09 January 2022

Alliance Airlines' N953QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of its next ERJ-190AR,  N953QQ (msn 19000053). It's making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL, and MAJ, ferried by Southern Cross International as SXI2204.

19000053's History:
Nov 2006: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1559CMP.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
May 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services for Alliance Airlines as N953QQ, and ferried to SJO a month later.
Jan 2022: Delivery to Alliance Airlines as VH-UIY.


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Volga-Dnepr's RA-82044

Volga-Dnepr's RA-82044 (c/n 977305415509, l/n 06-08) is making a stop at HNL today from AZA. This An-124-100 flying as VDA5469, and will continue onto GUM.

07 January 2022

Delta Air Lines' N411DX

Delta Air Lines' Team USA-liveried A330-941, N411DX (msn 1991, f/n 3411), is making its first appearance at HNL with this special livery today. It arrived from SEA as DAL450, and will return tomorrow as DAL440.

05 January 2022

N830KW

N830KW (c/n 30870, l/n 374), a former Singapore Airlines 777-212ER is making its ferry flight from ASP to MCI (via BNE and HNL). It's due to arrive in the overnight hours. This "Triple" is most-likely bound for Eastern Airlines.

30870's History:
Nov 2001: Delivered to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SVE.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Apr 2020: Ferried to ASP for storage.
Nov 2021: Acquired by Jet Midwest.

Japan Airlines' JA8979

Japan Airlines is ferrying JA8979 (c/n 27638, l/n 107) from NGO to VCV, via HNL, as JAL8132. This 777-289 is being retired by JAL, and is headed for storage.

JA8979's History:
Nov 1997: Delivered to Japan Air System, in the Akira Kurosawa livery.
Apr 2004: Transferred to Japan Airlines fleet, after JAS was acquired by JAL.
Jly 2005: Painted in the "Mushi King / JAL Family Jet" special livery, to Dec 2005.
Oct 2012: "Arashi-Popcorn" decals added, to March 2013.
Apr 2018: "Samurai Blue 2018" decals added, to Dec 2018.
Feb 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at HND.

03 January 2022

Lion Air's VP-CEI

Castlelake is having VP-CEI (c/n 38301, l/n 5176) ferried from CGK to SBD, via SZB, GUM and HNL, as it will join the Delta Air Lines fleet. VP-CEI was stuck at GUM due to a maintenance issue since 20 Dec. It's making an overnight stop at HNL tonight.

38301's History:
Dec 2014: Delivered to Thai Lion Air as HS-LTP.
Apr 2020: Transferred to Lion Air as PK-LSG.
Mar 2021: Withdrawn from service, and ferried to SUB for storage.
Nov 2021: Ferried to CGK for storage.

02 January 2022

N950TR

N950TR (c/n 30751, l/n 401), a 737-7CG BBJ owned by Ohio Resources LLC, has stopped off at HNL. This BBJ is used by motivational speaker Tony Robbins, and his initials are on the tail, and his signature is by the left main entry door.

This BBJ was previously P4-SJM that stopped here in November 2016.

photo to follow ...

01 January 2022

Upcoming 737MAX Deliveries

With many of the airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering 737 MAXs, most of those airliners will stop through Hawai‘i (mainly HNL) during the first segment of their island-hopping delivery flights from Boeing Field (BFI) [map]. This post is continuously updated as new information becomes available. Boeing has indicated that the variants will be referred to as the -x, as will we. However, we will refer to the series line as the MAX.

According to The Boeing Test Flights website, these listed below are the airframes that have begun assembly, or made its first flight from RNT, or are being readied for delivery on the BFI flightline. Additional information also provided by Tyke's Aero Blog, and PlaneSpotters.net's 737 MAX Production List. Those listed below, should make a stopover in Hawai‘i on their first segment out of BFI on their delivery flights in the near future:

DELIVERED

» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for completion


Deliveries to resume once the MAX series is re-certified by each nation's civil aviation authority.

