EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 03-03-12
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) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 1/3.
Aerosvit. The first of seven B738s on order for the carrier, UR-AAN (38119), made its first flight on 29/2. Recently delivered B735 UR-AAM was originally reported to me as c/n 26419 ex SE-DNI, G-OBMY, OY-SEG, LY-BFV, G-GFFD. It now transpires that this was incorrect & it is actually c/n 24919 ex EI-BXF, EI-CDB, YL-BBG, UP-B3708. The carrier has disposed of B763 UR-VVT (28132) to El Al as 4X-EAM.
Air Atlanta B744 N262SG (29626) has been registered TF-AAC.
Air Australia A332 VH-SSA (324) arrived at Zurich on 26/2 on return to the lessor.
Air Berlin A320 D-ALTJ (1838) was ferried from Istanbul/Ataturk to Dublin on 1/3 for painting for Brussels A/L & is to become OO-SND. B738 D-ABBI (32920) was ferried from Budapest to Dublin on 1/3 for painting for XL A/W Germany.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6848 A321 (5054) to Air China 1/3
B-6865 A320 (5006) to Tianjin A/L 1/3
B-6890 A320 (5048) to China Eastern 29/2
N612NK A320 (5029) to Spirit A/L 29/2
Air France B773 F-GZNL (40063) made its first flight on 1/3.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-IAA (7563) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 1/3 for painting all white prior to return to the lessor.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFH (17000009) was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Exeter on 29/2 for preparation for Regional A/L.
AtlasJet. See under Izmir A/L.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATH AT72 (991) to Azul Linhas Aereas 29/2.
Austrian Arrows CRJ2 OE-LCJ (7142) has become SE-RIF for West Air Sweden following freighter conversion. It is to be operated on behalf of Rio Baker of Chile.
Belair A319 HB-IOY (3202) was ferried from Zurich to Ljubljana on 29/2 for preparation for Germania as D-ASTX.
Blue Danube AT72 OM-VRC (307) has been leased to NextJet.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
JA73NM B738 (39421) to Skymark A/L 25/2
N885NN B738 (31139) to American A/L 24/2
N78448 B739 (40003) to United A/L 1/3
PK-LJL B739 (37290) to Lion Air 21/2 (reg corrects last week)
PK-LJM B739 (38313) to Lion Air 28/2
VH-VZY B738 (39363) to Qantas 1/3
VH-YFG B738 (40999) to Virgin Australia 27/2
Brit Air CRJX F-HMLM (19023) arrived at Morlaix in Air France scheme on delivery on 2/3
British A/W. Former Open Skies B752 F-GPEJ (25807) was sold on 1/3 & is to become HB-JJD with Privatair. B735 G-GFFD (26419 ex SE-DNI, G-OBMY, OY-SEG, LY-BFV) has become EX-37501 with Altyn Air (not UR-AAM as previously reported).
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJT (E2294) was ferried from Brussels to Kemble on 27/2 on return to the lessor.
Bulgaria Air B733 LZ-BOU (23717) left Sofia on 25/2 en route Goodyear on return to the lessor.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPY (37899) was delivered from Paine Field to Hong Kong on 25/2.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJG (39244) left Paine Field on 27/2 on delivery to Hong Kong.
China Southern is to order ten B773s for delivery between 2013 & 2016. A388 B-6138 (054) left Toulouse on 29/2 on delivery to Beijing.
CSA B735 OK-XGD (26542) was ferried from Prague to Bournemouth on 22/2, where it was painted all white before returning to Prague on 29/2.
Eastern A/W DH8C G-WOWB (334) flew its last revenue service on 28/2. It was cancelled from the register on 1/3 as exported to Canada & is currently parked at Bristol.
EasyJet A320 G-EZUR (5064) made its first flight on 27/2 as D-AUBD.
El Al. See under Aerosvit.
Emirates A388 A6-EDX (105) made its first flight on 28/2 as F-WWAK & was flown from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day. B773 A6-EGN (41074) left Boeing Field on 29/2 on delivery to Dubai.
Estonian Air. Leased E170 OH-LEE (17000093) has been reregistered ES-AEA.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRF (7619) was ferried from Exeter to Norwich on 2/3 for painting for Yamal & D-ACRG (7630) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Exeter also on 2/3 for preparation for Yamal.
Finnair A320 OH-LXE (1678) was ferried from Lisbon to Helsinki on 29/2 after painting all white. E170 OH-LEL (17000139) has reportedly been leased to Honeywell Corp.
Flybe E145 G-EMBY (145617) had the registration M-ABFA applied by 25/2. Presumably, this is prior to it becoming 5N-BOZ.
Germania. See under Belair.
