23 June 2017

Air China's B-1419

Air China is taking delivery of B-1419 (c/n 60868, l/n 6454) this morning. The 737-89L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CCA47, 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:
6424 | B-7819 | 42945 | Xiamen Air | -85C [06.03.17 CXA8199]
6426 | HS-DBY | 61299 | Nok Air | -88L "Nok Veha" [06.06.17 NOK6900 to LIH ]
6431 | B-1438 | 61433 | Shandong Airlines | -85N [06.07.17 CDG1438]
6433 | B-7399 | 44392 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [06.10.17 CHH8399]
6434 | B-1446 | 42974 | Hebei Airlines | -8LW* [06.13.17 HBH1446]
6444 | B-7821 | 42946 | Xiamen Air | -85C [06.16.17 CXA8299]
6442 | B-1448 | 61697 | Shanghai Airlines | -89P [06.17.17 CSH9761]
6446 | B-1597 | 60464 | Ruili Airlines | -8ME [06.19.17 RLH1597]
6450 | B-1459 | 61705 | Kunming Airlines | -7LY [06.22.17 KNA1459]
6436 | JA05GR | 61783 | Spring Airlines Japan | -8AL [06.22.17 JA05GR to ANC ]
6454 | B-1419 | 60868 | Air China | -89L [06.23.17 CCA47]

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 «
6400 | B-1415 | 61276 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z « BFI
6401 | B-1420 | 41115 | Okay Airways | -9KFER « BFI
6438 | B-1450 | 61405 | Okay Airways | -8KF « BFI
6449 | B-1472 | 61360 | 9 Air | -86X «
6453 | JA06GR | 61798 | Spring Airlines Japan | -8AL «
6458 | B-7823 | 42947 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
6460 | B-1473 | 61361 | 9 Air | -86X «
6462 | B-7400 | 43425 | Hainan Airlines | -86N «
6465 | B-1439 | 60165 | Shandong Airlines | -85N «
6471 | B-1410 | 63241 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «

737 MAX
6114 | 9M-LRF | 42994 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8MAX «
6222 | 9M-LRG | 42988 | Batik Air Malaysia | -8MAX «
6250 | PK-L__ | 42987 | Lion Air | -9MAX (N7379E) «
6308 | PK-L__ | 42987 | Lion Air | -9MAX (N739EX) «
6344 | PK-LQF | 42990 | Lion Air | -8MAX «
6441 | PK-LQG | 42996 | Lion Air | -8MAX «
6448 | PK-LQH | 42995 | Lion Air | -8MAX «

« Pre-Flight Prep
« First Flight: 06.22.17
« 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.


22 June 2017

Kunming Airlines' B-1459

Kunming Airlines is taking delivery of B-1459 (c/n 61705, l/n 6450) today. The 737-7LY is making its delivery flight from BFI as KNA1459, and will overnight at HNL.

19 June 2017

Ruili Airlines' B-1597

Ruili Airlines is taking delivery of B-1597 (c/n 60464, l/n 6446) this afternoon. The 737-8ME is making its delivery flight from BFI as RLH1597, and will overnight at HNL.

17 June 2017

Philippine Airlines' RP-C7778

A Philippine Airlines 777-3F6ER diverted into Honolulu from Vancouver this morning for a tech stop. RP-C7778 (c/n 61730 l/n 1443) departed before noon to continue onto Manila.

Shanghai Airlines' B-1448

Shanghai Airlines is taking deliver of B-1448 (c/n 61697, l/n 6442) today. The 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSH9761, and will overnight at HNL.

16 June 2017

Xiamen Air's B-7821

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-7821 (c/n 42946, l/n 6444) today. The 737-85C is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA8299, and will overnight at HNL.

13 June 2017

United To Increase Service To Hawai‘i

United Airlines announced today that they will increase their Hawaii service on 11 routes to bring the total amount of flights to 40. The increase will begin on December 20th, with seasonal flights to the Neighbor Islands being upgraded to daily in many cases.

Further information in this United Airlines press release.

Hebei Airlines' B-1446

Hebei Airlines is taking delivery of B-1446 (c/n 42974, l/n 6434) today. The 737-8LW, with special "Enjoy Hebei" and "20th Aircraft for Hebei Airlines" markings, is making its delivery flight from BFI as HBH1446, and will overnight at HNL.

10 June 2017

AeroMéxico's XA-ADV

AeroMéxico is taking delivery of XA-ADV (c/n 29930, l/n 757), under lease from Aircastle. It's ferrying from CGK to MEX (via NRT and HNL) as AMX8504, and stopped at HNL this evening.

