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Airline Fleet News – 14th July 2023 (Updated 23rd Jul)

Updated: Jul 23, 2023

New Deliveries

Aer Lingus (EIN) A320N EI-NSC (11579) TLS to MPL

Atlas Air (GTI) B777-F N708GT (67993 / 1745) PAE to CVG

Breeze Airways (MXY) A220-300 N223BZ (55209) BFM to BDL

China Cargo Airlines (CKK) B777-F B-223F (67800 / 1743) PAE to PVG

easyJet Europe (EJU) A320N OE-LSQ (11563) TLS to MXP

Viva Aerobus (VIV) A321NX XA-VXL (11413) XFW to MTY

Wizz Air Malta (WMT) A321NX 9H-WDG (11499) XFW to BUD


+ AerCap has taken delivery of B737-8 N292GE (32672 / 1932) ex-Anadolu Jet TC-SBP while at Shanghai (PVG) for freighter conversion.

Aeromexico (AMX) ferried B737-8 N342AM (34262 / 1720) from Shannon (SNN) to Antalya (AYT) prior to delivery to Tailwind Airlines (TWI) as TC-TLJ.

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) ferried B737-8 2-JHLU (37772 / 4264) from Ostrava (OSR) to Shymkent (CIT) after painting, prior to lease to SCAT Airlines (VSV).

Alaska Airlines (ASA) ferried A320 N639VA (3016) from storage at Greensboro (GSO) to Marana (MZJ) on return to lessor.

Amerijet International (AJT) has taken delivery of B767-3F N237CM (25584 / 596) on lease from Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), ex-Air Canada Rouge (ROU) C-FMWQ and ferried from storage at Wilmington (ILN) to Miami (MIA) prior to entering service.

Avianca (AVA) has taken delivery of A320N HK-5389 (10677) on lease from VMO Aircraft Leasing, ex-Viva Air Colombia (VVC).

Avion Express Malta (MLH) ferried A320 9H-MLV (4118) from Castellon (CDT) to Vilnius (VNO).

Boeing (BOE) ferried B737 MAX 8 N17312 (64609 / 7345) from Everett (PAE) to Boeing Field (BFI) for United Airlines (UAL), B737 MAX 8-200 EI-IHC (62355 / 8623) from Moses Lake (MWH) to Boeing Field (BFI) for Ryanair (RYR) and B787-9 A7-BHN (64214 / 1093) from Portland (PDX) to Everett (PDX) after painting for Qatar Airways (QTR).

Boeing Business Jets ferried B737 MAX 8 BBJ N786BJ (67959 / 8532) from Georgetown (GED) to Toulouse (TLS) prior to cabin outfitting.

Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC) ferried B717-2 VH-NXR (55168 / 5118) from storage at Canberra (CBR) to Darwin (DRW) and B737-8 N919RA (30174 / 1175) from Guam (GUM) to Shanghai (PVG) for freighter conversion.

British Airways (BAW) ferried A319 G-DBCF (2466) from storage at Madrid (MAD) to Heathrow (LHR).

+ Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) has taken delivery of B767-2 N775AX (22790 / 069) ex-DHL International Aviation (DHX) A9C-DHQ while stored at Wilmington (ILN) and ferried B767-3F N274CM (25587 / 604) from Wilmington (ILN) to Macon (MCN) for painting.

CDB Aviation has taken delivery of B737 MAX 8 OE-IHQ (60646 / 7301) ex-Spicejet (SEJ) VT-MXH, while stored at Hyderabad (HYD).

Conair Aerial Firefighting (FGD) has ferried Dash 8-400 C-FFHP (4124) from Keflavik (KEF) to Muskoka (YQA).

DAE Capital has taken delivery of B737 MAX 8 OE-IZA (42832 / 7040) ex-SKY Leasing, while stored at Marana (MZJ).

DHL Aviation ferried A330-3 M-JWCF (1357) from Chateauroux (CHR) to Bahrain (BAH) prior to lease to Air Hong Kong (AHK) as B-LDW.

Federal Express (FedEx) (FDX) ferried B757-2F N926FD (23323 / 080) from Memphis (MAM) to Victorville (VCV) for storage.

Hong Kong Express (HKE) A321NX B-KKB (11294) made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW) as D-AZYK.

ICBC Leasing ferried B737 MAX 8 N160TS (43921 / 7657) from Bishkek (FRU) to Jinan (TNA).

Iran Air (IRA) has taken delivery of A310-3 EP-RBD (576) ex-Asia Sky Lines (LIC) EY-706.

Jetstar Japan (JJP) ferried A321NX JA28LR (10645) from storage at Hamburg (XFW) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) prior to entering service. This aircraft was officially delivered 25th August 2022.

Jet2 (EXS) ferried A321NX G-SUND (11564) from East Midlands (EMA) to Manchester (MAN) prior to entering service.

Lufthansa (DLH) ferried A320N D-AINL (8383) from storage at Berlin (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA).

Merx Aviation ferried B737-8F LZ-MRX (33003 / 1121) from Nadi (NAN) to Brisbane (BNE) after freighter conversion at Dothan (DHN), prior to delivery to Nauru Airlines (RON) as VH-8TG.

Norwegian Air Sweden (NSZ) B737 MAX 8 SE-RTJ (62903 / 8696) made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried to Victorville (VCV) for painting.

Pegasus (PGT) placed an order for a further 36x A321N aircraft, bringing the total order for the type to 108 aircraft.

SMBC Aviation Capital ferried B737-8 N3994 (39943 / 4944) from Dubai (DWC) to Hong Kong (HKG) prior to lease to Greater Bay Airlines (HGB).

Southwind Airlines (STW) ferried B737 MAX 8 TC-GRK (43359 / 8535) from storage at Keflavik (KEF) to Antalya (AYT) prior to entering service.

UMB Bank ferried A319 N285GX (1936) from storage at Orlando (SFB) to Lakeland (LAL) prior to delivery to GlobalX Airlines (GXA).

+ Vx Capital Partners has taken delivery of B737-4F N468VX (28867 / 2879) ex-CargoLogic Germany (GCL) D-ACLG while stored at Hamilton (YHM).

Wings Capital Partners ferried A320 N225WG (5358) from storage at Chino (CNO) to Tucson (TUS).

+ World Star Aviation has taken delivery of B737-8 N970WS (34970 / 2379) ex-Royal Fight (ABG) VQ-BRF while at Yichang (YIH) for freighter conversion.

Maintenance Flights

Air Senegal (SZN) ferried A321-2 6V-AMC (1881) from Chateauroux (CHR) to Dakar (DSS).

British Airways (BAW) ferried B777-2’s G-YMMU (36519 / 796) from Heathrow (LHR) to Cardiff (CWL) and G-YMMO (30317 / 361) from Cardiff (CWL) to Heathrow (LHR).

Eastern Airways (EZE) ferried ATR 72-600 G-CMFI (1312) from Exeter (EXT) to Southampton (SOU).

easyJet Europe (EJU) ferried A320 OE-INM (4740) from Luqa (MLA) to Paris (CDG).

FlyOne (FIA) ferried A320 ER-00007 (4757) from Istanbul (SAW) to Chisinau (KIV).

Swiftair (SWT) ferried ATR 72-500 EC-KKQ (763) from Madrid (MAD) to Palma (PMI).

United Airlines (UAL) ferried B757-2 N34137 (30229 / 899) from Wilmington (ILN) to New York (EWR).

West Atlantic UK (NPT) ferried B737-4F G-JMCK (28701 / 2977) from Vilnius (VNO) to East Midlands (EMA).

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