JA873A, better known as “The R2-D2 plane” rolled out of the paint hangar – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter
It’s finally here!
We’ve waited months to see ANA bring their cross-promotion with Disney Japan for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to light, and boy was it worth it!
Just look at it! The attention to detail is stunning! Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter
This aircraft is, of course, the first of three in the ANA Star Wars line. ANA takes its partnership with Star Wars seriously. How seriously?
ANA’s tribute to R2-D2 is truly a masterpiece. Image- ANA.
We all know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming out Christmas of this year. We even saw the second teaser trailer on April 16 of this year, BB-8 is adorable.
Just look at this thing. This is going to sell more models than the VC-25A! Image: ANA
What we did not expect is that ANA would partner with Disney to launch what they are calling their Star Wars project that will take five years to complete. While we don’t know much about what the project will entail- we do know that it’s all starting with a new-build 787-9 that will be coming “this Autumn.”