19 August 2017

Western Global Airlines' N356KD

During this past week, Western Global Airlines' 747-446F, N356KD (c/n 26356, l/n 1026), has been substituting on Kalitta Air's service between HNL and LAX [CKS369/368].

26356 was originally delivered to Japan Airlines in March 1994 as JA8911. In December 2007, it was converted to a freighter for JAL Cargo. In December 2010, it was acquired by Atlas Air as N356NA, and re-registered as N458MC four months later. It flew with Atlas until August 2015. Three months later Western Global Airlines bought this 747, and registered it as N356KD. It still wears the blue aft section of its former owner.

China Southern Airlines' B-1408

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1408 (c/n 63235, l/n 6536) today. The 737-81B, their second delivery this month, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN408, and will overnight at HNL.

China Eastern Airlines' B-1421

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1421 (c/n 41508, l/n 6533) today. The 737-89P, their third delivery this month, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES9002, and will overnight at HNL.

Shenzhen Airlines' B-1477

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-1477 (c/n 61119, l/n 6540) this morning. The 737-87L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSZ918, and will overnight at HNL.

Upcoming 737NG & 737MAX 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:

DELIVERED
6518 | B-1455 | 42950 | Xiamen Air | -85C [08.05.17 CXA8099]
6513 | B-1307 | 63761 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [08.05.17 CES9001]
6510 | B-1453 | 61698 | Shanghai Airlines | -89P [08.05.17 CSH9761]
6519 | B-1317 | 43901 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [08.08.17 CES9002]
6514 | B-1478 | 61127 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L [08.08.17 CSZ1478]
6516 | B-1409 | 63243 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [08.08.17 CSN409]
6441 | PK-LQH | 42996 | Lion Air | -MAX8 [08.09.17 LNI1]
6526 | B-1441 | 61436 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [08.11.17 CDG1441]
6527 | B-1492 | 60693 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [08.11.17 CHH1492]
6520 | B-1491 | 63613 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [08.11.17 CHH1491]
6401 | B-1420 | 41115 | Okay Airways | -9KFER [08.14.17 OKA1420]
6504 | B-1447 | 42975 | Hebei Airlines | -8LW [08.18.17 HBH1447]
6525 | B-1322 | 60168 | Urumqi Airlines | -8LP [08.18.17 B1322]
6537 | B-1493 | 43428 | Hainan Airlines | -84P 08.18.17 CHH1493]
6540 | B-1477 | 61119 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L [08.19.17 CSZ918]
6533 | B-1421 | 41508 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [08.19.17 CES9002]
6536 | B-1408 | 63235 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [08.19.17 CSN408]


737 NG
6230 | B-1592 | 61357 | 9 Air | -86X « BFI
6275 | B-1590 | 61275 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z « BFI
6370 | B-7998 | 61358 | 9 Air | -86X « BFI
6400 | B-1415 | 61276 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z « BFI
6449 | B-1472 | 61360 | 9 Air | -86X « BFI
6453 | JA06GR | 61798 | Spring Airlines Japan | -8AL « BFI
6460 | B-1473 | 61361 | 9 Air | -86X « BFI
6523 | B-1470 | 63045 | China United Airlines | -89P «
6539 | B-1308 | 63762 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
6541 | B-1442 | 61437 | Shandong Airlines | -85N «
6544 | B-1400 | 63244 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «
6545 | B-1452 | 65456 | Shanghai Airlines | -89P «
6546 | B-1457 | 63682 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
6547 | B-____ | 61277 | Donghai Airlines | -8LW «
6551 | VH-YFZ | 41005 | Virgin Australia | -8FE «
6552 | B-1456 | 42951 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
6553 | B-1490 | 62572 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «

737 MAX
6250 | PK-L__ | 42987 | Lion Air | -MAX9 (N7379E) «
6308 | PK-L__ | 42987 | Lion Air | -MAX9 (N739EX) «
6448 | PK-LQG | 42995 | Lion Air | -MAX8 «
6464 | B-____ | 61621 | China Eastern Airlines | -MAX8 «

« Pre-Flight Prep
« First Flight: 08.15.17
« Pre-Delivery Test Phase
« Stored (Location [IATA])
° New / Modified Livery
* Special Livery / Markings

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 order of the Line Numbers.

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18 August 2017

Hainan Airlines' B-1493

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-1493 (c/n 43428, l/n 6537) today. The 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1493, and will overnight at HNL. This is Hainan's third 737 delivery this month.

B-1493 is also the 100th 737 delivery flight to stop through Hawai‘i this year.

Urumqi Airlines' B-1322

Urumqi Airlines is taking delivery of B-1322 (c/n 60168, l/n 6525) today. The 737-8LP is making its delivery flight from BFI as B1322, and will overnight at HNL.

