08 December 2022

RNZAF's NZ4801

NZ4801 (c/n 67017, l/n 9449) is the Royal New Zealand Air Force's first Boeing P-8A Poseidon, and is making its delivery flight from BFI to OHA, via HNL, as POSIDN1.


Further information in this Boeing MediaRoom press release.

07 December 2022

DHL / Kalitta Air Flights

Kalitta Air is flying their DHL-liveried 777Fs from CVG to SYD, with a fuel stop at HNL. This service operates a few times per week.

06 December 2022

NASA's N802NA

NASA is deploying N802NA (c/n 83-0502) from PMD to KOA. This C-20A (Gulfstream III) will be making atmospheric test flights over the Mauna Koa volcanic eruption.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82008

Antonov Airlines's UR-82008 (c/n 19530501006, l/n 01-06) is making another stop at HNL, this time from SFB. This An-124-100M-150 is flying as ADB3459.


06 Dec 2022 UPDATE
UR-82008 departed this morning as ADB327F for YAMB.

03 December 2022

LATAM's CC-BDC

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying LATAM's CC-BDC (c/n 40591, l/n 1016) from MIA to QPG, via HNL, for freighter conversion. This 767-316ER, still in the LAN livery, is flying as OMD311, and will be making an overnight stop at HNL.

CC-BDC's History:
Nov 2011: Delivered to LAN Airlines [Chile].
May 2016: Transferred to the LATAM fleet following the LAN/TAM merger.

02 December 2022

QantasLink's N952UW

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of N952UW (msn 19000119) today. This QantasLink-liveried ERJ-190AR is making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL, and MAJ, as UTY9816.

19000119's History:
Oct 2007: Delivered to US Airways (f/n 952).
Dec 2013: Transferred to the American Airlines following the merger (f/n 952).
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at PIT; then ferried to ROW a month later.
Apr 2021: Sold to Jetran.
Nov 2021: Sold to TVPX Trust Services for sale to Alliance Airlines.
Aug 2022: Ferried to SJO for Alliance Airlines changeover.

Hawaiian Airlines Honor Flight

As part of the 81st Pearl Harbor attack remembrance, Hawaiian Airlines flew in Pearl Harbor survivor Ira "Ike" Schwab and "Rosie The Riveters" Marian Wynn and Marian Souza aboard one of their A330s, complete with a water cannon salute as the airliner taxied in.

Hawaiian Airlines' Instagram Reel.

01 December 2022

Upcoming 737MAX Deliveries

With many of the airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering 737 MAX series, 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 will be continuously updated as new information becomes available. Boeing has indicated that the variants will be referred to as the -x with out the MAX name, as will we.

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
8414 | 9V-MBP | 44263 | Singapore Airlines | -8 [11.19.22 SIA8890]

» Ferrying to HSN [Zhoushan, China] for cabin completion, with a Boeing flight code.


