07 October 2013

Jetstar Airways 787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKA

Jetstar Airways is taking delivery of their first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft VH-VKA (c/n 36227, l/n 123) today. The 787-8 is making its delivery flight from Paine Field Snohomish County Airport (KPAE/PAE) to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (YMML/MEL) via HNL as JST7878.

The flight is scheduled to arrive into HNL at 1340L on 07OCT, and depart for MEL the next morning. This flight will also mark the first time the 787 has touchdown in HNL. Boeing normally does do warm weather testing of the 787 in KOA, but has never brought the aircraft into HNL.


Michael Carter said...

Look forward to seeing some photos Ivan!

Michael Carter said...

Awesome shots!

Anonymous said...

Didn't know it was in town. Saw it take off early and didn't recognize the sound or lighting. Very quiet for such a big aircraft and the exterior lighting is very bright.