EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 23-07-11
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
Aegean A/L A320 SX-OAI (3162) was reregistered SX-DGI on 19/7.
Aer Arann AT72 EI-SLM (413) suffered a nosewheel collapse on 17/7 landing at Shannon in poor weather conditions on a service from Manchester.
Aer Lingus A319 EI-EPR (3169 ex EC-KEV) was delivered from Madrid to Dublin on 1/7. EI-EPS? (4768) made its first flight on 4/7 as D-AVYJ. This is being leased from Iberia.
Aerosvit. See under Air Baltic.
Air Algerie B738 7T-VKJ (40864) arrived at Algiers on delivery on 2/7.
Air Baltic B735 YL-BBF (24878) left Istanbul on 9/7 as UR-AAL on delivery to Aerosvit at Kiev. The carrier will retire its ten F50s within the next nine months & replace them with more DH8Ds.
Air Berlin A321 D-ABCI (1219 ex TC-JME) was noted at Istanbul on 7/7 in full scheme, but still Turkish registered. A320 D-ABFV (4794) made its first flight on 16/7 as D-AVVQ, but is not expected to be delivered to the carrier & is to go to a Chinese airline as B-6782. B738 D-ABKU (37744) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery on 7/7. D-ABKV (36883) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 10/7. Former Swiss International A332 D-ABXB (322 ex OO-SFT, F-WIHM, D-AIMD, HB-IQQ) was delivered from Zurich to Dusseldorf on 13/7.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6436 A319 (4766) to Tibet A/L 1/7
B-6762 A320 (4751) to China Southern 16/7
B-6791 A321 (4771) to Air China 8/7
B-6796 A320 (4765) to China Eastern 13/7
CC-BAN A320 (4758) to LAN 13/7
CC-BAO A320 (4767) to LAN 22/7
N763AV A320 (4763) to Avianca 20/7
PR-MYM A319 (4756) to TAM 6/7
PT-TMG A319 (4773) to TAM 12/7
RP-C8393 A320 (4777) to AirPhil Express 22/7
VN-A326 A321 (4783) to Vietnam A/L 19/7
VT-IEF A320 (4752) to IndiGo 30/6
VT-IEG A320 (4762) to IndiGo 6/7
VT-IEH A320 (4757) to IndiGo 30/6
XA-BIO A320 (4730) to Interjet 13/7
Air China A332 B-6533 (1237) left Toulouse on 13/7 on delivery to Beijing. B773 B-2085 (38666) was delivered from Paine Field to Beijing on 20/7.
Air Europa A332 EC-LNH (551 ex I-LIVM, EI-EON) was delivered from Bordeaux to Palma on 30/6 & sports Sky Team scheme.
Air Mediterranee. See under Pegasus.
Air Southwest DH8Cs G-WOWA (296), G-WOWB (334) & G-WOWE (256) were registered to Eastern A/W on 4/7. G-WOWC (311) left Exeter on 10/7 heading to Canada for the Avmax Group & was registered C-GLWN on 19/7.
Alitalia B772 I-DISD (32860) was reregistered as EI-ISD at Dublin on 14/7. A319 EI-IMN (4764) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 21/7.
Atlas Air B742F N540MC (22508) was ferried from New York/JFK to Mojave, CA for storage on 20/7.
AtlasJet A321 TC-ATB (1503 ex 6Y-JMH) was delivered from Shannon to Istanbul on 18/7.
BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYP (19000443) arrived at Exeter on delivery on 27/6 & entered service on 30/6.
Blue Air B734 YR-BAL (25314 ex SX-BKB, N134AS) made an acceptance flight from/to Bucharest on 11/7.
Blue1 B462 OH-SAL (E2392) emerged from maintenance at Exeter on 12/7 minus titles. It is thought that the carrier will retire all its B462s before the start of the winter schedules.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5277 B737 (38381) to Xiamen A/L 20/7
B-5581 B738 (38143) to Hainan A/L 21/7
B-5582 B738 (40028) to Air China 15/7
B-5596 B738 (38964) to China Southern 14/7
B-5601 B738 (36823) to Xiamen A/L 21/7
B-5602 B738 (36824) to Xiamen A/L 15/7
B-5612 B738 (39146) to Shenzhen A/L 10/7
B-5613 B738 (39147) to Shenzhen A/L 14/7
HL8224 B738 (38822) to Korean Air 19/7
HP-1719CMP B738 (37957) to COPA 8/7
N869NN B738 (40764) to American A/L 1/7
N959WN B737 (36674) to Southwest 29/6
PK-LHT B739 (37283) to Lion Air 12/7
VH-VZO B738 (34191) to Qantas 9/7
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
JA07RJ CRJ7 (10327) to Ibex 8/7
N630SK CRJ7 (10329) to Skywest/Delta Connection 15/7
Brit Air CRJX F-HMLI (19014) arrived at Morlaix on delivery on 15/7. Also see under Non-Airline. CRJ9 F-HDTB (15063) flew its last revenue service on 11/7 & will be returned to the lessor.
