30 July 2021

Qatar Executive's A7-CGB

Qatar Executive's Gulfstream 650, A7-CGB (msn 6167), made a overnight stop at HNL from SAN as QQE255, after it arrived yesterday. It's continuing onto Asia as QQE269. Qatar Executive is the business jet arm of Qatar Airways, as the livery shows.

Photo to follow ...

République Française's F-RAFB

F-RAFB (msn 86), an Armée de l'Air Falcon 7X, is making an overnight stop at HNL as it goes from the South Pacific to France. It's flying as CTM4, and arrived from NOU yesterday afternoon. F-RAFB is primarily used as a VIP transport, and has the République Française livery.

Photo to follow ...

29 July 2021

Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150s

A pair of Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus CC-150 Polaris transports from the 437 Transport Squadron are paying a visit to HNL. 15001 (msn 446) and 15005 (msn 441) are here at HNL.

Both CC-150s were originally delivered to Wardair Canada, then transferred to the Canadian Airlines International fleet after Wardair was acquired.


15005's History:
Nov 1987: Delivered to Wardair Canada as C-FWHD "Don C. Braun" (f/n 804).
Jan 1990: Transferred to Canadian Airlines International after Wardair merger.
Jly 1990: Sold to Thai Airways International as HS-TIF "Pattani".
Aug 1993: Acquired by the Royal Canadian Air Force as a VIP transport 15005
Jly 1997: Convereted to a multi-role transport/tanker (MRTT).
Nov 2018: Painted in the present livery.


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N337JX

JetOneX is ferrying its 747-409, N337JX (c/n 33734, l/n 1353), from TPE to the mainland, via HNL.

33734's History:
Dec 2004: Delivered to China Airlines as B-18210, in the "Dreamliner" livery.
Dec 2012: Painted in the standard China Airlines livery.
Dec 2019: 60th Anniversary decals applied to aft section.
Feb 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Jly 2021: Sold to JetOneX.

26 July 2021

Malindo Air's 9M-LNK

Malindo Air is ferrying a second 737-9GPER from KUL to SBD, bound for the Delta Air Lines fleet. 9M-LNK (c/n 38737, l/n 4600), is making the flight as M9LNK, with stops at GUM and HNL.

9M-LNK was originally ordered by Lion Air as PK-LLL, but was instead transferred to Malindo Air, and delivered in September 2013. It had the "Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020" decals added in July 2019.

23 July 2021

Alliance Airlines' N995QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of its next ERJ-190AR, N995QQ (msn 19000095). It's being delivered by Southern Cross International as SXI2138, from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, and MAJ). It will overnight at HNL before continuing on. This E190 will receive the registration of VH-UYN.

19000095's History:
Jul 2007: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1562CMP.
Oct 2007: Leased to Aero Republica for one year. Also from Nov 2009 to May 2019.
Oct 2010: Aero Republica rebranded to Copa Airlines Colombia.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Mar 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services.
Jul 2021: Delivering to Alliance Airlines.

22 July 2021

N286TM

Jet Test is ferrying N286TM (c/n 28869, l/n 2887) from TPA to KUL, via SBD, HNL, MAJ, GUM and BKI. This white-tail 737-33RF is flying as JTN148, and is making an overnight stop at HNL tonight.

28869's History:
Jun 1997: Delivered to Western Pacific Airlines as N964WP, leased from Bouillion AS.
Apr 1998: Leased to Olympic Airways as SX-BLA.
Dec 2003: Lease transferred to Olympic Airlines.
Apr 2005: Leased to Ukraine International Airlines as UR-GAQ, Blended Winglets installed in 2008.
Mar 2015: Sold to Aergo Capital, and leased to Alas Uruguay as CX-OAB.
Aug 2016: Leased to LAW-Latin America Wings as CC-ARQ.
Sep 2018: Leased to Star Air Cargo as ZS-TIV until Oct 2020.
Jan 2021: Freighter conversion at TPA.
Feb 2021: Purchased by the Bank of Utah.
Jly 2021: Acquired by World Cargo Airlines as 9M-WCM.

20 July 2021

Malindo Air's 9M-LNL

One of the first of the second-hand 737-900ERs bound for the Delta Air Lines fleet is making its way to the mainland. Malindo Air's 9M-LNL (c/n 38736, l/n 4592) is ferrying from KUL to SBD, via GUM and HNL. CH-Aviation reports that Delta is in the process of acquiring 29 second-hand 737-900ERs (along with seven second-hand A350-900s) from undisclosed airlines. The 737-900ERs will need to have the Delta cabin configuration installed, and repainted, before they begin to enter service next year. It's not known how many 737-900ERs Delta will acquire from the Lion Air Group.

