EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 03-12-11
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 B763 N709AX (22572) left Wilmington, OH on 30/11 bound for Tel Aviv for freighter conversion, after which it is to become N653GT with Atlas Air.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABBZ (30478) was ferried from Prague to Shannon on 29/11 in Aerolineas Argentinas scheme prior to delivery. D-ABMB (36121) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery on 1/12.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6816 A320 (4912) to China Southern 26/11
B-6831 A320 (4799) to China Eastern 23/11 (Chinese built)
B-6833 A320 (4920) to Shenzhen A/L 1/12
CC-BAU A320 (4943) to LAN A/L 30/11
N549UW A321 (4932) to US A/W 29/11
N683TA A320 (4906) to TACA 2/12
PR-AVQ A320 (4913) to Avianca Brasil 30/11
PR-AVR A320 (4941) to Avianca Brasil 30/11
XA-YES A320 (4933) to InterJet 29/11 (date corrects last week)
4R-ABO A320 (4915) to Sri Lankan 29/11
9V-TRC A320 (4918) to Tiger A/W 2/12
Air Europa B738 EC-HGQ (28386) has become HS-DBC & left Budapest on 29/11 on delivery to Nok Air. EC-KEO (33982) has become EI-RUB for Transaero & was delivered from Amsterdam to Moscow/Domodedovo on 1/12.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFG (17000008) is to become F-HBXK & was delivered from Exeter to Clermont-Ferrand for Regional A/L on 1/12.
American A/L filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week.
Astraeus. Ferried for storage on 27/11 were B737 G-STRF (29885) from Copenhagen to Lasham, B733 G-STRI (25011) from Gatwick to Sofia & B752 G-OJIB (24292) also from Gatwick to Montreal/Mirabel.
Atlas Air. See under ABX Air.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATB AT72 (969) to AZUL 2/12
VH-FVM AT72 (979) to Skywest A/L 29/11
BH Air A320 LZ-BHF (1087) was noted at Dubai on 1/12 in full Eritrean A/L scheme on wet-lease from BH Air.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
PK-LJH B739 (37288) to Lion Air 2/12
VH-YID B738 (38709) to Virgin Australia 1/12
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GKQE DH8D (4390) to Porter A/L 28/11
C-GKQF DH8D (4391) to Porter A/L 28/11
Brit Air F100 F-GPXE (11495) was ferried from Norwich to Bratislava on 2/12, presumably for a new operator.
British A/W B773 G-STBE (38696) was flown back to Paine Field on 1/12 after painting at Portland, OR.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJL (E2273) was ferried from Brussels to Kemble for storage on 2/12.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJF (39243) made its first flight on 1/12.
China A/L A333 B-18356 (1272) made its first flight on 25/11 as F-WWKD.
CSA AT42 OK-VFI (173 ex D-BHHH, F-WQNE) was temporarily registered F-WEKF & has now become F-HEKF for Equaflight Services of the Congo. It made an acceptance flight from Dinard on 23/11 in full scheme (see Skyliner for photo).
Egyptair A333 SU-GDU (1238) left Toulouse on 26/11 on delivery to Cairo.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3185 E190 (19000480) to Tianjin A/L 24/11
JA06FJ E170 (17000332) to Fuji Dream 26/11
Emirates B773 A6-EGK (41071) made its first flight on 27/11. A388 A6-EDT (090) left Toulouse on 2/12 on delivery to Dubai.
Eritrean A/L. See under BH Air.
Etihad A320 A6-EIO (4934) made its first flight on 28/11 as F-WWWP.
Euro Atlantic A/W. See under Transavia.
Eurowings CRJ2 update:
D-ACRD (7583) ferried from Exeter to Norwich for painting on 1/12
D-ACRE (7607) ferried from Dusseldorf to Exeter on 30/11 prior to return to the lessor
D-ACRK (7901) is now LY-AYJ for SCAT & was ferried from East Midlands to Exeter on 30/11 after painting.
EVA Air A333 B-16332 (1268) left Toulouse on 29/11 on delivery to Taipei.
Flybe E175s G-FBJA (17000326) & G-FBJC (17000328) arrived at Exeter on delivery on 26/11. DH8D G-JEDJ (4058) is due at Dublin on 12/12 where it will be painted white prior to return to the lessor later in the month.
Germania B733 D-AGEK (25015) was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Kemble on 30/11 for scrapping.
