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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

JAL rolls out new Eco Jet "Nature" livery

Japan Airlines (JAL) Eco Jet Nature
JAL Eco Jet "Nature" livery (Source: JAL Press Release)


As some of you might already know this, Japan Airlines (JAL) is in the progress of repainting its fleet with the new livery after the logo change. There were speculations and ideas throwing around on how JAL will repaint its original JAL Eco Jet which features a green Arc of The Sun livery. JAL finally officially reveals the new JAL Eco Jet livery and they called it JAL Eco Jet "Nature" and unfortunately there's no green crane logo on the tail as some of you might have hoped for :p
This is indeed the same 777-200 used for the original JAL Eco Jet with registration JA8984. So instead of a green crane, JAL decided to paint the logos of the various eco projects they support. This plane will be mainly flying between Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Itami, Fukuoka, Sapporo Chitose. 

JAL has quietly rolled out this plane on its domestic network on September 30 2011 and only issue the press release and held a press conference today. Some of the lucky ones have already seen or flown this in person. You can find some high resolution snapshots on this Japanese blog. And fumitani on Flyertalk and MilePoint has is nice enough to send me the photo of the JAL Eco Jet "Nature" below (and yes this was his flight...lucky him :D)

JAL Eco Jet Nature parked at Osaka Itami
JAL Eco Jet "Nature" parked at Osaka Itami (Source: fumitani)

And if you fly on this newly painted JAL Eco Jet "Nature" between October 13 and November 30 2011, JAL will be giving away "Eco Seeds" of the spring flower Swamp Chrysanthemum to the passengers. Passengers are encouraged to plant the seeds and make the world a greener place.


So wondering what the logos meant. Below are the explanations


Sky Eco In harmony with Earth



JAL Sky Eco In Harmony with Earth logo
Sky Eco In harmony with Earth
The JAL Sky Eco mark features the original Sky Eco green origami plane flying around a globe encompassing images of some endangered species. Visit JAL Happy Eco website (Japanese only) to find out more about JAL's eco initiatives.

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
UN's Decade on Biodiversity is to encourage countries and stakeholders to promote biodiversity. You can find out more information on this and their Strategic Plan for Biodiversity of their website.

Sanriku Reconstruction National Park Initiative

Sanriku Reconstruction National Park Initiative
The initiative the Ministry of the Environment of Japan started to help rebuild the Tohoku region after the devastating tusnami back in March and to encourage harmony between different industries and the environment at the same time. Details can be found on their website.

Tohoku Cotton Project

Tohoku Cotton Project
Tohoku Cotton Project
The Tohoku Cotton Project is to help recover from the agricultural land damage by the tsunami. The cotton grown will help restore the lands for rice growing in the future. Details could be found on the project official site.

JAL Supports Tohoku and Tohoku Cotton Project


JAL Supports Tohoku and Tohoku Cotton Project
JAL Supports Tohoku and Tohoku Cotton Project
Through different initiatives, JAL is supporting the recovery of the Tohoku region and of course its cotton project. You can expect products made from these Tohoku cotton be used and sold onboard.


And finally below are some videos from youtube featuring takeoff of the JAL Eco Jet "Nature". Enjoy!








For more information, you can refer to JAL Press Release (Japanese, English)

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