9M-LNL was originally ordered by sister airline Lion Air as PK-LLM, but the parent Lion Air Group transferred it to Malindo Air, and was delivered in September 2013.

Alaska Airlines Begins MAX Service


Alaska Airlines launched 737MAX service to HNL today, with N918AK (c/n 44083, l/n 7836, f/n 918). This 737-9 is arriving from PDX as ASA889.

Alaska is the third US airline (along with United and Southwest) to use the 737MAX in regular scheduled service to HNL. 

19 July 2021

N498TA

N498TA (msn 3148), an A320-233 owned by Fortress Transportation, is being ferried from GYR to CGK as JTN186. It's making stops at HNL, MAJ and BIK.

3148's History:
Mar 2008: Delivered to TACA International as N498TA.
May 2013: Transferred to Avianca El Salvador as N498TA, after the Avianca / TACA merger.
Oct 2019: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GYR a month later.
Dec 2019: Acquired by Fortress Transportation.
Jly 2021: Stored at CGK.

16 July 2021

Armée de l'Air's 64-GQ

An Armée de l'Air Transall C-160, 64-GQ (msn R217) is making a stop at HNL from PDX. It's on its way to PPT.

FAA Grounds TransAir's 737 Ops

According to a KITV report, the FAA has grounded the TransAir Hawaii 737-200F operations due to suspected shoddy aircraft maintenance. The 737-200Fs are operated by Rhoades Aviation, TransAir's sister company. The TransAir Shorts SD360s are still operating its cargo flights.

15 July 2021

Virgin Australia's 2-VYFI

Jet Test is ferrying Virgin Australia's 2-VYFI "Porpoise Bay" (c/n 41000, l/n 3963) from MCI to BNE, via HNL and MAJ as JTN83. This 737-8FE, owned by AerCap, is making an overnight stop at HNL, and will rejoin the Virgin Australia fleet as VH-YQH.

All Nippon Airways' JA780A

All Nippon Airways is ferrying JA780A (c/n 34895, l/n 639) from HND to MHV, via HNL. This 777-381ER is flying as ANA9434, as it heads for storage. JA780A was delivered to ANA in May 2007.

12 July 2021

All Nippon Airways' JA779A

All Nippon Airways is ferrying JA779A (c/n 34894, l/n 631) from HND to MHV, via HNL for storage. This 777-381ER is flying as ANA9431, and will make a brief fuel stop here tonight. JA779A was delivered to ANA in April 2007.

08 July 2021

Indian Navy's N536DS

The Indian Navy is taking delivery of their tenth P-8I Neptune, IN329 (c/n 64891, l/n 8291), today. The maritime patrol variant of a 737-8FV is making its delivery flight from BFI to GOI [Dabolim, India], via HNL, GUM and BWN, as BOE232, and is wearing its temporary test registration of N536DS. The next flight segment is from HNL to GUM.

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
7726 | DQ-FAF | 64310 | Fiji Airways | -8 [07.02.21 FJI2205]
8296 | IN329 | 64891 | Indian Navy | P-8I [07.08.21 BOE232]


» 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
7163 | DQ-TFL | 43339 | Samoa Airways | -8 « 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 «
7919 | B-____ | 61654 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 «
7923 | B-____ | 61709 | Kunming Airlines | -8 «
7929 | B-____ | _____ | 9 Air | -8 «
7931 | B-20DS | 60826 | Air China | -8 « MWH
7934 | B-20DX | 64680 | Xiamen Air | -8 «
7944 | B-20E3 | 60928 | Air China | -8 «
7948 | B-20DY | 64681 | Xiamen Air | -8 « MWH
7971 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 «
7972 | B-____ | 61655 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
8014 | B-____ | _____ | China Eastern Airlines | -8 «
8025 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -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.

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07 July 2021

ANA Cargo's JA8970

All Nippon Airways Cargo's 767-381ERF, JA8970 (c/n 25619, l/n 645), has made two flights from NRT as ANA8598/8597 on July 4th and this morning. Both flights had a two-hour stopover.