JAL B763 JA659J (40371) made its first flight on 27/11.
Kalitta Air. See under Kuwait A/W.
Korean Air A388 HL7615 (075) left Toulouse on 28/11 on delivery to Incheon.
Kuwait A/W B744F 9K-DAB (37304) was registered to Kalitta Air as N798BA on 29/11 & delivered from Marana, AZ to Oscoda, MI on 30/11.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMJ (073) made its first flight on 28/11 as F-WWSP.
Lufthansa Italia A319 D-AKNF (0646) was ferried from Milan/Malpensa to Sofia for storage on 28/11.
Lufthansa Regional B462 D-AVRM (E2288), currently parked at Kemble, was registered to Trident Aviation Leasing as G-CGZB on 25/11. CRJ2s D-ACRM (7478) & D-ACRP (7625) were registered to Bombardier at Dusseldorf as C-GNAF & C-GNBE respectively on 30/11 & ferried to Canada on 2/12. D-ACHI (7464) was delivered from Cologne to Moscow/Domodedovo for Severstal on 29/11.
Meridiana-Fly MD83 EI-CKM (49792) left Olbia on 26/11 heading for the USA on return to the lessor. I-SMEC (49808) was ferried from Olbia to Perpignan on 2/12, probably for a new operator.
F-WWBA A320 (0001) now sports sharklets & made its first flight with these on 30/11. It carries the legend "Sharklets - hunting down fuel burn" & has a blue shark's mouth (see Skyliner for photo)
M-YRGR A313F (684 ex 9V-STD, VT-AIN) was ferried from Porto to Monastir on 26/11
N524AT B752 (30233 ex N524AT, EI-TLU, LY-SKR, M-ABDF) was ferried from Lasham to Shannon on 30/11 & then on to Blytheville, AR, possibly for Guyana A/W
N787BA B788 (40690), the 787 prototype, was ferried from Paine Field to Palmdale, CA on 1/12, where it will have its engines removed before going into storage prior to being issued to a museum at a later date (very possibly to the Museum of Flight).
OE-IAU B733F (23258 ex N306P, N579US, N326AW, OO-TNK) of Celestial Aviation was ferried from Southend to Shannon on 1/12.
P4-RLA A319CJ (4319) was registered to SCM Aruba/System Capital Management on 23/11 & delivered from Toulouse to Donetsk on 26/11
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYW (39010) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 1/12.
Qantas A388 VH-OQK (063) left Toulouse on 26/11 on delivery to Sydney.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHQ (4930) made its first flight on 25/11 as F-WWBI.
RAM B738 CN-RGH (36828) arrived at Casablanca on delivery on 30/11.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Rossiya B735 EI-CDE (25115) was ferried from St Petersburg to Southend on 24/11 & then on to Perpignan on 29/11, possibly on return to the lessor.
SCAT. See under Eurowings.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCA (0333) was ferried from Riga to Kemble for scrapping on 2/12.
THY B738 TC-JHL (40976) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 28/11.
Transaero B735 EI-UNH (28916 ex N14655) left Opa-Locka, FL on 1/12 on delivery to Moscow/Domodedovo in Imperial scheme. Also see under Air Europa. B742 VP-BQC (22725) left storage at Moscow/Domodedovo on 2/12 for Rome, NY.
Transavia B738s PH-HSA (34171) & PH-HSW (37160) have become 9Y-TJS & 9Y-TJR respectively & left Amsterdam on 30/11 on winter lease to Caribbean A/L. PH-HZY (30646) is to join Euro Atlantic A/W as CS-TQU. It had been painted in full scheme by 28/11 (see Skyliner for photo).
UT Air AT72 VQ-BLM (980) left Toulouse on 30/11 on delivery to Khanty-Mansiysk.
Uzbekistan A/W A320 UK32020 (4952) made its first flight on 25/11 & left Toulouse on 30/11 on delivery to Tashkent.
Vietnam A/L A332 VN-A381 (1266) left Toulouse on 29/11 on delivery to Hanoi.
Vueling A320 EC-LOP (4937) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Barcelona on 29/11.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLD (35093) left Frankfurt on 28/11 heading for Toronto/Person & winter lease to CanJet, with D-AXLE (30724) following for Sunwing A/L on 30/11. D-AXLF (28218) has become C-GDGY again for winter lease to CanJet & left Dublin on 2/12 bound for Montreal/Mirabel.