Wednesday, 10 May 2017

BBJ N2708E first pic painted

BBJ (737-7LT) N2708E msn 39095 ln 4148 seen here at Basel on May 10 now fully painted.  This aircraft has been at BSL since Nov 5 2015 after arriving from Portsmouth PSM for interior mod work.  The frame has had quite the tour since making its first flight way back on Aug 6 2012 as N709JM - it delivered to the customer on Sep 5 2012 and flew the next day to Abbotsford for tax reasons then onto Georgetown DE for auxiliary fuel tank installation.  That was completed in Jan 2013 and it flew to Kansas MCI on Jan 20 for painting all white.  It left Kansas 10 days later on Jan 30 2013 to Ardmore for unknown work.  The trail went dead from there until it was re-registered N2708E on May 6, 2014.  It is rumored that the deal fell through with the original customer and a new buyer was found but I don't have any confirmation of this.  The frame flew back to Georgetown DE at some point and was seen there again on May 13, 2015 as N2708E in all white paint.  I don't have any record on when it flew to Portsmouth from Georgetown but I'm guessing probably on Nov 4, 2015.

According to documents found online it is now owned by Yunliang Corporate Jet Leasing Ltd and operated by Guangzhou Puyao Investment Company Ltd.  Maybe an upcoming Chinese registration?

N2708E - B-737 BBJ [BSL 5.17]

Photo credit : Eric Bannwarth

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