EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 22-10-11
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BLOG FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, AS I WILL BE TRAVELLING AGAIN. THE NEXT BLOG WILL BE POSTED ON 11/11
Aer Lingus. It is now reported that EI-ETG (3255 ex EC-KJC) is for RBS Aerospace & has no connection with Aer Lingus. For the record, those for Aer Lingus are to be:
EI-EPR (3169 ex EC-KEV) delivered on 1/7 but not to enter service until next March
EI-EPS (3377 ex EC-KME) for service entry in January
EI-EPT (3054 ex EC-KBJ) for service entry in 2013
EI-EPU (3102 ex EC-KDI) for service entry in 2013
Aerolineas Argentinas. See under Air France.
Air Austral B772 F-OPAR (29908) was noted at Paris/CDG on 19/10 in Orenair scheme prior to delivery & is to become VQ-BNU (see Skyliner for photo).
Air Berlin B738 D-ABMA (36879) left Boeing Field on 17/10 on delivery to Oslo so, presumably, will be going direct to another carrier without entering service. Aircraft due to leave the fleet in the next few weeks are:
D-ABAV B738 (30498) to Transaero
D-ABBA B738 (30570) to Aerolineas Argentinas
D-ABBB B738 (32624) to Yakutia
D-ABBX B738 (34969) to Orenair
D-ABBY B738 (34970) to Orenair
D-ABBZ B738 (30478) to Aerolineas Argentinas
In addition, A320s D-ABDB (2619) & D-ABDC (2654) are to be painted white prior to disposal to a new operator
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6438 A319 (4846) to Tibet A/L 20/10
B-6823 A321 (4873) to Air China 19/10
N845VA A320 (4867) to Virgin America 19/10
N862AV A320 (4862) to Avianca 18/10
Air Caraibes Atlantique A332 F-HPTP (1265) made its first flight on 20/10 as F-WWKZ.
Air China B773 B-2086 (38667) left Paine Field on 14/10 on delivery to Beijing. A332 B-6536 (1260) left Toulouse on 18/10 on delivery to Beijing.
Air France A343 F-GNIH (373) was noted at Paris/Orly on 16/10 in full Aerolineas Argentinas scheme & was ferried to Lisbon the same day prior to delivery.
Air Italy Polska has been renamed Air Poland.
Air Poland. See under Air Italy Polska.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMR (4875) left Finkenwerder on 21/10 on delivery to Rome/Fiumicino.
All Nippon B788 JA802A (34497) left Paine Field on delivery to Tokyo/Haneda on 15/10.
Armavia A320 EK32011 (2277) was ferried from Yerevan to Shannon on 7/10 on return to the lessor, with EK32012 (2362) following on 17/10.
Astraeus B752 G-STRZ (27622) has completed its maintenance at Hahn & was ferried from there to East Midlands on 17/10 all white prior to return to the lessor. It was noted carrying N965FD on 19/10 awaiting delivery to FedEx
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATR AT72 (966) to Azul Linhas Aereas 18/10
Avianova A320 EI-ERH (2157) was ferried from Moscow/Sheremetyevo to Shannon on 21/10 on return to the lessor.
Bangladesh Biman B773 S2-AFP (40123) made its first flight on 17/10.
Blue Line. A313 F-HBOS (674), formerly with this now defunct carrier, was ferried all white from storage at Lourdes to Bordeaux on 18/10.
Blue1 B462 OH-SAK (E2389) was ferried from Helsinki to Kemble for storage on 17/10.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
JA73NH B738 (38101) to Skymark 19/10
PK-GFR B738 (39417) to Garuda 17/10
PK-LHZ B739 (39417) to Lion Air 17/10
PK-LJF B739 (37286) to Lion Air 21/10
VH-VZT B738 (34186) to Qantas 15/10
9M-MXF B738 (40133) to MAS 19/10
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GGNZ DH8D (4384) to Air Canada Express 14/10
Brit Air CRJX F-HMLL arrived at Morlaix on delivery on 15/10.
British A/W B773 G-STBD (38695) was registered on 15/10 & left Paine Field on delivery the same day, arriving at Cardiff on 16/10. A320 G-BUSK (0120) underwent an ownership change on 10/10 to SASOF TR44 Aviation Ireland Ltd. It is currently parked at Lourdes along with G-BUSG (0039), whose owner is now shown as GA Telesis, & G-BUSH (0042) & G-BUSI (0103), both of which show as "Potential change of Registered Ownership in progress" on GINFO. G-BUSJ (0109) undertook a test flight from/to Gatwick on 19/10.
China Eastern has cancelled orders with Boeing for fifteen B787s & a further 8 destined for Shanghai A/L & replaced them with orders for 12 A332s, 3 A333s & 45 B737s. A332 B-6537 (1262) made its first flight on 19/10 as F-WWYT.
Danu Ora Transportas AT42 OY-RUF (515) left Toulouse on 16/10 for wet-lease to Villa Air/flyMe.
DHL International Middle East B752 N315ST (22611) had been registered A9C-DHD by 19/10.
