19 April 2024

QantasLink's VH-8NQ

Network Aviation is taking delivery of their second of three second-hand A319-132s with VH-8NQ "Kings Park" (msn 2473). It's being ferried by Southern Cross International as SXI2423 from LCQ to PER, via OAK, HNL, APW, and CNS. This A319 is leased Gryphon Aviation Leasing, and will be operated for QantasLink. VH-8NQ departed LCQ for OAK yesterday, with an overnight stop, and will overnight here as well.

2473's History
May 2005: Delivered to Spirit Airlines as N504NK "Spirit of the Bahamas" (f/n 504), under lease from ILFC.
Nov 2007: Painted in the 2007 livery, and the name removed.
May 2014: Sold to AerCap, the lease transferred, and painted in the 2014 livery.
May 2018: Purchased by Spirit Airlines.
Jan 2020: Given the fleet number 1504.
Feb 2023: Withdrawn from service, and stored at P08 [Coolidge Muni Airport, Coolidge, AZ]
Apr 2023: Acquired by Gryphon Aviation Leasing, ferried to GSO for storage.
Aug 2023: Ferried to MCN for cabin prep and repaint for QantasLink, then returned to P08 for storage.
Dec 2023: Ferried to LCQ.
Mar 2024: Ferried to VLD [Valdosta Regional Airport, Valdosta, GA]

16 April 2024

N2122P's Emergency Landing

N2122P (msn P1001057), a Piper Sport owned by Belle Pacific Air (Hale‘iwa, HI), made an emergency landing in Kapi‘olani Park this afternoon. Both aboard did not sustain any injuries. The Piper Sport departed HNL at 14:20L this afternoon, and made its emergency landing after losing power at 14:52L.

Further information in this Hawai‘i News Now report, and flight history from FlightAware.

Air China's B-224T

Air China is taking delivery of B-224T (c/n 60936, l/n 8190) today. This 737-8 is making its delivery flight from BFI to PEK, via HNL and GUM, as CCA84. It will overnight at HNL tonight.

Upcoming 737MAX Deliveries

With airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering the 737 MAX series, a majority of these airliners will stop through Hawai‘i (mainly HNL) during the first segment of their island-hopping delivery flights from Boeing Field (BFI) [map]. Boeing has indicated that the variants will be referred to as the -x without the MAX name, we will do the same.

We launched our own Google Sheet documenting the 737 information below, as well as deliveries as of 2021.

Boeing P-8As and E-7As on order for armed forces around the Pacific Rim have been added below.

This post will be continuously updated as new information becomes available.

According to the Boeing Test Fights Google Sheet and PlaneSpotters.net's 737 MAX Production List, these listed below are the airframes that have begun final assembly, made its first flight from RNT, or are being readied for delivery on the BFI flightline. 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. In the past, additional information was also provided by Tyke's Aero Blog, and The Boeing Test Flights website.

DELIVERED
7828 | B-225D | 65259 | China Southern Airlines | -8 [04.09.24 CSN5073]
8263 | B-____ | 43842 | Xiamen Air | -8 [04.12.24 BOE392 to JRF as N253BE] »
8190 | B-224T | 60936 | Air China | -8 [04.16.24 CCA84]


