Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Commercial Plane Performing a Near-vertical Take-off

If you thought shooting up into the sky like a rocket was the preserve of fighter aircraft – and rockets – think again.

Remarkable footage has emerged of a commercial airline performing a near-vertical take-off – powering upwards at an eye-popping angle within a moment of leaving the ground.

The aircraft in question was an A350-900XWB – fitted with Rolls-Royce engines - and its aerobatics were captured at the Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) convention in Berlin in April.

The plane performing the stunt is used for air shows, relief flight and testing cabin innovations, it has a regular cabin filled with seats.

Airbus describes the A350-900 as ‘state-of-the-art’.

It says: ‘This jetliner accommodates 325 passengers in a standard three-class configuration and its state-of-the-art comfort and amenities ensure that everyone on-board enjoys a pleasant flight.

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