28 August 2015

China Southern's B-1525

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1525 (c/n 41611, l/n 5548) today. The 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN525, and will overnight at HNL.

Shandong's B-6985

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-6985 (c/n 41626, l/n 5534) today. The 737-85N is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG6985, and will overnight at HNL.

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Shenzhen's B-1519

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-1519 (c/n 40828, l/n 5496) this morning. The 737-87L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSZ519, and will overnight at HNL.

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Upcoming 737NG 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 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:
5515 | B-1527 | 44919 | Air China | -89L [08.04.15 CCA78]
5522 | B-6487 | 39919 | Xiamen Air | -85C [08.07.15 CXA6487]
5523 | B-6143 | 41476 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [08.11.15 CES9002]
5527 | B-1528 | 44920 | Air China | -89L [08.12.15 CCA78]
5525 | VH-YFS | 41027 | Virgin Australia | -8FE [08.12.15 VOZ9940 - LIH ]
5524 | HS-LUI | 39861 | Thai Lion Air | -8GP [08.12.15 TLM1]
5528 | B-6486 | 41395 | Xiamen Air | -85C [08.13.15 CXA6486]
5529 | B-6141 | 39745 | China Eastern Airlines | -79P* [08.13.15 CES9001]
5488 | B-6299 | 42965 | Hebei Airlines | -8LW° [08.13.15 HBH6299]
5533 | B-6107 | 41483 | Shanghai Airlines | -89P [08.14.15 CSH330]
5530 | PK-LPJ | 39869 | Lion Air | -8GP* [08.14.15 LNI1]
5531 | 9V-MGL | 44228 | SilkAir | -8SA [08.15.15 SLK8383 - KOA ]
5418 | B-1799 | 41381 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [08.18.15 CHH1799]
5442 | B-1501 | 41382 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [08.18.15 CHH1501]
5190 | PK-CMP | 41843 | Sriwijaya Air | -9LFER [08.20.15 SJY1001]
5336 | PK-CMO | 41712 | Sriwijaya Air | -9LFER [08.20.15 SJY1002]
5519 | HS-DBT | 61293 | Nok Air | -88L [08.21.15 HSDBT]
5532 | PK-LDG | 39862 | Batik Air | -8GP [08.21.15 BTK1]
5545 | B-1964 | 39914 | Xiamen Air | -85C [08.22.15 CXA1964]
5496 | B-1519 | 40828 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L [08.28.15 CSZ519]
5534 | B-6985 | 41626 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [08.28.15 CDG6985]
5548 | B-1525 | 41611 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [08.28.15 CSN525]

5412 | B-1521 | 41118 | Okay Airways | -9KFER « MZJ
5457 | B-6026 | 41336 | Okay Airways | -8SH « BFI
5459 | B-1522 | 41119 | Okay Airways | -9KFER « MZJ
5489 | B-6061 | 41383 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
5537 | B-6980 | 61268 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z «
5538 | B-6063 | 41384 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
5544 | B-6065 | 41385 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
5552 | B-6489 | 39915 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
5556 | B-1529 | 44921 | Air China | -89L «
5557 | VH-YFT | 41028 | Virgin Australia | -8FE "Admirals Arch" «
5558 | B-6016 | 41811 | Lucky Air | -84P «
5560 | B-18659 | 41335 | China Airlines | -8SH «
5561 | B-1513 | 41477 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
5569 | B-____ | 43883 | Lucky Air | -8MB «

« Pre-Delivery Test Phase
« First Flight: 08.28.15
« Added: __.__.15
« 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 the Line Number.

24 August 2015

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPN

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPN "Arrawarra Beach" (msn 19000312) is returning to BNE from its maintenance check at BNA as VOZ9902 (via VNY, HNL, and APW).

22 August 2015

Xiamen's B-1964

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-1964 (c/n 39914, l/n 5545) today. The 737-85C is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA1964, and will overnight at HNL.

