28 June 2008

Focus Air's N362FC

Focus Air's N362FC, a 747-236SF (c/n 22304), has made a stop at HNL from VCV, and has taken Hardstand 2 on the North Ramp.

N362FC had been previously been with Malaysian Air System and MASKargo as 9M-MHI. 22304 was purchased from British Airways, hence the -_36 Boeing customer designator, and delivered to MAS in 1982, and coverted to a freighter in 1994, then acquired by Focus Air in 2006.

Here's N362FC on Hardstand 2 taken from the new cell phone waiting lot.

27 June 2008

Hawaii Aviation Site Now Live

The Hawaii Aviation History site created by the State of Hawaii DOT is now live. The address is

26 June 2008

Hainan Airlines' B-5375

Hainan Airlines' B-5375 (c/n 35762), a 737-84P(W), is on its delivery flight from BFI, with its registration number as its flight number.

B-5375 is seen above basking in the Hawaiian sunshine.

Qantas' VH-VZC

Qantas Airways' newest 737-838(W), VH-VZC "Innisfail" (c/n 34197) overnighted at HNL on its delivery flight from BFI as QFA6020.

Sorry, no HNL photo, though BFI Guy got a pic of VH-VZC at BFI.

21 June 2008

Shandong Airlines' B-5349

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-5349 (c/n 36192), their newest 737-85N(W). It arrived from BFI as CDG5349, and will continue onto MAJ tomorrow.

B-5349 is seen above on the Air Service Hawaii ramp, a couple of hours after today's arrival.

20 June 2008

JAL's 13th 737-800

JAL's 13th 737-846(W), JA313J (c/n 35342), is overnighting in HNL tonight. This aircraft is wearing JAL Express titles. It will depart tomorrow, the 21st, for MAJ.

Air China's B-5391

Air China's next 737-89L(W), B-5391 (c/n 36487), arrived at HNL on its delivery flight from BFI as CCA058.

B-5391 is seen here on the Air Service Hawaii ramp, shortly after its arrival.

Star Alliance Daily Double

Two Star Alliance airliners were in town today. One was N218UA (c/n 30222), United Airlines Boeing 777-222ER, and the other was JA614A (c/n 33508), All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 767-381ER.

JA614A was here as ANA1052 from NRT as well, and is seen above returning to NRT as ANA1051.

N218UA was parked at Gate 9 arriving from NRT as UAL880. It then moved over to Hardstand 5, where ha763 was able to get a shot of it later in the day. Check out the 10 year decal in front of the 4L door. The Star Alliance had its 10th anniversary in 2007.

19 June 2008

China Eastern's B-5376

China Eastern Airlines' B-5376, a 737-800, is making its delivery flight from BFI today, and is HNL-bound.

Sorry, no HNL photo available ...

15 June 2008

China Airlines A330-300s

China Airlines has changed equipment on their NRT flight from a 747-400 to A330-300. This change happened a couple of months ago, but this is the first chance I had since the change to go out and get a shot of the aircraft. Their non-stop TPE flight is still an A340-300.

14 June 2008

Shanghai Airlines' B-5393

Shanghai Airlines is taking delivery of a 737-86D(W), B-5393 (c/n 35769). It arrived at HNL today, as CSH393.

Sorry, no HNL photo available ... though BFI Guy got one at BFI.

12 June 2008

The Departure Of AQ's Remaining Pax 732s

The remaining passenger 737-200s owned by Aloha are starting to leave HNL for their new homes. Yesterday, June 11, the Funbird (N823AL) departed HNL at 9:00am, destination unknown. N824AL looks like the next one to depart. There has been increased activity in and around the aircraft today with people doing walk-arounds and testing the controls.

07 June 2008

Shenzhen Airlines' B-5381

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of its newest 737-87L, B-5381 (c/n 35528). It arrived from BFI as CSZ5381, and will leave tomorrow for MAJ.

B-5381 is seen above at dusk, before overnighting at HNL.

04 June 2008

Hawaiian Leases Four Boeing 717s

Hawaiian Airlines announced that they are leasing four Boeing 717-200s from Boeing Capital, increasing their inter-island fleet to 15 from 11.

Yahoo! Finance's coverage link.

According to sources, these four 712s are ex-JetStar / Impulse Airways (Australia) birds, with the first due to arrive in September.

In the photo above, HA's first 717-22A, N475HA "‘I‘iwi" (c/n 55121), is seen taxiing out to depart for a neighbor island destination.

01 June 2008

Another HNL Blast From The Past

This time, a rare view of the John Rodgers airport and what is now called the south ramp. Four Pan Am 707s, a United DC-8, an Aloha DC-3 and two F-27's grace the ramp in front of the original iconic Honolulu Tower emblazoned with the word Aloha. This photo is circa 1960 - 1962.