EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 23-01-10
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
Aegean A320 SX-DGB (4165) was delivered from Toulouse to Athens as AEE020 on 19/1.
Aer Lingus A333 EI-DUB (055) was ferried to Manchester as EIN2110 on 17/1 for painting for Vladivostok Air.
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BEK (1077) left Toulouse as AFL8258 on 19/1 on delivery to Moscow/Sheremetyevo. A320 VQ-BEJ left Finkenwerder as AFL8126 on 20/1 also on delivery to Moscow/Sheremetyevo.
Aeroflot-Nord. Former BA B735 VP-BXN (24754 ex G-GFFF) was not taken up by the airline & was ferried from storage at Budapest to Bournemouth on 22/1 on behalf of AWAS.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFC (4161) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel as BER666P on 20/1.
Air Comet. The four A332s have been reregistered as follows:
EC-KUO (0943) to EI-ELI & ferried from Madrid to Munich on 21/1
EC-KVS (0962) to EI-ELJ & ferried from Madrid to Munich on 21/1
EC-KXB (0970) to EI-EJY & ferried from Madrid to Bordeaux on 22/1
EC-KYC (0979) to EI-EJZ & ferried from Madrid to Bordeaux on 22/1
The only A343 known to have been reregistered so far is EC-KHU (007), which was noted at Madrid on 21/1 as EI-ELH.
Air Contractors has added former DHL A300F EI-OZD (236 ex OO-DLE) to its fleet & it was registered at Leipzig on 18/1. Former Delta Connection/ASA ATR72 N640AS (405) left Kinston, NC on 21/1 routing via Ottawa, Iqaluit, & Keflavik bound for Edinburgh, where it is expected to arrive on 23/1. It is likely to become EI-SLN.
Air France Cargo B744F F-GEXB (24155) left Paris/CDG on 15/1 for storage at Vatry.
Air Slovakia B733 OM-ASE (23545) & B752 OM-ASG (24544) were ferried from Tirana to Bratislava on 22/1 following lease to Albanian A/L.
Albanian A/L. See under Air Slovakia
Alitalia A320 EI-EIA (4195) made its first flight on 20/1 as F-WWIL & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
AnadoluJet. See under THY.
Andalus Lineas Aereas EMB145 EC-KBI (145382) was ferried all white from Malaga to Nantes for storage on 19/1.
Astraeus. See under Cimber Sterling.
Athens A/W. See under Bulgaria Air.
Avient will, it seems, accept its second MD-11F following the tragic loss of its first at Shanghai back in November. Z-BAT (48410 ex HL7374, PR-LGE, N575SH) was noted at Miami, FL on 15/1 awaiting delivery.
BA CityFlyer B463 G-BZAT (E3320) was ferried from Edinburgh to Kemble on 17/1.
BMI Regional EMB145 G-RJXO (145339), which was withdrawn from service at Aberdeen on 16/10, was ferried from there to Exeter for storage on 14/1.
British A/W A320 G-EUYF (4185) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 20/1 as F-WWIC. Also see under Aeroflot-Nord.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJH (E2172) was ferried from Brussels to Bacau on 18/1 & is destined for Avia Traffic Co of Kyrgyzstan. The carrier is to add a fifth A333 to its fleet in March. This will be former MAS aircraft 9M-MKR (095).
Bulgaria Air ATR42 LZ-ATR (151) was ferried from Sofia to Athens on 11/1 on a new lease to Athens A/W.
Cimber Sterling took delivery of former Astraeus B737 OY-MRS (32737 ex G-STRH) when it was delivered from Southend to Copenhagen on 22/1.
Condor B753 D-ABOI (29018) was returned to Frankfurt on 17/1 following winglet fitting at Helsinki & D-ABOG (29014) arrived back at Dusseldorf on 22/1 following the same treatment. D-ABON (29023) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Helsinki on 21/1 for winglet fitting.
