KUALA LUMPUR – Boeing released today a video that brought the public into the 787-9 Dreamliner flight deck, as its expert crew rehearsed for the 2015 Paris Air Show.
It had earlier released a flight demonstration video of the popular 787-9 Dreamliner.
The new video offers the full flight routine and a new experience of having viewers choose between camera angles to seamlessly see the full airplane and the pilots inside the flight deck.
Boeing is among the first to use YouTube’s experimental technology, known as Choose Your View, which provides a more immersive and interactive video experience.
“Our first 787-9 demonstration video was extremely popular and we’re pleased to allow viewers around the globe to experience the exciting performance of the Dreamliner,” said Sean McCormack, vice president, Communications, Commercial
Airplanes in a statement today.
He added that Boeing was proud to be among the first companies to partner YouTube on the innovative new technology.
The routine by the Boeing test pilots showcases the many capabilities of the 787-9 in Vietnam Airlines’ livery and demonstrates maneuvers never seen in typical flight.
The first video from the practice sessions, which received more than 10 million views worldwide in less than a week, included a condensed version of air-to-air footage.
Today’s release includes the full 7.5-minute routine and answers the questions of many viewers on what it is like on the flight deck during a demonstration.
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“We’re thrilled to see what Boeing has created using the multi-angle technology from YouTube.
“The video gives viewers a unique perspective into a flight demonstration, creating a viewing experience that’s incredibly interactive and immersive for fans,” said Mike Miller, director, Business & Industrial Markets, Google.
The Boeing 787-9 is the second and newest member of the 787 family of super-efficient airplanes with new passenger-pleasing features.
With the fuselage stretched 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 can fly more passengers and more cargo further and with the same exceptional environmental efficiency of 20 per cent less fuel use and emissions than the airplanes the Dreamliner replaces.
Thirty customers from around the world have ordered 509 787-9s, 46 per cent of all 787 orders. – Bernama