EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 08-12-12
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
THERE WILL BE NO BLOG NEXT WEEK AS I AM TAKING A SHORT BREAK IN THE SUN. THE NEXT BLOG WILL BE POSTED ON 14/12
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANN (5423) made its first flight on 5/12 as F-WWDY.
Air Astana A320 P4-KBA (5401) made its first flight on 4/12 as F-WWBQ.
Air Atlanta B744 TF-AMZ (24423) arrived at Roswell, NM on 4/12 from Jeddah after Hajj lease to Saudia.
Air Berlin A320 D-ABND (5290) was ferried from Shannon to Paderborn on 3/12 after painting all white. A333 D-AERQ (127) was ferried from Chateauroux to Dresden on 5/12 after painting all white prior to return to the lessor. B738 D-ABAS (28073) has become SP-ENW for Enter Air & was delivered from Munich to Katowice on 7/12.
Air Bridge Cargo B748F VQ-BGZ (37580) left Paine Field on 21/2 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6430 A319 (5376) to China Eastern 4/12
B-6919 A321 (5346) to Air China 7/12
B-6941 A320 (5386) to Air China 1/12
N617NK A320 (5387) to Spirit A/L 6/12
RDPL-34223 A320 (5356) to Lao Aviation 5/12
VN-A396 A321 (5392) to Vietnam A/L 7/12
9V-JSQ A320 (5390) to Jetstar 1/12
Air Contractors A306F EI-OZJ (770 ex JA8659, N770E) was delivered from Dresden to Leipzig on 5/12 prior to painting.
Air France A320 F-GKXQ (3777) left Toulouse on 2/12 for Pointe-a-Pitre & operations in the Caribbean.
Air India. See under White.
Air Italy B763 I-AIGG (28041) arrived at Turin on 2/12 after Hajj lease to Saudia.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-JNX (8058) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 3/12 for painting all white.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMW (5383) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 4/12 (date corrects last week).
All Nippon B788 JA817A (40749) made its first flight on 4/12, followed by JA818A (34495) on 6/12.
Austrian A/L B738 OE-LNQ (30421) was ferried from Vienna to Shannon on 4/12 on return to the lessor & registered to Macquarie Air Finance as EI-EZH on 7/12.
BH Air A320 LZ-BHB (0294) left Sofia on 6/12 for Marana, AZ on return to the lessor
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5652 B738 (39126) to Shandong A/L 5/12
C-GAWS B738 (38880) to WestJet 6/12
N909NN B738 (31159) to American A/L 4/12
N39463 B739 (37208) to United A/L 3/12
PK-LKM B739 (38726) to Lion Air 5/12
VT-JFE B738 (39053) to Jet A/W 4/12
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
ET-AQD DH8D (4427) to Asky A/L 30/11
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAX (1366) left Toulouse on 7/12 on delivery to Hong Kong.
China A/L A333 B-18359 (1367) left Toulouse on 6/12 on delivery to Taipei. Also see under Virgin Atlantic.
China Southern is to order ten A333s for delivery between 2014 & 2016.
Emirates B773 A6-ENC (41083) left Paine Field on 30/11 on delivery to Dubai.
Enter Air. See under Air Berlin.
Euro Atlantic A/W B763F CS-TLZ (24086) was noted at Istanbul/Ataturk on 5/12 in full TMA scheme prior to wet lease.
Garuda A332 PK-GPP (1364) left Toulouse on 1/12 on delivery to Jakarta. Also see under Orbest, Pullmantur Air & Thomas Cook
Hispania A/W is a new carrier & has leased MD83 YR-HBY (49950) from Medallion Air. It arrived at Granada from Bucharest on 5/12 & entered service the following day.
LOT B788 SP-LRB (37894) made its first flight on 1/12.
Medallion Air. See under Hispania A/W.
ZP-CAL F100 (11341) of Sol del Paraguay arrived at Maastricht from Asuncion on 6/12.
Monarch A332 G-EOMA (265) arrived back at Manchester on 2/12 following Hajj lease to Garuda. A320 G-OZBY (1320 ex G-OOAR) was registered on 30/11 & ferried from Luton to Manchester the same day for two weeks short-term storage prior to pre-service maintenance.
OE-IBM A320 (2958 ex VT-INE) of GECAS was ferried from Astana to Ostrava on 7/12 & is to join SAS as OY-KAN.
OY-EDM DH8D (583 ex JA803K) for Nordic Aviation Capital arrived at Billund on 7/12 on delivery from Osaka.
ZS-DJI B762 (23624) of Aeronexus Corp was ferried from Johannesburg to Manston on 5/12 for operations in the EU.
Olympic A/W A320 SX-OAU (4193) was noted at Bournemouth in full VietJet scheme on 6/12 prior to delivery.
Orbest A333 EC-LEQ (1097) arrived at Madrid on 1/12 after Hajj lease to Garuda.
Pullmantur Air B744 EC-LNA (26346) arrived at Madrid on 1/12 following Hajj lease to Garuda.
Rossiya A319 A320 N940FR (2465), currently at Southend, is to be registered EI-EYL.
Ryanair B738s EI-EXE (40321) & EI-EXF (40322) arrived at Dublin on delivery on 4/12 & were followed on 7/12 by EI-EVZ (40316) & EI-EXD.
SAS MD82 LN-RLF (49383) left Oslo on 6/12 bound for Kingman, AZ & scrapping for Allegiant Air. Also see under Non Airline.
Saudia. See under Air Atlanta & Air Italy.
SBA A/L B763 YV528T (24349 ex A4O-GG, PT-TAM, N957PG, CP-2426, N957PG, XA-MXC, N960PG) was delivered from Miami, FL to Caracas on 30/11.
Swiftair MD83 EC-LTV (53190 ex SU-ZCA, N190AN, HK-4137X, N190AN, LV-BHN, N190AN) arrived all white at Palma on delivery on 5/12.
Thomas Cook A332 G-OMYT (301) was ferried from Manchester to Copenhagen on 1/12 on winter lease to the Scandinavian subsidiary. B763 G-TCCB (28865) arrived back at East Midlands on 2/12 after Hajj operations with Garuda.
Thomson A/W B738 G-FDZD (35132), currently on lease to Sunwing A/L, was cancelled from the register on 3/12 as transferred to Canada & has become C-FTZD. G-FDZJ (34690) left Manchester on 4/12 for Toronto/Pearson on winter lease to Sunwing A/L as C-FRZJ.
THY A321 TC-JSD (5388) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul/Ataturk on 4/12.
TMA. See under Euro Atlantic A/W.
Transaero B762 EI-CXZ (24973) was ferried from storage at Moscow/Domodedovo to Rome, NY on 6/12.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VLUV (1206 ex B-18391) was registered on 30/11 & arrived at Manchester from Taipei on 3/12 following lease to China A/L. A346 G-VOGE (416) left Gatwick on 6/12 for Lourdes on return to the lessor.
White A313 CS-TQV (494) arrived at Alverca on 1/12 following Hajj lease to Air India.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLD (35093) was registered C-GDGQ on 4/12 & left Dublin the same day for Montreal/Mirabel on winter lease to CanJet.