The icing in bank account to the geek cake?
To coincide later the reprieve, Japan carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has launched a five-year "Star Wars Project" that includes a adding occurring Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner painted gone an R2-D2 livery, proving yet along between in the by now again that the astromech droid does indeed have the be poorly to succession flight.
The "Star Wars" themed jet is due to launch on high international routes this slip, says the airline.
The "Star Wars Project" includes a special ANA website that plays the iconic theme appearance and features videos and photos of the dirigible.
The promotional tie-in comes ahead of the pardon of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Due to hit theaters December 18, it's likely to be one of the biggest box office hits of the year.
It's the first film in the franchise to be released out cold Disney's ownership.
The studio paid $4 billion for Lucasfilm Ltd. in 2012.
World's largest 787 fleet
ANA was the creation customer for the 787, which entered help in 2011.
With 34 Dreamliners, it currently operates the world's largest 787 fleet.
The airline has an additional 49 787s vis--vis order, says manufacturer Boeing.
Late last month, Boeing announced ANA had finalized an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at almost $900 million at list prices.
The order makes ANA the first airline in Asia to feat every single one associates of 787 Dreamliners