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Airline Fleet News – 20th April 2022 (Updated 1st May)

Updated: May 1, 2022

New Deliveries

Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras (AZU) A320N PR-YSI (10804) TLS to VCP

KLM Cityhopper (KLC) E195-E2 PH-NXK (19020066) SJK to AMS

*Ryanair (RYR) B737 MAX 8-200 EI-HGE (62311 / 7827) BFI to DUB


AerCap has ferried B767-3 VP-BLC (27616 / 714) from Shannon (SNN) to Bangor (BGR).

Air France (AFR) has ferried A320 F-GKXE (1879) from storage at Paris (ORY) to Toulouse (TLS).

Air France Hop (HOP) has ferried ERJ-170 F-HBXK (17000008) from Keflavik (KEF) to Milwaukee (MKE) prior to delivery to Envoy (ENY).

*Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has taken delivery of A321-2 OE-LCU (5836) ex-Etihad Airways (ETD) A6-AEA while stored at Ljubljana (LJU) and ferried B737-8 EI-GIM (30289 / 1399) from Bangor (BGR) to Shannon (SNN).

Airbus (AIB) has ferried A330-3 F-WXAA (1902) from Toulouse (TLS) to Tarbes (LDE) for storage.

American Airlines (AAL) has ferried B737-8 N930AN (29529 / 503) from Tulsa (TUL) to Jacksonville (VQQ).

Avolon has ferried A320 VP-COS (4347) from Shannon (SNN) Francazal (LFBF) for further storage.

*BOC Aviation has ferried A320 OE-IBD (5024) from storage at Hong Kong (HKG) to Manila (MNL) prior to delivery to Batik Air (BTK) as PK-BKK.

*Boeing (BOE) has ferried B737 MAX 8’s N1780B (60225 / 7464) from Boeing Field (BFI) to Victorville (VCV), VQ-BIN (44300 / 7518) from Lackland (SKF) to Victorville (VCV) and B787-8 N874AN (65994 / 1045) from Portland (PDX) to Everett (PAE) after painting.

*Enrique Pineyro has ferried B737-5 T7-CTA (28996 / 2998) from storage at Ostrava (OSR) to Prestwick (PIK).

Eurowings (EWG) has ferried A320 D-AEWM (7259) from Norwich (NWI) to Dusseldorf (DUS) after painting.

Eurowings Discover (OCN) has ferried A320 D-AIUT (7115) from Norwich (NWI) to Frankfurt (FRA) after painting.

*Frontera Flight Holdings has taken delivery of B737-4F N388TM (25104 / 2476) ex Transair (RDS) N251AU while at Dothan (DHN) for freighter conversion for Aeronaves TSM (VTM).

*Frontier Airlines (FFT) A320N N391FR (10838) has made its first flight at Mobile (BFM) as F-WZMM.

Jet2 (EXS) has ferried G-GDFN (29332 / 3072) from storage at Almeria (LEI) to Leeds (LBA).

*Lufthansa (DLH) has ferried A320 D-AIUH (6225) from Frankfurt (FRA) to Norwich (NWI) for painting.

*Malta Air (MAY) B737 MAX 8-200 9H-VUZ (62339 / 8249) has made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried Boeing Field (BFI).

*Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has ferried ATR 42-600 2-ATRO (1004) from Mattala (HRI) to Karachi (KHI) and ATR 72-600 OY-YDO (1334) from storage at Seletar (XSP) to Hambantota (HRI).

*Rano Air has ferried ERJ-145’s 5N-BZU (145562), 5N-BZV (145565) and 5N-BZX (145587) from storage at Kingman (IGM) to Keflavik (KEF) prior to entering service.

*Shenzhen Airlines (CSZ) B737 MAX 8 N4026T (61156 / 8212) has made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried to Victorville (VCV).

*Silk West Way Airlines (AZG) has re-registered B747-4F 4K-BCR (28434 / 1371) ex VP-BCR.

