EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 02-07-11
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
A short & early blog this week before I leave the country. The next blog will probably not appear until 22/7
Aer Lingus. See under Iberia
Air Berlin A320 D-ABDA (2539) became XA-KNO & left Dusseldorf on 25/6 on delivery to InterJet.
Airbus single aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6821 A320 (4750) to Spring A/L 28/6
N216FR A320 (4745) to Frontier 28/6
XA-VOX A320 (4741) to Volaris 25/6
Air China B773 B-2085 (38666) made its first flight on 28/6.
Alba Star B734 EC-LNC (24130 ex D-AHLQ, JA8954, N721VX) was noted registered at Palma on 24/6.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMM (4759) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 29/6.
AtlasJet A321 TC-ATB (1503 ex 6Y-JMH) was noted in full scheme at Shannon on 27/6 awaiting delivery.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
HL8223 B739 (37634) to Korean Air 28/6
JA339J B738 (40354) to JAL Express 28/6
9M-FFF B738 (39320) to Firefly 28/6
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GKUK DH8D (4369) to Air Canada Express 27/6 following its appearance at the Paris Air Show
British A/W A320 G-BUSK (0120) made an acceptance flight to/from Gatwick on 28/6 as BAW9271 prior to hand back to the lessor on 30/6.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPV (37901) was delivered from Paine Field, WA to Hong Kong on 25/6.
China Cargo A/L B777F B-2082 (37716) was delivered from Paine Field to Shanghai/Pudong on 28/6.
Donbassaero A320 UR-DAJ (0760 ex TC-ALU, EI-TLP, N681LF, F-OHLO, AP-BGW, N263LF) was noted at Dublin on 26/6 in full scheme awaiting delivery.
EasyJet A320 G-EZUK (4749) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 27/6. G-EZUJ (4740) made its first flight on 24/6 as D-AVVI & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 29/6. A319 G-EZGO (4785) made its first flight on 28/6 as D-AVYW.
Emirates B773 A6-EGD (38988) made its first flight on 28/6.
Flybe DH8D G-FLBH (4366) arrived at Birmingham on delivery on 25/6.
Gulf Air A321 A9C-ES (0675) has become F-WTAX & was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Montpellier on 28/6 for preparation for Hellenic Imperial.
Hamburg A/W A320 D-AHHC (2745 ex EC-JQP, EI-ERR), formerly with Iberworld, was noted at Southend on 27/6 awaiting delivery.
Hellenic Imperial. The two A343s will be registered SX-TIF (212 ex A9C-LG) & SX-TIG (215 ex A9C-LH). Also see under Gulf Air.
Hello MD90 HB-JIF (53462) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 28/6 bound for Marana, AZ & is due to become N934DN with Delta.
Iberia A319 EC-KEV (3169) has become EI-EPR & was noted at Madrid on 27/6 in full Aer Lingus scheme prior to delivery.
Iberworld/Orbest. See under Hamburg A/W.
JAL B744 JA8918 was registered N918UN on 23/6 & ferried from Tokyo/Narita to Rome, NY on 27/6 for preparation for Transaero.
Jetairfly B738 OO-JAH (37260) arrived at Brussels on delivery on 25/6.
Jet2. According to the rumour mill is to dispose of B733s G-CGET (27455) & G-GDFA (24011) & will obtain three B738s & a further two B752s for expansion. Also see under TNT.
LOT. See under Non-Airline.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACHE (7407) was ferried from Cologne to Hamburg on 20/6 for painting for Serverstal, returning to Cologne after painting on 27/6.
Malev B738 HA-LOC (32797) suffered a tail strike landing at Heraklion on 25/6 on a service from Budapest. Damage is said to be substantial.
G-CGUS E145 (145285 ex SP-LGE) registered to ECC Leasing Co & formerly with LOT was noted in full Agash Ganga scheme at Exeter on 24/6 prior to delivery to India.
Norwegian Air Shuttle. The next batch of B738s will be registered LN-NIA to NIZ. B733 LN-KKT (27336) was ferried from Shannon to Lasham on 28/6 after painting all white.
Rus Aviation A306F A6-JIL (626 ex N77080) is due for delivery in the near future & was ferried from Bordeaux to Dresden on 26/6 after painting & still carrying N77080.
Singapore A/L is to lease a further 15 A333s to replace some of its older B777s. Deliveries are due between 2013 & 2015.
Thomsonfly B738 G-THON (28596) is to become 5H-PMS with Precisionair.
THY B773 TC-JJN (40795) arrived at Istanbul on delivery on 25/6. A321 TC-JRS (4761) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on 29/6.
TNT B733 OO-TNF (24131) was ferried from Brussels to Norwich on 25/6 & will become G-GDFE with Jet2.
Transaero. See under JAL.
Ural A/L A320 VQ-BLO (1751 ex 6Y-JMJ, N751AF, B-6266, 6Y-JMJ) was delivered from Shannon to Ekaterinburg on 25/6.
UT Air B735 VQ-BJL (28913 ex N14652) should by now have been delivered as it had reached Keflavik en route from the USA by 24/6. B738 VQ-BQR (37386) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 27/6. AT72 VQ-BLG (952) was delivered from Toulouse to Khanty-Mansisyk on 27/6.
Vladivostok Avia A320 VQ-BKL (1390 ex 6Y-JMG, EI-DKG, 6Y-JMG) was noted at Shannon on 27/6 still wearing 6Y-JMG prior to delivery.
Vueling A320 EC-LML (4742) was delivered from Toulouse to Barcelona on 22/6
Wizz Air A320 HA-LPA (0839) flew it last revenue service on 26/6 & is due to go to Garuda Citilink in August.