Asia Pacific Airlines sold N86425 (c/n 21459, l/n 1329) to JR Aviation Services [Miramar, FL] this past August. This 727-212F is scheduled to ferry to OPF, to prep for delivery to Astral Aviation [8V/ACP](Kenya), where it will join former Asia Pacific N705AA (now 5Y-NIV). Its Kenyan registration has not been issued.
The flight to OPF was diverted back to IGM 20 minutes after departure.
30 Dec 2022 UPDATE
N86425 ferried from IGM to OPF.
04 Jan 2023 UPDATE
N86425 ferried from OPF to BGI [Grantley Adams International Airport, Bridgetown, Barbados]
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Apr 2001: Delivered to Air Seychelles as S7-ASY "Aldabra", under lease from ILFC, until Jan 2012.
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.
N907WS was also used in a past episode of "Magnum, P.I." that was also filmed at JRF.
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.
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.
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, and MAJ.
Jan 1999: Delivered to Brymon Airways as G-NVSB, operating for British Airways.
Mar 2002: Re-branded as British Airways CitiExpress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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. This E190 is due to be registered as VH-XVX.
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.
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.
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).
The two remaining former Wing Spirit Honda HA-420 HondaJets, N192WS (msn 42000156) and N992WS (msn 42000073) are making their ferry flights from HNL to GSO, via westward island-hopping flights across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
N192WS left HNL on 25 Oct, and N992WS left HNL on 01 Nov. Both HA-420s routings were: HNL, CXI, PPG, VLI, BNE, CNS, DRW, DPS, SZB, DMK, CCU, AMD, DWC, DBV, PIK, SFJ, YYR, BGR, PWM, and GSO.
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.
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.