EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 01-10-11
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
Aeolian A/L. Former Skywings A/L MD83 SX-BTM (49627) was delivered from Istanbul to Athens for this new carrier on 29/9.
Air Algerie. See under Air Italy Polska.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANF (4848) was delivered from Toulouse to Sharjah on 29/9.
Air Atlanta will initially take B744 TF-AMZ (24423) on a three-month lease, with a view to keeping it if demand justifies.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKL (37754) was ferried from Shannon to Munich on 26/9 after painting into Air Pacific scheme. D-ABMA (36879) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 28/9.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6785 A320 (4854) to China Southern 30/9
B-6793 A320 (4829) to Air China 28/9
B-6838 A321 (4856) to Sichuan A/L 29/9
B-6841 A320 (4816) to Spring A/L 27/9
N506VL A320 (4828) to Volaris 30/9
N543UW A321 (4843) to US A/W 24/9
N545UW A321 (4850) to US A/W 30/9
RP-C3264 A320 (4852) to Cebu Pacific Air 30/9
Air Canada. See under Hawaiian A/L.
Air China B773 B-2086 (38667) made its first flight on 23/9.
Air France A320 F-HBNI (4820) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 24/9. A388 F-HPJG (067) made its first flight on 23/9 as F-WWSQ & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 28/9.
Air Italy has leased out three of its four B767s to Saudi Arabian for Hajj duties (all wear Saudi Arabian scheme):
I-AIGG B763 (28041) from Verona to Jeddah 24/9
I-AIGI B762 (23974) from Verona to Jeddah 24/9
I-AIGJ B763 (28039) from Milan Malpensa to Jeddah via Tunis 23/9
Air Italy Polska B738 SP-IGN (35074) was ferried from Algiers to Warsaw on 24/9 following wet-lease to Air Algerie.
Air Transat has leased three A332s to Garuda for the Hajj. All wear Garuda tail markings & titles. C-GPTS (480) left Montreal on 27/9 bound for Ujung Pandang Hasanuddin via Sharjah, with C-GITS (271) & C-GTSN (369) following on the same route two days later.
Alitalia E190 EI-RNA (19000470) arrived at Rome/Fiumicino on 26/9 on delivery.
All Nippon. Boeing has finally delivered its first B788 (40 months late). JA801A (34488) arrived at Tokyo/Haneda on 28/9. JA802A (34497) made its first flight on 24/9.
Atlas Air B763 N641GT (25132 ex HL7268, N132KR, EI-CPV, HL7268, CC-CIO, PR-VAF) was noted in full scheme at Miami, FL on 24/9 awaiting delivery. The carrier has joined Cargolux in refusing to take delivery of its first B748Fs due to performance concerns. It is now reported that these surround a 2.7% fuel burn shortfall from the GE engines.
AtlasJet A321 TC-ATE (0675) was delivered from Montpellier to Istanbul on 26/9. A332 TC-ETL (364) positioned from Istanbul to Jeddah on 26/9 for Hajj duties with Saudi Arabian.
Avianca placed an order this week for four A332Fs to be operated by its cargo subsidiary TAMPA.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5598 B738 (36877) to China Southern 27/9
B-5611 B738 (38145) to Hainan A/L 27/9
N875NN B738 (33220) to American A/L 29/9
N966WN B737 (36966) to Southwest 27/9
P4-TAJ B739 (40888) to Somon Air 27/9
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GGOF DH8D (4383) to Air Canada Express 26/9
SU-SMH DH8D (4367) to Smartair 23/9 (see Skyliner for photo)
SU-SMI DH8D (4368) to Smartair 28/9
VT-SUE DH8D (4379) to SpiceJet 24/9
British A/W has exercised an option to purchase a further two B773s for delivery in 2013. These are in addition to the three due for delivery between this November & next February. B752 G-CPET (29115) was ferried from LHR to Gatwick on 28/9 & will eventually leave as N956FD for FedEx.
Cargolux B744F LX-NCV (29730) was registered 4K-SW888 for Silk Way A/L on 28/9 & ferried from Luxembourg to Amsterdam the same day for painting.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEK (2224) was delivered from Dublin to Moscow/Vnukovo as VQ-BLY on 28/9 for Sky Express.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3146 E190 (19000476) to China Southern 27/9
B-3183 E190 (19000472) to Tianjin A/L 29/9
N337JB E190 (19000473) to Jet Blue 21/9
Euro Atlantic B763 CS-TFS (25411) was ferried from Lisbon to Jeddah on 28/9 for Hajj duties with Nas Air.
