Air Traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor
December 15, 2017



I went to Sky Harbor on December 15 to photograph early morning freighter departures. Heavy freighters included McDonnell-Douglas MD-11Fs, Boeing 757s, Boeing 767s, Airbus A300, and Boeing 737. Smaller package freighters included Fairchild Metros, Beech C-99 Commuters, Beech 1900s, Cessna 208 Caravans, and an Embraer Brasilia. A U.S. Navy Boeing E-6B Mercury was parked in the western frieght area.

UPS McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F N253UP was built in September 1993 . Its construction number is 48439. It was delivered to Varig as PP-VPM on December 30, 1993. UPS registered it as as N253UP on June 10, 2002 and converted it to a freighter.

United Airbus A319-132 N890UA first flew on June 24, 2006. Its construction number is 2815. It was delivered to China Southern Airlines as B-5220 on June 24, 2006. United registered it as N890UA on July 1, 2016.

United Boeing 737-924 N68821 first flew on April 8, 2014. Its construction number is 43535. It was delivered to United on April 16, 2014. It is the 8000th 737 built.

Southwest Boeing 737-8H4 N8654B first flew on December 3, 2014. Its construction number is 37045. It was delivered to Southwest on December 9, 2014.

American Airbus A321-211 N189UW first flew on January 19, 2001. Its construction number is . It was delivered to US Airways as N164UW on February 8, 2001. US Airways registered it as N189UW on December 26, 2006. It was merged into the American fleet on December 10, 2013.

Ameriflight Beech 1900C N49UC was built in December 1988 . Its construction number is UC-49. It was delivered to Frontier Air Service as C-GFAC in December 1989. It has been operated by Ontario Express, Central Mountain Air, and Globemaster Air Cargo. RACC registered it as N49UC on June 2, 2005. Ameriflight acquired it on December 12, 2005.

Frontier Airbus A320-214 N228FR Orville the Red Cardinal first flew on February 21, 2013. Its construction number is 5526. It was delivered to Monarch Airlines as G-ZBAA on March 14, 2013. Frontier registered it as N228FR on February 5, 2105.

Frontier Airbus A320-214 N228FR Orville the Red Cardinal

Delta Boeing 737-932 N840DN first flew on April 20, 2015. Its construction number is 31951. It was delivered to Delta on May 15, 2015.

U.S. Navy Boeing E-6B Mercury

Fedex Express McDonnell Douglas MD-11F N523FE was built in March 1993 . Its construction number is 48479. It was delivered to Victoria MD-11 Tr as N808DE on June 22, 1993. Delta acquired it in October 1993. Fedex Express registered it as as N523FE on October 15, 2004 and converted it to a freighter in August 2006.

Fedex Express Boeing MD-11F N523FE

United Boeing 737-900 N66897 first flew on November 4, 2016. Its construction number is 62814. It was delivered to United on November 22, 2016

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N733SA first flew on June 29, 1999. Its construction number is 27865. It was delivered to Southwest on July 19, 1999.

Eleven years ago: Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N733SA at Phoenix Sky Harbor on April 13, 2006.

Bombardier BD-700-1A11 N50VC was delivered to Bombardier Incorporated as G-CTZO on February 17, 2013. Its construction number is 9539. Bombardier Aerospcae Corporation registered it as N50VC on December 4, 2013. Verde Capital Corporation acquired it on December 10, 2013.

Beech E-55 Baron N561 was bilt in 1973. Its construction number is TE-918.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N913WN first flew on February 21, 2008. Its construction number is 29840. It was delivered to Southwest on March 10, 2008.

Ameriflight Beech C-99 Commuter N8227P was built in May 1982. Its construction number is U-194. It was delivered to GP Express Airlines on September 10, 1990. Tropical Airlines registered it as 6Y-JVA in August 1996. Ameriflight registered it as N8227P on August 20, 1998.

Ameriflight Beech C-99 N225BH was built in January 1982. Its construction number is U-181. It was delivered to Ameriflight on December 5, 1991.

Westwind Cessna 208B N785WW was delivered to Westwind on December 4, 1999. Its construction number is B-0792.

Ameriflight Fairchild SA227-AC Metro N422MA was built in February 1986. Its construction number is AC-635. It was delivered to Northwest Airlines-Mesaba Airlines. Ameriflight acquired it on July 30, 1997, sold it to UAS Transervices on April 2, 2007, and leased it back.

American Boeing 757-2B7 N201UU first flew on June 5, 1995. Its construction number is 27810. It was delivered to US Air on June 13, 1995. US Air became US Airways on February 27, 1997. It was registered as N201UU on September 11, 2006. It was merged into the American fleet on December 10, 2013.

Southwest Boeing 737-7BD N7726A first flew on April 26, 2006. Its construction number is 33924. It was delivered to AirTran Airways as N288AT on May 8, 2006. Southwest registered it as N7726A on June 1, 2012.

UPS Airbus A300 F4-622R N162UP first flew on November 25, 2004. Its construction number is 851. It was delivered to UPS on January 27, 2005.

