EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 10-12-11
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
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANH (4958) made its first flight on 6/12 as D-AXAX.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABBZ (30478) was registered N478MQ at Shannon on 1/12 prior to delivery to Aerolineas Argentinas. D-ABKC (37741) was ferried from Budapest to Berlin/Tegel on 7/12 following lease to Tarom as YR-BGR. D-ABAV (30498) was ferried from Munich to Dublin on 9/12 for painting for Transaero. A333 D-AERS (171) has become EI-ETI for I-Fly & was flown from Abu Dhabi to Chateauroux for painting on 9/12.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6825 A321 (4949) to Air China 7/12
N550UW A321 (4935) to US A/W 3/12
N551UW A321 (4940) to US A/W 6/12
RP-C3267 A320 (4927) to Cebu Pacific Air 9/12
VH-VFD A320 (4922) to Jetstar Pacific 8/12
VN-A331 A321 (4945) to Vietnam A/L 3/12
VT-IEM A320 (4947) to IndiGo 7/12
VT-IEN A320 (4954) to IndiGo 8/12
9V-TRD A320 (4931) to Tiger A/W 9/12
Air Europa A332 EC-KTG (950) was ferried from Madrid to Stockholm/Arlanda on 1/12 for wet lease to Novair.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFG (17000008) is to become F-HBXK & was delivered from Exeter to Clermont-Ferrand for Regional A/L on 7/12 (delayed from 1/12).
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATE AT72 (972) to Azul Linhas Aereas 8/12
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
HL8241 B738 (38129) to Korean Air 2/12
N880NN B738 (40769) to American A/L 7/12
PK-GMS B738 (38071) to Garuda 6/12
VH-VZV B738 (34189) to Qantas 7/12
Brit Air F100 F-GPXE (11495) was due to be ferried from Norwich to Bratislava on 5/12, presumably for a new operator (date corrects last week), but the deal seems to have fallen through & it remains at Norwich.
British A/W B744 G-BNLC (23910), which is being/has been broken up at Cardiff was cancelled from the register on 2/12, followed by G-BNLB (23909) on 8/12. B752 G-CPER (29113) was cancelled from the register on 2/12 & left Gatwick on 3/12 as N954FD on delivery to Victorville, CA for FedEx.
British A/W World Cargo B748F G-GSSE (37568) was registered on 5/12 & G-GSSF (37569) made its first flight also on 5/12.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJL (E2273), currently stored at Kemble, was registered to Trident Turboprop Ltd as G-CGYR on 7/12. Also see under Swiss International.
Bukovyna Aviation Enterprise MD82 UR-CJQ (49502 ex B-2108, G-CEPC) was registered on 1/12.
Cargo Management B763F N362CM (24316 ex VH-OGB) left Tel Aviv on 4/12 for Cincinnati, KY following freighter conversion.
China Eastern A332 B-6538 (1267) left Toulouse on 6/12 on delivery to Shanghai/Pudong & is in SkyTeam scheme.
Cirrus A/L D328 D-CIRA (3077) has become N577EF for Sierra Nevada Corp & is for operation by the USAF's Special Operation Command. It left Bournemouth on delivery on 9/12.
Condor A320 D-AICA (0774) was ferried from Shannon to Berlin/Schonefeld on 4/12 after painting into retro scheme (see Skyliner for photo).
Cyprus A/W A332 5B-DBS (505) was ferried from RAF Brize Norton to Birmingham on 2/12 & from there to Frankfurt on 7/12 prior to return to the lessor.
Dubrovnik A/L MD82 9A-CDE (48066) was ferried from storage at Dubrovnik to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen on 2/12.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3186 E190 (19000489) to Tianjin A/L 8/12
XA-ACC E190 (19000499) to AeroMexico Connect 6/12
Emirates B773 A6-EGJ (38989) left Paine Field on 8/12 on delivery to Dubai.
Euro Atlantic B763 CS-TFT (26208) was ferried from Lagos to Lisbon on 4/12 following Hajj lease to Med-View A/L.
European Air Transport A306F D-AEAG (621) was delivered from Dresden to Leipzig on 8/12 following freighter conversion.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRC (7573) was ferried from Exeter to Dusseldorf on 9/12 prior to delivery to Yamal as VQ-BPB.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDW (40250) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 4/12 & made its first flight on 7/12.
HiFly A332 CS-TQP (211) has been removed from storage at Lisbon & was flown to Brize Norton on 2/12 on wet-lease to the MoD.
I-Fly. See under Air Berlin.