Cyprus A/W A320 5B-DCG (4197) made its first flight on 21/1 as F-WWIP in full Cyprus A/W scheme & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Denim Air Fk100 PH-MJO (11293 ex HL7774) was ferried from Bratislava to Woensdrecht all white on 13/1. Fk50 PH-JXK (20233) returned to Maastricht on 15/1 following lease to Air Affaires Gabon.
DHL. See under Air Contractors.
EasyJet B737 G-EZJV (32417) flew its last revenue service from Dortmund to Luton as EZY176L on 18/1 & was ferried to Southend on 20/1 as EZY8001 on return to the lessor. A320 G-EZTR (4179) made its first flight on 21/1 as D-AVVX.
Emirates A388 A6-EDH (025) set off on its delivery flight as UAE7380 on 18/1. This was the 6000th Airbus delivery.
Etihad A332F F-WWKG (1032) made its first flight on 20/1 in primer scheme with Etihad engines. Its future in-service registration is not yet known.
Euro Atlantic A/W B763 CS-TLO (24318) was ferried from Lisbon to Algiers on 18/1 on lease to Air Algerie.
Eurowings B462 D-AEWE (E2077) was delayed & was ferried from Exeter to Southend on 18/1 & not 15/1 as stated last week. B463 D-AHOI (E3187) was ferried from Nuremberg to Exeter on 19/1 prior to return to the lessor. The carrier is to withdraw seventeen CRJ2s & both its CRJ7s as it concentrates on CRJ9 operations. It currently has ten in service with a further five on order.
FedEx. Aircraft arriving at Victorville, CA for storage recently have been:
N365FE MD-10-10F (46601) on 20/1 from Los Angeles, CA
N374FE MD-10-10F (46612) on 15/1 from Memphis, TN
N375FE MD-10-10F (46613) on 18/1 from Memphis, TN
N419FE A312F (345) on 13/1 from Narita via Anchorage, AK
These should soon be joined by A312F N416FE (288), which arrived at Memphis, TN on 20/1, having routed from Narita via Anchorage, AK.
Flyglobespan B763 G-SPNA (27957), now with ILFC, was ferried from Belgrade to Miami on 16/1. G-CDPT (29388), also with ILFC, was ferried from Madinah to Shannon on 18/1, continuing on to Miami, FL the following day, while G-CEFG (26264) left RAF Brize Norton on 17/1 also en route to Miami, FL.
Freebird A320 TC-FBH (4207) was noted all white at Toulouse as F-WWBP on 20/1.
Germanwings A310 D-AGWO (4166) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Cologne on 22/1.
JAL filed for bankruptcy protection on 18/1. With debts of over $25 billion, the carrier has committed to a sweeping restructure, which will see it drastically reduce the size of its fleet & its route network. Older, less fuel-efficient aircraft, including all the B744s, are expected to be retired first.
Jet2 is to add a further B752 to its fleet. Former ATA example N517AT (27973) left Victorville, CA on 20/1 routing via Bangor, ME to Lasham, where it arrived on 21/1. It is to become G-LSAK & is due to enter service by 10/4.
KLM B737 PH-BGI (30364) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 20/1.
KLM Cityhopper Fk50 PH-LXJ (20270) was ferried all white from storage at Norwich to Maastricht on 20/1 on return to the lessor.
Lufthansa CityLine CRJ2 D-ACJJ (7298) left Cologne in full UT Air scheme on 20/1 routing to Toronto via Keflavik.
Non-airline. I have decided to add this section in order to sweep up relevant information about executive & other non-airline aircraft.
A6-GDP B742F (21098) of Dubai Air Wing was ferried from Dubai to Kemble for storage on 18/1. It has been replaced in its role as a horse transporter by former Great Wall B744F A6-GGP (28032 ex 9V-SFH, B-2429).
A7-MBK A320CJ (4170) for Qatar Amiri Flight was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWDF on 18/1.
D-AAIJ CRJ-850 (8065) left Montreal on 15/1 on delivery to Jetair Flug at Saarbrucken.
D-AIDR A319CJ (4042) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse for storage on 18/1 (had been for Deer Air).
