Air Traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor
December 22-23, 2011



Christmas season brings a variety of air freighters that are not often seen at Phoenix Sky Harbor. The pictures below were taken on the mornings of December 22 and 23, 2011.

December 22, 2011

FedEx Express MD-10-30F N313FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express MD-10-30F N313FE departs for Indianapolis shortly before sunrise. It was completed on May 2, 1988. Its construction number is 48311. It was delivered to Federal Express on May 28, 1988.

Air Canada A319-113 C-FYJG, December 22, 2011 Air Canada A319-113 C-FYJG departing for Toronto Pearson International Airport. It first flew as D-AVYE on March 20, 1997. Its construction number is 670. It was delivered to Air Canada on April 23, 1997.

Cormorants, December 22, 2011 Flocks of Cormorants fly along the Salt River.

FAA Learjet 60 N58, December 22, 2011 FAA Learjet 60 N58 made a few passes along the runway.

Delta A320-212 N375NC, December 22, 2011 Delta A320-212 N375NC departing for North Kentucky International Airport. It first flew as F-WWDU on April 18, 2002. Its construction number is 118. It was delivered to Northwest Airlines on June 10, 2002. It was transferred to Delta on October 29, 2008.

Southwest 737-3H4 N601WN Jack Vidal, December 22, 2011 Southwest 737-3H4 N601WN Jack Vidal first flew on February 27, 1995. It was delivered to Southwest on March 10, 1995. Its construction number is 27695.

Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 59-1450 161ARW, December 22, 2011 Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 59-1450 of the 161st Air Refueling Wing based at Sky Harbor.

Cormorants, December 22, 2011 Cormorants

FAA Learjet 60 N58, December 22, 2011 FAA Learjet 60 N58

US Airways A321-231 N552UW, December 22, 2011 Brand new US Airways A321-231 N552UW departing for Douglas International Aiport at Charlotte, North Carolina. It made its first flight after December 2 and was delivered to US Airways on December 12. its construction number is 4957.

Southwest 737-7H4 N759GS, December 22, 2011 Southwest 737-7H4 N759GS first flew on December 7, 1999. It was delivered to Southwest on December 21, 1999. Its construction number is 30544.

Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8036 161ARW, December 22, 2011 Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8036 of the 161st Air Refueling Wing

American MD-83 N9401W, December 22, 2011 American MD-83 N9401W departing for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. It first flew on June 19, 1992. Its construction number is 53137. It was delivered to TWA on July 19, 1993 and merged into the American Airlines fleet on December 2, 2001..

Hawaiian Airlines 767-33A N583HA, December 22, 2011 Hawaiian Airlines 767-33A N583HA departing for Honolulu International. It was delivered to AnstWW/LTU Sud as D-AMUP on March 30, 1992 and merged into the LTU fleet on November 1, 1997. Hawaiian Airlines leased it on March 4, 2002. Its construction number is 25531.

Hawaiian Airlines 767-33A N583HA, December 22, 2011 Hawaiian Airlines 767-33A N583HA

FedEx Express A310-203 N430FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express A310-203 N430FE first flew as F-WWBD on July 10, 1985. Its construction number is 394. It was delivered to KLM as PH-AGK on September 25, 1985. Federal Express acquired it on January 25, 1997.

Airborne Express 767-281 N768AX, December 22, 2011 Airborne Express 767-281 N768AX first flew on April 29, 1983. Its construction number is 22786. It was delivered to All Nippon as JA-8480 on May 17, 1983. Airborne Express registered it as N768AX on October 30, 1997. Its conversion to freighter was completed in May 2011.

Southwest 737-7H4 N732SW, December 22, 2011 Southwest 737-7H4 N732SW first flew as N1787B on June 25, 1999. It was delivered to Southwest on July 14, 1999. Its construction number is 27864.

, December 22, 2011 Airborne Express 767-281 N768AX, Frontier A319-111 N905FR, and FedEx Express A310-203 N430FE.

Evergreen International 747-212B N482EV, December 22, 2011 Evergreen International 747-212B N482EV first flew on August 1, 1973. Its construction number is 20713. It was delivered to Singapoore Airlines as OV-SIB on August 29, 1973. Tigerair registered it as N748TA on Jly 31, 19080 and leased it to Flying Tiger in August 1980. Libyan Arab subleased it from September 23, 1980 to October 13, 1980 and from October 24, 1980 to November 14, 1980. Metro International subleased it in March 1981 and reregistered it as N748FT on April 9,1982. Pan Am registered it as N729PA on February 24, 1983. Evergreen International registered it as N482EV on April 10, 1991 and put it into storage at Marana Airpark in February 1992. LTU leased it on April 21, 1992. Saudia leased it on June 19, 1993 and returned it to Evergreen on October 23, 1993. Saudia leased it again on April 23, 1994 and returned it to Evergreen on June 14, 1995. It was converted to a freighter in 2000.