European Air Transport. See under JAL.
Eurowings AT42 D-BQQQ (584) has become PR-TKH for Trip Lineas Aereas & left Saarbrucken on delivery on 24/9. CRJ2 D-ACRA (7567) was ferried from Exeter to Norwich on 28/9 for painting for a new operator. D-ACRK (7901) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Exeter on 30/9 prior to return to the lessor.
FedEx B777F N885FD (41064) made its first flight on 26/9.
Flybe DH8D G-JEDI (4052) flew its last revenue service on 19/9 & was ferried to Norwich where it was painted white before ferrying to Exeter for checks prior to return to the lessor. G-FLBJ (4370) was ferried back from Dublin Exeter on 25/9 after painting into South African Express scheme & had the registration ZS-YBY applied the following day.
Flybe Nordic. Correcting last week, AT72 OH-ATN is c/n 959 & not 977.
Garuda. See under Air Transat, HiFly, Monarch, Orbest, Pullmantur Air & Thomas Cook.
Georgian A/W B735 4L-TGR (24694), currently stored at Bournemouth, was restored to the UK register as G-THOC on 28/9, with the owner shown as TAG Aviation.
German Sky A/L. See under Sky A/L.
Hawaiian A/L B763 N593HA (33424) was ferried from Auckland to Honolulu on 23/9 after painting into Air Canada scheme.
Hellenic Imperial. Correcting last week, B742 SX-TID (23502) was ferried from Athens to Jakarta on 24/9.
HiFly A313 CS-TEI (495) left Lisbon on 26/9 routing to Ras-Al-Kaimah via Tunis for Hajj duties with Nas Air. CS-TEX (565) positioned from Brussels to Jeddah on 27/9 also for Hajj duties. A332 CS-TFZ (1008) is off on Hajj duties as well & was ferried from Istanbul to Banda Aceh on 27/9 for Garuda.
JAL A306 JA8563 (683) was registered to GA Telesis as N2683 on 9/9 & left Tokyo/Haneda on 30/9 for freighter conversion, after which it will become D-AEAM with European Air Transport.
Jetstar A/W A332 VH-JBR (1251) left Toulouse on 28/9 on delivery to Sydney.
Jet2 B752 G-LSAK (27973) operated a service from Vienna to Ras-Al-Kaimah on 30/9 on behalf of RAK A/W & will stay on lease to them until next May. B733 G-GDFA (24011) will be withdrawn from service in the near future, then bought by Jet2 & will reportedly be broken up at Leeds/Bradford. G-GDFB (25743) is to be withdrawn from service during October.
KLM B737 PH-BGU (39257) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 29/9 & PH-BGW (38128) made its first flight on 25/9.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDA (40798) was ferried from Paine Field to Atlanta, GA on 27/9 for winglet installation prior to delivery.
Lufthansa. The carrier's board has approved the acquisition of two more A388s, one A333, four A320s & five E195s.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRI (E2270) was ferried from Stansted to Southend on 30/9 on return to the lessor.
Mint A/W B752 EC-LBC (26276) was ferried from Newcastle to Madrid on 23/9 following summer lease to Thomas Cook. It is to under a cabin reconfiguration prior to Hajj lease. It was replaced the same day by EC-LHL (24544), which will operate for Thomas Cook until the end of October.
Monarch A332 G-EOMA (265) left Manchester on 29/9 bound for Palembang on Hajj lease to Garuda. It sports Garuda tail markings & titles (see
Nas Air. See under Euro Atlantic & HiFly.
G-JEAX B462 (E2136), registered to BAe Systems & stored at Bacau, was cancelled from the UK register on 28/9 as transferred to the USA.
Nordwind A/L will take former THY A321 M-ABED (1219 ex G-VATH, EC-IMA, TC-JME). This had been due to go to Air Berlin as D-ABCI & it was noted in full Nordwind scheme at Norwich on 29/9 (see Skyliner for photo).
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYV (39009) arrived at Bergen on delivery on 30/9.