We're trying to find out if this is seasonal cargo service. The ANA website does not have any information as to this service, but the flight numbers (ANA8598/8597) belong to ANA Cargo. It appears that the flights arrive and depart on Sundays and Wednesdays.

JA8970's History:
Feb 1997: Delivered to All Nippon Airways.
Nov 2010: Delivered to ANA Cargo after freighter conversion, with the OCS logo on the aft fuselage.
Jan 2017: Painted in the current livery.

06 July 2021

Virgin Australia's 2-VYFG

Virgin Australia is having Jet Test return another 737-8FE return to its fleet. 2-VYFG "Hanson Bay" (c/n 40999, l/n 3941), is being ferried from MCI to BNE (via HNL) as JTN82. It arrived last evening, and will continue onto MAJ later today. It will be re-registered as VH-YQG.

40999's History
Feb 2012: Delivered to Virgin Australia as VH-YFG, leased from ILFC.
May 2014: Sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
Sep 2020: Ferried to GYR for storage.
May 2021: Moved to MCI for storage.
Jly 2021: Re-deliver to Virgin Australia as 2-VYFG.

02 July 2021

Fiji Airways' DQ-FAF


Fiji Airways is taking delivery of their third 737-8 ordered, DQ-FAF (c/n 64310, l/n 7726), this evening. It's making its delivery flight from BFI as FJI2205, and will make a stop at HNL.

Transair Hawaii's N810TA Ditches Off ‘Ewa Beach

Transair Hawaii's N810TA (c/n 21116, l/n 427) ditched 1.86 miles (3 km) off-shore of ‘Ewa Beach at 0145HAST, after the pilots reported engine trouble. The pilots tried to return to HNL, but the second engine failed as well. Both pilots were rescued by the US Coast Guard, HNL ARFF, and Honolulu EMS. The flight, RDS810, was scheduled to fly to OGG. Reports say that the airframe broke apart upon landing.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Coverage from the AP Newswire and KITV Island News.

Radar playback with LiveATC audio from FlightRadar24.com.


04 July 2021 UPDATE
TransAir has grounded the four remaining 737-200Fs pending the investigation and inspections.

01 July 2021

Ground Collision At KOA

Two aircraft were involved in a ground collision at KOA today. The pilot of a Piper PA-23-250, N1715Y (msn 27-7654096), owned by Pacific Fleet Aviation LLC (Rochester, NY), accidentally taxied the light twin into the nose and forward fuselage of a Dassault Falcon 900, N917JF (msn 179), owned by Fabick Aircraft Co LLC (Dover, DE).

Further details in this Hawaii News Now report.

30 June 2021

Exercise Wākea

The Pacific Air Forces' 199th FS / 19th FS F-22A Raptors is training with the Armée de l'air in Exercise Wākea. A contingent of three Dassault F3-R Rafales, two A400Ms, and an A330 MRTT, along with personnel made the trip from Tahiti, where they were training in Operation Heifara.

Further information from the 154th Wing's webpage article.


photos to follow ...

29 June 2021

Alliance Airlines' N989QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of its next ERJ-190AR, N989QQ (msn 19000089). It's being delivered by Southern Cross Aviation from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL and MAJ) as SXI2134. It will be registered as VH-UYK after it arrives Down Under.

19000089's History:
Jun 2007: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1561CMP.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Mar 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services.
Jun 2021: Delivered to Alliance Airlines.

N348NA

N348NA (c/n 34538, l/n 1853), a 737-79L owned by DAE Capital, is being ferried from OPF to INU (via VNY and HNL), as its due to join the Nauru Airlines fleet, with an Australian registration. It's being delivered in a partial Surinam Airways livery.

34538's History:
Jan 2006: Delivered to Air China as B-5203, leased from AWAS.
Aug 2017: Sold to DAE Capital, and lease transferred.
Apr 2018: Leased to Surinam Airways as PZ-TCS "District of Saramacca".
Feb 2021: Returned and stored at OPF
Jun 2021: Acquired by Nauru Airlines as VH-INU.
This is the third time that this airframe has delivered through HNL.


04 Jly 2021 UPDATE
VH-INU will be put into service sometime in the 4th Quarter of this year, as flight crews will need to be trained, the aircraft certified, and painted into the Nauru Airlines livery.

28 June 2021

N806EX

N806EX (msn 263), a white-tail Dash8-102, owned by the Avmax group, is ferrying from YYC to BNE. It's made stops at GTF, CCR, and HNL. It's scheduled to continue to go onto MAJ.

