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EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 25-02-12

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.
Chris Witt/Skyliner
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
http://www.jethros.org.uk/
Puget Sound - Boeing test Flights
http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.com/

ABX Air B762 N708AX (22571) arrived at Tel Aviv on 15/2 for freighter conversion for Atlas Air & will become N652GT.
Aeroflot A321 VQ-BOI (5059) made its first flight on 23/2 as D-AZAS.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANI (5017) left Toulouse on 23/2 on delivery to Sharjah.
Air Berlin A319 D-ABGH (3245) was registered HB-JOY for Belair on 21/2 & ferried from Dusseldorf to Zurich on 22/2. A320 D-ALTH (1797) was ferried from Dublin to Prague on 22/2 after painting for Brussels A/L (to become OO-SNC). The delivery flight of A321 D-ABCI (5038) from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel was delayed from 16/2 to 17/2. B738 D-ABBU (30627) was ferried from Munich to Shannon on 24/2 for painting for Enter Air.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-HSQ A320 (5024) to Dragonair 23/2
B-6853 A320 (4866) to Shenzhen A/L 17/2 (Chinese built)
JA803P A320 (5015) to Peach Aviation 21/2
VT-IEQ A320 (5036) to IndiGo A/L 21/2
Air Moldova E190 ER-ECB (19000325) was ferried from Chisinau to Munich on 23/2 for removal of decals following lease to RAK A/W.
Air New Zealand has converted two options for B789s to firm orders. This now means that the carrier has 10 aircraft on order with deliveries to start in 2Q14.
Alitalia B763 EI-CRD (26259) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Dublin on 23/2 for painting prior to joining Condor as D-ABUL.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFK (17000032) arrived back at Exeter on 22/2 after painting into Regional scheme.
Atlas Air B743F N355MC (23395) arrived at Mojave, CA for scrapping on 20/2. Also see under ABX Air.
Avia Nova A320 EI-EEI (0661) was ferried from storage at Shannon to Dublin on 17/2.
Belair. See under Air Berlin.
Blue Air. See under Tor Air.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5628 B738 (39125) to Shandong A/L 21/2
B-5631 B738 (38387) to Xiamen A/L 18/2
B-5637 B738 (38150) to Hainan A/L 23/2
C-GWRG B738 (39071) to WestJet 17/2
HL8243 B738 (38825) to Korean Air 17/2
JA73NL B738 (38104) to Skymark A/L 23/2
PK-GMU B738 (38073) to Garuda 21/2
PK-LJK B739 (37290) to Lion Air 21/2
VT-SGX B738 (37751) to SpiceJet 17/2
British A/W B773 G-STBF (40543) arrived at Cardiff on delivery on 22/2.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJN (E2275), currently parked at Kemble, was registered to Trident Turboprop (Dublin) Ltd as G-CGYU on 20/2. Also see under Air Berlin & Swiss International.
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAN (1285) left Toulouse on 24/2 on delivery to Hong Kong.
China Eastern A332 B-6545 (1291) left Toulouse on 21/2 on delivery to Shanghai/Pudong.
CityJet B462 EI-RJP (E2363) was noted at Dublin on 21/2 in full Asian Express A/L scheme. It flew its last revenue service on 19/1 & was ferried from London City to Dublin the same day.
Condor. See under Alitalia.
EasyJet A320 G-EZUN (5046) made its first flight on 17/2 as D-AXAN.
El Al B752 4X-EBT (25036) left Tel Aviv on 21/2 bound for Tupelo RAP, MS where it will be scrapped.
Emirates A388 A6-EDU (098) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dubai on 24/2.
Emirates Skycargo B77F A6-EFG (35613) made its first flight on 22/2.
Enter Air. See under Air Berlin.
Estonian Air. The delivery flight of E170 OH-LEE (17000093) from Helsinki to Tallinn was delayed from 16/2 to 22/2.
Etihad A/W B773 A6-ETJ (39685) left Paine Field on 17/2 on delivery to Abu Dhabi.
Eurolot. The fuselage of AT72 SP-LFH (478) was trucked from Warsaw to Mönchengladbach on 23/2.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRF (7619) is currently undergoing checks at Exeter prior to going for painting for Yamal at the end of this month. D-ACRG (7630) is due at Exeter at the beginning of March for the same treatment.
FedEx B777F N863FD (37734) made its first flight on 23/2.
Flybe. The next E175, G-FBJE (17000336), is due for delivery in April (the 6th is pencilled in) & may be delivered direct to Manchester. DH8D G-JEDJ (4058) has been handed back to Bombardier, but remains at Exeter with no departure date scheduled at present.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDY (40252) left Paine Field on 17/2 on delivery to Dubai.