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

• • • • •

ON ORDER
737 MAX
7263 | B-206L | 61374 | 9 Air | -8 (orange) | BOE452 « MWH
7323 | B-208H | 61377 | 9 Air | -8 (blue) | BOE453 « BFI
7346 | B-208J | 61142 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE935 « BFI » Air India Express VT-___
7351 | B-208E | 63276 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE692 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7371 | B-209A | 63284 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE693 « VCV » Air India Express VT-___
7408 | B-209C | 63287 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE694 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7415 | B-208F | 63277 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE695 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7440 | B-20A3 | 61637 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE616 « BFI
7493 | B-209V | 61143 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE936 « BFI » Air India Express VT-___
7496 | B-209T | 63279 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE697 « VCV
7506 | B-20A6 | 60910 | Air China | -8 | BOE267 « BFI » Air India Express VT-___
7508 | B-20A0 | 61448 | Shandong Airlines | -8 * | BOE658 « SKF » Air India Express VT-___
7511 | B-209S | 63278 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE698 « SKF
7519 | B-209W | 61144 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE937 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7528 | B-20A7 | 60913 | Air China | -8 | BOE268 « BFI » Air India Express VT-BXZ
7530 | B-209U | 63289 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE699 « SKF » Air India Express VT-___
7546 | B-20AY | 61644 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE618 « VCV 
7575 | B-20AG | 61449 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE659 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7595 | B-20C7 | 63281 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE696 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7613 | B-20AU | 63290 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE701 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7619 | B-20AQ | 42961 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE336 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7624 | B-____ | 61712 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE201 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7625 | B-20AR | 61451 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE660 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7631 | B-20C0 | 60916 | Air China | -8 | BOE271 « BFI » Air India Express VT-BXM
7638 | B-20AS | 43832 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE337 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7645 | B-20CC | 61645 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE619 « MWH
7646 | B-20AT | 63280 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE702 « BFI
7651 | B-20AX | 61450 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE661 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7662 | B-20AZ | 43833 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE338 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7676 | B-20DK | 61147 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE940 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7677 | B-20D3 | 63286 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE703 « MWH
7687 | B-20C3 | 61452 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE662 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7690 | B-20CQ | 64677 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE339 « MWH
7691 | B-20C9 | 63283 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE704 « BFI
7697 | B-20CR | 64678 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE340 « MWH
7706 | B-20CM | 43834 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE341 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7715 | B-20D6 | 65258 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE712 « MWH
7720 | B-20CF | 61454 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE663 « BFI » Air India Express VT-___
7723 | B-20DL | 61148 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE941 « MWH
7728 | B-20CU | 65274 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE713  « VCV
7738 | B-20D5 | 63288 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE706 « MWH
7741 | B-20CZ | 61453 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE664 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7750 | B-20CL | 43836 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE342 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7751 | B-20CT | 65251 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE714 « MWH
7760 | B-20CN | 43835 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE343 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
7761 | B-20DH | 60922 | Air China | -8 BOE275 « MWH
7764 | B-____ | 65275 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE715 « MWH
7775 | B-20D0 | 61455 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE665 « MWH » Boeing N230BE
7782 | B-20CP | 43837 | Xiamen Air | -8* BOE370 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
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
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 » Air India Express VT-___
7831 | B-20DV | 42964 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE372 « MWH
7848 | B-20DW | 42962 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE373 « MWH
7856 | B-20DZ | 61151 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE944 « VCV
7858 | B-224J | 64709 | Fuzhou Airlines | -8 | BOE514 « BFI » Hainan Airlines B-224J
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  « MWH
7919 | B-____ | 61654 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE623  « VCV
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
7971 | B-____ | 60930 | Air China | -8 | BOE281  « MWH
8001 | B-____ | 61657 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE625 « VCV
8025 | B-20EA | 64682 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE378 « BFI
8038 | B-____ | 61659 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE627 « MWH
8082 | B-____ | 60939 | Air China | -8 | BOE283 « BFI
8100 | B-____ | 43840 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE380 « MWH
8125 | B-____ | 61661 | Shanghai Airlines | -8 | BOE629 « MWH
8177 | B-223U | 61459 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE678 « BFI
8178 | B-____ | 61154 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE950 « MWH
8181 | B-____ | 60938 | Air China | -8 | BOE284 « MWH
8186 | B-____ | 43841 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE387 « MWH
8189 | B-____ | 61460 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE679 « MWH
8194 | B-____ | 43845 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE388 « MWH
8198 | B-____ | 61703 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE951 « BFI » Boeing N243BE
8206 | B-____ | 60941 | Air China | -8 | BOE287 « BFI
8212 | B-____ | 61156 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE953 « MWH » Air India Express VT-___
8213 | B-____ | 61710 | Kunming Airlines | -8 | BOE203 « BFI
8220 | B-____ | 43848 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE390 « MWH
8221 | B-____ | 60942 | Air China | -8 | BOE289 « MWH
8229 | B-____ | 61124 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE954 « BFI
8234 | B-____ | 61457 | Shandong Airlines | -8 | BOE680 « MWH
8235 | B-____ | 61153 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 | BOE955 « MWH
8242 | B-____ | 61157 | Shenzhen Airlines | -8 BOE956 « MWH
8248 | B-____ | 43847 | Xiamen Air | -8 | BOE391 « MWH
8254 | B-224L | 65254 | China Southern Airlines | -8 | BOE171 « BFI
8532 | A__-___ | 67959 | Royal Australian Air Force | -8 BBJ | BOE8 « GED
8610 | A__-___ | 67960 | Royal Australian Air Force | -8 BBJ | BOE9  « GED
8843 | 9M-MVC | 66360 | Malaysia Airlines | -8 | BOE703 « BFI
8879 | HL7216 | 63442 | Korean Air | -8 « RNT
8882 | VH-8IE  | 66644 | Virgin Australia | -8 « RNT
8918 | HL7217 | 63445 | Jin Air | -8 | BOE386 « BFI
8919 | VH-8IF | 66647 | Virgin Australia | -8 « RNT
8944 | VH-8IH | 66650 | Virgin Australia | -8 « RNT