29930 was originally delivered to Ryanair in January 2001 as EI-CSQ, and had winglets installed six years later. In May 2009, it was sold to CIT Aerospace, and leased to Garuda Indonesia as PK-GEO, and three years later sold to Aircastle, and the lease transferred, until this past March.

Prime Air's N1321A

Amazon.com's Prime Air (operated by Atlas Air) is taking delivery of N1321A (c/n 27957, l/n 587), a 767-306ERF. It arrived from HNL from XSP, via GUM as GTI9602.

27957 was originally delivered to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in July 1995 as PH-BZA"Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge)" (f/n ZA-001), under lease from ILFC. In April 2005, it was leased to Zoom [Z4/OOM] (Canada) as C-GZNA "City of Toronto" (f/n 103). In December 2007, it was transferred to its sister airline in the UK, Zoom Airlines UK [ZX/UKZ] as G-CZNA "City of Brighton and Hove". From March to December 2009, ILFC leased it to Flyglobespan [Y2/GSM] as G-SPNA. In May 2010, it was leased to Nordwind Airlines [N4/NWS] (Russia) as VQ-BPT, and four years later was sold to AerCap, and transferred. In June 2016, it was leased to Atlas Air as N637GT, sent for freighter conversion this past February, and acquired by the airline last month.

Hainan Airlines' B-7399

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-7399 (c/n 44392, l/n 6433) today. The 737-84P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH8399, and will overnight at HNL.

07 June 2017

Hawaiian To Get A321neos This Year

ATW Online reports that Hawaiian Airlines is on scheduler to receive its first A321neo in October of this year, and should have at least two by the end of the year. However, they will not enter service until sometime in 2018.

Another part of the article reports that the ATR72Fs for ‘Oahan by Hawaiian, are experiencing some issues with a supplier and certification, but hopes to have this new cargo service starting in the third quarter of this year.

Shandong Airlines B-1438

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-1438 (c/n 61433, l/n 6431) this morning. The 737-85N is making its delivery flight from BFI as CDG1438, and will overnight at HNL.

06 June 2017

Nok Air HS-DBY

Nok Air is taking delivery of HS-DBY "Nok Veha" (c/n 61299, l/n 6426) this morning. The 737-88L is making its delivery flight from BFI as NOK6900, and will overnight at LIH.

05 June 2017


N910FL (msn 14500952), an EMB-135BJ Legacy 600 owned by Flight Options, has made a stop at HNL.


N966MS (msn 19000683), a privately-owned E190-100 ECJ Lineage 1000, has made a stop at HNL.


N90R (c/n 32775, l/n 889), a 737-7EL BBJ owned by Swiflite Aircraft Corporation, has made a stop at HNL.

04 June 2017


N262MA (c/n 28405, l/n 132), a former China Airlines 737-809, is making its way from TPE to GYR, with stops at GUM and HNL. It has been acquired by Contrail Aviation Support [Verona, WI].

28405 was delivered to China Airlines in November 1998 as B-18606. During its time with China Airlines, it had winglets installed in 2007. It also had the airline's 50th anniversary decal added to aft section of the fuselage. This 737-809 was retired this past February, and acquired by Contrail Aviation Support last month.

03 June 2017

Xiamen Air's B-7819

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-7819 (c/n 42945, l/n 6424) today. The 737-85C is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA8199, and will overnight at HNL.

01 June 2017

USAF's 74-0787

One of four E-4Bs made an overnight stop at Hickam AFB. 74-0787 (c/n 20684 l/n 232) departed this morning.

Bombardier's C-FFDO

Bombardier's testbed CS300, C-FFDO (msn 55002), returned to HNL today. This time the Air Baltic titles have been replaced with Bombardier titles. The CS300 was here last October, as it transited from the mainland to Asia.

Al-Anwa Establishment's HZ-AB3

Our June edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" goes back to November 1994, and this 727-2U5, HZ-AB3 (c/n 22362, l/n 1657) owned by the Al-Anwa Establishment (Saudi Arabia). It's seen on HNL's South Ramp.

22362 was originally delivered to the Royal Jordanian Government in August 1980 as JY-HNH, as VIP transport. In June 1985, it sold to the Brunei Government as V8-HM1, and re-registered in April 1987 as V8-HM2. In February 1989, it was transferred to Royal Brunei Airlines as V8-BG1. In August 1994, it was bought by the Al-Anwa Establishment as HZ-AB3. A year later, it was converted to a Super 27 with winglets and Valsan conversion kit. It was last photographed in August 2016, and FlightRadar24, has tracked its most recent flight this past February.