Izmir A/L A320 TC-IZL (1730) was ferried from Southend to Bournemouth on 29/2 for painting for AtlasJet.
Jazeera A/W A320 9K-CAL (5033) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Kuwait City on 29/2.
KLM A333 PH-AKA (1287) was delivered from Toulouse to Amsterdam on 29/2.
LOT E195 SP-LND (19000516) arrived at Warsaw on 26/2 on delivery.
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDP (509) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Munich on 1/3.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRH (E2268) was ferried from Cologne to Manston on 2/3 on return to the lessor.
Malev. The following B737s were noted reregistered at Shannon on 1/3 & are understood to be for Transaero:
HA-LOB (29346) now EI-EUV
HA-LOL (29352) now EI-EUX
HA-LOR (29355) now EI-EUZ
Meridiana-Fly MD83 EI-CRW (49951) left Olbia on 1/3 heading for Marana, AZ on return to the lessor.
Monarch. It is now known that the A306 that will leave the fleet at the end of summer 2013 will be G-MONS (556), while the A320 that will be disposed of at the end of this summer will be G-MPCD (0379). Also see under Thomson A/W.
NextJet. See under Blue Danube.
M-KATE A319CJ (4151) for Sophar Property Holding was delivered from Basel to Nice on 27/2 following cabin outfitting.
Norwegian Air Shuttle. Further to last week, B733 LN-KKO (24909) was at Norwich for painting all white & is not due to leave the fleet until 4Q12. B738 LN-DYX (39011) left Boeing Field on 1/3 on delivery to Oslo & LN-NIA (39444) made its first flight on 1/3.
Open Skies. See under British A/W.
Pegasus B738 TC-CPB (38177) left Boeing Field on 1/3 on delivery to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen.
Phuket Air B744 HS-AGN (26474) was ferried from Jeddah to Marana, AZ on 1/3.
Privatair. See under British A/W.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVK (40298) made its first flight on 24/2 & EI-EVI (38502) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 2/3.
Saudi Arabian A321 HZ-ASQ (5065) made its first flight on 1/3 as D-AVZM.
Southern Air B742F N753SA (21787) was ferried from New York/JFK to Mojave, AZ on 27/2 for scrapping.
Spanair. Further aircraft reregistered for SAS have been:
EC-FFH MD87 (53211) to SE-DMP
EC-FFI MD87 (53210) to SE-DMO
EC-FHD MD87 (53212) to SE-DMR
EC-FHK MD87 (53213) to SE-DMS
EC-KEC A320 (1183) to SE-RJE 24/2 & ferried Madrid - Shannon 25/2
EC-KOX A320 (1383) to SE-RJF 24/2 & ferried Barcelona - Shannon 25/2
Whereas the MD87s will doubtless be disposed of, it is reported that the A320s will enter service with SAS.
Swiss A320 HB-JLR (5037) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 29/2.
S7 A/L A320 VQ-BPL (5026) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Domodedovo on 27/2.
Thomas Cook Belgium should soon take delivery of their first A319, OO-TCS (2362 ex N806BR, EK-32012, M-ABEL). It entered the paint shop at Shannon on 25/2.
Thomson A/W B733 G-THOP (28740) was ferried from Gatwick to Shannon on 25/2 for preparation for Jet2. A320 G-OOPU (1637) was ferried from Manchester to Norwich on 18/2 for painting for Monarch, returning to Manchester on 27/2. It is to become G-OZBX. B752 G-BYAO (27235) was due to leave Shannon on 2/3 on delivery to Cecil Field, FL for Allegiant Air with whom it will become N905NV.
THY A321 TC-JRV (5077) made its first flight on 1/3 as D-AVZO & was flown from Finkenwerder to Maastricht for painting the same day.
Transaero B744 N922UN (27646) was ferried from Melbourne to Rome, NY on 26/2 prior to delivery as EI-XLJ. Also see under Malev.
UPS B763F N348UP (37872) was delivered from Paine Field to Indianapolis, IN on 27/2.
Ural A/L A320 VQ-BRE (2998 ex JA204A) was delivered from Shanghai/Honggiao to Ekaterinburg on 28/2.
UT Air AT72 VQ-BMD (990) left Toulouse on 25/2 on delivery to Khanty-Mansiysk.
Uzbekistan A/W B763 UK67004 (40536) left Paine Field on 27/2 on delivery to Tashkent,
West Air Sweden. See under Austrian Arrows.
World A/W B744F N741WA (25702) was ferried from Miami, FL to Marana, AZ on 23/2 for storage. MD11F N274WA (48633) was ferried from New York/JFK to Goodyear, AZ on 28/2 for storage, with N273WA (48519) following from Baltimore/Washington the next day.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.