It’s about time that Anakin’s robotic masterwork got some love.
ANA has done a series of fantastic special liveries for their partnership with Disney to promote the Star Wars franchise. Starting with the R2-D2 themed 787-9 that rolled out factory fresh, they moved on to a BB-8 themed 777-381/ER, and finally a combination of Astromech droids emblazoned on a 2002-vintage 767-381/ER.
The first flight of this scheme emblazoned aboard JA743A will be from Haneda to Kagoshima on March 21. From there it will work its way around the Japanese sky. Remember, at ANA the 777-200 is a purely domestic bird.
It looks awesome. Or, well, it will look awesome when it is unveiled.
For now we just have to dream about how amazing it will look in person from the renderings ANA gave us.
We also have to assume that since it has at least one silver landing gear leg, there will be no red engine.
On board, the cabin crew will have themed aprons. ANA, again, has gone all-out on promoting the Star Wars universe. They’ve also done the traditional, robot-themed antimacassar.
Really makes me want to go to Haneda.