01 November 2015


Our November edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" takes us back to October 2005, with N707UW (msn 949), an A319-112, as it was ferrying to China, after its lease with US Airways expired.

949 was purchased by GECAS, and leased to US Airways in January 1999, and was given the fleet number 707. It was leased to United Eagle Airlines [EU/UEA] (China) in March 2006 as B-6155, which changed its name to Chengdu Airlines in January 2010. In June 2011, this A319 was sold to AerCap. In June 2012, it was leased to Hamburg Airways [HK/HAY] (Germany) as D-AHHE. In April 2013, it was leased to TAME [EQ/TAE] (Ecuador) as HC-COF, where it presently flies.

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