IN BRIEF | Japan's Air Force One jets will receive an elegant new-look livery when the VIP aircraft switch from two Boeing 747s to a pair of long-range Boeing 777-300ERs in 2019.
The change is relatively subdued, with the straight red line of the current jumbo jets (above) making way for a tapered and sweeping curve (below).
But it's an effective and elegant touch in this typically minimalist livery.
Air Force One is used for overseas trips by the Japanese prime minister, the Emperor and members of the imperial family, and other high-ranking government officials.
Earlier this year, the US Air Force surprised almost nobody when it announced that Boeing's 747-8 will become the next generation Air Force One, with two of the highly modified jets due to fly around 2021.
The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is a stretched version of the classic Boeing 747-400, although the 747-8 has been far less popular among airlines than its smaller sibling.
Also read: Boeing 747-8 to become the new Air Force One
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