Our June edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" is from July 2005, and this Varig [RG/VRN] MD-11, N256UP (c/n 48405, l/n 524). It was stopping through HNL as it was acquired by UPS, and en route to Singapore for freighter conversion.
48405 was originally delivered to Varig in December 1992, as PP-VPK. In late 1997, it received the above livery. It was acquired by UPS in May 2005, underwent freighter conversion, and registered as N256UP. This MD-11F does make stops at HNL every so often.