Air Traffic at Los Angeles International Airport,
March 2, 2006
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On Thursday, March 2, I spent a few hours on the hill above Imperial Highway photographing the traffic on the south runways at LAX.

Asiana Boeing 747-48EM, HL7421 flight AAR201 to Incheon, Korea. It carries construction number 25784. It was delivered to Asiana on August 16, 1996.

Boeing 707-138B, N707JT carries construction number 18740. It was delivered to QANTAS on September 10, 1964, making it the oldest airplane on this display. Braniff Airways registered it as N108BN on June 24, 1969. Tracey Investmetn bought it in September 1975 and sold it to TAG Aviation in October 1977. TAG rergistered it as N707XX in July 1990 and then sold it to Aviation Methods in 1995. Jet Clipper Johnny LLC acquired it on May 20, 1998 and gave it its current registration on December 12, 1998. It has been restored in vintage QANTAS livery. The 707-138 is ten feet shorter than the standard 707-120.

Boeing 707-138B, N707JT.

Boeing 707-138B, N707JT.

Boeing 707-330B, N88ZL has been charted by Bon Jovi for their United States concert tour. It carries construction number 18928. It was delivered to Lufthansa as D-ABUF on December 28, 1965. It was leased to Condor for three years. Aerommer/Lowa registered it as N5381X on July 3, 1984. It received its current registration in March 1985.

Boeing 707-330B, N88ZL. American Airlines Boeing 777-223ER flight AAL169 to Tokyo is taxiing to the runway in the background.

United Airlines Boeing 767-322ER, N669UA flight UAL83 to Honolulu. It carries construction number 30025. It was delivered to United on June 28, 1999.

Lufthansa Boeing 747-430, D-ABVW flight DLH456 from Frankfurt. It carries construction number 29493. It was delivered to Lufthansa on March 13, 1999.

Air New Zealand Boeing 747-4F6, ZK-SUJ. It carries construction number 27602. It was delivered to ILFC as N756PR on June 29, 1998. Air New Zealand has leased it since October 7, 1998.

El Al Boeing 767-330ER, 4X-EAJ flight ELY106 to to Ben-Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv by way of Toronto, Canada. It carries construction number 25208. It was delivered to Condor as D-ABUY on July 30, 1991. Air Europe Italy registered it as EI-CIY on December 23, 1993, changed the registration to I-AEIY on February 17, 1999, and then registered it as I-PEIY on April 11, 2001. Volare Airlines leased it as I-VEIY on December 13, 2001. Sobelair leased it as OO-SLT on March 11, 2003 and subleased it to Dutch Caribbean Airlines on May 15, 2003. Wells Fargo registered it as N208LS on February 27, 2004 and leased it to El Al on March 25, 2004.

Lufthansa Boeing 747-430, D-ABVW flight DLH456 from Frankfurt and Air New Zealand Boeing 747-4F6, ZK-SUJ.

China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340-642, B-6053 flight CES586 to Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China. It carries construction number 577. It was delivered to China Eastern on June 28, 2004

United Airlines Boeing 757-222, N521UA flight UAL254 to Denver. It carries construction number 24891. It was delivered to United on October 16, 1990.

Delta Airlines Boeing 757-232, N607DL flight DAL101 to Atlanta. It carries construction number 22814. It was delivered to Delta on May 14, 1985

Air New Zealand Boeing 747-419, ZK-NBS flight ANZ18 from Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand. It carries construction number 24386. It was delivered to Air New Zealand on December 14, 1989. For its first thirteen months of service it was leased to Cathay Pacific.

American Airlines Boeing 767-223ER, N320AA flight AAL4 to John F. Kennedy Airport. It carries construction number 22321. It was delivered to American on October 16, 1990.

Air Pacific Boeing 747-412, DQ-FJK flight to . It carries construction number 24064. It was delivered to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SMD on November 1, 1989. Ansett Australia leased it as VH-ANB for two years. Air Pacific has leased it since April 14, 2003.

Asiana Cargo Boeing 747-48EF freighter, HL7419 flight AAR281 to Incheon, Korea. It carries construction number 25781. It was delivered to Asiana on November 4, 1994.

Air Pacific Boeing 747-412, DQ-FJK. It carries construction number 24064. It was delivered to Singapore Airlines on November 1, 1989. It was leased to Ansett Australia as VH-ANB for two years. Air Pacific acquired it on April 14, 2003.

A flock of Boeing 747-400s: Air Pacific, China Airlines, Lufthansa, two Japan Air Lines, and two QANTAS.

Air Pacific Boeing 747-412, DQ-FJK and Japan Air Lines Boeing 747-446, JA8085. It carries construction number 25260. It was delivered to Japan Air Lines on September 24, 1991.

China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340-642, B-6053 flight CES586 to Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China.

China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340-642, B-6053 flight CES586 to Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China and Japan Air Lines Boeing 747-446, JA8085.