Flyglinjen is operating Jetstream SE-FVP (719 ex G-BTXG). This was cancelled from the UK register on 9/1 as exported to Estonia, but has taken up its previous Swedish registration. 
Garuda A333 PK-GPO (1288) left Toulouse on 23/2 on delivery to Jakarta.
German Wings A320 D-AGWT (5043) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Cologne on 24/2.
Hi-Fly. I omitted to mention that the carrier has returned A343 OY-KBM to SAS & it re-entered service with them on 2/2.
Hong Kong A/L A332 B-LNK (1286) left Toulouse of 17/2 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDP (5049) made its first flight on 17/2 as D-AZAG.
Malev DH8D HA-LQC (4062) was ferried from Budapest to Sandefjord on 23/2 on return to the lessor. HA-LQB (4057) is parked at Innsbruck.
Meridiana Fly MD83 I-SMEC (49808) has become YR-HBD & delivered from Perpignan to Bucharest today. It had been thought that EI-CIW (49785) had become YR-HBB with Medallion Air, but it now transpires that it went to Kam Air as YA-KMD.
Niki A320 OE-LEO (2668) was ferried from Istanbul/Ataturk to Vienna on 18/2 prior to return to the lessor.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKO (24909) was ferried from Lasham to Norwich on 23/2 for painting for a new operator.
Pegasus B738 TC-CPB (38177) made its first flight on 21/2.
PIA ordered five B773s this week & took out purchase rights on five more.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHS (5010) left Toulouse on 20/2 on delivery to Doha.
RAM B738 CN-RGJ (33072) made its first flight on 18/2.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVJ (38501) made its first flight on 21/2 & EI-EVH (40290) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 24/2.
SAA A320 ZS-SZY (5011) was delivered from Toulouse to Johannesburg on 18/2.
SAS B735 LN-BRO (24647), currently stored at Bournemouth, was registered to European Aviation Ltd as G-CHAK on 22/2. Also see under Hi-Fly & Spanair.
Saudi Arabian B773 HZ-AK14 (41051) made its first flight on 22/2.
Skywork A/L DH8D HB-JIJ (4184) arrived at Berne on delivery on 21/2 following cabin outfitting & painting at Oberpfaffenhofen. 
Spanair A320s on the move have been:
EC-HQZ (1333) from Barcelona to Dublin 20/2
EC-IAZ (1631) from Barcelona to Shannon 21/2
EC-ICL (1682) from Madrid to Shannon 23/2
MD87 EC-FFA (53209) is to be registered to SAS as SE-DMN & EC-KJE (49606) is to be restored to SAS as SE-DIF.
Strategic A/L Luxembourg A320 LX-STC (0420) was ferried from Manchester to Kemble on 21/2 for storage.
Swiss International A332 HB-IQC (249) was registered OO-SFZ for Brussels A/L on 17/2. A333 HB-JHL (1290) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 24/2.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBC (1289) was delivered from Toulouse to Frankfurt on 23/2.
Thomson A/W B738 G-TAWD (37265) arrived at Gatwick on delivery on 24/2. G-TAWF (37244) made its first flight on 22/2.
TNT B734F OE-IAS (29209 ex VP-BAQ, PK-GZN) arrived at Liege on 22/2 following freighter conversion at Xiamen.
Tor Air B734 SE-RJA (26302) is now YR-BAM & was ferried all white from Shannon to Bucharest for Blue Air on 20/2.
Turkmenistan A/L B712 EZ-A106 (55186) left Ashgabat on 18/2 for storage at Marana, AZ. It is now reported that all seven aircraft are being returned to Boeing.
UPS B763F N348UP (37872) made its first flight on 18/2.
Volotea A/L. A further two B712s, N796BC (55169 ex XA-CLC) & N408BC (55167 ex XA-CLG) were ferried from Victorville, CA to Cecil Field, FL on 17/2 & 19/2 respectively for preparation for this new Spanish carrier.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWM (5021) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 22/2.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 18-02-12

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.
Chris Witt/Skyliner
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
http://www.jethros.org.uk/
Puget Sound - Boeing test Flights
http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.com/

Aeroflot A321 VQ-BOH (5044) made its first flight on 15/2 as D-AZAP.
Aerolineas Argentinas. See under Cathay Pacific.
AeroSur. See under Avianca.
Aerosvit should shortly take delivery of E190 UR-DSA (19000494) on lease from Dniproavia.
Air Berlin A320 D-ALTH (1797) was ferried from Prague to Dublin on 13/2 for painting for Brussels A/L, with whom it is to become OO-SNC. A321 D-ABCI (5038) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 16/2. B738 D-ABBD (30880) was ferried from Munich to Eindhoven on 13/2 for painting into Air Berlin Turkey scheme. D-ABBI (32920) was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Budapest on 16/2 for XL A/W Germany.
