VIDEO: Star Wars Takes To The Skies!

Boeing unveils R2-D2-themed plane!

 The Seattle Times recently debuted a video detailing the painting and unveiling of Boeing’s new Star Wars-themed 787-9 Dreamliner. It’s paint job, whose time-lapsed execution is shown in the video, is designed to resemble our favorite Astromech droid. Notable is the fact that this is the first time a Star Wars character appears on the exterior of a commercial airplane. The Dreamliner’s unveiling featured much fanfare and was attended by none other than C-3PO, R2-D2 and a small group of stormtroopers.

According to the Huffington Post:

The R2-D2 jet marks the start of five-year All Nippon Airways “Star Wars” project, which will include “a range of novel initiatives,” the airline announced on its website.

The jet has been flagged for international routes. As for whether it might one day carry passengers to a galaxy far, far away — well, that’s still up in the air.

Take a look at the unveiling video here:

(Video courtesy of Boeing).