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Dreamliner will attempt to steal the Paris Air Show with a stunning getaway

13 June 2015

The Paris Air Show starts this weekend and Boeing is bringing a brand new Dreamliner aircraft to the show, powered by a pair of GE GEnx engines.

The GEnx is one of the world’s largest and most powerful jet engines (image: GE/Adam Senatori)

In preparation for the show, the aircraft has rehearsed some aerial manoeuvres that hopefully none of us will ever have to experience during a routine flight, including what appears to be a near-vertical take-off (see video below, courtesy of the Boeing YouTube channel).

The GEnx is GE’s most advanced commercial jet engine in service. It’s so powerful that five of them together can produce the same thrust at sea level as one Space Shuttle rocket engine.


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