EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 09-04-11
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
ABX Air B762 N788AX (23021) arrived at Tel Aviv on 4/4 for freighter conversion.
Aegean A/L B463 SX-DVD (E3362) was ferried all white from Stansted to Athens on 1/4 for Sky Wings. Also see under Olympic A/W.
Aer Lingus A321 EI-CPD (0841) has become VQ-BKH & left Shannon on 6/4 on delivery to Ural A/L at Ekaterinburg. A320 EI-DVL (4678) made its first flight on 7/4 as F-WWDR.
Aerosvit. See under Royal Brunei A/L.
Aigle Azur A320 F-HBAP (4675) made its first flight on 6/4 as F-WWDE.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFT (4674) made its first flight on 6/4 as D-AXAF.
More fleet disposal news:
D-ABAB B737 (30277) ferried from Hamburg to Budapest on 3/4 prior to return to the lessor
D-ABBH B738 (32919) ferried from Eindhoven to Prague on 4/4 after painting into Air Jamaica scheme & is to become 9Y-JME (leased from Caribbean A/L).
D-ABGC A319 (2468) ferried from Prague to Dublin on 2/4 for painting prior to return to the lessor
D-ABKF B738 (37745) to TC-IZC for Izmir A/L & delivered from Munich to Istanbul in Pegasus scheme on 2/4
D-ALTF A320 (1553) ferried from Stuttgart to Eindhoven on 4/4 for painting prior to return to the lessor
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6756 A320 (4659) to China Eastern 2/4
B-6772 A320 (4525) to Sichuan A/L 1/4 (Chinese built)
N793JB A320 (4647) to Jet Blue 8/4
N841VA A320 (4655) to Virgin America 8/4
9V-TAV A320 (4608) to Tiger A/W 8/4
Air China A333 B-6530 (1216) left Toulouse on 7/4 on delivery to Beijing.
Air Europa. Former Livingston A332 EI-EOL (597 ex I-LIVN) was ferried from Bordeaux to Chateauroux for painting into Air Europa scheme. It currently wears the colours of Jet A/W, but that deal was cancelled.
Air France B773 F-GZNI (29973) arrived at Paris/CDG on delivery on 2/4, while F-GZNJ (38706) made its first flight on 6/4.
Air Nostrum DH8C EC-IIA (587) left Valencia on 7/4 on return to Bombardier.
Air Zena CRJ1 4L-GAE (7070) crashed while landing in bad weather at Kinshasa/N'Djili on 4/4. The aircraft was operating on behalf of the UN &, sadly, all bar one of the 32 passengers & crew perished in the accident.
Alitalia A332 EI-EJI (1218) made its first flight on 29/3 as F-WWYT.
AnadoluJet. See under Turkuaz Air.
Austrian Arrows DH8Cs OE-LTG (438) & OE-LTN (531) were ferried from storage at Linz to Innsbruck on 6/4 & are due to go to Commutair.
Avanti Air. See under Helitrans.
Azerbaijan A/L B763 4K-BAKU-1 (40342) arrived at Baku on 8/4 following VIP fit at Kelly AFB, TX. Also see under Belair.
Baboo E190 HB-JGQ (19000189) left Lille on 7/4 heading for Brazil on delivery to Trip Linhas Aereas. It will become PP-PJL.
BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYO (19000430) is due to arrive at Exeter on 20/4 for preparation for service entry on 25/4.
Bahrain Air A320 A9C-BAO (4600) was delivered from Toulouse to Bahrain on 8/4.
Belair A320 HB-IOU (3006) was ferried from Shannon to Budapest on 4/4 after painting into Azerbaijan A/L scheme & will become 4K-AZ84.
Belle Air. See under Nouvelair.
Blu-Express B733 EI-EEW (23808) was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Lasham on 4/4 for storage.
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GKQA DH8D (4357) to Porter A/L 31/3
C-GKQB DH8D (4359) to Porter A/L 8/4
N445QX DH8D (4358) to Alaska Horizon 1/4
N544EA CRJ7 (10324) to American Eagle 1/4
Brit Air CRJ9 F-HDTA (15001) was registered to Bombardier Capital as N509DC on 4/4 & left Lille the following day heading for Keflavik.
British A/W B752 G-CPEM (28665) made an acceptance flight from/to Gatwick for FedEx on 6/4.
Cathay Pacific A343 B-HXN (126) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Xiamen on 1/4 (for a new customer?). B773 B-KPT (37896) made its first flight on 4/4.
Corendon Air B734 TC-TJD (25375) was noted at Istanbul on 3/4 in full Air Nigeria scheme & also wearing 5N-VNM.