N806EX's History:
May 1991: Delivered to Pennsylvania Airlines, and operated for US Air Express.
May 1992: Acquired by Allegheny Commuter Express, continued to fly for US Air Express.
Jay 2004: Acquired by Piedmont Airlines, to fly for US Airways Express.
Dec 2013: Operating for American Eagle.
Nov 2017: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GTF a month later.
Jan 2018: Acquired by Avmax Group, remained in storage until Mar 2021.
Jun 2021: Delivered to ...

24 June 2021

N2208Z Ditches Off Ma‘ili Point

N2208Z (msn 811806), Hawai‘i's lone Yakovlev YAK-52 ditched off of Ma‘ili Point this morning. The pilot reported that the engine failed. The single-engine Soviet-era trainer, owned by Affordable Casket LLC, was forced to ditch about 200 yards off of Ma‘ili Point in less than 20 feet of water. The pilot was able to escape, then swim to shore. The above photo was taken in September 2020.

Further information, and video footage, in this Hawaii News Now report.

23 June 2021

Allegiant Air's RP-C3263

Allegiant Air is taking delivery of their latest A320-214, RP-C3263 (msn 4574), as it makes its way from CGK to ONT (via MNL, GUM, and HNL). The stop at HNL was a quick evening fuel stop only. It will be registered as N289NV (f/n 289).

4574's History:
Jan 2011: Delivered to Cebu Pacific as RP-C3263.
Nov 2017: Sold to Arena Aviation Capital and leased back, withdrawn from service in Oct 2020.
Oct 2019: Painted in the current livery.
Dec 2020: Stored at CGK.
Jun 2021: Delivered to Allegiant Air as N289NV.

Nauru Airlines' N256NA

Nauru Airlines is receiving N256NA (c/n 25607, l/n 3127) back from freighter conversion. It transited through HNL this past January. It was transferred to TVPX Trust Services as N256NA for the freighter conversion at MIA. The flight routing is MIA, VNY, HNL, INU, and BNE. Once it returns to BNE, it will receive its VH-YNU registration again.

20 June 2021

Air Niugini's P2-PXD

Air Niugini is returning P2-PXD (c/n 28007, l/n 136) to its lessor, DAE Capital. This 737-7L9 is making its ferry flight from POM to BYH [Arkansas International Airport, Blytheville, AR] (via HNL) as ANG6001. It's pictured above a few hours prior to its flight to BYH.

28007's History:
Nov 1998: Delivered to Maersk Air as OY-MRD.
Feb 2002: Sold to SAAM ad leased back.
Sep 2004: Painted in the new Maersk livery.
Sep 2005: Sold to Sterling Airlines as OY-MRD, withdrawn from service in Oct 2008.
Jan 2008: Painted to the Sterling livery.
Dec 2008: Sold to DAE Capital as D-AABH.
Apr 2009: Leased to Astreaus as G-STRN.
May 2009: Subleased to Iceland Express.
Oct 2011: Returned to Astreaus.
Nov 2011: Returned to DAE Capital as D-ALAD.
Jul 2012: Leased to Air Niugini as P2-PXD, with Kokoda Trail special livery.
Jun 2014: Painted in the XV Pacific Games special livery.
May 2016: Painted in the standard Air Niugini livery.

19 June 2021

Allegiant Air's N202NV

Allegiant Air is taking delivery of an A320-214, N202NV (msn 5440, f/n 202). It's flying from XSP to AMA, via GUM, MAJ, HNL, and TUS as white-tailed N202NV, and will overnight at HNL.

5440's History:
Jan 2013: Delivered to Peach as JA807P, leased from GECAS.
Sep 2013: Spotted wearing the Girls Award special decals.
Dec 2014: Purchased by JP Lease, and lease transferred.
Oct 2020: Returned to lessor and stored at XSP.
Jun 2021: acquired by Allegiant Air as N202NV.

18 June 2021

Hau‘oli Lā Hānau Southwest Airlines!

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines celebrates its 50th anniversary today.

The airline also unveiled a new flag-liveried 737-8H4, with the Amercan flag "Freedom One" livery painted on N500WR (c/n 36898, l/n 4967, f/n 500).

Further details in this Southwest Airlines press release.

