21 October 2021

New Mexico State Aggies Team Charter

The New Mexico State Aggies football team is chartering a Sun Country Airlines 737-800 for their road trip to Honolulu to play the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors on Saturday. N820SY (c/n 39951, l/n 5166, f/n 820) is flying the Aggies as SCX8609 from ELP to HNL, via OAK. The Aggies will depart following the game.


23 Oct 21 UPDATE
N820SY will fly to OAK, then LRU [Las Cruces, NM].


photo to follow ...

20 October 2021

VH-PQA

A former Pacific Air Express 757-225F, VH-PQA (c/n 22611, l/n 75), is ferrying from BNE to MCI, via PPG and OGG, as the airline ceased operations this past April. It had been operating on behalf of QantasFreight up until the end. It’s making an overnight stop at OGG tonight.

22611’s History:
Dec 1985: Originally delivered to Eastern Airlines as N522EA, under lease from GATX.
Oct 1991: Leased to Air 2000 as G-OOOW, until Nov 2001.
Jan 1999: Painted in the new livery.
Sep 2002: Leased to Air Atlanta Icelandic as TF-ARE.
Apr 2003: Subleased to Excel Airways as TF-ARE.
Nov 2005: Returned to Air Atlanta Icelandic.
Mar 2006: Leased to Excel Airways as G-VKNC.
Dec 2006: Aircraft sold to Aerolease as N315ST, and converted to a freighter.
May 2007: Leased to Varig LOG as PR-LGI to Jly 2009.
Oct 2011: Leased to DHL International as A9C-DHD to Jun 2017.
Mar 2018: Leased to Pacific Air Express as VH-PQA.
Apr 2021: Airline ceased operations, aircraft stored at BNE.

19 October 2021

N208NV

Allegiant Air is taking delivery of N208NV (msn 5640, f/n 208), as this A320-214 transits from XSP to GEG, via GUM, MAJ, and HNL. It left XSP as a white-tail.

5640's History:
Jun 2013: Originally delivered to Peach as JA809P, under lease from GECAS.
Jun 2014: Sold to Avolon, and lease transferred.
Feb 2015: Sold to Fuyo General Lease, and lease transferred.
Feb 2021: Returned to FGL, registered as F-WXAY, and ferried to XSP a month later.
Sep 2021: Purchased by Allegiant Air as N208NV.

15 October 2021

N826KW

N826KW (c/n 28521, l/n 330), a former NokScoot 777-212, is making a ferry flight from ASP [Alice Spings, Australia] to MCI, via BNE and HNL. It was acquired by Jet Midwest for delivery to Eastern Airlines.

28521's History:
Mar 2001: Originally delivered to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SRF.
Jul 2014: Transferred to their NokScoot subsidiary as HS-XBA "Proud".
Aug 2020: Returned to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SRF.
Aug 2021: Acquired by Jet Midwest as N826KW.

14 October 2021

Lion Air's VP-CEQ

Castlelake is having Lion Air's VP-CEQ (c/n 38315, l/n 3954) ferried from CGK to SBD, via GUM and HNL. It's bound for the Delta Air Lines fleet. This 737-9GPER's ferry flight began on September 14th, and has been delayed at GUM since September 20th, after it had to turn back due to an undisclosed maintenance issue, and awaited parts.

38315's History:
Mar 2012: Originally delivered to Lion Air as PK-LJO, wearing the "60th 737-900ER" tail livery, and under lease from Castlelake.
Jun 2021: Withdrawn from service.


21 Oct 21 UPDATE
VP-CEQ remains parked at the same location, awaiting it's next leg to SBD. It's not known whether this 737-9GPER has another maintenance issue.

Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors Team Charter

The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors chartered a Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N, N227HA "Olopua" (msn 9223, f/n 227) for their road trip to play against the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. The flight left this afternoon for RNO as HAL762. The team will return following their game as HAL763, and N227HA will stay at RNO..

17 Oct 21 UPDATE
HAL763 will make a brief fuel stop at OAK.

Alaska Airlines' Seattle Kraken Logojet

As one of the Seattle Kraken's major sponsors, Alaska Airlines has adorned N915AK (c/n 44080, l/n 7682, f/n 915), with a Kraken-themed special livery to commemorate the National Hockey League's newest franchise. This 737-9 is making it's first visit to HNL today from SEA as ASA174, then onto LAX as ASA866. It also made a stop at KOA from SEA, and back yesterday, as ASA807/880.

Alliance Airlines' N901QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their next ERJ-190AR, N901QQ (msn 19000100). It's being ferried by Southern Cross Aviation, as SXI2154. It's flying from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL, and MAJ. This white-tail E190 will be painted at DRW.

19000100's History:
Aug 2007: Originally delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1564CMP.
Nov 2008: Leased to Aero Republica.
Feb 2009: Returned to Copa Airlines.
Sep 2015: Painted in the "ConnectMiles.com" special livery.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Jun 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services as N901QQ, and ferried to SJO for prep to Alliance.

India Navy's IN330

The Indian Navy is taking delivery of its next P-8I Neptune, IN330 (c/n 64892, l/n 8526). It's flying as BOE233 as it makes its way from BFI to GOI, via HNL, GUM and BWM. It's also still wearing its Boeing Defense registration, N611DS.