21 August 2015

Batik's PK-LDG

Batik Air is taking delivery of PK-LDG (c/n 39862, l/n 5532) tonight. The 737-8GP is making its overnight delivery flight from BFI as BTK1, and will make a pre-dawn fuel stop at HNL.

Nok Air's HS-DBT

Nok Air is taking delivery of HS-DBT (c/n 61293, l/n 5519) today. The 737-88L is making its delivery flight from BFI as HSDBT, and will overnight at KOA.

20 August 2015

Sriwijaya's PK-CMP

Sriwijaya Air is also taking delivery of PK-CMP "Keinginan" (c/n 41843, l/n 5190) today. The 737-9LFER, leased from AerGo Capital, is making its delivery flight from BFI as SJY1001, and will overnight at HNL.

41843 was originally to intended to be leased to UTAir as VQ-BGK in November 2014, but was not taken up, and stored at BFI.

Sriwijaya's PK-CMO

Sriwijaya Air is taking delivery PK-CMO "Keberkahan" (c/n 41712, l/n 5336) today. The 737-9LFER, leased from AerGo Capital, is making its delivery from BFI as SJY1002, and will overnight at HNL.

41712 was originally to intended to be leased to UTAir in March 2015, but was not taken up, and stored at BFI unpainted.

18 August 2015

Hawaiian Updates Passenger Safety Video

Hawaiian Airlines is debuting a new onboard pre-flight safety video on the airline's in-flight entertainment systems. This new video features over 30 crew members and families at various locations around Hawai‘i.

Further information and YouTube version in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

American Launches A321 Service

American Airlines launches A321-231 service today, on two of its four flights between HNL and LAX. N126AN (msn 6313, f/n 858) is making the first flight from LAX this morning as AAL31, and will depart HNL as AAL162. N129AA (msn 6401, f/n 861) is making the second flight as AAL297 to HNL, and as AAL298 to LAX this evening.

N126AN is seen above departing from Runway 8L on this hot, humid summer day for LAX as AAL162.

Hainan's B-1501

Hainan Airlines' second 737-84P delivery this morning, is B-1501 (c/n 41382, l/n 5442). It is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1501, and will overnight at HNL.

Hainan's B-1799

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of a pair of 737-84Ps this morning. B-1799 (c/n 41381, l/n 5418) is the first of the two making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1799, and will overnight at HNL.

17 August 2015

747 at OGG

As I was leaving Costco this morning, I noticed a unique airplane tail at the airport cargo area, and it was moving quickly to the active runway. I’ve never seen that tail livery before ... gray with a small dark blue stripe near the top.

Passing the airport 2 minutes later, I saw a 747 lifting off way down at the opposite end of the runway.

It was the first 747 I’ve seen here. Ever. It had a -400 size wing.

No picture. The plane wasn’t there when I drove down the hill 2.5 hrs earlier.

My guess is that it was a special flight offloading telescope equipment.

Looked like he went straight out to the mainland.

Any info appreciated.


N412SN (c/n 48412, l/n 454), an MD-11F registered to Western Global Airlines [WGN] (USA), made a stop at HNL last night as WGN2112 from DFW. It's scheduled to fly to GUM today. According to World Airline News, the Western Global MD-11Fs are all painted white, and carry no titles.

15 August 2015

Prescott Support's N3755P

Prescott Support's N3755P (c/n 382-5032) is making a stop over in Honolulu. Their fleet of  L-100-30s and CASA CN235s performs charter cargo flights for both the civilian and government sectors. A web search of Prescott Support shows that the company's aircraft have been linked to CIA activities throughout the world.

SilkAir's 9V-MGL

SilkAir is taking delivery of 9V-MGL (c/n 44228, l/n 5531) today. The 737-8SA is making its delivery flight from BFI as SLK8383, and will overnight at KOA, before continuing onto GUM.

14 August 2015

Asia Pacific's N757QM

Asia Pacific Airlines' first 757-200F, N757QM (c/n 27203, l/n 588) is making its way to HNL. The 757-29JF, one of two 757-200Fs, will join the airline's current fleet of three 727-200Fs. After its arrival at HNL, N757QM was towed to park on Taxiway F.

