All Nippon Airways (ANA) will begin service on its ANA Green Jet, the special aircraft developed to raise awareness, promote sustainable practices and reduce CO2 emissions. The new aircraft will enter service beginning with the Tokyo Haneda-San Francisco flight on October 5, 2022.
“Our goal is to create a more sustainable society, while helping our local communities and enhancing corporate value and we have dedicated this aircraft to help promote these efforts”, said ANA President and CEO, Shinichi Inoue. “Utilising the technological advances currently available and investing in new solutions, ANA is working hard to create a safe, efficient and sustainable operation.”
The aircraft will feature a special material developed by Nikon Corporation, which is expected to have a “shark skin effect” with its riblet texture. ANA will study the decrease in air resistance and CO2 emission reduction of the aircraft, as well as the material’s durability and technology.
The seats of the ANA Green Jet will feature special headrest covers using vegan leather developed by Toray Industries, Inc. and Aomori Prefecture-based venture company appcycle, Inc, respectively. Headrest covers made of Ultrasuede™ nu1, the latest product being developed by Toray Industries which partially consists of 100% plant based PET2 and recycled PET has been adopted for the contribution to SDGs, and with appcycle, headrest covers which are made from the residue of the juice which comes from apples grown in Aomori Prefecture and is symbolic of ANA’s further commitment to contribute to regional economies.Email Post to a Friend