EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING - 20-08-11
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BLOG NEXT WEEK. THE NEXT BLOG WILL BE POSTED ON 02/09/11
ABX Air B762 N792AX (22566 ex N603TW) left Wilmington, OH on 15/8 on delivery to Tel Aviv for freighter conversion.
Aeroflot B763 VP-BWT (29617) was ferried from Moscow/Sheremetyevo to Shannon on 13/8, prior to becoming SE-RFR for TUIfly Nordic.
Air Alps D328 OE-LKD (3072) has been registered CC-CEY & left Innsbruck on 15/8 on delivery to Aerocardal.
Air Berlin As suspected, A320 D-ABFW (4808) is not to enter service with the carrier, but left Finkenwerder all white on 17/8 on delivery to China Southern. A319 D-ABGI (3346) was ferried from Paderborn to Dublin on 17/8 for painting prior to delivery to Air Namibia. As part of a major cost-cutting exercise, the airline is reducing its fleet by eight aircraft.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
HZ-ASM A321 (4811) to Saudi Arabian 17/8
RP-C8189 A320 (4797) to Air Asia Philippines 13/8
VT-IEI A320 (4813) to IndiGo 17/8
Alitalia MD82 I-DATO (53219) was registered N219AP on 22/7 for Aircraft Maintenance Services & was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Istanbul on 17/8.
Al-Nasser A/L. See under Jordan Aviation.
AMC A/L B738 SU-BQA, which was recently registered to GECAS as EI-EPO, is now PH-TFF & was delivered from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam for TUI A/L Nederland on 19/8.
ATI former Qantas B763F N319CM (24407 ex VH-OGD) left Tel Aviv on 12/8 for Roswell, NM following freighter conversion.
Atlas Air. See under LuzAir.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PK-WFS AT72 (957) to Wings Abadi Air 17/8
PK-WFT AT72 (961) to Wings Abadi Air 19/8
VH-FVH AT72 (954) to Skywest A/L 15/8
Blue Panorama B733 EI-DXB (29060) was reregistered as I-BPAI on 17/8.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5593 B738 (39115) to Shandong A/L 17/8
B-5610 B738 (37906) to Shanghai A/L 16/8
B-5615 B738 (39148) to Shenzhen A/L 11/8
HP-1720CMP B738 (37958) to COPA 12/8
JA73NG B738 (36821) to Skymark A/L 13/8
N871NN B738 (31127) to American A/L 12/8
PR-GUJ B738 (35851) to Gol 18/8
ZK-ZQH B738 (39357) to Qantas JetConnect 18/8
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPX (37897) made its first flight on 16/8
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJE (39242) made its first flight on 13/8 as N1785B.
Cirrus Air D328 D-CIRJ (3035) left Saarbrucken on 16/8 bound for Ghardaia on delivery to Prime Air Services.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEM (2230) was cancelled from the register on 12/8 & has become OO-SSU for Brussels A/L. It is currently at Dublin awaiting delivery.
EAT. See under JAL.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3181 E190 (19000454) to Tianjin A/L 18/8
B-3197 E190 (19000456) to China Southern 12/8
Etihad B773 A6-ETH (39683) made its first flight on 15/8.
Flybe. Yet another slippage in the delivery dates for the first four E175s to Exeter. I am advised that they are now due on:
G-FBJA (17000326) 5/9
G-FBJB (17000327) 8/9
G-FBJC (17000328) 15/9
G-FBJD (17000329) 1/10
DH8D ZS-YBR (4144 ex G-JECT) remains at Exeter as it seems that South African Express have asked for their own seats to be installed prior to delivery. G-JECU (4146) was ferried back to Exeter from Shannon on 19/8 after painting into South African Express scheme. It is to become ZS-YBT.
Gazpromavia. It is rumoured that the company will place an order for ten Superjets at the MAKS Air Show.
Gulf Air A343 A9C-LH (215), which was to have been SX-TIG, was ferried from Chateauroux to Bahrain on 17/8 in Hellenic Imperial scheme on return to Gulf Air. A9C-LG (212), which was to have been SX-TIF, followed on 19/8. The acquisition by Hellenic Imperial of the two A321s, also from Gulf Air, must now be in doubt.
