On December 15, 2009, the highly anticipated Boeing 787 first flight video hit the airwaves as everyone sat on pins and needles watching as the jetliner took off from Everett’s Paine Field, flying Northwestern Washington. The very first flight was scheduled to take place in 2007, with deliveries to take place in 2008. However, because of numerous issues, Boeing had no choice but to push the unveiling back up to five times. This caused a tremendous loss to the company in terms of money (billions of dollars), credibility and eventually sales.
Nonetheless, the Boeing 787 first flight video did not disappoint. Also known as the Dreamliner, the Boeing 787 is the world’s first commercial plane to be manufactured with one-half of the planes components constructed from lightweight composite materials. Tension mounted for a few moments as the aircraft carrier paused for a few moments when nearing the end of the runway in order to warm up its engines. The flight went off without a hitch and the pilots were able to test all the landing gear and flaps during the three hour trip.
As expected, the Boeing 787 first fight video cemented the fact that this jetliner was worth the weight. In fact, it is the Boeing’s top selling new airplane to date. It is able to fit some 250 passenger. But here’s the best part: The Boeing 787 is about 20 percent more fuel efficient than any other plane in its class. It boasts a lighter weight, establishing an amazing level of comfort. As you are watching the video above of the Boeing 787 first flight, you’ll see why it has already obtained billions of dollars in orders.