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 | BOE901 « BFI
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE452 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE453 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE935 « BFI
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE692 « MWH
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE693 « VCV
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE694 « MWH
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE695 « MWH
7426 | B-208W | 61636 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE615 « VCV
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE616 « BFI
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 | BOE758 « MWH
7471 | VH-UDV | 43973 | Bonza | -8 (ex SP-LVG) BOE384 « MWH
7488 | VH-___ | 44304 | Bonza | -8 (ex VQ-BXX) | BOE16 « MWH
7490 | B-20AK | 61639 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE617 « SAT
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE936 « BFI
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE697 « MWH
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 | BOE267 « BFI
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE658 « SAT
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE698 « SAT
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE937 « SAT
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 | BOE268 « SAT
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE699 « SAT
7544 | B-20AN | 60914 | Air China | -8 | BOE269 « SAT
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE618 « SAT
7551 | VH-UJK | 43974 | Bonza | -8 | BOE976 «
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE659 « SAT
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 | BOE270 « SAT
7591 | VH-UBI | 60388 | Bonza | -8 | BOE381 « TUS
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE696 « SAT
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE101 « SAT
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE701 « SAT
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE938 « MWH
7616 | VH-UQI | 44308 | Bonza | -8 (ex VQ-BXW) | BOE17 «
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE336 « SAT
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE201 « SAT
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE660 « MWH
7630 | B-20CH | 61146 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE939 « VCV
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 | BOE271 « MWH
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE337 « MWH
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE619 « NWH
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE702 « MWH
7647 | B-20C1 | 60917 | Air China | -8 | BOE272 « MWH
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE661 « MWH
7653 | VH-___ | 44305 | Bonza | -8 (ex VQ-BXY) «
7659 | B-____ | 61409 | Okay Airways | -8 | BOE301 « MWH
7660 | B-____ | 64707 | Lucky Air | -8 | BOE527 « MWH
7662 | B-20AZ | 43833 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE338 « MWH
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE711 « MWH
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 | BOE273 « MWH
7676 | B-____ | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE940 « MWH
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE703 « MWH
7685 | B-20C2 | 61284 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE102 « MWH
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE662 « MWH
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE339 « MWH
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE704 « MWH
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE340 « MWH
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE705 « MWH
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE341 « MWH
7708 | B-____ | 61647 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE620 « MWH
7714 | B-20D2 | 60920 | Air China | -8 | BOE274 « MWH
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE712 « MWH
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE663 « MWH
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE941 « MWH
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE713  « VCV
7737 | VH-UJZ | 61862 | Bonza | -8 | BOE978 «
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE706 « MWH
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE664 « MWH
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE342 « MWH
7751 | B-20CT | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE714 « MWH
7754 | B-20CS | 63285 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE754  « MWH
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE343 « MWH
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 BOE275 « MWH
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE715 « MWH
7768 | B-20CY | 61286 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE103 « MWH
7773 | VH-UKH | 61884 | Bonza | -8 (ex SP-LVP) | BOE979 « MWH
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE621 « BFI
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE665 « MWH
7779 | B-____ | 44309 | Urumqi Air | -8 | BOE495 « MWH
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8 BOE370 « MWH
7784 | B-____ | 65253 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE716 « MWH
7792 | B-____ | 64708 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 | BOE513 « MWH
7795 | B-____ | 65257 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE717 « MWH
7798 | B-20DP | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE942 « MWH
7800 | B-____ | 61411 | Okay Airways | -8 | BOE302 « MWH
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE943 « MWH
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 | BOE276 « MWH
7817 | B-20DU | 42963 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE3711 « MWH
7826 | B-____ | 61652 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE622 « MWH
7828 | B-____ | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE718 « MWH
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE372 « MWH
7838 | B-20DR | 60925 | Air China | -8 | BOE277 « MWH
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE373 « MWH
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE944 « VCV
7858 | B-____ | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 | BOE514 « BFI
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 | BOE___ «
7860 | B-20E0 | 43838 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE374 « VCV
7865 | B-20DQ | 60924 | Air China | -8 | BOE278  « MWH
7867 | B-20E1 | 64679 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE375 « VCV
7875 | B-____ | 65250 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE719 « VCV
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE666 « VCV
7887 | B-____ | 63291 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE708  « SAT
7888 | VH-UMQ | 43957 | Bonza | -8 (ex SP-LV_) | BOE980 « MWH
7919 | B-____ | 61654 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE623  « MWH
7923 | B-____ | 61709 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE202  « MWH
7929 | B-____ | 61385 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE454  « MWH
7931 | B-20DS | 60826 | Air China | -8 | BOE279 « MWH
7934 | B-20DX | 64680 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE376  « MWH
7944 | B-20E3 | 60928 | Air China | -8 | BOE280 « MWH
7948 | B-20DY | 64681 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE377 « MWH
7953 | B-____ | 61384 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE455 « BFI
7971 | B-____ | 60930 | Air China | -8 | BOE281  « MWH
7972 | B-____ | 61655 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE624  « MWH
7991 | B-____ | 60932 | Air China | -8 | BOE282  « MWH
8001 | B-____ | 61657 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE625 « MWH
8014 | B-____ | 61658 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE626 « BFI
8025 | B-20EA | 64682 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE378 « BFI
8038 | B-____ | 61659 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE627 « MWH
8069 | B-____ | 61660 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE628 « MWH
8076 | B-20EK | 43839 | Xiamen Air | -8 BOE379 « BFI
8082 | B-____ | 60939 | Air China | -8 | BOE283 « BFI
8100 | B-____ | 43840 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE380 « SAT
8125 | B-____ | 61661 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE629 « MWH
8156 | B-____ | 61662 | China Eastern Airlines | -8 | BOE630 « BFI
8177 | B-____ | 61459 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE678 « BFI
8178 | B-____ | 61154 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE950 « SAT
8181 | B-____ | 60938 | Air China | -8 | BOE284 « PDX
8183 | B-____ | 61288 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE104 « BFI
8186 | B-____ | 43841 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE387 « MWH
8189 | B-____ | 61460 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE679 « SAT
8190 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE285 « SAT
8194 | B-____ | 43845 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE388 « MWH
8197 | B-____ | 60934 | Air China | -8 | BOE286 « BFI
8198 | B-____ | 61703 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE951 « BFI
8203 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE105 « MWH
8205 | B____  | _____ | Xiamen Air | BOE389 « MWH
8206 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE287 « BFI
8208 | B-____ | 61155 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE952 « BFI
8212 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE953 « MWH
8213 | B-____ | _____ | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE203 « BFI
8214 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | «
8220 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE390 « MWH
8221 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE289 « MWH
8225 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE106 « MWH
8229 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE954 « BFI
8234 | B-____ | _____ | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE680 « MWH
8235 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE955 «
8239 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 BOE107 « MWH
8242 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 BOE956 « MWH
8248 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE391 « MWH
8254 | B-____ | _____ | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
8260 | B-____ | _____ | Shandong Airlines | -8 BOE681 « BFI
8263 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 BOE392 « BFI
8447 | HL8513 | _____ | T Way Airlines | -8 BOE731 «




« Final Assembly
« Pre-Flight Prep
« 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], a Neighbor Island airport, or Anchorage, AK [ANC], their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. Delivery flights that go through ANC, or any non-Hawai‘i airport, will only be listed here, and not be listed on the "Deliveries" pages.

Due to the China Corona Virus, and the production backlog due to the 737MAX grounding, some may deliver from sites other than BFI, and will be noted in the flight number information. Also, China has yet to fully re-certify the the 737MAX to be put back into service, and deliveries to resume. With that, Boeing will re-market some of the 737s awaiting delivery, and even those on order. If an airframe is sold to another airline, that listing will be removed.

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, which may be a Boeing flight number assigned to the particular airframe.

...

30 November 2022

Hawaiian Airlines To Launch Service To Cook Islands

Hawaiian Airlines announced today that they will begin weekly A321-271N service to RAR [Rarotonga, Cook Islands] on 20 May 2023. The Cook Islands are looking to expand tourism from the US, as it is a quite popular tourist destination among New Zealanders and Australians.

This will be the second time Hawaiian has served the Cook Islands. They prior DC-8 service from 1987 to 1993.

Further details in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

29 November 2022

Singapore Airlines' 9V-DHA

Singapore Airlines, in partnership with DHL, launched cargo service between LAX and SIN, with a stop at HNL. 9V-DHA (c/n 67140, l/n 1720) is making the inaugural flight as SIA7407. These flights will have rotating flight numbers of SIA7401-7411 (odd numbers only).

