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EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR VARIOUS REASONS, I REGRET THAT I WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PRODUCE THIS BLOG. MY THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS

John

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.
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/

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.
Miscellaneous Items
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.
Non Airline
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.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 02-02-13

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.
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 B763 UR-VVF (24476) left Kiev on 28/1 bound for Victorville, CA on return to the lessor.
Air Astana A320 P4-UAS (2987) was ferried from Southend to Manchester on 27/1 for painting for a new customer.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6972 A320 (5466) to Spring A/L 30/1
B-9900 A320 (5461) to China Eastern 29/1
CC-BFG A320 (5443) to LAN A/L 1/2
CC-BFH A320 (5453) to LAN A/L 31/1
HS-BBC A320 (5468) to Thai Air Asia 1/2
VN-A399 A321 (5438) to Vietnam A/L 1/1
VT-GOL A320 (5463) to Go Air 30/1
VT-IFH A320 (5437) to IndiGo 28/1
VT-IFI A320 (5460) to IndiGo 1/2
Air Contractors A306F EI-OZK (683 ex JA8563, N2683) was registered on 29/1 following freighter conversion & delivered from Dresden to Leipzig on 1/2. It is due to be operated by Air Hong Kong/DHL.
Air Dolomiti E190 I-ADJR (19000595) arrived at Verona on delivery on 1/2.
Air Explore. See under TUI A/L Belgium.
Air Hong Kong. See under Air Contractors.
Airlinair. See under HOP!
Alpha Star Aviation AT42 F-WKVG (859) left Bordeaux on 28/1 on delivery to Jeddah & is to become HZ-A10.
American A/L B773 N719AN (41668) was delivered from Paine Field to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX on 28/1.
Austrian A/L B738 OE-LNS (34262) was registered N342AM on 25/1 & left Vienna on 1/2 on delivery to AeroMexico.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
N914NN B738 (31161) to American A/L 25/1
N915NN B738 (33227) to American A/L 31/1
N8608N B738 (36638) to Southwest 25/1
N37466 B739 (31644) to United A/L 30/1
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
C-GSNE DH8D (4430) to ANA Wings 19/1 & registered JA461A on 23/1
C-GSZD DH8D (4413) to Sunstate A/L 26/1
Brit Air. See under HOP!
Brussels A/L B462 OO-MJE (E2192) was registered to Aircraft Holding Network on 23/1 as N192DD & left Brussels on 27/1 heading for Summerside & understood to be due for water bomber conversion for Neptune Aviation Services. B733 OO-VEN (28586) was ferried from Brussels to Budapest on 31/1 prior to delivery to Jet2 as G-GDFM.
Business Air B763 HS-BIG (24357 ex N984AN) was registered on 31/1 & delivered from Mexico City to Victorville, CA the same day.
Carpatair F70 YR-KMC (11569) arrived at Lelystad on 26/1 for painting prior to delivery to Alliance A/L.
China Southern A333 B-5917 (1392) made its first flight on 30/1 as F-WWYY.
EasyJet A319 HB-JZN (2387) has been rolled out at Southend in Allegiant scheme & will become N302NV.
Emirates B773 A6-ENG (35604) made its first flight on 25/1. A6-ENF (41085) left Paine Field on 31/1 on delivery to Dubai.
Etihad Cargo B777F A6-DDB (39692) left Paine Field on 30/1 on delivery to Abu Dhabi.
Europe Airpost B733 F-GIXH (23788) was ferried from Paris/Orly to St Athan on 1/2 for scrapping. 
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRH (7738) was ferried from Ljubljana to Dusseldorf on 28/1 prior to delivery to Yamal with whom it is to become VP-BBM.
Germanwings A319 D-AGWU (5457) made its first flight on 28/1 as D-AVYL.
Holidays Czech A/L A320 OK-HCA (4699) was ferried from Prague to Jeddah on 30/1 on lease to NAS Air (see Skyliner for photo).
HOP! is the name of the carrier that will draw together Brit Air, Regional A/L & Airlinair under the one brand from 31/3.
Iberia A333 EC-LUK (1385) made its first flight on 29/1 as F-WWYQ.
Iberia Express A320 EC-LUL (5486) made its first flight on 30/1 as F-WWDE.
Jet2. See under Brussels A/L.
Luxair DH8D LX-LGA (4159) was ferried from Innsbruck to Ostrava on 29/1 for painting prior to delivery to Yakutia.
MAS A333 9M-MKF (100) left Kuala Lumpur on 26/1 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS. 9M-MTK (1388) made its first flight on 30/1 as F-WWYT.
Meridiana Fly A332 I-EEZJ (565) was registered EI-EZJ for ILFC on 21/1. A320 I-EEZF (1983) & I-EEZG (2001) were registered to Celestial Aviation on 21/1 as EI-EZW & EI-EZV respectively & are due to be operated by Aer Lingus.
Miscellaneous Items
G-CHJU E170 (17000293) for Air Costa of India was ferried from Bournemouth to Exeter on 29/1 after painting & prior to delivery.
NAS Air. See under Holidays Czech A/L.
Niki A320 OE-LEQ (5464) made its first flight on 28/1 as D-AVVW.
Non Airline
A4O-AJ A319CJ (4992) for the Oman Royal Flight was delivered from Finkenwerder to Muscat on 1/2.
HB-IEE B752 (24527) of Privatair was ferried from Geneva to Manston on 31/1 for storage & is being offered for sale.
9Q-CLK B707 (17702 ex VH-EBG, G-AWDG, N600JJ, N707KS, N707SK) of the Government of Congo left Miami, FL on 26/1 on redelivery after an overhaul that began on 01/08/10.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738s LN-NGI (39020) & LN-NIF (39434) made their first flights on 31/1.
OLT ceased operations at midnight on 27/1. Its fleet is currently parked at the following locations:
D-AFKA F100 (11517) at Saarbrucken
D-AFKB F100 (11527) at Saarbrucken
D-AFKC F100 (11496) at Munster
D-AFKD F100 (11500) at Saarbrucken
D-AFKE F100 (11505) at Saarbrucken
D-AFKF F100 (11470) at Dresden
D-AGPH F100 (11308) at Stuttgart
D-AGPK F100 (11313) at Stuttgart
D-AOLB S2000 (5) at Bremen
D-AOLC S2000 (16) at Bremen
D-AOLG F100 (11452) at Dresden
D-AOLH F100 (11265) at Saarbrucken
D-AOLT S2000 (37) at Bremen
D-COLE S340A (144) at Bremen
Oman Air. See under Travel Service.
Pegasus B738 TC-APH (29250) was ferried from Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen on 29/1 on return to the lessor & for painting for a new operator.
Qatar A/W B773 A7-BAW (41741) left Paine Field on 29/1 on delivery to Doha. A332F A7-AFY (1386) made its fist flight on 31/1 as F-WWYR.
Regional A/L. See under HOP!
Rossiya B735 EI-CDG (25738), parked at Billund, was registered to Nordic Aviation Capital as OY-EDO on 22/1. With EI-CDD (24989) & EI-CDE (25115) being broken up at Goodyear, AZ, this just leaves EI-CDF (25737) & EI-CDH (25739), both of which are reportedly stored at Vilnius, though the latter may have moved on as it was sold to an unknown operator in Lithuania on 7/1.
SAS B738 LN-RGC (41257) left Boeing Field on 25/1 on delivery to Oslo. A333 SE-REE (515) has been reregistered as LN-RKO & flew its first service as such on 25/1. A320 OY-KAN (2958 ex VT-INE, OE-IBM) was delivered from Zurich to Copenhagen on 1/2.
Saudia A321 HZ-AST (5314) left Finkenwerder on 26/1 on delivery to Jeddah.
Shaheen Air. See under Vladivostok Avia.
Singapore A/L A333 9V-STT (1382) made its first flight on 30/1 as F-WWYN.
Smart Wings B737 OK-SWX (29885 ex EI-CXD, G-STRF) was ferried from Prague to Lasham on 27/1 on return to the lessor.
TAMPA Colombia A332F N331QT made its first flight on 30/1 as F-WWYK.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBF (1374) was onward delivered from Frankfurt to Bangkok on 30/1 following seat installation.
THY B738 TC-JHO (40987) left Boeing Field on 28/1 on delivery to Istanbul/Ataturk.
Titan A/W. The A320 destined for the carrier is EI-TAG (2791) of TACA. It was ferried from Washington Dulles to Shannon on 30/1 & will enter service as G-POWI in the spring.
TNT B462 OO-TAR (E2067) was registered to International Air Leases as N146QT on 7/12 & was ferried from Liege to Algiers on 1/2 on delivery to an unknown customer. 
Travel Service B738 OK-TVV (38027) was ferried from Prague to Dubai on 30/1 on wet-lease to Oman Air.
TUI A/L Belgium B735 OO-JAT (24927) was ferried from Bacau to Lasham on 30/1 on return to the lessor. B734 OO-JAM (28867) has become OM-DEX for Air Explore & was delivered from Brussels to Bratislava on 31/1.
Virgin Atlantic B744 G-VTOP (28194) was ferried to Gatwick on 12/1 & hasn't moved since. It will remain there as a standby aircraft until ferrying to Manchester on 2/2 on return to the lessor.
Vladivostok Avia A333 VQ-BEQ (86) has become AP-BKN for Shaheen Air & left Brussels on 31/3 on delivery to Karachi.
Vueling A320 EC-??? (5479) made its first flight on 25/1 as F-WWBS.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLG (28226) was registered to ILFC on 23/1 as EI-EZP.
Yakutia RRJ95 RA-89012 (95020) was delivered from Ulyanovsk to Yakutsk on 31/1. Also see under Luxair.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 26-01-13

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.
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/

Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONO (5448) was delivered all white from Finkenwerder to Dinard for painting on 24/1.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ANO (5452) left Toulouse on 24/1 on delivery to Sharjah.
Air Baltic B733 YL-BBK (92332) is due to join Jet2 as G-GDFN.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABMM (37774) made its first flight on 20/1. A320 D-ALTK (1931) has become OE-LBK for Austrian A/L & was noted as such at Munich on 22/1 in basic Air Berlin scheme prior to painting at Dublin before delivery.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-LPI A320 (5416) to Hong Kong A/L 22/1
B-6961 A321 (5435) to Air China 22/1
B-6965 A320 (5226) to Juneyao A/L 18/1 (Tianjin assembled)
JA807P A320 (5440) to Peach Aviation 25/1
N454AV A320 (5454) to Avianca 25/1
N618NK A320 (5458) to Spirit A/L 25/1
PK-RMT A320 (5449) to Mandala 23/1
RP-C3272 A320 (5442) to Cebu Pacific 18/1
Air Europa B738 EC-LTM (36591) left Boeing Field on 23/1 on delivery to Palma.
Air Nostrum AT72 EC-HEI (570), which was temporarily registered F-WKVI, has become CX-LFL for BQB Lineas Aereas & left Toulouse/Francazal on 18/1 on delivery to Montevideo. 
All Nippon has extended the grounding of its B788s to 31/1.
American A/L B762 N322AA (22323) was ferried from LAX to Roswell, NM on 17/1 for storage. B773 N720AN (33522) made its first flight on 23/1
AnadoluJet. See under THY.
Austrian A/L B738s OE-LNJ (28177) & OE-LNQ (30421), currently parked at Shannon as EI-EZB & EI-EZH, are due to join Jet2 as G-GDFP & G-GDFR respectively. OE-LNT (33834) was ferried from Tallinn to Ostrava for painting before it joins El Al as 4X-EKU. Also see under Air Berlin.
BmiBaby B733s G-TOYJ (28332) & G-TOYM (29141), currently parked at Lasham, are due to join Jet2 as G-GDFS & G-GDFT respectively.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5730 B738 (39302) to Shanghai A/L 25/1
JA73NQ B738 (39432) to Skymark 19/1
N913NN B738 (29571) to American A/L 22/1
N8606C B738 (35964) to Southwest 18/1
N8607M B738 (36634) to Southwest 23/1
PK-LKP B738 (38685) to Lion Air 23/1
PK-LKQ B738 (38727) to Lion Air 25/1
PR-GUX B738 (39611) to Gol 24/1
9M-MXO B738 (40142) to MAS 23/1
Brussels A/L B733 OO-VEN (28586) is due to join Jet2 as G-GDFM.
Calima B738 EC-LKO (28821) has been given the temporary registration F-WTDE & was ferried from Montpellier to Toulouse on 19/1. It is to join Jet2 as G-GDFV.
Carpatair F70 YR-KMB (11565), which left Timisoara on 15/1 on delivery to Alliance A/L, is now stored at Brisbane & is to take up the registration VH-QQV.
Corendon Air B734 TC-TJF (26078) left Antalya on 22/1 bound for Marana, AZ on return to the lessor. It is to be leased to Iraqi A/W for two years from April along with TC-TJE (26073).
Corsair A333 F-HZEN (1376) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 24/1.
Denim Air. See under Vizion Air.
DHL Air B763F G-DHLK (27810) operated a service from East Midlands to New York/JFK on 19/1 & was then ferried to Rome, NY for Atlas Air as N644GT.
easyJet is expected to firm up on options for a further three A320s while it continues to evaluate aircraft types for its future fleet requirements. Having finished its technical evaluation, it is in commercial discussions with Airbus, Boeing & Bombardier regarding its new fleet, which would enter service from 2017. Apart from wishing to introduce more fuel-efficient aircraft, the carrier is aiming to acquire 180-seat aircraft to replace the 156-seat A319s.
El Al B752 4X-EBV (26054) left Tel Aviv on 23/1 bound for Goodyear, AZ, with 4X-EBU (26053) following on 24/1. Also see under Austrian A/L.
Emirates B773 A6-ENF (41085) made its first flight on 22/1. A6-ENE (35603) left Paine Field on 23/1 on delivery to Dubai.
Etihad A/W B773 A6-ETM (39688) was delivered from Paine Field to Toronto/Pearson on 22/1.
Fleet Air. See under Golden Air.
Golden Air S340A SE-LSR (78) has become HA-TAG for Fleet Air & was noted as such at Budapest on 22/1.
Hello A320s HB-JIX (1210) & HB-JIY (1171), currently parked at Dublin & temporarily registered EI-EZF & EI-EZE respectively, are due to go to Vueling late next month.
Iraqi A/W. See under Corendon Air & Niki.
JAL has extended the grounding of its B788s to 3/2.
Jet2. See under Air Baltic, Austrian A/L, BMI Baby, Brussels A/L, Calima & Thomson A/W.
Korean Air A388 HL7621 (126) made its first flight on 24/1 as F-WWSZ.
Libyan A/L A320 5A-LAQ (5494) made its first flight on 23/1 as F-WWBQ.
Lufthansa B748 D-ABYG (37831) made its first flight on 23/1. A320s D-AIZN (5425) & D-AIZO (5441) were delivered from Finkenwerder to Hamburg & Frankfurt respectively on 25/1.
Medallion Air MD83 YR-HBE (49396) left Bucharest on 20/1 heading for Opa-Locka, FL on return to the lessor.
Meridiana Fly. The ferry flight of A319 EI-DFA (1305) from Verona to Montpellier was delayed from 18/1 to 19/1. Joining it at Montpellier on 19/1 was EI-DEZ (1283), which was ferried there from Alghero.
Miscellaneous Items
EI-EXZ A319 (2634 ex VT-KFI) of BBAM/Fly Leasing was ferried from storage at Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen to Dublin on 19/1.
N593SC A320 (0590) of AAR parts Trading left Shannon on 17/1 for scrapping at Tucson, AZ.
VT-JCC AT72 (593) was noted at Shannon 21/1 reregistered as EI-EZK for A.I.R Ltd.
Niki A320 OE-LEM (5115), which was delivered to Baghdad on 19/12 for Iraqi A/W, has become YI-ARA & was noted in service on 22/1.
Non Airline
EC-LUJ MD87 (53212 ex EC-638, EC-FHD) of Tiger Aircraft Leasing left Stockholm/Arlanda on 21/1 for madras City, OR & is to be converted to a water bomber for Erickson.
EI-DUS A320 (1497 ex EC-HXA) of ILFC was ferried from Dublin to Montpellier on 24/1 for painting. This was due to go to RayaJet but has apparently not been taken up.
F-HGNT A320 (0234 ex CS-TNC, JY-JAR, CS-TNO, OM-HLD, F-WCDH) for Snecma was ferried from Montpellier to Toulouse on 24/1.
F-WXAH A319CJ (4992) for the Oman Royal Flight arrived at Finkenwerder on 25/1 after VIP outfitting at Dallas/Love Field, TX & is to become A4O-AJ.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NIE (39435) made its first flight on 20/1. LN-NIC (38881) arrived at Oslo on 23/1 on delivery from Boeing Field.
Oman Air. See under Travel Service.
RayaJet. See under Non Airline.
Ryanair is reported to be in discussions with Boeing for a further 150 aircraft. These could well be B738s rather than MAX models as demand for the current generation of aircraft dries up while customers opt to wait for the MAX & thus could result in Ryanair managing to achieve a significant discount.
Ryan International B763 N637TW (25403) was ferried from Sao Paulo/Guarulhos to Marana, AZ on 21/1 on return to the lessor.
SAS B735 LN-BRV (25791) was ferried from Oslo to Shannon on 16/1. It then left Shannon for Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen on 20/1 using the callsign NGR916 (Nigerian A/F) & showing NAF916 on the flight plan, but still wearing LN-BRV. B738 LN-RGC (41257) made its first flight on 22/1. B734 LN-BRQ (25348) was ferried from Oslo to Shannon on 22/1 & remains parked there.
Saudia A321 HZ-ASU (5447) made its first flight on 24/1 as D-AVZV.
SmartLynx Estonia A320 ES-SAL (0566 ex HB-IJG, TC-JLC, XA-MXF, N566BB, EI-ERV, SP-IAB, EI-ERV) was delivered from Sofia to Tallinn on 23/1.
Sun Express. See under THY.
Thomson A/W B733 G-THOP (28740), currently parked at Lasham, is due to join Jet2 as G-GDFO.
THY B739 TC-JYK (40986) was delivered from Boeing Field to Georgetown, DE on 21/1 as N986TK for the fitting of long-range tanks. A321 TC-JSE (5450) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Istanbul/Ataturk on 24/1. B738 TC-JHP (42000) made its first flight on 23/1. TC-JHI (35092), which had been leased out to AnadoluJet was reregistered TC-SAH for Sun Express on 19/1.
Titan A/W is to add an A320 to its fleet in the spring.
TransAsia A/W A333 B-22102 (1378) left Toulouse on 25/1 on delivery to Taipei.
Transavia B738 PH-HZL (30391) left Amsterdam on 16/1 on winter lease to CanJet.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVV (38027) was ferried from Prague to Ostrava on 22/1 for paining prior to lease to Oman Air.
UT Air B735 VP-BFO (27319 ex N58606) was noted at Norwich on 24/1 prior to delivery.
Vizion Air is a new Belgian carrier based at Antwerp that started services from Maastricht on 22/3 with F50 PH-JXJ (20232) leased from Denim Air.
Vueling. See under Hello.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 19-01-13

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.
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.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 12-01-13

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.
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/

