31 March 2023
Lion Air's PK-LRI
Lion Air is taking delivery of PK-LRI (c/n 42987, l/n 6250) today. This 737-9 is making its delivery flight from BFI as LNI1, and will make a brief fuel stop at HNL. This is one of the first 737-9s off of the Boeing production line, and had been used as a test aircraft for the past five years.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 18:57 No comments:
Labels: 737-9, Delivery Flight, Lion Air
28 March 2023
Mokulele To Increase MKK and LNY Service
Further information in this KHON2 News report.
On a related note, Marianas Southern Airways is terminating its service in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) due to the government's cancellation of its contract with the airline. The three P2012s, N401CJ (049/US), N503SA (041/US), and N504SA (048/US), will be transferred to Mokulele, and used as reserve aircraft, as well as for private charters.
Further information in this Pacific Daily News article.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 21:33 No comments:
Labels: C208, Mokulele Airlines, P2012, SF340, Southern Airways Express
27 March 2023
Titan Airways’ G-XATW
Titan Airways’ Four Seasons logojet, G-XATW (msn 10150), is making a stop at KOA from STN, via BFI. This A321-253NX is flying as AWC343Y.
Oct 2020: Delivered to Titan Airways, under lease from ALC.
Apr 2021: Subleased to the UK Government as a VIP transport.
May 2022: Returned to Titan Airways, and painted as TCS World Travel logojet.
Mar 2023: Painted as the Four Seasons logojet.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 08:52 No comments:
Labels: A321neo, Special Livery/Markings, Titan Airways
26 March 2023
Coulson Aviation’s N137CG
One of Coulson Aviation’s 737 firebombers is making an overnight stop at JRF from PPG tonight. N137CG “Gaia” (c/n 27700, l/n 2759), a 737-3H4, flying as CUL137, is returning to its base at TRM [Thermal, CA] from its Australian summer firefighting season, based at XRH [Richmond, Australia].
Oct 1995: Delivered to Southwest Airlines as N617SW (f/n 617).
Dec 2004: Painted in the Canyon Blue livery.
Feb 2017: Withdrawn from service.
Mar 2017: Acquired by Coulson Aviation.
Sep 2017: Converted to waterbomber, and re-registered as N137CG “Gaia” (f/n 137).
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 11:34 No comments:
Labels: 737-300, Coulson Aviation, JRF
24 March 2023
Apr 2008: Delivered to GOL as PR-GGD, under lease from GECAS.
May 2012: Subleased to Webjet Linhas Aéreos for six months.
Jun 2018: Painted in the current livery.
Nov 2021: Sold to AerCap, and the lease transferred.
Oct 2022: Withdrawn from service, and ferried to PVG for freighter conversion a month later.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 12:01 No comments:
23 March 2023
Japan Airlines Orders 737-8s
Boeing announced today that Japan Airlines has ordered 21 737-8s to replace their current 737-846s. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2026. As with most of the previous JAL 737 deliveries, they should be making a stop at HNL on delivery.
Further information in this Boeing Media press release.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 09:30 No comments:
Labels: 737-8, Japan Airlines
22 March 2023
May 2000: Delivered to Iberia as EC-HIQ “Honduras”, leased from Babcock & Brown.
Aug 2005: Leased to Atlasjet as TC-OGS.
Jun 2006: Subleased to Ethiopian Airlines for ten months.
Mar 2008: Subleased to Saudi Arabian Airlines for 33 months.
Jun 2011: Subleased to Saudi Arabian Airlines for six months.
Apr 2012: Leased to Titan Airways, and subleased to Icelandair as TF-IST “Grimsvötn”.
Dec 2013: Returned to Titan Airways.
Jun 2014: Sold to AirCo, and leased to La Compagnie as F-HTAG.
Dec 2019: Leased to TACV Cabo Verde Airlines as D4-CCH.
Jan 2021: Acquired by Icelandair as TF-LLL “Þríhnúkagígur”.
Sep 2022: Painted in the National Geographic Society special livery, and flies charters for NGS.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 20:59 No comments:
Labels: 757-200, Charters, Icelandair, Special Livery/Markings
21 March 2023
Pelitta Air Service’s PK-PWE
Pelitta Air Service is taking delivery of PK-PWE (msn 3398), an A320-214, leased from Avolon. It’s making its delivery flight from DHN to CGK, via GYR, HNL, MAJ, and BIK.
Feb 2008: Delivered to Virgin American as N635VA “My Other Ride’s A Spaceship” (f/n 635), leased from GECAS.
Aug 2016: Sold to Avolon, and the lease transferred.
Jan 2018: Transferred to the Alaska Airlines fleet (along with the lease) following the merger.
Dec 2020: Stored at OAK.
Oct 2021: Ferried to PAE for storage:
Jan 2022: Re-entered service.
Sep 2022: Withdrawn from service, returned to Avolon, and ferried to GSO for storage.
Feb 2023: Ferried to DHN for prep to lease to Pelitta Air.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 23:17 No comments:
Labels: A320, Delivery Flight, Pelitta Air
Track OK-TVW on FlightRadar24.
