ANA Future Promise Prop Represents Continued Commitment to ESG Goals

From October 23, ANA will operate a DHC8-Q400 aircraft featuring a special ANA Future Promise livery to raise awareness of its broader sustainability and environmental strategy.

Onboard the flight services will prioritise sustainability, CO2 emission reduction, and regional and local economic contributions, outlined in ANA Group’s mid-term corporate strategy.

The ANA Future Promise (AFP) initiative, introduced in 2021, encompasses ANA Group’s commitment to and activities across its environmental, social responsibility, and governance areas.

In addition to the special livery, the aircraft features 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.

To minimize the use of plastics onboard, the aircraft seats will be equipped with a special safety manual crafted from scallop seashells. ANA will work together with Koushi Chemical Industry, a manufacturer involved in utilizing waste materials, to reuse the scallop seashells from Sarufutsu Village in Hokkaido, thereby contributing to regional development, waste reduction, and plastic reduction.

The seats will feature special headrest covers using vegan leather developed by an Aomori Prefecture-based venture company appcycle, Inc., which were made from the residue of juice made from apples grown in Aomori Prefecture and is symbolic of ANA’s further commitment to contribute to regional economies.

“ANA is committed to accomplishing its sustainability goals and being a leader in the aviation industry, and the ANA Future Promise Jet and Prop symbolizes our ongoing efforts,” said Junko Yazawa, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Management & Planning of ANA. “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.”