Aviation Photo #2481094 Boeing 747-89L - Air China

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Air China's first 747-8 in an elegant, timeless, livery.
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    Bernie Leighton
    Air China
    Boeing 747-89L
    Boeing 747-8
    Boeing 747-8
    Boeing
    41191
    1499
    B-2485
    Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field
    Washington
    USA
    July 29, 2014
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Anonymous
6 years ago
The SECOND operator of the 747-8i! Congrats to Boeing and Air China!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Elegant and timeless? I don't think so. Nice photo though.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Just gotta love how great these old liveries look on new planes.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice photograph. Beautiful livery on the 747-8I!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Elegant plane! It's gonna be the new air force one in China.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Indeed an elegant and timeless livery!!! A great livery on a great aircraft!!! Roger Cannegieter
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome! Love the detail, how did you get the shot from mid-air?
Anonymous
6 years ago
That wing's a masterpiece. This shot makes it even better.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The same 60's livery...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Possibly the most beautiful airliner in current service. Add the the current Air China livery, and you've got a plane that'll never get old to look at.
Anonymous
6 years ago
She looks fantastic!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I love Air China's livery, it looks great on all of its planes.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Chinese liveries in general have their timeless appeal and charm, yes, but they are outdated and they have been used since the 1990s. An exception is the ravishing, attractive and modern Xiamen Air. Air China has shown how to turn back the clock in grand style by painting its livery on this sleek brand-new Boeing 747-8. From the red phoenix to the blue cheatline to Deng Xiaoping's classic signature, this livery is a true masterclass. Never mind the lack of winglets! This is only the world's second passenger 747-8 operator, and that makes the paint all the more special.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful aircraft. I really miss classic liveries and glad to see Air China retain this beautiful livery, especially on the amazing 747-8.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think this livery looks terrible personally. Just looks cheap. I don't get a classy vibe from it at all. Never liked it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Yes indeed those raked wings are beautiful. And also functional and economical. They help the 747-8 sip fuel and move people and cargo in style.
Anonymous
6 years ago
5 stars for this incredible photograph of a breathtaking airliner. Speaking of the Air China livery, I think it's interesting in an old communist propaganda poster kind of way. To paint it on a brand new Boeing high end product borderlines on ludicrous. In the same category, I think Air Koryo's livery looks better, and is much better suited to old, rugged soviet airliners like the Il-60.

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