13 May 2021

Southwest Airlines Announces New Hawai‘i Routes

This morning, Southwest Airlines announced new service to Hawai‘i from LAS, LAX, and PHX; and expanded service from SAN. The airline will use both 737-800s and 737-8 on these flights.

Further details in this Southwest Airlines press release.

12 May 2021

Southern Airways To Bring In Beech 1900s

Maui Now reports that Southern Airways Express, sister company to Mokulele Airlines, will begin Beech 1900 service between HNL and MKK and LNY sometime this fall. It's pending governmental approval, but the 19-seat airliner will be able to better serve the communities of Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.

05 May 2021

Transair Hawaii's 737-4Q8F Re-registered

SkyLiners reports that Transair Hawaii's 737-4Q8F, N251AU (c/n 25104, l/n 2476), will be re-registered as N388TM. The FAA website shows that the change reserve and authorization was made on 29 April 2021.

30 April 2021

Virgin Australia's 2-YVFP

AerCap is having Jet Test is ferry Virgin Australia's 2-YVFP "Nobby's Beach" (c/n 41011, l/n 4476) back to BNE from GYR, via PHX, HNL, and MAJ. This 737-8FE is flying as JTN81, and is overnighting at HNL tonight. When it rejoins the Virgin Australia fleet, it get back its Australian registration, VH-YFP.

29 April 2021

US Air Force's 64-14849


A US Air Force RC-135U from the 45th RS / 55th Wing, 64-14849 "Combat Sent 2" (c/n 18789, l/n 2310), made a stop at HIK. It arrived from LNK as TUSK14. This is one of the last four RC-135s still in service.

This is the final KC-135 that was built by Boeing, delivered in February 1965, and was converted to an RC-135B in 1967. It was converted to a"U" variant in 1971. It had the its JT3D powerplants replaced with CFM56s in the late 1990s.

28 April 2021

Sriwijaya Air's PK-CLT

Jet Test is ferrying Sriwijaya Air's PK-CLT "Emilio" (c/n 27991, l/n 248) from CGK to MCI, via GUM and HNL. This 737-8K5, flying as JTN78, is making an overnight stop at HNL, as it's being returned to lessor DVB Bank.


27991's History:
Apr 1999: Delivered to Hapag-Lloyd as D-AHFK.
Apr 2005: Rebranded as Hapagfly.
Jan 2007: Rebranded as TUIfly.
Dec 2007: Leased to CanJet, returned in May 2008.
Jun 2008: Leased to Travel Service Hungary as HA-LKC to Oct 2009.
Oct 2009: Sold to AerCap and leased back.
Dec 2009: Subleased to CanJet, returned to TUIfly in Jun 2010.
Aug 2011: "Hannover 96" decal applied.
Nov 2012: Withdrawn from service, returned to AerCap.
Mar 2013: Leased to Sriwijaya Airlines as PK-CLT "Emilio".
2017: Sold to DVB Bank, and lease transferred.
2018: Painted into current livery.


21 April 2021

Hawaiian Airlines Launches HNL-AUS Service

Hawaiian Airlines commenced twice-weekly service between HNL and AUS today. N385HA "Manaiakalani" (msn 295, fn 385), made the inaugural flight from the Lone Star State.

Further details in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

20 April 2021

All Nippon Airways' JA777A

All Nippon Airways is ferrying JA777A (c/n 32650, l/n 593) from HND to MHV, via HNL, for storage. This 777-381ER is flying as ANA9432, and its fuel stop at HNL will be a brief one. JA777A was delivered to ANA in October 2006.

Virgin Australia's 2-YVFQ

Jet Test is ferrying Virgin Australia's 2-YVFQ "Whiting Beach" (c/n 41010, l/n 4494) from GYR to BNE, via PHX, HNL, and MAJ. This 737-8FE (VH-YFQ) is making its ferry flight as JTN80, and will overnight at HNL.