British A/W A320 G-BUSK (0120) has been returned to the lessor & left Gatwick on 14/7 bound for storage at Lourdes. B752 G-CPEO (28667) performed its second air test on 13/7 from/to Gatwick & should become N953FD in the near future. A320 G-EUYM (4791) made its first flight on 15/7 as F-WWIB & was flown from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Central Charter A/L Slovakia B735 OM-CCB (26704) was flown from storage at Woensdrecht to Istanbul on 13/7. The carrier was renamed Sayegh Aviation Europe on 2/7.
China Cargo A/L MD11F B-2174 (48498) has become N954AR & arrived at Miami, FL on delivery to Sky Lease Air Cargo on 17/7. B777F B-2083 (37717) made it first flight on 21/7.
City A/L E135 SE-RAB (145453) was ferried from Gothenburg to Eindhoven for painting all white on 1/7, returning to Gothenburg after paint on 18/7, on which date E145 SE-RAC (145098) left Gothenburg for the same treatment. Also see under Flybe.
Cityjet F50 OO-VLE (20132) was ferried all white from Rotterdam to Norwich on 17/7 for scrapping. B462 EI-RJL (E2349) was noted at Norwich in full LAMIA scheme on 19/7 prior to lease.
Continental A/L. See under Omni Air International.
CSA AT72s OK-XFA (285) & OK-XFD (303) were ferried from Prague to Edinburgh on 14/7, possibly for another customer.
Danube Wings. See under Non-Airline.
DHL. B757F N701AX (25620) was delivered to East Midlands from Jacksonville, FL on 22/7 & is expected to revert to G-CSVS on 3/8 prior to being operated by Tasman Cargo.
Eastern A/W has added E145 G-CGWV (145362 ex F-GIJG) to its fleet. It was delivered from Nantes to Humberside on 5/7 as F-GIJG & UK registered on 7/7.
EasyJet A319 deliveries from Finkenwerder have been:
G-EZGM (4778) to Gatwick 8/7 (first flight 4/7 as D-AVYU)
G-EZGN (4781) to Gatwick 11/7 (first flight 4/7 as D-AVYV)
G-EZGO (4785) to Bristol 20/7 (first flight 28/6 as D-AVYW)
G-EZGP (4787) to Stansted 19/7 (first flight 11/7 as D-AVYX)
Elsewhere, G-EZEJ (2214) was cancelled from the register on 8/7 as transferred to Bermuda. It is currently parked at Dublin & is due to go to Sky Express. G-EZEM (2230) was registered to Celestial Aviation Trading on 4/7 & is also parked at Dublin prior to delivery to Brussels A/L. G-EZEO (2249) was cancelled from the register on 21/7 as transferred to Bermuda & is parked at Southend as VQ-BMN for Sky Express.
Emirates B773 A6-EGC (35596) left Paine Field on 14/7 on delivery to Dubai, followed by A6-EGD (38988) on 18/7. A388 A6-EDT (090) made its first flight on 11/7 as F-WWSE & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Ethiopian A/L B772LR ET-ANR (40774) made its first flight on 13/7 & left Paine Field on delivery on 20/7.
Etihad A/W A333 A6-AFE (1226) left Toulouse on delivery to Abu Dhabi on 29/6.
Euro Atlantic Cargo B763F CS-TLZ (24086) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Miami, FL on 12/7 on lease to Florida West.
European Air Transport. See under JAL.