____ | VH-8IG | 66648 | Virgin Australia | -8 « RNT

• • •

P-8A and E-7A
9142 | 230921 | 66448 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A | « NIP
9526 | 230922 | 67012 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A | POSIDN1 « NIP
9602 | 230923 | 67013 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A « BFI
____ | 230925 | 67014 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A « RNT
____ | 230926 | 67015 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A « RNT
____ | 230927 | 67016 | Republic of Korea Navy | P-8A « RNT


The RoK Navy P-8As may be re-designated as P-8Ks.

• • • • • 

« Final Assembly / Pre-Flight Prep / First Flight from RNT
« Pre-Delivery Test Flights / Ready For Delivery
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings
» New airline and registration


Locations [IATA]
RNT: Renton Municipal Airport, Renton, WA
BFI: Boeing Field International Airport, Seattle, WA
PAE: Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), Everett, WA
MWH: Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, WA
SKF: Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX
VCV: Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville, CA
NIP: Naval Air Station Jacksonville / Jacksonville Airport, Jacksonville, FL
GED: Delaware Coastal Airport, Georgetown, DE

• • • • •

NOTES
On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through any Hawai‘i airport other than HNL, their IATA airport code will noted after the flight number. Delivery flights that go through ANC, KEF, or any non-Hawai‘i airport, will only be listed on our Google Sheet.

Due to the airworthiness directive for the 737MAX series, along with delivery deferrals, some airframes may deliver from sites other than BFI, and will be noted in the flight number information. 

If an airframe listed is sold to another airline, it will be noted with a » symbol, along with the new airline and registration. If the airframe delivers through Hawai‘i, the information will be revised with the delivery information. If it's not making a delivery flight through Hawai‘i, that listing will not be changed to the new airline, then removed upon its delivery flight. That information will be kept on our Google Sheet.

Air India Express is acquiring 55 737-8s that were built for Chinese customers, and have been re-marketed by Boeing, as part of Air India's massive order with Boeing. Akasa Air is also purchasing China-bound 737-8s re-marketed by Boeing.

Most 737s delivering to airlines in India will deliver east-bound through KEF [Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, Iceland] as their first fuel stop. 
Most 737s delivering to airlines in the Republic of Korea normally delivers through ANC [Ted Stevens International Airport, Anchorage, AK] for their first fuel stop.
In the event they deliver through Hawai‘i, they will be listed on a post, and on the deliveries page.

Some of the deliveries bound for China will ferry to the 737 Completion and Delivery Center, in Zhoushan, China, will have this
» symbol following the flight number, that probably will be the Boeing test flight number assigned to the particular airframe.

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15 April 2024

N138CG

N138CG (c/n 27928, l/n 2942), the 737-3H4 water bomber owned by the NSW Rural Fire Service, and operated by Coulson Aviation, is making an overnight stop at JRF from PPG, as it heads to Coulson's base at TRM. It spent the past week at PPG, after leaving XRH.

27928's History:
Jly 1995: Delivered to Southwest Airlines as N608SW (f/n 608).
Jan 2004: Painted in the Canyon Blue livery.
May 2017: Acquired by Coulson Aviation.
Mar 2018: Converted to a water bomber, and registered as N138CG (f/n 138).
Jly 2019: Sold to Delaware Trust Co, as a trustee for the NSW Rural Fire Service, named "Marie Bashir", and operated by Coulson Aviation.

Hawaiian Airlines Launches 787 Service

Hawaiian Airlines commenced 787-9 service today, with N781HA "Kapuahi", making the flight to SFO as HAL12. A pre-boarding event at Gate A4 was held that included Hawaiian music, hula dancers, and a Hawaiian blessing. Guests were given an orchid lei before walking into the Jetway.

N781HA will overnight at SFO, then return to HNL as HAL11. The guests aboard that flight will also get to witness a similar pre-boarding event at the gate.

Our highlight video on our YouTube channel.


photos to follow ...

13 April 2024

All Nippon Airways' JA982A


All Nippon Airways is taking delivery of JA982A (c/n 66996, l/n 1184). This 787-10, their second delivery this month, is making its delivery flight from CHS to HND, via LAX and HNL, as ANA9397. It left CHS yesterday, with an overnight stop at LAX, and will make a brief fuel stop here.