08 June 2021

US Marshals Service's N738A

N738A (c/n 30182, l/n 690), a 737-7AX, owned by the US Marshals Service (US Department of Justice), is making a stop at HNL to do a federal inmate transfer flight. It arrived yesterday from LAS (via RIV) as DOJ123. It's seen above taxiing out to departure for VCV as DOJ124, on Taxiway RT.

N738A's History:
Oct 2000: Delivered to Saudi Aramco as N738A "Yanbu", with a VIP cabin configuration.
Feb 2018: Stored at GYR.
May 2018: Acquired by ISR Platforms to reconfigure cabin.
Feb 2020: Delivered to the US Marshals Service.

07 June 2021

Antonov Airlines' UR-82007

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100M, UR-82007 (c/n 19530501005, l/n 01-05), is making an overnight stop from DFW as ADB3845. It will continue onto GUM tomorrow.

27 May 2021

Fiji Airways' DQ-FAH

Fiji Airways is taking delivery of their second 737-8 in three days, with DQ-FAH "Island of Ovalau" (c/n 64311, l/n 7881). This 737-8 is making its delivery flight from BFI to NAN (via HNL) as FJI2203, and will make an overnight stop here.

Hawaiian Airlines Ends ‘Ohana by Hawaiian

Hawaiian Airlines announced this morning that they will end their ‘Ohana by Hawaiian subsidiary instead of restarting operations. ‘Ohana's ATR42-500 passenger operations have been suspended since January, and their ATR-72-200F cargo operations have been suspended since November 2020. This will end service to Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i by Hawaiian Airlines.

The aircraft are owned by a company under the Hawaiian Holdings umbrella, and will be ferried to the Empire Airlines (the ATR's operator) base at Couer d'Alene, ID, and will be put up for sale. Sadly, the Sig Zane designed livery will disappear from our airports.

With ‘Ohana's closure, passenger service to JHM, MKK, and LNY will fall upon Mokulele Airlines, and cargo to Kamaka Air.

Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

25 May 2021

Tigerair Australia's VH-VNK

Tigerair Australia is returning VH-VNK (msn 3986) to its lessor, Avolon. This A320-232 is making its ferry flight from CNS to SBD (via HNL).

3986's History:
Aug 2009: Delivered to Tiger Airways as 9V-TAK, leased from GECAS.
Jan 2010: Transferred to Tiger Airways Australia as VH-VNK, still leased from GECAS.
Jul 2013: Airline rebrands as Tigerair Australia.
Mar 2017: Sold to Avolon, and lease transferred.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Jan 2021: Stored at ASP [Alice Springs]

Air New Zealand's ZK-OJF

Air New Zealand is returning ZK-OJF (msn 2153) to its lessor, GA Telesis. This A320-232 is ferrying from CHC to TUS (via RAR, HNL, and LAX) as ANZ6094. As seen above, the Air New Zealand titles and logos were painted over.

ZK-OJF's History:
Feb 2004: Delivered to Air New Zealand under lease from RBS.
Jun 2006: Subleased to Freedom Air International in ANZ colors.
Mar 2008: Returned to Air New Zealand, sold toMCAP, and lease transferred
Early 2009: Painted into the modified ANZ livery.
Jun 2014: Acquired by GA Telesis, and lease transferred.
Early 2015: Painted into the current livery.
Apr 2021: Withdrawn from service.

Fiji Airways' DQ-FAE

Fiji Airways is taking delivery of DQ-FAE "Island of Koro" (c/n 64309, l/n 7668) today. This 737-8, the first TransPacific delivery flight since the groundings, is flying from BFI to NAN (via HNL) as FJI2201.

22 May 2021

Alliance Airlines' N916QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of a second ERJ-190AR this month with N916QQ (msn 1900016). It's being delivered from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, MAJ, and TRW) by Southern Cross as SXI2130. It will become art of the new Alliance/QantasLink tie-up as VH-UYC.

19000016's History:
Dec 2005: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1556CMP.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Feb 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services.
May 2021: Delivered to Alliance Airlines as a white tail.

13 May 2021

Southwest Airlines Announces New Hawai‘i Routes

This morning, Southwest Airlines announced new service to Hawai‘i from LAS, LAX, and PHX; and expanded service from SAN. The airline will use both 737-800s and 737-8 on these flights.

Further details in this Southwest Airlines press release.