Aerosvit B738 UR-AAN (38119) was ferried from Kiev to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen on 10/1 for transfer to Ukraine International as UR-PSE & returned to Kiev on 11/1. UR-AAO (38120) will also transfer to Ukraine International as UR-PSF. All the B763s are to be returned to the lessor & will be replaced by five former Air India B772s, which will join Ukraine International from March onwards.
Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONO (5448) made its first flight on 11/1 as D-AVVD.
Air Arabia A320 A6-ENO (5452) made its first flight on 8/1 as F-WWIM.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6971 A320 (5434) to Spring A/L 10/1
Air India. See under Aerosvit.
Alitalia B772 I-DISA (32855) was reregistered EI-ISA at LHR on 9/1. A319 EI-IMX (5424) made its first flight on 9/1 as D-AVWN.
All Nippon B763 JA8273 (24004) left Tokyo/Haneda on 9/1 for scrapping at Victorville, CA. 
Austrian A/L B738 OE-LNT (33834) was ferried from Arvidsjaur to Tallinn on 7/1 after operating its finals service & is due to become 4X-EKU with El Al. OE-LNS (34262) was ferried from Ostrava to Vienna on 8/1 after painting for Aero Mexico & is to become N342AM.
Azerbaijan A/L A345 4K-AZ86 (894) was delivered from Toulouse to Baku on 11/1. This aircraft has the same chequered history as 4K-AZ85 (886) mentioned in the last blog.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5715 B738 (38936) to China Southern 11/1
C-FRWA B738 (39085) to WestJet 10/1
N37465 B739 (36599) to United A/L 10/1
DHL B763F G-DHLJ (37809) left East Midlands on 10/1 for Rome, NY on delivery to Atlas Air for operations by Polar Air Cargo. G-DHLK (37810) is to follow on 19/1 & the registrations N643GT & N644GT have been allocated.
Donbassaero. All of the carrier's fleet, with the exceptions of A320s UR-DAA (0085), which is being broken up at Istanbul/Ataturk & UR-DAB (0230), which is stored at Chateauroux, were transferred to the AOC of Windrose Air on 1/1.
easyJet A319 G-EZMS (2378) was noted in full Sky A/L scheme at Southend on 6/1 & was rolled out as CC-AIB on 7/1. It is now thought that HB-JZN (2387) is for Allegiant & not Sky A/L as previously reported.
EAT A306F D-AEAH (783) was delivered from Dresden to Leipzig on 11/1 following freighter conversion.
El Al. See under Austrian A/L.
Emirates A332 A6-EAA (348) was ferried all white from Dubai to Lourdes on 7/1 for storage. B773 A6-ENE (35603) made its first flight on 8/1.
Estonian Air will reportedly only operate CRJ9s next summer & will phase out its E170s & S340s. This appears to be a complete change of strategy as the E170s are former Finnair machines obtained prior to the delivery of new E175/190s in 2013/14 as CRJ9 replacements.
Etihad Cargo B777F A6-DDB (39692) made its first flight on 10/1.
Eurowings CRJ2 D-ACRH (7738) was ferried from East Midlands to Ljubljana on 7/1 after painting for Yamal & is to become VP-BBM.
Holidays Czech A/L A320 OK-HCB (2180) was ferried from Prague to Bournemouth on 8/1 for painting all white prior to lease to NAS Air.
Iberia A320 EC-HAG (1059) has been transferred to Iberia Express as EC-LUC.
Intersky AT72 OE-LIB (1038) was delivered from Toulouse to Friedrichshafen on 8/1.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDM (41994) made its first flight on 10/1.
Lufthansa B733 D-ABXP (23874) left Frankfurt on 8/1 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK. A320 D-AIZO (5441) made its first flight on 10/1 as D-AVVP.
Luxair DH8D LX-LGC (4162) has become VP-BKD for Yakutia & was delivered from Luxembourg to Maastricht on 8/1. LX-LGD (4171) was ferried from Ostrava to Luxembourg on 8/1 after painting into Yakutia scheme.
MEA has firmed up on an order for 10xA320neo.
Miscellaneous Items
N466AG A320 (466 ex A4O-EJ, A9C-EJ, N466AG, 5N-FNB) of ACG Acquisitions was ferried from storage at Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen to Southend on 8/1.
OE-IBQ A320 (1372 ex SU-LBD, EI-DKS, B-6250) arrived all white at Ostrava on 8/1 for storage.
Monarch A306 G-MONR (540), which is at Tupelo, MS for scrapping, was cancelled from the UK register on 7/1. The two A320s due for delivery in the spring, G-ZBAA (5526) & G-ZBAB (5581), will have sharklets. The outstanding order for two A321s has been cancelled & two more second-hand A320s will be acquired instead.
NAS Air. See under Holidays Czech A/L & VIA.
Nippon Cargo B748F JA14KZ (37394) made its first flight on 8/1. JA12KZ (36137) left Paine Field on 10/1 on delivery to Tokyo/Narita.
Non Airline
EC-LUJ MD87 (53212 ex EC-638, EC-FHD) of Tiger Aircraft Leasing was noted at Stockholm/Arlanda on 10/1 prior to ferrying to the USA.
N354AC B462 (E2256), registered to the Bank of Utah, left Kemble on 10/1 for Abbotsford & will be converted as a water bomber.
N374BJ B739BBJ3 (38890) was delivered from San Antonio, TX to Shannon on 8/1 after VIP outfitting & is for the Dallah Group.
Nordwind A321 VQ-BRM (1276 ex EC-HPM, EI-EUT) was delivered from Istanbul/Ataturk to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 6/1.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NGH (39019) left Boeing Field on 9/1 on delivery to Oslo. LN-NIC (38881) made its first flight on 10/1.
Olympic A/W A320 SX-OAU (4193) has become VN-A699 for VietJet & left Athens on 9/1 on delivery to Hanoi.
Pegasus B738 TC-CPI (40014) left Boeing Field on 10/1 on delivery to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen (the last B738 for Pegasus). An order that passed me by in the run-up to Christmas was for 58xA320neo & 17xA321 from this carrier, which hitherto has always been a Boeing customer. The A320neo order also includes a further 25 options & deliveries are due to start in 2015.
Qatar A/W B788 A7-BCK (38329) was delivered from Victorville, CA to Doha on 4/1 after IFE fitting.
SAS A320 OY-KAN (2958) was ferried from Ostrava to Zurich still as OE-IBM on 7/1 after painting.
Small Planet A/L Polska A320 SP-HAD (2016) was ferried from Southend to Ostrava on 7/1 for painting.
Southern Air B742F N783SA (23919) was ferried from New York/JFK to Mojave, AZ for storage on 5/1.
Thomas Cook A320 G-CRPH (0424), currently at Montpellier, was cancelled from the UK register on 8/1 as transferred to the Gambia (for Aeolus Air?). B752s G-FCLB (28164) & G-FCLH (26274) are to leave the fleet this winter.
Thomson A/W B738 G-TAWL (37243) left Boeing Field on 9/1 on delivery to Manchester.
THY B739 TC-JYJ (40986) made its first flight on 10/1 as N986TK. A321 TC-JSE (5450) made its first flight on 11/1 as D-AVZX.
Ukraine International. See under Aerosvit.
United A/L. Correcting my last blog, the B788 delivered on 27/12 was N27901 (34821).
Ural A/L will soon add A320 JA208A (3189) to its fleet & it was noted in full scheme less titles at Tokyo/Haneda on 3/1 awaiting delivery.
VIA A320 LZ-MDB (3125) was ferried from Sofia to Riyadh on 11/1 for lease to NAS Air.
Virgin Atlantic A346 G-VFOX (449) was registered to Blue Aviation Ltd on 4/1 (the same company also now owns G-VMEG & G-VOGE). A333 G-VLUV (1206) was ferried to Zurich on 9/1 from Gatwick where it had been parked since 18/12 when it arrived from Manchester.
Windrose Air. See under Donbassaero.
Wow Air A320 LY-COS (0415) was noted at Dublin on 9/1 reregistered as EI-ETM
XL A/W France A320 F-GKHK (0343) was ferried from storage at Paris/CDG to Chateauroux on 5/1.
XL A/W Germany. Adding to the last blog, B738 D-AXLF/C-GDGY (28218) became N282AG for WFBN on 21/12.
Yakutia. See under Luxair.
Yamal. See under Eurowings.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 05-01-13

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.
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/

