EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 30-10-10
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
ABX Air B763 N219CY (24358) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Cincinnati, KY on 27/10 following freighter conversion.
Aeroflot the delivery of A321 VQ-BHK (4461) from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Sheremetyevo was delayed from 22/10 to 28/10.
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONL (4489) was ferried from Toulouse to Seville as F-WWDV on 22/10 for painting.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKE (40859) left Boeing Field, WA on 27/10 on delivery to Algiers. Also see under Neos.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ABU (4310) has been transferred to Air Arabia Maroc as CN-NMD & positioned from Sharjah to Casablanca on 28/10.
Air Arabia Maroc. See under Air Arabia.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFM (4478) made its first flight on 25/10 as F-WWDJ & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. D-ABFH (4294) was registered to Belair as HB-IOZ on 26/10. B738 D-ABBL (28821) was ferried from Eindhoven to Munich on 23/10 after painting all white. D-ABBM (28823) was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Eindhoven on 25/10 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor. D-ABKP (37758) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery on 27/10.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6715 A320 (4355) to China Eastern A/L 22/10 (Tianjin-built)
CC-BAD A320 (4476) to LAN A/L 23/10
PK-AXM A320 (4462) to Indonesia Air Asia 28/10
PR-MYJ A320 (4465) to TAM 25/10
RP-C3260 A320 (4447) to Cebu Pacific 30/10
VH-VGJ A320 (4460) to Jetstar 28/10
VT-IGU A320 (4488) to IndiGo 29/10
9M-AQB A320 (4458) to Air Asia 28/10
Air Mediterranee A320 F-GYAO (0642) left Paris/Orly on 28/10 in full Myanmar scheme en route to Mingaladon on winter lease (see Skyliner for photo).
Alitalia Express AT72 I-ATPA (626) has become XY-AIS for Air Bagan & left Rome/Ciampino on 24/10 on delivery to Myanmar.
Al Sayegh A/L is to receive at total of three former Qantas B743s:
N175SG (23224 ex VH-EBV)
N176SG (23408 ex VH-EBW)
N177SG (23823 ex VH-EBY)
Ararat International. See under Bulgaria Air Charter.
Astraeus A320 G-STRP (0136) was ferried from Southend to Paris/CDG on 23/10 on a short wet-lease to XL A/W France, returning to Gatwick on 25/10.
Atlantic A/W B462 OY-RCB (E2094) has become CC-ACO & left Vagar on 26/10 on delivery to Atlantic A/W Chile.
Atlas Air. See under Global Supply Systems.
Baboo has announced that it will return its three E190s to the lessor in November.
Belair A320 HB-IOV (3021) flew its last service on 27/10 & will be returned to the lessor. Also see under Air Berlin
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5271 B737 (36772) to China Eastern A/L 26/10
B-5543 B738 (39392) to Shandong A/L 28/10
B-5551 B738 (36697) to Xiamen A/L 27/10
N857NN B738 (30907) to American A/L 22/10
N858NN B738 (30904) to American A/L 26/10
PK-GFI B738 (36805) to Garuda 21/10
PK-GFJ B738 (37885) to Garuda 28/10
PK-LHL B739 (37274) to Lion Air 25/10
9M-MXA B738 (40128) to MAS 29/10
British A/W B773 G-STBC (38287) returned to Paine Field, WA on 26/10 still as N6018N after painting. A320 G-EUYJ (4464) was delivered from Toulouse to LHR on 28/10. B752 G-BPEE (25060) left Gatwick on 23/10 as N949FD on delivery to Victorville, CA for FedEx. The carrier will undertake its last B752 revenue flight on 30/10 & some details are as follows.
