EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 03-09-11
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
ABX Air B762F N796AX (23146) was delivered from Wilmington, OH to Opa-Locka, FL on 18/8 for Rio Linhas Aereas, with whom it is to become PR-IOH.
ACT A/L B744F TC-ACF (25645 ex JA8962, N596MS) was delivered from Tel Aviv to Istanbul on 22/8.
Adria CRJ1 S5-AAH (7032) left Ljubljana on 29/8 on return to Bombardier.
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BQY (1247) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 31/8.
Aerolineas Argentinas. See under Cathay Pacific.
Aerosvit. See under Royal Brunei.
Afriqiyah A306 5A-IAY (354) was burnt out at Tripoli on 25/8 during the ongoing conflict.
Air Arabia. See under Air Arabia Maroc.
Air Arabia Maroc A320 CN-NMC (3246) was ferried from Casablanca to Sharjah on 16/8 & had reverted to its previous registration of A6-ABM with the parent company by 20/8.
Air Austral B772LR F-OLRA (40955) left Paine Field on 25/8 on delivery to Dzaoudzi.
Air Berlin. It is now known that A319 D-ABGI (3346) will be registered V5-ANL with Air Namibia. B738 D-ABKX (36119) left Boeing Field on delivery on 23/8. However, it is another aircraft not destined to see service with the airline & became EI-UNK prior to being delivered from Shannon to Vilnius for Transaero on 31/8. D-ABKY (36886) was noted on the Renton flightline on 1/9. A320 D-ABFW (4808), which was delivered direct from the factory to China, was registered to China Southern as B-6783 on 19/8. D-ABDC (2654) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Paderborn on 2/9 prior to return to the lessor. F100 D-AGPD (11281) left Woensdrecht as VH-XWP on 25/8 on delivery to Alliance A/L.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6767 A320 (4803) to Air China 20/8
B-6798 A320 (4702) to China Eastern 23/8 (Chinese built)
B-6836 A321 (4824) to Sichuan A/L 31/8
B-6839 A321 (4830) to Sichuan A/L 31/8
CC-BAP A320 (4815) to LAN A/L 25/8
HS-ABU A320 (4807) to Air Asia 2/9
N842VA A320 (4805) to Virgin America 23/8
VN-A327 A321 (4826) to Cambodia Angkor Air 31/8
Air China B773 B-2087 (38672) left Paine Field on 19/8 on delivery to Beijing.
Air Europa E195 EC-LLR (19000452) arrived at Palma on delivery on 26/8. B738 EC-KEO (33982) was ferried from Palma to Amsterdam on 19/8 for painting for Caribbean A/W & was followed three days later by EC-KBV (33980), also destined for the same carrier.
Air France A320 F-HBNH (4800) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 25/8.
Air Nostrum DH8C EC-LFE (589) left storage at Valencia on 24/8 on return to Bombardier.
Air Transat. See under Thomas Cook.
Alitalia B763 EI-CRM (30009) was ferried from Greensboro, NC to Frankfurt after winglet fitting & is to become D-ABUK with Condor. A332 EI-EJK (1252) made its first flight on 31/8 as F-WWKP.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFG (17000008) is due at Exeter on 5/9 for a hand back check & will reportedly be painted in Regional scheme.
All Nippon B763 JA624A (40895) made its first flight on 23/8. The carrier is due to take delivery of its first B787 on 25/9, with service entry in October. This aircraft was originally scheduled for delivery in May 2008.
Astraeus A320 G-STRP (0136) returned to Gatwick on 1/9, presumably at the end of its lease to Dubrovnik A/L.
Atlas Air B763 N585MS (25221) was delivered all white from Shannon to Miami, FL on 15/8 & will be reregistered N640GT. B744 N349AS (26341 ex JA8088) left Roswell, NM on 18/8 for cabin reconfiguration at Hong Kong.
