EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 04-08-12
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Aer Lingus A320 EI-CVD (1467) was withdrawn from service back on 13/6 & ferried from Dublin to Bordeaux the following day. It was then ferried back to Dublin on 1/8 following painting into Air Blue scheme & will become AP-EDD. EI-DET (2810) is now OO-SNF & was due to leave Shannon on 4/8 on delivery to Brussels for Brussels A/L.
Aigle Azur is intending to obtain some second-hand A332s in order to commence services to Asia.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABNB (5246) made its first flight on 26/7 as D-AXAF.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6899 A321 (5233) to Sichuan A/L 2/8
B-6913 A321 (5237) to China Southern 31/7
B-6947 A320 (5220) to Lucky Air 30/7
N555AY A321 (5235) to US A/W 30/7
N556UW A321 (5244) to US A/W 4/8
PR-MYU A320 (5209) to TAM 30/7
Air China B773 B-2032 (38671) left Paine Field on 31/7 on delivery to Beijing.
Alitalia MD82 I-DANH (53177) left Rome/Fiumicino on 2/8 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS.
All Nippon B788 JA803A (34485) made its first flight on 27/7.
Avion Express A320 LY-VEU (1263 ex N739US, B-6151, EI-EWA) was registered on 2/8 & due for delivery from Budapest on 4/8.
Aviostart B462 LZ-DAL (E2074 ex G-BNND, N368PS, N192US, N146SB, G-BNND, HS-TBQ, N881DV, N812AS, EI-CSL, ZS-PUZ) made an acceptance flight from Sofia on 30/7 & is to be operated on behalf of Daallo A/L
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5290 B737 (38925) to China Southern 27/7
B-5655 B738 (38392) to Xiamen A/L 28/7
JA348J B738 (40353) to JAL Express 3/8
N8317M B738 (36992) to Southwest 1/8
PK-LJY B738 (38722) to Lion Air 31/7
PR-GUO B738 (35850) to Gol 1/8
VH-YIL B738 (38713) to Virgin Australia 30/7
VT-JFB B738 (39401) to Jet A/W 3/8
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
B-7760 CRJ9 (15282) to China Express 26/7
C-GNZW DH8D (4414) to Sunstate A/L 21/7
C-GOAO DH8D (4415) to Sunstate A/L 28/7
C-GOBK DH8D (4416) due for delivery to All Nippon (corrects last week)
Brussels A/L B733 OO-VEP (28489) arrived back at Brussels from Singapore on 3/8 prior to delivery to Enter Air. B462 OO-DJW (E2296), currently parked at Kemble, was registered G-CHIN for Trident Turboprop on 3/8. Also see under Aer Lingus.
Cargolux B744F LX-PCV (29372) was registered 4K-SW008 for Silk Way A/L on 31/7 & is due to be ferried from Luxembourg to Amsterdam on 4/8 for painting.
Chaba A/L. See under Lufthansa.
China A/L Cargo B744F B-18703 (30761) left Taipei on 2/8 for storage at Victorville, CA.
China Eastern A343 B-2382 (141) left Shanghai/Pudong on 2/8 for storage at Lourdes.
Cielos del Peru DC10F N612GC (47840) is to go to Solar Cargo of Venezuela & was noted at Rio de Janeiro/Galeao on 26/7 awaiting delivery.
CityJet B462 EI-RJL (E2349) was noted at Norwich on 3/8 carrying P4-GIU, still in Lamia scheme.
EasyJet A320 G-EZWC (5236) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 31/7. G-EZWB (5224) made its first flight on 30/7 as D-AXAZ & was followed on 1/8 by G-EZWD (5249) as D-AXAH. A319 G-EZEA (2119) was cancelled from the UK register on 30/7 as exported to Chile & is due to be delivered from Southend to Sky A/L as CC-AHC. G-EZEP (2251) left Southend on 2/8 on delivery to Sky A/L as CC-AFZ. Allegiant has announced that it is to lease nine former easyJet A319s from GE Aviation Capital Services. These are due to enter service, along with a further ten being leased from Cebu Pacific, by 3Q15.
EAT A306F D-AEAK (670) was ferried from Chateauroux to Leipzig on 29/7 following painting into DHL scheme.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3203 E190 (19000559) to China Southern 2/8
Emirates A388 A6-EDV (101) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dubai on 30/7 & A6-EEE (112) made its first flight on 2/8 as F-WWAU. B773 A6-EGV (38990) left Paine Field on 31/7 on delivery to Dubai.
Enter Air. See under Brussels A/L.
Europe Airpost will shortly add B734F F-GZTI (25063 ex TF-FID, SX-BGR, N563AC, PR-LGR, N563AC) to its fleet. It was ferried from Lasham to Southend on 31/7 still as N563AC for painting.
FedEx B777F N890FD (41439) was delivered from Paine Field to Memphis, TN on 1/8.
Flybe DH8D G-JEDJ (4058), currently stored at Exeter, was registered to Magellan Aircraft Services on 30/7 & along with G-JEDL (4067) is being prepared for return to Bombardier.
