11 August 2022

NASA's N747NA

NASA's 747SP-21 SOFIA [Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy] platform, N747NA "Clipper Lindbergh" (c/n 2144, l/n 306), is making its return to its base at PMD from CHC, and is making a brief fuel stop at HNL.

This former Pan American World Airways and United Airlines 747SP is due to be retired soon.

09 August 2022

Spicejet's VP-CKP

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying a former Spicejet 737-8GJ, VP-CKP (c/n 37364, l/n 4638) from KUL to GYR (via GUM and HNL) as OMD257. It's being returned to its lessor, BOC, and its stop at HNL will be a brief fuel stop.

37364's History:
Oct 2013: Delivered to Spicejet as VT-SZI "Gambooge", under lease from BOC.
May 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at DEL.
Dec 2021: Ferried to KUL for storage.

08 August 2022

Japan Airlines' JA8944

Japan Airlines is ferrying JA8944 (c/n 28396, l/n 212) from HND to MHV, via HNL. This 777-346 is flying as JAL8132, and is slated for retirement.

It was delivered to JAL in April 1999, and flew until February 2021.

Northern Air Cargo's N563WA

Elan Express has delivered Northern Air Cargo's N563WA (c/n 30563, l/n 786) from SIN to HNL following freighter conversion. According to sources, this 767-3BGERF, in the NAC livery, will remain at HNL. N563WA stopped at HNL on its way to SIN this past February.

It is being leased from Northwest Aviation Leasing (part of the Saltchuk Group). They have three more 767-3BGERs slated for conversion, with one going to Aloha Air Cargo, one to NAC, and one to Strat Air. N565WW recently ferried to QPG. The other two are N564WW (c/n 30564, l/n 798) and N566WW (c/n 30566, l/n 817).

30563's History:
Apr 2000: Delivered to Sobelair as OO-SLR.
Jan 2001: Sold to Deutsche Structured Finance and leased back.
Jly 2004: Leased to Hainan Airlines as B-2561.
Jun 2007: Leased to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-AMF.
Sep 2010: Sold to Automatic LLC, and lease transferred.
Feb 2014: Involved in hijacking by first officer.
Oct 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GYR.
Dec 2020: Sold to Fortress Transportation as N563WA.
Jun 2021: Ferried to VCV for storage.
Aug 2021: Acquired by Northwest Aviation Leasing.
Feb 2022: Ferried to SIN for freighter conversion.

07 August 2022

CargoJet Airways' N379BR

Elan Express is ferrying CargoJet Airways' 757-2G5F, N379BR (c/n 29379, l/n 919) from XMN to YHM, via GUM and HNL, as ELX379. It will be registered as C-GJCS, and leased from Black Rock. This 757 stopped here in February en route to XMN for freighter conversion.

01 August 2022

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
7829 | HL8352 | 63440 | Korean Air | -8 [07.26.22 KAL28D to ANC ]
7794 | 9M-LRJ | 43018 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 [07.27.22 MXD1]
7722 | VH-UJT | 62533 | Bonza | -8 [07.29.22 AB1]


» 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
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | -8 | BOE516 « MWH
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE452 « MWH
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | -8 | BOE517 « MWH
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | -8 | BOE532 « 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
7441 | PK-LQR | 43005 | Lion Air | -9 | BOE 212 « MWH
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 | BOE758 « MWH
7471 | SP-LVG | 43973 | Bonza | -8 | BOE384 « MWH
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE617 « SAT
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 « SAT
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE698 « SAT
7516 | VH-UIK | 43975 | Bonza | -8 | BOE385 « BFI
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE937 « SAT
7524 | B-20A5 | 61854 | Lucky Air | -8 | BOE533 « SAT
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 | BOE268 « SAT
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE699 « SAT
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | -8 | BOE269 « SAT
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE618 « SAT
7551 | SP-LVI | 43974 | Bonza | -8 | BOE976 « SAT
7573 | B-20AH | 61856 | Lucky Air | -8 | BOE534  « VCV
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE659 « SAT
7576 | PK-LQS | 43010 | Lion Air | -8 | BOE213 « MWH
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 | BOE270 « SAT
7591 | VH-___ | 60388 | Bonza | -8 | [N5515X] BOE381 «
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE696 « SAT
7596 | HL8367 | 61802 | Eastarjet | -8 | BOE844 « MWH
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE101 « SAT
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE701 « SAT
7614 | HL8368 | 43922 | Eastarjet | -8 | BOE861 « MWH
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE938 « MWH
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE336 « SAT
7622 | HL8350 | 63438 | Korean Air | -8 | BOE353 « MWH
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE201 « SAT
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 « NWH
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
7655 | PK-L__ | 43012 | Lion Air | -8 | BOE214 « MWH
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
7665 | HL8370 | 43924 | EastarJet | -8 | BOE862 « MWH
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE711 « MWH
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 | BOE273 « MWH
7674 | HL8351 | 63439 | Korean Air | -8 | BOE354 « 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
7700 | HL8369 | 43923 | Eastar Jet | -8 | BOE863 «
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE705 « MWH
7704 | PK-L__ | 43014 | Lion Air | -8 | BOE215 « 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
7727 | VT-YAC | 43563 | Akasa Air | -8 | BOE751 «
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE713  « VCV
7735 | B-____ | 65052 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE266 «
7737 | SP-LVN | 61862 | Bonza | -8 | BOE978 « MWH
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 | SP-LVP | 61864 | Bonza | -8 | BOE979 « MWH
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE621 «
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
7805 | B-____ | 44310 | Urumqi Air | -8 | BOE496 « MWH
7806 | B-____ | 61863 | Hainan Airlines | -8 | BOE761 (N863BA) « 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 «
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 «
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
7876 | PK-___ | 43392 | Sriwijaya Air | -9 | BOE502  « MWH
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « VCV
7887 | B-____ | 63291 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE708  « SAT
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 «
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 «
8025 | B-20EA | 64682 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE378 «
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 « SAT
8125 | B-____ | 61661 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE629 « MWH
8156 | B-____ | 61662 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE630 «
8164 | B-____ | _____ | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE631 «
8177 | B-____ | 61459 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE678 «
8178 | B-____ | 61154 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE950 « SAT
8181 | B-____ | 60938 | Air China | -8 | BOE284 « SAT
8183 | B-____ | 61288 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE104 «
8186 | B-____ | 43841 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE387 « MWH
8189 | B-____ | 61460 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE679 « SAT
8190 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE285 « SAT
8194 | B-____ | 43845 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE388 « MWH
8197 | B-____ | 60934 | Air China | -8 | BOE286 «
8198 | B-____ | 61703 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE951 «
8203 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE105 « MWH
8205 | B____  | _____ | Xiamen Air | BOE389 « MWH
8206 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE287 «
8208 | B-____ | 61155 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE952 «
8212 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE953 «
8213 | B-____ | _____ | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE203 «
8214 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | «
8220 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE390 « MWH
8221 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE289 «
8225 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE106 « MWH
8229 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE954 «
8234 | B-____ | _____ | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE680 « MWH
8235 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE955 «
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 «
8263 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 BOE392 «





