Boeing test pilots pushed the 787-9 to its limits in advance of its display at next week's Paris Air Show. Filmed above Moses Lake, Wash., the video spotlights technical maneuvers that showcase some of the airplane's many capabilities. The test pilots pushed the aircraft almost vertical as it left the ground.
With new angles and the stunning livery of 787-9 customer Vietnam Airlines, the video builds on the excitement of Boeing's 2014 Farnborough Airshow rehearsal, which has been viewed more than four million times.
Through May 2015, 30 customers from around the world have ordered 509 787-9s, 46 percent of all 787 orders.
Boeing projects a demand for 38,050 new airplanes over the next 20 years, an increase of 3.5 percent from last year's forecast. Boeing released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) today, estimating the total value of those new airplanes at $5.6 trillion.
By the end of the forecast period, the commercial airplane fleet will double, from 21,600 airplanes in 2014 to 43,560 airplanes in 2034. Fifty-eight percent of the 38,050 airplanes delivered over that time will be to accommodate growth.
Passenger traffic will continue to grow at about a 4.9 percent annual pace, near the historic trend line of 5 percent. More than 7 billion passengers will fly by the end of the forecast period. Cargo traffic will grow at about 4.7 percent per year.
The single-aisle market continues to be the fastest-growing, largest overall segment, requiring 26,730 airplanes over the coming two decades. These aircraft are the foundation of the world's airline fleet, carrying up to 75 percent of passengers on more than 70 percent of the world's commercial aviation routes. This sector is fueled by growth in low-cost carriers and airlines in developing and emerging markets.