Farnborough 2012 photo: Boeing 787 Dreamliner shows its amazing maneuverability

One of the highlights of Farnborough International Airshow 2012 was the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the Qatar Airways colors.

The liner took part to the daily air display (until Jul. 11) with an elegant series of maneuvers (including a touch and go that is quite rare among civilian aircraft) that showed its stunning maneuverability, as done by the Airbus 380.

Furthermore, besides the steep take off, the B787 showed its short landing capabilities.

Some minutes after the last display, a Ground Power Unit took fire near the Boeing 787 prompting a quick reaction by the local firefighting vehicles.

Here are some of the most interesting pictures (including one of the above mentioned touch and go on the left main landing gear) taken by The Aviationist team at FIA 2012.

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.