EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 14-08-10
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 B738s D-ABKN (37756) & D-ABKO (37757) made their first flights on 9/8. A319 D-ABGB (2467) will be delivered to TAM as PT-TMF in October.
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLP (604) was ferried from Eindhoven to Mönchengladbach on 2/8 after painting all white & is for Trip as PR-TKD, while I-ADLU (609) was ferried from Eindhoven to Verona on 10/8 after painting all white, also for Trip & to be PR-TKC.
Air France B744 F-GITC (25344) was ferried from Vatry to Kemble on 10/8 for scrapping. Also with an appointment with the scrap man is A320 F-GFKU (0226), which was ferried from Paris/Orly to Southend on 12/8. Air France A388 F-HPJD (049) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Paris/CDG on 12/8.
Air One B734 EI-DXC (26300) was ferried from Naples to Norwich for painting on 7/8.
AIS A/L Jetstream 31 PH-DCI (916 ex N916AE, 4X-CIJ) arrived at Lelystad on delivery on 13/8 still carrying its Israeli registration.
Alitalia Express E145 I-EXMI (145286) became F-WKXH & was ferried from Clermont Ferrand to Dnepropetrovsk on 10/8 for Dniproavia.
Astraeus. See under easyJet.
Atlantic A/L. Electra N178RV (2010 ex ZK-TEB, N33506, CF-NAX, N63AJ, N178RV, C-GNWC) arrived at Coventry for the airline back on 06/09/02. In the event, it never took up its reserved registration of G-LOFI & did not take to the air again until 12/8 when, having been registered C-FIJX on 5/8, it left Coventry bound for Shannon. From there, it is to be ferried to Canada for Buffalo A/W.
Avanti Air AT42 D-BCRO (122) has become LN-HTC for Helitrans A/S & was delivered from Mönchengladbach to Skien on 13/8.
BH A/L. See under Olympic Air.
British A/W B773 G-STBB (38286) made its first flight on 9/8.
China Cargo A/L B77F B-2079 (37715) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Shanghai/Pudong on 10/8.
CSA A313 OK-YAC (672) was ferried all white from Prague to Dresden on 10/8.
Dniproavia. See under Alitalia Express.
EasyJet is to retire its remaining A321s next month, as follows:
G-TTIC (1869) on 6/9
G-TTID (2462) on 8/9
G-TTIE (2682) on 22/9
G-TTIF (3106) on 27/9
All will be ferried to Shannon prior to return to the lessor.
It is understood that the airline is desperately seeking more B757s to lease, not helped by Astraeus declining to extend the lease of G-OJIB (24292) as it is already committed to leasing it to Saudi Arabian for the Hajj.
Emirates A388 A6-EDL (046) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dubai on 12/8.
Etihad Cargo A332F A6-DCA (1032) left Toulouse on 9/8 on delivery to Abu Dhabi.
Farnair Europe AT72 HB-AFS (198) was redelivered from Toulouse to Basel on 12/8 following freighter conversion.
Flyglobespan. Two of this former airline's aircraft were finally cancelled from the UK register on 12/8. B738 G-DLCH (30040), which has been stored at Belgrade, is for an Egyptian carrier, while B763 G-CEOD (30586), which has been parked at Shannon, is for Kenya A/W.
German Sky A/L after months of storage at Budapest, the carrier finally took delivery of B738 D-AGSA (28323 ex LN-RPM, SE-DYA, LN-RPD, EI-CXU, EC-IVV, OY-CJS) on 12/8 when it was ferried from Budapest to Cologne (see Skyliner for photo).
Helitrans A/S. See under Avanti Air.
HiFly A343 OY-KBM (450) was noted all white with Air Algerie titles at Paris/CDG on 7/8. The carrier will take delivery of A345 CS-TQP (886) later this month. The aircraft was originally intended for Kingfisher as VT-JVA & then Sonair, but has remained in storage as F-WWTG.
Highland A/W. Jetstream 31 G-EDAY (639) & Jetstream 41 G-ISAY (41014) previously operated by this failed airline were cancelled by the UK CAA on 12/8.
JAL B744D JA8907 (26351) was registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest as N893DB on 6/8 & left Tokyo/Narita the same day routing via Anchorage, AK to Walnut Ridge, AR where it will be scrapped.
Kenya A/W. See under Flyglobespan.
Korean Air Cargo B744F HL7412 (24200 ex HL7479) was registered to Boeing Aircraft Holding Co as N794BA on 4/8 & ferried from Incheon to Boeing Field, WA via Anchorage, AK on 6/8.
Lufthansa Cargo MD11F D-ALCS (48630) left storage at Victorville, CA on 2/7 & was ferried to Xiamen for heavy maintenance. This was completed by 11/8 when the aircraft set off back to Frankfurt via Hong Kong & Sharjah.
MyAir. All four of this former carrier's CRJ9s left Exeter on 13/8 now wearing their Vietnamese registrations (see last week's blog) routing to Borg El Arab (Egypt) on their way to Air Mekong in Vietnam.
F-BAIF C-47B (16371/33119 ex 44-76787, 476787) belonging to the Wings of Liberation Museum & carrying "2100847/L4-B" was badly damaged (possibly beyond repair) when it became stuck under a bridge near Sassenheim while being transported from Best to Valkenburg on 13/8. The aircraft was being moved to the former airbase for use as a backdrop in a new musical titled "Soldier of Oranje" which is due to start at the end of October.
G-BTNU B463 (E3155) was cancelled from the UK register on 9/8 & is due to be delivered from Southend to African Airline Investments on 14/8 as ZS-SOR.
G-BZAU B463 (E3328) was cancelled from the UK register on 10/8 & has become VH-NJQ with Cobham Aviation Services.
HZ-RCA A318CJ (3932) of MidEast Jet left interim storage at San Juan on 9/8, routing to Toulouse via Gander & then on to Jeddah on 11/8.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NOW (37817) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 2/8. LN-NOX (37818) had been rolled out at Renton, WA by 10/8.
Olympic Air has disposed of A319 SX-OAV (3142 ex HS-PGS, M-ABCL) to THY as TC-JLR, who immediately leased it to BH A/L. It was delivered from Istanbul to Sarajevo on 8/8.
SAS B735 LN-BRM (24645) was ferried from storage at Oslo to Bournemouth all white on 9/8.
Saudi Arabian A320 HZ-AS20 (4392) was delivered from Toulouse to Jeddah via Cairo on 13/8.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHH (1145) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 13/8.
THY. See under Olympic Air.
TNT is to acquire a further B744F & will lease three B777Fs.