Aegean A319 SX-DGG (1727) has not been returned to the lessor, but was ferried from Shannon back to Athens on 21/12 after maintenance (corrects last blog).
Aer Lingus. Further to my posting regarding A320s being leased to Virgin Atlantic, it now seems that EI-CVA (1242) may be going to the scrapman instead. Aer Lingus will also reportedly lease a pair of A320s from GECAS in March.
Aeroflot A320 VP-BID (5421) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 28/12
Aerosvit has entered bankruptcy proceedings, but is continuing to operate while reorganising. It is to transfer 21 routes to Ukraine International. 
Afriqiyah A/W A320 5A-ONN (5414) was delivered from Toulouse to Benghazi on 24/12.
Air Astana A320 P4-SAS (2016) is to go to Small Planet A/L Polska as SP-HAD & was noted as such at Southend on 2/1 prior to Painting & delivery.
Air Batumi. See under Kish Air.
Air Berlin A333 D-AERK (120) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Manila on 1/1 & is to become CS-TRI with HiFly.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6942 A321 (5432) to Air China 22/12
N566UW A321 (5422) to US A/W 28/12
PK-GLM A320 (5394) to Citilink 27/12
PK-RMS A320 (5426) to Mandala 22/12
RDPL-34224 A320 (5396) to Lao Aviation 22/12
VN-A395 A321 (5385) to Vietnam A/L 28/12
VN-A398 A321 (5427) to Cambodia Angkor A/L 31/12
V5-ANN A319 (5400) to Air Namibia 3/1
9M-AQQ A320 (5428) to Air Asia 22/12 (first delivery with sharklets)
9M-AQR A320 (5430) to Air Asia 29/12
9M-AQS A320 (5431) to Air Asia 22/12
Air China A333 B-5906 (1373) left Toulouse on 22/12 on delivery to Tianjin. B773 B-2036 (38676) left Paine Field on 21/12 on delivery to Beijing.
Air Contractors A302Fs EI-OZD (236), EI-OZE (152), EI-OZF (259) & EI-OZH (234) were all ferried from Leipzig to Lourdes for storage on 22/12. B734F EI-STC (24446 ex VH-TJU, N119BT) arrived at Dublin on 26/12 on delivery from Miami, FL. A306F EI-OZJ (770) was ferried from Leipzig to Manila on 1/1 for painting into DHL/Air Hong Kong scheme.
Air France. See under Airlinair.
Air Hong Kong. See under Air Contractors.
Air India B788 VT-ANL (36283) left Charleston, SC on 29/12 on delivery to Delhi, with VT-ANJ (36281) following on 3/1.
Air Libya B463 G-CEIH (E3232) was ferried from Bacau to Lelystad on 30/12 for painting prior to delivery.
Airlinair, Brit Air & Regional A/L are to be merged into a single Air France subsidiary in late January.
Alitalia B772 I-DISO (32857) was reregistered EI-ISO at LHR on 27/12. A319 EI-IMV (5294) made its first flight on 4/1 as D-AVWB.
All Nippon B788 JA817A (40749) left Paine Field on 21/12 on delivery to Tokyo/Haneda.
Atlantic A/W B462 OY-RCE (E2233) left Vagar on 28/12 heading for Santiago on wet-lease to Aerovias DAP.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PK-WGH AT72 (1067) to Wings Abadi Air 31/12
PR-AQE AT72 (1066) to Azul Linhas Aereas 2/1
VH-FVR AT72 (1058) to Skywest A/L 4/1 (Virgin Australia scheme)
ZK-MVB AT72 (1065) to Air New Zealand Link 22/12
5H-PWI AT42 (1003) to Precision Air 22/12
Austrian A/L B738 OE-LNS (34262) was ferried from Vienna to Tallinn on 9/12 & then from there to Ostrava on 30/12 for painting for Aero Mexico.
Azerbaijan A/L. A345 F-WWTG (886) was built nearly five years ago for Kingfisher. The order was cancelled & the aircraft was subsequently due to be delivered to Sonair & then to HiFly, but both these deals fell through as well. It does, however, seem to have found an operator at last & is due to go to Azerbaijan A/L as 4K-AZ85.
BH Air A320 LZ-BHD (0221) left Sofia on 3/1 bound for Marana, AZ on return to the lessor.
Blue Panorama B752 EI-DKL (28482) was registered to Pegasus Aviation on 18/12 as N595SH, with EI-DNA (28483) becoming N596SH on 21/12. Both are stored at Victorville, CA.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
None since last blog!
Brit Air. See under Airlinair.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJZ (E2305), currently stored at Kemble, was registered to Trident Turboprop Ltd on 2/1 as G-CHPB.
Chaba Air. See under Mahan Air.
Condor. See under Thomas Cook.
CSA A320 OK-GEA (1439) has become 4L-FGC for flyGeorgia & was delivered from Prague to Tbilisi on 4/1. OK-GEB (1450) is due to follow.
DHL International ME B752F A9C-DHE (22210 ex N520EA, N618AU, N930RD, PR-LGJ, N241AL) arrived at Bahrain on 22/12 on delivery from Jacksonville, FL.
easyJet A319 HB-JZN (2387) was ferried from Geneva to Malta on 28/12 prior to delivery to Sky A/L in February. A320 G-EZTN (4006) was ferried from Gatwick to Geneva on 2/1 & is now registered HB-JYE. A319 G-EJJB (2380) was ferried from Malta to Southend on 3/1 prior to delivery to Sky A/L.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
PR-AXO E195 (19000592) to Azul Linhas Aereas 23/12
PT-TCQ E135 (14501158) to Air One Aviation 28/12 (to become VT-AOL)
Emirates A388 A6-EEE (112) left Toulouse on 27/12 on delivery to Dubai, with A6-EED (111) following on 28/12. A6-EEH (119) made its first flight on 3/1.
Euro Atlantic A/W B738 CS-TQU (30646) was ferried from Lisbon to Lagos on 23/12 on wet-lease to Med-View A/L.
FedEx MD10F N68050 (47804) was ferried from Memphis, TN to Victorville, CA for storage on 26/12.
flyGeorgia. See under CSA.
HiFly A313 CS-TEX (565) was ferried from Jeddah to Brussels on 1/1 after wet-lease to NAS Air. Also see under Air Berlin.
Iberia. Flight Global reports that the carrier is to sell nine A320s to Allegiant Air with seven set for delivery in 2013.
Icelandair is expanding its B752 fleet with the addition of a former American A/L machine. N637AM (24595) was ferried from Roswell, NM to Bradley, CO on 11/12 for painting & delivered to Keflavik on 19/12.
JAL B788 JA829J (34839) left Paine Field on 21/12 on delivery to Tokyo/Narita.
Kish Air. Despite various embargos & sanctions, airliners continue to find their way to Iran (also see under Mahan Air). The latest are three F100s recently delivered to Kiev supposedly for Batumi, but then delivered to Kish Island on 29/12 as follows:
EP-LCP (11495 ex F-GPXE, F-WPXE)
EP-LCQ
(11492 ex F-GPXB, F-WPXB)
EP-LCR
(11330 ex F-GPXF, F-WPXF)
Lufthansa A320 D-AIZN (5425) made its first flight on 3/1 as D-AVVJ. Also see under Mahan Air
Luxair DH8D LX-LGD (4171) was ferried from Innsbruck to Ostrava on 26/12 for painting for Yakutia.
Mahan Air. Also reaching Iran by a dubious route were two former Lufthansa A343s, EX-34001 (20 ex D-AIGA) & EX-34002 (56 ex D-AIGK). These were supposedly sold to Chaba Air as HS-CHA & HS-CHB, but don't appear to have entered service & were then sold to Manas A/W, who promptly delivered them from Bangkok/Don Muang to Tehran on 22/12 & 26/12 respectively. Also see under Kish Air. 
Manas A/W. See under Mahan Air.
NAS Air. See under HiFly.
Non Airline
A6-PFA B748BBJ (37500) for the UAE Presidential Flight was ferried from McConnell, KS to Hamburg on 21/12 for VIP cabin outfitting.
N458BJ B748BBJ (40065) for the Saudi Arabian VIP Flight was ferried from Louisville, KY to Basel on 28/12 for cabin outfitting. It is due to become HZ-HMS1.
VP-CJG (4353) of Tyrolean Jet Services positioned from Basel to Moscow/Vnukovo on 27/12 after cabin outfitting.
Nordstar B733 VP-BKT (28871) was only at Woensdrecht for painting & was returned to Moscow/Domodedovo on 21/12 (adds to last blog)
Onur Air A320s TC-OBH (1482) & TC-OBI (1509) were ferried from Jeddah to Istanbul/Ataturk on 1/1 after wet-lease to Saudia.
Orbest A333 EC-LEQ (1097) left Madrid on 3/1 for Santiago on winter lease to PAL Principal A/L.
PAL Principal A/L. See under Orbest.
Qatar A/W B788s A7-BCC (38321) & A7-BCK (38329) were delivered from Paine Field to Victorville, CA on 21/12 & 20/12 respectively for IFE fitting. 
Red Wings T204 RA-64049 (64049) overran the end of the runway at Novosibirsk by about 800 to 1000 feet on 20/12 at the end of a flight from Moscow/Vnukovo. There were no casualties or injuries to the 59 passengers & 8 crew. On 28/12 Rosaviatsia alerted Tupolev that a brakes malfunction had been the cause of the overrun at Novosibirsk. On 29/12 a similar incident occurred, but this time with tragic results when RA-64047 (64047) on a ferry flight from Pardubice overran the end of the runway at Moscow/Vnukovo onto a motorway breaking into 3 parts & resulting in the deaths of 4 of the 8 crew on board.
Regional A/L. See under Airlinair.
Rossiya B735 EI-CDG (25738) was ferried from storage at Tallinn to Billund on 4/1.
Saudia. See under Onur Air.
Singapore A/L Cargo B744F 9V-SCA (26550) left Singapore on 21/12 for storage at Victorville, CA.
Sky A/L B738s TC-SKR (32576) & TC-SKS (32348) were registered to Celestial Aviation Trading on 28/12 as M-ABFV & M-ABFU respectively. Both are currently parked at Dublin.
Small Planet A/L B733 LY-AQV (25069) was ferried from Dublin to Moscow/Vnukovo on 24/12 after painting into SCAT scheme & is to become UP-B3712.
Small Planet A/L Polska. See under Air Astana.
SmartLynx A320 YL-LCL (0533) was delivered from Dublin to Riga all white on 21/12.
Thomas Cook B763 G-DAJC (27206) remains on lease to Condor (corrects last blog). A320 G-CRPH (0424) was ferried from storage at Manchester to Montpellier on 3/1.
Thomson A/W B733 G-THOP (28740), currently stored at Lasham, was registered to Aircraft Finance Trust Ireland Ltd on 13/12.
Transavia B744 EI-XLO (28025 ex 9V-SPQ, N747KD) left Rome, NY on 22/12 on delivery to Moscow/Domodedovo.
Ukraine International. See under Aerosvit.
United A/L B744 N193UA (26890) was ferried from Victorville, CA to Tupelo, MS on 27/12 for scrapping. B788 N27910 (34821) was delivered from Paine Field to LAX on 27/12
UPS B763F N354UP (37862) made its first flight on 3/1.
UT Air B752 VP-BLV (30043 ex N523NA, N755NA) arrived at Rostov-on-Don on 28/12 on delivery from Indianapolis, IN.
Virgin Atlantic. See under Aer Lingus.
Wind Jet A319s EI-DVD (0647) & EI-DVU (0660) were noted being painted for First Nation A/W at Dublin on 28/12 & are to become 5N-FND & 5N-FNE respectively. 
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLF (28218), which was registered C-GDGY on 12/12 for winter lease to CanJet, was cancelled from the Canadian registered a mere nine days later as transferred to Ireland. Having been ferried from Cologne to Amsterdam on 21/12, D-AXLK (32920) was then ferried to Antalya on 22/12 on return to the lessor.
Yakutia. See under Luxair.

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.
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/

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.
Miscellaneous Movements
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.
Non Airline
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.

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.
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/

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.
Miscellaneous Movements
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.
Non Airline
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.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 01-12-12

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.
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/

