EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 15-10-11
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
Aer Lingus. See under Iberia.
Afriqiyah will not take delivery of A320 5A-ONN (4596) & it was ferried from Toulouse to Dinard on 14/10 for painting for Lao A/L.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKL (37754) left Munich as DQ-FJM on 13/10 on delivery to Air Pacific.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6817 A320 (4880) to China Southern 14/10
CC-BCD A319 (4871) to LAN A/L 14/10
VT-IEK A320 (4868) to IndiGo 11/10
Air Canada. See under Hawaiian A/L.
Air Contractors AT42 EI-SLC (082), which returned to Edinburgh on 19/8 in Mistral Air scheme after lease to that carrier, was broken up there on 9/10.
Air Europa B738 EC-HGQ (28386) was ferried from East Midlands to Budapest on 10/10 after painting for Nok Air & will take up the marks HS-DBC (see Skyliner for photo).
Air Transat. See under Thomas Cook.
Ariana Afghan. See under Saga A/L.
Alitalia Express E190 EI-RNB (19000479) arrived at Rome/Fiumicino on delivery on 9/10. A further three are due next year.
AtlasJet A321 TC-ATF (0761) was delivered from Montpellier to Istanbul on 10/10.
ATR deliveries to other customers
VH-FVL AT72 (974) to Skywest A/L 14/10
Blue1 B462 OH-SAP (E2394) was ferried from Helsinki to Kemble on 14/10 for storage.
BMI Baby B735 G-BVKD (26421) was cancelled from the UK register on 7/10. It is currently parked at Bournemouth for Nusantara Air Charter.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries for other customers
HL8240 B738 (39447) to Korean Air 7/10
N876NN B738 (40767) to American A/L 7/10
PR-GED B737 (37609) to Gol 11/10
Cargolux B748F LX-VCB (35806) arrived at Luxembourg on delivery on 13/10 while operating a service from Seattle (see Skyliner for photo). LX-VCD (35809) arrived at Luxembourg the following day.
China Southern A388 B-6136 (031) left Toulouse on 14/10 on delivery to Beijing (see Skyliner for photo). This is the first of five for the carrier.
CityJet B462 EI-RJM (E2350) was noted at Norwich on 5/10 in full LAMIA scheme. EI-RJL (E2349), currently parked at Dublin, is also reportedly due to go to LAMIA.
Emirates B773 A6-EGH (35585) made its first flight on 8/10, while A6-EGG (41070) left Paine Field on 11/10 on delivery to Dubai. A388 A6-EDP (077) left Finkenwerder on 14/10 on delivery to Dubai.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRK (7901) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Exeter on 10/10 prior to return to the lessor. D-ACRA (7567) was ferried from Norwich to Exeter on 12/10 after painting for Yamal & will become VQ-BPD.
Freebird A320 TC-FBE (0132) left Istanbul on 13/10 bound for the USA on return to the lessor.
Garuda A332 PK-GPN (1261) made its first flight on 10/10 as F-WWKF.
Hawaiian A/L B763 N593HA (33424) was registered C-GHPN on 7/10 prior to delivery from Honolulu to Air Canada.
Iberia A319 EC-KJC (3255) has become EI-ETG for Aer Lingus & was delivered from Madrid to Dublin on 13/10.
Itali A/L MD82 I-DAVA (49215), which has been impounded at Gatwick since 21/10/10, has been sold for scrap to Trygon Ltd.
JAL B763 JA8265 (23961) has become HS-BKB for Orient Thai & was delivered from Tokyo/Haneda to Taipei for cabin configuration on 8/10. JA657J (40369) made its first flight on 9/10.
Khors Air. See under Sky Wings & Viking Hellas.
KLM B737 PH-BGW (38128) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 12/10.
LOT E145 SP-LGF (145308) was ferried from Warsaw to Exeter for storage on 12/10.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRM (E2288) was ferried from storage at Cologne to Stansted on 12/10 prior to return to the lessor. D-AVRO (E2235) was ferried from Stansted to Bacau on 13/10 on return to the lessor. Having been registered G-CLHX on 6/10, the former D-AVRI (E2270) was cancelled from the UK register just six days later & now has the registration N839AC reserved.
