EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 06-10-12
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
ABX Air B762F N713AX (23058) was ferried from Tel Aviv to Liege on 5/10 following freighter conversion & is due to go to Atlas Air as N655GT.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANL (5276) left Toulouse on 27/9 on delivery to Sharjah & A6-ANM (5307) made its first flight on 19/9 as F-WWIK & left Toulouse on 4/10 on delivery to Sharjah.
Air Atlanta B742F TF-ATX (23711) left Luxembourg on 28/9 for storage at Marana, AZ.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABMI (37770) left Boeing Field on delivery on 20/9 & D-ABMJ (36872) made its first flight on 27/9.
Air Blue. See under THY.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-LPE A320 (5260) to Hong Kong A/L 19/9
B-LPF A320 (5264) to Hong Kong A/L 24/9
B-LPG A320 (5266) to Hong Kong A/L 24/9
B-6911 A320 (5268) to China Southern 18/9
B-6957 A321 (5303) to Sichuan A/L 28/9
HS-ABZ A320 (5283) to Thai Air Asia 28/9
HS-TXD A320 (5301) to Thai Smile 29/9
JA05JJ A320 (5274) to Jetstar Japan 21/9
JA06JJ A320 (5281) to Jetstar Japan 5/10
N559UW A321 (5292) to US A/W 18/9
N560UW A321 (5300) to US A/W 22/9
N806JB A320 (5302) to Jet Blue 4/10
PR-ONK A320 (5278) to Avianca 1/10
VH-VFI A320 (5270) to Jetstar 19/9
VT-IFC A320 (5291) to IndiGo 5/10
VT-IFD A320 (5298) to IndiGo 26/9
9M-AQN A320 (5272) to Air Asia 18/9
9V-SLQ A320 (5296) to Silk Air 25/9
Air China B773 B-2033 (38673) left Paine Field on 26/9 on delivery to Beijing & B-2035 (38674) made its first flight on 4/10.
Air Contractors B734F EI-STB (24440 ex VH-TJO, N116BT) was registered on 27/9 & arrived at Dublin on 30/9 on delivery from Miami, FL (see Skyliner for photo). A300F EI-OZI (219) was ferried from Leipzig to Kemble for storage on 20/9.
Air Explore B734 OM-AEX (25178) left Bratislava on 1/10 on wet-lease to Palau A/W (see Skyliner for photo).
Air India B788 VT-AND (36278) left Charleston, SC on delivery to Delhi on 18/9.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-JCM (7981) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 1/10 for painting all white. AT72 EC-HEJ (565) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 5/10 for painting prior to return to the lessor.
Alba Star B734 EC-LTG (24129 ex D-AHLP, JA8953, N720VX) was noted as such at Palma on 27/9. B734F EC-LKB (24559) was ferried from storage at Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen to Palma on 29/9.
All Nippon B788 JA814A (34493) left Paine Field on 24/9 on delivery to Tokyo/Haneda, with JA815A (40899) following on 1/10.
Astraeus B733 G-STRJ (25119) was finally cancelled from the UK register on 27/9 & is to be delivered from Sofia to Eastern Skyjets as A6-ESG.
Atlas Air B748F N852GT (37571) made its first flight on 14/9 & was delivered from Paine Field to Cincinnati on 2/10. Also see under ABX Air.
ATR deliveries to other customers
B-17001 AT72 (1044) to Uni Air 28/9
PR-ATW AT72 (1046) to Azul Linhas Aereas 5/10
9V-TTD AT72 (993) to Caribbean A/L 25/9
Avianca A332 N342AV (1342) left Toulouse on 18/9 on delivery to Bogota.
Belavia E175 EW-340PO (17000350) arrived at Minsk on delivery on 17/9.
Blue Wings ceased operations way back in January 2010. Most of their fleet found their way to other operators quite quickly, but A321s D-ANJA (4044) & D-ANJB (4067) have lingered in store at Sofia. That was until 4/10 when both were ferried from Sofia to Baghdad for a new operator.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5659 B738 (38396) to Xiamen A/L 22/9
B-5677 B738 (38928) to China Southern 18/9
B-5691 B738 (39402) to Shanghai A/L 28/9
B-5703 B738 (41784) to China United 18/9
B-5705 B738 (38828) to China United 27/9
HP-1825CMP B738 (40780) to COPA 19/9
HP-1826CMP B738 (38031) to COPA 26/9
LV-CXT B738 (39426) to Aerolineas Argentinas 22/9
N903NN B738 (31153) to American A/L 25/9
N904NN B738 (33317) to American A/L 4/10
N8321D B738 (36687) to Southwest 27/9
N8322X B738 (36997) to Southwest 2/10
N28457 B739 (41744) to United 18/9
N37456 B739 (37205) to United 14/9
PK-LKG B738 (38681) to Lion Air 17/9
PK-LKH B738 (37297) to Lion Air 28/9
VH-XZC B738 (39361) to Qantas 3/10
VH-YIR B738 (39925) to Virgin Australia 20/9
VH-YIS B738 (39926) to Virgin Australia 4/10
VH-YIT B738 (38717) to Virgin Australia 1/10
XA-AMJ B738 (36701) to Aeromexico 25/9
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
ET-AQB DH8D (4419) to Ethiopian A/L 2/10
Bukovyna Aviation Enterprise MD82 UR-BXM (49505) left storage at Stockholm/Arlanda on 1/10 bound for Tehran.
