- All Nippon Airways will introduce the DHC8-Q400 with a sustainability-themed livery to raise awareness of its environmental strategy.
- The aircraft will implement sustainability measures, such as using recycled materials and reducing CO2 emissions.
- ANA is collaborating with local companies to develop innovative solutions, such as using apple waste to make vegan leather headrest covers.
Last week, Japan’s All Nippon Airways released details of its next Future Promise aircraft, a De Havilland Dash 8-Q400 that will take to the skies later this month. The turboprop will carry the distinctive sustainability-themed livery that features on the Boeing 787 Future Promise Jets already in service.
Watch out for the new livery
All Nippon Airways (ANA) will introduce the DHC8-Q400, also known as The Future Promise Prop, on domestic routes from October 23, 2023. ANA uses the special livery to raise awareness of its broader sustainability and environmental strategy as part of its ANA Future Promise (AFP) Initiative, which was introduced in 2021.
The AFP initiative encompasses the group’s commitment to and activities across its environmental, social responsibility, and governance (ESG) areas. Senior Vice President Customer Experience Management and Planning Junko Yazawa said:
“ANA is committed to accomplishing its sustainability goals and be a leader in the aviation industry, and the ANA Future Promise Jet and Prop symbolizes our ongoing efforts. As we remain committed to our emissions reduction goals, we will continue to identify and invest in industry-leading sustainability practices and innovations to advance our mission.”
ANA said that apart from the themed livery, the 2012 Dash 8-Q400, registration JA461A and MSN4430, will implement a variety of sustainability measures, including the use of in-flight service items made from environmentally friendly recycled materials and flight operations aimed at reducing CO2…