EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 18-09-10
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
Aerologic B777F D-AALG (36199) made its first flight on 15/9.
Afriqiyah has two further A320s due for delivery this year, 5A-ONL (4489) in November & 5A-ONM (4521) in December.
Air Atlanta. It is now confirmed former MK A/L B742F G-MKLA (23711) is to revert to TF-ATX following maintenance. TF-ARM (22363) was ferried from Tallinn to Kuala Lumpur for STS Cargo on 17/9.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFK (4433) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 13/9.
Air Cargo Germany. See under Martinair Cargo.
Air China has increased its order for B773s from 15 to 19.
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLU (609) has become PR-TKC for Trip & left Verona on delivery on 11/9.
Alitalia Express AT72 I-ATRR (432) was registered EI-CLD to Magellan Air on 9/9 & is currently parked all white at Shannon.
Arkefly B738 N739MA (30670) was ferried from Amsterdam to Miami, FL on 15/9 on return to Miami Air following summer lease.
Astraeus. See under Viking A/L.
Aurigny will not now be sold to Blue Islands. The States of Guernsey announced on 14/9 that they "cannot guarantee that the Gatwick slots will be secured and they cannot be certain that the combined airline would become or remain profitable in the long-term".
Austrian Arrows F70 OE-LFO (11559), which became PH-ZFT, is now ZS-SKA & left Woensdrecht on 15/9 on delivery to Lanseria for AirQuarius. DH8D OE-LGN (4326) left Toronto on 17/9 on delivery to Innsbruck.
Blue Air has now returned all five of its B738s to the lessor. With YR-BID (29641) already stored at Lasham, the other four were ferried from Bucharest to Shannon as follows:
YR-BIA (29925) on 14/9
YR-BIB (29926) on 15/9 following summer lease to Travel Service
YR-BIC (33019) on 16/9
YR-BIF (32841) on 7/9 & it was reregistered to ILFC as EI-EOP on 10/9
This leaves the carrier with two B733s, one B734, two B735s & two leased MD82s.
Blue Islands. See under Aurigny.
British A/W A320s to be delivered before the end of the year are G-EUYJ (4464) in October & G-EUYK (4551) in November.
Cathay Pacific has converted its LoI for thirty A359s into a firm order.
China A/L is set to join SkyTeam by the middle of next year.
CSA B734 OK-DGN (28474) has become VQ-BIF for UT Air & was delivered from Prague to Khanty-Mansiysk on 11/9.
Cyprus A/W. See under Eurocypria.
Dniproavia received former Alitalia Express EMB145 F-WKXL (145436 ex I-EXMC) at Dnepropetrovsk on 13/9 when it was delivered from Clermont-Ferrand & it will doubtless join the Ukraine register in due course. The carrier's fleet now includes twenty EMB145s with a further six due this year.
Dot Lt. See under Equaflight Service.
Eagles A/L. See under Regional.
EasyJet A321 G-TTID (2462) was ferried unpressurised from Gatwick to Shannon on 14/9 on return to the lessor. A319 G-EZGB (4437) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Stansted on 15/9. G-EZGD (4451) made its first flight on 10/9 as D-AVYA & was followed on 13/9 by G-EZGC (4444) as D-AVXP. The carrier has ten A320s due for delivery between January & April next year, with the first three to be G-EZTY (4554), G-EZTZ (4556) & G-EZUA (4588). These will be followed by c/ns 4591, 4636, 4646, 4676, 4680, 4693 & 4708, which will presumably be G-EZUC to G-EZUI. Note, G-EZUB will not be an easyJet A320 as the registration is already worn by a Zenair CH601D.
Equaflight Service AT42 LY-LWH (148) was registered to Dot Lt as F-HAEK on 9/9.
Estonian Air has now signed a firm contract for three CRJ9s to be delivered between early 2011 & 2012.
Etihad Crystal Cargo A332F A6-DCB (1070) was delivered from Toulouse to Abu Dhabi on 17/9.
Euro Atlantic A/W B752 CS-TFK (23983) left Lisbon for storage at Kingman, AZ on 10/9. CS-TLX (24176) was ferried from Tunis to Lisbon on 7/9 following lease to Tunisair.