ATR deliveries to other customers
VH-FVI AT72 (955) to Skywest A/L 22/8
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5276 B737 (39719) to China Eastern 23/8
B-5280 B737 (38385) to Xiamen A/L 26/8
B-5583 B738 (40016) to Air China 24/8
B-5585 B738 (40029) to Air China 30/8
B-5592 B738 (38099) to Shandong A/L 1/9
B-5616 B738 (39149) to Shenzhen A/L 30/8
B-5620 B738 (38144) to Hainan A/L on 19/8
HP-1721CMP B738 (40362) to COPA A/L 25/8
N870NN B738 (40765) to American A/L 26/8
N872NN B738 (33219) to American A/L 23/8
N964WN B737 (36965) to Southwest 29/8
N76528 B738 (31663) to United 19/8
PR-GUK B738 (35852) to Gol 1/9
VH-VZR B738 (34193) to Qantas 31/8
VH-YIB B738 (37825) to Virgin Australia 31/8
9XR-WF B738 (40892) to RwandAir 25/8
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GGOI DH8D (4381) to Air Canada Express 29/8
VT-SUA DH8D (4373) to SpiceJet 26/8
VT-SUB DH8D (4374) to SpiceJet 27/8
Brit Air CRJX F-HMLJ (19015) arrived at Morlaix in Air France scheme on delivery on 2/9.
British A/W A320 G-BUSJ (0109) operated its last revenue service on 31/8 & is due to be ferried down to Gatwick from LHR on 6/9 prior to return to the lessor. It should be followed by B752 G-CPET (29115) somewhere around 12/9 for preparation for FedEx as N956FD. B744 G-BNLB (23909) & G-BNLC (23910) are to be broken up at Cardiff next month. B773 G-STBD (38695) is currently due for delivery on 18/10.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJO (E2279) was ferried from Brussels to Bacau on 22/8 on return to the lessor. Also see under easyJet.
Calima Aviacion B734 EC-LDN (24474) was ferried from Palma to Bergamo on 22/8 on two months lease to Mistral Air.
Cargoitalia DC10F I-CGIA (47843 ex PP-VMV, N335SJ, F-GSKA, N335SJ, SX-CVC, N331FV) was registered to Turbine Motor Works Ltd as G-CGXU on 26/8. It is currently stored at Nimes.
Cargolux B748F LX-VCB (35806) made its first flight on 31/8.
Cathay Pacific A343 B-HXN (126) was ferried from Xiamen to Hong Kong on 25/8 after painting for Aerolineas Argentinas. B773 B-KPX (37897) left Paine Field on 26/8 on delivery to Hong Kong with B-KPW (39234) following on 29/8.
Central Charter A/L Slovakia B735 OM-CCB (26704) has become PK-MDT for Merpati Nusantara & was noted all white at Istanbul on 27/8 awaiting delivery.
Central Connect A/L S340B OK-CCN (230) flew its last revenue service on 1/9 & will be returned to the lessor.
China Cargo A/L. See under Shanghai A/L.
China Southern A332 B-6532 (1244) left Toulouse on 30/8 on delivery to Guangzhou. A306 B-2315 (733), which was registered to WFBN as N733MY back on 1/7, has been painted at Istanbul for Uzbekistan start-up Silk Road Cargo Business (see Skyliner for photo).
Condor. See under Alitalia.
CSA AT72 OK-XFC (299) has become SP-EFK for Eurolot & was delivered all white from Prague to Warsaw on 24/8. OK-XFA (285) has become EC-LNP for Helitt Lineas Aereas & was ferried from Edinburgh to Shannon on 25/8 for painting. OK-XFD (303) became EC-LNQ, also for Helitt Lineas Aereas, & was ferried from Edinburgh to Shannon on 26/8 for painting. B735 OK-CGK (28471) was noted at Prague on 30/8 as EK73771 for Armavia & was ferried to Yerevan on 2/9. It is reportedly due to go to Slovakian A/L as OM-BTS.
Dubrovnik A/L. See under Astraeus.
