EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 10-07-10
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BLOG NEXT WEEK. THE NEXT BLOG WILL BE POSTED ON FRIDAY 23rd JULY
Aegean A/L B463 SX-DVE (E3374) was registered to BAe Systems as G-CGNT on 7/7. It is currently stored at Southend.
Aeroflot. The airline's board has approved the acquisition of a further eleven A333s to be delivered between 2011 & 2013.
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLP (604) was ferried from Verona to Mönchengladbach on 7/7 on return to the lessor.
Air France Cargo B744F F-GISA (25238) was registered to National Air Cargo on 30/6 as N952CA & will be delivered from Paris/CDG shortly.
Air Sweden A320 SE-RJM (0289 ex 9H-ABX, TC-ONC, A4O-MC, F-OHGB, A4O-EP, A9C-EP, F-WBGE) was delivered in full scheme from Montpellier to Stockholm/Arlanda on 8/7.
Alitalia A332 EI-EJG (1123) was delivered from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 6/7 & not on 2/7 as stated last week.
Arkefly has wet-leased Miami Air B738 N739MA (30670) & it left Miami, FL on 29/6 bound for Amsterdam.
Aviavilsa AT42 LY-ETM (067) was ferried from storage at Maastricht to Casablanca on 5/7.
Blue Line. See under CSA.
BMI A320 G-MIDP (1732) was delivered from Toulouse to Cairo as SU-NMB for Nesma A/L on 3/7. A332 G-WWBB (404) was ferried from Manchester to Toulouse on 3/7 prior to delivery to Sri Lankan as 4R-ALG.
British A/W B744 G-BNLV (25427) is due to return from storage at Victorville, CA imminently. Both G-BNLB (23909) & G-BNLC (23910) are due to be ferried from Cardiff to Victorville, CA some time soon.
CCM A/L. See under White A/W.
CSA B734 OK-DGN (28474) was ferried from Norwich to Prague on 2/7 after painting into UT Air scheme & will become VQ-BIF. A313 OK-YAD (674) was ferried from Prague to Paris/CDG as F-WHUR on 7/7 & is destined for Blue Line.
Delta A/L B763 N186DN (27962) was ferried from storage at Marana, AZ to Anchorage, AK on 3/7.
Eastern A/W took delivery of E135 F-GOHB (145198) on 8/7 when it was delivered from Clermont Ferrand to Humberside. It is believed that it will become G-CGMC.
Egypt Air A333 SU-GDS (1143) was noted in full scheme at Toulouse on 2/7 wearing F-WWKQ.
Farnair Switzerland AT72 HB-AFV (341 ex F-OKVM, VN-B204, F-WKVJ) was delivered from Toulouse to Basle on 5/7.
Helvetic A/W. See under Regional.
HiFly A332 CS-TFZ (1008) was ferried from Lisbon to Paris/CDG on 1/7 on wet-lease to XL A/W France. Also see under SAS.
Iberia A343 EC-LHM (387 ex EC-HQH, F-WJKK) is due to be ferried from Chateauroux to Madrid on 23/7 on lease from Airbus.
Iran Air. The latest revision of the EU blacklist sees the carrier's A320s, B727s & B747s banned from European skies.
JAL B744 JA8913 (26359) was registered N913UN on 1/7 & is for Transaero
JAT A/W B734 YU-AOS (24551), which had been in storage at Belgrade since 6/4, was ferried to Kemble on 8/7, presumably for scrapping.
Loftleidir Icelandic is to acquire B763 A6-JBD (30341 ex A6-SUL, A6-EYZ) in July for lease to Air Niugini as P2-PXV.
Lufthansa Cityline. See under UT Air
Meridiana Fly A320 EI-EZS (1823) left Dublin on delivery on 7/7. It was formerly with Blue Wings as D-ANNH.
Regional E145 F-GUJA (145407) is to be delivered to Passaredo as PR-PSN this month. F100 F-GPNL (11325) has become HB-JVI for Helvetic A/W & was ferried from Woensdrecht to Zurich on 8/7. Also see under Eastern A/W.
SAS MD82 SE-DIY (53008) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 6/7 routing via Keflavik & Bangor, ME to Kingman, AZ for Allegiant Air (for spares?). A343 OY-KBM (450) was delivered from Copenhagen to Lisbon for HiFly on 3/8. It was ferried to Calgary on 8/7 & is to become CS-TQN.
Scot A/W D328 G-BWIR (3023) has not been withdrawn from service, but is at Bern undergoing a D check.
Singapore A/L. See under Transaero.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCG (0283 ex N754US) left Oscoda, MI on 4/7 on delivery to Riga.
Sri Lankan. See under BMI.
Swiftair MD83 EC-JUG (49847) was ferried from Madrid to Yaounde on 4/7 for operation on behalf of Wimbi Dira A/W.
Transaero will soon take delivery of former Singapore A/L B772 EI-UNT (28999 ex 9V-SRC) & it was noted at Singapore in full scheme on 7/7 awaiting delivery. Also see under JAL.
Uzbekistan A/W will take delivery of its first A320 later this month. The aircraft will be UK-32011 (4371), which has already made its first flight as D-AVVA. Next will be UK-32012 (4395), due for delivery in August. These are being required as Tu-154B/M replacements & further deliveries are scheduled for September, October, November & December this year, plus March & May next year, with the final two in 2012.
UPS B763F N341UP (37861) made its first flight on 2/7.
UT Air. Former Lufthansa Cityline CRJ1 VQ-BGQ (7200 ex D-ACJF) was ferried from Hamburg to Cologne on 3/7 for painting. Also see under CSA.
White A/W took delivery of former CCM A/L A320 CS-TQO (0548 ex F-GYFL) at Lisbon on 2/7.