EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 12-11-11
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 B762 N707AX (22570) left Wilmington, OH on 31/10 for freighter conversion at Tel Aviv. N767AX (22785) left Tel Aviv on 9/11 for Cincinnati, KY following conversion.
Adria A320 S5-AAT (0191) was ferried all white from Zagreb to Ljubljana for storage on 4/11.
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONN (4596) was not taken up by the carrier & left Dinard on 4/11 as RDPL-34188 on delivery to Lao A/L (see Skyliner for photo).
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANG (4890) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Sharjah on 28/10.
Air Austral. See under Orenair.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABMA (36879), which did not enter service with the airline, has become LN-NIB with Norwegian Air Shuttle & was ferried from East Midlands to Oslo on 31/10 after painting. D-ABBZ (30478) was ferried from Shannon to Prague on 5/11 after painting for Aerolineas Argentinas. D-ABMC (37752) made its first flight on 27/10 & D-ABMB (36121) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 9/11. Brand new A320 D-ABFX (4917) left Finkenwerder all white on 11/11 heading for Singapore for an unidentified customer.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6805 A320 (4877) to China Eastern 26/10
B-6807 A320 (4897) to Shenzhen A/L 27/10
B-6812 A320 (4883) to China Southern 22/10
B-6813 A320 (4864) to China Southern 28/10
B-6822 A320 (4900) to Air China 27/10
B-6843 A320 (4905) to Sichuan A/L 8/11
CC-BAR A320 (4892) to LAN A/L 29/10
JA801P A320 (4887) to Peach Aviation 8/11
N546UW A321 (4885) to US A/W 25/10
N547UW A321 (4893) to US A/W 29/10
N548UW A321 (4898) to US A/W 29/10
RP-C3265 A320 (4861) to Cebu Pacific 27/10
RP-C8190 A320 (4889) to Air Asia Philippines 8/11
VN-A329 A320 (4863) to Vietnam A/L 4/11
VT-IEL A320 (4888) to IndiGo 31/10
ZK-OJR A320 (4884) to Air New Zealand 10/11
4R-ABM A320 (4869) to Sri Lankan 25/10
9M-AQD A320 (4882) to Air Asia 29/10
9V-JSM A320 (4872) to Jetstar Asia 24/10
9V-TAY A320 (4874) to Tiger A/W 25/10
9V-TAZ A320 (4879) to Tiger A/W 29/10
Air Europa B738 EC-HGO (28384) became VQ-BLX & was delivered from Budapest to Orenburg for Orenair on 27/10. B738 EC-KBV (33980) has become 9Y-MBJ & left Amsterdam all white on 10/11 on delivery to Caribbean A/L.
Air France A320 F-HBNJ (4908) made its first flight on 3/11 as F-WWDK & was flown from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. A321 F-GTAZ (4901) made its first flight on 25/10 as D-AVZG. Also see under Alitalia Express.
Air Moldova A320 ER-AXP (0741) was ferried from Ras-Al-Kaimah to Budapest on 3/11 following lease to RAK A/W.
Air New Zealand B744 ZK-NBW (29375) left Auckland on 30/10 for freighter conversion at Tel Aviv for Southern Air & is to become N410SA. B773 ZK-OKP (39041) made its first flight on 28/10 & left Paine Field on delivery on 7/11.
Air Nostrum CRJX EC-LOJ (19018) left Montreal/Mirabel on 28/10 on delivery to Valencia.
Air One B734 EI-CWX (24912) was ferried from storage at Rome/Fiumicino to Lasham on 6/11.
Air Pacific is to replace its two B744s & single B763 with three new-build A332s.
Air Transat. See under Thomas Cook.
Alitalia A319s EI-IMP (4859) & EI-IMR (4875) were delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 4/11. EI-IMS (4910) made its first flight on 8/11 as D-AVYC.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFG (17000008) was noted carrying F-HBEK & wearing Air France scheme at East Midlands on 25/10. E175 EI-RDA (17000330) arrived at Rome/Fiumicino on delivery on 31/10.
