EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 05-06-10
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
Aerologic B77F D-AALE (36198) left Paine Field, WA on 2/6 on delivery to Leipzig.
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONK (4330) made its first flight on 1/6 as F-WWIJ in full scheme & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Air Atlanta B743 TF-AMJ (23030) was ferried from storage at Riyadh to Luxembourg on 4/6.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKL (37754) made its first flight on 1/6. A321 D-ABBC (4334) made its first flight on 3/6 as D-AZAK.
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLV (610) was ferried from Mönchengladbach to Eindhoven on 31/5 for painting white prior to return to the lessor.
Air France B744F F-GISA (25238) was ferried from storage at Vatry to Paris/CDG all white on 1/6. A320 F-HBNA (4335) made its first flight on 2/6 as F-WWIU & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Airlinair is to add AT42 OY-PCG (080) to its fleet & it was ferried from Billund to Mönchengladbach on 3/6 prior to delivery.
Air Mediterranee B735 F-HCOA (28084) was delivered from Chateauroux to Nantes on 3/6.
Arik Air A332 5N-EIA (1002) was due to be delivered from Chateauroux to Heathrow on 29/5, but is still at Chateauroux as I type this.
Astraeus B733 G-STRI (25011) is currently at Bournemouth in full TrawelFly scheme. It may be due to replace G-STRJ (25119).
BA Cityflyer B463 G-BZAY (E3368) was ferried from Southend to Kemble on 1/6 after painting all white. B462 G-LCYC (E2385) was ferried from Nice to Kemble on 3/6 prior to return to the lessor (it had been tech in Nice since 27/5). G-LCYB (E2383) is to be withdrawn from service on 17/6. E190 G-LCYM (19000351) entered revenue service on 2/6 as CFE21M from London City to Madrid.
Blue1. See under non-airline.
Blue Bird A/W MD83 SX-BPP (53377) was noted in service on 2/6 & is being operated by Sky Express on behalf of Blue Bird A/W along with SX-BLL (49933).
BMI is to wet-lease A332 G-WWBM (398) to THY for nine months from 10/6. Flights will be operated by BMI flight crews & supervisors, but with THY cabin crew. It had previously been thought that this aircraft was to be returned to the lessor. G-WWBB (404) was noted at Manchester on 2/6 as 4R-ALG in full Sri Lankan scheme prior to delivery.
British A/W A320 G-EUYI (4306) was delivered to LHR on 3/6. B752 G-CPEL (24398), currently carrying N946FD prior to delivery to FedEx, undertook some engine runs at Gatwick on 3/6. This followed an engine change where its number 2 engine was replaced by the number 1 from G-BPEC (24882), which will be the next aircraft to be delivered to FedEx. G-CPEL/N946FD is now scheduled for delivery to FedEx on 9/6 as FDX9081. G-BPED (25059) is due to be ferried from LHR to Gatwick on 11/6 for pre-delivery maintenance. G-CPEO (28667) will now be withdrawn from service in mid to late June, with G-CPER (29113), G-CPES (29114) & G-CPET (29115) following during the week ending 5/11. B744s G-BNLB (23909) & G-BNLC (23910) are to be ferried from Cardiff to Victorville, CA for further storage, while G-BNLU (25406) &/or G-BNLV (25427) will be flown back from Victorville, CA as backfill while the rest of the fleet undergoes the installation of new first class seating. B773 G-STBA (40542) is due to be delivered to Cardiff on 7/7.
Cargo B. See under Nippon Cargo.
CargoItalia took delivery of former Finnair MD11F EI-EMS (48766 ex OO-CTB, P4-BDL, OH-LGF, N783BC) on 5/6 when it arrived at Milan/Malpensa from Singapore, following freighter conversion at Seletar.
Croatia A/L A320 9A-CTM (0671) has become YA-TTC for Safi A/W & was noted at Hamburg on 1/6 awaiting delivery.
Eastern A/W has received it first of two E135s. F-GOHA (145189), which was delivered to Humberside on 27/5, was reregistered G-CGMB the following day.
EasyJet A319 G-EZFV (4327) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Manchester on 4/6.
FedEx A312 N417FE (333) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Greensboro, NC on 29/5 prior to return to service.
Finnair E170s OH-LEM (17000141) & OH-LEN (17000146) are the two aircraft being leased to Kenya A/W for four years. The former was noted at Helsinki on 2/6 in full scheme also wearing 5Y-KYG, with the latter appearing the following day also in full scheme & wearing 5Y-KYL. Also see under CargoItalia.
Fischer B733s OK-FAN (27469) & OK-FUN (27910), which had been in store at Prague for 55 months, were registered to Aersale Inc as N901AS & N902AS respectively on 23/4. The former was ferried from Prague to Bucharest on 2/6 & the latter is due to follow shortly.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOE (4212) is due to be flown to Norwich on 24/6 for repainting back into Flybe scheme. This depends on the delivery of SX-OBE (4314) to Olympic Air. The return to service of G-ECOE (4212) will mean that G-ECOW (4021) can be returned to the lessor in July.
Hapag-Lloyd B738 D-AHFE (27979) was ferried from Prague to Maastricht on 28/5 for painting all white. D-AHFK (27991) left Halifax, NS on 2/6 bound for Hannover following winter lease to CanJet.
Hola A/L B734 EC-LAV (24352) was ferried from Paris/Le Bourget to Perpignan on 4/6 after storage.
Iberia is transferring A320 EC-FCB (0158) to Vueling & it was noted all white with Vueling titles at Madrid on 28/5.
