28 March 2015

N587CA Sold And Ferried

TransAir has sold their CV640F, N587CA (msn 463) to Frontera Flight Holdings (Dover, DE). The transfer was effective on March 23rd, and the propliner was ferried to VGT [North Las Vegas Airport, Las Vegas, NV] earlier today.

27 March 2015

Hainan's B-1796

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-1796 (c/n 41569, l/n 5331) today. The 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1796, and will overnight at HNL.

Upcoming 737NG Deliveries

With many of the airlines around the Pacific Rim ordering Next Generation 737s and 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). 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. Additional information also provided by PlaneSpotters.net's 737 Production List. Those listed below, should make a stopover at HNL on their first segment out of BFI on their delivery flights in the near future:
5280 | VH-YIY | 40701 | Virgin Australia | -8FE [03.05.15 VOZ9940 - LIH ]
5305 | HL8030 | 41804 | T'Way | -8Q8 [03.06.15 TWB302D - ANC ]
5306 | B-5828 | 39741 | China Eastern Airlines | -79P [03.07.15 CES599]
5312 | B-1741 | 39314 | Shanghai Airlines | -86D [03.12.15 CSH577]
5307 | PK-LBZ | 39835 | Batik Air | -8GP [03.14.15 BTK1]
5315 | PK-LDE | 39836 | Batik Air | -8GP [03.14.15 PKLDE]
5321 | B-1966 | 39910 | Xiamen Air | -85C [03.14.15 CXA1966]
5308 | B-1785 | 41568 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [03.16.15 CHH1785]
5277 | B-1787 | 41379 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [03.17.15 CHH1787]
5319 | JA812X | 43402 | Solaseed Airlines | -86N [03.18.15 SNJ812X - ANC ]
5326 | B-1757 | 40824 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L [03.20.15 CSZ757]
5327 | B-1766 | 41108 | Air China | -89L [03.24.15 CCA74]
5335 | PK-GNR | 39955 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3 [03.25.15 GIA8011]
5333 | B-1762 | 41103 | Air China | -89L [03.25.15 CCA78]
5330 | JA81AN | 44559 | All Nippon Airways | -881 [03.26.15 ANA9399 - ANC ]
5334 | B-1748 | 41328 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [03.26.15 CSN996]
5331 | B-1796 | 41569 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [03.27.15 CHH1796]

5343 | B-5830 | 60461 | Ruili Airlines | -7ME «
5347 | HS-LTR | 39837 | Thai Lion Air | -9GPER «
5349 | B-1523 | 39742 | China United Airlines | -89P «
5355 | 9V-MGJ | 44226 | SilkAir | -8SA
5385 | PK-GNS | 41607 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
5404 | HS-LTS | 39839 | Thai Lion Air | -9GPER
« In Test Phase
« First Flight 03.19.15
« Added 03.03.15
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings

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 "Deliveries" pages.

Due to the amount of orders known, the 737 Order List has been moved to its own tab. When an airframe begin assembly or make its first flight, the listing will be moved to this post.

26 March 2015

China Southern's B-1748

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1748 (c/n 41328, l/n 5334) today. The 737-81B, leased from Air Lease, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN996, and will overnight at HNL.

25 March 2015

Air China's B-1762

Air China is taking delivery of their second 737-89L in as many days with B-1762 (c/n 41103, l/n 5333). It's making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA78, and will overnight at HNL.

Garuda's PK-GNR

Garuda Indonesia is taking delivery of PK-GNR (c/n 39955, l/n 5335) today. The 737-8U3, leased from SMBC Aviation Capital, is making its delivery flight from BFI as GIA8011, and will make a brief fuel stop at HNL, before continuing onto TKK.

24 March 2015

HNL's Taxiway Z Resurfacing

HNL's Taxiway Z will be undergoing resurfacing over the next five weeks. As a result, portions will be closed where the work is being done.

Further information in this Hawai‘i Department of Transportation press release.

Air China's B-1766

Air China is taking delivery of B-1766 (c/n 41108, l/n 5327) today. The 737-89L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA78, and will overnight at HNL.

Germanwings' D-AIPX Accident

The HNL RareBirds team expresses our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families of the 150 passenger and crew that were aboard Germanwings [4U/GWI] flight 9525. Their A320-211, D-AIPX (msn 147) went down in the French Alps today.

Further details in coverage by the Aviation Herald.

22 March 2015

Jin Air To Begin ICN-HNL Service

CH-Aviation reports that Jin Air [LJ/JNA] (Korea), the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Korean Air, will begin international service in December, and one of the flights will be ICN-HNL. Jin Air is leasing a 777-200ER from Korean Air. It's not known the frequency of the service, but this will add about 300 passengers per flight to the growing Korean tourist market in Hawai‘i.

20 March 2015

Shenzhen's B-1757

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-1757 (c/n 40824, l/n 5326) today. The 737-87L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSZ757, and will overnight at HNL.

17 March 2015

GainJet Aviation's SX-RFA

On the KOA ramp 03/19/15
GainJet Aviation's [GNJ] (Greece) 757-23N, SX-RFA (c/n 30232, l/n 888) is making a stop at KOA from LAX as GNJ47. The flight originated somewhere in Europe, then made a stop at YQX prior to LAX. GainJet Aviation S.A. is a Greek private charter company. It was substituted for the TAG Aviation / Four Seasons Resorts 757-200 that was supposed to have flown the Four Seasons Resorts "Private Jet Experience".

30232 was originally ordered by Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, and leased to American Trans Air in September 1999 as N523AT. It was returned to WFBN in April 2005, then sold to Fastway Leasing Ltd, in December as EI-LTO. In April 2006, it was leased VIM Airlines [NN/MOV] (Russia) as EI-LTO, then subleased to Air Bashkortostan [ZU/BBT] (Russia) for two years. In April 2009, Castaway Leasing sold the 757-23N to GainJet Aviation as SX-RFA, complete with Blended Winglets and a 62-seat VIP layout.

Hainan's B-1787

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of their second 737-84P in as many days with B-1787 (c/n 41379, l/n 5277). It's making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1787, and will overnight at HNL.

16 March 2015

Hainan's B-1785

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-1785 (c/n 41568, l/n 5308) today. The 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1785, and will overnight at HNL.

15 March 2015

Conair's N355AC

Conner's firefighting RJ85, N355AC (msn E2293), is returning to CYXX [Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada] after its stint in Australia. It stopped through HNL in December 2014 on its way Down Under.

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPR Returns

Virgin Australia's E-190 VH-ZPR "Dundee Beach" (msn 190000424) is returning to Australia, after its maintenance check at BNA. It's stopping off at HNL from VNY, and will continue onto APW tomorrow. VH-ZPR stopped at HNL on 11 February, on its way to BNA.

Mahalo to team member Lono68 for the photo.