13 October 2021

Lion Air's VP-CIQ

Castlelake is having former Lion Air's VP-CIQ (c/n 39878, l/n 5096) ferried from CGK to SBD, via GUM and HNL, as it will join the Delta Air Lines fleet. This 737-9GPER has "LionParcel.com" titles on the nacelles.

39878's History:
Sep 2014: Delivered to Lion Air as PK-LPH, under lease from Archway Aviation.
Oct 2021: Withdrawn from service.

12 October 2021

Lion Air's VP-CEG

Castlelake is having another Lion Air 737-9GPER, VP-CEG (c/n 37290, l/n 3918), ferried from CGK to SBD, via GUM and HNL, as it will join the Delta Air Lines fleet. It appears that the "Thai" title has been taped over.

37290's History:
Feb 2012: Originally delivered to Lion Air as PK-LJL under lease from Castlelake.
Nov 2019: Transferred to Thai Lion Air as HS-LVJ.
Mar 2020: Returned to Lion Air as PK-LQU.
May 2021: Withdrawn from service.

Hawaiian Airlines Moves LAX Operations

Today, Hawaiian Airlines moves their operations at the Los Angeles International Airport [LAX] from Terminal 5 to the West Gates of Terminal B at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).

Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release, and this map from Los Angeles World Airports.

11 October 2021

N515JA

N515JA (msn 1051), a Gulfstream G-IV owned by Aery Aviation LLC [Wilmington, DE], is making a stop at HNL. With one of the port-side windows having a sensor sticking out from it, it appears to be a research jet. According to engelsjk.com, it flew circuits over Minnesota and Michigan.


14 Oct 21 UPDATE
N515JA has been flying circuits over the islands at FL410 as FST707.

22 Oct 21 UPDATE
This G-IV departed HNL this morning for VCV.

10 October 2021

Qatar Cargo's A7-BFX

Qatar Cargo's 777-F, A7-BFX (c/n  66870, l/n 1664), is making a stop at HNL from ORD as QTR8140. The flight, which was scheduled to NGO, was diverted to HNL, then continued onto NGO, after a short fuel stop.

09 October 2021

Con-Air's C-GVFT

Con-Air is ferrying C-GVFT (msn E2253, f/n 566) from YXX to DBO, via OAK, HNL, MAJ, GUM, and CNS, for the Australian summer fire fighting season. This Avro RJ85 is flying as FGD566.

Aeronautica Militare's MM62191

A C-130J from the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force), MM62191 / 46-57 (msn 382-5531), is making a stop at HIK as it transits from PSA [Pisa, Italy] to CHC, via ADW, SUU, HNL, and PPG, as IAM4600. It's making a stop at HIK, as it is heading to New Zealand for summer flights to Antarctica.

The top photo was taken at HNL, as MM62191 taxied to HIK. The above photo was captured at CHC as it pitched up due to a gust of wind on final approach.

08 October 2021

N28836

N28836 (c/n 28836, l/n 861), a 757-204 owned by AerCap, is ferrying from MZJ to XMN, via HNL and GUM. It's making a stop at HNL, as it heads for freighter conversion. It's next segment has been delayed due to a maintenance issue.

28836's History:
Apr 1999: Originally delivered to Britannia Airways as G-BYAY, leased from ILFC.
Nov 2005: Rebranded as Thomsonfly, after the airline and travel group were acquired by the TUI Group.
Oct 2008: Rebranded as Thomson Airways.
May 2014: Aircraft sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
Oct 2017: Rebranded as TUI Airways.
Nov 2020: Ferried to MZJ for storage, after returned to AerCap in Oct 2020.


15 Oct 21 UPDATE
N28836 left this morning for GUM.

07 October 2021

Antonov Airlines' UR-82029

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100, UR-82029 (c/n 19530502630, l/n 02-10), is making a stop at HNL from NAN as ADB3954. The flight originated in ADL. It's been assigned to park on Taxiway R6, and is scheduled to continue onto NYL [Yuma International Airport, Yuma, AZ] tomorrow night.

Reef Runway Taxiways Renamed

The Federal Aviation Administration has renamed the taxiways associated with Runway 8R/26L, also known as "The Reef Runway". The change takes effect today, and the HDOT-A crews spent the night replacing the signage. 

The following below are the taxiway re-designations ...
RA → R
RB → J
RC → R2
RM → R3
RG → R5
RH → R6
RA → R7 (The portion that leads to the approach end of Runway 26L)

Taxiway RT was not renamed.

06 October 2021

Virgin Australia's N343CG

The Nomadic Aviation Group is ferrying N343CG (c/n 34443, l/n 2056) back to Australia. This 737-8FE will be re-leased by Aviation Capital Group, to Virgin Australia as VH-VUJ "Rosebud Beach". It's being ferried from MIA to BNE, via GEG, HIO, HNL, and MAJ, as OMD506.

34443's History:
Sep 2006: Delivered to Virgin Blue as VH-VUJ "Suzzie Blue".
May 2011: Airline re-branded as Virgin Australia, and aircraft re-named "Rosebud Beach".
Jun 2014: Sold to Goshawk Aviation, then leased back.
Jun 2016: Sold to Aviation Capital Group, and lease transferred.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Dec 2020: Returned to ACG, and ferried to GYR for storage.
Aug 2021: Ferried to MIA for return to service preparation.