UPS Airbus A300 F4-622R N162UP

WestJet Boeing 737-6CT C-GBWS first flew on April 17, 2006. Its construction number is 34288. It was delivered to WestJet on April 28, 2006.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N437WN first flew on June 29, 2003. Its construction number is 29832. It was delivered to Southwest on July 14, 2003.

Southwest Boeing 737-71B N7852A first flew on September 19, 2006. Its construction number is 29371. It was delivered to China Southern Airlines as B-5230 on October 16, 2006. Southwest registered it as N7852A on March 21, 2017.

Ameriflight Beech 1900C N112YV was conpleted in May 1990. Its construction number is IC-112. It was delivered to UnEx-Mountain West Airlines as N112YV in June 1990. Mindanao Express leased it as RP-C2319 in June 1996. RARC registered it as N112YV on September 1, 2000. Pacific Aviation Australasia registered it as VH-AFR on March 19, 2002. Pel-Air Express acquired it on September 1, 2003. RACC registered it as N112YV on November 17, 2004. Ameriflight acquired it on December 12, 2005.

Ameriflight Beech 1900C N112YV, Phoenix Sky Harbor,  December 23, 2010 Seven years ago Ameriflight Beech 1900C N112YV at Phoenix Sky Harbor on December 23, 2010.

Delta McDonnell-Douglas MD-90-30 N955DN was bilt in August 1996. Its construction number is 53525. It was delivered to China Northern Airlines as B-2252 on September 1, 1996. It was transferred to China Southern Airlines in 2003. Delta registered it as N955DN on May 24, 2011.

Delta Connection Embraer 175LR N613CZ is operated by Compass Airlines. Its construction number is 17000203. It was delivered to Compass on January 22, 2008.

Ameriflight EMB-120 Brasilia N258AS was delivered to ASA-Delta Connection on May 23, 1989. Its construction number is 120131. Ameriflight acquired it in March 2003.

FedEx Feeder Cessna 208B N953FE was delivered in December 1987. Its construction number is B-0062.

Falcon 2000 EX N87HD was delivered to Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation on December 8, 2015. Its construction number is 307. It was acquired by Homerlease Company on December 11, 2015.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N716SW first flew on June 15, 1998. Its construction number is 27850. It was delivered to Southwest on June 30, 1998.

American Airbus A321-211 N150UW on February 27, 2013. Its construction number is 5504. It was delivered to US Airways on March 25, 2013. It was merged into the American Airlines fleet on December 10, 2013.

Kalitta Charters Boeing 737-4C9F N730CK first flew on March 13, 1992. Its construction number is 26437. It was delivered to Luxair as LX-LGG on March 27, 1992. It was leased to Carnival Airlines and Futura Airlines. It was leased to Blue Panorama as EI-DGM on July 15, 2004. It was transferred to Blue Express on December 24, 2005. It was leased to Ukraine International Airlines which re-registered it as UR-GAV on March 16, 2007 and leased it to Adria Airways on April 22, 2007. Kalitta Charters registered it as N730CK on December 11, 2014 and then converted it to a freighter.

Southwest Boeing 737-8H4 N8608N first flew on January 15, 2013. Its construction number is 36638. It was delivered to Southwest on January 30, 2013.

Delta Boeing 757-351 N595NW first flew on September 3, 2003. Its construction number is 32995. It was delivered to American on September 19, 2003.

Frontier Airbus A319-111 N902FR Wood Duck first flew on May 30, 2001. Its construction number is 1515. It was delivered to Frontier on June 14, 2001.

Southwest Boeing 737-800 N8539V first flew on June 15, 2017. Its construction number is 42534. It was delivered to Southwest on June 26, 2017.

DHL Boeing 767-281F N656GT first flew on January 27, 1984. Its construction number is 23017. It was delivered to All Nippon as JA-8486 on March 1, 1984. Airborne Express registered it as N784AX on July 21, 1999 and leased it to DHL as N656GT on January 22, 2015.

DHL Boeing 767-281F N656GT, Phoenix Sky Harbor, January 2, 2016 Two years ago DHL Boeing 767-281F N656GT departing from Sky Harobor with an Ohio State football charter bound for Port Columbis International Airport on January 2, 2016. It first flew as N1789B on January 27, 1984. Its construction number is 23017. It was delivered to All Nippon as JA-8486 on March 1, 1984. Airborne Express registered it as N784AX on July 21, 1999 and leased it to DHL as N656GT on January 22, 2015.

DHL Boeing 767-281F N656GT

Delta Connection Embraer 175 N610CZ is operated by Compass Airlines. Its construction number is 17000198. It was delivered to Compass Airlines on December 18, 2007.

UPS Boeing 757-24APF N444UP first flew on October 20, 1994. Its construction number is 27389. It was delivered to UPS on November 3, 1994.

Lear 45 N300AA was delivered to Learjet Incorporated on December 1, 2005. Its construction number is 45-285. Ewing Irrigation Products Incorporated acquired it on December 19, 2005.

Fedex Express Boeing 767-300F N148FE first flew on June 21, 2017. Its construction number is 42728. It was delivered to Fedex Express on June 30, 2017.

U.S. Navy Boeing E-6B Mercury



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