EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 14-04-12
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 B763F N707AX (22570) left Tel Aviv on 11/4 bound for Cincinnati following freighter conversion & is due join Atlas Air as N651GT.
Aeroflot RRJ95 RA-89008 (95016) arrived at Moscow/Sheremetyevo on delivery on 9/4. A333 VQ-BMY (1301) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 13/4.
Aerolineas Argentinas B744 LV-ALJ (25422) was ferried from Buenos Aires/Ezeiza to Santa Cruz/Vira Vira on 6/4 on delivery to AeroSur.
AeroSur. See under Aerolineas Argentinas.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABKO (37757) was ferried from Munich to Dublin on 12/4 to be painted all white. A321 D-ALSD (1607) was due to be ferried from Dusseldorf to Dublin on 13/4 for painting for Condor.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
PR-MYS A320 (5109) to TAM 11/4
4R-ABP A320 (5086) to Sri Lankan 13/4
Air Europa B738 EC-LPR (36588) arrived at Madrid on 11/4 on delivery. This is the first of 10 examples due for delivery this year, with a further 6 due next year, 6 more in 2014 & 5 in 2015. B763 EC-HSV (29387) was ferried from Madrid to Chateauroux on 13/4 for painting for Transaero & is to become EI-RUY. Also see under Cyprus A/W.
Air France A320 F-HBNK (5084) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 10/4. A343 F-GLZL (210) was ferried from Paris/Orly to Paris/CDG on 10/4 after painting for Air Madagascar (see Skyliner for photo). B773 F-GZNO (38665) arrived at Paris/CDG on delivery on 12/4.
Air Madagascar. See under Air France.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-JCL (7975) was ferried from Valencia to Oslo on 8/4 on wet-lease to Wideroe.
Alitalia A332 EI-EJM (1308) made its first flight on 11/4 as F-WWKH.
Armavia A319 EK-32007 (3834) had become EI-EWF for ILFC at Shannon by 11/4.
Atlas Air. See under ABX Air.
AtlasJet. See under Izmir A/L.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-TKM (998) to TRIP Linhas Areas 13/4
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5633 B738 (38389) to Xiamen A/L 6/4
B-5661 B738 (38152) to Hainan A/L 13/4
PK-GMX B738 (38070) to Garuda 12/4
Brussels A/L B733 OO-LTM (25070) left Brussels on 8/4 on delivery to Kinshasa for Korongo A/L.
Bulgaria Air E190 LZ-VAR (19000496) arrived at Sofia on delivery on 13/4.
Caribbean A/L. The first of two former LAN A/L B763s being acquired for operations to Gatwick is CC-CEB (26327) & it was noted at Mexico City in full scheme on 11/4.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KQA (37898) made its first flight on 6/4.
China Southern A332 B-6547 (1309) made its first flight on 11/4 as F-WWKI.
Condor. See under Air Berlin.
Corendon Dutch A/L. See under Thomson A/W.
Cyprus A/W A332 5B-DBT (526) has become EC-LQP for Air Europa & was delivered from Toulouse to Palma on 11/4.
EasyJet has withdrawn the following A319s from service:
G-EZEA (2119) at Luton 30/3, to Malta 8/3, to Southend 23/3
G-EZEC (2129) at Luton 10/3, to Malta 11/3 to Southend 26/3
G-EZID (2442) at Luton 19/2, to Malta 22/2, to Southend 9/3 & for Sky A/L as CC-AFY
G-EZIE (2446) at Luton 24/2, to Malta 26/2, to Southend 12/3 & for Sky A/L as CC-AFZ
G-EZIG (2460) at Luton 23/3 to Malta 25/3
A320 G-EZUR (5064) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 12/4, with G-EZUW (5116) following the next day.
Emirates A388 A6-EDY (106) made its first flight on 10/4 as F-WWAS.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-APK (40964) left Boeing Field on 12/4 on delivery to Addis Ababa.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRF (7619) has become VP-BBC for Yamal & was delivered from Dusseldorf to Tyumen on 12/4.
Flybe DH8D G-JEDK (4065) is thought to have been withdrawn from service on 23/3.
Garuda ordered a further eleven A333s this week for delivery between 2013 & 2017.
Izmir A/L A320 TC-IZA (2118) was ferried from Southend to Bournemouth on 11/4 for painting for AtlasJet.
