Air China has taken delivery of the first of seven Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft, making it the first Asian carrier to introduce the type on international routes. The Beijing-based carrier is scheduled to take delivery of the rest of the aircraft by the end of 2015. The 747-8I is powered by GEnx-2B engines. According to Air China, the first 747-8I is expected to operate on domestic routes initially; at the end of the year it will operate international routes from Beijing to ...

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