Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner performs near-vertical take-off in demonstration

Nervous flyer? You may not wish to watch the latest video released by Boeing.

The Dreamliner 787-9 performs a near-vertical take-off in the footage demonstrating what the cutting-edge aircraft is capable of.

The video is the first look at what visitors to next week's Paris Air Show will see when pilots put the Dreamliner through its paces for the crowd.

The footage was filmed above Moses Lake in the US and features a Dreamliner painted in the livery of Vietnam Airlines.

The 787-9 is a larger "stretch" version of the original Dreamliner, capable of carrying more passengers over a greater distance. Boeing claims the aircraft uses 20 per cent less fuel and produces less emissions than other passenger jets.

The Dreamliner is the first airliner to be made from carbon-fibre rather than aluminium, and has several other innovative design features. These include: auto-dimming; larger windows; a more humid cabin (which Boeing claims reduces jet lag); larger overhead storage bins; and aerodynamic technology that reduces the effects of turbulence.

There are 30 customers around the world for the 787-9. Air New Zealand became the world's first carrier to take delivery of the new aircraft (in striking black) in July last year and flies it on its Auckland-Perth route. LAN recently began 787-9 flights on its Sydney-Santiago route, via Auckland. United Airlines lays claim to the world's longest Dreamliner flight, using the 787-9 on its Melbourne-Los Angeles route.

Boeing's Dreamliner went through a long and troubled production process before the first version of the aircraft finally took off in 2011 with launch customer All Nippon Airways. The aircraft also suffered a series of issues with on-board batteries in its initial months of service, that led to the grounding of the aircraft in 2013.

But the aircraft has now become a popular choice for airlines with more than 1000 ordered so far.

The Paris Air Show takes off on Monday and runs until June 21.

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