EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 14-07-12
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
ABSA Cargo B763F PR-ADY (32573 ex N314LA) was noted at Mexico City in full TAM Cargo scheme on 12/7 prior to service entry.
Aer Arann was reportedly planning to order eight ATR72s at the Farnborough Airshow this week, with deliveries to start in 2013. These will be -600s to replace the existing -200/500s.
Aeroflot RRJ95 RA-89008 (95016) was displayed at the Farnborough Airshow this week. A333 VQ-BPI (1323) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 12/7.
Aerosvit E190 UR-DSC (19000505) was displayed at the Farnborough Airshow this week as PT-TSB.
Air Algerie. See under Air AsiaX.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANK (5206) was delivered from Toulouse to Sharjah on 12/7.
Air AsiaX A343 9M-XAB (273) was ferried from Kuala Lumpur to Algiers on 11/7 on wet-lease to Air Algerie.
Air Atlanta B744 TF-AAC (29262) was ferried from Salzburg to Jeddah on 10/7 on Hajj lease to Saudia.
Air Austral. See under Orenair.
Air Batumi. See under KLM Cityhopper.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5650 B738 (38641) to Shandong A/L 13/7
B-6908 A320 (5202) to China Southern 10/7
N511VL A320 (5212) to Volaris 11/7
N522TA A319 (5219) to TACA 11/7
PR-MYV A320 (5222) to TAM 12/7
9M-MXI B738 (40136) to MAS 13/7
Air China B773 B-2032 (38671) made its first flight on 10/7.
Air Europa B738 EC-LQX (36589) made its first flight on 10/7.
Air France B744 F-GISD (25628) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Xiamen on 3/7 & registered N697AC for Apollo Aviation Capital on 5/7.
Air Iceland DH8B C-GLRT (445) was registered TF-JMG on 9/7 & delivered from Norwich to Reykjavik the same day after painting.
Alitalia A332 EI-EJO (1327) was delivered from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 11/7.
Arkia has ordered four A321neos.
Austrian A/L. See under Finnair.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5683 B738 (39400) to China Eastern 10/7
N8314L B738 (36990) to Southwest 10/7
ZS-ZWA B738 (40851) to Kulula 12/7
Brussels A/L A319 OO-SSN (1963 ex C-FWTF, N572SX, C-FWTF, N259AD) was delivered from Woensdrecht to Brussels on 13/7
Cathay Pacific is to order ten A35Xs & convert 16 of its A359s on order to the A35X.
Cityjet B462s EI-RJT (E2366) & EI-RJU (E2367) were withdrawn from service on 28/5 & 14/6 respectively & are both stored at Dublin.
Cosmo Lineas Aereas A320 LY-COM (0528 ex TC-ONE, 6Y-JMA, VP-BRB) arrived at Madrid on delivery on 10/7.
Donavia A319 VP-BBT (1805 ex C-GKNW) was delivered from Vilnius to Rostov-on-Don on 9/7 following cabin outfitting.
EasyJet A320 G-EZWC (5236) made its first flight on 11/7 as D-AVVX.
Egyptair B738 SU-GED (40802) arrived at Cairo on delivery on 13/7.
Ethiopian A/L B788 ET-AOQ (34745) made its first flight on 9/7 as N1020K.
Eurolot DH8D SP-EQE (4417) was displayed at the Farnborough Airshow this week as C-GOCX.
Finnair A320s OH-LXE (1678) & OH-LXG (1735) have become OE-LBW & OE-LBX respectively & left storage at Helsinki all white on 10/7 on delivery to Vienna for Austrian A/L.
Gulf Air. Delivery of A320 A9C-AP (5171) from Finkenwerder to Toulouse was delayed from 6/7 to 12/7 (corrects last week). A321 A9C-CC (5180) was delivered from Toulouse to Bahrain on 11/7.
Hainan A/L A333 B-5905 (1325) left Toulouse on 9/7 on delivery to Haikou.
Jordan Aviation A320 N261FG (2061 ex JA203A) left Victorville, CA on 12/7 on delivery.
Khors Air MD83 UR-CJY (53464 ex F-GRMG, C-FKLO, N161BS, XT-ABF) made an acceptance flight at Kiev on 7/7.
KLM Cityhopper F100 PH-OFL (11444), now registered to Vega Aviation, is due to be delivered from Maastricht to Kiev for operation by Air Batumi.
Kuban B733 VQ-BHB (26310 ex N14381, G-BZZE, G-TOYA) left Moscow/Domodedovo on 12/7 en route to Goodyear, AZ
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDE (40592) was delivered from Boeing Field to Santiago via Mexico City on 5/7. CC-BDF (41746) made its first flight on 9/7.
Lufthansa B735 D-ABEP (26430) left Frankfurt on 10/7 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK. B744 D-ABTC (24287) is due to leave Frankfurt on 17/7 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRQ (E2304) was ferried from Munich to Cologne on 3/7 prior to return to the lessor. CRJ2 D-ACRO (7494) was registered C-GMZV for Bombardier on 5/7 & left Dusseldorf on delivery to Peterborough, Ontario on 7/7. E195 D-AEBQ (19000555) arrived at Munich on delivery on 13/7.
MAS A388 9M-MNB (081) was displayed at the Farnborough Airshow this week as F-WWAJ. A333 9M-MTH (1336) made its first flight on 10/7 as F-WWTY.
F-WWIQ A320 (5098) of Airbus Industrie was displayed at the Farnborough Airshow this week wearing sharklets.
HZ-HMS1 B748BBJ (40065) for the Saudi Arabian VIP Flight was delivered from Paine Field to San Bernardino, CA on 9/7.
OLT Express AT72 SP-OLL (234 ex EC-JDX) had entered service by 12/7. The carrier is also using Swiftair AT72s EC-KUL (809) & EC-KVI (824) on domestic services. Also see under West Air Sweden.
Olympic A/L AT72 SX-BIF (241) was noted at Exeter on 6/7 as SE-MGI prior to painting & delivery to West Air Sweden.
Orenair. Former Air Austral B772 VP-BHB (29402 ex F-OMAY) was delivered from Paris/CDG to Orenburg on 9/7.
Panalpina B748F N851GT (37565) made its first flight on 12/7.
Qatar A/W B788 A7-BCB (38320) was displayed at the Farnborough Airshow this week as N10187. A320 A7-AHW (5217) left Finkenwerder on 13/7 on delivery to Doha.
RAM AT72 CN-ROH (1034) was delivered from Toulouse to Casablanca on 12/7.
Saudia. See under Air Atlanta.
Swiftair. See under OLT Express.
TAM Cargo. See under ABSA Cargo.
THY B739 TC-JYG (40983) made its first flight on 10/7 as N983TK.
Transaero B744 EI-XLN (28029 ex 9V-SPP, N747JV) was delivered from Rome, NY to Moscow/Domodedovo on 9/7.
Virgin Atlantic A346 G-VSHY (383) emerged all white from Air Livery at Manchester on 11/7 & was ferried to Gatwick the same day. The seats are to be removed & it will then go to Airbus as an A350 testbed.
Volotea B712 N913ME (55176) arrived at Olbia on delivery on 10/7 & will become EI-EXJ.
West Air Sweden AT72 SE-MGN (437) has become SP-OLH for OLT Express & was noted at Southend in full scheme on 10/7 awaiting delivery. Also see under Olympic A/L.