A319 D-AHIO (3872) was ferried from Prague to Montpellier on 16/2 for painting prior to delivery to Syphax A/L as TS-IEG, while D-AHIN (3853) was ferried from Montpelier to Prague on 17/2 prior to delivery to Syphax A/L as TS-IEF. If the Tunisian registrations sound familiar, that is because they were previously used on Karthago B733s. 
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-4090 A319 (5023) to China United 13/2
B-6858 A320 (5008) to Capital A/L 17/2
B-6871 A320 (4857) to China Eastern 9/2 (Chinese built)
HL8255 A321 (5035) to Asiana 14/2
Air China Cargo. See under Cathay Pacific Cargo.
Air Do. See under All Nippon.
All Nippon B763 JA601A (27943) is to be transferred to Air Do.
Avianca B763 N984AN (24357) is to be transferred to AeroSur.
Belavia is to lease two E175s from Air Lease Corp, with the first due for delivery in September.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
N36447 B739 (31650) to United 10/2
British A/W B773 G-STBF (40543) made its first flight on 10/2. B752 G-CPET (29115) was sold & cancelled from the UK register on 14/2. It left Gatwick on 15/2 on delivery to FedEx as N956FD.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJN (E2275) was ferried from Brussels to Kemble on 14/2 on return to the lessor.
Bulgaria Air B733 LZ-BOV (23833) left Sofia on 15/2 heading for Goodyear, AZ on return to the lessor.
CargoItalia MD11F EI-UPI (48428) was ferried from storage at Frankfurt to Shannon on 17/2.
Cathay Pacific A343 B-HXO (128) has become LV-CSF & left Xiamen on 7/2 on delivery to Aerolineas Argentinas.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJG (39244) made its first flight on 11/2. B744F B-KAF (26547) is to be transferred to Air China Cargo as B-2463.
Dniproavia. See under Aerosvit.
EasyJet. It is now reported that A320 G-EZUP (5056) made its first flight as D-AUBB on 11/2 & not as previously thought on 10/2.
Egyptair B738 SU-GEC (40801) arrived at Cairo on delivery on 11/2.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3190 E190 (19000517) to Tianjin A/L 16/2
XA-ACE E190 (19000518) to AeroMexico Connect 17/2
Emirates B773 A6-EGN (41074) made its first flight on 12/2.
Estonian Air. It now seems that the carrier is to lease four (not three) E170s prior to delivery of three purchased E190s. The leased machines will come from Finnair & the first of these, OH-LEE (17000093), was noted at Helsinki in full scheme on 9/2 & delivered to Tallinn on 16/2. The other three are due to be OH-LEF (17000106), OH-LEG (17000107) & OH-LEH (17000112).
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRI (7862) was registered to Bombardier as C-GMZY on 8/2 & left Dusseldorf on 11/2 heading for Peterborough, Ontario. D-ACRE (7607) was delivered from Dusseldorf to Tyumen as VP-BBA on 15/2.
German Wings A319 D-AGWT (5043) made its first flight on 15/2 as D-AVYL.
Hemus Air has put B462s LZ-HBB (E2073) & LZ-HBZ (E2103) into store at Sofia, where they join LZ-HBA (E2972).
JAL B788 JA825J (34835) made its first flight on 14/2 as N1006F. The carrier has placed an order for ten B789s & converted ten of the B788s it had on order to B789s.
Jet2. See under Thomson A/W.
KLM B734 PH-BTB (25423) was ferried from storage at Norwich to Amsterdam on 8/2. The carrier is to take the KC-45A prototype, F-WWKB (925), next year following conversion.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRN (E2293), currently parked at Manston, was registered to Trident Aviation Leasing as G-CHDG on 14/2.
Malev. A 15th B737, HA-LOP (29354), was ferried from Budapest to Shannon on 6/2. All six of the failed carrier's B736s left Shannon on 15/2 routing via Bangor, ME for scrapping at Goodyear, AZ. For the record, the aircraft concerned were HA-LOD (28259), HA-LOE (28260), HA-LOF (29348), HA-LOG (28261), HA-LOJ (29349) & HA-LON (29353). B738 HA-LOU (30684) was ferried from Shannon to Toulouse on 16/2 for another operator. B737 HA-LOB (29346) was ferried from Budapest to Shannon on 17/2.
Monarch. The carrier has revealed some details of future fleet disposals. A306 G-MONR (540) will leave the fleet at the end of this summer, with a further A306 leaving at the end of summer 2013 & the other two at the end of summer 2014. One A320 (either G-MPCD or G-OZBB) will leave the fleet at the end of this summer. The carrier's three remaining B752s, G-DAJB (23770), G-MONJ (24104) & G-MONK (24105), will soldier on until the end of summer 2014. Also see under Thomson A/W.
