EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 15-01-11
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 Lingus A320 EI-DVK (4572) made its first flight on 10/1 as D-AUBY.
Aeroflot Superjet 100 RA-89001 (95008) was rolled out this week in full Aeroflot scheme.
Air Arabia A320 possibly to be A6-AND? (4568) made its first flight on 14/1 as F-WWBH.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFO (4565) made its first flight on 5/1 as D-AVVA. B738 D-ABBL (28821) was registered to Calima Aviacion on 14/1 as EC-LKO. It is currently at Munich all white & minus titles. D-ABKG (37746) was ferried from Cologne to Berlin/Schonefeld on 11/1 prior to painting at Hamburg for Pegasus A/L.
Airlinair AT72 F-GVZF (461) has become EC-LKK & left Woensdrecht on 10/1 on delivery to Las Palmas for Islas A/W.
Air Nostrum DH8C EC-LFF (590) left Valencia on 5/1 heading to Toronto for cabin configuration prior to delivery to Indonesia for Travira Air. CRJX EC-LJT (19005) is due to arrive at Valencia on delivery on 15/1.
Alba Star. See under Saicus Air.
All Nippon A/W B763 JA621A (33012) made its first flight on 10/1.
Asky A/L B737 ET-AOK (33012) left Southend on 9/1 on delivery to Addis Ababa (see Skyliner for photo).
Astraeus B733 G-STRJ (25119) was ferried from Gatwick to Southend on 9/1 prior to lease to TonleSap A/L as XU-TSA. B752 G-OJIB (24292) arrived back at Gatwick from Medina on 13/1 following lease to Saudi Arabian. Current fleet disposition is as follows:
G-OJIB B752 (24292) positioned to Copenhagen on 14/1 to operate a programme to Phuket & Goa until the end of March
G-PJPJ B735 (27355) parked at Bournemouth
G-STRF B737 (29885) based at Keflavik with Iceland Express
G-STRI B733 (25011) based at Bergamo with TrawelFly
G-STRJ B733 (25119) at Southend being painted for lease to Tonle Sap A/L. Due for delivery via Gatwick on 15/1 (eta 09.25, etd 11.00), though will probably remain UK registered until it arrives in Cambodia.
G-STRN B737 (28007) based at Keflavik with Iceland Express
G-STRP A320 (0136) standby aircraft for BA at Gatwick until end March
G-STRW B752 (24543) based at Keflavik with Iceland Express
G-STRX B752 (25621) at Southend for repaint/maintenance prior to Iron Maiden tour commencing on 9/2
G-STRY B752 (28161) based at LHR with BMI
G-STRZ B752 (27622) based at RAF Brize Norton for MoD operations
Baboo. The carrier's three E190s, currently at Lille, are due to go to Trip Linhas Aereas as follows:
HB-JQE (19000163) to PP-PJJ
HB-JQF (19000178) to PP-PJK
HB-JQG (19000189) to PP-PJL
BA Cityflyer. See under Titan A/W.
Blue Wings A321 D-ANJA (4044) left storage at Dusseldorf on 10/1, routing to Sofia via Budapest, presumably prior to delivery to a new operator.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
PK-GFM B738 (39920) to Garuda 14/1
Brit Air CRJX F-HMLD (19007) arrived at Morlaix on delivery on 13/1.
British A/W B752 G-BPEI (25806) had the registration N950FD applied in hangar 6 at Gatwick on 8/1 & was cancelled from the UK register on 12/1, joining the US register the same day. It left Gatwick on 14/1 heading for Victorville, CA via Bangor, ME. A320 G-EUYK (4551) was due to be delivered from Toulouse to LHR on 14/1.
Brussels A/L. The first of the four additional A319s being taken on by the airline will be former Mexicana example N275MX (4275). The US registration was cancelled on 13/1 & it is currently at Miami, FL in full scheme awaiting delivery.
Buraq Air Transport. Former RAM B734 5A-MAC (26531 ex CN-RNA, N563MS) was noted carrying its Libyan registration at Southend on 13/1, still wearing a basic Pamir scheme & no titles & was delivered to Tripoli on 14/1.
Calima Aviacion. See under Air Berlin.
Cargo B A/L B742F OO-CBA (24158), which was damaged beyond repair at Brussels on 27/10/08, was eventually broken up there between 9/1 & 13/1.
Cargolux B744F LX-GCV (25867) was registered to UPS as N583UP on 5/1 & is due to be delivered from Luxembourg shortly. Former Korean Air Cargo B744F N794BA (24200 ex HL7412) was ferried from Marana, AZ to Boeing Field, WA prior to lease to Cargolux as LX-ACV.
EasyJet A320 G-EZTZ (4556) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 12/1. G-TTOJ (2157) has gained a short reprieve & is now expected to leave service on 30/1 rather than 23/1.
FedEx. See under Transmile Air Services.
Finnair Cargo MD-11 OH-LGD (48513) was registered N513AY on 20/9 for ferrying to Paya Lebar for freighter conversion. The US registration was cancelled on 4/1, so OH-LGD should be redelivered in the near future.
Hamburg International A319 D-AHIL (3589) was ferried from Paderborn to Prague on 13/1 prior to delivery to a new operator.
Hello MD90 HB-JID (53460) was ferried from Zurich to Stockholm/Arlanda on 9/1 prior to delivery to Delta A/L.
Iberia A320 EC-HDP (1101) was reregistered EC-LKH at Madrid on 13/1 & is in OneWorld scheme.
Iran Air B722 EP-IRP (20945) crashed during a go-around in poor weather at Uromiyeh on 9/1. Sadly, there were 78 fatalities among the 105 on board, with the other 27 all hospitalised.