Eurocypria will be merged into Cyprus A/W this winter.
Eurowings. See under UT Air.
Farnair Hungary F27 HA-FAH (10634) became the third of this type to be ferried to Kemble for storage when it arrived there from Basel on 17/9. The disposition of the carrier's F27 fleet is now as follows:
HA-ACK (10295) reverted to HB-ITQ, became I-MLQT & is stored at Bergamo
HA-FAB (10370) current
HA-FAC (10341) derelict at Bergamo
HA-FAD (10449) stored at Kemble
HA-FAE (10425) derelict at Bergamo
HA-FAF (10632) stored at Kemble
HA-FAH (10634) stored at Kemble
FedEx B777F N855FD (37726) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Memphis, TN on 10/9.
Garuda is planning to apply to join SkyTeam.
Gestair Cargo will add two B763s to its fleet before the end of this year. These are N767NF (24729 ex SE-DCU, LN-RCK, N102AB, UR-VVG), & N767FF (26544 ex SE-DOC, LN-RCM, CC-CGN), both of which are being converted to freighters at Tel Aviv. The carrier currently operates a pair of B752Fs.
Hainan A/L A332 B-6521 (1034) was delivered from Paris/Orly to Haikou on 10/9.
Iberworld A333 EC-KCP (833) was ferried from Madrid to Paris/CDG on 12/9 on wet-lease to XL A/W France.
JAL Cargo B744F JA8909 (26353) was ferried from Haneda to Victorville, CA on 14/9 for storage.
KLM B737 PH-BGL (30369) made its first flight on 12/9.
Libyan Arab A/L A320 5A-LAH (4405) was delivered from Toulouse to Mitiga on 17/9.
Lufthansa deliveries from Airbus between now & the end of the year should be:
D-AIBD A319 (4455) in October
D-AIBE A319 (4511) in November
D-AIDB A321 (4545) in December
D-AIMD A388 (048) in September
D-AIME A388 (061) in October
D-AIZJ A320 (4449) in September
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRL (E2285) was registered to Trident Aviation Leasing as G-CGMT back on 6/8 & was ferried from Bucharest to Southend on 13/9 & is destined for South African Airlink. Three more are also to go to the same carrier, D-AVRC (E2251), which is currently parked at Basel, & D-AVRD (E2257) & D-AVRE (E2261), both of which are still in service. These will replace the four former Northwest aircraft currently leased from Safair.
LUZair B763 CS-TQI (25221) was ferried from Colombo to Madrid all white on 10/9 following wet-lease to Sri Lankan & is due to operate for ConViasa from 13/9. The carrier will add a second B763 to its fleet next week, CS-TQQ (26264 ex ZK-NCH, G-CEFG, N411LF), when it is delivered from Miami, FL to Lisbon.
Magellan Air. See under Alitalia Express.
Martinair Cargo B744F PH-MPP (24061) has become D-ACGD for Air Cargo Germany & was ferried from Amsterdam to Hahn on 11/9.
MK A/L. See under Air Atlanta.
MyAir A320 EI-DJH (0814) was registered JY-JRG at Shannon on 15/9 prior to delivery to Royal Falcon.
D-ATRA A320 (0659 ex D-ALAE, OE-LOE, D-ANAE, D-ATRA, F-WWDB, D-ATRA, F-WWDB) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Braunschweig on redelivery to DLR Flugbetriebe on 17/9
G-MIMA B462 (E2079 ex G-CNMF), registered to Testeroco Tourism Enterprise & flown with Queenco Leisure titles, was cancelled from the UK register on 16/9 as transferred to Romania.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYH (40865) made its first flight on 10/9. LN-DYE (39003) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 17/9.
Polet SF340B VQ-BGF (218 ex N218AE) arrived at Voronezh on delivery from the USA on 17/9.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHD (4436) made its first flight on 10/9 as D-AVVW. Regional. New registrations are now known for the two recent disposals with F-GNLK (11307) now I-GIOI with Eagles A/L & F-GPXJ (11323) now EP-ATE with Iran Aseman.
