18 September 2019

Happy Birthday US Air Force!

Happy 72nd Birthday to the United States Air Force!

13 September 2019

Cebu Pacific Air's RP-C3271

Cebu Pacific Air is ferrying RP-C3271 (msn 5381) from MNL to LCQ (via GUM, HNL and ONT), as it has been acquired by Allegiant Air, and be registered as N281NV (f/n 281).

RP-C3271 was delivered to Cebu Pacific in November 2012, and it's last revenue flight with the airline was on September 5th.

photo to follow ...

12 September 2019

Big Island Air's N5KR

Big Island Air's Cessna P-337 Skymaster, N5KR (msn P3370335) on the commuter terminal ramp at Kona (PHKO/KOA) on Thursday 09/12/19.

09 September 2019

Air Force Academy Falcons C-17 Alternate Uniforms

The Air Force Academy Falcons football team released images of their alternate uniforms, which honors the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, as part of their Air Power Legacy Series. The uniform is light grey, with "formation lights" markings and black numbers.  The nameplate on the back of the jersey will reflect the tail flashes of nine C-17A units, including the 204th AS / 535th AS that is based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. The helmet for the game is painted in the same grey as the aircraft, complete with squadron designation, "formation lights", and the refueling receptacle markings on the top of the helmet.

Further information and images in this Air Force Academy Football article.

05 September 2019

Oregon State Beavers Team Charter

The Oregon State University Beavers football team is chartering a Hawaiian Airlines A330-243 (HAL705) from PDX, for their road trip to play the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors.


09.07.19 Update
The return flight, HAL706, will be flown by N361HA.

04 September 2019

American Airlines Flies Final MD-80 Revenue Flight

American Airlines' N984TW (c/n 53634, l/n 2287), an MD-83, made the last MD-80 revenue flight for the airline,  as AAL80 (DFW-ORD). American is retiring the last of the MD-80s in its fleet.

I've only captured two American Airlines MD-83s during trips to the mainland. Pictured on the top is N976TW (c/n 53626, l/n 2279), taken in November 2010 at LAX; and N9413T (c/n 53188, l/n 2119), taken in March 2013 at EWR.

01 September 2019

Shanghai Airlines' B-2876

Our September edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" goes back to April 2005, with Shanghai Airlines' 757-26D, B-2876 (c/n 33967, l/n 1050) departing Runway 8L, on its next delivery flight leg to GUM.

B-2876 was withdrawn from service, and stored at VCV in November 2014. Two months later, it was acquired by Boeing Capital as N338BC. Delta Air Lines bought this 757 in April 2015, and re-registered it as N823DX, five months later. It had Blended Winglets installed in early 2016, and entered service in March of that year.

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


» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for completion


737 NG
7352 | B-209G | 63081 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7362 | B-209F | 63079 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7377 | B-209H | 63083 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7417 | B-20A1 | 63087 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7457 | B-209Z | 63085 | China United Airlines | -89P «
7522 | B-20A8 | 63088 | China United Airlines | -89P «

« First Flight: 06.16.19


737 MAX
6250 | HS-LS_ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | MAX 9 (N7379E) «
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | MAX 8 «
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | MAX 8 «
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | MAX 8 «
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | MAX 8 «
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | MAX 8 «
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 «

« First Flight: 07.__.19

« 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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28 August 2019

Qantas Ends 747-400 Service To HNL

Qantas Airways' VH-OEI (c/n 32913, l/n 1330) made the final 747-438 service between SYD and HNL today, as the Australian flag carrier winds down its 747-438 operations. A330-300s will be the replacement type for QFA3/4.

26 August 2019

Atlas Air Upgrades To 747-8Fs

For their Qantas Freight wet-lease, Atlas Air is upgrading from its 747-400Fs to 747-8Fs, beginning today. The flights will continue to use HNL as a fuel stop as it flies from the US mainland to Australia.

21 August 2019

Arizona Wildcats Team Charter

The University of Arizona Wildcats football team is chartering a Hawaiian Airlines A330-243 for its Saturday road game against the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors. N386HA is making the flight as HAL703.


08.24.19 Update
The team will return to TUS as HAL704 aboard N396HA.