737 MAX
6250 | HS-LSJ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | -9 « BFI
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | -8 « MWH
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 « MWH
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | -8 « MWH
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | -8 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « BFI
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « VCV
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7426 | B-208W | 61636 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « VCV
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « BFI
7441 | PK-LQR | 43005 | Lion Air | -9 « MWH
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « SAT
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « BFI
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 « BFI
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « SAT
7509 | HL8348 | 63436 | Korean Air | -8 « VCV
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « SAT
7524 | B-20A5 | 61854 | Lucky Air | -8 « SAT
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 « SAT
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | -8 « SAT
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « SAT
7549 | EI-MGL | 43798 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 « SAT
7573 | B-20AH | 61856 | Lucky Air | -8 « VCV
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « SAT
7576 | PK-LQS | 43010 | Lion Air | -8 « MWH
7578 | HL8349 | 63437 | Korean Air | -8 « VCV
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 « SAT
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7596 | HL8367 | 61802 | Eastarjet | -8 « MWH
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 « SAT
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7614 | HL8368 | 43922 | Eastarjet | -8 « MWH
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7617 | HL8355 | 62871 | T'Way Airlines | -8 « VCV
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 « SAT
7622 | HL8350 | 63438 | Korean Air | -8 « MWH
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 « SAT
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7630 | B-20CH | 61146 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « VCV
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « NWH
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7647 | B-20C1 | 60917 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7655 | PK-L__ | 43012 | Lion Air | -8 « MWH
7659 | B-____ | 61409 | Okay Airways | -8 « MWH
7660 | B-____ | 64707 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7662 | B-20AZ | 43833 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7665 | HL8370 | 43924 | EastarJet | -8 « MWH
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7674 | HL8351 | 63439 | Korean Air | -8 « MWH
7676 | B-____ | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7685 | B-20C2 | 61284 | Donghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7688 | 9V-MBK | 44255 | Singapore Airlines | -8 « MWH
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7692 | B-____ | 62535 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7693 | HL8356 | 62875 | T'way Airlines | -8 « MWH
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7700 | HL8369 | 43923 | Eastar Jet | -8 «
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7704 | PK-L__ | 43014 | Lion Air | -8 « MWH
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7708 | B-____ | 61647 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7714 | B-20D2 | 60920 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7721 | 9M-LRG | 43016 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 « MWH
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7727 | HL8357 | 43563 | T'Way Airlines | -8 « MWH
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « VCV
7734 | B-____ | 61861 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7735 | B-____ | 65052 | Kunming Airlines | -8 « MWH
7736 | 9V-MBL | 44256 | Singapore Airlines | -8 « MWH
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7751 | B-20CT | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7754 | B-20CS | 63285 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7768 | B-20CY | 61286 | Donghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7778 | 9M-LRH | 43017 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 « MWH
7779 | B-____ | 44309 | Urumqi Air | -8 « MWH
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 « MWH
7794 | 9M-LRJ | 43018 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 « MWH
7795 | B-____ | 65257 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7800 | B-____ | 61411 | Okay Airways | -8 « MWH
7801 | B-____ | 65053 | Kunming Airlines | -8 « MWH
7805 | B-____ | 44310 | Urumqi Air | -8 « MWH
7806 | B-____ | 61863 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7815 | 9V-MBM | 44257 | SilkAir | -8 « MWH
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7826 | B-____ | 61652 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7828 | B-____ | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7829 | HL8352 | 63440 | Korean Air | -8 « MWH
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7838 | B-20DR | 60925 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7840 | 9V-MBN | 44258 | Singapore Airlines |-8 « MWH
7841 | B-____ | 44348 | Urumqi Air | -8 « MWH
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « VCV
7858 | B-____ | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 « VCV
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 «
7860 | B-20E0 | 43838 | Xiamen Air | -8 « VCV
7865 | B-20DQ | 60924 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | -8 « VCV
7875 | B-____ | 65250 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « VCV
7876 | PK-___ | 43392 | Sriwijaya Air | -9 « VCV
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « VCV
7887 | B-____ | 63291 | China Southern Airlines | -8  « VCV
7919 | B-____ | 61654 | Shanghai Airlines | -8  « MWH
7923 | B-____ | 61709 | Kunming Airlines | -8  « MWH
7929 | B-____ | 61385 | 9 Air | -8  « MWH
7931 | B-20DS | 60826 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7934 | B-20DX | 64680 | Xiamen Air | -8  « MWH
7944 | B-20E3 | 60928 | Air China | -8 «
7948 | B-20DY | 64681 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7953 | B-____ | 61384 | 9 Air | -8 «
7971 | B-____ | 60930 | Air China | -8  « MWH
7972 | B-____ | 61655 | China Eastern Airlines | -8  « MWH
7991 | B-____ | 60932 | Air China | -8  « MWH
8001 | B-____ | 61657 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
8014 | B-____ | 61658 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
8025 | B-20EA | 64682 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
8038 | B-____ | 61659 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
8069 | B-____ | 61660 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
8076 | B-20EK | 43839 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
8082 | B-____ | 60939 | Air China | -8 «
8100 | B-____ | 43840 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
8125 | B-____ | 61661 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
8158 | HL8353 | 63443 | Jin Air | -8 «
8177 | B-____ | _____ | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
8181 | B-____ | 60938 | Air China | -8 «


