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EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 19-01-13

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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.
Chris Witt/Skyliner
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Jethro/UK & Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
http://www.jethros.org.uk/
Puget Sound - Boeing test Flights
http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.com/

Aer Lingus. See under Meridiana Fly.
Aerosvit B738 UR-AAO (38120) was ferried from Kiev to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen on 14/1 for transfer to Ukraine International as UR-PSF.
Air Astana F50 P4-HAS (20198) arrived at Maastricht on 14/1 on return to the lessor & is due to go to Avior.
Air Berlin A333 D-AERK (120), currently at Manila, is due to be delivered to I-Fly in March. D-AERQ (127) is due for delivery to HiFly as CS-TRI later this month.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6958 A320 (5216) to Capital A/L 11/1 (Tianjin assembled)
HS-TXE A320 (5436) to Thai Smile 18/1
9V-JSR A320 (5433) to Jetstar 14/1
Air Dolomiti E190 I-ADJQ (19000587) is due to arrive at Verona on delivery on 19/1.
Air Libya B463 G-CEIH (E3232) was ferried from Lelystad to Bacau on 17/1 after painting & prior to delivery.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMV (5294) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 16/1, with EI-IMX (5424) following on 17/1.
American A/L B762 N325AA (22326) was ferried from LAX to Roswell, NM on 9/1 for storage.
Atran B734F VP-BCK (28758 ex B-2989, N782AG) arrived at Moscow/Vnukovo on 17/1 on delivery from Jacksonville, FL
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5296 B737 (41091) to Air China 16/1
B-5706 B738 (38398) to Xiamen A/L 16/1
B-5711 B738 (39195) to Hainan A/L 16/1
B-5716 B738 (38937) to China Southern 16/1
B-5723 B738 (39329) to Shandong A/L 18/1
B-5731 B738 (40951) to China Eastern 17/1
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
B-7691 CRJ9 (15288) to China Express around 12/1
Carpatair F70 YR-KMB (11565) left Timisoara on 15/1 on delivery to Alliance A/L.
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAZ (1387) made its first flight on 17/1 as F-WWYS.
Corendon Air B734 TC-TJE (26073) left Antalya on 16/1 bound for the USA on return to the lessor.
CSA reportedly retired its last five B735s on 14/1.
easyJet A319 HB-JZN (2387) positioned from Malta to Southend on 14/1 for painting for Allegiant. G-EJJB (2380) was rolled out of the paint shop at Southend on 16/1 with CC-AIC under tape.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
5Y-FFF E190 (19000594) to Kenya A/W 18/1
Emirates A388 A6-EEI (123) made its first flight on 17/1 as F-WWAM.
FedEx MD10F N387FE (46621) was ferried from LAX to Victorville, CA on 14/1 for storage.
Finnair E170 OH-LEL (17000139) arrived back at Helsinki from Phoenix, AZ on 14/1 after lease to Honeywell.
HiFly. See under Air Berlin.
Hong Kong A/L A333 B-LNO (1384) made its first flight on 15/1 as F-WWYP.
Iberia A320 EC-HDK (1067) has been reregistered EC-LUD for Iberia Express.
Icelandair. The recently delivered B752 was registered TF-ISF (24595 ex N637AM) on 7/1.
I-Fly. See under Air Berlin.
KLM A333 PH-AKE (1381) made its first flight on 17/1 as F-WWYL.
Korean Air Cargo B777F HL8226 (37640) made its first flight on 17/1.
LOT B735 SP-LKF (27368) was ferried from Warsaw to Woensdrecht on 16/1 on return to the lessor. B788 SP-LRC (35940) made its first flight on 13/1.
Meridian Fly has been busy shedding aircraft as follows:
EI-DFA A319 (1305) ferried from Verona to Montpellier on 18/1 on return to the lessor
EI-DFP A319 (1048) ferried from Turin to Budapest on 9/1 on return to the lessor
EI-EZN A320 (1715) ferried from Milan/Linate to Shannon on 12/1 on return to the lessor
EI-EZO A320 (1723) ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Shannon on 10/1 on return to the lessor
I-EEZF A320 (1983) ferried from Verona to Seletar 4/1 & to join Aer Lingus for operations from LHR on behalf of Virgin Atlantic
I-EEZG A320 (2001) ferried from Catania to Seletar 4/1 & to join Aer Lingus for operations from LHR on behalf of Virgin Atlantic
Miscellaneous Items
N997AG A320 (0497 ex A4O-EL, A9C-EL, N997AG, 5N-FNC) of ACG Acquisitions arrived at Southend from Lagos for storage on 12/1.
VN-A194 B734 (25850) arrived at St Athan on 14/1 on return to the lessor.
All fifty or so B787s in airline service worldwide have now been grounded, either by various regulatory bodies or by the airlines themselves, until the recent battery problems & other safety issues are resolved.
Monarch. I reported last week that Monarch had cancelled its order for two new A321s. However, I have now been advised by the airline that this is incorrect & that the carrier expects to take delivery of them in May.
Non Airline
HZ-AIJ B747SP (22750) of the Saudi Arabian VIP Flight was reregistered HZ-HM1C at Shannon on 16/1.
HZ-ATR B739BBJ3 (39317) for the Saudi Ministry of Finance arrived at Bordeaux on 13/1 from Portland, OR after VIP outfitting.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B733 LN-KKI (24329) left Lasham on 14/1 bound for Victorville, CA on return to the lessor.
Qatar A/W B788 A7-BCC (38321) left Victorville, CA on 15/1 on delivery to Doha after IFE fitting.
Ryan International, which had been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, filed for Chapter 7 on 11/1, which means that the airline is to be liquidated. A332 N772RD (343) was ferried from Rockford, IL to Marana, AZ on 15/1 on return to the lessor.
SAS A320 OY-KAO (2990) was ferried from Ras Al Khaimah to Ostrava on 13/1 still as OE-IBO for painting. OY-KAM (2911) was delivered from Zurich to Copenhagen on 16/1.
Saudia A321 HZ-AST (5314) made its first flight on 17/1 as D-AZAQ.
Sun-Air of Scandinavia D328JET OY-NCV (3146 ex D-BGAE) was registered on 11/1.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBF (1374) was delivered from Toulouse to Frankfurt for seat installation on 17/1.
THY B738 TC-JHO (40987) made its first flight on 14/1.
TNT. See under UPS.
Tunisair A320 TS-IMU (5474) made its first flight on 17/1 as F-WWBI.
Ukraine International. See under Aerosvit.
UPS B763F N354UP (37862) was delivered from Paine Field to Indianapolis, IN on 14/1. The carrier has abandoned its plans to take over TNT after the EU Commission blocked the deal.
UT Air B735 VP-BFW (27325 ex N11612) was noted at Sofia on 12/1 awaiting delivery.
Virgin Atlantic. See under Meridiana Fly.
Windjet A320 EI-DNP (0421) was delivered from Singapore to Halim on 12/1 for Indonesia Air Transport & is to become PK-TAA.