Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Greenjet Airbus A321 registered SX-GRN seen all white in Budapest

Greenjet's Airbus A321 registered SX-GRN (msn 597, ex B-MAR) was seen last week in BUD (Budapest, Hungary) parked outside the Lufthansa Technik hangar all white.

Thank to AIRportal.hu for the following picture.
Greenjet / A321 / SX-GRN parked in BUD

Monday, June 24, 2013

Aerospace One took delivery of their first B742 registered SX-ASC in Athens

Newly established Greek cargo airline Aerospace One took today delivery in Athens of their first Boeing 747-21AC(M), registered SX-ASC (ex AP-BIB, c/n 23652). The flight arrived at 19:20L as SX-ASC (although in the transpoder it was showing as RAB304) from CGK (Jakarta, Indonesia) via SHJ (Dubai, UAE) and landed on runway 21L. The company will be based in CHR (Chateauroux, France) and will operate a mix of ACMI and charter services.

Aerospace One / B747-200 / SX-ASC about to land on rwy 21L
Aerospace One / B747-200 / SX-ASC touchdown on rwy 21L

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Greenjet to take delivery of their first A321s registered SX-GRN and SX-GRO

Greenjet is to take delivery of their first A321s registered SX-GRO (msn 557, ex B-MAB) and SX-GRN (msn 597, ex B-MAR). Both are Airbus A321-131s and are currently in Hungary. SX-GRN was initially to be taken up by a first A320 (msn 407, ex N407BV) that the company had brought to Athens, but that plane never got the registration and eventually ended to Aviatrans as UR-CKR.

Edited 20/6/2013 16:55Z: SX-GRN was initially to be taken up by their first A320, not SX-GRO as it was written. Sorry for the typo.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Aegean Airlines latest A320 registered SX-DGK in Athens (still SX-OAQ on reg tape)

Aegean Airlines took delivery of the ex Olympic Air A320 registered SX-OAQ. The plane was painted in Aegean Airlines colors in DNR (Dinard, France) and arrived back in Athens in April 24th as OAL102P. Under the SX-OAQ tape, there is the new registration that it will soon take upon entering service and as expected is the SX-DGK.

Aegean Airlines / A320 / SX-OAQ tape with SX-DGK under it.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Dismantling of Olympic Airlines Airbus A340-313X SX-DFA in Athens

Ex Olympic Airlines Airbus A340-313X SX-DFA (c/n 235) was dismantled (scrapped) in Athens during the previous 2 weeks. Below is a timelapse video of the process:


Watch on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpWHOohkxB4&feature=youtu.be

The dismantling of the next ex Olympic Airlines A340, SX-DFB, has also begun and is expected to have finished by the end of April 2013. The rest of the A340s (SX-DFC & SX-DFD) await their fate in the airport.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

British Airways Airbus A319 registered G-EUPC in Athens to pick up the Olympic Flame

British Airways Airbus A319 registered G-EUPC arrived today in Athens to pick up the Olympic Flame for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The plane is named "The Firefly" and is painted in a special livery for the occasion. This is the first flight of that plane on that livery, since it rolled out of the paintshop in LHR (London, UK) just today and departed as BAW2012 to Athens. It landed at 15:05L on runway 21R and it is parked in the satellite terminal until its departure back to UK on May 18th.

Airbus A319 / G-EUPC / about to land on runway 21R

















Airbus A319 / G-EUPC / about to land on runway 21R

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

USAF Lockheed C5-B Galaxy first time in Athens

A Lockheed C-5B Galaxy made its first visit today in Athens! The flight, RCH478, from RMS (Ramstein, Germany) was operated by the 87-0036 (c/n 500-122) and landed at 13:35L on runway 03L. It brings stuff that will be needed to prepare the official visit of the Vice President of the USA in early December and more C-5 flights are expected in the coming days.

Lockheed C-5B Galaxy / 87-0036 / a C-5 about to land for first time in Athens

Lockheed C-5B Galaxy / 87-0036 / taxing in front of Athens airport tower

A video of the arrival can be found here:
(Thanks to Vasilis!)

Meelad MD-83 registered SX-BPP in United Airways colors (to become S2-AFV)

Meelad Air MD-83 registered SX-BPP (c/n 53377) returned from WOE (Woensdrecht, Germany) where it was painted in United Airways colors, via ARN (Stockholm, Sweden), to Athens on November 10th. It arrived as MLW433 at 20:00L and since then it is parked in the satellite terminal waiting for its departure to DAC (Dhaka, Bangladesh) via AUH (Abu Dhabi, UAE). It will be reregistered as S2-AFV and operate for United Airways in Bangladesh.


MD-83 / SX-BPP / parked in the satellite terminal waiting its departure to Dhaka

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Aeolian Airlines MD-83 registered SX-BTM

Aeolian Airlines, a new start up carrier in Greece, got its first MD-83 painted in the company colors today. The MD-83 registered SX-BTM (ex Sky Wings), arrived in Athens on September 29th from IST (Istanbul, Turkey) with AOL11P callsign, in all white c/s and had the Aeolian Airlines titles and stickers applied on it today.

Photo from the Athens International Airport movements facebook page.
MD-83 / SX-BTM / Aeolian Airlines stickers just applied

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sky Wings MD-82 registered SX-BTL in Athens

Sky Wings MD-82 registered SX-BTL (c/n 53232, ex N598BC) was in Athens today, after a long time. In front of the plane's open cargo doors there were around 32 passenger seats which, according to some rumors, are to be used to replace some old seats in another MD-83 to be used by start up carrier Aeolian Airlines.

MD-82 / SX-BTL / parked in ATH