27 November 2022

C-FPHS

C-FPHS (c/n 24970, l/n 1977), a 737-53A owned by Skyservice Business Aviation, is making a stop at HNL.

24970's History:
Jun 1992: Delivered to the TAG Group as N778YY, leased from Ansett Worldwide.
Sep 1993: Re-registered as VR-BOC, and repainted.
May 1997: Re-registered as VP-BOC.
Feb 2000: Sold to Amcur Investments Nao as P4-FZT.
Aug 2004: Acquired by Pacific Sky Aviation as P4-PHS.
Nov 2007: Re-registered as C-FPHS.
Feb 2016: Acquired by Skyservice Business Aviation.

photo to follow ...

All Nippon Airways' JA935A

All Nippon Airways is taking delivery of JA935A (c/n 66522, l/n 1091) today. This 787-9 is making its delivery flight from VCV as ANA9399. This Dreamliner made its first flight in Mar 2021, and made flights at PAE, CHS, and MWH as N880BA. It was registered as JA935A at VCV, where it was temporarily stored since late September.

25 November 2022

VP-COQ

Avolon is ferrying VP-COQ (c/n 40946. l/n 4916) from  TPE to BYH, via GUM, HNL, and SBD. This 737-8MA, was delivered to China Airlines as B-18656 in May 2014, and flew until Jan 2022. It has been sitting in storage since, and now making its lease return flight.

N288CM

Cargo Aircraft Management is ferrying N288CM (c/n 29386, l/n 831) from MZJ to QPG (via ILN, HNL, and GUM) for freighter conversion. It's not known which of their customers this 767-3Q8ER will be assigned to.

29386's History:
Apr 2001: Delivered to Air Seychelles as S7-ASY "Aldabra", under lease from ILFC, until Jan 2012.
May 2012: Leased to Kenya Airways as 5Y-KYV.
May 2014: Sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
Jun 2015: Leased to Air Canada Rouge as C-FJZK (f/n 675).
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at SNN,
Mae 2022: Ferried to MZJ (via YYZ) for storage.
Nov 2022: Acquired by Cargo Aircraft Management.

21 November 2022

N907WS's NCIS: Hawai‘i Cameo

HNL's resident Global Express, N907WS (msn 9176), owned by N907WS Aviation LLC, made a cameo appearance in tonight's episode of NCIS Hawai‘i, "Curtain Call". The scene was filmed at JRF, which was supposed to be somewhere in México.

Antonov Airlines' UR-82008

Antonov Airlines' An-124-100M-150, UR-82008 (c/n 19530501006, l/n 01-06), has made a stop at HNL from PAE. This An-124 has "Be Brave Like Okhtyrka" titles on the nose section.

Maui Invitational Team Charters

Seven of the eight teams playing in this year's Maui Jim Maui Invitational college basketball tournament arrived on team charters at OGG from their respective cities. The teams arrived on Friday and Saturday for the three-day tournament, 21-23 Nov, in Lahaina that began today. The San Diego State Aztecs may have taken a commercial flight from SAN to OGG, and will return via commercial flight. It's possible, that the Aztecs may have shared the flight with Creighton.

18 Nov 2022
Louisville Cardinals: SCX8610 [SDF-OAK-OGG] aboard N805SY, 737-8Q8.
Texas Tech Red Raiders: OAE9675 [LBB-OGG] aboard N342AX, 767-328ER.
Arkansas Razorbacks: OAE9819 [AFW-OGG] aboard a 767-224ER.
Ohio State Buckeyes: SCX8637 [CMH-OAK-OGG] aboard N819SY, 737-86N.

19 Nov 2022
Creighton Blue Jays: SCX8625 [OMA-SAN-OGG] aboard N801SY, 737-8Q8.
Arizona Wildcats: OAE9929 [TUS-OGG] aboard a 767-224ER.
Cincinnati Bearcats: SCX8649 [CVG-OAK-OGG] aboard N821SY, 737-8FH.


23 Nov 2022 UPDATE
The teams will return following the end of the tournament:
23 Nov 2022
Arkansas Razorbacks: OAE9901 [OGG-XNA] aboard a 767-224ER.

24 Nov 2022
Texas Tech Red Raiders: OAE9978 [OGG-LBB] aboard a 767-224ER.
Louisville Cardinals: SCX8604 [OGG-OAK-SDF] aboard N805SY, 737-8Q8.
Ohio State Buckeyes: SCX8638 [OGG-OAK-CMH] aboard N820SY, 737-8FH.
Cincinnati Bearcats: SCX8648 [OGG-OAK-CVG] aboard N821SY, 737-8FH.
Creighton Blue Jays: SCX8626 [OGG-SAN-OMA] aboard N801SY, 737-8Q8.
Arizona Wildcats: OAE88 [OGG-TUS] aboard a 767-224ER.

20 November 2022

Hillwood Airways Operates Charters To OGG

CH-Aviation.com reports that Hillwood Airways has begun operating a "members-only" 737-700 charter flight between west coast cities and OGG. Most recently, N737AT (c/n 36756, l/n 2405), 737-7HJC BBJ, operated from BFI to OGG as HWA1322.

19 November 2022

Skytrans' C-FNCU

Skytrans [QN/SKP](Australia) is taking delivery of C-FNCU (msn 517). This Dash8-311Q, flown by Southern Cross International, is making its delivery flight from YYB to CNS as SXA719, with stops in  CIU, MMV, OAK, HNL, MAJ ...

