EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 11-12-10
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
ABX Air B762 N768AX (22786) arrived at Tel Aviv on 5/12 for freighter conversion.
Aerosvit. See under Royal Brunei.
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONM (4521) was ferried back to Toulouse from Finkenwerder on 8/12 as F-WWDI.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANB (4524) was ferried back from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWDK on 7/12. A6-ANC (4539) was noted at Toulouse in full scheme as F-WWIN on 5/12.
Air Baltic DH8D YL-BAY (4331) left Downsview on 8/12 on delivery to Vilnius.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFN (4510) was delivered from Toulouse to Berlin/Tegel on 9/12.
Airbridge Cargo. See under JAL.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6416 A319 (4529) to Capital A/L 9/12
B-6703 A320 (4396) to China Southern 1/12 (Chinese built)
B-6727 A320 (4513) to Capital A/L 10/12
9V-JSJ A320 (4515) to Jetstar Asia 9/12
Air Europa A332 EC-KOM (931) was ferried from Madrid to Oslo on 1/12 on winter lease to Novair. E195 EC-LIN (19000401) arrived at Palma on delivery on 10/12.
Air France B773 F-GZNH (35544) left Paine Field, WA on 8/12 on delivery to Paris/CDG
Air Libya. See under Tailwind A/L.
Airlinair AT42 F-GVZC (516 ex F-GPYG, SP-EDA, F-WNUA) was delivered all white from Montpellier to Paris/Orly on 6/12.
Air Vendee E145 F-GIJG (145362) was ferried from storage at Nantes to Montpellier on 10/12.
Alfa Air Services former CityJet B462 YR-ANJ (E2079 ex G-CNMF, G-MIMA) entered service on 10/12.
Alitalia A320 EI-EID (4523) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 8/12, followed by EI-EIC (4520) on 10/12.
Al Sayegh A/L. See under Qantas.
Asiana. See under JAL.
Astraeus has leased A320 G-STRP (1036) to easyJet as a standby aircraft.
Azerbaijan A/L. See under Belair.
Belair A320 HB-IOT (2991) is to become 4K-AZ80 for Azerbaijan A/L & was ferried from Dusseldorf to Paderborn on 4/12 prior to delivery in the spring.
Blue Air B738 YR-BIC (33019) has become VT-SGK for SpiceJet & left Shannon on delivery on 9/12.
Blue Line MD83 F-GMLX (49823) was ferried from Nimes to Shannon on 6/12 on return to the lessor. A313 F-HBOY (650) was ferried from storage at Frankfurt to Bordeaux on 10/12.
Blue1. See under Spanair.
BMI A321 G-MIDC (0835), now registered N835AG with ACG Acquisitions, was ferried all white from East Midland to Southend on 7/12.
Bulgarian Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDL (53229) has become EK82229 for Ararat International & was delivered from Sofia to Yerevan on 7/12.
Centrafrique Air Express. See under Qantas.
CityJet. See under Alfa Air Services.
CSA continues to shed B737s:
OK-CGH B735 (28469) to be delivered to Mauritania A/L on 23/12 as 5T-CLA
OK-CGJ B735 (28470) delivered to Mauritania A/L on 8/12 as 5T-CLB
OK-FGS B734 (28478) has become VQ-BIC for UT Air & was delivered from Prague to Khanty-Mansiysk on 7/12
Donbassaero. See under Windrose.
Eastern A/W JS41 G-MAJT (41040) was cancelled from the UK register on 9/12 & is for Sky Express of Greece.
EasyJet A321 G-TTIF (3106) has become 4R-MRC for Mihin Lanka & left Shannon on delivery on 10/12. Also see under Astraeus & Windrose.
Edelweiss A333 HB-JHQ (1193) was noted at Toulouse on 5/12 in full scheme as F-WWKQ.
Egypt Air B773 SU-GDO returned to Paine Field, WA on 5/12 as N5023Q following painting.
El Al. See under Eurocypria.
Ethiopian A/L B772 ET-ANO (40771) made its first flight on 6/12. DH8D ET-ANY (4334) left Downsview on delivery on 7/12.
Eurocypria. Latest news regarding this former carrier's B738s is as follows:
5B-DBR (30720) to ILFC as N364LF at Shannon 6/12
5B-DBU (32796) to ILFC as N641LF at Perpignan 7/12
5B-DBV (30654) to ILFC as N651LF at Perpignan 6/12
5B-DBX (33699) to ILFC as N371LF at Shannon 6/12
5B-DBZ (33030) parked at Larnaca & for El Al as 4X-EKT
Finnair MD11 OH-LGB (48450) has become N269WA with World A/W & entered service from Helsinki to Atlanta, GA via Bangor, ME & Volk Field, WI on 1/12.
Gulf Air A320 A9C-AJ (4502) was ferried from Chateauroux to Toulouse on 8/12 as F-WWIU after painting.
Hainan A/L A333 B-6520 (1168) left Toulouse on delivery on 6/12.
Israir A320 4X-ABH (0426) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Riga on 9/12 on delivery to SmartLynx.
