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Inside of China's Air Force One (1/9)

2014-07-18 13:54 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor:Wang Yuxia

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan get off "Air Fore One" in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on March 24, 2013. [Photo: gmw.cn]


China National Radio recently published a series of photos on its website unveiling the inside of the aircraft that carried Chinese President Xi Jinping during his overseas visits.


In contrast to the US Air Force 1 that is owned and ran by the US military, the Boeing 747-400 craft is used for commercial airlines in normal times. With a tail code B-2472, it was bought in 2002 and has been operated and maintained by Air China.


Every time before Xi's visit, the plane would undergo a moderate modification, which always began 20 days before the takeoff and was overhauled by China's Air Force.

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