19 April 2024

QantasLink's VH-8NQ

Network Aviation is taking delivery of their second of three second-hand A319-132s with VH-8NQ "Kings Park" (msn 2473). It's being ferried by Southern Cross International as SXI2423 from LCQ to PER, via OAK, HNL, APW, and CNS. This A319 is leased Gryphon Aviation Leasing, and will be operated for QantasLink. VH-8NQ departed LCQ for OAK yesterday, with an overnight stop, and will overnight here as well.

2473's History
May 2005: Delivered to Spirit Airlines as N504NK "Spirit of the Bahamas" (f/n 504), under lease from ILFC.
Nov 2007: Painted in the 2007 livery, and the name removed.
May 2014: Sold to AerCap, the lease transferred, and painted in the 2014 livery.
May 2018: Purchased by Spirit Airlines.
Jan 2020: Given the fleet number 1504.
Feb 2023: Withdrawn from service, and stored at P08 [Coolidge Muni Airport, Coolidge, AZ]
Apr 2023: Acquired by Gryphon Aviation Leasing, ferried to GSO for storage.
Aug 2023: Ferried to MCN for cabin prep and repaint for QantasLink, then returned to P08 for storage.
Dec 2023: Ferried to LCQ.
Mar 2024: Ferried to VLD [Valdosta Regional Airport, Valdosta, GA]

16 April 2024

N2122P's Emergency Landing

N2122P (msn P1001057), a Piper Sport owned by Belle Pacific Air (Hale‘iwa, HI), made an emergency landing in Kapi‘olani Park this afternoon. Both aboard did not sustain any injuries. The Piper Sport departed HNL at 14:20L this afternoon, and made its emergency landing after losing power at 14:52L.

Further information in this Hawai‘i News Now report, and flight history from FlightAware.

Air China's B-224T

Air China is taking delivery of B-224T (c/n 60936, l/n 8190) today. This 737-8 is making its delivery flight from BFI to PEK, via HNL and GUM, as CCA84. It will overnight at HNL tonight.

Upcoming 737MAX Deliveries

With airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering the 737 MAX series, a majority of these airliners will stop through Hawai‘i (mainly HNL) during the first segment of their island-hopping delivery flights from Boeing Field (BFI) [map]. Boeing has indicated that the variants will be referred to as the -x without the MAX name, we will do the same.

We launched our own Google Sheet documenting the 737 information below, as well as deliveries as of 2021.

Boeing P-8As and E-7As on order for armed forces around the Pacific Rim have been added below.

This post will be continuously updated as new information becomes available.

According to the Boeing Test Fights Google Sheet and PlaneSpotters.net's 737 MAX Production List, these listed below are the airframes that have begun final assembly, made its first flight from RNT, or are being readied for delivery on the BFI flightline. Those listed below, should make a stopover in Hawai‘i on their first segment out of BFI on their delivery flights in the near future. In the past, additional information was also provided by Tyke's Aero Blog, and The Boeing Test Flights website.

DELIVERED
7828 | B-225D | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 [04.09.24 CSN5073]
8263 | B-____ | 43842 | Xiamen Air | -8 [04.12.24 BOE392 to JRF as N253BE] »
8190 | B-224T | 60936 | Air China | -8 [04.16.24 CCA84]


» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for cabin completion, with a Boeing flight code.

