EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 22-01-11
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 A321 EI-CPD (0841) was noted in full Ural A/L scheme at Shannon on 16/1 prior to delivery. EI-CPF (0991) flew its last revenue service on 11/1 & was ferried from Dublin to Shannon on 15/1 for painting into Ural A/L scheme. A320 EI-DVK (4572) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dublin on 21/1.
Air Atlanta now has former National Air Cargo B744F TF-ALF (25302 ex F-GISB, N919CA). The US registration was cancelled on 13/1.
Air Austral B773 F-OREU (37434) left Paine Field, WA on delivery on 21/1.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFO (4565) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 19/1. B738 D-ABBM (28823) has become SP-ENZ for Enter Air & was delivered from Munich to Warsaw on 17/1.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6735 A320 (4429) to Juneyao A/L 13/1 (Chinese built)
CC-BAI A320 (4543) to LAN A/L 15/1
HS-ABT A320 (4557) to Thai Air Asia 21/1
N208FR A320 (4562) to Frontier A/L 20/1
N605NK A320 (4548) to Spirit A/L 19/1
Air Go ATP SX-BPS (2005) was noted at Malta as LZ-BPS on 17/1.
Air Southwest. Following the takeover by Eastern A/W, three of the carrier's DH8Cs are being offered for sale or lease as follows:
G-WOWC (311) from March 2012
G-WOWD (286) from August 2011
G-WOWE (256) from May 2011
Air Transat. See under Thomas Cook.
All Nippon A/L B763 JA621A (40566) left Paine Field, WA on 18/1 on delivery to Haneda. B788 JA802A (34486), the first production aircraft for the launch carrier, made its first flight on 19/1 as N1006F. Delivery is not expected until 3Q11.
American A/L has converted an option for two B773ERs into a firm order, with delivery due in late 2012.
Astraeus B733 G-STRJ (25119) was ferried from Southend to Gatwick on 15/1 before departing to Phnom Penh the following day on lease to TonleSap A/L, with whom it will be XU-TSA.
BMI E145 G-RJXN has been registered to ECC Leasing as EI-EHW & was ferried from Alverca to Exeter on 16/1.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
C-FLWJ B737 (38096) to WestJet 20/1
Bremenfly B734 D-ABRF (26281) was ferried from storage at Perpignan to Paris/Le Bourget on 20/1 prior to delivery to a new customer.
Brit Air F100 F-GPXK (11329) has become EP-ATG for Iran Aseman A/L & was delivered from Dinard to Mehrabad on 18/1.
British A/W A320 G-BUSH (0042) was ferried from LHR to Gatwick on 16/1 for storage. G-EUYK (4551) was eventually delivered from Toulouse to LHR on 19/1.
Brussels A/L. The first of the "new" A319s will be OO-SSR (4275 ex N275MX). The US registration was cancelled on 13/1 & the aircraft is at Miami, FL awaiting delivery.
Eastern A/W. See under Air Southwest.
EasyJet A320 G-EZUA (4588) made its first flight on 18/1 as D-AVVE.
Edelweiss A333 HB-JHQ (1193) made its first flight on 18/1 as F-WWKQ (see Skyliner for photo).
Emirates A332 A6-EAB (365) has become VH-FXA for Virgin Blue & was noted at Dubai all white on 17/1 prior to delivery. A6-EAC (372) is parked at Dubai & is also for Virgin Blue.
Enter Air. See under Air Berlin.
Ethiopian A/L B772LR ET-ANP (40772) made its first flight on 17/1.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOW (4021), now owned by Aero Century, was ferried from Exeter to Maastricht on 14/1. The company does not have a new customer for it at present & it will probably be painted all white. G-ECOY (4022) will follow later this month or in early February.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDO (35040) was rolled out on 20/1.
Free A/W F50 SX-BRT (20230) was ferried from storage at Athens to Maastricht on 20/1.
Germania. See under Hamburg International.