Dynamic A/W B762 N769DA (23212 ex JA8231) was delivered from Victorville, CA to Shenandoah, VA on 30/8.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEK (2224) was noted at Dublin on 20/8 all white & carrying VQ-BLY for Sky Express. G-EZEM (2230) was delivered from Dublin to Brussels as OO-SSU for Brussels A/L on 26/8. G-EZEI (2196) was cancelled from the register on 1/9 & is due to go become OO-SSV for Brussels A/L. G-EZGR (4837) made its first flight on 1/9 as D-AVWD. This is the 155th & last A319 ordered by the airline.
Egyptair A333 SU-GDU (1238) made its first flight on 31/8 as F-WWKI.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3182 E190 (19000459) to Tianjin A/L 31/8
LV-CMA E190 (19000445) to Austral 26/8
LV-CMB E190 (19000448) to Austral 26/8
Emirates A388 F-WWAB (098) made its first flight on 29/8. Its A6- registration is not yet known. B773 A6-EGF (38987) made its first flight on 1/9.
Emirates Sky Cargo B777F A6-EFF (35612) left Paine Field on 25/8 on delivery to Dubai.
Etihad A/W A333 A6-AFF (1245) left Toulouse on 22/8 on delivery to Abu Dhabi.
Eurolot. See under CSA.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRA (7567) will be the first of the fleet to leave storage for a new owner. It is expected to arrive at Exeter from Dusseldorf this weekend on return to Goal Leasing & will be prepared for a new owner (possibly Transaero). Several more are expected at Exeter in due course.
FedEx B777F N892FD (38707) made its first flight on 25/8.
FinnComm A/L AT72 OH-ATL (851) was noted at Helsinki on 29/8 in full Flybe scheme (see Skyliner for photo)
Flybe. An update on the DH8Ds for South African Express.
G-FLBG (4350) was ferried from Exeter to Dublin on 21/8 for painting & returned to Exeter on 30/8 (to be ZS-YBW)
G-JECT (4144) was cancelled from the UK register on 22/8 as exported to South Africa & left Exeter as ZS-YBR on 24/8 on delivery
G-JECU (4146) was cancelled from the UK register on 22/8 as exported to South Africa & left Exeter as ZS-YBT on 25/8 on delivery
Also see under FinnComm A/L.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDV (40248) made its first flight on 25/8.
Gulf Air A320 A9C-AM (4827) made its first flight on 23/8 as D-AXAL & left Finkenwerder on 1/9 on delivery to Bahrain.
Helitt Lineas Aereas. See under CSA
Hi Fly A343 CS-TQL (133) was delivered from Dublin to Lisbon on 24/8 all white as M-YRGQ.
JAL B763 JA656J (40368) left Paine Field on 23/8 on delivery to Tokyo/Haneda.
Jet A/W. See under THY.
Jet4you B734 CN-RPH (28867) was registered to TUI A/L Belgium as OO-JAM on 23/8 & ferried from Brussels to Casablanca on 26/8, where it will continue to operate for jet4you in their scheme.
Jordan Aviation A320 JY-JAC (0029), which was at Maastricht for painting, is not destined for a new operator, but was just there to be painted into a new scheme & was ferried back to Amman on 26/8.
KLM B738 PH-BGR (39446) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 26/8. PH-BGU (39257) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 1/9.
Libyan A/L A306 5A-DLZ (616) was burnt out at Tripoli on 25/8 during the ongoing conflict.
LOT E195 SP-LNC (19000462) arrived at Warsaw on delivery on 28/8.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDK (4819) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 25/8.
Luzair. See under Virgin Atlantic.
Mahan Air. Having been impounded at Birmingham since 30/6, A313 F-OJHH (586) was ferried to Wilkes County, SC on 25/8
Mistral Air. See under Calima Aviacion.
A6-CJE A319CJ (4822) for the UAE Government made its first flight on 30/8 as D-AVWC.
