Star Wars fleet

ANA is unveiling more of its Star Wars themed jets today—all of them Boeing airplanes.

In addition to the 787-9 that will sport an R2-D2 livery, the airline also announced plans for a 777-300ER with BB-8 livery (BB-8 is a new droid in the film franchise) and a 767 with a combo livery of both R2-D2 and BB-8.

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The R2-D2 airplane is scheduled to go into service on October 18 between Haneda and Vancouver, BC and then move to other international routes.

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The R2-D2 787-9.

The 767 with the combo livery will take off toward the end of this year on domestic routes in Japan. And the 777 with BB-8 livery will start flying primarily North American routes in the spring of 2016.

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The BB-8 themed 777.

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This 767 will feature a combo R2-D2 and BB-8 livery.

Boeing congratulates ANA for this campaign. You can see more in the video below.

Comments (4)

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

May The Force Be With You BOEING!

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

Great display, my favorite has to be R2-D2 on the 787-9. I have always in some ways believed that the glare shield of the Millennium Falcon was inspired the glazed nose of the B-29/50.

Greg (San Jose, CA):

Impossible not to fall in love with the birds.

The sexiest is still the 787. The 777X will be getting closer to it with similar, upward bending CFRP wings.

Steven Tolliver (North Charleston, SC):

I am fortunate to be an employee working at the Boeing factory in North Charleston that built the R2-D2 themed 787, and it was absolutely awesome to see the aircraft on the flight line at the Fly away ceremony we had here. I can truly say, that our customer ANA will enjoy this aircraft, we worked hard to ensure that they got the best quality aircraft that can be delivered to them, and it showed on thier faces how happy they were to receive their product. I just want to say that we at Boeing, SC are very proud at what we do, and very proud that we can provide our customers the thing that they asked for, in high quality, and done always with a smile, the South Carolina way!

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