Category Archives: China United Airlines

China Eastern to acquire 50 Boeing 737-800s

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) has issued this statement concerning China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai) intent to finalize a deal for 50 Boeing 737-800s:

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Boeing is delighted with China Eastern Airlines’ decision to purchase 50 Next-Generation 737-800s as stated in their public disclosure to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

The airplanes will be operated by China United Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the China Eastern Airlines, and other branches and subsidiaries of the carrier.

The order will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.

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Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group/AirlinersGallery.com. China Eastern’s Boeing 737-89P B-5689 (msn 41512) passed through Honolulu on delivery painted in the new 2014 livery.

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Boeing delivers the 275th 737NG to GECAS

B-5448, originally uploaded by sabian404.

Boeing (Chicago) yesterday (June 17) delivered to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) its 275th Next-Generation 737 aircraft. GECAS leasing customer, China United Airlines, will operate the milestone airplane, a Next-Generation 737-86N registered B-5448 (msn 38021).

To date, GECAS has ordered 349 Next-Generation 737 models.

Copyright Photo: Russell Hill. B-5448 taxies past the camera at Seattle (Boeing Field) on June 15.