EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 25-06-11
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
Next week's blog will be shorter than usual & will be posted on Wednesday 29/6 as I will be leaving the country again the following day. The next blog will probably not appear until 22/7
Aer Lingus is to obtain four A319s from Iberia for service entry in 2012. The first aircraft, EC-KEV (3169), is expected to be delivered before the end of this month, but will remain in storage until next March. The registrations EI-EPR to EPU are reserved.
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BQX (1232) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 24/6. The carrier announced an increase in its order for B773s from eight to sixteen at the Paris Air Show.
Aerosvit B763 UR-VVW (27189 ex V8-RBL) was delivered from Brunei to Kiev on 11/6. Also see under Air Baltic.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKJ (40864) made its first flight on 19/6.
Air Baltic B735 YL-BBH (24968) has become UR-AAK & was noted in service with Aerosvit on 18/6.
Air Berlin A320 D-ALTE (1504) will no longer be going to Austrian A/L, but was ferried from Dusseldorf to Dublin on 18/6 for painting into Air Berlin scheme prior to return to service. D-ABDA (2539) was ferried from Dublin to Prague all white on 18/6 & then to Dusseldorf on 24/6 prior to delivery to InterJet as XA-KNO. A319 D-AHIO (3872) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Paderborn on 22/6 prior to return to the lessor. B738 D-ABKS (36880) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery on 22/6 & D-ABKV (36883) had been rolled out by 23/6. Also see under Air Turkya.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6755 A321 (4746) to China Eastern 23/6
B-6820 A320 (4738) to Spring A/L 20/6
XA-ECO A320 (4733) to InterJet 21/6
Air Contractors AT42 EI-SLI (115) was rolled out at Edinburgh on 22/6 as EC-LMX for CanarFly Canarias Aeronautica & will replace a wet-leased Naysa AT72. This aircraft arrived at Edinburgh on 11/11/10 as 5Y-BVD, was registered EI-SLI on 16/11/10, but never saw service with Air Contractors.
Air One B734 EI-COK (27003) was ferried from Naples to Shannon in full Firefly scheme on 18/6.
Air Turkya is a new Antalya-based carrier due to be formed by Air Berlin this autumn with three B738s.
Alitalia MD82 I-DATO (53219) was registered to Aircraft Maintenance Services of Lingfield on 21/6 as G-CGUH. A319 EI-IMN (4764) made its first flight on 22/6 as D-AVYG & EI-IMM (4759) followed on 23/6 as D-AVYE.
AtlasJet A319 TC-ATD (1124 ex OO-SSE, F-WIHG, F-OHJY, EI-ELO, JY-JRE, EI-ELO) was delivered from Dublin to Istanbul on 18/6.
Austrian A/L. See under Air Berlin.
Blue Panorama plans to obtain up to 12 Superjets.
bmiBaby. See under Thomsonfly
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5448 B738 (38021) to China United 17/6
JA67AN B738 (33911) to All Nippon 23/6
JA801X B738 (39415) to Solaseed Air 23/6
PK-GFP B738 (38821) to Garuda 21/6
PR-GEC B737 (37608) to Gol 23/6
VH-VYA B738 (40995) to Virgin Australia 20/6
ZK-ZQG B738 (34190) to Qantas JetConnect 22/6
CanaryFly Canarias Aeronáutica. See under Air Contractors.
Ceiba Intercontinental B772LR 3C-LLS (40668) left Paine Field, WA on 17/6 for Hamburg where it will undergo cabin outfitting (see Skyliner for photo).
China Cargo A/L B777F B-2082 (37716) made its first flight on 20/6.
Cielos del Peru DC10F N612GC (47840 ex G-BHDJ) was ferried from Miami, FL to Sanford, FL on 22/6 for scrapping.
DHL Air is expected to obtain B752F N701AX (25620 ex G-IEAC, G-CSVS, TF-GRL, OY-GRL) for use by Tasman Cargo. It may revert to G-CSVS.
Donbassaero A320 UR-DAK (0662 ex VH-HYT, F-WQSE, ER-AXW, N662AR, EC-KIK, N662WF, F-WTAU) was delivered from Montpellier to Donetsk on 21/6.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEJ (2214) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Dublin on 18/6, with G-EZEO (2249) following the next day. Both are for Sky Express. It has only recently come to light that G-EZEO flew its last revenue service on 13/5 & was ferried to Abu Dhabi on 14/5
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3180 (19000442) to Tianjin A/L 24/6
Emirates A388 A6-EDS (086) made its first flight on 17/6 as F-WWSC & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 22/6.
Etihad Cargo B777F A6-DDA (39682) left Paine Field, WA on 21/6 on delivery to Abu Dhabi.
Eurowings CRJ9 D-ACNX (15270) arrived at Dusseldorf on delivery on 24/6.
Farnair Hungary F27F HA-FAB (10370) arrived at Bergamo on 19/6 after lease to Falcon Express.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOZ was registered C-GLOZ on 20/6. G-ECOV (4033) & B462 G-JEAY (E2138) were both cancelled from the UK register on 22/6 as exported to Canada.
