EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 27-10-12
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 A319s D-ABGK (3447) & D-ABGN (3661) were ferried from Dusseldorf to Vienna on 23/10 on transfer to Niki & will be registered OE-LOB & OE-LOA respectively (the latter was registered on 25/10).
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6428 A319 (5330) to China Eastern 25/10
B-6952 A320 (5331) to Capital A/L 25/10
CC-BFC A320 (5316) to LAN A/L 26/10
JA03AJ A320 (5325) to Air Asia Japan 20/10
N512VL A320 (5308) to Volaris 20/10
PK-RMQ A320 (5335) to Mandala A/L 26/10
VT-IFE A320 (5313) to IndiGo 23/10
Air France A319 F-GRXH (2228) has become TU-TSB for Air Cote d'Ivoire & was delivered from Toulouse to Abidjan on 22/10.
Air India B788 VT-ANK (36282) made its first flight on 21/10.
Air Moldova A320 ER-AXT (0249) left Chisinau on 26/10 bound for Winnipeg, possibly on return to the lessor.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-JEN (7958) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 24/10 for painting all white.
Alitalia B763 I-DEIG (27918) was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Tel Aviv on 17/10 prior to return to the lessor. A332 EI-EJP (1354) was delivered from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 22/10.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATZ AT72 to Azul Linhas Aereas 23/10
Austrian A/L B738 OE-LNJ (28177) was withdrawn from service from Vienna on 16/10.
Avianca Colombia A332 N279AV (1279) was delivered from Medellin to Lima on 22/10 on lease to TACA Peru.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5660 B738 (38397) to Hebei A/L 20/10
HL8247 B738 (41300) to Korean Air 22/10
HP-1827CMP B738 (38142) to COPA 23/10
N402AS B739 (41189) to Alaska A/L 23/10
PK-LKJ B738 (38682) to Lion Air 23/10
VH-XZB B738 (39360) to Qantas 22/10
VT-SZB B738 (39427) to SpiceJet 25/10
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
9XR-WH CRJ9 (15286) to Rwand Air 19/10
Cathay Pacific B744 B-HOX (24955) was ferried from Manchester to Kemble on 25/10 for scrapping.
Denim Air F100 PH-LND (11320 ex PH-LND, PT-MRC, XA-TCM) arrived at Saarbrucken on 21/10 on delivery from Mexico City.
EasyJet A319 HB-JZK (2319) emerged from the paint shop at Southend on 24/10 in Allegiant scheme & will become N301NV (see Skyliner for photo).
Emirates B773 A6-ENB (41075) made its first flight on 23/10.
Ethiopian A/L B788 ET-AOP (34744) made its first flight on 22/10 & ET-AOS (34747) left Paine Field on 23/10 on delivery to Addis Ababa.
Flybe E145s G-EMBW (145546) & G-EMBX (145573) are due to be ferried from Exeter to Bournemouth this weekend for painting for Bangladeshi operator Novoair. DH8D G-JEDL (4067), now registered to Amra Leasing, was ferried from Exeter to Maastricht via Shannon on 24/10.
Fly Dubai B738 A6-FEB (40255) left Paine Field on 21/10 on delivery to Dubai.
Hainan A/L B788 B-2728 (34938) made its first flight on 20/10. Also see under Hong Kong A/L.
Hello temporarily suspended operations on 21/10. A320 HB-JIW (0888) is parked at Basel & HB-JIX (1210) & HB-JIY (1171) at Zurich, while HB-JIZ (0966) was ferried from Zurich to Woensdrecht on 25/10 on return to the lessor.
Hi Fly. See under Livingston.
Hong Kong A/L A332 B-LNK (1286) left Gatwick on 20/10 bound for Haikou on lease to Hainan A/L.
Iberia A320 EC-KHJ (2347) has become 8Q-IAN for Maldivian & left Toulouse on 23/10 on delivery to Male.
Jade Cargo B744F B-2440 (35171) was registered to Wilmington Trust Co as N558CL on 15/10 & left Shanghai/Pudong on 20/10 for storage at Marana, AZ.
Jet2 B752 G-LSAL (26967) was cancelled from the register on 25/10 prior to delivery to Allegiant as N904NV.
Kingfisher has had its AOC suspended by the Indian DGCA.
Korean Air A306 HL7295 (582) left Seoul/Gimpo on 16/10 for Roswell, NM & was registered to AerSale as N807AS on 18/10.
LAN A/L B788 CC-BBB (38466) left Paine Field on 25/10 on delivery to Santiago.
LAN Cargo B777F N778LA (41518) left Paine Field on delivery on 22/10.
Livingston is to lease three A332s, with the first to come from Hi Fly this winter.
Lufthansa B748 D-ABYF (37830) left Paine Field on 23/10 on delivery to Frankfurt.
Niki. See under Air Berlin.
D-AZAK A321 (5295), the first A321 fitted with sharklets, made its first flight on 23/10
N908JE B727 (20115) of Jege Inc was ferried from storage at Lasham to Stansted on 24/10.
OLT Express Poland A319 SP-IBC (2460 ex G-EZIG) is due to be delivered from Sofia to Sky A/L as CC-AHD.
Olympic Air DH8A SX-BIW (289) was ferried back to Athens from Bournemouth on 22/10 after painting into Solomon Islands A/L scheme & will become H4-SOL (see Skyliner for photo).
Philippine A/L B777F RP-C7774 (35556) made its first flight on 20/10.
Qatar A/W B788 A7-BCA (38319) made its first flight on 22/10.
Scoot. See under Singapore A/L.
Shaheen Air. See under Vladivostok Avia.
Singapore A/L has ordered a further five A380s & another 20 A359s. As part of the deal, Airbus is to buy back the carrier's five A345s. The 20 B787s on order will now be operated by low-cost subsidiary Scoot.
Southern Air B744F N401SA (27044) left Brussels on 19/10 for storage at Marana, AZ. B742F N758SA (23138) left Leipzig on 21/10 for scrapping at Mojave, CA.
Strategic A/L A320 LX-STA (446) was registered to MSA V Trust 12/10 as N209AW at Manchester & ferried from there to Knock on 19/10.
TACA Peru. See under Avianca Colombia.
TAM B773 PT-MUG (38888) left Paine Field on 23/10 on delivery.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBE (1348) was delivered from Toulouse to Frankfurt on 20/10 for seat installation.
Thomas Cook. Having flown its last revenue service on 7/9, B752 G-FCLC was cancelled from the register on 24/10 & left Manchester the following day for Victorville, CA on delivery to FedEx as N970FD.
Thomson A/W returned B738 C-FLZR (35145) to Sunwing A/L on 23/10 at the end of its summer lease, when it was ferried from Luton to Toronto/Pearson.
THY has ordered a further 15 B773s & taken options on another five. Three are for delivery in 2014, seven in 2015 & five in 2016. If taken up, the five options would be delivered in 2017.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVG (30719) left Prague for Toronto/Pearson on 20/10 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L & will become C-GTVG. It was followed on 24/10 by OK-TVT (39394).
United B788 N26906 (34829) made its first flight on 20/10.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VWAG (1341) positioned from Zurich to LHR on 22/10 for service entry.
Vladivostok Avia A333 VQ-BEU (55) left Paris/Orly on 21/10 on delivery to Karachi for Shaheen Air & is to become AP-BKL. VQ-BEQ (86), which is at Amsterdam for painting, will become AP-BKN.
Wind Jet A319 EI-ESG (2797) left storage at Dublin on 25/10 bound for Miami, FL.