31 January 2008

Boeing Commercial 202

A 737-700 is making its way from PPG (Pago Pago, American Samoa) as BOE202 ... It's headed back to BFI.

Sorry, no HNL photo available ...

Update (02.05.08): This 737 was N359BJ (c/n 33476), and has the full "Wedgetail" AEWC modification.

Xiamen Airlines' B-5355

Xiamen Airlines' next 737-8FH(W), B-5355 (c/n 35104), is making its delivery flight to China from BFI via HNL, MAJ, and SPN as CXA5355.

Sorry, no HNL photo available ...

27 January 2008

Skymark's JA737P

Skymark Airlines is taking delivery of JA737P (c/n 29681), a 737-8HX, leased from ACG. Skymark's sixth 738 arrived yesterday from BFI as SKY737P.

JA737P is seen here before leaving later in the day for MAJ, SPN, then NRT.

26 January 2008

Air Nippon's latest 737-700

The latest ANA 737-781W for Air Nippon stopped over at HNL. Came in as ANK9984 from BFI on Friday, Jan 25th. It left HNL as ANK9984 for MAJ today, Jan 26th. I'm not sure of the reg, but most likely was JA16AN (c/n 35889), as that was the next 737 to be delivered.

Sorry, no HNL pic, since I didn't know it was here until I saw it take off.

24 January 2008

US Navy's VX-9

Eight Boeing F/A-18E & F "Super Hornets" from Test Squadron Nine (VX-9 "Vampires") will be based at MCAF Kane‘ohe Bay for about a month while undergoing over-water tactical training with F-15s from the Hawai‘i Air National Guard's 199th Fighter Squadron.

In the top photo from a visit from the VX-9 in 2004, the CO's F/A-18E, BuNo 165790, departs from HNL's Runway 8R.

In the above photo, 76-0112 from the 199th FS departs from Runway 22L in 2005.

The Honolulu Advertiser's article link.

China Southern's B-5356

China Southern Airlines' next 737-81B, B-5356 (c/n 35385), made its delivery flight through HNL from BFI yesterday as CSN536, and departed this morning for MAJ.

Sorry, no HNL photo ...

Lion Air's PK-LFM

Lion Air International's next 737-9GPER(W), PK-LFM (c/n 35715), stopped through HNL from BFI on the 19th as LNI101.

Sorry, no HNL photo ...

16 January 2008

JAL Express' JA308J

Japan Airlines is taking delivery of their eighth 737-846(W), JA308J (c/n 35337) wearing JAL Express titles. It arrived late yesterday afternoon, and will leave for MAJ and GUM later today.

Rick Schlamp's photo at BFI.

Above is the picture of JA308J when it blocked in at Hardstand 2 on Jan 15. There was just enough light at 17:45 to get a picture.

15 January 2008

Alpine Air's N410UB Lost

Alpine Air's N410UB, a Beech 1900C (msn UC70), and its pilot were lost while it was approaching the Lihue Airport on the island of Kaua‘i, early Monday morning. It was on a mail delivery run from HNL to LIH. Alpine Air (5A/AIP) has the US Postal Service contract to transport mail between the Hawaiian Islands.

Our prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of the missing pilot.

N410UB is seen above in a photo from 2005 taxiing to the Alpine Air ramp after landing on Runway 22L on a mail delivery flight.

Here's the link to the Honolulu Star*Bulletin coverage.

14 January 2008

Air Vanuatu's YV-AV1

Air Vanuatu is taking delivery of their first 737-8Q8(W), YJ-AV1 (c/n 30734), "Spirit of Vanuatu". It made its stop through HNL on its way to Vanuatu. The next leg took the 73H to NAN (Nadi, Fiji).

Sorry no HNL photo ... though here's Rick Schlamp's photo at BFI.

10 January 2008

Xiamen Airlines' B-5319

Xiamen Airlines is taking delivery of B-5319 (c/n 35102), a 737-8FH(W). It arrived this afternoon from BFI, and will leave for MAJ tomorrow.

Sorry, no HNL photo available.

01 January 2008

Happy New Year!

The HNL RareBirds team wishes you all a blessed and prosperous 2008!