08 November 2006
Air China's B-5176 ... Part 1
Leading off today's HNL RareBird Grand Slam (a 1st!), is Air China's second variation of its Beijing 2008 Olympic Games livery adorned upon B-5176 (c/n 34258), a 737-86N. It features the mascots (Fuwa) of the Summer Olympic Games being held in Beijing. Air China has been designated as the official airline of these games. B-5176 arrived at HNL today from BFI as CCA058. Air China has two 737-79L(W)s, B-5201 and B-5213, wear the first logojet design.
The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games website has a complete list of all of the mascots (Fuwa - The Five Friendlies) artwork like those on B-5176.