17 December 2014

China Southern's N847TM

China Southern Airlines is returning one of their 737-76Ns to GECAS. N847TM (c/n 32583, l/n 994), is making its ferry flight from CAN (via GUM and HNL) to the mainland, and has been at HNL since the 14th. As you can see above, with all the zinc chromate green primer areas, there has been a lot of work done to this 737-700. There has been nothing noted if this airliner was involved in any kind of accident.

32583 was originally purchased by GECAS, and delivered in November 2001 as N583SF. It was leased to China Xinjiang Airlines as B-2698 in November 2001. When China Southern Airlines acquired China Xinjiang, B-2698 was transferred to the CSN fleet. It was returned to GECAS earlier this month.

Shenzhen's B-1712

As the last of today's delivery trio, Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-1712 (c/n 39160, l/n 5199) this afternoon. The 737-87L, their second in seven days, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSZ121, and will overnight at HNL.

Shandong's B-1730

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-1730 (c/n 41100, l/n 5205) today. The 737-89L, allocated from parent company Air China's order list, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1730, and will overnight at HNL. It's the second of today's delivery trio.

China Eastern's B-1723

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1723 (c/n 41511, l/n 5197) this morning. The 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES299, and will overnight at HNL. B-1723 starts off a trio of 737-800s delivering to China 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:
5181 | B-1977 | 41099 | Air China | -89L [12.04.14 CCA78]
5162 | HS-LTK | 38304 | Thai Lion Air | -9GPER [12.06.14 HSLTK]
5176 | HS-LTP | 38301 | Thai Lion Air | -9GPER [12.06.14 TLM1]
5193 | B-1721 | 41501 | Shanghai Airlines | -86D [12.09.14 CSH721]
5035P | B-1972 | 37620 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L [12.10.14 CSZ903]
5031P | HS-DBR | 43420 | Nok Air | -86N [12.11.14 HSDBR]
5194 | B-1728 | 39218 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [12.12.14 CHH1728]
5195 | 9M-LNP | 39830 | Malindo Air | -8GP [12.12.14 MXD1]
5203 | B-1718 | 38934 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [12.16.14 CSN718]
5201 | B-1750 | 61308 | China United Airlines | -89P [12.16.14 CUA750]
5197 | B-1723 | 41511 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [12.17.14 CES299]
5199 | B-1712 | 39160 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L [12.17.14 CSZ121]
5205 | B-1730 | 41100 | Shandong Airlines | -89L [12.17.14 CDG1730]

5034P | B-1971 | 39904 | Xiamen Air | -85C
5202 | N387DC | 39829 | 9 Air | -8GP [12.17.14 VCV]
5208 | 9M-MXY | 40162 | Malaysia Airlines | -8H6
5209 | B-1751 | 61309 | China United Airlines | -89P
5211 | B-1752 | 61310 | China United Airlines | -89P
5212 | B-1709 | 39912 | Xiamen Air | -85C
5213 | B-1713 | 39161 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L
5215 | B-1753 | 61311 | China United Airlines | -89P
5216 | JA80AN | 44558 | All Nippon Airways | -881
5223 | B-1739 | 41114 | Okay Airways | -9KFER «

« Added 12.15.14
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.

These are the replaced airframes that were involved in the train derailment incident in Montana.

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-____ | 41101 | Air China | -89L «
B-____ | 41109 | 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-____ | 39219 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
B-____ | 41621 | Shandong Airlines | -85N «
B-____ | 40822 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L «
B-1749 | 39909 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
JA81AN | 44559 | All Nippon Airways | -881
PK-G__ | 41605 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
PK-G__ | 41607 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
« Added 12.01.14

16 December 2014

China United's B-1750

China United Airlines is taking delivery of B-1750 (c/n 61308, l/n 5201) today. The 737-89P, allocated from parent company China Eastern Airlines, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CUA750, and will overnight at HNL. It's seen above, taxiing out for departure to MAJ.

China Southern's B-1718

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1718 (c/n 38934, l/n 5203) today. The 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN718, and will overnight at HNL.

12 December 2014

Hainan's B-1728

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-1728 (c/n 39218, l/n 5194) today. The 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1728, and will overnight at HNL.

Malindo's 9M-LNP

Malindo Air is taking delivery of 9M-LNP (c/n 39830, l/n 5195) early this morning. The 737-8GP is making its overnight delivery flight from BFI as MXD1. It made a brief fuel stop at HNL, before continuing on.

11 December 2014

Nok Air's HS-DBR

Nok Air is taking delivery of HS-DBR "Nok Yoknapha" (c/n 43420, l/n 5031P) today. The 737-86N, leased from GECAS, is making its delivery flight from BFI as HSDBR, and will overnight at KOA.

Pictured below, Nok Air's HS-DBR Boeing 737-800 on the south ramp at KOA on 12/12/14.

