EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 14-05-11
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BLOG NEXT WEEK AS I WILL BE OUT OF THE COUNTRY FOR A FEW DAYS. THE NEXT BLOG WILL BE POSTED ON 27/5.
ABX Air B762F N768AX (22786) left Tel Aviv for Cincinnati, KY on 7/5 following freighter conversion.
Adria. The leased A320 S5-AAS (0444) is now operating in full scheme.
Aegean. The following former Olympic A320s were registered by 6/5:
SX-DGC (4094 ex SX-OAS)
SX-DGD (4065 ex SX-OAP)
SX-DGE (3990 ex SX-OAM)
Also see under Olympic Air.
Aer Lingus A320 EI-DVN (4715) made its first flight on 12/5 as D-AUBH.
Aeroflot A320 VQ-BKT (4712) made its first flight on 9/5 as F-WWBR.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKI (40863) made its first flight on 11/5.
Air Astana E190 P4-KCD (19000431) left Brazil on delivery on 11/5.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABBH (32919) has become 9Y-JME & left Prague for Port of Spain on 7/5 on delivery to Caribbean A/L. Also see under TUIfly.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6790 A320 (4686) to Westair 11/5
CC-BAM A320 (4697) to LAN A/L 7/5
N211FR A320 (4688) to Frontier 12/5
9V-SLN A320 (4701) to Silk Air 13/5
Air Southwest DH8C G-WOWD (286) left Exeter all white on 8/5 on delivery to Skytrans Regional in Australia. G-WOWE (256) arrived at Guernsey on 8/5 on lease to Aurigny to cover for AT72 G-VZON (853), which is on maintenance. G-WOWC (311) is due at Exeter from 13/6 to 19/6 for hand-back work.
Air Sweden. I am very happy to be able to set the record straight regarding last week's statement that this carrier's AOC had been withdrawn. The carrier's Operating License was incorrectly suspended by the Swedish CAA on 21/4, but this decision was subsequently overruled by the Swedish courts on 2/5 & Air Sweden is fully certified to fly. At no time was the AOC withdrawn or suspended. A fleet update is as follows:
A320 SE-RJM (0289) has completed a C-Check at Istanbul & will shortly undergo a cabin reconfiguration from 138Y/12C to 180Y. It will then go on lease for the rest of this year.
A320 SE-RJN (0169) will resume its lease to Travel Service from 15/5.
MD83s SE-DMT (48003) & SE-RJP (49209) remain hangared at Stockholm/Arlanda awaiting a buyer.
The carrier is also expecting to take a further A320 on wet lease this summer to operate IT programmes from Paris/CDG.
Alitalia. See under Bulgarian Air Charter.
Aurigny. See under Air Southwest.
BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYP (19000443) has been delayed & is not now expected to arrive at Exeter until 24/6.
Balkan Holidays A320 LZ-BHB (0294) has been wet-leased to Tor Air & was noted at Stockholm/Arlanda on 10/5 with that carrier's titles & tail logo.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5491 B738 (36584) to Shandong A/L 13/5
B-5603 B738 (38020) to Xiamen A/L 11/5
JA73NF B738 (38019) to Skymark A/L 13/5
British A/W B752 G-CPEN (28666) positioned from LHR to Gatwick on 12/5 for preparation prior to sale to FedEx.
Bulgarian Air Charter. It is now known that MD82 LZ-LDO is the former Alitalia example I-DATD (53223).
China Southern A388 B-6137 (036) made its first flight on 12/5 as F-WWAM & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
CSA A319 OK-REQ (4713) made its first flight on 9/5 as D-AVYS.
EasyJet A319 G-EZGJ (4705) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 11/5. A320 G-EZUI (4721) made it first flight on 11/5 as D-AUBI (see Skyliner for photo), see Skyliner. B737 G-EZKA (32422) has become EI-IGU & was delivered from Dublin to Verona on 11/5 for Air Italy.
European Air Transport/DHL. See under JAL.
FinnComm A/L AT72 OH-ATN (916) was delivered from Toulouse to Helsinki on 13/5.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOY (4022), which left Exeter on 9/4 on return to Bombardier, was cancelled from the register on 6/5 as transferred to Canada. G-ECOZ (4034) is due to leave Exeter on 13/5 on return to Bombardier.
