22 July 2021

N286TM

Jet Test is ferrying N286TM (c/n 28869, l/n 2887) from TPA to KUL, via SBD, HNL, MAJ, GUM and BKI. This white-tail 737-33RF is flying as JTN148, and is making an overnight stop at HNL tonight.

28869's History:
Jun 1997: Delivered to Western Pacific Airlines as N964WP, leased from Bouillion AS.
Apr 1998: Leased to Olympic Airways as SX-BLA.
Dec 2003: Lease transferred to Olympic Airlines.
Apr 2005: Leased to Ukraine International Airlines as UR-GAQ, Blended Winglets installed in 2008.
Mar 2015: Sold to Aergo Capital, and leased to Alas Uruguay as CX-OAB.
Aug 2016: Leased to LAW-Latin America Wings as CC-ARQ.
Sep 2018: Leased to Star Air Cargo as ZS-TIV until Oct 2020.
Jan 2021: Freighter conversion at TPA.
Feb 2021: Purchased by the Bank of Utah.

20 July 2021

Malindo Air's 9M-LNL

One of the first of the second-hand 737-900ERs bound for the Delta Air Lines fleet is making its way to the mainland. Malindo Air's 9M-LNL (c/n 38736, l/n 4592) is ferrying from KUL to SBD, via GUM and HNL. CH-Aviation reports that Delta is in the process of acquiring 29 second-hand 737-900ERs (along with seven A350-900s), from undisclosed airlines. The 737-900ERs will need to have the Delta cabin configuration installed, and repainted, before they begin to enter service next year.

9M-LNL was originally ordered by sister airline Lion Air as PK-LLM, but the parent Lion Air Group transferred it to Malindo Air, and was delivered in September 2013.

Alaska Airlines Begins MAX Service


Alaska Airlines launched 737MAX service to HNL today, with N918AK (c/n 44083, l/n 7836, f/n 918). This 737-9 is arriving from PDX as ASA889.

Alaska is the third US airline (along with United and Southwest) to use the 737MAX in regular scheduled service to HNL. 

19 July 2021

N498TA

N498TA (msn 3148), an A320-233 owned by Fortress Transportation, is being ferried from GYR to CGK as JTN186. It's making stops at HNL, MAJ and BIK.

3148's History:
Mar 2008: Delivered to TACA International as N498TA.
May 2013: Transferred to Avianca El Salvador as N498TA, after the Avianca / TACA merger.
Oct 2019: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GYR a month later.
Dec 2019: Acquired by Fortress Transportation.

16 July 2021

Armée de l'Air's 64-GQ

An Armée de l'Air Transall C-160, 64-GQ (msn R217) is making a stop at HNL from PDX. It's on its way to PPT.

FAA Grounds TransAir's 737 Ops

According to a KITV report, the FAA has grounded the TransAir Hawaii 737-200F operations due to suspected shoddy aircraft maintenance. The 737-200Fs are operated by Rhoades Aviation, TransAir's sister company. The TransAir Shorts SD360s are still operating its cargo flights.

15 July 2021

Virgin Australia's 2-VYFI

Jet Test is ferrying Virgin Australia's 2-VYFI "Porpoise Bay" (c/n 41000, l/n 3963) from MCI to BNE, via HNL and MAJ as JTN83. This 737-8FE, owned by AerCap, is making an overnight stop at HNL, and will rejoin the Virgin Australia fleet as VH-YQH.

All Nippon Airways' JA780A

All Nippon Airways is ferrying JA780A (c/n 34895, l/n 639) from HND to MHV, via HNL. This 777-381ER is flying as ANA9434, as it heads for storage. JA780A was delivered to ANA in May 2007.

12 July 2021

All Nippon Airways' JA779A

All Nippon Airways is ferrying JA779A (c/n 34894, l/n 631) from HND to MHV, via HNL for storage. This 777-381ER is flying as ANA9431, and will make a brief fuel stop here tonight. JA779A was delivered to ANA in April 2007.

08 July 2021

Indian Navy's N536DS

The Indian Navy is taking delivery of their tenth P-8I Neptune, IN329 (c/n 64891, l/n 8291), today. The maritime patrol variant of a 737-8FV is making its delivery flight from BFI to GOI [Dabolim, India], via HNL, GUM and BWN, as BOE232, and is wearing its temporary test registration of N536DS. The next flight segment is from HNL to GUM.

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
7726 | DQ-FAF | 64310 | Fiji Airways | -8 [07.02.21 FJI2205]
8296 | IN329 | 64891 | Indian Navy | P-8I [07.08.21 BOE232]


» 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
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
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
7887 | B-____ | 63291 | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
7919 | B-____ | 61654 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7923 | B-____ | 61709 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7929 | B-____ | _____ | 9 Air | -8 «
7931 | B-20DS | 60826 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7934 | B-20DX | 64680 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7944 | B-20E3 | 60928 | Air China | -8 «
7948 | B-20DY | 64681 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7971 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 «
7972 | B-____ | 61655 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
8014 | B-____ | _____ | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
8025 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 «



« Pre-Flight Prep
« 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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07 July 2021

ANA Cargo's JA8970

All Nippon Airways Cargo's 767-381ERF, JA8970 (c/n 25619, l/n 645), has made two flights from NRT as ANA8598/8597 on July 4th and this morning. Both flights had a two-hour stopover.

We're trying to find out if this is seasonal cargo service. The ANA website does not have any information as to this service, but the flight numbers (ANA8598/8597) belong to ANA Cargo. It appears that the flights arrive and depart on Sundays and Wednesdays.

JA8970's History:
Feb 1997: Delivered to All Nippon Airways.
Nov 2010: Delivered to ANA Cargo after freighter conversion, with the OCS logo on the aft fuselage.
Jan 2017: Painted in the current livery.

06 July 2021

Virgin Australia's 2-VYFG

Virgin Australia is having Jet Test return another 737-8FE return to its fleet. 2-VYFG "Hanson Bay" (c/n 40999, l/n 3941), is being ferried from MCI to BNE (via HNL) as JTN82. It arrived last evening, and will continue onto MAJ later today. It will be re-registered as VH-YQG.

40999's History
Feb 2012: Delivered to Virgin Australia as VH-YFG, leased from ILFC.
May 2014: Sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
Sep 2020: Ferried to GYR for storage.
May 2021: Moved to MCI for storage.
Jly 2021: Re-deliver to Virgin Australia as 2-VYFG.

02 July 2021

Fiji Airways' DQ-FAF


Fiji Airways is taking delivery of their third 737-8 ordered, DQ-FAF (c/n 64310, l/n 7726), this evening. It's making its delivery flight from BFI as FJI2205, and will make a stop at HNL.

Transair Hawaii's N810TA Ditches Off ‘Ewa Beach

Transair Hawaii's N810TA (c/n 21116, l/n 427) ditched 1.86 miles (3 km) off-shore of ‘Ewa Beach at 0145HAST, after the pilots reported engine trouble. The pilots tried to return to HNL, but the second engine failed as well. Both pilots were rescued by the US Coast Guard, HNL ARFF, and Honolulu EMS. The flight, RDS810, was scheduled to fly to OGG. Reports say that the airframe broke apart upon landing.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Coverage from the AP Newswire and KITV Island News.

Radar playback with LiveATC audio from FlightRadar24.com.


04 July 2021 UPDATE
TransAir has grounded the four remaining 737-200Fs pending the investigation and inspections.