Non-Airline
A4O-AJ A319CJ (4992) for the Oman Royal Flight was ferried from Finkenwerder to Dallas/Love Field on 15/2 for cabin outfitting.
TC-TUR A332 (1240) for the Turkish Government was delivered all white from Toulouse to San Antonio, TX on 15/2 for cabin outfitting
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-DYX (39011) made its first flight on 14/2
Olympic A/L A343 SX-DFA (235), currently stored at Athens, is to be registered to Apollo Aviation as N235KS.
Petroleum Air Service CRJ9 SU-CBY (15278) arrived at Cairo on delivery on 10/2.
Qantas B763 VH-OGE (24531) was registered to Air Cargo Management as N364CM on 10/2 & left Sydney the following day for Wilmington, OH & freighter conversion.
RAM B763 CN-ROG (27212) was registered N365CM for Air Cargo Management on 10/2 & ferried from Casablanca to Jacksonville, FL on 14/2 prior to freighter conversion.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVF (40291) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 14/2 followed by EI-EVG (40292) on 16/2. EI-EVI (38502) made its first flight on 14/2.
SAS MD87 SE-DMC (53340) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 15/2 for scrapping at Kingman, AZ. Also see under Spanair
Saudi Arabian A321 HZ-ASP (5009) left Finkenwerder on 11/2 on delivery to Jeddah. B773 HZ-AK13 (41049) left Paine Field on 12/2 on delivery to Jeddah.
SBA A/L is to acquire B763s N960PG (24349) & N964PG (23764).
Spanair. The former carrier's fleet of A320/321s is being reregistered & ferried out of Spain at a very fast rate. The situation so far is understood to be as follows:
EC-HPM A321 (1276) ferried Barcelona-Dublin 13/2
EC-HQZ A321 (1333) parked at Barcelona
EC-HRG A321 (1366) to EI-EUD 14/2, ferried Barcelona-Perpignan 15/2
EC-HRP A320 (1349) to EI-EUC 15/2, on maintenance at Ljubljana
EC-HXA A320 (1497) to EI-EUS 15/2, to ferry Madrid-Dublin 
EC-IAZ A320 (1631) parked at Barcelona
EC-ICL A320 (1682) parked at Madrid
EC-IEJ A320 (1749) to EI-EUF 15/2, on maintenance at Ljubljana
EC-IIZ A320 (1862) to EI-EUG 15/2, ferried Bilbao-Dublin 16/2
EC-IJU A321 (1843) to D-ALAB 16/2? ferried Barcelona-Shannon 16/2
EC-ILH A320 (1914) to EI-EUH 14/2, ferried Barcelona-Perpginan 16/2
EC-IMB A320 (1933) to EI-EUI 14/2, ferried Barcelona-Perpignan 15/2
EC-INB A321 (1946) to EI-EUJ 15/2, ferried Madrid-Perpignan 15/2
EC-INM A320 (1979) to EI-EUK 14/2, to ferry Barcelona-Dublin
EC-IOH A320 (1998) to EI-EUB 13/2, to ferry Madrid-Dublin
EC-IPI A320 (2027) to EI-EUL 14/2, ferried Barcelona-Dublin 17/2
EC-IVG A320 (2168) to EI-EUM 14/2, to ferry Barcelona-Dublin 16/2
EC-IYG A320 (2210) to EI-EUA 13/2, ferried Madrid-Shannon 14/2
EC-IZK A320 (2223) to EI-EUN 14/2, to ferry Barcelona-Perpignan
EC-JJD A320 (2479) to EI-EUO 15/2, ferried Madrid-Dublin 15/2
EC-JNC A320 (2589) to EI-EUP 15/2, ferried Madrid-Dublin 16/2
EC-KEC A320 (1183) parked at Madrid
EC-KOX A320 (1383) parked at Barcelona
EC-KPX A320 (1407) to EI-EUE 15/2, ferried Madrid-Perpignan 16/2
MD87 EC-FEY (53208) was registered to SAS as SE-DMM on 7/2 & ferried from Madrid to Stockholm/Arlanda today. The following Swedish registrations have been reserved by SAS for former Spanair MD80s - SE-DIF, SE-DMN to SE-DMS, SE-RJG & SE-RJH. Presumably, these will ferry to Sweden at some stage prior to then ferrying to the USA.
Strategic A/L Luxembourg's parent company, Air Australia, went into voluntary liquidation today. This does not, however, seem to have affected the European offshoot's operations so far.
Swiss A320 HB-JLR (5037) made its first flight on 14/2 as F-WWDF & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Syphax A/L. See under Air Berlin.
Thomson A/W B738 G-TAWC (39922) arrived at Manchester on delivery on 14/2. A320 G-OOPP (1571) was ferried from Norwich to Manchester on 15/2 after painting into Monarch scheme (to become G-OZBW shortly). B738 G-CDZI (28229) was ferried from Shannon to Lasham all white on 17/2 for preparation for Jet2.
