21 May 2015

Upcoming 737NG Deliveries

With many of the airlines around Asia and the Pacific Rim 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 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. Additional information also provided by PlaneSpotters.net's 737 Production List. Those listed below, should make a stopover at HNL on their first segment out of BFI on their delivery flights in the near future:
5404 | HS-LTS | 39839 | Thai Lion Air | -9GPER [05.12.15 TLM1]
5405 | B-1790 | 41509 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [05.14.15 CES599]
5403 | B-1508 | 41624 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [05.15.15 CDG1508]
5385 | PK-GNS | 41607 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3 [05.16.15 GIA8011]
5406 | B-1776 | 41609 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [05.16.15 CSN228]
5409 | B-1742 | 39316 | Shanghai Airlines | -86D [05.16.15 CSH578]
5407 | B-1507 | 42050 | Kunming Airlines | -87L [05.16.15 KNA1507]

5412 | B-1521 | 41118 | Okay Airways | -9KFER «
5418 | B-1799 | 41381 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
5421 | B-1780 | 41610 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «
5423 | HS-LTT | 39860 | Thai Lion Air | -9GPER «
5424 | B-1764 | 41105 | Air China | -89L «
5425 | B-1759 | 40826 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L «
5426 | B-1781 | 43404 | China Southern Airlines | -86N «
5427 | PK-GNT | 41806 | Garuda Indonesia | -8U3 «
5430 | XY-ALB | 43405 | Myanmar Airways | -86N «
5433 | B-1769 | 44915 | Air China | -89L «
5435 | 9M-LNQ | 39857 | Malindo Air | -8GP «
5436 | B-1502 | 43660 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
5438 | 9M-LNR | 39863 | Malindo Air | -8GP «
5439 | B-____ | 40827 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L «
5340 | B-____ | 39743 | China Eastern Airlines | -79P «
5442 | B-1501 | 41382 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
5446 | HS-LTU | 39841 | Thai Lion Air | -9GPER «
5447 | B-1515 | 41510 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
5451 | B-1782 | 41333 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «
5452 | B-1503 | 39961 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
5453 | B-1791 | 41474 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
5456 | B-1765 | 41106 | Air China | -89L «
5459 | B-1522 | 41119 | Okay Airways | -9KFER «
5460 | B-1505 | 39962 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
5461 | B-1517 | 37626 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L «
5462 | B-1509 | 44916 | Shandong Airlines | -85N «
5466 | B-____ | 41507 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
5481 | B-____ | 39913 | Xiamen Air | -85C «

« In Test Phase
« First Flight 05.16.15
« Added 05.21.15
° 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.

Due to the amount of orders known, the 737 Order List has been moved to its own tab. When an airframe begin assembly or make its first flight, the listing will be moved to this post.

QFA12 Diversion To HNL

Qantas Airways' VH-OQL "Phyllis Arnott" (msn 074) made a medical diversion at HNL early this morning. The A380-842, flying as QFA12, from LAX to SYD, landed at HNL around 01:00HST, and departed for SYD three hours later.

19 May 2015

737 Delivery Flight Map

In May 2006, we published a map of the western Pacific region with 737 delivery flight routings. With more airlines ordering the 737, more routings have been established. We have re-done the map to reflect these new routes.

Like the original post, this map was sourced from Wikipedia, and routings added in with Illustrator and text with Photoshop.

18 May 2015

HAL3 Returns To LAX

Various news sources are reporting the return to LAX of HAL3 bound for HNL. The A330-243, N395HA "‘A‘a" (msn 1496), left late due to a fuel leak and spill, then about one hour into the flight the crew made the decision to return to LAX. Earlier reports were incorrect about addional fuel being dumped to lower landing weight but the aircraft did circle to burn fuel.

Emergency crews were standing by as the plane made a safe, uneventful landing on Runway 25R. There were 300 passengers and crew aboard. The issue was repaired, and the flight left for HNL.

Coverage in this Star-Advertiser article, KTLA5 report, and Hawaii News Now report.