Hellenic Imperial. See under Gulf Air.
HiFly A343 CS-TQL (133 ex A4O-LF, A9C-LF, M-YRGQ) was noted at Dublin on 12/8 all white & lacking titles prior to delivery.
JAL A306 JA8376 (617) was registered to GA Telesis as N2617 on 5/8 & left Tokyo/Haneda on 17/8 bound for storage at Lourdes. JA8573 (737) was registered to GA Telesis as N4737 on 4/8 & left Tokyo/Haneda on 16/8 for freighter conversion at Dresden, after which it will be registered D-AEAS.
Jordan Aviation A320 JY-JAC (0029), which operated on behalf of Al-Nasser A/L between 15/5 & 1/8, was due to be ferried from Aqaba to Maastricht on 17/8 for painting, presumably for a new operator.
KLM B733 PH-BTE (27421) has become HB-JJB for operation by Privatair on behalf of EC Air - Equatorial Congo A/L. It was noted in full scheme at Shannon on 13/8. B737 PH-BGT (38634) made its first flight on 18/8.
KLM Cityhopper F50 PH-FZG (20202) has become P2-TAE for Travel Air & left Maastricht on delivery on 18/8.
Korean Air A388 HL7613 (059) left Toulouse on 19/8 on delivery to Seoul.
Lufthansa A319 D-AIBF (4796) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 17/8.
LuzAir B763 CS-TQI (25221) was registered to Atlas Air as N585MS on 16/8 & left Shannon all white on 18/8 on delivery to Miami, FL.
G-UKHP B463 (E3123) of Trident Aviation Leasing has become 9G-SBB & left Southend on 17/8 on delivery to Starbow A/L.
OE-LUX A319CJ (4169 ex 9H-AFT) of Tyrolean Jet Service was ferried from Chateauroux to Basel on 19/8 after painting.
1485 A319CJ (1485) of the French A/F has become VQ-BKK of Genting Singapore Aviation & had entered service by 9/8. It is operated by TAG Jet Asia on behalf of Genting.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKT (27336), which became N308MS on 5/8 is now PK-CKK, left Lasham on 17/8 on delivery to Sriwijaya Air.
OLT will cease its regional F100 & S2000 operations in October but will continue its island hopper services. The carrier's fleet currently includes three Islanders, two F100s, three S2000s & single examples of the Cessna 208B, Metro, Dauphin, Airvan & S340A alongside a leased AT42.
Pegasus B735 TC-AAD (28201), which was registered to ILFC as N171LF on 10/8, was delivered from Istanbul to Tyumen on 13/8 as VQ-BNM for Yamal.
Qantas. See under ATI.
RAM B738 CN-RGE (36822) made its first flight on 14/8.
RAM Express AT72 CN-COE (960) was delivered from Toulouse to Casablanca on 16/8, with CN-COF (958) following on 19/8.
Spanair MD87 EC-KHA (49611) left Madrid on 16/8 heading for Kingman, AZ on return to the lessor.
Thai A/W has signed an MoU for four A359s & intends to obtain eight more from leasing companies.
Transaero, who operate a mainly Boeing fleet, signed a MoU for eight A320neo at the MAKS Moscow Air Show.
TUI A/L Nederland/Arkefly. See under AMC A/L.
TUIfly Nordic. See under Aeroflot.
UT Air. The former Continental B735, N14653 (28914), which was recently delivered, has been registered VQ-BJV. B738s VQ-BQR (36836) & VQ-BQS (36387) left Boeing Field on 16/8 on delivery to Vilnius.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LPA (0839) left Budapest on 17/8 on delivery to Garuda Citilink.
Yamal. See under Pegasus.
Yemenia B738 7O-ADM (28252) was registered to ILFC on 15/8 as N341LF & has now become 9Y-JMC for Caribbean A/L, leaving Shannon on delivery on 17/8. The carrier has now disposed of all four of its B738s.