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAP (1343) left Toulouse on 28/9 on delivery to Hong Kong. B744 B-HOT (24851) was ferried from Manchester to Kemble on 30/9 for scrapping.
Cosmo A/L, who currently operate A320s LY-COM (0528) & LY-COS (0415), are to obtain seven former PLUNA CRJ9s.
Darwin A/L DH8D HB-JQB (4175) was ferried from Geneva to Maastricht on 1/10 on return to the lessor.
DHL B763F G-DHLH (37808) was delivered from Pendleton, OR to Abbotsford on 17/9.
Donavia. See under Finnair.
Eastern Skyjets. See under Astraeus.
EasyJet A319 G-EZGR (4837) was registered to the Swiss subsidiary as HB-JYB on 26/9. A320 G-EZWE (5289) made its first flight on 24/9 as D-AXAL & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 28/9. G-EZWG (5318) made its first flight on 14/9 as F-WWBI.
Egyptair B738 SU-GEE (40803) arrived at Cairo on delivery on 28/9.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3193 E190 (19000573) to Tianjin A/L 27/9
B-3210 E190 (19000570) to China Southern 18/9
B-3213 E190 (19000574) to Tianjin A/L 27/9
YV2849 E190 (19000509) to ConViasa 29/9
YV2851 E190 (19000515) to ConViasa 29/9
5Y-FFB E190 (19000572) to Kenya A/W 13/9
Emirates B773 A6-ENA (41082) made its first flight on 14/9 & A6-EGZ (41081) left Paine Field on 1/10 on delivery to Dubai. A388s A6-EDX (105) & A6-EDY (106) left Finkenwerder on 1/10 on delivery to Dubai.
Emirates SkyCargo B777F A6-EFH left Paine Field on 28/9 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Ethiopian A/L B788 ET-AOR (34746) left Paine Field on 3/10 on delivery to Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Cargo B777F ET-APS (41846) left Paine Field on 19/9 on delivery to Addis Ababa.
European Skybus B735 N647SR (24648 ex LN-BRR) was cancelled from the US register on 5/9 & had been reregistered as VP-CAJ by the time it entered service from Bournemouth on 12/9. The company is also due to put G-CHAK (24647 ex LN-BRO) into service & has EI-EOE (24645 ex LN-BRM) in store at Bournemouth.
EVA Air B744 B-16405 (27142) flew its last revenue service on 20/9.
FedEx B777F N887FD (41066) made its first flight on 17/9 & was delivered from Paine Field to Memphis, TN on 4/10.
Finnair A319 OH-LVF (1808) is to join Donavia as VP-BIS & was ferried from Helsinki to Dublin for painting on 28/9.
Flybe E175 G-FBJH (17000351) arrived at Manchester on delivery on 28/9.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FDD (40234) was ferried from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi on 3/10 following summer lease to Transavia.
Garuda. See under Orbest & XL A/W France.
Iberia A320 EC-KHJ (2347) was ferried from Madrid to Geneva on 3/10 where it was registered 8Q-IAN for Maldivian prior to ferrying to Toulouse (see Skyliner for photo). Also see under Plus Ultra Lineas Areas.
JAL B788 JA824J (34834) left Paine Field on 25/9 on delivery to Tokyo/Narita.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDH (41748) made its first flight on 17/9 & was delivered from Paine Field on 26/9. CC-BDI (40593) made its first flight on 24/9. B788 CC-BBB (38466) made its first flight on 1/10.
LAN Cargo B777F N778LA (41518) made its first flight on 2/10.
Lufthansa A319 D-AIBI (5284) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 21/9 & was followed by D-AIBJ (5293) on 28/9. B733 D-ABXM (23871) left Frankfurt on 26/9 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK. B748 D-ABYF (37830) made its first flight on 28/9.
Lufthansa Cityline. Now registered to Flair Aviation, B462 D-AVRK (E2278) was ferried from Lelystad to Nuremberg on 2/10 after painting all white. D-AVRQ (E2304), also now registered to Flair Aviation, was ferried from Cologne to Lelystad on 2/10 for painting.
Luxair DH8D LX-LGH (4420) arrived at Luxembourg on delivery on 5/10. This is the carrier's seventh DH8D, with two more due for delivery before year-end. It also has a further two B738s due for delivery around year-end or early in 2013.
MAS B744 9M-MPF (27043) arrived at Roswell, NM for storage on 2/10.
Monarch A320 G-MPCD (0379) is expected to be withdrawn from service on 4/11.
