26 July 2014

China Southern's B-1701

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1701 (c/n 41251, l/n 5008) today. The 737-86N, leased from GECAS, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN7, and will overnight at HNL. This is their second 737-86N delivered within the past ten days. 

Upcoming 737NG Deliveries

With many of the airlines around the Pacific Rim ordering Next Generation 737s, 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). This post will be continuously updated as new information becomes available.

According to The Boeing Test Flights website, these listed below are the airframes that have been assigned assembly line numbers, and currently on the BFI flightlines that are being readied for delivery. Those listed below, should make a stopover at HNL on their first segment out of BFI on their delivery flights in the near future:
4968 | PK-L__ | 39819 | Lion Air | -8GP [NTU, now N746DB]
4981 | B-1970 | 39903 | Xiamen Air | -85C [07.09.14 CXA1970]
4982 | B-1959 | 41321 | Air China | -89L [07.10.14 CCA78]
4985 | JA77AN | 33908 | All Nippon Airways | -881 [07.10.14 ANA9397 - ANC ]
4986 | B-5816 | 39310 | China Eastern Airlines | -79P [07.11.14 CES299]
4991 | HS-DBQ | 37794 | Nok Air | -86J* [07.11.14 HSDBQ]
4966 | B-1705 | 39387 | Donghai Airlines | -86J [07.12.14 DZ8211]
4980 | B-1983 | 41616 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [07.15.14 CDG1983]
4992 | B-1957 | 40041 | Air China | -89L [07.15.14 CCA78]
4993 | B-1980 | 41268 | China Southern Airlines | -86N [07.15.14 CSN1980]
4994 | B-1987 | 41096 | Shandong Airlines | -89L [07.18.14 CDG1987]
4996 | B-1992 | 41376 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [07.18.14 CHH1992]
4997 | B-1965 | 41473 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [07.19.14 CES299]
5003 | B-1982 | 41615 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [07.22.14 CDG1982]
5005 | B-1969 | 39902 | Xiamen Air | -85C [07.23.14 CXA1969]
5007 | B-1990 | 39736 | China United Airlines | -89P [07.25.14 CUA990]
5006 | B-1955 | 39213 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [07.25.14 CHH1995]
5008 | B-1701 | 41251 | China Southern Airlines | -86N [07.26.14 CSN7]

5009 | VH-XZL | 44573 | Qantas Airways | -838
5010 | B-1993 | 37623 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L
5015 | B-1985 | 41617 | Shandong Airlines | -85N
5017 | 9V-MGE | 44221 | SilkAir | -8SA «
5018 | VH-XZM | 44574 | Qantas Airways | -838
º New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings
« Added 07.21.14

On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through a Neighbor Island airport, or Anchorage, AK [ANC], their IATA airport code will noted after its flight number. When the delivery flight goes through ANC, it will not be listed on the "2014 Deliveries" page.

Also, a big mahalo to the PlaneSpotters.net's 737NG production list, and Airliner List for the additional production information. Currently, team member Drewski2112 is taking a well-deserved, extended break from updating his 737NG production list website. We wish him well during his time away. He will continue to post Boeing photos on his Flickr page.

The airframes listed below, are the Pacific-bound 737NGs currently on the order books which have been assigned Construction Numbers. As each ordered 737 is assigned a Line Number, the airframe is assembled at RNT, then flown to BFI; that listing will be moved to the list at the top of this post.
B-____ | 41321 | Air China | -89L «
B-____ | 41606 | China Southern Airlines | -81B
B-____ | 41609 | China Southern Airlines | -81B
B-____ | 41610 | China Southern Airlines | -81B
B-____ | 41611 | China Southern Airlines | -81B
B-____ | 41612 | China Southern Airlines | -81B
B-____ | 41613 | China Southern Airlines | -81B
B-____ | 41614 | China Southern Airlines | -81B
B-1996 | 39214 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
HS-DBR | 43420 | Nok Air | -86N «
JA78AN | 44556 | All Nippon Airways | -881
JA79AN | 44557 | All Nippon Airways | -881
JA80AN | 44558 | All Nippon Airways | -881
JA81AN | 44559 | All Nippon Airways | -881
PK-G__ | 41605 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
PK-G__ | 41607 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
PK-LOT | 39820 | Lion Air | -8GP
VH-XZN | 44575 | Qantas Airways | -838
VH-XZO | 44576 | Qantas Airways | -838
VH-XZP | 44577 | Qantas Airways | -838
VH-YIW | 40700 | Virgin Australia | -8FE
VH-YIZ | 40702 | Virgin Australia | -8FE
« Added 07.27.14

25 July 2014

Hainan's B-1995

This morning, Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of their second 737-84P within the past seven days. B-1995 (c/n 39213, l/n 5006) is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1995, and will overnight at HNL.

China United's B-1990

China United Airlines is taking delivery of B-1990 (c/n 39736, l/n 5007) this morning. The 737-89P, allocated from parent company China Eastern Airlines, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CUA990, and will overnight at HNL.

B-1990 is the 100th 737NG delivery flight to stop through HNL so far this year.