01 October 2021

Alliance Airlines' N926QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of its next ERJ-190AR, N926QQ (msn 19000126). It's making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, and MAJ).

19000126's History:
Nov 2007: Delivered to COPA Airlines as HP-1565CMP, then leased to Aero Republica.
Oct 2008: Returned to COPA Airlines.
Jan 2010: Leased to Aero Republica.
Jun 2010: Returned to COPA Airlines.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
May 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services to prep for Alliance Airlines as N926QQ.
Oct 2021: Delivery to Alliance Airlines as VH-___.

Upcoming 737MAX Deliveries

With many of the airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering 737 MAXs, most of those airliners will stop through Hawai‘i (mainly HNL) during the first segment of their island-hopping delivery flights from Boeing Field (BFI) [map]. This post is continuously updated as new information becomes available. Boeing has indicated that the variants will be referred to as the -x, as will we. However, we will refer to the series line as the MAX.

According to The Boeing Test Flights website, these listed below are the airframes that have begun assembly, or made its first flight from RNT, or are being readied for delivery on the BFI flightline. Additional information also provided by Tyke's Aero Blog, and PlaneSpotters.net's 737 MAX Production List. Those listed below, should make a stopover in Hawai‘i on their first segment out of BFI on their delivery flights in the near future:

DELIVERED


» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for completion


Deliveries to resume once the MAX series is re-certified by each nation's civil aviation authority.

737 MAX
6250 | HS-LSJ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | -9 (N7379E) « BFI
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | -8 « MWH
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 « MWH
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | -8 « MWH
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | -8 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « BFI
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « VCV
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7426 | B-208W | 61636 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « VCV
7436 | 9V-MBG | 44251 | SilkAir | -8 « MWH
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « BFI
7441 | HS-LSJ | 43005 | Thai Lion Air | -9 « MWH
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « SAT
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « BFI
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 « BFI
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « SAT
7509 | HL8348 | 63436 | Korean Air | -8 « VCV
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « SAT
7521 | 9V-MBH | 44252 | SilkAir | -8 « SAT
7524 | B-20A5 | 61854 | Lucky Air | -8 « SAT
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 « SAT
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | -8 « SAT
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « SAT
7549 | EI-MGL | 43798 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 « SAT
7573 | B-20AH | 61856 | Lucky Air | -8 « VCV
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « SAT
7576 | PK-LQS | 43010 | Lion Air | -8 « MWH
7578 | HL8349 | 63437 | Korean Air | -8 « VCV
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 « SAT
7593 | 9V-MBI | 44253 | SilkAir | -8 « SAT
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7596 | HL8367 | 61802 | Eastarjet | -8 « MWH
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 « SAT
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « SAT
7614 | HL8368 | 43922 | Eastarjet | -8 « MWH
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7617 | HL8355 | 62871 | T'Way Airlines | -8 « VCV
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 « SAT
7622 | HL8350 | 63438 | Korean Air | -8 « MWH
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 « SAT
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7630 | B-20CH | 61146 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « VCV
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7632 | 9V-MBJ | 44254 | SilkAir | -8 « SAT
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « NWH
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7647 | B-20C1 | 60917 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7655 | PK-L__ | 43012 | Lion Air | -8 « MWH
7659 | B-____ | 61409 | Okay Airways | -8 « MWH
7660 | B-____ | 64707 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7662 | B-20AZ | 43833 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7665 | HL8370 | 43924 | EastarJet | -8 « MWH
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7674 | HL8351 | 63439 | Korean Air | -8 « MWH
7676 | B-____ | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7685 | B-20C2 | 61284 | Donghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7688 | 9V-MBK | 44255 | SilkAir | -8 « MWH
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7692 | B-____ | 62535 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7693 | HL8356 | 62875 | T'way Airlines | -8 « MWH
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7700 | HL8369 | 43923 | Eastar Jet | -8 «
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7704 | PK-L__ | 43014 | Lion Air | -8 « MWH
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7708 | B-____ | 61647 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7714 | B-20D2 | 60920 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7721 | 9M-LRG | 43016 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 « MWH
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7727 | HL8357 | 43563 | T'Way Airlines | -8 « MWH
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « VCV
7734 | B-____ | 61861 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7735 | B-____ | 65052 | Kunming Airlines | -8 « MWH
7736 | 9V-MBL | 44256 | SilkAir | -8 « MWH
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7751 | B-____ | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7754 | B-20CS | 63285 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7768 | B-____ | 61286 | Donghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « MWH
7778 | 9M-LRH | 43017 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 « MWH
7779 | B-____ | 44309 | Urumqi Air | -8 « MWH
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 « MWH
7794 | 9M-LRJ | 43018 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 « MWH
7795 | B-____ | 65257 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7800 | B-____ | 61411 | Okay Airways | -8 « MWH
7801 | B-____ | 65053 | Kunming Airlines | -8 « MWH
7805 | B-____ | 44310 | Urumqi Air | -8 « MWH
7806 | B-____ | 61863 | Hainan Airlines | -8 « MWH
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « MWH
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7815 | 9V-MBM | 44257 | SilkAir | -8 « MWH
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7826 | B-____ | 61652 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7828 | B-____ | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « MWH
7829 | HL8352 | 63440 | Korean Air | -8 « MWH
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7838 | B-20DR | 60925 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7840 | 9V-MBN | 44258 | Singapore Airlines |-8 « MWH
7841 | B-____ | 44348 | Urumqi Air | -8 « MWH
7846 | JU-____ | 43310 | Mongolian Airlines | -8 « MWH
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 « VCV
7858 | B-____ | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 « VCV
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 «
7860 | B-____ | 43838 | Xiamen Air | -8 « VCV
7865 | B-20DQ | 60924 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | -8 « VCV
7875 | B-____ | 65250 | China Southern Airlines | -8 « VCV
7876 | PK-___ | _____ | Sriwijaya Air | -9 « VCV
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « VCV
7887 | B-____ | 63291 | China Southern Airlines | -8  « VCV
7919 | B-____ | 61654 | Shanghai Airlines | -8  « MWH
7923 | B-____ | 61709 | Kunming Airlines | -8  « MWH
7929 | B-____ | _____ | 9 Air | -8  « MWH
7931 | B-20DS | 60826 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7934 | B-20DX | 64680 | Xiamen Air | -8  « MWH
7944 | B-20E3 | 60928 | Air China | -8 «
7948 | B-20DY | 64681 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7971 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8  « MWH
7972 | B-____ | 61655 | China Eastern Airlines | -8  « MWH
8001 | B-____ | _____ | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
8014 | B-____ | _____ | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
8025 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 «
8038 | B-____ | _____ | Shanghai Airlines | -8 « MWH
8069 | B-____ | _____ | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
8076 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 «
8125 | B-____ | _____ | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «



« Pre-Flight Prep
« First Flight: 01.__.21

« Pre-Delivery Flight Testing
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings


NOTES
On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through the Kalaeloa Airport [JRF], or a Neighbor Island airport, or Anchorage, AK [ANC], their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. However, when the delivery flight goes through ANC, it will only be listed here, and not be listed on the "Deliveries" pages.

Some of the deliveries bound for China will begin ferrying to the 737 Completion and Delivery Center, in Zhoushan, China, will have this » symbol following the flight number.

Due to the amount of orders known, the 737 Order List has been moved to its own tab. When an airframe begins assembly or makes its first flight, the listing will be moved to this post, according to order of the Line Numbers.

...

30 September 2021

N7700

N7700 (msn 5745), a Bombardier Challenger 605, owned by Orcus LLC (Tampa, FL), has made a stop at HNL. It has a bubble pod on its underside, but it's not known what the jet's purpose is.

5745's History:
Dec 2007: Built as C-FQQW, registered to Bombardier.
Jun 2008: Delivered to VistaJet (Austria) as OE-INP.
Sep 2014: Acquired by Channel IT as M-BASH.
Oct 2018: Acquired by Swartz Aviation Group LLC as N609SA.
Nov 2019: Acquired by Orcus LLC as N609SA.
Feb 2020: Re-registered as N7700.

Malindo Air's 9M-LNF

Malindo Air is ferrying 9M-LNF (c/n 38687, l/n 4368) from CGK to SBD, via GUM and HNL, to join the Delta Air Lines fleet. This 737-9GPER, adorned with the "7500th 737" sticker on both sides of the nose, is flying as MXD9001.

9M-LNF's History:
Mar 2013: Delivered to Malindo Air, originally ordered by Lion Air as PK-LKU, but transferred.
Sep 2021: Withdrawn from service.

29 September 2021

Lynden Air Cargo's P4-LAS

Lynden Air Cargo's L-100-30 (L-382G), P4-LAS (msn 382-4600), has made a stop at HNL from OAK as LYC569. Also listed as a C-130H, the all-white clad freighter made previous stops at YIP and YWG before OAK, using the same flight number.

382-4600's History
1975: Built at Marietta, GA.
UNK:  Delivered to Safair (EARL - East Africa Response) [South Africa] as ZS-RSI.
UNK: Acquired by EAS European Airlines as F-GIMV.
UNK: Acquired by SF Air as F-GDAQ.
May 1979: Sold to Northwest Territorial Airways as C-FNWY.
Sep 2006: Sold to First Air as C-GUSI.
May 2015: Sold to Lynden Air Cargo as N408LC.
Mar 2016: Re-registered in Aruba as P4-LAS.

27 September 2021

Batik Air's PK-LBI

The third Batik Air 737-9GPER to ferry from CGK to SBD (via GUM and HNL) is PK-LBI (c/n 38743, l/n 4711), and is flying as BTK3105.

PK-LBI's History:
Dec 2013: Delivered to Batik Air.
Jun 2021: Withdrawn from service.

Batik Air's PK-LBH

Batik Air's second 737-9GPER to ferry out of CGK to SBD (via GUM and HNL), is PK-LBH (c/n 38730, l/n 4430), and is flying as BTK3103.

PK-LBH's History:
Apr 2013: Delivered to Batik Air, originally ordered by Lion Air as PK-LKV.
Jun 2021: Withdrawn from service.

