EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 04-06-11
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
Adria. The "new" A320 S5-AAT (0191) was noted at Ljubljana on 28/5 having a retro scheme being applied & "50 years with you" titles & entered service on 30/5.
Aegean A/L. See under SmartLynx.
Aeroflot. The delivery flight of VQ-BKT (4712) from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo was delayed from 27/5 to 31/5 (corrects last week).
Aerosvit. See under Donbassaero.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKI (40863) arrived at Algiers on delivery on 27/5.
Air Baltic B735 YL-BBH (24968) was ferried from storage at Istanbul to Warsaw on 3/6.
Air Batumi B733 4L-BTM (23628) was ferried from Tbilisi to Palma all white on 26/5 on transfer to Alba Star.
Air Berlin fleet update:
D-ABCH A321 (4728) delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 31/5
D-ABFU A320 (4743) made its first flight on 30/5 as D-AVVJ
D-ABKH B738 (37747), which was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Paderborn on 23/5 & then to Shannon for painting on 27/5, is due to go to Nordstar.
D-ABKS B738 (36880) was noted on the Renton flightline on 2/6
D-ABKT B738 (36881) made its first flight on 2/6
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6742 A321 (4719) to Air China 28/5
B-6758 A320 (4718) to China Eastern 1/6
B-6759 A320 (4723) to China Eastern 1/6
B-6787 A320 (4587) to Juneyao A/L 1/6 (50th Chinese built)
Alba Star. See under Air Batumi.
Alitalia. See under Condor.
AMC A/L B738 SU-BQA (35220), which has been parked at Abu Dhabi, was registered to Celestial Aviation as EI-EPO on 31/5.
Astraeus B733 G-STRI (25011) was ferried from Bergamo to Norwich on 30/5 for painting from Trawel Fly to Iceland Express scheme.
Azerbaijan A/L B763 4K-AZ81 (40343) arrived at Baku on delivery on 2/6. Also see under Belair.
Belair A320 HB-IOU (3006) was ferried from Budapest to Dusseldorf on 3/6 prior to delivery to Azerbaijan A/L as 4K-AZ84.
Blue1 B712 OH-BLO (55056) was ferried from Norwich to Stockholm/Arlanda on 29/5 after painting. OH-BLQ (55067 ex EC-KRO) was ferried from Helsinki to Stockholm/Arlanda on 2/6 in Spanair scheme prior to painting.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5587 B738 (38966) to China Southern 29/5
PR-GUG B738 (35842) to Gol 27/5
British A/W B752 G-CPEN (28666) was cancelled from the register on 31/5 & left Gatwick on 2/6 on delivery to FedEx as N952FD. A320 G-EUYL (4725) was delivered from Toulouse to LHR on 1/6.
Brussels A/L. See under easyJet.
Bulgaria Air is leasing three E190s, with deliveries to take place in 1Q12 & 3Q12.
Cargolux. Leased B744F N790BA (24619) has been registered LX-DCV & entered service as such on 1/6.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPU (39233) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Hong Kong on 28/5.
City A/L E145 SE-DZB (145113) was ferried from Gothenburg to Eindhoven on 1/6 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Condor added former Alitalia B763 D-ABUT (30009 ex EI-CRM) to its fleet on 2/6 when it was delivered from Tel Aviv to Frankfurt.
Czech Connect A/L B734 OK-CCB (24813 ex G-UKLF, PH-BPF, D-ABDD, SX-BLM, F-WDIH) was delivered from Montpellier to Prague all white on 2/6.
Donbassaero A320s UR-DAH (0645 ex N241LF) & UR-DAI (0579 ex N181LF) were noted at Dublin on 1/6 in full Aerosvit scheme awaiting delivery.
Eastern A/W JS41 G-MAJP (41039) was cancelled from the register on 12/5 & left Humberside on 28/5 as HK-4775-X on delivery to EasyFly.
EasyJet A319 G-EZGL (4744) made its first flight on 31/5 as D-AVYB. G-EZEM (2230) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Budapest & then on to Dublin on 2/6 for Brussels A/L.
Egypt Air A333 SU-GDT (1230) made its first flight on 31/5 as F-WWYR. B738 SU-GEB (40800) made its first flight on 2/6.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3179 E190 to Tianjin A/L 2/6
Emirates A388 A6-ED? (083) made its first flight on 31/5 as F-WWSZ.
Estonian Air B735 ES-ABP (27425) was ferried to Bournemouth on 27/5 & reregistered N463AC to WFBN the same day. It is understood that it is to undergo VIP conversion.
Etihad A/W A333 A6-AFD (1205) was delivered from Toulouse to Abu Dhabi on 31/5 & A6-AFF (1226) made its first flight on 30/5 as F-WWKM.
European Air Transport/DHL. The programme to convert the former JAL A306s to freighters seems to be accelerating, with the following ferried from Lourdes to Dresden this week:
N2621 (621) on 1/6 & to become D-AEAG
N3729 (729) on 30/5 & to become D-AEAQ
N3740 (637) on 30/5 & to become D-AEAI
N4730 (730) on 1/6 & to become D-AEAR
N5641 (641) on 31/5 & to become D-AEAJ
Eurowings CRJ9 D-ACNV (15268) is due to arrived at Dusseldorf on delivery on 4/6 & wears Lufthansa Regional scheme.
