EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 19-05-12
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 B762F N709AX (22572 ex N609TW) left Tel Aviv on delivery to Cincinnati on 14/5 following freighter conversion & is due to go to Atlas Air as N653GT.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABAR (28072) was ferried from Munich to Dublin on 11/5 for painting for Sun Express.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6877 A320 (5144) to China Eastern 11/5
B-6878 A320 (4938) to China Eastern 11/5 (Chinese built)
B-6903 A320 (5117) to Tianjin A/L 14/5
N804JB A320 (5142) to JetBlue 17/5
PK-AXW A320 (5137) to Indonesia Air Asia 17/5
Air China B773 B-2031 (38670) made its first flight on 14/5.
Air Dolomiti AT72 I-ADCD (664) veered off the runway onto the grass while making an emergency landing at Munich on 17/5 & the nosewheel collapsed. The aircraft had departed for Venice, but returned after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit. The starboard engine had also been shut down. The aircraft was towed to a hangar after the airport had closed for the night & damage is reported as substantial.
Air France B773 F-GZNN (40376) left Paine Field on 15/5 in Sky Team scheme on delivery to Paris/CDG. A343 F-GLZT (319) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Paris/Orly on 6/5 & will be going to Air Madagascar in June.
Air Madagascar. See under Air France.
Air New Zealand B744 ZK-NBU (25605) left Auckland on 11/5 for storage at Goodyear, AZ.
Air Nigeria has leased A332 SU-GCI (696) from Egyptair. It is in full Air Nigeria scheme & arrived at Gatwick from Lagos on its first revenue service on 17/5 (see Skyliner for photo).
Alitalia A332 EI-EJM (1308) was delivered from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 14/5.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFJ (17000011) was ferried from Exeter to Norwich on 16/5 for painting for Regional A/L & is due back at Exeter on 28/5 for further preparation prior to delivery.
AnadoluJet B737 TC-JKH (34757) was reregistered TC-SAE for Sun Express on 15/5, but will continue to operate for AnadoluJet & in their scheme. Also see under Ryanair.
Atlas Air B748F N850GT (37570) made its first flight on 15/5 in "Panalpina on 6 continents" scheme. Also see under ABX Air.
AtlasJet is expected to add A320 TC-ATM (2753 ex VT-DKT, OE-IBE) to its fleet.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATK (1020) to Azul Linhas Aereas 12/5
Austrian A/L B736 OE-LNL (30137) was ferried from Vienna to St Athan on 15/5 for scrapping.
Avia Nova. See under Onur Air & Yamal.
BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYR (c/n?) is due to be delivered to Exeter for modifications prior to service entry during the first week in August. This is the last one on order for the carrier.
Bingo A/W. See under Izmir A/L.
BMI Regional E145 G-EMBP (145300) was withdrawn from service on 24/4 & registered to Aircraft Solutions ERJ 145 LLC on 9/5.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5643 B738 (38920) to China Southern 11/5
HP-1822CMP B738 (40779) to Copa A/L 16/5
JA73NP B738 (38109) to Skymark A/L 17/5
N8308K B738 (36682) to Southwest 15/5
9M-MLN B738 (39324) to MAS 18/5
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
VT-SUH DH8D (4389) to SpiceJet 11/5
British A/W A319 G-EUPC (1118) has been painted in a special Olympic flame scheme & flew down from LHR to Athens on 16/5 to collect the Olympic flame (see Skyliner for photo).
Brussels A/L withdrew B733s OO-VEG (28568) & OO-VEH (28571) from service last month & both are now stored at Brussels. Also see under Flybe.
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAO (1317) made its first flight on 16/5 as F-WWKR.
China Southern A332 B-6547 (1309) left Toulouse on 11/5 on delivery to Guangzhou
Cimber Sterling AT72 OY-CIM (468) was ferried from storage at Copenhagen to Billund on 12/5. B737 OY-MRE (28008) was ferried from Copenhagen to Eindhoven on 18/5 for painting & reregistration for JetTime. Also see under Flybe.
