EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 09-02-13
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 A LONG GAP BEFORE THE NEXT BLOG AS I WILL BE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD FOR A WHILE. I WILL CATCH UP ON MY RETURN & THE NEXT BLOG SHOULD APPEAR ON FRIDAY 15th MARCH
Aeroflot B773 VP-BGB (41679) left Paine Field on 1/2 on delivery to Moscow/Sheremetyevo & VP-BGC (41690) made its first flight on 4/2.
Aerosvit E190 UR-DSB (19000501) was ferried from storage at Kiev to Bucharest on 5/2. B734 UR-AAQ (28013) was ferried from storage at Kiev to Tallinn on 6/2.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANP (5502) made its first flight on 5/2 as F-WWBR.
Air Arabia Egypt A320 SU-AAC (3246) had been returned to the parent company as A6-ABM by 2/2.
Air Baltic F50 YL-BAS (20162) was ferried from Riga to Maastricht on 4/2 on return to the lessor.
Air Berlin will no longer take delivery of B738 D-ABMM (37774) & it left Boeing Field on 1/2 as HS-DBK on delivery to Nok Air.
Air Bridge Cargo will not take delivery of B748F VQ-BRH (37669) & it was ferried from Paine Field to Marana, AZ as N769BA on 4/2.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-MBA A321 (5459) to Air Macau 6/2
B-9908 A320 (5369) to Shenzhen A/L by 8/2 (Tianjin assembled)
HL8277 A321 (5462) to Asiana 6/2
VN-A601 A321 (5456) to Vietnam A/L 8/2
9V-JSS A320 (5472) to Jetstar 5/2
Air China A333 B-5916 (1383) left Toulouse on 7/2 on delivery to Tianjin.
Air Contractors A306F EI-OZK (683) was ferried from Leipzig to Manila on 4/2 for painting all white prior to lease to Air Hong Kong.
Air France A320 F-GHQP (0337) was ferried from Paris/Orly to Kemble on 6/2 for scrapping.
Air Hong Kong. See under Air Contractors.
Airlinair. See under Non Airline.
Atlas Air B748F N854GT (37566) made its first flight on 2/2.
ATR deliveries to other customers
F-WKVJ AT72 (1068) to Air KBZ 8/2 (to become XY-AJE)
8Q-VAS AT72 (1069) to flyMe/Villa Air 8/2
Austrian A/L B738 OE-LNR (33833) was ferried from Vienna to Tallinn on 3/2 prior to return to the lessor. OE-LNT (33834) was ferried from Ostrava to Vienna on 3/2 after painting into El Al scheme prior to delivery as 4X-EKU.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
HS-DBK B738 (37774) to Nok Air 1/2
JA71AN B738 (33914) to All Nippon 6/2
JA805X B738 (38035) to Solaseed Air 1/2
N916NN B738 (31163) to American A/L 8/2
PK-LKR B738 (38686) to Lion Air 4/2
PR-GUY B738 (39612) to Gol 1/2
British A/W A388 G-XLEB (121) made its first flight on 4/2 as F-WWAY. Former BMI A320 G-MEDH (1922) flew its last revenue earning service on 26/1 & was ferried from LHR to Sofia on 29/1 for end of lease maintenance.
Brussels A/L B733 OO-VEN (28586) was registered to Jet2 as G-GDFM on 5/2. B462 OO-DJJ was returned to Brussels on 7/2 following lease to Korongo A/L & it is expected that it will be sold to the USA.
Carpatair AT72 YR-ATS (533) was badly damaged when it veered off the runway landing at Rome/Fiumicino in bad weather on 2/2.
Cathay Pacific B773 B-KQD (39237) made its first flight on 5/2.
EasyJet A319 G-EZMS (2378) left Southend on 5/2 as CC-AIB on delivery to Sky A/L.
This year's eight A320 deliveries are due to roll off the line as follows:
G-EZWH (5542) in April
G-EZWI (5592) in May
G-EZWJ (5638) in June
G-EZWK (5688) in July
G-EZWL (5702) in August
G-EZWM (5739) in September
G-EZWN (5757) in September
G-EZWO (5780) in October
El Al. See under Austrian A/L.
Flybe DH8D G-JEDO (4079) is due to be ferried from Exeter to Norwich on 9/2 for painting into Aero Contractors scheme & will return to Exeter prior to delivery to Nigeria.
Germanwings A319 D-AGWU (5457) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Cologne on 5/2, with D-AGWV (5467) making its first flight the following day.
Gulf Air E190s A9C-MC (1900072) & A9C-MD (19000373) arrived at Exeter on 2/2 on return to the lessor.
