EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 21-07-12
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
DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENTS, THE NEXT TWO BLOGS WILL PROBABLY BE POSTED ON THE SATURDAY RATHER THAN THE FRIDAY
Aer Lingus A320 EI-DET (2810) was noted at Shannon on 15/7 in full Brussels A/L scheme awaiting delivery.
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BPJ (1328) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 17/7.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABMG (37768) made its first flight on 17/7. B737 D-ABBW (30642) has become VP-BIB for Yakutia & was delivered from Munich to Yakutsk on 19/7.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6915 A320 (5014) to Air China 13/7 (Tianjin assembled)
JA02AJ A320 (5200) to Air Asia Japan 14/7
PK-AXX A320 (5215) to Indonesia Air Asia 20/7
VH-VFH A320 (5211) to Jetstar 19/7
VT-IEY A320 (5230) to IndiGo 16/7
Air China A332 B-6549 (1330) left Toulouse on 14/7 on delivery to Tianjin.
Air China Cargo. See under Cathay Pacific Cargo.
Air Greenland DH7 OY-CBT (10) was registered C-GUAT for Air Tindi on 12/7.
Alitalia MD82 I-DACV (53056) left Rome/Fiumicino on 17/7 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS.
All Nippon B788 JA811A (34502) left Paine Field on 17/7 on delivery to Tokyo/Haneda.
Asiana B772 HL8254 (40198) left Paine Field on 18/7 on delivery to Seoul.
Belle Air AT72 I-LZAN (908) was reregistered F-ORAI on 13/7.
BMI A332 G-WWBM (398) was ferried from Malta to LHR on 13/7, all white with BMI titles.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5291 B737 (38692) to China Southern 17/7
B-5589 B738 (40949) to China Eastern 17/7
B-5663 B738 (39391) to Xiamen A/L 18/7
B-5671 B738 (39153) to Shenzhen A/L 17/7
JA347J B738 (39194) to JAL Express 18/7
N896NN B738 (33224) to American A/L 13/7
N8315C B738 (38811) to Southwest 16/7
VH-YIJ B738 (39924) to Virgin Australia 18/7
9M-MXI B738 (40136) to MAS 16/7 (date corrects last week)
Brussels A/L B734 OO-VEK (24270) left Brussels on 18/7 en route to the USA on return to the lessor. Also see under Aer Lingus.
Bulgaria Air B733 LZ-BOT (24665) returned to service on 14/7 following a spell with Tatarstan Air as VQ-BAP.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJH (39245) left Paine Field on 13/7 on delivery to Vancouver. B744F B-KAH (27134) has become B-2453 & left Hong Kong on 20/7 on delivery to Beijing for Air China Cargo.
China Eastern A343 B-2381 (131) was ferried from Shanghai/Pudong to Lourdes on 19/7 on return to the lessor.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEA (2119) was noted at Southend on 17/7 in full Sky A/L scheme & also carrying CC-AHC prior to delivery.
EAT A306F D-AEAS (737 ex N4737) was ferried from Dresden to Dublin on 14/7 for painting into DHL scheme. D-AEAK (670 ex N2670) was ferried from Dresden to Chateauroux on 17/7 for painting into DHL scheme following freighter conversion.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3205 E190 (19000556) to China Southern 18/7
XA-ACT E190 (19000557) to Aeromexico Connect 20/7
Emirates B773 A6-EGU (41079) left Paine Field on 13/7 on delivery to Dubai. A6-EGW (35601) made its first flight on 19/7. A388 A6-EED (111) made its first flight on 19/7 as F-WWAQ.
Enter Air B734 SP-ENK (28038 ex 9M-MQP) arrived at Rzeszow on delivery on 14/7.
Ethiopian A/L has ordered a further B772, which will take its fleet to six of the type. Also see under Transaero.
FedEx B77F N890FD (41439) made its first flight on 16/7.
Fly RAK. See under Spanair.
Germania. See under Jet2.
Iraqi A/W. See under SkyBosnia.