Batik Air's PK-LBG

Batik Air is ferrying three of their 737-9GPERs from CGK to SBD, via GUM and HNL. They are all headed to join the Delta Air Lines fleet. The first of the trio is PK-LBG (c/n 38688, l/n 4414), that is flying as BTK3101.

PK-LBG's History:
Apr 2013: Delivered to Batik Air, originally ordered by Lion Air as PK-LKW.
Jun 2021: Withdrawn from service.

20 September 2021

Garuda Indonesia's PK-GEP

Garuda Indonesia is returning PK-GEP (c/n 29931, l/n 1020) to its lessor, Avolon. This 737-8AS is ferrying from CGK to BYH [Blytheville, AR], via GUM, HNL and SDM. It left CGK as GIA9901, but has continued on the remaining segments as its registration.

29931's History:
Dec 2001: Originally delivered to Ryanair as EI-CSR.
Jan 2009: Bought by CIT Aerospace, and withdrawn from service.
Feb 2009: Leased to Garuda Indonesia as PK-GEP.
Jan 2015: Painted in to the current livery.
Apr 2017: Sold to Avolon, and lease transferred.
Aug 2021: Withdrawn from service.

16 September 2021

San José State Team Charter

Sun Country Airlines' N821SY (c/n 39952, l/n 5217, f/n 821) is the team charter jet for the San José State Spartans football team's road trip to Honolulu, as they play the Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors on Saturday. This 737-8FH is flying from SJC as SCX8615, and will return as SCX8614 following the game.

Sun Country Airlines is continuing as the team charter airline for most of the football teams in the Mountain West Conference.

photo to follow ...

15 September 2021

Lion Air's VP-CEH

Lion Air is ferrying VP-CEH (c/n 37291, l/n 3966) from CGK to SBD, via GUM and HNL. This Castlelake-owned 737-9GPER is bound for the Delta Air Lines fleet.

37291'S History:
Mar 2012: Originally delivered to Lion Air as PK-LJP, under lease from Castlelake.
Jun 2021: Withdrawn from service.
Sep 2021: Ferried to SBD for lease to Delta Air Lines.

14 September 2021

ZK-OJB

Air New Zealand is ferrying ZK-OJB (msn 2090), an A320-232, from AKL to TUS (via RAR, HNL, and LAX), and is flying as ANZ6096. The titles and logos have been painted over, but the black and white colors remain.

ZK-OJB's History:
Sep 2003: Delivered to Air New Zealand under lease from RBS.
Jun 2004: Sold to Orix Aviation, and lease transferred.
Jun 2006: Subleased to Freedom Air International.
Mar 2008: Returned to Air New Zealand.
May 2013: Sold to Macquarie Air Finance, and lease transferred.
Jan 2014: Painted into the current livery.
Aug 2021: Withdrawn from service.

10 September 2021

Batik Air's PK-LZW

Batik Air's PK-LZW (c/n 38303, l/n 5225), a 737-8GP, owned by Jackson Square Aviation (JSA), is ferrying from CGK to TUS, via GUM and HNL. It's flying as BTK3101, and making an overnight stop at HNL.

38303's History:
Jan 2015: Delivered to Batik Air as PK-LBU, under lease from JSA.
Aug 2016: Leased to Malindo Air as 9M-LCG.
Mar 2020: Leased to Batik Air as PK-LZW.

09 September 2021

N954UW

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of its next ERJ-190AR, N954UW (msn 19000139). It's making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE (via BRO, OAK, HNL, and MAJ) as UTY9810. This E190 is a white tail, and will be painted in Australia in the QantasLink livery.

19000139's History:
Dec 2007: Delivered to US Airways as N954UW (f/n 954).
Dec 2013: Transferred to American Airlines after the merger.
Mar 2020: Stored at PIT
Apr 2020: Ferried to ROW for storage.
Aug 2020: Acquired by Jetran.
Mar 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services, ferried to SJO for repaint and storage.
Sep 2021: Purchased by Alliance Airlines.

08 September 2021

N27063

N27063 (c/n 27063, l/n 947), a 747-45EF owned by Sky One FZE, is ferrying by Jet Test, from SBD to the UAE. It's flying as JTN228, and is making an overnight stop at HNL. As seen above, on HNL's North Ramp, it still wears the Eva Airways livery. Its next segment will be CGK.

N27063 was the subject of a Sam Chui YouTube video, that documented it revival from storage to be returned to service.

27063's History:
Nov 1992: Originally delivered to Eva Airways as B-16402, under lease from GECAS.
Nov 2007: Converted to a BDSF freighter.
Nov 2016: Sold to Boeing Capital, lease transferred.
Feb 2017: Sold to Atlas Air, stored at MHV (May 2017-Jly 2021)
Mar 2021: Sold to N27063 LLC, remained in storage.
Jun 2021: Sold to Sky One FZE, remained in storage, ferried to SBD (Jly 2021).

04 September 2021

Lion Air's VP-CEP

Castlelake is ferrying VP-CEP (c/n 38313, l/n 3936), a former Lion Air 737-9GPER, from CGK to SBD (via GUM and HNL). It will join the Delta Air Lines fleet as N937DM.

