Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kaiser Air Boeing 737-86N(WL) (28643/828) N733KA "Konani"

Short final to Rwy 30.

Captured arriving at then departing from Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) on March 15, 2017 while operating a special charter flight for Google.

The aircraft was originally delivered to GECAS and leased to Pegasus Airlines as TC-APK on April 26, 2001, ex Boeing N1787B.

It was returned to GECAS on July 16, 2003 as N643SH and leased immediately to Shenzhen Airlines as B-5050 on July 23, 2003. It served with the Chinese carrier until being returned to GECAS on December 4, 2015 as N881TM and stored. 

On March 17, 2016 it was stored at Tucson (TUS/KTUS) where it was fitted with wiglets then leased to current operator Kaiser Air on June 16, 2016.

(Photos by Michael Carter)

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