EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 10-11-12
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
Adria CRJ2 S5-AAI (7248) was ferried from Ljubljana to Vilnius all white on 5/11 on return to the lessor.
Air Astana E190 P4-KCG (19000543) arrived at Aktyubinsk on delivery on 1/11. A321 P4-KDA (5357) made its first flight on 3/11 as D-AVZE.
Air Batumi See under Brit Air & KLM Cityhopper.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABND (5290) made its first flight on 8/11 as D-AXAM.
Airbus single deliveries to other customers
B-6912 A321 (5279) to China Southern 9/11
B-6966 A320 (5131) to Juneyao A/L 4/11 (Tianjin assembled)
HL8266 A321 (5350) to Asiana 6/11
N514VL A320 (5337) to Volaris 3/11 (date corrects last week)
N689TA A320 (5333) to TACA 6/11
N809JB A320 (5349) to JetBlue 8/11
PT-TMI A319 (5345) to TAM 7/11
Air Corsica A319 F-GYJM (1145) was ferried all white from storage at Toulouse to Montpellier on 7/11.
Air Europa B738 EC-ISE (30290) was ferried from Norwich to Budapest on 4/11 after painting for Air Niugini & is to become P2-PXC.
Air Finland B752 OH-AFI (26330), which became EI-EXX after the carrier's demise, was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Kabul on 1/11 for Safi A/W & has now been registered YA-AQT.
Austrian A/L B738 OE-LNJ (28177) was ferried from Vienna to Shannon on 6/11 on return to the lessor. All the airline's B738s will have been withdrawn from service by the end of March 2013.
Bluebird A/W B734 SX-DAV (24704) left Heraklion on 3/11 for storage or scrapping at Goodyear, AZ.
Blue1 B462 OH-SAP (E2394) was ferried from Kemble to Dubrovnik on 8/11 & is due to be the first of two for SA Airlink.
BMI A332 G-WWBM (398) flew its last revenue service on 26/10 & left LHR on 7/11 for storage at Victorville, CA.
Boeing single deliveries to other customers
ET-APO B738 (40963) to Ethiopian A/L 2/11 (NB - NOT ET-APM (40962))
N403AS B739 (41730) to Alaska A/L 7/11
N907NN B738 (31158) to American A/L 6/11
N8324A B738 (35966) to Southwest 5/11
N34460 B739 (37200) to United A/L 5/11
PK-LKK B738 (38725) to Lion Air 5/11
9M-MLQ B738 (39327) to MAS 6/11
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
9XR-WI CRJ9 (15287) to RwandAir 3/11
Brit Air F100 F-GPXE (11495), now F-WPXE with Sky Unlimited, was ferried from Norwich to Kiev on 8/11 & is due for Air Batumi.
British A/W A388 G-XLEA (095) made its first flight on 9/11 as F-WWSK.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJY (E2302) was registered to Trident Turboprop as G-CHKP at Southend on 8/11.
DHL B763F G-DHLK (37810) made its first flight on 6/11.
Donavia. See under Finnair.
EasyJet. Some recent changes
G-EZGO A319 (4785) was reregistered HB-JYC at Geneva on 6/11
G-EZWF A320 (5319) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Gatwick on 6/11
HB-JZI A319 (2245) was ferried from Geneva to Luton on 6/11 on return to the parent company & is due to be restored as G-EZEN
HB-JZK (2319) was cancelled from the register on 5/11 prior to delivery to Allegiant as N301NV.
Emirates A332 A6-EKZ (345) was ferried from Dubai to Bordeaux on 6/11 for further storage. B773 A6-ENC (41083) made its first flight on 7/11. A388 A6-EEB (109) left Finkenwerder on 9/11 on delivery to Dubai.
Emirates Sky Cargo B773 A6-EFI (35609) made its first flight on 7/11.
Finnair A319 OH-LVF (1808) has become VP-BIS with Donavia & was delivered from Dublin to Rostov-on-Don on 8/11.
Gulf Air A21 A9C-CE (5321) made its first flight on 6/11 as D-AZAS.
Iberia is to lose five long-haul & 20 short-haul aircraft as part of a major cost-cutting exercise being undertaken by parent group IAG. The carrier's all Airbus fleet comprises 95 aircraft, of which 33 are A340s & the remaining 62 are A320 family.
Jet2 B757 G-LSAM (26966) left Leeds/Bradford on 2/11 as N903NV on delivery to Allegiant.
KLM Cityhopper F100 PH-OFM (11475) was ferried from Amsterdam to Lelystad on 4/11 for painting for Air Batumi.
Libyan A/L A320 5A-LAO (5373) made its first flight on 6/11 as F-WWID.