Shouldn't every airplane be painted as creatively as this?!  :)

10 December 2014

Shenzhen's B-1972

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-1972 (c/n 37620, l/n 5035P). This 737-87L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSZ903, and will overnight at HNL. This is the replacement airframe to one damaged in the Montana derailment. It was scheduled for its delivery flight yesterday, but postponed to today.

09 December 2014


N979PG (c/n 26608, l/n 559), a 767-3S1ER is making its way from BKK to MEX, has made a stop at JRF, after a stop at SPN.

26608 was originally delivered to TACA International Airlines [TA/TAI] (El Salvador) in November 1994 as N769TA. It was leased to Avianca Colombia in the late 90s. It was also painted the current TACA livery. In May 2000, it went to Canadian Airlines International [CP/CDN] as C-GGBI (f/n CP650), and was transferred to the Air Canada fleet (f/n 650) after the latter acquired the former. It was also sold to Pegasus Aviation Finance Company (PAFCO), then leased back. In January 2004, it was leased to Alitalia as EI-DDW "Sebastiano Caboto". In March 2013, 22608 was sold to Sky Holding Company while in storage at MEX. In April 2013, it was leased to Business Air [8B/BCC] (Thailand) as HS-BIH, and returned in October 2014.

Shanghai's B-1721

Shanghai Airlines is taking delivery of B-1721 (c/n 41501, l/n 5193) today. The 737-86D is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSH721, and will overnight at HNL.

07 December 2014

Thai Lion's HS-LTP

The second of the two Thai Lion Air 737-9GPER deliveries was HS-LTP (c/n 38301, l/n 5176). It made its delivery flight from BFI as TLM1, and also made a brief fuel stop at HNL, before continuing onto its new home at DMK.

Thai Lion's HS-LTK

Thai Lion Air has taken delivery of a pair of 737-9GPERs in the overnight hours. The first to depart BFI for HNL was HS-LTK (c/n 38304, l/n 5162), used the callsign HSLTK, and made a brief fuel stop here, before making its way to DMK. This 737-9GPER was originally destined for Lion Air as PK-LPJ, but then allocated to its Thai subsidiary.

04 December 2014


N130FF (msn 382-4901), a Lockheed EC-130Q(AT), owned by Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, and leased to Coulson Flying Tankers, is making a stop at HNL. It's from YYJ [Victoria, British Columbia, Canada], on its way to Australia, for their summer fire season.

This EC-130Q was previously with NASA as N427NA.

Air China's B-1977

Air China is taking delivery of B-1977 (c/n 41099, l/n 5181) today. The 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA78, and will overnight at HNL.

03 December 2014

Hawaiian To Add Seats To 717 Fleet

Hawaiian Airlines will be adding new, thinner seats, that will add up to ten more seats (or two rows) in their inter-island 717-200 fleet. This move will seat up to 128 passengers in all 18 717s, while keeping the same seat pitch.

Further information in this NewsObserver.com article.

China Southern's B-2582

China Southern Airlines is ferrying B-2582 (c/n 25895, l/n 2499), a 737-31B, to MWH for parting out and scrapping. It's making its ferry flight from CAN (via LAO, GUM, MAJ, HNL, and OAK) as CSN2002.

B-2582 was delivered to China Southern Airlines in Aug 1993. In July 1998, it was leased to Guizhou Airlines [CGH] (China) until 2004. After its return to the CSN fleet, it was sold to ALC, then leased back to the airline.

Delta To Resume MSP-HNL Next October

Beginning October 2015, Delta Air Lines will resume the MSP-HNL service that was terminated in 2011, following its merger with Northwest Airlines. Delta will use their 767-300ERs for this daily service.

The MSP-HNL route had been a staple of Northwest Airlines (which was headquartered in Minneapolis), that had been operated with their DC-10s and 747-200s. After its merger with Delta, it was decided to cancel that route.

Further information in this AirlineRoute.net article.

02 December 2014

Aero-Flite's RJ-85

Aero-Flite is sending one of their 3 firefighting capable Avro RJ-85s to Australia in anticipation of their upcoming fire season. N355AC (msn E2293) arrived from Oakland International this afternoon, and will most likely continue Down Under to CNS (via MAJ and HIR) after an overnight stay. It will be based at CNS, during its assignment.

The Aero-Flite RJ-85s' were converted to carry fire retardant solution in an external configuration by British Columbia based company, Conair. Before being converted, N355AC was originally delivered to Lufthansa Cityline in September, 1996 as D-AVRN and their it flew until it was retired in late 2011.

Conair equipment has been caught in HNL in the past. A pair of converted Convair CV-580s' made the trip to the land down under in December 2010 and transited back through on their way home to British Columbia in April, 2011.

Hawaiian To Bring Back Summer Routes

Hawaiian Airlines will bring back service California and the Neighbor Islands for the 2015 summer travel season. Beginning May 20th, KOA will have thrice-weekly service to LAX, and four-times-weekly service to OAK; while LIH will have thrice-weekly service to OAK, and four-times-weekly service to LAX. On June 11th, Hawaiian will add a second OGG-LAX daily flight.

Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.