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EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 25-07-09

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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.
Chris Witt/Skyliner
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
http://jethros.eu/

Aigle Azur. See under Belle Air.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABDX (3995) made its first flight as F-WWDG on 22/7 & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day in full scheme.
Air Cargo Germany B744F D-ACGB (24312) was ferried from Amsterdam to Hahn on 24/7 following painting.
Air France A388 F-HPJC (43) made its first flight on 20/7, wearing the test registration F-WWAB & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 23/7.
Air France Regional Fk100 F-GPNK (11324) was ferried from Norwich to Woensdrecht on 22/7, all white & on return to the lessor.
Air India B772 VT-ALG (36306) made its first flight on 17/7.
Air Seychelles is continuing to expand its fleet of B763s with the delivery of former Malev example S7-FCS (28884 ex HA-LHC) from Budapest on 24/7. 
Albanian A/L B461 ZA-MAK (E1085) was ferried to Nairobi on 20/7 on lease to Jetlink Air.
Astraeus B752 G-STRW (24543 ex C-GTDL, N911AW, N871LF, C-GNXU, C-GTSN), joined the UK register on 21/7 & made its acceptance flight from Lasham the following day. It was then delivered from Lasham to Manchester on 24/7.
Atlas Blue has leased A313s CS-TDI (573) from White & CS-TEI (495) from Hi Fly.
Belle Air A320 F-ORAD (0558) was delivered from Toulouse to Tirana on 22/7. Originally with TACA & LACSA as N981LR, this aircraft was more recently operated by Aigle Azur as F-HBAE.
Blu-Express B733 N238PL (23808 ex PT-TEE, EC-136, EC-GEU, N808WC, LY-AGP, 9M-AAH) made an acceptance flight from Lasham on 22/7.
Blue Islands took delivery of ATR42 G-DRFC (007) at Jersey on 19/7.
BMI Regional. See under Flybe.
Danube Wings took delivery of former NAYSA ATR72 OM-VRC (307 ex EC-IPJ) at Bratislava on 13/7.
EasyJet B737 G-EZJR (32413) flew its last revenue service on 22/7 & was ferried to Southend the same day prior to return to the lessor. A320 G-EZTK (3991) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Manchester on 24/7.
Emirates B773 A6-ECS (38980) made its first flight on 19/7
Etihad A346 A6-EHK (1030) made its first flight on 23/7 as F-WWCX.
Eurowings B463 D-AEWO (E3162) was restored to the UK register as G-UKAG on Wednesday. It is currently stored at Kemble. 
Flybe DHC-8 G-FLBC (4257) arrived at Birmingham on 20/7. G-ECOE (4212) has been repainted into Olympic scheme at Eindhoven & was ferried to Exeter, still as LN-WDV, on 21/7 prior to lease to Pantheon A/W. EMB145 G-EMBJ (145134) was delivered from Exeter to BMI Regional at Aberdeen on 23/7.
Hellas Aviation is acquiring two ex KLM Cityhopper Fk50s, PH-KVE (20206) & PH-KVF (20207). Both have been painted all white at Amsterdam & will be delivered in late July.
Hi Fly. See under Atlas Blue.
Jet A/W B773 VT-JEL (36563) made its maiden flight on 21/7.
KLM Cityhopper. See under Hellas Aviation.
Lufthansa. A306s D-AIAN/P/R/Y, were ferried from Kiev/Borispol to Tehran as EX-35006/7/8/9 between 18/7 & 21/7, possibly on lease to Mahan Air. D-AIAS (553) was ferried from Dresden to Kiev/Borispol on 17/7. A321 D-AISR (3987) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 24/7.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F D-ALCS (48630) left Frankfurt on 18/7 on a service to Houston & was then ferried to Victorville, CA on 20/7 for storage.
Malev. See under Air Seychelles.
MyAir had its temporary AOC suspended from midnight on 24/7.
NAYSA. See under Danube Wings.
Olympic A/L has renewed its lease on B733 SX-BLD (25071) & it was ferried from Chateauroux to Athens on 21/7.
Pan Air A300F EC-HQT (124) was ferried to the USA for storage on 20/7.
Pantheon A/W will take delivery of a total of fourteen A319/320s. They are to be operated as Olympic Air & will replace the current Olympic A/L fleet of B737s. Adding to & updating last week's blog, these will be two ex Hamburg International A319s that were NTU, four Kingfisher A320s (two of them NTU), both of the currently parked Privatair A319s, a Mexicana A319 that was NTU, two Mandala A319s & three upcoming A320s that were NTU by Blue Wings. Also see under Flybe.
Qatar A/W is threatening to cancel its order for thirty B787s plus thirty options if Boeing cannot guarantee to start deliveries to the airline in 2011. The airline also has a hundred A350s on order.
RAM will shortly take delivery of B733F CN-ROX (24020) & it was noted at Jakarta all white on 22/7. This aircraft started life with TEA as OO-LTA & then TEA Italy as I-TEAA before moving to easyJet as G-EZYB. Following freighter conversion, it joined Kitty Hawk Air Cargo as N103KH & was then registered EI-DZU with GECAS prior to being allocated VT-DQP for QuikJet & then N240MT with GECAS once more.
Rossiya A319 VQ-BAV (1743 ex N907FR) was due to leave Montreal/Mirabel on 24/7 on delivery to St Petersburg.
SAS CRJ-900s OY-KFH (15240) & OY-KFI (15242) were delivered to Copenhagen on 18/7 & 21/7 respectively.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAK (26267) was ferried from Shannon to Luton on 21/7 as TOM9933. It is in basic scheme & is destined for FedEx as N924FD.
Ukraine International B738 UR-PSA (29658) left Boeing Field, WA on 24/7 on delivery to Kiev/Borispol.
Viking B733 SE-RHV (28567 ex PP-VPU, N567HE, PK-GGU) was delivered to Gatwick from Southend on 17/7.
White. See under Atlas Blue.
Wideroe. See under Flybe.