Amsterdam A/L. The carrier ceased operations on 2/11. A320 PH-AAY (0527) was ferried from Amsterdam to Dublin by the lessor on 2/11. PH-AAX (0430) is parked at Istanbul & PH-AAZ (0299) at Woensdrecht.
Armavia A320 EK32005 (3492) was registered to Belle Air Europe as EI-LIS on 27/10 & noted in full scheme at Dinard on 3/11 awaiting delivery (see Skyliner for photo).
Astraeus B752 G-STRY (28161) was ferried from Gatwick to Norwich on 5/11 for painting all white from Iceland Express scheme. G-STRZ (27622) was cancelled from the register on 7/11 & left East Midlands as N965FD on 8/11 on delivery to Victorville, CA for FedEx. B737 G-STRN (28007) has been returned to the leasing company will go to Tonle Sap on lease after all as it was noted at East Midlands on 31/10 with XU-TSB carried under a taped-on G-STRN, while B733 G-STRJ (25119) was restored to the register on 26/10 following its spell as XU-TSA & arrived at Bournemouth on 1/11.
Atlas Air. See under British A/W World Cargo.
ATR deliveries to other customers
HC-CMB AT42 (849) to TAME 9/11
PR-TKI AT72 (967) to Trip Linhas Aereas 5/11
9Y-TTA AT72 (968) to Caribbean A/L 11/11
Avianova A320s EI-EEI (0661) & EI-EEL (0543) were ferried from Moscow/Sheremetyevo to Shannon on 1/11. EI-ELE (1969) & EI-ELN (1993) followed on 9/11 & EI-ELD (1918) on 10/11.
Bangladesh Biman B773 S2-AFO (40122) left Paine Field on 22/10 on delivery to Dacca (the 300th B773).
Belle Air Europe. See under Armavia.
Blue1 B462 OH-SAO (E2393) was ferried from Helsinki to Kemble for storage on 7/11 & was followed on 9/11 by OH-SAJ (E2388).
BMI is thought to have been sold to the IAG Group, though Virgin Atlantic is still hoping to purchase the company.
BMI Regional has been sold to a private consortium (thought to be the former Business Air).
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5618 B738 (39151) to Shenzhen A/L 5/11
B-5625 B738 (38146) to Hainan A/W 25/10
HL8225 B738 (38823) to Korean A/L 7/11
HP-1724CMP B738 (38140) to Copa A/L 21/10
JA802X B738 (39418) to Solaseed Air 27/10
N877NN B738 (31131) to American A/L 21/10
N878NN B738 (40768) to American A/L 3/11
PK-LJF B739 (37286) to Lion Air 21/10
PK-LJG B739 (37287) to Lion Air 8/11
PR-GUM B738 (35846) to Gol 1/11
VH-VYC B738 (40997) to Virgin Australia 8/11
VH-VZU B738 (34187) to Qantas 4/11
VT-JBW B738 (37960) to Jet A/W 25/10
VT-SGV B738 (37362) to SpiceJet 8/11
9XR-WG B738 (40893) to Rwandair 26/10
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GGNY DH8D (4386) to Jazz Air 31/10
CX-CRM CRJ9 (15274) to Pluna 29/10
JA858A DH8D (4385) to ANA Wings 22/10 (as C-GKVD)
N632SK CRJ7 (10330) to Skywest 31/10
VT-SUF DH8D (4382) to SpiceJet 21/10
VT-SUG DH8D (4387) to SpiceJet 1/11
British A/W World Cargo/Global Supply Systems B748F G-GSSD (37561) left Paine Field on 3/11 on delivery to Stansted. The aircraft is leased from Atlas Air.
Brussels A/L B733 OO-VEX (28670) was ferried from Bacau to East Midlands on 6/11 for painting prior to return to the lessor.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJE (39242) was delivered from Paine Field to Hong Kong on 31/10. B-LJA (39238) made its first flight on 5/11.
CityJet B462 EI-RJL (E2349) was ferried from Dublin to Norwich in full LAMIA scheme on 2/11, with EI-RJM (E2350) going in the opposite direction the same day, also in LAMIA scheme before returning to Norwich on 7/11.
Condor. See under Hamburg A/W & Thomas Cook.