LAN A/L. See under Caribbean A/L.
Lufthansa A333 D-AIKQ (1305) made its first flight on 11/4 as F-WWYV.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRB (E2253) was restored to the UK register as G-BVWD on 11/4 (it is currently parked at Kemble).
Malev B738 HA-LOK (30669) was noted at Shannon on 10/4 as VP-BDG & in S7 scheme prior to delivery. The former HA-LOC (32797), now EI-ETZ at Shannon, is to be delivered to Yakutia later this month.
MAS Kargo A332F 9M-MUD (1180) was delivered from Toulouse to Amsterdam on 11/4.
M-FTOH B727 (22359 ex N169KT) entered service with Strong Aviation on 12/4 (see Skyliner for photo).
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NOS (33018) has become C-GOFW for Sunwing A/L & left Lasham on 12/4 on delivery to Montreal/Mirabel.
Pegasus B738 TC-CPD (40726) made its first flight on 11/4.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHT (5078) was delivered from Toulouse to Doha on 11/4.
Ryanair B738s EI-DHI (33818) & EI-DHJ (33819) were withdrawn from service on 20/2 & 6/3 respectively & both are stored at Prestwick minus titles. EI-EVO (40297) made its first flight on 10/4
SAS MD87 SE-DIC (49607) left Oslo on 11/4 for scrapping at Kingman, AZ.
Southern Air B777F N777SA (37989) made its first flight on 8/4.
S7 A/L. See under Malev.
Thomas Cook B752 G-FCLA (27621) arrived back at Manchester on 10/4 as C-GJZV following winter lease to Jazz Air & was restored to the UK register the following day. A320 G-OMYA (0716), which was withdrawn from service on 19/2, was ferried from Manchester to Norwich on 12/4 for painting (presumably for a new operator).
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZJ (34690) was restored to the register on 10/4 following its winter lease to Sunwing as C-FRZJ. G-CDZH (28227) was ferried from Shannon to Brussels on 11/4 after painting for Corendon Dutch A/L & is to become PH-CDF. B738 G-CDZL (30465) & B752 G-BYAU (27230) were both withdrawn from service on 8/4 prior to return to the lessor. Both left Manchester the same day with G-CDZL ferrying to Shannon & G-BYAU to an unknown location. B752 G-BYAL (25626) was withdrawn from service at Manchester on 10/4. B738 G-TAWH (38107) arrived at Manchester on delivery on 13/4. Further B738 deliveries are due to be G-TAWI (37267) 20/4, G-TAWJ (38108) 5/5, G-TAWK Nov 12, G-TAWL Jan 13, G-TAWM Feb 13, G-TAWN Mar 13, G-TAWO Mar 13, G-TAWP Apr 13, G-TAWR Apr 13. A320 G-OOPT (1605), parked at Kemble, has undergone an ownership change & is now registered to Air Salvage International.
Transaero. See under Air Europa.
Transavia B738 PH-HSA (34171) arrived back at Amsterdam on 6/4 after lease to Caribbean A/L & was followed on 10/4 by PH-HZO (34169) after its lease to AeroMexico & on 11/4 by PH-HZI (28380) after winter lease to Sun Country.
TUIfly Nordic B738 SE-RFX (37246) arrived at Stockholm/Arlanda on delivery on 11/4.
UPS B763F N350UP (37873) made its first flight on 8/4 followed by N351UP (37874) on 11/4.
UT Air B735 VQ-BPP (28906 ex N14645) was delivered from Sofia to Khanty-Mansiysk on 11/4. B752 EI-ETS (28161 ex C-FOON, N543NA, N369AX, G-STRY) became VP-BAS at Shannon on 8/4 & is in full UT Air scheme awaiting delivery.
Vueling A320 EC-LLJ (4661) arrived back at Barcelona on 10/4 following lease to Andes Lineas Aereas.
Wideroe. See under Air Nostrum.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWO (5123) made its first flight on 12/4 as F-WWBP.
World A/W MD11CF N276WA (48632) was ferried from Dover AFB, DE to Goodyear, AZ for storage on 12/4.
Yakutia. See under Malev.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.
Yes A/W A320 SP-IAF (2712 ex A6-ABE) was delivered from Sharjah to Warsaw on 7/4.