30 July 2008

Shandong's B-5351

Shandong Ailrines is taking delivery of their newest 737-85N(W), B-5351 (c/n 36194). It's flying through HNL as CDG5351 from BFI, and will continue onto MAJ and SPN, before delivering to TNA (Jinan Airport, Yaoqiang, China).

B-5351 is wearing special titles "Friendly Shandong" to promote the city (above photo).

27 July 2008

Flight Deck View On 8R

Ready for departure Saturday morning to Narita.

Canadian CF18 Hornets

Seen Saturday morning while taxiing out for the reef runway were this gaggle of RCAF CF18 Hornets, were these associated with Rimpac??

25 July 2008

Southwest To HNL?

Southwest Airlines is exploring options to expand their service to HNL by the end of 2009, with a new code-share partner. Here's The Honolulu Advertiser article link.

Southwest and Canada's WestJet are code-sharing for flights to/from Canada.

Pictured above is Southwest's 737-7H4(W), N779SW (c/n 27884), at SNA in 2004 in the original ochre colors.

24 July 2008

Lion Air's PK-LFQ

Lion Air International is taking delivery of their next 737-9GPER(W), PK-LFQ (c/n 35718). It's scheduled to arrive today, but will only stop for fuel, and continue onto MAJ and BIK.

Shenzhen's B-5400

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-5400 (c/n 33529), their newest 737-87L(W). It is flying as CSZ5400 from BFI, and departs for MAJ tomorrow, after overnighting here.

23 July 2008

Garuda's GIA8011

Another Garuda Indonesian Airlines 737 delivery flight has stopped off at HNL as GIA8011. It's a 737-300, and it arrived last night from GYR via LAX. The -300 is painted all white, but could not get a decent photo of it, nor get a good look at the registration, though "NW" was on the nose gear door. So my guess is the reg is PK-_NW ...

22 July 2008

Air China's B-5392

B-5392 (c/n 36488) is Air China's newest 737-89L(W) that's making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA058. It will overnight at HNL, and continue onto MAJ tomorrow.

21 July 2008


Caught this unusual BizJet, VP-CBA (c/n 22628), on Saturday at the "new" Castle and Cooke Aviation ramp area. What a beautiful 737 this is! I especially liked the polished nacelles for the old smokies. I had just enough of the setting sun to catch this expensive toy. What a cool way to spend $55M!

B-52H Down

Various news sources are reporting that a USAF B-52H Stratofortress has gone down about 30 miles off of Guam. The BUFF was based out of Barksdale, Louisiana, and was TDY to Andersen in Guam. Presumably, all six crewmembers aboard are lost. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the warriors who are now on eternal patrol ...

18 July 2008

Air New Zealand's ZK-SUJ

Air New Zealand's flight 1982 from BNE (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is bound for HNL this morning, and is a 747-4F6, ZK-SUJ (c/n 27602).

Mahalo to Ha763 for the photo ... "Sorry for the jet bridges blocking the way, but Gate 34 is really difficult to get a good shot at. You have to be in the road to even try to get a good shot or else you have the jet bridges at Gate 33 blocking the front of the aircraft."

Hainan's B-5405

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of its next 737-84P(W), B-5405 (c/n 35759), and it overnighted on the north ramp.

Mahalo to Ha763 for the photo.

17 July 2008

Shandong's B-5350

Shandong Airlines' B-5350 (c/n 36193), a 737-85N(W), is HNL-bound on its delivery flight from BFI as CDG5350.

Sorry, no HNL photo available.

16 July 2008

Aloha Jets Moving Around

A couple of Aloha 737-700's were moving around last week. N739AL went from KTUS to KGYR. N738AL went up for 2 hours and returned to KGYR. It attained an altitude of FL 410 which looks like some sort of test flight. Pics are ones I got back in the good old days. I miss seeing these.

Garuda's PK-GEH

Garuda Indonesian Airlines has leased PK-GEH, a former ATA 737-83N(W). It's transiting through HNL as GIA8011. It arrived late last night from LAX. PK-GEH still has remnants of the ATA livery. It will continue onto MAJ then to BIK (Biak Airport, Indonesia).

12 July 2008

Qantas' VH-VZE

Qantas Airways' VH-VZE (c/n 34199) "Bunbury", their newest 737-838(W), made its delivery flight through HNL as QFA6020.

BFI Guy got a shot of VH-VZE at BFI during its test flight phase.

08 July 2008

Qatar A340 At Kahului

The registration on this A340-211 is A7-HHK (msn 026). It's assigned to the Royal/VIP section of Qatar Airways known as "Amiri Flight." A rare bird indeed; and she's a long way from Doha. It was first spotted this morning, and was still here in the afternoon. It's the first A340 I've seen here.

01 July 2008

Qantas' VH-VZD

Qantas Airways' VH-VZD "Geelong" (c/n 34198), their second 737-838(W) to be delivered within the past few days, is making its way Down Under as QFA6020. It's scheduled to arrive at HNL later today.

VH-VZE "Bunbury" (c/n 34199) is also scheduled to be delivered to Qantas quite soon.