24 May 2022

FAA Proposes Rhoades Aviation AOC Revocation

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.

Further information in this FAA News Alert.


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].

20 May 2022

Asiana Airlines' A350 Flights

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.

LATAM Cargo's CC-CXK

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying LATAM Cargo's CC-CXK (c/n 37802, l/n 987) from SIN to MIA, via HNL, as OMD211. This 767-316ERF will be joining LATAM Cargo's Colombian subsidiary.

CC-CXK's History:
Feb 2010: Delivered to LAN Airlines Chile.
May 2016: Airline rebrands as LATAM after the merger between LAN and TAM.
Dec 2021: Ferried to SIN for freighter conversion.

18 May 2022

Virgin Australia's VH-VPE

Virgin Australia is ferrying VH-VPE "Noosa Heads Beach" (c/n 37939, l/n 964) from TWB to the mainland for storage. This 777-3ZG is making stops at BNE, NAN, and HNL.

VH-VPE's History:
Feb 2009: Delivered to V Australia, but stored at VCV for two months before entering service.
Dec 2011: Airline rebrands as Virgin Australia.
Mar 2014: VH-VPE repainted to current livery.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at SYD.
Oct 2020: Ferried to WTB for onward storage.

16 May 2022

QantasLink's N965UW

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.

19000198's History:
Aug 2008: Delivered to US Airways as N965UW (f/n 965).
Jan 2010: Leased to Republic Airways to operate for Midwest Airlines as N172HQ.
May 2010: Painted in Frontier Airlines livery, "Stu The Rabbit" tail.
Dec 2012: Returned to US Airways as N965UW (f/n 965).
Dec 2013: Transferred to the American Airlines fleet following the merger.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at PIT, ferried to ROW a month later.
Aug 2021: Acquired by Jetran for preparation to deliver to Alliance Airlines.
Feb 2022: Ferried to SJO.

06 May 2022

Icelandair's TF-FIC

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.

30735's History:
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.
Jly 2008: Leased to Aurela as LY-SKJ.
Mar 2011: Acquired by Icelandair as TF-FIC.
May 2011: Operated for the United Nations.
Mar 2012: Leased to Air Niugini.
Apr 2014: Returned to Icelandair.

05 May 2022

N205UW

N205UW (c/n 30887, l/n 946), a 757-23N, is making a ferry flight from ROW to Asia for freighter conversion.

30887's History:
Nov 2000: Delivered to American Trans Air as N528AT, under lease from First Security Bank of Utah.
Mar 2003: Airline re-brands as ATA Airlines.
Mar 2005: Purchased by SP Aircraft Owner III LLC, and lease transferred
Jun 2005: Leased to Air Horizons as F-GRNJ.
Feb 2006: Acquired by US Airways as N644UW.
Oct 2006: Re-registered as N205UW.
Dec 2013: Integrated into the American Airlines fleet after the merger.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at ROW.
Jan 2021: Acquired by AerSale.

Qantas Makes Bid To Acquire Alliance Airlines

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.

Further information in this article by CH-Aviation.

Ross Aviation Acquires AirService Hawaii

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.

02 May 2022

United Marks 75 Years Of Hawai‘i Service

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.

Photos from @HNL_RSE's Instagram.

