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