28 July 2015

Urumqi Air's B-6268

Urumqi Air [UQ/CUH] is taking delivery of B-6268 (c/n 41842, l/n 5220) tonight. The 737-8LP, leased from Aviation Capital Group, is making its delivery flight from PAE as CHH6268, under it's parent company's (Hainan Airlines) flight code. It will overnight at HNL, before continuing on across the Pacific, and is seen above taxiing out to departure for its next leg.

41842 was to be leased to UT Air [UT/UTA] (Russia) in December 2014 as VQ-BME. However, it was not taken up, along with VQ-BMF (c/n 41711, l/n 5136). ACG had both 737-8LPs ferried to VCV for storage in January 2015.

On a personal note, I did see both of these UT Air 737-8LPs at BFI during my trip this past December. Unfortunately, I was unable to get any photos of them.

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