Thursday, April 16, 2015

An R2-D2 themed jet will soon be ready for takeoff


While Star Wars fans were glued to their computer screens dissecting the latest Force Awakens teaser trailer, a Japanese airline was making aviation history

Amid all the buzz over a galaxy far, far away, All Nippon Airways unveiled a Boeing 787 jet intricately painted to resemble R2-D2 on Thursday. The design is a natural fit since the iconic droid shares the same cylindrical proportions as the nose of an airliner.

According to the airline's press release, the plane is also a milestone for commercial flight: "This marks the first time a Star Wars character will appear on the exterior of a commercial aircraft," the company claims. Read more...

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