EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 21-11-09
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
Aeroflot A321 VQ-BEE (4099) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 21/11 & VQ-BEF (4103) is due to follow early next week. A333 VQ-BCV (1072) made its first flight on 19/11 as F-WWYK.
Air Algerie recently placed an order with Boeing for seven B738s. A further four B738s, previously listed for an unidentified customer, have now been identified as for Tassili A/L, which is 49% owned by Air Algerie.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFA (4101) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel as BER666P on 18/11, while D-ABDN (3021) & D-ABDZ (4033) have become HB-IOV & HB-IOR respectively & were delivered from Dusseldorf to Zurich for Belair on 13/11. D-ABDO (3055) has been registered HB-IOW & was noted at Dusseldorf on 20/11 prior to delivery. A321 D-ABCF (1966) left Miami, FL on 17/11 on delivery to Dusseldorf, with D-ABCG (1988) following two days later. B738 D-ABKG (37746) made its first flight on 14/11 & D-ABKH (37747) has been rolled out at Renton.
Air Comet A320 EC-KBM (0426) was ferried from Madrid to Perpignan on 13/11 prior to return to the lessor. A343 EC-KAJ (015), more recently F-WBSR, has become YA-TTB for Safi A/W.
Air Dolomiti. See under Contactair.
Air France A343 F-GLZG (049) is to become PZ-TCP for Surinam A/W & was delivered from Paris/CDG to Amsterdam on 13/11. It is understood that the Surinam Aviation Authorities have rejected the aircraft & that the B743 will be retained in service until 26/11. In the meantime, some third-party charters may be needed to operate the service.
Air Nostrum ended its agreement with Denim Air at the start of the winter schedules & all eight DHC-8s are now parked at Valencia.
Air Slovakia. Adding to last week, B733 OM-ASD (23542) has also been leased to Albanian A/L, joining B733 OM-ASE (23545) & B752 OM-ASG (24544) along with Eagle Aviation example F-GTIP (25624).
Albanian A/L. See under Air Slovakia.
Alitalia ATR72s I-ATLR (701) & I-ATSM (702) were registered to Nordic Aviation Capital at Cologne on 13/11 as OY-EDC & OY-EDD respectively.
Atlantic A/W B463 OY-FJE (E3234) was ferried from Southend to Bacau on 18/11 for further storage.
Belair B752s HB-IHR (29379) & HB-IHS (30394) were ferried from Zurich to Munich on 16/11 prior to return to the lessor. Also see under Air Berlin.
Bellview A/L B762 5N-BGG (23805) became N805MT for GECAS back on 8/10 & left Abu Dhabi on 14/11 bound for storage at Victorville, CA. The airline will shortly be receiving B763 5N-BVA (24496) which is currently at Shannon in full scheme & carrying N183AQ. Prior to this, it was with Gulf Air as A4O-GK & A9C-GK.
BMI EMB145 G-RJXN (145336) was withdrawn from service on 2/10 & ferried from Aberdeen to Alverca for storage on 21/10. It was cancelled from the UK register on 19/11 as exported to Ireland & is being registered as EI-EHW to ECC Leasing. G-RJXO (145339) was withdrawn from service at Aberdeen on 16/10 is expected to join G-RJXN at Alverca.
Contactair ATR72 D-ANFI (662) has become I-ADCC for Air Dolomiti & was ferried from Verona to Bordeaux for painting on 20/11.
Corsair B744 F-GTUI (26875) was ferried from Jeddah to Luxembourg on 19/11, still wearing Garuda titles, for maintenance, while F-HSUN (26880) was ferried from Jeddah to Paris/Orly on 20/11, also wearing Garuda titles & for maintenance.
Denim Air. See under Air Nostrum.
El Al B744 4X-ELD (29311) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Lagos on 13/11 wearing TAT Nigeria titles & logo.
Emirates B777 A6-ECW (31981) left Paine Field, WA on 17/11 on delivery to Dubai & A6-ECX (31982) made its first flight on 15/11.
Ethiopian A/L, a long-time Boeing customer, has placed an order for twelve A350s, with deliveries starting in 2017. The airline also has five B772LRs & ten B787s on order.
Etihad B773 A6-ETF (39700) made its first flight on 16/11.
