21 June 2018


N971NZ (c/n 25371, l/n 2196), a 737-4Q8F, is ferrying from Dothan, AL [DHN] to Auckland, New Zealand [AKL], via ONT, JRF, and PPG. It's being leased to Airwork NZ from AWAS, and is being ferried by Jet Test and Transport as JTN8120.

25371 was originally built for ILFC, and delivered to Cayman Airways in January 1992 as VR-CAA. In July 1993, it was leased to Carnival Airlines as N404KW. In May 1998, it was leased to Olympic Airways as SX-BKK, with a hybrid livery. In 2001, it was painted in the full Olympic livery. When Olympic re-branded as Olympic Airlines in 2003, SX-BKK was transferred over. In April 2006, it was leased to Sky Airlines [ZY/SHY] (Turkey) as TC-SKG "Gold", and painted in a special gold livery. In July 2013, it was sold to Ansett Worldwide (AWAS), and leased to Blue Air [0B/BMS] (Romania) as YR-BAR. It was returned to AWAS in December 2017, and ferried to DHN for freighter conversion.

photo to follow ...

20 June 2018

Hillwood Airlines's N737AT

Hillwood Airways' [HWA] (Fort Worth, TX) N737AT (c/n 36756, l/n 2405), a 737-7HJC BBJ, is making a stop at HNL from AFW [Fort Worth, TX] as HWA170.

This BBJ has a quick-change layout to either fly cargo, or up to 94 passengers.

36756 was originally delivered to the US Department of Defense in December 2007 as N529PP, with the quick-change capability (similar to the US Navy's C-40Bs). In October 2014, it was re-registered as N737AT. It was sold to Hillwood Airways in July 2017.

photo to follow ...

19 June 2018

Alaska Airlines Announces SMF-KOA Service

Alaska Airlines announced this morning that they commence thrice-weekly 737-890 service between  the Sacramento International Airport [SMF] and the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole [KOA] on 20 December 2018.

Further information in this Alaska Airlines press release.

16 June 2018

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CZZ

A Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov An-12BP, UR-CZZ (msn 401605), has made a fuel stop at HNL from IAH, via OAK, as UKL4045. It's continuing onto MAJ after its two-hour stopover.

Armée de l'Air's F-RADA

F-RADA (msn 421), an Armé de l'Air A310-304, is making a stop at HNL today from PPT.

This A310-304 was originally delivered to Royal Jordanian in March 1987 as F-ODVD "Prince Hashem", leased from AFS. In November 1993, it was purchased by the Armée de l'Air as F-RADA, and the interior converted for VIPs.

The Rare Tahitian Airport Views Facebook page as a video clip of F-RADA departing PPT for HNL early this morning.

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 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:

6953 | B-1275 | 61440 | Shandong Airlines | -MAX8 [06.01.18 CDG1275]
6979 | B-1486 | 63063 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [06.02.18 CES9004]
6986 | B-1129 | 42971 | Hebei Airlines | -8LW [06.09.18 HBH1129]
6982 | B-1240 | 63261 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [06.10.18 CSN240]
6989 | B-1267 | 63621 | Okay Airways | -8KF [06.12.18 OKA1267]
6992 | B-1218 | 60895 | Air China | -89L [06.14.18 CCA47]

6997 | B-1101 | 62574 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [06.16.18 CHH1101]

737 NG
6943 | B-1276 | 63062 | China United Airlines | -89P «
6969 | B-1185 | 60177 | Ruili Airlines | -8ME «
6981 | B-____ | 62573 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
6994 | B-1172 | 61368 | 9 Air | -86X «
7002 | B-____ | 63064 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7007 | B-1285 | 63411 | China Southern Airlines | -89P «
7011 | B-____ | 61708 | Kunming Air Lines | -7LY «
7012 | B-1286 | 63412 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «
7017 | B-1265 | 63065 | Shanghai Airlines | -89P «
7019 | B-1299 | 63263 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «
7022 | B-1287 | 63690 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
7024 | B-1104 | 43910 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z «
7026 | PK-LPS | 43209 | Lion Air | -8GP «

« First Flight: 06.21.18

737 MAX
6250 | HS-LS_ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | -MAX9 (N7379E) «
6308 | HS-LS_ | 42989 | Thai Lion Air | -MAX9 (N739EX) « BFI
6990 | B-1271 | 61441 | Shandong Airlines | -MAX8 «
6998 | B-1263 | 61630 | Shanghai Airlines | -MAX8 «

« First Flight: 06.22.18

« Pre-Delivery Flight Testing
« 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 order of the Line Numbers.