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) « BFI
7163 | DQ-TFL | 43339 | Samoa Airways | -8 « BFI
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | -8 « MWH
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 « MWH
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | -8 « MWH
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | -8 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « BFI
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « VCV
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7426 | B-208W | 61636 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « VCV
7436 | 9V-MBG | 44251 | SilkAir | -8 « MWH
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « BFI
7441 | HS-LSJ | 43005 | Thai Lion Air | -9 « MWH
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « SAT
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « BFI
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 « BFI
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « SAT
7509 | HL8348 | 63436 | Korean Air | -8 « VCV
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « SAT
7521 | 9V-MBH | 44252 | SilkAir | -8 « SAT
7524 | B-20A5 | 61854 | Lucky Air | -8 « SAT
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 « SAT
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | -8 « SAT
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « SAT
7549 | EI-MGL | 43798 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 « SAT
7573 | B-20AH | 61856 | Lucky Air | -8 « VCV
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « SAT
7576 | PK-LQS | 43010 | Lion Air | -8 « MWH
7578 | HL8349 | 63437 | Korean Air | -8 « VCV
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 « SAT
7593 | 9V-MBI | 44253 | SilkAir | -8 « SAT
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7596 | HL8367 | 61802 | Eastarjet | -8 « MWH
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 « SAT
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7614 | HL8368 | 43922 | Eastarjet | -8 « MWH
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7617 | HL8355 | 62871 | T'Way Airlines | -8 « VCV
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 « SAT
7622 | HL8350 | 63438 | Korean Air | -8 « MWH
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 « SAT
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7630 | B-20CH | 61146 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « VCV
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7632 | 9V-MBJ | 44254 | SilkAir | -8 « SAT
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « NWH
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7647 | B-20C1 | 60917 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7655 | PK-L__ | 43012 | Lion Air | -8 « MWH
7659 | B-____ | 61409 | Okay Airways | -8 « MWH
7660 | B-____ | 64707 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7662 | B-20AZ | 43833 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7665 | HL8370 | 43924 | EastarJet | -8 « MWH
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7668 | DQ-FAE | 64309 | Fiji Airways | -8 «
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7674 | HL8351 | 63439 | Korean Air | -8 « MWH
7676 | B-____ | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7685 | B-20C2 | 61284 | Donghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7688 | 9V-MBK | 44255 | SilkAir | -8 « MWH
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7692 | B-____ | 62535 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7693 | HL8356 | 62875 | T'way Airlines | -8 « MWH
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7700 | HL8369 | 43923 | Eastar Jet | -8 «
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7704 | PK-L__ | 43014 | Lion Air | -8 « MWH
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7708 | B-____ | 61647 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7714 | B-20D2 | 60920 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7721 | 9M-LRG | 43016 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 « MWH
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7726 | DQ-FAF | 64310 | Fiji Airways | -8 « MWH
7727 | HL8357 | 43563 | T'Way Airlines | -8 « MWH
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « VCV
7734 | B-____ | 61861 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7735 | B-____ | 65052 | Kunming Airlines | -8 « MWH
7736 | 9V-MBL | 44256 | SilkAir | -8 « MWH
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7751 | B-____ | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7754 | B-20CS | 63285 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7768 | B-____ | 61286 | Donghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7778 | 9M-LRH | 43017 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 « MWH
7779 | B-____ | 44309 | Urumqi Air | -8 « MWH
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 « MWH
7794 | 9M-LRJ | 43018 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 « MWH
7795 | B-____ | 65257 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7800 | B-____ | 61411 | Okay Airways | -8 « MWH
7801 | B-____ | 65053 | Kunming Airlines | -8 « MWH
7805 | B-____ | 44310 | Urumqi Air | -8 « MWH
7806 | B-____ | 61863 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7815 | 9V-MBM | 44257 | SilkAir | -8 « MWH
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7826 | B-____ | 61652 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7828 | B-____ | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7829 | HL8352 | 63440 | Korean Air | -8 « MWH
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7838 | B-20DR | 60925 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7840 | 9V-MBN | 44258 | Singapore Airlines |-8 « MWH
7841 | B-____ | 44348 | Urumqi Air | -8 « MWH
7846 | JU-____ | 43310 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 « MWH
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « VCV
7858 | B-____ | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 « VCV
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 «
7860 | B-____ | 43838 | Xiamen Air | -8 « VCV
7865 | B-20DQ | 60924 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | -8 « VCV
7875 | B-____ | 65250 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « VCV
7876 | PK-___ | _____ | Sriwijaya Air | -9 « VCV
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « VCV
7881 | DQ-FAH | 64311 | Fiji Airways | -8 «
7887 | B-____ | _____ | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7919 | B-____ | _____ | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7923 | B-____ | 61709 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7931 | B-20DS | 60826 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7934 | B-20DX | 64680 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7944 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 «


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« 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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