THY B739 TC-JYC (40977) made its first flight on 16/2 as N977TK.
Turkmenistan A/L B712 EZ-A107 (55187) left Ashgabat on 11/2 for storage at Marana, AZ.
Uzbekistan B763 UK-67004 (40536) made its first flight on 10/2.
Wideroe DH8B LN-WSB (440), still wearing C-GLUF, was ferried from Eindhoven to Sandefjord on 17/2 after painting.
World A/W MD11F N277WA (48743) has been returned to the lessor & is currently stored all white at Miami, FL.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 11-02-12

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.
Chris Witt/Skyliner
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
http://www.jethros.org.uk/
Puget Sound - Boeing test Flights
http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.com/

ACT A/L A306F TC-ACK (743 ex N88881, B-18576, N221LF, B-MAS) was delivered from Singapore to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen on 5/2.
Air Berlin A321 D-ABCI (5038) made its first flight on 8/2 as D-AZAO. It appears that the carrier has decided to keep A320 D-ABFZ (4988) after all as it was to be delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 10/2.
Air Bridge Cargo B748F VQ-BLQ (37581) was delivered from Paine Field to Chicago/O'Hare, IL on 3/2, prior to operating a service to Moscow/ Sheremetyevo via Amsterdam the following day.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-HSR A320 (5030) to Dragonair 10/2
N852VA A320 (5004) to Virgin America 7/2
VT-IEP A320 (5027) to indigo 9/2
Air China B773 B-2089 (38675) was delivered from Paine Field to Beijing on 7/2.
Air China Cargo. See under Cathay Pacific.
Air Mediterranee A321 F-GYAO (0642) was cancelled from the register on 31/1 & is to become SX-BHS with Hermes A/L. F-GYAP (0517) is also to transfer to Hermes A/L in March, possibly as SX-BHT.
Air Zimbabwe was finally grounded on 7/2 when the Zimbabwean government placed the carrier under judicial management, presumably as a prelude to its imminent bankruptcy.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFL (17000036) was delivered from Exeter to Clermont-Ferrand for Regional A/L on 9/2. 
All Nippon B788 JA806A (34515) made its first flight on 7/2.
Armavia A319 EK32007 (3834) was ferried from Yerevan to Shannon on 10/2 on return to the lessor.
Atlas Air. See under British A/W World Cargo/Global Supply Systems.
AtlasJet A332 TC-ETL (364) was noted all white at Istanbul/Ataturk on 5/2 & is possibly for Air Australia.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATG (988) to Azul Linhas Aereas 9/2
Avianova A320 EI-ELN (1993) previously for this failed carrier was ferried from storage at Shannon to Southend on 10/2, where it joins EI-ELD (1918) & EI-ELE (1969).
Blue Air. See under Georgian A/W & Tor Air.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5285 B737 (38917) to China Southern 10/2
HP-1276CMP B738 (38024) to Copa A/L 8/2
JA803X B738 (39395) to Solaseed Air 8/2
N883NN B738 (31137) to American A/L 3/2
N884NN B738 (33222) to American A/L 7/2
VH-YIG B738 (38711) to Virgin Australia 9/2
British A/W B752 G-CPET (29115) undertook an acceptance flight from/to Gatwick on 7/2. It is to be sold to FedEx & the registration N956FD was applied on 8/2, though it remains on the UK register. It is due to depart Gatwick later this month.
British A/W World Cargo/Global Supply Systems B744F G-GSSC (29255) arrived at Hong Kong on 5/2 on return to Atlas Air & was cancelled from the register on 8/2 & registered as N477MC the same day rather than the expected N494MC.
Carpatair S2000 YR-SBA (38) was registered SE-MFF for Golden Air on 3/2.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B744F B-KAH (27134) was noted at Hong Kong on 5/2 as B-2453 in full Air China Cargo scheme prior to transfer.
China Southern A388 B-6138 (054) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse as F-WWAX on 8/2.
Danish Air Transport DH8A OY-RUW (60 ex ZK-NEZ, ZK-VAC) was delivered from Maastricht to Copenhagen all white on 7/2.
EasyJet is reportedly actively evaluating the A320neo, B737 Max & Bombardier CSeries with a view to making a decision on its future fleet strategy by the end of this year. A320 G-EZUL (5019) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 8/2. G-EZUO (5052) & G-EZUP (5056) made their first flights on 10/2 as D-AUBA & D-AUBB respectively.
Euro Atlantic Cargo B763F CS-TLZ (24086) arrived back at Lisbon on 8/2 following lease to Florida West.
