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Airline Fleet News – 8th May 2023 (Updated 13th May)

Updated: May 13

New Deliveries

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) A220-300 C-FPBZ (55208) YMX to SBD

China Airlines (CAL) B777-F B-18777 (66902 / 1738) PAE to TPE

Pegasus (PGT) A321NX TC-RDF (11225) XFW to SAW

Southwest Airlines (SWA) B737 MAX 8 N8864H (67858 / 8570) BFI to PHX


ACIA Aero Leasing has ferried ATR 72-500 2-NEIL (812) from Toulouse (TLS) to Francazal (QYF).

AerCap has ferried A320 N8479A (8479) from storage at Birmingham (BHM) to San Juan (SJU).

Aergo Capital has ferried A330-3 VP-CRX (1090) from storage at Bangkok (DMK) to Naples (NAP) and Dash 8-400’s G-JEDR (4087) from Munster (FMO) to Monchengladbach (MGL) prior to lease to Avanti Air (ATV), G-ECOE (4212) from storage at Saarbrucken (SCN) to Keflavik (KEF).

Air Corsica (CCM) has ferried ATR 72-600 F-GRPX (734) from Ajaccio (AJA) to Francazal (QYF) on return to lessor.

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has ferried B737-8 PH-HBK (40876 / 3326) from Shannon (SNN) to Prague (PRG) after painting, prior to lease to Transavia (TRA).

Air Transat (TSC) has ferried A321-2 9H-SLG (1946) from Montreal (YUL) to Riga (RIX) after wet-lease from SmartLynx Malta (LYX).

ASL Airlines Belgium (TAY) has taken delivery of B737-8F OE-IXF (34258 / 2096) ex-GOL Transportes Aereos (GLO) PR-GZZ, prior to operations for Federal Express (FedEx) (FDX).

Bank of Utah has ferried A321-2 N636WT (1636) from Majuro (MAJ) to Guam (GUM) prior to freighter conversion at Xiamen (XMN).

China Eastern Airlines (CES) COMAC C919 B-001K (00008) has made its first flight at Shanghai (PVG).

GP Aviation (GPX) has ferried B737-4 LZ-CRI (28832 / 2953) from storage at Varna (VAR) to Bucharest (BBU).

JetBlue Airways (JBU) has ferried A321-2 N978JB (7584) from Macon (MCN) to New York (JFK) after painting.

Kenya Airways (KQA) has ferried B737-8 5Y-CYB (40550 / 5170) from Nairobi (NBO) to Budapest (BUD).

Maleth-Aero (MLT) has ferried A330-2 9H-MFS (700) from storage at Luqa (MLA) to Jeddah (JED).

Qatar Airways (QTR) has taken delivery of B777-3 A7-BOG (37943 / 898) ex-Virgin Australia (VOZ) VH-VPH.

Ryanair (RYR) B737 MAX 8-200 EI-*** (***** / 8653) has made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried to Boeing Field (BFI).

Shenzhen Airlines (CSZ) A321NX B-000Q (11227) has made its first flight at Tianjin (TSN).

+ SKY Leasing has re-registered B737 MAX 8 TF-ICH (42831 / 6920) ex OE-ISM while stored at Prague (PRG), prior to lease to Icelandair (ICE).

SmartLynx Malta (LYX) has ferried A330-3 9H-SMG (1533) from Chateauroux (CHR) to Entebbe (EBB).

Southwest Airlines (SWA) B737 MAX 7 N7218U (42635 / 8332) has made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried to Moses Lake (MWH) and B737 MAX 8 N8873S (67915 / 8605) has made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried to Boeing Field (BFI).

Spirit Airlines (NKS) A320N F-WZMZ (11433) has made its first flight at Mobile (BFM).

Sunwing Airlines (SWG) has ferried B737 MAX 8 C-FIRN (44655 / 8216) from Toronto (YYZ) to Brussels (BRU) after wet-lease from TUI Airways (TOM).

United Airlines (UAL) has ferried B757-2 N33132 (29281 / 809) from storage at Wilmington (ILN) to Washington (IAD) prior to a return to service.

Vueling (VLG) A321NX EC-NYE (11337) has made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW) as D-AZXL.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi (WAZ) A321NX A6-WZI (11268) has made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW) as D-AVXC.

World Star Aviation has ferried B737-8 2-TTGA (39053 / 4270) from Bangalore (BLR) to Delhi (DEL) prior to lease to Aeronova (OVA) for operations for Air Europa Express.

Maintenance Flights

Air Belgium (ABB) has ferried A330-2F OE-LAJ (717) from Luqa (MLA) to Brussels (BRU).

Binter Canarias (IBB) has ferried E195-E2 EC-NEZ (19020023) from Gran Canaria (LPA) to Alverca (AVR).

British Airways (BAW) has ferried B777-3 G-STBB (38286 / 887) from Heathrow (LHR) to Cardiff (CWL).

Jet2 (EXS) has ferried B737-3 G-GDFM (28586 / 3090) from Leeds (LBA) to Dublin (DUB).

Saudia (SVA) has ferried A321-2 HZ-ASL (4838) from Jeddah (JED) to Istanbul (SAW).

Swiss (SWR) has ferried A330-3 HB-JHN (1403) from Amman (AMM) to Zurich (ZRH).

United Airlines (UAL) has ferried B767-3 N644UA (25094 / 369) from Hong Kong (HKG) to San Francisco (SFO).

Volotea Airlines (VOE) has ferried A319 EC-MUT (2240) from Ljubljana (LJU) to Belgrade (BEG).

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