, December 22, 2011 Frontier A319-111 N905FR departing for Denver International. It first flew as D-AVYC on September 3, 2001. Its construction number is 1583. It was delivered to Frontier Airlines on Sepotember 26, 2001.

Airborne Express 767-281 N768AX, December 22, 2011 Airborne Express 767-281 N768AX departing for San Diego International.

FedEx Express A310-203 N430FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express A310-203 N430FE departing for Inianapolis International.

Delta 757-232 N6706Q, December 22, 2011 Delta 757-232 N6706Q departing for Hartsfield-Jackson International. It first flew on March 21, 2001. Its construction number is 30422. It was delivered to Delta on May 3, 2000. It was transferred to Song in May 2003 and back to Delta on May 1, 2006.

US Airways A320-232 N667AW, December 22, 2011 US Airways A320-232 N667AW arriving from Sacramento International. It was delivered to America West on February 28, 2002 and transferred to US Airways on February 18, 2006. Its construction number is 1710.

Air Transport International DC-8-71F N822BX, December 22, 2011 Air Transport International DC-8-71F N822BX was delivered to United Airlines as DC-8-61 N8073U on January 26, 1967. Its construction number is 45813. It was converted to a DC-8-71 with CFM-56 turbofan engines in Decmber 1982. AeroUSA acquired it on June 10, 1991. Aeronvali converted it to a DC-8-71F freighter in April 1992. Burl/ATI-Air Transport International registered it as N822BX on February 5, 1993.

Air Transport International DC-8-71F N822BX and Evergreen International 747-212B N482EV, December 22, 2011 Air Transport International DC-8-71F N822BX and Evergreen International 747-212B N482EV

Evergreen International 747-212B N482EV, December 22, 2011 Evergreen International 747-212B N482EV departing for Louisville International.

Evergreen International 747-212B N482EV, December 22, 2011 Evergreen International 747-212B N482EV

US Airways A320-231 N621AW, December 22, 2011 US Airways A320-231 N621AW first flew as F-WWDV on April 25, 1989. Its construction number is 053. It was delivered to GPA/Braniff Airways as N902BN on September 6, 1989. GPA/America West registered it as N621AW on September 28, 1990. It was transferred to US Airways on February 2, 2006.

US Airways A319-132 N822AW Nevada, December 22, 2011 US Airways A319-132 N822AW Nevada departing for Sacramento International. It first flew on December 21, 2000. Its construction number is 1410. It was delivered to America West on January 17, 2001. It was transferred to US Airways on March 27, 2007.

UPS A300 F4-622R N151UP, December 22, 2011 UPS A300 F4-622R N151UP arriving from Tulsa International. It first flew registered as F-WWAP on April 11, 2003. Its construction number is 878. It was delivered to UPS on June 4, 2003.

UPS A300 F4-622R N151UP, December 22, 2011 UPS A300 F4-622R N151UP

US Airways Airbus A319-132 N826AW Arizona, December 22, 2011 US Airways Airbus A319-132 N826AW Arizona first flew as D-AVYO on June 27, 2001. Its construction number is 1534. It was delivered to America West on July 6, 2001. It was transferred to US Airways on May 8, 2007.

FedEx Express MD-10-10F N399FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express MD-10-10F N399FE was completed on January 20, 1981. Its construction number is 48262. It was delivered to United Airlines as N1846U on June 5, 1981. Federal Express registered it as N399FE on January 10, 2000.

UPS 757-24APF N458UP, December 22, 2011 UPS 757-24APF N458UP first flew on September 18, 1996. It was delivered to UPS on October 3, 1996. Its construction number is 25479.

National 747-428BCF N919CA, December 22, 2011 National 747-428 Boring Converted Freighter N919CA first flew on October 21, 1991. Its construction number is 25302. It was delivered to Air France as F-GISB on November 8, 1991. National Air Cargo registered it as N919CA on October 8, 2010 and leased it to Air Atlanta Icelandic as TF-ALF on January 13, 2011. Wells Fargo Bank acquired it on October 13, 2011.

Air Transport International DC-8-71F N822BX, December 22, 2011 Air Transport International DC-8-71F N822BX departing for Philadelphia International.

Air Transport International DC-8-71F N822BX and UPS 757-24APF N458UP, December 22, 2011 Air Transport International DC-8-71F N822BX and UPS 757-24APF N458UP

Flight Options LLC Rockwell 400A N427FL, December 22, 2011 Raytheon 400A N427FL has been registered to Flight Options LLC since December 14.

