21 January 2020

Kamaka Air's N208VV

Kamaka Air is adding their sixth C208BF Grand Cargomaster, N208VV (msn 208B2308). It's making its delivery flight from VGT via SMX to OGG today. The airline will re-register this Caravan as N689KA upon arrival to HNL.

14 January 2020

N213EM

N213EM (c/n 36852, l/n 2475), a 737-75G BBJ, owned by TVPX Aircraft Solution Inc, and operated by Altitude 51 Inc, is making a stop at HNL from CWF [Chenault Airport, Lake Charles, LA]. It will continue onto GUM.

36852 was originally delivered to MGM Mirage in January 2008 as N730MM. It was sold to South Korean conglomerate Hyundai in February 2009 as HL7787. TVPX acquired this BBJ in January 2019 as N213EM.

06 January 2020

9H-GGG

9H-GGG (c/n 40119, l/n 4620), a 737-7ZX BBJ, owned by Jet Aviation Malta, is flying back to BFI from AKL, and is making an overnight stop at HNL.

05 January 2020

China United Airlines' B-20A8

China United Airlines' sixth (and last) 737-89P, B-20A8 (c/n 63088, l/n 7522), is making its delivery flight from BFI this morning as CUA206, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

China United Airlines' B-20A1

China United Airlines is taking delivery of the last two 737-89Ps that were in storage at BFI. B-20A1 (c/n 63087, l/n 7417) is the first to depart BFI as CUA205, and will overnight at HNL.

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
7362 | B-209F | 63079 | China United Airlines | -89P [12.30.19 CUA203]
7352 | B-209G | 63081 | China United Airlines | -89P [12.30.19 CUA204]

7417 | B-20A1 | 63087 | China United Airlines | -89P [01.05.20 CUA205]
7522 | B-20A8 | 63088 | China United Airlines | -89P [01.05.20 CUA206]


» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for completion


737 NG
All 737 Next Generation deliveries completed.


737 MAX
6250 | HS-LSJ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | MAX 9 (N7379E) «
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | MAX 8 « PAE
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | MAX 8 « PAE
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | MAX 8 « PAE
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | MAX 8 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | MAX 8 « BFI
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-209V | 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-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7521 | 9V-MBH | 44252 | SilkAir | MAX 8 «
7524 | B-20A5 | 61854 | Lucky Air | MAX 8 «
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | MAX 8 «
7549 | EI-MGL | 43798 | Mongolian Airlines | MAX 8 «
7573 | B-20AH | 61856 | Lucky Air | MAX 8 «
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | MAX 8 «
7576 | PK-LQS | 43010 | Lion Air | MAX 8 «
7578 | HL8349 | 63437 | Korean Air | MAX 8 «
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7593 | 9V-MBI | 44253 | SilkAir | MAX 8 «
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7596 | HL8367 | 61802 | Eastarjet | MAX 8 «
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | MAX 8 «
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7614 | HL8368 | 43922 | Eastarjet | MAX 8 «
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7617 | HL8355 | 62871 | T'Way Airlines | MAX 8 «
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7622 | HL8350 | 63438 | Korean Air | MAX 8 «
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | MAX 8 «
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | MAX 8 «
7630 | B-20CH | 61146 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7632 | 9V-MBJ | 44254 | SilkAir | MAX 8 «
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | MAX 8 «
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7647 | B-20C1 | 60917 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | MAX 8 «
7655 | PK-L__ | 43012 | Lion Air | MAX 8 «
7659 | B-____ | 61409 | Okay Airways | MAX 8 «
7660 | B-____ | 64707 | Hainan Airlines | MAX 8 «
7665 | HL8370 | 43924 | EastarJet | MAX 8 «
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7668 | DQ-FAE | 64309 | Fiji Airways | MAX 8 «
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7676 | B-____ | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7685 | B-20C2 | 61284 | Donghai Airlines | MAX 8 «
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | MAX 8 «
7688 | 9V-MBK | 44255 | SilkAir | MAX 8 «
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7692 | B-____ | 62535 | Hainan Airlines | MAX 8 «
7693 | HL8356 | 62875 | T'way Airlines | MAX 8 «
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7700 | HL8369 | 43923 | Eastar Jet | MAX 8 «
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7704 | PK-L__ | 43014 | Lion Air | MAX 8 «
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7708 | B-____ | 61647 | China Eastern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7714 | B-20D2 | 60920 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | MAX 8 «
7721 | 9M-LRG | 43016 | Batik Air Malaysia | MAX 8 «
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7726 | DQ-FAF | 64310 | Fiji Airways | MAX 8 «
7727 | HL8357 | 43563 | T'Way Airlines | MAX 8 «
7734 | B-____ | 61861 | Hainan Airlines | MAX 8 «
7735 | B-____ | 65052 | Kunming Airlines | MAX 8 «
7736 | 9V-MBL | 44256 | SilkAir | MAX 8 «
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | MAX 8 «
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7751 | B-____ | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7754 | B-20CS | 63285 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | MAX 8 «>
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7768 | B-____ | 61286 | Donghai Airlines | MAX 8 «
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | MAX 8 «
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | MAX 8 «
7778 | 9M-LRH | 43017 | Batik Air Malaysia | MAX 8 «
7779 | B-____ | 44309 | Urumqi Air | MAX 8 «
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | MAX 8 «
7794 | 9M-LRJ | 43018 | Batik Air Malaysia | MAX 8 «
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7800 | B-____ | 61411 | Okay Airways | MAX 8 «
7801 | B-____ | 65053 | Kunming Airlines | MAX 8 «
7805 | B-____ | 44310 | Urumqi Air | MAX 8 «
7806 | B-____ | 61863 | Hainan Airlines | MAX 8 «
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7815 | 9V-MBM | 44257 | SilkAir | MAX 8 «
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7826 | B-____ | _____ | China Eastern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7828 | B-____ | _____ | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7829 | HL8352 | 63440 | Korean Air | MAX 8 «
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7838 | B-20DR | 60925 | Air China | MAX 8 «
7840 | 9V-MBN | 44258 | Singapore Airlines | MAX 8 «
7841 | B-____ | 44348 | Urumqi Air | MAX 8 «
7846 | ______ | 43310 | Mongolian Airlines | MAX 8 «
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7856 | B-____ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | MAX 8 «
7860 | B-____ | 43838 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | MAX 8 «
7875 | B-____ | _____ | China Southern Airlines | MAX 8 «
7878 | B-____ | _____ | Shandong Airlines | MAX 8 «

