EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 06-11-10
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
Aegean A/L. See under Swiftair.
Aeroflot A320 VQ-BHN (4498) made its first flight on 2/11 in full Aeroflot scheme as D-AUBL.
Aeromexico is adding former Mexicana B762 N473AG (24733 ex SP-LOA, XA-MXN) to its fleet & it was delivered all white from Victorville, CA to Mexico City on 3/11.
Afriqiyah A/W A320 5A-ONL (4489) was ferried from Seville to Finkenwerder on 3/11 as F-WWDV following painting.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKF (40860) made its first flight on 5/11. Also see under Neos.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABBM (28823) is to become SP-ENZ for Enter Air & was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Eindhoven on 25/10 for painting. It was ferried to Munich on 2/11 prior to delivery (see Skyliner for photo). D-ABKA (29329) was ferried from Cologne to Eindhoven on 5/11 to be painted all white. A320 D-ABFM (4478) was ferried back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse still as F-WWDJ on 2/11.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6720 A320 (4474) to Shenzen A/L 5/11
B-6723 A320 (4483) to Capital A/L 4/11
B-6725 A320 (4471) to Capital A/L 5/11
HC-CJW A320 (4487) to Aerogal 4/11
N836VA A320 (4480) to Virgin America 30/10
VH-VGI A320 (4466) to Jetstar A/W 30/10
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLP (604) has become PR-TKD for Trip Linhas Aereas & left Verona on delivery on 26/10.
Air Malta A320 9H-AEI (2189) is due to be delivered to Interjet of Mexico in mid November.
Alitalia A320 I-BIKU (1217) was reregistered EI-IKU at LHR on 2/11 with I-BIKB (1226) becoming EI-IKB on 4/11 & A321 I-BIXF (0515) registered EI-IXF on 5/11, both also at LHR.
All Nippon B763 JA620A (40565) made its first flight on 31/10.
Alpi Eagles. Five former Alpi Eagles F100s were cancelled from the Italian register on 25/10 & then registered in the UK on 29/10 to Aircraft Maintenance Services Ltd, Emerald Hangar, Blackpool Airport. Three of the aircraft were promptly cancelled on 3/11 as exported to the USA.
G-CGSF (11253 ex I-ELGF)
G-CGSK (11244 ex I-ALPK) cancelled to the USA 3/11 as N281AP
G-CGSL (11250 ex I-ALPL) cancelled to the USA 3/11 as N282AP
G-CGSS (11254 ex I-ALPS)
G-CGTO (11256 ex I-ALPQ) cancelled to the USA 3/11 as N285AP
Of these, G-CGSS is understood to be stored at Bari, with the rest at Venice/Marco Polo.
Astraeus B735 G-PJPJ (27355) finished its Palmair lease on 30/10 & was ferried from Bournemouth to Belgrade on 31/10 prior to return to the lessor.
Atlantic A/L. Leaving Coventry on 3/11 was the carrier's former L188 C-GYCG (1138 ex G-FIJR) en route to St John's for Conair.
Atlant-Soyuz was renamed Moscow A/L with effect from 1/11.
Aurela. See under Thomas Cook.
Austrian Arrows retired its last DH8Cs on 1/11.
BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYN is due to arrive at Exeter on delivery on 10/11, with service entry scheduled for 16/11.
Belavia will soon add CRJ2 EW-301PJ (8057) to its fleet. This was formerly C-GWWW with Chartright Air & was cancelled from the Canadian register on 27/10.
Blue Line MD83 F-GMLK (49672) left Nimes on 5/11 routing via Shannon & Keflavik to the USA. It was being ferried by Parc Aviation, presumably for a new owner.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5547 B738 (36806) to China United A/L 2/11
JA63AN B738 (33901) to All Nippon 30/10
JA73NC B738 (31743) to Skymark A/L 30/10
Bremenfly had its AOC put on hold on 2/11 while the airline reorganises prior to a possible restart in 2011. B734 D-ABRE (27826) is parked at Cologne after flying there from Berlin/Schonefeld on 26/10, while D-ABRF (26281), made its last flight on 31/10 from Tel Aviv to Berlin/Schonefeld.
