EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 22-12-12
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
Wishing a very Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year to all contributors & readers.
As there is unlikely to be much news next week, the next blog will be posted on Friday 4th January
Aegean A319 SX-DGG (1727) was ferried from Athens to Shannon on 18/12 on return to the lessor. SX-DGH (1880) has become VH-VCJ for Skytraders & left Shannon all white on 18/12 on delivery.
Aer Lingus will reportedly lease A320s EI-CVA (1242), EI-CVB (1394) & EI-CVC (1443) to Virgin Atlantic for operations from LHR. They will be painted in full Virgin scheme.
Aeroflot A330 VP-BDE (1371) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 14/12. B773 VP-BGB (41679) made its first flight on 13/12. A320 VP-BID (5421) made its first flight on 19/12 as D-AVVI.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ABH (2964) has become EI-EYS for Rossiya & was delivered from Amman to St Petersburg on 14/12. A6-ANN (5423) was delivered from Toulouse to Sharjah on 20/12.
Air Astana A321 P4-KDB (5404) left Finkenwerder on 15/12 on delivery to Almaty. A320 P4-KBA (5401) was delivered from Toulouse to Aktobe on 20/12.
Air Baltic has converted a tentative agreement for ten CS300s into a firm order, with purchase rights for ten more. Deliveries are due to start in 4Q15.
Air Batumi. See under KLM Cityhopper.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABML (37773) arrived at Berlin/Tegel on 13/12 on delivery. D-ABBB (32624) has become VP-BLD for Orenair & was ferried from Munich to Shannon on 17/12 for painting. A333 D-AERK (120) is due to go to Orbest as CS-TRI in 1Q13. A320 D-ABND (5290) was delivered from Paderborn to Baghdad on 14/12 for Iraqi A/W.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-HSU A320 (5429) to Dragonair 21/12
B-6432 A319 (5412) to China Eastern 20/12
B-6886 A321 (5402) to China Eastern 14/12
B-6939 A320 (5176) to Shenzhen A/L 15/12 (Tianjin assembled)
B-6970 A320 (5403) to Spring A/L 19/12
B-16202 A321 (5328) to EVA Air 19/12
B-16203 A321 (5377) to EVA Air 12/12
CC-BFF A320 (5408) to LAN A/L 18/12
HL8267 A321 (5382) to Asiana 13/12
JA08MC A320 (5393) to StarFLyer 12/12
N538AV A320 (5398) to Avianca 15/12
N565UW A321 (5409) to US A/W 13/12
N821JB A320 (5417) to JetBlue 18/12
PK-AXZ A320 (5420) to Indonesia Air Asia 21/12
PK-GLN A320 (5399) to Citilink 11/12
PK-GLO A320 (5415) to Citilink 20/12
VN-A397 A321 (5418) to Vietnam A/L 19/12
VT-IFG A320 (5411) to IndiGo 13/12
9M-AQP A320 (5397) to Air Asia 14/12
Air China B773 B-2036 (38676) made its first flight on 7/12.
Air Corsica A319 F-GYJM (1145) has become 5H-FJC for FastJet & left Montpellier on 15/12 on delivery to Dar-Es-Salaam.
Air Dolomiti will remove all eleven AT72s from its fleet next October.
Air Europa B738 EC-ISE (30290) has become P2-PXC & left Budapest on 17/12 on delivery to Air Niugini. EC-LTM (36591) made its first flight on 19/12.
Air India B788 VT-ANK (36282) left Charleston, SC on 20/12 on delivery to Delhi.
Air Italy B734 I-AIMR (27007) left Verona for Gander on 21/12 on return to the lessor.
Air Libya B463 5A-FLB (E3234 ex TC-THB, G-CCTB, G-JEBU, OY-FJE, G-CCTB) left Kemble on 13/12 on delivery to Benghazi.
Airlinair AT42 F-GVZO (80) was cancelled from the French register on 12/12 & is now PJ-DAJ with Dutch Antilles Express. AT72 F-GVZP (494 ex N494AE) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 19/12.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-JNX (8058) was ferried from Montpellier to Valencia on 11/12 after painting all white, with EC-IJF (7705) going in the opposite direction on 13/12 for the same treatment before returning to Valencia on 20/12. EC-HHV (7350) left Valencia on 15/12 heading for Khartoum on wet lease to another operator. The carrier now has 16 or 17 CRJ2s stored at Valencia & 5 or 6 others leased out.