European Air Transport A306F D-AEAP (724 ex N1724) was ferried from Dresden to Shannon on 10/2 for painting following freighter conversion.
Flybe E145 G-EMBY (145617) was ferried from Exeter to Bournemouth on 9/2 prior to delivery to Odengene Air Shuttle Services of Nigeria.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDY (40252) made its first flight on 3/2.
Georgian A/W B734 4L-TGT (26306 ex TC-AFA, SP-KPK, N411LF) had become YR-BAN with Blue Air by 2/2.
Golden Air. See under Carpatair.
Gulf Air A321 A9C-CA (5025) made its first flight on 6/2 as D-AZAL.
Hermes A/L. See under Air Mediterranee.
Jazeera A/W A320 9K-CAL (5033) made its first flight on 3/2 as D-AXAL.
Kolavia. See under Onur Air.
Korean Air Cargo B748F HL7609 (37132) & B77F HL8251 (37639) left Paine Field on 7/2 on delivery to Seoul.
Lufthansa B748 D-ABYA (37827) made its first flight on 8/2. A333 D-AIKP (1292) made its first flight on 9/2 as F-WWYQ. A321 D-AIDQ (5028) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 10/2.
Lufthansa Cityline CRJ2 D-ACRF (7619) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Exeter on 9/2 prior to sale to Yamal. D-ACRE (7607) had become VP-BBA at Dusseldorf by 9/2 & is due for delivery to Yamal on 14/2.
Malev. Further to last week, all 14 of the B737s expected to make the journey eventually left Budapest on 3/2 for Shannon. DH8Ds HA-LQA (4954) & HA-LQD (4063) were ferried from Budapest to Sandefjord on 10/2 on return to the lessor.
Maximus Air A306F A6-NIN (797 ex JA012D) was ferried from Dresden to Abu Dhabi on 9/2 for painting following freighter conversion.
Meridiana Fly MD83 EI-CRH (49935) left Olbia on 4/2 bound for Marana, AZ on return to the lessor.
Monarch. See under Thomson A/W.
Nordwind A/L See under THY.
Norwegian B733 LN-KKB (27457) was noted at Shannon on 6/2 after painting for VivaAeroBus & was ferried from Shannon to Lasham on 7/2. It is to become XA-VIS.
Omni Air International DC10 N522AX (48315) was ferried from Atlanta, GA to Goodyear, AZ for storage on 8/2, where it was joined the same day by N612AX (48290), which ferried in from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX & then on 10/2 by N603AX (48267), which arrived from Tulsa, OK.
Onur Air is to dispose of A321 TC-OAI (0787) to Kolavia. It was noted at Istanbul/Ataturk on 5/2, white with titles & tail logo & is to be registered EI-ETK.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVE (35035) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 9/2. EI-EVH (40290) made its first flight on 9/2.
Saudi Arabian B773 HZ-AK13 (41049) made its first flight on 3/2.
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKR (082) left Toulouse on delivery to Singapore on 8/2.
Small Planet A/L. See under Small Planet A/L Estonia.
Small Planet A/L Estonia B733 ES-LBD (25069) was restored as LY-AQV for the parent airline on 6/2.
S7 A/L A320 VQ-BOA (5001) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Domodedovo on 8/2. VQ-BRD (5031) made its first flight on 9/2 as F-WWBE.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBC (1289) made its first flight on 3/2 as F-WWKP.
Thomson A/W B738 G-TAWB (37242) arrived at Manchester on delivery on 7/2. G-TAWD (37265) made its first flight on 8/2. A320 G-OOPP (1571) was ferried from Manchester to Norwich on 7/2 for painting for Monarch as G-OZBW. B752 G-BYAP (27236) was ferried from Gatwick to Shannon on 9/2 prior to delivery to Allegiant Air as N906NV.
THY A321 TC-JMF (1233), which was at Norwich being prepared for Nordwind A/L, was registered to Bishamon Ltd on 31/1 as M-ABEE & ferried to Southend on 10/12 after painting.
Tor Air B734 SE-RJA (26302) was noted at Shannon as YR-BAM for Blue Air on 9/2 awaiting delivery.
Transaero B744 N916UN (26362) was ferried from Rome, NY to Melbourne on 9/2 prior to delivery as EI-XLE.
UT Air B735 VQ-BJQ (28902 ex N11641) was delivered from Vilnius to Khanty-Mansiysk on 6/2.
Uzbekistan B763 UK-67003 (40534) left Paine Field on 8/2 on delivery to Tashkent.
Wizz Air. A320 HA-LWM (5021) made its first flight on 3/2 as F-WWIY & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Yamal. See under Lufthansa Cityline.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 04-02-12

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.
Chris Witt/Skyliner
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
http://www.jethros.org.uk/
Puget Sound - Boeing test Flights
http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.com/

Aer Lingus is currently weighing up the pros & cons of the A320neo versus the B739 Max with the intention of placing an order some time in the future. 
