Boeing and Air China today signed an agreement for the purchase of five 747-8 Intercontinentals. Air China is the first Chinese carrier to contract the passenger version of the new 747-8.  The agreement requires Chinese government approval, at which time it will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. “Air China has been operating 747s since the 1980s,” said He Li, vice president of Air China. “The new, high capacity Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental will deliver exceptional economics and a great flying experience to our customers.” Using 787-technology GEnx-2B engines, the aircraft will be quieter, produce lower emissions and

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