Air Pacific. See under Euro Atlantic A/W.
Air Sweden had its AOC revoked back on 10/1 & A320 SE-RJM (0289) was stored at Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen. It has become F-WTBS for Latecoere Aeroservices & was ferried to Lourdes on 14/12. Air Sweden hopes to restart operations next year as Nordic Air Sweden.
Air Zena Georgian A/L B734 4L-TGM (29904) was registered EI-EZI at Shannon from 14/12 to 17/12 before being delivered to Tbilisi as 4L-TGM on 18/12.
Alba Star B734F EC-LKB (24559) left Palma on 15/12 on delivery to Gading Sari Aviation Services of Malaysia.
Alitalia B773 I-DISE (32856) was reregistered EI-DSE at LHR on 19/12. Also see under Carpatair.
All Nippon B744 JA8956 (25640) left Tokyo/Haneda on 12/12 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS.
American A/L B773 N717AN (31543) was delivered untitled & in a white/grey scheme from Paine Field to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX on 11/12. N718AN (41665) was delivered from Paine Field to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX on 19/12.
ATR deliveries to other customers
B-17002 AT72 (1061) to Uni Air 13/12
PK-WGF AT72 (1062) to Wings Abadi Air 15/12
PK-WGG AT72 (1063) to Wings Abadi Air 19/12
PR-AQD AT72 (1060) to Azul Linhas Aereas 11/12
PR-PDI AT72 (1059) to Passaredo Linhas Aereas 15/12
Avanti Air AT42 D-BCRN (369) has become C-GDSS for Calm Air & left Siegerland on 18/12 on delivery to Canada.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5696 B738 (40019) to Air China 12/12
B-5699 B738 (38935) to China Southern 7/12
JA70AN B738 (33913) to All Nippon 20/12
N407AS B739 (41731) to Alaska A/L 17/12
N408AS B739 (41732) to Alaska A/L 18/12
N910NN B738 (31160) to American A/L 11/12
N8327A B738 (37009) to Southwest 12/12
N8328A B738 (38818) to Southwest 14/12
N8605E B738 (36891) to Southwest 19/12
PK-LKM B739 (38726) to Lion Air 14/12 (corrects last blog)
PK-LKO B739 (38684) to Lion Air 5/12 (corrects last blog)
PR-GUV B738 (39609) to Gol 14/12
ZS-ZWD B738 (40855) to Comair 14/12
9M-MXM B738 (40140) to MAS 10/12
9M-MXN B738 (40141) to MAS 18/12
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
ET-AQE DH8D (4428) to Ethiopian A/L 11/12
ET-AQF DH8D (4429) to Ethiopian A/L for Asky A/L 20/12
PK-GRG CRJX (19029) to Garuda 13/12
VT-SUJ DH8D (4396) to SpiceJet 19/12
VT-SUK DH8D (4398) to SpiceJet 19/12
VT-SUP DH8D (4412) to SpiceJet 14/12
Brussels A/L A319 OO-SSB (2400 ex N937FR) was delivered from Shannon to Brussels on 13/12.
Carpatair AT72 YR-ATR (555 ex B-3027, N155NK, OY-CJT) was delivered from Billund to Timisoara on 13/12. YR-ATS (433 ex N533AA) made an acceptance flight from/to Dinard on 18/12. Both are in full Alitalia scheme & will be operated on their behalf (see Skyliner for photo).
China Eastern A332 B-5908 (1372) left Toulouse on 21/12 on delivery to Shanghai/Pudong.
Cirrus A/L D328 D-BGAE (3146) was ferried from Memmingen to Eindhoven on 16/12 for painting for Sun-Air of Scandinavia & then to Billund 21/12 after painting.
Condor. See under Thomas Cook.
Delta A/L has agreed to buy the 49% share in Virgin Atlantic currently held by Singapore A/L.
