EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 30-01-10
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
Aer Arann is to operate twelve routes on behalf of Aer Lingus under the name Aer Lingus Regional. As a result, airline will reportedly add four ATR72-500s to its fleet, all in Aer Lingus scheme.
Aer Lingus A333 EI-DUB (055) was flown back to Shannon from Manchester on 29/1 following painting into Vladivostok Avia scheme.
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONJ (4203) made its first flight on 28/1 as F-WWBF & in full Afriqiyah scheme
Air Baltic. The airline's first DH8D left Toronto on 25/1 to make an appearance at the Singapore air show. Registered C-FZGL (289), it is to become YL-BAE. This is the first of eight aircraft on order, with four due for delivery this year & four in 2011.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKJ (37749) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 25/1, while D-ABKI (37748) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery on 28/1. D-ABBP (29641) was ferried from Hannover to Norwich on 25/1 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Air Comet. See under Rossiya.
Air Contractors latest ATR72 N640AS (405) arrived at Edinburgh on 24/1, one day later than expected as it routed from Keflavik to Edinburgh via Dublin. The carrier now has two further former Belgian-registered A300Fs, EI-OZF (259 ex OO-DLD) & EI-OZH (234 ex OO-DLI), & both were registered at Leipzig on 22/1. It is expected that EI-OZE/G will be registered very shortly.
Air France Cargo. Two B777Fs originally intended for the carrier have been sold to FedEx.
Air Seychelles B763 S7-AHM (26328) took over the old Flyglobespan service from RAF Brize Norton to Ascension & the Falkland Islands from 24/1.
Alitalia A320 EI-EIA (4195) was flown from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWIL on 27/1. Also see under Omni Air International.
Alitalia Express. See under BoraJet & Dniproavia.
Avient MD-11F Z-BVT (48410) was delivered from Miami, FL to Liege on 27/1. Note corrected registration.
BA CityFlyer B463 G-BZAW (E3354) left Southend on 28/1 bound for Dubrovnik & Sharm-el-Sheikh on delivery to Cobham Aviation Services in Australia. I understand that this will be the first of two aircraft to be chartered to Chevron for a big gas project in NW Australia. EMB170 G-LCYI (17000305) was registered on 28/1.
Bangladesh Biman. See under Euro Atlantic.
Belair B763 HB-ISE (27600) was ferried all white from Abu Dhabi to Munich on 28/1 prior to return to the lessor.
Blue Wings ceased operations on 13/1. Aircraft in the fleet at the time of its demise & their current locations are shown below.
D-ANJA A321 (4044) stored at Dusseldorf
D-ANNB A320 (1240 ex N507JB) stored at Dusseldorf
D-ANNC A320 (1257 ex N508JB) stored at Dusseldorf
D-ANND A320 (1546 ex N526JB) stored at Lourdes
D-ANNE A320 (1557 ex N527JB) stored at Perpignan
D-ANNF A320 (1650 ex N531JB) stored at Dusseldorf
D-ANNG A320 (1464 ex N522JB) stored at Dusseldorf
D-ANNH A320 (1823 ex N543JB) stored at Chateauroux
D-ANNI A320 (1785 ex N537JB) stored at Dusseldorf
D-ANNJ A320 (1896 ex N553JB) stored at Chateauroux
BoraJet ATR72 TC-YAD (702 ex I-ATSM, OY-EDD) was ferried from Cologne to Istanbul on delivery on 24/1, still in Alitalia Express scheme. TC-YAB (588 ex I-ATMC, G-CGFT) & TC-YAC (701 ex I-ATSM, OY-EDC) were noted at Monchengladbach on 24/1 & 25/1 respectively awaiting delivery.
British A/W A320 G-EUYF (4185) was delivered to LHR on 28/1.
Carpatair Fk70 YR-KMA (11564 ex HA-LMA) was delivered from Budapest to Timisoara on 22/1. Note - not YR-FMA as previously reported.
