10 April 2021

Virgin Australia's 2-YVFN

AerCap is ferrying 2-YVFN (c/n 41009, l/n 4456) back to the Virgin Australia fleet. This 737-8FE, previously registered as VH-YFN "Ballina Beach". It's being ferried back to BNE from GYR (via PHX, HNL, and MAJ) by Jet Test as JTN79.

Aloha Air Cargo's N54AU

Aloha Air Cargo took delivery of N54AU (c/n 28054, l/n 3016) today. This 737-3Q8F was painted at GEG, and arrived from OAK as AAH304. It will be re-registered as N304KH. 

N54AU's History:
Apr 1998: Delivered to Air Vanuatu as YJ-AV18, leased from ILFC.
Jan 2008: Painted into their current livery.
Jly 2008: Leased to bmibaby as G-TOYI "Geordie Baby".
Jan 2011: Renamed as "tinylife baby".
Sep 2014: Bought by Automatic LLC as N54AU, and converted to a Quick Change.
Mar 2015: Leased to Mistral Air as EI-FGX, and a logo jet for PosteItaliane.
May 2019: Stored at SJO.
Mar 2021: Acquired by Northern Air Cargo, and painted to Aloha Air Cargo livery at GEG.
Apr 2021: Delivered to Aloha Air Cargo.

01 April 2021

Upcoming 737MAX Deliveries

With many of the airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering 737 MAXs, most of those airliners will stop through Hawai‘i (mainly HNL) during the first segment of their island-hopping delivery flights from Boeing Field (BFI) [map]. This post is continuously updated as new information becomes available. Boeing has indicated that the variants will be referred to as the -x, as will we. However, we will refer to the series line as the MAX.

According to The Boeing Test Flights website, these listed below are the airframes that have begun assembly, or made its first flight from RNT, or are being readied for delivery on the BFI flightline. Additional information also provided by Tyke's Aero Blog, and PlaneSpotters.net's 737 MAX Production List. 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:

DELIVERED


» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for completion


Deliveries to resume once the MAX series is re-certified by each nation's civil aviation authority.

737 MAX
6250 | HS-LSJ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | -9 (N7379E) «
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | -8 « PAE
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 « PAE
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | -8 « PAE
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | -8 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7426 | B-208W | 61636 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7436 | 9V-MBG | 44251 | SilkAir | -8 «
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7441 | HS-LSJ | 43005 | Thai Lion Air | -9 «
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 «
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7509 | HL8348 | 63436 | Korean Air | -8 «
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7521 | 9V-MBH | 44252 | SilkAir | -8 «
7524 | B-20A5 | 61854 | Lucky Air | -8 «
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 «
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines |  -8 «
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | -8 «
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7549 | EI-MGL | 43798 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 «
7573 | B-20AH | 61856 | Lucky Air | -8 «
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7576 | PK-LQS | 43010 | Lion Air | -8 «
7578 | HL8349 | 63437 | Korean Air | -8 «
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 «
7593 | 9V-MBI | 44253 | SilkAir | -8 «
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7596 | HL8367 | 61802 | Eastarjet | -8 «
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7614 | HL8368 | 43922 | Eastarjet | -8 «
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7617 | HL8355 | 62871 | T'Way Airlines | -8 «
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7622 | HL8350 | 63438 | Korean Air | -8 «
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7630 | B-20CH | 61146 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 «
7632 | 9V-MBJ | 44254 | SilkAir | -8 «
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7647 | B-20C1 | 60917 | Air China | -8 «
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7655 | PK-L__ | 43012 | Lion Air | -8 «
7659 | B-____ | 61409 | Okay Airways | -8 «
7660 | B-____ | 64707 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7662 | B-20AZ | 43833 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7665 | HL8370 | 43924 | EastarJet | -8 «
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7668 | DQ-FAE | 64309 | Fiji Airways | -8 «
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 «
7674 | HL8351 | 63439 | Korean Air | -8 «
7676 | B-____ | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7685 | B-20C2 | 61284 | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7688 | 9V-MBK | 44255 | SilkAir | -8 «
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7692 | B-____ | 62535 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7693 | HL8356 | 62875 | T'way Airlines | -8 «
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7700 | HL8369 | 43923 | Eastar Jet | -8 «
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7704 | PK-L__ | 43014 | Lion Air | -8 «
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7708 | B-____ | 61647 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
7714 | B-20D2 | 60920 | Air China | -8 «
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7721 | 9M-LRG | 43016 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 «
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7726 | DQ-FAF | 64310 | Fiji Airways | -8 «
7727 | HL8357 | 43563 | T'Way Airlines | -8 «
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7734 | B-____ | 61861 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7735 | B-____ | 65052 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7736 | 9V-MBL | 44256 | SilkAir | -8 «
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7751 | B-____ | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7754 | B-20CS | 63285 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 «>
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7768 | B-____ | 61286 | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7778 | 9M-LRH | 43017 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 «
7779 | B-____ | 44309 | Urumqi Air | -8 «
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 «
7794 | 9M-LRJ | 43018 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 «
7795 | B-____ | 65257 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7800 | B-____ | 61411 | Okay Airways | -8 «
7801 | B-____ | 65053 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7805 | B-____ | 44310 | Urumqi Air | -8 «
7806 | B-____ | 61863 | Hainan Airlines | -8 «
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 «
7815 | 9V-MBM | 44257 | SilkAir | -8 «
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7826 | B-____ | 61652 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
7828 | B-____ | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7829 | HL8352 | 63440 | Korean Air | -8 «
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7838 | B-20DR | 60925 | Air China | -8 «
7840 | 9V-MBN | 44258 | Singapore Airlines |-8 «
7841 | B-____ | 44348 | Urumqi Air | -8 «
7846 | JU-____ | 43310 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 «
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
7858 | B-____ | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 «
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 «
7860 | B-____ | 43838 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7865 | B-20DQ | 60924 | Air China | -8 «
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7875 | B-____ | 65250 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7876 | PK-___ | _____ | Sriwijaya Air | -9 «
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
7881 | DQ-FAH | 64311 | Fiji Airways | -8 «
7887 | B-____ | _____ | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7923 | B-____ | 61709 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7931 | B-20DS | 60826 | Air China | -8 «
7934 | B-20DX | 64680 | Xiamen Air | -8 «


