Finally making an appearance into HNL, is China Airlines' Carbon fiber liveried A350-941, B-18918 (MSN 239), it is the last of 14 ordered by the airline.
30 December 2018
28 December 2018
UK-78701 (c/n 38363, l/n 470) is making the first of five charter flights.
27 December 2018
China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1123 (c/n 63232, l/n 7116) this afternoon. This 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN8755, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.
26 December 2018
25 December 2018
24 December 2018
22 December 2018
N908JK (c/n 30741, l/n 823), a 737-7BX, owned by Contrail Aviation Support, is ferrying from UTP [Utapao International Airport, Rayong, Thailand] to MZJ, via GUM and HNL.
30741 was originally delivered to Midway Airlines in April 2001 as N366ML, under lease from GECAS. In November 2002, GECAS leased this 737-7BX to Shenzhen Airlines as B-5025, and flew with the airline until earlier this month, when it was withdrawn from service, and sold to Contrail Aviation Support.
21 December 2018
19 December 2018
Lion Air is taking delivery of PK-LPY (c/n 43214, l/n 7329) this evening. This 737-9GPER is making its delivery flight from BFI as LNI1, and will make a brief fuel stop at HNL. PK-LPY is the 200th 737 delivery flight to stop through Hawai‘i this year.
18 December 2018
China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1170 (c/n 62879, l/n 7170) today. This 737 MAX 8, the airlines' 35th 737 delivery this year, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN8752, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.
Joy Air [JR/JOY] (China) is taking delivery of B-208V (c/n 60467, l/n 7322) today. This 737-8ME, with Okay Airways markings on the Blended Winglets, is making its delivery flight from BFI as JOY 2085, and will make an overnight stop at BFI.
17 December 2018
15 December 2018
14 December 2018
Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-207F (c/n 61445, l/n 7283) this morning. This 737 MAX 8, the first to wear the "China Quality Award" on the aft section of the fuselage, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG9005, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.
12 December 2018
ATAC's N323AX (msn 41H-679995), a Hawker Hunter FMK.58, went down in waters south of Honolulu. The pilot was able to eject, and rescued by a nearby sailboat. The 60-year-old British-made fighter was here with another Hawker Hunter for the Sentry Aloha exercise, along with sister-ship N324AX.
Flight route from FlightRadar24.com.
Flight route from FlightRadar24.com.
30071 was originally delivered to China Southwest Airlines in October 1999 as B-2510. When Air China acquired China Southwest in 2002, the latter's fleet was transferred to the former's fleet. B-2510 flew for Air China until January 2017, when it had been placed in storage at PEK.
11 December 2018
China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-205P (c/n 63275, l/n 7281) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN8751, and will make an overnight stop at HNL. This is the first time that China Southern has assigned a flight code that is not associated with the registration number (in part or whole).
04 December 2018
B-2570 was delivered to Shanghai Airlines in October 1999 in the original livery. From May 2008 to December 2010, it wore the Star Alliance special livery. It was withdrawn from service this past September.
01 December 2018
Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-207H (c/n 60706, l/n 7228) today. This 737 MAX 8, their second delivery in seven days, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH307, and will make an overnight stop at HNL.
Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-1136 (c/n 43831, l/n 7148) today. This 737 MAX 8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA8199, and will make an overnight stop at HNL. It has markings on each side of the nose section noting that it's the "2000th Boeing jet for China".
Our December edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" goes way back to December 1995, and EVA Air's N602EV (c/n 25117, l/n 370). This 767-3T7ER is seen above on Taxiway RT, as it taxied to Runway 26L for departure to TPE. The airline had a brief run with 767-300ER service between HNL and TPE.
25117 was originally delivered to EVA Air in May 1991 as B-16602. In August 1994, it was sold to SALE, and leased back as N602EV. In June 2005, it was sold to Aircastle, then leased to Aeroflot [SU/AFL] as VP-BWV "A. Kuprin". It was returned to Aircastle in March 2012. Five months later, it was leased to Orient Thai Airlines [OX/OEA] as HS-BKC. As with many other airliners in the Orient Thai fleet, this 767 wore a hybrid livery with the new titles, and the Aeroflot base livery. In the following month, it was subleased to Saudi Arabian Airlines for two months. After its return to Orient Thai, it flew with the airline until September 2013. It has since been placed in storage at CEW [Bob Sikes Airport, Crestview, FL], where it sits today.