Hemus Air B462 LZ-HBF (E3159) was ferried from Sofia to Kiev on 6/2, with LZ-HBG (E3146) following on 7/2.
Hong Kong A/L A333 B-LNO (1384) left Toulouse on 5/2 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Iberia A333 EC-LUB (1377) was delivered from Toulouse to Amsterdam on 8/2 for painting.
Jet2. See under Brussels A/L & Thomson A/W.
Lufthansa B744 D-ABVC (24288) flew its last revenue earning service on 5/2 & will be ferried from Frankfurt to Tupelo, MS for scrapping.
Mahan Air. The two former Lufthansa A343s that found their way to Mahan Air via Manas A/W in very dubious circumstances joined the Iranian register early this month. EX-34001 (20 ex D-AIGA) & EX-34002 (56 ex D-AIGK) have become EP-MMB & EP-MMA respectively.
Manas A/W. See under Mahan Air.
HL7232 B735 (25767) of Air Busan was ferried from St Petersburg to Lasham on 2/2 on return to the lessor.
N355AC RJ85 (E2293 ex D-AVRN, G-CHDG) of AeroFlite left Kemble on 6/7 on delivery to Abbotsford for water bomber conversion.
Monarch A/L A320s G-MONX (0392) & G-OZBB (0389) will reportedly be withdrawn from service at the end of this summer & scrapped. There is an unconfirmed report that former Onur Air A321 G-OZBZ (1421 ex TC-OAN) will be added to the fleet in the not too distant future.
EI-EUL A320 (2027) registered to ILFC was ferried from Bournemouth to Dublin on 5/2 after painting into Shaheen Air scheme.
G-CGYR RJ85 (E2273 ex OO-DJL) of Trident Aviation Leasing is due to be ferried from Kemble to Norwich on 16/2 for painting & reregistration as G-LENM for Cello.
OE-IBO A320 (2990) registered to GECAS was ferried from Ostrava to Zurich on 4/2 after painting for SAS with whom it will become OY-KAO.
OY-CLV AT72 (789 ex 4K-AZ65) registered to Nordic Aviation Capital was ferried all white from Eindhoven to Billund on 3/2 for painting for Airlinair & will become F-GVZT.
Nordavia B735 VP-BXN (24754) was ferried from storage at Budapest to Bournemouth on 5/2.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NIE (39435) arrived at Oslo on 5/2 on delivery, with LN-NIF (39434) following it three days later. Should the planned delivery of its first B787 for the end of April slip, the carrier has stated that it will lease replacement long-haul aircraft in order to start its new services to New York & Bangkok.
OLT F100s D-AFKF (11470) & D-AOLG (11452) were ferried from Dresden to Saarbrucken on 5/2, with D-AFKC (11496) following from Munster on 6/2.
Onur Air. See under Monarch A/L.
RAM B735 CN-RMV (25317) was registered to VX Capital Partners on 29/1 as N481VX & left Casablanca on 2/2 bound for Marana, AZ. CN-RMY (25325) became N483VX on 1/2 for the same owner & left Casablanca on 8/2 also bound for Marana, AZ.
Red Wings had its AOC suspended on 4/2.
Rossiya B735 EI-CDG (25738), which was registered to Nordic Aviation Capital as OY-EDO on 22/1, was ferried from Billund to Kemble on 4/2 for scrapping.
SAS DH8D LN-RDV (4054 ex OY-KCD, HA-LQA) was ferried from Sandefjord to Eindhoven on 8/2 for painting for a new operator. Also see under Non Airline.
Saudia A321 HZ-ASU (5447) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Jeddah on 6/2.
Sun-Air of Scandinavia D328JET D-BGAL (3131) was delivered to Billund for the carrier from Memmingen on 7/2.
Thomson A/W B763s G-DBLA (26063), G-OOAN (26256) & G-PJLO (26064) had been due to leave the fleet this year for scrapping, but are now to be converted to freighters. The first to go will be G-OOAN, which will be ferried to Singapore for conversion at the beginning of March. B733 G-THOP (28740) was registered G-GDFO on 6/2 & ferried from Lasham to Bournemouth the same day for painting into Jet2 Holidays scheme.
THY A321 TC-JSF (5465) made its first flight on 4/2 as D-AZAC. B738 TC-JHP (42000) left Boeing Field on 6/2 on delivery to Istanbul/Ataturk.
UPS B763F N355UP (37863) made its first flight on 4/2.
UT Air is to take delivery of B752 N752NA (28174) & it made an acceptance flight in full scheme from Goodyear, AZ on 2/2.