Transair Hawaii (R9, Honolulu) has ordered a single converted B737-400(SF) from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), its first unit of the type.

N251AU (msn 25104) is a 27.8-year-old aircraft previously operated by Canada's Flair Airlines in a passenger configuration through March 2020. It was repositioned to Tampa Int'l in August 2020 and has remained stored at the Floridian airport ever since, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. The aircraft will be converted by Commercial Jet in Dothan, AL, and is scheduled to enter into conversion in June 2021.

A forecasted delivery timeline has not been announced.

Transair Hawaii is a division of Trans Executive Airlines. The two brands currently operate a combined fleet of seven Shorts 360s, one B737-200, two B737-200(C)s, and one B737-200(F). Two of the freighters are active on cargo runs within Hawaii, while the other two aircraft are in storage. Trans Executive Airlines also owns Rhoades Aviation, which operates an additional two B737-200 dedicated freighters active within Hawaii.