SpaceX Purchases Ex-Air China Boeing 737-800

SpaceX Purchases Ex-Air China Boeing 737-800
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It has emerged that SpaceX has purchased an Ex-Air China Boeing 737-800 under the Falcon Aviation Holdings LLC.

Information is suggesting that this aircraft has been acquired to test out their Starlink systems, which have been made on offer to airlines who dabble in the world of in-flight WiFi.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

SpaceX Purchases Ex-Air China Boeing 737-800…

SpaceX Purchases Ex-Air China Boeing 737-800
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Now registered as N154TS with SpaceX, this airframe is a 21.6 year old Boeing 737-800 that started out life with Air China back in June 2002 as B-2671, as per data from

The aircraft remained with the airline for just under 21 years, before being handed over to Wilmington Trust Company in March 2023.

From there, it was transferred over to Aircraft Trading and Leasing LLC Trustee in June and was stored in Waco, Texas until July 2023, when it was handed over to Falcon Aviation Holdings, where it was placed in storage again in Lake Charles until January 17 this year.

It is understood also that the aircraft was originally converted to a freighter after it’s time with Air China, but then converted back to a passenger aircraft again following the acquisition from SpaceX.

Looking ahead, it is going to be interesting to see how this aircraft will be utilised, as well as what developments it could create for the company going into the future.

But for now, all eyes on what happens next with this aircraft.

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