China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai) on August 23 took delivery of its first Next-Generation 737-700 outfitted with both the High-Altitude/High-Temperature Airport Operations Feature Package and the new Boeing Sky Interior from Boeing.
China Eastern will operate the aircraft at the high altitude airports in western China. The airplane will be assigned to China Eastern Airlines Sichuan Co., Ltd. based in Chengdu.
A new engine thrust rating provides the 737-700 additional payload capability at high altitude airports and hot conditions. The package also includes an extended duration oxygen system and equipment to utilize the enhanced enroute navigation requirements to and from high-altitude airports.
Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group. The pictured Boeing 737-79P B-5276 (msn 39719) passed through Honolulu on August 23 on its delivery flight.
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