Boeing’s Dreamliner, for those who don’t know, is an aircraft that might not be the biggest or fastest plane out there, but it is 20% more fuel efficient, which is a very important improvement when you’re an airliner company and jet fuel is your biggest expenditure.
The original Dreamliner has been out and about in the world, and the latest model 787-9 plane has been taken through its paces at the Farnborough Airshow, a week-long trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries all rolled up into a public airshow, that took place this week.
The 787-9’s manoeuvres aren’t anything from a Hollywood production, but keep in mind that this is a commercial airliner. They do go a long way in showcasing the plane’s flexibility. It’s certainly nimble but we’d hate to have been on that particular test flight.