China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1981 (c/n 41478, l/n 5041) this morning. The 737-89P, wearing the Skyteam logojet livery, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES9003, and will overnight at HNL. B-1981 is the first China Eastern 737NG to be painted in the Skyteam livery.
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:
5018 | VH-XZM | 44574 | Qantas Airways | -838 [08.04.14 QFA6024]
5015 | B-1985 | 41617 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [08.05.14 CDG1985]
5025 | JA78AN | 44556 | All Nippon Airways | -881 [08.08.14 ANA9399 - ANC ]
5017 | 9V-MGE | 44221 | SilkAir | -8SA [08.09.14 SLK8880]
5027 | B-1996 | 39214 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [08.11.14 CHH1996]
5026 | PK-LBL | 39821 | Batik Air | -8GP [08.12.14 BTK1]
5016 | PK-LOT | 39820 | Lion Air | -8GP (NTU - now N748DB) [08.12.14 N748DB - VCV ]
5037 | B-1958 | 40042 | Air China | -89L [08.14.14 CCA78]
5039 | B-1968 | 39311 | Shanghai Airlines | -86D [08.16.14 CSH575]
5041 | B-1981 | 41478 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P* [08.19.14 CES9003]
5031 | HS-DBR | 43420 | Nok Air | -86N
5034 | B-1971 | 39904 | Xiamen Air | -85C
5040 | 9M-MXW | 40160 | Malaysia Airlines | -8H6
5046 | B-1979 | 41252 | China Southern Airlines | -86N
5048 | PK-LBK | 39822 | Batik Air | -8GP
5049 | PK-GNK | 41798 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
5050 | B-5821 | 39737 | China Eastern Airlines | -79P
5052 | 9M-MXX | 40161 | Malaysia Airlines | -8H6
5053 | B-1973 | 37624 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L
5057 | PK-GNM | 41322 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
5061 | VH-YIZ | 40702 | Virgin Australia | -8FE
5062 | JA811X | 43406 | Solaseed Air | -86N «
º New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings «Added 08.19.14
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 "2014 Deliveries" page.
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-1975 | 41323 | Air China | -89L
B-____ | 39738 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
B-____ | 41486 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
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-____ | 39215 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
B-1988 | 41097 | Shandong Airlines | -85N «
B-1972 | 37620 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L
B-____ | 39905 | Xiamen Air | -85C
B-____ | 39911 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
JA79AN | 44557 | All Nippon Airways | -881
JA80AN | 44558 | All Nippon Airways | -881
JA81AN | 44559 | All Nippon Airways | -881
PK-G__ | 41605 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
PK-G__ | 41607 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3
PK-L__ | 39822 | Lion Air | -8GP
VH-XZN | 44575 | Qantas Airways | -838
VH-XZO | 44576 | Qantas Airways | -838
VH-XZP | 44577 | Qantas Airways | -838
VH-YIW | 40700 | Virgin Australia | -8FE
9V-MGF | 44222 | SilkAir | -8SA « «Added 08.16.14
A former Uni Air [B7/UIA] Dash8-311Q, C-FBXG (msn 443), is ferrying from TPE. It has made stops at SPN, MAJ, and HNL. The next scheduled stop will be CCR.
This Q300 was originally delivered to Great China Airlines [GC/GCA] in November 1997 as B-15235. It was merged into the Uni Air fleet as GCA and Taiwan Airlines merged, all under the EVA Airways ownership, in July 1998.
Shanghai Airlines is ferrying B-2842 (c/n 27342, l/n 626) from SHA [Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai, China] to GYR, has made a stop at HNL (and SPN), and is flying as CSH2842. The 757-26D was delivered to Shanghai in August 1994, under lease from Aircastle.
Air China is taking delivery of B-1958 (c/n 40042, l/n 5037) this morning. The 737-89L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA78, and will overnight at HNL. This the 100th 737-800 delivery flight to stop through HNL this year!
Qantas Airways announced that they will be replacing their 767-338ERs with their A330s, beginning on September 14th. Their A330s serving HNL from SYD will be a mix between their -200 and -300 series, depending on passenger traffic demands. With either A330 variant, it will be a capacity increase from the 229 seats in their 767s. The airline is also looking to up its frequency from three weekly flights to four in December.
Continuing with their trend of late-night delivery flights, Batik Air is taking delivery of PK-LBL (c/n 39821, l/n 5026). The 737-8GP arrived at HNL in the early morning hours, and made its brief fuel stop, before continuing onto MAJ (above) as BTK1.
Landmark Aviation (Houston, TX), a global FBO and MRO group, announced that they have acquired Ross Aviation (Denver, CO), the parent company of Bradley Pacific Aviation, a Hawai‘i-based FBO subsidiary. At HNL, the signage fronting the Bradley Pacific Kapalulu Street facility has been covered with a temporary Landmark banner. Bradley Pacific has six FBO centers in Hawai‘i (HNL, ITO, KOA, OGG, LIH, and LNY).
The HNL Landmark facility was originally built as Hemmeter Aviation (1980-1990), which became Century Aviation (until 2003). Bradley Pacific Aviation took over the FBO facility, and it was acquired by Ross Aviation in 2007.