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BMV (1284) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 2/2.
Aerolineas Argentinas B744 LV-AXF (24895) operated the carrier's last ever B747 service on 31/1 from Madrid to Buenos Aires.
Air Alps. Having temporarily ceased operations on 13/1, the carrier resumed flights on the Bolzano to Rome route from 1/2.
Air Astana has been waving the chequebook around this week & has ordered 6 A320s, 4 B767s, 3 B787s & a pair of E190s.
Air Atlanta is acquiring a pair of former Alwafeer Air B744s that are currently stored at Subang, TF-AAD (28426 ex 9M-MPJ, HZ-AWA2) & TF-AAE (27672 ex 9M-MPI, HZ-AWA1).
Air Berlin A319 D-AHIO (3872) was ferried from Paderborn to Prague on 26/1 prior to onward ferry flight to Montpellier for painting for Syphax A/L. B738 D-ABBB (32624) was ferried from Munich to Prague on 26/1 prior to painting for Yakutia A/L. D-ABAF (30878) was ferried from Berlin/Tegel to Paderborn on 31/1 prior to return to the lessor. A320 D-ABFZ (4988) remains undelivered at Finkenwerder & may be for sale. Also see under Condor.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
CC-BCE A319 (5005) to LAN A/L 1/2
N611NK A320 (4996) to Spirit A/L 2/2
N849VA A320 (4991) to Virgin America 27/1
N851VA A320 (4999) to Virgin America 1/2
RP-C3268 A320 (4993) to Cebu Pacific 31/1
RP-C8397 A320 (5012) to Air Phil Express 2/2
VT-GOI A320 (5016) to Go Air 31/1
Air China B773 B-2089 (38675) made its first flight on 28/1.
Air Finland. See under TUIfly Nordic.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-HYG (7529) was ferried from Montpellier to Valencia on 27/1 after painting all white prior to return to the lessor. CRJX EC-LPN (19022) arrived at Valencia on delivery on 3/2.
Alitalia A332 EI-EJL (1283) was delivered from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 30/1. Also see under Condor.
Alwafeer Air. See under Air Atlanta.
Astraeus B752 G-STRX (25621), which is now registered to ILFC as EI-ETR, was due to leave Shannon on 3/2 for Bangor, ME.
ATR single-aisle deliveries to other customers
HC-CMH AT42 (854) to TAME Ecuador 27/1
Avianova A320 EI-ELD (1918) previously for this failed carrier was ferried from storage at Shannon to Southend on 26/1 followed on 2/2 by EI-ELE (1969).
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
JA341J B738 (40356) to JAL Express 3/2
N537AS B738 (35204) to Alaska A/L 2/2
N882NN B738 (33221) to American A/L 30/1
PR-GUN B738 (37610) to Gol 2/2
VH-VZX B738 (34188) to Qantas 2/2
9M-MXH B738 (40135) to MAS 1/2
British A/W B752 G-CPET (29115), the last in the fleet, is due to be sold to FedEx in mid February & should leave Gatwick as N956FD shortly after. What the future holds for former Open Skies B752 F-GPEJ (25807), currently stored at LHR, is still not known.
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAN (1285) made its first flight on 27/1 as F-WWYE.
Cebu Pacific is to lease up to eight A330s in order to start long-haul services in 3Q13. Destinations proposed include some in Europe, though no specific countries have been disclosed so far.
Condor is set for further expansion this year. In May, it is due to receive an A321 from Air Berlin, followed by B763s from Alitalia in July & November (these will be registered D-ABUL/M). The carrier will also sub-charter a XL A/W Germany B738 between March & October.
EasyJet A320 G-EZUM (5020) made its first flight on 27/1 as D-AXAI & was followed on 31/1 by G-EZUL (5019) as D-AXAH. The former arrived at Gatwick on delivery from Finkenwerder on 3/2. A319 G-EZEU (2283) left Southend as CC-AFX on 1/2 on delivery to Sky A/L.    
Embraer single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-3189 E190 (19000508) to Tianjin A/L 2/2
N346JB E190 (19000504) to JetBlue 25/1
Emirates. With thanks to ATDB, further B773 deliveries this year are due to include A6-EGN (41074), A6-EGO (35598), A6-EGP (35599), A6-EGQ (41076), A6-EGR (41077), A6-EGS (41078), A6-EGT (35600), A6-EGU (41079) & A6-EGV (38990).
Estonian Air B733 ES-ABK (28572) was registered to FNBC Leasing Corp as N4620F at Lasham on 24/1.
Etihad A/W B773 A6-ETJ (39685) made its first flight on 28/1.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDX (40251) left Paine Field on 28/1 on delivery to Dubai.