National 747-428BCF N919CA, December 22, 2011 National 747-428BCF N919CA

FedEx Express MD-10-10F N399FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express MD-10-10F N399FE departing for memphis International.

National 747-428BCF N919CA, December 22, 2011 National 747-428BCF N919CA

UPS 757-24APF N458UP, December 22, 2011 UPS 757-24APF N458UP departing for Orlando International.

UPS 757-24APF N458UP, December 22, 2011 UPS 757-24APF N458UP.

United A320-232 N497UA, December 22, 2011 United A320-232 N497UA arriving from San Francisco International. Its construction number is 1847. It first flew as F-WWDE on July 12, 2002. It was delivered to United Airlines as N497UA on September 18, 2002. It was transferred to Ted on February 7, 2004 and back to United on January 4, 2009.

FedEx Express A310-212 N418FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express A310-212 N418FE first flew as F-WZEK on February 27, 1985. Its construction number is 343. It was delivered to Pan Am as N803PA on May 25, 1985. Delta acquired it on November 1, 1991. Federal Express registered it as N418FE on July 13, 1995.

National 747-428BCF N919CA, December 22, 2011 National 747-428BCF N919CA departing for Louisville International.

National 747-428BCF N919CA, December 22, 2011 National 747-428BCF N919CA

National 747-428BCF N919CA, December 22, 2011 National 747-428BCF N919CA

Sell Art Online National Cargo Boeing 747-428 BCF N919CA Phoenix Sky Harbor Arizona December 22 2011: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

FedEx Express MD-10-10F N385FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express MD-10-10F N385FE arriving from Oakland International. It was completed on August 3, 1973. Its construction number is 46619. It was delivered to United Airlines as N1820U on February 22, 1974. Federal Express registered it as N385FE on July 18, 1997.

FedEx Express MD-10-10F N385FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express MD-10-10F N385FE

FedEx Express 727-227 N489FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express 727-227 N489FE arriving from San Antonio International. It first flew on January 30, 1979. Its construction number is 21492. It was delivered to Braniff Airways as N465BN on February 7, 1979. FedEx Express registered it as N489FE on March 28, 1990. Its conversion to freighter was completed in September 1990.

FedEx Express 727-227 N489FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express 727-227 N489FE

Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 59-1450 161ARW, December 22, 2011 Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 59-1450 of the 161st Air Refueling Wing

Cormorants, December 22, 2011 Cormorants

FedEx Express MD-10-10F N564FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express MD-10-10F N564FE arriving from Las Vegas McCarren International. It was completed on December 23, 1977. Its construction number is 46984. It was delivered to American Airlines as N128AA on May 1, 1978. Hawaiian Airlines leased it on February 15, 1999. Federal Express registered it as N564FE on Feruary 10, 2003.

FedEx Express MD-10-10F N564FE, December 22, 2011 FedEx Express MD-10-10F N564FE

December 23, 2011

Continental 737-924 N35407, December 23, 2011 Continental 737-924 N35407 departing for Houston Bush International. It first flew as N1786B on September 5, 2001. Its construction number is 30124. It was delivered to Continental as N35407 on September 10, 2001 and was merged into United's Fleet on November 1, 2011.

United 737-824 N18220, December 23, 2011 United 737-824 N18220 departing for Newark Liberty Airport. It first flew as N1786B on October 12, 1998 and was temporarily registered to Boeing as N60436. Its construction number is 29829. It was delivered to Continental as N18220 on November 5, 1998 and was merged into United's Fleet on November 10, 2011.

, December 23, 2011 US Airways Airbus A319-132 N838AW first flew on November 9, 2005. Its construction number is 2615. It was delivered to America West on November 17, 2005. It was transferred to US Airways on January 14, 2006. Its livery reflects its America West heritage.

Cormorants, December 23, 2011 Cormorants

Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 57-1469 161ARW, December 23, 2011 Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 57-1469 of the 161st Air Refueling Wing

UPS 757-24APF N475UP, December 23, 2011 UPS 757-24APF N475UP arriving from Sacramento Mather Airport. It first flew on August 3, 1999. It was delivered to UPS on August 12, 1999. Its construction number is 28845.

US Airways 757-28A N207UW, December 23, 2011 US Airways 757-28A N207UW departing for Honolulu International. It first flew on May 21, 2001. Its construction number is 32448. It was delivered to GECAS/North American as N756NA on June 3, 2001.

National 747-428BCF N919CA, December 23, 2011 National 747-428BCF N919CA departing for Louisville International.

Sell Art Online National Cargo Boeing 747-428 BCF Phoenix Sky Harbor Arizona December 23 2011: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

National 747-428BCF N919CA, December 23, 2011 National 747-428BCF N919CA

Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 59-1450, December 23, 2011 Arizona Air National Guard Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 59-1450 of the 161st Air Refueling Wing based at Sky Harbor.

