EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 17-03-12
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BLOG FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, AS I WILL BE TRAVELLING AGAIN. THE NEXT BLOG WILL BE POSTED ON 6/4
Aeroflot RRJ95 RA-89005 (95013) arrived on delivery at Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 5/3 & wears Sky Team scheme.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABBI (32920) was ferried from Dublin to Budapest on 9/3 after painting all white for XL A/W Germany. It has since been registered D-AXLK & was delivered from Budapest to Frankfurt on 16/3. A319 D-AHIN (3853) is now TS-IEF for Syphax A/L & was delivered from Prague to Sfax on 14/3, with D-AHIO (3872) following as TS-IEG the next day.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6872 A320 (4886) to China Eastern 8/3 (Chinese built)
B-6901 A320 (5070) to Juneyao A/L 14/3
N796JB A320 (5060) to JetBlue 15/3
RP-C3237 A320 (5067) to Cebu Pacific 15/3
9V-SLO A320 (5050) to Silk Air 10/3
Air Europa B763 EC-HPU (30048) has become EI-RUZ for Transaero & was delivered from Budapest to Moscow/Domodedovo on 10/3. Also see Under Cyprus A/W.
Air Greenland DH8B OY-GRJ (496 ex N353PH, C-GLVB) was registered on 12/3 prior to delivery.
Air Iceland DH8A TF-JMA is due to become OY-RUI for Danish Air Transport.
Air Malta A320 9H-AEF (2142) arrived back at Malta on 7/3 following lease to Sky A/L & was ferried to Budapest on 12/3 prior to wet-lease to OLT Express/Yes A/W for three years.
Alitalia Cityliner E190 EI-RND (19000512) arrived at Rome/Fiumicino on delivery on 14/3.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFK (17000032) was delivered from Exeter to Clermont-Ferrand on 13/3 for Regional A/L. EI-DFI (17000010) was ferried from Exeter to East Midlands on 15/3 for painting for Regional A/L.
Arkefly B738 PH-TFF (35220) was ferried from Amsterdam to Brussels on 6/3 on summer lease to Jetairfly.
Atlantic A/W A319 OY-RCG (5079) made its first flight on 9/3 as D-AVYN. B462 OY-RCW (E2115) left Vagar on 13/3 heading for Reykjavik on the first leg of its delivery flight to Aerovias DAP of Chile.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5629 B738 (38638) to Shandong A/L 10/3
B-5640 B738 (38918) to China Southern 14/3
B-5647 B738 (38105) to China Eastern 13/3
N886NN B738 (33223) to American A/L 8/3
PK-GMV B738 (38074) to Garuda 14/3
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
JA859A DH8D (4401) to ANA Wings 10/3
Cargo Aircraft Management B763F N317CM (24317 ex VH-OGC) was delivered from Tel Aviv to Cincinnati on 15/3 following freighter conversion.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KPZ (37900) made its first flight on 13/3.
Cyprus A/W A332 5B-DBT (526) was ferried from storage at Larnaca to Chateauroux on 16/3 for preparation for delivery to Air Europa.
Danish Air Transport. See under Air Iceland.
Estonian Air B733 ES-ABK (28572), which was temporarily registered N4620F in January, was due to be ferried from Lasham to Bournemouth on 15/3 & is to become G-GDFK for Jet2.
Euro Atlantic A/W. See under Transavia.
Germania A319 D-ASTC (5085) made its first flight on 13/3 as D-AVYO.
Gulf Air A321 A9C-CB (5074) made its first flight on 12/3 as D-AVZN.
Hawaiian A/L A332 N385HA (1295) left Toulouse on 10/3 on delivery to Honolulu.
Hi-Fly A313 CS-TEI (495) was ferried from Amman to Brussels on 9/3 after painting all white.
Jetairfly. See under Arkefly.
Jet2. See under Estonian Air & Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Kingfisher A/L A332 VT-VJN (927) was impounded at LHR on 13/3.
Kolavia. See under Onur Air.
