04 March 2017

China Eastern Airlines' N7857B

N7857B (c/n 29358, l/n 1651), a former China Eastern Airlines 737-79P (leased from AerCap), is making its ferry flight from KMG to PAE, via GUM and HNL. It will be repainted, reconfigured, and leased to Southwest Airlines. I saw it lining up for a Runway 26R departure from the H1 East freeway, in the peacock livery.

29358 was delivered to China Eastern in February 2005 as B-5094. It had Blended Winglets installed in 2011. In May 2014, it was acquired by AerCap, and the lease with CES continued. In January 2015, B-5094 was painted in the orange Yunnan Peacock livery, along with the new CES rebranded logo.

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