Air Traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor
December 20, 2017



I went to Sky Harbor on December 20 to photograph an Atlas Air Boeing 747 and an American Airbus A330. A330s have not been a common sight at Sky Harbor, but American has started using them for daily flights to Honolulu and Charlotte. I happened to catch a Sierra Pacific classic 737 and a Fairchild RC-26B Metro equipped for surveillance.

Raytheon 400A N127UH is operated by U-Haul Corporation of Oregon.

FedEx Express Cessna 208B Caravan N876FE was delivered in February 1990. Its construction number is B-0207.

Ameriflight Beech 1900C N49UC was manufactured 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, Beech Aircraft Company, Central Mountain Air, and Globemaster Air Cargo. RACC registered it as N49UC on June 2, 2005. Ameriflight acquired it on December 12, 2005.

Ameriflight Beech 1900C N112YV was manufactured 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 Piper PA-31-350 Chieftan N4098A was built in 1981.

Frontier Airbus A320-251N N317FR Georgia the Painted Bunting first flew on October 25, 2017. Its construction number is 7835. It was delivered to Frontier on November 9, 2017.

Delta Connection Embraer 175LR ERJ-170-200LR N603CZ is operated by Compass Airlines. Its construction number is 17000176. It was delivered to Compass Airlines on August 3, 2007.

United Boeing 737-924 N39416 first flew on February 18, 2008. Its construction number is 37093. It was delivered to Continentl on February 26, 2008. It as merged into the United fleet on November 10, 2011.

Cessna 560 Citation V N75WP was built in 1997. Its construction number is 566-0449.

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

UPS Boeing 757-24APF N472UP first flew on Jlu 26, 1998. Its construction number is 28843. It was delivered to UPS on August 12, 1998.

UPS Boeing 757-24APF N472UP

American Boeing 737-823 N974AN first flew on October 10, 2001. Its construction number is 30098. It was delivered to American on October 31, 2001.

Southwest Boeing 737-8H4 N8623F first flew on December 11, 2013. Its construction number is 36731. It was delivered to Southwest on December 19, 2013.

United Boeing 737-824 N87512 first flew on May 9, 2008. Its construction number is 33458. It was delivered to Continentl on May 21, 2008. It as merged into the United fleet on November 10, 2011.

Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF N499MC first flew on February 3, 2000. Its construction number is 29260. It was delivered to Atlas Air on February 17, 2000.

Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF N499MC

Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF N499MC

Sun Country Boeing 737-8K2 N817SY first flew on April 12, 2001. Its construction number is 30392. It was delivered to Transavia Airlines as PH-HZM on April 26, 2001. It has been operated by Air Berlin, KLM, and Comair. Sun Country registered it as N817SY on November 18, 2011.

Sierra Pacific Boeing 737-2T4 N703S first flew on March 18, 2001. Its construction number is . It was delivered to Air Floroida on March 27, 2001. It has been operated by Midway Express, GPA/Midway, and Midway Airlines. Sierra Pacific registered it as N703S on June 1, 1991.

Sierra Pacific Boeing 737-2T4 N703S

Sierra Pacific Boeing 737-2T4 N703SY

American Boeing 737-823 N863NN first flew on November 15, 2010. Its construction number is 30903. It was delivered to American on December 3, 2010.

Delta Airbus A321-212 N366NW first flew on March 2, 1999. Its construction number is 981. It was delivered to Northwest Airlines on April 7, 1999. It was merged into the Delta fleet on October 29, 2010.

Delta Boeing 757-351 N596NW first flew on October 1, 2003. Its construction number is 32996. It was delivered to Northwest Airlines on October 21, 2003. It was merged into the Delta fleet on October 29, 2008.

American Airbus A321-231 N912UY first flew on September 2, 2014. Its construction number is 6264. It was delivered to American on September 9, 2014.

United Boeing 737-924 N53442 first flew on August 31, 2009. Its construction number is 33536. It was delivered to Continentl on September 15, 2009. It as merged into the United fleet on November 10, 2011.

Fairchild RC-26B 90-0529 Metro is fitted with a comprehensive suite of special operations-specifics surveillance gear including : infrared imaging systems, TV spotter scopes, digital moving map displays and digital and wet-film cameras.

Socaata TBM 850 N852AM was built in 2007. Its construction number is 404.

American Boeing 757-2B7 N939UW first flew on October 31, 1994. Its construction number is 27303. It was delivered to US Air as N626AU on November 8, 1994. US Airways registered it as N939UW on December 21, 2006. It was merged into the Amrican fleet on December 10, 2013.

American Boeing 737-823 N843NN first flew on June 21, 2010. Its construction number is 30906. It was delivered to American on July 13, 2010.

United Boeing 737-824 N87512 first flew on May 9, 2008. Its construction number is 33458. It was delivered to Continentl on May 21, 2008. It as merged into the United fleet on November 10, 2011.

Frontier Airbus A319-111 N926FR Domino the Black Tail Deer Fawn first flew on March 17, 2004. Its construction number is 2198. It was delivered to Frontier on April 5, 2004.

Spirit Airbus A320-271N N902NK first flew on September 21, 2016. Its construction number is 6907. It was delivered to Spirit on October 13, 2016.

Honda HA-420 N1MR was built in 2016. Its construction number is 42000028.

Embraer EMB-500 Phenom N88LV was built in 2012. Its construction number is 50000299.

American Airbus A330-323 N273AY first flew on May 3, 2000. Its construction number is 337. It was delivered to US Airways on May 3, 2000. It was registered as N273AY on September 8, 2006. It as merged into the American fleet on December 10, 2013.

American Airbus A330-323 N273AY

American Airbus A330-323 N273AY

American Airbus A330-323 N273AY



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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.
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United Airlines Airbus A320 N475UA Friend Ship, Phoenix Sky Harbor, March 24, 2015.
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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.
American Boeing 737-823 N919NN Reno Air Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, September 16, 2017.
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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
Asia Pacific Airlines Boeing 727-223F N705AA, Phoenix, November 22, 2016
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