GoodFly. See under Minoan Air.
Gulf Air. Correcting last week, A320 A9C-AP is c/n 5171 not 5161.
Hellenic Imperial B742 SX-TIC (23501) was ferried from storage at Jeddah to Athens on 31/7.
Jet2 B752 G-LSAN (26635) was ferried from Norwich to Southend on 1/8 after painting into Jet2 Holidays scheme.
KLM MD11 PH-KCH (48562) left Amsterdam on 30/7 for scrapping at Victorville, CA.
KLM Cityhopper F100 PH-OFN (11477) was ferried all white from Amsterdam to Maastricht on 30/7 prior to disposal.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDF (41746) was delivered from Paine Field to Atlanta, GA on 27/7 for winglet fitting & CC-BDG (41747) made its first flight on 30/7
Lufthansa B733 D-ABWH (24284) left Frankfurt on 31/7 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK. A319 D-AIBH (5239) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 1/8. B748F D-ABYD (37829) made its first flight on 1/8. As expected, A343 D-AIGK (56) left Hamburg on 1/8 heading for Don Muang for Chaba A/L.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRP (E2303) was ferried from Cologne to Lelystad on 28/7 for painting, presumably for a new operator. Only D-AVRJ (E2277) & D-AVRR (E2317) remain in use & the final service is due to operate on 26/8 between Cologne & Munich.
MAS A333 9M-MTH (1336) left Toulouse on 30/7 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
Meridiana MD83 EI-CRW (49951), which left Olbia on 1/3 for storage at Marana, AZ, was cancelled from the Irish register on 2/7 & registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest as N276CS on 5/7.
Minoan Air F50 SX-BRV (20199) positioned from Heraklion to Leon on 30/7 on wet-lease to GoodFly, while SX-BRM (20207) returned from Leon to Pau following wet-lease to GoodFly.
MyCargo has not taken up A306F TC-ACM (677 ex B-MBJ) & it was ferried from Sharjah to Lourdes on 29/7 as EI-EXR.
Nippon Cargo B748F JA13KZ (36138) left Paine Field on 1/8 on delivery to Tokyo/Narita.
G-BZAY B463 (E3368), registered to Qinetiq, was cancelled from the UK register on 31/7 as transferred to the UK Ministry of Defence, but was then restored to the register on 3/8.
G-FLTA B462 (E2048), registered to Westall Ltd, was cancelled from the UK register on 27/7 & registered to Aircraft Holdings Network as N147FF on 30/7. It will be delivered from Southend for conversion to a fire-fighting role by Neptune Aviation Services.
N587SC B735 (27419 ex SP-LKD), registered to GECAS, was ferried from Lasham to Istanbul/Ataturk on 30/7. The US registration was cancelled on 1/8 & it left Istanbul/Ataturk on 4/8 as 5A-WAD on delivery to Tripoli for Buraq Air Transport.
N615SC B735 (26100 ex B-2912, N610MD, 9J-ZJB), registered to GECAS, arrived at Lasham on 3/8.
OLT Express Poland has ceased operations & all its A319/320s were ferried back to the lessors on 31/7:
SP-IAA A320 (0533) from Poznan to Dublin
SP-IAB A320 (0566) from Warsaw to Dublin
SP-IAC A320 (0973) from Amsterdam to Dublin
SP-IAD A320 (2142) from Amsterdam to Malta
SP-IAE A320 (1454) from Warsaw to Ostrava, then to Dublin 1/8
SP-IAF A320 (2712) from Warsaw to Ostrava
SP-IAG A320 (2668) from Wroclaw to Vienna
SP-IAH A320 (2619) from Warsaw to Paderborn
SP-IAI A320 (5115) from Katowice to Vienna
SP-IBA A319 (3865) from Warsaw to Paderborn
SP-IBC A319 (2460) from Warsaw to Southend, then to Sofia 31/7
Ryan International A332 N772RD (343 ex TC-ETP) left Zurich on 27/7 on delivery to Chicago/Rockford, IL.
Saudia A320 HZ-ASG (5223) left Toulouse on 31/7 on delivery to Jeddah.
Silk Way A/L. See under Cargolux.
Singapore A/L A388 9V-SKS (085) left Toulouse on 31/7 on delivery to Singapore.
Solar Cargo. See under Cielos del Peru.
Spanair A321 EC-INB (1946), temporarily registered EI-EUJ, made an acceptance flight from Perpignan on 31/7 prior to delivery to Mihin Lanka.
Swiftair AT72 EC-KVI (824) left Madrid on 4/8 on wet-lease to Antrak Air.
TAM B773 PT-MUE (38886) made its first flight on 31/7.
Thai A/W B773 HS-TKK (41520) left Paine Field on 2/8 on delivery to Bangkok.
Thomson A/W. The first four B788s will reportedly be registered G-TUIA to G-TUID inclusive.
THY A321 TC-JSC (5254) made its first flight on 31/7 as D-AVZZ
Virgin Atlantic. A346 G-VSHY (383) was ferried from Gatwick to Lourdes on 26/7 prior to joining the A350 test programme.