« Pre-Flight Prep
« First Flight: 01.__.21

« Pre-Delivery Flight Testing
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings


NOTES
On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through the Kalaeloa Airport [JRF], or a Neighbor Island airport, or Anchorage, AK [ANC], their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. However, when the delivery flight goes through ANC, it will only be listed here, and not be listed on the "Deliveries" pages.

Some of the deliveries bound for China will begin ferrying to the 737 Completion and Delivery Center, in Zhoushan, China, will have this » symbol following the flight number.

Due to the amount of orders known, the 737 Order List has been moved to its own tab. When an airframe begins assembly or makes its first flight, the listing will be moved to this post, according to order of the Line Numbers.

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Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! 🎉 🤙🏻

The HNL RareBirds team wishes you all a blessed and better 2022!

25 December 2021

Mele Kalikimaka! 🎄 🤙🏻

 The HNL RareBirds team wishes you all a very Merry Christmas!

22 December 2021

ANA Cargo's JA605F

ANA Cargo's JA605F (c/n 30842, l/n 860), a 767-316F with "Okinawa" titles and a "Yamato Group" logo, made a stop at HNL on its ANA8482/8481 service between NRT and HNL. It's been here a few times previously, but we were able to get a photo of it today.

30842's History:
Nov 2001: Delivered to Florida West Airlines as N316LA, leased from GECAS.
Apr 2014: Leased to ANA Cargo as JA605F, with the Okinawa and Yamato Group markings.

Singapore Airlines' 9V-MBJ

Singapore Airlines is taking delivery of 9V-MBJ (c/n 44254, l/n 7632) today. This 737-8, still wearing the SilkAir livery, is making its delivery flight from BFI as SIA8890, and will overnight at HNL.

20 December 2021

Malindo Air's VP-CFQ

Castlelake is having a former Malindo Air 737-9GPERs ferry from SZB to SBD, via GUM and HNL, as it will join the Delta Air Lines fleet. VP-CFQ (c/n 38729, l/n 4380), and it will overnight at HNL.

38729's History:
Mar 2013: Delivered to Malindo Air as 9M-LNG.
Sep 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at KUL.
Mar 2021: Ferried to SZB for storage.
Dec 2021: Sold to Castlelake.

LATAM Airlines Chile's CC-CXK

LATAM Airlines Chile is ferrying CC-CXK (c/n 37802, l/n 978) from MIA to SIN for freighter conversion. This 767-316ER, still in the LAN Chile livery, is making its ferry flight as LAN9954, and is making an overnight stop at HNL.

CC-CXK's History:
Feb 2010: Delivered to LAN Chile.
May 2016: Airline rebrands as LATAM as LAN and TAM merge.

19 December 2021

Memphis Tigers Team Charter

The University of Memphis Tigers football team chartered an Omni Air International 767-33AER, N351AX (c/n 27908, l/n 578, f/n 351) for their trip to HNL, to play the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors, in the EasyPost Hawai‘i Bowl on December 24th. The Tigers arrived from MEM as OAE8614. This 767-33AER will not stay at HNL, but departed for AFW (with the same flight number) shortly after arrival.

27908's History:
Aug 1995: Delivered to Alitalia as G-OITF, under lease from AWAS.
Nov 1996: Re-registered as I-DEIF "Cristoforo Colombo".
Aug 2009: Leased to Omni Air International as N351AX.
Sep 2019: Acquired by CAM, and lease transferred.


24 Dec 2021 UPDATE
N351AX returned to HNL to take the Memphis Tigers back to MEM tonight as OAE8623.