Egyptair B738 SU-GEC (40801) made its first flight on 15/10.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3147 E190 (19000477) to China Southern 14/10
Emirates B773 A6-EGH (35585) left Paine Field on 20/10 on delivery to Dubai.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-APF (40961) was rolled out at Renton on 17/10.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRK (7901) has become LY-AYZ at Exeter for AviaAM Leasing. D-ACRB (7570) was ferried from storage at Exeter to Norwich on 18/10 for painting prior to return to the lessor.
EVA Air A333 B-16331 (1254) left Toulouse on 20/10 on delivery to Taipei.
GCS Global Cargo Services A302 N277EF (277), recently with MNG Cargo as TC-MNC, has been registered EK30277 & positioned from Yerevan to Sharjah on 21/10 for operation by Skiva Air.
Gulf Air A320 A9C-EE (0419) was registered to ACG Acquisitions as N419AG on 6/9 & ferried from Abu Dhabi to Lasham on 20/10, still as A9C-EE. A9C-AO (4860) left Toulouse on 20/10 on delivery to Bahrain.
Hellenic Imperial B742 SX-TIB (23622) was ferried from storage at Athens to Jakarta on 17/10.
Jetstar A/W A332 VH-EBS (1258) made its first flight on 20/10 as F-WWYS.
Jet2 B752 G-LSAE (24135) has recovered from its encounter with a ground vehicle & was due to undertake a test flight on 21/10 prior to re-entering service. G-LSAC (25488) flew out to Dubai on 19/10 to replace G-LSAK (27973) on lease to RAK A/W. It is understood that the latter aircraft has a problem & is to return to the UK.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDB (40590) made its first flight on 17/10.
Lufthansa B735 D-ABJF (25311) left Frankfurt on 18/10 bound for Gary, IN & the scrapman.
MAS A388 9M-MNA (078) made its first flight on 20/10 as F-WWSU. This is the first of six for the airline.
Max Air. See under Qantas.
MNG Cargo. See under GCS Global Services.
M-ETIS B727 (22687) has been reregistered M-STAR for Starling Aviation & left Acadiana RAP, LA on 15/10 bound for Southend after painting (see Skyliner for photo).
VP-CML B727 (22968) of MIA A/L has become TU-VAO for the Republique Cote d'Ivoire & was noted in full scheme making a test flight at Johannesburg on 15/10 (see Skyliner for photo).
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKE (27285) left Lasham on 19/10 as XA-VIR on delivery to VivaAerobus.
Orenair. See under Air Austral & Air Berlin.
Qantas B744 VH-OJC (25067) has become 5N-HMB for Max Air & left Victorville, CA for Kano on 19/10 (date corrects last week).
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHP (4858) left Toulouse on 18/10 on delivery to Doha.
Royal Jordanian A320 JY-AYS (4853) left Toulouse on 19/10 on delivery to Amman.
Ryanair B738s EI-ESW (34997) & EI-ESX (34998) made their first flights on 16/10. EI-ESY (34999) was rolled out at Renton on 17/10. EI-DCV (33814) was registered to WFBN as N845AC on 19/10 & ferried from Dublin to Shannon the same day for painting for Nok Air with whom it will become HS-DBB.
SAA A342 ZS-SLB (011) was ferried from Johannesburg to Lourdes for storage on 18/10.
SAS F50 LN-RNC (20176) left Billund on 17/10 on delivery to Compagnie Africaine.
Saudi Arabian A321 HZ-ASL (4838) left Finkenwerder on 15/10 on delivery to Jeddah.
Shanghai A/L. See under China Eastern.
Sky Express B735 VP-BFN (24922) was ferried from Moscow/Vnukovo to Lasham on 20/10 on return to the lessor.
Spanair MD87 EC-KCZ (49609) left Madrid on 17/10 bound for Kingman, AZ on return to the lessor.
TAM A345 PT-MSN (445) was ferried from Rio de Janeiro/Galeao to Malta on 20/10 prior to return to the lessor.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBA (1263) made its first flight on 13/10 as F-WWYC.
Thomas Cook A320 G-GTDL (0476) was registered to Aircraft Holdings Network Inc as N476PB on 18/10. It remains at Istanbul & is still expected to go to Cambodia.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAP (27236) left Gatwick on 15/10 heading for Abu Dhabi prior to return to the lessor, with G-BYAO (27235) following it from Manchester the next day. B738 C-FYLC (33029) left Dublin on 16/10 for Toronto on return to Sunwing A/L following summer lease.
Transaero. See under Air Berlin.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVF (29669) left Prague on 13/10 for Toronto & winter lease to Sunwing A/L, with OK-TVH (35275) following on 18/10. OK-TVJ (29351) left Prague on 17/10 also bound for Toronto following summer lease to Travel Service & is expected to revert to its previous registration of C-FTAH. This was followed on 20/10 by OK-TVG (30719), which should be restored as C-GTVF.
TUI A/L Belgium B734 OO-TUA (24127) was noted at Amsterdam on 17/10 in full Lao Central A/L scheme & is to become RPDL-34183 (see Skyliner for photo).
Vietnam A/L A332 VN-A379 (1256) left Toulouse on 19/10 on delivery to Hanoi.
Viking Hellas A320s SX-SMT (0393) & SX-SMU (0414) continued on from Shannon to Montreal, with the former arriving on 16/10 & the latter on 15/10 on return to the lessor.
Yakutia. See under Air Berlin.