12 April 2024

Kalitta Air's N703CK Retirement

Kalitta Air's N703CK "Beti Ward 1" (c/n 24226, l/n809) is being retired by the airline. This 747-412F made its last flight into HNL on 09 Apr from GUM as CKS371, and continued onto YYZ with the same flight code. N703CK was repositioned to YIP, Kalitta's headquarters; then to OSC, Kalitta's maintenance base. Over the past couple years, the Pacific Air Cargo livery was removed, and left as a white-tail.

N253BE

Boeing is ferrying N253BE (c/n 43842, l/n 8263) from BFI to HSN, via JRF and GUM, as BOE392. This 737-8, wearing an all-grey livery, is still going to Xiamen Air (rudder bears the livery). It will be painted and configured at the Boeing Completion Center at Zhoushan, China

Alliance Airlines' N298JB

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of N298JB (msn 19000249). This ERJ-190AR is making its delivery flight from SJO to ADL, via SDM, OAK, HNL, MAJ, and BNE. It's being flown by Southern Cross International as SXI2430, and is making the OAK-HNL segment today. It will receive its Australian registration after delivery.

19000249's History
Mar 2009: Delivered to jetBlue as N298JB "Cool Blue" (f/n 298), with the "Dots" tail livery.
Jan 2017: Tail livery repainted in the "Tartan" design.
Jly 2022: Withdrawn from service.
Oct 2022: Ferried to MZJ for storage.
May 2023: Acquired by Wilmington Trust Company.
Nov 2023: Acquired by TVPX Trust Services, and ferried to SJO for prep to Alliance Airlines.

11 April 2024

Hawaiian Airlines' N780HA


Hawaiian Airlines is taking delivery of N780HA (c/n 66428, l/n 1097, f/n 780) today. this 787-9 DreamLiner is making its delivery flight from PAE as HAL9787. Its Hawaiian name will be unveiled after its blessing.

09 April 2024

QantasLink's VH-YQX

Southern Cross International is ferrying VH-YQX "Bouddi National Park" (c/n 55053, l/n 5016) from CBR to VCV, via APW and HNL, as SXI2421. This 717-2K9, owned by National Jet Systems, is being retired from its fleet. The APW-HNL segment is being flown as QFA6070.

55053's History:
Dec 1999: Delivered to Olympic Aviation as SX-BOB "Kassiopi", under lease from BIAL.
Dec 2003: Airline rebrands as Olympic Airlines.
Jly 2007: Leased to Spanair as EC-KHX.
Dec 2010: Leased to Blue 1 as OH-BLN, and painted in the Star Alliance special livery.
May 2013: Sold to Falco, and the lease transferred.
Feb 2016: Sold to, and delivered to National Jet Systems as VH-YQX, to operate for QantasLink.
Jan 2022: Repainted in the current Qantas livery, and named "Bouddi National Park".


11 Apr 2024 UPDATE
VH-YQX departed for VCV as SXI2421 this morning.

Royal Brunei's V8-MHB

V8-MHB (c/n 25537, l/n 517), the VIP 767-27GER of the Brunei Government, is making a brief fuel stop at HNL from PHL. This Royal Brunei-liveried 767 is returning to BWN [Bandar Seri Begawan Airport, Brunei].

China Southern Airlines' B-225D

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-225D (c/n 65259, l/n 7828) today. This 737-8 is flying from BFI to CAN, via HNL and GUM, as CSN5073.

05 April 2024

All Nippon Airways' JA984A

All Nippon Airways is taking delivery of JA984A (c/n 66998, l/n 1181), and its making its delivery flight from CHS to HND, via LAX and HNL, as ANA9399. This 787-10 departed CHS on the 4th, and will make overnight stops at LAX and HNL.

04 April 2024

Amazon Prime Air's N4649K To Enter Service

Hawaiian Airlines' A330-343F, N4649K "Ascend" (msn 1863), departed HNL for SBD this morning as HAL1740. The Amazon Prime Air-liveried Airbus is scheduled to operate the SBD-CVG route from tomorrow.

03 April 2024

The Century Mission To Visit KOA

The Century Mission is an around-the-world flight beginning from ICT, with a Learjet 36A, N41GJ (msn 36-055), owned by Global JetCare. It will make a brief fuel stop at KOA, early tomorrow morning from SNS, before continuing onto MAJ.

