SEE IT: Boeing Dreamliner pushed to the limit at air show
LONDON — Just last week Boeing delivered its first 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand.
Now, the company is pushing the plane to its limits at the Farnborough Air show near London.
A six-minute video shows the demonstration flight. The plane had a light load and was able to show off some extreme maneuvers including a steep takeoff and high-bank turns very low to the ground.
Those intense moves caught the attention of air show officials. The Seattle Times reports authorities actually banned touch-and-go landings following the performance.
As passengers, we’re just happy we won’t have to experience any of these maneuvers first-hand.
Boeing hopes to show the flexibility of the aircraft as the company competes with rival Airbus who is also at the air show.
Video from the air show (see the touch-and-go landing at 4:10)
Video of pilots’ prep