Air Arabia A320 A6-ABG (2930) has become EI-EYR for Rossiya & was delivered from Amman to St Petersburg on 26/11.
Air Astana A321 P4-KDA (5357) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Almaty on 27/11 & P4-KDB (5404) made its first flight on 29/11 as D-AVZK.
Air Atlanta B742F TF-ARJ (23735) flew its last revenue service from Liege to New York/JFK on 25/11 & was ferried to Marana, AZ for storage the following day. Also see under Martinair.
Air Berlin A333 D-AERQ (27) was ferried from Dusseldorf to Chateauroux on 24/12 for painting, possibly for a new customer. B738 D-ABAS (28073) was ferried from Ostrava to Munich on 26/11 after painting into Enter Air scheme & will become SP-ENW. D-ABML (37773) made its first flight on 28/11 & D-ABMK (37772) left Boeing Field the following day on delivery to Berlin/Tegel. A320 D-ABND (5290) was ferried from Paderborn to Shannon on 28/11 for painting - for a new operator? A319 D-ABGJ (3415) was ferried from Munich to Vienna on 30/11 on transfer to Niki as OE-LOE.
Air Blue. Former THY A343 AP-EDE (216 ex C-GBQM, 6Y-JMM, TC-JIJ, EI-ETY) was delivered from Istanbul/Ataturk to Islamabad on 27/11.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
JA806P A320 (5384) to Peach Aviation 29/11
N515VL A320 (5391) to Volaris 28/11
N574UW A321 (5374) to US A/W 30/11
PK-GLL A320 (5379) to Citilink 27/11
PK-RMR A320 (5375) to Mandala 29/11
RP-8620 A320 (5371) to Philippine A/L 27/11
VN-A394 A321 (5343) to Cambodia Angkor Air 30/11
Air Corsica A319 F-GYFM (1068) has become 5H-FJB for FastJet & left Montpellier on 27/11 on delivery to Dar-Es-Salaam.
Air Dolomiti E195 I-ADJP (19000578) arrived at Verona on delivery on 25/11.
Air Europa A332 EC-KOM (931) was noted at Madrid on 29/11 wearing Novair titles prior to winter lease.
Air France A320 F-GJVA (0144) was ferried from Paris/CDG to St Athan on 29/11 for scrapping.
Air Malta A320 9H-AEF (2142) left Malta still in basic OLT Express scheme on 25/11 heading for Santiago on winter lease to Sky A/L.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-HHV (7350) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 27/11 for painting all white.
Air Transat A332 C-GITS (271) left Adi Sumarmo on 28/11 on return to Canada after Hajj lease to Garuda, with A332 C-GPTS (480) & A333 C-GTSD (407) following on 29/11.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMW (5383) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Rome/Fiumicino on 30/11.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PK-WFZ AT72 (1055) to Wings Abadi Air 29/11
PR-AQC AT72 (1057) to Azul Linhas Aereas 28/11
VH-FVQ AT72 (1053) to Virgin Australia 30/11
Azerbaijan A/L AT42 4K-AZ53 (689) was ferried from Kiev to Billund on 18/11 & registered to Nordic Aviation Capital as OY-CLR on 28/11.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5295 B737 (39723) to China Eastern 30/11
B-5693 B738 (40037) to Air China 30/11
N8326F B738 (35969) to Southwest 28/11
Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAR (1362) left Toulouse on 26/11 on delivery to Hong Kong.
Corsair A333 F-HSKY (1359) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/Orly on 27/11.
Cosmo A/L A320 LY-COM (0528) was ferried from Madrid to Dublin on 24/11 on return to the lessor after the company suspended operations.
EasyJet. It has now been established that HB-JZJ (2265) is only at Luton for maintenance & will be returning to Geneva in the next few days. The next A319s scheduled to leave the fleet are G-EJJB (2380) & G-EZMS (2378) in January & HB-JZN (2387) in February. A320 G-EZUE (4646) was ferried from Gatwick to Geneva on 28/11 & reregistered HB-JYD.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
B-3098 E135 (14501155) to China Eastern A/L Executive Air 24/11
B-3195 E190 (19000582) to Tianjin A/L 29/11
JA221J E170 (17000353) to J-Air 27/11
Emirates A388 A6-EEF (113) made its first flight on 26/11 as F-WWSJ. A6-EEC (110) left Finkenwerder on 30/11 on delivery to Dubai. B773 A6-END (41084) made its first flight on 29/11.
Emirates Sky Cargo B777F A6-EFI (35609) left Paine Field on 29/11 on delivery to Dubai.
Enter Air. See under Air Berlin.
EVA Air Cargo MD11F B-16107 (48546) has become OH-NGB with Nordic Global A/L & entered service at Helsinki on 26/11.
Finnair A319 OH-LVE (1791) left Helsinki all white on 28/11 bound for Rangoon for a new operator.
Flybe E145 G-EMBW (145546) was ferried from Bournemouth to Clermont-Ferrand on 25/11 after painting into Novo Air scheme & will become S2-AGK. G-EMBX (145573) was ferried from Biggin Hill to Clermont-Ferrand on 24/11 after painting into Novo Air scheme. E175 G-FBJI (17000355) was registered on 27/11 & arrived at Manchester on delivery on 30/11.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FED (40257) made its first flight on 26/11.
Garuda. See under Air Transat, HiFly, Orbest, Pullmantur Air, Thomas Cook & XL A/W France
Ghadames Air Transport. See under Saga A/L. 
Gulf Air A321 A9C-CF (5336) made its first flight on 28/11 as D-AZAV.
Hello A320s HB-JIX (1210) & HB-JIY (1171) were noted reregistered as EI-EZF & EI-EZE respectively at Shannon on 28/11.
HiFly A332 CS-TQW (262) was ferried from Lombok to Amman on 29/11 after Hajj lease to Garuda.
Hong Kong A/L A333 B-LNM (1358) left Toulouse on 30/11 on elivery to Hong Kong.
Iberia A343 EC-HGU (318) was ferried from Madrid to Lourdes on 26/11 on return to the lessor.
Iraqi A/W A332 YI-AQY (1339) left Toulouse on 30/11 on delivery to Baghdad.
KLM MD11 PH-KCF (48560) left Amsterdam on 26/11 for scrapping at Victorville, CA.
Libyan A/L A320 5A-LAP (5405) made its first flight on 28/11 as F-WWBY, while 5A-LAO (5373) was delivered from Toulouse to Misurata on 30/11.
LOT E195 SP-LNE (19000583) arrived at Warsaw on delivery on 30/11.
Lufthansa B733 D-ABXL (23531) left Frankfurt on 28/11 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK.
Martinair B744F PH-MPR (24226) is now TF-AMF for Air Atlanta & positioned from Amsterdam to Hahn on 26/11.
MAS A332 9M-MKC (69) left Kuala Lumpur on 24/11 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS.
Miscellaneous Movements
B-5092 B737 (29092) of Lucky Air was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Kemble on 26/11 on return to the lessor.
N801FR A318 (1939) of Frontier arrived at Shannon from Goodyear, AZ on 29/11 & continued on to St Athan the following day for scrapping.
VP-BKP B735 (25065) of Nordavia was ferried from storage at Budapest to Bournemouth on 27/11.
Monarch. See under Thomson A/W.
Moscovia A/L B734 VQ-BNX (27149 ex N148AS) was delivered from Bucharest to Moscow/Domodedovo on 30/11.
Niki. See under Air Berlin.
Non Airline
G-CHIU B462 (E2256 ex D-AVRA) was cancelled from the UK register at Kemble on 27/11 & registered to the Bank of Utah the same day as N354AC.
HZ-MF6 B737BBJ3 (39318) for the Saudi Ministry of Finance left Indianapolis, IN on 27/11 delivery to Riyadh following VIP outfitting.
Nordic Global A/L. See under EVA Air Cargo.
Novair. See under Air Europa.
Olympic A/W A320 SX-OAU (4193) was ferried from Athens to Bournemouth on 30/11 for painting on return to the lessor.
Orbest A320 EC-KYZ (3758) arrived back at Madrid on 26/11 after Hajj lease to Air India, with EC-LRT (3933) arriving at Palma the following day, also after Hajj lease to Air India. A333 CS-TRH (833) left Hasanudin on 29/11 for Madrid following Hajj lease to Garuda.
Pegasus B738 TC-AAK (35094) has become HS-DBG for Nok Air & left Norwich on 22/11 on delivery to Don Muang. TC-CPF (40879) left Boeing Field on 30/11 on delivery to Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen
Polar Air B748F N853GT (37572) made its first flight on 26/11.
Pullmantur Air B744 EC-KSM (27178) was ferried from Jakarta to Madrid on 29/11 after Hajj lease to Garuda.
Qantas A332 VH-EBV (1365) left Toulouse on 23/11 on delivery to Sydney.
Qatar A/W B788 A7-BCL (38330) left Victorville, CA on 23/11 on delivery to Doha. A7-BCK (38329) made its first flight on 24/11.
Rossiya will add former Frontier A319 N940FR (2465) to its fleet. It arrived at Southend from Goodyear, AZ on 30/11. Also see under Air Arabia.
Saga A/L A320 TC-SGN (1605) was ferried from Istanbul/Ataturk to Tripoli on 25/11 on wet-lease to Ghadames Air Transport.
SAS B737 SE-REX (33418 ex VH-VBO, N286CS) was registered on 14/11 & left Shanghai/Pudong on 21/11 on delivery to Stockholm/Arlanda. A320 OE-IBL (2911 ex VT-IND) was ferried from Ostrava to Zurich on 29/11 after painting & is to become OY-KAM.
Thai A/W A388 HS-TUB (093) left Toulouse on 29/11 on delivery to Bangkok.
Thomas Cook A332 G-MLJL (254) arrived back at Manchester on 29/11 after Hajj lease to Garuda.
Thomson A/W A321 G-OOPH (0781) was ferried from Luton to Norwich on 24/11 & then ferried to Shannon on 28/11 after painting all white. A320 G-OOAR (1320) arrived at Luton on 26/11 after painting into Monarch scheme at Norwich & should shortly become G-OZBY. B738 G-FDZD (35132) left Manchester on 29/11 for Toronto/Pearson for winter lease to Sunwing A/L
THY. See under Air Blue.
Transaero B743 VP-BGX (24156) was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Bruntingthorpe via Birmingham on 30/11 for scrapping.
TransAsia A/W A333 B-22101 was delivered from Toulouse on 26/11.
TUIfly B738 D-ATUH (34689) left Hanover as C-FYUH on 26/11 heading for Quebec City on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
Virgin Atlantic A346 G-VOGE (416) positioned from Manchester to Gatwick on 26/11. It has been painted all white, flew its last revenue earning service on 13/10 & will doubtless be leaving the fleet in the near future.
XL A/W France A332 F-GSEU (635) was ferried from Palembang to Paris/CDG on 27/11 after Hajj lease Garuda. A333 F-HXLF (1360) was delivered from Toulouse to Paris/CDG on 30/11.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 24-11-12

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.
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/