Flybe. Fleet update:
G-ECOV DH8D (4033) was registered to Bombardier as C-GLPE on 30/6
G-EMBW E145 (145546) may be going to City A/L
G-EMBX E145 (145573) may be going to City A/L
G-EMBY E145 (145617) may be going to City A/L
G-FBJA E175 (17000326) is due at Exeter on delivery on 31/7
G-FBJB E175 (17000327) is due at Exeter on delivery on 31/7
G-FBJC E175 (17000328) is due at Exeter on delivery on 1/9
G-FBJD E175 (17000329) is due at Exeter on delivery on 1/10
G-FLBF DH8D (4344) is to go to South African Express
G-FLBG DH8D (4350) is to go to South African Express
G-FLBH DH8D (4366) is to go to South African Express
G-FLBJ DH8D (4370) was registered on 15/7 & arrived at Birmingham on delivery on 17/7. It is also due to go to South African Express
G-JEAY B462 (E2138) was registered to Aircraft Holdings Network Inc as N18FF on 30/6 & left Bacau on 8/7 on delivery to Summerside for tanker conversion.
G-JECS DH8D (4142) was ferried from Birmingham to Dublin on 6/7 for painting for South African Express, arriving back at Exeter on 15/7 & wearing ZS-YBP under a taped on UK registration
G-JECT DH8D (4144) will go for painting for South African Express at the end of the month (possibly at Shannon)
G-JECU DH8D (4146) is due for a check at Exeter & will follow G-JECT for painting for South African Express
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDT (40247) made its first flight on 6/7, with A6-FDU (40249) following on 19/7.
Gulf Air A320 A9C-ET (0761) has been registered to Macquarie Air Finance as F-WTAV & was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Montpellier on 12/7 for preparation for Hellenic Imperial.
Hamburg A/W A320 D-AHHC (2745 ex EC-JQP, EI-ERR) was delivered from Southend to Hamburg on 13/7.
Hellenic Imperial. See under Gulf Air.
Hong Kong A/L A332F B-LNX (1115) left Toulouse on 13/7 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Iberia. See under Aer Lingus.
Israir AT72 4X-ATH (931) was delivered from Toulouse to Tel Aviv on 30/6. 4X-ATI (962) was noted at Toulouse in full scheme on 3/7.
JAL B763 JA655J (40367) made its first flight on 11/7. A300 JA8562 (679) became N4679 & left Tokyo/Haneda on 12/7 bound for Dresden & freighter conversion for European Air Transport. It is to become D-AEAL.
Jet2. See under TNT.
KLM B733 PH-BTE (27421) was ferried from Amsterdam to Shannon on 19/7 in basic KLM scheme. It is to become HB-JJB for African operations by Privatair.
KLM Cityhopper F50 PH-KVK (20219) left Norwich on 14/7 on delivery to Insel Air Aruba, with PH-KVI (20218) following on 21/7.
Korean Air A388 HL7612 (039) left Toulouse on 13/7 on delivery to Seoul.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMH (070) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 7/7. A321 D-AIDJ (4729) made its first flight on 18/7 as D-AVZO.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACHE (7407) was delivered from Cologne to Moscow/Domodedovo on 12/7 for Severstal.
Lufttransport Do228 LN-MOL (8156) left Bergen on 16/7 on delivery to FBO Chile Bolivia.
Moskovia A/L B738 VQ-BJY (28068 ex D-ABAN, TC-SGH, N862AG) was noted in full scheme at Istanbul on 19/7 awaiting delivery (see Skyliner for photo).
OE-IBA B733 (28333) of Celestial Aviation was ferried all white from Shannon to Lasham on 14/7 after the proposed lease to Danube Wings as OM-VRD fell through.
OE-ICE A318CJ (4503) for Jet Alliance was delivered from Finkenwerder to Paris/Le Bourget on 14/7.
TC-TUR A332 (1240) for the Turkish Government made its first flight on 11/7 as F-WWKQ (being leased from THY).
VQ-BNL (7106 ex F-GRJE), formerly with Brit Air, arrived at Volgograd on delivery on 13/7.
10+22 A313 (499) of the Luftwaffe was ferried from Cologne to Kiev on 21/7 on delivery to an unidentified operator.
Nordwind A/L B763 VQ-BMQ (28098 ex PH-BZE, N765NA) left Miami, FL on 15/7 on delivery to Moscow/Sheremetyevo.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKZ (27458) was rolled out in Viva Aerobus scheme at Southend on 7/7 & will become XA-VIN. LN-KKI (24329) was ferried from storage at Lasham to Oslo all white on 13/7 & has reentered service. B738 LN-DYU (39008) was on the Renton flightline on 15/7 & made its first flight on 18/7.
Omni Air International. Former Continental B762 N68155 (30424) was ferried from Goodyear, AZ to Montreal on 21/7 for cabin configuration for Omni Air.
