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.
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
Puget Sound - Boeing test Flights
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.