EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 12-03-11
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
Due to other commitments, next week's blog may be posted one day later than usual
Aegean A/L B463 SX-DVC (E3358) was ferried from Stansted to Manchester on 10/3 for painting prior to return to the lessor. Also see under Olympic Air.
Aer Lingus A320 EI-DVM (4634) was ferried back from Chateauroux to Finkenwerder on 9/3 still as F-WWDV after painting into retro scheme.
Aeroflot is revealed as the undisclosed customer on Boeing's books with an order for two B772ERs & six B773ERs.
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONO (4639) made its first flight on 8/3 in full scheme as F-WWBN & was promptly ferried to Finkenwerder.
Air Berlin A319 D-ABGC (2468) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Prague on 6/3 prior to painting & return to the lessor. B738 D-ABKE (37743) has become TC-IZB & left Berlin/Schonefeld for Istanbul on 5/3 on delivery to Izmir A/L, though in Pegasus A/L scheme.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6731 A320 (4473) to Air China 25/2 (Chinese built)
B-6741 A321 (4617) to Air China 9/3
B-6751 A320 (4499) to Spring A/L 2/3 (Chinese built)
B-6763 A320 (4482) to Hainan A/L group 2/3 (Chinese built)
N789JB A320 (4612) to JetBlue 8/3
N839VA A320 (4610) to Virgin America 9/3
Air China has ordered five passenger examples of the B748.
Air Europa B738 EC-HBM (28382) was ferried from Norwich to Budapest on 7/3 after painting all white but now wearing the tail markings & titles of Kulula, with whom it is to become ZS-ZWR (see Skyliner for photo).
Air Finland B752 OH-AFK (25622) was ferried from Keflavik to Abu Dhabi on 8/3 for freighter conversion at Paya Lebar for TNT.
Air France A320s F-HBNC (4601) & F-HBND (4604) were delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 9/3.
Air Iceland DH8A TF-JMB (337) was badly damaged when it veered off the runway at Nuuk in strong winds on 4/3.
Air Italy. See under easyJet.
Air One B734 EI-COH (27001) has become 9M-FZA for FireFly & left Naples on delivery on 8/3.
Air Transat A333 C-GTSO (132 ex B-HYD) left Hong Kong on 5/3 on delivery to Montreal.
Alitalia A332 EI-EJI (1218) was noted as F-WWYT in full scheme at Toulouse on 5/3.
Avanti Air AT42 D-BTTT (603) is due to go to Eurolot as SP-EDG in mid March & will be followed by D-BSSS (602) as SP-EDH in mid April.
Belair. A320 HB-IOU (3006) was ferried from Zurich to Budapest on 6/3 for painting prior to return to the lessor. Correcting last week's blog, HB-IOZ should read HB-JOZ.
Blue1 MD90 OH-BLE (53457) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 8/3 bound for Marana, AZ on delivery to Delta A/L with whom it is to become N932DN.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5565 B738 (38015) to Xiamen A/L 4/3
B-5566 B738 (37153) to Xiamen A/L 9/3
HP-1716CMP B738 (40666) to Copa 4/3
PK-LHP B739 (37279) to Lion Air 8/3
British A/W B744s G-BNLB (23909) & G-BNLC (23910) have been permanently withdrawn from use at Cardiff & will be scrapped. G-BNLU (25406) is to be ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Cardiff on 28/3 for a D check prior to return to service. Four other B744s remaining in storage at Victorville are G-BNLA (23908), G-BNLD (23911), G-BNLG (24049) & G-BNLH (24050). B752 G-CPEM (28665) was ferried from LHR to Gatwick on 9/3 for preparation for FedEx. It is understood that A320 G-BUSH (0042) will shortly join the US register.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPS (39232) made its first flight on 3/3. The carrier has ordered a further 15 A333s & 10 B773ERs from the manufacturers & will lease an extra pair of A359s from ILFC.
China Cargo A/L. See under Skylease Air Cargo.
Cyprus A/W A320 5B-DBC (0295) is now known to have been on delivery to Myanmar A/W when it flew from Larnaca to Muscat on 1/3. A replacement A320 arriving at Larnaca on delivery from Guangzhou on 9/3 was M-ABDB (2334 ex B-2407). Its new registration is not yet known.
Delta A/L B762 N121DE (23435) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Singapore on 4/3 prior to return to service.
Donbassaero. The next A320 for the carrier, UR-DAE (0235), was delivered all white from Toulouse to Istanbul on 7/3.
EasyJet B737 G-EZJZ (32421) flew its last revenue service on 26/2 & was ferried from Luton to Dublin the same day & G-EZKA (32422) flew its last revenue service on 4/3 & was ferried from Luton to Dublin on 10/3. Both are destined for Air Italy. G-EZKB (32423), which was registered N423AM on 25/2, left Dublin on 7/3 on delivery to AeroMexico. A319 G-EZGE (4624) & A320 G-EZUD (4636) were delivered from Finkenwerder to Luton on 9/3. A320 G-EZTS (4196) was reregistered HB-JZY for the Swiss subsidiary on 11/3.
Emirates A332 A6-EAB (365) has become VH-XFA & left Dubai on 4/3 on delivery to Virgin Blue.
Euro Atlantic B772 CS-TFM (28513 ex 9V-SRA) was noted all white at Singapore on 7/3 awaiting re-delivery.
Eurolot. See under Avanti Air.
Excellent Air D328 D-CPRP (3066) was registered to Skywork A/L as HB-AER on 9/3.
Garuda A332 PK-GPM (1214) was noted in full scheme as F-WWKH at Toulouse on 5/3.
Germania B733 D-AGEE (24238) was ferried from Woensdrecht to Dusseldorf on 11/3 & will be returned to the lessor in June.