Hamburg International. Two of this former carrier's A319s, D-AHIL (3589) & D-AHIM (3818), are destined for Germania. The former is currently at Prague for heavy maintenance, while the latter will be delivered in February.
Hello A320 HB-JIY (1171 ex RP-C3230) arrived at Zurich on 16/1 on delivery.
Iran Air. See under Brit Air.
KLM B773 PH-BVF (39972) made its first flight on 17/1.
Korean Air A388 HL7612 (039) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 17/1 as F-WWAZ.
Libyan A/L CRJ9 5A-LAL (15256) arrived at Tripoli on delivery on 17/1.
Livingston A332 EI-EOL (597) was ferried from Bordeaux to Chateauroux on 16/1 for painting for a new customer.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACLW (7114) left Cologne on 20/1 heading for Toronto prior to refurbishment for UT Air.
Moscow A/L ceased operations on 17/1 & its route network & fleet of six B738s is being taken over by UT Air. The B738s are thought to be at the following locations:
VP-BMI (29052) at Tel Aviv
VQ-BBR (32778) at Sofia
VQ-BBS (32779) at Sofia
VQ-BCH (32780) at Moscow/Vnukovo
VQ-BDU (29936) at Sofia
VQ-BDV (29937) at Sofia
The four aircraft at Sofia were ferried there from Vnukovo in Atlant-Soyuz scheme on 19/1.
National Air Cargo. See under Air Atalnta.
Niki A320 OE-LEG (4581) made its first flight on 19/1 as D-AXAP.
D-ADCQ E135 (14501134) of DC Aviation arrived at Stuttgart on delivery on 20/1.
G-CGSM B462 (E2251) of Trident Aviation Leasing left Kemble on 21/1 on delivery to South African Airlink.
N767DA B762 (23213 ex JA8232) for Dynamic Aviation Group was delivered from Victorville, CA to Dallas, TX on 18/1.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKU (27337) was ferried from Lasham to Dublin on 20/1 for painting all white on return to the lessor.
Olympic A/L B733 SX-BLD (25071), which was registered to ACG Acquisitions as N250AG back on 30/11, left Athens on 14/1 on a ferry flight to Jacksonville, FL.
Ryanair. Latest B738 news as follows:
EI-ENJ (40301) arrived at Dublin on delivery 20/1
EI-ENN (35036) first flight 15/1
EI-ENO (40302) first flight 17/1
EI-ENP (40304) first flight 17/1
EI-ENR (35041) on flightline by 18/1
EI-ENS (40307) possibly in paint shop 20/1
EI-ENT (35040) rolled out 20/1
EI-DAX (33557), which had been stored at Prestwick since last October, was ferried to Dublin on 19/1 for painting for OK A/W.
SAA A332 ZS-SXZ (1191) made its first flight on 17/1 as F-WWKL (see Skyliner for photo).
Saudi Arabian A321 HZ-ASJ (4577) made its first flight on 20/1 as D-AZAG.
SmartLynx A320 YL-BCB (0726) was ferried from storage at Riga to Shannon on 19/1.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHJ (1188) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 21/1.
Thomas Cook B752 G-TCBB (29945 ex N546NA, B-2860, N945BB) was registered at Southend on 17/1 & should be delivered next month. G-TCBC (29946 ex N547NA, B-2861, N946BB) is expected to follow in the next few days. The carrier is expected to dispose of A332s G-OJMB (427) & G-TCXA (795) to Air Transat in November.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZT (37248) made its first flight on 15/1.
Ural A/L. See under Aer Lingus.
UT Air. See under Lufthansa Cityline & Moscow A/L.
Viking A/L B733 SE-RHT (24962) was seen at Shannon on 17/1 registered as EI-EOZ for ILFC.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VKSS (1201) made its first flight on 20/1 as F-WWKU.
Virgin Blue. See under Emirates.
XL A/W France B738 F-HJUL (38819) made its first flight on 19/1.