EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 19-06-10
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
Air Berlin A321 D-ABCC (4334) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel as BER666P on 16/6. B738 D-ABKL (37754) left Boeing Field on delivery to Berlin/Tegel on 16/6.
Air Contractors. See under Alitalia Express.
Air Finland B752 OH-AFK (25622) positioned from Helsinki to RAF Brize Norton on 15/6 on wet-lease to Astraeus. It is thought that this is a short-term arrangement & that it will be replaced by G-STRX (25621), which returned to Gatwick on 17/6 following nearly four months on lease to AeroSur.
Air France A320 F-HBNA (4335) was ferried from Finkenwerder back to Toulouse as F-WWIU on 14/6.
Alitalia A332 EI-EJH (1135) was noted at Toulouse as F-WWYU on 12/6 in full scheme. Also see under Bulgarian Air Charter.
Alitalia Express AT72 I-ATRS (467) had the registration EI-CMJ applied at Exeter on 15/6 & is destined for Air Contractors.
All Nippon B773 JA787A (37949) was delivered from Paine Field to Tokyo/Narita on 12/6.
Astraeus B752 G-OJIB (24292) was ferried from Dublin to Gatwick on 14/6 after painting into full easyJet scheme. Also see under Air Finland.
AtlasJet. See under Swiss International.
Aurela is to lease a B733 to Thomas Cook from 25/6 to operate a programme from Glasgow & Manchester.
Avanti Air AT42 D-BSSS (602) was ferried from Siegerland to Eindhoven on 16/6 for painting, with D-BTTT (603) flying in the opposite direction the same day after painting.
BA Cityflyer B463 G-CFAA (E3373) was ferried from Kemble to Southend on 12/6 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Blue Air B738 YR-BIB (29926) was ferried from Bucharest to Prague on 12/6 on wet-lease to Travel Service.
Blue Wings. See under Meridiana Fly.
BMI A320 G-MIDP (1732) was ferried from East Midlands to Toulouse on 14/6 prior to delivery to Nesma A/L as SU-NMB.
British A/W B752 G-BPED (25059) was ferried from LHR to Gatwick on 14/6 for storage & preparation for sale to FedEx. G-BPEC (24882) will become N947FD.
Bukovyna Air Enterprise MD82 UR-BXL (49512 ex G-CEPG) was delivered from Bucharest to Kiev/Borispol via Stockholm/Arlanda over 11-12/6. UR-BXO (53150) is on lease to Kish Air.
Bulgarian Air Charter received another former Alitalia MD82 on 15/6 when LZ-LDI (53226 ex I-DATH) was delivered from Rome/Fiumicino to Sofia. Identities for earlier deliveries are now known to be LZ-LDB (53224 ex I-DATF), LZ-LDN (53216 ex I-DATA) & LZ-LDW (49795 ex I-DAVV).
CCM A/L A320 F-GYFL (0548) has become CS-TQO with White A/W.
CSA B734 OK-DGM (28473) was ferried from Prague to Norwich on 12/6 to be painted all white.
Darwin A/L S2000 HB-IZP (31) was ferried from Basel to Lugano on 17/6 following cabin configuration.
EasyJet. See under Astraeus & Titan A/W.
Emirates A388 A6-EDO (057) made its first flight on 11/6 as F-WWAS in primer but with Emirates tail markings & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Enter Air added a third 734 SP-ENC to its fleet on 18/6 when it was delivered from Naples to Warsaw. At present its previous identity is not known & it joins former Asiana machines SP-ENA (26320) & SP-ENB (26299).
Etihad Crystal Cargo A332F A6-FCA (1032) was noted at Toulouse in full scheme as F-WWKG on 12/6.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRR (7122) left Nuremberg on 16/6 bound for Toronto via Keflavik & St John's. B463 D-AEWL (E3123) has had the registration G-UKHP applied at Exeter, though it is believed that it will revert temporarily to D-AEWL prior to being ferried (to Southend?) for storage.
FedEx MD10F N375FE (46113) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Anchorage, AK for return to service.