*SkyWest Airlines (SKW) has taken delivery of CRJ-700 N688SK (10245) ex-Air France Hop (HOP) F-GRZL.

*SmartLynx Malta (LYX) has ferried A320 9H-SLI (3866) from Lagos (LOS) to Chateauroux (CHR) after wet-lease with Air Peace (APK).

SMBC Aviation Capital has ferried A350-900 EI-GWZ (228) from storage at Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Frankfurt (FRA) prior to delivery to Lufthansa (DLH) as D-AIVA and B737 MAX 8 EI-GZD (42838 / 7533) from storage at Bergen op Zoom (WOE) to Bangor (BGR) prior to delivery to Swoop (WSW) as C-GJKK.

*Southwest Airlines (SWA) B737 MAX 8 N8755L (67208 / 8247) has made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried to Boeing Field (BFI).

Sunwing Airlines (SWG) has ferried B737-8 C-FYDY (37261 / 3844) from Toronto (YYZ) to Gatwick (LGW) after wet-lease from TUI Airways (TOM).

TAG Aviation (VIP) has ferried B737-7 G-NEWG (29885 / 1120) from Lasham (QLA) to Bournemouth (BOH) prior to delivery to 2Excel Aviation (BRO).

Trade Air (TDR) has ferried A320 9A-BTK (2569) from storage at Zagreb (ZRG) to Chateauroux (CHR) for painting.

Western Global Airlines (WGN) has ferried MD-11F N784SN (48784 / 628) from storage at Frankfurt (FRA) to Shreveport (SHV) prior to entering service.

Wizz Air (WZZ) A321NX HA-LZR (10889) has made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW) as D-AVZU.

Russian Re-registrations

*RA-73223 B737-8 (41224 / 6984) ex VP-BOI Rossiya (SDM)

*RA-73426 A320N (7671) ex VQ-BCH S7-Siberia Airlines (SBI)

*RA-73433 A320N (8607) ex VQ-BGT S7-Siberia Airlines (SBI)

*RA-73694 A320 (1969) ex VP-BCU Yamal Airlines (LLM)

*RA-73710 A321-2 (6726) ex VP-BEE Aeroflot (AFL)

*RA-73712 A321-2 (6817) ex VP-BES Aeroflot (AFL)

*RA-73750 A320 (5580) ex VP-BNL Aeroflot (AFL)

*RA-73752 A320 (5585) ex VP-BLR Aeroflot (AFL)

*RA-73757 A320 (5974) ex VQ-BRW Aeroflot (AFL)

Maintenance Flights

Air France (AFR) has ferried A318 F-GUGP (2967) from Bacau (BCM) to Paris (CDG) and A320 F-HBNA (4335) from Paris (ORY) to Bacau (BCM).

*British Airways (BAW) B787-9 G-ZBKH (38624 / 404) from Cardiff (CWL) to Heathrow (LHR).

easyJet (EZY) has ferried A319 G-EZDV (3742) from Gatwick (LGW) to Maastricht (MST).

EuroAtlantic Airways (MMZ) has ferried B777-2 CS-TFM (28513 / 144) from Miami (OPF) to Lisbon (LIS).

*flydubai (FDB) has ferried B737-8 A6-FEM (40264 / 4988) from Istanbul (SAW) to Dubai (DXB).

Iraq Gate Company (IGC) has ferried CRJ-200 YI-BAK (7973) from Ljubljana (LJU) to Arbil (EBL).

Qatar Airways (QTR) has ferried A320 A7-AHX (5361) from Doha (DOH) to Norwich (NWI).

Transavia (TRA) has ferried B737-8 F-GZHA (34901 / 2267) from Chateauroux (CHR) to Paris (ORY).

*United Parcel Service (UPS) has ferried A300-6 N126UP (810) from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to Jacksonville (VQQ).

Vueling (VLG) has ferried A320 EC-KHN (3203) from Barcelona (BCN) to Kaunas (KUN).

Updates found today have been added to

*19th April – *18th April

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