Cathay Pacific B-HKD (26548), which was registered to WFBN as N548MD on 12/1, left Hong Kong on 25/1 routing via Anchorage, AK to Goodyear, AZ for storage. B773 B-KPO (36160) left Paine Field, WA on 25/1 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Contactair Fk100 D-AFKD (11500) was delivered from Woensdrecht to Saarbrucken on 27/1.
Cyprus A/W is to add two further A320s to its fleet this year, replacing older aircraft. The first will be former US A/W example N674AW (2359), due next month, with VIA example LZ-MDT (2108) expected in May.
Danish Air Transport MD83 OY-RUE (49936 ex G-HCRP, TC-INB, EI-CPA, EC-GVI, N936MD, YR-HBZ) was registered on 24/1. This aircraft was last with Medallion Air.
Dniproavia is to acquire all fourteen Alitalia Express EMB145s either for addition to its own fleet or for leasing to other airlines. They are currently located as follows:
I-EXMA (145250) at Lille/Lesquin
I-EXMB 9145330) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXMC (145436) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXMD (145445) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXME (145282) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXMF (145641) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXMG (145652) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXMH (145665) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXMI (145286) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXML (145709) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXMM (145738) at Clermont/Ferrand
I-EXMN (145750) at Rome/Fiumicino
I-EXMO (145299) at Lille/Lesquin
I-EXMU (145316) at Clermont/Ferrand
Dubrovnik A/L is expected to lease a pair of A320s this year as it begins to replace its fleet of MD80s.
Eagle Aviation Europe B744 F-GTIR (27071) was ferried from Chateauroux to Bournemouth on 28/1 for further storage.
EasyJet B737 G-EZJU (32416) flew its last revenue service on 26/1 as EZY206L from Madrid to Luton & was ferried to Southend on 27/1 as EZY8001 prior to return to the lessor.
Emirates B773 A6-ECY (35595) left Paine Field, WA as UAE777 on delivery on 27/1.
Etihad A/W A333 A6-AFB (1081) left Toulouse on 28/1 as ETD9030 on delivery to Abu Dhabi.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-ANB (29935 ex EI-CSW) tragically crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Beirut on 25/1 while operating ETH409 to Addis Ababa.
Euro Atlantic B772 CS-TFM (28513) positioned from Lisbon to Dacca on 23/1 in full Bangladesh Biman scheme.
Eurowings CRJ9 D-ACNK (15251) is due to be delivered to Nuremberg on 30/1 & is in Lufthansa Cityline scheme.
FedEx MD-10-10F N381FE (46615) was ferried from Memphis, TN to Victorville, CA for storage on 22/1. Also see under Air France Cargo.
Finnair will fly its last scheduled MD-11 service on 31/1 & 1/2 from Helsinki to Delhi & back.
Freebird A320 TC-FBH (4207) made its first flight on 27/1 as F-WWBP & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. It is all white & without titles.
Hello MD-90 HB-JIC (53576) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 23/1 routing via Keflavik & Bangor, ME to Greensboro, NC where it will be prepared for Delta as N919DN. It was followed two days later by HB-JIB (53553), which is to become N918DH.
JAL B744 JA8072 (24424) was registered to Kalitta Air as N742CK on 14/1 following freighter conversion & was noted in service all white on 24/1 operating from New York/JFK to Hong Kong via Leipzig & Bahrain.
Jettime is to add a sixth B733 to its fleet later this year.
Jet2 B733 G-GDFA (24011 ex OE-IAD) was registered on 22/1 & was followed on 28/1 by B752 G-LSAK (27973 ex N517AT).
Kalitta Air. See under JAL.
Kenya A/W B763 N244AV (24484 ex A4O-GH, HA-LHD, EI-CXB, SP-LPD, 5Y-KQR) was ferried from storage at Chateauroux, where it had been since 29/7 last year, to Nairobi on 26/1. It had originally been destined for Avianca & will presumably take up the registration 5Y-KQR again.
KLM B737 PH-BGI (30364) made its first flight on 26/1.
