EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 18-06-11
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
Aeroflot RRJ95 RA-89001 (95008) arrived at Moscow/Sheremetyevo on delivery on 9/6.
Aerolineas Argentinas. See under Cathay Pacific.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKJ (40864) was noted on the Renton flightline on 15/6.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKU (37744) was noted on the Renton flightline on 13/6 & made its first flight on 16/6. D-ABKH (37747) has become VQ-BNG & left Shannon on 12/6 on delivery to Nordstar at Krasnoyarsk. A319 D-AHIN (3853) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Munich on 14/6 prior to return to the lessor. B737 D-ABAA (30271) was delivered from Budapest to Moscow/Vnukovo on 16/6 as VQ-BLT for Yakutia.
Air Finland B752 OH-AFI (26330) was ferried from Southend to Keflavik on 11/6 on lease to Icelandair.
Air France A388 F-HPJF (064) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Paris/CDG on 17/6.
Air Southwest DH8C G-WOWC (311) flew its last revenue service on 10/6 from Teesside to Newquay & was ferried to Exeter on 12/6 prior to return to the lessor.
Air Zena Georgian A/L. See under Nouvelair.
Albanian A/L B463 ZA-MAN (E3203 ex G-BTTP, D-AEWQ, G-BTTP) was delivered from Bucharest to Tirana on 14/6 (date corrects last week's blog).
Avanti Air AT42 D-BCRP (158) was ferried from Mönchengladbach to Olbia on 9/6 on summer lease to Meridiana Fly. D-BSSS (602) was delivered from Mönchengladbach to Warsaw on 11/6 for Eurolot & will become SP-EDH.
Azerbaijan A/L A320 4K-AZ84 (3006 ex HB-IOU) was delivered from Dusseldorf to Baku on 14/6.
Bahrain Air A320 A9C-BAU (4055) was ferried from Bahrain to Dubai on 7/6 on wet-lease to Kam Air for six months.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5572 B738 (40027) to Air China 14/6
B-5605 B738 (38022) to Xiamen A/L 11/6
HL8221 B739 (37633) to Korean Air 15/6
N868NN B738 (40763) to American A/L 10/6
PK-GFO B738 (39403) to Garuda 15/6
British A/W B752 G-CPEO (28667) was ferried from LHR to Gatwick on 17/6 as BAW9255 for preparation for FedEx (to be N953FD).
Brussels A/L. See under easyJet.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPV (37901) made its first flight on 15/6. A343 B-HXO (128) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Xiamen on 15/6 for preparation for Aerolineas Argentinas.
Cirrus A/L is returning its two E170s to the manufacturer. D-ALIA (1700006) was ferried from Saarbrucken to Exeter on 15/6 & D-ALIE (17000059) from Dresden to Lille on 16/6 prior to return to Embraer.
Condor B763 D-ABUK (30009) was ferried from Frankfurt to Bangor, ME, still as EI-CRM, on 17/6 for winglet fitting (see Skyliner for photo).
CSA B735 OK-XGA (26539) was ferried back to Prague from Southend on 13/6 after painting all white & is now thought to be for sale rather than to be used as a standby aircraft.
Deccan 360 ceased operations last month & its three A313Fs were ferried from Ankara to Portugal following storage in India as follows:
VT-AIN (684) to Porto on 1/6
VT-AIO (693) to Lisbon on 10/6
VT-AIP (697) to Lisbon on 5/6
EasyJet A319 G-EZEI (2196) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Dublin on 10/6 in Brussels A/L scheme. G-EZEK (2224), currently at Dublin, is to go to Sky Express. B737 G-EZKE (32424) left Dublin on 13/6 on delivery to Delhi (date corrects last week's blog).
Egyptair B738 SU-GEB (40800) arrived at Cairo on delivery on 17/6.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
LV-CKZ E190 (19000439) to Austral Lineas Aereas 17/6.
Etihad Cargo B77F A6-DDA (39682) made its first flight on 12/6.
Euro Atlantic B763s CS-TFS (25411) & CS-TFT (26208) left Lisbon on 14/6 in basic Euro Atlantic scheme bound for Toronto on wet-lease to Sunwing A/L for operations to Europe. Sunwing titles were applied on 16/6 (see Skyliner for photo).
Eurolot. See under Avanti Air.
European Air Transport/DHL. Former JAL A306 JA8564 (703) was registered N4703 on 7/6 & left Tokyo/Haneda on 14/6 for freighter conversion at Dresden, after which it will become D-AEAN.
Eurowings CRJ9 D-ACNW (15269) is due to arrive at Dusseldorf on delivery on 18/6.