38313's History:
Feb 2012: Originally delivered to Lion Air as PK-LJM.
Sep 2021: Withdrawn from service, and ferried to SBD.

02 September 2021

Virgin Australia's N341CG

Jet Test is ferrying Virgin Australia's N341CG (c/n 34441, l/n 2015) from VCV to BNE (via SBD, HNL, and MAJ). It's making an overnight stop at HNL tonight. This 737-8FE, re-leased from the Aviation Capital Group, will be re-registered as VH-VUI "Kewarra Beach" before re-entering service.

VH-VUI's History:
Aug 2006: Originally delivered to Virgin Blue, named "Brandi Blue".
May 2011: Airline re-brands as Virgin Australia, renamed "Kewarra Beach".
Sep 2014: Sold to Goshawk Aviation, and leased back.
Feb 2016: Sold to the Aviation Capital Group, and lease transferred.
Mar 2020: Grounded, due to China Corona Virus pandemic.
Dec 2020: Returned to ACG, ferried to GYR as N341CG.
Jly 2021: Stored at MIA.
Aug 2021: Stored at VCV.

28 August 2021

Thai Lion Airʻs VP-CIK

Castlelake is having a former Thai Lion Air 737-9GPER, VP-CIK (c/n 39823, l/n 5070) from CGK to SBD, via GUM and HNL, as it will join the Delta Air Lines fleet. It will make an overnight stop at HNL tonight.

39823ʻs History:
Sep 2014: Originally delivered to Thai Lion Air as HS-LTJ.
Aug 2021: Withdrawn from service, stored at CGK, and sold to Castlelake to lease to Delta Air Lines as N956DD (f/n 3956).

27 August 2021

Thai Lion Air's VP-CEL

Castlelake is having another former Thai Lion Air 737-9GPER, VP-CEL (c/n 38304, l/n 5162), from CGK to SBD (via GUM and HNL) to join the Delta Air Lines fleet. It was previously registered as HS-LTK.

38304's History:
Dec 2014: Originally ordered by Lion Air as PK-LPJ, but transferred and delivered to Thai Lion Air as HS-LTK.
Aug 2021: Withdrawn from service, stored at CGK, sold to Castlelake and registered as VP-CEL. It will be leased to Delta Air Lines as N936DU (f/n 3936).

26 August 2021

HNL's Mauka Terminal Dedicated

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation Airports Division (HDOT-A) had the new Mauka Terminal dedicated today with a Hawaiian blessing by Kahu Kordell Kekoa. The terminal officially opens tomorrow, Friday, August 27th, occupied by Hawaiian Airlines. The new terminal, called Terminal A, can accommodate six wide-body, or eleven narrow-body airliners, or a combination of both.

25 August 2021

‘Ohana by Hawaiian's N801HC Scrapped

‘Ohana by Hawaiian's ATR42-500, N801HC "Kaiāulu" (msn 629), was parted out and scrapped in their hangar over the past few weeks. Since the ‘Ohana ATR42s were grounded due to the Wuhan Corona Virus pandemic, N801HC was seen on their ramp with its engines removed, and the windows taped over with foil. It appeared that this aircraft would be readied to ferry to CDL with the rest of the ‘Ohana fleet for sale by Hawaiian Airlines. However, within the past few weeks, the ATR42 was parked in their hangar, and its titles had been painted over. The majority of the fuselage was trucked out of HNL today.

The top photo of N801HC was taken in 2014 as ‘Ohana by Hawaiian began its service to LNY and MKK. The middle photo was taken in early August 2020, as the engines were removed, and the windows were sealed with foil tape. The above photo was taken in July 2021, as the livery and titles were painted over, as crews prepared to scrap 801.

22 August 2021

Con-Air's C-FFQE

Con-Air Aerial Firefighting's Dash8-Q400MR, C-FFQE (msn 4325, f/n 141), is ferrying from YXX to BDB for Australia's summer fire season. It arrived from YXX yesterday as FGD141.

Thai Lion Air's VP-CIE

Castlelake is ferrying VP-CIE (c/n 38748, l/n 4822), a former Thai Lion Air 737-9GPER from CGK to SBD, via GUM and HNL. It's bound to join the Delta Air Lines fleet as N955DE (f/n 3955).

38748's History:
Mar 2014: Originally delivered to Thai Lion Air as HS-LTL.
Aug 2021: Acquired by Castlelake for lease to Delta Air Lines.

Two Hawaiian Airlines A330-200s To Assist CRAF

Fox Business reports that two Hawaiian Airlines A330-243s will be part of an 18-plane fleet to assist the Civil Reserve Aircraft Fleet (CRAF) in evacuating Americans and Afghani refugees during the current situation in Afghanistan.

Airliners from American Airlines (3), Atlas Air (3), Delta Air Lines (3), Hawaiian Airlines (2), Omni Air International (3), and United Airlines (4) will assist in moving people out from locations such as Qatar, the UAE, and Germany.

CRAF was begun in Germany, during the post-World War II occupation of Berlin, and requires airlines to have aircraft to be used in moving either civilians or military personnel in emergency situations.


02 Sep 21 UPDATE
Hawaiian designated N384HA "Hōkūpa‘a" and N399HA "Kūmau" to perform the CRAF flights. 384 left HNL on 01 Sep, and 399 leaves HNL today.