D-AIMM A318CJ (3886) for Jet Alliance was ferried back from VIP fitting at Tulsa, OK to Finkenwerder as AIB886A on 14/1. It was then flown to Hamburg on 21/1 & is due to become OE-ICP.
HB-??? A320CJ (4199) for Comlux Aviation was noted at Toulouse all white on 14/1 as F-WWIV.
M-KATE A319CJ (4151) for Sophar Property Holding made its first flight on 14/1 as D-AVYB. Left Finkenwerder on 20/1 as M-KATE routing to Zurich & then to Stansted the following day prior flying on to Basel for cabin configuration.
9H-AFT A318CJ (4169) for Comlux Aviation Malta made its first flight on 19/1 as D-AUAB.
9H-ERO A319CJ (3994) for TMT Aviation was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WJKO on 15/1.
Olympic Air A320 SX-OAU (4193) made its first flight on 14/1 as F-WWIJ & was then ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder, in full Olympic Air scheme, the same day. DHC-8 SX-BIR (364) left Norwich on 19/1 routing back to Athens via Toulouse & Ancona following painting.
Olympic A/L B734 SX-BKT (25377) was ferried from storage at Athens to Shannon on 22/1 displaying callsign OAL148 on SBS.
Philippine A/L B773 RP-C7776 (37712) left Paine Field, WA on 20/1 on delivery to Manila.
Qantas B744 VH-OJK (25067) left Sydney on 18/1 bound for storage at Victorville, CA.
Ryanair B738 update is as follows:
EI-EKD (35024) is due to arrive at Dublin on delivery on 23/1
EI-EKE (35023) was delivered to Dublin on 22/1
EI-EKF (35025) is due to arrive at Dublin on delivery on 26/1
EI-EKG (35021) is due to arrive at Dublin on delivery on 29/1
EI-EKH (38493) made its first flight on 15/1 & is due at Dublin 29/1
EI-EKI (38496) made its first flight on 21/1
EI-EKJ (38497) had been rolled out at Renton, WA by 21/1
EI-EKK (38500) had appeared on the flightline at Renton, WA by 21/1.
SAS CRJ9 LN-RNL (15250) left Montreal/Mirabel on 16/1 on delivery to Copenhagen.
Singapore A/L B772 9V-SQA (28507) left Singapore on 18/1 on its ferry flight to Victorville, CA for storage.
Singapore A/L Cargo B744F 9V-SFL (32897) left storage at Victorville, CA on 22/1 & was flown to Anchorage, AK in basic colours.
Southern Air took delivery of former JAL B743 N818SA (23068 ex JA813J) when it was ferried from Narita to Victorville, CA on 18/1.
Star A/L B742F Z3-CAC (24071 ex EC-136, EC-EEK, N528UP, TF-ARW, N240TR, Z3-CAB, N240TR) was noted in service on 17/1 operating from Fujairah to Amsterdam & then Baghdad. It is painted all white & carried no titles.
Surinam A/W B743 PZ-TCM (23508) was ferried from Amsterdam to Marana/Pinal Air Park, AZ via Tucson, AZ on 18/1 for storage.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAI (26967) left Luton on 20/1 as TOM9802 bound for Lake City, FL via Bangor, ME. The reason for this is currently not known. B733 G-THOG (29057) flew its last revenue service on 1/11 & was ferried to Shannon the following day. It had been thought that this was just for maintenance, but it is now reported that it is to become EI-STA with Europe Airpost & will be based at Dublin.
THY B737 TC-JKJ (34297) was noted in full scheme, but still as N297MD, at Istanbul on 20/1. This one was thought to be for AnadoluJet.
Titan A/W B752 G-ZAPU (26151) was ferried from Stansted to Lasham all white on 17/1.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVM (37077) made its first flight on 18/1.
UT Air. See under Lufthansa Cityline.
Varsity Express is a new airline intending to start services between Oxford & Edinburgh in March with Jetstream 31s.
Vladivostok Air. See under Aer Lingus.