JAL B744s finding new homes have been:
JA401J (33748) registered to AirCastle as N401AL 25/11 & ferried from Tokyo/Narita to Paya Lebar on 25/11 prior to lease to Asiana A/L
JA402J (33749) registered to AirCastle as N402AL 29/11 & ferried from Tokyo/Narita to Paya Lebar on 29/11 prior to lease to Airbridge cargo
JA8078 (24870) registered to AerSale as N248AS 30/11 & left Tokyo/Narita for Roswell, NM on 7/12
JA8079 (24885) registered to AerSale as N805AS 29/11 & left Tokyo/Narita for Roswell, NM on 3/12
JA8909 (26353) registered to Kalitta Air as N744CK 6/12 & delivered from Victorville, CA to Oscoda, MI on 8/12
B763 JA653J (40365) made its first flight on 3/12
Jazeera A320 9K-CAB (2584) has become 4R-ABK & left Kuwait City on 5/12 on delivery to Sri Lankan.
Kalitta Air. See under JAL.
Libyan A/L CRJ9 5A-LAM (15257) arrived at Tripoli on delivery on 8/12.
Livingston A321 EI-LVD (0792) was ferried from Malta to Istanbul on 6/12 on delivery to Onur Air.
LOT. See under TNT.
Lufthansa A306 D-AIAK (401) is now EP-MNG for Mahan air & was delivered from Kiev to Tehran on 3/12.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRC (E2251) was ferried from Basel to Kemble on 10/12 on return to the lessor.
Mahan Air. See under Lufthansa.
A7-MBK A320CJ (4170) for the Qatar Amiri Flight was delivered from Toulouse to Doha on 10/12 following VIP configuration.
EI-EOE B735 (24645) registered to Engaly Ltd & formerly with SAS as LN-BRM, was ferried back to Bournemouth on 10/12 after appearing at the MEBA show in Dubai.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYG (39165) had appeared on the flightline at Renton, WA by 8/12. LN-DYF (39004) left Boeing Field, WA on 9/12 on delivery to Oslo.
Novair. See under Air Europa.
Onur Air. See under Livingston.
Orenair. See under TUIfly
Qantas B743 VH-EBV (23224), which had become N175SG for Al Sayegh A/L, is now for Centrafrique Air Express & was noted untitled as XT-DMA at Ras Al Kaimah on 28/11.
Qatar A/W A321 A7-AID (4530) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Doha on 9/12.
Royal Brunei B763 V8-RBH was ferried from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Seri Begawan on 9/12 in full Aerosvit scheme & is due for delivery as UR-AAH in 1Q11.
Ryanair B738 EI-DAT (33554) was ferried from storage at Prestwick to Dublin on 2/12. B738 EI-DAW (33556) left Dublin 9/12 in full Jet A/W scheme on delivery to India where it is due to become VT-JLF.
SAS. See under Non-Airline.
Saudi Arabian A320 HZ-AS43 (4517) was ferried from Toulouse to Chateauroux on 8/12 as F-WWBO for painting.
Sky Europe E120 OM-SKY (120175), which had been in storage at Maastricht for a long time, has been painted there as D2-FET for AirJet.
Sky Express. See under Eastern A/W.
SmartLynx. See under Israir.
South East Air (formerly Daghestan A/L) T154M RA-85744 (927) was written off in an emergency landing at Moscow/Domodedovo following a triple engine failure on 4/12. There were two fatalities & 40 injured among the 155 on board.
Spanair B712 EC-KNE (55064) was noted at Manchester on 8/12 as OH-BLP for Blue1 & wearing Star Alliance scheme prior to delivery.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHJ (1188) made its first flight on 7/12 as F-WWYQ.
S7 A/L A312 VP-BTM (486) was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Keflavik on 9/12 possibly for en route to the USA for scrapping.
Tailwind A/L B734 TC-TLE (27628) was ferried from Antalya to Benghazi on 10/12 on wet-lease to Air Libya.
Thomas Cook A320 G-GTDL (0475) was to have been withdrawn from service back on 9/2, but was retained at Manchester as a standby aircraft for the summer. It is now reported that it will be finally withdrawn from service at Manchester on 28/12.
Thomson A/W. Cancellations on 9/12 for winter lease to Canada were B738 G-FDZR (35145) to C-FLZR for CanJet & B752 G-JMCD (30757) to C-GJZK for Jazz Air. The latter left Lasham on delivery on 9/12.
THY B773 TC-JJH (40792) left Paine Field, WA on 6/12 on delivery to Istanbul.
TNT received its first B734F, OO-TNN (27131 ex SP-LLA, EI-EMW), at Brussels on 9/12 when this former LOT machine arrived from Guangzhou following freighter conversion.
Transavia France B738 F-GZHB (34902) left Paris/Orly on 7/12 on delivery to CanJet for winter lease.
TUI A/L Belgium B738 OO-JAQ (35148) left Brussels on 9/12 for winter lease to CanJet.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUB (37247) made its first flight on 5/12 & D-ATUA (37245) left Boeing Field, WA on 9/12 on delivery to Hanover. D-AHFQ (27992) has become VQ-BJC for Orenair & was ferried from Shannon to Hanover on 7/12 after painting.
UT Air. See under CSA.
White A320 CS-TQO (0548) is to become PR-WTB for its lease to WhiteJets.
Windrose. Of the three former easyJet A321s destined for the carrier, G-TTIC (1869) is to be painted in Donbassaero scheme.
World A/W. See under Finnair.