EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 23-10-10
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
This week sees a further & final expansion of my coverage with the inclusion of two paragraphs listing deliveries of new single-aisle aircraft from Airbus & Boeing to customers outside the normal scope of this blog. The dates quoted are those that the aircraft left the manufacturer's airfield.
Aer Arann. See under Air Contractors.
Aer Lingus A320s EI-CVA (1242), EI-CVB (1394), EI-CVC (1443) & EI-CVD (1467) will all be withdrawn over the winter & are due to enter service with Amsterdam A/L by next summer. Five new aircraft are due for delivery early next year. The first of these will be EI-EVK (4572) in January followed by one in March (4634), one in April (4678) & two in May (4714 & 4715).
Aeroflot A321 VQ-BHK (4461) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 22/10. A320 VQ-BHL (4453) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 20/10.
Afriqiyah A/W A320 5A-ONL (4489) made its first flight on 21/10 in primer with Afriqiyah tail colours as F-WWDV.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKE (40859) made its first flight on 21/10.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANA (4468) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Sharjah on 22/10.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABBL (28821) was ferried from Hannover to Eindhoven on 16/10 for painting prior to return to the lessor on 15/11.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6701 A321 (4472) to Air China 19/10
RP-C8389 A320 (4475) to Air Phil Express 15/10
9V-JSI A320 (4443) to Jetstar Asia 15/10
9V-TAP A320 (4445) to Tiger A/W 15/10
Air Charter Express L101 N162AT (1220) was ferried from Victorville, CA to Shannon via Phoenix, AZ on 21/10, still in ATA scheme.
Air Contractors will not be providing any further aircraft to Aer Arann. AT72 EI-SLN (405) remains parked unpainted at Shannon.
Air Europa B738 EC-HBN (28383) has become HL8233 & left Budapest on 19/10 on delivery to Jeju Air at Gimpo
Air France A320 F-GHQI (0184) was ferried from Paris/Orly to Kemble on 18/10 for scrapping.
Air France Cargo B744F F-GISB (25302) was registered to National Air Cargo on 8/10 as N919CA & ferried all white from Paris/CDG to Kuala Lumpur on 16/10.
Air India B772 VT-AIR (26917) was ferried from storage at Mumbai to Lourdes on 15/10.
Air Italy B763s I-AIGG (28014) & I-AIGJ (28039) were noted at Jeddah on 13/10 wearing Saudi Arabian titles & blue tail.
Air Italy Polska B738 EI-EOJ (33022) formerly with Norwegian Air Shuttle as LN-KHD, left Bournemouth on 21/10 in full scheme on delivery to Warsaw.
Air Transat. See under Edelweiss Air.
American A/L A306 N19059 (447) was ferried from Roswell, NM to Greensboro, MS on 15/10 for breaking up.
Amsterdam A/L A320 PH-AAX (0430) was ferried from Prague to Amsterdam on 19/10 following summer lease to Travel Service. Also see under Aer Lingus.
Arkefly B763 PH-AHY (24848) was ferried from Amsterdam to Dublin on 18/10 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Astraeus A320 G-STRP (0136) was ferried from Prague to Helsinki on 15/10 following summer lease. It then operated a one-day charter for Bulgaria Air before positioning from Helsinki to Southend on 16/10.
BA Cityflyer has converted two of its three options for E190s into firm orders, with delivery due in 2Q11. B462 G-LCYB (2383) was ferried from Kemble to Warton on 14/10 & then from there to Manston on 18/10 for onward storage.
Bahrain Air A320 A9C-BAZ (0645) is not to go to Jeddah for Hajj operations after all & remains at Bahrain.
Blue Air. See under Non-Airline.
Blue Line Fk100s F-GNLG (11363) & was ferried from Vatry to Norwich by the lessor on 20/10 & was followed the next day by F-GNLH (11311).