24 July 2014

China Southern's B-2930

China Southern Airlines is ferrying B-2930 (c/n 27273, l/n 2556) to the US mainland, as its lease with ALC has ended. The 737-31L is making its ferry flight from CAN (via LAO, GUM, MAJ, and HNL) as CSN2002.

27273 was originally delivered to China Xinjiang Airlines [XO/CXJ] as B-2930 in December 1993 under lease from ALC. When China Southern acquired China Xinjiang in 2004, B-2930 was transferred into the former's fleet.

23 July 2014

JAL Charters To KOA

Japan Airlines is having a few charter flights going to KOA from NRT, via HNL. The 787-8 service is making four-night stays from tonight, then Sunday (the 27th), and in mid-August. Today's flight was listed as JAL8894.

Xiamen's B-1969

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-1969 (c/n 39902, l/n 5005) this morning. The 737-85C, their second this month, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA1969, and will overnight at HNL.

22 July 2014

Hawaiian Converts Order To A330-800

Hawaiian Airlines announced today that they have converted their order of six A350XWB-800 to the recently-announced A330-800neo. According to Airchive.com, that will make Hawaiian the launch customer for the A330-800. Deliveries of the first A330neo is scheduled for 2019, two years later than the delivery time frame for the previously-ordered A350XWB. The order also contains a purchase option for six more A330-800s.

Further details in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

Shandong's B-1982

Today, Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of their third 737-800 within the past seven days with B-1982 (c/n 41615, l/n 5003). The 737-85N is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1982, and will overnight at HNL.

19 July 2014

China Eastern's B-1965

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1965 (c/n 41473, l/n 4997) this morning. The 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES299, and will overnight at HNL.

18 July 2014

Hainan's B-1992

Also making its delivery flight from BFI this morning, is Hainan Airlines' B-1992 (c/n 41376, l/n 4996). The 737-84P is making its delivery flight as CHH1992, and will overnight at HNL.

Shandong's B-1987

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-1987 (c/n 41376, l/n 4994) this morning. The 737-89L, allocated from parent company Air China, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1987, and will overnight at HNL. This is also Shandong's second 737-800 delivery flight within the past three days, and the second consecutive to be delivered wearing the DEEJ special livery (and fifth overall).

16 July 2014

Hainan Orders 50 737-MAX8s

Hainan Airlines announced that they are ordering 50 737-MAX8s, and are awaiting Chinese government approval. The airline currently has 100 737NGs and three 737 Classics in its fleet, and does not include other 737NGs allocated to their subsidiaries.

Further details in this Boeing Mediaroom press release.

Line Number 5000

Civil aviation spotters will be hard pressed to find the 5,000th 737NG built by Boeing, as line number 5000 belongs to a US Navy C-40A Clipper, BuNo 168980 (c/n 43827). This 737-700C has yet to be assigned to a Fleet Logistic Support (VR-) squadron.

Most likely, it will replace a C-9B Nightingale assigned to either the VR-61 "Islanders", a US Navy Reserve unit based at NAS Whidbey Island, WA; or the VR-52 "Taskmasters", a US Navy Reserve unit based at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. They are last two squadrons with the aging C-9Bs.

This is the first milestone 737 to be delivered to a military client.

On a related note, Boeing has begun offering the 737-700C to the commercial market.

Further details in this Boeing Mediaroom press release.

15 July 2014

PP-LEG

PP-LEG (msn 14501170), an Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 650, has been at HNL for the past several days. This pseudo-camoflaged Legacy 650 is registered to Sumatera Participações Ltda, and operated by Itaú Unibanco SA (São Paulo, Brazil). It was delivered in January 2013, and has a VIP interior.

Air China's B-1957

The third of three China-bound 737-800 deliveries today, is Air China's B-1957 (c/n 40041, l/n 4992). The 737-89L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA78, and will overnight at HNL. It's also Air China's second 737-89L delivered within the five days.

Shandong's B-1983

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-1983 (c/n 41616, l/n 4980) this morning. The 737-85N, the fourth to wear the DEEJ special livery, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1983, and will overnight at HNL. This is the second of the three 737-800 deliveries stopping through HNL today.

China Southern's B-1980

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1980 (c/n 41268, l/n 4993) this morning. The 737-86N, leased from GECAS, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN1980, and will overnight at HNL. This is the first of three China-bound 737-800 deliveries today.

14 July 2014

Airbus Unveils the A330neo

With the production cancellation of the A350-800XWB, except for those already on order, Airbus Industrie announced this morning at the Farnborough Airshow, that they will be producing the A330-800 and A330-900 featuring the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine. Besides the new powerplants, the new A330 will also have A350-like winglets, longer wingspan, LED cabin lighting, and lower fuel burn. The A330-800 will be similar to the current A330-200, and the A330-900 will be similar to the A330-300.

Further details in this Airbus press release.

Okay Airways Orders More 737s

Okay Airways announced today that they have placed an order with Boeing for six 737-MAX8s, and four 737-800s. The airline is also converting an existing order for five 737-800s to 737-900ERs, that was part of 2010 order for ten -800s.

Further details in this Boeing Media Room press release.