30 January 2015

OK Air's B-1739

The third of the three China-bound 737NG deliveries today is, Okay Airways' B-1739 (c/n 41114, l/n 5223). The 737-9KFER is making its delivery flight from BFI as OKA1739, and will overnight at HNL, then continue onto MAJ tomorrow.

Though Shenzhen Airlines has the 737-900, Okay Airways is the first Chinese carrier to receive the 737-900ER variant.

On a personal note, I saw this B-1739 at BFI during my trip to Seattle, while driving from SEA to downtown, and the day we went to the Museum of Flight, but was unable to get photos on both occasions.

Shanghai's B-1740

Shanghai Airlines is taking delivery of B-1740 (c/n 39312, l/n 5256) today, and is the second of three 737NG deliveries stopping through HNL today. The 737-86D is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSH576, and will overnight at HNL, then continue onto PNI tomorrow.

Shandong's B-1743

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-1743 (c/n 41620, l/n 5256) today. The 737-85N, their second delivery in nine days, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1743, and will overnight at HNL, then continue onto PNI tomorrow. This is the first of three 737NG delivery flights bound for China that is stopping through HNL today.

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:
5230 | B-1767 | 41109 | Air China | -89L [01.14.15 CCA78]
5232 | B-1737 | 41606 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [01.19.15 CSN137]
5233 | B-1783 | 39219 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [01.19.15 CHH1783]
5234 | B-1749 | 39909 | Xiamen Air | -85C [01.21.15 CXA1749]
5236 | B-1755 | 40822 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L [01.21.15 CSZ121]
5239 | B-1745 | 41621 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [01.21.15 CDG1745]
5240 | B-1760 | 41101 | Air China | -89L [01.22.14 CCA78]
5242 | HS-LTQ | 39832 | Thai Lion Air | -9GPER [01.23.15 TLM1]
5225 | PK-LBU | 38308 | Batik Air | -8GP [01.23.15 BTK1]
5243 | B-1785 | 41378 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [01.24.15 CHH1785]
5247 | B-1736 | 41326 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [01.27.15 CSN736]
5244 | B-1772 | 41470 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [01.27.15 CES9003]
5245 | PK-GNP | 41605 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3 [01.28.15 GIA8011]
5228 | B-1770 | 41820 | Donghai Airlines | -8Q8 [01.28.15 EPA282]
5256 | B-1743 | 41620 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [01.30.15 CDG1743]
5259 | B-1740 | 39312 | Shanghai Airlines | -86D [01.30.15 CSH576]
5223 | B-1739 | 41114 | Okay Airways | -9KFER [01.30.15 OKA1739]

5202 | N387DC | 39829 | 9 Air | -8GP [12.17.14 stored at VCV ]
5255 | PK-LBV | 39831 | Batik Air | -8GP
5260 | 9V-MGI | 44225 | SilkAir | -8SA
5261 | B-____ | 43401 | China Southern Airlines | -86N
5264 | B-1756 | 40823 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L
5265 | B-1761 | 41102 | Air China | -89L
5266 | B-1746 | 41622 | Shandong Airlines | -85N
5267 | PK-LBW | 39834 | Batik Air | -8GP
5272 | B-5826 | 39313 | Shanghai Airlines | -76D
5274 | B-1771 | 41803 | Donghai Airlines | -8Q8 «
5277 | B-1787 | 41379 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
« Added 01.31.15
ยบ 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.

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-____ | 41110 | Air China | -89L
B-____ | 39740 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P
B-____ | 41327 | 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-____ | 39920 | Hainan Airlines | -84P
JA81AN | 44559 | All Nippon Airways | -881
PK-G__ | 39954 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
PK-G__ | 41607 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
VH-VIY | 40701 | Virgin Australia | -8FE «
« Added 01.31.15

28 January 2015

N381AG

N381AG (c/n 38101, l/n 3803), a 737-8HX, is being ferried from HND to VCV, via GUM, and will stop off at HNL. It was delivered to Skymark Airlines [BC/SKY] (Japan) in October 2011 as JA73NH, under lease from the Aviation Capital Group (ACG). It appears that Skymark is returning this 737 to ACG.

On a related note, ZipanguFlyer reports that Skymark will file for bankruptcy protection with the Japanese courts, as the airline deals with financial issues. It's not known if this lease return has to do with the upcoming bankruptcy filing.

Donghai's B-1770

Donghai Airlines is taking delivery of B-1770 (c/n 41802, l/n 5228) today. The 737-8Q8, leased from ILFC, is making its delivery flight from BFI as EPA282, and will overnight at HNL, before continuing onto MAJ.

Garuda's PK-GNP

Garuda Indonesia is taking delivery of PK-GNP (c/n 41605, 5245) today. The 737-8U3 is making its delivery flight from BFI as GIA8011, and will make a brief fuel stop at HNL, before continuing onto TKK.

