EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 13-10-12
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
Air Berlin B738 D-ABMJ (36872) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on delivery ON 11/10
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
JA805P A320 (5304) to Peach Air 6/10
RP-C8619 A320 (5315) to Philippine A/L 9/10
VH-VFJ A320 (5311) to Jetstar A/L 10/10
VN-A390 A321 (5297) to Vietnam A/L 6/10
VN-A392 A321 (5306) to Vietnam A/L 12/10
9V-JSO A320 (5305) to Jetstar Asia 6/10
Air Finland B752 OH-AFI (26330), now registered to ILFC as EI-EXX, was ferried all white from Perpignan to Abu Dhabi on 8/10 prior to delivery to a new operator.
Air France A319 F-GRXG (2213) has become TU-TSA for Air Cote d'Ivoire & was delivered from Toulouse to Abidjan ion 6/10.
Air India B788 VT-ANI (36277) left Charleston, SC on 8/10 on delivery to Delhi. This was the first aircraft to be built at Charleston.
Alitalia is due to operate its last MD82 service on 27/10. According to ATDB, 95 were delivered to the airline with 10 currently in service & a further 5 stored.
All Nippon B744 JA8959 (25646) left Tokyo/Haneda on 11/10 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PK-WFY AT72 (1048) to Wings Abadi Air 12/10
Blue Wings. Further to last week, A321s D-ANJA (4044) & D-ANJB (4067) are now owned by the Trade Bank of Iraq.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
PK-LKI B738 (38724) to Lion Air 9/10
PR-GUT B738 (38878) to Gol 5/10
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
PK-GRA CRJX (19025) to Garuda 8/10
CSA AT72 OK-GFQ (674 ex VT-JCF) was ferried from Larnaca to Prague on 3/10 still Indian registered & entered service as OK-GFQ on 9/10.
DHL B763F G-DHLH (37808) was delivered from Atlanta, GA to East Midlands on 6/10 following winglet fitting.
EasyJet A320 G-EZWG (5318) was handed over to the airline at Toulouse on 10/10 & entered service from there on 11/10. Its first service was a Milan/Malpensa rotation followed by a Basel one.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
N286SJ E145 (14501153) to Intel Corp 5/10
N386AZ E145 (14501159) to Intel Corp 5/10
5Y-FFC E190 (19000577) to Kenya A/W 11/10
Emirates A388 A6-EDZ (107) left Toulouse on 12/10 on delivery to Dubai.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FAB (40255) made its first flight on 9/10.
Hainan A/L. See under Hong Kong A/L.
HiFly A343 CS-TQL (133) positioned from Lisbon to RAF Brize Norton on 2/10 on a one-year contract to the UK Ministry of Defence to operate to Ascension & Mount Pleasant.
Hong Kong A/L A332 B-LNK (1286), which has pretty well taken root at Gatwick, is due to depart on 16/10 for Haikou on long term wet-lease to parent company Hainan A/L.
Jet2 B752 G-LSAL (26967) was with drawn from service on 3/10 & ferried from Manchester to Leeds/Bradford on 5/10. It is due to go to Allegiant as N904V. G-LSAM (26966) was with drawn from service on 11/10 & ferried from Manchester to Leeds/Bradford on 12/10. It is due to go to Allegiant as N903V.
Kuban B733 VQ-BHB (26310) was registered ZK-TLB for Airwork NZ on 4/10 & left Goodyear, AZ the same day on delivery to Auckland.
A6-RJJ A319CJ (5277) for Rotana Jet Aviation was delivered from Finkenwerder to Al Bateen on 12/10
N217FE B727 (22938) for TAG Aviation Stansted arrived at Lasham on 5/10 on delivery from Los Angeles, CA.
N281CS B733 (29340 ex 5N-VNE) of GECAS arrived at Lasham on 11/10, presumably for storage.
N942FR A319 (2497) of Afs Investments was registered EI-EYM at East Midlands on 10/12.
OE-IBJ A320 (2883 ex VT-INC) registered to GECAS was ferried from Astana to Ostrava on 11/10 & is due to enter service with SAS.
OLT Express Poland A320 SP-IAC (0973), which became EI-EYH, was rolled out at Dublin on 5/10 after painting for Myanmar A/W International & will be delivered as XY-AGO. SP-IAE (1454), which became EI-EPX, was rolled out at Dublin on 8/10 after painting for Viva Colombia & will be delivered as HK-4905X. SP-IAF (2712) has become VN-A688 for VietJet & left Ostrava on 12/10 bound for Dubai.
Olympic Air DH8A SX-BIW (289) was ferried from Athens to Bournemouth on 12/10 for painting for Solomons Islands A/L.
Qatar A/W B788 A7-BCB (38320) was ferried from Paine Field to Victorville, CA on 8/10 for IFE fitting.
RAM Express AT72s CN-COA (441) & CN-COB (444) were ferried from Casablanca to Moengladbach on 10/10.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVY (40319) made its first flight on 5/10.
Ryan International B763 N637TW (25403) was ferried from Miami, FL to Opa-Locka for storage on 8/10.
SAS. See under Non Airline.
Saudia MD90 HZ-APB (53492) was registered to AerSale as N429AS on 6/8 & left Jeddah on 12/10 bound for Roswell, NM. The only MD90 still operational with the carrier is VIP example HZ-APF (53496).
Southern Air B742F N760SA (21221) was ferried from Pease, NH to Mojave, CA on 10/10 for scrapping.
Thomson A/W A320 G-OOAR (1320) was ferried from Manchester to Luton on 7/10 prior to end of lease. This was the last A320 in service with the carrier. B738 C-FYLC (33029) was returned to Sunwing A/L following summer lease & it was ferried from Dublin to Toronto Pearson on 10/10.
THY. The carrier's board has approved the acquisition of a further 15 A333s, with 4 for delivery in 2014, 6 in 2015 & the remaining 5 in 2016. A332F TC-JDR (1344) was delivered from Toulouse to Istanbul/Ataturk on 9/10.
Transaero B772 EI-UNV (28714) was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Shannon for storage on 8/10.
Vueling A320 EC-GRG (0143) was registered to ACG Acquisitions as N443AG prior to scrapping. EC-GRH (0146) has been returned to service.
World A/W MD11F N276WA (48632) was ferried from Goodyear, AZ to Victorville, CA on 7/10 for further storage.
Yamal A320 VP-BHX (2439 ex RP-C3241, M-ABFH) arrived at Tyumen on delivery on 8/10 (date corrects last week).