CSA A320 OK-LEE (2719) had Iceland Express titles & logo applied at Prague on 11/5 (see Skyliner for photo). OK-LEF (2758) was ferried from Norwich to Prague on 15/5 following painting into Holidays Czech A/L scheme.
Donavia A319 VP-BBT (1805 ex C-GKNW) left Toronto/Pearson on 9/5 arriving at Manchester the following day for painting from basic Mexicana scheme.
EasyJet. After a delay of two days, A320 G-EZUU (5150) was finally delivered on 12/5 from Finkenwerder to Gatwick instead of the originally intended Bristol. G-EZUX (5138) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 15/5. A319 G-EZEC (2129) was cancelled from the register on 15/5 at Southend & has become CC-AFY for Sky A/L. It was ferried from Southend to Manchester for painting on 17/5. G-EZEA (2119) underwent a change of ownership on 15/5 to Alpha Aircraft Management (parked at Southend).
Egyptair. See under Air Nigeria.
El Al. See under Thomson A/W.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
XA-ACK E190 (19000538) to AeroMexico Connect 11/5
Emirates B773 A6-EGQ (41076) left Paine Field on 16/5 on delivery to Dubai.
Eurolot DH8D SP-EQA (4406) arrived at Warsaw as C-GMXB on 17/5 on delivery (see Skyliner for photo).
FedEx B777F N864FD (37735) was delivered from Paine Field to Memphis, TN on 15/5. The carrier is reported to have retired the following aircraft & put them into storage - A312F N402FE (201), A313F N802FD (542) & MD10Fs N311FE (46871), N384FE (46617), N388FE (46622), N563FE (46948) & N68059 (46907). Also see under Non Airline & Thomson A/W.
Flybe is reportedly one of several airlines interested in buying the bankrupt Cimber Sterling. Details at: http://www.lse.co.uk/FinanceNews.asp?ArticleCode=gvi22yf71etro40&ArticleHeadline=Flybe_interested_in_buying_Cimber_report
DH8D G-JEDL (4067) flew its last revenue service on 10/5 & was then ferried from Birmingham to East Midlands for painting all white. It is due at Exeter on 18/5 for the start of its hand-back checks, which are due for completion on 8/6. It is rumoured that DH8D G-JEDW (4093) could be going for water bomber conversion & a further two DH8Ds will be going to Brussels A/L from the start of the winter schedules. E175 G-FBJF (17000341) is currently due to be delivered on 26/5 or 27/5 to Birmingham & G-FBJG (17000351) on 30/6 to Manchester before moving to Glasgow.
GainJet B733 SX-VIP (24680 ex EI-BLZ, PK-GHT, N50881, HZ-CJB, N553MS) was delivered from Bournemouth to Athens on 18/5.
Hamburg A/W A319 D-AHHE (0949 ex N707UW, B-6155, F-WTBA) is due to be delivered from Woensdrecht later this month. Also see under Thomas Cook.
Hawaiian Air A332 N388HA (1310) left Toulouse on delivery on 17/5.
Holidays Czech A/L. See under CSA.
Iceland Express. See under CSA.
I-Fly B752 EI-EWT (29381 ex N754NA) was noted at Miami on 12/5 in full scheme awaiting delivery.
Izmir A/L A320 TC-IZA (2118) is now SP-ABK & was delivered from Southend to Warsaw on 13/5 for Bingo A/W. Also see under THY.
JetTime. See under Cimber Sterling.
Lufthansa A388 D-AIMI (072) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 16/5. B733 D-ABXR (23875) left Frankfurt on 16/5 bound for Tulsa, OK & an appointment with the scrapman. D-ABES (26432) flew its last revenue service on 15/5 from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt & will be ferried to Tulsa, OK for scrapping. A343 D-AIGA (20) flew its last revenue service on 12/5 & was painted all white/grey on 16/5 prior to storage at Hamburg.
Malev B738 HA-LOC (32797), which wears the temporary registration EI-ETZ, was noted at Shannon on 17/5 in full Yakutia scheme prior to delivery & will become VP-BEP.
MAS A332 9M-MTG (1318) made its first flight on 10/5 as F-WWYI.
Meridiana-Fly A320 I-EEZE (1937) was ferried from storage at Toulouse to Montpellier on 12/5.