G-CPET (29115), which is in the airline's 1983 "Negus & Negus" livery, will visit Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh during its final day in British Airways' service & the final flights will be:
BA1384 Heathrow to Manchester departing at 0745 and arriving at 0840
BA1389 Manchester to Heathrow departing at 1000 and arriving at 1105
BA1482 Heathrow to Glasgow departing at 1215 and arriving at 1340
BA1487 Glasgow to Heathrow departing at 1425 and arriving at 1545
BA1454 Heathrow to Edinburgh departing at 1725 and arriving at 1850
BA1463 Edinburgh to Heathrow departing at 1935 and arriving at 2100
The other two aircraft, G-CPER (29113) & G-CPES (29114) will fly from Heathrow on Spanish services during the day.
These last three aircraft will join G-BPEI (25806), G-CPEM (28665), G-CPEN (28666) & G-CPEO (28667) in storage at LHR prior to delivery to FedEx for freighter conversion.
Bulgarian Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDB (53224) has become EK82224 for Ararat International & was delivered from Sofia to Yerevan on 29/10.
China A/L A333 B-18355 (1177) was noted at Toulouse on 24/10 in full scheme as F-WWYI.
Delta A/L has reconfirmed its order for 18 B788s, originally placed by Northwest A/L, but has deferred delivery to between 2020 & 2022. These were originally due to join the fleet between 2008 & 2010 & the delay has necessitated the refurbishment of the carrier's 14 B744s, which will fill the gap until the B788s are delivered.
Egypt Air B738 SU-GDY (40758) left Boeing Field, WA on delivery to Cairo on 23/10.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-ANZ (37933) left Boeing Field, WA on delivery to Addis Ababa on 22/10. ET-AOA (37936) made its first flight on 25/10 & ET-AOB (37937) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 27/10. B772LR ET-ANN (40770) made its first flight on 27/10.
Exin Air added three former Polish A/F An-26s to its fleet back in August - SP-EKD (1402 ex PAF 1402), SP-EKE (1509 ex PAF 1509) & SP-EKF (1604 ex PAF 1604).
Global Supply Systems. The three B748Fs due to be leased from Atlas Air will be G-GSSD to GSSF (37562 to 37564). The first two are scheduled for delivery next year, with the third following in 2012. It is thought that they will be operated in British A/W scheme.
Hainan A/L A333 B-6520 (1168) made its first flight on 26/10 in full scheme as F-WWYJ.
Hawaiian A/L A332 N382HA (1171) made its first flight on 25/10 in full scheme as F-WWYA.
Hello. With the first of a total of five A320s due imminently, the carrier with start phasing out its three remaining MD90s next month, with a "farewell flight" scheduled for 30/1 next year.
Highland A/W. Some information has been received regarding Jetstreams that have been stored at Inverness since the carrier's demise. The administrators have been instructed to clear the airfield before 12/11 & the following is known at present:
G-BTXG (719) expected to fly to Cranfield
G-EDAY (639) may be destined for Inverness Airport fire dept.
G-ISAY (41014) due to be ferried to Iraklion 29/10 where it will become SX-SEC with Sky Express
G-JURA (772) expected to fly to Cranfield
G-JXTA (610) belongs to Jetstream Executive & does not the administrators
G-TEXA (41041) has no undercarriage so may be broken up?
G-UIST (750) expected to fly to Cranfield
Hong Kong A/L A332 B-LNE (1039) apparently had the registration F-WJKJ applied prior to delivery on 21/10. F-WWYC (1054) was ferried from Toulouse to Paris/Orly for painting on 29/10.
JAL B763 JA652J (40364) was delivered to Tokyo/Narita on 22/10. B744 JA8083 (25213) was registered to Universal Asset Management as N894DB on 21/10 & left Tokyo/Haneda the same day routing via Anchorage, AK to Walnut Ridge, AR & an appointment with the scrapman.
Kalitta Air. Former Northwest Cargo B742F N619US (21321) was delivered from storage at Marana, AZ to Oscoda, MS on 23/10.
LOT E175 SP-LIO (17000321) is due to arrive at Warsaw on delivery on 30/10.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMF (066) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder as F-WWSN on 22/10.
