‘Star Wars’ Official Airplane Takes Off With an Appearance From R2-D2 and C-3PO
Earlier this year Japan’s All Nippon Airways announced plans for official Star Wars-branded airplanes, and over the weekend, those new aircrafts were unveiled with the help of a couple of very familiar droids. Fully functional versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO were on hand for the debut of the new airplanes, and we have video to prove it.
The unveiling happened yesterday in Everett, Washington, with a full fleet of sharply-dressed “soldiers” present to reveal the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Japan’s All Nippon Airways. The plane is painted to resemble R2-D2, everyone’s favorite adorable droid (until BB-8 arrives, sorry, R2), and is just one of three new airplanes from the corporation. There’s also one that’s more generally Star Wars-branded with R2-D2 painted on the side, and one that’s done up in the style of BB-8.
Starting in October, the new ANA jet will begin traveling international routes with destinations in Seattle, Vancouver, Paris, Munich, Beijing and more. As you can see in the video above, R2-D2 and C-3PO were more than mere bystanders — they actually had a conversation about the new aircraft as it rolled out onto the field, with R2 offering his signature beeps and bloops and his taller robot companion responding accordingly. It’s pretty adorable.
For more information and photos, visit the official ANA website.
Check Out 100 Movie Facts You May Not Know