25 January 2023

Singapore Airlines' 9V-SMV


Singapore Airlines' 9V-SMV (msn 329) made a medical diversion this afternoon. This A350-941, flying as SIA38 [SIN-LAX], diverted to HNL, then refueled and continued onto LAX after the 90-minute stopover.

17 January 2023

All Nippon Airways' JA621A

All Nippon Airways is ferrying JA621A (c/n 40566, l/n 998) from HND to ILN as ANA9432. This 767-381ER is being sold to Cargo Aircraft Management, and will be eventually converted to a freighter. It was delivered to ANA in January 2011.

16 January 2023

Kamaka Air's N236KA Crash on Moloka‘i

Kamaka Air's C208BF, N236KA (msn 208B-2034), crashed on approach to MKK early this morning. Thankfully, both pilots were able to walk away from the aircraft. The flight, KMK236, was about 1.5 miles from the MKK's Runway 5.

Further information in this Hawai‘i News Now report.

14 January 2023

Qatar Executive's A7-CGD

Qatar Executive's Gulfstream G650ER, A7-CGD (msn 6271), is making a stop at HNL from ICN as QQE263. This G650ER holds the world record for the fastest circumnavigation over both the North and South Poles set in July 2019.

15 Jan 2023 UPDATE
A7-CGD departed for NRT with the same flight number today.

13 January 2023

N374CL

Carlyle Aviation Partners is having N374CL (msn 3748) ferried from TUS to PNH via HNL, MAJ, and GUM. This A320-232 will delivered to Sky Angkor Airlines, and be re-registered as XU-___.  It is still wearing the livery of ITA - Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos [8I/IPM] (Brazil), and is making an overnight stop at HNL this evening. It probably will receive a hybrid livery , like its two other A320s which also were ex-ITA birds.

3748's History:
Aug 2009: Delivered to Olympic Airways as SX-OAQ, under lease from ALAFCO.
Apr 2013: Leased to Aegean Airlines.
Jly 2013: Re-registered as SX-DGK.
Aug 2019: Sold to Carlyle Aviation Partners, and lease transferred.
Sep 2021: Leased to ITA as PS-MGF.
Dec 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GRU.
Feb 2022: Ferried to BYH for storage.
Jly 2022: Ferried to SBD for storage.
Oct 2022: Ferried to TUS for storage.


photo to follow ...

07 January 2023

Aloha Air Cargo's N405YK


Aloha Air Cargo will be taking delivery their first full-liveried 737-400F, with N405YK (c/n 25267, l/n 2131, f/n 405). This 737-436F will be leased from NAS Aircraft Leasing Company, a division of parent company Saltchuk Resources. It's making its way from YHM, and presently at YVR as NAC9405. No date has been set as to when it will arrive at HNL.

25267's History:
Oct 1991: Delivered to British Airways as G-DOCA "River Balinderry" in the Landor livery.
Apr 1999: Painted in the World Tails livery called "Benyhone Scotland".
Jan 2006: Tail section repainted to the standard British Airways livery.
Nov 2014: Withdrawn from service, and stored at VCV.
Oct 2015: Acquired by Automatic LLC, registered as N267AT, and converted to a freighter at TPA.
Oct 2017: Acquired by Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM).
Nov 2017: Leased to West Atlantic UK as G-NPTY.
Feb 2020: Withdrawn from service, returned to CAM, and stored at TPA.
Mar 2020: Leased to Northern Air Cargo as N405YK.
Jly 2020: Acquired by NAS Aircraft Leasing, and put into service.
Jun 2022: Ferried to YHM for heavy maintenance, and repaint for Aloha Air Cargo.


20 Jan 2023 UPDATE
N405YK arrived at HNL today as NAC9405, after a short stint of hauling freight in Alaska for sister-company NAC.

05 January 2023

Hawaiian Airlines Orders Two More 787s

Airways Magazine reports that Hawaiian Airlines is ordering an additional two 787-9 Dreamliners to their existing order of ten. Delivery of their first 787, N780HA (c/n 66428, 1097), is still set for the fourth quarter of this year.

04 January 2023

Southwest Airlines' N871HK


Southwest Airlines' retro-liveried 737-8, N871HK "The Herbert D Kelleher" (c/n 67775, l/n 8405), made its first appearance at HNL today. The desert gold painted 737 arrived from OAK as SWA808, then departed for SAN as SWA393.