British A/W. Apparently, the B757 farewell flight is back on again for 6/11. It seems that Ian Allan only managed to sell twenty tickets, so British A/W is auctioning the remaining 160 for a minimum of £100 each with the proceeds going to charity. B773 G-STBC (38287) arrived at Cardiff on 5/11 on delivery from Paine Field, WA.
Cargolux B744F LX-MCV (29729) has become 4K-800 for Silk Way A/L & was noted at Amsterdam on 29/10 being painted. Also see under Korean Air Cargo.
Cathay Pacific B744 B-HUA (25872) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Xiamen on 2/11 prior to return to service.
China A/L A333 B-18355 (1177) made its first flight on 3/11 in full scheme as F-WWYI.
China Cargo A/L MD-11F B-2173 (48497) was registered to WFBN as N952AR on 15/10 & left Shanghai/Pudong on 28/10 on delivery to Skylease Cargo, arriving at Miami, FL on 2/11 (see Skyliner for photo).
CSA B734 OK-FGS (28478) was ferried from Prague to Manchester on 4/11 for painting into UT Air scheme.
EasyJet A319s G-EZAE (2709) & G-EZNM (2402) were cancelled from the UK register on 2/11 & have become HB-JZV & HB-JZU respectively with easyJet Switzerland.
Egypt Air B738 SU-GDZ (40759) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 1/11.
Emirates A388 A6-EDN (056) left Finkenwerder on 5/11 on delivery to Dubai. A6-EDO (057) should follow later this month.
Enter Air. See under Air Berlin.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-AOB (37937) made its first flight on 2/11.
Etihad A333 A6-AFC (1167) made its first flight on 29/10 in full scheme minus logo as F-WWYR.
Finncomm A/L AT72 OH-ATM (916) was noted parked at Toulouse on 31/10 in full scheme as F-WWEN.
Flybe DH8Ds G-FLBD (4259) & G-FLBE (4261) were both returned to Flybe on 31/10 after lease to Olympic Air. The former has gone to Norwich for painting & the latter to Exeter prior to ferrying to Norwich on 6/11.
Fly Dubai B738 A6-FDL (40239) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 29/10 & made its first flight on 4/11.
Germania F100 D-AGPQ (11338) has become VH-WXT for Air Alliance & left Woensdrecht on 3/11 on delivery to Brisbane.
Hellenic Imperial B742 SX-TIB (23622) returned to Athens on 2/11 following storage at an unknown location.
Hello A320 HB-JIZ (0936 ex RP-C3229) arrived at Basel on delivery on 31/10 (see Skyliner for photo).
Highland A/W. The delivery of Jetstream G-ISAY (41014) to Greece was delayed to 30/10.
Hong Kong A/L A332F B-LNY (1062) left Toulouse on delivery to Hong Kong on 3/11.
Iberia A320 EC-HDN (1087) had been painted all white at Madrid by 28/10 prior to return to the lessor. EC-FCB (0158) was ferried from Barcelona to Madrid on 2/11 following a five-month lease to Vueling.
JAL Cargo operated its final service on 30/10 & its fleet of B744Fs & B763Fs are to be retired. B744F JA8911 (26356) left Tokyo/Narita on 5/11 for storage at Victorville, CA.
Jetairfly B738 OO-JAX (37238) made its first flight on 1/11.
KLM B733 PH-BDP (24404) was ferried from Amsterdam to Norwich on 2/11 for scrapping.
Korean Air Cargo. See under Non-Airline.
Libyan A/L A320 5A-LAJ (4490) made its first flight on 3/11 in full scheme as D-AUBI.
Livingston. See under Non-Airline.
LOT. See under Non-Airline.
Lufthansa A306 D-AIAK (401) was ferried from Dresden to Kiev on 4/11 for Mahan Air. This was the carrier's last A306.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACJH (7266) was ferried from Amsterdam to Cologne on 4/11 after painting into UT Air scheme.
Mahan Air. See under Lufthansa
Mexicana. See under Aeromexico.
Mistral Air B734 EI-ELY (25595) left Rome/Fiumicino in TrawelFly scheme on 2/11 destined for Miami, FL prior to freighter conversion for VarigLog as PR-LGS.
Moscow A/L. See under Atlant-Soyuz.
Neos B763 I-NEOU (29887) was ferried back from Algiers to Milan/Malpensa following its short lease to Air Algerie.
