EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 14-01-12
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
Puget Sound - Boeing test Flights
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BMV (1284) made its first flight on 11/1 as F-WWYA.
Aerolineas Argentinas. See under Cathay Pacific.
Aerosvit B735 UR-AAM (26419 ex SE-DNI, G-OBMY, OY-SEG, LY-BFV, G-GFFD) was delivered from Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen to Kiev on 4/1.
Air Berlin A319 D-AHIN (3853) was ferried from Paderborn to Prague minus titles on 3/1 prior to transfer to Chengdu A/L. A320 D-ALTJ (1838) was ferried from Hamburg to Istanbul/Ataturk on 8/1 prior to return to the lessor & is to join Brussels A/L as OO-SND next month. D-ABFY (4964), which was not taken up by the carrier & left Finkenwerder on 22/12 supposedly for China Southern, was delivered from Seletar to Kuala Lumpur on 9/1 as 9M-AQK for Air Asia.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6835 A320 (4986) to Shenzhen A/L 12/1
B-6860 A320 (4981) to Juneyao A/L 11/1
RP-C8395 A320 (4984) to AirPhil Express 11/1
VT-IEO A320 (4965) to IndiGo 9/1
ZS-SZZ A320 (4990) to SAA 13/1
9V-TRE A320 (4973) to Tiger A/W 13/1
Air Europa B763 EC-HPU (30048) was ferried from Madrid to Chateauroux on 12/1 on return to the lessor.
Air France/KLM has been revealed as the undisclosed customer who placed an order for 25 B789s on 16/9.
Air India A313 VT-EJL (392) was ferried from Bombay to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen on 13/1 possibly for a new customer.
Air New Zealand B773 ZK-OKQ (40689) left Paine Field on 10/1 on delivery to Auckland. It wears a very smart All Blacks scheme.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-HXM (7514) was ferried from Montpellier to Valencia on 11/1 after painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Air Seychelles B763s S7-AHM (26328) & S7-ASY (29386) were ferried from LHR to Miami, FL on 12/1 on return to the lessor. The carrier is pulling out of the long-haul market & in future will operate code shares with Air France & Etihad.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFL (17000036) was ferried from Exeter to Norwich on 11/1 for painting for Regional A/L.
Astraeus A320 G-STRP (0136), which is being broken up at Kemble, was finally cancelled from the register on 6/1 as permanently withdrawn from use. B733 G-STRJ (25119) was noted at Bournemouth on 3/1 in full Eastern SkyJets scheme.
Atlantic A/W B462 OY-RCW (E2115) is due to be delivered to Chilean carrier Aerovias DAP next month.
Austrian A/L is seeking financial assistance from parent Lufthansa to replace its current fleet of 11 B736/7/8s with seven A319/320s.
Avianca A332 N279AV (1279) left Toulouse on 12/1 on delivery to Bogota.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
JA73NK B738 (38023) to Skymark A/L 12/1
9M-MLM B738 (39323) to MAS 12/1
British A/W. B752 G-CPES (29114) was cancelled from the register on 6/1 as transferred to the USA & left Gatwick on 7/1 bound for Victorville, CA via Bangor, ME as N955FD for FedEx. A320 G-EUYN (4975) was delivered from Toulouse to LHR on 12/1.
British A/W World Cargo/Global Supply Systems. In a last minute change, it was decided that B744F G-GSSC (29255) would not fly to Miami, FL via Luxembourg & Atlanta, GA but, instead, has been operating out Frankfurt, still as G-GSSC.
Brussels A/L. See under Air Berlin.
Cathay Pacific A343 B-HXN (126) has become LV-CSE & left Xiamen on 7/1 on delivery to Buenos Aires for Aerolineas Argentinas.
Eastern SkyJets. See under Astraeus.
Emirates A388 A6-EDW (103) made its first flight on 10/1 as F-WWAL & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 13/1.
Eurolot. Having been stored at Warsaw since suffering a ground accident there on 14/7/11, AT72 SP-LFH (478) is to be broken up.
Eurowings A319 D-AGWS (4998) made its first flight on 11/1 as D-AVYG.
Fly Hellas A320 SX-SMV (0415) was registered EI-ETM at Dublin on 12/1.
Holidays Czech A/L A320 OK-HCB (2180) was ferried from Keflavik to Prague on 11/1 following wet-lease to Iceland Express.
Hong Kong A/L has placed an order for ten A380s.
Iberia A320 EC-FDB (0173) is to be transferred to Iberia Express next month.
Iceland Express. See under Holidays Czech A/L.
Intersky DH8C OE-LIE (546) was noted all white at Friedrichshafen on 9/1 as 8Q-IAS prior to delivery to Maldivian.
Jet2. See under Norwegian Air Shuttle.
KLM. See under Air France/KLM.
Korean Air Cargo. Making their first flights on 10/1 were B748F HL7609 (37132) & B77F HL8251 (37639).
Kuwait A/W should soon take delivery of BBJ3 9K-GCC (37632 ex N373BJ). Having been stored at at Marana, AZ, the US registration was cancelled on 20/12 & the aircraft ferried to Cecil Field, FL on 10/1. Presumably, this will be operated on behalf of the Government of Kuwait.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDO (4994) made its first flight on 12/1 as D-AZAJ.
National A/L Cargo B744F TF-NAC (25238) was reregistered N952CA on 30/12.
G-RBNB E190BJ (19000203) was registered to Air One Aviation as VT-AOP on 6/1.
N364AS B744 (26343 ex JA8901) of AerSale left Roswell, NM on 7/1 for freighter conversion at Tel Aviv.
9H-ALX A319CJ (4470) of Comlux Malta was redelivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 13/1 following cabin outfitting.
Nordflyg DH8D SE-LSM (4008) had been painted at Eindhoven for Blue Bird Aviation by 10/1 & is now at Maastricht as 5Y-VVU prior to delivery (see Skyliner for photo).
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKQ (28658) entered the Air Livery paint shop at Southend on 6/1 & is due to emerge as G-GDFG for Jet2. B738 LN-NOY (39419) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 11/1.
Olympic A/L AT72 SX-BIK (350) was ferried from storage at Athens to Exeter on 13/1 & was due to continue to Sonderborg the same day.
Orbest A333 EC-LEQ (1097) was ferried from Madrid to Santiago on 6/1 on winter lease to PAL Principal A/L.
Pegasus B735 TC-AAF (29122) was ferried from storage at Istanbul/Ataturk to Lasham on 6/1 all white on return to the lessor.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVA (40288) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 12/1 & EI-EVC (40286) made its first flight on 11/1. With thanks to ATDB, some further allocations for 2012 deliveries are:
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKP (076) left Toulouse on 12/1 on delivery to Singapore.
Swiftair AT72 EC-KVI (824) was ferried from Praia to Las Palmas on 13/1 following wet-lease to Caribbean A/L.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHK (1276) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 11/1.
Thomas Cook A332 G-OJMC (456) is due to be ferried from Manchester to Abu Dhabi on 14/1 on return to the lessor.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAO (27235) was ferried from Norwich to Gatwick on 13/1 after painting into Allegiant scheme (to become N905NV).
Travel Service B738 OK-TVT (39394) made its first flight on 11/1.
UT Air B735 VQ-BJO (28910) was delivered from Sofia to Khanty-Mansiysk on 10/1.
Wideroe DH8D LN-WDL (4392) arrived at Sandefjord on delivery on 7/1.