EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 11-06-11
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
ABX Air B762F N791AX (23141) left Tel Aviv for Cincinnati, KY on 5/6 following freighter conversion & is to be leased to Rio Linhas Aereas as PR-IOE.
Aegean A/L B463 SX-DVA (E3341) was ferried from Southend to Athens on 5/6 after painting all white for Sky Wings & will become SX-DMA.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKJ (40864) was rolled out at Renton on 8/6.
Air Baltic has leased F50 YL-BAA (20120) to Ukraine International.
Air Berlin fleet update:
D-ABAB B737 (30277) delivered from Budapest to Yakutsk on 5/6 as VQ-BLS for Yakutia
D-ABDA A320 (2539) ferried from Prague to Dublin 9/6 for painting prior to return to the lessor
D-ABFU A320 (4743) delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 9/6
D-ABKH B738 (37747) noted at Shannon on 9/6 in full Nordstar scheme & will become VQ-BNG
D-ABKS B738 (36880) made its first flight on 6/6
D-ABKT B738 (36881) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery on 9/6
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6778 A320 (4707) to Sichuan A/L 9/6
B-6810 A321 (4731) to Sichuan A/L 7/6
JA06MC A320 (4720) to Star Flyer 4/6
N214FR A320 (4727) to Frontier 10/6
PR-MYL A319 (4734) to TAM 7/6
VN-A325 A321 (4737) to Vietnam A/L 10/6
Air Explore has added B733 OM-BEX (24365 ex CS-TIB, 9H-ADM, D-ADIK, EI-DJK, Z3-AAN) to its single B734 & it was delivered from Shannon to Bratislava on 9/6.
Air France A320 F-HBNG (4747) made its first flight on 6/6 as F-WWIT.
Air Nostrum DH8C EC-IIB (588) left Valencia on 8/6 on return to Bombardier.
Albanian A/L added B463 ZA-MAN (E3203 ex G-BTTP, D-AEWQ, G-BTTP) to its fleet on 10/6 when it was delivered from Bucharest to Tirana.
Amsterdam A/L. See under Nouvelair.
Astraeus. Having been on lease to BMI since 01/05/08, B752 G-STRY (28161) was eventually returned to Astraeus on 3/6. It arrived at LHR on its last revenue service for BMA on the morning of 3/6 & then positioned to Reykjavik. From there, it operated AEU511 to Gatwick on 4/6, before ferrying to Norwich that afternoon as AEU001P for painting from basic BMI to Iceland Express scheme. It returned to Gatwick as AEU004P on the evening of 8/6 after painting.
Austrian Arrows DH8C OE-LTO (553) was ferried from Linz to Innsbruck on 3/6 prior to sale to Commutair.
Avanti Air AT42 D-BSSS (602) was delivered from Mönchengladbach to Warsaw on 10/6 & is to become SP-LDH with Eurolot.
BA Cityflyer. Delivery of E190 G-LCYP (19000443) has slipped due to production delays in engine components from Japan & it is now expected to arrive at Exeter on 24/6.
BH Air added former Iberia A320 LZ-BHF (1087 ex EC-HDN) to its fleet on 4/6 when it was delivered from Shannon to Bourgas.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
PK-LHS B739 (37282) to Lion Air 7/6
PR-GUH B738 (35843) to Gol 9/6
VH-YFF B738 (40994) to Virgin Australia 8/6
British A/W. The first two A380s will be registered G-XLEA/B. B744 G-BNLG (24049) is due to be ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Cardiff on 20/6.
Carpatair S2000 YR-SBC (39) was ferried from Timisoara to Skelleftea on 6/6 on lease to Skyways.
China Southern A306 B-2323 (739) was ferried from Urumqi to Istanbul on 2/6 prior to freighter conversion for MNG Cargo. A306F B-2315 (733) was ferried from Urumqi to Istanbul on 3/6 for MNG Cargo.
City A/L. See under Skyways.
Condor. Correcting last week, the latest Condor B763 is D-ABUK (30009) not D-ABUT.
Corendon Air. See under FlyDubai.
CSA B735 OK-XGA (26539) was ferried from storage at Prague to Southend on 7/6 to be painted white for use as a standby aircraft.
Donbassaero. Another A320 for the carrier will be N263LF (0760 ex EI-TLP, N681LF, F-OHLO, AP-BGW). It was registered N263LF on 31/5 & ferried all white from Istanbul to Dublin for painting on 4/6.
EasyJet. Although intended for Jordan Aviation as JY-JAT, B737 G-EZKE (32424) is now destined for JetLite & left Dublin on 8/6 on delivery to Delhi. A319 G-EZGL (4744) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Madrid on 9/6. A320 G-EZUK (4749) made its first flight on 6/6 as D-AVVL. A319 G-EZEK (2224) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Dublin on 10/6 prior to delivery to a new operator.
