ANA Unveils R2-D2 Jet
With the next "Star Wars" movie, "The Force Awakens" set to premiere in time for Christmas, it's hard to believe the first chapter (actually episode IV) premiered 38 years ago. It was expected to flop.
Japan's largest airline, All Nippon Airways, has just unveiled the first of 3 commemorative jets, the R2-D2. CNN reports, the 215 seat Boeing 789-7 will take to the skies in October. The aircraft will service international routes. In flight entertainment will feature all six "Star Wars" movies. It's reportedly the first time any complete movie series has been offered in flight.
There will be 2 subsequent releases. November will bring the BB-8, a 767-300, inspired by a new character from "The Force Awakens." There will be a 2nd R2-D2 jet in March, 2016. It will be a 777-300 ER.