EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 19-11-11
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
Adria CJR2 S5-AAE (7170) positioned from Ljubljana to Dresden on 13/11 on winter lease to Cirrus A/L.
Aeroflot RRJ95 RA-89003 (95011) arrived at Moscow/Sheremetyevo on delivery on 7/11. A333 VQ-BNS (1264) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 17/11.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ABA (2158) has become A6-RKC & was delivered from Abu Dhabi to Ras-Al-Kaimah on 1/11 for RAK A/W.
Air Berlin. The delivery flight of new A320 D-ABFX (4917) from Finkenwerder to Singapore was postponed from 11/11 to 14/11 & the aircraft is now known to be for Air Asia. B738 D-ABMB (36121) made its first flight on 14/11 & D-ABMC (37752) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery on 15/11. Also see under Tarom.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6845 A321 (4923) to Sichuan A/L 16/11
CC-BAS A320 (4896) to LAN A/L 18/11
CC-BAT A320 (4921) to LAN A/L 16/11
N608NK A320 (4902) to Spirit 18/11
N794JB A320 (4904) to JetBlue 18/11
N846VA A320 (4894) to Virgin America 16/11
PR-AVP A320 (4891) to Avianca Brasil 15/11
RP-C8394 A320 (4907) to AirPhil Express 17/11
XA-MTO A320 (4924) to InterJet 15/11
9V-JSN A320 (4914) to Jetstar 11/11
Air China B773 B-2088 (38668) made its first flight on 16/11.
Air Europa B738 EC-HGP (28385) was ferried from Madrid to Budapest on 14/11 prior to return to the lessor.
Air Moldova E190 ER-ECB (19000325) was ferried from Chisinau to Birmingham on 5/11, returning to Chisinau on 12/11 after the application of RAK A/W titles & logo. It was due to be ferried to Ras-Al-Kaimah on 13/11 on wet-lease to RAK A/W (see Skyliner for photo).
Air Nostrum CRJX EC-LOV (19019) left Montreal/Mirabel on 18/11 on delivery to Valencia.
Air Transat. See under Thomas Cook.
Albanian A/L had its AOC revoked by the Albanian CAA on 11/11.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMS (4910) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 17/11.
Alitalia CityLiner E170 EI-RDB (17000331) arrived at Rome/Fiumicino on delivery on 13/11.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFI (17000010) was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Exeter on 17/11 for preparation for Regional A/L & was followed on 18/11 by EI-DFL (17000036).
All Nippon B744D JA8964 (27163) left Tokyo/Haneda on 14/11 for scrapping at Tupelo RAP, MS.
Armavia. See under CSA.
Astraeus B752 G-STRY (28161) arrived back at Gatwick from the paint shop at Norwich on 12/11 having been painted all white from Iceland Express scheme & is currently operating for BMI from LHR. B752 G-OJIB (24292) replaced G-STRX (25621) with BMI on 11/11. The latter aircraft was then ferried somewhere the following day, presumably for maintenance.
AtlasJet has signed a MoU for ten CSeries aircraft, with options for a further five.
Belle Air Europe A320 EI-LIS (3492) as delivered from Dinard to Tirana on 14/11.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5282 B737 (39720) to China Eastern 17/11
B-5609 B738 (38963) to China Southern 16/11
B-5619 B738 (39152) to Shenzhen A/L 18/11
N879NN B738 (31133) to American A/L 15/11
VT-JBV B738 (36827) to Jet A/W 15/11
9M-MLL B738 (39322) to MAS 14/11
British A/W B752 G-CPER (29113) undertook an acceptance flight from/to Gatwick for FedEx on 16/11. A320 G-BUSJ (0109) is currently scheduled to be ferried from Gatwick to Chateauroux on 27/11.
Brussels A/L B733 OO-VEX (28670) was noted at East Midlands on 16/11 in full Ukraine International scheme wearing UR-GBA under a taped-on OO-VEX. It was ferried from East Midlands to Chateauroux on 17/11.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJA (39238) left Paine Field on 15/11 on delivery to Hong Kong. B-LJB (39239) made its first flight on 16/11.
China Eastern A332 B-6537 (1262) left Toulouse on 18/11 on delivery to Shanghai/Pudong.
Cirrus A/L. See under Adria.
CSA B735 OK-EGO (28475) was noted at Prague recently in full CSA scheme but now carrying EK73775 (for Armavia?).
Dubrovnik A/L MD82 9A-CDE (48066) was due to be ferried from storage at Dubrovnik to Tehran on 18/11.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
N339JB E190 (19000490) to JetBlue 10/11
Emirates announced an order for a further 50 B773ERs plus 20 options at the Dubai Air Show. In terms of monetary value, this is the largest order in Boeing's history (superseded later this week by a provisional Lion Air order for up to 380 B737s). According to the Boeing press release, Emirates already operates 94 B777s of all marks, with a further 41 already on order. B773 A6-EGJ (38989) made its first flight on 14/11.
Estonian Air B733 ES-ABK (28572) was ferried from Tallinn to Eindhoven on 11/11 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Eurowings. Another CRJ2 update:
D-ACRA (7567) was delivered from Dusseldorf to Tyumen on 11/11 for Yamal as VQ-BPD
D-ACRB (7570) was ferried from Exeter to Dusseldorf on 18/11 prior to delivery to Yamal as VQ-BPC
D-ACRC (7573) was noted at Norwich on 17/11 in full Yamal scheme & will become VQ-BPB
D-ACRG (7630) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Dortmund on 18/11 for further storage.
FedEx B777F N862FD (37733) was delivered from Paine Field to Memphis, TN on 16/11.
Finnair B752 OH-AFK (25622) has been converted to a freighter & registered OO-TFA for TNT. It undertook an acceptance flight from Paya Lebar on 17/11.
