EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 16-01-10
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 A320 VQ-BEJ (4160) made its first flight on 8/1 as D-AVVO.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFC (4161) made its first flight on 11/1 as D-AVVP. D-ABDH (2846) was ferried back to Dusseldorf from Eindhoven on 12/1 following repainting into Azerbaijan A/L scheme (to become 4K-AZ77). B738 D-ABKI (37748) made its first flight on 12/1.
Air Contractors put two former DHL A300Fs restored to the Irish register into service on 13/1. These are EI-EAC (250 ex OO-DLT) & EI-EAD (289 ex OO-DLU) & they were reregistered at Leipzig on 8/1.
Albanian A/L B461 ZA-MAK (E1085) routed from Nairobi to Antalya via Cairo on 10/1 following lease to Jetlink Air.
AnadoluJet B737 N343CT (34300) arrived at Istanbul on delivery on 9/1.
Athens A/W. See under Bulgaria Air.
Avia Nova. See under easyJet.
Azerbaijan A/L. See under Air Berlin.
BA CityFlyer B463 G-BZAV (E3331) flew its last revenue service on 12/1 as CFE73A from Amsterdam to London City & was then ferried to Kemble as CFE01P prior to return to the lessor. G-BZAT (E3320) was ferried from storage at Southend to Edinburgh on 13/1 also as CFE01P.
Bangladesh Biman. See under Euro Atlantic.
Belair B763 HB-ISE (27600) was ferried from Munich to Abu Dhabi on 12/1 for painting white prior to return to the lessor.
Blue Line MD-83 F-GMLU (49398) arrived back at Paris/CDG from Manchester on 12/1 now in FIFA World Cup scheme.
BMI A321 G-MIDL (1174) flew its last revenue service on 4/1 as BMA4PK from Manchester to LHR. It was then ferried to Shannon the following day as BMA9524 & is due to be returned to the lessor in April. The two A332s due to be removed from the fleet on 10/1 have had a stay of execution, with G-WWBB (404) now scheduled to be withdrawn on 25/2 & G-WWBM (398) in late March.
British A/W A320 G-EUYF (4185) made its first flight on 12/1 as F-WWIC in full BA scheme & was ferried to Finkenwerder the same day.
Bulgaria Air B735 LZ-BOP (26704) was ferried from Sofia to Chateauroux on 12/1 on return to the lessor. ATR42 LZ-ATR (151) was ferried from Sofia to Athens on 11/1 on a new lease to Athens A/W.
Cathay Pacific B744 B-HKD (26548) was registered to WFBN on 12/1 as N548MD & was noted at Hong Kong the same day all white.
CCM A/L A320 F-HBSA (3882) was noted at Toulouse on 11/1 in primer scheme. This was one of the aircraft not taken up by Iberia & was ferried from Toulouse to Madrid as CCM950 on 13/1 for painting.
DHL. See under Air Contractors.
EasyJet B737 G-EZJS (32414) was cancelled from the UK register on 8/1 should soon be delivered from Southend to Europe Airpost as F-GZTC. G-EZJC (30237) left Stansted on 9/1 as N386DF on delivery to Aerolineas Argentinas. A320 G-EZTP (4157) was delivered to Gatwick from Finkenwerder as EZY8001 on 11/1. G-TTOF (1918) was noted at Shannon on 12/1 in full Avia Nova scheme prior to delivery & had become EI-ELD by 13/1. Some future A320 deliveries are expected to be:
February G-EZTR (4179), March G-EZTS (4196) & G-EZTT (4219), April G-EZTU (4233) & G-EZTV (4234), May G-EZTW (4250) & G-EZTX (4286).
Emirates A388 A6-EDK (030) made its first flight on 14/1 as F-WWSD & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder in primer scheme with UAE tail markings the same day.
Euro Atlantic former Singapore A/L B773 CS-TFM (28513 ex 9V-SRA) was ferried from Singapore to Lisbon on 12/1 in full Bangladesh Biman scheme.
Eurowings CRJ9 D-ACNJ (15249) arrived at Nuremberg on delivery on 9/1 & is in Lufthansa Regional scheme. B462 D-AEWE (E2077) was ferried from Exeter to Southend on 15/1 for further storage.
EVA Air Cargo B744F B-16462 (27173) was ferried from Victorville, CA to Los Angeles, CA on 9/1 following a period of storage.
FedEx MD-10-10F N370FE (46608) was ferried from Los Angles, CA to Victorville, CA on 11/1 for storage.
Futura. Finding a new home at last, B734 EC-JSS (24128) was registered to WFBN on 29/12 as N728CF & left Palma on 12/1 heading to Santa Maria & then Bermuda.
Germanwings A319 D-AGWO (4166) made its first flight on 13/1 as D-AVWH.
Golden Air. Adding to last week's blog, ATR72 SE-MDC is now known to be c/no 894.
Iberia. See under CCM A/L.
LOT B763 SP-LPG (26263) returned to Warsaw on 10/1 following wet-lease to Caribbean A/L.
Lufthansa A343 D-AIFB (355) was ferried from Frankfurt to Hamburg on 10/1 for VIP conversion for the Luftwaffe, with whom it will become 16+02. A320 D-AIZC (4153) was delivered to Frankfurt on 15/1.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F D-ALCR (48581) flew its last service on 10/1 from Frankfurt to Chicago O'Hare, IL & Mexico City & was ferried to Victorville, CA for storage the following day.
Lufthansa Regional. See under Eurowings.
Luzair B763 CS-TQI (25221) was ferried from Lisbon to Frankfurt on 11/1 & entered service with Safi A/W the same day, routing to Kabul.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NOU (29674) left Boeing Field, WA on 13/1 on delivery to Oslo.
Olympic Air A320 SX-OAU made its first flight on 14/1 as F-WWIJ & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder in full Olympic Air scheme the same day.
Onur Air A321 OE-IAA (0963 ex JA103A, N963DE, TC-IEH) left Goodyear, AZ, where it had been stored, on 13/1 routing to Shannon via Bangor, ME & Gander on delivery. It is to become TC-OBF.
Privilege B752 EC-ISY (26241) left Madrid on 13/1 routing to Santiago via Natal for winter lease to PAL Principal A/L.
Qantas A388 VH-OQF (029) left Toulouse on 9/1 as QFA6028 on delivery to Sydney.
Ryanair B738 EI-EKF (35025) made its first flight on 8/1. EI-EKG (35021) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 11/1, while EI-EKH (38493) was rolled out on the same day. EI-EKA (35022) & EI-EKB (38494) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 15/1.
Singapore A/L. See under Euro Atlantic.
Thomson A/W B752 G-OOBC (33098) & B763 G-OBYG (29137) left Gatwick on 11/1 as TOM9242 & TOM9288 respectively bound for Greensboro, NC for winglet fitting.
THY B734 TC-JEV (26085) has become YA-PID with Pamir A/W & left Istanbul on 11/1 on delivery to Kabul.
Titan A/W B752 G-ZAPU (26151) was ferried from Shannon to Stansted as AWC757T on 13/1 having been painted all white.
Transavia B738 PH-HSW (37160) operating TRA663 from Amsterdam to Las Palmas suffered a tail strike on take-off on 13/1 & returned to Amsterdam where it was removed from service for repairs.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVM (37077) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 12/1.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LPZ (174) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 8/1 as F-WWDU & was delivered to Budapest on 15/1.