EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 13-08-11
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 Arabia A320 A6-ANE (4806) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Sharjah on 12/8.
Air Arabia Egypt. See under Koral Blue.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKW (36884) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery on 9/8 & D-ABKX (36119) made its first flight on 8/8. Also see under Swiss International.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
N789AV A320 (4789) to Avianca 10/8
9V-TAW A320 (4804) to Tiger Air 12/8
Air China B773 B-2087 (38672) made its first flight on 10/8.
Air Italy B733 EI-DOH (29056) was delivered from Naples to Vilnius on 10/8 for Transaero.
Air Scorpio. See under Bridges.
All Nippon B744 JA8963 (25647) left Tokyo/Haneda on 1/8 bound for Tupelo RAP, MS for scrapping.
All Nippon Cargo B763F JA601F (33404) was registered N771QT on 1/8 & had entered service with Tampa Colombia by 11/8.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5275 B737 (38912) to China Southern 9/8
B-5278 B737 (38383) to Xiamen 11/8
PK-LHV B739 (37284) to Lion Air 9/8
Bridges S340AF S5-BAO (011) has become LZ-SAC with Air Scorpio & was noted in service as such on 3/8.
British A/W B752 G-CPEO (28667) was sold on 10/8 & left Gatwick for Manchester, NH as N953FD on 12/8.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJJ (E2196) was ferried from Brussels to Norwich on 12/8 for painting for Korongo A/L of the Congo.
Cathay Pacific placed an order this week for eight B772Fs & a further B773s.
Central Connect A/L S340AF OK-CCE (108) was registered N844KH on 10/8 & left Ostrava on delivery to Aero Kula on 11/8.
China Southern A388 B-6138 (054) made its first flight on 12/8 as F-WWAX & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
DHL B752F G-CSVS (25620) left East Midlands on 11/8 on delivery to Tasman Cargo on wet-lease.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
VH-ZPT E190 (19000451) to Virgin Australia 5/8 (see Skyliner for photo)
Emirates B773 A6-EGE (35597) left Paine Field on 5/8 on delivery to Dubai.
Emirates Cargo B777F A6-EFF (35612) made its first flight on 9/8.
Flybe. An update on the DH8Ds for South African Express (subject to change, of course):
G-FLBF (4344) currently flying daily sectors. Due at Exeter for mods 12/9 to 18/9, then to Dublin for painting 3/10 to 7/10
G-FLBG (4350) ferried from Birmingham to Exeter 4/8 for mods from 12/8 to 18/8, then to Dublin for painting 22/8 to 27/8
G-FLBH (4366) currently spare aircraft at Birmingham used for cover. Due at Exeter for mods 26/8 to 2/9, then to Dublin for painting 5/9 to 9/9
G-FLBJ (4370) currently spare aircraft at Birmingham used for cover. Due at Exeter for mods 9/9 to 16/9, then to Dublin for painting 19/9 to 23/9
G-JECS (4142) left Exeter on delivery 3/8 as ZS-YBP
G-JECT (4144) due to leave Exeter shortly on delivery as ZS-YBR
G-JECU (4146) ferried from Exeter to Shannon for painting on 12/8
E145 G-EMBC (145024), originally due for Passaredo, is now expected to be prepared by Embraer for Akash Ganga A/L, an Indian start-up based at Lucknow who are also to take G-CGUS (145285 ex SP-LGE). Both are parked at Exeter, with the latter already in Akash Ganga scheme. G-EMBW (145546), G-EMBX (145573) & G-EMBY (145617) are still expected to go to City A/L & are also currently parked at Exeter.
DH8D G-ECOW (4021) has become C9-AUY & left Maastricht all white on 6/8 on delivery to Mocambique Expresso.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDU (40249) arrived at Dubai on delivery on 9/8.
JAL B763 JA656J (40368) made its first flight on 10/8.
KLM B737 PH-BGR (39446) made its first flight on 10/8.
Koral Blue. The carrier's last two aircraft have been transferred to Nouvelair (see below) & all its flights have been transferred to Air Arabia Egypt.
Lufthansa B735 D-ABJD (25309) left Frankfurt on 10/8 bound for Gary, IN & the scrapman. A321 D-AIDK (4819) made its first flight on 11/8 as D-AVZQ.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACHD (7403) returned to Cologne on 12/8 after painting at Hamburg for Severstal, with whom it is to become RA-67229.
N554MS B733 (24681 ex EI-BZM, PK-GHU, N33341, HZ-DMO) of GECAS was noted at Bournemouth on 8/8 in full Avia Traffic scheme prior to delivery to Kyrgyzstan (see Skyliner for photo).
OE-IBA B733 (28333 ex OO-VEB, EI-TVO, HB-IIL, N374PA, B-2054, OE-IAK, OM-CCA) of GECAS has become PK-CKM for Sriwijaya Air & left Lasham all white on 12/8 on its delivery flight.
VP-BVA A319CJ (3542) for a private customer was ferried from Dallas, TX to Montpellier on 4/8 following cabin outfitting.
VQ-BSF A319CJ (4228) has become VP-CMJ for Aviation Link & was ferried from storage at Monastir to Toulouse on 12/8.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKF (24326), which became N412BC with Boeing Capital back in February, left storage at Goodyear, AZ on 9/8, arriving at Shannon on 10/8 for a new customer. It continued on to Istanbul on 12/8. LN-KKE (27285) was ferried from Lasham to Shannon on 10/8 to be painted all white.
Nouvelair has added two former Koral Blue A320s to its fleet. TS-INP (1597 ex EC-IAG, EI-DIG, VT-WAZ, EC-JRU, VT-WAV, EC-KEN, SU-KBD) was ferried from Montpellier to Monastir on 5/8 & is purely a restoration. TS-INF (0937 ex SU-LBC, SU-KBA), however, is new to the fleet & was delivered from Istanbul to Monastir on 9/8. Note, this is the second A320 to wear TS-INF & the first aircraft c/n 0299 is now PH-AAZ with Amsterdam A/L.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHJ (4784) was delivered from Toulouse to Doha on 8/8.
Rusline CRJ2 VQ-BNE (7482 ex N436CA) was delivered from Ljubljana to Volgograd on 10/8.
Singapore A/L is about to place an order a further eight B773s.
Swiss International A332 HB-IQH (288) has become D-ABXA for Air Berlin & was delivered from Zurich to Dusseldorf on 11/8.
Transaero B744 N920UN (27648 ex JA8920) was ferried from Tokyo/Narita to Rome, NY on 8/8 prior to delivery. It is to become EI-XLI. Also see under Air Italy.
UT Air AT72 VQ-BLJ (965) left Toulouse on 10/8 on delivery to Khanty-Mansiysk.