16 August 2018

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
7078 | B-1291 | 63491 | Okay Airways | -9KFER [08.03.18 OKA1291]
7023 | B-1220 | 60899 | Air China | -MAX8 [08.08.18 CCA48]
7028 | B-1116 | 42959 | Xiamen Air | -MAX8 [08.10.18 CXA8599]
7059 | JA73AA | 63413 | Skymark Airlines | -8AL [08.10.18 SKY73AA to ANC ]
7084 | B-1107 | 43912 | Kunming Airlines | -8LY [08.13.18 KNA1107]
7058 | PK-LQP | 43000 | Lion Air | -MAX8 [08.13.18 LNI1]

7081 | B-1298 | 63265 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [08.16.18 CSN1298]


737 NG
6943 | B-1276 | 63062 | China United Airlines | -89P « BFI
6987 | B-1105 | 61280 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z « BFI
6994 | B-1172 | 61368 | 9 Air | -86X «
7002 | B-1147 | 63064 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7024 | B-1104 | 43910 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z « BFI
7052 | B-1270 | 63691 | Jiangxi Air | -85C «
7067 | B-1171 | 42980 | Hebei Airlines | -8LW «
7086 | JA87AN | 64874 | All Nippon Airways | -881 «
7089 | B-205W | 63066 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
7091 | B-____ | 61406 | Okay Airways | -8KF «
7092 | B-205X | 63067 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
7094 | B-205U | 64855 | Urumqi Airlines | -84P «
7097 | B-1131 | 62576 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
7099 | B-206F | 64019 | Suparna Airlines | -84P «
7102 | HL8317 | 64178 | Jeju Air | -8LC «
7109 | B-____ | 61691 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
7112 | B-1162 | 64858 | Air Changan | -84P «
« First Flight: 08.17.18


737 MAX
6250 | HS-LS_ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | -MAX9 (N7379E) « BFI
6308 | HS-LS_ | 42989 | Thai Lion Air | -MAX9 (N739EX) « BFI
7035 | B-1121 | 43950 | China Southern Airlines | -MAX8 «
7055 | B-1126 | 63267 | China Southern Airlines | -MAX8 «
7068 | B-1139 | 43858 | Xiamen Air | -MAX8 «

« First Flight: 08.16.18

« 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.

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China Southern Airlines' B-1298

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1298 (c/n 63265, l/n 7081) this morning. This 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN1298, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.

13 August 2018

‘Ohana by Hawaiian Launches Cargo Operations

‘Ohana by Hawaiian launched their ATR72-212F cargo operations today, with N810HC "Ala‘oli" (msn 423) making the initial flights to Hilo and Līhu‘e, to deliver relief supplies to the communities affected by the April rains (Kaua‘i), and the volcanic eruption displacements (Hawai‘i Island).

Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

Lion Air's PK-LQP

Lion Air is taking delivery of PK-LQP (c/n 43000, l/n 7058) this evening. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as LNI1, and will make a brief fuel stop at HNL.

Kunming Airlines' B-1107

Kunming Airlines is taking delivery of B-1107 (c/n 43912, l/n 7084) today. This 737-8LY is making its delivery flight from BFI as KNA1107, and will overnight at HNL.

10 August 2018

Xiamen Air's B-1116

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-1116 (c/n 42959, l/n 7028) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA8599, and will overnight at HNL.

08 August 2018

Air China's B-1220

Air China is taking deliver of B-1220 (c/n 60899, l/n 7023) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA48, and will overnight art HNL.

05 August 2018

Lack Of Firefighting Aircraft In Hawai‘i

With the five brush fires raging in Hawai‘i, two on O‘ahu's west side in Mākaha and Wai‘anae, two on Hawai‘i Island (Waikoloa and Keauhou), and one in Maui (Kula). We've been asked why there are no firefighting aircraft based in Hawai‘i? Each of the counties fire departments have helicopters, but nothing larger than an MD500 that can carry 200-300 gallon baskets. The county can request assistance from the US Army / Hawai‘i Army National Guard UH-60s.

Firebombers based on the US mainland have been assigned to fight fires in the western US.

In the case of the two O‘ahu fires, a firebomber could help the Honolulu Fire Department and Federal Fire Department, especially with both fire threatening properties, and has consumed a few structures.

In the case of the Hawai‘i Island fires, they are both burning in remote areas, with the Waikoloa fire consuming over 13,000 acres. 

The State of Hawai‘i could invest in a company (via public-private partnership) to man a few aircraft that could drop very large amounts of water to fight fires around the island chain. When not being used in Hawai‘i, the aircraft could be wet-leased to fight fires elsewhere.  The Kalaeloa Airport [JRF] would be a great place to park the aircraft, as space is dwindling at HNL.

04 August 2018

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CAK

Another An-12BK from the Ukraine Air Alliance, UR-CAK (msn 6343707), is making a stop at HNL as UKL4073.

AirAsia X's 9M-XXU

AirAsia X's A330-343 X-Men logo jet, 9M-XXU (msn 1581), came in today on their daily run from KUL (via KIX).

03 August 2018

Okay Airways' B-1291

Okay Airways is taking delivery of B-1291 (c/n 63491, l/n 7078) this afternoon. This 737-9KFER is making its delivery flight from BFI as OKA1291, and will overnight at HNL.

02 August 2018

OE-IGZ

Aircraft lessor AerCap is ferrying OE-IGZ (c/n 28258, l/n 1315), a 737-75C, from XMN to the mainland, following its lease expiration with Xiamen Air.

28258 was originally purchased by ILFC, and leased to Xiamen Air in May 2003 as B-5039. Sometime during 2012, it was painted in the current livery.

01 August 2018

Shan Xi Airlines' B-5135

Our August edition of "HNLRareBirds Classic" goes back thirteen years to the delivery flight of Shan Xi Airlines' 737-84P, B-5135 (c/n 32603, l/n 1766).

B-5135 was delivered to Shan Xi Airlines, which is part of the Hainan Air Group in August 2005. A few months later, it was transferred to the Hainan Airlines fleet, but operated it for Shan Xi, and in July 2006, it was returned to Shan Xi, where it continues to fly today. In early 2011, it was painted in the 2007 Hainan red and yellow livery. At the end of 2017, it was painted in the current Hainan livery.

31 July 2018

Lion Air's PK-LPT

Lion Air is taking delivery of PK-LPT (c/n 43210, l/n 7082) this evening. This 737-8GP is making its delivery from BFI as LNI2, and will make a fuel stop at HNL, then continue onto PNI.