29 September 2016

Thai Airway's HS-TGA

A chartered Thai Airways International 747-4D7 arrived this morning from Bangkok, Thailand as TG885. HS-TGA (c/n 32369, l/n 1273) flew in participants from Thailand for the 2016 International Sex Trafficking Summit. Prosecutors and Law associates from the United States and Asia gathered in Honolulu to hold discussions on the issue of Sex trafficking.

28 September 2016

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPK

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPK "Aussie Rob" (msn 19000218) is making its return ferry flight from BNA to BNE. The E-190 will overnight at HNL from VNY, continuing onto APW tomorrow morning as VOZ9902.

27 September 2016

China Eastern Airlines' B-7600

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-7600 (c/n 41498, l/n 6091) today. The 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES9001, and 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 the Boeing Test Flights Google Sheet 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:
6017 | B-1557 | 42933 | Jiangxi Air | -85C [09.06.16 CJX8936]
6061 | B-7893 | 60855 | Air China | -89L [09.07.16 CCA47]
6062 | B-1569 | 42159 | Urumqi Air | -84P [09.09.16 B1569]
6063 | B-7872 | 60155 | Kunming Airlines | -7LY [09.09.16 KNA7872]
6051 | B-18661 | 62688 | China Airlines | -8AL [09.09.16 CAL1710 to ANC ]
6064 | B-7979 | 61431 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [09.10.16 CDG7979]
6068 | B-7995 | 43892 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [09.13.16 CSN995]
6066 | B-1563 | 39221 | Lucky Air | -74P [09.13.16 B1563]
6072 | B-7987 | 61694 | China United Airlines | -89P [09.15.16 CUA987]
6079 | B-1536 | 41497 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [09.19.16 CES9001]
6077 | B-1538 | 44387 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [09.20.16 CHH1538]
6080 | B-7989 | 42158 | Lucky Air | -84P [09.21.16 B7989]
6083 | B-7750 | 61120 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L [09.23.16 CSZ903]
5609 | HS-TYU | 62445 | Royal Thai Air Force | -8Z6 (BBJ2) [09.25.16 HSTYU]
6091 | B-7600 | 41498 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P [09.27.17 CES9001]

5931 | B-28066 | 41345 | Far Eastern Air Transport | -8SH « BFI
6008 | B-7631 | 61273 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z «
6073 | B-18662 | 61795 | China Airlines | -8AL «
6081 | B-1553 | 61355 | 9 Air | -86X «
6084 | B-7890 | 43416 | Air China | -89L «
6092 | HS-LTY | 38312 | Thai Lion Air | -9GPER «

« Pre-Delivery Test Phase
« First Flight: 09.21.16
« Added: __.__.16
« 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 the Line Number.

26 September 2016

Mokulele Ends JRF Service

Mokulele Airlines ended Cessna Grand Caravan service to and from JRF earlier this month, citing lack of profitability.

Further details in this Hawaii News Now article.

25 September 2016

Aloha Air Cargo Bids Aloha ‘Oe To The SF340AF

Aloha Air Cargo has ended their Saab SF340AF turboprop operations. N843KH was the last of the three Saab freighters to be ferried out of HNL, that left on September 14th for BGR. The cargo firm decided to concentrate on their 737-300F fleet, and the ABX Air charter for their LAX service.

Royal Thai Air Force's HS-TYU

The Royal Thai Air Force is taking delivery of HS-TYU (c/n 62445, l/n 5609) today. The 737-8Z6 (BBJ2) is flying as HSTYU. This BBJ2 was built in September 2015, was ferried to WOE [Woensdrecht Air Base, Netherlands] for cabin outfitting. It was flown to BFI for final acceptance, before making its way across the Pacific.

23 September 2016

Shenzhen Airlines' B-7750

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-7750 (c/n 61120, l/n 6083) today. The 737-87L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSZ903, and will overnight at HNL. B-7750 is the 100th 737NG delivery to a Chinese carrier this year.

21 September 2016

Hawaiian Airlines To Order A380s?

In a Bloomberg Technology article today, it intimated that Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley is mulling over the possibility of ordering Airbus A380s for its HNL-LAX, HNL-LAS, and HNL-NRT flights. There will be a several second-hand "Super Jumbos" to hit the market, as Singapore Airlines is set to return some of their leased A380 fleet, and leasing companies have several to offer.

The airline is also looking at further route expansion to the east coast US, and Asian destinations as they anticipate delivery of the six A330-800neos. Europe is mentioned as a possibility as well, depending on the range and load specs when the A330neos are built.


Hawaiian Airlines would have to limit the amount of A380 movements at HNL, as only two gates on the ‘Ewa Concourse are currently rated to accommodate the A380, though only via the main deck.  HNL has reinforced taxiways to handle the "Super Jumbo" as well. 

In December 2012, F-WWDD, an A380 demonstrator paid a three-day visit to HNL. Hawaiian Airlines hosted the visit, which included touch-and-go landings at KOA. It was also used as a training plane for Swissport, who handles Qantas A380 flights, when they stop here for medical diversions.

Allegiant Air's N331NV

Allegiant Air is taking delivery of their latest A319-111, N331NV (msn 2625), today. It's flying from HKG to the mainland, with a stop at HNL from GUM, before continuing onto RNO and IND.

2625 was originally delivered to Cebu Pacific Air in December 2005 as RP-C3191, and withdrawn from use this past July.

TAG Aviation's G-TCSX

TAG Aviation's Four Seasons Resorts logo jet, G-TCSX (c/n 26330, l/n 717), has made a stop at HNL as VIP619.

Lucky Air's B-7989

Lucky Air is taking delivery of B-7989 (c/n 42158, l/n 6080) today. The 737-84P, their second 737NG delivery within the past eight days, is makings delivery flight from BFI as B7989, and will overnight at HNL.

20 September 2016

Hainan Airlines' B-1538

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-1538 (c/n 44387, l/n 6077) today. The 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1538, and will overnight at HNL.

19 September 2016

China Eastern Airlines' B-1536

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1536 (c/n 41497, l/n 6079) today. The 737-89P is makings delivery flight from BFI as CES9001, and will overnight at HNL.

15 September 2016

China United Airlines' B-7987

China United Airlines is taking delivery of B-7987 (c/n 61694, l/n 6072) today. The 737-89P is makings delivery flight from BFI as CUA987, and will overnight at HNL.