16 June 2018

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CZZ

A Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov An-12BP, UR-CZZ (msn 401605), has made a fuel stop at HNL from IAH, via OAK, as UKL4045. It's continuing onto MAJ after its two-hour stopover.

Armée de l'Air's F-RADA

F-RADA (msn 421), an Armé de l'Air A310-304, is making a stop at HNL today from PPT.

This A310-304 was originally delivered to Royal Jordanian in March 1987 as F-ODVD "Prince Hashem", leased from AFS. In November 1993, it was purchased by the Armée de l'Air as F-RADA, and the interior converted for VIPs.

The Rare Tahitian Airport Views Facebook page as a video clip of F-RADA departing PPT for HNL early this morning.

Upcoming 737NG & 737MAX Deliveries

With many of the airlines around Asia and Oceania 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) [map]. This post is continuously updated as new information becomes available.

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 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:

6953 | B-1275 | 61440 | Shandong Airlines | -MAX8 [06.01.18 CDG1275]
6979 | B-1486 | 63063 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [06.02.18 CES9004]
6986 | B-1129 | 42971 | Hebei Airlines | -8LW [06.09.18 HBH1129]
6982 | B-1240 | 63261 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [06.10.18 CSN240]
6989 | B-1267 | 63621 | Okay Airways | -8KF [06.12.18 OKA1267]
6992 | B-1218 | 60895 | Air China | -89L [06.14.18 CCA47]

6997 | B-1101 | 62574 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [06.16.18 CHH1101]

737 NG
6943 | B-1276 | 63062 | China United Airlines | -89P «
6969 | B-1185 | 60177 | Ruili Airlines | -8ME «
6981 | B-____ | 62573 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
6994 | B-1172 | 61368 | 9 Air | -86X «
7002 | B-____ | 63064 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7012 | B-1286 | 63412 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «
7022 | B-1287 | 63690 | Xiamen Air | -85C «

« First Flight: 06.15.18

737 MAX
6250 | HS-LS_ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | -MAX9 (N7379E) «
6308 | HS-LS_ | 42989 | Thai Lion Air | -MAX9 (N739EX) « BFI

« First Flight: 05.22.18

« Pre-Delivery Flight Testing
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° 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. However, 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 begins assembly or makes its first flight, the listing will be moved to this post, according to order of the Line Numbers.


Hainan Airlines' B-1101

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-1101 (c/n 62574, l/n 6997) today.  This 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1101, and will overnight at HNL.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82009

Antonov Airlines fifth An-124 charter flight for the Hawai‘i Army National Guard is being flown on UR-82009 (c/n 19530501008, l/n 01-08), an An-124-100M-150. It will fly from NRT to JRF as ADB291F. From HNL on, it will fly as ADB2491.

Northern Air Cargo's N401YK

Northern Air Cargo's N401YK (c/n 25860, l/n 2545), a 737-436F, is flying to HNL from ANC (via OAK) as NAC401.

25860 was originally delivered to British Airways in December 1993 as G-BHVB. In April 1994, it was leased to EuroBelgian Airlines [BQ/EBA] as OO-LTS. From February to October 1996, it was sub-leased to Air Provence Charter [LPU] (France) as OO-LTS. It was returned to British Airways in October 1996, but was re-registered as G-GBTB, and flew with the airline until May 2015, when it was retired to VCV a few weeks later. Six months later, it was acquired by Automatic LLC, and stored at TPA. In May 2017, it was converted to a freighter, then leased to Northern Air Cargo a month later.

15 June 2018


N937UW (c/n 27245, l/n 630), a former American Airlines 757-2B7, is making its ferry flight from PHX to XSP (via HNL and SPN), for freighter conversion, as it will be leased to SF Airlines by Aircastle.

27245 was originally delivered to US Air in June 1994 as N624AU. It was part of the re-branding to US Airways in 1997. Ten years later, it was sold to Aircastle, then leased back as N937UW (f/n 937). In 2009, it had Blended Winglets installed. When US Airways was acquired by American Airlines, it was transferred into the latter's fleet, and flew until November 2017, where it was stored at GYR.

Hawaiian Airlines' N212HA

Hawaiian Airlines is taking delivery of their first A321-271N, N212HA "Wiliwili" (msn 8129), that was assembled at the Airbus North America's Final Assembly Center at Mobile, AL [BFM/KBFM]. It's making its delivery flight from BFM to PAE as HAL9973, for in-flight entertainment systems installation.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82008

Antonov Airlines' UR-82008 (c/n 19530501006, l/n 01-06), is the next An-124-100M-150 to make the Hawaii Army National Guard charter flight to transport two CH-47Fs to Afghanistan. It arrived  at JRF this morning, from DAC [Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh] as ADB294F. After the helicopters are loaded, it will fly to HNL for fuel as ADB2490.