Nov 2004: Delivered to Privatair as HB-IIR, under lease from Boullion Air Services.
Jan 2005: Sold to Aircastle, the lease transferred, and operated for Swiss.
Jun 2012: Leased to Smartwings as OK-TVW.
___2016: Sold to Apollo Aviation, and the lease transferred.
Dec 2018: Sold to Carlyle Aviation Partners, and the lease transferred.
Feb 2020: Subleased to Air Transat for one month.
25 Mar 2023 UPDATE
OK-TVW stopped at HNL for a brief fuel stop before continuing onto NAN as TVS4344.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 17:40 No comments:
Labels: 737-800, LIH, Smartwings
Kamaka Air's N408KA
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 15:17 No comments:
Labels: C408, Delivery Flight, Kamaka Air
20 March 2023
RP-C3264 (msn 4852), an A320-214, owned by JP Lease is ferrying from GUA to CGK, via PSP, HNL, PNI, and CEB. It’s making an overnight stop at HNL.
It was supposed to be leased to Avianca as N947AV, but was not taken up.
Sep 2011: Delivered to Cebu Pacific as RP-C3264.
Jan 2016: Painted in the current livery.
Jly 2018: Sold to JP Lease, then leased back.
Jly 2021: Withdrawn from service.
Jan 2022: Ferried to GUA for storage, and lease to Avianca.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 22:45 No comments:
Labels: A320, Ferry Flight
15 March 2023
Royal New Zealand Air Force’s NZ4802
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 12:08 No comments:
Labels: Delivery Flight, P-8, Royal New Zealand Air Force
10 March 2023
Nomadic Aviation is ferrying N194AA (c/n 32388, l/n 983) from ROW to XMN, via JRF and GUM, as OMD132. This 757-223 is headed for freighter conversion, and will make a late-night brief fuel stop at JRF.
Nov 2001: Delivered to American Airlines (f/n 5FD).
Dec 2016: Repainted to the current livery.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at ROW.
Dec 2021: Sold to AerSale, and remained in storage.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 23:47 No comments:
Labels: 757-200, Ferry Flight, Freighter Conversion, JRF, Nomadic Aviation
09 March 2023
Alaska Airlines To Paint A Second Hawai‘i-Themed 737
Alaska Airlines announced today that they will paint a 737 as their second Hawai‘i-themed airliner, and will be unveiled later this year. Punky Aloha Studios will partner with Alaska Airlines to come up with the design.
Further information in this Alaska Airlines press release.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 07:37 No comments:
Labels: Alaska Airlines, Special Livery/Markings
08 March 2023
Cargo Aircraft Management is ferrying N237CM (c/n 25584, l/n 596) from QPG to ROW, via GUM and HNL. This 767-333ERF is fresh from freighter conversion, and will head to ROW for repainting. It stopped through HNL in September 2022, en route to conversion.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 18:19 No comments:
Labels: 767-300, Cargo Aircraft Management, Ferry Flight
Qantas Link's N945UW
Dec 2006: Delivered to US Airways as N945UW (f/n 945).
Dec 2013: Transferred to the American Airlines following the merger with US Airways.
Mar 2020: Withdrawn from service, and stored at ROW.
Jan 2021: Acquired by Jetran.
Sep 2021: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services for preparation for Alliance Airlines.
Nov 2022: Ferried to SJO for repaint and caring configuration.
On a related note, Simple Flying reports that Alliance Airlines will purchase 30 ERJ-190s from AerCap, which are currently with jetBlue. This comes on the heels of an expanded wet-lease agreement between Alliance and Qantas.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 09:54 No comments:
Labels: Alliance Airlines, QantasLink
07 March 2023
Royal Brunei's V8-MHB
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 17:17 No comments:
Labels: 767-200, Brunei Sultan's Flight
04 March 2023
Yesterday's diversion, flown on DQ-FAI "Island of Viti Levu" (msn 299), made a medical diversion for an ill passenger.
Today's diversion, flown on DQ-FAJ "Island of Vanua Levu" (msn 320), pictured above, made an unspecified technical diversion.
Both diversions lasted about two hours.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 12:46 No comments:
Labels: A350-900, Diversion, Fiji Airways
02 March 2023
LATAM Cargo's CC-BDB
Nomadic Aviation is delivering LATAM Cargo's CC-BDB (c/n 40590, l/n 1014) from QPG to MIA via JRF. This 767-316ERF is flying as OMD128, fresh from freighter conversion, will overnight at JRF, and a pre-dawn departure to MIA.
Oct 2011: Delivered to LAN Chile.
May 2016: Following the merger with TAM, the airline is rebranded as LATAM Airlines Chile.
Jun 2022: Withdrawn from service.
Sep 2022: Ferried to QPG (via AKL) by Nomadic Aviation as OMD290.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 10:27 No comments:
Labels: 767-300, Delivery Flight, Freighter Conversion, JRF, LATAM Cargo, Nomadic Aviation
01 March 2023
Tni Angkatan Udara's A-1339
Further information in this Lockheed-Martin press release.
Posted by Blue Wave 707 at 21:22 No comments:
Labels: C-130, Delivery Flight, Indonesian Air Force
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