You thought R2-D2 was a little rolling droid, didn’t you.
Well, think again. Today, timed to the opening of Celebration (and the first showing of the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens), the official Star Wars convention, All Nippon Airways (ANA) unveiled its Star Wars-themed 787 Dreamliner.
The plane — yes, a real, actual Boeing 787-9 — is decked out in R2-D2 livery, with a giant “Star Wars” logo on its side.
ANA says that it will begin flying the plane on certain international routes this fall.
The airline was the first to fly Boeing’s Dreamliner, and now it’s the first to fly a giant R2-D2.
To which we can only say, “Bleep bloop.”
VentureBeatVentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
- up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
- our newsletters
- gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
- networking features, and more