EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 06-08-11
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
Air Berlin A320 D-ABFV (4974) was delivered to China Southern & not Shenzen A/L (corrects last week). D-ABFW (4808) made its first flight on 1/8 as D-AVVZ & as it is all white it looks as though this will also be sold on without entering service. B738 D-ABKV (36883) has become EI-UNJ for Transaero & was delivered from Shannon to Vilnius on 3/8. D-ABKX (36119) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 3/8.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6437 A319 (4801) to Tibet A/L 4/8
B-6795 A320) (4677) to Hainan A/L (Chinese built)
N505VL A320 (4798) to Volaris 30/7
9M-AQC A320 (4786) to Air Asia 5/8
9V-JSL A320 (4786) to Jetstar Asia 2/8.
Air India B788 VT-AND (36278) made its first flight on 31/7 as N1009N.
Air Italy. See under Meridiana Fly.
Air Italy Polska. See under Meridiana Fly.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMN (4764) was due for delivery from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 5/8 (not 27/7 as previously stated).
Alitalia Express AT72 I-ATRQ (428) has become EC-LNR with Helitt Lineas Aereas & was noted as such at Granada on 1/8.
Armavia. See under Lufthansa Cityline.
Atlas Air anticipates receiving its first B748F in October & two more in November. It is thought that these three aircraft will be leased to Global Supply Systems.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
N963WN B737 (36676) to Southwest 1/8
PR-GUI B738 (35844) to Gol 4/8
9M-MXE B738 (40132) to MAS 3/8
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GJFZ DH8D (4371) TO Sunstate A/L 23/6 (to be VH-LQD - reg corrects last week)
C-GJKV DH8D (4375) to Sunstate A/L 1/8 (to be VH-LQF)
C-GJLE DH8D (4376) to Sunstate A/L 26/7 (to be VH-LQH)
Brit Air CRJ9 F-HDTB (15063) has become N510AP & left Lyon on 3/8 on return to Bombardier.
British A/W A320 G-EUYM (4791) is due to be delivered from Toulouse to LHR on 5/8.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJK (E2271) was ferried from Brussels to Bucharest on 2/8 on return to BAe.
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAM (1239) left Toulouse on 30/7 on delivery to Hong Kong.
China Cargo A/L B77F B-2083 (37717) was delivered from Paine Field to Shanghai/Pudong on 29/7.
Corendon Air B734 TC-TJD (25375) has become 5N-VNM for Air Nigeria & was delivered from Istanbul to Lagos on 3/8.
CSA AT72 OK-XFB (297) was delivered all white from Prague to Warsaw as SP-EFI for Eurolot on 4/8.
DHL B752F N701AX (25620) was restored to the UK register as G-CSVS on 29/7 & may be used by DHL prior to going to Tasman Cargo.
Donbassaero A320 UR-DAJ (0760 ex TC-ALU, EI-TLP, N681LF, F-OHLO, AP-BGW, N263LF) was delivered from Dublin to Donetsk on 2/8.
Eastern A/W JS41 G-MAJX (41098) left Humberside on 29/7 as HK-4786-X on delivery to easyFly.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
XA-DAC E190 (19000455) to AeroMexico Connect on 5/8
Eurolot. See under CSA.
Finnair. See under Flybe & Nordic Global A/L.
FinnComm. See under Flybe.
Flybe DH8D G-JECS (4142) had the registration ZS-YBP applied on at Exeter on 29/7 & left Exeter on 3/8 on delivery to South African Express. G-JECT (4144) was ferried from Birmingham to Shannon on 28/7 for painting for South African Express & was noted in full scheme at Shannon on 3/8 as ZS-YBR before being ferried back to Exeter on 4/8. G-ECOW (4021), which has been stored at Maastricht, was cancelled from the register on 2/8 as exported to Mozambique for Mocambique Expresso. The situation regarding the delivery dates for the first three E175s have been fluid of late to say the least. The dates currently being quoted for their arrival at Exeter are 19/8, 21/8 & 28/8, though these may well change again! The carrier has received approval to purchase a 60% controlling stake in FinnComm with Finnair holding the other 40%. Completion is expected within three weeks. FinnComm currently operates four AT42s & nine AT72s plus a pair of E170s leased from Finnair.