Corsair B744 F-HSEX (26878) was registered N135KB for Apollo Aviation Capital on 31/10 & left Paris/Orly in basic TUIfly scheme on 9/11 bound for Victorville, CA.
Easyjet A320 G-EZTU (4233) was reregistered HB-JZZ on 3/11. B737 G-EZKC (32424) flew its last revenue service on 1/11 & will be ferried to Kemble for scrapping. G-EZKD (32425) flew its last revenue service on 31/10 & was ferried from Luton to Kemble for scrapping on 3/11 (it was cancelled from the register on 8/11). These were the last two B737s in service with the company.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3148 E190 (19000483) to China Southern 20/10
B-3149 E190 (19000488) to China Southern 29/10
N989TA E190 (19000482) to TACA 26/10
P4-KCE E190 (19000487) to Air Astana 20/10
Emirates B773 A6-EGH (35585) left Paine Field on 21/10 on delivery to Dubai. A6-EGI (38986) made its first flight on 31/10 & left Paine Field on 10/11 on delivery to Dubai. A388 A6-EDQ (080) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dubai on 28/10. A6-EDV (101) made its first flight on 28/10 as F-WWAG & was flown from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 2/11.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-APF (30961) made its first flight on 24/10.
Euro Atlantic A/W. See under Transavia.
European Air Transport A306F D-AEAO (711) was delivered from Shannon to Leipzig on 5/11 after painting into DHL scheme (See Skyliner for photo).
Eurowings CRJ2 update:
D-ACRA (7567) delivered from Dusseldorf to Tyumen on 11/11 as VQ-BPD for Yamal
D-ACRB (7570) ferried from Norwich to Exeter on 4/11 after painting into Yamal scheme & will become VQ-BPC
D-ACRC (7573) ferried from Exeter to Norwich on 11/11 for painting (for Yamal?)
D-ACRD (7583) ferried from Dusseldorf to Exeter on 6/11 for return to the lessor
D-ACRI (7862) ferried from storage at Weeze to Dusseldorf on 8/11 for return to the lessor
D-ACRL (7902) ferried from Dusseldorf to Exeter on 10/11 for return to the lessor
EVA Air A333 B-16333 (1274) made its first flight on 3/11 & was ferried from Toulouse to Chateauroux as F-WWKE the following day.
FedEx B777F N885FD (41064) was delivered from Paine Field to Memphis, TN on 29/10, with N861FD (37732) following on 7/11. N862FD (37733) made its first flight on 31/10. Also see under Transmile Air Services.
Flybe DH8D G-JEDI (4052) was ferried from Exeter to Maastricht on 29/10 prior to hand back to the lessor & underwent a change of ownership on 10/11. G-FLBF (4344) became ZS-YBU on 27/10 & left Exeter on 29/10 on delivery to South African Express in company with ZS-YBY (4370 ex G-FLBJ). B463 G-JEBV (E3236), which had been stored all white at Kemble, was cancelled from the register on 7/11 as permanently withdrawn from use. It had, in fact, already entered the scrapping area at Kemble by 31/10 when it was noted minus wings & tailplane.
Garuda A332 PK-GPN (1261) left Toulouse on 11/11 on delivery to Jakarta.
Germania B733 D-AGEG (24237) was due to be ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Kemble on 11/11 for scrapping.
Gulf Air A320 A9C-AN (4865) made its first flight on 2/11 as D-AUBP.
Hamburg A/W A319 D-AHHB (3560) positioned from Frankfurt to Dresden on 3/11 following wet-lease to Condor.
Itali A/L. The scrapping of long-term Gatwick resident MD82 I-DAVA (49215) began on 4/11. This had been impounded at Gatwick since arriving on a flight on behalf of Wind Jet on 22/10/10.
JAL B763 JA657J (40369) was delivered from Paine Field to Tokyo/Haneda on 21/10
Jetstar A332 VH-EBS (1258) left Toulouse on delivery on 10/11.
Jet2 B733 G-GDFB (25743) was withdrawn from service at Leeds/Bradford on 6/11.