17 May 2015

USMC MV-22 Accident At Bellows AFB

An MV-22 Osprey from the US Marine Corps' VMM-161 "Greyhawks", crashed at Bellows Air Force Station / Marine Corps Training Area Bellows in Waimānalo, around 11:00HST. There were 21 Marines and a Navy corpsman aboard; with one fatality and 12 injured, and the smoke plume can be seen from Kailua.

The MV-22s (three in total), and those aboard are from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Pendleton, CA, here for training exercises.

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to those aboard, and their families.

Initial reports in this Hawaii News Now article, and an article from CBS Los Angeles.

16 May 2015

Garuda's PK-GNS

Garuda Indonesia's PK-GNS (c/n 41607, l/n 5385) wraps up this morning's 737-800 delivery flight grand slam. The 737-8U3 is making its delivery flight as GIA8011, and will make a brief fuel stop before continuing on KSA.

Kunming's B-1507

Kunming Airlines is taking delivery of B-1507 (c/n 42050, l/n 5407) this morning. The 737-87L is making its delivery flight from BFI as KNA1507, and will overnight at HNL, before continuing onto MAJ.

Shanghai's B-1742

Shanghai Airlines is taking delivery of B-1742 (c/n 39316, l/n 5409) this morning. The 737-86D is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSH578, and will overnight at HNL, before continuing onto MAJ.

China Southern's B-1776

Today, HNL will see a 737-800 delivery flight grand slam! Four Asia-bound 737-800s will arrive at HNL from BFI this morning. Leading off, is China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1776 (c/n 41609, l/n 5406) this morning. The 737-81B is making its delivery flight as CSN228, and will overnight at HNL, before continuing onto PNI.

15 May 2015

Hawaiian's N378HA

Hawaiian Airlines is taking delivery of N378HA "Kaukamalama" (msn 1615) today. The A330-243, their 21st, is making its delivery flight from TLS to SEA as HAL9975.

Shandong's B-1508

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-1508 (c/n 41624, l/n 5403) this morning. The 737-85N is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1508, and will overnight at HNL.

14 May 2015

China Eastern's B-1790

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1790 (c/n 41509, l/n 5405) today. The Yunnan Peacock-liveried 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES599, and will overnight at HNL, before continuing onto MAJ.

12 May 2015

Thai Lion's HS-LTS

Thai Lion Air is taking delivery of HS-LTR (c/n 39839, l/n 5404) today. The 737-9GPER is making its delivery flight from BFI as TLM1, and will make a brief fuel stop at HNL.

HAL118 Diverted To OGG

A Hawaiian Airlines flight from HNL to KOA diverted to OGG after one of the two engines stopped functioning. HAL118, operated with N484HA "Oma‘o" (c/n 55129, l/n 5080), made an emergency landing, without incident, at OGG, though the malfunctioning engine was smoking when the 717-22A. The airport's ARFF crews extinguished the smoke with foam.

Hawaii News Now's article.

11 May 2015

Another 737-200 For Trans Air?

According to the FAA website, Trans Air has another 737-200, N413JG (c/n 23148, l/n 1059), is listed as its owner as of February 2015. The 737-2Q8 was last listed with Weststar Aviation (Malaysia), with the US N-number. It's current whereabouts are unknown, or whether it will undergo freighter conversion.

23148 was originally ordered by ILFC, and leased to America West Airlines in October 1984 as N137AW. In July 1995, it was leased to Ladeco Airlines [UC/LCO/ (Chile) as CC-CYV. In April 2000, it was leased to WestJet Airlines as C-FLWJ. In March 2006, Weststar Aviation acquired this 737-2Q8, and had the interior converted to a VIP layout, and registered as N413JG.

05 May 2015

N460KA

N460KA (c/n 27460, l/n 3021), a 737-33A, formerly with Air New Zealand is ferrying through JRF as it heads to TPA for freighter conversion. Now owned by Kahala Aviation, the former ZK-NGR, is flying from CHC to TPA, via PPG, JRF, and ONT.

27460 was originally ordered by AWAS, and leased to Air Malta [KM/AMC] in April 1998 as 9H-ADI. In May 2008, it was leased to Air New Zealand as ZK-NGR. AWAS sold the 737-33A to Kahala Aviation at the beginning of this month.