F-WHUD A318CJ (4211) for Al Jaber Aviation left Tulsa, OK on 29/8 bound for Montpellier for painting following cabin outfitting
F-WHUK A318CJ (4732) for Al Jaber Aviation left Finkenwerder on 26/8 for cabin outfitting at Tulsa, OK. It is to become A6-AJE
G-CGWJ B462 (E2116) of Trident Aviation Leasing was ferried from Kemble to Norwich on 31/8 for painting for Eznis A/W of Mongolia
N269AS B744 (25260 ex JA8085) of AerSale was ferried from storage at Roswell, NM to Marana, AZ on 21/8.
N317CM B763 (24317 ex VH-OGC) of Cargo Aircraft Management left storage at Victorville, CA for Wilmington, OH on 30/8 prior to freighter conversion at Tel Aviv.
N900AR DC10F (47888) of AAR Aircraft Sales & Leasing was ferried from Lima to Sanford, FL on 19/8 for scrapping
OE-IAS B734 (29209 ex VP-BAQ, PK-GZN) was registered to Celestial Aviation in August.
P4-CLA B762 (32954 ex UN-B6701, UP-B6701) for Comlux left Indianapolis, IN on 1/9 on delivery to Zurich (see Skyliner for photo).
Nordic Aviation Contractor DH8C OY-EDK (565 ex JA801K) was registered on 24/8 & is currently parked at Osaka.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKE (27285) was finally ferried from Lasham to Dublin on 24/8, where it was being painted for VivaAerobus before returning to Lasham on 2/9. It is to become XA-VIR.
Nouvelair A320 TS-ING (4347) has been registered OE-IBB for Celestial Aviation & has been parked at Istanbul since 11/8.
Omni Air International B772 N927AX (26943 ex N790UA) was ferried from Montreal to Atlanta, GA on 25/8 following cabin configuration & painting.
Qatar A/W B773 A7-BAP (38248) made its first flight on 24/8. A320 A7-AHL (4802) left Toulouse on 29/8 on delivery to Doha & was followed on 1/9 by A7-AHO (4810).
RAM B738 CN-RGE (36822) left Boeing Field on 23/8 on delivery to Casablanca. CN-RGF (36826) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 26/8 & made its first flight on 30/8.
Regional. See under Alitalia Express.
Royal Brunei B763 V8-RBF (25530) has become UR-AAI & was delivered to Aerosvit at Kiev on 30/8.
Royal Jordanian A320 JY-AYR (4817) made its first flight on 1/9 as F-WWIA & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Ryanair B738 EI-ESL (34988) made its first flight on 25/8. EI-ESM (34992) was on the Renton flightline by 26/8 & made its first flight on 29/8. EI-ESN (34991) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 1/9. ATDB is quoting the following registrations & c/ns for the next few:
EI-ESO (34989), EI-ESP (34990) & EI-ESR (34995) for delivery this year & EI-ESS (35043), EI-EST (34994), EI-ESW (34997), EI-ESX (34998), EI-ESY (34999) & EI-ESZ (34996) among next year's deliveries
Shanghai A/L MD11F B-2179 (48545) has been transferred to China Cargo A/L & was noted in full scheme at Hong Kong on 1/9.
Silk Road Cargo Business. See under China Southern.
Sky Express. See under easyJet.
Slovakian A/L. See under CSA.
Strategic A/L. One of the three Luxembourg-registered A320s will go to Australia in the autumn to join the parent company, which has recently renamed itself as Air Australia. The two remaining European aircraft will retain their current scheme.
Swiss International A332 HB-IQA (229) was ferried from Zurich to Manchester on 2/9, presumably for a new operator, as this was the carrier's last A332 in service. Disposals so far have been:
HB-IQA (229) at Manchester for painting
HB-IQB (240) to F-OPTP, F-GRTP, 240/FRARF
HB-IQC (249) stored at Zurich
HB-IQD (253) to F-OFDF
HB-IQE (255) to 9M-MKU
HB-IQF (262) to 9M-MKT
HB-IQG (275) to VN-A371
HB-IQH (288) to D-ABXA
HB-IQI (291) to Edelweiss A/L
HB-IQJ (294) to VN-A372
HB-IQK (299) to VN-A374
HB-IQL (305) to D-AIMA, D-AXEL, CS-TOE
HB-IQM (308) to D-AIMB, D-ARND, CS-TOF
HB-IQN (312) to D-AIMC, D-ARNO, CS-TOG
HB-IQO (343) to TC-ETP
HB-IQP (366) to VN-A375
HB-IQQ (322) to D-ABXB
HB-IQR (324) to VH-SSA
TAP. Although the identity remains to be confirmed, CS-TNA (1085) is thought to be the previous registration of the aircraft noted in service as EX-32002 of Krygyz A/W at Istanbul on 20/8.