Gulf Air A343 A9C-LH (215) was ferried from Bahrain to Chateauroux on 14/6 for painting for Hellenic Imperial.
Hellenic Imperial. See under Gulf Air.
Hello MD90 HB-JIE (53461) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 21/6 bound for Marana, AZ & is due to become N936DN with Delta.
Hong Kong A/L is thought to be the carrier that placed an order for 15 B748i & possibly ten A388s at the Paris Air Show.
Iberia. See under Aer Lingus.
IMD A/W MD83 EC-LMY (49620 ex EI-BTV, EC-531, EC-EZU, D-ALLV, EC-HNC, N620MD) was registered in mid June & is parked all white at Madrid.
KLM B734 PH-BPB (24344) was ferried from Amsterdam to Norwich on 21/6 for scrapping. B737 PH-BGQ (39256) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 23/6
KLM Cityhopper F50 PH-KVH (20217) left Norwich on 17/6 on delivery to Insel Air Aruba.
LOT E195 SP-LNB (19000444) arrived at Warsaw on delivery on 24/6.
Lufthansa. Further to last week, delivery of A388 D-AIMH (070) to Frankfurt was postponed & is now due to take place on 4/7. A321 D-AIDI (4753) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 24/6.
MAS A333 9M-MTD (1234) left Toulouse on 24/6 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
Mena Aerospace took delivery of its second B733 on 22/6 when A9C-JNC (24710 ex N308AW) was flown from Istanbul to Bahrain.
G-CGTP B462 (E2257) has now become JU-9909 for Eznis A/W & left Kemble on 23/6 on delivery to Mongolia.
G-UKHP B463 (E3123 ex D-AEWL) of Trident Aviation Leasing Services was noted at Southend on 22/6 in full Starbow A/L scheme & also carrying 9G-SBB.
HZ-HM1 B744 (28343) of the Saudi Arabian VIP Flight was redelivered from Basel to Jeddah on 21/6 following VVIP outfitting.
VP-CAQ B732 (22431 ex HB-IEH, N737WH, N787WH) of Jet Connections Ltd arrived at Lasham on 22/6, presumably for maintenance & is due to be based at Jeddah.
VP-CSS A320CJ (3402) of National Air Services was ferried from Amman to Basel on 21/6, possibly for sale.
Nordwind A/L will be the recipient of B763 VQ-BMQ (28098 ex PH-BZE, N765NA). It was ferried from Atlanta, GA to Miami, FL on 22/6 as N765NA & the US registration was cancelled the following day.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKT (27336) was ferried from Lasham to Shannon on 21/6 for painting prior to return to the lessor. B738 LN-DYT (39048) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 23/6. The carrier placed an order for a further 15 B738s at the Paris Air Show taking its total B738 order with Boeing to 78, plus 22 from the leasing companies.
Orenair. See under TUIfly.
Pullmantur Air will soon take delivery of B744 N346AS (26346 ex JA8087), which was cancelled from the US register on 16/6.
Qatar A/W ordered a further six B773s at the Paris Air Show.
Rusline T134A RA-65691 (63195 ex CCCP-65691) crashed on approach to Petrovazodsk in fog at night on 20/6. Sadly, 44 of the 52 on board perished, with one survivor dying later.
SAS placed an order for 30 A320neo at the Paris Air Show.
Saudi Arabian ordered a further four A333s at the Paris Air Show.
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKP (076) made its first flight on 22/6 as F-WWSC & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 24/6.
Singapore A/L Cargo B744F 9V-SCA (26550 ex 9V-SPA) flew its first service following freighter conversion on 20/6.
Skymark firmed up its option for two A380s at the Paris Air Show, taking its total firm order to six aircraft.
TAAG Angola A/L B773 D2-TEH (40806) made its first flight on 20/6.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TES (1074) was ferried from Bordeaux to Hamburg on 21/6 for seat installation.
Thomsonfly B733 G-THON (28596) was ferried from Luton to Norwich on 18/6 for painting for Precisionair of Tanzania (the deal with bmiBaby having fallen through).
THY A319 TC-JLV (4755) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on 22/6. A321 TC-JRS (4761) made its first flight on 21/6 as D-AVZJ.
THY Cargo A332F TC-JDP (1092) was delivered from Toulouse to Istanbul on 22/6.
Transavia received Gol B738 PR-GGX (36596) at Amsterdam on 23/6 for summer lease. It is expected to become PH-GGX.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFU (30414) was noted at Shannon on 24/6 in full Orenair scheme awaiting delivery.
Ukraine International B735 UR-GAZ (27418 ex SP-LKC) was delivered from Warsaw to Kiev on 11/6.
UPS B763F N345UP (37867) made its first flight on 19/6.
UT Air placed an order for 33 B738s & seven B739s at the Paris Air Show.
Wataniya A/W A320 9K-EAC (3907), now registered to ILFC as EI-ERX, was ferried from Amman to Perpignan on 22/6.
Yes A/W A320 SP-IAB (0566 ex HB-IJG, TC-JLC, XA-MXF, N566BB, EI-ERV) was delivered from Southend to Warsaw on 21/6.