Lufthansa. As expected, B744 D-ABVB (23817) left Frankfurt on 13/3 for scrapping at Tupelo RAP, MS. A321 D-AIDT (5087) made its first flight on 15/3 as D-AZAU.
Malev B737 HA-LOA (28254) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Dublin on 10/3. B738 HA-LOU (30684) was noted at Toulouse on 15/3 wearing F-WTAD on the right side only.
MAS A388 9M-MNC (084) made its first flight on 14/3 as F-WWAD & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
Monarch. See under Thomson A/W.
N889NC BBJ (30070) was registered P4-BBJ for Carre Aviation on 12/3
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKQ (28658) was ferried from Southend to Lasham on 14/3 prior to delivery to Jet2 as G-GDFG. It is thought to have received its UK registration on 16/3 & was ferried from Lasham to Oslo that day.
OLT Express. See under Air Malta, Olympic A/L & Yes A/W.
Olympic A/L AT72s SX-BIE (239) & SX-BIF (241) are undergoing checks with Flybe at Exeter prior to going to OLT Express. SX-BIK (350) & SX-BIL (437) are being checked by Cimber Sterling at Sonderborg & are also believed destined for OLT Express.
Onur Air A321 TC-OAI (0787) has become EI-ETK for Kolavia & was delivered from Istanbul/Ataturk to Moscow/Domodedovo on 12/3.
Qatar A/W B773 A7-BAS (41062) left Boeing Field on 12/3 on delivery to Doha.
RAM B738 CN-RGK (33073) made its first flight on 11/3.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVL (40299) made its first flight on 12/3. EI-EVK (40298) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 14/3.
Saudi Arabian A321 HZ-ASQ (5065) left Finkenwerder on 14/3 on delivery to Jeddah. B773 HZ-AK14 (41051) left Paine Field on 13/3 on delivery to Jeddah.
Scoot. See under Singapore A/L.
Singapore A/L B772 9V-SQA (28507) was registered 9V-OTA for Scoot at Singapore on 15/3. 9V-SQB/C/D are also expected to be transferred to Scoot.
Small Planet A/L Polska A320 SP-HAC (0739 ex VP-BVA, F-WQUN, 9V-VLC, SU-LBH, N413AC) was delivered from Dublin to Warsaw on 9/3.
Smart Wings B735 OK-SWV (26696) is due to be ferried from Prague to Kemble on 16/3 for scrapping.
Spanair. The former A320 EC-HRP (1349), now registered EI-EUC, was ferried from Ljubljana, where it had been on maintenance, to Dublin on 12/3. A321 EC-HPM (1276) was noted carrying EI-EUT at Dublin on 14/3
Sri Lankan. See under Thomas Cook.
Syphax A/L. See under Air Berlin.
Thomas Cook A332 G-OJMC (456) was cancelled from the register on 9/3 as transferred to Sri Lanka & was delivered from Manchester on 13/3 as 4R-ALJ.
Thomson A/W A320 G-OOPP (1571) was reregistered as G-OZBW on 9/3 for Monarch. The carrier has applied to the CAA to lease the following B738s from Sunwing A/L for the summer season:
C-FLZR (35145) from 23/5 to 23/10
C-FTLK (35143) from 24/5 to 31/10
C-FYLC (33029) from 24/5 to 10/10
THY A321 TC-JRY (5083) made its first flight on 13/3 as D-AZAT.
Transavia B738 PH-HZY (30646) has become CS-TQU for Euro Atlantic A/W & was delivered from Amsterdam to Lisbon on 12/3.
UT Air B735 VQ-BPO (28903 ex N16642) was delivered from Sofia to Khanty-Mansiysk on 13/3.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VRAY (1296) made its first flight on 9/3 as F-WWKF.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWN (5075) made its first flight on 13/3 as F-WWIB & was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder the same day.
XL A/W Germany. See under Air Berlin.
Yes A/W A320 SP-IAE (1454 ex EC-HQK, SU-KBE, EI-EPX) was noted at Shannon on 10/3 in OLT Express scheme awaiting delivery. Also see under Air Malta.