EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 11-08-12
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. The delivery of A320 EI-DET (2810) from Shannon to Brussels as OO-SNF for Brussels A/L was delayed & did not take place until 7/8 (note reuse of Belgian registration).
Aeroflot. See under Orient Thai.
AirAsia X is to lease six A333s from ILFC for delivery in 2013/14.
Air Astana F50 P4-LAS (20195) was ferried from Moscow/Sheremetyevo to Woensdrecht on 6/8 on return to the lessor.
Air Austral. See under Non Airline.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABNB (5246) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 8/8.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6930 A320 (5242) to China Eastern 10/8
HS-TXB A320 (5248) to Thai Smile 9/8
JA04JJ A320 (5245) to Jetstar Japan 8/8
N686TA A320 (5238) to TACA 9/8
N688TA A320 (5243) to TACA 7/8
RP-C3269 A320 (5250) to Cebu Pacific Air 10/8
XA-JAV A320 (5221) to Interjet 9/8
Air France. See under Orient Thai.
Avion Express A319 LY-VEU (1263 ex N739US, B-6151, N338MS, EI-EWA) was registered on 2/8 & entered service on 4/8.
BH Air A320 LZ-BHG (2844 ex VT-INA) was delivered from Sharjah to Sofia on 6/8.
Blue Islands AT42 G-ZEBS (66 ex F-HBSO) was delivered from Dinard to Guernsey on 7/8 & ferried to Bournemouth for painting the same day.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5293 B737 (39721) to China Eastern 8/8
B-5656 B738 (38393) to Xiamen A/L 9/8
N898NN B738 (33225) to American A/L 7/8
PK-LJZ B739 (37296) to Lion Air 9/8
VH-YIO B738 (38714) to Virgin Australia 6/8
9M-MXJ B738 (40137) to MAS 6/8
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GOBK DH8D (4416) to ANA Wings 6/8 (will become JA460A)
Brussels A/L will add former Frontier A319 N936FR (2392) to its fleet. It arrived at Shannon on 7/8 following storage at Marana, AZ & will become OO-SSA. It will be followed by N937FR (2400), which is due to become OO-SSB. Note that both these Belgian registrations have been previously used for the same aircraft types. Also see under Aer Lingus.
Cathay Pacific has firmed up on an agreement with Airbus to convert 16 of its A359s on order to A35Xs & has also exercised an option to purchase a further ten A35Xs.
Cyprus A/W. Former Royal Jordanian A321 5B-DCP (2793 ex JY-AYH) entered service on 3/8.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEA (2119) left Southend on 7/8 as CC-AHC on delivery to Sky A/L. A320 G-EZWB (5224) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 7/8 with G-EZWD (5249) following on 8/8.
EAT A306F D-AEAT (740) was ferried from Dublin to Leipzig on 7/8 following painting into DHL scheme.
Emirates B773 A6-EGX (35602) made its first flight on 7/8 followed by A6-EGY (41080) the very next day.
Eurolot DH8D SP-EQD (4411) arrived at Warsaw as C-GNHD on 6/8 on delivery, with SP-EQF (4422) following as C-GPKS on 10/8.
Europe Airpost B734F F-GZTI (25063) was ferried from Southend to Lasham still as N563AC on 9/8 after painting all white prior to delivery.
Flybe DH8D G-JEDJ (4058), which was registered to Magellan Aviation Services on 31/7, left Exeter on 9/8 for Keflavik, presumably on return to Bombardier.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FEA (40254) left Boeing Field on 6/8 on delivery to Dubai.
Hellenic Imperial B742 SX-TID (23502) was ferried from Jeddah to Athens on 9/8 following operations for Iraqi A/W.
Iraqi A/W. See under Hellenic Imperial.
LAN A/L B788 CC-BBA (38471) made its first flight on 6/8.
LAN Cargo B777F N776LA (38091) made its first flight on 6/8.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRJ (E2277) was ferried from Munich to Cologne on 9/8 prior to return to the lessor & is due to go to Air Botswana. D-AVRP (E2303) was ferried from Lelystad to Cologne on 9/8 after painting for Air Botswana & will become A2-ABG.
Luxair E135 LX-LGL (14500893), which recently became F-WTAH, left Toulouse/Francazal on 6/8 as VT-JSI on delivery to Delhi for Jindal Steel Power.
MAS A333 9M-MTJ (1347) made its first flight on 6/8 as F-WWCM.
NAS Air. See under Skywings A/L.
Nesma A/L A320 N676AG (2676 ex VT-DKU) was noted in full scheme at Toluca on 3/8 awaiting delivery.
N709JM B737BBJ (39095), originally allocated VP-BNQ, made its first flight on 7/8.
N736FE B772 (40993), not taken up by Air Austral as F-OLRB, was ferried from Paine Field to Boeing Field on 7/8.
OLT Express Poland. Correcting two weeks ago, AT42 SP-KTR should read SP-KTF. A320 SP-IAE (1454) was noted at Dublin on 9/8 as EI-EPX & SP-IAC (0973) was carrying EI-EYH, also for ILFC, at Dublin on 10/8.
Orient Thai. Former Air France B744 HS-STE (25628 ex F-GISD, N697AC) was delivered from Xiamen to Don Muang on 7/8. Former Aeroflot B763 VP-BWV (25117) left Shannon on 2/8 on delivery to Don Muang & was reregistered HS-BKC on 7/8.
Royal Jordanian. See under Cyprus A/W.
Ryan International B763 N123DN (23437) was ferried from Chicago/Rockford, IL to Marana, AZ on 9/8 for storage.
Skywings A/L A320 SX-BTP (0376 was ferried from Riyadh to Athens on 7/8 following wet-lease to NAS Air.
Swiftair is to add a further MD83 to its fleet. N190AN (53190 ex SU-ZCA, N190AN, HK-4137X, N190AN, LV-BHN) was ferried from Tucson, AZ to San Jose, Costa Rica on 7/8 prior to delivery.
THY B739 TC-JYH (40984) was delivered from Boeing Field to Georgetown/Sussex County, DE as N984TK on 7/8 for installation of long-range tanks. A321 TC-JSC (5254) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul/Ataturk on 8/8.
Vladivostok Avia A333 VQ-BEQ (86) was ferried from Moscow/Sheremetyevo to Malta on 5/8 prior to return to the lessor.
Yamal A/L A320 VP-BNW (2413 ex VT-KFA, OE-IBF) was noted in full scheme at Dinard still as OE-IBF on 6/8.