DHL B763F G-DHLK (37810) left Atlanta, GA for East Midlands on 10/12 after winglet fitting.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3215 E190 (19000591) to Tianjin A/L 13/12
KW3556 E145 (14501135) to Indian A/F 13/12
PR-AXJ E195 (19000580) to Azul Linhas Aereas 16/12
PR-AXN E195 (19000590) to Azul Linhas Aereas 17/12
Emirates B773 A6-END (41084) left Paine Field on 14/12 on delivery to Dubai. A388 A6-EEG (116) made its first flight on 14/12 as F-WWSS & A6-EEA (108) left Finkenwerder on 19/12 on delivery to Dubai.
Emirates Sky Cargo B777F A6-EFJ (35610) made its first flight on 9/12 & left Paine Field on 19/12 on delivery to Dubai via Hong Kong to operate a service en route.
Etihad B773 A6-ETM (39688) made its first flight on 10/12. A6-ETL (39687) left Paine Field on 19/12 on delivery to Abu Dhabi. A320 A6-EIR (5407) made its first flight on 10/12 & left Finkenwerder on 19/12 on delivery to Abu Dhabi.
Euro Atlantic A/W B772 CS-TFM (28513) left LAX on 14/12 for Lisbon following wet-lease to Air Pacific.
FedEx ordered a further four B763Fs this week.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FED (40257) arrived at Dubai on delivery on 15/12.
German Sky ceased operations on 1/12, but hopes to restart in the spring. B738 D-AGSB (30194), currently stored at Lasham, was registered to FGL Aircraft Ireland Ltd on 12/12 as G-CHOH. D-AGSA (28323) was ferried from Cologne to Lasham on 17/12 on return to the lessor & registered G-CHOB on 19/12.
HiFly. See under Air Berlin & MAS.
Hong Kong A/L A333 B-LNN (1369) left Toulouse on 11/12 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Iberia A320 EC-ILQ (1736) has been transferred to Vueling & was ferried from Paris/Orly to Madrid on 16/12 after painting.
Iraqi A/W B772 YI-AQZ (40993) left Paine Field on 14/12 on delivery to Baghdad. Also see under Air Berlin & Niki.
Jade Cargo B744F B-2440 (35171) was registered N558CL on 15/10 & was ferried from Marana, AZ to Miami, FL on 15/12 in full Southern Air scheme.
JAL B788 JA829J (34839) made its first flight on 7/12.
Jet A/W A333 VT-JWS (1361) left Toulouse on 14/12 on delivery to Delhi, with VT-JWR (1351) following on 19/12.
KLM Cityhopper F100 PH-OFO (11462) was delivered from Amsterdam to Kiev all white on 17/12 for Air Batumi.
Korean Air A388 HL7619 (096) left Toulouse on 10/12 on delivery to Seoul.
Kuban A/L has ceased operations & the following A319s have been ferried from Krasnodar to Dublin on return to the lessor:
VQ-BLY (2224) on 10/12
VQ-BMN (2249) on 12/12
VQ-BMO (2214) on 12/12
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDK (41993) was delivered on 11/12. CC-BDL (42214) made its first flight on 10/12 & was delivered from Paine Field to Atlanta, GA on 19/12 for winglet fitting. B788 CC-BBC (38472) was delivered on 7/12.
Libyan A/L A320 5A-LAP (5405) was delivered from Toulouse to El Beida on 20/12.
LOT B734 SP-LLL (25164) was ferried from Warsaw to Perpignan on 14/12 on return to the lessor. B788 SP-LRB (37894) left Paine Field on 20/12 on delivery to Warsaw.
Lufthansa B733 D-ABXT (24281) left Frankfurt on 12/12 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK, while A321 D-AIDV (5413) made its first flight (in retro scheme) also on 12/12 as D-AVZM & was delivered from Finkenwerder to Frankfurt on 21/12.
Luxair B738 LX-LGU (41047) left Boeing Field on 10/12 on delivery to Luxembourg.
MAS A332 9M-MKV (296) is due to join Orbest in 1Q13 as CS-TRJ. B744 9M-MPB (25699) left storage at Kuala Lumpur on 16/12 bound for Roswell, NM, presumably for further storage.
PR-MAJ A320 (1818) of TAM arrived at Kemble all white on 14/12 on return to the lessor.