C-FKCN

Nomadic Aviation is ferrying C-FKCN (c/n 28573, l/n 3041) for AerCap, from YEG to TBS [Tblisi International Airport, Tblisi Georgia], via YVR, JRF, MAJ, and GUM today. This 737-36N, flying as OMD172, will be leased to Tblisi Airways. It will make a brief fuel stop at JRF. The rest of the ferry flight stops are CRK, CCU, and KHI.

28573's History:
Jun 1998: Delivered to British Airways as G-XMAN, under lease from GECAS.
Jun 2003: Leased to Garuda Indonesia as PK-GGX.
Jan 2005: Leased to Shenzhen Airlines as B-2602.
May 2012: Leased to Precision Air as 5H-PKS.
Mar 2014: Leased to Canadian North as C-FKCN (f/n 597).
Nov 2021: Sold to AerCap, and the lease transferred.

01 April 2024

2-DGMI

2-DGMI (c/n 29644, l/n 2231), a 737-8BKF owned by BBAM, is en route from YLW [Kelowna International Airport, Kelowna, BC, Canada] to HLZ [Hamilton International Airport, Hamilton, New Zealand], via HNL and NAN. It will be leased to Toll Aviation, and operated by Texel Air Australasia. It will be registered as ZK-TXB "Barbara", and will fly under the Team Global Express branding.


29644 History:
Originally ordered by Delta Air Lines, but not taken up.
Apr 2007: Delivered to Sky Airlines as TC-SKH "Rainbow", and re-designated as a 737-8BK, under lease from CIT (above photo).
May 2008: Sold to Babcock, Brown, and May (BBAM), and the lease transferred.
Dec 2012: Withdrawn from service, and stored at QLA.
Jun 2013: Leased to Andoulujet, and operated by Sun Express as TC-SBE.
Dec 2018: Leased to Go2Sky as OM-GTH.
Apr 2019: Subleased to Corendon Airlines for 11 months, also in Jly 2021 (three months), and Mar 2022 (six months).
Nov 2022: Withdrawn from service, and returned to BBAM.
Jan 2023: Ferried to YLW for freighter conversion, and registered as 2-DGMI.

31 March 2024

US-Bangla Airlines' S2-AJA

US-Bangla Airlines is returning S2-AJA (c/n 30039, l/n 701) to its lessor, AerCap. This 737-8Q8 is making its ferry flight from KUL to P08 [Coolidge Muni Airport, Coolidge, AZ], via GUM and HNL. It will go into storage at P08, and will eventually be parted out and scrapped.

30039's History:
Nov 2000: Delivered to Polynesian Airways as 5W-SAM, under lease from ILFC.
Jun 2012: Leased to TACV-Cabo Verde Airlines as D4-CBX.
May 2014: Acquired by AerCap, and the lease transferred.
Oct 2016: Leased to US-Bangla Airlines as S2-AJA.
Feb 2024: Withdrawn from service, and ferried from DAC to KUL for storage.

Qantas Upgauges QFA103/104 To 787-9

Beginning today, Qantas Airways is upguaging its SYD-HNL round-trip service from the A330-300 to the 787-9. VH-ZNN "Snowy River" (c/n 66078, l/n 1051) made today's flight. This upgrade is seasonal for the summer months.

30 March 2024

OAK Seeking To Change Formal Name

Aviation Week reports that the Port of Oakland is seeking to rename the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to the San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport, with the airport's identifiers remaining unchanged. One of the reasons is to attract more traffic to the airport. OAK has service to Hawai‘i by Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Federal Express. 

28 March 2024

Amazon Prime Air's N5441K

Hawaiian Airlines is taking delivery of their third A330-343F to operate for Amazon Prime Air. N5441K (msn 1874) is making its delivery flight from SHA to HNL with its registration as its callsign, and will arrive after midnight. It's still wearing its Hong Kong Air livery, and will be repainted on the US mainland.

1874's History:
Jly 2018: Built, but not taken by Hong Kong Arlines as B-LHH, stored at TLS.
Oct 2022: Acquired by Altavair Air Finance as F-WXAD, and stored at LDE.
Sep 2023: Ferried to SHA for storage, then freighter conversion.

Air China's B-224Z

Air China is taking delivery of their third 737-8 this month, with B-224Z (c/n 60932, l/n 7991). It's making its delivery flight from BFI to PEK today, with stops at HNL and GUM, as CCA80.

25 March 2024

Coulson Aviation's N140CG

Coulson Aviation's C-130H, N140CG (msn 382-4337, f/n 133), is making its way from NLK to TRM, via XRH, PPG, and JRF, as CUL133. It's returning to its base after the Australian summer deployment, and will overnight at JRF.

