EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 21-04-12
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
Aerosvit B738 UR-AAO (38120) made its first flight on 17/4.
Air Berlin A321 D-ABCJ (5126) made its first flight on 17/4 as D-AVZC & D-ABCK (5133) was due to follow on 20/4 as D-AVZA. A320 D-ABFL (4463) has become F-HDMF for Air Corsica & was delivered from Munich to Ajaccio on 13/4. A333 D-AERS has become EI-ETI & was delivered from Chateauroux to Moscow/Vnukovo for I-Fly on 18/4. B738 D-ABKO (37757) was ferried back from Dublin to Munich on 19/4 after painting for Sunwing A/L & will become C-GOWG.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6766 A320 (4919) to China Southern 19/4 (Chinese built)
B-6905 A320 (4911) to Sichuan A/L 12/4 (Chinese built)
PR-MYR A320 (5107) to TAM 16/4
RP-C8398 A320 (5103) to AirPhil Express 19/4
Air Corsica A319 F-GYJM (1145) was ferried from Ajaccio to Toulouse on 7/4 on return to the lessor followed on 18/4 by F-GYFM (1068). Also see under Air Berlin.
Air Europa B738 EC-LPQ (35496) made its first flight on 16/4.
Air Explore. See under Holidays Czech A/L.
Air Finland B752 OH-AFL (26963) left Helsinki on 14/12 on return to Allegiant Air at Cecil Field, FL & will presumably be restored as N901NV.
Air France. Correcting last week, A320 F-HBNK (5084) was not delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly until 16/4. F-HBNL (5129) made its first flight on 18/4 as F-WWBB.
Air Italy B733 I-AIGM (24299) was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Bruntingthorpe on 19/4 for scrapping.
Air Mediterranee A321 F-GYAZ (0519) arrived back at Paris/Orly on 18/4 following its lease to Myanmar A/W International.
Alitalia Cityliner E175 EI-RDE (17000335) arrived at Rome/Fiumicino on delivery on 18/4.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFI (17000010) was delivered from Exeter to Clermont-Ferrand on 18/4 for Regional A/L. EI-DFH (17000009) was ferried from Exeter to Norwich on 17/4 for painting for Regional A/L & is due back at Exeter on 27/4.
All Nippon B788 JA808A (34490) left Paine Field on 16/4 on delivery to Tokyo/Haneda.
Astraeus B752 G-STRW (24543) was cancelled from the register on 17/4 & has become N176CA at Lasham for National Air Cargo. It was ferried from Lasham to Shannon on 19/4.
Atlas Air B742F N523MC (21782) was ferried from Roswell, NM to Mojave, CA on 17/4 for scrapping, with N517MC (23300) following on 18/4.
AtlasJet B752 TC-OGT (29308) is to become G-POWH with Titan A/W. TC-OGS (29307) is also destined for Titan & presumably will be G-POWI.
Avion Express will shortly take delivery of A320 LY-COS (0415 ex C-FNVY, VR-HYV, B-HYV, EI-TLT, N415MX, ZA-RED, N301LF, SX-SMV, EI-ETM), which was noted registered at Dublin on 18/4.
Bingo A/W. See under Izmir A/L.
Blue Islands. See under Denim Air.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5283 B737 (38919) to China Southern 17/4
JA342J B738 (39191) to JAL Express 19/4
N890NN B738 (31143) to American A/L 17/4
N8303R B738 (36681) to Southwest 16/4
N8600F B738 (39882) to Southwest 19/4
Cargo Air B733F LZ-CGQ (25614 ex N413BC) arrived at Dresden on delivery from Miami, FL on 16/4
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KQA (37898) left Paine Field on 17/4 on delivery to Hong Kong. B-KQB (39235) made its first flight on 19/4.
Cirrus A/L. The former E170 D-ALIA (17000006), now registered G-CHBI, will shortly finish its checks at Exeter prior to ferrying to the USA for outfitting for a new operator.