Nesma A/L A320 N676AG (2676 ex VT-DKU) left Toluca on 14/9 on delivery to Egypt & has become SU-NMC.
B-6936 A318CJ (4732) for Poly Energy was delivered from Finkenwerder to Novosibirsk on 22/9.
G-CGNT B463 (E3374) for Asian Express A/L was ferried from Norwich to Exeter on 2/10 after painting.
M-ABES B735 (29122) of Garr Aviation was ferried from Lasham to Bournemouth on 27/9 & is due to be delivered to Nova Air Eagle of the Sudan (see Skyliner for photo).
N767PF B763 (25088) of Pacific AirFinance arrived at Tupelo, MS on 28/9 for scrapping.
N942FR A319 (2497) of Afs Investments arrived at East Midlands from Goodyear, AZ on 3/10 for a new customer.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NGE (39050) made its first flight on 14/9 & arrived at Oslo on delivery on 2/10.
Orbest A333 EC-LEQ (1097) left Madrid on 16/9 for Ras Al Khaimah on Hajj lease to Garuda.
Plus Ultra Lineas Areas is a new Spanish carrier formed by former member of Air Madrid. Its first aircraft, former Iberia A343 EC-LTB (302 ex EC-HDQ, F-WJKL), made an acceptance flight from Bordeaux on 3/10.
Qantas B744 VH-OJH (24806) left Sydney on 3/10 for storage at Marana, AZ.
Romavia B703 YR-ABB (20804) was registered N707GF for Wilmington Trust Co on 11/9 & ferried from Bucharest to Shannon on 14/9, before continuing the following day to Jacksonville, FL & then onward to Brunswick Golden Isles, GA (home of Omega Air).
Rossiya A319 EI-ETP (1753 ex B-2339) was registered on 27/9 & arrived at St Petersburg on delivery on 28/9.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVW (40318) made its first flight on 29/10, followed by EI-EVX (40317) on 2/10. New aircraft arriving at Dublin have been:
EI-EVR (40295) on 19/9
EI-EVS (40313) on 18/9
EI-EVT (40315) on 18/9
EI-EVV (40314) on 26/9
Saudia A321 HZ-ASR (5285) left Finkenwerder on 19/9 on delivery to Jeddah.
Shaheen Air. See under Vladivostok Avia.
Southern Air B742F N704SA (24195) was ferried from Pease, NH to Mojave, CA on 28/9 for scrapping. The carrier has applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Strategic A/L entered administration on 3/10 after losing the Olympic Holidays contract.
Swiftair. See under TNT.
Syrian Arab A/L A320 YK-AKF (1117) was badly damaged in a collision with a military helicopter shortly after take-off from Damascus on 20/9. The encounter reportedly occurred as it was climbing through flight level 120 when the helicopter's main rotor clipped the top half of the tail. The helicopter crashed while the A320 managed a safe landing at Damascus. See http://avherald.com/h?article=45671063&opt=0 for photos & more detail. A very lucky escape for those in the A320.
TAM B773 PT-MUF (38887) left Paine Field on delivery on 18/9 & PT-MUG (38888) made its first flight on 4/10.
Thai International A388 HS-TUA (087) left Toulouse on 28/9 on delivery to Bangkok (the first of six ordered by the carrier). B773 HS-TKL (41521) made its first flight on 24/9.
THY B739s TC-JYF (40982) & TC-JYG (40983) left Charleston, SC on 21/9 on delivery to Istanbul/Ataturk. A343 TC-JIK (257) has become AP-EDF for Air Blue & was delivered from Istanbul/Ataturk to Islamabad on 29/9.
TNT B733F OO-TNH (23930) has become EC-LTO for Swiftair & was delivered from Brussels to Madrid on 4/10.
Transavia. See under FlyDubai.
United B788 N20904 (34824) was delivered from Boeing Field to Houston, TX on 28/9.
UT Air is to add B762 N76151 (30430) to its fleet & it arrived at Goodyear, AZ on 25/9 for painting & reregistration.
Virgin Atlantic A346 G-VMEG (391) was ferried from Gatwick to Lourdes for storage on 4/10.
Vladivostok Avia A333 VQ-BEU (55) has become AP-BKL for Shaheen Air & left Orly on 28/9 on delivery to Karachi.
Vueling A320 EC-GRH (0146) was ferried from Barcelona to Madrid on 25/9 prior to scrapping. EC-GRG (0143) flew its last revenue service on 29/9 & is also to be broken up. EC-JGM (2407) was ferried from Frankfurt to Barcelona on 5/10 following wet-lease to XL A/W Germany.
World A/W MD11F N274WA (48633), now registered to ILFC, was ferried from Goodyear, AZ to Victorville, CA on 5/10 for further storage.
XL A/W France A332 F-GSEU (635) left Paris/CDG on 16/9 for Palembang on Hajj lease to Garuda.
XL A/W Germany. See under Vueling.
Yamal A320 VP-BHX (2439 ex RP-C3241, M-ABFH) arrived at Tyumen on delivery on 29/9.