N871HK made its first appearance at LIH and OGG (20 Nov 2022), and KOA (22 Nov 2022).

01 January 2023

Upcoming 737MAX Deliveries

With many of the airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering 737 MAX series, 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 will be continuously updated as new information becomes available. Boeing has indicated that the variants will be referred to as the -x with out the MAX name, as will we.

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 cabin completion, with a Boeing flight code.


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 | BOE901 « BFI
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE452 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE453 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE935 « BFI
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE692 « MWH
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE693 « VCV
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE694 « MWH
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE695 « MWH
7426 | B-208W | 61636 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE615 « VCV
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE616 « BFI
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 | BOE758 « MWH
7471 | VH-UDV | 43973 | Bonza | -8 (ex SP-LVG) BOE384 « MWH
7488 | VH-___ | 44304 | Bonza | -8 (ex VQ-BXX) | BOE16 « MWH
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE617 « SKF
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE936 « BFI
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE697 « MWH
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 | BOE267 « BFI
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE658 « SKF
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE698 « SKF
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE937 « MWH
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 | BOE268 « MWH
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE699 « SKF
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | -8 | BOE269 « SKF
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE618 « MWH 
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE659 « SKF
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 | BOE270 « SKF
7591 | VH-UBI | 60388 | Bonza | -8 | BOE381 « TUS
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE696 « SKF
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE101 « SKF
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE701 « SKF
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE938 « MWH
7616 | VH-UQI | 44308 | Bonza | -8 (ex VQ-BXW) | BOE17 « MWH
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE336 « SKF
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE201 « SKF
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE660 « MWH
7630 | B-20CH | 61146 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE939 « VCV
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 | BOE271 « MWH
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE337 « MWH
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE619 « MWH
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE702 « MWH
7647 | B-20C1 | 60917 | Air China | -8 | BOE272 « MWH
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE661 « MWH
7653 | VH-___ | 44305 | Bonza | -8 | BOE18 « BFI
7659 | B-____ | 61409 | Okay Airways | -8 | BOE301 « MWH
7660 | B-____ | 64707 | Lucky Air | -8 | BOE527 « MWH
7662 | B-20AZ | 43833 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE338 « MWH
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE711 « MWH
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 | BOE273 « MWH
7676 | B-____ | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE940 « MWH
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE703 « MWH
7685 | B-20C2 | 61284 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE102 « MWH
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE662 « MWH
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE339 « MWH
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE704 « MWH
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE340 « MWH
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE705 « MWH
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE341 « MWH
7708 | B-____ | 61647 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE620 « MWH
7714 | B-20D2 | 60920 | Air China | -8 | BOE274 « MWH
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE712 « MWH
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE663 « MWH
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE941 « MWH
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE713  « VCV
7737 | VH-UJZ | 61862 | Bonza | -8 | BOE978 « TUS
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE706 « MWH
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE664 « MWH
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE342 « MWH
7751 | B-20CT | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE714 « MWH
7754 | B-20CS | 63285 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE754  « MWH
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE343 « MWH
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 BOE275 « MWH
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE715 « MWH
7768 | B-20CY | 61286 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE103 « MWH
7773 | VH-UKH | 61884 | Bonza | -8 (ex SP-LVP) | BOE979 « VCV
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE621 « BFI
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE665 « MWH
7779 | B-____ | 44309 | Urumqi Air | -8 | BOE495 « MWH
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8 BOE370 « MWH
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE716 « MWH
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 | BOE513 « MWH
7795 | B-____ | 65257 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE717 « MWH
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE942 « MWH
7800 | B-____ | 61411 | Okay Airways | -8 | BOE302 « MWH
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE943 « MWH
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 | BOE276 « MWH
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE3711 « MWH
7826 | B-____ | 61652 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE622 « MWH
7828 | B-____ | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE718 « MWH
