EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 19-03-11
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
Aegean A/L B462 SX-DVC (E3358) was ferried back to Athens from Manchester on 15/3 after painting all white & is for Skywings A/L as SX-DMC.
Aer Lingus A333 EI-ORD (59) was ferried to Bordeaux on 14/2. It went there for a D check, but it now transpires that it may have major maintenance issues & will be scrapped. A321 EI-CPD (0841) was ferried back to Shannon from Bordeaux on 18/3 following cabin refitting prior to delivery to Ural A/L.
Aeroflot A320 VQ-BIR (4625) made its first flight on 15/3 as F-WWBZ & VQ-BIV (4649) followed as F-WWDP on 18/3.
Aerosvit B763 UR-AAH (25534 ex V8-RBH) left Brunei on 12/3 on delivery to Kiev. It is the first aircraft to sport the carrier's new scheme.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKG (40861) made its first flight on 15/3.
Air Baltic. Having been in store since 29/12/10, B735 YL-BBF (24878) was ferried all white from Riga to Istanbul on 9/3.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6771 A320 (4619) to Sichuan A/L on 15/3
N209FR A320 (4641) to Frontier 18/3
N840VA A320 (4616) to Virgin America 18/3
Air Finland has leased a B752 from Allegiant Air & it was delivered to Helsinki on 15/3 in Allegiant Air scheme, OH-AFL (26963 ex G-BYAD, N901NV).
Air France B773 F-GZNI (39973) made its first flight on 15/3.
Air Italy B734 D-AGMR (27007 ex D-ABKL, TC-SUS) was reregistered I-AIMR on 17/3.
Air New Zealand B773 ZK-OKO (38407) made its first flight on 14/3.
Air One B734 EI-DOV (27632), now registered to ILFC, was ferried from storage at Naples to Shannon on 18/3.
All Nippon B763 JA623A (40894) made its first flight on 13/3.
Belair A320 HB-JOZ (4631) arrived at Zurich on delivery on 16/3 & is in Air Berlin scheme.
Belle Air A319 F-ORAF (2335) has become EI-LIR for Belle Air Europe & was ferried from Zagreb to Tirana on 11/3.
BMI. See under Onur Air.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5553 B738 (40026) to Air China 16/3
C-FCNW B738 (39092) to WestJet 15/3
N555LV B737 (36726) to Southwest 17/3
N77530 B738 (39998) to Continental A/L 16/3
9M-MXD B738 (40131) to MAS 15/3
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
N524EA CRJ7 (10321) to American Eagle 16/3
N872DC CRJ7 (10322) to Dow Chemical Corp 16/3
Brit Air CRJX F-HMLG (19012) arrived at Morlaix in Air France scheme on 18/3 on delivery.
Brussels A/L B733 OO-LTM (25070) was ferried from Norwich to Brussels on 15/3 after painting into Korongo scheme.
Bulgarian Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDE (53221) has become EK-82221 for Ararat International Airlines & left Sofia on 12/3 on delivery to Kish Island.
Cargo Aircraft Management B763 N316CM (24146 ex VH-OGA) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Wilmington, OH on 17/3 following freighter conversion.
China A/L A333 B-18391 (1206) was delivered from Toulouse to Taipei on 16/3 on lease from Virgin Atlantic.
CityJet. Old news but worth mentioning. B462 EI-RJK (E2348) flew its last revenue service on 01/10/10 & was ferried from Paris/CDG to Norwich the following day for storage. EI-RJV (E2370) flew its last revenue service on 18/12/10 & was ferried from Dublin to Norwich for storage later that day.
Cyprus A/W A320 M-ABDB (2334) has now become 5B-DCL & entered service on 12/3. The next aircraft will be M-ABDC (2343 ex B-2405) & this will become 5B-DCM & is to be painted in 1980s retro scheme.
EasyJet A320 G-EZTS (3196) was reregistered HB-JZY for the Swiss subsidiary on 11/3. A319 G-EZGG (4640) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 15/3 & G-EZGF (4635) from Finkenwerder to Madrid on 16/3. G-EZGH (4667) made its first flight on 18/3 (test reg not known at present).
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3177 E190 (19000417) to Tianjin A/L 17/3
PR-AYS E195 (19000419) to Azul Linhas Aereas 17/3
Enter Air. See under Viking A/L.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRI (7862) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Weeze on 15/3 for storage prior to return to the lessor.
Finnair E190 OH-LKP (19000416) arrived at Helsinki on delivery on 18/3.
Flybe seems to have retired DH8Ds G-ECOV (4033) & G-ECOZ (4034). The former last flew a service on 14/2 & the latter on 8/2 & both are stored at Exeter.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDP (40243) left Boeing Field on delivery on 17/3.
Germania B733 D-AGEJ (24221) was ferried from Dusseldorf to East Midlands on 13/3 for painting (for a new operator?).