China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340-642, B-6053 flight CES586 to Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China.

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-33N, N77867 flight COA494 to Houston. It carries construction number 32592. It was delivered to American Trans Air on April 2, 2002. Continental leases it from ATA.

Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340-313E, F-OLOV flight THT1 to Tahiti. It carries construction number 668. It was delivered to Air Tahiti Nui on June 13, 2005.

Mexicana Boeing 757-2Q8, N762MX flight MXA901 to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Mexico City. It carries construction number 29442. It was delivered to Mexicana on September 12, 1998.

Japan Air Lines Boeing 747-446, JA8082. It carries construction number 25212. It was delivered to Japan Air Lines on August 27, 1991.

United Airlines Boeing 757-222, N596UA flight UAL864 to San Francisco. It carries construction number 28749. It was delivered to United Airlines on March 13, 1998.

US Airways Airbus 321-211 N162UW flight USA17 from Philadelphia. It carries construction number 1412. It was delivered to US Airways on February 15, 2001.

United Airlines Airbus A320-232, N420UA flight UAL492 to Dallas-Fort Worth. It carries construction number 489. It was delivered to United on November 7, 1994.

American Airlines Boeing 757-223, N627AA flight AAL620 to Seattle. It carries construction number 24585. It was delivered to American on September 10, 1990

US Airways Airbus 321-211, N162UW flight USA17 from Philadelphia and US Airways Airbus A321-211, N186US flight USA40 to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina. It carries construction number 1701. It was delivered to US Airways on March 25, 2002.

Korean Airlines Boeing 747-4B5, HL7495 flight to . It carries construction number 28096. It was delivered to Korean Airlines on December 28, 1995

American Airlines McDonnell-Douglas MD-83, N931TW flight AAL1744 to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport and QANTAS Boeing 747-438, VH-OJA. N931TW carries construction number 49527. It was delivered to American Airlines on July 10, 1987.

Ted Airbus A320-232 N483UA flight UAL1466 to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It carries construction number 1586. It was delivered to United Airlines on December 13, 2001 and transferred to Ted on March 19, 2004.

Cessna Citation-X N933QS, flight EJA933 to Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport. It carries construction number 750-0133. It was registered on January 25, 2006.

Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340-313E, F-OLOV flight THT1 to Tahiti.

Mexicana Airbus A320-231, F-OHME flight MXA918 from Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Mexico City. It carries construction number 252. It was delivered to Mexicana as XA-RZU on December 6, 1991. It received its current registration on October 5, 1995.

Falcon 2000 N292QS, AVIACSA Boeing 737-219 XA-NAK, and Mexicana Airbus A320-231 F-OHME.

American Airlines Boeing 737-823, N935AN flight AAL144 to Dulles International Airport. It carries construction number 30081. It was delivered to American on May 19, 2000.

Air New Zealand Boeing 767-319ER, ZK-NCO flight ANZ20 from Nadi International Airport, Fiji. It carries construction number 30586. It was delivered to Air New Zealand on August 31, 2000.

American Airlines Boeing 757-223, N699AN flight AAL264 to Boston. It carries construction number 27051. It was delivered to American on February 10, 1995.

Aeromexico Boeing 757-7Q8, N762MX flight MXA901 to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Mexico City. It carries construction number 29442. It was delivered to Aeromexico on September 12, 1998.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N755SA flight SWA440 to Albequerque. It carries construction number 27871. It was delivered to Southwest on November 12, 1999.

FedEx McDonnell-Douglas MD-10F, N570FE flight FDX3019 to Chicago. It carries construction number 47829. It was delivered to American Airlines as N134AA on May 23, 1980. FedEx acquired it on April 16, 1999.

FedEx McDonnell-Douglas MD-10F, N570FE flight FDX3019 to Chicago.

US Airways Airbus A321-211, N186US flight USA40 to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina.

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-990, N302AS flight ASA292 to Los Cabos, Mexico. It carries construction number 30017. It first flew as the 737-900 prototype, N737X on August 3, 2000. It was delivered to Alaska Airlines on April 29, 2003.

Boeing 737-900 prototype, N737X at Edwards Air Force Base on November 2, 2000.

United Airlines Boeing 757-222, N545UA flight AAL924T to Dulles International Airport. It carries construction number 25323. It was delivered to United on November 13, 1991.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438, VH-OJT flight QFA8 to Sydney. It carries construction number 25565. It was delivered to QANTAS on October 26, 1999.

AVIACSA Boeing 737-219, XA-NAK flight CHP791 to General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, Monterrey, Mexico. It carries construction number 23474. It was delivered to Air New Zealand on February 18, 1986. AVIACSA acquired it on June 30, 2000. It wears special livery to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the airline.

AVIACSA Boeing 737-219, XA-NAK flight CHP791 to Monterrey, Mexico.


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