28 June 2006
China Eastern's newest 737-79P(W), B-5210 (c/n 33043), arrived here on its delivery flight from BFI. The south ramp was so crowded today, that the 73W would have to overnight on Hardstand 4 on the North Ramp. It arrived here as CES5210.
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Federal Express (FX) has acquired N805DE, an MD-11 (c/n 48476), from Delta Airlines (DL). It was in storage at GYR (Phoenix Goodyear Airport) since its retirement from DL. N805DE arrived from LAX as FDX9068, and will head to Asia to be converted into another FX freighter. This MD-11 is seen in the remains of the 1997 Ron Allen color scheme. This livery is the only one of the three DL had, that painted the winglets of the MD-11.
Xiamen Airlines' newest 737-800(W), B-5151, has stopped off @ HNL. The 73Hs have a variation of the Xiamen livery, as the cheatlines bend under the nose cone. It's seen here taxiing down T/W C to Runway 8R for its next leg to MAJ.
25 June 2006
Air New Zealand Link will be receiving this Bombardier Dash8-311 in a few days, as it makes its way across the Pacific. It currently wears the registration C-FGAI (msn 623). It seen here taxiing to its spot for it and its crew to rest for the night.
It looks like Aloha Airlines has leased this ex-Pace Air / Hooters Air 737-2K5A (N250TR, "The Tami B." c/n 22597) from Wells Fargo. It arrived today from INT (Smith Reynolds Int'l Airport, Winston-Salem, NC) via OAK. As you can tell it still retains the base colors for Hooters Air. This is one of two 732s Aloha is bringing in for temporary summer duty.
Aloha Airlines has re-registered its 737-2P6A as N835AL, "Malaio Kekuanaoa". 835 is seen here on Taxiway L as it heads out for another Neighbor Island flight. It arrived here as N1PC. See the May 2006 archive for more info on this plane.
23 June 2006
21 June 2006
Aloha Airlines has brought the "Funbird" livery of the late '60s to mid '70s back! 737-230A, N823AL "Liholiho" (c/n 23154) has been re-painted in these retro "Flower Power" colors. 823 will begin regular flights on Friday the 23rd. This is a modern-day HNL RareBirds "Blast From The Past"!
Aloha Airlines held a 60's/70s themed party for its employees, guests, and the media, which featured 2 flight attendants, Nina and Jodi (L - R, seen above), modeling stewardess uniforms from the "Funbird" era.
Seeing the "Funbird" again brought back a lot of memories, along with the music and the fashions. The Inter-Island Terminal was a far cry of what it is today. Standing in the hangar with the "Back To The Future" atmosphere, was definitely a chicken-skin moment.
Mahalo nui loa to the folks at Aloha Airlines for allowing me to attend this event.
18 June 2006
China Southern Airlines has leased a 737-81Q(W), VH-VOI (c/n 30786), from Virgin Blue Airlines (DJ) of Australia. It's seen here resting on the south ramp. On the nose gear door is painted "156", no telling if it will be re-registered as B-5156(?). No flight data was available.
This 73H was the Gillette logo jet for DJ.
Two ex-US 737-3B7s, N373US (c/n 22952) and N395US (c/n 23317) are seen here on the south ramp being readied for departure to Majuro (MAJ), on their next leg across the Pacifc to somewhere in Asia.
Looks like both birds received some fresh coats of white paint, and the bare metal sections buffed to a shine.
14 June 2006
12 June 2006
09 June 2006
07 June 2006
go!, the Mesa Airlines venture into the Hawaii inter-island market held a media event to unveil service which begins on June 9th. Mesa CEO Jonathan Ornstein led the event that featured music group Big Every Time. Members of the media and Mesa executives were treated to a preview flight which flew around Maui and back to HNL.
Two more CRJ200s are due to arrive by the end of June.
A big Mahalo to the folks at go! and Bright Light Marketing for allowing me to attend this special event, and be on the media preview flight.
05 June 2006
02 June 2006
This sharp-looking Dash8-315, registered N505LL (c/n 415), stopped off @ HNL after arriving from Guam (GUM) via Wake Island (WAK). It's registered to the Path Corporation (Delaware). The aircraft departed HNL the next day to Monterrey Peninsula, CA (MRY)
Reports around the Internet say this bird could be part of the C.I.A., or has ties to the Agency(???). That's what I discovered after Google-ing the registration.