Eurocypria B738 5B-DBX (33699) left Perpignan as ECA100P on 18/11 on its way to Canada & winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
FedEx B777F N853FD (37724) made its first flight on 14/11.
Finnair. See under FinnComm A/L.
FinnComm A/L is now operating Finnair EMB170 OH-LEI (17000120) on domestic services & it may be joined by a second aircraft next year.
Flyglobespan B738 G-CDEG (33022) is to become LN-KHD with Norwegian Air Shuttle. It is currently all white at Lasham with the Norwegian registration taped over.
Kalitta Air now has B743 N768CK (23969). It was registered on 12/11, was ferried from Victorville, CA to Oscoda, MI on 16/11 & was previously with JAL & Japan Asia A/W as JA8185.
Lufthansa A320 D-AIZA (4097) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Munich on 20/11. This is the airline's 100th A320 family aircraft.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F D-ALCO (48413), which had been parked at Mexico City since making a heavy landing on 14/9, was flown to Victorville, CA on 14/11.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACHH (7449) was ferried from Amsterdam to Cologne on 17/11 following painting into Rwandair scheme.
Luxair B738 LX-LGT (28228) was ferried from Shannon to Hannover, still as D-AHFN, on 13/11 prior to delivery (scheduled for 23/11).
MCA A/L has gone out of business. Leased A320 YL-LCC (0310) was ferried from Stockholm/Arlanda to Helsinki on 20/11. The SAAB 2000s, SE-LSB (43) & SE-LSE (46), have been ferried to Linkoping, while the Fk100, SE-DUU (11286) which was leased to Petro Air, is stranded somewhere in Libya & requires a new engine
MyAir. All four of this former airline's CRJ-900s were ferried by Bombardier from Venice to Ljubljana in mid November prior to onward sale or lease.
Nordic Aviation Capital. See under Alitalia.
Norwegian Air Shuttle. See under Flyglobespan.
Olympic Air A320 SX-OAP (4065) was ferried from Chateauroux to Athens on 13/11 following painting.
Onur Air MD-83 TC-OAV (53520) has become UR-CDN with Khors Air & was delivered from Istanbul to Kiev/Borispol on 17/11.
Rossiya Tu-154M RA-85658 (808) was ferried from Moscow/Sheremetyevo to St Petersburg on 16/11 & has now been withdrawn from use. The airline's final scheduled Tu-154M service was flown by RA-85739 (925) also on 16/11 from Moscow/Sheremetyevo to St Petersburg.
Ryanair B738 EI-EFZ (38489) was delivered to Dublin on 18/11 & was followed on 20/11 by EI-EGA (38490) & EI-EGB (38491).
SAS MD-87 OY-KHU (53336) was ferried from Stockholm/Arlanda to Lourdes on 17/11 for storage. B738 LN-RNU (34548) has been noted on the line at Renton. Also see under Spanair.
Seagle Air A320 OM-HLE (0453) had been registered OE-IAE for Eden Irish Aircraft Leasing at Sofia by 17/11 & B733 OM-HLX (24011) has become OE-IAD for CIT Aerospace. A320 OM-HLD (0234) has also been cancelled from the Slovak register, but its new registration is not yet known, though it is not believed to have joined the Austrian register.
Spanair MD-87 EC-JTK (53348) was noted at Palma minus titles on 15/11 prior to return to SAS.
Surinam A/W. See under Air France.
TAP A320 CS-TNU (4106) was delivered from Toulouse to Lisbon on 17/11.
Thai A/W plans to lease between four & six B773s during the next two years to replace a similar number of B744s.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAD (26963) left Luton on 17/11 bound for Goodyear, AZ via Bangor, ME & is thought possibly to be for FedEx.
Titan A/W B463 G-BUHB (E3183) was ferried from Southend to Sharm el Sheikh on 14/11 & is to operate on behalf of the MoD.
Transavia B738 PH-HZA (28373) was noted all white at Amsterdam on 18/11 & carrying ZS-ZWO.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVJ (29351) left Prague on 16/11 en route to Canada for winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
TUIfly Germany. See under Luxair.
Ukraine International B733 UR-GAL (24275) was ferried from Kiev/Borispol to Kemble as AUI2505 on 18/11 for scrapping.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLF (28218) left Frankfurt on 19/11 bound for Windhoek & lease to Air Namibia.