• • • • •

ON ORDER
737 MAX
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 (orange) | BOE452 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 (blue) | BOE453 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE935 « BFI » Air India Express VT-___
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE692 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE693 « VCV » Air India Express VT-___
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE694 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE695 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE616 « BFI
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE936 « BFI » Air India Express VT-___
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE697 « VCV
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 | BOE267 « BFI » Air India Express VT-___
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 * | BOE658 « SKF » Air India Express VT-___
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE698 « SKF
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE937 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 | BOE268 « BFI » Air India Express VT-BXZ
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE699 « SKF » Air India Express VT-___
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE618 « VCV 
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE659 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE696 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE701 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE336 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE201 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE660 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 | BOE271 « BFI » Air India Express VT-BXM
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE337 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE619 « MWH
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE702 « BFI
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE661 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7662 | B-20AZ | 43833 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE338 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7676 | B-20DK | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE940 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE703 « MWH
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE662 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE339 « MWH
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE704 « BFI
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE340 « MWH
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE341 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE712 « MWH
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE663 « BFI » Air India Express VT-___
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE941 « MWH
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE713  « VCV
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE706 « MWH
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE664 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE342 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7751 | B-20CT | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE714 « MWH
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE343 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 BOE275 « MWH
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE715 « MWH
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE665 « MWH » Boeing N230BE
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8* BOE370 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE716 « MWH
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 | BOE513 « MWH
7795 | B-____ | 65257 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE717 « MWH
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE942 « MWH
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE943 « MWH
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 | BOE276 « MWH
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE3711 « MWH
7826 | B-____ | 61652 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE622 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE372 « MWH
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE373 « MWH
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE944 « VCV
7858 | B-224J | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 | BOE514 « BFI » Hainan Airlines B-224J
7860 | B-20E0 | 43838 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE374 « VCV
7865 | B-20DQ | 60924 | Air China | -8 | BOE278  « MWH
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE375 « VCV
7875 | B-____ | 65250 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE719 « VCV
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE666 « VCV
7887 | B-____ | 63291 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE708  « MWH
7919 | B-____ | 61654 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE623  « VCV
7929 | B-____ | 61385 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE454  « MWH
7931 | B-20DS | 60826 | Air China | -8 | BOE279 « MWH
7934 | B-20DX | 64680 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE376  « MWH
7944 | B-20E3 | 60928 | Air China | -8 | BOE280 « MWH
7948 | B-20DY | 64681 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE377 « MWH
7971 | B-____ | 60930 | Air China | -8 | BOE281  « MWH
8001 | B-____ | 61657 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE625 « VCV
8025 | B-20EA | 64682 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE378 « BFI
8038 | B-____ | 61659 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE627 « MWH
8082 | B-____ | 60939 | Air China | -8 | BOE283 « BFI
8100 | B-____ | 43840 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE380 « MWH
8125 | B-____ | 61661 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE629 « MWH
8177 | B-223U | 61459 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE678 « BFI
8178 | B-____ | 61154 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE950 « MWH
8181 | B-____ | 60938 | Air China | -8 | BOE284 « MWH
8186 | B-____ | 43841 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE387 « MWH
8189 | B-____ | 61460 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE679 « MWH
8194 | B-____ | 43845 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE388 « MWH
8198 | B-____ | 61703 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE951 « BFI » Boeing N243BE
8206 | B-____ | 60941 | Air China | -8 | BOE287 « BFI
8212 | B-____ | 61156 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE953 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
8213 | B-____ | 61710 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE203 « BFI
8220 | B-____ | 43848 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE390 « MWH
8221 | B-____ | 60942 | Air China | -8 | BOE289 « MWH
8229 | B-____ | 61124 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE954 « BFI
8234 | B-____ | 61457 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE680 « MWH
8235 | B-____ | 61153 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE955 « MWH
8242 | B-____ | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 BOE956 « MWH
8248 | B-____ | 43847 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE391 « MWH
8254 | B-224L | 65254 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE171 « BFI
8532 | A__-___ | 67959 | Royal Australian Air Force | -8 BBJ | BOE8 « GED
8610 | A__-___ | 67960 | Royal Australian Air Force | -8 BBJ | BOE9  « GED
8843 | 9M-MVC | 66360 | Malaysia Airlines | -8 | BOE703 « BFI
8879 | HL7216 | 63442 | Korean Air | -8 « RNT
8882 | VH-8IE  | 66644 | Virgin Australia | -8 « RNT
8918 | HL7217 | 63445 | Jin Air | -8 | BOE386 « BFI
8919 | VH-8IF | 66647 | Virgin Australia | -8 « RNT
8944 | VH-8IH | 66650 | Virgin Australia | -8 « RNT


____ | VH-8IG | 66648 | Virgin Australia | -8 « RNT

• • •

P-8A and E-7A
9142 | 230921 | 66448 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A | « NIP
9526 | 230922 | 67012 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A | POSIDN1 « NIP
9602 | 230923 | 67013 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A « BFI
____ | 230925 | 67014 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A « RNT
____ | 230926 | 67015 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A « RNT
____ | 230927 | 67016 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A « RNT


The RoK Navy P-8As may be re-designated as P-8Ks.

