EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 15-09-12
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
APOLOGIES FOR ANOTHER BREAK IN POSTINGS WHILE I GO ABROAD AGAIN. I HOPE TO POST THE NEXT BLOG ON 5/10 OR 6/10
Aeroflot. The delivery flight of A321 VP-BDC (5271) from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Sheremetyevo was delayed from 7/9 to 8/9.
Air Algerie. See under Calima Aviacion.
Air Astana E190 P4-KCH (19000547) arrived at Almaty on delivery on 13/9.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABMI (37770) made its first flight on 10/9.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6433 A319 (5286) to Sichuan A/L 12/9
HL8265 A321 (5287) to Asiana 12/9
Air China B773 B-2033 (38673) made its first flight on 8/9.
Air France A319 F-GRXG (2213) has become TU-TSA for Air Cote d'Ivoire & left Toulouse on 14/9 to Abidjan.
Air India B788 VT-ANH (36276) left Charleston, SC on 7/9 on delivery to Delhi. VT-ANJ (38319) made its first flight on 12/9.
Air Nostrum AT72 EC-LSQ (1041) was delivered from Toulouse to Valencia on 13/9. CRJ2 EC-JEF (8008) was ferried from Valencia to Oslo on 13/9 on wet-lease to Wideroe.
Alitalia A321 I-BIXT (0765) left Kuala Lumpur on 13/9 on delivery to Rangoon for Asia Wings A/W.
All Nippon B763 JA8256 (23756) left Tokyo/Haneda on 12/9 for scrapping at Victorville, CA.
AtlasJet. See under Zagros Air.
ATR deliveries to other customers
VH-FVN AT72 (1039) to Virgin Australia 8/9
Austrian A/L. Former Meridiana-Fly A320 OE-LBI (1937 ex I-EEZE) was delivered from Montpellier to Vienna on 10/9
BH Air A320 LZ-BHH (2863 ex VT-INB) was delivered to the carrier on 7/9.
Blue Air. See under THY.
bmiBaby. As planned, the carrier ceased operations on 9/9 & the fleet was ferried to Lasham & Norwich for storage on 10/9 as follows:
G-BVKB B735 (27268) East Midlands to Norwich
G-BVZE B735 (26422) East Midlands to Norwich
G-OBMP B733 (24963) East Midlands to Norwich
G-ODSK B733 (28537) Birmingham to Norwich
G-OGBD B733 (27833) East Midlands to Lasham
G-TOYD B733 (26307) Birmingham to Norwich
G-TOYF B733 (28557) East Midlands to Lasham
G-TOYG B733 (28872) East Midlands to Lasham
G-TOYH B733 (28570) Birmingham to Norwich
G-TOYI B733 (28054) Birmingham to Norwich
G-TOYJ B733 (28332) East Midlands to Lasham
G-TOYK B733 (28870) East Midlands to Lasham
G-TOYL B733 (28594) East Midlands to Norwich
G-TOYM B733 (29141) East Midlands to Lasham
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5658 B738 (38395) to Xiamen A/L 12/9
B-5687 B738 (38157) to Hainan A/L 12/9
B-5690 B738 (39130) to Shenzhen A/L 13/9
LV-CXS B738 (39425) to Aerolineas Argentinas 7/9
N902NN B738 (31154) to American A/L 13/9
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJY (E2302) was ferried from Brussels to Southend on 11/9 prior to return to the lessor.
Calima Aviacion B738 EC-LKO (28821) was ferried from Algiers to Palma on 10/9 following lease to Air Algerie. Also see under Holidays Czech A/L.
Cargolux B748F LX-VCF (35811) was delivered from Paine Field to Seattle, WA on 12/9.
Cathay Pacific B744 B-HUD (25874) is now thought to be due for scrapping at Kemble rather than Victorville, CA.
China Southern A388 B-6139 left Toulouse on 14/9 on delivery to Guangzhou.
Cimber Sterling CRJ2 OY-RJA (7413) was ferried from Billund to Shimkent on 13/9 for a new operator.
CSA. See under Holidays Czech A/L.
