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