EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 03-04-10
The information in this blog comes from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
Drewski/737NG Line Number list
Aigle Azur A319 F-HCZI (4268) made its first flight on 31/3 as D-AVWP in full scheme.
Air Atlanta B743 TF-ATI (24107) was ferried from Jeddah to Bangor, ME in Saudi Arabian scheme on 27/3 & then to Victorville, CA the next day for storage.
Air Baltic. See under Estonian Air.
Air Berlin. See under Corendon Air.
Air Bridge Cargo is to obtain B744F N384NC (36784 ex OO-CBC) & it left Victorville, CA on 29/3 bound for Shanghai/Pudong via Los Angeles, CA for painting. Also see under Air France Cargo.
Air France A321 F-GTAY (4251) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Paris/CDG as AFR372V on 30/3. A320 F-HEPC (4267) made its first flight on 1/4 in full scheme as F-WWBM.
Air France Cargo B744F F-GIUE (33097) has become VQ-BGY & was ferried from Paris/Orly to Paris/CDG in full scheme on 27/3 prior to a three-year lease to Air Bridge Cargo. F-GISE (25630), currently stored at Vatry, is to be leased to Cargolux later this month as LX-ZCV.
Air Italy B733 N561SM (28561) is to become EI-IGR & was noted being painted at Shannon on 26/3.
Alitalia A320 EI-DTK (4075) was delivered from storage at Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 24/3 as AZA8921.
All Nippon B773 JA785A (37951) left Paine Field, WA on 31/3 on delivery to Tokyo/Narita.
Asiana B772 HL7791 (35525) left Paine Field, WA on 29/3 on delivery to Seoul/Incheon.
Blue Air. See under Flyglobespan.
Blue Wings A320 D-ANND (1546), now registered to Parc Aviation, left Lourdes on 29/3 bound for Macon, GA via Keflavik on return to the lessor.
BMI A332 G-WWBB (404) was ferried from LHR to Dresden on 30/3 as BMA9521 on return to the lessor.
Brit Air CRJ9 F-HDTA (15001 ex C-GRNH, Z3-AAG, N529AP, C-FZTU) left Bradley, CT on 30/3 routing via Toronto & Keflavik to Morlaix on delivery to the airline.
British A/W A320 G-EUYH (4265) made its first flight on 26/3 as F-WWBK & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. B735 G-GFFI (27425) has become ES-ABP with Estonian Air & left LHR as ELL9011 on delivery to Tallinn on 1/4.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJH (E2172) has become EX-27002 for Avia Traffic Company & left Brussels on 27/3 for Chisinau before continuing to Atyrau the following day. B734 OO-VBR (24314) was ferried from Brussels to Bournemouth on 27/3 & was registered to Dinglewood Ltd as EI-ELU on 31/3.
Cargolux. See under Air France Cargo.
City A/L commenced operations on 29/3 when MD87 SE-DMC (53340) undertook a service from Gothenburg to Malaga as SDR213. SE-DIU (53011) was delivered from Stockholm/Arlanda to Gothenburg on 27/3, while SE-DMK (53337) was ferried from Lourdes to Shannon on 30/3 for painting prior to delivery.
Corendon Air B738 TC-TJG (29120) was ferried from Norwich to Shannon on 29/3 still as D-ABAT following painting.
Croatia A/L DH8D 9A-CQF (4301) left Toronto on delivery on 30/3. This just leaves one further aircraft to be delivered in April. A320 9A-CTM (0671) was ferried from Zagreb to Norwich on 1/4 for painting prior to return to the lessor.
CSA A319 OK-PET (4258) made its first flight on 25/3 in full scheme as D-AVWM & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Prague as CSA9373 on 31/3.
Danu Oro Transportas ATR42 LY-LWH (148) was ferried from Zerzaltine (Algeria) to Toulouse on 2/4 following lease to Equaflight. LY-DAT (512) will shortly be leased to Druk Air as cover while that carrier's A319s are undergoing their C checks.
EasyJet A320 G-EZTW (4250) was delivered from Toulouse to Gatwick on 1/4.
Emirates B773 A6-EGA (38984) made its first flight on 31/3.
Eritrean A/L B763 E3-AAQ (23309) was ferried to Asmara on 1/4 after storage at Tel Aviv.
Estonian Air. The previously unidentified B735 ES-ABO is now known to be ex YL-BBA (24646) of Air Baltic. Also see under British A/W.
Eurolot ATR42 SP-EDD (530) was ferried from Warsaw to Montpellier on 30/3 for painting prior to return to the lessor, with SP-EDB (522) following on 31/3.
European Air Transport. The B752Fs have now taken up their expected German registrations & were reregistered at Leipzig on the dates below.
OO-DLJ (24971) to D-ALEJ on 12/3
OO-DLN (22172) to D-ALEA on 26/3
OO-DLP (22179) to D-ALED on 26/3
OO-DLQ (22175) to D-ALEC on 26/3
OO-DPB (22183) to D-ALEE on 26/3
OO-DPF (22173) to D-ALEB on 26/3
OO-DPJ (23493) to D-ALEI on 12/3
OO-DPK (23492) to D-ALEH on 26/3
OO-DPM (22189) to D-ALEF on 26/3
OO-DPN (23533) to D-ALEK on 12/3
OO-DPO (23398) to D-ALEG on 26/3
Eurovia Air is a new Czech airline being set up with two leased B737s.