382-4337's History:
___1968: Assigned the USAF serial 68-10955. Delivered to the Royal Norwegian Air Force as 955 "Froy" BW-D.
Oct 2008: Retired from the RNAF, and stored at AMARC.
Aug 2023: Sold to Coulson Aviation as N140CG, and converted to a water bomber.

24 March 2024

HL8080

HL8080 (msn 5768), an A319-115ACJ owned by SK Telecom, is making a stop at HNL from ICN this afternoon. SK Telecom took delivery of this ACJ in April 2015.

30 Mar 2024 UPDATE
HL8080 departed for NGO today.

N208EX

N208EX (msn 208B5792) is making its delivery flight from IDP to ADL. This Grand Caravan EX owned by Gateway Air Center is flying it from IDP, with stops at ICT, SOW, MCE, HNL, APW, and AKL.


26 Mar 2024 UPDATE
N208EX departed HNL for APW this morning.

Coulson Aviation's N137CG

Coulson Aviation's firefighting 737-3H4, N137CG "Gaia" (c/n 27700, l/n 2759, f/n 137), is making a brief fuel stop at JRF from PPG today. It's returning from its Australian summer deployment at XRH as CUL137. It will continue to its home base at TRM.

Titan Airways' G-XATW

Titan Airways' Four Seasons Jet Experience-liveried A321-253NX, G-XATW (msn 10150), is making a stop at KOA, as it makes an around-the-world charter flight. It's flying from BFI as AWC443Y. The trip began on the 23rd from LTN. G-XATW is seen above departing BFI for KOA.

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CGV

Ukraine Air Alliance's An-12BK, UR-CGV (msn 6344610) is making a brief fuel stop at OGG from SBD as UKL5003, and will continue onto MAJ. The flight originated from LRD [Laredo, TX] and ended at BNE.

30 Mar 2024 UPDATE
UR-CGV is making a brief fuel stop at HNL on its way back from BNE, via MAJ (above photo). It will continue onto SBD, then DFW.

23 March 2024

Essential Air Service To LNY Up For Bid

On 08 February 2024, the US Department of Transportation issued a for proposals for Essential Air Service (EAS) to LNY. Mokulele Airlines plans to cancel non-subsidied EAS service to LNY, as it has become unprofitable for them to continue serving LNY, due to rising fuel prices and other costs. Lānaʻi is eligible under federal law to receive government-funded EAS for the size of the airport and the community that it serves. Currently, Mokulele is the only commercial airline to fly scheduled passenger service to the "Pineapple Island".

Mokulele/Southern Airways made it known to the US DOT, that it would need federal subsidies to keep the LNY service sustainable, if not profitable.

Local inter-island charter company, Pacific Air Charters is expressing interest in the LNY EAS, with their Tecnam P2012 Travelers.

Lānaʻi Air has a Cessna C408 SkyCourier for shuttle flights to LNY, but has yet to start service. Much of Lānaʻi Air's service is done via private charter with their Pilatus PC-12/47s.

Massachusetts-based commuter airline, Cape Air, that has a service in Guam, expressed interest in the LNY EAS.

Further information in this Civil Beart article, this Hawaii News Now report from 18 March on Cape Air and report on Pacific Air Charters, and Eddie Dowd's Instagram blooper.

22 March 2024

Lucky Air's B-224M

Lucky Air is taking delivery of their first 737-8 this year, with B-224M (c/n 64707, l/n 7660). It's making its delivery flight this afternoon from BFI to KMG, via JRF, GUM and HAK as B224M, and as LKE9541 from HAK to KMG. It will overnight at JRF.

All Nippon Airways' JA983A

All Nippon Airways is taking delivery of JA983A (c/n 66997, l/n 1177) today. This 787-10, their second delivery in three days,  is making its delivery flight from CHS to HND, via LAX and HNL, as ANA9397. It will make an overnight stop at HNL before continuing onto HND.

20 March 2024

Virgin Australia's VH-8ID

Virgin Australia is taking delivery of VH-8ID "St. Kilda Beach" (c/n 66638, l/n 8863) today. This 737-8 is making its flight from MLB to BNE, via PHX, KOA, and NOU as VOZ9947. It was ferried to MLB from BFI as VOZ9946 to undergo some cabin modifications before delivery. VH-8ID departed MLB for PHX on 18 Mar. It arrived at KOA this afternoon after a two-day break at PHX, and will overnight before continuing onto NOU.

