EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 27-11-10
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
Aerologic B77F D-AALH (36200) left Paine Field, WA on 22/11 on delivery to Leipzig.
Aerosvit. In addition to UR-VVV (25536 ex V8-RBK), the carrier is to take a further five B763s from Royal Brunei:
UR-AAG (25532 ex V8-RBG)
UR-AAH (25534 ex V8-RBH)
UR-AAI (25530 ex V8-RBF)
UR-AAJ (25533 ex V8-RBJ)
UR-VVW (27189 ex V8-RBL)
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONL (4489) was delivered from Toulouse to Tripoli on 23/11.
Aigle Azur A319 F-GXAG (2296) left Zurich on 20/11 all white as XA-VOR on its delivery flight to Volaris.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFN (4510) made its first flight on 19/11 in full scheme as F-WWBK & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6721 A320 (4514) to Shenzen A/L 26/11
CC-BAE A320 (4509) to LAN A/L 23/11
RP-C8390 A320 (4504) to AirPhil Express 25/11
VH-VGF A320 (4497) to Jetstar 26/11
9V-TAR A320 (4491) to Tiger A/W 25/11
Air Corsica is the new name of CCM A/L.
Air France A343 F-GNIF (168) has become OH-LQF for Finnair & was noted in that carrier's new scheme at Orly on 24/11 (see Skyliner for photo). A388 F-HPJF (064) performed a test flight on 24/11 as F-WWAU after storage.
Air Littoral. CRJ1 F-GPYP (7126), last operated by this long-defunct carrier, has become 5Y-JLG for Jetlink Air & left Dinard all white on 24/11 on delivery.
Air Malta A320 9H-AEI (2189) left Malta on 25/11 as XA-SOB on delivery to InterJet still in full Air Malta scheme.
Alitalia A320 EI-EID (4523) made its first flight on 22/11 as D-AUBU in full scheme. EI-EIC (4520) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Chateauroux on 24/11 as D-AXAI for painting. More aircraft moving onto the Irish register at LHR have been:
I-BIMB A319 (2033) to EI-IMB 22/11
I-BIMI A319 (1745) to EI-IMI 25/11
I-BIXD A321 (0532) to EI-IXD 23/11
I-BIXG A321 (0516) to EI-IXG 24/11
Earlier changes that I have missed have been:
I-BIMC A319 (2057) to EI-IMC 15/11
I-BIMD A319 (2074) to EI-IMD 12/11
I-BIME A319 (1740) to EI-IME 9/11
To summarise, the following 18 aircraft were transferred the Irish register during November:
A319s - I-BIMB/C/D/E/F/G/I
A320s - I-BIKB/L/U
A321s - I-BIXB/C/D/F/G/I/O/U
Alitalia Express. The ferry flight of AT72 I-ATRO (423) to Shannon mentioned last week actually took place early on 20/11 & not on 19/11.
Baboo A/W. See under Darwin A/L.
BA Cityflyer B462 G-LCYC (E2385) left Kemble 25/11 on delivery to South African Airlink.
Blue Air B735 YR-BAH is now known to be ex LN-BRK (24274) of SAS. Also see under Non-Airline.
Blue Line MD83 F-GMLI (53014) was ferried from Nimes to Cairo on 26/11 on delivery to an unidentified operator.
BMI A321 G-MIDC (0835) was cancelled from the UK register on 19/11 & registered to WFBN the same day as N835AG.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5548 B738 (36807) to Shanghai A/L 24/11
JA64AN B738 (33902) to Air Nippon 23/11
JA73ND B738 (33440) to Skymark 21/11
PR-GUE B738 (35837) to Gol 22/11
British A/W A320 G-BUSI (0103) left Gatwick on 23/11 bound for Lourdes for scrapping. B752 G-BPEI (25806) was ferried from LHR to Gatwick on 26/11 for further storage.
CCM A/L. See under Air Corsica.
CSA B735 OK-CGJ (28470) was ferried from Manchester to Prague on 21/11 after painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Cyprus A/W will take delivery of A320 5B-DCK (2275 ex B-2403, M-ABDA) in early December & it was noted at Guangzhou on 23/11 in full scheme & carrying its Manx registration.
