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Japanese airline launches 'Star Wars' themed airplane

3 years 8 months 2 days ago Friday, April 17 2015 Apr 17, 2015 April 17, 2015 10:08 AM April 17, 2015 in News
Source: CNN
By: Brock Sues

TOKYO - The force is strong with All Nippon Airways.

The Japanese airline has launched a five-year "Star Wars" project that includes painting a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to resemble the beloved droid, R2-D2.

All Nippon Airways says the plane, dressed up in the familiar blue and white livery of R2-D2, will begin flying international routes this fall.

The new paint scheme comes ahead of the Dec. 18 release of the 7th film in the legendary science fiction franchise, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

The highly anticipated film is the first Star Wars film to be released under Disney's ownership.

Image: ANA Japan

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