Garuda A332 PK-GPO (1288) made its first flight on 2/2 as F-WWKL.
Jet Time B737 OY-JTV (28015 ex TS-IEB) was delivered from Shannon to Copenhagen on 3/2.
KLM A333 PH-AKA (1287) made its first flight on 2/2 as F-WWYP.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDQ (5028) made its first flight on 30/1 as D-AZAM.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRN (E2293) arrived at Manston on 31/1 on return to the lessor.
Malev entered the equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy on 30/1 & ceased all operations on 3/2. The following B737s were due to be ferried from Budapest to Shannon the same afternoon on return to ILFC, though as I type this late on Friday afternoon, it seems that the pilots are refusing to fly them & none have left Budapest so far:
HA-LOC B738 (32797)
HA-LOD B736 (28259)
HA-LOE B736 (28260)
HA-LOF B736 (29348)
HA-LOG B736 (28261)
HA-LOH B738 (30667)
HA-LOJ B736 (29349)
HA-LOK B738 (30669)
HA-LOL B737 (29352)
HA-LOM B738 (30672)
HA-LON B736 (29353)
HA-LOR B737 (29355)
HA-LOS B737 (29359)
HA-LOU B738 (30684)
That leaves B737s HA-LOA (28254), which is at Tel Aviv, HA-LOB (29346), which is thought to be on maintenance at Budapest, HA-LOI (29350), which is at Dublin & HA-LOP (29354), which remains at Budapest. As far as is known, the 4 DH8Ds are still at Budapest.
Niki A320 OE-LEO (2668) left Vienna on 29/1 bound for Istanbul/Ataturk on return to the lessor. OE-LEI (5003) made its first flight on 16/1 as D-AVVX & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Astana on 2/2 on delivery to Chengdu A/L.  
Non-Airline
A4O-AJ A319CJ (4992) for the Oman Royal Flight made its first flight on 26/1 as D-AVYE (see Skyliner for photo).
A7-HHE B748BBJ (37544) of the Qatar Amiri Flight made its first flight on 30/1.
VP-CPA BBJ (30031) was noted reregistered N737KY for Jarvis & Assocs at Shannon on 2/2.
Nordwind A/L. See under THY.
Norwegian. Having been ferried from Oslo to Belgrade on 26/1, B733 LN-KKC (25615) was registered G-GDFH on 27/1 for Jet2. LN-KKB (27457) was ferried from Lasham to Shannon on 30/1 for painting for VivaAeroBus.
Pegasus B738 TC-CPA (40725) arrived at Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen on delivery on 28/1.
Ryanair B738s EI-EVB (34982) & EI-EVC (40286) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 28/1, followed by EI-EVD (40287) on 31/1. EI-EVE (35035) made its first flight on 28/1, with EI-EVF (40291) & EI-EVG (40292) following on 2/2.
Saudi Arabian A321 HZ-ASP (5009) was due for delivery from Finkenwerder to Jeddah on 2/2.
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKR (082) was ferried from Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 3/2 as F-WWSH prior to delivery. 9V-SKT (092) made its first flight on 3/2 as F-WWSA & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Spanair ceased operations on 27/1.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHL (1290) made its first flight on 1/2 as F-WWKU.  
S7 A/L A320 VQ-BPL (5026) made its first flight on 27/1 as F-WWBK.
Thomson A/W B752 G-BYAO (27235) was ferried from Gatwick to Shannon on 28/1 prior to delivery to Allegiant Air. B738 G-TAWA (37264) arrived at Gatwick on delivery on 31/1. G-TAWC (39922) made its first flight on 31/1.
THY A321 TC-JMF (1233) was ferried from Istanbul/Ataturk to Norwich on 28/1 for painting for Nordwind A/L.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVT (39394) was delivered from Boeing Field to Toronto on 1/2 for lease to Sunwing A/L.
TUIfly Nordic B752 SE-RFO (25623 ex G-BYAJ) has become OH-AFM for Air Finland & arrived on delivery at Helsinki from Bangor, ME on 3/2
United A/L B744 N196UA (28715) was ferried from storage at Victorville, CA to Mojave, CA on 27/1. It is to be used in the project to create the Stratolaunch mother ship, due to be the world's largest aircraft, constructed from two 747s & to be used to launch spaceships. For more details of this amazing project, see:
http://michaelbelfiore.com/2012/01/stratolaunch-worlds-biggest-airplane-to-launch-spaceships.html
UPS B763 N347UP (37871) was delivered from Paine Field to Indianapolis, IN on 31/1.
Vista Georgia B735 4L-AJB (27354 ex 9M-MFG, VT-JAW, G-GFFH, 5N-PVA, N495MS) left Shannon on 29/1 on delivery to Tbilisi.
XL A/W Germany. See under Condor.