EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 20-10-12
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-ABAQ (28071) was ferried from Munich to Ostrava on 13/10 for painting for Sriwijaya Air as PK-CLR. Also see under Meridiana Fly & Niki.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6938 A320 (5110) to Shenzhen A/L 18/10 (Tianjin assembled)
B-6948 A320 (5329) to Juneyao A/L 19/10
B-6950 A320 (5324) to China Eastern 19/10
B-6959 A320 (5100) to Lucky Air 12/10 (Tianjin assembled)
CC-BFD A320 (5326) to LAN A/L 19/10
N561UW A321 (5317) to US A/W 19/10
N807JB A320 (5312) to Jet Blue 18/10
PR-ONL A320 (5299) to Avianca Brazil 17/10
RP-C3270 A320 (5320) to Cebu Pacific 17/10
9V-JSP A320 (5323) to Jetstar 19/10
Air Corsica AT72 F-GRPK (727) was ferried from Ajaccio to Prague on 19/10 on wet-lease to CSA.
Air Europa A332 EC-JQG (745) was ferried from Madinah to Madrid on 18/10 during Hajj lease to Senegal A/L.
All Nippon B788 JA816A (34507) made its first flight on 12/10.
American A/L B773 N717AN (31543) made its first flight on 17/10. This is the first of 13 examples ordered by the carrier.
ATR deliveries to other customers
RDPL-34222 AT72 (1049) to Lao A/L 16/10
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5681 B738 (40025) to Air China 16/10
B-5682 B738 (40036) to Air China 17/10
B-5697 B738 (38931) to China Southern 16/10
N905NN B738 (31156) to American A/L 16/10
9M-MLP B738 (39326) to MAS 12/10
Cargolux B748F LX-VCG (35812) made its first flight on 16/10.
Carpatair F70 YR-KMA (11564) was ferried from Bratislava to Timisoara on 15/10 after painting all white.
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAQ (1349) left Toulouse on 17/10 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJJ (39246) made its first flight on 16/10.
Centurion Air Cargo MD11F N988AR (48434) suffered considerable damage & may be beyond repair after its left main undercarriage collapsed shortly after landing at Sao Paulo/Campinas on 13/10 on a flight from Miami, FL.
China A/L A333 B-18358 (1346) left Toulouse on 15/10 on delivery to Taipei.
China Southern B788 B-2727 (34925) made its first flight on 13/10.
Cielos del Peru DC10F N612GC (47840) was registered to Solar Cargo as YV524T at Caracas on 18/10.
CSA AT42 OK-JFL (629) was registered N801HC for Hawaiian A/L on 10/10 & left Prague on delivery on 14/10. Also see under Air Corsica.
DHL B763 G-DHLJ (37809) made its first flight on 13/10.
Donavia B735s VP-BWY (27305) & VP-BWZ (27304) were ferried from Moscow/Vnukovo to Durham Tees Valley on 15/10 for further storage.
EasyJet A319 G-EZIU (2548) was rolled out of the paint shop at Southend on 15/10 in Sky A/L scheme & is to become CC-AHE. HB-JZK (2319) arrived at Southend on 12/10 at end of lease & is due to become the first of ten easyJet aircraft for Allegiant. G-EZEF (2176) is due to go to Tanzanian start-up Fastjet.
Emirates B773 A6-ENA (41082) left Paine Field on 16/10 on delivery to Dubai.
Estonian Air. The last B735 service will be flown this month & the last CRJ9 service on 30/03/13. The three E190s on order are due to enter service from February.
Ethiopian Cargo B777F ET-APU (41817) made its first flight on 12/10.
Falcon Express Cargo F27 A6-FCZ (10448) was ferried from Amman to Budapest on 15/10 at the end of lease from Farnair.
Flybe Nordic AT72 OH-ATP (1050) was delivered from Toulouse to Helsinki on 19/10.
Hi Fly A313 CS-TEI (495) was ferried from Jeddah to Lisbon on 19/10 during Hajj lease to Nas Air.
