What a surprise to see an Italian F-104 in China! Donated by Italy Air Force to the China Aviation Museum in 2001.
Taxiing for take-off as flight CX234, after the inaugural flight from Hong Kong to Milan.
With the Alps in the background.
A view inside an engineering masterpiece: the Rolls Royce Trent 500 (engine #2). Behind the fan blades, you can see the bypass duct and the compressor first stage inlet.
Lining-up with the Alps (Mount Grigna) in the background.
Front view of the massive General Electric GEnx-2B67 turbofan engine.