Hebei Airlines' B-1447

Hebei Airlines is taking delivery of B-1447 (c/n 42975, l/n 6504) today. The 737-8LW is making its delivery flight from BFI as HBH1447, and will overnight at HNL.

16 August 2017

US Army UH-60A Missing Off Ka‘ena Point

A Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk from the US Army's 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Wheeler Army Airfield, with five aboard is missing two miles off of Ka‘ena Point. Search teams from the US Army, US Coast Guard, and the Honolulu Fire Department are scanning the area. The Blackhawk was one of two on a night training mission from Wheeler Army Airfield [HHI], and were flying between Dillingham Airfield [HDH] and Ka‘ena Point. The Ka‘ena Point State Park is closed on both the Mokule‘ia and Keawa‘ula sides while the search continues.

The HNL RareBirds team sends out thoughts and prayers to those aboard the helicopter, their families, and their unit.

Further details in this KHON News report.

15 August 2017

Cathay Pacific's B-KQF

Cathay Pacific's flight CPA885 had to make an unknown stop at HNL from LAX today. The HKG-bound 777-367ER, B-KQF (c/n 41428, l/n 1101) arrived this afternoon, and departed early this evening for TPE.

United Airlines' N76055

N76055 (c/n 29450, l/n 826), the Star Alliance-liveried 767-424ER for United Airlines, arrived today from IAD as UAL145, and later returned to IAD as UAL144.

14 August 2017

Okay Airways' B-1420

Okay Airways is taking delivery of B-1420 (c/n 41115, l/n 6401) today. The 737-9KFER is making its delivery flight from BFI as OKA1420, and will overnight at HNL. It's first flight was in May, but has been in short-term storage at BFI.

11 August 2017

Royal Canadian Air Force's 144617

The Royal Canadian Air Force's 144617 (msn 5533), made a stop at HNL. The Bombardier CC-144C (Challenger 604) is used as a VIP transport. When transporting their Prime Minister within Canada, it's call-sign is "CanForce1". This CC-144C was delivered to the RCAF in December 2002.

Hainan Airlines' B-1491

Hainan Airlines' B-1491 (c/n 63613, l/n 6520), is the second of two 737-84P deliveries today. It's making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1491, and will overnight at HNL.

Hainan Airlines' B-1492

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-1492 (c/n 60693, l/n 6527) today. The 737-84P, the first of two deliveries today, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1492, and will overnight at HNL.

Shandong Airlines' B-1441

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of b-1441 (c/n 61436, l/n 6526) this morning. The 737-85N is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1441, and will overnight at HNL.

10 August 2017

Japan Airlines' JA734J

Japan Airlines has had its third logojet, JA734J (c/n 32433, l/n 527) stop at HNL today from NRT as JAL780. It's wearing the Sky Eco special decals, which is in cooperation with the United Nations "Decade of Biodiversity". It returned to NRT as JAL789.

09 August 2017

Lion Air's PK-LQH

Lion Air is taking delivery of PK-LQH (c/n 42996, l/n 6441) tonight. The 737 MAX8 is making its delivery flight from BFI as LNI1, and will make a brief fuel stop before continuing onto GUM.

08 August 2017

Virgin America's N921VA

Virgin America's first A321-253N(neo), N921VA "neo kid on the block" (msn 7589, f/n 921), made a stop at HNL today as VRD51 from SFO. It was the first flight to HNL by an A321neo. It returned a few hours later to SFO as VRD50.

With only two A321neos, and a third on order, it may be sometime before Virgin America uses the LEAP-1A powered A321 on their Hawai‘i service.

Japan Airlines' JA731J

Japan Airlines' PGA (Professional Golf Association ) Tour 777-346ER logojet, JA731J (c/n 32431, l/n 429), made a stop at HNL from NRT as JAL780, and returned to NRT as JAL789. This is the second JAL logojet at HNL this week.

China Southern Airlines' B-1409

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1409 (c/n 63243, l/n 6516) this afternoon. The 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN409, and will overnight at HNL.

Shenzhen Airlines' B-1478

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-1478 (c/n 61127, l/n 6514) today. The 737-87L, their second in two weeks, is making its delivery flight as CSZ1478, and will overnight at HNL.

China Eastern Airlines' B-1317

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1317 (c/n 43901, l/n 6519) this morning. The 737-89P, their second delivery within three days, is making its delivery flight as CES9002, and will overnight at HNL.

06 August 2017

Japan Airlines' JA733J Jet-Kei LogoJet

Japan Airlines' 777-346ER "Jet-Kei" logojet made a stop at HNL yesterday, as JAL780 from NRT. The artwork in the aft section is of Japanese professional tennis player Kai Nishikori. It returned to NRT as JAL789, a few hours later.