China Airlines 747-400. By Rob Finlayson Taiwan-based China Airlines (CI) plans to replace its 13 Boeing 747-400s from 2015/16 and will decide by 2013 which aircraft to order. It is considering the 747-8, Airbus A380, 777-300ER and the A350-1000. President Huang-Hsiang Sun told ATW in Taipei the carrier is also evaluating a narrowbody fleet of more than 20 aircraft such as the 737 Max and A320neo by 2020. CI has 14 A350-900s on order, plus six options (ATW Daily News, March 21), ...

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