EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 30-07-11
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
Aer Lingus. See under Iberia.
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BQY (1247) made its first flight on 22/7 as F-WWYQ.
Aerolineas Argentinas. See under Cathay Pacific.
Air Austral B772 F-OLRA (40955) made its first flight on 26/7.
Air Berlin is still disposing of aircraft before they even enter service. B738 D-ABKV (36883) arrived at Shannon on 27/7 on delivery from Paine Field reportedly for painting for another operator. D-ABKW (36884) made its first flight on 27/7. A320 D-ABFV (4794), mentioned last week as due to become B-6782, was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dubai on 27/7 & then onward to Shenzen A/L. D-ABFW (4808) made its first flight on 29/7 as D-AVVZ.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6773 A320 (4775) to Air China 26/7
B-6786 A320 (4782) to China Southern 29/7
9V-JSK A320 (4772) to Jetstar Asia 22/7
Air France A320 F-HBNH (4800) made its first flight on 27/7 as F-WWIK.
Air Italy B734 EI-COK (27003 ex D-ABKD, EI-COK, 9H-ADO, F-GRNZ) has become 9M-FZB & left Shannon on 27/7 on delivery to FireFly.
Alitalia is placing further aircraft on the Irish register. A320 I-BIKF (1473) became EI-IKF at LHR on 26/7, followed by I-BIKG (1480) as EI-IKG the next day.
Ark A/W B742F EK74739 (23139 ex JA8168, VP-BID, N106KZ, 4L-KMK, N747BN) entered service on 27/7 (see Skyliner for photo).
Asiana Cargo B744F HL7604 (29907) crashed into the sea near Jeju Island on 28/7 while en route from Incheon to Shanghai/Pudong following a reported in-flight fire. Sadly, both crew members perished.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5279 B737 (38384) to Xiamen A/L 29/7
B-5590 B738 (39128) to Shandong A/L 22/7
B-5591 B738 (38098) to Shandong A/L 29/7
N960WN B737 (36675) to Southwest 25/7
N961WN B737 (36962) to Southwest 27/7
PK-LHU B739 (38300) to Lion Air 26/7
VH-VZP B738 (39362) to Qantas 23/7
VH-YIA B738 (37824) to Virgin Australia 28/7
9Y-SXM B738 (37935) to Caribbean A/L 28/7
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GGOK DH8D (4372) to Air Canada Express 21/7
C-GJFZ DH8D (4371) to Sunstate A/L 26/7 (to become VH-LQE)
British A/W B752 G-CPEO (28667) had the registration N953FD applied at Gatwick by 22/7 & is awaiting delivery to FedEx.
Cathay Pacific A343 B-HXM (123) was ferried from Hong Kong to Xiamen on 25/7 for painting for Aerolineas Argentinas.
City A/L E145 SE-RAC (145098) was ferried from Eindhoven to Gothenburg on 26/7 after painting all white.
CSA. It now appears that AT72s OK-XFA (285) & OK-XFD (303) are at Edinburgh for a cabin refit prior to delivery to Helitt Lineas Aereas.
Deccan 360 A313F VT-AIN (684) has been registered to Nilgiri Hills Leasing as M-YRGR & was ferried from Porto to Rio de Janeiro/Galeao on 26/7.
Eastern A/W JS41 G-MAJX (41098) was cancelled from the register on 25/7 as exported to Colombia & registered HK-4786-X the same day.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEJ (2214) has become VQ-BMO for Sky Express & was delivered from Abu Dhabi to Moscow/Vnukovo on 17/7, entering service on 22/7. G-EZEO (2249), which became VQ-BMN, left Southend on 29/7 on delivery to Sky Express at Moscow/Vnukovo.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
N334JB E190 (19000446) to Jet Blue 21/7
Emirates B773 A6-EGE (35597) made its first flight on 27/7.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDT (40247) left Paine Field on delivery on 22/7.
GMG A/L. See under Martinair.
Gulf Air A320 A9C-AL (4780) left Toulouse on 28/7 on delivery to Bahrain.
Iberia A319 EC-LNL (4768) was delivered from Toulouse to Madrid on 29/7. It is painted all white & will be leased to Aer Lingus.
Iraqi A/W CRJ9s YI-AQE (15265) & YI-AQF (15266) left Montreal on delivery on 26/7.
Israir AT72 4X-ATI (962) was delivered from Toulouse to Sde Dov on 29/7.
Jet2 B733 G-CGET (27455) was registered to AWAS Aviation Services on 28/7 as N455AN.
Lufthansa B735 D-ABIZ (25244) left Frankfurt on 26/7 en route to Gary, IN for scrapping. A321 D-AIDJ (4792) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 29/7. The carrier firmed up its order for 25 A320neo & 5 A321neo this week.
Lufthansa Cityline E195 D-AEBH (19000447) arrived at Munich on delivery on 28/7.
Martinair B763 PH-MCJ (25535) has become S2-AFX & left Chateauroux on 28/7 on delivery to GMG A/L at Dacca.
Maximus Air Cargo A306F A6-HAZ (837) was delivered from Dresden to Abu Dhabi on 27/7 following freighter conversion.
Moscow A/L. See under UT Air.
G-CEVF B462 (E2062) registered to Triangle Aircraft Leasing was cancelled from the register on 28/7 as exported to Romania.
OE-LUX A318J (4169 ex 9H-AFT) of Comlux Austria was noted reregistered at Basel on 26/7.
556 A320 (4795) for the Oman A/F made its first flight on 27/7 as F-WWIE.
Royal Jordanian A332 JY-AIG (1002 ex EI-ESA) was noted at Hamburg on 22/7 in full scheme & carrying both registrations.
SAA A332 ZS-SXV (1249) made its first flight on 22/7 as F-WWYH.
Sky Express. See under easyJet.
Thomas Cook A320 G-FTDF (0437) left Manchester on 26/7 bound for Greenwood, MS for scrapping.
TNT B777F OO-TSA (38969) arrived at Liege on delivery on 23/7. B462QT OO-TAQ (E2078) arrived at Exeter for storage on 23/7.
UT Air. Two former Moscow A/L B738s have been reregistered for UT Air & delivered from Sofia. VQ-BJH (32780 ex VQ-BCH) was delivered from Sofia to Khanty-Mansiysk on 25/7, followed by VQ-BJQ (32779 ex VQ-BBS) on 28/7.
Virgin Atlantic A343 G-VHOL (002) was ferried from Manila to Lourdes for storage on 26/7.
Wind Jet A319 EI-ESG (2797 ex N521NK, PK-RMH, N611LF) was registered at Belfast on 27/7 after arriving from Luxor & delivered to Catania the following day.