Cyprus A/W A320 5B-DCM (2343) entered service on 3/4 though in standard scheme & not the expected retro colours.
Danu Oro Transportas AT42 LY-DAT (445) was ferried from Esbjerg to Paphos on 4/4 on lease to the Yemeni Liquefied Natural Gas Co & will operate between from Barfur airstrip in South Yemen to Djibouti.
Dragonair A333 B-HLC (99) was noted at Xiamen in full scheme on 4/4 prior to redelivery.
EasyJet B737 G-EZKG (32428) was flown from Luton to Kemble on 4/4 for scrapping, apparently due to a lack on demand for -700 series examples & the high value of spares. A319 G-EZEM (2230) was restored to the register on 6/4 following over six & a half years as HB-JZH. A319 G-EZGI (4693) made its first flight on 8/4 as D-AVYP & A320 G-EZUG (4680) made its first flight on 6/4 as D-AXAH.
El Al B763 4X-EAL (27477) arrived at Tel Aviv on delivery on 3/4.
Enter Air B734 SP-ENH (25795 ex LN-BUF) was delivered all white from Shannon to Warsaw on 1/4.
Ethiopian A/L B752 ET-ALY (28480), which was registered N592SH on 28/3, left Dubai on 3/4 en route to Victorville, CA.
Flybe DH8D G-FLBG (4350) arrived at Birmingham on delivery on 3/4. G-JECS (4142) & G-JECT (4144) have apparently not been withdrawn for service after all & re-entered service on 3/4 & 5/4 respectively. One theory is that these were the subjects of a sale that is now on hold. G-ECOY (4022) finally left Exeter on 8/4 on return to Bombardier. This aircraft was registered to Bombardier back on 14/10/10 & has been with Flybe at Exeter on a care & maintenance basis since then.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDQ (4044) was noted on the Renton flightline on 3/4 & made its first flight on 7/4.
Germania. See under Niki.
Greenlandair B752 OY-GRL (25620) was registered N701AX on 18/3 & left Copenhagen on 22/3 for freighter conversion at Cecil Field, FL & is due to go to CargoBiz as PP-BIZ.
Hamburg A/W A319 D-AHIK (3560) was reregistered D-AHHB on 3/4.
Helitrans AT42s LN-HTC (122) & LN-HTE (158) have reverted to their previous registrations of D-BCRO & D-BCRP & were ferried from storage at Siegerland to Mönchengladbach on 7/4 on return to Avanti Air.
Holidays Czech A/L. See under Thomson A/W.
Iberia. See under Vueling.
Jet A/W. See under Air Europa.
Jetairfly B738 OO-JAD (39093) arrived at Brussels on delivery on 7/4. OO-JAA (29660) arrived back at Brussels on 8/4 following winter lease to Sun Country.
KLM Cityhopper has converted an option for five E190s to firm orders. F50 PH-LXK (20271) left Maastricht on 8/4 on delivery to Sky Aviation of Indonesia.
Livingston. See under Air Europa.
LOT B763 SP-LPF (24876) was ferried from Warsaw to Miami, FL on 1/4 on return to the lessor.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMF (066) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 4/4. A321 D-AIDG (4672) made its first flight on 5/4 as D-AZAF.
MAS A333 9M-MTA (1209) left Toulouse on 4/4 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
MEA A320 OD-MRM (4632) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Beirut on 6/4.
Mexicana B762 XA-MXO (24734), currently registered N734AG, was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Wilmington, OH on 8/4 for a new operator.
Monarch is adding "Congratulations Wills and Kate" titles on the forward fuselage of much of its fleet.
Niki A319 OE-LEK (3019) has become D-ASTZ for Germania & was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to East Midlands on 4/4 for painting.
G-BSNR B463 (E3165) of Aviations Capital Solutions was ferried from Manston to Kemble on 4/4 on delivery to Palm Aviation.
VQ-BKK A319CJ (1485 ex French A/F F-RBFA) for Genting Singapore Aviation made an acceptance flight all white from Bordeaux on 6/4.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKY (29245) was noted at Dublin on 4/4 in full Transaero scheme & also carrying EI-ERP prior to delivery & positioned to Lasham on 6/4. During March, the carrier cancelled four of the B738s it has on order, but still has over 80 to come.
Nouvelair will no longer be taking A320 TS-INH (4623) & it will now be delivered to Belle Air.
Olympic A/W A320 SX-OAM (3990) was ferried from Bournemouth to Athens on 4/4 after painting into Aegean scheme. A319 SX-OAO (1880) flew in the opposite direction on 7/4, also for painting for Aegean A/L.