01 May 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



» 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
7260 | B-206D | 60709 | Air Changan | -8 | BOE516 « MWH
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 | BOE452 « MWH
7273 | B-207R | 60712 | Air Changan | -8 | BOE517 « MWH
7318 | B-207Q | 61853 | Lucky Air | -8 | BOE532 « 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
7441 | PK-LQR | 43005 | Lion Air | -9 | BOE 212 « MWH
7451 | B-209L | 62182 | Hainan Airlines | -8 | BOE758 « 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
7524 | B-20A5 | 61854 | Lucky Air | -8 | BOE533 « 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
7573 | B-20AH | 61856 | Lucky Air | -8 | BOE534  « VCV
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE659 « SAT
7576 | PK-LQS | 43010 | Lion Air | -8 | BOE213 « MWH
7584 | B-20AP | 60915 | Air China | -8 | BOE270 « SAT
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE696 « SAT
7596 | HL8367 | 61802 | Eastarjet | -8 | BOE844 « MWH
7610 | B-20AM | 61283 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE101 « SAT
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE701 « SAT
7614 | HL8368 | 43922 | Eastarjet | -8 | BOE861 « MWH
7615 | B-20CG | 61145 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE938 « MWH
7617 | HL8355 | 62871 | T'Way Airlines | -8 | BOE726 « VCV
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE336 « SAT
7622 | HL8350 | 63438 | Korean Air | -8 | BOE353 « MWH
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
7655 | PK-L__ | 43012 | Lion Air | -8 | BOE214 « MWH
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
7665 | HL8370 | 43924 | EastarJet | -8 | BOE862 « MWH
7666 | B-20CA | 65256 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE711 « MWH
7671 | B-20CE | 60918 | Air China | -8 | BOE273 « MWH
7674 | HL8351 | 63439 | Korean Air | -8 | BOE354 « 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
7692 | B-____ | 62535 | Hainan Airlines | -8 | BOE759 « MWH
7693 | HL8356 | 62875 | T'way Airlines | -8 | BOE727 « MWH
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE340 « MWH
7700 | HL8369 | 43923 | Eastar Jet | -8 | BOE863 «
7703 | B-20C8 | 63282 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE705 « MWH
7704 | PK-L__ | 43014 | Lion Air | -8 | BOE215 « 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
7721 | 9M-LRG | 43016 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 | BOE251 « MWH
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE941 « MWH
7727 | HL8357 | 43563 | T'Way Airlines | -8 | BOE751 « MWH
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE713  « VCV
7734 | B-____ | 61861 | Hainan Airlines | -8 | BOE760 (N858BA)  « MWH
7735 | B-____ | 65052 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE266 « MWH
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
7774 | B-20D9 | 61650 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE621 « MWH
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE665 « MWH
7778 | 9M-LRH | 43017 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 BOE252 « 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
7794 | 9M-LRJ | 43018 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8 | BOE253 « 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
7805 | B-____ | 44310 | Urumqi Air | -8 | BOE496 « MWH
7806 | B-____ | 61863 | Hainan Airlines | -8 | BOE761 (N863BA) « MWH
7809 | B-20DN | 61150 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE943 « MWH
7813 | B-20DJ | 60923 | Air China | -8 | BOE276 « MWH
7815 | 9V-MBM | 44257 | SilkAir | -8 | BOE213 «
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
7829 | HL8352 | 63440 | Korean Air | -8 | BOE355 « 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  « VCV
7859 | VN-A___ | _____ | VietJet Air | -8 200 «
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
7876 | PK-___ | 43392 | Sriwijaya Air | -9 | BOE502  « MWH
7878 | B-20E2 | 61456 | Shandong Airlines | -8 « VCV
7887 | B-____ | 63291 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE708  « SAT
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 «
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 «
8025 | B-20EA | 64682 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE378 «
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 «
8158 | HL8353 | 63443 | Jin Air | -8 | BOE380 «
8177 | B-____ | 61459 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE678 «
8178 | B-____ | 61154 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE950 « SAT
8181 | B-____ | 60938 | Air China | -8 | BOE284 « SAT
8183 | B-____ | 61288 | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE104 «
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 «
8198 | B-____ | 61703 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE951 «
8203 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE105 «
8205 | B____  | _____ | Xiamen Air | BOE389 «
8206 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 | BOE287 «
8208 | B-____ | 61155 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE952 «
8212 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE953 «
8213 | B-____ | _____ | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE203 «
8220 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 «
8221 | B-____ | _____ | Air China | -8 «
8225 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 | BOE106 « MWH
8229 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
8234 | B-____ | _____ | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
8235 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
8239 | B-____ | _____ | Donghai Airlines | -8 «
8242 | B-____ | _____ | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 «
8248 | B-____ | _____ | Xiamen Air | -8 «
8254 | B-____ | _____ | China Southern Airlines | -8 «
8260 | B-____ | _____ | Shandong Airlines | -8 «
8313 | B-____ | 60941 | Air China | -8 «



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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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