517's History:
Jan 1999: Delivered to Brymon Airways as G-NVSB, operating for British Airways.
Mar 2002: Re-branded as British Airways CitiExpress.
Feb 2007: Withdrawn from service.
May 2007: Acquired by Voyageur Airways as C-FNCU, operating for the United Nations.
May 2022: Withdrawn from service.
Nov 2022: Acquired by Skytrans Airlines.


photo to follow ...

Singapore Airlines' 9V-MBP

Singapore Airlines is taking delivery of 9V-MBP (c/n 44263, l/n 8414) today. This 737-8 is making its delivery flight from BFI to SIN, via HNL and GUM, as SIA8890. It will overnight at HNL tonight.

18 November 2022

UNLV Team Charter

The University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels football team is chartering a Hawaiian Airlines A330-243 for their road trip to play the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors on Saturday. N390HA "Nāmāhoe" (msn 1389, f/n 390) is making the trip as HAL771.


20 Nov 2022 UPDATE
The UNLV Rebels returned to LAS aboard N389HA "Keali‘iokonaikalewa" (msn 1316, f/n 389), as HAL772.

17 November 2022

N52ZX

There is an addition to the Magnum Helicopters fleet with N52ZX (msn 5515). This Eurocopter AS355F2 is being leased from AS355 LLC [Camden, DE], and is painted in a multi-grey camouflage livery. It arrived earlier this week via shipping container, and re-assembled at the Magnum Helicopters hangar.

16 November 2022

Air Force 1 Pays Visit To HIK

On his return trip from the G20 Conference in Bali, Indonesia, President Biden aboard Air Force 1, made a quick fuel stop at HIK today. 82-8000 (c/n 23824, l/n 679) was the VC-25A (747-2G4B) to make the flight that made stops in Cambodia and Indonesia.

15 November 2022

Southern Receives N334CJ

Southern Airways has taken delivery of its second Saab SF340B, N334CJ "The Phil Trenary" (msn 340B-334), this evening. Still flying under the previous owner's flight code, it made the trek from DUJ to HNL, via LNS, MEM,WCT, TOR, and RNT, as SBS9102.

Mokulele Joins Alaska's Mileage Plan

Beginning in 2023, Mokulele Airlines joins the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, which will allow passengers on both airlines access each others' route network.

Further information in this Alaska Airlines press release.

12 November 2022

204th Airlift Squadron’s 05-5151 Performs Flyover

05-5151 (c/n P-151) of the 204th Airlift Squadron performed a flyover prior to the University of Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors game against the Utah State Aggies to honor veterans on this Veteran’s Day weekend. The flight was crewed by both Hawai’i Air National Guard (154th Wing) and US Air Force (535th Airlift Squadron / 15th Wing) personnel. One of the pilots was Major Britton Komine, who also played wide receiver for the Rainbow Warriors (2001-04).

A video clip from the Hawai‘i Air National Guard's Instagram page.

10 November 2022

QantasLink's N948UW

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their next QantasLink-liveried ERJ-190AR, N948UW (msn 19000081), today. It's flying from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL, and MAJ, as UTY9813. It will overnight at HNL tonight.

19000081's History:
Jun 2007: Delivered to US Airways.
Dec 2013: Integrated into the American Airlines fleet following the merger with US Airways.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at PIT, and ferried to ROW a month later.
Mar 2021: Sold to Jetran, and remained in storage.
Oct 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services for preparation to sell to Alliance Airlines.
Jun 2022: Ferried to SJO for repaint and configuration for Alliance Airlines.

Utah State's Team Charter

The Utah State Aggies chartered a Sun Country Airlines 737-800 for their road trip to play the Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors on Saturday. N821SY (c/n 39952, l/n 5217, f/n 821), a 737-8FH, is flying from SLC to HNL (via OAK) today, as SCY8441. The Aggies should be returning to SLC following the game.

02 November 2022

Maroomba Airlines' C-GEWQ

Maroomba Airlines [Australia] is taking delivery of their next Dash8-311, C-GEWQ (msn 202). It's making its delivery flight from YYB [Jack Garland Airport, North Bay, ON, Canada] to PER, via YQS, MKE, CCR, HNL, MAJ, ___). It will be re-registered as VH-QQN in Australia.


202's History:
Mar 1991: Delivered to Time Air as C-GEWQ (f/n 192)
Apr 1993: Acquired by Canadian Regional Airlines, and named "Spirit of Comeux Valley".
Nov 2001: Integrated to Air Canada Regional (f/n 325).
Mar 2002: Became part of the Air Canada Jazz fleet.
Feb 2006: Airline rebrands as Jazz.
Apr 2011: Airline rebrands as Air Canada Express.
Jan 2022: Withdrawn from service, and stored at YYB.
Aug 2022: Acquired by Voyageur Airways, remained in storage at YYB.
Oct 2022: Sold to Maroomba Airlines.

01 November 2022

Lion Air's PK-LKF

Lion Air is ferrying PK-LKF (c/n 38723, l/n 4140) from BTH to SBD, via GUM and HNL. This 737-9GPER is flying as LNI7001, and will be returned to its lessor, Wings Capital Partners, then leased to Delta Air Lines.

PK-LKF's History:
Aug 2012: Delivered to Lion Air, under lease from Jackson Square Aviation. 
___ 2016: Acquired by Wings Capital Partners, and lease transferred.
Jun 2022: Withdrawn from service, and stored at BTH.

27 October 2022

University of Wyoming Team Charter

The University of Wyoming Cowboys football team is chartering a Sun Country Airlines 737-800 for its road trip game to play the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors. N820SY (c/n 39951, l/n 5166, f/n 820) is flying the team from LAR to HNL (via OAK), as SCX8420. The Cowboys will return to LAR Sunday morning.