21 August 2021

N829JP

Micronesian Air Cargo Services is taking delivery of N829JP (msn 208B2429). This Cessna C208BF Caravan is making its delivery flight from FAT to GUM (via MCE, HNL, and MAJ). It's pictured on final for Runway 4R [top], and on the Castle & Cooke ramp.

208B2429's History:
Apr 2013: Delivered to Tatarstan Aircompany as RA-67178.
Feb 2016: Sold to 208B Trading Company as N829JP.
Nov 2018: Sold to Nations Fund I LLC, and leased to Mokulele Airlines, for their Southern California operations.
Nov 2020: Returned to lessor, and converted to a freighter.
Jul 2021: Purchased by Micronesian Air Cargo Services.

17 August 2021

Meta Strategic Mobility's N571MA

Meta Strategic Mobility's KC-135R, N571MA (c/n 18232, l/n 547), is making a stop at HNL. This former Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Stratotanker is another entrant in the defense contract for aerial refueling.

18232's History:
Oct 1962: Delivered to the US Air Force as a KC-135A, registered as 61-0325.
Dec 1997: Re-engined with CFM56-2Bs, and re-designated as a KC-135R.
Jan 2001: Delivered to the Republic of Singapore Air Force as 751.
Sep 2019: Retired by the RSAF.
Sep 2020: Acquired by the Wilmington Trust Company for Meta Aerospace as N571MA.

Key.aero reports that Meta Aerospace acquired all four of the RSAF's KC-135Rs. Here is the information on the other three tankers.
N569MA was USAF 63-8009 (c/n 18626, l/n 665), and RSAF 750.
N572MA was USAF 59-1454 (c/n 17942, l/n 357), and RSAF 752.
N573MA was USAF 63-8016 (c/n 18633, l/n 672), and RSAF 753.

16 August 2021

Federal Express' N120FE

Federal Express sent one of their 767-3S2ERFs, N120FE "Brianna" (c/n 44380, l/n 1081, f/n 120), for training, in anticipation of their 767-3S2ERF fleet to replace the MD-11s that fly here. This 767 will be used as a trainer for the HNL station ground crews. It's arrived this afternoon from MEM as FDX9202, and will continue onto ANC tomorrow.

15 August 2021

Boeing's N7201S Returns

Boeing's 737-7, N7201S (c/n 42561, l/n 6744), is returning to BFI from PVG (via GUM and JRF) as BOE701. It's making a stop at JRF this evening.


17 Aug 21 UPDATE
N7201S departed JRF this morning to return to BFI.

Royal Canadian Air Force's 144620

The Royal Canadian Air Force's CC-144D, 144620 (msn 6152), is making a stop at HNL from YOW, via OAK, as CFC3090. This Challenger 650 is part of the 412 Squadron "Falcons". The 412 is celebrating its 80th anniversary, and 144620 has a commemorative decal affixed on the tail (above photo).

Omega Tanker's N707MQ

Omega Tanker's 707-368C, N707MQ (c/n 23168, l/n 925), is making a stop at HNL. It's being parked on Taxiway RH during its stay.


17 Aug 21 UPDATE
N707MQ departed today.

Marianas Pacific Airlines To Hawai‘i?

CH-Aviation.com reports that start-up airline, Marianas Pacific Airlines [Saipan, CNMI] is interested eventually launching service to HNL. The new airline would initially begin international passenger and cargo service between the US territory and Australia (Sydney and Brisbane) and South Korea (Seoul and Busan), using three second-hand 757-200s in the first quarter of 2022. Guam; Osaka and Tokyo, Japan; and Honolulu would be the next route expansion. The airline needs US government approval before it can begin operations. The source of the second-hand 757-200s was not given, as well as a timeline when it would launch operations.

13 August 2021

All Nippon Airways JA382A

Simple Flying reports that the All Nippon Airways A380-841 service was for this week only. JA382A "Kai" (msn 263) arrived this morning as ANA184, and will return tomorrow as ANA183. The pair of Super Jumbos will then go into temporary storage until late October, when it will return to limited service.

Lion Air's PK-LJT

Lion Air is ferrying PK-LJT (c/n 38720, l/n 4056), it's the first of two 737-9GPERs today to stop at HNL, on its way to SBD to join the Delta Air Lines fleet. It's flying from KUL as LNI1101, as it's being returned to Castlelake.

PK-LJT's History:
May 2012: Delivered to Lion Air under lease from Castlelake.
Nov 2018: "LionParcel.com" titles replaces Lion titles.
Jun 2021: Withdrawn from service and stored at CGK.
Aug 2021: To Delta Air Lines as N944DR (f/n 3944).

Lion Air's PK-LKO

Lion Air's second 737-9GPER ferrying out of KUL today, is PK-LKO (c/n 38664, l/n 4266). It's flying as LNI1103, and will make stops at GUM and HNL on its way to SBD. It's being returned to its lessor before it joins Delta Air Lines fleet.

PK-LKO'S History:
Dec 2012: Delivered to Lion Air, under lease from Jackson Square Aviation.
Aug 2015: Sold to Accipiter, and lease transferred.
Oct 2019: Sold to AMCK Aviation, and lease transferred.
Aug 2021: Sold to Castlelake, then to Delta Air Lines as N939DG (f/n 3939).

