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.

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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.

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]


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
6504 | B-1447 | 42975 | Hebei Airlines | -8LW «
6523 | B-1470 | 63045 | China United Airlines | -89P «
6525 | B-1322 | 60168 | Urumqi Airlines | -8LP «
6533 | B-1421 | 41508 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
6536 | B-1408 | 63235 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «
6537 | B-1493 | 43428 | Hainan Airlines | -84P «
6540 | B-____ | 61119 | Shenzhen Airlines | -87L «
6541 | B-1442 | 61437 | Shandong Airlines | -85N «
6539 | B-____ | 63762 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
6544 | B-1400 | 63244 | China Southern Airlines | -81B «
6545 | B-1452 | 65456 | China Eastern Airlines | -89P «
6546 | B-1457 | 63682 | Xiamen Air | -85C «
6552 | B-1456 | 42951 | Xiamen Air | -85C «

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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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.


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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.

05 August 2017

Shanghai Airlines' B-1453

Shanghai Airlines is taking delivery of B-1453 (c/n 61698, l/n 6510) today. The 737-89P is making its delivery flight from BFI as CSH9761, and will overnight at HNL.

China Eastern Airlines' B-1307

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-1307 (c/n 63761, l/n 6513) today. The 737-89P, their second delivery in the past eight days, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CES9001, and will overnight at HNL.

Xiamen Air's B-1455

Xiamen Air is taking delivery of B-1455 (c/n 42950, l/n 6518) this morning. The 737-85C, their second delivery within one week, is making its delivery flight from BFI as CXA8099, and will overnight at HNL.

04 August 2017

Virgin Australia's VH-ZPR

Virgin Australia is ferrying VH-ZPR "Dundee Beach" (msn 19000424) from BNE to BNA, via APW, HNL, and VNY, as VOZ9901.

VP-BBW

VP-BWW (c/n 30076, l/n 179), a 737-7BJ BBJ owned by Gama Aviation, has made a stop at HNL.

30076 was originally delivered to Atlas Air in January 1999 as N374MC, and was the VIP transport for then CEO Michael Chowdry. Five months later, it was re-registered as N737MC. In May 2001, it was registered as VP-CZT, and in September 2002 registered as P4-CZT. After Chowdry's death in 2001, Atlas Air sold the BBJ to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest in December 2002. Later that month, it was sold to Gama Aviation as VP-BBW. In late 2006, it was painted in its current livery.

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03 August 2017

Armée de l'Air's F-RBAG

F-RBAG "Ville de Cambrai" (msn 0019), an A400M-180 of the Armée de l'Air (French Air Force), made a stop at HNL from Noumea, New Caledonia [NOU], and will continue onto Chicago-O'Hare [ORD], then to their base in France.

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