Afriqiyah A320 5A-ONN (5414) made its first flight on 23/11 as F-WWDN.
Air Astana A320 P4-KBA (5401) made its first flight on 23/11 as F-WWBQ.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABAS (28073) was ferried from Munich to Ostrava on 18/11 for painting for Enter Air.
Air Blue. See under THY.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-HST A320 (5362) to Dragonair 17/11
B-6431 A319 (5380) to China Eastern 20/11
B-6951 A320 (5363) to China Eastern 20/11
N513VL A320 (5322) to Volaris 21/11
N536AV A320 (5360) to Avianca 21/11
XA-BAV A320 (5372) to InterJet 21/11
Air Libya B463 5A-FLB (E3234 ex G-CCTB) was noted at Bournemouth in full scheme on 20/11, still wearing its UK registration & was ferried to Kemble the following day.
Air Zena Georgian A/L B737 4L-TGM (29904 ex N370MS) was noted at Miami, FL in full scheme on 17/11.
Alitalia A319 EI-IMW (5383) made its first flight on 17/11 as D-AVWJ.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-AQB AT72 (1054) to Azul Linhas Aereas 23/11
5H-PWH AT42 (1001) to Precision Air 17/11
Austrian A/L B738 OE-LNJ (28177) was registered EI-EZB at Shannon on 15/11 & is due to be delivered to Overland A/W.
Blue1 B462 OH-SAO (E2393) left Kemble on 22/11 on delivery to SA Airlink.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
N897NN B738 (33318) to American A/L 20/11
N908NN B738 (31157) to American A/L 19/11
N8325D B738 (37003) to Southwest 16/11
N37462 B739 (37207) to United 20/11
PK-LKL B739 (38683) to Lion Air 16/11
9M-MLR B738 (39328) to MAS 20/11
Bulgaria Air E190 LZ-PLO (19000584) is due to arrive at Sofia on delivery on 24/11.
Cargolux B748F LX-VCG (35812) arrived at Luxembourg on delivery on 20/11.
Citywing. See under Manx2.
CSA A320 OK-GEA (1439) was flown back to Prague from Shannon on 22/11 after painting for flyGeorgia & is to become 4L-FGC.
DHL B763F G-DHLJ (37809) was ferried from Atlanta, GA to East Midlands on 22/11 after winglet fitting. G-DHLK (37810) was delivered from Paine Field to Atlanta, GA on 21/11 for winglet fitting.
EasyJet A319 G-EZIU (2548) left Southend on 20/11 as CC-AHE on delivery to Sky A/L at Santiago. G-EZEF (2176) was cancelled from the register on 19/11 & left Montpellier on 21/11 on delivery to Dar-Es-Salaam for Fastjet as 5H-FJA. HB-JZJ (2265) was ferried from Geneva to Luton on 20/11 on transfer back to the parent company (for Allegiant?).
Enter Air. See under Air Berlin.
Ethiopian A/L B788 ET-AOP (34744) left Paine Field on 20/11 on delivery to Addis Ababa.
Euro Atlantic A/W B763F CS-TLZ (24086) is to be wet-leased to TMA for 12 months from 12/12. B763 CS-TLO (24318) was ferried from Lisbon to Havana on 15/11 on winter lease to Cubana.
EVA Air B744 B-16405 (27142) was registered N949AS for AerSale on 9/11 & left Taipei on 16/11 for Roswell,NM.
Flybe DH8D G-JEDL (4067), which was recently ferried back to the manufacturer, was registered N404E for L-3 Communications Advanced Aviation on 14/11.
FlyDubai B738 A6-FEC (40256) arrived at Dubai on delivery on 19/11.
FlyGeorgia A319 N429MX (1429) arrived at Tbilisi on delivery on 20/11 & is to become 4L-FGB. Also see under CSA & Hamburg A/W.
Gambia Bird is leasing a second A319 from Germania Express. D-ASTB (4691) was flown from Munich to Bratislava on 19/11 for painting.
Germania Express. See under Gambia bird.
Hamburg A/W A319 D-AHHE (0949) was ferried from Hamburg to Woensdrecht on 21/11 prior to delivery to flyGeorgia.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDK (41993) made its first flight on 20/11
Luxair DH8D LX-LGM (4425) arrived at Luxembourg on delivery on 18/11. B738 LX-LGU (41047) made it first flight on 20/11.
Manx2 has been the subject of a management buy-out & will be renamed Citywing with effect 01/01. 
MAS A388 9M-MND (098) left Toulouse on 22/11 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
Miscellaneous Movements
D4-CBG B752 (27599) of Cape Verde A/L was ferried from Frankfurt to Shannon on 15/11 & was noted there all white as EI-EYZ for ILFC on 20/11.
Monarch. A320 G-MPCD (0379) left Luton on 17/11 for scrapping at Tupelo, MS. Also see under Thomson A/W.
Non Airline
A4O-HMS B748BBJ (39749) for the Oman Royal Flight made its first flight on 16/11 as N5511V.
EI-CXF A332 (358 ex TC-ETK) of ILFC was ferried from Istanbul/Ataturk to Lourdes for storage on 17/11.
EI-ERV A320 (0566 ex SP-IAB) of BBAM/Fly Leasing was ferried from storage at Dublin to Sofia on 19/11.
Qatar A/W A320 A7-AHY (5395) made its first flight on 20/11 as F-WWBJ & A7-AHX (5361) left Toulouse on 23/11 on delivery to Doha. B788 A7-BCA (38319) was delivered from Paine Field to Victorville, CA on 22/11 for IFE fitting.
Royal Jordanian A320 JY-AYW (5367) left Toulouse on 20/11 on delivery to Amman.
Ryanair B738 EI-EXF (40322) made its first flight on 16/11.
TAM B773 PT-MUH (38889) was delivered from Paine Field to Belo Horizonte on 21/11.
Thomson A/W A320 G-OOAR (1320) was ferried from Luton to Norwich on 17/11 for painting into Monarch scheme & will become G-OZBY. B738 G-TAWK (37239) was registered on 19/11 & arrived at Manchester on 20/11 on delivery. G-FDZA (35134) left Manchester on 21/11 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L & was registered C-FPZA the following day. B733 G-THOP (28740) was ferried from Norwich to Lasham on 23/11 after painting all white.
THY A321 TC-JSD (5388) made its first flight on 23/11 as D-AVZR. A343 TC-JIJ (216), temporarily registered EI-ETY, has become AP-EDE for Air Blue & was delivered from Istanbul/Ataturk to Islamabad on 23/11.
TMA. See under Euro Atlantic A/W.
Ukraine International B734 UR-GAM (25190) left Kiev on 21/11 for Tucson, AZ on return to the lessor.
United B788 N26902 (34822) was delivered from Paine Field to LAX on 21/11, while N45905 (34825) made its first flight the same day.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VUFO (1352) arrived at LHR on 21/11 for service entry.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLE (30724) left Dublin on 19/11 as C-GDGT heading for Montreal/Mirabel on winter lease to CanJet.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 17-11-12

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.
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/

Aegean A319 SX-DGI (3162) was ferried from Athens to Shannon on 12/11 & A320 SX-DGH (1880) from Athens to Dublin on 13/11, both on return to the lessor.
Air Batumi. See under Brit Air.
Air Berlin B738 D-ABMK (37772) made its first flight on 12/11. D-ABAQ (28071) left Munich on 14/11 as PK-CLR on delivery to Sriwijaya Air. A320 D-ABND (5290) was delivered from Finkenwerder to Berlin/Tegel on 15/11.
Air Bridge B748F VQ-BRH (37669) made its first flight on 14/11.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
CC-BFE A320 (5364) to LAN A/L 15/11
HS-BBB A320 (5353) to Thai Air Asia 10/11
JA07JJ A320 (5355) to Jetstar Japan 15/11
N616NK A320 (5370) to Spirit A/L 16/11
PK-AXY A320 (5359) to Indonesia Air Asia 14/11
PK-GLK A320 (5351) to Citilink 10/11
VH-VFK A320 (5334) to Jetstar 16/11
VT-IFF A320 (5365) to IndiGo 15/11
XA-WAB A320 (5358) to InterJet 13/11
9M-AQO A320 (5347) to Air Asia 10/11
Air France A320 F-GKXQ (3777) left Pointe-a-Pitre for Toulouse on 12/11 following operations in the Caribbean. A319 F-GRXN (3065) has become VP-BIV for Donavia & was delivered from Toulouse to Rostov-on-Don on 15/11.
Airlinair AT72 F-GVZR (498) was delivered all white from Mönchengladbach to Paris/Orly on 13/11 still as N498AT on lease from Nordic Capital Aviation.
All Nippon B763 JA8272 (24003) left Tokyo/Haneda on 12/11 for scrapping at Victorville, CA.
American A/L B773 N718AN (41665) made its first flight on 15/11.
ATR deliveries to other customers
9Y-TTE AT72 (997) to Caribbean A/W 14/11
Azerbaijan A/L B752 VP-BBR (29305) was reregistered 4K-AZ11 at Baku on 15/11.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5692 B738 (41301) to Shanghai A/L 14/11
B-5695 B738 (40018) to Air China 16/11
B-5698 B738 (38933) to China Southern 10/11
B-5722 B738 (47185) to China United 12/11
ET-APM B738 (40962) to Ethiopian A/L 14/11
PR-GUU B738 (39607) to Gol 13/11
VT-JFD B738 (39051) to Jet A/W 12/11
ZS-ZWC B738 (40853) to Kulula 15/11
Brit Air F100 F-GPXB (11492), now F-WPXB with Sky Unlimited, was ferried from Norwich to Kiev on 12/11 & is due for Air Batumi.
British A/W A388 G-XLEA (095) was ferried from Toulouse to Finkenwerder on 13/11 as F-WWSK in primer, but with BA tail.
Brussels A/L B462 OO-DJZ (E2305) was ferried from Brussels to Kemble on 13/11 on return to the lessor. B734 OO-VES (28493) left Brussels on 10/11 for cargo conversion at Miami, FL & is due to become N493AC. A319 OO-SSA (2392 ex N936FR) was delivered from Shannon to Brussels on 14/11 (note that this is the second use of this registration on an A319).
Carpatair F70 YR-KMA (11564) left Timisoara on 14/11 on delivery to Alliance & will become VH-QQR.
China Eastern A343 B-2384 (182) was ferried from Shanghai/Pudong to Lourdes for storage on 15/11.
CSA A320 OK-GEA (1439) was ferried from Prague to Shannon on 13/11 for painting for flyGeorgia. AT42 OK-JFJ (623) left Prague as N804HC on 13/11 on delivery to Hawaiian A/L.
Donavia. See under Air France.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEF (2176) was noted at Montpellier on 11/11 in full FastJet scheme prior to delivery as 5H-FJA. HB-JZK (2319) left Southend on 12/11 as N301NV on delivery to Allegiant.
EAT A306F D-AEAE (753) was ferried from Dresden to Chateauroux for painting on 13/11 following freighter conversion.
Embraer single-aisle deliveries to other customers
PR-AXH E190 (19000569) to Azul Linhas Aereas 9/11
VT-AOK E135 (14501157) to private customer 7/11
Emirates B773 A6-ENB (41075) left Paine Field on 16/11 on delivery to Dubai.
Etihad A320 A6-EIQ (5348) left Finkenwerder on 13/11 on delivery to Abu Dhabi.
FedEx B777F N889FD (41067) was delivered from Paine Field to Memphis, TN on 9/11.
Flybe DH8D G-JEDL (4067) left Maastricht on 10/11 on return to Bombardier.
FlyGeorgia. See under CSA.
LAN A/L B763 CC-BDJ (42213) left Paine Field on delivery on 14/11. B788 CC-BBC (38472) made its first flight on 14/11
LOT B788 SP-LRA (35938) left Paine Field on 14/11 on delivery to Warsaw.
Lufthansa B733 D-ABXS (24280) left Frankfurt on 14/11 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK. B744 D-ABVD (24740) was ferried from Frankfurt to Brussels on 14/11 for interior removal prior to scrapping at Tupelo, MS.
Luxair. See under XL A/W Germany.
MAS A388 9M-MNC (084) left Toulouse on 14/11 on delivery to Kuala Lumpur.
Miscellaneous Movements
I have added this section to cover airliners arriving in Europe that don't fit into any of the usual headings. It will cover aircraft on return to the lessor, arriving for scrapping or storage, etc
B-5091 B737 (29091) of Lucky Air was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Kemble on 15/11 on return to the lessor.
VT-JCB AT72 (575) of Jet A/W arrived all white at Shannon on 15/11 for a new operator.
Monarch A306 G-MONR (540) was ferried from Brussels to Luton on 12/11 & left for Pease, NH on 13/11 prior to continuing on to Tupelo, MS for scrapping. A320 G-MPCD (0379) was ferried from Brussels to Luton on 16/11 & will also be ferried to Tupelo, MS for scrapping.
Future acquisitions should include the following:
G-OZBY A320 (1320 ex G-OOAR) to be acquired from Thomson A/W early December
G-OZBZ A321 (pedigree not confirmed) for delivery late March
G-ZBAA A320 (5526) for delivery late March
G-ZBAB A320 (5581) for delivery late April
G-ZBAD A321 (5582) for delivery late March
G-ZBAE A321 (5606) for delivery late May
Two further A321s are to be acquired before next summer
Non Airline
A7-HJA B748BBJ (37075) for the Qatar Amiri Flight was ferried from McConnell, KS to Basel on 9/11 for VIP outfitting, which is believed to take around 18 months.
G-FLTF B462 (E2022) left Southend as N140CA on 15/11 heading for Summerside & water bomber conversion by Tronos.
VP-BJP A319CJ (4353), which has become VP-CJG for Tyrolean Jet Service, made an acceptance flight from Basel on 8/11 after VIP outfitting before entering service two days later.
VP-BKG A318CJ (4878) for Hong Kong Jet left Finkenwerder on delivery on 16/11.
Nouvelair A320 TS-INI (0301) was ferried from Monastir to Keflavik on 15/11 on its way back to the lessor.
Olympic Air A320 SX-OAT (4190) left Athens as VN-A689 on 13/11 on delivery to Hanoi for VietJet.
Oman Air E175 A4O-ED (17000354) arrived at Seeb on delivery on 16/11.
Orbest. Correcting last week, A320s EC-KYZ (3758) & EC-LRT (3933) are on winter lease to Air India & not Go Air.
Pegasus B738 TC-CPF (40879) made its first flight on 15/11.
Qatar A/W B788 A7-BCB (38320) left Boeing Field on 13/11 on delivery to Doha.
Rossiya B735 EI-CDD (24989) left St Petersburg on 10/11 bound for Goodyear, AZ on return to the lessor.
Royal Falcon B762 JY-JRF was noted reregistered at Abu Dhabi on 9/11 as JY-SOB for Solitaire Air.
SAS DH8D LN-RDA (4013) has become 5Y-SMJ for 748 Air Services & left Maastricht on delivery on 11/11. A333 SE-REF (568) was reregistered LN-RKN at Copenhagen on 14/11. MD87 SE-DIF (49606) left Stockholm/Arlanda on 16/11 for scrapping at Kingman, AZ. Also see under Wideroe.
Saudia B773 HZ-AK16 (41053) made its first flight on 14/11.
Shaheen Air. See under Vladivostok Avia.
Singapore A/L B773 9V-SYE (28531) was reregistered as EI-XLP for Transaero at Singapore on 12/11 & is due for delivery in January.
Solitaire Air. See under Royal Falcon.
Swiftair MD83 EC-LTV (53190 ex SU-ZCA, N190AN, HK-4137X, N190AN, LV-BHN, N190AN) was registered at San Jose on 9/11 prior to delivery.
TAP A320 CS-TNL (1231) will be out of action for a while after a belt loader vehicle bumped the cargo door at Rome/Fiumicino on 11/11. Tragically, a ground handler was killed during the incident.
Thomas Cook B752 G-TCBA (28203) was cancelled from the UK register on 13/11 & reregistered as N972FD at Manchester prior to delivery to Victorville, CA for FedEx the following day.
Thomson A/W. See under Monarch.
Transaero. See under Singapore A/L.
Transavia B738 PH-HZG (28379) left Amsterdam on 16/11 heading for Minneapolis/St Paul, MN on winter lease to Sun Country.
Travel Service B738 OK-TVJ (29351) left Prague on 11/11 for Toronto/Pearson on winter lease to Sunwing A/L as C-FTAH.
Travel Service Hungary B738 HA-LKB (30294) left Prague on 12/11 for Toronto/Pearson on winter lease to Sunwing A/L as C-GRKB.
TUIfly B738 D-AHFL (27985) was ferried from Shannon to Hanover on 16/11 after painting for Sriwijaya Air with whom it will become PK-CLS.
Virgin Atlantic A346 G-VFOX (449) was ferried from Dublin to Manila on 13/11 after painting all white. A333 G-VUFO (1352) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 15/11.
Vladivostok Avia A333 VQ-BEQ (86) was ferried from Amsterdam to Brussels on 12/11 after painting for Shaheen Air & will become AP-BKN.
Vueling A320 EC-GRG (0143), which was registered to ACG Acquisitions as N443AG on 8/11, left Barcelona on 8/11 for scrapping at Victorville, CA. EC-GRH (0146) left Barcelona on 13/11 also for scrapping at Victorville, CA.
Wideroe is to be put up for sale by SAS.
XL A/W Germany B738 D-AXLK (32920) was ferried from Luxembourg to Frankfurt on 12/11 following summer lease to Luxair.

