22 May 2019

Japan Airlines' Arashi Special Livery

Japan Airlines has applied decals of the J-pop quintet, Arashi, on JA873J (c/n 34852, l/n 706). This 787-9 Dreamliner also has JAL Hawaii titles over the wing sections. Arashi is in the midst of their 20th anniversary tour, "Arashi Anniversary Tour 5x20", and according to reports, this is also their farewell tour. Today's flight from NRT, JAL782, was JA873J's first flight with the Arashi decals. The return leg to Japan, departed for KIX as JAL791.

JA873J was delivered to Japan Airlines in June 2018, and has been part of the Japan-HNL 787-9 rotation since August 2018. After its return to NRT from HNL on May 10th, it was taken out of service for the decal application process.

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 NG Production List and 737 MAX 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:

DELIVERED
7547 | JA73AB | 63408 | Skymark Airlines | -8AL [05.22.19 SKY73AB to ANC ]



» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for completion


737 NG
7352 | B-209G | 63081 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7362 | B-209F | 63079 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7377 | B-209H | 63083 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7417 | B-20A1 | 63087 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7457 | B-209Z | 63085 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7522 | B-20A8 | 63088 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7557 | B-20AE | _____ | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «

« First Flight: 05.17.19


737 MAX
6250 | HS-LS_ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | MAX 9 (N7379E) «
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | MAX 8 «
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | MAX 8 «
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | MAX 8 «
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | MAX 8 «
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | MAX 8 «
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7426 | B-208W | 61636 | Shanghai Airlines | MAX 8 «
7436 | 9V-MBG | 44251 | SilkAir | MAX 8 «
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | MAX 8 «
7441 | HS-LSJ | 43005 | Thai Lion Air | MAX 9 «
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | MAX 8 «
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | MAX 8 «
7493 | B-____ | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | MAX 8 «
7509 | HL8348 | 63436 | Korean Air | MAX 8 «
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7519 | B-____ | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7521 | 9V-MBH | 44252 | SilkAir | MAX 8 «
7524 | B-____ | 61854 | Lucky Air | MAX 8 «
7528 | B-____ | 60913 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7544 | B-____ | 60914 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7549 | EI-___ | 43798 | Mongolian Airlines | MAX 8 «

« First Flight: 05.12.19

« Pre-Delivery Flight Testing
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings



On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through the Kalaeloa Airport [JRF], or a Neighbor Island airport, or Anchorage, AK [ANC], their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. However, when the delivery flight goes through ANC, it will only be listed here, and not be listed on the "Deliveries" pages.

Some of the deliveries bound for China will begin ferrying to the 737 Completion and Delivery Center, in Zhoushan, China, will have this » symbol following the flight number.

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.

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15 May 2019

N760AE

N760AE (c/n 37760, l/n 3545), a 737-86J, is ferrying from DMK [Don Mueang International Airport,  Bangkok, Thailand] to INT [Smith Reynolds International Airport, Winston-Salem, NC], via SPN, JRF, and TUS, by Jet Test as JTN9017.

37760 was originally delivered to Air Berlin in February 2011 as D-ABKQ, under lease from ALC. In November 2015, it was leased to Siam Air as HS-RRR. When Siam Air shut down, it was stored at DMK, and was registered as OE-IFI in February 2017. It was sold to AerSale as N760AE, earlier this month.

N758AE

N758AE (c/n 37758, l/n 3449), a 737-86J, is ferrying from DMK [Don Mueang International Airport,  Bangkok, Thailand] to INT [Smith Reynolds International Airport, Winston-Salem, NC], via SPN, HNL, and TUS, by Jet Test as JTN9090.

37758 was originally delivered to Air Berlin in October 2010 as D-ABKP, under lease from ALC. In October 2015, it was leased to Siam Air as HS-EEE. When Siam Air shut down, it was stored at DMK, and was registered as OE-IFG in February 2017. It was sold to AerSale as N758AE, earlier this month.

13 May 2019

Southwest Airlines To Serve ITO

Southwest Airlines announced this past weekend that the Dallas-based airline will begin inter-island service to ITO [Hilo, Hawai‘i] from HNL, in the latter part of this year. It's not known if Southwest will serve ITO from any of its California cities.

Further information in this Pacific Business News article.

07 May 2019

Hawaiian Airlines Seeks New Service To Fukuoka

Hawaiian Airlines announced today that they are seeking government approval to fly between Honolulu and Fukuoka, Japan, with a proposed start date in November 2019. A330-200 service would four-times per week.

Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

01 May 2019

DHL's N802DH

Our May edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" goes back to January 1995, and this DHL Worldwide Express DC-8-73F, N802DH (c/n 46076, l/n 451), seen above on the North Ramp.

46076 was delivered to Air Canada in April 1969 as CF-TIO. In October 1984, it was converted to a DC-8-73F, and registered as C-FTIO. In December 1993, it was sold to MetLife Capital Corporation, and leased to DHL Worldwide Express as N802DH. In August 1998, it was sold to GECC, and the lease was transferred. DHL bought this DC-8 in May 2001. ASTAR Cargo acquired N802DH in June 2003, and operated it for DHL, until August 2011, when it was stored at IGM [Kingman, AZ]. In December 2017, it was bought by Skybus Jet cargo, but remains in storage.

United Airlines' N590HA

United Airlines's N590HA (c/n 33467, l/n 894) is making a stop at HNL from GYR (via LAX) as UAL2714, as it ferries to HKG as UAL2715. This 767-3CBER was formerly with Hawaiian Airlines, and named "Koa‘e‘ula". After its maintenance work in HKG, it will be re-registered as N685UA (f/n 6685).

29 April 2019

Mokulele To Use Southern Airways Express Flight Code

Beginning in May, Mokulele Airlines will transition from its own flight identifiers, MW (IATA) and MHO (ICAO), to its parent company, Southern Airways Express' 9X/FDY.

Novictor Helicopters' N808NV Crashes

N808NV (msn 0926), a Robinson R44 helicopter owned by United Helicopter Leasing LLC (Honolulu, HI), and operated by Novictor Helicopters, crashed this morning in Kailua, killing its pilot and two passengers. It was on an helicopter tour that was supposed to fly along O‘ahu's windward side. The cause is yet to be determined. FAA and NTSB investigators are being dispatched to the scene.

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out the families of the pilot, and the two passengers.

Continuing coverage in this KHON2 News report.

28 April 2019

Southwest Airlines Launches HNL-OGG Service

Southwest Airlines is launching daily 737-800 service between Honolulu and Kahului, with four flights today.

26 April 2019

United Airlines' N37267

United Airlines' first new-liveried aircraft, N37267 (c/n 31586, l/n 939, f/n 0267), a 737-824, is making its first appearance at HNL this afternoon. It's making a flight from LAX as UAL1224, and will return to LAX later in the afternoon as UAL1636.

24 April 2019

Mokulele Airlines Announces OGG-LNY Service

Southern Airways, Mokulele Airlines' parent company, announced that the latter will begin twice-daily service between Kahului and Lāna‘i City on June 17th.

United Airlines Unveils Modified Livery

United Airlines unveiled its "Next Fleet Paint Design" today at their O'hare International Airport hangar. The airline has kept most of the present Dreamliner / MAX livery. The gold wave, and the gold accents on the globe tail logo have been replaced with shades of blue.

N37267 (c/n 31586, l/n 939, f/n 0267), a 737-824, is the first of the United fleet to wear this new livery.

Images from United Airlines.

Further details in this United Airlines press release.

20 April 2019

China Eastern Airlines' B-20A9

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-20A9 (c/n 63089, l/n 7502) today. This 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES9002, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.