EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 16-06-12
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
THERE WILL BE NO BLOG NEXT WEEK AS I WILL BE OVERSEAS AGAIN. THE NEXT BLOG WILL BE POSTED ON FRIDAY 29/6 OR SATURDAY 30/6 DEPENDING ON OTHER COMMITMENTS
Absa Cargo. See under MAS Air Cargo.
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BPI (1323) made its first flight on 12/6 as F-WWTJ.
Aerolineas Argentinas B744 LV-BBU (24883) left Buenos Aires/Ezeiza on 13/6 bound for Marana, AZ via Miami, FL for storage.
Afriqiyah A/W. See under Air Moldova.
Air Berlin A319 D-ABGQ (3700) was ferried from Ostrava to Berlin/Tegel on 10/6 after painting into Vueling scheme & is due to become EC-LRZ. A320 D-ABFB (4128) was also ferried from Dusseldorf to Ostrava on 9/6 for painting for Vueling & will become EC-LSA. D-ABNA (5191) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 14/6. B738 D-ABMF (37767) left Boeing Field on 13/6 on delivery to Berlin/Tegel.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6928 A320 (4987) to China Eastern 12/6 (Tianjin assembled)
B-6935 A320 (4977) to Shenzhen A/L 5/6 (Tianjin assembled)
CC-BAX A320 (5178) to LAN A/L 11/6 (delayed from 8/6)
JA01AJ A320 (5153) to Air Asia Japan 9/6
N615NK A320 (5159) to Spirit A/L 12/6
N805JB A320 (5148) to JetBlue 9/6
PR-MYT A320 (5184) to TAM 11/6
VN-A334 A321 (5164) to Vietnam A/L 13/6
Air Moldova A320 ER-AXP (0741) was ferried from Chisinau to Tripoli on 6/6 on wet lease to Afriqiyah A/W.
Air One. See under Alitalia.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMT (5018) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 14/6. The carrier has transferred A320 EI-DSX (3643) to Air One.
Alitalia Express E170 EI-DFJ (17000011) was delivered from Exeter to Clermont-Ferrand on 12/6 for Regional A/L & will become F-HBXN.
All Nippon B788 JA812A (40748) made its first flight on 12/6. B763 JA8271 (24002) left Tokyo/Haneda on 13/6 for storage at Victorville, CA.
Asiana A333 HL8258 (1326) made its first flight on 11/6 as F-WWTM.
AtlasJet A321 TC-ATG (1878) was ferried from Istanbul/Ataturk to Erbil on 13/6 for Zagros Air & reregistered YI-AQU the following day.
Austrian A/L B737 OE-LNN (30418) was ferried from Vienna to Kemble for storage on 12/6.
Avia Nova. See under Yamal.
Avion Express is due to take delivery of A320 M-YRGW (0211 ex F-GJVD, HB-IJZ, OE-IAB) later this month.
Azerbaijan A/L B763 4K-AZ82 (41063) made its first flight on 8/6.
Belavia B763 EW-001PB (33968 ex EZ-700) was delivered from Warsaw to Minsk for VIP use on 12/6. B733 EW-336PA (26312 ex N14383, G-BZZG, G-TOYC, VQ-BHD) was delivered from Shannon to Minsk on 15/6.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5646 B738 (38932) to China Southern 12/6
B-5663 B738 (38154) to Hainan A/L 12/6
N8311Q B738 (38808) to Southwest 14/6
N8603F B738 (38875) to Southwest 11/6
N38454 B739 (31640) to United A/L 13/6
PK-LJU B738 (37294) to Lion A/L 15/6
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GGMN DH8D (4405) to Air Canada Express 14/6
Caribbean A/L. Making an acceptance flight from/to Mexico City on 9/6 was LAN A/L B763 CC-CDP (27597) in full Caribbean A/L scheme prior to lease. The carrier is also expected to lease CC-CEB (26327), believed to be registered 9Y-LGW.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJH (39245) made its first flight on 14/6.
China A/L. See under Virgin Atlantic.