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.
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/

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
Non Airline
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.

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 03-11-12

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.
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/

Aeroflot A333 VP-BDD (1356) was delivered from Toulouse to Moscow/Sheremetyevo on 31/10. This is the carrier's 100th Airbus.
Aerosvit B734 UR-VVL (25052) left Kiev on 2/11 bound for Goodyear, AZ on return to the lessor.
Air Astana E190 P4-KCG (19000543) arrived at Almaty on delivery on 1/11.
Air Berlin A332 D-ABXC (665 ex I-EEZJ) was delivered from Dublin to Dusseldorf on 1/11 following painting.
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-LPH A320 (5341) to Hong Kong A/L 31/10
B-6423 A319 (5273) to China Eastern 27/10
B-6429 A319 (5338) to China Eastern 30/10
B-6927 A321 (5309) to China Eastern 01/11
B-6949 A320 (5339) to Juneyao A/L 30/10
B-6955 A320 (5121) to Sichuan A/L 26/10 (Tianjin assembled)
B-16201 A321 (5354) to EVA Air 31/10
HS-BBA A320 (5344) to Thai Air Asia 31/10
N514VL A320 (5337) to Volaris 2/11
N562UW A321 (5332) to US A/W 30/10
PR-MYX A320 (5342) to TAM 31/10
RP-C8399 A320 (5310) to AirPhil Express 1/11
VN-A393 A321 (5340) to Vietnam A/L 2/11
Air China B773 B-2035 (38674) left Paine Field on delivery to Beijing on 30/10. A333 B-5901 (1353) left Toulouse on 31/10 on delivery to Shanghai/Pudong.
Air Corsica A319 F-GYFM (1068) was ferried all white from storage at Toulouse to Montpellier on 2/11.
Air Europa B738 EC-ISE (30290) was ferried from Palma to Norwich on 29/10 for painting on return to the lessor. A332 EC-JQG (745) was ferried from Madrid to Jeddah on 30/10 on Hajj lease to Senegal A/L.
Air India B788 VT-ANL (36283) made its first flight on 28/10.
All Nippon B788 JA816A (34507) left Paine Field on 1/11 on delivery to Tokyo/Haneda.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-AQA AT72 (1052) to Azul Linhas Aereas 27/10
ZK-MVA AT72 (1051) to Mount Cook A/L 31/10
Bangladesh Biman. See under Corsair.
Belavia. The carrier's second (& last) E175, EW-341PO (17000352), arrived at Minsk on 27/10 on delivery.
BMI A332 G-WWBD (401) flew its last revenue service on 27/10 & left LHR on 31/10 routing via Bangor, ME for scrapping at Orlando/Sanford, FL.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
ET-APM B738 (40962) to Ethiopian A/L 2/11
HP-1828CMP B738 (38879) to Copa 2/11
JA69AN B738 (33912) to All Nippon 1/11
N906NN B738 (31155) to American A/L 30/10
N8323C B738 (37005) to Southwest 1/11
XA-AMK B738 (36702) to Aeromexico 26/10
ZS-ZWB B738 (40852) to Kulula 29/10
9M-MXK B738 (40138) to MAS 30/10
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
ET-AQC DH8D (4421) to Ethiopian A/L 29/10
PK-GRC CRJX (19026) to Garuda 31/10
Brussels A/L. See under Flybe.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B748F B-LJJ (39246) left Paine Field on 26/10 on delivery to Hong Kong.
China A/L. See under Virgin Atlantic.
Corsair B744 F-HSUN (26880) was ferried from Paris/Orly to Jeddah on 30/10 on Hajj lease to Bangladesh Biman.
DHL B763F G-DHLJ (37809) was delivered from Paine Field to Atlanta, GA for winglet fitting on 30/10. A302F EI-OZG (208) was noted being scrapped at Leipzig on 31/10 & EI-EAB (199) left Dublin on 2/11 for scrapping in the USA.
EasyJet A319 G-EZEF (2175) was ferried from Southend to Montpellier on 27/10 for painting for FastJet. A320 G-EZWF (5319) made its first flight on 30/10 as D-AUBE.
EAT A306F D-AEAR (730) was delivered from Dresden to Leipzig on 24/10 following freighter conversion.
Embraer deliveries to other customers
YV2850 E190 (19000505) to ConViasa 28/10
Ethiopian Cargo B777F ET-APU (41817) left Paine Field on 2/11 on delivery to Addis Ababa via Liege.
Etihad has ordered two more A332s.
FedEx B777F N889FD (41067) made its first flight on 26/10.
Flybe DH8D G-ECOK (4230) was ferried from East Midlands to Brussels via Birmingham on 29/10 after painting into Brussels A/L scheme. E145 G-EMBX (145573) was ferried to Biggin Hill for painting for NovoAir on 31/10 as it had lost its slot at Bournemouth. G-EMBW (145546) is to follow.
Garuda. See under Orbest, Pullmantur Air & XL A/W France.
Hello. The remaining three A320s have now been returned to the lessor as follows:
HB-JIW (0888) ferried from Basel to Southend 31/10
HB-JIX (1210) ferried from Zurich to Shannon 29/10
HB-JIY (1171) ferried from Zurich to Shannon 2/11
Jet2 B752 G-LSAL (26967) left Leeds/Bradford as N904NV on 26/10 bound for Jacksonville, FL on delivery to Allegiant.
Korean Air A306 HL7297 (609) left Gimpo on 28/10 bound for Roswell, NM & was registered to AerSale on 30/10 as N642AS.
Lufthansa B733 D-ABXN (23872) left Frankfurt on 31/10 for scrapping at Tulsa, OK. Another aircraft for the scrap man is B744 D-ABTA (24285), which left Frankfurt on 30/10 for Tupelo, MS.
Non Airline
EI-EYO A332 (494 ex A6-EAN) of ILFC was ferried from Dubai to Lourdes for storage on 30/10.
OE-IBL A320 (2911 ex VT-IND) of GECAS was ferried from Astana to Ostrava on 31/10 & is due for SAS as OY-KAM.
Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 LN-NGF (39017) arrived at Oslo on 2/11 on delivery.
OLT Express Poland A319 SP-IBC (2460) left Sofia on 31/10 as CC-AHD on delivery to Sky A/L at Santiago.
Orbest A333 CS-TRH (833) was ferried from Madrid to Jeddah on 31/10 on Hajj lease to Garuda.
Pegasus B738 TC-AAK (35094) was noted at Norwich in Nok Air scheme on 30/10.
Pullmantur Air B744 EC-KQC (26549) was ferried from Madrid to Jeddah on 30/10 on Hajj lease to Garuda, with EC-KSM (27178) & EC-LNA (26346) following the next day.
Qantas B744 VH-OJQ (25546) left Sydney on 31/10 on its last service to LAX & was ferried to Victorville, CA the following day for storage.
Royal Jordanian A320 JY-AYW (5367) made its first flight on 30/10 as F-WWDU.
Ryanair B738 EI-EXD (40320) made its first flight on 29/10 with EI-EXE (40321) following the next day.
SAS DH8D LN-RDP (4012), now registered to Aircraft Solutions Luxembourg, was ferried from Sandefjord to Keflavik on 2/11 & will presumably continue onward to Canada. Also see under Non Airline.
Smart Wings have returned B738 C-FTDW (34704) to Sunwing A/L & it left Warsaw on 31/10 for Toronto/Pearson.
Swiss International A333 HB-JHM (1355) was delivered from Toulouse to Zurich on 31/10.
TAM B773 PT-MUH (38889) made its first flight on 1/11.
Thai A/W B773 HS-TKL (41521) left Paine Field on 30/10 on delivery to Bangkok.
Thomas Cook B752 G-FCLC (28166) left Manchester on 25/10 as N970FD bound for Victorville on delivery to FedEx.
Transaero B743 VP-BGY (23640) was ferried from Moscow/Domodedovo to Bruntingthorpe on 29/10 for scrapping.
Transavia France B738 F-GZHB (34902) was ferried from Paris/Orly to Goose Bay on 30/10 on winter lease to CanJet.
Travel Service B738s OK-TVK (32740) & OK-TVS were ferried from Prague to Toronto/Pearson on 1/11 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L, the former as C-FGVK.
Travel Service Slovakia B738 OM-TVR (38018) was ferried from Prague to Toronto/Pearson on 1/11 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L.
United B788 N26906 (34829) was delivered from Paine Field to Houston, TX on 1/11.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VGEM (1215 ex B-18392) was registered on 30/10 following lease to China A/L & left Taipei on 31/10 for painting at Manchester. A346 G-VFOX (449) was ferried from LHR to Dublin on 31/10 for painting white prior to return to the lessor.
Wind Jet A319 EI-ECX (2698) was registered to ILFC as N515NK on 26/10 & was ferried from Goodyear, AZ to Miami, FL the same day. EI-ECY (2723) was registered to ILFC as N519NK also on 26/10 & noted as such at Dublin on 27/10 prior to being ferried from there to Miami, FL on 2/11.
XL A/W France A332 F-GSEU (635) was ferried from Paris/CDG to Jeddah on 31/10 on Hajj lease to Garuda.
Yamal A320 VP-BHW (2413 ex VT-KFA, OE-IBF) was noted at Dinard on 1/11 in full scheme prior to delivery (note - not VP-BNW as previously reported).

