27 September 2012

China United's B-5705

China United Airlines is taking delivery of B-5705 (c/n 38828, l/n 4191) today. It's their second ILFC-leased 737-89P delivered in the past nine days, and is flying as CUA705. The airframe was originally leased to parent company China Eastern Airlines, then designated to China United.

On its initial final approach to Runway 4R, CUA705 had to make a go-around after the pilot radioed that the "flaps were not symmetrical". The second attempt was successful, though the 737-89P rolled to the end of Runway 4R, as the flaps on both sides were not in the full landing position. B-5705 is seen above still with flaps deployed, on Taxiway C, after arriving from BFI. It will overnight on the Castle & Cooke Aviation ramp.

*** 09.29.12 Update ***
B-5705 is still on the Castle & Cooke Aviation as the maintenance issue is being resolved.

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