Hello A320 HB-JIX (1210 ex N116US, RP-C3231) was registered on 8/3 & arrived at Zurich on 11/3 on delivery from Manila.
Hong Kong A/L. The carrier's parent company, the HNA Group, placed an order this week on behalf of the airline for 6 B777Fs, 30 B789s & 2 VIP configured B788s.
Iberia is to take delivery of eight A333s from spring 2014 under a MoU signed by IAG, which includes a further eight options. These will replace the carrier's A340s. Still registered OE-IAN, A343 EC-LKS (414) was ferried from Manchester to Madrid on 4/3 after painting.
Iberworld A333 EC-LEQ (1097) was ferried from Santiago to Madrid on 7/3 following lease to PAL A/L.
Izmir A/L. See under Air Berlin.
JAL B744 JA8921 (27645) was registered to WFBN as N921MM on 7/3 & left Tokyo/Narita the following day bound for Rome, NY. A306 JA8659 was registered to GA Telesis as N770E on 14/2 & left Tokyo/Haneda on 7/3 bound for storage at Lourdes. This takes the total number of former JAL A306s stored at Tarbes with GA Telesis to seven. With thanks to ATDB, these are:
EI-EOT (740 ex JA8574)
N770E (770 ex JA8659)
N1724 (724 ex JA8527)
N3740 (637 ex JA8558)
N4753 (753 ex JA8657)
N5641 (641 ex JA8559)
N7151 (711 ex JA8565)
In addition, JA8529 (729) has been registered to GA Telesis as N3729 & is currently stored at Tokyo/Haneda. Also see under Maximus Air Cargo.
KLM B737 PH-BGO (38126) was rolled out at Renton, WA on 5/3 & made its first flight on 8/3.
Korean Air A332 HL8228 (1203) left Toulouse on 7/3 on delivery to Seoul.
LOT believes that it will receive its first B787 in April next year, with the other four to follow by the end of 2012.
Lufthansa Cityline. Further to last week's blog, the correct c/n for E195 D-AEBF is 19000411. B462 D-AVRD (E2257) was registered to Trident Aviation Leasing on 8/3 as G-CGTP. It is currently parked at Kemble.
Maximus Air Cargo. Former JAL A306 A6-HAZ (837 ex JA015D) left Tokyo/Haneda on 6/3 en route to Dresden for freighter conversion.
G-BTZN B463 (E3149) was cancelled from the register on 8/3 as transferred to the Ukraine.
G-UKRC B463 (E3158) was cancelled from the register on 8/3 as transferred to the Ukraine.
(RA)61708 An-148 for the Myanmar A/F crashed near Voronezh on 4/3 on a pre-delivery test/training flight, sadly killing all 6 on board.
6V-ANE A319CJ (1556 ex F-RBFB) will shortly be delivered to the Government of Senegal (was previously with the French A/F).
Nordwind. See under Small Planet A/L.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYN (39006) made its first flight on 5/3. LN-DYO (40868) was noted on the Renton flightline on 5/3 & made its first flight on 10/3. B733 LN-KKH (24328) was ferried from Dublin to Lasham on 7/3 after painting all white & prior to return to the lessor.
Olympic Air A320 SX-OAS (4094) was ferried from Athens to Norwich on 10/3 for painting into Aegean A/L scheme. This is the first of three A320s being wet-leased by the carrier to Aegean A/L, with options on another three.
Pegasus A/L B738 TC-AEP (40724) arrived at Istanbul on delivery on 10/3. Also see under Air Berlin.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHG (4615) left Finkenwerder on 10/3 on delivery to Doha.
Ryanair B738 EI-EPC (40312) made its first flight on 7/3 & EI-EPD (40310) followed on 8/3. EI-DCC (33561) was ferried from short-term storage at Prestwick to Dublin on 8/3, with EI-DCD (33562) following on 9/3. Both are for preparation for Sun Express Deutschland. EI-DCE (33563) flew its last revenue service on 1/3 & is currently stored at Prestwick.
SAS B734 LN-BUF (25795) was ferried from Oslo to Shannon on 6/3 on return to the lessor. DH8D LN-RDI (4024) has become 5Y-VVZ for Blue Bird Aviation & left Maastricht on delivery on 8/3.
Skylease Air Cargo. Former China Cargo A/L MD11F N953AR (48520 ex B-2175) left Shanghai/Pudong on 1/3 on delivery to Miami, FL.
Skywork A/L. See under Excellent Air.
Small Planet A/L B752 LY-FLA (27203), originally intended for GMG A/L, was ferried from Istanbul to Brussels on 7/3 & may now be due to go to Nordwind.
Sun Express Deutschland. See under Ryanair.
Swiftair AT72 EC-JRP (446) left Toulouse on 7/3 for UN duties at Khartoum.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZW (37254) made its first flight on 6/3.
THY A333 TC-JNM (1212) made its first flight on 4/3 as F-WWYY. A319 TC-JLS (4629) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on 10/3. The carrier ordered a further 3 A332Fs this week & converted the options on 10 A321s to firm orders. Deliveries will commence in 2012.
TUIfly Nederland B738 PH-TFD (38014) made its first flight on 10/3.
UT Air CRJ2 VQ-BGH (7114 ex D-ACLW, C-GGDU) arrived at Khanty-Mansiysk on delivery on 9/3.
Virgin Atlantic. Originally intended for the carrier as G-VGEM (1215), this A333 was noted at Toulouse on 5/3 in full China A/L scheme as F-WWKK & will be delivered as B-18392.
Virgin Blue. See under Emirates.
Vladivostok Avia A320 VQ-BKL (1390 ex 6Y-JMG, EI-DKG, 6Y-JMG) was noted at Shannon in full scheme on 9/3 prior to delivery.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWH (4621) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 11/3.