27 January 2015

China Eastern's B-1772

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1772 (c/n 41470, l/n 5244) today. The 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES9003, and will overnight at HNL.

China Southern's B-1736

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1736 (c/n 41326, l/n 5247) today. The 737-81B, their second in eight days, is making its delivery flight as CSN736, and will overnight at HNL.

26 January 2015

N984AN

N984AN (c/n 24357, l/n 262), a 767-383ER, has stopped off at JRF. It's making its ferry flight from HKT [Phuket International Airport, Phuket, Thailand] (via SPN) to the mainland, and arrived at JRF on Friday, January 23rd, and is owned by Sky Holding Company.

24357 was originally delivered to SAS Scandinavian Airlines [SK/SAS] in April 1989 as LN-RCB "Astrid Viking". It was leased to Air Europe [PE/AEL] (Italy) from December 1991 to October 1993 as I-AEJC. In August 1994, it was acquired by PAFCO, and leased to Avianca [AV/AVA] (Colombia) as N984AN, and remained with Avianca until June 2011. It was sold to Sky Holding Company, and leased to Business Air [8B/BCC] (Thailand) in January 2013 as HS-BIG, until it was returned last October.

Mahalo to team member Bargeld01 for spotting this airliner.


01.28.15 Update
N984AN departed JRF for SAT at 23:48HST,

24 January 2015

Hainan's B-1785

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of their second 737-84P in five days with B-1785 (c/n 41378, l/n 5243). Its making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1785, and will overnight at HNL.

23 January 2015

Batik's PK-LBU

Batik Air is taking delivery of PK-LBU (c/n 38308, l/n 5225) in a late night delivery flight from BFI as BTK1. The 737-8GP will make a brief early morning fuel stop at HNL, before continuing onto MAJ.

Thai Lion's HS-LTQ

Thai Lion Air is taking delivery of HS-LTQ (c/n 39832, l/n 5242) this afternoon. The 737-9GPER is making its delivery flight from BFI as TLM1, and will make a brief fuel stop at HNL.

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPQ Returns

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPQ "Main Beach" (msn 19000412) is returning to Australia after maintenance work done to it at BNA. It's stopping over at HNL after arriving from a stop at VNY, and will continue onto APW and BNE tomorrow.

VH-ZPQ stopped through HNL three weeks ago as it made its way to BNA.

22 January 2015

Air China's B-1760

Today, Air China is taking delivery of their second 737-89L within the past eight days. B-1760 (c/n 41101, l/n 5240) is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA78, and will overnight at HNL.

21 January 2015

ANA To Add Second NRT Flight

Beginning 29 March 2015, All Nippon Airways will add a second daily NRT-HNL flight, with ANA184/183, using their 767-381ERs.

Further information in this AirlineRoute.net article.

JAL 767s To Return To HNL

Japan Airlines announced that two NRT-HNL flights (JAL784/783 and JAL786/785) will go back to 767-346ER service. Several months ago, the airline switched these flights to their 787-8s, but effective 29 March 2015, the airline will switch back to the 767-346ERs. The JAL 767-346ERs have been fitted with their new Sky Suite Business Class seating.

Japan Airlines' third NRT-HNL flight, JAL782/781, will continue using 777-246ERs.

Further details in this Japan Airlines press release.

Shenzhen's B-1755

Shenzhen Airlines' B-1755 (c/n 40822, l/n 5236) is the third of three 737-800 deliveries stopping through HNL today. The 737-87L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSZ121, and will overnight at HNL.

Shandong's B-1745

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-1745 (c/n 41621, l/n 5239) today. The 737-85N, the second  of three deliveries today, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1745, and will overnight at HNL.

Photo of B-1745 at BFI by team member Drewski2112.

Xiamen's B-1749

Xiamen Air's B-1749 (c/n 39909, l/n 5234) leads off today's trio of China-bound 737-800 delivery flights. The 737-85C is making its delivery flight as CXA1749, and will overnight at HNL.

20 January 2015

Reignwood Aviation's C208

Bound for China, this amphibious Caravan 208 arrived in HNL on the 12th of this month. N338RT (s/n 20800535) sits tucked away on the South ramp after arriving from Moundridge Municipal (47K), Kansas via Grand Canyon airport (KGCN/GCN), Arizona to Santa Maria (KSMX/SMX), California to Daugherty Field (KLGB/LGB), California to Santa Maria once again, before its 14 hour flight to Hilo. Reignwood Aviation recently ordered 10 amphibious Caravan EXs for use in Southern China for tourism. N338RT, a non-EX Caravan will probably be heading west for the same mission.

19 January 2015

Hainan's B-1783

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-1783 (c/n 39219, l/n 5233) today. The 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1783, and will overnight at HNL.

China Southern's B-1737

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1737 (c/n 41606, l/n 5232) today. The 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSH137, and will overnight at HNL.