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Airline Fleet News – 10th May 2023 (Updated 18th May)

Updated: May 18, 2023

New Deliveries

IndiGo (IGO) A320N VT-IPT (11488) TLS to DEL

Vistara (VTI) A321NX VT-TVI (11325) XFW to DEL


Airnorth (ANO) has ferried ERJ-170 VH-ANT (17000357) from Darwin (DRW) to Kuala Lumpur (SZB).

Alliance Airlines (UTY) ERJ-190 VH-XVB (19000058) has commenced operations for QantasLink.

American Airlines (AAL) B737 MAX 8 N318TD (68114 / 8593) has made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried to Moses Lake (MWH).

Anadolu Jet A321NX TC-LTW (11312) has made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW) as D-AVYY.

Asian Express (TXP) has taken delivery of B737-3 EY-309 (27454 / 2703) on lease from GA Telesis, ex-Air Bucharest (BUR) YR-YAP.

ASL Airlines UK (ABV) has taken delivery of B737-8F G-OHJK (35701 / 2496) ex-ASL Airlines Ireland (ABR) EI-HJK.

ASL Aviation Holdings has ferried B737-8 OE-LVB (28323 / 625) from storage at Francazal (QYF) to Turkmenbashi (KRW) prior to freighter conversion.

Avion Express Malta (MLH) has ferried A320 9H-GKK (6865) from Castellon (CDT) to Dublin (DUB) prior to wet-lease to TUI Airways (TOM).

Boeing (BOE) has ferried B737 MAX 8 TC-MKG (66344 / 8596) from Victorville (VCV) to Moses Lake (MWH) after painting for Corendon Airlines (CAI).

Cathay Pacific (CPA) has ferried A321-2 B-HTG (1695) from storage at Hong Kong (HKG) to Guangzhou (CAN).

China Airlines (CAL) has firmed up an order for a further 8 B787-9 aircraft from Boeing (BOE), bringing the total order for the type to 24 aircraft.

China Eastern Airlines (CES) A320N B-32E1 (11476) has made its first flight at Toulouse (TLS) as F-WWBK.

China Postal Airlines (CYZ) has taken delivery of B737-8F B-5179 (35211 / 2146) ex-Air China (CCA).

DHL Aviation has ferried B767-3F N6388 (41996 / 1052) from Guangzhou (CAN) to Roswell (ROW) after freighter conversion.

Edelweiss Air (EDW) has ferried A340-3 HB-JMC (546) from Chateauroux (CHR) to Basel (BSL) prior to entering service.

Envoy (ENY) ERJ-170 N868RW (17000131) has commenced operations for American Eagle.

Etihad Airways (ETD) has ferried A380 A6-APH (199) from storage at Teruel (TEV) to Tarbes (LDE).

European Air Charter (BUC) A320 LZ-LAJ (2764) had gone on wet-lease to Condor (CFG).

Fly Air41 Airways (BER) has ferried A320 9A-SHO (3840) Bremen (BRE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) prior to wet-lease to Condor (CFG).

Lufthansa (DLH) A320N D-AIJJ (11299) has made its first flight at Toulouse (TLS) as F-WWDG and has ferried A321-2 D-AIDP (5049) from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Southend (SEN) for painting.

+ MAM Aircraft Leasing has ferried A320 N835VA (4448) from Bangor (BGR) to Vilnius (VNO).

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has signed a MoU with Airbus (AIB) for 9 x A350-100 aircraft, for delivery from 2025 to 2027.

SmartLynx Estonia (MYX) has ferried A320 ES-SAW (1663) from Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY).

SunExpress (SXS) has ferried B737-8 TC-SPT (30144 / 3249) from Delhi (DEL) to Antalya (AYT) prior to entering service.

Trade Air (TDR) has ferried A320 9A-BTH (1454) from Luqa (MLA) to Ljubljana (LJU) after wet-lease to Air Malta (AMC).

United Airlines (UAL) has ferried A320 N401UA (435) from Chicago (ORD) to Tupelo (TUP) for scrapping.

World Star Aviation has ferried A319 D-ASSM (4691) from storage at Belgrade (BEG) to Paderborn (PAD) prior to lease to Fly Air41 Airways (BER) as 9A-MUC, for operations for Sundair (SDR).

World Wide Ferry has ferried Dash 8-300 C-FNSA (354) from Cairns (CNS) to Perth (PER) prior to delivery to Maroomba Airlines as VH-QQE.

Maintenance Flights

American Airlines (AAL) has ferried B737-8 N317PG (33344 / 6345) from Jacksonville (VQQ) to Miami (MIA).

ASL Airlines France (FPO) has ferried B737-4F F-GIXN (25181 / 2203) from Paris (CDG) to Shannon (SNN).

Blue Islands (BCI) has ferried ATR 72-500 G-ISLM (762) from Exeter (EXT) to Jersey (JER).

easyJet Europe (EJU) has ferried A320 OE-IND (7762) from Ljubljana (LJU) to Milan (MXP).

Olympic Air (OAL) has ferried ATR 72-600 SX-OBM (1058) from Athens (ATH) to Monchengladbach (MGL).

TUI Airways (TOM) has ferried B737-8 G-TAWW (41663 / 5369) from Gatwick (LGW) to St Athan (DGX).

TUIfly Nordic (BLX) has ferried B787-9 SE-RFZ (44579 / 564) from Luton (LTN) to Manchester (MAN).

United Airlines (UAL) has ferried B767-3 N664UA (29236 / 707) from Wilmington (ILN) to New York (EWR).

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