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Air China orders five next generation Boeing 747-8i aircrafts

In order to expand its international routes Air china, has recently placed an order of 5 next generation Boeing 747-8i jetliners. With this order the Chinese national carrier will become the first one to buy the passenger version of the new 747-8 aircraft. The agreement has been subject for the Chinese government approval.

"Air China has been operating 747s since the 1980s. The new, high capacity Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental will deliver exceptional economics and a great flying experience to our customers," said, He Li, vice president of Air China.

The new 747-8i aircraft, which is configured into three classes and holds the capacity of 467 passengers, also features a new wing design and an upgraded flight deck. The new aircrafts will also provide greater space and comfort to the passengers.

Marlin Dailey, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said, "The technologically advanced 747-8 Intercontinental will deliver improved operating economics, efficiency and environmental performance in support of Air China's continued growth. Air China has become one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and today is one of the world's largest carriers. We're proud to be part of their success and look forward to continuing our long and enduring partnership."

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