Tassili A/L B738 7T-VCC (40886) left Boeing Field on delivery on 19/8.
Thomas Cook. Some forthcoming fleet changes & leases.
G-FCLA B752 (27621) to Jazz as C-GJZV 03/11/11 to 10/04/12
G-FCLB B752 (28164) to Thomas Cook Scandinavia 20/11/11 to 03/03/12
G-FCLD B752 (28718) to Jazz as C-GJZX 09/12/11 to 14/04/12
G-FCLI B752 (26275) to Thomas Cook Scandinavia 04/03/12 to 14/04/12
G-FCLK B752 (26161) to Thomas Cook Scandinavia 13/10/11 to 19/11/11
G-JMCD B752 (30757) to Jazz as C-GJZK 03/11/11 to 30/03/12
G-JMCE B752 (30758) to Jazz as C-GJZH 11/12/11 to 15/04/12
G-JMCG B752 (26278) to Jazz as C-GJZD 15/12/11 to 27/04/12
G-MDBD A332 (266) Hajj lease from 26/09/11 to 13/12/11
G-MLJL A332 (254) to Thomas Cook Scandinavia 11/12/11 to 29/03/12
G-OJMB A332 (427) to be withdrawn from service 31/10/11 & returned to lessor 15/12/11 (for Air Transat)
G-OJMC A332 (456) to be withdrawn from service 25/01/12 & returned to lessor 04/03/12
G-OMYT A332 (301) Hajj lease 26/09/11 to 13/12/11
G-TCBA B752 (28203) to Jazz as C-GJZB 13/12/11 to 25/04/12
G-TCCB B763 (28865) Hajj lease 26/09/11 to 13/12/11
G-TCXA A332 (795) to be withdrawn from service 08/10/11 & returned to lessor 16/11/11 (for Air Transat)
G-WJAN B752 (28674) to WestJet 11/12/11 to 23/04/12
OY-VKF A332 (309) return to Thomas Cook Scandinavia 05/11/11
OY-VKI A333 (357) return to Thomas Cook Scandinavia 26/10/11
Thomson A/W B738 G-THON (28596) was cancelled from the register on 24/8 & left Luton on 26/8 as 5H-PMS on delivery to Precision Air.
THY B773 TC-JJO (40796) left Paine Field on delivery to Istanbul on 19/8 & TC-JJP (40797) made its first flight on 1/9. TC-JJC (35164) is now VT-JEL with Jet A/W & was noted in service on 27/8. TC-JJB (35162) was seen at Istanbul on 1/9 also wearing VT-JEM & in full Jet A/W scheme.
Transaero B744 EI-XLL (28031) was delivered from Rome, NY to Moscow/Domodedovo on 26/8. B735 EI-UNH (28916 ex N14655) was noted in full scheme at Opa-Locka on 31/8 awaiting delivery. Also see under Air Berlin & Eurowings.
TUI A/L Belgium. See under jet4you.
TUIfly Nordic B763 SE-RFR (32917) was ferried from Shannon to Greensboro, NC on 29/8 for winglet fitting.
UT Air. See under Eurowings.
Virgin Atlantic A343 G-VHOL (002), which is stored at Lourdes, was cancelled from the register on 1/9 & reregistered as M-YRGU the same day. It is due to go to Luzair as CS-TQQ.
Yamal A/L A320 VQ-BNR (1054 ex OO-SNE, F-WIHD, F-OHJZ, TC-JLG, SU-LBJ, N105SR) was delivered from Shannon to Tyumen on 25/8.