Cimber Sterling B737 OY-MRG (28010) was ferried from Eindhoven to Copenhagen on 8/6 after painting for Jet Time & will become OY-JTU.
City A/L E145 SE-DZB (145113) was ferried all white from storage at Gothenburg to Alverca via Ostend on 12/6.
Cosmo A/L. See under Vladivostok Avia.
CSA AT42 OK-KFM (635) was destroyed by an explosion & subsequent fire while undergoing maintenance in a hangar at Prague.
Cyprus A/W. See under Royal Jordanian.
EAT A306F D-AEAT (740) was delivered from Dresden to Leipzig on 9/6 following freighter conversion.
El Al has withdrawn B762s 4X-EAC (22974) & 4X-EAD (22975) from service & both are to be scrapped.
Emir A/L is a planned new Saudi airline intending to start operations with B752 & B763 aircraft. B763 HZ-EMR1 (30301 ex N636TW, B-2496, S2-AFD, N431LF) is being acquired from ILFC.
Emirates B773 A6-EGS (41078) left Paine Field on 11/6 on delivery to Dubai. A332 A6-EAL (462) was registered to ILFC as N181LF on 10/5 & is reportedly going to Sichuan A/L. A388 A6-EDW (103) made its first flight on 10/6 as F-WWAL.
Ethiopian A/L B738 ET-APL (40965) made its first flight on 12/6.
Euro Atlantic B763 CS-TFT (26208) has been leased to Sunwing A/L for the summer again & it was delivered from Lisbon to Toronto/Pearson via Paris/Orly & Gatwick on 11/6. CS-TFS (25411) was ferried from Lisbon to Toronto/Pearson on 12/6 also for summer lease to Sunwing A/L.
FedEx A312F N418FE (343) was ferried from Memphis, TN to Victorville, CA for storage on 12/6.
FlyA is a Swiss start-up, which plans to commence operations with three A330s.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDD (40234) was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam on 11/6 on summer lease to Transavia & was reregistered PH-FDD prior to entering service on 15/6. A6-FDZ (40253) made its first flight on 14/6.
Globus. See under Malev.
Gulf Air A321 A9C-CC (5180) made its first flight on 11/6 as D-AVZK.
Hamburg A/W A319 D-AHHE (0949 ex N707UW, B-6155, F-WTBA) was delivered from Woensdrecht to Hamburg on 11/6, still as F-WTBA.
Hong Kong A/L A333 B-5905 (1325) made its first flight on 11/6 as F-WWTL.
Icelandair B752 TF-ISL (25295 ex N661AA) entered service on 10/6 following delivery from Mexico City.
Jet Time. See under Cimber Sterling.
Kingfisher A/L A332 VT-VJK (874) was ferried from Bombay to Zurich on 9/6 on return to DAE Capital.
KLM B734 PH-BTG (27233) was ferried from Amsterdam to Norwich for storage on 11/6.
Korean Air A306 HL7243 (692) left Seoul/Gimpo on 7/6 for scrapping at Crestview, FL.
Lagun Air. See under Privilege.
LAN A/L. See under Caribbean A/L.
Lion A/L has placed an order with Boeing for ten B788s.
Livingston will shortly take delivery of A320 EI-EXK (2502 ex VT-KFD, OE-IBH)
Lufthansa A321 D-AIDU (5186) made its first flight on 11/6 as D-AVZL. A320 D-AIZL (5181) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Munich on 15/6 & A388 D-AIMJ from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt the same day.
Malev B738 HA-LOH (30667), temporarily registered EI-EWN, left Shannon on 9/6 as VP-BDH on delivery to Globus at Moscow/Domodedovo. Also see under Transaero.
MAS Air Cargo has disposed of B763F N314LA (32573) to Absa Cargo. It was ferried from Miami, FL to Mexico City on 3/6 & will become PR-ADY.
XV101 VC10 (831) of the RAF was ferried to Bruntingthorpe last month for scrapping along with XV102 (832), XV105 (835) & XV107 (837).
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NGA (39014) arrived at Oslo on 12/6 on delivery. The carrier has ordered a further two B788s, taking its total planned acquisition to 8.
