Boeing has released stunning footage of its Boeing 737 MAX taking a debut flight demonstration where test pilots push the new aeroplane to its limits with some impressive manoeuvres.
The video captured at Moses Lake, Washington, sees the new single-aisle aircraft show off its handling characteristics by performing gravity-defying takeoffs and dramatic high-banking turns that are more akin to a fighter jet than commercial jet.
Boeing test pilots Captains Mike Bryan, Greg McCann and Chris Dobb practiced the flight demonstration for the aircraft, which is using the latest aeronautical technologies to deliver 20 percent lower fuel use than the first Next-Generation 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class.
The American aircraft manufacturer recently celebrated 100 years in the aerospace industry at this year's Farnborough International Airshow where the 737 MAX – the first jetliner of the company's second century – made a star appearance.
Boeing aims to deliver its first 737 MAX in the first half of 2017 and recently revealed that business was booming in the aviation sector after predicting it will create 39,620 new aeroplanes over the next 20 years at a total value of $5.9trn. The biggest drive in demand is for the single-aisle planes like the 737 MAX, which is being snapped up by the surging low-cost carrier market.