EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 18-12-10
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
Aer Arann is to lease a sixth AT72 to Aer Lingus Regional from March 2011.
Aer Lingus A321 EI-CPC (0815) flew its last revenue service on 4/12 & entered the paint shop at Dublin on 16/12 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Aer Lingus Regional. See under Aer Arann.
Aeroflot A321 VQ-BHM (4500) made its first flight on 10/12 as D-AVZG in full scheme. The carrier is to take sixteen B777s between 2012 & 2017 due to delays in the delivery of its B787s.
Aerosvit took delivery of former Royal Brunei A/L B763 UR-VVV (25536 ex V8-RBK) at Kiev on 17/12.
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONM (4521) was delivered from Toulouse to Sirte on 16/12.
Air Algerie. See under Neos.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANB (4524) was delivered from Toulouse to Sharjah on 15/12. A6-ANC (4539) made its first flight on 15/12 as F-WWIN in full scheme & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Air Baltic DH8D YL-BAX (4324) arrived at Vilnius on delivery on 14/12.
Air Batumi B733 4L-BTM (23628) was back in service by 11/12 following lease to Ariana Afghan.
Air Berlin B737 D-ABLF (36874) made its first flight on 16/12. B738 D-ABBL (28821) was ferried from Munich to Eindhoven on 17/10 for painting all white, presumably for a new operator.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
AP-EDA A320 (3974) to Air Blue 16/12
PR-MYK A320 (4544) to TAM 16/12
RP-C3261 A320 (4508) to Cebu Pacific Air 15/12
RP-C8991 A320 (4533) to Zest A/W 16/12
Air Dolomiti AT72 I-ADLN (557) left Verona on 17/12 routing to Larnaca & Muscat on delivery to a Bangladeshi carrier.
Air Europa E195 EC-LIN (19000401) arrived at Palma on delivery on 10/12. Also see under Orbest.
Air France. See under Finnair.
Air Libya. See under Tailwind A/L.
Airlinair AT72 F-GVZF (461) was ferried from Mönchengladbach to Woensdrecht on 16/12 for painting for Islas A/W.
Air One B734s EI-COI (27002) was ferried from Pescara to LHR on 12/12 on return to the lessor, with EI-COJ (27005) following the next day. They were registered as YR-BAJ & YR-BAK respectively for Blue Air on 16/12.
Alitalia MD82 I-DACU (53055) was noted at Naples on 13/12 fully painted for Servisair of Angola. The carrier is to order a mix of twenty E170s & E190s in preference to the Sukhoi Superjet.
Athens A/W E145 SX-CMB (145167) left Exeter for Dnepropetrovsk on 10/12 for Semeyavia of Kazakhstan.
Augsburg A/W E190 D-AEMG (19000404) arrived at Munich on 15/12, all white with titles.
Austrian Arrows DH8C OE-LTL (485) has become C-FIAI & left Innsbruck on 15/12 on return to Bombardier.
Blue Air B734 YR-BAD (25429) has become SE-RID for Volito Aviation & was ferried from Stockholm/Arlanda to Norwich on 12/12 still in Blue Air scheme. The carrier is also taking former Brussels A/L example YR-BAI (24314 ex HL7256, F-GMBR, OO-VBR, EI-ELU), which was noted at Bournemouth on 16/12 awaiting delivery. Also see under Air One & Midwest A/L.
Blue Line A313 F-HBOY (650) was ferried from storage at Frankfurt to Bordeaux on 13/12 (date corrects last week).
Blue1 B712 OH-BLP (55064) was delivered from Manchester to Stockholm/Arlanda on 15/12 in Star Alliance scheme.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5562 B738 (37934) to OK Air 14/12
B-5573 B738 (30645) to OK Air 17/12
JA334J B738 (40349) to JAL Express 13/12
N864NN B738 (31111) to American A/L 10/12
N865NN B738 (29554) to American A/L 16/12
VH-VUY B738 (39450) to Virgin Blue 16/12
9M-MXC B738 (40130) to MAS 16/10
Brit Air was the recipient of the first CRJ-1000 to be delivered to a customer when F-HMLA (190004) arrived at Morlaix on 15/12.
Brussels A/L. See under Blue Air.
Bulgaria Air B733 LZ-HVB (24834) was registered to Aurora Leasing as N919GF on 3/12 & left Sofia on 17/12 bound for Miami, FL, where it will undergo freighter conversion for Airwork NZ.
CSA B735 OK-CGH (28469) was ferried from Prague to Manchester on 14/12 for painting prior to becoming 5T-CLA for Mauritania A/L.
Cyprus Turkish A/L B738 TC-MAO (28645), which became N548MS with WFBN, is due to go to Buraq Air Transport.
EasyJet A321 G-TTIF (3106) was cancelled from the UK register on 13/12 & left Shannon on 14/12 as 4R-MRC on delivery to Mihin Lanka (date corrects last week's blog). G-TTIE (2682) has been painted at Shannon in Windrose Air scheme & is to be UR-WRI.