Onur Air A320 TC-OBU (0661 ex D-ALAD, N603AW, EI-EEI) was delivered from Dublin to Istanbul on 14/6.
Orbest A333 EC-LEQ (1097) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Madrid on 11/6 following winter lease to XL A/W France.
Privilege E145 EC-KSS (145230 ex D-ACIR), formerly with Lagun Air, was delivered from Alverca to Madrid on 14/6.
Qantas B744 VH-OJF (24483) was ferried from Los Angeles to Victorville, CA for storage on 4/6, with VH-OJP (25545) following on 11/6.
Regional A/L F100 F-GIOG (11364) has been registered HP-1764PST for Air Panama & left Woensdrecht on 11/6 on its delivery flight (delayed from 31/5). Also see under Alitalia Express.
Royal Jordanian A321 JY-AYG (2730) has become 5B-DCO for Cyprus A/W & was delivered from Beirut to Larnaca on 12/6. JY-AYH (2793) is due to follow as 5B-DCP. JY-AYV (5177) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Amman on 15/6.
Ryan International. See under Virgin Atlantic.
SAS MD87 SE-DIP (53010) left Oslo on 13/6 for scrapping at Kingman, AZ. The carrier is to acquire the following second-hand B737s
SE-REU (33005 ex N330SF, VH-VBN, N629SC)
SE-REX (33418 ex VH-VBO)
SE-REY (32737 ex G-STRH, OY-MRS)
SE-REZ (32738 ex N749AL, EI-DMD, VT-JGL)
Sichuan A/L. See under Emirates.
Silk Way A/L B763F 4K-SW808 (41068) was delivered from Atlanta, GA to Baku on 9/6 following winglet fitting.
Sunwing A/L. See under Euro Atlantic.
Thai International has withdrawn its four A345s from service.
THY B738 TC-JHN (40981) made its first flight on 11/6.
Transaero took delivery of former Malev B737 EI-ETX (29359 ex HA-LOS) on 12/6 when it was ferried from Shannon to Vilnius.
Transavia has leased B738 PH-HZO (34169) to Transavia France. Also see under FlyDubai.
UT Air Ukraine CRJ2 VQ-BGK (7122 ex D-ACJA, D-ACRR, C-GFNB) had been reregistered UR-UTY by 10/6.
Virgin Atlantic. An A333 update:
G-VGBR (1329) due 08/12 & to be named "Golden Girl"
G-VGEM (1215) with China A/L as B-18392 & due to return late 2012 & be named "Diamond Girl"
G-VINE (1231) with Ryan Int'l as N771RD, due to return early 2013, but Ryan have an option to extend - to be named "Champagne Girl"
G-VKSS (1201) in service & named "Mademoiselle Rouge"
G-VLUV (1206) with China A/L as B-18391 & due to return late 2012 & be named "Lady Love"
G-VNYC (1315) due 07/12 & to be named "Liberty Bell"
G-VRAY (1296) in service & named "Miss Sunshine"
G-VSXY (1195) in service & named "Beauty Queen"
G-VUFO (1352) due 11/12 & to be named "Lady Stardust"
G-VWAG (1341) due 10/12 & to be named "Miss England"
The carrier has ordered a further B789, taking its total order for the type to 16.
Vladivostok Avia A320 VP-BRB (0528) is due to join Spanish carrier Cosmo A/L & has already been painted in that carrier's scheme at Sofia & will be registered LY-COM (see Skyliner for photo)
Volotea A/L B712 N909ME (55173) arrived at Palma on 14/6 on delivery from Miami, FL & is to become EI-EXB.
Vueling. See under Air Berlin.
Wizz Air A320 HA-LWQ (5196) made its first flight on 14/6.
World A/W MD11 N278WA (48746) was ferried from Paya Lebar via Honolulu to Victorville, CA for storage on 12/6.
XL A/W France. See under Orbest.
Yamal. Former Avia Nova A320 VP-BBN (1918 ex G-TTOF, EI-ELD) was delivered from Southend to Tyumen on 14/6.
Zagros Air. See under AtlasJet.