EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 11-09-10
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 Algerie B738 7T-VKD (40858) made its first flight on 8/9.
Air Atlanta. See under Air France Cargo & MK A/L.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFK (4433) made its first flight on 1/9 as D-AVVQ.
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLP (604) was ferried from Mönchengladbach to Verona all white on 8/9 prior to delivery to Trip as PR-TKD.
Air France A320 F-HBNB (4402) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 8/9. A319 F-GRXI (2279) & A320 F-GKXB (0235) were both noted stored all white at Toulouse on 6/9. A388 F-HPJF (064) made its first flight on 27/8 as F-WWAU in primer but with Air France tail markings.
Air France Cargo B744F F-GISB (25302) was ferried from storage at Vatry to Paris/CDG on 6/9. F-GISE (25630) has become TF-NAD for National Cargo & was ferried from Paris/CDG to Dublin on 8/9. It will be operated by Air Atlanta.
Air Italy B738 I-AIGN (35074) was reregistered as SP-IGN on 3/9 for Air Italy Polska.
Air Italy Polska. See under Italy.
Air Nostrum. See under Denim Air.
Air Service Liege. See under Solid Air
Alrosa T154M RA-85684 (851) was written-off on 7/9 when it made an emergency landing at the closed Izhma Airport & ran off the end of the runway.
Arkefly returned B738 N738MA (32799) to Miami Air on 4/9 following summer lease.
Asiana Cargo B744F HL7417 (25779) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Seoul on 3/9 following cargo conversion.
Athens A/W ceased operations on 6/9, but hopes to restart next month. EMB145s SX-CMA (145107) & SX-CMD (145196), were ferried from Thessaloniki to Clermont-Ferrand on 6/9 for overhaul & short-term storage. They join SX-CMC (145177), while SX-CMB (145167) is stored at Exeter.
Atlantic A/L ATP G-BTPC (2010) entered service with the carrier on 6/9.
CCM A/L A320 F-GYFK (0533) was ferried by Parc Aviation from Ajaccio to Southend on 10/9.
Cyprus Turkish A/L B738 TC-MZZ (29247) has become TC-SGK with Saga A/L & had entered service by 9/9.
Denim Air DH8C PH-DMR (569), now with Bombardier & previously leased to Denim Air in Iberia scheme, left Valencia on 10/9 en route back to the manufacturer.
EasyJet A319 G-EZGB (4437) made its first flight on 8/9 as D-AVXO.
Egypt Air B738 SU-GDX (40757) made its first flight on 9/9.
Estonian Air agreed this week in principle to acquire three CRJ9s, but no contract has yet been signed. The carrier had originally been expected to take delivery of ES-ACA (15233), ES-ACB (15234) & ES-ACC (15239), but these were subsequently cancelled & the first has now been delivered to PLUNA as CX-CRH, with the other two destined to join the same carrier shortly.
Etihad Cargo A332F A6-DCB (2070) made its first flight on 1/9 as F-WWYF in full scheme but minus tail logo.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRN (7486) is currently at Exeter all white & is for FAI Rent-a-Jet.
Farnair Hungary F27 HA-FAF (10632) was ferried from Basel to Kemble on 7/9 for storage & was followed on 10/9 by HA-FAD (10449).
FedEx B777F N854FD (37725) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Memphis, TN on 3/9. N855FD (37726) made its first flight on 1/9.
Finnair MD11 OH-LGB (48450) has become N269WA for World A/W & was noted as such all white at Helsinki on 5/9.
Iberia. See under Denim Air.
Israir A320 4X-ABG (4413) made its first flight on 2/9 as F-WWIR in full scheme & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day, returning to Toulouse on 9/9.
ItAli A/L. See under Star A/W.
KLM B737 PH-BGL (30369) had appeared on the Renton, WA flightline by 8/9.
Libyan A/L A320 5A-LAH (4405) was ferried back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 8/9 still as F-WWBX.
Malev F70 HA-LME (11575) was ferried back from Norwich to Budapest all white on 3/9 prior to delivery to Georgian International as 4L-GIC.
MK A/L B742F G-MKLA (23711) was cancelled from the UK register on 9/9 on return to Air Atlanta, with whom it will probably revert to its old marks of TF-ATX.
National Cargo. See under Air France Cargo.
A7-AAZ B737BBJ2 (37545) of the Qatar Amiri Flight has become CN-MVI at Rabat for the Moroccan Government.
D-AVXN A319CJ (4428) is for an undisclosed private customer & made its first flight on 31/8.
HB-ISC DC-3 (9995) of Ju-Air left Berne on 5/9 on delivery to a new owner at Oshkosh, WI. It is believed that it will return to Europe next summer, but will remain on the US register.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NOX (37818) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 10/9.
Nouvelair. See under Star A/W
Qantas A388 VH-OQJ (062) made its first flight on 9/9 as F-WWAQ & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Regional F100 F-GPXJ (11323) left Dinard on 8/9 on delivery to Mehrabad for an unidentified Iranian operator.
Ryanair B738 deliveries for the remainder of this year are due to be:
The first six of these are due in November & the last two in December.
Saga A/L. See under Cyprus Turkish A/L.
Sama A/L recently suspended operations & has returned its three B733s to the lessor, with HZ-AMC (24570) arriving at Bournemouth on 9/9 & HZ-CJB (24680) & HZ-DMO (24681) at Dublin the same day.
Saudi Arabian A320 HZ-ASE (4408) made its first flight on 26/8 as F-WWIE in full scheme & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day, returning to Toulouse on 3/9. HZ-AS38 (4432) made its first flight on 2/9 as D-AVVP.
Solid Air Do328 PH-SOX (3060) became OO-ELI with Air Service Liege on 1/9 & is based at Munich.
Star A/W of Albania has ceased operations after its traffic rights were withdrawn. As noted last week, A320 ZA-RED (0415) is now stored at Montpellier. It had also used MD-82s I-DAVA (49215) & I-DAVJ (49431) on lease from itAli A/L & had been due to take delivery if former Nouvelair A320 TS-INK (0112) this month as ZA-EDR.
Thomas Cook. The following B752s are to be leased to Jazz Air for the winter & will operate as Thomas Cook Canada:
G-FCLF (28835) from 15/10
G-JMCD (30757) from 27/9
G-JMCE (30758) from 15/10
G-JMCG (26278) from 15/10
G-TCBA (28203) from 15/10
G-WJAN (28674) from 15/10
The carrier returned A333 OY-VKI (357) to the Scandinavian subsidiary on 5/9 at the end of its summer lease & it is currently on maintenance at Manchester.
Thomson A/W B752 G-OOBN (29379) was ferried all white from Manchester to Norwich on 6/9 for painting prior to service entry.
THY A333 TC-JNH (1150) made its first flight on 2/9 as F-WWYM in full scheme.
UPS B744F N571UP (35668), operating UPS6 from Dubai to Cologne, crashed on 3/9 while attempting an emergency landing at Dubai Airport following an in-flight fire. Sadly, both crew members perished.
Uzbekistan A/W A320 VQ-BIM (4417) made its first flight on 8/9 as F-WWDM & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Wataniya A/W A320 9K-EAG (4411) made its first flight on 31/8 as F-WWIQ in full scheme & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
World A/W. See under Finnair.