12 August 2021

US Navy's 169737 And 168917

Two Boeing FA-18E Super Hornets from the US Navy's VFA-192 "Golden Dragons" made a stop at HNL, and parked on the ‘Ohana by Hawaiian ramp for an overnight stop. BuNo 169737 (NE 301) and BuNo 168917 (NE 311) were the fighters to make tonight's stopover.

11 August 2021

Malindo Air's VP-CFU

The Lion Group is returning 9M-LNH (c/n 38732, l/n 4844) to Castlelake, and is ferrying from KUL to SBD (via GUM and HNL). This 737-9GPER, registered as VP-CFU, is making an overnight stop at HNL as it will join the Delta Air Lines fleet.

38732's History:
Jun 2013: Originally ordered by Lion Air as PK-LLF, but transferred to Malindo Air as PK-LNH, leased from Castlelake.
May 2021: Withdrawn from service, stored at KUL, and returned to Lessor.
Aug 2021: Registered as VP-CFU by Castlelake, then to Delta Air Lines as N948DJ (f/n 3948).

N702F

N702F (c/n 61329, l/n 6843), a 737-8 BBJ MAX operated by F&L Aviation LLC (part of the Fertitta Entertainment Holdings LLC, and leased from Wilmington Trust Services), is making a stop at HNL.

61329's History:
Nov 2018: Delivered to Boeing Business Jets as N329BJ.
Oct 2020: Sold to Wilmington Trust Services as N702F.

Thai Lion Air's VP-CFX

The Lion Group is returning HS-LTH (c/n 38739, l/n 4657) to its lessor, Castlelake, and is ferrying from CGK to SBD (via GUM and HNL). This 737-9GPER, registered as VP-CFX, is making an overnight stop at HNL, is bound to join the Delta Air Lines fleet.

38739's History
Oct 2013: Originally ordered as PK-LLO for Lion Air, but transferred and delivered to Thai Lion Air as HS-LTH, under lease from Castlelake. Withdrawn from service in July 2021.
Aug 2021: Registered as VP-CFX by Castlelake, then to Delta Air Lines as N951DA (f/n 3951).

10 August 2021

N217DP

N217DP (c/n 30850, l/n 830), a 767-333ER owned by the Bank of Utah, is ferrying from GYR to QPG (via HNL) for freighter conversion for SF Airlines. It's seen above, landing at HNL, still wearing the former's Air Canada Rouge livery.

30850's History
Jun 2001: Originally delivered to Air Canada as C-GHLT (f/n 659), leased from GECAS.
Nov 2007: Painted to the mint green livery.
Mar 2015: Transferred to Air Canada Rouge, and flew until Apr 2020
May 2021: Sold to Bank of Utah as N217DP.

09 August 2021

All Nippon Airways Temporarily Resumes Honu Flights

All Nippon Airways resumed its A380-841 service between NRT and HNL as ANA184/183 today. JA381A "Lani" (msn 262) is making the first flight to HNL since the Wuhan Corona Virus pandemic caused a shutdown of international flights in March 2020. The frequency seems to be twice-weekly with the NRT-HNL leg on Mondays and Fridays, an the HNL-NRT leg on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It's not known whether this service is seasonal, as the ANA website has not mentioned anything regarding ANA184/183 in August.

06 August 2021

Canadian Carriers Resumes Hawai‘i Service

WestJet began once-weekly service between YVR and HNL, and YVR and OGG in late July with their 737-8s. Air Canada began thrice-weekly service on the two same routes this week, also with 737-8s. The resumption of US international flights from Canada per government approval. The frequencies will increase per demand, and as well as Corona Virus vaccine rates increase.

05 August 2021

Malindo Air's VP-CFD

VP-CFD (c/n 36890, l/n 4495), a former Malindo Air 737-9GPER, is ferrying from KUL to SBD, via GUM and HNL. It's on its way to join the Delta Air Lines fleet.

36890's History:
Jun 2013: Originally ordered by Lion Air as PK-LLG, but transferred to Malindo Air as 9M-LNJ, leased from Castlelake.
Jun 2021: Withdrawn from service, and returned to lessor.
Aug 2021: Registered as VP-CFD by Castlelake, then to Delta Air Lines as N943DB (f/n 3943).

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CGV

Ukraine Air Alliance's An-12BK, UR-CGV (msn 6344610) is making a stopover at HNL from WTB [Toowoomba, Australia], via MAJ. This 55-year-old freighter is flying as UKL5003, and will continue onto OAK.

04 August 2021

Boeing's N7201S

Boeing's testbed 737-7, N7201S (c/n 42561, l/n 6744), is making a stop at JRF from BFI as BOE701. It's flying from BFI to PVG, via JRF and GUM. Bloomberg reports that this MAX7 will be heading to China to assist with re-certifying the the MAX series after the global grounding. Boeing sent pilots and engineers ahead to assist. 

Oddly enough, a few airlines in China have 737-8s already delivered.  There are dozens of China-bound MAX series in pre-delivery storage on the mainland.

N7201S will eventually be delivered to Southwest Airlines, after its testbed days are done.