The brand new plane showed off some stomach-churning maneouvres in a test flight ahead of the Paris Air Show
It starts like a normal takeoff, and then lifts into an extraordinary, near-vertical zoom into the sky.
Boeing’s new 787-9 Dreamliner is shown in a video seemingly defying laws of physics as it ascended into the sky in Washington, where the company is based.
The dreamliner taking off (Screenshot: YouTube/Boeing)
These dizzying maneouvres were practised days before the Paris Air Show – but luckily it is not how the aircraft would take off in a commercial flight.
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The 2015 Paris Air Show takes place from 15 to 21 June at Le Bourget airport, just outside Paris, attracting civilian and military clients, and stunts such as this one.
The $250m plane can carry can carry 280 passengers more than 8,000 miles, and is very energy efficient. They use 20pc less fuel than the single-aisle aeroplanes they replace.
The Boeing Dreamliner factory
509 Boeing 787-9s have been ordered by 30 customers across the world, and it is slightly bigger than the other member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-8.