Lufthansa Cargo MD11F D-ALCP (48414) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Hong Kong on 19/10 & re-entered service the following day.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACJH (7266) was ferried from Cologne to Amsterdam on 23/10 for painting into UT Air scheme. Also see under UT Air.
Neos B763 EI-DMJ (27958) was ferried from LHR to Constantine via Copenhagen on 28/10 on lease to Air Algerie.
A7-MED A319CJ (4114) of the Qatar Amiri Flight was redelivered from Basel to Doha via LHR on 29/10 following cabin outfitting.
F-ZWUG A332 (240 ex HB-IQB, F-OPTP, F-GRTP) for the Armee de l'Air/CEV was noted at Bordeaux on 20/10. It was then ferried to Paris/Orly on 24/10, entering service the same day.
9H-ALX A319CJ (4470) for Comlux Aviation Malta made its first flight on 25/10 as D-AVYG (see Skyliner for photo).
Northwest Cargo. See under Kalitta Air.
Qantas. See under Al Sayegh A/L.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHE (4479) made its first flight on 22/10 in full scheme as D-AUBC.
Ryanair B738 EI-ENF (35034) made its first flight on 22/10. EI-DAD (33544) was withdrawn from service at Prestwick on 22/10. EI-DAT (33554) & EI-DAX (33557) are now parked remotely at Prestwick minus titles & logo.
SAA. The delivery flight of A343 ZS-SXG (378) from Lourdes to Johannesburg was delayed from 22/10 to 27/10.
Saudi Arabian A333 HZ-AQG (1192) was noted at Toulouse on 22/10 in primer but with blue tail as F-WWKO. HZ-AQF (1153) & A320 HZ-AS41 (4454) were delivered from Toulouse to Jeddah on 25/10. HZ-AS22 (4484) made its first flight on 26/10 in full scheme as F-WWDN & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Sky Express. See under Highland A/W.
Southern Air B742F N795SA (22506) was ferried from Miami, FL to Mojave, CA on 24/10 for storage.
Sun Express B738 TC-SNU (40756) made its first flight on 22/10.
Swiftair. See under TNT.
Thomas Cook ferried A332 OY-VKF (309) from Gatwick to Gothenburg on 29/10 on return to the Scandinavian subsidiary following summer lease.
Thomas Cook Scandinavia. See under Thomas Cook.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZE (35137) was cancelled from the UK register on 26/10 & reregistered C-GDZE for Sunwing A/L. It left Luton on 27/10 carrying Sunwing titles & Thomson scheme en route to Toronto for winter lease. It now appears that the information regarding the roll out of B738 G-FDZT (35151) at Renton on 15/10 was incorrect. I suspect that there was some confusion on the other side of the pond with Jetairfly example OO-JAX (37238).
THY B773 TC-JJF (40708) arrived at Istanbul on delivery on 27/10.
TNT is to replace its fleet of 10 B733Fs with 11 B734Fs. The aircraft are to be leased from GECAS & converted to freighters by IAI, with the final delivery scheduled for 1Q2012. B733F OO-TNI (23512) was ferried from Liege to Palma on 27/10 in full Swiftair scheme.
Transavia B738 PH-HSW (37160) has been registered 9Y-TJR for winter lease to Caribbean A/L & left Amsterdam on delivery on 27/10.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFT (30413) was ferried from Hanover to Gothenburg on 26/10 on lease to TUIfly Nordic.
Ukraine International B734 UR-GAR (26081) was noted at Southend on 23/10 in full Nok Air scheme & is to become HS-DDO (see Skyliner for photo).
UT Air. Former Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 VQ-BGW (7391 ex D-ACHB, C-GFLZ) left Bradley, CT on 26/10 on delivery to Khanty-Mansisyk. Also see under Lufthansa Cityline.
Uzbekistan A/W A320 VQ-BIO (4492) made its first flight on 22/10 as D-AUBJ.
Virgin Atlantic A346 G-VATL (376) left storage at Lourdes on 29/10, routing to Manila via Toulouse for preparation for return to service.
XL A/W France. See under Astraeus.