Eurowings B463 D-AEWA (E3163), currently stored at Southend, was restored to the UK register as G-BTJG on 1/4. CRJ9 D-ACNN (15254) left Montreal on 2/4 on delivery to Nuremberg. It is painted in Lufthansa Regional scheme.
Evergreen International. See under Singapore A/L Cargo.
First A/W is a Greek carrier being set up out of the dormant Cypriot airline Freedom A/W & will operate Fk50s SX-BRM (20207), SX-BRS (20206) & SX-BRV (20199).
Flyglobespan former B738 G-SAAW (32841) was ferried from Belgrade to Manchester on 30/3 for painting for Blue Air. G-DLCH (30040) followed on 1/4 also for painting for an unknown operator.
Germanwings A319 D-AGWQ (4256) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Cologne as GWI6928 on 30/3. One further aircraft, D-AGWR (4285), is due for delivery in May.
Helvetic A/W is planning to add two more Fk100s to its fleet in May & June.
Hola A/L B733 EC-LCS (23628) was registered to RPK Capital Management as N628AG on 16/3 & was ferried from Palma to Istanbul on 29/3.
Iberia A320 EC-HQK (1454) was reported in full Koral Blue scheme at Madrid on 29/3 awaiting delivery.
Iberworld. See under Onur Air.
JetTime has added a sixth B733 to its fleet. OY-JTF (24364 ex CS-TIA, F-OGSX, F-GIXG, OK-GCG) was flown from Copenhagen to Eindhoven on 29/3 all white for painting, returning to Copenhagen on 31/3.
KLM Cityhopper Fk50 PH-LXT (20279) was ferried from storage at Norwich to Maastricht on 29/3 still in basic scheme, with PH-LXR (20277) following on 31/3. E190s PH-EZO (19000345) & PH-EZP (19000347) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 2/4.
Koral Blue. See under Iberia
Lufthansa A320 D-AIZE (4261) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt as DLH8851 on 31/3.
MAS Kargo has placed an order with Airbus for two A332Fs for delivery in September next year.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NOJ (37884) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 30/3.
Nouvelair A320 TS-INM (0246) was ferried from Brussels to Kemble on 30/3 as LBT207P on return to the lessor. It was then reregistered to FGK Trafalgar Ltd on 1/4 as M-ABCS. Also see under Star A/W.
Onur Air. The first A333 for the airline is to be former Iberworld machine EC-IJH (72), which was ferried from Madrid to Amsterdam for painting on 28/3.
Qatar A/W B773 A7-BAK (36097) made its first flight on 26/3.
Pegasus B738 TC-AAU (40873) made its first flight on 29/3. TC-AAT (40872) left Boeing Field on 1/4 on delivery to Istanbul via a tech stop at Toronto.
Philippine A/L has been added to the EU's blacklist of airlines banned from flying to Europe
Ryanair B738 update:
EI-EKW (38506) arrived at Dublin on delivery 27/3
EI-EKX (35030) arrived at Dublin on delivery 27/3
EI-EMA (35032) on Renton flightline by 30/3
EI-EMB (38511) made its first flight 31/3
EI-EMC (38510) on Renton flightline by 30/3
SAS. See under City A/L.
Saudi Arabian A333 HZ-AQA (1108) made its first flight on 1/4 as F-WWKZ in full scheme but minus tail logo. This is the first of eight for the airline, with six to be delivered this year & the remaining two in 2011. Also see under Air Atlanta.
Singapore A/L Cargo B744F 9V-SFA (26563) has become N491EV with Evergreen International & was seen at Singapore/Changi in full scheme on 30/3 prior to delivery. 9V-SFB (26561) was noted stored at Singapore/Changi on 30/3 all white & devoid of titles.
Sky Wings MD83 SX-BTG (49856) was ferried from Athens to Damascus on 23/3 on new lease to Cham Wings.
Star A/W is a new Albanian outfit, which is due to take to the skies in the near future. Its first aircraft will be former Mexicana A320 ZA-RED (0415 ex N415MX), which is currently at Lake City, FL & due for delivery in April & this will be followed in May by TS-INK (0112) from Nouvelair.
TAM A332 PT-MVS (1112) made its first flight on 25/3 as F-WWYJ in primer & with TAM tail marks.
Thomas Cook aircraft returning to Manchester following winter lease to Skyservice have been:
G-DHJZ A320 (1965) on 29/3 as C-FOJZ & restored 30/3
C-FCLA B752 (27621) on 31/3 as C-FFLA & restored 1/4
G-FCLD B752 (28718) on 30/3 as C-FULD & restored 31/3
G-KKAZ A320 (2003) on 31/3 as C-FZAZ & restored 1/4
G-SUEW A320 (1961) on 29/3 as C-GUEW & restored 30/3
G-WJAN B752 (28674) on 31/3 as C-FFAN & restored 1/4
Thomas Cook Belgium will soon add A320 OO-TCR (0453 ex N921LF, TC-ONE, N961LF, N641AF, PT-MZM, OM-HLE, OE-IAE) to its fleet. It entered the paint shop at Dublin on 27/3 still as OE-IAE.
Thomson A/W B752 G-CPEV (29943) arrived back at Luton on 27/3 still as C-GOEV following winter lease to Skyservice.
Transavia B738 PH-HSB (34172) was rolled out at Renton on 29/3.
UT Air CRJ2 VQ-BGU (7298 ex D-ACJJ, C-GEDO) left Bradley, CT on 30/3 on delivery to Khanty Mansysk.
White A313 CS-TEJ (494) is currently at Sao Paulo/Guarulhos & is to become PR-WTA for WhiteJets, a new company being set up by the owners of White.