Cormorants, December 23, 2011 Cormorants

US Airways Canadair Reginoal Jet CRJ-200LR N37178, December 23, 2011 US Airways Canadair Reginoal Jet CRJ-200LR N37178 first flew as C-GAVO. Its construction number is 7178. It was delivered to Mesa Airlines on June 26, 1997. It has flown in the colors of America West and US Airways.

American 737-823 N927AN, December 23, 2011 American 737-823 N927AN departing for Miami International. It first flew on January 13, 2000. It was delivered to American on January 25, 2000. Its construction number is 30077.

, December 23, 2011 Southwest 737-7H4 N713SW Shamu first flew on May 17, 1998. It was delivered to Southwest on June 8, 1998. Its construction number is 27847.

Sell Art Online Southwest 737-7H4 N713SW Shamu Phoenix Sky Harbor Arizona December 23 2011: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

Evergreen 747-212B N482EV, December 23, 2011 Evergreen 747-212B N482EV departing for Louisville International.

Sell Art Online Evergreen International Boeing 747-212B N482EV Take-off Phoenix Sky Harbor Arizona December 23 2011: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 16" x 24".

Evergreen 747-212B N482EV, December 23, 2011 Evergreen 747-212B N482EV

Sell Art Online Evergreen International Boeing 747-212B N482EV Take-off Phoenix Sky Harbor Arizona December 23 2011: You can buy this photo as prints as large as 24" x 36".

Evergreen 747-212B N482EV, December 23, 2011 Evergreen 747-212B N482EV

American MD-82 N561AA, December 23, 2011 American MD-82 N561AA departing for Chicago O'Hare International. It was delivered to American on May 31, 1991. Its construction number is 53091.

Delta 757-232 N627DL, December 23, 2011 Delta 757-232 N627DL departing for Minneapolis/St. Paul International. It first flew on April 9, 1987. It was delivered to Delta on April 24, 1987. Its construction number is 22917.

FedEx Express MD-10-30F N315FE, December 23, 2011 FedEx Express MD-10-30F N315FE departing for Memphis International. It was completed on August 29, 1988. Its construction number is 48313. It was delivered to Federal Express onSeptember 29, 1988.



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Qantas Boeing 747-438 VH-OJB Wunala Dreaming, Farnborough, September 11, 1994.
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US Airways Airbus A319-132 N837AW, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 24, 2014.
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America West Boeing 757-2S7 N905AW Ohio, Phoenix Sky Harbor, April 11, 2006.
Southwest 737-7H4 N918WN Illinois One, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 2, 2010.
US Airways Airbus A319-132 N826AW Arizona, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 23, 2013.
US Airways Airbus A319-132 N822AW Nevada, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 23, 2013.
Southwesst Boeing 737-7H4 N945WN Florida, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 23, 2013.
Southwest Boeing 737-3H4 N352SW Lone Star One, Phoenix Sky Harbor, March 6, 2015.
Southwest Boeing 737-3H4 N383SW Arizona, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 20, 2015.
Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N214WN Maryland One, Phoenix Sky Harbor , December 23, 2010
Southwest Boeing 737-3H4 N609SW California One, Phoenix Sky Harbor, January 21, 2016.
Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N280WN Missouri One, Phoenix Sky Harbor, January 24, 2016.
Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N230WN Colorado One, Phoenix Sky Harbor, January 24, 2016.
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US Airways Airbus A319-132 N828AW America West Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 23, 2011.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-890 N569AS 75th Anniversary, Los Angeles International, August 20, 2013.
Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N792SW retro Gold, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 22, 2014.
American Airbus A319-112 N744P Piedmont Pacemaker, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 22, 2014.
American Airbus A319-112 N742PS PSA Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, March 6, 2015.
United Boeing 737-924 N75436 Continental Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, March 6, 2015.
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American Airbus A319-112 N745VJ Allegheny Airlines Vistajet, Phoenix Sky Harbor, April 5, 2015.
American Boeing 737-823 N917NN AirCal Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 31, 2015.
American Boeing 737-823 N915NN TWA Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, January 12, 2016.
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Fedex McDonnell-Douglas A300F4-605R N692FE, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
Southern Air Boeing 747-2L5B N815SA, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
DHL Boeing 767-281 N769AX, Phoenix, December, 23 2010
FedEx MD-10-10F McDonnell-Douglas N366FE, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
ATI McDonnell-Douglas DC-8-71F N820BX, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
Polet Flight An-124-100 RA-82080, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, January 15, 2011
Cavok Air Antonov An-12B UR-CKL, Phoenix, December 2, 2015
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