Jet2. Delete reference in last week's blog to B752 G-LSAM (26966) being retired - it is still in service.
KLM MD11 PH-KCI (48563) left Amsterdam on 15/10 for scrapping at Victorville, CA.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDI (40593) left Paine Field on delivery on 16/10.
LOT B788 SP-LRA (35938) made its first flight on 18/10 as N1026Q.
Lufthansa B733 D-ABET (27903) left Frankfurt on 16/10 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK.
Lufthansa Cityline B462 D-AVRQ (E2304) was registered A2-ABH for Air Botswana at Cologne on 18/10 & left there on delivery on 19/10.
Luxair DH8D LX-LGC (4162) was ferried from Ostrava to Innsbruck on 12/10 for painting prior to delivery to Yakutia.
MAS A333 9M-MKD (73) left Kuala Lumpur on 14/10 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS.
Meridiana Fly A332 I-EEZJ (665) was ferried from Zurich to Dublin on 19/10 for painting for Air Berlin as D-ABXC.
Niki A320 OE-LEM (5115 ex OE-LEJ, SP-IAI) was ferried from Vienna to Bratislava on 15/10 to be painted from OLT Express scheme to all white. A321 OE-LET (3830) was ferried from Salzburg to Dusseldorf on 14/10 prior to painting into Air Berlin scheme.
N455BJ B748BJ (41060) made its first flight on 18/10
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NGF (39017) made its first flight on 18/10.
Orbest A333 CS-TRH (833) was ferried from Jeddah to Madrid on 18/10 during Hajj lease to Garuda.
Rossiya is to add A319 EI-EYM (2497 ex N942FR) to its fleet. It was registered on 10/10 & flown from East Midlands to Southend on 12/10 after painting, but still carrying N942FR.
Ruby Star An12BP EW-338TI (1340106 ex CCCP-11976, RA-11976, LZ-VEA, UN-11018, EW-269TI, UR-DWI) arrived at Dunsfold on 18/10 for film work.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVZ (40316) made its first flight on 12/10.
Ryan International. Correcting last week, B763 N637TW (25403) was ferried from Miami, FL to Opa-Locka for maintenance & not for storage.
SAS MD87 OY-KHU (53336) left Oslo on 17/10 on delivery to Delta. A333 OY-KBN was reregistered LN-RKM on 16/10.
Saudia MD90 HZ-APQ (53507) was registered to AerSale as N696AS on 9/10 & left Jeddah on 17/10 for Roswell, NM.
Shaheen Air. See under Vladivostok Avia.
Solar Cargo. See under Cielos del Peru.
Strategic A/L A320s LX-STB (0436) LX-STC (0420) left Luton & Manchester respectively on 17/10 bound for Goodyear, AZ on return to the lessor.
Swiftair AT72 EC-KUL (809) left Madrid on 18/10 bound for Accra on wet-lease to Antrak Air.
Thai A/W A388 HS-TUD (122) made its first flight on 12/10 as F-WWSE.
Thomas Cook B752 G-TCBA (28203) was withdrawn from service at Manchester on 10/10 & is due to go to FedEx as N972FD in November.
THY B739 TC-JYH (40984) left Charleston, SC on 18/10 on delivery to Istanbul/Ataturk.
Transaero B744 EI-XLZ (29119 ex ZS-SAZ, N747ZA) left Rome, NY on 16/10 on delivery to Moscow/Domodedovo.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVH (35275) left Prague on 13/10 for winter lease to Sunwing A/L as C-GVVH.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFL (27985) was ferried from Hannover to Shannon on 15/10 for painting for Sriwijaya Air to whom it is due to be delivered in late November.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VWAG (1341) was registered on 15/10 & was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich the following day.
Vladivostok Avia A333 VQ-BEQ (86) was ferried from Malta to Amsterdam on 19/10 for painting for Shaheen Air.
XL A/W France A332 F-GSEU (635) was ferried from Jeddah to Paris/CDG on 17/10 during Hajj lease.
Yakutia. See under Luxair.