Denim Air F50 PH-JXK (20233) was ferried from Maastricht to Guernsey on 15/4 on summer lease to Blue Islands (see Skyliner for photo).
EasyJet A319 G-EZID (2442) was cancelled from the register on 12/4 as exported to Bermuda & left Southend on 18/4 as VP-BDY for painting at Ostrava prior to delivery to Kuban A/L (I had understood that this was being prepared for Sky A/L as CC-AFY). A320 G-EZUT (5113) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 17/4, followed by G-EZUV (5111) on 19/4.
EAT A306F D-AEAL (679 ex N4679) was delivered from Dresden to Leipzig on 14/4 following freighter conversion & will be painted into DHL scheme.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3138 E190 (19000529) to China Southern 19/4
Emirates B773 A6-EGP (35599) made its first flight on 18/4. A388 A6-EDV (101) is due to leave Finkenwerder on 21/4 on delivery to Dubai.
Flybe DH8D G-JEDK (4065) undertook at post hand-back check test flight on 17/4 prior to its forthcoming return to Bombardier.
GCS Cargo. See under MNG Cargo.
Globus. See under Malev.
Hawaiian A/L A332 N388HA (1310) made its first flight on 18/4 as F-WWKN.
Holidays Czech A/L B734 OK-WGY (25839) has become OM-CEX & was delivered all white from Prague to Bratislava on 19/4 for Air Explore.
Iberia A343 EC-HDQ (302) was ferried from storage at Madrid to Bordeaux/Merignac on 18/4 on return to the lessor.
I-Fly. See under Air Berlin.
Izmir A/L A320 TC-IZA (2118) is not destined for AtlasJet as previously thought, but was rolled out at Bournemouth on 17/4 for Bingo A/W & ferried back to Southend the same day (see Skyliner for photo). It is to become SP-ABK.
Jet4you B738 CN-RPF (27990) was delivered from Casablanca to Brussels on 16/4 for TUI A/L Belgium & will become OO-JBV.
KLM A333 PH-AKD (1300) was delivered from Toulouse to Amsterdam on 18/4.
KLM Cityhopper E190s PH-EZV (19000528) & PH-EZW (19000533) are due to arrive at Amsterdam on delivery on 21/4.
Kuban A/L. See under easyJet.
Lufthansa B733 D-ABER (26431) left Frankfurt on 17/4 bound for scrapping at Tulsa, OK. The aircraft flew its last revenue service from Geneva to Frankfurt on 1/4. A320 D-AIZK (5122) made its first flight on 16/4 as D-AVVA.
Lufthansa Cityline E195 D-AEBN (19000532) is due to arrive at Munich on delivery on 21/4.
Malev. The former B738 HA-LOK (30669) had EI-EWL taped on over VP-BDG on 13/4. HA-LOH (30667), temporarily EI-EWN, was seen at Shannon on 17/4 in S7 A/L scheme & will become VP-BDH for operation by Globus. B737 HA-LOS (29359) was noted at Shannon on 17/4 as EI-ETX in full Transaero scheme prior to delivery.
MNG Cargo A302F TC-MNB (292) was noted at Istanbul/Ataturk on 16/4 in full GCS Cargo scheme prior to operation by Skiva Air.
Niki A320 OE-LEJ (5115) as delivered from Finkenwerder to Vienna on 20/4 & is to be leased out to OLT Express.
G-OCLH B462 (E2268) OF Trident Aviation Leasing was ferried from storage at Manston to Southend on 20/4.
M-HHHH A318CJ (4650 ex F-WHUI) for Kutus Ltd was delivered from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Domodedovo via the Isle of Man on 19/4.
OLT Express. See under Niki.
Olympic Aviation AT72 SX-BII (353) was ferried from storage at Birmingham to Sonderborg on 14/4.
Onur Air A321 TC-OBR (1008 ex JA104A, N108DE, TC-IEI, AP-BRJ, N108DE) was delivered from Woensdrecht to Istanbul on 12/4.
Pegasus B738 TC-CPE (38178) made its first flight on 19/4.