VN-A192 B734 (26289) of Jetstar Pacific arrived at Budapest on 20/12 before continuing on to St Athan on 21/12 for storage or scrapping.
Niki A320 OE-LEM (5115) was ferried all white from Vienna to Baghdad on 19/12 on delivery to Iraqi A/W.
D-AVAN E135BJ (1450192) for Avangard Aviation arrived at Karlsruhe on 15/12 on delivery.
EI-EWS A320 (2670 ex VT-KFK) of BBAM has become VN-A557 for Jetstar Leasing & left Dublin on 14/12 on delivery
G-BZAT B463 (E3320) for Asian Express Air was ferried from Bournemouth to Exeter on 21/12 after painting.
G-CHDG B462 (E2293 ex D-AVRN) of Trident Aviation Leasing & parked at Kemble was reregistered N355AC on 18/12
OY-CLR AT42 (689 ex 4K-AZ53) of Nordic Aviation Capital left Billund on 18/12 on delivery to Island Transvoyager & is to become RP-C4201.
UP-EM010 E135 (14501154) for Comlux KZ arrived at Astana on delivery on 12/12
VQ-BSK B748BBJ (42096) for the Qatar Amiri Flight made its first flight on 13/12
XS606 Andover C1 (17) of the RAF was ferried from Boscombe Down to Bournemouth on 19/12 for painting for a Kenyan operator to whom it is due to be delivered in mid January.
XV106 (836) & XV108 (838) VC10s of the RAF were ferried from Brize Norton to Bruntingthorpe for scrapping on 7/11.
Nordstar B733 VP-BKT (28871) was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Woensdrecht on 15/12.
Nordwind A/L B763 VP-BRL (26328 ex S7-AHM, EI-EXL) left Miami, FL on 13/12 on delivery to Moscow/Sheremetyevo.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738s LN-NGG (39018) & LN-NGH (39019) made their first flights on 11/12 & the former arrived at Oslo on delivery on 20/12.
OLT is to dispose of five of its ten F100s.
Olympic A/W A320 SX-OAU (4193) was ferried from Bournemouth to Hamburg on 21/12 after painting for VietJetAir.
Oman Air. See under Travel Service.
Orenair. See under Air Berlin.
Pegasus B738 TC-CPG (40729) made its first flight on 11/12 & left Boeing Field on 19/12 on delivery to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen. TC-CPI (40014) made its first flight on 13/12.
Qantas B763 VH-ZXB (24338 ex G-BNWF) left Sydney on 11/12 for storage at Roswell, NM.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHY (5395) left Toulouse on 13/12 on delivery to Doha. B788 A7-BCA (38319) arrived at Doha on 9/12 on delivery. The carrier is to lease three new A332Fs to replace its A306Fs, with deliveries to take place next year.
Rossiya. See under Air Arabia.
Ryanair B738 EI-EVX (40317) arrived at Dublin on 13/12 on delivery, with EI-EVW (40318) following on 15/12 & EI-EVY (40319) on 18/12. This completes Ryanair's order for B738s from Boeing.
SAS B738 LN-RGB (38034) left Boeing Field on 13/12 on delivery to Stockholm/Arlanda. MD82 SE-DIL (49913) left Oslo on 17/12 for Blytheville, AR, with LN-ROX (49603) following on 18/12. Both are to be broken up for spares for Delta A/L. A320 OY-KAL (2883 ex VT-INC, OE-IBJ) was delivered from Zurich to Copenhagen on 17/12.
Saudia MD90 HZ-APE (53495) was registered to AerSale as N195AS on 04/12 & left Jeddah on 12/12 en route to the USA. B773 HZ-AK16 (41053) left Paine Field on 8/12 on delivery to Jeddah.
Singapore A/L. See under Delta A/L.
Small Planet A/L B733 LY-AQV (25069) was ferried from Moscow/Vnukovo to Dublin on 18/12 for painting into SCAT scheme.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCI (0724) left Tallinn on 16/12 for Roswell, NM on return to the lessor.
Southern Air. See under Jade Cargo.
Sun-Air of Scandinavia. See under Cirrus A/L.
Tampa Colombia A332F N330QT (169) left Toulouse on 20/12 on delivery to Rangely, CO.
