Ok, so it’s not REALLY near vertical…but it is some damn impressive and aggressive flying by professional pilots flying Boeing’s newest jetliners.
For the past few years, Boeing has put together amazing summer air show routines. In preparation for each year’s performance, Boeing also has put together incredible videos documenting the practice with cinematic flair. It started with the Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 videos. Then last year, Boeing added an impressive 737 MAX performance. This year, the new stretched 787-10 and 737 MAX have teamed up to wow audiences again at the Paris Air Show.
The Boeing 787-10 is the longest and largest of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. The first flight of the -10 took place on March 31, 2017. The 787-10 has 95% commonality with the 787-9. It is designed to replace earlier versions of the 777 and A330 along with the A340. Singapore Airlines will take delivery of their first -10 in early 2018.
Also featured in the video is the Boeing 737 MAX. The latest version of the venerable 737 fleet includes new engines and winglets that combine to give operators 13% more efficiency than the earlier ‘Next Gen” models. The 737 MAX featured in this video is the -9 version. The -9 first flew earlier this year. It’s shorter sibling, the -8MAX was recently delivered to its first airline customer last month.