28 February 2007

Thai Airways International's THA8459

A Thai Airways International (TG/THA) A300B-600R has stopped at HNL for fuel. Listed as THA8459, its being ferried from DMK (Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand), and bound for CWF (Chennault International Airport, Lake Charles, LA) via Guam. It arrived at 22:00HST, and departed at 23:30HST.

Sorry, no photo and registration available.

China Eastern's B-2131

Another one of China Eastern's MD-82, B-2131 (c/n 49515), is making its way to MZJ for storage as CES5999.

Mahalo Aeros for the photo!

21 February 2007

Not really a rarebird, but there doesn't seem to be to many HNL pictures of a NW 757-300s. It seems like this NW 757-300 was supposed to operate NW218 to PDX last night, Feb. 20, but it was parked on the hardstands this morning. Looking at some flight information for last night, it looks like NW218 returned to the gate for maintenance. I did see maintenance personnel working on the aircraft.

However, the main reason for posting this picture is the double rainbow in the background. When I took this picture, I only saw the darker rainbow and didn't even know there was a second lighter rainbow.

19 February 2007

RAAF's A36-002

A36-002 (c/n 30790), a 737-7DF(W) BBJ (Boeing Business Jet), and crew of the Royal Australian Air Force, pays a visit to HNL today. This BBJ belongs to the 34 Squadron, and is a VIP transport for Australia's Prime Minister and other government officials.

17 February 2007


The first 737-700ER, JA10AN (c/n 33879), stopped over at HNL on it's delivery flight from BFI. It was reported on the HNL RareBirds ... Vol11 thread, that it left early this morning.

Sorry no local photo available, though at BFI by Rick Schlamp.

15 February 2007

N497AN's Pit Stop

After being at OAK for the last seven days, N497AN made it's way across the Pacific today with a 90+ minute pit stop at HNL. As earlier reported, this 737-33A is on it's way to somewhere in Asia. It caught us by surprise that N497AN did not overnight here. Oh well ...

Sorry, no photo available.

14 February 2007

The latest Air China 737-800

The latest 737 for Air China, a 737-8Q8, stopped in HNL on its way to China. It arrived yesterday, Feb 13. B-5311 surprisingly parked on the North Ramp instead of the South Ramp, where they usually park. This 737 does not have winglets, but parked right behind (and you can see the tail) is an ATA 737-800 with winglets (N304TZ)

11 February 2007

China Eastern's B-2129

Another China Eastern Airlines MD-82, B-2129 (c/n 49513), has been furloughed. It's making its way to MZJ from PVG, via SPN, MAJ, HNL and OAK. B-2129 is seen here on the south ramp, after arriving late last night from MAJ.

09 February 2007

China Southern's B-5157

China Southern Airlines' B-5157 (c/n 30787) stopped over last night, and left this morning for MAJ. This 737-81Q(W) was registered as VH-VOJ with Virgin Blue, and N787TM.

Sorry ... no photo available.

06 February 2007

ex-Rio Sul N497AN

N497AN (c/n 24097), a 737-33A, which most recently served with Rio Sul (RS/RSL) of Brazil is scheduled to stop off at HNL.

The flight was tracked from Comapala Airport (El Salvador) to TUS to OAK then HNL.

At Rio Sul, 24097 was registered as PT-SSP. It also flew with AB Airlines (United Kingdom), as G-OABA; VASP (VP/VSP) of Brazil, as PP-SNZ; and Regional Air (QP) of Kenya, as 5Y-RAA.

China Southern's B-5239

China Southern Airlines newest 737-71B, B-5239 (c/n 35364), makes its way home as CSN239.

04 February 2007

US Air Force's 02-2452

Another US Air Force C-32B, 02-2452 (c/n 25493), visits HNL. It serves with sister-ship 00-9001 for the 486th FLTS / 46th TW, based at Eglin AFB, FL, and assigned to the US State Department's Foreign Emergency Support Team.

This 757-23A previously flew with American Trans Air - ATA (TZ) as N512AT and N59AW. It was also registered as N84WA, N757AV, and N312SF.

03 February 2007

Aloha Retires N807AL

N807AL (c/n 23443), a 737-2T4Adv, has been retired from the Aloha Airlines inter-island fleet. "Ke‘opuolani" sits on the Elliott Street ramp awaiting it's flight to the mainland for retirement(?). Aloha ‘oe N807AL.

02 February 2007

B-2127 Update

B-2127, the China Eastern MD-82, has left HNL late last night for MZJ (Pinal Airpark, Marana, AZ) via OAK. It looks like this MadDog is being furloughed by MU, and relegated to the Arizona desert. Wonder how long before this jet gets snapped up by another airline?