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China Eastern Unveils Painted Expo 2010 Volunteer Aircraft


The painted Expo 2010 Volunteer aircraft - China Easterns (CES) third airplane for the World Expo, decorated with color ribbons - was revealed at an unveiling ceremony in Shanghai on October 12. The plane took its maiden flight heading for Beijing at 5pm on the same day.

Different from the previous two planes, the Expo 2010 Volunteer plane was the first painted plane singled out by voters as their favorite in the online Your Favorite Expo Plane poll. The rainbow ribbon painted in the airframe represents Shanghais passion and hospitality; in the engine part are a Chinese character, or heart, an English letter V and a dove with an olive branch in its beak, depicting the Expo volunteers logo and its Better City, Better Life theme; the Expo volunteers slogan At Your Service at Expo is painted at the tail, meaning the Expo would be better off with volunteers.

CES has a strong sense of corporate social responsibility and is always committed to volunteer and charity causes, said Ma Chunlei, deputy director of the Propaganda Department of the CPC Shanghai Committee, at the ceremony. The Expo 2010 Volunteer plane will advertise and serve the Expo.