14 November 2011

Air China's B-2472

Chinese President Hu Jintao and his entourage came to Honolulu for the APEC 2011 Conference using one Air China's 747-4J6s. B-2472 (c/n 30158, l/n 1243) flew as CCA25 to and from PEK. The 747 parked on the HIK ramp, where President Hu arrived at the HIK VIP Terminal, and left from there this morning. It's seen above climbing out from its Runway 8L take-off.

B-2472 has been configured as a VIP transport for Chinese dignitaries.

The J6 Boeing customer code was originally allocated to the CAAC (Civil Aviation Authority of China). It carried onto Air China, after its creation. Air China's 777-200s, 767-300ERs, and some of their 737-300s carry the J6 code, while newer purchases carry the current 9L Boeing code.

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