Monarch has ferried two aircraft to Brussels for storage
G-MONR A306 (540) from Manchester 5/11
G-MPCD A320 (0379) from Manchester 5/11
G-BZAX B463 (E3356) for Asian Express A/L was ferried from Kemble to Exeter on 5/11 prior to painting
G-CCTB B463 (E3234) of Trident Jet Leasing was ferried from storage at Bacau to Bournemouth on 9/11.
G-CHDO B462 (E2289) of Trident Aviation Leasing Services was cancelled from the register on 8/11 as transferred to Romania.
G-FLTF B462 (E2022) of Rangefield Holdings was cancelled from the UK register on 6/11 as transferred to the USA & was registered to Aircraft Holdings Network as N140CA the same day. It is due to be converted by Neptune Aviation Services as a water bomber.
N455BJ B748BBJ (41060) of Boeing Business Jets was delivered from Paine Field to Waco, TX for cabin outfitting.
UP-EM010 E135 for Comlux Aviation arrived at Astana on delivery on 29/10.
9K-GAA B748BBJ (38636) for the State of Kuwait was delivered from Paine Field to Kansas City, MO for cabin outfitting.
Nordwind A/L B763 VP-BMC (30301 ex N636TW, B-2496, S2-AFD, N431LF) was delivered from Miami, FL to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 6/11.
Olympic Air A320 SX-OAT (4190) was ferried from Bournemouth to Athens on 6/11 after painting into VietJet scheme & will become VN-A689.
Orbest A320s EC-KYZ (3758) & EC-LRT (3933) left Madrid on 5/11 for Mumbai on winter lease to Go Air.
Philippine A/L B773 RP-C7774 (35556) left Paine Field on 6/11 on delivery to Manila.
Rheinland Air Service AT72 D-ATRS (239 ex SX-BIE, SE-MGH) was ferried from Exeter to Mönchengladbach on 5/11.
Rossiya B735 EI-CDE (25115) left St Petersburg on 6/11 heading for Goodyear, AZ on return to the lessor.
SAS A320 OY-KAL (2883) was ferried from Ostrava to Zurich on 9/11 still as OE-IBJ.
Sky A/L A320s TC-SKJ (0138) & TC-SKK (0148) left Antalya on 8/11 on return to the lessor in the USA.
Thomas Cook Belgium A320 OO-TCN (0425) was ferried from Brussels to Southend on 5/11 on return to the lessor.
Thomson A/W B738 G-TAWK (37240) made its first flight on 3/11. Summarising & adding to recent & upcoming fleet changes:
C-FTLK B738 (35143) left Shannon on 8/11 bound for Toronto/Pearson on return to Sunwing A/L following summer lease.
G-DBLA B763 (26063) to be withdrawn from service this winter
G-OBYD B763 (28042) to be withdrawn from service this winter
G-OOAN B763 (26256) to be withdrawn from service this winter
G-OOAR A320 (1320) withdrawn from service 07/10 & stored at Luton
G-OOBI B752 (27146) to be withdrawn from service this winter
G-OOBJ B752 (27147) to be withdrawn from service this winter
G-OOBR B752 (27219) to be withdrawn from service this winter
G-OOOX B752 (26158) withdrawn from service on 30/10
G-OOPE A321 (0852) to be withdrawn from service at end of March
G-OOPH A321 (0781) withdrawn from service 31/10 & stored at Luton
G-PJLO B763 (26064) to be withdrawn from service this winter
G-THOP B733 (28740) withdrawn from service 30/10 & stored at Manchester
These will be replaced by seven B738s (G-TAWK to TAWR) by next summer & also by the first three or four B788s of the eight on order (G-TUIA to TUID plus 4)
THY B739 TC-JYI (40985 ex N985TK) was due to arrive at Istanbul on delivery on 9/11.
Transavia B738 PH-HZJ (30389) was ferried from Amsterdam to Minneapolis/St Paul, MN on 5/11 on winter lease to Sun Country.
Transavia France B738 F-GZHA (34901) left Paris/Orly on 8/11 bound for Montreal/Mirabel on winter lease to CanJet.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVF (29669) was ferried from Prague to Toronto/Pearson on 5/11 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFL (27985) was noted at Shannon on 6/11 in full Sriwijaya Air scheme prior to ferrying to Hamburg. It is to become PK-CLS.
Ukraine International B735 UR-GAT (25237) was ferried from Kiev to Norwich on 6/11, reportedly for storage.
Ural A/L is adding A320 JA205A (3099) to its fleet & it arrived at Ekaterinburg on delivery on 8/11.
UT Air B762 VP-BAB (30430 ex N76151) was delivered from Shannon to Khanty-Mansiysk on 8/11.
Vueling. IAG has made a bid to purchase 54% of the carrier. The other 46% is already owned by Iberia.
XL A/W Germany B738s D-AXLE (30724) & D-AXLG (28226) were ferried from Frankfurt to Dublin on 5/11 prior to winter lease to CanJet, the former as C-GDGT.