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Airline Fleet News – 8th September 2023 (Updated 11th Sep)

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

New Deliveries


Air Baltic (BTI) A220-300 YL-ABQ (55238) YMX to RIX


Air China (CCA) A350-900 B-32F0 (614) TSN to PEK


Delta Air Lines (DAL) A321NX N543DE (11553) BFM to MSP


Spring Airlines (CQH) A320N B-32F7 (11286) TSN to PVG


News


AerCap has taken delivery of A320’s N855VA (5179) and N861VA (5515) ex-Alaska Airlines (ASA) while stored at Victorville (VCV).


+ Aeroitalia (AEZ) ferried B737-8 9H-BRU (39419 / 3878) from Forli (FRL) to Olbia (OLB) prior to entering service.


Air Serbia (ASL) ferried ATR 72-600 YU-ASD (1159) from storage at Monchengladbach (MGL) to Belgrade (BEG) prior to entering service.


Alta Airlines Holdings ferried B777-2 N839KW (32889 / 410) from storage at Mojave (MHV) to Kansas City (MCI).


+ Avmax Group ferried CRJ-200 C-GYNU (7774) from Keflavik (KEF) Ljubljana (LJU) prior to lease to Proflight Zambia (PFZ).


Batik Air (BTK) has taken delivery of A320 PK-BKP (4419) on lease from AerCap, ex-Saudia (SVA) HZ-AS40 and ferried from storage at Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Jakarta (CGK) prior to entering service.


Boeing (BOE) ferried B737 MAX 8 B-20EK (61639 / 7490) from Victorville (VCV) to Boeing Field (BFI) for Air India Express (AXB). B737 MAX 9 PH-CDP (***** / 8712) from Victorville (VCV) to Boeing Field (BFI) after painting for Corendon Dutch Airlines (CND) and B787-9’s N1788B (XA-SSS) (62147 / 1067) from Victorville (VCV) to Everett (PAE) for Aeromexico (AMX). EC-NPQ (62522 / 1110) from Victorville (VCV) to Lackland (SKF) for Air Europa (AEA).


Cathay Pacific (CPA) ferried A321-2 B-HTH (1984) from Darwin (DRW) to Hong Kong (HKG).


China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC) ferried A320 VP-COW (8561) from Guayaquil (GYE) to Cordoba (SACE) prior to lease to LATAM Airlines Chile (LAN) as CC-BLM.


Eastar Jet (ESR) ferried B737 MAX 8 HL8544 (44308 / 7616) from storage at Francazal (QYF) to Nursultan (NQZ) prior to entering service.


flynas (KNE) A320N HZ-NS62 (11674) made its first flight at Toulouse (TLS) as F-WWIF.


Gold Coast Aviation ferried CRJ-200 N8924B (7924) from Abidjan (ABJ) to Johannesburg (JNB) prior to lease to CemAir (KEM).


Go2Sky (RLX) ferried B737-8 OM-GTJ (30413 / 636) from Gatwick (LGW) to Brussels (BRU) after wet-lease to TUI Airways (TOM), prior to wet-lease to TUI Airlines Belgium (JAF).


+ Gryphon Aviation Leasing ferried A319 N505NK (2485) from Macon (MCN) to Coolidge (KP08) prior to lease to Network Aviation (NWK) for operations for QantasLink.


ITA Airways (ITY) A330-900 EI-HJR (2046) made its first flight at Toulouse (TLS) as F-WWKE.


National Jet Systems (QJE) ferried B717-2 VH-NXM (55094 / 5084) from Canberra (CBR) to Darwin (DRW) prior to a return to lessor.


Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) ferried Dash 8-400 OY-YEY (4318) from storage at Gdansk (GDN) to Maastricht (MST) prior to lease to Wideroe (WIF) as LN-WDP.


+ Poste Air Cargo (MSA) ferried B737-4F EI-GUB (28889 / 3000) from storage at Brescia (VBS) to Naples (NAP).


+ Qantas (QFA) ferried A330-2F VH-EBF (853) from Dresden (DRS) to Busan (PUS) after freighter conversion, prior to delivery to Express Freighters (EFA) for operations for Qantas Freight.


+ Qatar Airways (QTR) ferried A350-900 A7-ALH (012) from Dublin (DUB) to Doha (DOH) after painting.


Sierra West Airlines (PKW) ferried B737-5 LY-KLJ (28923 / 3060) from storage at Vilnius (VNO) to Toledo (TOL) prior to entering service as N923TR.


SmartLynx Malta (LYX) ferried A330-3 9H-SMD (1382) from Tashkent (TAS) to Chateauroux (CHR) after wet-lease to Panorama Airways.


Smartwings (TVS) B737 MAX 8 OK-SWN (66343 / 8748) made its first flight at Renton (RNT) and ferried to Victorville (VCV) for painting.


TUI Airways (TOM) ferried B737-8 G-TUKR (37260 / 3688) from Luton (LTN) to Gatwick (LGW) prior to entering service.


VietJetAir (VJC) A321NX VN-A525 (11422) made its first flight at Hamburg (XFW) as D-AZAE.


Westjet (WJA) ferried B737-7 C-GRWS (32881 / 1155) from Calgary (YYC) to Marana (MZJ) on return to lessor.



Maintenance Flights


+ Lufthansa (DLH) ferried A319 D-AIBG (4841) from Sofia (SOF) to Frankfurt (FRA).


Lufthansa Cargo (GEC) ferried B777-F D-ALFI (66912 / 1669) from Manila (MNL) to Frankfurt (FRA).


+ Portugalia Airlines (PGA) ferried ERJ-195 CS-TTZ (19000628) from Bratislava (BTS) to Lisbon (LIS).


Saudia (SVA) ferried A330-3 HZ-AQ28 (1803) from Luqa (MLA) to Jeddah (JED).

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