EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 13-11-10
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
Aeroflot A320 VQ-BHN (4498) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 12/11.
Aerologic B777F D-AALH (36200) made its first flight on 10/11.
Aeromexico. Former Mexicana B762 N473AG (24733), which was ferried from Victorville, CA to Mexico City on 3/11, had been reregistered XA-AMX by 6/11.
Air Berlin. See under Belair.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6711 A321 (4494) to Air China 11/11
PK-AXN A320 (4477) to Indonesia Air Asia 6/11
VH-VGH A320 (4495) to Jetstar 12/11
VT-IGV A320 (4481) to Indigo 10/11
9V-TAQ A320 (4469) to Tiger A/W 10/11
Air Dolomiti AT42 I-ADLQ (606) was ferried from Munich to Montpellier on 7/11 prior to return to the lessor.
Air France B773 F-GZNH (35544) made its first flight on 10/11 & was flown to Portland, OR as N5017V for painting on 11/11.
Air New Zealand B773 ZK-OKM (48405) made its first flight on 8/11. This is the first of five ordered by the airline.
Alitalia A319 I-BIMF (2083) was reregistered EI-IMF at LHR on 7/11, with A321 I-BIXU (0434) becoming EI-IXU on 11/11 also at LHR.
Astraeus B735 G-PJPJ (27355), which had been operating for Palmair & is currently undergoing maintenance at Belgrade, is to undertake some "Santa" flights to Enontekio between 25/11 & 8/1 from various UK airports.
Aurela B733 LY-SKW (25162), which was damaged at Palma on 23/8, was ferried from there to Kiev on 11/11.
Austrian Arrows DH8C OE-LTP (554) was ferried from Vienna to Linz for storage with OE-LTN (531) joining it the following day. OE-LTK (495) was ferried from Vienna to Innsbruck for storage on 5/11.
BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYN (19000392) was registered on 8/11 & arrived at Exeter on delivery on 10/11.
Belair A320 HB-IOV (3021) was noted at Dusseldorf on 12/11 as XA-MYR. It still wears full Air Berlin scheme & is destined for delivery to Interjet.
Blue Air B738 YR-BIC (33019) has been painted in full SpiceJet scheme at Shannon & was noted there as such on 9/11.
Blue1 MD90 OH-BLD (53544) was ferried from Helsinki to Stockholm/Arlanda on 11/11 on return to SAS for Delta A/L. The carrier's next B712 arrived at Helsinki on 12/11 still as SE-REP (55061).
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
N859NN B738 (29555) to American A/L 10/11
Bremenfly B734 D-ABRF (26281) left Berlin/Schonefeld on 11/11 for storage at Perpignan.
British A/W A320 G-BUSI (0103) made a test flight from/to Gatwick on 12/11 as BAW9277. This aircraft arrived at Gatwick from LHR on 16/7 for storage. However, as BA had a B734 down at the time, it operated schedules until 20/7, when it flew its last revenue service as BAW8048 from Jersey to Gatwick.
Central Charter A/L B735 OM-CCB (26704), was ferried from Ostrava to Woensdrecht on 6/11.
CSA B734 OK-FGS (28478) was ferried back from Norwich to Prague on 7/11 & is to become VQ-BIC with UT Air. OK-FGR (28477) is now VQ-BID & was delivered from Prague to Khanty-Mansiysk for UT Air on 9/11.
Cyprus A/W. See under Eurocypria.
Denim Air DH8C PH-DMU (568) left Valencia on 9/11 still in Iberia scheme bound for Reykjavik & presumably on return to Bombardier.
Dniproavia E145 F-WKXI (145250) was ferried from Exeter to Chateauroux for painting on 8/11.
EasyJet. See under Windrose Air.
Egypt Air B738 SU-GDZ (40759) made its first flight on 11/11.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-AOA (37936) left Boeing Field, WA on 9/11 on delivery to Addis Ababa.
Etihad A/W A333 A6-AFC (1167) left Toulouse on 10/11 on delivery to Abu Dhabi.
Eurocypria is to be liquidated on 13/11 after the EU banned its proposed merger with Cyprus A/W. Three B738s were returned to the lessor on 12/11 with 5B-DBU (32796) ferrying from Larnaca to Perpignan & 5B-DBR (30720) & 5B-DBX (33699) from Larnaca to Shannon.
Falcon Express Cargo See under Farnair Hungary.
Farnair Hungary F27 HA-FAB (10370) has become A6-FCY for Falcon Express Cargo & left Basel on 11/11 on delivery.
Florida West. See under JAL Cargo.
Flybe DH8D G-FLBE (4261) was flown back to Exeter from Norwich on 11/11 after painting into full scheme.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDJ (40237) left Boeing Field, WA on 8/11 on delivery to Dubai.