12 May 2021

Southern Airways To Bring In Beech 1900s

Maui Now reports that Southern Airways Express, sister company to Mokulele Airlines, will begin Beech 1900 service between HNL and MKK and LNY sometime this fall. It's pending governmental approval, but the 19-seat airliner will be able to better serve the communities of Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.

06 May 2021

Alliance Airlines' N938QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of N938QQ (msn 1900038). This ERJ-190AR is making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, and MAJ) as SXI2126. It will overnight at HNL tonight. Upon delivery, it will be registered as VH-UYF.

19000038's History:
Jun 2006: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1558CMP.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Jan 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services for painting into the Alliance livery.
May 2021: Delivering to Alliance Airlines.

05 May 2021

Transair Hawaii's 737-4Q8F Re-registered

SkyLiners reports that Transair Hawaii's 737-4Q8F, N251AU (c/n 25104, l/n 2476), will be re-registered as N388TM. The FAA website shows that the change reserve and authorization was made on 29 April 2021.

30 April 2021

Virgin Australia's 2-YVFP

AerCap is having Jet Test is ferry Virgin Australia's 2-YVFP "Nobby's Beach" (c/n 41011, l/n 4476) back to BNE from GYR, via PHX, HNL, and MAJ. This 737-8FE is flying as JTN81, and is overnighting at HNL tonight. When it rejoins the Virgin Australia fleet, it get back its Australian registration, VH-YFP.

29 April 2021

US Air Force's 64-14849


A US Air Force RC-135U from the 45th RS / 55th Wing, 64-14849 "Combat Sent 2" (c/n 18789, l/n 2310), made a stop at HIK. It arrived from LNK as TUSK14. This is one of the last four RC-135s still in service.

This is the final KC-135 that was built by Boeing, delivered in February 1965, and was converted to an RC-135B in 1967. It was converted to a"U" variant in 1971. It had the its JT3D powerplants replaced with CFM56s in the late 1990s.

28 April 2021

Sriwijaya Air's PK-CLT

Jet Test is ferrying Sriwijaya Air's PK-CLT "Emilio" (c/n 27991, l/n 248) from CGK to MCI, via GUM and HNL. This 737-8K5, flying as JTN78, is making an overnight stop at HNL, as it's being returned to lessor DVB Bank.


27991's History:
Apr 1999: Delivered to Hapag-Lloyd as D-AHFK.
Apr 2005: Rebranded as Hapagfly.
Jan 2007: Rebranded as TUIfly.
Dec 2007: Leased to CanJet, returned in May 2008.
Jun 2008: Leased to Travel Service Hungary as HA-LKC to Oct 2009.
Oct 2009: Sold to AerCap and leased back.
Dec 2009: Subleased to CanJet, returned to TUIfly in Jun 2010.
Aug 2011: "Hannover 96" decal applied.
Nov 2012: Withdrawn from service, returned to AerCap.
Mar 2013: Leased to Sriwijaya Airlines as PK-CLT "Emilio".
2017: Sold to DVB Bank, and lease transferred.
2018: Painted into current livery.


21 April 2021

Hawaiian Airlines Launches HNL-AUS Service

Hawaiian Airlines commenced twice-weekly service between HNL and AUS today. N385HA "Manaiakalani" (msn 295, fn 385), made the inaugural flight from the Lone Star State.

Further details in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

20 April 2021

All Nippon Airways' JA777A

All Nippon Airways is ferrying JA777A (c/n 32650, l/n 593) from HND to MHV, via HNL, for storage. This 777-381ER is flying as ANA9432, and its fuel stop at HNL will be a brief one. JA777A was delivered to ANA in October 2006.

Virgin Australia's 2-YVFQ

Jet Test is ferrying Virgin Australia's 2-YVFQ "Whiting Beach" (c/n 41010, l/n 4494) from GYR to BNE, via PHX, HNL, and MAJ. This 737-8FE (VH-YFQ) is making its ferry flight as JTN80, and will overnight at HNL.

10 April 2021

Virgin Australia's 2-YVFN

AerCap is ferrying 2-YVFN (c/n 41009, l/n 4456) back to the Virgin Australia fleet. This 737-8FE, previously registered as VH-YFN "Ballina Beach". It's being ferried back to BNE from GYR (via PHX, HNL, and MAJ) by Jet Test as JTN79.

Aloha Air Cargo's N54AU

Aloha Air Cargo took delivery of N54AU (c/n 28054, l/n 3016) today. This 737-3Q8F was painted at GEG, and arrived from OAK as AAH304. It will be re-registered as N304KH. 