KLM B737 PH-BGX (38635) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 25/10. B734 PH-BTG (27233) was ferried from Amsterdam to Norwich on 1/11 for scrapping & was followed on 7/11 by B733 PH-BDO (24262).
Korean Air B773 HL8218 (37649) made its first flight on 5/11.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDB (40590) was delivered from Paine Field to Atlanta, GA on 28/10 for winglet fitting.
LOT B763 SP-LPC (28656) made a wheels-up landing at Warsaw on 1/11. Damage is said to be surprisingly minor & it may be made airworthy again.
Lufthansa B735 D-ABJH (25357) left Frankfurt on 1/11 for scrapping at Gary, IN. A321 D-AIDM (4916) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Munich on 11/11.
Lufthansa Cityline E190 D-AEBJ (19000486) arrived at Munich on delivery on 28/10.
Luxair E145 LX-LGK (4500866) has become F-HTOP for Regourd Aviation & was delivered from Luxembourg to Toulouse/Francazal on 27/10
Martinair ceased passenger flights at the end of October & now only handles freight.
Monarch will acquire a further two second-hand A320s in March 2012.
CN-SHS E190BJ (19000307) for Dalia Air arrived at Casablanca on delivery on 27/10
HB-JJA BBJ (34303) of Privatair was ferried from Amsterdam to Geneva on 30/10 after wet-lease to KLM
MM62226 B762 (33686 ex N767TT) left McConnell AFB, KS on 9/11 on delivery to Pratica di Mare
VP-CCH A318CJ (4211) for an unidentified customer was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dubai on 28/10.
VC96-2115 B732 (21165) of the Brazilian A/F was ferried from Brasilia to Afonsos on 7/11 for display in the Museu Aeroespacial.
Norwegian Air Shuttle. See under Air Berlin.
Nouvelair A320 TS-IND (0348) left Monastir all white on 31/10 bound for Bangor, ME & was registered to WFBN on 3/11 as N346MS.
Onur Air A321 TC-OAF (0668) has become EI-ETH for Kolavia & was delivered from Istanbul to Moscow/Domodedovo on 31/10.
Orenair B772 VQ-BNU (29908 ex F-OPAR), formerly with Air Austral, was delivered from Paris/CDG to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 26/10. Also see under Air Europa.
Qatar A/W Cargo B777F A7-BFC (36099) left Paine Field on 28/10 on delivery to Doha.
RAM B738 CN-RGG (36829) arrived at Casablanca on delivery on 27/10 & CN-RGH (36828) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 9/11.
Rheinland Air Service AT42 D-BZZS (291) has become HR-AXH & left Billund on 11/11 on delivery to Islena de Inversiones.
Ryan International. See under Virgin Atlantic.
Ryanair B738 EI-ESY (34999) made its first flight on 27/10 followed by EI-ESZ (34996) on 8/11. The carrier is swapping aircraft in & out of short-term storage at Stansted. Aircraft are parked for a few days & then recycled back into service. The former EI-DCT (33813), which was temporarily registered N840AC, left Shannon on 27/10 as HS-DBA on delivery to Nok Air & was followed by the former EI-DCV (33814), temporarily N845AC, as HS-DBB on 11/11. EI-ESV (34993) was ferried to Marana, AZ as N762BA for storage on 24/10.
SAS F50 LN-RNF is due to be delivered to Mongolian A/L shortly as JU8881 (see Skyliner for photo). LN-RNG (20184) was ferried from Oslo to Billund on 9/11 for painting for Mongolian A/L.
Silk Road Cargo Business A306F VQ-BNW (733 ex B-2315, N733MY) was delivered from Istanbul to Tashkent on 11/11.
Sky Express MD83 SX-BPP (53377) was ferried from Woensdrecht to Stockholm/Arlanda on 7/11 after painting for United A/W of Bangladesh & is to become S2-AFV (see Skyliner for photo).
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCB (0384) was ferried from Bratislava to Kemble on 4/11 for scrapping.
Southern Air. See under Air New Zealand.
TAM A345 PT-MSL (464) was ferried from Malta to Rio de Janeiro/Galeao on 8/11 prior to return to the lessor.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBB (1269) made its first flight on 3/11 as F-WWKV.