Germania F100 D-AGPG (11306) became VH-XWR & left Woensdrecht on 11/11 on delivery to Air Alliance.
Global Jet. Former KLM B734 A6-JAK (24959 ex PH-BDY, N959PR) arrived at Dubai on 8/11 on delivery from Miami, FL (see Skyliner for photo).
Hawaiian A/L A332 N382HA (1171) left Toulouse on 11/11 on delivery to Honolulu.
Hellenic Imperial B742 SX-TID (23502) was ferried from Athens to Jeddah on 3/11 on Hajj lease to Alwafeer Air.
Highland A/W. An update on the Jetstream situation:
G-BTXG (719) ferried from Inverness to Cranfield 9/11
G-JURA (772) due to be ferried from Inverness to Cranfield this month
G-JXTA (610) currently being worked on
G-NOSS (749) ferried from Inverness to Cranfield 7/11
G-TEXA (40141) may be roaded out (to where?)
G-UIST (750) to be broken up at Inverness as very high hours airframe
Iberia. See under Denim Air.
JAL B744 JA8903 (26345) was registered to WFBN as N895DB on 8/11 & left Tokyo/Haneda the same day bound for Walnut Ridge, AR & an appointment with the scrapman.
JAL Cargo B763F JA633J (35818) was registered to WFBN as N422LA on 29/10 & left Taipei on 7/11 on delivery to Florida West at Miami, FL (see Skyliner for photo).
Jazeera A/W A320 9K-CAB (2584) was ferried from Amman to Kuwait City on 5/11 prior to lease to Sri Lankan.
KLM B738 PH-BGM (37820) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 8/11. Also see under Global Jet.
LAN A/L B763 CC-CXD (35697) became HC-CJX & was delivered from Santiago to Guayaquil on 4/11 for LAN Ecuador.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMD (048) is due for delivery from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 13/11.
Mexicana. See under Aeromexico
N1TS B737BBJ (39109) for First Virtual Air II LLC left Boeing Field, WA on 9/11 on delivery.
P4-LIG B737BBJ (37952) flew from Ostrava to Sharm-el-Sheikh on 5/11 on a sales demo, returning to Ostrava on 10/11.
Norwegian Air Shuttle has signed a LoI with ILFC for two B788s for delivery in autumn 2012 for its planned long-haul operation.
RAM B734 CN-RNA (26531) was ferried from Casablanca to Southend on 6/11 in full Pamir A/W scheme. It is, however, understood that the deal had fallen through & the aircraft is now for Buraq of Libya.
Royal Jordanian A/L E175 JY-EMH (19000316) left San Jose dos Campos on 11/11 on delivery.
Ryanair B738 EI-DAV (33555) was registered VT-JLE for Jet A/W at Dublin on 8/11 & is in full scheme awaiting delivery. EI-DAW (33556) is to become VT-JLF for the same operator & is due for delivery next month.
SAS. See under Blue1.
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKN (071) made its first flight on 8/11 in primer with tail markings as F-WWSX & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 12/11.
Skymark A/L has signed a LoI for four of A380s with options on a further two. The carrier intends to use them on international routes to the USA & Europe & the first delivery is scheduled for March 2015.
Sky Wings A/L MD83 SX-BTG (49856) was ferried from Damascus to Athens on 9/11 following wet-lease to Cham Wings, with SX-BTL (53232) flying in the opposite direction the same day.
Sun Express B738 TC-SNU (40756) arrived at Antalya on delivery on 10/11.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHI (1181) made its first flight on 8/11 in primer as F-WWKM.
Thomson A/W B752 G-OOBP (30394) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Manchester on 11/11 following a C check & winglet fitting.
THY A333 TC-JNJ (1170) made its first flight on 8/11 in full scheme as F-WWKZ.
Transavia B738 PH-HSA (24171) left Amsterdam as 9Y-TJS on 8/11 on winter lease to Caribbean A/L.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVG (30719) left Prague on 9/11 bound for Toronto on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFQ (27992) was ferried from Hanover to Shannon on 6/11 prior to return to the lessor.
UT Air. See under CSA.
V Australia B773 VH-VPH (37943) made its first flight on 8/11.
Windrose Air is to acquire three former easyJet A321s. Presumably, these will be G-TTIC (1869), G-TTID (2462) & G-TTIE (2682) all of which are stored at Shannon. This would suggest that the damage sustained by G-TTID at Gatwick is not as bad as originally suggested.
XL A/W Germany B738s on the move have been:
D-AXLE (30724) ferried from Dublin to Frankfurt on 6/11 prior to winter lease to CanJet
D-AXLF (28218) ferried from Munich to Dublin 7/11 prior to winter lease to CanJet
D-AXLI (30168) left Frankfurt on 8/11 on return to Miami Air following summer lease