26 October 2022

Bonza Airline's VH-UIK

Bonza Airline is taking delivery of their second 737-8, VH-UIK (c/n 43975, l/n 7516) today. It's flying from YYC to MEL, via HNL and NAN, as BNZ2. VH-UIK had been ferried to YYC from BFI on September 29th for cabin modifications as BNZ2. This 737-8 still has the LOT Polish Airline logo and colors on the upper half of its winglets, as it would have been SP-LVH.

Batik Air Malaysia's 9M-LRP

Today, Batik Air Malaysia is taking delivery of their second 737-8 in five days. 9M-LRP (c/n 43014, l/n 7704) is making its delivery flight from BFI as MXD2, and will overnight here before continuing onto GUM, then KUL. This 737-8 was transferred from Lion Air, and has "Operated by Batik Air" titles under the Lion word mark.

24 October 2022

Frontier Airlines To Hawai‘i?

In an interview with Routes Online, Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle mentioned in passing that Hawai‘i could be on the airline's route network (along with Europe and South America) when they begin receiving their order of 18 A321NXLRs beginning in 2026. The airline has been exploring the possibility of long-haul over-ocean flights for the XLRs, with 4,500+ nm range.

Frontier is in the process of converting its A320 and A321 fleets from the CEO (Current Engine Option) to the NEO (New Engine Option) versions. Their newest A321-271NX, N603FR "Fredrick the Bald Eagle" (msn 11032), has their new tag line, "America's Greenest Airline".

23 October 2022

N208TD

N208TD (msn 208B1180), a C208B Grand Caravan, is making its delivery flight from SYQ [Tobias Bolanos International Airport, San Jose, México] to ___, via TAP, PVR, OLS, MCE, FAT, MCE, HNL, PPG, ...

21 October 2022

Hawaiian To Operate A330Fs for Amazon Prime Air

Hawaiian Airlines announced that they will operate and maintain a fleet of A330-300F freighters for Amazon Prime Air. The flights, slated to begin in 2023, will be flown by Hawaiian's flight crews, and will even open crew bases on the mainland.

These A330-300Fs, initially a fleet of ten leased from Altavair, will be passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft. The routes flown by Hawaiian have yet to be disclosed, nor is it known if it will it affect the current Amazon Prime Air Hawai‘i operations by Atlas Air and Air Transport International.

Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release, this Amazon press release, and this Airbus press release (including the above illustration).

Batik Air Malaysia's 9M-LRM

Batik Air Malaysia is taking delivery of 9M-LRM (c/n 43010, l/n 7576) today. This Lion Air-liveried 737-8 is making its delivery flight from BFI to KUL, via HNL and GUM, as MXD1, and will overnight at HNL. 

18 October 2022

Northern Pacific Airlines' N628NP

Northern Pacific Airways' 757-2B7, N628NP (c/n 27809, l/n 673), is making a stop at OGG from ONT, as it will transit onto SPN. According to a CH-Aviation.com article, Northern Marianas Airlines is looking at wet-leasing Northern Pacific's 757s to begin operations in 2023.


22 Oct 2022 UPDATE
N628NP transited from SPN to ANC.

27 Oct 2022 UPDATE
On a related note, CH-Aviation.com reports that Northern Pacific Airways is the subject of a trademark infringement lawsuit by BNSF Railway over the use of the Northern Pacific name.

17 October 2022

Hawaiian And Mokulele Interline Agreement

Hawaiian Airlines and Mokulele Airlines (and parent Southern Airways Express) announced an interline agreement that will have passengers connect to each others route network.

Further information in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

QantasLink's N946UW

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of its next ERJ-190AR, N946UW (msn 19000072), and is making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL, and MAJ. This QantasLink-liveried E190 is flying as UTY9812.

16 October 2022

Flybondi's VP-BJK

Flybondi is taking delivery of its next 737-800, VP-BJK (c/n 30147, l/n 3327). This 737-8U3 is making its delivery flight from KUL to BYH (for maintenance), via GUM, HNL, and SDM. It's being leased from Pembroke, and will reregistered in Argentina as LV-KEF.

30147's History:
Jly 2010: Delivered to Garuda Indonesia as PK-GMO, under lease from Pembroke.
Jun 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at CGK.
Nov 2021: Ferried to KUL for storage.

14 October 2022

University of Nevada's Team Charter

The University of Nevada Wolf Pack football team is chartering an Omni Air International 767-200 for its road trip to face the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors on Saturday. N234AX (c/n 30436, l/n 833), a 767-224ER, flying as OAE9268, is being used for the charter, and will remain at HNL to take the team back to RNO following the game.

ZK-OJM

ZK-OJM (msn 2533), a former Air New Zealand A320-232, is ferrying from AKL to ROW, via RAR, HNL, and LAX as ANZ6096.

It was delivered to Air New Zealand in Sep 2005, and withdrawn from service in Sep 2022 (with its titles and logo painted over). It was painted in the current livery in early 2015.

07 October 2022

N828DC

N828DC (msn 208B2074), a Cessna C208B Grand Caravan, registered to OLAM N828DC LLC (Honolulu, HI), has arrived at HNL after its ferry flight from SMX.

N828DC's History:
May 2009: Delivered to WOC Aviation LLC (Macon, GA).
May 2017: Sold to Lowe Aviation Company (Macon, GA).
Aug 2017: Sold to MPE Aviation Services LLC (Easton, MD).

03 October 2022

QantasLink's N953UW

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their next QantasLink-liveried ERJ-190AR, with N953UW (msn 19000133). It's making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE, via SDM, HNL and MAJ, as UTY9811; and will overnight at HNL tonight.

02 October 2022

Qatar Airways Cargo's A7-BFG

Qatar Airways Cargo's "Moved By People" 777-FDZ, A7-BFG (c/n 42299, l/n 1238), is making its HNL stop as part of the QTR8140 flight segment from ORD, then onto MEL.