N54AU's History:
Apr 1998: Delivered to Air Vanuatu as YJ-AV18, leased from ILFC.
Jan 2008: Painted into their current livery.
Jly 2008: Leased to bmibaby as G-TOYI "Geordie Baby".
Jan 2011: Renamed as "tinylife baby".
Sep 2014: Bought by Automatic LLC as N54AU, and converted to a Quick Change.
Mar 2015: Leased to Mistral Air as EI-FGX, and a logo jet for PosteItaliane.
May 2019: Stored at SJO.
Mar 2021: Acquired by Northern Air Cargo, and painted to Aloha Air Cargo livery at GEG.
Apr 2021: Delivered to Aloha Air Cargo.

31 March 2021

Happy 100th Birthday Royal Australian Air Force!

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) begins its 100th anniversary celebration today. We wish the RAAF well, and thank you for your service!

Here are a few of the RAAF types that have stopped through HNL.

A30-006 (c/n 33987, l/n 1991): Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) WedgeTail AWACS

A39-002 (msn 950): Airbus KC-30A (A330-203 MRTT)

A41-212 (c/n F-270): Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

A44-223 (BuNo 167979): Boeing FA-18F Super Hornet

Alaska Airlines Joins OneWorld

Alaska Airlines officially becomes the 14th member of the OneWorld Alliance today. The Seattle-based airlines joins American Airlines, Qantas Airways, and Japan Airlines that serves Hawai‘i.

The above photo from Alaska Airlines, shows their 737-990ER, N487AS (c/n 44108, l/n 5597, f/n 487), on the ramp at VCV after it was painted as Alaska's first OneWorld logo jet.

Further information in this Alaska Airlines / OneWorld press release.

29 March 2021

Mokulele Airlines Announces OGG-ITO Service

Mokulele Airlines announced that they will launch four-times-daily service between OGG and ITO on April 19th. Along with the announcement, they also unveiled their renovated Commuter Terminal at OGG.

Further information in this Maui Now article.

25 March 2021

Air New Zealand's ZK-OJD

Air New Zealand is returning ZK-OJD (msn 2130) to its lessor, GA Telesis. This A320-232 is ferrying from CHC to TUS (via AKL, RAR, HNL, and LAX). The CHC-AKL segment was flown as ANZ6234 while the RAR-HNL-HNL segments are being flown as ANZ6092. Southern Cross Aviation will ferry the LAX-TUS segment.

ZK-OJD's History:
Nov 2003: Delivered to Air New Zealand under lease from RBS.
Aug 2006: Sub-leased to Freedom Air International.
Mar 2008: Returned to Air New Zealand, sold to MCAP, and lease transferred.
Jun 2014: Acquired by GA Telesis, and lease transferred.
Oct 2014: Painted into the current livery, and last revenue flight on 10 Feb 21.

24 March 2021

Alliance Airlines' N912QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery its fifth ERJ-190AR, N912QQ (msn 19000012), as it makes its way from SJO to BNE (via TUS, OAK, HNL, and MAJ). It's also been painted in a special livery to commemorate the centennial of the Royal Australian Air Force. Southern Cross Aviation is ferrying this ERJ-190AR as SXI2114, and is making an overnight stop at HNL. It will receive its Australian registration, VH-UYB, after its arrival at BNE. The above photo shows the details of the RAAF Centenary 2021 artwork.

19000012's History:
Dec 2005: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1540CMP, and flew until Mar 2020.
Nov 2020: Acquired by TVPX Services.
Mar 2021: Delivering to Alliance Airlines.

23 March 2021

Hawaiian Airlines Announces OGG-PHX Service

Hawaiian Airlines will launch seasonal four-times-weekly OGG-PHX service from May to August. The service will be flown with their A321-271N fleet.

Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

14 March 2021

Antonov Airlines' UR-82027

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100M, UR-82027 (c/n 19530502288, l/n 02-08), is making stops at HNL as it makes multiple flights from NTL [Newcastle-Willamtown Airport, Newcastle, Australia] to YMX [Montreal-Mirable Airport, Montreal, QC, Canada] and back. On March 11th, it arrived from BNE as ADB3735, and continued to YMX with the same flight number. On the return flight from YMX on the 13th, it flew to HNL as ADB335F, then as ADB334F to BNE today.