• • • • • 

« Final Assembly / Pre-Flight Prep / First Flight from RNT
« Pre-Delivery Test Flights / Ready For Delivery
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings
» New airline and registration


Locations [IATA]
RNT: Renton Municipal Airport, Renton, WA
BFI: Boeing Field International Airport, Seattle, WA
PAE: Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), Everett, WA
MWH: Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, WA
SKF: Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX
VCV: Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville, CA
NIP: Naval Air Station Jacksonville / Jacksonville Airport, Jacksonville, FL
GED: Delaware Coastal Airport, Georgetown, DE

• • • • •

NOTES
On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through any Hawai‘i airport other than HNL, their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. Delivery flights that go through ANC, KEF, or any non-Hawai‘i airport, will only be listed on our Google Sheet.

Due to the airworthiness directive for the 737MAX series, along with delivery deferrals, some airframes may deliver from sites other than BFI, and will be noted in the flight number information. 

If an airframe listed is sold to another airline, it will be noted with a » symbol, along with the new airline and registration. If the airframe delivers through Hawai‘i, the information will be revised with the delivery information. If it's not making a delivery flight through Hawai‘i, that listing will not be changed to the new airline, then removed upon its delivery flight. That information will be kept on our Google Sheet.

Air India Express is acquiring 55 737-8s that were built for Chinese customers, and have been re-marketed by Boeing, as part of Air India's massive order with Boeing. Akasa Air is also purchasing China-bound 737-8s re-marketed by Boeing.

Most 737s delivering to airlines in India will deliver east-bound through KEF [Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, Iceland] as their first fuel stop. 
Most 737s delivering to airlines in the Republic of Korea normally delivers through ANC [Ted Stevens International Airport, Anchorage, AK] for their first fuel stop.
In the event they deliver through Hawai‘i, they will be listed on a post, and on the deliveries page.

Some of the deliveries bound for China will ferry to the 737 Completion and Delivery Center, in Zhoushan, China, will have this
» symbol following the flight number, that probably will be the Boeing test flight number assigned to the particular airframe.

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15 April 2024

N138CG

N138CG (c/n 27928, l/n 2942), the 737-3H4 water bomber owned by the NSW Rural Fire Service, and operated by Coulson Aviation, is making an overnight stop at JRF from PPG, as it heads to Coulson's base at TRM. It spent the past week at PPG, after leaving XRH.

27928's History:
Jly 1995: Delivered to Southwest Airlines as N608SW (f/n 608).
Jan 2004: Painted in the Canyon Blue livery.
May 2017: Acquired by Coulson Aviation.
Mar 2018: Converted to a water bomber, and registered as N138CG (f/n 138).
Jly 2019: Sold to Delaware Trust Co, as a trustee for the NSW Rural Fire Service, named "Marie Bashir", and operated by Coulson Aviation.

Hawaiian Airlines Launches 787 Service

Hawaiian Airlines commenced 787-9 service today, with N781HA "Kapuahi", making the flight to SFO as HAL12. A pre-boarding event at Gate A4 was held that included Hawaiian music, hula dancers, and a Hawaiian blessing. Guests were given an orchid lei before walking into the Jetway.

N781HA will overnight at SFO, then return to HNL as HAL11. The guests aboard that flight will also get to witness a similar pre-boarding event at the gate.

Our highlight video on our YouTube channel.


photos to follow ...

13 April 2024

All Nippon Airways' JA982A


All Nippon Airways is taking delivery of JA982A (c/n 66996, l/n 1184). This 787-10, their second delivery this month, is making its delivery flight from CHS to HND, via LAX and HNL, as ANA9397. It left CHS yesterday, with an overnight stop at LAX, and will make a brief fuel stop here.

12 April 2024

Kalitta Air's N703CK Retirement

Kalitta Air's N703CK "Beti Ward 1" (c/n 24226, l/n809) is being retired by the airline. This 747-412F made its last flight into HNL on 09 Apr from GUM as CKS371, and continued onto YYZ with the same flight code. N703CK was repositioned to YIP, Kalitta's headquarters; then to OSC, Kalitta's maintenance base. Over the past couple years, the Pacific Air Cargo livery was removed, and left as a white-tail.

N253BE

Boeing is ferrying N253BE (c/n 43842, l/n 8263) from BFI to HSN, via JRF and GUM, as BOE392. This 737-8, wearing an all-grey livery, is still going to Xiamen Air (rudder bears the livery). It will be painted and configured at the Boeing Completion Center at Zhoushan, China

Alliance Airlines' N298JB

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of N298JB (msn 19000249). This ERJ-190AR is making its delivery flight from SJO to ADL, via SDM, OAK, HNL, MAJ, and BNE. It's being flown by Southern Cross International as SXI2430, and is making the OAK-HNL segment today. It will receive its Australian registration after delivery.