Khors Air MD83 UR-CIK (53198 ex SE-DLS, EC-GOU, N198MD) was noted all white & untitled at Stockholm/Arlanda on 8/12 awaiting delivery.
Korean Air B744 HL7607 (24198) left Gimpo on 1/12 for storage at Roswell, NM
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMJ (073) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder as F-WWYI on 6/12.
Lufthansa Cargo B748F D-ABYE (37826), currently registered N6067U, arrived at Frankfurt on 6/12 for testing by the airport & airline.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRG (E2266) was ferried from Cologne to Southend on 7/12 on return to the lessor.
M-YRGT A310F (697) of HSH Nordbank was due to be ferried from Monastir to Bangor, ME on 9/12
VQ-BVQ A319CJ (4842) of Rizon Jet was ferried from Manchester to Basel on 8/12 for cabin configuration.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NOY (39419) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 5/12.
Novair. See under Air Europa.
Olympic A/W AT42s SX-BIB (182), SX-BIC (197) & SX-BID (219) are all due to be ferried to Exeter for storage in the near future
Pegasus B738 TC-AVP (38175) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 5/12.
RAM B738 CN-RGI (36831) arrived at Casablanca on delivery on 7/12.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Rus Aviation A306F A6-JIM (643 ex N7082A) was delivered from Dresden to Sharjah on 6/12.
Ryanair B738s EI-ESY (34999) & EI-ESZ (34996) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 3/12, with EI-ESW (34997) & EI-ESX (34998) following on 7/12. B738 EI-DCS (33812) was ferried from Prestwick to Dublin on 30/11 & noted there on 2/12 as VQ-BPM for Nordstar & was ferried from Dublin to Shannon for painting on 6/12. N760BA (35033), the prospective EI-ESS, was ferried back to Boeing Field from Marana, AZ on 6/12, with N762BA/EI-ESV (34993) following on 8/12.
SAA A332 ZS-SXU (1271) was delivered from Toulouse to Johannesburg on 7/12 (not on 25/11 as stated two weeks ago!).
SAS F50 LN-RNG (20184) has become JU-8882 for Mongolian A/L & was ferried from Billund to Lelystad for painting on 7/12. B735 LN-BRO (24647) was ferried from storage at Oslo to Bournemouth on 9/12.
Saudi Arabian B773 HZ-AK11 (41048) made its first flight on 2/12. A321 HZ-ASO (4962) made its first flight on 8/12 as D-AZAG.
SCAT CRJ2 LY-AYJ (7901) has been leased from AviaAM Leasing. It was delivered from Exeter to Shimkent on 6/12 & will become UP-CJ004 (see Skyliner for photo).
Sri Lankan A332 4R-ALH (627 ex I-LIVL, EI-EOK, 7O-ADX, EI-EOK) left Zurich on 8/12 on delivery to Colombo.
Swiss International A332 HB-IQC (249) was ferried from storage at Zurich to Manchester on 5/12 for painting for Brussels A/L. A333 HB-JHK (1276) made its first flight on 5/12 as F-WWYI.
Tarom. See under Air Berlin.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBB (1269) was delivered from Toulouse to Frankfurt on 7/12 for seat installation.
Thomas Cook B752 G-FCLD (28718) was registered C-GJZX on 9/12 prior to winter lease to Jazz Air until 14/04/12.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZZ (37262) had appeared on the Renton flightline by 5/12 & made its first flight on 7/12. G-FDZE (35137) left Birmingham on 7/12 heading for Toronto/Pearson on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
THY B738 TC-JHL (40976) made its first flight on 3/12.
Transaero. See under Air Berlin.
TUI A/L Belgium B738 OO-JBG (35142) left Brussels on 5/12 heading for Montreal/Mirabel on winter lease to CanJet, with OO-JAQ (35148) following on 7/12.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUK (39094) was registered C-GRWZ on 8/12 & left Hanover the following day bound for Montreal/Mirabel on winter lease to CanJet. D-AHLK (35143) is due to follow in the next few days.
United A/L B744 N173UA (24380) was ferried from San Francisco, CA to Marana, AZ on 6/12 for storage.
Virgin Atlantic A343 G-VSEA (3), currently parked at Lourdes, was cancelled from the register on 8/12 as transferred to the Isle of Man & has been registered to GMT Holdings 4 Ltd as M-YRGV.
VLM F50 OO-VLK (20122) was temporarily registered PH-FZF & has now become P2-TAH for Travel Air. It left Maastricht on delivery on 2/12.
West Atlantic Cargo A/L ATP SE-MAP (2037) was reregistered LX-WAE on 1/12.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.