Airbus A350 Takes Flight at Farnborough With Near Vertical Takeoff

Last week we posted the video of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner practicing for Farnborough.  Well, Farnborough is here and Airbus won’t let Boeing’s latest plane steal all the glory.

Not to be outdone, the Airbus A350 debuted it’s airshow profile with a massively impressive departure climb.  It’s not exactly a vertical takeoff but the video depicts a lightly-loaded A350-800 launching off the runway like a rocket.  During the beautifully shot 2 minute video by Colin Porteous, the new Airbus completes a brief and aggressive demonstration flight.

Over the next week, we’ll have plenty of Farnborough coverage as we sent one of our own to cover the event.