Euro Atlantic Cargo B763F CS-TLZ (24086) left Miami, FL on 8/6 following lease to LAN A/L & routed to Tel Aviv via Lisbon.
Eurolot. See under Avanti Air.
FedEx B777F N858FD (37729) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Memphis, TN on 4/6.
Flybe. Delivery of the first E175 has been delayed to mid July, with the second aircraft to follow a few days later.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDA (35794) joined Corendon Air as TC-TJK on 3/6 when it was delivered from Abu Dhabi to Antalya. A6-FDS (40246) arrived at Dubai on delivery on 8/6.
Germania B733 D-ADIH (23921) was ferried from storage at Woensdrecht to Berlin/Tegel on 9/6 & then to Kemble on 10/6 for scrapping.
GMG A/L. See under Martinair.
Iberworld A320 EC-JQP (2745) was ferried from Istanbul to Madrid on 4/6 after painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Icelandair B752 TF-LLX (29311) completed its delivery flight from Budapest to Keflavik on 10/6. It still wears the scheme of Sun Air, to whom it was leased by RAK A/W.
JAL B744s JA8081 (25064) & JA8088 (26341) were registered to AerSale as N634AS & N349AS respectively on 31/5 & both left Tokyo/Narita on 7/6 bound for Roswell, NM.
Jetairfly B738 OO-JAH (37260) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 5/6 & made its first flight on 9/6.
Jordan Aviation. See under easyJet.
KLM Cityhopper F100 PH-OFE (11260) was lifted onto the spectator terrace at Amsterdam on 31/5. F50 PH-KVG (20211) left Norwich on 4/6 in full Insel Air Aruba scheme on its delivery flight to Aruba.
Korean Air B773 HL8217 (37648) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Incheon on 7/6.
LOT E145 SP-LGE (145285) was ferried from Warsaw to Exeter on 6/6 on return to the lessor.
Martinair B763 PH-MCJ (25535) was noted all white at Amsterdam on 3/6 prior to transfer to GMG A/L.
MAS A333 9M-MTC (1229) left Toulouse on 10/6 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
Midwest B738 SU-MWF (32841) was ferried from Cairo to Ras-al-Kaimah on 31/5 on wet-lease to RAK A/W.
MNG Cargo. See under China Southern.
F-WHUI A318CJ (4650) for Sonair left Finkenwerder on 8/6 for cabin outfitting at Tulsa, OK.
G-CGTP B462 (E2257 ex D-AVRD) of Trident Aviation Leasing Services was ferried from Kemble to Norwich on 6/6 for painting for Eznis A/W of Mongolia.
G-UKHP B463 (E3123 ex D-AEWL) of Trident Aviation Leasing Services was ferried from Bacau to Southend on 9/6 for painting for Starbow A/L of Ghana.
N921MM B744 (27645 ex JA8921) registered to AerSale left Rome, NY on 6/6 en route to Melbourne.
Nordstar. See under Air Berlin.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYT (39048) had been rolled out at Renton by 5/6 & made its first flight on 9/6. B738 LN-DYR (40870) arrived at Gardermoen on delivery on 7/6, with LN-DYS (39007) arriving at Stavanger the next day.
Nouvelair A320 TS-INF (0299) has become PH-AAZ for Amsterdam A/L & was delivered from Woensdrecht to Amsterdam on 9/6.
Orbest Orizonia A320 EC-LLX (4735) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Norwich for painting on 7/6.
Pegasus B738 TC-APU (29344) made a test flight from Istanbul on 2/6 also carrying HL8239 prior to delivery to Jeju Air. TC-ASP (40011) arrived at Istanbul on delivery on 7/6.
RAK A/W. See under Midwest.
Regional E135 F-GOHF (145347) left Lille as V5-ANH on 5/6 on delivery to Air Namibia.
Skyways has acquired City A/L. Also see under Carpatair.
Sky Wings. See under Aegean A/L.
Sun Express Germany began services on 7/6 following receipt of its AOC.
Thai International A333 HS-TEU (1090) was delivered from Hamburg to Bangkok on 5/6 following seat installation.
THY B739 TC-JYB (40974) was rolled out at Renton on 8/6. A319 TC-JLV (4755) made its first flight on 10/6 as D-AVYC.
Ukraine International. See under Air Baltic.
UT Air AT72 VQ-BLF (951) left Toulouse on 6/6 on delivery to Khanty-Mansiysk.
Vueling A320 EC-LML (4742) made its first flight on 3/6 as F-WWIR.
Yakutia. See under Air Berlin.