30 September 2022

Batik Air Malaysia's 9M-LRL

Batik Air Malaysia is taking delivery of 9M-LRL (c/n 43012, l/n 7655) today. This 737-8, in the Lion Air livery, is making its delivery flight from BFI to KUL, via HNL and GUM, as MXD1. It was originally intended for Lion Air, but was transferred to its sister-airline Batik Air Malaysia.


02 Oct 22 UPDATE
9M-LRL's leg to GUM was delayed to today, and left this afternoon.

27 September 2022

Myanmar National Airlines' VP-CWQ

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying VP-CWQ (msn 19000154) from CRK to ROW, via GUM, MAJ, HNL, and ONT, as OMD263. This ERJ-190AR was with Myanmar National Airlines as XY-AGP. It was due to make a gas & go fuel stop here, but ended up overnighting.

19000154's History:
Mar 2008: Delivered to Sky Air World as VH-SXK, under lease from GECAS.
Aug 2009: Leased to Republic Airlines as N161HL, and assigned to Midwest Airlines.
   It was due to be assigned to Republic's Mokulele Airlines operation but reassigned to Midwest.
Oct 2010: Republic assigns to Frontier Airlines in the "Clover the Fawn" tail livery.
Jan 2013: Leased to Myanma Airlines as XY-AGP.
Dec 2014: Airline rebrands as Myanmar National Airlines, lease transferred.
Nov 2021: Sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
Jun 2022: Withdrawn from service, and ferried to CRK for storage.



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29 Sep 2022 UPDATE
VP-CWQ will be staying at HNL due to a maintenance issue.

15 Oct 2022 UPDATE
VP-CWQ continued onto ONT this morning as OMD263.

25 September 2022

JASDF's 08-1212


08-1212 (msn 12), a Kawasaki C-2 of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, is making a stop at HNL for training flights. The medium-heavy transport is assigned to the 403rd Tactical Airlift Squadron / 3rd Tactical Airlift Group, based at YGJ [Miho Airbase / Yonago Airport]. It's flying as JF403, and arrived from YGJ, with a stop at OKO, this morning.

24 September 2022

Eastern Airlines' N700KW

Eastern Airlines' 767-336ER, N700KW (c/n 25443, l/n 419, f/n 700), is making a stop from SNN via LAX, as EAL9803. The SNN-LAX leg was flown as EAL9802.


26 Sep 22 UPDATE
N700KW left for GUM as EAL9804 this afternoon.



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22 September 2022

VP-COI

VP-COI (c/n 40945, l/n 4830), a 737-8MA owned by Avolon, is ferrying from TPE to BYH, via GUM, HNL, SBD, and TKX.

40945's History:
Mar 2014: Delivered to China Airlines as B-18655, under lease from Avolon.
Feb 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at TPE.

Rainbow Warriors Team Charter

The Unviersity of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors chartered a Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N, N216HA “Māmane” (msn 8471, f/n 216), for their road game against the New Mexico State Aggies. The A321neo is flying to ELP as HAL762, and the team will take a bus to Las Cruces, NM.


25 Sep 22 UPDATE
The Rainbow Warriors are returning home aboard N378HA "Kaukamālama" (msn 1615), flying as HAL763.

21 September 2022

Nauru Airlines’ VH-PNI

Nauru Airlines is ferrying VH-PNI “Itsirir” (c/n 28555, l/n 2846) from BNE to NWI, with stops at TRW, HNL, YVR, YWG, and YYT, for heavy maintenance. This 737-36N is making the flight as RON810 [BNE-TRW-HNL], RON811 [HNL-YVR-YWG], and RON812 [YWG-YYT-NWI].



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20 September 2022

Air Archipels’ N402BY

Air Archipels is taking delivery of their second Beech Super King Air 200, N402BY (msn BY-402). It’s making its delivery flight from MCE to PPT, via HNL; and will be registered as F-OIPF after its delivery flight. The US registration belongs to the Gateway Air Center.


26 Sep 22 UPDATE
N402BY is making its leg to PPT this morning.



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19 September 2022

Luna Jet's N750FR Makes Cameo in NCIS Hawai‘i

Luna Jet's Falcon 50, N750FR (msn 098), made an appearance in tonight's episode of the CBS TV serial, "NCIS Hawai‘i". The black Falcon 50, operated by Mid-Pacific Jets, was used as a transport for a federal fugitive escaping to Hawai‘i. The scene in "Prisoner's Dilemma", was filmed at the Kalaeloa Airport this past June. The episode, "NCIS Hawai‘i" second season premier, was part two of the crossover episode with "NCIS" season premier episode "A Family Matter".

14 September 2022

Mercado Livre’s N272GE

Mercado Livre is taking delivery of N272GE (c/n 34279, l/n 2061), as it makes its delivery flight from PVG TO CNF, via GUM, HNL, VCV, and SJO, after freighter conversion. This 737-8EHF, to be operated by GOL Linhas Aéreos, will be part of the Uruguay-based online marketing company. The next leg of the delivery flight is to VCV. It will be registered as PS-GFB, after it arrives in Brazil.

34279’s History:
Sep 2006: Delivered to GOL as PR-GTF, under lease from GECAS.
Jly 2011: Painted in the GOL 10 Años special livery.
Dec 2013: Repainted in the regular livery.
Jly 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at CNF.
Nov 2021: Sold to AerCap, re-registered as N272GE, and ferried to PVG for freighter conversion.

