EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 21-01-12
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
Aer Lingus. Former Iberia A319 EI-EPS (3377 ex EC-KME) was noted in full scheme at Madrid on 15/1 awaiting delivery.
Air Alps suspended operations on 14/1 & its AOC was revoked on 16/1. D328s, OE-LKA (3110) & OE-LKB (3036) were ferried from Bolzano to Innsbruck & parked on 14/1.
Air Astana B752 P4-KCU (27971) continued its delivery flight on 16/1 when it was flown from Southend to Astana following cabin configuration.
Air Berlin A320 D-ALTH (1797) is due to go to Brussels A/L as OO-SNC. D-ABDC (2654), which left Paderborn on 28/12 on delivery to Chengdu A/L, was registered B-6900 on 12/1. A319s D-AHIN (3853) & D-AHIO (3872), currently parked at Prague & Paderborn respectively, are due to be ferried to Montpellier for painting next month for Tunisian start-up Syphax A/L.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6861 A320 (4840) to Juneyao A/L 12/1 (Chinese built ex B-514L)
B-6862 A320 (4983) to Spring A/W 19/1
B-6863 A320 (4978) to Spring A/W 19/1
B-LPB A320 (4970) to Hong Kong A/L 18/1
Air Canada B763 C-GHPF (26206) was cancelled from the register on 19/1 & is due to be delivered from Vancouver to Mega Global Air Services with a Maldivian (8Q-) registration.
Air China A332 B-6540 (1282) left Toulouse on 18/1 on delivery to Beijing.
Air Europa. The next customer for B763 EC-HPU (30048), which was ferried from Madrid to Chateauroux on 12/1 on return to the lessor, is due to be Transaero. It was ferried from Chateauroux to Budapest on 20/1 after painting. Also see under Cyprus A/W.
Air Mediterranee A320 F-GYAI (0293) was reregistered as SX-BHV for Hermes A/L on 20/1.
Air Nostrum CRJ2s EC-GZA (7252) & EC-ITU (7866) have been withdrawn from service & put into store at Valencia, joining EC-HXM (7514).
All Nippon B788s JA807A (34508) & JA804A (34486) left Paine Field on delivery to Tokyo/Haneda on 13/1 & 16/1 respectively. B763 JA626A left Paine Field on 18/1 on delivery to Tokyo/Haneda.
AtlasJet. See under MEA.
Austrian Arrows CRJ2 OE-LCJ (7142) has become SE-RIF for West Air Europe & was ferried from Ljubljana to Norwich on 19/1 for painting following freighter conversion.
Avion Express A320s LY-VEY (0419) & LY-VEZ (0299) have been leased to Cubana.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5626 B738 (38103) to Shandong A/L 19/1
B-5627 B738 (38637) to Shandong A/L 18/1
B-5630 B738 (38386) to Xiamen A/L 19/1
B-5636 B738 (38149) to Hainan A/L 18/1
B-5641 B738 (38916) to China Southern 19/1
PK-LJJ B739 (37289) to Lion A/L 17/1
British A/W A320 G-BUSJ (0109), currently stored at Chateauroux, was cancelled from the register on 16/1 as transferred to the USA.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJQ (E2289) was ferried from Brussels to Southend on 6/1 on return to the lessor. A320 OO-SSW (3255) was delivered from Dublin to Brussels still as EI-ETG on 17/1.
Also see under Air Berlin.
Cathay Pacific has placed an order for a further six A359s, taking its total order to 36.
China A/L A333 B-18357 (1278) left Toulouse on 19/1 on delivery to Taipei.
Cirrus A/L E170 D-ALIA (1700006) had the registration G-CHBI applied at Exeter by 15/1.
Cyprus A/W A332 5B-DBS (505) was ferried from Dublin to Manchester on 15/1 after painting into Air Europa scheme & then on to Larnaca on 19/1.
Delta has ferried B763 N199DN (28456) to Marana, AZ for storage (its last revenue service was on 14/1).
EasyJet A319 G-EZEU (2283) flew its last revenue service way back on 6/9 before ferrying to Southend from Malta on 21/9 & undertaking a test flight on 1/10. It is due to be delivered all white from Southend to Chile for Sky A/L later this month.
Emirates has put A332 A6-EAL (462) into storage.
Estonian Air B733 ES-ABK (28572) was ferried from Tallinn to Lasham on 17/1 on return to the lessor.
Etihad has reduced its order for the A35X from 25 to 19 aircraft.
Euro Atlantic L101 CS-TEB (1240) has been retired from service & broken up at Amman.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRD (7583) was registered VQ-BPA for Yamal at Dusseldorf on 20/1. D-ACRL (7902) will spend little time as LY-AYK as it left Manchester on 19/1 on delivery to Kazakhstan for SCAT & will become UP-CJ005. Also see under German Wings.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDX (40251) made its first flight on 13/1.