Darwin A/L is to take over the aircraft & operations of Baboo A/W. The combined carrier will have a fleet of six S2000s & two DH8Ds. The Baboo name will continue to exist with some services still marketed under that name.
Dniproavia E145 UR-DPB (145250 ex I-EXMA, F-WKXI) was delivered from Clermont-Ferrand to Dnepropetrovsk on 20/11
EasyJet. The last of the former GB A/W aircraft, A320 G-TTOJ (2157), will leave the fleet at the end of January or early February & is to be ferried to Shannon. Just to confirm, A321 G-TTID (2462) is being repaired &, as suspected, is to go to Nordwind A/L.
Egypt Air B738 SU-GDZ (40759) left Boeing Field, WA on 23/11 on delivery to Cairo. SU-GEA (40760) had appeared on the flightline at Renton, WA by 20/11. B773 SU-GDO (38289) made it first flight on 23/11 as N5023Q & was ferried to Portland, OR the following day for painting.
Ethiopian A/L B772LR ET-ANN (40770) left Boeing Field, WA on 17/11 on delivery to Addis Ababa. This was Boeing's 900th B777 delivery.
Finnair A333 OH-LTU (1173) was delivered all white from Toulouse to Helsinki on 26/11. Also see under Air France.
Flybe. The latest DH8D for preparation for Olympic Air, G-PTHH (4327) arrived at Exeter on 22/11. It will not be delivered until G-PTHG (4321), which is due on 28/11, has also been prepared & then both will be delivered in early December.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDM (40240) made its first flight on 22/11.
Hainan A/L A333 B-6520 (1168) is due for delivery to Haikou imminently. B-6527 (1178) made its first flight on 24/11 in full scheme as F-WWKE.
Hamburg International A319s D-AHIN (3853) & D-AHIT (3812) are parked at Dusseldorf awaiting transfer to Air Berlin with the former due to move late this month & the latter early next month.
Hong Kong A/L A332 B-LNG (1054) left Paris/Orly on 26/11 on delivery to Hong Kong.
JAL B744 JA8914 (26360) was registered to Transaero as N914UN on 18/11 & ferried from Victorville, CA to Rome, NY the following day for preparation.
JAL Cargo B744F JA8906 (26350) was registered to Kalitta Air on 17/11 as N743CK & ferried from Tokyo/Narita to Willow Run, MI on 22/11.
Jetairfly B738 OO-JBG (35142) left Brussels on 22/11 on winter lease to CanJet. OO-JAX (37238) arrived at Brussels on delivery on 25/11.
Jet2 is to add two B737s & a pair of B752s to its fleet. The former will be based at Glasgow & Newcastle & the latter pair at East Midlands & Glasgow. At present, it is not known where they will come form, but there are rumours that either easyJet or Transavia could be the source of the B737s.
Kalitta Air. The following former Northwest Cargo B742Fs have now been registered to Kalitta Air:
N790CK (23112 ex N632NW)
N791CK (23888 ex N640US)
N792CK (24177 ex N644NW)
N793CK (23736 ex N645NW)
Of these, N791CK entered service on 18/11. Also see under JAL Cargo.
KLM B738 PH-BCA (37820) made its first flight on 24/11. It had previously been reported that this was to be registered PH-BGM.
KLM Cityhopper Fk50 PH-KVI (20218) was ferried from Amsterdam to Norwich on return to the lessor on 22/11.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMG (069) made its first flight on 22/11 as F-WWSO in primer but with Lufthansa tail colours. A319 D-AIBE (4511) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 22/11.
Lufthansa Cargo MD11F D-ALCO (48413) was ferried from Xiamen to Hong Kong on 20/11 to re-enter service.
Martinair B744F PH-MPS (24066) was ferried from storage at Marana, AZ to Seattle, WA on 21/11.
D-ALHT A319CJ (4428) for a private customer was ferried from Finkenwerder to Hamburg on 26/11 for cabin configuration.
