12 June 2014

Aloha Air Cargo's Latest Addition

Aloha Air Cargo's newest addition arrived yesterday afternoon (6.12.14) as AHH321 from Oakland International. This 737-330F (c/n 27904, l/n 2691) was originally delivered to Lufthansa in February 1995 as D-ABEU. There, it flew with Lufthansa until it was retired and placed into storage in May 2013. In October of the same year, it was bought by leasing and sales company; Automatic LLC and re-registered as N904JW. In January of this year, it was sent to Miami for freighter conversion. A month later the newly converted frame was acquired by Aloha Air Cargo and had its registration changed to N301KH.

This is not the first time in Aloha's history to be operating "classic" CMF56 powered 737s. Between 1988-1997, they operated a fleet of 737-300s and 737-400s. The short cycles, and quick turn times, of flying passengers between islands proved to be too strenuous for the engines.

A few months ago, Aloha Air Cargo's sister company Northern Air Cargo sent in N361NC, a 737-301SF to help out when AAH was retiring one of their 737-200s. Today, N841AL had its titles painted over, and will probably be heading to the mainland soon. 

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