EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 02-06-12
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
Aer Lingus is to withdraw A320 EI-DET (2810) from service & return it to the lessor in late June. It was flown from Dublin to East Midlands on 20/5 & returned to Dublin from there on 27/5 all white. EI-CVD (1467) will be withdrawn from service in June & returned to the lessor in August.
Afrijet B772 TR-KFR (27108 ex G-ZZZD, N702BA, 7T-VKP, N702BA) left Newport News, VA on 26/5 on delivery to Libreville following painting & VIP outfitting.
Air Arabia has transferred A320 A6-ANC (4539) to Air Arabia Maroc as CN-NMF & it was ferried from Sharjah to Casablanca on 31/5
Air Arabia Maroc. See under Air Arabia.
Air Baltic. See under Thomson A/W.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABAP (28070), which is at Ostrava for painting, is due to go to Sunwing A/L. D-ABBC (32625) is now VP-BEZ & was delivered from Budapest to Orenburg yesterday for Orenair. D-ABMF (37767) made its first flight on 31/5.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-LPC A320 (5147) to Hong Kong A/L 31/5
B-6880 A320 (4967) to China Eastern 25/5 (Tianjin assembled)
B-6881 A320 (5174) to Air China 31/5
B-6906 A321 (5160) to Shenzhen A/L 29/5
Air Europa B738 EC-HKQ (28388) has become EI-RUE for Transaero & was delivered from Budapest to Vilnius on 27/5.
Air India B788 VT-ANI (36277) made its first flight on 23/5.
Air Onix B733 UR-KRD (pedigree not known) was delivered from Moscow/Domodedovo to Simferopol on 31/5.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFJ (17000011) was ferried from Norwich to Exeter on 28/5 after painting into Regional A/L scheme.
Almasria Universal A/L. See under Spanair.
Armavia. See under CSA.
Atlantic A/W look as if they may be about to retire B462 OY-RCD (E2235) as it was ferried all white from Southend to Vagar on 30/5.
Atlas Air B748F N850GT (37570) was delivered from Paine Field to Hong Kong on 31/5 in Panalpina scheme.
AtlasJet A320 TC-ATK (2747 ex VT-DKS, OE-IBD) was delivered from Budapest to Istanbul/Ataturk on 29/5.
Avion Express A320 LY-VEY (0419) positioned from Keflavik to Paris/CDG on 31/5 prior to commencing operations for Icelandic start-up Wow Air. It is expected that it will be joined by LY-VEZ (0299).
Belavia will add former Kuban A/L B733 EW-336PA (26312 ex N14383, G-BZZG, G-TOYC, VQ-BHD) to its fleet & it was noted at Shannon on 30/5 in full scheme awaiting delivery.
Blue Air B734 F-WTBB (24813 ex G-UKLF, PH-BPF, D-ABDD, SX-BLM, F-WDIH, OK-CCB), which was delivered from Montpellier to Bucharest on 25/5 is now registered YR-BAO.
Blue1. See under Malmo Aviation.
BMI. See under British A/W.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
HP-1823CMP B738 (38398) to Copa A/L 30/5
N68453 B739 (41742) to United A/L 30/5
PK-LJT B739 (38720) to Lion A/L 31/5
VT-SZA B738 (39424) to SpiceJet 31/5
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
JA08RJ CRJ7 (10333) to Ibex Air 26/5
British A/W. Former BMI A319 G-DBCB (2188) entered service on 28/5 in golden "Dove" scheme. B734 G-DOCU (25854) was ferried from LHR to Gatwick on 31/5 following repairs.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B744F B-HOZ (25871) was ferried from Los Angeles, CA to Victorville, CA on 28/5 for scrapping.
Cimber Sterling B737 OY-MRE (28008) is to become OY-JTW with JetTime. OY-MRU (29079) was ferried from storage at Copenhagen to Shannon on 29/5. OY-MRG (28010) has yet to be ferried from Copenhagen to Eindhoven for painting for JetTime & is to become OY-JTU.
Corsair. See under HiFly.
CSA B735 OK-EGO (28475) has become EK73775 & was ferried from Yerevan to Dinard on 29/5 for painting for Armavia.
EasyJet A319 G-EZID (2442), which was cancelled from the register on 12/4, was delivered from Ostrava to Volgograd on 29/5 as VP-BDY for RusLine. G-EZIE (2446) followed as VP-BDZ on 1/6. A320 G-EZUZ (5187) made its first flight on 29/5 as D-AXAV.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
5Y-KYT E190 (19000544) to Kenya A/W 26/5
Emirates B773 A6-EGR (41077) left Paine Field on 30/5 on delivery to Dubai. B773 A6-EGS (41078) made its first flight on 31/5
Etihad B773 A6-ETK (39686) made its first flight on 30/5.
Europe Airpost B734F F-GZTJ (25595 ex 9M-MLG, TC-APA, N280CD, SX-BGJ, EI-ELY, N595AG, PR-LGS, N595AG) arrived at Paris/CDG on delivery on 27/5.
EVA Air Cargo MD11F B-16101 (48542) was ferried all white from Taipei to Helsinki on 27/5 for Nordic Global.
