Boeing posted a video on YouTube which has made to headlines all over the world. The footage captured the incredible and nearly impossible verticle takeoff of the latest 737 plane at the Farnborough International Airshow. The clip was recorded on the third day of the show during the demonstration of the new Boeing 737 MAX 7. According to Boeing, the airplane is the most recent member of the popular Boeing 737 MAX series.
In the video, the Boeing can be seen running on the runway and then perform the near 90-degree takeoff. The plane then disappeared into the sky with its nose pointed upwards. According to Boeing, the latest aircraft is designed to give exceptional performance including the capacity to fly out to airports at high altitudes and manage in hot climates. Randy Tinseth, vice president of Marketing Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said, “The MAX 7 will provide airlines an efficient product for opening and flying thinner markets and accessing challenging airports while enjoying all the benefits of being part of the 737 MAX family.”
The improved Boeing aircraft can boast the best range for any MAX model before. The plane’s passenger capacity has also increased to 172 and has an efficient 18% lower fuel cost per seat. The 737 MAX series has already become the company’s fastest selling aircraft in history. The company has sold over 4300 737 MAX models to 93 customers all over the world. The latest model is the third 737 MAX family member which has been revealed by Boeing in the last three years.
The aircraft completed its first flight tests in March 2018. Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager of the 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said, “Everything we saw during today’s flight shows that the MAX 7 is performing exactly as designed.” The series is set to complete certification and begin delivery in 2019. The Farnborough Airshow was organized by Farnborough International Limited. It is a week-long biennial event which brings together the aerospace and defense industries’ most significant players. Last year, more than 200,000 visitors were registered for the show.