Egyptair B773 SU-GDO (38289) left Paine Field, WA on 16/12 on delivery to Cairo & B738 SU-GEA (40760) left Boeing Field, WA the same day also on delivery.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
LV-CHO E190 (19000395) to Austral 11/12
LV-CHQ E190 (19000397) to Austral 14/12
PR-AYP E195 (19000396) for Azul Linhas Aereas
Ethiopian A/L B772LR ET-ANO (40771) left Paine Field, WA on 17/12 on delivery to Addis Ababa. The carrier is also negotiating with Boeing for four B777Fs.
Euro Atlantic A/W B763 CS-TFS (35411) was ferried from Lagos to Lisbon on 14/12 following Hajj lease to Med-View A/L.
Eurowings B463 D-AEWQ (E3203) was restored to the UK register on 15/12 as G-BTTP. The aircraft is currently stored at Bucharest.
Finnair took delivery of former Air France A343 OH-LQF (168 ex F-GNIF) on 17/12 when it was delivered from Paris/Orly to Helsinki.
Flybe. The last of the carrier's old CRJ2s to return home saw VT-SAU (7469 ex G-JECD) arrive at Exeter on 14/12 on return to the lessor.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDM (40240) left Paine Field, WA on 16/12 on delivery to Dubai. A6-FDN (40241) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 16/12.
Garuda A332 PK-GPL (1184) left Toulouse on 16/12 on delivery to Jakarta.
Georgian A/W B737 4L-TGM had the registration M-ABDH applied at Southend on 16/12.
Gestair Cargo is due to add two B763Fs to its fleet in the near future. The aircraft are currently registered N767FF (26544 ex SE-DOC, LN-RCM, CC-CGN) & N767NF (24729 ex SE-DKU, LN-RCK, N102AB, UR-VVG). The former was ferried from Tel Aviv to Maastricht on 17/12 following freighter conversion & is to be painted into TNT scheme, while the latter is currently under conversion at Tel Aviv. Also see under Saicus Air.
Hamburg International may yet arise like a phoenix from the ashes according to this report from FlightGlobal. "Insolvent German charter airline Hamburg International is to resume operations with a new name thanks to investors who've bought some assets and are hanging on to some central staff, customer contracts and slots. Some operations could resume as early as January. A spokesman for the buyer consortium calls Hamburg Airways a "financially powerful" company that will continue the former co-operation with tour operators."
Hellenic Imperial B742 SX-TID (23502) was ferried from Jeddah to Athens on 13/12 following Hajj lease to Alwafeer Air, with SX-TIB (23622) following on 14/12.
Hi-Fly A313 CS-TEX (565) was ferried from Lisbon to Paris/CDG on lease to Gabon A/L on 12/12 & CS-TEI (495) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Lisbon on 15/12 on return from lease to Air Gabon.
Hong Kong A/L A332 B-LNF (1059) left Toulouse on 16/12 on delivery.
Islas A/W. See under Airlinair.
JAL B744 JA8082 (25212) was registered to AerSale as N151AS on 9/12 & left Tokyo/Narita on 14/12 bound for Roswell, NM. JA8910 (26355) was registered N356AS also to AerSale on 13/12 & left Tokyo/Narita on 16/12 for Roswell, NM. B763F JA631J (35816) was registered N524LA on 10/11 & left Taipei on delivery to Miami, FL for LAN Cargo on 11/12. B763 JA653J (40365) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Tokyo/Narita on 15/12.
Jet2. See under Thomson A/W.
Libyan A/L CRJ9 5A-LAN (15258) arrived at Tripoli on delivery on 15/12. A320 5A-LAK (4526) was ferried back to Toulouse from Finkenwerder as F-WWDO on 14/12.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDB (4545) made its first flight as D-AVZZ on 14/12. A388 D-AIMH (070) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder as F-WWSG on 15/12.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACJE (7165) left Cologne on 15/12 in full UT Air scheme for refurbishment prior to delivery. B462 D-AVRC (E2251), currently parked at Kemble, was registered G-CGSM on 15/12. Also see under UT Air.
Malev F70 HA-LME (11575) was ferried from Budapest to Bratislava all white on 10/12.
Midwest A/L is due to take delivery of former Blue Air B738 SU-MWF (32841 ex G-SAAW, YR-BIF, EI-EOP) in the near future.
Mint A/W B752 EC-LBC (26276) was ferried from Ras Al Kaimah to Madrid on 15/12 following Hajj lease to NAS Air.
Neos B763 EI-DOF (27610) was ferried from Algiers to Milan/Malpensa on 10/12 following lease to Air Algerie.