Darwin A/L. The ferry flight of DH8D HB-JQA (4017) to Maastricht on return to the lessor was delayed to 10/9 & took place from Geneva rather than Lugano (corrects last week).
EAT A306F D-AEAL (679 ex N3729) was ferried from Dublin to Leipzig on 7/9 after painting into DHL scheme, with D-AEAN (7039 ex N4703) flying in the opposite direction the same day.
Emirates Sky Cargo B777F A6-EFH (35608) made its first flight on 10/9.
Ethiopian A/L B788 ET-AOR (34746) made its first flight on 12/9, with ET-AOS (34747) following on 13/9.
Euro Atlantic A/W B763s CS-TFS (25411) & CS-TFT (26208) were ferried from Toronto/Pearson to Lisbon on 11/9 following summer lease to Sunwing A/L.
Eurolot DH8D C-GPZF (4423) arrived at Warsaw on delivery on 10/9 & will become SP-EQH.
Germania A319 D-ASTA (4663) was ferried from Memmingen to Norwich on 4/9 for painting for Gambia Bird A/L & then to Berlin/Tegel on 9/9 prior to delivery.
Gulf Air A321 A9C-CD (5257) left Toulouse on 14/9 on delivery to Bahrain.
Holidays Czech A/L B734 OK-WGX (25349), recently returned to CSA, has become EC-LTC for Calima Aviacion & was delivered from Prague to Palma on 12/9. This aircraft will replace B734 EC-LDN (24474) on the Aero Caribbean contract as the latter aircraft has run out of hours & is to be broken up.
Korean Air B744 HL7488 (26394) left Gimpo on 12/9 for storage at Marana. AZ.
LANCO B777F N776LA (38091) was delivered from Paine Field to Bogota on 10/9.
Lufthansa A319 D-AIBI (5284) made its first flight on 12/9 as D-AVYY. B733 D-ABEL (25415) left Frankfurt on 12/9 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK.
Meridiana-Fly. See under Austrian A/L.
Nordwind A/L A321 N927AG (2927 ex VT-KFQ) was noted at Toluca on 11/9 in full scheme awaiting delivery.
Onur Air A333 TC-OCA (72) was ferried from Zurich to Lourdes on 14/9 on return to the lessor.
Pullmantur Air B744 EC-KXN (25703) positioned from Madrid to Jeddah on 10/9 on Hajj lease to Saudia.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVV (40314) made its first flight on 12/9.
Ryan International B763 N125RD (24949) left Seattle on 6/9 for an engine change Marana, AZ & not for storage (corrects last week). It returned to Seattle on 10/9.
Saudia. See under Pullmantur Air.
Skyways F50 SE-MEI (20210) was cancelled from the register on 6/9 & has become JU-8250 for Aero Mongolia. It was ferried from Malmo to Cologne on 8/9 prior to delivery.
Sunwing A/L. See under Euro Atlantic A/W.
Thomas Cook B752 G-FCLC (28166) was withdrawn from service on 8/9 & will be returned to the lessor on 29/9. G-TCBA (28203) will be returned to the lessor on 31/10. They are due to go to FedEx as N970FD & N972FD respectively.
THY is to dispose of two A340s to Air Blue of Pakistan. It is currently thought that TC-JIJ (216), already registered to ILFC as EI-ETY, will become AP-EDE, while TC-JIK (257) should become AP-EDF.
Transavia B738 PH-GGZ (37600) left Amsterdam on 13/9 on return to Gol following summer lease & will doubtless be restored as PR-GGZ.
United. Correcting last week, the correct registration for the B788 that made its first flight on 20/8 was N20904 (34824) not N29004.
Vueling A320 EC-JGM (2407) was ferried from Barcelona to Frankfurt on 6/9 on wet-lease to XL A/W Germany.
Wideroe DH8C LN-WFU (592 ex JA805K, OY-CJY) was delivered from Maastricht to Bodo on 9/9, still as OY-CJY. Also see under Air Nostrum.
XL A/W Germany. See under Vueling.
Zagros Air A321 YI-AQU (1878 ex F-OMRE, TC-ATG) has been returned to AtlasJet, this time registered TC-ATO & had entered service as such by 9/9.