« First Flight: 01.__.20

« 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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03 January 2020

N737AT

N737AT (c/n 36756, l/n 2405),  the Hillwood Airways 737-7HJ BBJ, is making its return trip to AFW from BIK (via GUM, HNL, and OAK) as HWA359. It's making a brief fuel stop at HNL this morning.

01 January 2020

Ryan International Airlines' N310FV

Kicking off 2020's edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic", is Ryan International Airlines' 757-23A, N310FV (c/n 25488, l/n 471), promoting SunTrips travel agency. It's seen above clearing Runway 4R on Taxiway K, in September 2005.

25488 was originally delivered to Air Transat in November 1992 as C-GTSE, under lease from Finova Capital Corporation. In January 2003, it was leased to Ryan International Airlines as N310FV. In March 2006, the Dart Group PLC [UK], acquired this 757, and assigned it to its airline, Jet2 as G-LSAC. In early 2013, G-LSAC was painted in the current Jet2 Holidays livery; and continues to fly for Jet2.

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! 🎉🎇

The HNL RareBirds wishes you all a Happy New Year (and Decade)!

May you all have a blessed and prosperous 2020!

30 December 2019

China United Airlines' B-209F

China United Airlines' fourth 737-89P, B-209F (c/n 63079, l/n 7362), is also making its delivery flight this morning as CUA203, and will overnight at HNL.

China United Airlines' B-209G

China United Airlines is taking delivery of their third 737-89P that had been in storage at BFI. B-209G (c/n 63081, l/n 7352) is making its delivery flight this morning as CUA204, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

28 December 2019

Uzbekistan Airways' UK78702

Uzbekistan Airways has been granted 787-8 charter flights between Japan and HNL. UK78702 (c/n38364, l/n 495) began service today from KIX as UZB3593, and will fly to/from various cities in Japan.

26 December 2019

Safari Helicopters' N985SA Crashes

Safari Helicopters' AS350-B2, N985SA (msn 3111), crashed near Kōke‘e, Kaua‘i this afternoon while on an air tour around the Garden Isle. There were seven (one pilot and six passengers) aboard the tour helicopter.

Continuing coverage by KHON2 News.

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the Safari Helicopters ‘ohana, and those of the passengers.

25 December 2019

Skybus Air Cargo's OB-2059-P

A DC-8-73F of Skybus Air Cargo sits at the stands on a rainy Christmas day. OB-2059-P (N807DH) (s/n 45990 l/n 375) has logged flights from Miami-Dallas-Anchorage-Incheon before sneaking into Honolulu as HVY212.

45990 was delivered as a DC-8-63CF for Flying Tigers Line in July 1968 as N780FT. In June 1977, it was acquired by Cargolux as TF-CCV. It was leased to Air-India from April to November 1983, and Evergreen International Airlines in January 1984. Five months later, Evergreen bought this DC-8 as N816EV. In January 1985, it was converted to a -73CF,  as the JT3Ds were replaced with CFM56s. It was leased to Air-India from July 1985 to April 1986, and January to November 1988. It was also leased to TNT Express from July 1992 to March 1994. UPS leased it from April to August 1996. DHL Airways bought this DC-8 in March 1995, and remained leased to UPS as N816UP. In September 1996, it was registered as N806DH. It was operated by Astar Air Cargo and Skybus Jet Cargo.

N737AT

N737AT (c/n 36756, l/n 2405),  a 737-7HJ BBJ owned by Hillwood Airways, is making a brief fuel stop at HNL this evening as HWA359. It's flying from AFW to BIK, via OAK, HNL, and GUM.

36756 was originally delivered to the US Department of Defense in December 2007 as N529PP. In October 2014, it was re-registered as N737AT. It was sold to Hillwood Airways in July 2017. This BBJ also features a main deck cargo door, and the cabin can be configured in several variations.

Mele Kalikimaka! 🎄

The HNL RareBirds team wishes you all a very Merry Christmas!