The 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 Dreamliner perform dynamic maneuvers and fly in formation over Washington state in a video that highlights Boeing’s newest commercial offerings ahead of the Paris Air Show, which runs June 22-25.
The video features Capts. Craig Bomben, Tim Berg, Mike Bryan and Ed Wilson, Boeing Test & Evaluation pilots, putting the airplanes through their paces.
Test pilots practiced for the Paris Air Show at KMWH in Moses Lake, Wash., citing the facility’s ability to accommodate Boeing’s unique airspace needs efficiently. Moses Lake has a large runway and less traffic than a high-density population airport. The low traffic density allows aircrews to get in and out of the airport with minimal delays, saving gas, time, money and carbon emissions.
“Using KMWH is critical to our success in training for and conducting these high visibility international events” said Mike Bryan, one of the Boeing Test & Evaluation pilot who will perform flight demonstrations with the 737 MAX 9 at the Paris Air Show. “They manage the flow of air traffic to multiple runways and carve out dedicated time slots for our very specialized training needs.”
The video footage of the practice flight allows people who aren’t able to attend the Paris Air Show get a taste of what audiences there will see.
“The footage demonstrates the advanced design, superior performance and sheer beauty across Boeing’s product family,” said Jerry Verghese, Commercial Airplanes vice president of Global Brand Marketing. “With the 787 Dreamliner being our fastest selling twin-aisle airplane and the 737 MAX our fastest selling airplane ever, what better way to showcase the strength and success of our commercial lineup than to fly them together?”
The 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 are expected to enter service in 2018.
By Elizabeth Silva and Julie O’Donnell