Finnair B752 OH-LBX (29382) is the second to leave the fleet for UT Air & was ferried from Helsinki to Antalya as VQ-BEY on 7/6. The status of the carrier's B752 fleet is now as follows:
OH-LBO (28172) current
OH-LBR (28167) current
OH-LBS (27523) current
OH-LBT (28170) stored at Hong Kong
OH-LBU (29377) to UT Air as VQ-BEZ
OH-LBV (30046) parked at Helsinki for Nordwind A/L as VQ-BHR
OH-LBX (29382) to UT Air as VQ-BEY (see Skyliner for photo)
Flybe B463 G-JEAM (E3128) was broken up at Exeter on 14/6, followed by G-OINV (E3171) on 15/6.
Germania F100 D-AGPB (11278) has become VH-WXN for Air Alliance & left Woensdrecht on 14/6 on delivery to Brisbane.
Hellenic Imperial B742 SX-TIC (23501) returned to Athens on 16/6 following overhaul at Karachi.
Helvetic. See under Regional A/L.
Iberworld A333 EC-IJH (072) is now TC-OCA & was delivered from Madrid to Istanbul for Onur Air in basic Saudi Arabian scheme on 18/6.
Israir A320 4X-ABF (4354) was rolled out at Toulouse on 12/6 as F-WWDC in full new scheme (see Skyliner for photo).
Itali A/L MD82 I-DAVJ (49431) was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Tirana on 13/6 on wet-lease to Star A/W.
JAL B744D JA8090 was registered to AerSale as N347AS on 11/6 & left Tokyo/Narita on 16/6 routing via Oakland, CA to Roswell, NM.
KD Avia. See under Non-airline.
KLM B737 PH-BGK (38054) left Boeing Field on 12/6 on delivery to Amsterdam.
LOT B734 SP-LLA (27131) was registered EI-EMW for Celestial Aviation on 15/6 & will be ferried from Warsaw to Tel Aviv for freighter conversion by IAI. SP-LLD (27256), which is currently stored at Warsaw, is expected to follow.
Malev F70 HA-LMF (11571) was ferried from Norwich back to Budapest on 13/6 after painting all white.
Meridiana Fly A320 EI-EZS (1823) was noted at Dublin on 14/6 all white with titles prior to delivery. This aircraft was formerly with Blue Wings as D-ANNH. Currently at Chateauroux, EI-EZT (1896 ex D-ANNJ) will be delivered next month.
MyAir. The former carrier's CRJ9s are now known to be destined for Air Mekong, a Vietnamese start-up being set up by Skywest. They are currently being ferried from Exeter to Shannon for painting prior to returning to Exeter. Movements have been:
EI-DUM (15103) from Exeter to Shannon for painting 15/6
EI-DUU (15102) from Shannon to Exeter after painting on 14/6
EI-DUY (15112) from Shannon to Exeter after painting on 15/6
This just leaves EI-DUX (15110), which I think is still undergoing a check with Adria at Ljubljana.
Neos B763 EI-DOF (27610) left Greensboro, NC for Milan/Malpensa on 12/6 following winglet fitting.
F-WHUE A319CJ (4319) for System Capital management was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 15/6 as AIB319 for cabin outfitting (see Skyliner for photo).
G-BPNT B463 (E3126) of BAe Systems was ferried from Bacau after QT conversion to Sharm-el-Sheikh on 17/6 on delivery to Cobham Aviation at Adelaide.
HZ-A4 A319 (1494 ex OO-SSO, EI-CWZ, CS-TQC, F-WQRZ, N320NP, HZ-AJW) registered to Alpha Star Aviation was noted in service on 14/6.
HZ-RCA A318CJ (3932 ex D-ALHM, CS-TSR) of MidEast Jet was ferried from Jeddah to Hamburg on 11/6 continuing to Stansted & Shannon. It is to be operated by the Saudi Red Crescent.
N389DF B733 (25017), registered to GECAS, was ferried from Shannon to Kemble on 12/6. This was formerly with the now-defunct KD Avia as EI-DTY.
OE-IAH B735 (25192) of Celestial Aviation & formerly with Ukraine International as UR-GAJ was ferried all white from Southend to Ostrava on 12/6.