KLM Cityhopper E190 PH-EZL (19000338) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 23/1. The airline now intends to keep five Fk100s in service, but with a reduced seating capacity down from 108 to 100 seats allowing flights to be operated by two flight attendants. The final Fk50 will be retired on 27/3.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMB (041) made it first flight as F-WWAF on 22/1 in primer scheme but with Lufthansa tail markings. This aircraft is not due for delivery until June this year. A319 D-AIBB (4182) made its first flight on 28/1 as D-AVWK.
Lufthansa Cityline E190 D-AECC (19000333) arrived at Munich on delivery on 23/1, with D-AECB (19000322) following on 29/1. CRJ2 D-ACJD (7135) was ferried from Cologne to Amsterdam on 24/1 for painting into UT Air scheme. Also see under Eurowings.
Malev. See under Carpatair.
Medallion Air. See under Danish Air Transport.
MK A/L. It is reported that B742F G-MKFA (28141) & DC-8-62F 9G-MKH (46153) were broken up at Filton recently.
Monarch. I seem to have forgotten to mention that B763 G-DIMB (28865) will be transferred to Thomas Cook as G-TCCB soon after its lease to Air Mediterranee finishes in April.
HB-IIQ B737BBJ (30752) of Privatair was ferried from Basel to Hahn on 27/1 possibly for storage.
HB-JJG B763 (30393) of Privatair left Geneva for Hahn 27/1 & may also be for storage.
HB-??? A320CJ (4199) for Comlux Aviation made its first flight on 25/1 as F-WWIV & was ferried all white from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
UP-A3001 A332 (863) for the Kazakhstan Government was noted being painted at Hamburg on 22/1. This aircraft had originally been intended for Comlux Aviation as 3B-TSL.
VP-CBN A319CJ (3243) of DC Aviation left Toulouse on 28/1 on delivery to Stuttgart.
Olympic Air DHC8 SX-BIO (330) was ferried from Athens to Exeter via Ancona & Toulouse on 24/1 for overhaul at Exeter & subsequent painting at Norwich. A320 SX-OAU (4193) was flown back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 25/1 as F-WWIJ & SX-OAT (4190) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWII on 27/1.
Omni Air International former Alitalia B763 N378AX (28147 ex I-DEIL) routed from Tel Aviv to Shannon on delivery on 28/1.
Qatar A/W B772LR A7-BBF (36018) left Paine Field, WA on 28/1 on delivery to Doha.
Quantum Air is the latest European airline to fail, having ceased operations on 26/1. At this time, its fleet consisted of the following B712s - EC-HNY (55068), EC-HNZ (55059), EC-HOA (55060), EC-HUZ (55066) & EC-JZX (55065). The last mentioned aircraft was already in store at Palma & has been joined by the other four.
Rossiya A320 VQ-BEY (0426) was noted at Perpignan on 28/1 in full scheme prior to delivery. This aircraft was previously with Air Comet as EC-KBM.
Ryanair B738 update as follows.
EI-EKD (35024) arrived at Dublin on 23/1
EI-EKF (35025) arrived at Dublin on 26/1
EI-EKG (35021) arrived at Dublin on 29/1
EI-EKH (38493) arrived at Dublin on 29/1
EI-EKJ (38497) made its first flight on 27/1
EI-EKK (385000 made its first flight on 27/1
EI-EKL (38498) noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 28/1
EI-EKM (38499) rolled out at Renton, WA on 28/1
SAS B735 LN-BRM (24645) was ferried from Oslo to Tel Aviv on 28/1 after storage.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHE (1084) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 29/1.
Thomas Cook. See under Monarch.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVL (37076) arrived at Prague on delivery on 26/1.
UT Air. ATR72 F-WWEK (845) left Toulouse on 24/1 routing via Helsinki to Khanty-Mansiysk for demonstrations to UT Air. It is still in full fly540 scheme. Also see under Lufthansa Cityline.
VIA. See under Cyprus A/W.
Vladivostok Avia. See under Aer Lingus.