EUROPEAN AIRLINE SCENE - WEEK ENDING 27-10-12

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.
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/

Air Berlin A319s D-ABGK (3447) & D-ABGN (3661) were ferried from Dusseldorf to Vienna on 23/10 on transfer to Niki & will be registered OE-LOB & OE-LOA respectively (the latter was registered on 25/10).
Airbus single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-6428 A319 (5330) to China Eastern 25/10
B-6952 A320 (5331) to Capital A/L 25/10
CC-BFC A320 (5316) to LAN A/L 26/10
JA03AJ A320 (5325) to Air Asia Japan 20/10
N512VL A320 (5308) to Volaris 20/10
PK-RMQ A320 (5335) to Mandala A/L 26/10
VT-IFE A320 (5313) to IndiGo 23/10
Air France A319 F-GRXH (2228) has become TU-TSB for Air Cote d'Ivoire & was delivered from Toulouse to Abidjan on 22/10.
Air India B788 VT-ANK (36282) made its first flight on 21/10.
Air Moldova A320 ER-AXT (0249) left Chisinau on 26/10 bound for Winnipeg, possibly on return to the lessor.
Air Nostrum CRJ2 EC-JEN (7958) was ferried from Valencia to Montpellier on 24/10 for painting all white.
Alitalia B763 I-DEIG (27918) was ferried from Rome/Fiumicino to Tel Aviv on 17/10 prior to return to the lessor. A332 EI-EJP (1354) was delivered from Toulouse to Rome/Fiumicino on 22/10.
ATR deliveries to other customers
PR-ATZ AT72 to Azul Linhas Aereas 23/10
Austrian A/L B738 OE-LNJ (28177) was withdrawn from service from Vienna on 16/10.
Avianca Colombia A332 N279AV (1279) was delivered from Medellin to Lima on 22/10 on lease to TACA Peru.
Boeing single-aisle deliveries to other customers
B-5660 B738 (38397) to Hebei A/L 20/10
HL8247 B738 (41300) to Korean Air 22/10
HP-1827CMP B738 (38142) to COPA 23/10
N402AS B739 (41189) to Alaska A/L 23/10
PK-LKJ B738 (38682) to Lion Air 23/10
VH-XZB B738 (39360) to Qantas 22/10
VT-SZB B738 (39427) to SpiceJet 25/10
Bombardier deliveries to other customers
9XR-WH CRJ9 (15286) to Rwand Air 19/10
Cathay Pacific B744 B-HOX (24955) was ferried from Manchester to Kemble on 25/10 for scrapping.
Denim Air F100 PH-LND (11320 ex PH-LND, PT-MRC, XA-TCM) arrived at Saarbrucken on 21/10 on delivery from Mexico City.
EasyJet A319 HB-JZK (2319) emerged from the paint shop at Southend on 24/10 in Allegiant scheme & will become N301NV (see Skyliner for photo).
Emirates B773 A6-ENB (41075) made its first flight on 23/10.
Ethiopian A/L B788 ET-AOP (34744) made its first flight on 22/10 & ET-AOS (34747) left Paine Field on 23/10 on delivery to Addis Ababa.
Flybe E145s G-EMBW (145546) & G-EMBX (145573) are due to be ferried from Exeter to Bournemouth this weekend for painting for Bangladeshi operator Novoair. DH8D G-JEDL (4067), now registered to Amra Leasing, was ferried from Exeter to Maastricht via Shannon on 24/10.
Fly Dubai B738 A6-FEB (40255) left Paine Field on 21/10 on delivery to Dubai.
Hainan A/L B788 B-2728 (34938) made its first flight on 20/10. Also see under Hong Kong A/L.
Hello temporarily suspended operations on 21/10. A320 HB-JIW (0888) is parked at Basel & HB-JIX (1210) & HB-JIY (1171) at Zurich, while HB-JIZ (0966) was ferried from Zurich to Woensdrecht on 25/10 on return to the lessor.
Hi Fly. See under Livingston.
Hong Kong A/L A332 B-LNK (1286) left Gatwick on 20/10 bound for Haikou on lease to Hainan A/L.
Iberia A320 EC-KHJ (2347) has become 8Q-IAN for Maldivian & left Toulouse on 23/10 on delivery to Male.
Jade Cargo B744F B-2440 (35171) was registered to Wilmington Trust Co as N558CL on 15/10 & left Shanghai/Pudong on 20/10 for storage at Marana, AZ.
Jet2 B752 G-LSAL (26967) was cancelled from the register on 25/10 prior to delivery to Allegiant as N904NV.
Kingfisher has had its AOC suspended by the Indian DGCA.
Korean Air A306 HL7295 (582) left Seoul/Gimpo on 16/10 for Roswell, NM & was registered to AerSale as N807AS on 18/10.
LAN A/L B788 CC-BBB (38466) left Paine Field on 25/10 on delivery to Santiago.
LAN Cargo B777F N778LA (41518) left Paine Field on delivery on 22/10.
Livingston is to lease three A332s, with the first to come from Hi Fly this winter.
Lufthansa B748 D-ABYF (37830) left Paine Field on 23/10 on delivery to Frankfurt.
Niki. See under Air Berlin.
Non Airline
D-AZAK A321 (5295), the first A321 fitted with sharklets, made its first flight on 23/10
N908JE B727 (20115) of Jege Inc was ferried from storage at Lasham to Stansted on 24/10.
OLT Express Poland A319 SP-IBC (2460 ex G-EZIG) is due to be delivered from Sofia to Sky A/L as CC-AHD.
Olympic Air DH8A SX-BIW (289) was ferried back to Athens from Bournemouth on 22/10 after painting into Solomon Islands A/L scheme & will become H4-SOL (see Skyliner for photo).
Philippine A/L B777F RP-C7774 (35556) made its first flight on 20/10.
Qatar A/W B788 A7-BCA (38319) made its first flight on 22/10.
Scoot. See under Singapore A/L.
Shaheen Air. See under Vladivostok Avia.
Singapore A/L has ordered a further five A380s & another 20 A359s. As part of the deal, Airbus is to buy back the carrier's five A345s. The 20 B787s on order will now be operated by low-cost subsidiary Scoot.
Southern Air B744F N401SA (27044) left Brussels on 19/10 for storage at Marana, AZ. B742F N758SA (23138) left Leipzig on 21/10 for scrapping at Mojave, CA.
Strategic A/L A320 LX-STA (446) was registered to MSA V Trust 12/10 as N209AW at Manchester & ferried from there to Knock on 19/10.
TACA Peru. See under Avianca Colombia.
TAM B773 PT-MUG (38888) left Paine Field on 23/10 on delivery.
Thai A/W A333 HS-TBE (1348) was delivered from Toulouse to Frankfurt on 20/10 for seat installation.
Thomas Cook. Having flown its last revenue service on 7/9, B752 G-FCLC was cancelled from the register on 24/10 & left Manchester the following day for Victorville, CA on delivery to FedEx as N970FD.
Thomson A/W returned B738 C-FLZR (35145) to Sunwing A/L on 23/10 at the end of its summer lease, when it was ferried from Luton to Toronto/Pearson.
THY has ordered a further 15 B773s & taken options on another five. Three are for delivery in 2014, seven in 2015 & five in 2016. If taken up, the five options would be delivered in 2017. 
Travel Service B738 OK-TVG (30719) left Prague for Toronto/Pearson on 20/10 on winter lease to Sunwing A/L & will become C-GTVG. It was followed on 24/10 by OK-TVT (39394).
United B788 N26906 (34829) made its first flight on 20/10.
Virgin Atlantic A333 G-VWAG (1341) positioned from Zurich to LHR on 22/10 for service entry.
Vladivostok Avia A333 VQ-BEU (55) left Paris/Orly on 21/10 on delivery to Karachi for Shaheen Air & is to become AP-BKL. VQ-BEQ (86), which is at Amsterdam for painting, will become AP-BKN.
Wind Jet A319 EI-ESG (2797) left storage at Dublin on 25/10 bound for Miami, FL.

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