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A Japanese Airline Is Creating An R2-D2 Jet

May the Force be with you.

Posted on April 16, 2015, at 6:08 p.m. ET

Japanese airline ANA has announced that it will build an R2-D2 jet.

It's part of a five-year Star Wars project, the airline said on a website announcing its plans.
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It's part of a five-year Star Wars project, the airline said on a website announcing its plans.

The 787-9 Dreamliner featuring everyone's favorite droid is set to hit the skies this fall.

"The R2-D2 motif is also a great match to ANA’s blue logo and design that appear on the main fuselage," the company said. "The R2-D2 character has a reputation for strong, reliable service — one of the hallmarks of ANA’s 5-star quality service."
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"The R2-D2 motif is also a great match to ANA’s blue logo and design that appear on the main fuselage," the company said. "The R2-D2 character has a reputation for strong, reliable service — one of the hallmarks of ANA’s 5-star quality service."

Few other details were available Thursday, but the airline said it would be announcing more "surprises" soon.

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The plan comes a few years after Taiwan-based Eva Air debuted its Hello Kitty plane.

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The astounding cuteness includes Hello Kitty toilet paper and air sickness bags.

Watch R2-D2 jet glide through the skies here.

View this video on YouTube

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No word yet on fares to Cloud City.

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