27203 was originally ordered by Shorouk Air [7Q/SHK] (Egypt) as SU-RAC, but was not taken up. It was acquired by Far Eastern Air Transport [FE/FEA] (Taiwan) in November 1994 as B-27005. Eight years later, it went to Aeroméxico as XA-TOQ, then re-registered in January 2003 as N703AM, as it was purchased by Wells Fargo, then leased back. It was scheduled to go to Eos Airlines [E0/EES] as N458JS in March 2008, but the airline ceased operations before it was delivered. 27203 then was leased to FlyLAL Charters [LLC] (Lithuania) in September 2008 as LY-FLA, and had AviationPartners Boeing Blended Winglets installed. It was briefly sub-leased to SCAT Air Company [DV/VSV] (Kazakhstan) in May 2009. In July 2010, FlyLAL re-branded itself as Small Planet Airlines [S5/LLC]. LY-FLA was also sold to Aircastle, with its lease intact. In March 2011, it was leased to Nordwind Airlines [N4/NWS] (Russia) as VQ-BKM, and remained until November 2014, when it was returned to Aircastle, and stored at GYR. Asia Pacific acquired 27203 in December 2014.

The other 757-200F, N757MQ (c/n 25436, l/n 419), a former Condor 757-230F is currently at GYR.

Lion's PK-LPJ

Lion Air is taking delivery PK-LPJ (c/n 39869, l/n 5530) today. The 737-8GP is making its delivery flight from BFI as LNI1, and will make a brief fuel stop at HNL, before continuing onto PNI. It's wearing a special decal in the aft section of the fuselage, commemorating the airline's 150th 737NG.

With all of the Lion Group allocations to subsidiaries Batik Air, Malindo Air, and Thai Lion Air, PK-LPJ is the first 737NG for Lion Air this year.

Shanghai's B-6107

Shanghai Airlines is taking delivery of B-6107 (c/n 41483, l/n 5533) this morning. The 737-89P, allocated from China Eastern Airlines, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSH330, and will overnight at HNL.

13 August 2015

SF Airlines' N166CR

 SF Airlines (ShunFeng Airlines) [O3/CSS - China] is ferrying N166CR (c/n 27621, l/n 738), a 757-28A from XSP to GYR, via GUM and HNL.

27621 was originally purchased by ILFC, and leased to Flying Colours Airlines [MT/FCL] (United Kingdom) in February 1997 as G-FCLA. In March 2000, G-FCLA was transferred to JMC Airlines [MT/JMC], and in March 2003, Thomas Cook Airlines [MT/TCX] consolidated its airlines and fleets. G-FCLA was also subleased to Skyservice Airlines [5G/SSV] (Canada) twice, as G-FFLA; and Jazz Air as C-GJZV. Thomas Cook Airlines returned G-FCLA to ILFC in April 2012, but leased from new lessor AerCap until November 2014. It was stored at QLA [Lasham Airport, Lasham, UK], where it was painted in the SF Airlines livery in January 2015. This past April, it was sold to WFBN, where it was stored at XSP.

Dubai Air Wing's A6-HRM

A 747-422 of the United Arab Emirates' Dubai Air Wing is seen above tucked away on the Ewa Hardstands. A6-HRM (c/n 26903, l/n 1171) previously flew with United Airlines as N108UA until it was retired in September, 2003 and acquired by the government of Dubai.

Hebei's B-6299

Hebei Airlines is taking delivery of B-6299 (c/n 42965, l/n 5488) this afternoon. The 737-8LW is making its delivery flight from BFI as HBH6299. As seen above, Hebei has also changed their livery.

China Eastern's B-6141

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-6141 (c/n 39745, l/n 5529) today. The orange Yunnan peacock-liveried 737-79P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES9001, and will overnight at HNL. This is their second 737NG in as many days.

Xiamen's B-6486

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of their second 737-85C within the past six days, with B-6486 (c/n 41395, l/n 5528). It's making its delivery flight from BFI this morning as CXA6486, and will overnight at HNL.