A/W. See under Open Skies.
Carpatair. See under Blue Air.
Cirrus A/L EMB175 D-ALIB (17000017) left Oberfaffenhoffen on 10/7 on delivery to Trip Linhas Aereas as PP-PJD.
Clickair A320 EC-GRG (0143) left Madrid on 10/7 destined for Milan/Orio Al Serio & summer lease to MyAir.
Danish Air Transport ATR42 OY-CIR (107) left Copenhagen for Sebha (Libya) on 15/7 for lease to Ceiba, replacing OY-CIU (112), which returned to Copenhagen on 17/7
Denim Air Fk50 PH-JXN (20239) was ferried from Tripoli to Maastricht on 17/7 following lease to Petro Air.
EasyJet A320 G-EZTI (3975) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 14/7 & G-EZTJ (3979) was due to follow on 17/7. The current proposed delivery dates for the next few aircraft are:
A319s - G-EZFJ 18/9, G-EZFK 1/10, G-EZFL 2/10, G-EZFM 15/10, G-EZFN 22/10, G-EZFO 27/10, G-EZFP 2/11
A320s - G-EZTK 24/7, G-EZTL 14/8, G-EZTM 20/8, G-EZTN 20/8, G-EZTO 9/9
B737 G-EZJF (30243) flew its last revenue service on 15/7 & was ferried from Luton to Southend on 16/7 prior to return to the lessor.
Emirates A388 A6-EDH (25) made it first flight on 13/7, still in primer but with Emirates tail markings & wearing the test registration F-WWSV.
Eurowings B463 D-AEWO (E3162) was ferried from Exeter to Kemble on 15/7 for further storage.
FedEx will add MD-11F N572FE (48769) to its large fleet in the near future. Currently registered to Boeing as N746BC, it was ferried from Venice to Singapore/Seletar over 8/7 & 9/7. Up until now the aircraft had spent all its time with Brazilian operators, first with VASP as PP-SFD, then Varig as PP-VQX & finally TAM as PT-MSJ.
Finnair MD-11 OH-LGA (48449) was noted at Helsinki all white 11/7 having been reregistered as N270WA for World A/W.
Flybe. DHC-8 G-FLBD (4259) should now be delivered to Birmingham on 1/8, while G-FLBE (????) is expected to be delivered to Exeter on 23/8. The predicted delivery date of 12/7 for G-FLBC (4257) has passed & I do not have a revised date, so treat these latest dates with caution. It is thought that G-FLBD/E along with G-ECOE (4212) are due to be three of the four machines being wet-leased to Olympic A/L from August. Also see under Athens A/W.
FlyLAL Charters took delivery of all white B733 LY-FLC (29055) at Moscow/Vnukovo on 8/7. Originally with Deutsche BA as D-ADBK, then with JetLite India as VT-SIX & VT-SAW, before passing to Air One as EI-DNX.
Garuda has, as expected, been removed from the EU list of banned airlines & has already stated that it intends to restart services to Amsterdam & Frankfurt next year using A332s.
Hamburg International B733 D-AHIG (23827) was delivered from Berlin/Schonefeld to Skopje for new Macedonian operator Skywings International. It is to become Z3-AAJ.
Hi Fly A313s CS-TEI (496) & CS-TEX (565) were ferried from Lisbon to Chateauroux on 13/7 & 14/7 respectively. Both are still in basic Oman Air scheme.
Iberia A346 EC-KZI (1017) was ferried from Toulouse to Tarbes/Lourdes on 15/7 still as F-WWCS for further storage.
Iberworld. See under Rossiya.
Jet A/W. See under THY.
Khors Air MD-82 UR-CHK (49188) was noted in service on 17/7. It was previously with Aeromexico as XA-AMO & N501AM.
KLM B734 PH-BDU (24857) is due to be ferried to Amsterdam on 18/7 following a period of storage at Norwich.
MyAir. See under Clickair.
Olympic A/L. See under Flybe.
OpenSkies. It is reported that British A/W is exploring the idea of selling a controlling share in the airline following the collapse of the premium market.
Pantheon A/W. The current situation regarding the A319/A320s that are expected to be delivered to the airline during the next couple of months for operation by Olympic Air is as follows:
SX-OAF (3895 ex D-AHIP) at Norwich for painting
SX-OAG (3950 ex D-AHIQ) at Norwich for painting
SX-OAJ (3905 ex XA-MXR ntu)
SX-OAK (3317 ex PK-RMF, M-ABCK) at Southend following painting
SX-??? (3252 ex PK-RMD, M-ABCJ) ferried to Southend on 14/7
SX-??? (3162 ex VT-DNY)
SX-??? (3316 ex VT-DNV)
SX-??? (3812 ex VT-KRH ntu)
RAM Express. See under Aurigny.
Rossiya A320 VQ-BDY (1657) was delivered from Madrid to St Petersburg on 16/7. Originally with Iberworld as EC-ICK, this was then leased to Ryan International as EI-DIH, returned to Iberworld as EC-JND, leased to Go Air as VT-WAW & then back to Iberworld once more as EC-KBQ.
Ryanair B738 EI-EFO (37539) made its first flight on 12/7 & was followed by EI-EFP (37540) on 13/7.
SAS MD-87 LN-RMU (53340) was returned to Stockholm/Arlanda on 8/7 having been painted all white at Shannon.
Skywings International. See under Hamburg International.
Sun Express has been confirmed by Boeing as the previously undisclosed customer with an order for six B738s.
TAAG Angola has been partially removed from the EU list of banned airlines & will now be permitted to operate up to ten B772 flights per week to Lisbon.
THY has reregistered leased Jet A/W B773 VT-JEE (660) as TC-JJC.
Transaero took delivery of its latest B735 at Moscow/Domodedovo on 17/7 with the arrival of former Continental machine VP-BYP (28927 ex N14667).
Windrose Air EMB195 UR-WRF (19000169 ex HZ-NQB) was delivered from Amsterdam to Kiev/Borispol on 11/7 after painting.
World A/W. See under Finnair.
Yakutia A/L took delivery of B737 VQ-BEO (30293) at Yakutsk on 17/7. This was formerly with Air Berlin as D-ABBN.