Qantas B744 VH-OJO (25544) left Sydney on 17/4 for storage at Victorville, CA.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHU (5127) made its first flight on 19/4 as F-WWDT.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Rossiya A319s EI-ETN (1654 ex B-2225) & EI-ETO (1679 ex B-2223) were delivered from Novosibirsk to St Petersburg on 19/4.
Royal Jordanian A321 JY-AYT (5099) was delivered from Finkenwerder on Amman on 16/4. JY-AYU (5128) was due to make its first flight on 20/4 as D-AVVE.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVP (40293) made its first flight on 14/4. The following B738s have been stored at Prestwick recently:
EI-DHI (33818) withdrawn from service 20/2 & ferried to Norwich on 20/4 for painting for a new operator
EI-DHJ (33819) withdrawn from service 6/3
EI-DHK (33820) withdrawn from service 21/3
EI-DHM (33821) withdrawn from service 28/3
SAS B738 LN-RGA (39397) arrived at Bergen on delivery on 19/4.
Saudi Arabian MD90 HZ-APP (53506) was registered to Aersale as N218AS on 11/4 & left Jeddah on 14/4 en route to Roswell, NM.
Singapore A/L B744 9V-SPP (28029) was noted at Singapore on 19/4 in full Transaero scheme & will become EI-XLN.
Skiva Air. See under MNG Cargo.
Southern Air B742F N815SA (22107) was ferried from Osan AB to Mojave, CA on 17/4 for scrapping.
Spanair. See under Vueling.
Swift Air B762 N250MY (23306) was ferried from Phoenix, AZ to Marana, AZ on 16/4 for storage.
S7 A/L A320 VQ-BRG (5134) made its first flight on 19/4 as F-WWDA. Also see under Malev.
Thomas Cook B752s G-FCLD (28718) & G-JMCE (30758) arrived back at Manchester on 15/4 as C-GJZX & C-GJZH respectively following winter lease to Jazz Air & were restored to the UK register on 17/4. A320 G-OMYA (0716) was ferried back from Norwich to Manchester on 19/4 after painting all white.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZF (35138) arrived back at Luton on 16/4 following winter lease to Sunwing A/L. B752 G-BYAL (25626) was intended for withdrawal on 10/4, but was kept in use as a standby aircraft for a few days before being ferried from Gatwick to Shannon on 20/4 prior to return to the lessor. B738 G-TAWI (37267) arrived at Manchester on delivery on 20/4.
THY A333 TC-JNR (1311) made its first flight on 16/4 as F-WWKY. A321 TC-JRZ (5118) made its first flight on 17/4 as D-AZAW. B739 TC-JYD (40978) made its first flight on 18/4 as N978TK.
Titan A/W. See under AtlasJet.
TNT B462 OO-TAZ (E2188) was ferried from Norwich to Hawarden on 16/4 after painting & will become ZE708 for the RAF.
Transaero. See under Malev & Singapore A/L.
Transavia will use B738 PH-GGW (35831) on lease from Gol again this summer & it arrived at Amsterdam as PR-GGW on 13/4. PR-GGZ (37600) followed, arriving on 20/4, & will presumably take up the marks PH-GGZ again. PH-HSF (39261) arrived at Amsterdam on delivery on 18/4. PH-HZE (28377) is due to arrive back at Amsterdam on 21/4 following lease to AeroMexico.
Transavia France B738 F-GZHA (34901) arrived back at Paris/Orly on 18/4 following winter lease to CanJet.
TUI A/L Belgium. See under Jet4you.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUJ (39923) arrived at Hannover on delivery on 17/4.
UPS B763F N350UP (37873) was delivered from Paine Field to Indianapolis, IN on 16/4.
Vueling. Former Spanair A320 EC-LQZ (1933 ex EC-IMB, EI-EUI) was delivered from Perpignan to Barcelona on 15/4. Another former Spanair machine, EC-JJD (2479), now carrying EI-EUO, was delivered from Dublin to Barcelona on 18/4 & is to become EC-LRA.