Hawaiian’s Newest and Oldest Aircraft Side by Side

At the occasion of blessing and dedicating its first A330, Hawaiian Airlines had on display next to its A330 a fully-restored 1929Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker, which was Hawaiian’s first aircraft. To read about Hawaiian’s history with the CH-300 and to see some circa 1929 photos of the aircraft, have a look here.

Hawaiian says its fist A330, a -200 type, is named “Makali’i” for the constellation Pleiades that helped guide ancientPolynesian voyagers across the Pacific.

The photo below shows
Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley at the podium and joining himon stage (l-r) is Airbus Americas Chairman T. Allan McArtor, Hawaii GovernorLinda Lingle, and Blaine Miyasato, Hawaiian’s Vice President of ProductDevelopment.

HA_A330 Ceremony 1.jpg(Photo: Kyle Rothenborg)

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