« First Flight: 01.__.21

« Pre-Delivery Flight Testing
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings


NOTES
On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through the Kalaeloa Airport [JRF], or a Neighbor Island airport, or Anchorage, AK [ANC], their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. However, when the delivery flight goes through ANC, it will only be listed here, and not be listed on the "Deliveries" pages.

Some of the deliveries bound for China will begin ferrying to the 737 Completion and Delivery Center, in Zhoushan, China, will have this » symbol following the flight number.

Due to the amount of orders known, the 737 Order List has been moved to its own tab. When an airframe begins assembly or makes its first flight, the listing will be moved to this post, according to order of the Line Numbers.

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31 March 2021

Happy 100th Birthday Royal Australian Air Force!

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) begins its 100th anniversary celebration today. We wish the RAAF well, and thank you for your service!

Here are a few of the RAAF types that have stopped through HNL.

A30-006 (c/n 33987, l/n 1991): Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) WedgeTail AWACS

A39-002 (msn 950): Airbus KC-30A (A330-203 MRTT)

A41-212 (c/n F-270): Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

A44-223 (BuNo 167979): Boeing FA-18F Super Hornet

Alaska Airlines Joins OneWorld

Alaska Airlines officially becomes the 14th member of the OneWorld Alliance today. The Seattle-based airlines joins American Airlines, Qantas Airways, and Japan Airlines that serves Hawai‘i.

The above photo from Alaska Airlines, shows their 737-990ER, N487AS (c/n 44108, l/n 5597, f/n 487), on the ramp at VCV after it was painted as Alaska's first OneWorld logo jet.

Further information in this Alaska Airlines / OneWorld press release.

29 March 2021

Mokulele Airlines Announces OGG-ITO Service

Mokulele Airlines announced that they will launch four-times-daily service between OGG and ITO on April 19th. Along with the announcement, they also unveiled their renovated Commuter Terminal at OGG.

Further information in this Maui Now article.