Flybe DH8D G-JECH (4103) was struck by a ground vehicle, the driver of which had suffered a heart attack, at Ronaldsway, IoM on 26/5 leaving a large dent in the rear fuselage. It will presumably be out of service for a while. This just added to the carrier's woes as G-JECO (4126) is already being fixed at Exeter after it was hit there by another ground vehicle. E175 G-FBJF (17000341) arrived at Birmingham on delivery on 28/5.
Hawaiian Air A332 N389HA (1316) made its first flight on 30/5 as F-WWKJ.
HiFly A332 CS-TFZ (1008) was ferried from Amman to Paris/Orly on 28/5 prior to summer lease to Corsair.
JetTime. See under Cimber Sterling.
Jet2 B752 G-LSAN (26635 ex PH-TKC, N512TZ, F-WAXY, F-HAXY, N635GS, PR-ONF, N635AV, HC-CIY) was registered on 30/5 & should soon be delivered from Southend.
Kuban A/L. See under Belavia.
Livingston took delivery of former Spanair A320 EI-EUA (2210 ex EC-IYG) on 30/5 when it was delivered from Shannon to Milan/Malpensa.
Lufthansa A319 D-AKNI (1016) was ferried from storage at Berlin/Schonefeld to Frankfurt on 29/5 for return to service. D-AKNH (0794) & D-AKNJ (1172) were ferried from storage at Budapest to Munich on 1/6 also for return to service. B733 D-ABES (26432) left Frankfurt on 30/5 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRP (E2303) was ferried from Munich to Cologne on 23/5 prior to return to the lessor.
Malev B737 HA-LOA (28254), temporarily registered EI-EUU, has become OK-SWW for Smart Wings & was noted on 28/5 in full scheme at Dublin awaiting delivery.
Malmo Aviation. Former Blue1 B462 SE-DJR (E2392 ex OH-SAL) was registered on 24/5 & entered service on 26/5.
MAS A388 9M-MNA (078), the first for the carrier, left Toulouse on 29/5 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur. A333 9M-MTG (1318) left Toulouse on 31/5 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
HZ-HAA B735 (25419) for a private owner was delivered from Bournemouth to Jeddah on 31/5 (see Skyliner for photo).
N531CL B763 (26260 ex DQ-FJC) of AWAS was ferried from Atlanta, GA to Marana, AZ on 29/5 for storage.
Nordic Global. See under EVA Air Cargo.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NGA (39014) made its first flight on 29/5.
Orbest A320 EC-LRT (3933 ex VT-WAO) was ferried from Chateauroux to Palma on 31/5 after painting.
Onur Air. Former Avia Nova A320 TC-OBU (0661 ex D-ALAD, N603AW, EI-EEI) was noted at Dublin on 28/5 still as EI-EEI but in full Onur Air scheme.
Philippine A/L B773 RP-C7775 (35555) made its first flight on 30/5.
Regional A/L F100 F-GIOG (11364) has been registered HP-1764PST for Air Panama & left Woensdrecht on 31/5 on its delivery flight. Also see under Alitalia Express.
Ryanair. Correcting last week's blog, B738 EI-DHJ (33819) at Norwich was actually in AnadoluJet scheme. It has now become TC-SAJ for Sun Express & was delivered from Norwich to Antalya on 30/5 in AnadoluJet scheme. EI-DHK (33820) followed on 31/5 as TC-SAK, but still in basic Ryanair scheme.
SAA A342 ZS-SLC (018) was ferried from Johannesburg to Lourdes on 27/5 on return to the lessor.
SAS MD87 SE-DMK (53337) left Oslo on 29/5 for Kingman, AZ on delivery to Allegiant Air for scrapping. B737 SE-RET (32734 ex PR-SAC, N734SH, PR-GOP, VH-VBM, N588SC) was registered on 24/5 & delivered from Novosibirsk to Stockholm/Arlanda on 31/5.
Smart Wings. See under Malev.
Spanair A321 EC-HRG (1366), temporarily registered EI-EUD, has become SU-TCD for Almasria Universal A/L & was delivered from Perpignan to Cairo on 29/5. Also see under Livingston.
Sprintair. See under White.
S7 A/L A320 VQ-BPN (5167) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Domodedovo on 1/6.
Thomson A/W B733 G-THOO (29335) is to join Air Baltic & was ferried from Manchester to Luton on 30/5 after painting.
THY B738 TC-JHM (40980) arrived at Istanbul/Ataturk on 30/5 on delivery.
Transaero has added B738 EI-RUG (28610 ex EC-HHH, EI-DIS, VT-SJF) to its fleet & it had entered service by 28/5. Also see under Air Europa.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVG (30719) left Toronto/Pearson still as C-GTVG on 30/5 on return to Prague following winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
Travel Service Hungary B738 HA-LKB (30294) left Toronto/Pearson still as C-GRKB on 31/5 on return to Budapest following winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
Travel Service Poland has B738 C-FTDW (34704) on summer lease from Sunwing A/L & it arrived at Warsaw on 29/5.
White A320 CS-TQS (0726) was ferried from Lisbon to Katowice on 27/5 on wet lease to Sprintair.
Wow Air. See under Avion Express.