01 July 2016

Pro Air's N462PR

Our July edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" takes us back to Christmas Day 1998, and Pro Air's N462PR (c/n 28494, l/n 2839), a 737-43Q, seen above taxiing out for departure on Taxiway RT.

28494 was originally purchased by Boullioun Aviation Services (BouAS), and leased to China Airlines in December 1996 and registered as B-18677. In December 1998, BouAS leased it to Pro Air [XL/PRH] as N462PR. In April 2005, it was leased to Czech Airlines [OK/CSA] (Czech Republic) as OK-BGQ. In March 2006, it was leased to Aegean Airlines [A3/AEE] (Greece) as SX-BTN. In April 2009, it was leased to Aeroflot-Don [D9/DNV] (Russia) as VQ-BCS, and five months later, the airline's name was changed to Donavia, as part of Aeroflot's restructuring and re-branding of its regional airlines. VQ-BCS was also sold to the Aviation Capital Group, and the lease was continued with Donavia. In mid-2014, 28494 was converted to a freighter at MIA, and sold to Farnair [FAH] (Hungary) in September 2014 as HA-FAU. In June 2015, it was transferred to ASL Airlines [FAH] (Hungary), and continues to fly with ASL.

28 June 2016

China Eastern's B-7966

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-7966 (c/n 41492, l/n 5966) today. The 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES9002, and will overnight at HNL.

Kunming's B-7871

Kunming Airlines is taking delivery of B-7871 (c/n 60154, l/n 5969) today, The 737-7LY, their second in the past 11 days, and third 737NG delivery this month, is making its delivery flight from BFI as KNA7871, and will overnight at HNL.

Air China's B-7892

Air China is taking delivery of B-7892 (c/n 60851, l/n 5957) today. The 737-89L is makings delivery flight from BFI as CCA80, and will overnight at HNL.

Upcoming 737NG 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 the Boeing Test Flights Google Sheet and PlaneSpotters.net's 737 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:
5809 | B-7395 | 43663 | Fuzhou Airlines | -84P [06.03.16 FZA7395]
5938 | B-7972 | 44388 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [06.10.16 CSN972]
5941 | B-7638 | 42066 | Shanghai Airlines | -89P [06.13.16 CSH9762]
5943 | B-7595 | 43415 | Air China | -86N [06.14.16 CCA78]
5942 | B-7870 | 60153 | Kunming Airlines | -7LY [06.17.16 KNA7870]
5947 | B-7569 | 61317 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [06.17.16 CDG7569]
5946 | B-7873 | 60178 | Kunming Airlines | -8LY [06.20.16 KNA7873]
5952 | B-7971 | 44386 | China Southern Airlines | -81P [06.21.16 CSN971]
5857 | B-7557 | 42926 | Xiamen Air | -85C [06.22.16 CXA7557]
5945 | B-7847 | 42930 | Xiamen Air | -85C [06.22.16 CXA7487]
5956 | B-7567 | 61426 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [06.23.16 CDG7567]
5954 | B-7846 | 42929 | Xiamen Air | -85C [06.24.16 CXA7846]
5960 | B-7968 | 43889 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [06.24.16 CSN769]
5958 | B-7886 | 41386 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [06.25.16 CHH7886]
5872 | B-7558 | 42927 | Xiamen Air | -85C [06.27.16 CXA7558]
5905 | B-7559 | 42928 | Xiamen Air | -85C [06.27.16 CXA7559]
5965 | 9M-LNZ | 38303 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8GP [06.27.16 MXD1]
5957 | B-7892 | 60851 | Air China | -89L [06.28.16 CCA80]
5966 | B-7966 | 41492 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [06.28.16 CES9002]
5969 | B-7871 | 60154 | Kunming Airlines | -7LY [06.28.16 KNA7871]

5925 | B-____ | 42156 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z «
5931 | B-28066 | 41345 | Far Eastern Air Transport | -8SH «
5933 | B-7597 | 44914 | Dalian Airlines | -89L «
5940 | B-____ | 42157 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z «
5978 | VH-YFW | 41037 | Virgin Australia | -8FE «
5979 | B-____ | 60462 | Ruili Airlines | -7ME «
5981 | B-7619 | 60690 | Hainan Airlines | -86N «
5985 | B-____ | 61354 | 9 Air | -86X «
5986 | B-7749 | 61118 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L «
5987 | B-____ | 43890 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «
5988 | B-7848 | 42931 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
5989 | B-____ | 61401 | Okay Airways | -8KF «

« Pre-Delivery Test Phase
« First Flight: 06.12.16
« Added: 06.17.16
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° 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. However, 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 begins assembly or makes its first flight, the listing will be moved to this post, according to the Line Number.