Thomas Cook A332 G-OJMB (427) was ferried from Manchester to Abu Dhabi on 1/11 for preparation for Air Transat. B752 G-JMCG (26278) was ferried from Gatwick to Abu Dhabi on 2/11 prior to winter lease to Jazz Air as C-GJZD. G-FCLA (27621) was registered C-GJZV on 2/11 & left Manchester on 3/11 bound for Halifax on winter lease to Jazz Air, along with C-GJZK (30757), which had been reregistered from G-JMCD also on 2/11. B763 G-DAJC (27206) was ferried from Manchester to Abu Dhabi on 6/11 prior to lease to Condor for 14 months. A332 OY-VKF (309) left Manchester for Kuala Lumpur on 6/11 following summer lease.
Thomas Cook Belgium A320 OO-TCO (1306) was ferried from Cairo to Maastricht on 4/11 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Thomson A/W B763 G-OBYE (28979) was cancelled from the register on 3/11 as transferred to the Netherlands & has become PH-OYE with TUI A/L Netherlands. B738 G-FDZB (35131) was ferried from East Midlands to Toronto on 31/10 for winter lease to Sunwing A/L, with G-FDZD (35132) following from Luton on 2/11. G-FDZY (37261) made its first flight on 4/11. B752 G-CPEP (25268) was cancelled from the register on 28/10 & had the registration N961FD applied at Gatwick the same day before leaving on delivery to FedEx the following day.
THY B738 TC-JHK (40975) left Paine Field on 10/11 on delivery to Istanbul.
TNT B734F OE-IAQ (29207) was delivered from Al Maktoum to Liege via Sofia on 6/11 following freighter conversion & will join the Belgian register in the near future.
Transaero B744 deliveries were EI-XLH (27650) from Melbourne on 6/11 & EI-XLM (28028) from Rome, NY on 4/11. The carrier has signed MoUs for four A388s & four B748s.
Transavia B738 PH-HZY (30646) flew its last revenue service on 30/10 & is to join Euro Atlantic A/W as CS-TQU next month. PH-HZO (34169) left Amsterdam on 5/11 on winter lease to AeroMexico until next April.
Transavia France B738 F-GZHA (34901) left Paris/Orly on 1/11 bound for Montreal/Mirabel & winter lease to CanJet, with F-GZHB (34902) following on 10/11..
Transmile Air Services MD11F 9M-TGS (48486) became N643FE for FedEx & left Paya Lebar on 1/11 on delivery to Memphis, TN.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVK (32740) left Prague on 1/11 bound for Toronto & winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
TUI A/L Belgium B738 OO-JAA (29660) was registered C-FUAA on 28/10 & left Brussels on 3/11 for winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
TUI A/L Netherlands B738 PH-TFD (38014) left Amsterdam for Toronto on 11/11 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L. Also see under Thomson A/W.
Ural A/L A321 VQ-BOC (1199 ex D-ARFB, AP-BJA, EI-ERS) was delivered from Dublin to Ekaterinburg on 25/10. VQ-BOZ (2117 ex G-OMYA, TC-KTD, TC-ETR, N117CG, EI-ERU) was delivered from Dublin to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 9/11.
UT Air AT72 VQ-BLK (975) was delivered from Toulouse to Khanty-Mansisyk on 2/11, with VQ-BLL (976) following on 10/11.
Viking Hellas A320 SX-SMV A320 (0415) was ferried from storage at Stockholm/Arlanda to Dublin on 9/11 on return to the lessor.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VINE (1231) was ferried from storage at Lourdes to Gatwick on 3/11 prior to painting. It is rumoured that this may be leased to Ryan International.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LPC (0892) became PK-GLC for Garuda Citylink & left Dublin on delivery on 29/10.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLD (35093) was ferried from Cologne to Dublin on 7/11 prior to winter lease to CanJet as C-GDGQ. D-AXLE (30724) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Dublin the same day also for winter lease to CanJet & will become C-GDGT. N733MA (30619) left Frankfurt on 11/11 on return to Miami Air following summer lease to XL A/W Germany.
Yamal. See under Lufthansa Cityline.