Jet2 has leased B737 D-AGET (28109) from Germania as cover for B733 G-GDFH (25615), which has yet to enter service. B752 G-LSAN (26635) was ferried from Southend to Norwich on 20/7 for painting from Aerogal scheme.
Jordan Aviation A320 N261FG (2061) arrived at Amman on delivery on 14/7 & will be registered JY-JAT.
KLM B773 PH-BVI (35947) left Paine Field on 19/7 on delivery to Amsterdam.
Korean Air has ordered two more B773s for delivery in 2014.
Kuban A/L B733 VQ-BHC (26311) is due to leave Shannon on 21/7 for storage at Goodyear, AZ
Loganair SF340B G-LGNA (199) last flew on 26/3 & has been parked at Glasgow since then minus rudder. The reason for its apparent grounding are unclear with various rumours abounding including a ground incident, onboard fire & corrosion!
Lufthansa. The ferry flight of B744 D-ABTC (24287) from Frankfurt to Tupelo, MS for scrapping has been delayed & is now due to take place on 24/7. A319 D-AIBH (5239) made its first flight on 18/7 as D-AVYA. A320 D-AIZM (5203) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 20/7.
MyCargo A/L A306F TC-ACK (743) was ferried from Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen to Lourdes for storage on 16/7.
NAS Air. See under Windrose.
G-BUHB B463 (E3813) of Trident Aviation Leasing was cancelled from the UK register on 19/7 & was due to leave Southend on 20/7 as 9G-SBC on delivery to Accra for Starbow A/L.
OLT Express AT72 SP-OLH (437 ex SE-MGN) left Southend on 18/7 on delivery to Gdansk. Also see under West Air Sweden.
Ryanair. The next four B738s will be EI-EVR (40295), EI-EVS (40313), EI-EVT (40315) & EI-EVV (40314).
SAS. See under Spanair.
Saudia MD90s HZ-APK (53501) & HZ-APL (53502) were registered to AerSale as N640AS & N629AS respectively on 5/7, both leaving Riyadh on 13/7 for Roswell, NM.
Shaheen Air. See under Vladivostok Avia.
Silkway Azerbaijan Cargo B763F 4K-SW880 (41069) made its first flight on 15/7.
SkyBosnia A320 E7-SKB (0325) was ferried from Sarajevo to Baghdad on 9/7 on wet-lease to Iraqi A/W.
Spanair A320 EC-IPI (2027), temporarily registered EI-EUL, was noted at Dublin on 15/7 also carrying A6-TIA prior to delivery to Fly RAK. MD87 EC-FFH (53211) was registered SE-DMP for SAS on 11/7 & ferried from Madrid to Stockholm/Arlanda on 19/7 prior to onward ferry to the USA.
THY B739 TC-JYF (40982) was delivered from Boeing Field to Georgetown/Sussex County, DE as N982TK on 16/7 for installation of long-range tanks, with TC-JYG (40983) following as N983TK on 19/7. TC-JYE (40979) was ferried from Georgetown/Sussex County, DE to Charleston, SC on 17/7 still as N981TK & left Charleston as TC-JYE on 19/7 on delivery to Istanbul/Ataturk.
Transaero B738 EI-RUC (30494 ex ET-ANA) was delivered from Belgrade to Moscow/Domodedovo on 14/7.
Tunis Air A320 TS-IMT (5204) was delivered from Toulouse to Tunis on 16/7.
UT Air B762 VP-BAG (30435 ex N76156) entered service on 18/7.
Vladivostok Avia A333 VQ-BEU (55) was ferried from Moscow/Sheremetyevo to Paris/Orly on 17/7 & is due to be flown to Amsterdam on 27/7 for painting for Shaheen Air. VQ-BCW (70) was delivered to Shaheen Air from Manila on 18/7.
West Air Sweden AT72 SE-MGI (241 ex SX-BIF) was ferried from Exeter to Norwich on 14/7 for painting into OLT Express scheme.
Windrose E195 UR-WRG (19000157) left Exeter as VP-CQS on 14/7 on delivery to Riyadh for NAS Air.
Yakutia. See under Air Berlin.