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5477 B738 (36755) to Air China 15/10
B-5525 B738 (37886) to Air China 19/10
B-5546 B738 (39391) to Shanghai A/L 16/10
N856NN B738 (31107) to American A/L 15/10
PK-GMR B738 (30150) to Garuda 22/10
PR-GUC B738 (35835) to Gol 22/10
VT-JBS B738 (36698) to Jet A/W 16/10
9M-MLH B738 (31723) to MAS 15/10
British A/W B773 G-STBC (38287) made its first flight on 18/10 & was flown to Portland, OR as N6018N the following day for painting. B752 G-BPEE (25060) was cancelled from the UK register on 21/10 & registered to FedEx as N949FD the same day. It is due to be ferried from Gatwick to Victorville, CA on 23/10
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJG (E2180) left Brussels as EX-27007 on 16/10 routing via Chisinau & Atyrau to Bishkek for Avia Traffic Co.
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAJ (1163) left Toulouse on 22/10 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Corsair is seeking union approval for a restructuring plan. It intends to remove one of its six B744s from the fleet next summer with a further two to be withdrawn later & replaced by two more A330s.
Cyprus Turkish A/L. See under Saga A/L.
EasyJet A321 G-TTIF (3106) was noted at Shannon on 19/10 as 4R-MRC in full Mihin Lanka scheme awaiting delivery.
Edelweiss Air A333 HB-IQI (291) entered service in full scheme on 19/10 on lease from Swiss International. A332 HB-IQZ (369) flew its last revenue service on 17/10 & is destined for Air Transat.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-AOA (39736) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 19/10 & noted on the flightline on 21/10.
Euro Atlantic A/W B763 CS-TFS (25411) was ferried from Lisbon to Maiduguri on 16/10 for Hajj duties with Med-View A/L. CS-TFT (26208) left Lisbon the same day routing to Ilorin also for Hajj operations with Med-View A/L.
Fedex B777F N883FD (39285) was delivered to Memphis, TN on 15/10.
Flybe. Although DH8D G-ECOY (4022) was restored to the register on 14/10, the owners are now shown as Bombardier Services (UK) Ltd, who have also been the owners of G-ECOW (4021) since 23/9. Both will be ferried to Canada at some point in the future where they will be reregistered.
Golden Air AT72 SE-MDI (930) was delivered from Toulouse to Angelholm all white on 22/10.
Hainan A/L A332 B-6519 (1159) left Toulouse on 15/10 on delivery to Haikou.
Hamburg International A/L has ceased operations while it seeks a new investor. Its aircraft were ferried to the following locations on 20/10 prior to their return to the lessors:
D-AHIC B737 (30617) from Hamburg to Dublin
D-AHIH A319 (3364) from Cologne to Sofia
D-AHII A319 (3403) from Stuttgart to Sofia
D-AHIJ A319 (3533) from Lubeck to Shannon
D-AHIK A319 (3560) from Munster/Osnabruck to Shannon
D-AHIL A319 (3589) from Dusseldorf to Paderborn
D-AHIM A319 (3818) from Saarbrucken to Paderborn
D-AHIN A319 (3853) from Munich to Dusseldorf
D-AHIO A319 (3972) from Friedrichshafen to Dusseldorf
Hawaiian A/L A332 N382HA (1171) was noted at Toulouse on 17/10 in full scheme as F-WWYA.
Hellenic Imperial B742 SX-TID (23502) was ferried from Athens to Rabat-Sale on 17/10 on lease to RAM for the Hajj.
Hong Kong A/L A332 B-LNE (1039) was delivered from Toulouse to Hong Kong on 21/10.
Iberworld. See under Rossiya.
IceJet. D328 TF-NPA (3220) had been expected to be the first aircraft to be operated by a resurgent IceJet, but was registered to the US Department of State on 13/10 as N3220U.
JAL B744 JA8076 (24777) was registered to AerSale on 14/10 as N473AS & ferried from Victorville, CA to Roswell, NM the same day. JA8073 (24425) was also registered to AerSale on 20/10 as N412AS B744 & was ferried from Victorville, CA to Roswell, NM the same day.
Jetairfly B738 OO-JAX (37238) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 18/10.
Kalitta Air. Former Northwest Cargo B742F N630US (21668) was delivered from storage at Marana, AZ to Oscoda, MS on 16/10.
KLM A332 PH-AOM (1161) was delivered from Toulouse to Amsterdam on 22/10. B733 PH-BTH (28719) is to remain on lease to Kenya A/W as 5Y-KYM. It returned to Amsterdam on 30/9 in a hybrid scheme & is to be repainted into full Kenya A/W colours prior to return to Nairobi.