EI-EOL A332 (597 ex I-LIVN) registered to ILFC & formerly with Livingston was ferried from storage at Paris/Orly to Bordeaux on 29/10.
EI-EON A332 (551 ex I-LIVM) registered to ILFC & formerly with Livingston was ferried from storage at Paris/Orly to Bordeaux on 29/10.
G-CGJR EMB145 (145244) of ECC Leasing & formerly with LOT as SP-LGD was ferried from storage at Warsaw to Exeter on 3/11.
G-LCYB B462 (E2383) left Manston on 30/10 on delivery to South African Airlink & was cancelled from the UK register on 4/11.
M-AZIZ B735 (24649 ex LN-BRS, N139MN) was registered to the Azizi Group on 28/10 & is understood to be based in Dubai & Afghanistan.
N607GC DC10F (46978) registered to the Bank of Utah was ferried from storage at Roswell, NM to Opa-Locka, FL on 29/10.
N787ZA B788 (40695) left Boeing Field, WA on 4/11 bound for Paris/CDG to give demo flights to Air France/KLM.
N794BA B744F (24200) registered to Boeing Holding Co & previously with Korean Air Cargo as HL7412, was ferried from Boeing Field, WA to Marana, AZ on 3/11. This aircraft had been expected to join Cargolux as LX-ACV.
VP-CAL B772LR (40753), for a private customer, left Boeing Field, WA on 3/11 for cabin outfitting at Basel.
9H-ALX A319CJ (4470) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Toulouse via Zurich on 30/10 for cabin outfitting.
Olympic Air. See under Flybe.
Qantas grounded its fleet of six A388s following an explosion in the port inner engine of VH-OQA (014) shortly after take-off from Singapore en route to Sydney on 4/11. B744 VH-OJR (25547) left Avalon on 5/11 for storage at Marana, AZ.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHE (4479) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Doha on 3/11. A7-AHF (4496) made its first flight on 3/11 in full scheme as F-WWIJ & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Ryanair B738s EI-ENF (35034), EI-ENG (34977) & EI-ENH (35033) all arrived at Dublin on delivery on 30/10. B738 EI-DAE (33545) was withdrawn from service at Prestwick on 30/10.
SAS F50 LN-RNG (20184) was ferried from Bergen to Norwich on 1/11 prior to return to the lessor. MD87 OY-KHU (53336) was ferried from storage at Lourdes to Madrid on 4/11.
Silk Way A/L. See under Cargolux.
Skylease Cargo. See under China Cargo A/L.
Solitaire Air B734 N776AS (25109) was registered JY-SOA on 28/10.
Swiftair AT72 EC-KUL (809) was ferried from Athens to Madrid on 31/10 following lease to Aegean A/L. Also see under TNT.
Thomas Cook. The two Aurela B752s, LY-SKJ (30735) & LY-SKR (30233) flew their last revenue services for Thomas Cook on 1/11 & were then ferried from Gatwick to Lasham later the same day. B752s G-JMCE (30758) & G-WJAN (28674) have become C-GJZH & C-GJZS respectively. The latter left Manchester for Toronto on 3/11 on winter lease to Jazz Air, with the former following the next day.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZA (35134) was ferried from Luton to Toronto on 2/11 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
THY B773 TC-JJG (40791) made its first flight on 1/11 as N50281 & was flown to Portland, OR on 2/11 for painting.
Titan A/W B463 G-BUHB (E3183) returned to Stansted from Bahrain on 31/10 following operations for the UK MoD.
TNT B733F OO-TNI (23512) has now been reregistered EC-LJI with Swiftair & was noted as such at Madrid on 5/11.
Transavia is leasing three B738s to AeroMexico for the winter.
PH-HZD (28376) from 11/11/10 to 06/04/11
PH-HZE (28377) from 10/11/10 to 12/04/11
PH-HZF (28378) from 05/11/10 to 19/04/11
TrawelFly. See under Mistral Air.
TUIfly B738 D-AHLK (35143) was ferried from Hanover to Toronto as C-FTLK in Hapag-Lloyd scheme on 2/11 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
UT Air. See under CSA & Lufthansa Cityline.
Vueling. See under Iberia.