Boeing Releases Video Of 787 Making Amazing Takeoff

Friday, June 12th 2015, 3:49 pm
By: Richard Clark

Boeing released video of its new 787 Dreamliner making a dramatic takeoff.

The company will be demonstrating the passenger jet's capability at the Paris air show next week. The video shows the three-man crew taking off almost straight up. 

To watch the video, click on the player above the headline of this story.

Watch the video here.

A large portion of the 787 consists of carbon fiber, which means the airplane is much lighter than the current generation of airliners. That means it will also be much more fuel efficient. 

Spirit AeroSystems' Tulsa facility makes parts of the wings.

American Airlines put its first 787 into passenger service last month. It sent one of the jets to Tulsa this spring to train flight and ground crews.

4/29/2015: Related Story: Tulsa Gets Second Visit From American Airlines' Dreamliner

The 2015 Paris Air Show begins on Monday, June 15.