EI-EOP B738 (32841 ex G-SAAW, YR-BIF) registered to ILFC was ferried from Shannon to Manchester on 22/11 for painting.
G-RBNB E190BJ (19000203) for FlairJet arrived at Kidlington on delivery on 26/11.
G-SUGA E135BJ (14501128) was registered to Amsair Executive on 19/11 & arrived at Stansted on delivery on 21/11.
N553MS B733 (24680 ex EI-BZL, PK-GHT, HZ-CJB) registered to WFBN is due to be ferried from Dublin to Kemble shortly, still in basic Sama scheme.
Nordwind A/L. See under easyJet.
Northwest Cargo. See under Kalitta Air.
Olympic Air. See under Flybe.
Privilege B752 EC-ISY (26241) was ferried from Madrid to Kabul on 25/11 on wet-lease to Safi A/W as the EU has banned Afghan registered aircraft from operating to Europe.
Qantas A332 VH-EBP (1174) made its first flight on 19/11 as F-WWKS in full scheme.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHF (4496) was delivered from Toulouse to Doha on 26/11.
Regional F100 F-GNLJ (11344) left Norwich on 26/11 bound for Kansas City, MO & the scrapman.
Royal Brunei A/L. See under Aerosvit.
SAA A332 ZS-SXZ (1191) was noted at Toulouse in full scheme on 21/11 as F-WWKL.
SAS. See under Blue Air
Saudi Arabian A320 HZ-AS22 (4484) was delivered from Toulouse to Jeddah on 26/11.
Spanair B712 EC-KNE (55064) was ferried from Palma to Manchester on 25/11 for painting prior to return to the lessor. The carrier is looking for suitable A320s to lease as B712 replacements & has reiterated that intends to retire its MD80s by 1Q12.
Tarom A313 YR-LCB (644) was sporting Romania titles by 19/11 (see Skyliner for photo).
Thomas Cook is believed to be disposing of A332s G-OJMB (427), G-OJMC (456) & G-TCXA (795) by March next year. There is also a rumour that they are to obtain three B763s as replacements.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZD (35132) left Luton on 25/11 on delivery to Sunwing A/L for winter lease.
THY B773 TC-JJG (40791) left Paine Field, WA on 23/11 on delivery to Istanbul, while TC-JJH (40792) made its first flight on 24/11.
Transaero. See under JAL
Transavia B738 PH-HZB (28364) has become ZS-ZWQ & left Amsterdam on 26/11 in basic Transavia scheme on winter lease to Kulua.com.
Transavia Denmark B738 OY-TDA (30646) was ferried from Copenhagen to Amsterdam on 20/11 & the registration cancelled on 22/11. Presumably, it will return to its previous marks of PH-HZY?
Transavia France B738 F-GZHA (34901) left Paris/Orly on 24/11 on winter lease to CanJet.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVG (30719) was registered C-GTVG on 19/11 for winter lease Sunwing A/L.
Travel Service Hungary B738 HA-LKB (30294) left Prague on 22/11 for winter lease to Sunwing A/L with whom it is to be registered C-GRKB.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUA (37245) made its first flight on 21/11.
Turkuaz Air A320s TC-TCC (3259) & TC-TCD (3308) were registered to ILFC as N569MS & N568MS respectively on 23/11 & are currently parked at Ankara/Esenboga. The carrier has suspended its domestic flights, but will continue to operate charters.
UT Air CRJ2 VQ-BGX (7394 ex D-ACHC, C-GGDR) left Bradley, CT on 23/11 on delivery to Khanty-Mansiysk.
Uzbekistan A/W A320 UK32000 (4528) made its first flight on 25/11 as D-AUBV in full scheme but with the national flag replacing the tail logo as it is to be operated on behalf of the government (see Skyliner for photo).
V Australia B773 VH-VPH (37943) was ferried from Victorville, CA to Los Angeles, CA on 24/11 to operate its first passenger service.
White A320 CS-TQO (0548) left Lisbon on 19/11 en route to Recife on wet-lease to WhiteJets.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLE (30724) was registered C-GDGT on 15/11 for lease to CanJet.