Flybe Nordic AT72 OH-ATO (977) was delivered all white from Toulouse to Helsinki on 16/11.
Germania B733 D-AGEG (24237) was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Kemble on 17/11 for scrapping (delayed from 11/11).
Gestair Cargo B763F EC-LKI (26544) arrived at Vatry on 14/11 having had its TNT titles & logo removed at Maastricht.
Gulf Air A320 A9C-AN (4865) left Finkenwerder on 14/11 on delivery to Bahrain.
Hawaiian A/L has increased its order for the A332 from 17 to 22 aircraft.
KLM B734 PH-BDW (25858) was registered to Willis Lease Finance Corp as N858WL on 10/11 & ferried from Amsterdam to Bruntingthorpe for scrapping on 16/11.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDC (40591) made its first flight on 14/11.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDM (4916) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Munich on 18/11. A388 D-AIMI (072) made its first flight on 16/11 as F-WWSR.
Lufthansa Cityline. The former D-AVRI (E2270), recently reregistered G-CLHX, has become N839AC for the Bank of Utah & left Southend on 13/11 en route to Abbotsford. D-AVRM (E2288) was ferried from Stansted to Kemble on 17/11 on return to the lessor.
Lufthansa Italia A320 D-AKNG (0654) was ferried from Milan/Malpensa to Sofia on 14/11 for interim storage.
Mahan Air A313 EP-VIP (499 ex 10+22) was delivered from Kiev to Tehran on 18/11.
Malev B737 HA-LOA (28254) was ferried from Budapest to Norwich on 16/11 for painting, possibly for a new operator.
Martinair B763 PH-MCI (25312) left Amsterdam on 12/11 heading for Cecil Field, FL & a new operator & was followed on 17/11 by PH-MCL (26469).
MAS Kargo A332F 9M-MUB (1148) left Toulouse on 14/11 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
Mint A/W B752 EC-LHL (24544) was ferried from Birmingham to Madrid on 16/11 following wet-lease to the troubled Comtel Air.
Next Jet S340B SE-LJR (168) has become LV-CSK & left Orebro on 14/11 on delivery to Sol Lineas Aereas.
F-WHUH A320CJ (4388) for Deer Air was ferried from storage at Lourdes to the USA on 17/11 for cabin configuration
VQ-BVQ A319CJ (4842) for Rizon Jet was ferried from Southend to Manchester on 18/11 after painting & prior to cabin configuration
Nouvelair A320 TS-INE (0222) left Monastir on 18/11 bound for Bangor, ME on return to the lessor.
Oman Air has placed an order with Boeing for six B788s.
Pegasus B738 TC-AIS (38174) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 17/11.
Qatar A/W ordered a further two B777Fs at the Dubai Air Show. The carrier also increased its order for the A388 from 5 to 10 aircraft, with options for 3 more & placed an order for 50 A320neo with an option for a further 30.
RAK A/W. See under Air Arabia & Air Moldova.
RAM B738 CN-RGH (36828) made its first flight on 15/11 & CN-RGI (36831) was on the Renton flightline by 17/11.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Royal Jordanian A320 JY-AYD (2598) is soon to be delivered to Garuda Citylink as PK-GLE.
SAA A342 ZS-SLD (019) was ferried from Johannesburg to Lourdes for storage on 15/11. A332 ZS-SXU (1271) made its first flight on 16/11 as F-WWYX.
SAS has sold a further 13 MD80s to Allegiant Air to be delivered by early 2013.
Saudi Arabian A321 HZ-ASN (4925) left Finkenwerder on 15/11 on delivery to Jeddah.
Singapore A/L B773 9V-SYA (28515) has become EI-UNL & was delivered from Singapore to Moscow/Domodedovo on 7/11. The carrier was identified this week as the previously unidentified customer who has placed an order for a further five B773s.
Southern Air B743 N749SA (24194) was ferried from New York/JFK to Mojave, AZ for scrapping on 13/11.
Sri Lankan will soon take delivery of A332 4R-ALH (627 ex I-LIVL, 7O-ADK, EI-EOK), which was noted in full scheme at Zurich on 15/11 awaiting delivery.
Tarom is to return leased B738s YR-BGP (37740 ex D-ABKB) & YR-BGR (37741 ex D-ABKC) to Air Berlin.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBA (1263) was delivered from Toulouse to Frankfurt on 17/11 for seat installation.
Thomas Cook A332 G-TCXA (795) returned to Manchester from Abu Dhabi on 12/11 & is due to leave Manchester for Toronto on 19/11 for Air Transat as C-GTSJ (see Skyliner for photo).
Thomas Cook Belgium A320 OO-TCO (1306) left Brussels all white on 17/11 bound for Bangor, ME on return to the lessor.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZJ (34690) left Manchester on 16/11 bound for Toronto on winter lease to Sunwing A/L & was reregistered C-FRZJ the same day.
TNT B777F OO-TSC (37138) made its first flight on 15/11. Also see under Finnair & Gestair Cargo.
Transaero B735 EI-DTX (28052) was ferried from storage at Belgrade to East Midlands on 13/11 for painting. The prospective B744 EI-XLI (27648) was ferried from Rome, NY to Melbourne on 12/11 still as N920UN. Also see under Singapore A/L.
TUI A/L Netherlands. Correcting last week, B738 PH-TFD (38014) was operating a charter to/from Edmonton on 11/11 & is not on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
Tunisair B737 TS-IEB (28015) was ferried from Tunis to Shannon on 16/11, possibly on return to the lessor.
Ukraine International. See under Brussels A/L.
Ural A/L A321 VQ-BOB (1905 ex EI-ERT) was delivered from Dubai to Ekaterinburg on 15/11.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.