EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 04-12-10
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
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONM (4521) made its first flight on 26/11 as F-WWDI in full scheme & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANB (4524) made its first flight on 1/12 in full scheme as F-WWDK.
Air Berlin B737 D-ABLE (36873) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 30/11 & made its first flight on 2/12. A320 D-ABDF (2820) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Prague on 30/11 prior to delivery to Chengdu A/L on 19/12. Former Hamburg International A319 D-AHIN (3853) entered service on 3/12 in basic Hamburg scheme with Air Berlin titles.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6417 A319 (4522) to Capital A/L 30/11
B-6721 A320 (4514) to Shenzen A/L 2/12
B-6726 A320 (4505) to Capital A/L 2/12
CC-BAF A320 (4516) to LAN A/L 30/11
VT-IGX A320 (4518) to IndiGo 30/11
9V-TAS A320 (4493) to Tiger A/W 2/12
Air Dolomiti AT72 I-ADLN (557) was due to be ferried from Mönchengladbach to Verona all white on 3/12 prior to delivery to a Bangladeshi carrier.
Air Libya. See under Tailwind.
Air Southwest. See under Eastern A/W.
Alitalia A320 EI-EIC (4520) is due for delivery from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 4/12.
Yet more re-registrations have been:
I-BIMH A319 (2101) to EI-IMH 30/11
I-BIMJ A319 (1779) to EI-IMJ 29/11
I-BIML A319 (2127) to EI-IML 01/12
I-BIMO A319 (1770) to EI-IMO 26/11
These took the total number of Alitalia aircraft transferred to the Irish register since the beginning of November to 22.
Alitalia Express AT72 I-ATRO (423), which was ferried to Shannon on 20/11, was restored as EI-CLB on 29/11 for the Magellan Group & ferried all white from Shannon to Keflavik on 1/12.
American A/L A306 N7082A (643), now registered to WFBN, left Roswell, NM on 1/12 bound for freighter conversion at Dresden.
Aurela B752s LY-SKJ (30735) & LY-SKR (30233) were registered as M-ABDG & M-ABDF respectively on 25/11. Both remain parked at Lasham.
Blue1 has returned its last two MD90s to SAS, with OH-BLD (53544) ferrying from Helsinki to Stockholm/Arlanda on 28/11, followed by OH-BLE (53457) the following day. OH-BLU (53458) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 29/11 bound for Victorville, CA on delivery to Delta A/L.
Blue Air. The carrier's former B733 YR-BAA (27267), which was registered N267AN back on 30/9, was noted at Budapest on 1/12 in full WebJet scheme as PR-WJW awaiting delivery.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5550 B738 (39393) to Shanghai A/L 3/12
HP-1713CMP B738 (40890) to COPA 29/11
HP-1714CMP B738 (40891) to COPA 1/12
N862NN B738 (30905) to American A/L 30/11
N863NN B738 (30903) to American A/L 3/12
N952WN B737 (36667) to Southwest 30/11
Cathay Pacific A343 B-HXL (381) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Xiamen on 28/11 prior to return to service.
Central Charter A/L B733 OM-CCA (28333) was flown from Bratislava to Pristina on 27/11 on wet-lease to Illyrian A/W.
Condor is to order 30 A320/321s to replace its current A320/B757s.
Eastern A/W has completed the purchase of Air Southwest.
EasyJet A319 G-EZAH (2729) was reregistered HB-JZW on 2/12 for the Swiss subsidiary, who will also have two more A320s transferred to them in the spring.
Egypt Air B738 SU-GEA (40760) made its first flight on 29/11.
Emirates A388 A6-EDO (057) left Finkenwerder on 30/11 on delivery to Dubai.
EVA Air B773 B-16717 (32644) left Paine Field, WA on delivery to Taipei on 3/12 having been in storage awaiting seats.
Finnair. Further to last week, the scheme being worn by A343 OH-LQF (168) is not actually the new Finnair scheme, but a temporary one. The new scheme will be unveiled in the near future.
Flybe. See under Olympic Air.
Garuda A332 PK-GPL (1184) made its first flight on 26/11 in full scheme as F-WWKT.
Hamburg International. See under Air Berlin.
Hawaiian A/L has ordered a further six A332s taking its total order to sixteen aircraft, of which three have already been delivered.
Hebridean Air Services Islander G-HEBR (2132R) passed through Malta on 29/11 on delivery to Hawk Adventure Air in Pakistan.
Illyrian A/W. See under Central Charter A/L.
Iran Aseman A/L. See under Regional.
Jet2. According to the rumour mill, the two B752s being acquired for next summer are Thomson A/W examples G-BYAH (26966) & G-BYAI (26967). The latter is believed to be at Abu Dhabi at present.
KLM B734 PH-BDZ (25355) left Amsterdam as HS-DDP on 1/12 all white on delivery to Nok Air.
Livingston. See under Yemenia.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMG (069) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 26/11 as F-WWSO.
