Air China (Beijing) at a ceremony held today (October 30), received a newly delivered Boeing 777-300 ER which has a special livery reflecting is name – “Smiling China”. It is also the 10th of the 19 Boeing 777-300 ERs to be delivered to Air China.
This special livery is a joint creation by Air China and Boeing. According to the airline, the special livery is “to do justice to this year which marks the 40th anniversary of Boeing’s entry into China. Featuring 40 Chinese smiling, confident faces on the fuselage, the livery is meant to get across the message that China is a confident, sincere, friendly and optimistic country, and the airline industry of China has been playing an important role in forging closer ties between China and the rest of the world. The 40 faces are those of 20 recognized staff members of Air China and 20 netizens. Each of them has interesting stories to tell about China’s airline industry – they are pilots who have flown all over the world, ground handling staff who make sure that everything goes without a hitch, technicians who take good care of the aircraft and passengers who have seen the world.”
Currently, Air China is using its Boeing 777-300 ERs on international routes from Beijing to Frankfurt, Los Angeles and Paris as well as on the domestic trunk routes from Beijing to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu.
Copyright Photo: Air China. Boeing 777-39L ER B-2035 (msn 38674) is seen today on the ramp at Paine Field near Everett.