Elegant new livery for Japan's Air Force One Boeing 777

By David Flynn , April 28 2015
Elegant new livery for Japan's Air Force One Boeing 777

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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David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Aug 2014

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Obama, look at this...

Why do you need two 747-8s while you can do well with a 300ER or a 787? Look at Japan please. I know it's to show off their power but really?

I can slip into a totally unrelevant rant so I am gonna stop here.

Mal
Mal

14 Jun 2013

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The decision was made by the US Air Force, not President Obama, and Obama won't even be in office by the time the new US jets are delivered. Also, maybe the US needs larger jets because it's a larger country, a larger economic and political power, and so it has a lot more people to carry around on these jets.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Aug 2014

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-16 wow I never expected that.


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