Lion Air’s PK-LJH

Lion Air is ferrying PK-LJJ (c/n 37288, l/n 3849) from BTH to SBD, via GUM and HNL, as LNI7001. This 737-9GPER is being returned to its lessor, Novus Aviation Capital, then moved. to Delta Air Lines

PK-LJJ’s History:
Dec 2011: Delivered to Lion Air in the regular livery.
Jly 2016: Sold to Novus Aviation Capital, then leased back.
Mar 2018: Painted in the LionParcel.com livery.
Apr 2022: Withdrawn from service, and stored at BTH.

09 September 2022

Batik Air Malaysia 9M-LRK

Batik Air Malaysia is taking delivery of 9M- LRK (c/n 43005, l/n 7441) today. This 737-9 is making its delivery flight from BFI to KUL, via HNL and GUM, as MXD1. It will overnight at HNL tonight.

07 September 2022

Life Save Kūpono Shuts Down

Air Method, the parent company of Life Save Kūpono, one of two inter-island air ambulance services in Hawai‘i, has closed Life Save Kūpono's doors today. It was one of several of Air Method's subsidiaries to be shuttered due to inflation, and reduced Medicare compensation.

Life Save Kūpono has four Beechcraft King Air C90As: N911ZC (msn LJ-1557), N911ZD (msn LJ-1559), N911ZE (msn LJ-1358), and N911ZF (msn LJ-1515) based at the Castle & Cooke Aviation hangar; along with a couple of ambulances.

The closure leaves Hawai‘i Life Flight, operated by American Medical Response (AMR), as the sole inter-island air ambulance service 

Further information in this KHON2 article.

University of Hawai‘i Team Charter

The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors has chartered a Hawaiian Airlines A330-243, N399HA "Kūmau" (msn 1496, f/n 399), for its road trip to play the University of Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor on Saturday. Flying as HAL760, this A330 is making a non-stop flight to DTW, and the team will bus it to Ann Arbor. The team should make its return flight to HNL following the game.

The Rainbow Warriors also have road trips to Las Cruces, NM (24 Sep, vs New Mexico St); San Diego, CA (08 Oct, vs San Diego St); Fort Collins, CO (22 Oct, vs Colorado St); Fresno, CA (05 Nov, vs Fresno St); and San José, CA (26 Nov, vs San José St). It's not known if these road trips will be flown on Hawaiian as team charters.


10 Sep 2022 UPDATE
The Rainbow Warriors returned from DTW on N386HA "Heiheionakeiki" (msn 1302) as HAL761, following their 56-10 loss.

02 September 2022

N191WS And N193WS Ferry Flights

Two former Wing Spirit Hawai‘i Honda HA-420 HondaJets are being ferried from HNL to Japan, as their lessor is reclaiming the bizjets as part of Wing Spiritʻs bankruptcy. N191WS (msn 42000155) and N193WS (msn 42000160) are making a series of island-hopping ferry flights from HNL across the South Pacific, due to its short range (1,100 nm).

14 Sep 2022 UPDATE
Both N191WS and N193WS were ferried to the Honda Jet USA plant at GSO, and not Japan. The routing was HNL, CXI, PPG, VLI, BNE, CNS, DRW, DPS, SZB, DMK, CCU, AMD, DWC, CAI, VIE, PIK, RKV, YFB, YUL, and GSO.

01 September 2022

Western Kentucky University's Team Charter

The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers football team chartered an Omni Air International 767-200 for their road trip to play the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors. The team flew from BNA to HNL as OAE9234, and will return to BNA after the game under the same flight number.

25 August 2022

N785MM

One of MGM Mirage’s ERJ-190 ECJ Lineage 1000s, N785MM (msn 19000709), is making another visit to HNL from LAS.

24 August 2022

Lion Air’s PK-LJJ

Lion Air’s 737-9GPER, PK-LJJ (c/n 37289, l/n 3888) is being returned to its lessor, Novus Aviation Capital, as it will be leased to Delta Air Lines. It’s flying from BTH to SBD, with stops at GUM and HNL, as LNI7001.

PK-LJJ’s History:
Jan 2012: Delivered. To Lion Air, under lease from Novus Aviation Capital.
Apr 2020: Withdrawn from service, and placed into storage at SOC, then CGK.
Dec 2020: Returned to service.
Apr 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at CGK, then BTH.
Feb 2022: Returned to service.
Apr 2022: Withdrawn from service, and stored at BTH.

23 August 2022

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CNT

Ukraine Air Alliance's An-12BK, UR-CNT (msn 00347505) has returned to HNL as it flies from IAH to MNL. It arrived from SBD today as UKL5082, and will continue onto MAJ tomorrow.


11 Sep 2022 UPDATE
UR-CNT is returning to the mainland from MAJ as UKL5081.

N2820

The Bank of Utah is ferrying N2820 (c/n 28206, l/n 694), a 767-3Q8ER, from GYR to SIN for freighter conversion, with a stop HNL. After conversion, it will be leased to the DHL Group.

28206's History:
Mar 1998: Delivered to TransAero as N601LF "Oreol", under lease from ILFC.
Jun 1999: Leased to LAPA as LV-ZPL to Sep 2001.
Apr 2002: Leased to Southern Winds as TF-ARA, and subleased to Air Atlanta Icelandic for a month.
Mar 2004: Leased to LAN Chile as CC-CML.
Nov 2008: Subleased to LAN Ecuador as HC-CGZ for 2 years.
May 2014: Sold to AerCap, and lease transferred.
May 2016: LAN merges with Brazil's TAM to become LATAM.
Aug 2018: Leased to LATAM Argentina as LV-ZYV.
Nov 2019: Leased to LATAM Chile as CC-CML.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service.
Dec 2020: Ferried to GYR for storage, and re-registered as N2820.
Aug 2021: Acquired by the Bank of Utah.