03.17.21 UPDATE
UR-82027 is making a stop at HNL from NTL (via BNE) as ADB3744.

28 February 2021

Transair Hawaii Orders A 737-400F

CH-Aviation.com reports that TransAir Hawaii has ordered a 737-400F, that will undergo freighter conversion at DHN in June. N251AU (c/n 25104, l/n 2476), a 737-4Q8, should join the Transair Hawaii sometime in September or October, after its conversion by AEI. The airliner is currently in storage at TPA. This 737-4Q8F will be  their first CFM56-powered 737. 

25104's History:
May 1993: Delivered to Alaska Airlines as N771AS (f/n 771), under lease from ILFC.
Nov 1997: Sold to AWAS, and lease transferred.
Dec 2013: Withdrawn from service, returned to AWAS, and stored at GYR.
Apr 2014: Acquired by Jet Midwest.
Jan 2015: Leased to Flair Airlines as C-FLHJ (f/n 405).
Aug 2020; Returned to lessor, and stored at TPA, then sold to Automatic LLC.


27 February 2021

DA40 Crashes Off Of Lāna‘i

A Diamond DA40 Diamond Star crashed off of Lāna‘i this afternoon after 1725HAST. Thankfully, the two aboard the light aircraft survived, and were rescued by a US Coast Guard 14th District HH-65 Dauphin from JRF. According to FlightRadar24.com, the DA-40 (owner not disclosed) flew from HNL to LNY. On the return leg, the DA40 circled offshore (see FlightRadar24 app screenshot), before it attempted to head back to LNY.

Mokulele Airlines' N852MA, flying as FDY858 (LNY-MKK) circled the area, then Kamaka Air's N347KA took up the monitoring until the Coast Guard rescue helicopter and other rescue craft arrived.

Further information in this Kathryn's Report article.


28 Feb 21 UPDATE
The DA40 was registered as N680DS (msn 40.680), owned by George's Aviation, was rented for a training flight.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82008

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100M, UR-82008 (c/n 19530501006), is making an overnight stop from CUN [Cancun, México] as ADB309F. The flight originated in BEL [Belem, Brazil], and is headed for MEL.

25 February 2021

Alliance Airlines' N998QQ

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of N998QQ (msn 19000098). This ERJ-190AR is making its delivery flight, flown by Southern Cross International, from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL and MAJ) as SXI2107. It will be registered as VH-UYO.

19000098's History:
Aug 2007: Delivered to Copa Airlines as HP-1563CMP.
Jan 2010: Leased to Aero Republica.
Oct 2010: Leased to Copa Airlines Colombia.
Jly 2019: Returned to Copa Airlines, and flew until Mar 2020.
Nov 2020: Bought by TVPX Trust Services
Feb 2021: Delivering to Alliance Airlines.

24 February 2021

Antonov Airlines' UR-82029

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100, UR-82029 (c/n 19530502630, l/n 02-10), is making an overnight stop at HNL as ADB308F from SWF. It will continue onto MEL tomorrow.

20 February 2021

N569TM

N569TM (c/n 28569, l/n 2996), a white tail 737-36NF, is making its ferry flight from TPA [Tampa, FL] to HLP [Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia], via MCC, HNL, MAJ, and BIK. Jet Test is ferrying the 737 as JTN5. It will join the fleet of Tri-M.G. Intra Asia Airlines [GM/TMG] of Indonesia, an all 737-300F cargo airline as PK-MGA "Ainun.

28569’s history
Feb 1998: delivered to Air France as F-GFRC, leased from GECAS.
Apr 2003: GECAS leased to Ukraine International Airlines as UR-GAN.
Jan 2015: GECAS leased to Alas Uruguay as CX-OAA.
Feb 2017: Sold to Aergo Capital, and leased to Latin America Wings (LAW) as CC-AVL.
Sep 2018: Aergo leased to Star Air Cargo as ZS-TIW.
Oct 2020: Bought by Bank of Utah, and converted to a freighter as N569TM.

13 February 2021

Asia Pacific Airlines’ N922TS

Asia Pacific Airlines’ fourth 757-200F is making its delivery flight from MCI to GUM (via HNL and MAJ). N922TS (c/n 24825, l/n 300), a 757-260PF, is making the MCI-HNL segment using its registration, and the HNL-MAJ-GUM segments as a revenue flight, MGE302.

The former N754CS was ferried from MIA to MCI for final prep work, and received its present registration there as well.