Hainan Airlines' B-1101

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-1101 (c/n 62574, l/n 6997) today.  This 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1101, and will overnight at HNL.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82009

Antonov Airlines fifth An-124 charter flight for the Hawai‘i Army National Guard is being flown on UR-82009 (c/n 19530501008, l/n 01-08), an An-124-100M-150. It will fly from NRT to JRF as ADB291F. From HNL on, it will fly as ADB2491.

Northern Air Cargo's N401YK

Northern Air Cargo's N401YK (c/n 25860, l/n 2545), a 737-436F, is flying to HNL from ANC (via OAK) as NAC401.

25860 was originally delivered to British Airways in December 1993 as G-BHVB. In April 1994, it was leased to EuroBelgian Airlines [BQ/EBA] as OO-LTS. From February to October 1996, it was sub-leased to Air Provence Charter [LPU] (France) as OO-LTS. It was returned to British Airways in October 1996, but was re-registered as G-GBTB, and flew with the airline until May 2015, when it was retired to VCV a few weeks later. Six months later, it was acquired by Automatic LLC, and stored at TPA. In May 2017, it was converted to a freighter, then leased to Northern Air Cargo a month later.

15 June 2018


N937UW (c/n 27245, l/n 630), a former American Airlines 757-2B7, is making its ferry flight from PHX to XSP (via HNL and SPN), for freighter conversion, as it will be leased to SF Airlines by Aircastle.

27245 was originally delivered to US Air in June 1994 as N624AU. It was part of the re-branding to US Airways in 1997. Ten years later, it was sold to Aircastle, then leased back as N937UW (f/n 937). In 2009, it had Blended Winglets installed. When US Airways was acquired by American Airlines, it was transferred into the latter's fleet, and flew until November 2017, where it was stored at GYR.

Hawaiian Airlines' N212HA

Hawaiian Airlines is taking delivery of their first A321-271N, N212HA "Wiliwili" (msn 8129), that was assembled at the Airbus North America's Final Assembly Center at Mobile, AL [BFM/KBFM]. It's making its delivery flight from BFM to PAE as HAL9973, for in-flight entertainment systems installation.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82008

Antonov Airlines' UR-82008 (c/n 19530501006, l/n 01-06), is the next An-124-100M-150 to make the Hawaii Army National Guard charter flight to transport two CH-47Fs to Afghanistan. It arrived  at JRF this morning, from DAC [Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh] as ADB294F. After the helicopters are loaded, it will fly to HNL for fuel as ADB2490.

14 June 2018

Antonov Airlines' UR-82029

Antonov Airlines is making its third flight in four days to JRF to pick another pair of Hawai‘i Army National Guard CH-47F Chinook helicopters for its unit's deployment to Afghanistan. UR-82029 (c/n  19530502630, l/n 02-10), an An-124-100, is flying from VCV to JRF as ADB293F, and will make the flight from JRF to HNL (and on) as ADB2493.

photos to follow ...

Air China's B-1218

Air China is taking delivery of B-1218 (c/n 60895, l/n 6992) today. This 737-89L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA47, and will overnight at HNL.

13 June 2018

Antonov Airlines' UR-82072

Another Antonov Airlines An-124-100-150, UR-82072 (c/n 9773053359136, l/n 07-05), is making a stop at JRF to pick up two more Hawai‘i Army National Guard CH-47F helicopters. UR-82072 arrived from ORD as ADB294F this morning. It will continue onto HNL as ADB2494 for fuel, then head west to Guam.

photo to follow ...

12 June 2018

Okay Airways' B-1267

Okay Airways is taking deliver of B-1267 (c/n 63621, l/n 6989) this afternoon. This 737-8KF is making its delivery flight from BFI as OKA1267, and will overnight at HNL.

photo to follow ...

Air Force One Stops At HIK

On his return to Washington, DC, President Donald J Trump, aboard Air Force One, will make a one-hour fuel stop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this afternoon. President Trump is returning from his summit talks in Singapore with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-Un. 92-9000 (c/n 23825, l/n 685), a VC-25A (747-2G4B), made the trip to the summit and back as "Air Force One".

photos to follow...

11 June 2018

Sun Country Airlines Reveals New Livery

Sun Country Airlines revealed the winner of their new livery contest via their Twitter account. The airline's employees had the final vote to determine the winner of the four proposed designs. It has not been determined when the first Sun Country 737-800 will receive the new look.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82073 At JRF

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100, UR-82073, which had been sitting on HNL's North Ramp, was positioned to the Kalaeloa Airport today, to pick up two Hawai‘i Army National Guard CH-47F Chinook helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment for deployment to Afghanistan.

photos to follow ...

10 June 2018

China Southern Airlines' B-1240

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1240 (c/n 63261, l/n 6982) today. This 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN240, and will overnight at HNL.