Are you a fan of " Star Wars "? Well, you can be doubly happy! On the one hand, you have already been able to know the trailer for the new episode of the series, which was revealed last week by the director of the film, JJ Abrams, at a meeting of fans of the saga. On the other hand, very soon you will be able to ride a plane inspired by the movie. Specifically, the aircraft is based on the R2-D2 robot, one of the most iconic characters in the series.
Do you want to discover more details about this plane belonging to the Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA)? Well, be very attentive to what we tell you below! Whether you’re a "Star Wars" fan or not, you’ll like to meet him!
R2-D2, a competent and reliable character
Taking advantage of the fact that there are less than 8 months left until the last episode of the "Star Wars" saga ("Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens") is released, the Japanese airline ANA has decided to offer commercial flights on a plane that pays tribute to the famous movie series. Specifically, the aircraft is decorated as if it were the famous R2-D2 robot. And why was the robot chosen? According to the company, this character is associated with a competent and reliable service, ideal characteristics to talk about an airplane. Do not you think?
Down to the smallest details
The design of the plane, which is a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (the newest of the entire ANA fleet), was also unveiled during the “Star Wars” fan convention that we mentioned before, and that took place in Anaheim , in California. As you can see in the photographs, on the aircraft you can read the title of the famous saga in large letters. For its part, the cabin and the fuselage have the colors and shapes of the mythical robot of the saga. In fact, even the smallest details of R2-D2 can be seen in the paint of the plane. For example, next to the windows you can see a memory when the robot projected a hologram of the character Obi-Wan Kenobi.
A project with Walt Disney
Apparently, the tribute of the Japanese airline to "Star Wars" will not remain in the decoration of the plane. In fact, this initiative is part of a project that ANA has started with the Walt Disney company, which currently has the rights to the series. According to the airline, the project will run until 2020. Among other things, it aims to strengthen the airline’s presence in the international market, taking advantage of the fact that a new route between Tokyo and Houston will be put into operation in about two months. Nor should we lose sight of the fact that demand for routes linking Asia with the United States is growing at a fairly rapid rate.
A Web page
To present the images and videos of the plane, ANA has created a website that is also intended to be a tribute to the movies. Therefore, when you enter the famous song of the saga sounds. Of course, contemplating the images of the plane is the only thing you can do for now, since it will not be until autumn when the aircraft from "Star Wars" begins to fly internationally. Then we leave you with one of the promotional videos of the plane and with different photographs of the favorite aircraft of the lovers of the saga. Do not miss it!