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PHOTOS: American preps Shepherd One for Pope Francis

Pope Francis arrives at New York’s JFK Airport on Thursday.
Pope Francis arrives at New York’s JFK Airport on Thursday. Courtesy of

Pope Francis has landed in New York on an American Airlines Boeing 777-200.

The Fort Worth-based airline released a few photos of the aircraft being prepped at its hangar at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport last week.

The airline will also transport Pope Francis to Philadelphia and then back to Rome next week.

UPDATE: American released more photos over the weekend of Shepherd One with the Pope boarding and deplaning the aircraft during his visit to the U.S.

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