23 May 2017

Air China's B-1418

Air China is taking delivery of B-1418 (c/n 60867, l/n 6414) today. The 737-89L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA47, and will overnight at HNL.

Upcoming 737NG Deliveries

With many of the airlines around Asia and Oceania ordering Next Generation 737s and 737 MAXs, 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 is continuously updated as new information becomes available.

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 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:
6008 | B-7631 | 61273 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z [05.05.17 EPA295]
6387 | B-1427 | 61687 | China United Airlines | -89P [05.06.17 CUA427]
6391 | B-1436 | 60164 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [05.09.17 CDG1436]
6394 | B-1583 | 63238 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [05.12.17 CSN158]
6397 | B-1445 | 42973 | Hebei Airlines | -8LW [05.13.17 HBH1445]
5948 | 9M-LRC | 42985 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8MAX [05.16.17 MXD1 to ANC ]
6034 | 9M-LRD | 42986 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8MAX [05.23.17 MXD1 to ANC ]
6414 | B-1418 | 60867 | Air China | -89L [05.23.17 CCA47]

6114 | 9M-L__ | 42994 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8MAX « RNT
6222 | 9M-L__ | 42988 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8MAX « RNT
6230 | B-1592 | 61357 | 9 Air | -86X «
6250 | PK-L__ | 42987 | Lion Air | -9MAX «
6275 | B-1590 | 61275 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z « BFI
6308 | PK-L__ | 42987 | Lion Air | -9MAX (N739EX) « RNT
6370 | B-7998 | 61358 | 9 Air | -86X «
6400 | B-1415 | 61276 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z «
6401 | B-1420 | 41115 | Okay Airways | -9KFER «
6413 | JA04RK | 61478 | Japan TransOcean Air | -8Q3 «
6424 | B-7819 | 42945 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
6431 | B-1438 | 61433 | Shandong Airlines | -85N «
6433 | B-7399 | 44392 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «

« Pre-Delivery Test Phase
« First Flight: 05.17.17
« Added 05.02.17
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings

Royal Australian Air Force P-8As:
6076 | A47-003 (N959DS) | 62290
6216 | A47-004 (N974DS) | 62293

On the occasion that a delivery flight stops through a Neighbor Island airport, or Anchorage, AK [ANC], their IATA airport code will noted after its flight number. However, when the delivery flight goes through ANC, it will not be listed on the "Deliveries" pages.

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 the Line Number.

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19 May 2017

HANG F-22As Scramble To Escort AAL31


A pair of F-22A Raptors from the Hawaii‘i Air National Guard's 199th Fighter Squadron were scrambled to escort an American Airlines A321 arriving from LAX. N126AN (msn 6313), flying as AAL31, was subject to an attempted cockpit breach by a passenger, who was prevented then restrained by passengers and crew. An in-flight emergency was reported by the flight crew, and the FAA requested the HANG escort. The flight landed on Runway 4R without incident, while first responders readied to enter the airliner, which parked on the North Ramp. Crews from the HNL ARFF, Hawaii State Sheriff deputies, Honolulu Police, the FBI, and Homeland Security are investigating the incident.

16 May 2017

Hawaiian Airlines LAX Terminal Move

Hawaiian Airlines will make their terminal move at LAX tonight. The airline will move their operations from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5, that will commence tomorrow.

For further information on other airline relocations within LAX, see "LAX On The Move".

13 May 2017

Hebei Airlines' B-1445

Hebei Airlines is taking delivery of B-1445 (c/n 42973, l/n 6397) today. The 737-8LW is making its delivery flight from BFI as HBH1445, and will overnight at HNL.

12 May 2017

China Southern Airlines' B-1583

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1583 (c/n 63238, l/n 6394) this evening. The 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN158, and will overnight at HNL.

11 May 2017

QantasFreight's VH-XNH

QantasFreight is taking delivery of VH-XNH (c/n 24796, l/n 1887) today. The 737-4S3SF is making its delivery flight from VCV as QFA7300, and will overnight at HNL. It also wears the StarTrack titles, which is an Australian parcel delivery company.

24796 was originally delivered to ILFC, then leased to Air Europe [PE/AEL] in July 1990 as G-BRKG. In April 1991, it was leased to Dan-Air London [DA/DAN] as G-TREN. In November 1992, it was transferred to the British Airways [BA/BAW] fleet, after British Airways acquired Dan-Air London. In March 1997, it was leased to British Airways' subsidiary GB Airways [GT/GBL] (UK) as G-TREN. In June 2002, it was sold to Islandsflug [HH/ICB] (Iceland), then leased to Air Miles as TF-ELV. In February 2004, it was leased to Ryanair [FR/RYR] (Ireland), and in January 2005, it was sold to Air Atlanta Icelandic [CC/ABD] (Iceland), and remained with Ryanair. Four months later, it was leased to Excel Airways [JN/XLA] (UK). In December 2005, it was leased to Xtra Airways [XP/CXP] (USA) as TF-ELV, and was registered as N43XA, three months later. From August 2007 to March 2012, it operated for Direct Air [DIA] (USA). After Direct Air closed, it remained with Xtra Airways until May 2015. It underwent freighter conversion at Dothan, GA [DHN] from February to November 2016. Last month, Express Freighters [EFA] (Australia) acquired 24796, and registered it as VH-XNH; they will operate it for QantasFreight.

09 May 2017

Scoot Proposes SIN-KIX-HNL Service

According to an Airline Route tweet, Scoot [TZ/SCO] (Singapore) has proposed service between SIN [Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore] and HNL, via KIX. The tweet did not mention any specifics as to a start-up date, or aircraft type. This route is subject to US Department of Transportation approval. The airline currently as 13 787s (seven -8s, and six -9s), along with two more -8s on order.

Shandong Airlines' B-1436

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-1436 (c/n 60164, l/n 6391) today. The 737-85N is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1436, and will overnight at HNL.

08 May 2017

Island Air's N328NG

Island Air is taking delivery of its second used Q400 NextGen, N328NG (msn 4328). It's flying from GTF (via CMA) as SXA374. This Q400 NextGen has the distinction of being the 1,000th Dash8 built. This will be the airlines' fifth Q400 NextGen, will be re-registered as N684WP, and will be named "Laulima" (Hawaiian for "Being accountable to ourselves, each other, and our guests").

Like its fleet mate, N685WP (ex N339NG), it was delivered to Colgan Air in September 2010 as N328NG, and had the 1,000th Dash8 decal. It wore the Continental Connection and United Express liveries while with Colgan. It continued with Republic Airlines following Colgan's shutdown (April 2012), until February 2016. It was sold to NAC-Nordic, and leased back in June 2015. Like N339NG, N328NG was supposed to have been leased to FlyBe, but was not taken up.

06 May 2017

China United Airlines' B-1427

China United Airlines is taking delivery of B-1427 (c/n 61687, l/n 6387) today. The 737-89P its making its delivery flight from BFI as CUA427, and will overnight at HNL.

05 May 2017

N106SZ

N106SZ (msn 14501190), an Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 650 owned by the Cambe Group (Van Nuts, CA), made a stop at HNL this afternoon.

This Legacy 650 was originally delivered to Falcon Aviation Services [FVS] (United Arab Emirates) in November 2014 as A6-YMA, and re-registered as A6-LGI in April 2016. Seven months later, it was sold to the Cambe Group.

Donghai Airlines' B-7631

Donghai Airlines is taking deliver of B-7631 (c/n 61273, l/n 6008) today. The 737-83Z, which was built in July 2016, and stored at BFI following its test flights, is makings delivery flight from BFI as EPA295, and will overnight at HNL.