Ryanair B738 EI-ENA (34983) made its first flight on 14/9 with EI-END (34981) following on 16/9. EI-ENB (40289) had been joined on the Renton flightline by EI-ENC (34980) by 15/9.
Sama A/L has returned three more B733s to the lessor, HZ-BBK to Bournemouth on 11/9 & HZ-DRW (25138) & HZ-NMA (28563) to Dublin the same day.
Saudi Arabian A320 HZ-AS40 (4419) made its first flight on 13/9 as F-WWDU & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Singapore A/L. See under Transaero.
Strategic A/L of France ceased operations & grounded it aircraft on 15/9 after the authorities refused to renew its AOC. The carrier had A320s F-GSTR (0436 ex F-GJVY, G-BXAT, F-GJVU, OO-TCL, LV-NBZ, N436BV) & F-GSTS (0420 ex N486GX, F-GJVX, OO-TCM, LV-BOJ, N420BV) in service at the time. Both were ferried to Brussels for storage on 15/9, the former from Paris/CDG & the latter from Lyon. The Australian part of the company continues to operate its three A320s & single A332.
STS Cargo. See under Air Atlanta.
Sun Express B738 TC-SNT (40755) arrived at Antalya on delivery on 17/9.
Swiftair MD83 EC-JUG (49847) was ferried from Yaounde to Madrid on 11/9 still wearing Wimbi Dira titles.
Thomas Cook A333 OY-VKI (357) was ferried from Manchester to Oslo on 14/9 on return to the Scandinavian subsidiary.
Thomas Cook Scandinavia. See under Thomas Cook.
Thomson A/W. The eight B738s due to go on winter lease to Sunwing A/L & their departure dates from the UK to Canada are listed below. All will receive Canadian registrations on arrival.
G-FDZA (35134) on 1/11
G-FDZB (35131) on 1/12
G-FDZD (35132) on 24/11
G-FDZE (35137) on 13/11
G-FDZF (35138) on 8/12
G-FDZG (35139) on 10/12
G-FDZJ (34690) on 14/12
G-FDZR (35145) on 27/10
B752 G-OOBN (29379) has now been painted into full scheme at Norwich & left there on 14/9 for Abu Dhabi, presumably for some pre service entry maintenance. Further to my blog two weeks ago, it is now confirmed that B752 G-BYAI (26967) is indeed to join Allegiant Air & it will be registered N904NV.
THY A330s noted at Toulouse on 12/9 were A332F TC-JDO (1004) as F-WWYE in full scheme & A333s TC-JNH (1150) as F-WWYM also in full scheme & TC-JNJ (1170) as F-WWKZ in full scheme but minus the grey flower.
Transaero B772 EI-UNS (28514 ex 9V-SRD), formerly with Singapore A/L, was delivered from Singapore to Moscow/Domodedovo on 2/9.
Travel Service returned B738 YR-BIB (29926) to Blue Air on 11/9 when it was ferried from Prague to Bucharest following summer lease.
Tunisair. See under Euro Atlantic A/W.
UT Air. Former Eurowings CRJ2 VQ-BGK (7122 ex D-ACJA, D-ACRR, C-GFNB) arrived at Khanty-Mansiysk on delivery from Canada on 16/9. The carrier now has a very mixed fleet of one hundred & two aircraft comprising two An24s, twelve AT42s, three AT72s, two B734s, sixteen B735s, two B752s, seven CRJ2s, twenty-nine Tu134s, eighteen Tu154Ms & eleven Yak40s. Also see under CSA.
Uzbekistan A/W A320 VQ-BIM (4417) was ferried back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse still as F-WWDM on 14/9.
Viking A/L B733 SE-RHU (28560) was ferried from Gatwick to Keflavik on 17/9 & from there it will route via Toronto, Curacao & Manaus to Porto Alegre. SE-RHV (28567) is due to follow on 18/9. Both aircraft are being returned early at the request of the leasing company as it has sold them to a new owner. As a result, Astraeus B733 G-STRJ (25119) will undertake some flights on behalf of Viking A/L for the next two weekends at least.
Wataniya A/W A320 9K-EAG (4411) was ferried back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 13/9 still as F-WWIQ.
XL A/W France. See under Iberworld.