21 September 2017

Xtra Airways' N917XA

Xtra Airways is ferrying N917XA (c/n 32917, l/n 1210) from GYR to GSN [Saipan International Airport, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands] (via LAX, HNL, and MAJ), as CXP8917. The 737-86J will fly the airline's GSN-NKG [Lukou International Airport, Nanjing, China] service that will launch in a few days.

19 September 2017

‘Ohana by Hawaiian's N811HC

‘Ohana by Hawaiian is taking delivery of their first ATR72-201F, N811HC (msn 227) today. It's the first of three ATR72 freighters for the Hawaiian Airlines subsidiary.

This ATR72-201 was originally delivered to Brit Air [DB/BZH] (France) in March 1991 as F-GHPU. In January 2003, it went to Danish Air Transport [DX/DTR] (Denmark) as F-GHPU. It was leased to Air Atlantique [4Q/APB] (France) from October 2003 to July 2004. In December 2004, it was re-registered as OY-RUC. In January 2007, it was converted to a freighter, and six months later it went to West Air Europe [WLX] Luxembourg as LX-WAB. In May 2013, it was sold to Solenta Aviation, a carrier for DHL as ZS-XCF. In September 2015, ‘Ohana acquired this ATR72 for its new cargo operations.

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
6547 | B-1462 | 61277 | Donghai Airlines | -8LW [09.01.17 EPA297]
6400 | B-1415 | 61276 | Donghai Airlines | -83Z [09.01.17 EPA298]
6553 | B-1490 | 62572 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [09.01.17 CHH1490]
6460 | B-1473 | 61361 | 9 Air | -86X [09.05.17 JYH1473]
6558 | B-1302 | 63683 | Xiamen Air | -85C [09.06.17 CXA8099]
6570 | B-1332 | 63048 | Shanghai Airlines | -89P [09.09.17 CSH9761]
6573 | B-1301 | 42944 | Xiamen Air | -85C [09.12.17 CXA8299]
6561 | JA05RK | 61479 | Japan TransOcean Air | -8Q3 [09.13.17 JTA9851 to ANC ]
6577 | B-1401 | 63234 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [09.13.17 CSN1]
6574 | B-1496 | 43426 | Hainan Airlines | -84P [09.13.17 CHH1496]
6572 | VH-YWA | 41042 | Virgin Australia | -8FE "Cable Beach" [09.14.17 VOZ9940 to KOA ]
6581 | B-1479 | 61128 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L [09.15.17 CSZ1479]
6578 | B-1461 | 44394 | Kunming Airlines | -8LY [09.16.17 KNA1461]
6583 | B-1313 | 60169 | Yangtze River Airlines | -84P [09.16.17 B1313]
6585 | HS-DBZ | 61300 | Nok Air | -8AL "Nok Napa Proud" [09.19.17 NOK6900 to LIH ]

6586 | B-1403 | 63247 | China Southern Airlines | -81B [09.20.17 CSN103]

737 NG
6370 | B-7998 | 61358 | 9 Air | -86X « BFI
6453 | JA06GR | 61798 | Spring Airlines Japan | -8AL « BFI
6576 | B-1471 | 63047 | China United Airlines | -89P «
6580 | B-1596 | 60463 | Ruili Airlines | -8ME «
6587 | B-1315 | 64017 | Yangtze River Airlines | -84P «
6590 | B-1449 | 61689 | Shanghai Airlines | -89P «
6592 | B-1495 | 63614 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
6600 | B-1443 | 61438 | Shandong Airlines | -85N «
6602 | B-1300 | 42940 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
6605 | B-1328 | 42966 | Hebei Airlines | -8LW «
6606 | B-1413 | 63236 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «

737 MAX
6250 | PK-L__ | 42987 | Lion Air | -MAX9 (N7379E) «
6308 | HS-L__ | 42987 | Thai Lion Air | -MAX9 (N739EX) «
6464 | B-____ | 61621 | Shanghai Airlines | -MAX8 «
6490 | B-____ | 60872 | Air China | -MAX8 (N6063S) «
6535 | 9V-MBA | 44246 | SilkAir | -MAX8 «

« Pre-Flight Prep
« First Flight: 09.20.17
« 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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Nok Air's HS-DBZ

Nok Air is taking delivery of HS-DBZ "Nok Napa Proud" (c/n 61300, l/n 6585). The 737-88L, leased from GECAS, is making its delivery flight from BFI as NOK6900, and will overnight at LIH.

18 September 2017

United Announces Final 747 Flight To HNL

United Airlines announced today that they will have the final 747 flight, as the type is being retired from the airline's fleet. UAL747, SFO-HNL, will make the final flight on November 7th.

Further details in this United Airlines press release.

Hauʻoli Lā Hānau US Air Force

Today marks the 70th Birthday of the United States Air Force!  The HNL RareBirds team expresses our gratitude for keeping the US skies and lands safe, and to all the airmen past and present, mahalo for your service and sacrifice!

16 September 2017

Yangtze River Airlines' B-1313

Yangtze River Airlines [Y8/YZR] (an HNA Group subsidiary) is taking delivery of B-1313 (c/n 60169, l/n 6583) today. The 737-84P, their first this year, is making its delivery flight from BFI as B1313, and will overnight at HNL.

Kunming Airlines B-1461

Kunming Airlines is taking delivery of B-1461 (c/n 44934, l/n 6578) this morning. The 737-7LY, painted in a special purple and gold livery promoting the city of Teng Chong (Yunnan Province), is making its delivery flight from BFI as KNA1461, and will overnight at HNL.

15 September 2017

Japan Airlines Returns To KOA

After a nearly seven year absence, Japan Airlines returns to Kona, Hawai‘i Island today. The airline returns with round-trip, daily 767-346ER service between KOA and NRT.

Japan Airlines previously had DC-10-40 service between NRT and KOA, that ended in 2010.

Shenzhen Airlines' B-1479

Shenzhen Airlines is taking delivery of B-1479 (c/n 61128, l/n 6581) today. The 737-87L is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSZ1479, and will overnight at HNL.

14 September 2017

Virgin Australia's VH-YWA

Virgin Australia is taking delivery of VH-YWA "Cable Beach" (c/n 41042, l/n 6572) today. The 737-8FE is making its delivery flight from BFI as VOZ9940, and will overnight at KOA.

13 September 2017

Hainan Airlines' B-1496

Hainan Airlines is taking deliver of B-1496 (c/n 43426, l/n 6574) today. The 737-84P, their second delivery in 12 days, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CHH1496, and will overnight at HNL.

China Southern Airlines' B-1401

China Southern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1401 (c/n 63234, l/n 6577) today. The 737-81B is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSN1, and will overnight at HNL.

12 September 2017

Xiamen Air's B-1301

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-1301 (c/n 42944, l/n 6573) today. The 737-85C, their second delivery in six days, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA8299, and will overnight at HNL.

09 September 2017

Shanghai Airlines' B-1332

Shanghai Airlines is taking delivery of B-1332 (c/n 63048, l/n 6570) today. The 737-89P is making its delivery flight from  BFI as CSH9761, and will overnight at HNL.

07 September 2017

Hawaiian Airlines Partnership With The University of Hawai‘i Athletics

Hawaiian Airlines announced that will be the official airline partner of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Athletics Department. The airline, a Diamond Level UH Corporate Partner, will provide travel to all 21 UH Mānoa's athletic teams between Hawai‘i and North America.

Further information is in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.