19 March 2024

All Nippon Airways' JA981A

All Nippon Airways is taking delivery of JA981A (c/n 66995, l/n 1177), their fourth 787-10 DreamLiner. It's making its delivery flight from CHS to HND, via LAX and HNL, as ANA9399. It will make a brief fuel stop at HNL this afternoon, before continuing onto HND. This is All Nippon Airways' first 787-10 configured for domestic routes with high-density seating.

Air China's B-223Y

Air China is taking delivery of B-223Y (c/n 60940, l/n 8214) today. This 737-8, their third this year, is making its delivery flight from BFI to PEK, via HNL and GUM, as CCA84, and will overnight at HNL tonight.

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CAJ

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CAJ (msn 8346106) is back at HNL for a brief fuel stop from SBD tonight. This An-12BK will continue onto MAJ. UR-CAJ was last here on 02 March.

18 March 2024

International Air Response's N117TG

International Air Response's C-130A, N117TG (msn 182-3018), is making a stop at HNL tonight, arriving from the Philippines, and is heading back to its base at P08 [Coolidge, AZ]. 

182-3018's History:
___ 1956: Delivered to the US Air Force as 54-1631, and assigned to the 61st TCS.
Aug 1964: Assigned to the 314th TCW.
May 1967: Assigned to the 4442nd CCTW.
Nov 1969: Assigned to the 705th TAS
Nov 1971: Loaned to the Republic of Vietnam Air Force.
Jan 1976: Returned to USAF, and assigned to the 327th TAS.
Jly 1976: Assigned to the 143rd TAS.
Oct 1989: Sold to T&G Aviation as N117TG.
Jun 1992: Converted to a water bomber.
Mar 2000: Withdrawn from service, and stored.
Jun 2002: Acquired by International Air Response.
___ 2010: Converted for marine oil spill response.

17 March 2024

Amazon Prime Air's N4649K

Hawaiian Airlines is taking delivery of its second A330-343F, N4649K "Ascend" (msn 1863), this evening. It's making its delivery flight from BFM, via SBD, as HAL9610. It will enter service with Amazon Prime Air, joining N4621K.

1863's History
Mar 2018: Built, but not taken by Hong Kong Airlines as B-LHF, stored at TLS.
Jun 2022: Acquired by Altavair Air Finance as F-WXAB, and stored at LDE.
Feb 2023: Ferried to BFM for storage, then freighter conversion.
Dec 2023: Ferried to AMA for paint to Amazon Prime Air livery.
Mar 2024: Ferried back to BFM.

16 March 2024

Conair's C-FFQF

Conair's C-FFQF (msn 4135, t/n 391) is making its wayback to Canada after its firefighting deployment to Australia. This DHC-8-402 Q400-AT is flying from AVV to YXX, via BNE, HIR, MAJ, HNL, and OAK, as FGD391. It will make an overnight stop at HNL.

C-FFQF was here this past November, when it was on its way to Australia.

14 March 2024

Allegiant Air's RP-C3275

Cebu Pacific Air is ferrying RP-C3275 (msn 5687) from HYD [Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, India] to IWA [Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Phoenix, AZ], via MNL, GUM, and HNL, as CEB3275. This A320-214 will join the Allegiant Air fleet as N189NV.

RP-C3275's History:
Jly 2013: Delivered to Cebu Pacific as RP-C3275.
Mar 2015: Painted in the "Get Go" special livery.
May 2017: Repainted in the current livery.
Sep 2023: Withdrawn from service, and ferried to HYD for storage.


15 Mar 2024 UPDATE
RP-C3275 departed this evening for IWA with its registration as its callsign.

13 March 2024

Air X Charter's 9H-BIG

Air X Charter's 9H-BIG (msn 374) is stopping at HNL today. This A340-312 is making an around the world charter flight on behalf of Safrans du Monde. The flight is arriving from NLU [Felipe Angeles International Airport, Ciudad de México, México] as AXY839Y. It's scheduled to depart for NAN on the 15th.

374's History:
Dec 2000: Delivered to AOM French Airlines as F-GTUB, with the "Qualifiers Group" titles, under lease from Flightlease.
Oct 2003: Leased to SriLankan Airlines as 4R-ADF.
Feb 2005: Sold to Debis AirFinance, and the lease transferred.
Oct 2005: Sold to AerCap, and the lease transferred.
Sep 2008: Sold to Veling, and the lease transferred.
Jan 2016: Withdrawn from service.
Jly 2016: Sold to European Aviation, and leased to Air X Charter as M-VVIP; Re-registered as 9H-BIG Sep 2016: Sold to Avmax Group, and the lease transferred. Re-registered as 9H-BIG two months later.
Feb 2023: Wore decals for the Def Leppard / Motley Crüe World Tour for one month.