Islas A/W. See under Airlinair.
JAL B744 JA8085 (25260) was registered to AerSale as N269AS on 7/1 & left Tokyo/Narita on 14/1 bound for Roswell, NM.
Jet2 B738 G-GDFC (28375) was delivered from Amsterdam to Leeds in Transavia scheme on 8/1 & ferried from there to Manchester on 13/1 for painting.
Kalitta Air B744F N744CK (26353) positioned from Oscoda, MI to New York/JFK on 13/1, immediately flying its first service from there to Leipzig. Note - this registration was previously used on B742F c/n 22065, now scrapped.
Karthago. See under Nouvelair.
Korean Air A388 HL7612 (039) made its first flight on 7/1 as F-WWAZ.
Korean Air Cargo. See under Cargolux.
Livingston A321 EI-LVB (1970) left Shannon on 7/1 as HL8213 on delivery to Air Busan.
Lotus Air A320 SU-LBJ (1054) was ferried all white from Amman to Shannon on 8/1 on return to the lessor.
Lufthansa A343 D-AIGR (274) has become 98+47 for the Luftwaffe. It will wear these temporary marks until March, when it will take up the permanent serial 16+01. A321 D-AIDC (4560) made its first flight on 5/1 as D-AZAB & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt 14/1.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACLW (7114) was ferried from Toulouse to Cologne on 12/1 after painting into UT Air scheme.
Next Jet. See under SATA.
9K-GBB A345 (1102) for the State of Kuwait left Toulouse as F-WJKI on 11/1 for VIP cabin fitting at San Antonio, TX.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYJ (39045) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 10/1 & made its first flight on 13/1.
Nouvelair has retired the penultimate former Karthago B733, TS-IEG, from its fleet. Two had left the Karthago fleet before the takeover by Nouvelair on 01/11/09 (TS-IEE/F). Details as follows:
TS-IEC (25010) parked at Dinard for VivaAeroBus as XA-VIL
TS-IED (25032) parked at Dinard for VivaAeroBus as XA-VIM
TS-IEE (24790) to N790AW, CP-2595, current with AeroSucre
TS-IEF (26309) to N309AN, PR-WJP, current with WebJet
TS-IEG (29116) ferried from Monastir to Perpignan 10/1 on return to the lessor
TS-IEJ (24655) current with Nouvelair, but due to leave the fleet next month
Olympic A/L. Further to last week, B734s N304AS (25430) & N362AS (25362) were ferried from Athens to Istanbul on 8/1 & not on 7/1. The other five have followed, with N353AS (25313) & N741AS (25417) on 9/1, N134AS (25314) & N761AS (25361) on 10/1 & finally N148AS (27149) on 11/1.
Pegasus A/L B738 TC-ADP (40720) made its first flight on 7/1. Also see under Air Berlin.
Privilege B752 EC-ISY (26241) was ferried from Frankfurt to Madrid on 10/1 following wet-lease to Safi A/W.
Qantas A388 VH-OQI (055) left Toulouse on 14/1 on delivery to Sydney.
RAM. See under Buraq Air Transport.
Ryanair B738 EI-ENI (40300) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 14/1.
An update on the B738s at Renton, WA is as follows:
EI-ENJ (40301) first flight 21/12
EI-ENK (40303) first flight 7/1
EI-ENL (35037) first flight 11/1
EI-ENM (35038) first flight 10/1
EI-ENN (35036) on flightline 11/1
EI-ENO (40302) on flightline 11/1
EI-ENP (40304) rolled out 11/1
Adding to last week, some further allocations for 2011 delivery are:
Saicus Air B734 EC-KKJ (24559) has become EC-LKB for Alba Star & made an acceptance flight from Palma on 13/1.
SATA ATP CS-TGL (2019) was registered to Next Jet as SE-MEE on 12/1.
Saudi Arabian A333 HZ-AQH (1189) left Toulouse on 12/1 on delivery to Jeddah. HZ-AQG (1192) made its first flight on 4/1 as F-WWKO. A320 HZ-AS44 (4564) made its first flight on 10/1 as F-WWBD. A321 HZ-ASI (4542) made its first flight on 14/1 as D-AVZR.
Singapore A/L. See under World A/W.
Solinair should soon take delivery B734 N728CF (24128 ex D-AHLO, SP-KEN, TC-MNI, EC-JSS). The US registration was cancelled on 6/1 & delivery will take place from Istanbul.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZT (37248) was noted on the Flightline at Renton, WA on 8/1 & is due for delivery on 31/1. B752 G-OOOZ (25593) is due to leave the UK for FedEx as N960FD on or around 16/1.
THY B773 TC-JJJ (40710) made its first flight on 12/1.
Titan A/W will take delivery of former BA Cityflyer B463 G-POWF (E3373 ex G-CFAA), which was reregistered to BAe Systems on 11/1, at Stansted on 27/1. After about a week there, it will be deployed to Bahrain to operate a military shuttle in the region. It is not expected to return to Europe during quieter periods.
Transavia B738 PH-HZX (28248) left Amsterdam on 11/1 heading for Calgary on winter-lease to EnerJet (see Skyliner for photo).
Transmile Air Services is to sell its four MD11Fs to FedEx. All have been stored at Subang for over a year.
UPS. See under Cargolux.
UT Air. See under Lufthansa Cityline.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VSXY (1195) made its first flight on 12/1 as F-WWKY.
World A/W took delivery of former Singapore A/L B744F N743WA (26562 ex 9V-SPG, N265MS) on 13/1 when it was delivered from Tel Aviv to Luxembourg following freighter conversion.
XL A/W France B738 F-HJUL (38819) was noted on the flightline at Renton, WA on 7/1.