« 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 the Kalaeloa Airport [JRF], a Neighbor Island airport, or Anchorage, AK [ANC], their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. Delivery flights that go through ANC, or eastward, will only be listed here, and not be listed on the "Deliveries" pages.

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

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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29 July 2022

Bonza's VH-UJT

Australia's new start-up airline, Bonza, is taking delivery of their first 737-8, VH-UJT (c/n 62533, l/n 7722), leased from SMBC. It's making its delivery flight from BFI to MEL, via HNL and NAN, as AB1. This 737-8, built in September 2019, was to be leased to LOT Polish Airlines, but not taken up. Four more LOT 737-8 NTUs are being readied for delivery to Bonza.

LATAM Cargo's N564LA

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying LATAM Cargo's N564LA (c/n 40593, l/n 1038) from QPG to MIA, via HNL as OMD247. This 767-316ERF stopped through HNL this past March on its ferry flight to QPG.

40593's History:
Oct 2012: Delivered to LAN Airlines as CC-BDI.
Aug 2013: Acquired by TAM Lines Aéreas as PT-MSV.
May 2016: Airline rebrands as LATAM Brasil, fleet transferred.
Mar 2022: Transferred to LATAM Cargo for conversion as N564LA.

28 July 2022

N565WW

Elan Express is ferrying N565WW (c/n 30565, l/n 802), a 767-3BGER, owned by Northwest Aviation Leasing, from VCV to QPG (via ONT and HNL) for freighter conversion.

30565's History:
Sep 2000: Delivered to Balair as HB-IHW.
Jan 2002: Sold to Fortress Transportation (FTAI), and leased to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-ALH.
Jan 2006: Painted in the current livery.
Sep 2012: Painted in the United Nations livery, and operated for the UN by Ethiopian.
Aug 2020: Returned to FTAI registered as N565WW, and stored at GYR.
Aug 2021: Ferried to VCV for storage.

Super Air Jet's PK-SJR

Super Air Jet is taking delivery of their next A320-232, PK-SJR (msn 3457). This leased white-tail from Avolon, is flying from TUS to CGK (via HNL, MAJ, and BIK) as SJV2.

3457's History:
Apr 2008: Delivered to IndiGo as VT-INS, under lease from Allco Aviation.
Jan 2011: Sold to HKAC, and lease transferred.
Jan 2016: Sold to Avolon, and lease transferred.
Feb 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at TUS as OE-IGV.

27 July 2022

Batik Air Malaysia's 9M-LRJ

Batik Air Malaysia is taking delivery of their second 737-8 in five days, with 9M-LRJ (c/n 43018, l/n 7794). It's making its delivery flight from BFI as MXD1, and will overnight at HNL.


29 Jly 2022 UPDATE
MXD1 continued onto GUM this afternoon.

Lion Air's PK-LKL

Lion Air is returning PK-LKL (c/n 38683, l/n 4236) to its lessor, Aircastle. This 737-9GPER is ferrying from BTH to SBD (via GUM and HNL) as LNI7001.

This is the first of four additional 737-9GPERs that will be leased to Delta Air Lines by Aircastle.

PK-LKL'S History:
Nov 2012: Delivered to Lion Air, under lease from BOC.
___ 2014: Sold to Aircastle, and lease transferred.
Jun 2018: Subleased to flynas for three months, and operated by Lion Air.
Feb 2022: Withdrawn from service, and stored at BTH.


26 July 2022

N932DT

Delray Air LLC is delivering N932DT (msn 208B5691), a Cessna C208B Grand Caravan EX, from IDP to AKL, via SOW, MCE, HNL, and PPG).

25 July 2022

QantasLink's N963UW

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their next QantasLink-liveried ERJ-190AR, with N963UW (msn 19000191). It's making its delivery from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, and MAJ) as UTY9817.

19000191's History:
Jly 2008: Delivered to US Airways as N963UW.
Oct 2009: Acquired by Republic Airlines as N170HQ to operate for Midwest Airlines.
Feb 2011: Operated for Frontier Airlines.
Jan 2013: Repurchased by US Airways as N963UW.
Dec 2013: Transferred to the American Airlines fleet following the merger.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at PIT, then ferried to ROW a month later.
Sep 2020: Acquired by Jetran.
Apr 2022: Ferried to SJO to prep for Alliance Airlines.