15 Mar 2024 UPDATE
9H-BIG will continue its around the world charter to NAN as AXY875V.

12 March 2024

Donghai Airlines' B-224C

Donghai Airlines is taking delivery of B-224C (61292, l/n 8239) today. This 737-8 is making its delivery flight from BFI to SZX, via HNL and GUM as EPA168, and will overnight at HNL.

09 March 2024

Shenzhen Airlines' B-224Y

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-224Y (c/n 61155, l/n 8208) today. This 737-8 is making its delivery flight from BFI to SZX, via HNL and GUM, as CSZ224Y, and will overnight at HNL.

Xiamen Air's B-224X

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-224X (c/n 64683, l/n 8205) today. This 737-8 is making its delivery flight from BFI to XMN, via HNL and GUM, as CXA800, and will overnight at HNL.

07 March 2024

Project Orbis' N330AU

N330AU (c/n 46800, l/n 96), the Project Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, is making a stop at HNL from HKG (via GUM) as ORBIS1. This MD-10-30F was at XSP from 30 November 2023 to 01 February 2024, then to CRK until 19 February, when it flew to HKG.

46800's History:
Apr 1973: Delivered to Trans International Airlines as N101TV (f/n 101).
Oct 1979: Airline rebrands as Transamerica Airlines, and leased to Nigeria Airways for one month.
Mar 1981: Leased to Air Florida for two years.
Apr 1984: Sold to Federal Express as N301FE "Tara Lynn" (f/n 301), and converted to a freighter.
Jun 1994: Airline rebrands as FedEx Express.
___ 2006: Renamed "Brann", and re-designated as an MD-10-30F.
Apr 2011: Sold to Project Orbis as N330AU.
May 2012: Ferried to VCV for storage, then interior converted for a flying eye hospital.

04 March 2024

"Kapuahi" Begins Training Flights

Hawaiian Airlines begins training flights for N781HA "Kapuahi" today. Their 787-9 is flying to KOA as HAL9020, and will do short flights in and out of KOA for the day as HAL996x.

23:00 UPDATE
N781HA returned to HNL as HAL9021.

05 Mar 2024 UPDATE
N781HA departed for OGG as HAL9152 to do training flights today, it will return to HNL as HAL9153.

06 Mar 2024 UPDATE
N781HA departed for ITO as HAL9156 this morning.

07 Mar 2024 UPDATE
N781HA made its first TransPacific training flight to SFO as HAL9052.

08 Mar 2024 UPDATE
"Kapuahi" flew down to LAX as HAL9054.

09 Mar 2024 UPDATE
"Kapuahi" returns home as HAL9055.

MYAirline's VP-CAU

VP-CAU (msn 3449), a former MYAirline A320-214, is being ferried from CGK to YHM, via GUM, HNL and SDM, as its being returned to SMBC Aviation (who acquired Goshawk Aviation). This was the former TF-GAD, that stopped over at HNL in September 2023, on its delivery flight for MYAirline. This A320, re-registered as 9M-DAN, never entered service, as the airline suspended operations a few weeks after its arrival at KUL. It was ferried to CGK for storage, and had been sitting there since the suspension.

03 March 2024

N187JB

Alliance Airlines is taking delivery of N187JB (msn 19000009) today. This ERJ-190AR is being flown from MCN to ROK via OAK, HNL, MAJ and BNE, by Southern Cross International as SXI2419. The jetBlue titles have been painted over, though the majority of the tail livery is visible.

19000009's History
Nov 2005: Delivered to jetBlue as N187JB "Dream Come Blue" (f/n 187) with the "Bubbles" tail livery, under lease from GECAS.
Oct 2013: Tail livery repainted with the "Blueberries" design, and renamed "Bluesmobile" a month later.
Nov 2016: Renamed "Blue-yah".
Nov 2021: Sold to AerCap, and the lease transferred.
Oct 2023: Withdrawn from service, and stored at MCN.

02 March 2024

Ukraine Air Alliance's UR-CAJ

UR-CAJ (msn 8346106), an An-12BK from Ukraine Air Alliance made a brief fuel stop at HNL this afternoon. It's flying from AKL to SBD, via NAN, MAJ, and HNL, as UKL5025.