German Wings A319 D-AGWS (4998) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Cologne on 20/1 (NOTE - not Eurowings as listed last week).
Global Air Cargo DC10F N607GC was ferried from Opa-Locka, FL to Miami, FL on 16/1 & was then delivered to Johannesburg via the Cape Verde Islands on 18/1.
Hermes A/L. See under Mediterranee.
Holidays Czech A/L A320 OK-HCB (2180) was ferried from Keflavik to Prague on 11/1 following wet-lease to Iceland Express.
Iberia A320 EC-FGR (0224) is to be transferred to Iberia Express. Also see under Aer Lingus.
Iberia Express. See under Iberia & Vueling.
Iceland Express. See under Holidays Czech A/L.
Intersky DH8C OE-LIE (546) left Friedrichshafen on 17/1 as 8Q-IAS on delivery to Maldivian.
Iran Aseman A/L. See under Virgin Atlantic.
Izmir A/L A320 TC-IZL (1730) was due to be ferried from Istanbul/Ataturk to Southend on 20/1 on return to the lessor.
Jet Time B733 OY-JTH (24255) was delivered from Eindhoven to Copenhagen on 14/1 after painting.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDO (4994) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 19/1.
MAS A388 9M-MNB (081) made its first flight on 17/1 as F-WWAJ.
MEA is to dispose of A321s F-ORME (1878) & F-ORMF (1953) to AtlasJet & the latter was noted at Istanbul Sabiha/Gokcen in full scheme on 12/1. A320 OD-MRL (5000) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Beirut on 20/1 & carries a "5000th A320 sticker". Although this aircraft is c/n 5000, the actual 5000th A320 will be c/n 5009 (HZ-ASP).
Mega Global Air Services. See under Air Canada.
Niki A320 OE-LEI (5003) made its first flight on 16/1 as D-AVVX.
A6-SUN E135BJ (14501001) had become TC-ICH with IC Havacilik by 12/1.
9H-AFM A318CJ (2910) of Comlux Aviation was delivered from Bordeaux to Jeddah on 16/1 for Alpha Star Aviation & is to become HZ-A5.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NOZ (39420) arrived at Oslo on delivery on 18/1.
Olympic A/L AT72 SX-BIL (437) was ferried from storage at Athens to Sonderborg via Exeter on 15/1.
Pegasus B735 TC-AAF (29122) was noted carrying M-ABES at Lasham by 20/1.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHR (4968) was delivered from Toulouse to Doha on 19/1.
RAM B734 CN-RMX (26526) was registered to WFBN on 3/1 as N526TP.
Rossiya has added T204 RA-64057 (64057) & former Kras Air Il96 RA-96017 (74393202011) to its fleet.
SAS is to lease ten former IndiGo A320s, including VT-INC (2883), VT-IND (2911), VT-INE (2958), VT-INF (2990), VT-INI (3086), VT-INJ (3159) & VT-INO (3335).
SCAT. See under Eurowings.
Southern Air B742F N820SA (23476) was ferried from New York/JFK to Mojave, CA on 17/1 for scrapping. B744F N400SA (27068 ex 9V-SMU, N417AC) was delivered from Tel Aviv to Liege on 20/1 following freighter conversion.
Spanair MD83 EC-GQG (49577) was ferried from storage at Palma to Chateauroux on 17/1.
Sun Express B738 TC-SUH (32366) was reregistered D-ASXG for Sun Express Germany on 15/1 & ferried from Antalya to Frankfurt the same day.
Sun Express Germany. See under Sun Express.
Swiftair MD83 EC-JUG (49847) was ferried from Kuwait International to Madrid on 15/1 following lease to Gryphon Air.
Syphax A/L. See under Air Berlin.
Thomas Cook A332 G-OJMC (456) was ferried from Manchester to Abu Dhabi on 17/1 on return to the lessor (three days later than forecast).
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAP (27236) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Norwich on 15/1 for painting for Allegiant Air & is due to become N906NV. Sister ship G-BYAO (27235) made a test flight from/to Gatwick also on 15/1. B738 G-TAWA (37264) made its first flight on 13/1. It is due for delivery this month & should be followed by G-TAWB (37242), G-TAWC (39922) & G-TAWD (37265) in February plus G-TAWF (37244) & G-TAWG (37266) in March & finally G-TAWH/I in April. No G-TAWE as it was previously used on an Air Wales AT42.
THY has withdrawn A343 TC-JIJ (216) from service.
Transaero. See under Air Europa.
Virgin Atlantic. Concluding the saga of A343 G-VHOL (2), it has now been reregistered from M-YRGU to EP-APA for Iran Aseman A/L.
Vueling A320 EC-FLP (0266) is to be transferred to Iberia Express.
West Air Europe. See under Austrian Arrows.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.