30 July 2021

Qatar Executive's A7-CGB

Qatar Executive's Gulfstream 650, A7-CGB (msn 6167), made a overnight stop at HNL from SAN as QQE255, after it arrived yesterday. It's continuing onto Asia as QQE269. Qatar Executive is the business jet arm of Qatar Airways, as the livery shows.

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République Française's F-RAFB

F-RAFB (msn 86), an Armée de l'Air Falcon 7X, is making an overnight stop at HNL as it goes from the South Pacific to France. It's flying as CTM4, and arrived from NOU yesterday afternoon. F-RAFB is primarily used as a VIP transport, and has the République Française livery.

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29 July 2021

Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150s

A pair of Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus CC-150 Polaris transports from the 437 Transport Squadron are paying a visit to HNL. 15001 (msn 446) and 15005 (msn 441) are here at HNL.

Both CC-150s were originally delivered to Wardair Canada, then transferred to the Canadian Airlines International fleet after Wardair was acquired.

15005's History:
Nov 1987: Delivered to Wardair Canada as C-FWHD "Don C. Braun" (f/n 804).
Jan 1990: Transferred to Canadian Airlines International after Wardair merger.
Jly 1990: Sold to Thai Airways International as HS-TIF "Pattani".
Aug 1993: Acquired by the Royal Canadian Air Force as a VIP transport 15005
Jly 1997: Convereted to a multi-role transport/tanker (MRTT).
Nov 2018: Painted in the present livery.

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JetOneX is ferrying its 747-409, N337JX (c/n 33734, l/n 1353), from TPE to the mainland, via HNL.

33734's History:
Dec 2004: Delivered to China Airlines as B-18210, in the "Dreamliner" livery.
Dec 2012: Painted in the standard China Airlines livery.
Dec 2019: 60th Anniversary decals applied to aft section.
Feb 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Jly 2021: Sold to JetOneX.

26 July 2021

Malindo Air's 9M-LNK

Malindo Air is ferrying a second 737-9GPER from KUL to SBD, bound for the Delta Air Lines fleet. 9M-LNK (c/n 38737, l/n 4600), is making the flight as M9LNK, with stops at GUM and HNL.

9M-LNK was originally ordered by Lion Air as PK-LLL, but was instead transferred to Malindo Air, and delivered in September 2013. It had the "Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020" decals added in July 2019.

23 July 2021

Alliance Airlines' N995QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of its next ERJ-190AR, N995QQ (msn 19000095). It's being delivered by Southern Cross International as SXI2138, from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, and MAJ). It will overnight at HNL before continuing on. This E190 will receive the registration of VH-UYN.

19000095's History:
Jul 2007: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1562CMP.
Oct 2007: Leased to Aero Republica for one year. Also from Nov 2009 to May 2019.
Oct 2010: Aero Republica rebranded to Copa Airlines Colombia.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Mar 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services.
Jul 2021: Delivering to Alliance Airlines.

22 July 2021


Jet Test is ferrying N286TM (c/n 28869, l/n 2887) from TPA to KUL, via SBD, HNL, MAJ, GUM and BKI. This white-tail 737-33RF is flying as JTN148, and is making an overnight stop at HNL tonight.

28869's History:
Jun 1997: Delivered to Western Pacific Airlines as N964WP, leased from Bouillion AS.
Apr 1998: Leased to Olympic Airways as SX-BLA.
Dec 2003: Lease transferred to Olympic Airlines.
Apr 2005: Leased to Ukraine International Airlines as UR-GAQ, Blended Winglets installed in 2008.
Mar 2015: Sold to Aergo Capital, and leased to Alas Uruguay as CX-OAB.
Aug 2016: Leased to LAW-Latin America Wings as CC-ARQ.
Sep 2018: Leased to Star Air Cargo as ZS-TIV until Oct 2020.
Jan 2021: Freighter conversion at TPA.
Feb 2021: Purchased by the Bank of Utah.
Jly 2021: Acquired by World Cargo Airlines as 9M-WCM.

20 July 2021

Malindo Air's 9M-LNL

One of the first of the second-hand 737-900ERs bound for the Delta Air Lines fleet is making its way to the mainland. Malindo Air's 9M-LNL (c/n 38736, l/n 4592) is ferrying from KUL to SBD, via GUM and HNL. CH-Aviation reports that Delta is in the process of acquiring 29 second-hand 737-900ERs (along with seven second-hand A350-900s) from undisclosed airlines. The 737-900ERs will need to have the Delta cabin configuration installed, and repainted, before they begin to enter service next year. It's not known how many 737-900ERs Delta will acquire from the Lion Air Group.

9M-LNL was originally ordered by sister airline Lion Air as PK-LLM, but the parent Lion Air Group transferred it to Malindo Air, and was delivered in September 2013.

Alaska Airlines Begins MAX Service

Alaska Airlines launched 737MAX service to HNL today, with N918AK (c/n 44083, l/n 7836, f/n 918). This 737-9 is arriving from PDX as ASA889.

Alaska is the third US airline (along with United and Southwest) to use the 737MAX in regular scheduled service to HNL. 

19 July 2021


N498TA (msn 3148), an A320-233 owned by Fortress Transportation, is being ferried from GYR to CGK as JTN186. It's making stops at HNL, MAJ and BIK.

3148's History:
Mar 2008: Delivered to TACA International as N498TA.
May 2013: Transferred to Avianca El Salvador as N498TA, after the Avianca / TACA merger.
Oct 2019: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GYR a month later.
Dec 2019: Acquired by Fortress Transportation.
Jly 2021: Stored at CGK.

16 July 2021

Armée de l'Air's 64-GQ

An Armée de l'Air Transall C-160, 64-GQ (msn R217) is making a stop at HNL from PDX. It's on its way to PPT.

FAA Grounds TransAir's 737 Ops

According to a KITV report, the FAA has grounded the TransAir Hawaii 737-200F operations due to suspected shoddy aircraft maintenance. The 737-200Fs are operated by Rhoades Aviation, TransAir's sister company. The TransAir Shorts SD360s are still operating its cargo flights.

15 July 2021

Virgin Australia's 2-VYFI

Jet Test is ferrying Virgin Australia's 2-VYFI "Porpoise Bay" (c/n 41000, l/n 3963) from MCI to BNE, via HNL and MAJ as JTN83. This 737-8FE, owned by AerCap, is making an overnight stop at HNL, and will rejoin the Virgin Australia fleet as VH-YQH.

All Nippon Airways' JA780A

All Nippon Airways is ferrying JA780A (c/n 34895, l/n 639) from HND to MHV, via HNL. This 777-381ER is flying as ANA9434, as it heads for storage. JA780A was delivered to ANA in May 2007.

12 July 2021

All Nippon Airways' JA779A

All Nippon Airways is ferrying JA779A (c/n 34894, l/n 631) from HND to MHV, via HNL for storage. This 777-381ER is flying as ANA9431, and will make a brief fuel stop here tonight. JA779A was delivered to ANA in April 2007.