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE372 « MWH
7838 | B-20DR | 60925 | Air China | -8 | BOE277 « MWH
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE373 « MWH
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE944 « VCV
7858 | B-____ | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 | BOE514 « BFI
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 | BOE___ «
7860 | B-20E0 | 43838 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE374 « VCV
7865 | B-20DQ | 60924 | Air China | -8 | BOE278  « MWH
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE375 « VCV
7875 | B-____ | 65250 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE719 « VCV
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE666 « VCV
7887 | B-____ | 63291 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE708  « SKF
7888 | VH-UMQ | 43957 | Bonza | -8 | BOE980 « MWH
7919 | B-____ | 61654 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE623  « MWH
7923 | B-____ | 61709 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE202  « MWH
7929 | B-____ | 61385 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE454  « MWH
7931 | B-20DS | 60826 | Air China | -8 | BOE279 « MWH
7934 | B-20DX | 64680 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE376  « MWH
7944 | B-20E3 | 60928 | Air China | -8 | BOE280 « MWH
7948 | B-20DY | 64681 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE377 « MWH
7953 | B-____ | 61384 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE455 « BFI
7971 | B-____ | 60930 | Air China | -8 | BOE281  « MWH
7972 | B-____ | 61655 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE624  « MWH
7991 | B-____ | 60932 | Air China | -8 | BOE282  « MWH
8001 | B-____ | 61657 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE625 « MWH
8014 | B-____ | 61658 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE626 « BFI
8025 | B-20EA | 64682 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE378 « BFI
8038 | B-____ | 61659 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE627 « MWH
8069 | B-____ | 61660 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE628 « MWH
8076 | B-20EK | 43839 | Xiamen Air | -8 BOE379 « BFI
8082 | B-____ | 60939 | Air China | -8 | BOE283 « BFI
8100 | B-____ | 43840 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE380 « SKF
8125 | B-____ | 61661 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE629 « MWH
8156 | B-____ | 61662 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE630 « BFI
8177 | B-____ | 61459 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE678 « BFI
8178 | B-____ | 61154 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE950 « SAT
8181 | B-____ | 60938 | Air China | -8 | BOE284 « PDX
8183 | B-____ | 61288 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE104 « BFI
8186 | B-____ | 43841 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE387 « MWH
8189 | B-____ | 61460 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE679 « SKF
8190 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE285 « SKF
8194 | B-____ | 43845 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE388 « MWH
8197 | B-____ | 60934 | Air China | -8 | BOE286 « BFI
8198 | B-____ | 61703 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE951 « BFI
8203 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE105 « MWH
8205 | B____  | _____ | Xiamen Air | BOE389 « MWH
8206 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE287 « BFI
8208 | B-____ | 61155 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE952 « BFI
8212 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE953 « MWH
8213 | B-____ | _____ | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE203 « BFI
8214 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | «
8220 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE390 « MWH
8221 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE289 « MWH
8225 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE106 « MWH
8229 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE954 « BFI
8234 | B-____ | _____ | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE680 « MWH
8235 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE955 « MWH
8239 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 BOE107 « MWH
8242 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 BOE956 « MWH
8248 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE391 « MWH
8254 | B-____ | _____ | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
8260 | B-____ | _____ | Shandong Airlines | -8 BOE681 « BFI
8263 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 BOE392 « BFI
8486 | HL8___ | _____ | T'Way Airlines | -8 «
9488 | NZ4802 | 67018 | Royal New Zealand Air Force | P-8A «



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


NOTES
On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through any other Hawai‘i airport, their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. Delivery flights that go through ANC, or any non-Hawai‘i airport, it will only be listed on this post.

Due to the China Corona Virus, and the production backlog due to the 737MAX grounding, some may deliver from sites other than BFI, and will be noted in the flight number information.

Also, China has yet to fully re-certify the the 737MAX to be put back into service, and deliveries to resume. With that, Boeing will re-market some of the 737s awaiting delivery, and even those on order. New airframes will be added as airlines acquire remarked 737s. If an airframe listed is sold to another airline, and not making a TransPacific delivery flight, that listing will be removed.

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, which may be a Boeing flight number assigned to the particular airframe.

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Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou!

The HNL RareBirds team wishes you all a Happy New Year!

May you all have a blessed 2023!

29 December 2022

N919RA

TVPX Trust Services is having N919RA (c/n 30174, l/n 1175) ferried from TPE to MZJ. This 737-809 is making stops at GUM and HNL.


30173's History:
Oct 2000: Delivered to China Airlines as B-18615.
May 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at TPE.
Aug 2021: Ferried to TSA for storage.
Oct 2021: Ferried back to TPE for storage.
Dec 2022: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services, and registered as N919RA.