China Airlines Boeing 747-400 (B-18210) with blue Boeing livery.

China Airlines Boeing 747-400 (B-18210) with blue Boeing livery.

The new full Boeing livery is one of my favorites. Even though I understand why Boeing is not painting all their test Boeing 747-8’s and 787’s with the full livery (cost, time, weight), I wish it was different. At least we have been able to enjoy the livery on the Dreamliner.

All the way back in 2004, Boeing delivered a Boeing 747-400 with a special livery to China Airlines. It has the blue-Boeing livery with the China Airlines tail. It was the first 747 to offer the new Boeing Signature Interior.

Today the aircraft (B-18210) still flies with the same livery. Check out photos of the aircraft on

Image: Ken Koller

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I saw this in December 3rd at LAX on my way to Sydney, I think I may have even asked on Twitter (@kziel) you what airline it was because I only saw the body. It is a great looking livery.


Its always nice to see B474. I flew B772ER from KORD/RJAA/KSFO. I would like to see more airlines order B747-8i.

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