FedEx B777F N858FD (37729) made its first flight on 29/5. Also see under British A/W.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOY (4022), which cancelled from the UK register on 6/5 after return to Bombardier, became C-GKZV on 26/5. G-JECT (4144) was withdrawn from service on 10/5 & is parked at Exeter, while G-JECS (4142) was withdrawn on 21/5 & is parked at Birmingham.
Globus B738 VQ-BKW (37085) arrived at Moscow/Domodedovo on 26/5 & wears S7 A/L scheme.
Gulf Air. See under Hellenic Imperial.
Hellenic Imperial. It appears that the two A343s being obtained by the carrier will be former Gulf Air examples.
KLM B737 PH-BGQ (39256) made its first flight on 31/5.
KLM Cityhopper F50 PH-KVG (20211) was noted at Norwich on 30/5 in Insel Air Aruba scheme prior to delivery.
Korean Air A388 HL7611 (035) left Toulouse on 1/6 on delivery to Incheon. B773 HL8217 (37648) made its first flight on 1/6.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRE (E2261) was ferried from Basel to Kemble on 1/6 on return to the lessor.
Malmo Aviation will be the recipient of ten Bombardier CSeries aircraft ordered by Braathens Leasing this week. The order, which comprises five CS100s & five CS300s, also include ten options & the first aircraft is due for delivery in 2014.
Meridiana Fly MD83 EI-CNR (53199) left Olbia on 28/5 not 27/5 (corrects last week) & its destination was Marana, AZ.
A4O-CX E175 (17000325) for the Oman Police Wing arrived at Muscat on delivery on 2/6.
A7-MHH A319CJ (3994) of the Qatar Amiri Flight, left Toulouse on 28/5 on delivery to Doha via Paris/Le Bourget after VIP cabin configuration.
A39-003 A332MRTT (969) for the RAAF left Getafe on 27/5 on delivery & arrived at RAAF Amberley on 30/5.
Nordwind A/L B763 VQ-BMU (27427 ex F-GHGL, V8-RBN, 3B-NAZ, S7-RGS, S7-AAB, N427SB, JA767E, N801PG, PR-VAN) was delivered from Porto Alegre to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 29/5.
Nouvelair A320 TS-INE (0222) was ferried from Montpellier to Monastir on 3/6 (into whose scheme?)
Omni Air International. See under United.
Orenair. See under Pegasus.
Pegasus B738 TC-AAP (32736) was ferried from Istanbul to Lasham on 28/5 in full XL A/W France scheme & is to become F-HJER. TC-AAK (35094) was ferried from Fujairah to Istanbul today following lease to RAK A/W. TC-APJ (32735) has become VQ-BJX for Orenair & was delivered from Istanbul to Orenburg on 24/5.
RAK A/W. See under Pegasus.
Singapore A/L B744 9V-SPM (29950) was registered N747NB on 27/5 & ferried from Singapore to Rome, NY on 30/5 for cabin configuration prior to delivery to Transaero & is due to become EI-XLK.
Skywork A/L DH8D HB-JIK (4265) should be delivered later this month. Also see under WDL.
Small Planet A/L. See under SmartLynx.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCE (0311) has been leased to Small Planet A/L & was noted in service in full scheme on 27/5. A "new" A320 for the carrier is YL-LCI (0724 ex B-2355, F-WTAO) & was noted as such at Budapest at Budapest on 29/5 with Aegean titles & tail logo.
Southern Air B742F N754SA (21576) was ferried from New York/JFK to Mojave, CA for storage on 23/5.
Sunny A/W B762 HS-KOA (23280 ex 9K-AIA, 5W-TEA, TC-ASK, HI-660CA, CC-CDX, TR-LEJ, N6373P, EX-067, A6-PHZ, N251MY) was noted at Bangkok all white with titles on 26/5.
S7 A/L. See under Globus
Transaero. See under Singapore A/L
United B772 N790UA (26943) was ferried from Marana, AZ to San Bernardino, CA on 27/5 for cabin configuration for Omni Air International. The registration N927AX is reserved.
UT Air B738 VQ-BQQ (37552) arrived at Khanty-Mansiysk on delivery on 29/5, with VQ-BQP (37553) following on 2/6. AT72 VQ-BLE (950) left Toulouse on 3/6 on delivery.
Viking Hellas is adding a third A320 to its fleet. N301LF (0415 ex VR-HYV, B-HYV, EI-TLT, N415MX, ZA-RED) was delivered to Athens from Miami, FL on 27/5 & was registered SX-SMV on 31/5.
WDL B462 D-AMGL (E2055) positioned from Cologne to Berne on 30/5 on lease to Skywork A/L.
White A320 CS-TQS (0726 ex YL-BCB) was delivered from Shannon to Lisbon on 1/6.
XL A/W France. See under Pegasus.
Yemenia A320 7O-AFB (4690) was delivered from Toulouse to Sana'a on 30/5. B738 7O-ADM (28252) was ferried from Sana'a to Dublin on 2/6 & is to become 9Y-JMC for Caribbean A/L.