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Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:18 am

Sitting here on the ramp watching this A321neo doing loops around SeaTac. Is this some sort of proving flight?
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:21 am

The airplane is on its delivery flight. Something significant must have happened for them to do 4 missed approaches. I wonder if Hawaiian will send the airplane back to Mobile (or Toulouse) to be fixed?
 
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:19 am

FR24 has it having diverted to PAE.
 
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:46 am

Not sure why it took the path it did, but it’s intended destination was always PAE, after doing some work in SEA airspace.
 
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:12 am

Maybe avionic does not work landing system ILS or something.

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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:23 am

If it diverted to PAE, ill head over tomorrow morning and see if I can see anything
 
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:07 am

I'm pretty sure the touch and gos was for crew training, and I believe ATS in PAE does their WiFi installations, so might as well get some practice in on a delivery flight.
 
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:47 pm

777Mech wrote:
I'm pretty sure the touch and gos was for crew training, and I believe ATS in PAE does their WiFi installations, so might as well get some practice in on a delivery flight.


I thought HA did not offer onboard internet. Or is this just for their streaming WiFi?
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:15 am

NickS wrote:
If it diverted to PAE, ill head over tomorrow morning and see if I can see anything


It did not divert. Its intended destination was always PAE, as are all the 321neo delivery flights. They go there for commissioning work, prior to entering service.
 
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:23 am

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
The airplane is on its delivery flight. Something significant must have happened for them to do 4 missed approaches. I wonder if Hawaiian will send the airplane back to Mobile (or Toulouse) to be fixed?


The 321neo can't do BFM-HNL empty? Or were they throwing it right into service for a SEA-HNL revenue flight?
 
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:40 am

It was doing crew/aircraft training on CATII/III systems at SEA...and then off to PAE for its usual landing for pre-commissioning work.

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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:39 am

TTailedTiger wrote:
Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
The airplane is on its delivery flight. Something significant must have happened for them to do 4 missed approaches. I wonder if Hawaiian will send the airplane back to Mobile (or Toulouse) to be fixed?


The 321neo can't do BFM-HNL empty? Or were they throwing it right into service for a SEA-HNL revenue flight?


Induction is done at PAE.
 
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:45 pm

Unfortunately, its only WiFi streaming service. PAE like everyone else said, is where they do additional work that HA requires before the flight is introduced into the fleet.
 
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:44 am

airportugal310 wrote:

Mundane as hell, except for the a.net crowd (as usual)


Now that's funny. I think it's funnier that it was almost sent to Toulouse to get lemon lawed and chopped up because it had bad avionics right out of the box! :lol: :bouncy:
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Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:52 am

I planned on posting about this yesterday because I thought it was interesting but I ended up getting bogged down with work. Caught it on final during it's last pass through SEA before it headed up to PAE. Certainly strange seeing an Airbus delivery flight routing through Seattle...
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