Nouvelair A320 TS-INO (3480) was ferried from Tunis to Khartoum on 30/9 for Hajj duties.
Orbest A332s CS-TRH (833) & EC-LEQ (1097) have been leased to Garuda for the Hajj. The former left Lisbon on 27/9 bound for Solo City, following the latter, which had departed the day before.
Palestinian A/L F50 SU-YAI (20143) was ferried back from Maastricht to Cairo on 29/9 after overhaul, so was not at end of lease (corrects last week).
Pullmantur Air has leased three B744s to Garuda for the Hajj as follows:
EC-KQC (26549) left Madrid on 28/9 for Jakarta
EC-KSM (27178) left Madrid on 28/9 for Jakarta
EC-KXN (25703) left Madrid on 27/9 for Medan
RAK A/W. See under Jet2.
Rusline CRJ2 VQ-BEV (7467 ex N852FJ, N703BR, XA-UGS, C-FYKZ, N703BR) was ferried from Ljubljana to Stockholm/Arlanda on 30/9 prior to delivery.
Ryanair. The situation regarding the new B738s is still not totally clear. The five that were originally registered to Avolon were cancelled from the US Register & then delivered to Dublin this week. The next four have now been registered to Boeing.
EI-ESL (34988) to N7235C 7/9, cancelled 20/9, arrived Dublin 29/9
EI-ESM (34992) to N441BA 9/9, cancelled 20/9, arrived Dublin 29/9
EI-ESN (34991) to N742BA 7/9, cancelled 20/9, arrived Dublin 29/9
EI-ESO (34989) to N734BA 7/9, cancelled 20/9, arrived Dublin 30/9
EI-ESP (34990) to N751BA ?/9, cancelled 21/9, arrived Dublin 30/9
EI-ESR (34995) to N759BA 22/9, first flew 19/9
EI-ESS (35043) to N760BA 22/9, first flew 27/9
EI-EST (34994) to N761BA 22/9, on Renton flightline by 28/9
EI-ESU (34993) to N762BA 22/9
Safi A/W A343 YA-TTB (015) became F-WTBA with Global Republic Aviation & left storage at Lourdes on 29/9 bound for Greenwood, MS, where it will be scrapped.
Saudi Arabian. See under Air Italy & AtlasJet.
Silk Way A/L. See under Cargolux.
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKM (065) left Toulouse on delivery to Singapore on 29/9.
Sky A/L B738 TC-SKU (30194) was registered to German Sky A/L as D-ASGB at Cologne on 28/9.
Sky Express. See under easyJet.
Skywings A/L. See under Aeolian A/L.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCC (0310) was ferried from Bratislava to Vilnius on 29/9 following summer lease to Travel Service.
Solaris A/L. See under Ural A/L.
Southern Air B777F N778SA (39286) left Paine Field on 29/9 on delivery to Liege for operation on behalf of TNT whose scheme it wears.
Spanair MD87 EC-KCZ (49609) flew its last revenue service on 30/9 & will be returned to the lessor.
TAMPA. See under Avianca.
Tassili A/L B738 7T-VCD (40887) arrived at Algiers on delivery on 29/9.
Thomas Cook A332 G-OMYT (301) was ferried from Manchester to Bahrain on 29/9 for Hajj lease to Garuda. G-MDBD (266) followed it on 30/9. Also see under Mint A/W.
THY B777 TC-JJP (40797) left Paine Field on 23/9 on delivery to Istanbul. Also see under Nordwind A/L.
TNT See under Southern Air
Travel Service. See under SmartLynx.
Ural A/L will be the recipient of A321s EI-ERS (1199) & EI-ERT (1905), which were to have gone to Solaris. The former was noted in full scheme at Dublin on 26/9, while the latter was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Shannon on 28/9. EI-DPM (0775) will become VQ-BOF with the carrier & was noted in full scheme at Shannon on 29/9 awaiting delivery.
UT Air CRJ2 VQ-BGR (7220) was ferried from Cologne to Eindhoven on 25/9 for painting for UN operations. The carrier finalised an order for 33 B738s & 7 B739s this week.
Vueling A320 EC-LOB (4949) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Barcelona on 29/9.
WhiteJets A313 PR-WTA (494) was ferried from Campinas to Lisbon on 29/9 & may be about to revert to CS-TEJ.