Onur Air MD88s TC-ONM (53546) & TC-ONN (53547) were ferried from Istanbul to Kiev on 6/4, presumably for a new operator, with TC-ONP (53549) following on 8/4. Also see under Wizz Air.
Pegasus B738 TC-API (32732) has become M-ABDO & was ferried from Lasham to Southend on 5/4 for painting from Midwest scheme to Comair colours. TC-AMP (40723) was rolled out at Renton on 5/4.
Privilege B752 EC-HDS (26252) left Cordoba on 5/4 en route to Madrid following winter lease to PAL.
Qatar A/W has ordered five more B777s, consisting of two B773s & three B77Fs.
Royal Brunei A/L B763 V8-RBG (25532) has become UR-AAG & left Brunei on 2/4 on delivery to Kiev.
Royal Jordanian A320 JY-AYQ (4670) made its first flight on 6/4 as F-WWBK.
Ryanair B738 EI-DCE (33563) was noted in full Sun Express Germany scheme at Dublin on 3/4 prior to delivery. During March, the carrier cancelled eight of the B738s it has on order, reducing its outstanding orders to 40 aircraft.
Saga A/L B734 TC-SGE (25775), which became N775SJ back on 29/09/10, is now VQ-BIK & was delivered from Istanbul to Tyumen/Roschino for Yamal on 5/4.
Sky Wings. See under Aegean A/L.
Solinair has leased B734F S5-ABV (24128) to Mauritanian newcomer Layonair A/W & it positioned from Ljubljana to Madrid on 5/4.
Sun Express Germany. See under Ryanair.
Swiss International A320 HB-JLQ (4673) made its first flight on 4/4 as F-WWBM.
S7 A/L B738 VQ-BKV (37084) made its first flight on 4/4.
Tassili A/L B738 7T-VCA (40884) arrived at Algiers on delivery on 2/4.
Thomas Cook B752 G-TCBC (29946) flew its first revenue service on 2/4. G-JMCG (26278) left Toronto on 4/4 still as C-GJZD bound for Manchester following winter lease to Jazz Air & was restored to the UK register on 6/4.
Thomson A/W A320 G-OOPX (2180) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Norwich on 31/3 for painting prior to return to the lessor. It was ferried from Norwich to Manchester on 8/4 in the colours of Holidays Czech A/L (see Skyliner for photo). B763 G-OBYJ (29384) was ferried from Luton to Amsterdam on 5/4 on delivery to TUI Netherlands as PH-OYJ. B738 G-FDZJ (34690) left Toronto on 6/4 as C-FRZJ bound for Luton following winter lease to Sunwing A/L & was restored to the UK register on 7/4.
THY has placed an order with Boeing for a further ten B738s & five B739s. A319 TC-JLT (4665) made its first flight on 5/4 as D-AVYL.
Transaero. See under Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Transavia B738 PH-HZO (34169) was ferried from Amsterdam to Paris/Orly on 31/3 on summer lease to Transavia France. PH-HZX (28248) arrived at Amsterdam on 2/4 following winter lease to EnerJet. PH-HZD (28376) arrived at Amsterdam on 6/4 following winter lease to AeroMéxico. For the second year running, the carrier has leased Gol B738 PR-GGW (35831) as PH-GGW for the summer & it arrived at Amsterdam on 7/4.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVR (38018) made its first flight on 5/4.
TUI Netherlands. See under Thomson A/W.
Turkuaz Air A320 TC-TCC (3259), which was registered N569MS on 21/3, was noted at Istanbul on 7/4 carrying TC-JAI & in full AnadoluJet scheme with THY stickers (see Skyliner for photo).
UPS B763F N342UP (37865) made its first flight on 2/4.
UT Air CRJ2 VQ-BGI (7119) arrived at Khanty-Mansiysk on delivery on 5/4.
Vueling A320 EC-FDB (0173) was ferried from Southend to Madrid on 8/4 after painting from Iberia scheme.
Wizz Air A320 LZ-WZB (3562) & LZ-WZC (4308) were reregistered as HA-LWF & HA-LWG respectively on 31/3. LZ-WZA (2571) was ferried from Budapest to Norwich on 8/4 for painting into Onur Air scheme, with whom it will become TC-OBN.
Yamal. See under Saga A/L.
Yangtze River Express will lease five A332Fs from 2012.
Yes A/W A320 N566BB (0566) arrived at Southend from Mexico City on 2/4 in old Mexicana scheme. The carrier will also take EI-DDL (0533 ex HB-IJA, B-2224, B-652L, F-WQSY, F-GYFK), which was registered on 1/4 & is currently at Southend, later this month.