Hello MD90 HB-JIE (53461) was ferried from Zurich to Stockholm/Arlanda on 14/3 prior to going to the USA for Delta, with whom it will become N936DN. HB-JID (53460) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 15/3 bound for Marana, AZ for Delta & will become N935DN.
JAL B744 JA8087 (26346) was registered to AerSale as N346AS on 16/3 & left Tokyo/Narita on 18/3 on delivery to Marana, AZ.
Jet Time B737 OY-JTZ (29083) was ferried from East Midlands to Copenhagen on 11/3 after painting.
Jet2 B752 G-LSAL (26967) was ferried from Lasham to Leeds-Bradford on 14/3 in Allegiant Air scheme with Jet2holidays titles (see Skyliner for photo).
Koral Blue halted operations last month & A319 SU-KBB (3171) was noted all white at Shannon on 14/3.
Korean Air has changed its order for 10 B788s to B789s & is to convert options on two B748Fs to firm orders. A388 HL7614 (068) made its first flight on 15/3 as F-WWSJ & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIME (061) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 16/3. The airline's board has approved the purchase of 25 A320neo, 5 A321neo & 5 B77Fs. It is unclear whether the B77Fs will be operated by Aerologic, or whether they will replace some of Lufthansa Cargo's MD11Fs.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACJC (7130) left Cologne for Canada on 17/3 & preparation for UT Air.
MEA A320 OD-MRM (4632) made its first flight on 14/3 as D-AXAY.
Niki E190 OE-IHF (19000420) arrived at Vienna on delivery on 16/3.
D-AANN CRJ2 (8073) was registered OY-NNA for ExecuJet Europe on 10/3.
G-TYPH B462 (E2200) of BAe Systems was ferried from Norwich to Exeter on 15/3 after painting.
HZ-TAA BBJ (29188) has become VQ-BTA for JBJA & positioned from Basel to Paris/Le Bourget on 10/3 before operating a service to Munich the same day.
9H-AVK A319CJ (4622) for Comlux Malta was delivered from Finkenwerder to Malta via Zurich on 14/3 prior to cabin outfitting. It then left Malta for Tulsa, OK on 16/3 for cabin outfitting.
Nordstar is now known to be the previously unidentified customer to have placed an order last year for four ATR 42-500s plus three options.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYN (39006) arrived at Stavanger on delivery on 18/3.
Olympic Air A320 SX-OAP (4065) was ferried from Athens to Norwich on 17/3 for painting into Aegean scheme. SX-OAS (4094) went in the opposite direction on the same day after painting & has now been registered SX-DGC with Aegean A/L.
Onur Air. Former BMI A321 TC-OBJ (0835 ex G-MIDC, N835AG) will be delivered from Southend to Istanbul next week.
Qatar A/W B773 A7-BAN (38246) made its first flight on 14/3 & A7-BAM (38245) was delivered to Doha on 17/3..
Pegasus B738 TC-AGP (40728) made its first flight on 14/3 & TC-AIP (40877) was noted on the Renton flightline on 16/3.
Ryanair B738 EI-EPE (34984) made its first flight on 12/3. EI-EPF (40309) was on the Renton flightline on 11/3 & made its first flight on 16/3. EI-EPG (34985) was rolled out on 11/3 & made its first flight on 17/3. EI-EPH (40311) was noted on the Renton flightline on 15/3. EI-DCC (33561) was registered to WFBN as N591MS on 11/3 & noted at Dublin as such on 13/3 prior to preparation for Sun Express Deutschland.
Skywings A/L. See under Aegean A/L.
SmartLynx A320 YL-BCB (0384) was ferried all white from Tallinn to Prague on 12/3 on lease to Travel Service.
Sun-Air D328JET OY-NCR (3162) left Bournemouth on 15/3 on delivery to Johannesburg for Anglo American Corp, with whom it will become ZS-AAK.
Swiss International A320 HB-JLP (4618) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 18/3.
Tassili A/L B738 7T-VCB (40885) was rolled out at Renton on 17/3.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZA (35134) was ferried back from Toronto to Luton on 14/3 following winter lease to Sunwing A/L, with G-FDZF (35138) following on 16/3.
THY A320 N569MS (3259 ex VT-INM, TC-TCC) was ferried from Zurich to Istanbul on delivery on 12/3. A321 TC-JRM (4643) made its first flight on 16/3 as D-AZAU.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVP (32907) was wearing additional Tabarak Aviation titles on 16/3. Also see under SmartLynx.
Ural A/L. See under Aer Lingus.
UT Air. See under Lufthansa Cityline.
Viking A/L B738 SE-RHX (28592) was delivered from Shannon to Warsaw on 14/3 as SP-ENY for Enter Air. B733 SE-RHT (24962) left Shannon as EI-EOZ on 17/3 on delivery to VivaAerobus.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VSXY (1195) was delivered from Zurich to Gatwick on 14/3. Also see under China A/L.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWH (4621) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 16/3, with HA-LWI (4628) following on 17/3.