D-ACBN A319CJ (3243) of DC Aviation was ferried from Chateauroux to Toulouse on 15/12 following painting
EC-336 A332 (1183) was ferried from Toulouse to Madrid in primer on 15/12 for MRTT conversion
G-BTZN B463 (E3149) of Aviation Capital Solutions was due to be ferried from Manston to Kiev on 17/12.
G-CFZM B462 (E2299) of BAe Systems is due to be ferried from Bournemouth to Kemble in the near future in Jagson A/L of India scheme.
G-CGST B733 (23625 ex N164AW, ZS-SMH) was registered to Aergo Leasing Ltd of Dublin on 16/12.
9Q-CDC B722 (18934) of the Republique Democratique du Congo was ferried from Tamanrasset to Southend on 15/12.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYG (39165) made its first flight on 11/12. ATDB reports that B733 LN-KKP (25040), which has been at Lasham since 13/8, is due for TAG Aviation UK (anyone know more, please?).
Olympic Air DH8Ds SX-OBG (4321) & SX-OBH (4327) left Exeter on delivery to Athens on 11/12 following preparation by Flybe.
Orbest A332 CS-TRA (461) was ferried from Madrid to Chateauroux on 15/12 for painting prior to wet-lease to Air Europa from 23/12.
Qantas A332 VH-EBP (1174) left Toulouse on 14/12 on delivery to Sydney. A388 VH-OQI (055) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWAP on 14/12 in full scheme. VH-OQG (047) left Toulouse on 16/12 on delivery to Sydney. The carrier intends to wet-lease a B763F from February.
Qatar A/W B773 A7-BAQ (38247) made its first flight on 13/12.
Rheinland Air Service AT42 D-BZZS (291) was ferried from storage at Mönchengladbach to Billund all white on 11/12.
Royal Brunei A/L. See under Aerosvit.
Ryanair B738 EI-DAT (33554) was registered N598MS for GECAS at Dublin on 10/12. EI-ENI (40300) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 13/12 & EI-ENJ (40301) on 15/12.
Saicus Air has ceased operations. B733F EC-KDJ (23743) & MD87 EC-KRV (49843) have been parked at Madrid since 6/12. Since then, the B733F has restarted operations using Gestair Cargo's AOC.
Saudi Arabian A320 HZ-AS42 (4501) was delivered from Toulouse to Jeddah on 13/12. HZ-AS23 (4519) was ferried back to Toulouse from Finkenwerder as F-WWDE on 13/12. A333 HZ-AQH (1189) made its first flight on 10/12 as F-WWKA in full scheme minus tail logo.
Swiftair MD83 EC-JUG (49847) was ferried from Madrid to Benghazi on 13/12 on wet-lease to Gryphon Air.
Swiss International A321 HB-IOM (4534) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Zurich on 14/12. A333 HB-JHI (1181) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 16/12.
Tailwind A/L B734 TC-TLC (25112) was ferried from Benghazi to Istanbul 0n 10/12 following wet-lease to Air Libya & its place was taken by TC-TLE (27628), which was ferried from Antalya to Benghazi the same day.
Thomas Cook B752 G-TCBA (28203) was registered C-GJZB on 13/12 & left Manchester on 14/12 for winter lease to Jazz Air. G-JMCG (26278) became C-GJZD on 15/12 & left Manchester on lease on 16/12.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAI (26967) was ferried back to Luton from Abu Dhabi on 11/12 prior to delivery to Allegiant Air as N904NV. G-BYAH (26966) was ferried from Manchester to Abu Dhabi on 12/12 & is also for Allegiant Air as N903NV. Further information suggests that Allegiant Air has postponed B752 operations until spring or autumn next year & that these two B752s may be leased to Jet2 with whom they would operate with their US registrations.
Further B738 heading to Canada for winter lease to Sunwing A/L have been:
G-FDZF (35138) delivered from Luton on 15/12
G-FDZG (35139) delivered from Luton on 10/12 as C-FRZG
G-FDZR (35145) delivered from Luton on 11/12 as C-FLZR
TNT. See under Gestair Cargo.
Transavia B738 PH-HZG (28379) left Amsterdam on 16/12 on winter lease to Sun Country.
Turkuaz A/L A321 TC-TCG (1905) was ferried from Jeddah to Istanbul on 15/12 after Hajj operations for Alwafeer Air.
UT Air. Former Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 VQ-BGT (7266 ex D-ACJH, C-GGDQ) left Bradley, CT on delivery on 16/12. Also see under Lufthansa Cityline.
Viking A/L B738 SE-RHX (28592) was ferried from Ostrava to Shannon on 15/12 for painting for a new operator.
Volito Aviation. See under Blue Air.
Wideroe DH8D LN-WDK (4337) left Canada on delivery on 16/12.
Windrose Air. See under easyJet.
XL A/W France B738 F-HJUL (38819) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 16/12.
Yemenia B738 7O-ADL (30645) has become 9Y-JMA for Caribbean A/L & left Istanbul on 17/12 on delivery to Piarco.