14 June 2018

Antonov Airlines' UR-82029

Antonov Airlines is making its third flight in four days to JRF to pick another pair of Hawai‘i Army National Guard CH-47F Chinook helicopters for its unit's deployment to Afghanistan. UR-82029 (c/n  19530502630, l/n 02-10), an An-124-100, is flying from VCV to JRF as ADB293F, and will make the flight from JRF to HNL (and on) as ADB2493.

photos to follow ...

Air China's B-1218

Air China is taking delivery of B-1218 (c/n 60895, l/n 6992) today. This 737-89L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA47, and will overnight at HNL.

13 June 2018

Antonov Airlines' UR-82072

Another Antonov Airlines An-124-100-150, UR-82072 (c/n 9773053359136, l/n 07-05), is making a stop at JRF to pick up two more Hawai‘i Army National Guard CH-47F helicopters. UR-82072 arrived from ORD as ADB294F this morning. It will continue onto HNL as ADB2494 for fuel, then head west to Guam.

photo to follow ...

12 June 2018

Okay Airways' B-1267

Okay Airways is taking deliver of B-1267 (c/n 63621, l/n 6989) this afternoon. This 737-8KF is making its delivery flight from BFI as OKA1267, and will overnight at HNL.

photo to follow ...

Air Force One Stops At HIK

On his return to Washington, DC, President Donald J Trump, aboard Air Force One, will make a one-hour fuel stop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this afternoon. President Trump is returning from his summit talks in Singapore with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-Un. 92-9000 (c/n 23825, l/n 685), a VC-25A (747-2G4B), made the trip to the summit and back as "Air Force One".

photos to follow...

11 June 2018

Sun Country Airlines Reveals New Livery

Sun Country Airlines revealed the winner of their new livery contest via their Twitter account. The airline's employees had the final vote to determine the winner of the four proposed designs. It has not been determined when the first Sun Country 737-800 will receive the new look.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82073 At JRF

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100, UR-82073, which had been sitting on HNL's North Ramp, was positioned to the Kalaeloa Airport today, to pick up two Hawai‘i Army National Guard CH-47F Chinook helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment for deployment to Afghanistan.

photos to follow ...

10 June 2018

China Southern Airlines' B-1240

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1240 (c/n 63261, l/n 6982) today. This 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN240, and will overnight at HNL.

09 June 2018

Hebei Airlines' B-1129

Hebei Airlines is taking delivery of B-1129 (c/n 42971, l/n 6986) today. This 737-8LW is making its flight from BFI as HBH1129, and will overnight art HNL.

06 June 2018

Orbital Science's N140SC

N140SC (msn 193E1067), the Orbital Sciences L-1011-385-1 Tri-Star, named "Stargazer", made a stop at HNL from VBG [Lompoc Airport, Vandenburg AFB, CA]. It's on its way to KWA [Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, FSM] to launch the Pegasus rocket mounted on its centerline pylon.

06.07.18 Update
N140SC returned to VBG without launching the Pegasus rocket today.

Royal Canadian Air Force's 15003

A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150 (A310-304), 15003 (msn 425), made a stop at HNL as CFC3184, this evening. It's pictured above departing the next morning.

425 was originally delivered to Wardair Canada in January 1988 as C-FWDX "H.W. 'Harry' Hayter" (f/n 802). When Wardair was acquired by Canadian Airlines International, the former's fleet was transferred. From June 1991 to January 1992, it was leased to Compass Airlines [YM/CYM] (Australia) as VH-YMI. After its return to Canadian Airlines International, it flew with the airline until December, when it was sold to the Royal Canadian Air Force as 15003.

Kaiser Air's N737KA

Kaiser Air's 737-7BX, N737KA "Lani" (c/n 30740, l/n 776), has made a stop from VBG [Vandeneburg AFB, Lompoc, CA] that is flying as KAI233, accompanying the Orbital Science L-1011, N104SC, mission to KWA.

06.07.18 Update
N737KA also returned to VBG along with N140SC.

05 June 2018

Antonov Airlines' UR-82073

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100, UR-82073 (c/n 977305459139, l/n 07-06), is making a stop at HNL from CMB [Bandaranaike International Airport, Colomo, Sri Lanka], via NRT, as ADB290F.

06.11.18 Update
UR-82073 will positioning to JRF, as ADB292F, to pick up Hawai‘i National Guard Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment for its deployment to Afghanistan. After loading up, the An-124 will return to HNL as ADB2492 for fuel, then head out to deliver the choppers.