OE-IAL E145 (145408 ex EC-LCP) of Celestial Aviation left Almeria on 12/6 heading for Shannon & Keflavik, presumably en route to the USA.
SE-DUU F100 (11286) of Mass Holding was ferried all white from Bratislava to Norwich on 15/6 for painting (for whom?).
9K-GBA A345 (1091) for the State of Kuwait left Toulouse for San Antonio, TX as F-WJKH on 15/6 for cabin outfitting (see Skyliner for photo).
9K-GEA A319CJ (3957) for the State of Kuwait was ferried from Dallas, TX to Finkenwerder as D-AVIP on 14/6 following cabin outfitting.
Nordwind A/L. See under Finnair.
Nouvelair A320 TS-ING (4347) made its first flight as D-AXAT on 15/6. Note that this is the second use of this registration on an A320, with the original TS-ING (0140) now flying with Ural A/L as VP-BQY.
Olympic Air DH8D SX-OBE (4314) arrived at Exeter on 13/6 as G-PTHE for preparation by Flybe. The UK registration was cancelled on 14/6 & SX-OBE applied on 15/6. The aircraft left Exeter on delivery to Athens on 17/6.
Onur Air. See under Iberworld.
Pegasus A/L B738 TC-AAY (40874) made its first flight on 11/6. TC-AAZ (40875) was noted on the Renton flightline on 15/6 & had been joined by TC-ABP (40876) by 17/6.
Regional A/L F100 F-GPNK (11324) became HB-JVH for Helvetic A/W & was delivered from Woensdrecht to Zurich on 14/6.
Royal Jordanian is to lease five new A320s & two A321s from AWAS. These will replace four existing A320s & two A321s. Deliveries of the first three A320s are scheduled for April next year, with the remaining aircraft following in 2012.
Ryanair B738 EI-EMO (40283) made its first flight on 11/6. EI-EMP (40285) & EI-EMR (40284) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 15/6 & both made their first flight on 16/6.
Saga A/L A333 TC-SGJ (407 ex B-HYH) was noted in service on 11/6 all white & devoid of titles.
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKK (051) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder as F-WWAH on 16/6. Also see under Transaero.
Sun Express B738 TC-SNP (40777) made its first flight on 15/6.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHG (1101) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 16/6 as SWR5207. A332 HB-IQO (343) was delivered from Zurich to Istanbul as TC-ETP for AtlasJet on 14/6 still in basic Swiss scheme.
Tailwind A/L took delivery of its fifth former Alaska A/L B734 on 11/6 when TC-TLE (27628 ex N785AS) arrived at Istanbul.
TAM A332 PT-MVT (1118) was delivered from Toulouse to Sao Paulo/Guarulhos on 17/6 as TAM9394.
Thomas Cook A320 G-TCAC (1411) arrived at Manchester on 11/6 still as N411MP. It was restored to the UK register on 14/6 & the carrier will use it this summer but then offer it for lease from November. B752 G-JMCF (24369) flew its last revenue service as TCX754L from Sharm-el-Sheikh to Manchester on 1/6. It was parked at Manchester devoid of titles before being cancelled from the UK register on 16/6 & registered to FedEx as N928FD the same day. Also see under Aurela.
THY has placed an order for an additional A332. When delivered next year it will take the carrier's total of this type to eight. THY also has ten A333s & two A332Fs on order.
Titan A/W B752 G-ZAPX (29309) was rolled out at Manchester in full easyJet scheme on 16/6 & ferried down to Stansted the same day from where it entered service on 17/6.
Transaero B772 EI-UNU (28998) was registered on 11/6 & was noted at Singapore all white & untitled awaiting delivery. It was formerly with Singapore A/L as 9V-SRB.
Travel Service. See under Blue Air.
Tunisair A320 TS-IMR (4344) made its first flight on 14/6 as D-AXAS.
Ukraine International. See under Non-airline.
UT Air. See under Finnair.
White A/W. See under CCM A/L.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWD (4351) made its first flight on 16/6 as F-WWBZ & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Yakutia A/L An140 RA-41253 (36525305032 ex UR-14008) was delivered from Mariupol to Krasnodar on 11/6.