Gulf Air A343 A9C-LG (212) was ferried from Bahrain to Chateauroux on 14/6 for painting for Hellenic Imperial.
Hellenic Imperial. See under Gulf Air.
Hong Kong A/L is expected to place an order for up to six A380s at the Paris Air Show.
Icelandair. See under Air Finland.
JAL. See under European Air Transport.
Khors Air A320 UR-CJD (0354 ex G-BVYA, OO-TCF, VT-EYJ, N354BV) was delivered all white from Istanbul to Kiev on 17/6 & will operate for ATA A/L.
LOT E145 SP-LGE (145285) was registered to ECC Leasing Co Ltd as G-CGUS on 13/6. Also see under North American & Ukraine International.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMH (070) is due to be delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt via Prague & Budapest on 20/6. A321 D-AIDI (4753) made its first flight on 15/6 as D-AVZI.
Meridiana Fly. See under Avanti Air.
A39-002 A332MRTT (951) for the RAAF left Getafe for RAAF Amberley on 15/6, routing via Las Vegas/McCarran, NV & Hickam AFB, HI.
EI-EAF A319 (3171 ex SU-KBB) registered to AerCap, was ferried all white from Shannon to Woensdrecht on 14/6.
EX-73401 B734 (25361 ex SX-BKC, N761AS) of Air Minas was noted at Budapest on 15/6 also carrying N761AS & in full Kyrgyzstan Government scheme & was delivered to Bishkek on 16/6 (see Skyliner for photo).
G-CGTP B462 (E2257) was ferried from Norwich to Kemble on 15/6 after painting into Eznis A/W scheme & will become JU-9909 (see Skyliner for photo).
Nordstar. See under Air Berlin.
North American. Former LOT B763 N762NA (24876 ex SP-LPF) was delivered to the carrier from Miami, FL to Tampa, FL on 15/6.
Nouvelair. Former Karthago B733 TS-IEG (29116) had become 4L-TGF with Air Zena Georgian A/L by 21/5 when it was noted in service.
Omni Air International. Former United B772 N790UA (26943) was ferried from San Bernardino, CA to Montreal on 14/6 for cabin configuration & painting & will become N927AX.
Panair. See under TNT.
Pegasus B738 TC-APU (29344) was delivered from Istanbul to Kimpo on 17/6 as HL8239 for Jeju Air.
SAS DH8D LN-RDT (4038) was registered C-GLGV on 9/6 & left Sandefjord on 11/6 on return to Bombardier.
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKL (058) left Toulouse on 16/6 on delivery to Singapore. B744 9V-SPN (28031) became N747NP for Midair SA & made a test flight from Singapore for Transaero on 17/6. It is to become EI-XLL.
Sky Express B735 VP-BFM (24921) was registered to AWAS as N249AN on 24/5 & ferried from Vilnius to Durham/Tees Valley on 5/6 for scrapping.
Sunwing A/L. See under Euro Atlantic.
TAAG Angola A/L B773 D2-TEG (40805) left Paine Field, WA on 17/6 on delivery to Luanda.
Thai International A306 HS-TAG (464) was ferried from Don Muang to Yerevan for Vertir A/L on 16/6 & may become EK30064. In a mixture of lease & purchase deals, the carrier announced this week that it is to acquire eleven A320s, twelve A359s, six B773s, six B788s & two B789s.
THY B773 TC-JJN (40795) made its first flight on 14/6. A319 TC-JLV (4755) made its first flight on 14/6 (date corrects last week's blog).
Titan A/W B462 G-ZAPR (E2114) was cancelled from the register on 16/6 prior to delivery from Stansted to Star Peru.
TNT B463 OO-TAA (E3151) flew its last service on 4/6 from Liege to Madrid & was registered to Panair as EC-LMR on 10/6.
Trade Air F100 9A-BTF (11336 ex PH-LNF, PK-JGG, PT-MQK, XA-MQK, N336MX) was noted at Bratislava on 11/6 with Sun Adria titles awaiting delivery.
Transaero. See under Singapore A/L.
TUIfly Nordic B738 SE-RFU (37259) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 14/6.
Ukraine International. Former LOT B735 UR-GAZ (27418 ex SP-LKC) was noted in full scheme at Warsaw on 10/6 awaiting delivery.
United A/L. See under Omni Air International.
Virgin Atlantic A343 G-VHOL (002) flew its last revenue service from Nairobi to LHR on 6/6 as VIR672G & was ferried to Manila as VIR813P later the same day for end-of-lease maintenance prior to return to the lessor in August. G-VSEA (003) is due to be ferried to Manila in late July for the same reason.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWL (4736) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 17/6.