Libyan A/L A320 5A-LAI (4450) was delivered from Toulouse to Sert on 21/10.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACHC (7394) left Cologne in full UT Air scheme on 20/10 bound for Toronto & refurbishment prior to delivery.
National Air Cargo. See under Air France Cargo.
G-CGPP B738 (29641), formerly with Blue Air as YR-BID, is being repainted at Norwich for SpiceJet & is to become VT-SGJ. It returned to Lasham on 20/10.
N426HZ B737 (34263 ex 6V-AHU) registered to ACG Acquisitions was ferried from Perpignan to Lasham on 22/10. It had been due to go to RAM as CN-RGD.
Northwest Cargo. See under Kalitta Air.
Norwegian Air Shuttle. See under Air Italy Polska.
RAM. See under Hellenic Imperial & Non-Airline.
Rossiya took delivery of former Iberworld A320 VQ-BDR (1130 ex EC-IMU) on 13/10 when it was delivered from Madrid to St Petersburg.
Ryanair B738 EI-ENG (34977) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 15/10 & made its first flight on 20/10. EI-ENH (35033) was rolled out on 14/10 & made its first flight on 18/10. EI-DAC (29938) was withdrawn from service at Prestwick on 15/10.
SAA A343 ZS-SXG (378) was delivered all white from Lourdes to Johannesburg on 22/10.
Saga A/L. Correcting an error from last month, the identities of the two B738s taken over from the defunct Cyprus Turkish A/L are TC-SGK (29246 ex TC-MSO) & TC-SGL (29247 ex TC-MZZ).
Saudi Arabian A321 HZ-ASH (4467) was, as expected, delivered from Finkenwerder to Jeddah on 16/10.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCB (0384) re-entered service on 19/10 following its spell with Israir as 4X-ABD.
Solitaire Air is a new Jordanian carrier who took delivery of former Alaska A/L B734 N776AS (25109) at Amman on 17/10 (see Skyliner for photo).
Sun Express B738 TC-SNU (40756) had appeared on the flightline at Renton, WA by 19/10.
Swiss International. See under Edelweiss Air.
Thomas Cook. Revised dates for the B752s to ferry to Canada for lease to Jazz Air as Thomas Cook Canada are as follows:
G-FCLF (28835) 29/11
G-JMCD (30757) 7/12
G-JMCE (30758) 2/11
G-JMCG (26278) 14/12
G-TCBA (28203) 13/12
G-WJAN (28674) 2/11
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZT (35151) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 15/10. B752 G-OOBN (29379) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Manchester on 16/10 after winglet fitting. G-BYAI (26967) was ferried from Manchester to Abu Dhabi on 19/10 for winglet fitting prior to delivery to Allegiant Air as N904NV.
THY A333 TC-JNJ (1170) was noted at Toulouse on 15/10 in full scheme as F-WWKZ.
TNT is to lease three B777Fs from Guggenheim Aviation Partners, with the first due for delivery next July & the other two to follow before the end of 2011.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVJ (29351) left Prague on 18/10 routing to Canada via Keflavik for winter lease to Sunwing A/L & will presumably revert to its previous markings of C-FTAH. Also see under Amsterdam A/L.
Ukraine International B734 UR-GAR (26081) was ferried after overhaul at Lisbon to Southend on 17/10 for painting (for a new operator?).
UT Air. See under Lufthansa Cityline.
Uzbekistan A/W A320 VQ-BIN (4485) made its first flight on 15/10 in full scheme as D-AUBF.
Viking A/L has temporarily suspended operations while it restructures. The carrier's remaining services are being flown by Viking Hellas. In addition to using Viking Hellas aircraft, Viking A/L has also been using the Small Planet A/L Polska B733 SP-HAA (24664). Rather than operate the flights as sub-charters & use VIK flight numbers, this carrier has been paid outright & so has been using Small Planet/LLP flight numbers. Likewise, Strategic A/L A320 LX-STA (0446) has also operated for Viking A/L using its own STU callsign.
West Atlantic is set to become AerCap's first customer for the A320P2F freighter. The carrier is to take three aircraft between 2012 & the middle of 2013, with options for a further four aircraft by 2015.