27 June 2016

Xiamen's B-7559

The second of two Xiamen Air 737-85Cs that were temporarily stored at RNT is making its delivery flight today. B-7559 (c/n 42928, l/n 5905) is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA7559, and will overnight at HNL.

Xiamen's B-7558

Xiamen Airlines is taking delivery today of a pair of 737-85Cs that were temporarily stored at RNT. B-7558 (c/n 42927, l/n 5872) is the first to depart from BFI as CXA7558, and will overnight at HNL.

25 June 2016

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPH

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPH "Honeymoon Cove" (msn 19000199) is making its way back to BNE after its maintenance check at BNA. The E190 is flying as VOZ9902, and has made a stop at HNL from VNY.

Hainan's B-7886

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-7886 (c/n 41386, l/n 5958) today. The 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH7886, and will overnight at HNL.

24 June 2016

Xiamen's B-7846

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-7846 (c/n 42929, l/n 5954) this morning. This their 737-85C delivered within the past two days. It's making its delivery flight as CXA7846, and will overnight at HNL.

China Southern's B-7968

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-7968 (c/n 43889, l/n 5960) this morning. The 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN769, and will overnight at HNL. This their second 737-800 delivery within the past three days.

23 June 2016

China Eastern's B-2399

China Eastern Airlines is ferrying B-2399 (msn 1093) from TNA to TUS (with stops at SPN, PNI, and HNL), and is flying as CES9006. The A320-214 was delivered to China Eastern under lease from GECAS in October 1999.

Shandong's B-7567

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-7567 (c/n 61426, l/n 5956) this morning. The 737-85N, their second delivery within the past six days, is makings delivery flight from BFI as CDG7567, and will overnight at HNL.

22 June 2016

Xiamen's B-7847

Xiamen Air's second of the two 737-85C deliveries this morning is B-7487 (c/n 42930, l/n 5945).  It's making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA7847, and will overnight at HNL.

Xiamen's B-7557

Xiamen Air's B-7557 (c/n 42926, l/n 5857) is the first of two deliveries for the airline this morning. The 737-85C is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA7557, and will overnight at HNL. B-7557 first flew on March 29th, but remained at BFI until today.

21 June 2016

N370BC

N370BC (c/n 23468, l/n 1262), a 737-205/Adv bijzet owned by Basic Capital Management, has made a stop at HNL from ADS [Addison, TX], via VNY.

N370BC was also here in November 2012.

China Southern's B-7971

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-7971 (c/n 44386, l/n 5952) this morning. The 737-81P, under lease from BoCom, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN971, and will overnight at HNL.

20 June 2016

Kunming's B-7873

Kunming Airlines is taking delivery of B-7873 (c/n 60178, l/n 5946) this afternoon. The 737-8LY is making its delivery flight from BFI as KNA7873, and will overnight at HNL. It's their second 737NG delivery within the past three days.

18 June 2016

Makani Kai Air's N937CK

Makani Kai Air has taken delivery of their fourth Cessna C208B Grand Caravan, with N937CK (msn 208B1118). This Grand Caravan arrived last night from SJC [San José, CA]. The delivery flight originated in SGS [South St. Paul, MN] that departed on the 13th, and made stops at IV6 [Canon City, CO], VGT [North Las Vegas, NV], and SJC.

This C208B was originally delivered to WCBS Equipment Leasing in March 2005. It was acquired by Schunneman Inc in December 2006. In August 2011, it went to Peanut Air LLC, and in October 2014 it was bought by TMI Solutions.


On a related note, Makani Kai Air's N135PB was finally retired. After being used in a "Hawaii Five-0" episode, it was seen at JRF with its wings detached. It was later re-assembled, and returned to service. It made its last flight on June 9th.