Global Supply Systems. See under Atlas Air.
Gulf Air A343 A9C-GF (133) has been registered to Squadron Leasing as M-YRGQ & was ferried from Lourdes to Dublin on 1/8 for painting for HiFly & is to become CS-TQL. The carrier has selected Bombardier to meet its requirement for regional jets (likely to be CSeries aircraft).
Helitt Lineas Aereas. See under Alitalia Express.
Hermes A/L. See under Pegasus.
HiFly. See under Gulf Air.
JAL B763 JA655J (40367) was delivered from Paine Field to Tokyo/Haneda on 29/7.
Jet2 B733 G-CGET (27455), now N455AN with AWAS, left Leeds/Bradford on 30/7 bound for Miami, FL prior to delivery to Boliviana de Aviacion.
Lufthansa. Adding to last week, B735 D-ABIZ (25244) was the second example to be delivered to Gary, IN for scrapping, with D-ABJC (25272) preceding it when it left Frankfurt on 4/7. A319 D-AIBF (4796) made its first flight on 1/8 as D-AVYZ.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACHK (7499) has become EK20018 & was delivered from Cologne to Yerevan on 1/8
MAS A333 9M-MTE (1243) left Toulouse on 3/8 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
Maximus Air Cargo A306 A6-NIN (797 ex JA012D) left Tokyo/Haneda on 30/7 for freighter conversion at Dresden.
Meridiana Fly is to take over the Air Italy Group (which includes Air Italy Polska). According to ATDB this should give the combined carrier a very mixed fleet of 5xA319, 12xA320, 3xA330, 1xAT42, 4xB733, 1xB734, 3xB737, 2xB738, 1xB752, 2xB762, 1xB763 & 15xMD80.
OE-LUX A318CJ (4169) is for Tyrolean Jet Service, not Comlux Austria (corrects last week) & was delivered from Basel to Chateauroux via Jersey & Ronaldsway on 4/8 for painting.
Nordic Global A/L. Former Finnair MD-11F OH-LGD (48513) flew its first service on 4/8.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYU (39008) arrived at Stavanger on delivery on 2/8.
Pegasus B735 TC-AAG (29234) has become SX-BHR for Hermes A/L & was delivered from Istanbul to Athens on 31/7, though it wears Air Mediterranee scheme & has a white tail.
RAK A/W A320 A6-RKB (3907 ex 9K-EAC, EI-ERX) was delivered from Perpignan to Ras-Al-Kaimah on 2/8.
Romavia is restarting operations & B462 YR-BEC (E2062) was restored from G-CEVF on 28/7 & ferried from Bacau to Bucharest on 1/8.
SAS DH8D LN-RDO (4036) was ferried from storage at Copenhagen to Torp on 3/8.
Sichuan A/L A332 B-6535 (1241) left Toulouse on 29/7 on delivery to Chengdu.
THY A321 TC-JRU (4788) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on 3/8 followed by A319 TC-JLZ (4790) on 4/8. B773 TC-JJO (40796) made its first flight on 1/8.
Transaero B744 EI-XLF (27645 ex N747BA, JA8921, N921MM) was delivered from Melbourne to Moscow/Domodedovo on 2/8. Also see under Air Berlin.
UT Air AT72 VQ-BLI (963) was delivered from Toulouse to Khanty-Mansiysk on 4/8. Former Continental B735 N14653 (28914) arrived at Vilnius on 5/8 on delivery from Lake City, FL. AT42 VP-BCG (057) was noted at Lugansk on 2/8 as UR-UTE for UT Air Ukraine.
UT Air Ukraine. See under UT Air.
West Atlantic ATP SE-KXP (2056) was ferried from Oslo to Ronaldsway on 27/7 & will become LX-WAF after overhaul. SE-LPX (2063) has become LX-WAX & was ferried from Ronaldsway to Oslo on 2/8.
Yemenia A332 7O-ADX (627) was registered to ILFC as EI-EOK on 29/7.