01 July 2012

Aloha's N818AL

The July edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" goes back almost a decade, to December 2002, with this photo of an Aloha Airlines 737-230/Adv, N818AL "Ka‘umu‘ali‘i" (c/n 22117, l/n 703), at KOA. I was on a Japanese TV news assignment, and took this early morning photo as our crew walked to the gate.

22117 was originally delivered to Lufthansa as D-ABFF in January 1981, and wore the current livery before it left the fleet in 1996. D-ABFF was leased to ModiLuft [HT/MOD] (India) as VT-MGD from May 1994 to May 1996. Five months later, Aloha Airlines received this 737-230/Advanced. The airframe was sold to Stewart Industries International in August 2006. The N-Number was cancelled in February 2008, and its whereabouts and fate are unknown.


aviatorhi said...

Aircraft was scrapped in Oklahoma in late 2008/early 2009.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Mahalo for the info.

Anonymous said...

I have the throttle quadrant from this machine.