EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 28-07-12
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 BLOG WILL BE POSTED ON SATURDAY RATHER THAN FRIDAY
Aeroflot A333 VQ-BPK (1345) made its first flight on 20/7 as F-WWCI.
Aeromexico has signed a tentative agreement for ten B789s (& 90 B738 Max).
Air AsiaX. See under Skytrooper/PAL.
Air Australia A332 VH-SSA (324) has become M-ABFL for AirCastle & was noted as such at Zurich on 22/7.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABMG (37768) left Boeing Field on 26/7 on delivery to Berlin/Tegel
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6909 A320 (5225) to China Southern 26/7
CC-BAZ A320 (5229) to LAN A/L 21/7
RP-C5319 A320 (5228) to SEAir 27/7
VT-GOK A320 (5232) to GoAir 27/7
VT-IEZ A320 (5231) to IndiGo 23/7
Air Europa B738 EC-LQX (36589) left Boeing Field on 23/7 on delivery to Palma.
Alitalia MD82 I-DAND (53061) left Rome/Fiumicino on 25/7 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS.
Alitalia Cityliner E175s EI-RDJ (17000342) & EI-RDK (17000343) are due to arrive at Rome/Fiumicino on delivery on 28/7.
All Nippon B763 JA8259 (23759) left Tokyo/Haneda on 19/7 for storage at Victorville, CA.
Atlantique Air Assistance AT42 F-HBSO (066) was registered G-ZEBS on 25/7 for Blue Islands.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATU AT72 (1033) to Azul Linhas Aereas 23/7
Blue Islands. See under Atlantique Air Assistance.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5653 B738 (38391) to Xiamen A/L 21/7
B-5679 B738 (40034) to Air China 25/7
B-5685 B738 (38155) to Hainan A/L 25/7
N8316H B738 (36684) to Southwest 25/7
PR-GUP B738 (38876) to Gol 20/7
VT-JFA B738 (38029) to Jet A/W 20/7
***Delete reference to delivery of B-5663 (39391) last week
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GOBK DH8D (4416) to All Nippon 21/7 (to become JA460A)
Chaba A/L. See under Lufthansa.
China Eastern A332 B-5903 (1331) left Toulouse on 24/7 on delivery to Shanghai/Pudong.
CityJet F50 OO-VLV (20160) left Maastricht on 25/7 on delivery to Alliance A/L & will become VH-FKO.
Cubana Il62M CU-T1280 (3749648) has become P-886P for Air Koryo & left Havana on 20/7 on delivery to Pyongyang.
DHL. Handover dates for the next three B763Fs are:
G-DHLH (37808) 9/9
G-DHLJ (37809) 27/10
G-DHLK (37810) 20/11
Each aircraft will then go off for about three weeks for winglet fitting & other mods prior to delivery to the UK.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEP (2251) entered the paint shop at Southend on 17/7 & is to become CC-AFZ for Sky A/L. It was cancelled from the UK register on 26/7.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3206 E190 (19000560) to China Southern 25/7
B-3207 E190 (19000561) to Hebei A/L 24/7
Egyptair B738 SU-GEE (40803) made its first flight on 26/7.
Emirates B773 A6-EGV (38990) made its first flight on 24/7.
Fly Georgia A319 4L-FGA (3834 ex EK-32007, EI-EWF) left Dublin on 27/7 on delivery to Tbilisi.
Gulf Air E170 A9C-MB (17000293) was ferried from Bahrain to Exeter on 22/7 on return to the lessor, with A9C-MA (17000278) following on 23/7. A320 A9C-AQ (5175) was delivered from Toulouse to Bahrain on 26/7, with A9C-AP (5161) following on 27/7.
Hi Fly. See under Vietnam A/L.
Hong Kong Jet A332 VP-CBE (1321) left Toulouse on delivery on 21/7 (not taken up as 9M-XXI for Air AsiaX).
Jet2.The ferry flight of B752 G-LSAN (26635) from Southend to Norwich for painting was delayed to 21/7 (corrects last week).
Khors Air MD82 UR-CBN (49490) has become EP-ZAM for Zagros Air & was delivered from Zhuliany to Tehran on 16/7
Lufthansa A343 D-AIGK (56) is due to be ferried from Hamburg to Don Muang on 1/8 for Thai start-up Chaba A/L.
Lufthansa Cityline E190 D-AEBR (19000558) arrived at Munich on delivery on 27/7.
MEA A320 F-OMRC (5253) made it first flight on 23/7
A7-HSJ A320 (5255) for the Qatar Amiri Flight made its first flight on 25/7 as F-WWDO.
G-BXAS B463 (E3301) of Trident Jet left Southend on 25/7 on delivery to Australia for Cobham/National Jet.
N705JM B737BBJ (40586) for Samsung made its first flight on 24/7
P4-MAK B737BBJ (40761) left Dallas/Love Field, TX on delivery on 24/7 following cabin outfitting.
Nordwind should shortly take delivery of A321 EI-EWP (3034 ex VT-KFS) as it was noted at Toulouse on 26/7 in full scheme.
OLT Express has suspended all domestic ATR services & has returned the following AT72s:
EC-JDX (234) from Gdansk to Madrid for Swiftair 26/7 as SP-OLL
EC-KKQ (763) from Krakow to Madrid for Swiftair 26/7
EC-KUL (809) from Gdansk to Madrid for Swiftair 26/7
EC-KVI (824) from Krakow to Madrid for Swiftair 26/7
SE-MGN (437) from Katowice to Sonderborg for West Atlantic 26/7 as SP-OLH
In addition, AT42 SP-KTR (257) was ferried from Szczecin to Billund on 26/7 on return to the lessor.
Panalpina B748F N851GT (37565) was delivered from Paine Field to Huntsville, AL on 25/7.
Qatar A/W B773 A7-BAX (41780) made its first flight on 23/7.
Ryan International. See under Virgin Atlantic.
Silkway West A/L B763F 4K-SW880 (41069) left Paine Field on 25/7 on delivery to Baku.
Swiftair. See under OLT Express.
THY B739 TC-JYH made its first flight on 25/7 as N984TK.
UT Air Ukraine AT72 UR-UTK (1036) left Toulouse on 24/7 on delivery to Zhuliany.
Vietnam A/L A332 VN-A370 (262 ex HB-IQF, 9M-MKT) has become CS-TQW for Hi Fly & was due to leave Paya Lebar on 27/7 on delivery to Lisbon.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VINE (1231) has been returned early by Ryan International & arrived at Gatwick still as N771RD from Chicago/Rockford, IL on 24/7.
West Atlantic. See under OLT Exprss.
Zagros Air. See under Khors Air.