Thai A/W A388 HS-TUC (100) left Toulouse on 21/12 on delivery to Bangkok.
Thomas Cook. Recent changes have been:
G-CRPH A320 (0424) was withdrawn from service on 24/11 & is parked at Manchester awaiting sale.
G-DAJC B763 (27206) returned to Manchester on 16/12 following lease to Condor.
G-FCLB B752 (28164) B752 was leased to Thomas Cook Scandinavia from 13/12
G-FCLJ B752 (26160) left Manchester on 13/12 for Calgary on winter lease to WestJet
G-JMCD B752 (30757) returned to Manchester on 13/12 after lease to Thomas Cook Scandinavia
G-WJAN B752 (28674) left Manchester on 10/12 for Calgary on winter lease to WestJet
Thomson A/W. Recent changes have been:
G-FDZB B738 (35131) left Gatwick on 13/12 for Toronto/Pearson on winter lease to Sunwing A/L & was registered C-FPZB on 14/12
G-FDZE B738 (35137) left Newcastle on 10/12 for Toronto/Pearson on winter lease to Sunwing A/L & was registered C-GDZE on 12/12
G-FDZF B738 (35138) left Manchester on 18/12 for Toronto/Pearson on winter lease to Sunwing A/L & was registered C-FEZF on 19/12
G-FDZG B738 (35139) left Gatwick on 17/12 for Toronto/Pearson on winter lease to Sunwing A/L & was registered C-FRZG on 18/12
G-OOOX B752 (26158) became N974FD for FedEx on 12/12 & left Manchester on 13/12 on delivery to Victorville, CA
G-TAWL (37241) made its first flight on 13/11
Transavia B738 PH-HZI (28380) left Amsterdam on 21/12 for Minneapolis/St Paul & winter lease to Sun Country.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVO (32360) left Prague for Toronto/Pearson on 12/12 for winter lease to Sunwing A/L. OK-TVU (38025) positioned from Prague to Muscat in full Oman Air scheme on 19/12 for winter lease (see Skyliner for photo).
TUI A/L Belgium B738 OO-JAQ (35148) left Brussels for Montreal/Mirabel on 13/12 for winter lease to CanJet.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUK (39094) was registered C-GDGZ on 10/12 & left Hanover for Montreal/Mirabel on 10/12 on winter lease to CanJet. D-AHFL (27985) is now PK-CLS & left Hanover on 11/12 on delivery to Jakarta for Sriwijaya Air. D-AHFK (27991) was ferried from Dublin to Hanover on 15/12 & will soon be delivered to Sriwijaya Air as PK-CLT.
United B788 N27903 (34823) made its first flight on 7/12, with N27901 (34821) following on 13/12. N45905 (34825) was delivered from Paine Field to LAX on 14/12.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VGEM (1215 ex B-18392) was ferried from Zurich to LHR on 13/12 following cabin outfitting & prior to service entry. G-VLUV (1206 ex B-18391) was ferried from Manchester to Gatwick on 18/12 in full scheme. It is due to remain there for a while prior to going elsewhere (Zurich?) for pre-service mods after which it will be LHR based. A346 G-VFOX (449) was ferried all white from Gatwick to Lourdes on 19/12 for storage. Also see under Aer Lingus & Delta A/L.
Vueling. See under Iberia.
West Atlantic Sweden AT72 SE-MGL (353 ex SX-BII) was ferried from Sonderborg to Norwich on 20/12 for painting.
Wind Jet A319 EI-ESG (2797) has become N521NK for Spirit A/L & made an acceptance flight from/to Miami, FL on 14/12. This was obviously successful as it was delivered to Fort Lauderdale, FL the following day. EI-DVD (0647) has been painted at Dublin for First Nation of Nigeria.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLF (28218) has become C-GDGY & left Dublin on 13/12 for Montreal/Mirabel on winter lease to CanJet. D-AXLG (28226) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Shannon on 18/12 on return to the lessor. D-AXLK (32920) was ferried from Cologne to Amsterdam on 21/12, also on return to the lessor. The carrier ceased operations on 14/12, but expects to restart in the spring.
Yakutia RRJ95 RA-89011 (95019) was delivered from Ulyanovsk to Yakutsk on 18/12.