Lufttransport A/S D228 LN-LTS (8301 ex D-CNEW) was delivered from Oberpfaffenhofen to Tromso on 30/11
Midwest is to be the recipient of B738 EI-EOP (32841), which was ferried from Manchester to Shannon on 29/11.
A6-HHS E190BJ (19000296) for Falcon Aviation Services left Brazil on 29/11 on delivery to Bateen (Abu Dhabi).
D-ALHT A319CJ (4428) for a private customer was ferried from Finkenwerder to Hamburg on 1/12 for cabin configuration (date corrects last week's entry).
N22YH B735 (25218 ex OO-SYE, UR-GAI, N218CT, 4L-TGA) registered to Southern Aircraft Consultancy left Dinard on 26/11 bound for Fujairah.
OE-ICE A318CJ (4503) for Jet Alliance was ferried from Finkenwerder to Hamburg as F-WHUG for cabin configuration on 29/11.
VP-CVW A39CJ (4024) for IFC Metropol was ferried from storage at Lourdes to Zurich on 3/12 prior to cabin configuration.
Olympic Air. The next two DH8Ds being prepared by Flybe at Exeter, G-PTHG (4321) & G-PTHH (4327), were cancelled from the UK register on 1/12 & will shortly be delivered as SX-OBG & SX-OBH respectively.
Orenair. See under TUIfly.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHF (4496) was delivered from Toulouse to Doha on 29/11 (date corrects last week's entry). A321 A7-AID (4530) made its first flight on 30/11 in full scheme as D-AVZJ.
Regional. Further to last week, F100 F-GNLJ (11344), which was recently flown to Kansas City, MO for scrapping, will donate its fuselage to a cargo door programme for a possible freighter conversion. For more details, see http://phoenixaerosolutions.com/projects/ F-GPXM (11296) has become EP-ATC for Iran Aseman A/L & left Dinard on 28/11 on delivery to Tehran.
Romavia ceased operations in October & has retuned both B462s to the lessor. YR-BEA (E2227) was ferried from Bucharest/Otopeni to Bucharest/Baneasa on 25/11 for further storage, while YR-BEB (E2062) was restored to BAe Systems as G-CEVF on 23/11.
Ryanair. B738s EI-DAC/D/E, which were reported as withdrawn from service at Prestwick last month, are still operational. EI-DAV (33555) became VT-JLE & left Dublin on 1/12 on delivery to Jet A/W.
SAA A343 ZS-SXH (197) was delivered all white from Lourdes to Johannesburg on 29/11.
SAS. See under Blue1.
Saudi Arabian A320 HZ-AS22 (4484) was delivered from Toulouse to Jeddah on 29/11 (date corrects last week's entry). HZ-AS43 (4517) made its first flight on 26/11 as F-WWBO & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. B744 HZ-HM1 (28343 ex HZ-AIZ) of the VIP flight was ferried from Basel to Victorville, CA following VIP conversion on 29/11 for anti-missile installations.
Sun Way Il76 4L-GNI (43452546) crashed on 28/11 shortly after take-off from Karachi. Sadly all eight crew & eleven people on the ground perished.
Swiftair AT72 EC-KIZ (204) was ferried from Aswan to Madrid on 28/11 following lease to Deccan 360.
Swiss A321 HB-IOM (4534) made its first flight on 30/11 as D-AVZL.
Tailwind B734 TC-TLC (25112) was ferried from Antalya to Benghazi on 1/12 on wet-lease to Air Libya.
Thomas Cook has signed a MoU with Airbus for twelve A321s as it moves towards greater commonality for its narrowbody fleet. The order is expected to be signed next year with deliveries from 2014 & includes options to take further aircraft from 2015. B752 G-FCLF (28835) was registered C-GJZT for Jazz Air on 29/11 & left Manchester for Toronto on 30/11. The carrier is rumoured to be the future recipient of B752s N945BB (29945) & N946BB (29946), which have been test flying recently after months of languishing at Southend. Both last saw service with China Southern A/L
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZB (35131) left Luton on 2/12 for Toronto on winter lease to Sunwing A/L. Also see under Jet2.
THY A333s TC-JNJ (1170) & TC-JNK (1172) were delivered from Toulouse to Istanbul on 30/11.
Transavia B738 PH-HZJ (30389) left Amsterdam on 3/12 en route to Minneapolis/St Paul on winter lease to Sun Country.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFQ (27992) has become VQ-BFC at Shannon & is due to be ferried to Hanover on 5/12.
Wataniya A/W is to reduce its fleet of A320s from seven to four this month.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLD (35093) left Frankfurt on 30/11 en route to Toronto for winter lease to CanJet. D-AXLF (28218) was registered C-GDGY for winter lease to CanJet on 30/11 & left Dublin on 2/12 bound for Montreal.
Yemenia took delivery of former Livingston A332 7O-ADX (627 ex I-LIVL, EI-EOK) on 26/11 when it was flown from Abu Dhabi to Sana'a.