Minoan Air F50 SX-BRS (20206 ex PH-KVE) was noted at Maastricht in full scheme on 12/5 awaiting delivery.
Mint A/W, operator of B752s EC-LBC (26276) & EC-LHL (24544) has filed for bankruptcy.
N330AU MD10F (46800 ex N301FE) for Project Orbis left Venice in basic FedEx scheme 12/5 bound for Victorville, CA following conversion to an ophthalmic hospital.
VP-BBZ BBJ2 (39899) for a private owner left Boeing Field on 11/5 on delivery to Georgetown, DE.
Olympic A/L AT42s SX-BIB (182) & SX-BIC (197), currently parked at Exeter, are due to go to Calm Air of Canada.
Onur Air is to add former Avia Nova A320 TC-OBU (0661 ex EI-EEI) to its fleet. It is currently parked at Dublin.
Panalpina. See under Atlas Air.
RAM. Further to last week, the destination for B734 CN-RMG (24808) was San Antonio, TX.
Regional A/L. See under Alitalia Express.
Ryanair B738 EI-DHI (33818) has become TC-SAI for Sun Express & will operate for AnadoluJet in whose scheme it was noted at Norwich on 17/5 awaiting delivery. EI-DHK (33820) was ferried from storage at Prestwick to Norwich on 14/5, presumably for preparation for a new customer.
Spanair. See under Vueling.
Sun Express. See under Air Berlin, AnadoluJet & Ryanair.
S7 A/L A320 VQ-BRG (5134) was delivered from Toulouse to Novosibirsk on 15/5.
Thomas Cook A320 G-OMYA (0716 ex G-BXKB, N716AW, G-BXKB) was cancelled from the register on 14/5 & delivered the same day all white from Manchester to Hamburg as D-AHHD for Hamburg A/W.
Thomson A/W B738 G-CDZL (30465) was cancelled from the register on 12/5 & delivered from Shannon to Tel Aviv the same day as 4X-EKM for El Al. G-CDZM (30466) followed on 16/5 as 4X-EKR. B752 G-BYAU (27220), which has been stored at Gatwick minus titles & logo since arriving from Shannon on 26/4, undertook an air test from/to Gatwick on 16/5 & was due to have the registration N927FD for FedEx applied on 18/5. G-BYAL (25626) arrived at Gatwick from Shannon on 17/5 minus titles & tail logo & will become N966FD.
THY is to add three former Izmir A/L A319s to its fleet - TC-JUA (2404 ex TC-IZM), TC-JUB (2414 ex TC-IZR) & TC-JUD (2452 ex TC-IZH).
Transaero B744 EI-XLJ (27646 ex N922UN) was delivered from Melbourne to St Petersburg on 12/5.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVH (35275) left Toronto/Pearson on 16/5 still as C-GVVH on return to Prague following winter lease to Sunwing A/L. Following on 18/5 were OK-TVJ (29351) as C-FTAH & OK-TVT (39394).
TUI A/L Belgium B738 OO-JAA (29660) arrived back at Brussels on 16/5 following winter lease to CanJet.
VIA A320 LZ-MDR (5158) made its first flight on 15/5 as D-AXAC.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VNYC (1315) made its first flight on 9/5 as F-WWKE.
Volotea A/L B712 EI-EWI (55170 ex N906ME) was noted at Madrid on 11/5. EI-EWJ (55172 ex N907ME) left Cecil Field, FL on 11/5 on delivery to Madrid, where it arrived on 14/5.
Vueling. Former Spanair A320 EC-LRM (1349 ex EC-HRP, EI-EUC) was delivered from Dublin to Barcelona on 18/5.
Wind Rose E190 UR-WRG (19000157) arrived at Exeter on 15/5 for handback checks, with UR-WRF (19000169) due to follow at the end of May.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWP (5139) was delivered from Toulouse to Budapest on 18/5.
Yakutia. See under Malev.
Yamal. The three former Avia Nova A320s parked at Southend are due for Yamal as follows:- VP-BBN (1918 ex EI-ELD), VP-BCN (1993 ex EI-ELN) & VP-BCU (1969 ex EI-ELE).