Highland A/W JS41 G-TEXA (41041) was broken up at Inverness on 10/5. JS31s G-EDAY (639) & G-JXTA (610) should suffer the same fate in the near future.
JAL A306 JA8377 (621), which was registered to GA Telesis as N2621 on 28/4, left Nagoya on 10/5 for Lourdes prior to freighter conversion at Leipzig for European Air Transport as D-AEAG.
KLM B737 PH-BGP (38127) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 10/5.
Koral Blue A319 SU-KBB (3171) has reverted to EI-EAF & was noted as such all white at Shannon on 12/5.
Lotus Air ceased operations back on 11/2 & its three A320s have now been registered to AirCastle & ferried from Cairo to Dublin as follows:
SU-LBG (0743) to N416AC 11/5 & ferried to Dublin 13/5
SU-LBH (0739) to N413AC 11/5 & ferried to Dublin 13/5
SU-LBI (0667) to N403AC 10/5 & ferried to Dublin 13/5
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMG (069) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 7/5. A321 D-AIDH (4710) made its first flight on 11/5 as D-AVZD.
Mena Aerospace Cargo will soon take delivery of B733F A9C-JNC (24710 ex N308AW, A6-HLG, N308AW). See Skyliner for photo.
G-UKSC B463 (E3125) of BAe Systems is being painted at Southend for Starbow A/L of Ghana.
Nordwind B763 VQ-BMU (27427) was noted at Porto Alegre in full scheme on 9/5 awaiting delivery.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYQ (40869) made its first flight on 5/5. LN-DYR (40870) was rolled out at Renton on 8/5. B733 LN-KKI (24329) was ferried from storage at Southend to Dublin on 10/5 for painting for a new operator. LN-KKG (24327) has become LY-FLJ for Small Planet A/L & was ferried from Vilnius to Kiev on 13/5. LN-KKY (29245) is now EI-ERP & was delivered from Lasham to Moscow/Vnukovo on 13/5 for Transaero.
Olympic Air A320 SX-OAI (3162) was ferried from Athens to Norwich on 12/5 for painting into Aegean scheme. Also see under Aegean A/L.
Omni Air International B772 N918AX (26935 ex N789UA) was ferried from Montreal to Atlanta, GA on 7/5 following cabin configuration.
Pegasus B738 TC-ARP (40727) made its first flight on 6/5. TC-ASP (40011) was rolled out at Renton this week.
Ryanair B738 EI-DAY (33558) is to become D-ASXF & was delivered from Dublin to Frankfurt on 12/5 for Sun Express Germany.
Singapore A/L plans to remove five B777s & its remaining seven B744s from service by March next year as it takes delivery of a further eight A388s.
Small Planet A/L. See under Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Solaris A321 EI-ERT (1905) was delivered from Shannon to Moscow/Domodedovo on 10/5.
Sun Express Germany. See under Ryanair.
TAM A332 PT-MVV (1221) left Toulouse on delivery on 11/5.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZX (37258) made its first flight on 9/5. G-FDZB (35131) left Toronto on 11/5 on return to Luton following winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
THY A321 TC-JRP (4698) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on 11/5.
Tor Air. See under Balkan Holidays.
Transaero B744 EI-XLC (27100 ex JA8919, N919UN) was delivered from Rome, NY to Moscow/Domodedovo on 11/5 & B763 EI-UNE (29383 ex 5Y-KYY) from Shannon to Moscow/Domodedovo on 10/5. Also see under Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Travel Service Hungary B738 HA-LKB (30294) left Toronto on 12/5 still as C-GRKB bound for Budapest following winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFO (27987) was flown from Frankfurt to Eindhoven on 7/5 for painting into Air Berlin scheme prior to wet lease. D-AHLK (35143) left Toronto on 11/5, still as C-FTLK on return to Hanover following winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VINE (1231) made its first flight on 6/5 as F-WWYA in primer.
Vueling A320 EC-LKH (1101 ex EC-HDP) was ferried from Norwich to Madrid on 12/5 following painting from Iberia scheme.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWK (4716) made its first flight on 10/5 as F-WWBT.