19000249's History
Mar 2009: Delivered to jetBlue as N298JB "Cool Blue" (f/n 298), with the "Dots" tail livery.
Jan 2017: Tail livery repainted in the "Tartan" design.
Jly 2022: Withdrawn from service.
Oct 2022: Ferried to MZJ for storage.
May 2023: Acquired by Wilmington Trust Company.
Nov 2023: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services, and ferried to SJO for prep to Alliance Airlines.

11 April 2024

Hawaiian Airlines' N780HA


Hawaiian Airlines is taking delivery of N780HA (c/n 66428, l/n 1097, f/n 780) today. this 787-9 DreamLiner is making its delivery flight from PAE as HAL9787. Its Hawaiian name will be unveiled after its blessing.

09 April 2024

QantasLink's VH-YQX

Southern Cross International is ferrying VH-YQX "Bouddi National Park" (c/n 55053, l/n 5016) from CBR to VCV, via APW and HNL, as SXI2421. This 717-2K9, owned by National Jet Systems, is being retired from its fleet. The APW-HNL segment is being flown as QFA6070.

55053's History:
Dec 1999: Delivered to Olympic Aviation as SX-BOB "Kassiopi", under lease from BIAL.
Dec 2003: Airline rebrands as Olympic Airlines.
Jly 2007: Leased to Spanair as EC-KHX.
Dec 2010: Leased to Blue 1 as OH-BLN, and painted in the Star Alliance special livery.
May 2013: Sold to Falco, and the lease transferred.
Feb 2016: Sold to, and delivered to National Jet Systems as VH-YQX, to operate for QantasLink.
Jan 2022: Repainted in the current Qantas livery, and named "Bouddi National Park".


11 Apr 2024 UPDATE
VH-YQX departed for VCV as SXI2421 this morning.

Royal Brunei's V8-MHB

V8-MHB (c/n 25537, l/n 517), the VIP 767-27GER of the Brunei Government, is making a brief fuel stop at HNL from PHL. This Royal Brunei-liveried 767 is returning to BWN [Bandar Seri Begawan Airport, Brunei].

China Southern Airlines' B-225D

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-225D (c/n 65259, l/n 7828) today. This 737-8 is flying from BFI to CAN, via HNL and GUM, as CSN5073.

05 April 2024

All Nippon Airways' JA984A

All Nippon Airways is taking delivery of JA984A (c/n 66998, l/n 1181), and its making its delivery flight from CHS to HND, via LAX and HNL, as ANA9399. This 787-10 departed CHS on the 4th, and will make overnight stops at LAX and HNL.

04 April 2024

Amazon Prime Air's N4649K To Enter Service

Hawaiian Airlines' A330-343F, N4649K "Ascend" (msn 1863), departed HNL for SBD this morning as HAL1740. The Amazon Prime Air-liveried Airbus is scheduled to operate the SBD-CVG route from tomorrow.

03 April 2024

The Century Mission To Visit KOA

The Century Mission is an around-the-world flight beginning from ICT, with a Learjet 36A, N41GJ (msn 36-055), owned by Global JetCare. It will make a brief fuel stop at KOA, early tomorrow morning from SNS, before continuing onto MAJ.

C-FKCN

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying C-FKCN (c/n 28573, l/n 3041) for AerCap, from YEG to TBS [Tblisi International Airport, Tblisi Georgia], via YVR, JRF, MAJ, and GUM today. This 737-36N, flying as OMD172, will be leased to Tblisi Airways. It will make a brief fuel stop at JRF. The rest of the ferry flight stops are CRK, CCU, and KHI.

28573's History:
Jun 1998: Delivered to British Airways as G-XMAN, under lease from GECAS.
Jun 2003: Leased to Garuda Indonesia as PK-GGX.
Jan 2005: Leased to Shenzhen Airlines as B-2602.
May 2012: Leased to Precision Air as 5H-PKS.
Mar 2014: Leased to Canadian North as C-FKCN (f/n 597).
Nov 2021: Sold to AerCap, and the lease transferred.