Interior of President Xi’s special plane exposed

2014-07-17 07:44:20 GMT2014-07-17 15:44:20(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English
China’s “Air Force One”, or president Xi Jinping’s special plane, is eight Boeing 747- 400 planes with a registration number of B-2472.President Xi walked out of his special plane after arriving at Foretaleza, Brazil on July, 14 2014. China’s “Air Force One”, or president Xi Jinping’s special plane, is eight Boeing 747- 400 planes with a registration number of B-2472.President Xi walked out of his special plane after arriving at Foretaleza, Brazil on July, 14 2014.
The planes are operated by Air China. They usually serve for domestic flights, and are modified to be a special plane when state leader is going on visits to foreign countries. Air China has eight Boeing 747- 400 planes. Unlike Air Force One of the U.S, China’s backup planes remained await orders instead of flying along with the one that President Xi takes. Photo source: Sina.com The planes are operated by Air China. They usually serve for domestic flights, and are modified to be a special plane when state leader is going on visits to foreign countries. Air China has eight Boeing 747- 400 planes. Unlike Air Force One of the U.S, China’s backup planes remained await orders instead of flying along with the one that President Xi takes. Photo source: Sina.com
he first exposure of the interior of the president’s special plane was on September 8, 2013, when Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev had a conversation with Chinese president Xi Jinping during Xi’s state visit in Kazakhstan.Photo source: Sina.com he first exposure of the interior of the president’s special plane was on September 8, 2013, when Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev had a conversation with Chinese president Xi Jinping during Xi’s state visit in Kazakhstan.Photo source: Sina.com
Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev Photo source: Sina.com Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev Photo source: Sina.com
Chinese president Xi Jinping talking with Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev Photo source: Sina.com Chinese president Xi Jinping talking with Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev Photo source: Sina.com
Glass Cockpit of B-2472. Photo source: Sina.com Glass Cockpit of B-2472. Photo source: Sina.com
The fore cabin is on the upper floor of the plane. It is the place where President is usually seated. There are 10 seats which can be adjusted to 135 °for lying on. The arrangement of seats is also flexible, but is more like a business class of an ordinary flight rather than a luxurious hotel that some might think to be. Photo source: Sina.com The fore cabin is on the upper floor of the plane. It is the place where President is usually seated. There are 10 seats which can be adjusted to 135 °for lying on. The arrangement of seats is also flexible, but is more like a business class of an ordinary flight rather than a luxurious hotel that some might think to be. Photo source: Sina.com
The identity tablet is on the left front door of the plane, where the leaders get on and off board of. Photo source: Sina.com The identity tablet is on the left front door of the plane, where the leaders get on and off board of. Photo source: Sina.com
There might be a surprise in the fore cabin sometimes. For example, a Chinese painting showing the scenic view of Summer Palace is painted on the partition of a backup B-2472 plane. Photo source: Sina.com There might be a surprise in the fore cabin sometimes. For example, a Chinese painting showing the scenic view of Summer Palace is painted on the partition of a backup B-2472 plane. Photo source: Sina.com
Seats of the fore cabin. Photo source: Sina.com Seats of the fore cabin. Photo source: Sina.com
On the lower level of the plane, there are two cabins for the first class and economy class respectively. Accompanying ministers often sit in the first class cabin. Air stewardesses are not allowed in to the fore cabin. Photo source: Sina.com On the lower level of the plane, there are two cabins for the first class and economy class respectively. Accompanying ministers often sit in the first class cabin. Air stewardesses are not allowed in to the fore cabin. Photo source: Sina.com
The economy class of the plane is where the president’s entourage is seated, including interpreters, body guards and journalists. The seats are arranged 3-4-3. Photo source: Sina.com The economy class of the plane is where the president’s entourage is seated, including interpreters, body guards and journalists. The seats are arranged 3-4-3. Photo source: Sina.com
B-2472’s kitchen connects the cabins of the first class and the economy class. It provides food for the president as well as his entourage. Photo source: Sina.com B-2472’s kitchen connects the cabins of the first class and the economy class. It provides food for the president as well as his entourage. Photo source: Sina.com
Toilet of B-2472. Photo source: Sina.com Toilet of B-2472. Photo source: Sina.com
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