JAL. After just under four months storage at Victorville, CA, JA8080 (24886) was registered to Kalitta Air as N767CK on 27/5 & ferried to Oscoda/Wurtsmith, MI the same day.
Jet2. Correcting last week, B752 G-LSAK (27973) was ferried from Lasham to Norwich for painting on 13/5 & delivered from there to Leeds/Bradford on 23/5.
Kalitta Air. See under JAL.
LOT E175s SP-LIL (17000306) & SP-LIM (17000311) arrived at Warsaw on delivery on 30/5. SP-LIG (17000283) & SP-LIH (17000288) are to be operated by LOT on behalf of the Polish Ministry of Defence. The former has already been painted in Republic of Poland scheme. This decision has doubtless been made following the recent tragic Polish A/F Tu-154M crash.
Lufthansa A320 D-AIZG (4324) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt as DLH8932 on 2/6. A319 D-AIBC (4332) made its first flight on 31/5 as D-AVXF.
Lufthansa Cityline. See under UT Air.
Meridiana Fly A320 EI-EZR (1198 ex EI-CUK, I-PEKP, N267AV) arrived at Milan/Malpensa on 3/6 on delivery from Lake Charles, LA.
MyAir. The former airline's CRJ9 are all expected to go to Skywest. They are currently located as follows:
EI-DUM (15103) just finishing a check at Exeter
EI-DUU (15102) ferried from Exeter to Shannon 1/6
EI-DUX (15110) on check with Adria at Ljubljana
EI-DUY (15112) ferried from Ljubljana to Shannon 25/5
Nippon Cargo B744F N385NY (36785), formerly with Cargo B as OO-CBD, left storage at Victorville, CA on 2/6 routing via Los Angeles, CA to Xiamen.
D-ANJB A321 (4067), formerly with Blue Wings, was ferried from storage at Finkenwerder to Sofia on 1/6.
D-ATRA A320 (0659 ex D-ALAE, OE-LOE, D-ANNE, D-ATRA, F-WWDB) of DLR was ferried from Braunschweig/Wolfsburg to Toulouse on 3/6 still as F-WWDB following its time as the fuel cell demonstrator.
F-WHUE A319CJ (4319) made its first flight on 31/5. It is destined for System Capital Management & will be based in the Ukraine. Its future in-service registration is currently unknown.
G-BSNR B463 (E3165), registered to Aviation Capital Solutions, was ferried from Bacau to Manston on 3/6, while G-UKRC B463 (E3158) positioned from Manston to Corlu (Turkey) via Genoa the same day.
N419CT B735 (35419 ex UR-VVD), registered to CIT Leasing, was ferried from storage at Vilnius to Bournemouth on 1/6.
RA-67220 CRJ8 (8091) was delivered from Kemble to Moscow/Domodedovo for Kolavia on 29/5.
SE-REO B712 (55060 ex EC-HNZ), registered to Pembroke Alpha Ltd, left Palma on 2/6 bound for Miami, FL, routing via Prestwick, Keflavik & Bangor, ME. It is to be prepared for Blue1.
Olympic Air DH8D SX-OBD (4311) left Exeter on delivery to Athens on 29/5. SX-OBE (4314) is due to arrive at Exeter as G-PTHE on 13/6 & is scheduled for delivery to Athens as SX-OBE on 17/6. SX-OBF (4318) will follow on 11/7 as G-PTHF, with delivery to Athens as SX-OBF due on 15/7.
Onur Air A320 TC-OBH (1482 ex N482TA, VT-WAC, PK-RMJ) was delivered from Ahmedabad to Istanbul on 2/6.
Royal Brunei took delivery of its first B772 on 1/6 with the arrival at Brunei International of former Singapore A/L example V8-BLA (30871 ex 9V-SVF).
SAA B744 ZS-SBK (28959) was noted at Johannesburg on 30/5 being painted for Transaero.
SATA ATP CS-TFJ (2018) was ferried from Ponta Delgada to Norwich via Porto on 29/5 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKK (051) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder as F-WWAH in full scheme on 1/6. Also see under Royal Brunei.
Sky A/L B738 TC-SKR (32576 ex N302TZ, PR-GIC, PH-HST, PR-GIC) left Porto Alegre on 3/6 at the start of its delivery flight to Turkey.
Southern Air B742F N815SA (22107) was ferried from storage at Mojave, CA to Los Angeles, CA on 28/5 prior to entering service.
Spanair MD87 EC-KAZ (49614) left Palma on 29/5 routing via Keflavik, Bangor, ME & Omaha, NE to Kingman, AZ, where it will be broken up for spares for Allegiant Air.
Sri Lankan. See under BMI.
Sun Express took delivery of B738 TC-SNM on 3/6 when it arrived at Antalya from Kuala Lumpur, having routed via Delhi. Its previous identity is unknown at present.
Thomson A/W B752 G-OOBP (30394 ex HB-IHS) was registered on 2/6.
THY. See under BMI.
Transaero. See under SAA.
TrawelFly. See under Astraeus.
UT Air took delivery of former Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 VQ-BGR (7220 ex D-ACJG, C-GFOA) at Khanty-Mansiysk on 30/5.
Viking A/L B738 SE-RHX (28592) left Gatwick on 2/6 as VIK100P positioning to Lasham & then to Paris/CDG on 3/6 as VIK101P at the commencement of its lease to XL A/W France.
Vueling A320 EC-JAB (2227) has become XA-MLR for InterJet A/L & left Barcelona on 29/5 routing via Sal, Cape Verde Islands & Bridgetown on delivery to Toluca, still in full Vueling scheme.
XL A/W France. See under Viking A/L.