Onur Air. See under Vietnam A/L.
Pegasus B735 TC-AAG (29234) was noted at Istanbul on 7/7 in Air Mediterranee scheme prior to delivery.
Privatair. See under KLM.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHI (4754) was delivered from Toulouse to Doha on 12/7.
SAA A332 ZS-SXW (1236) was delivered from Toulouse to Johannesburg on 1/7.
Sayegh Aviation Europe. See under Central Charter A/L Slovakia.
Sky Lease Air Cargo. See under China Cargo A/L.
Skywork A/L DH8D HB-JIK (4265 ex N511LX, C-GMRX) was delivered from Oberpfaffenhofen to Berne on 30/6. Also see under Sun Air.
Southern Air B742F N748SA (21110) was ferried from New York/JFK to Mojave, CA for storage on 13/7.
Sun Air D328 OY-NCD (3104) has become N907EF (3104) & left Bournemouth on 6/7 bound for Denver, CO on delivery to the Sierra Nevada Corp. OY-NCK (3061) was cancelled from the register on 4/7 & is on overhaul at Berne for Skywork. Also see under Welcome Air.
Swiftair MD83 EC-KCX (49619) arrived back at Madrid on 21/7 after lease to Gryphon Air.
Swiss International. See under Air Berlin.
TAAG Angola B773 D2-TEH (40806) left Paine Field on delivery on 8/7.
Thai A/W. See under THY.
Thomas Cook is to lease six A321s from ALC, with two to be delivered in 2013 & the other four in the spring of 2014.
Thomson A/W. The B738s due for delivery from next year have been allocated the registrations G-TAWA to TAWU (minus TAWE/T).
THY A321 TC-JRT (4779) made its first flight on 1/7 as D-AVZL & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on 8/7, while TC-JRU (4788) made its first flight on 21/7 as D-AVZN. B773 TC-JJA (35160) has become HS-TXS for Thai A/W & was noted dual-registered at Istanbul on 18/7. A319 TC-JLY (4774) made it first flight on 8/7 as D-AVYK & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on 20/7. TC-JLZ (4790) made its first flight on 14/7 as D-AVYY. Also see under Non-Airline.
Titan A/W B462 G-ZAPR (E2114) was registered OB-1978-T to Star Peru on 16/6 & left Stansted on 21/7 on delivery to Peru.
TNT B777F OO-TSA (38969) made its first flight on 15/7. B734F OO-TNQ (29205) was delivered to Liege on 11/7 still as OE-IAO following freighter conversion. B733 OO-TNF (24131) was registered G-GDFE for Jet2 on 21/7 & delivered from Norwich to Leeds on 22/7.
Transaero B744 N747NP (28031 ex 9V-SPN) left Singapore on 7/7 in full scheme routing to Rome, NY via Tokyo/Narita & will become EI-XLL, while N917UN (29899 ex JA8917) was ferried from Rome, NY to Melbourne on 15/7 & will become EI-XLG. EI-XLK (29950 ex 9V-SPM, N747NB) left Rome, NY on delivery to Moscow/Domodedovo on 21/7.
United A/L B744 N187UA (26876) was ferried from Victorville, CA to Shanghai/Pudong on 13/7 & cancelled from the US register. It is due to go to a Thai airline.
UPS B763F N345UP (37867) was delivered from Paine Field to Louisville, KY on 7/7. N346UP (38768) made its first flight on 18/7.
UT Air AT72 VQ-BLH (953) was delivered from Toulouse to Khanty-Mansiysk on 2/7. B738 VQ-BQR (36386) made its first flight on 30/6, followed by VQ-BQS (36387) on 20/7.
Uzbekistan A/W A320 UK32019 (4770) was delivered from Toulouse to Tashkent on 15/7.
Vietnam A/L A333 VN-A368 (087) has become TC-OCD for Onur Air & was delivered in basic Saudi Arabian scheme from Singapore to Istanbul on 16/7.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VINE (1231) was delivered from Toulouse to Lourdes on 11/7 for interim storage.
Welcome Air D328JET OE-LJR (3213) is due to go Sun Air next month.
XL A/W France. See under Yes A/W.
Yemenia B738 7O-ADQ (30730) has become 9Y-JMF for Caribbean A/L & was noted at Shannon on 20/7 in full scheme.
Yes A/W. Former XL A/W France A320 SP-IAC (0973 ex F-GRSI) was delivered from Montpellier to Warsaw on 13/7.