22 August 2022

Flybondi's VP-BJN

Pembroke Leasing is delivering VP-BJN (c/n 30145, l/n 3405) from KUL to BYH, via GUM, HNL, and SDM. This 737-8U3 will join Argentina's Flybondi as LV-KEG, after it undergoes pre-delivery maintenance.

30145's History:
Sep 2010: Delivered to Garuda Indonesia as PK-GMQ, under lease from Pembroke.
Jly 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at CGK.
Sep 2021: Returned to Pembroke, re-registered as VP-BJN, and ferried to KUL for storage.

21 August 2022

Vanderbilt University's Team Charter

The Vanderbilt Commodores football team chartered a Delta Air Lines A330 to make their road trip to play the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors on Saturday. N801NW (msn 0524, f/n 3301), an A330-323, made the team charter flight from BNA to HNL as DAL8912. This A330 will ferry to MSP as DAL8771 tomorrow.

Another airliner will pick up the team on Saturday night following the game.

14 August 2022

B-77777

The Minth Group's Airbus A318-112 ACJ Elite, B-77777 (msn 3363), is making a stop from AGU, as it returns to TSA, via HNL and GUM. This ACJ is operated by EVA Airways.

B-77777 was also here in April 2017, and in April 2011, when it was with Comlux Aviation Malta (9H-AFL).


19 Aug 2022 UPDATE
B-77777 departed for GUM and TSA this afternoon.

11 August 2022

NASA's N747NA

NASA's 747SP-21 SOFIA [Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy] platform, N747NA "Clipper Lindbergh" (c/n 2144, l/n 306), is making its return to its base at PMD from CHC, and is making a brief fuel stop at HNL.

This former Pan American World Airways and United Airlines 747SP is due to be retired soon.

09 August 2022

Spicejet's VP-CKP

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying a former Spicejet 737-8GJ, VP-CKP (c/n 37364, l/n 4638) from KUL to GYR (via GUM and HNL) as OMD257. It's being returned to its lessor, BOC, and its stop at HNL will be a brief fuel stop.

37364's History:
Oct 2013: Delivered to Spicejet as VT-SZI "Gambooge", under lease from BOC.
May 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at DEL.
Dec 2021: Ferried to KUL for storage.

08 August 2022

Japan Airlines' JA8944

Japan Airlines is ferrying JA8944 (c/n 28396, l/n 212) from HND to MHV, via HNL. This 777-346 is flying as JAL8132, and is slated for retirement.

It was delivered to JAL in April 1999, and flew until February 2021.

Northern Air Cargo's N563WA


Elan Express has delivered Northern Air Cargo's N563WA (c/n 30563, l/n 786) from SIN to HNL following freighter conversion. According to sources, this 767-3BGERF, in the NAC livery, will remain at HNL. N563WA stopped at HNL on its way to SIN this past February.

It is being leased from Northwest Aviation Leasing (part of the Saltchuk Group). They have three more 767-3BGERs slated for conversion, with one going to Aloha Air Cargo, one to NAC, and one to Strat Air. N565WW recently ferried to QPG. The other two are N564WW (c/n 30564, l/n 798) and N566WW (c/n 30566, l/n 817).

30563's History:
Apr 2000: Delivered to Sobelair as OO-SLR.
Jan 2001: Sold to Deutsche Structured Finance and leased back.
Jly 2004: Leased to Hainan Airlines as B-2561.
Jun 2007: Leased to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-AMF.
Sep 2010: Sold to Automatic LLC, and lease transferred.
Feb 2014: Involved in hijacking by first officer.
Oct 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GYR.
Dec 2020: Sold to Fortress Transportation as N563WA.
Jun 2021: Ferried to VCV for storage.
Aug 2021: Acquired by Northwest Aviation Leasing.
Feb 2022: Ferried to SIN for freighter conversion.

07 August 2022

CargoJet Airways' N379BR

Elan Express is ferrying CargoJet Airways' 757-2G5F, N379BR (c/n 29379, l/n 919) from XMN to YHM, via GUM and HNL, as ELX379. It will be registered as C-GJCS, and leased from Black Rock. This 757 stopped here in February en route to XMN for freighter conversion.

29 July 2022

Bonza's VH-UJT

Australia's new start-up airline, Bonza, is taking delivery of their first 737-8, VH-UJT "Shazza" (c/n 62533, l/n 7722), leased from SMBC. It's making its delivery flight from BFI to MEL, via HNL and NAN, as AB1. This 737-8, built in September 2019, was to be leased to LOT Polish Airlines as SP-LVO, but not taken up. Four more LOT 737-8 NTUs are being readied for delivery to Bonza.

LATAM Cargo's N564LA

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying LATAM Cargo's N564LA (c/n 40593, l/n 1038) from QPG to MIA, via HNL as OMD247. This 767-316ERF stopped through HNL this past March on its ferry flight to QPG.

40593's History:
Oct 2012: Delivered to LAN Airlines as CC-BDI.
Aug 2013: Acquired by TAM Lines Aéreas as PT-MSV.
May 2016: Airline rebrands as LATAM Brasil, fleet transferred.
Mar 2022: Transferred to LATAM Cargo for conversion as N564LA.

28 July 2022

N565WW

Elan Express is ferrying N565WW (c/n 30565, l/n 802), a 767-3BGER, owned by Northwest Aviation Leasing, from VCV to QPG (via ONT and HNL) for freighter conversion.

30565's History:
Sep 2000: Delivered to Balair as HB-IHW.
Jan 2002: Sold to Fortress Transportation (FTAI), and leased to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-ALH.
Jan 2006: Painted in the current livery.
Sep 2012: Painted in the United Nations livery, and operated for the UN by Ethiopian.
Aug 2020: Returned to FTAI registered as N565WW, and stored at GYR.
Aug 2021: Ferried to VCV for storage.