Max Air. See under Qantas.
Meelad Air MD83 SX-BPP (53377 ex OE-LME, N194AS, OE-LMM, SX-DMM, JY-JRB) was delivered from Istanbul to Athens on 13/10.
MNG A/L A302 TC-MNC (277) was registered N277EF on 14/10 & left Istanbul for Yerevan on 14/10 for GCS Global Cargo Services.
VQ-BVQ A319CJ (4842) for a private customer was delivered from Finkenwerder to Basel on 11/10 for cabin configuration
9H-GVV A319CJ (3542 ex VP-BVA) of PrivaJet was registered on 8/10.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKE (27285) was carrying XA-VIR at Lasham by 12/10 prior to delivery to VivaAeroBus.
Orient Thai. See under JAL
Qantas B744 VH-OJC (25067) has become 5N-HMB for Max Air & left Victorville, CA for Kano on 13/10.
RAM B738 CN-RGG (36829) made its first flight on 10/10.
Ryanair B738 EI-ESV (34993) made its first flight on 10/10, presumably as N762BA (note: not EI-ESU as previously incorrectly listed in Boeing records & a number of other places). N759BA (34995 ex EI-ESR ntu) & N760BA (35043 ex EI-ESS ntu) were ferried from Boeing Field to Marana, AZ on 11/10, with N761BA (34994 ex EI-EST ntu) following on 12/10. A report emanating from Ireland states that Ryanair will take delivery of some aircraft from Boeing, but will park them until they are required for the summer 2012 season. If true, this could account for these three US registered ones being ferried to Marana, AZ. EI-DCT (33813), which recently received the temporary registration N840AC, was noted at Shannon on 14/10 in full Nok Air scheme & also wearing HS-DBA.
Saga A/L A313 TC-SGC (519) operated from Istanbul to Kabul for Ariana Afghan on 8/10 after storage.
SAS F50 LN-RNF (20183), which was ferried from Oslo to Billund on 3/10, was then ferried from Billund to Lelystad on 13/10 for painting for Aero Mongolia.
Silk Way A/L B744F 4K-SW888 (29730) was delivered from Amsterdam to Baku on 7/10
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKQ (079) made its first flight on 3/10 as F-WWST & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 10/10.
Sky A/L B734 TC-SKF (26291) suffered a collapse of its right main landing gear when landing at Antalya on 10/10.
Sky Express B735 VP-BET (24825 ex F-GHOL, SP-LKG, D-ACIN) was registered to ACG Acquisitions as N248AG on 8/10 & ferried from Moscow/Vnukovo to Shannon on 13/10.
Sky Wings MD83 SX-BTL (53232) was ferried from Athens to Zhuliany on 13/10 on delivery to Khors Air.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCD (0359) was ferried from Prague to Tallinn on 13/10 following summer lease to Travel Service.
Thomas Cook A332 G-TXCA (795) was ferried from Manchester to Abu Dhabi on 9/10 prior to transfer to Air Transat in mid November. A320 G-GTDL (0476) was cancelled from the UK register on 12/10 as exported to the USA.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVF (29669) left Prague for Toronto on 13/10 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
Ural A/L A321 EI-ERU (2117) was ferried from Shannon to Dublin on 10/10 after painting & prior to delivery.
Vietnam A/L A332 VN-A381 (1266) was flown from Toulouse to Chateauroux as F-WWKR on 11/10, presumably for painting.
Viking Hellas A320 SX-SMT (0393) was ferried from Athens to Shannon on 12/10 for storage & SX-SMU (0414) followed very early on 14/10. MD83 SX-SMS (49631) left Athens on 2/10 bound for Zhuliany on delivery to Khors Air.
Vueling A320 EC-LOC (4855) was delivered from Toulouse to Palma on 7/10.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.