N4291Z (msn 208B5670), a new build Cessna C208B Grand Caravan, is making its delivery flight to its new home from IDP to OOL [Gold Coast, Australia], via HNL and PPG. It arrived from MCE yesterday. After its arrival at OOL, it will be registered as VH-CUY, owned by Curley Equipment Pty Ltd..
Malaysia's newest airline, MYAirline, is taking delivery of its first A320-200, N220FR (msn 5661). This A320-214 is being delivered from GYR to KUL (via HNL, MAJ, and GUM), by Nomadic Aviation, as OMD191. It will be registered as 9M-DAC, and under lease from the Aviation Capital Group (ACG).
MYAirline will also lease two A320-216s from Aircastle, HS-ABK (msn 4088) and HS-ABL (msn 4126) both formerly with Thai AirAsia.
Jun 2013: Delivered to Frontier Airlines (f/n 220), with the "Finn The Tiger Shark" tail livery, and under lease from ACG.
Apr 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at GYR two months later.
Mokulele Airlines' parent company, Southern Airways Express, is bringing in a pair of Saab 340Bs to compliment their Cessna C208B fleet. They will be assigned to MKK and LNY flights, and cabins configured to accommodate 30 passengers, and be wearing the Southern livery.
The first SF340B is currently registered as N679PA (msn 340B-345), and will be re-registered as N95SA "The Phil LeFevre" . The second SF340B is currently registered as N334CJ (msn 340B-334), and will be re-registered as N79SA "The Phil Trenary.".
05-5149 (c/n 50157, l/n F-156), a C-17A Globemaster III based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, transported the first emergency shipment of baby formula from Rammstein Air Base, Germany to Indianapolis, IN for Operation Fly Formula. The C-17A is part of the active duty 535th Airlift Squadron "Tigers" / 15th Wing, and the Hawai‘i Air National Guard's 204th Airlift Squadron "Nā Pueo" / 154th Wing, as part of the US Air Force's Total Force Integration, which combines both active duty and air guard crews.
Southern Cross International is ferrying Virgin Australia's VH-VOS "Chiton Rocks" (c/n 33800, l/n 1483) from BNE to MIA, via MAJ, HNL, and TUS. This 737-8FE, on its lease return ferry flight, is flying as SXI2227. It's due to be registered as 2-VVOS, and undergo freighter conversion.
The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed to revoke the Air Operators Certificate for Rhoades Aviation (dba TransAir Hawaii) for numerous safety violations. The proposal cites general violations, as well as violations with their 737-200 operations. Their four 737-200Fs have been grounded since the crash of N810TA in July 2021. Rhoades Aviation has 15 days to respond to the FAA notice.
However, the lone passenger 737-2Q8/Adv, N413JG (c/n 23148, l/n 1059) has been operating as MUI1 quite frequently of late. It's not flying under Rhoades' RDS flight code, as it's registered to TransAir Hawaii.
TransAir Hawaii's Short SD360s have continued to operate cargo flights.
According to the Star*Advertiser, Rhoades Aviation plans to dispute the FAA's proposal.
On another note, Transair Hawaii sold their 737-4Q8F, N251AU (c/n 25104, l/n 2476), to Frontera Flight Holdings this past April. It was re-registered as N388TM, and ferried from DHN to SLW. It's due to be sold to Aeronaves TSM [México].
For the past few weeks, Asiana Airlines has been flying their A350-941s between ICN and HNL as AAR2323/2313. The additional flights, that began on May 8th, have been operating every three days. It's not known how long this supplemental flights will last.
Asiana has resumed its A330-300 service, AAR232/231, though on a reduced frequency of Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays; and will go daily in July.
Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of their next QantasLink ERJ-190AR, N965UW (msn 19000198). It's making its delivery flight from SJO to BNE (via SDM, HNL, and MAJ), as UTY9814. It will be registered as VH-UZK after its arrival.
Aug 2008: Delivered to US Airways as N965UW (f/n 965).
Jan 2010: Leased to Republic Airways to operate for Midwest Airlines as N172HQ.
Icelandair's TF-FIC "Magni" (c/n 30735, l/n 931), their Abercrombie & Kent logo jet 757-23N, has made a stop at HNL from BFI as ICE1408. This flight, which originated from KEF, is part of the around-the-globe charter flight that Abercrombie & Kent are known for.
Jun 2000: Delivered to American Trans Air as N526AT (f/n 526).
Mar 2003: Airline re-brands as ATA Airlines.
Feb 2006: Acquired by GECAS, and leased to VIM Airlines as EI-LTY.
Simple Flying reports that Qantas Airways has made a AU$614M offer to acquire the remaining shares in Alliance Airlines, whom they already have nearly 20% ownership. Alliance already has a portion of their ERJ-190AR fleet painted in QantasLink colors (top photo). This deal would make Alliance a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group. It will need approval by Australian commerce regulators before the acquisition can take place.
Alliance uses HNL as a stopover point as their ERJ-190ARs deliver from SJO to BNE.
Fixed Base Operator Ross Aviation [Denver, CO] has acquired Hawai‘i's FBO Air Service Hawaii. The purchase includes operations and facilities at six Hawai‘i airports (HNL, LIH, OGG, LNY, ITO, and KOA). Ross Aviation itself, is being acquired by Atlantic Aviation.
Further information in this Yahoo! News article, and this AIN Online article.
Today, United Airlines marked its 75th anniversary of service to Hawai‘i. UAL1175 [SFO-HNL] was chosen to be the celebratory flight, flown by N2250U (c/n 66590, l/n 1639, f/n 2150). Passengers at SFO were treated to Hawaiian music, and celebratory swag aboard the flight. Upon arrival at HNL, a blue lei was placed over the forward area of the 777-324ER.