25 March 2021

Air New Zealand's ZK-OJD

Air New Zealand is returning ZK-OJD (msn 2130) to its lessor, GA Telesis. This A320-232 is ferrying from CHC to TUS (via AKL, RAR, HNL, and LAX). The CHC-AKL segment was flown as ANZ6234 while the RAR-HNL-HNL segments are being flown as ANZ6092. Southern Cross Aviation will ferry the LAX-TUS segment.

ZK-OJD's History:
Nov 2003: Delivered to Air New Zealand under lease from RBS.
Aug 2006: Sub-leased to Freedom Air International.
Mar 2008: Returned to Air New Zealand, sold to MCAP, and lease transferred.
Jun 2014: Acquired by GA Telesis, and lease transferred.
Oct 2014: Painted into the current livery, and last revenue flight on 10 Feb 21.

24 March 2021

Alliance Airlines' N912QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery its fifth ERJ-190AR, N912QQ (msn 19000012), as it makes its way from SJO to BNE (via TUS, OAK, HNL, and MAJ). It's also been painted in a special livery to commemorate the centennial of the Royal Australian Air Force. Southern Cross Aviation is ferrying this ERJ-190AR as SXI2114, and is making an overnight stop at HNL. It will receive its Australian registration, VH-UYB, after its arrival at BNE. The above photo shows the details of the RAAF Centenary 2021 artwork.

19000012's History:
Dec 2005: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1540CMP, and flew until Mar 2020.
Nov 2020: Acquired by TVPX Services.
Mar 2021: Delivering to Alliance Airlines.

23 March 2021

Hawaiian Airlines Announces OGG-PHX Service

Hawaiian Airlines will launch seasonal four-times-weekly OGG-PHX service from May to August. The service will be flown with their A321-271N fleet.

Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

14 March 2021

Antonov Airlines' UR-82027

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100M, UR-82027 (c/n 19530502288, l/n 02-08), is making stops at HNL as it makes multiple flights from NTL [Newcastle-Willamtown Airport, Newcastle, Australia] to YMX [Montreal-Mirable Airport, Montreal, QC, Canada] and back. On March 11th, it arrived from BNE as ADB3735, and continued to YMX with the same flight number. On the return flight from YMX on the 13th, it flew to HNL as ADB335F, then as ADB334F to BNE today.


03.17.21 UPDATE
UR-82027 is making a stop at HNL from NTL (via BNE) as ADB3744.

28 February 2021

Transair Hawaii Orders A 737-400F

CH-Aviation.com reports that TransAir Hawaii has ordered a 737-400F, that will undergo freighter conversion at DHN in June. N251AU (c/n 25104, l/n 2476), a 737-4Q8, should join the Transair Hawaii sometime in September or October, after its conversion by AEI. The airliner is currently in storage at TPA. This 737-4Q8F will be  their first CFM56-powered 737. 

25104's History:
May 1993: Delivered to Alaska Airlines as N771AS (f/n 771), under lease from ILFC.
Nov 1997: Sold to AWAS, and lease transferred.
Dec 2013: Withdrawn from service, returned to AWAS, and stored at GYR.
Apr 2014: Acquired by Jet Midwest.
Jan 2015: Leased to Flair Airlines as C-FLHJ (f/n 405).
Aug 2020; Returned to lessor, and stored at TPA, then sold to Automatic LLC.


27 February 2021

DA40 Crashes Off Of Lāna‘i

A Diamond DA40 Diamond Star crashed off of Lāna‘i this afternoon after 1725HAST. Thankfully, the two aboard the light aircraft survived, and were rescued by a US Coast Guard 14th District HH-65 Dauphin from JRF. According to FlightRadar24.com, the DA-40 (owner not disclosed) flew from HNL to LNY. On the return leg, the DA40 circled offshore (see FlightRadar24 app screenshot), before it attempted to head back to LNY.

Mokulele Airlines' N852MA, flying as FDY858 (LNY-MKK) circled the area, then Kamaka Air's N347KA took up the monitoring until the Coast Guard rescue helicopter and other rescue craft arrived.

Further information in this Kathryn's Report article.


28 Feb 21 UPDATE
The DA40 was registered as N680DS (msn 40.680), owned by George's Aviation, was rented for a training flight.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82008

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100M, UR-82008 (c/n 19530501006), is making an overnight stop from CUN [Cancun, México] as ADB309F. The flight originated in BEL [Belem, Brazil], and is headed for MEL.