/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

Awesome aerobatics at the Paris Air Show

On the first day of the Paris Air Show, aircraft from Boeing, Airbus and others perform low flybys and aerial stunts.

Kent_German.jpg
Kent German
paris-air-show-2017-planes-aerial-stunts-13
1 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Boeing 737 Max 9

The highlight of the Paris Air Show is a flight display of several commercial and military aircraft.

Boeing's latest version of its popular 737 family made its official debut at the show. Its flyby was the top draw of the afternoon.

Boeing 737 Max 9
2 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Boeing 737 Max 9

The Max 9 only made its first flight last April, but should enter service in 2018. The 737 was first produced 40 years ago.

Boeing 737 Max 9
3 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Boeing 737 Max 9

The Max 9 will seat 180 to 200 passengers. 

paris-air-show-2017-planes-aerial-stunts-12
4 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Boeing 737 Max 9

Without a planeload of passengers, the airliners take off at a steep angle.

Airbus A380
5 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Airbus A380

Next up was the Airbus A380. Now 12 years old, it still draws a crowd.

paris-air-show-2017-planes-aerial-stunts-10
6 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Airbus A380

The world's largest commercial airliner wasn't stodgy in the sky. It had some pretty sweet moves of its own.

Airbus A380
7 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Airbus A380

The A380's landing gear has 22 wheels. 

Airbus A380
8 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Airbus A380

On its first pass over the airport, the wheels disappeared into the hull.

Airbus A380
9 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Airbus A380

A slow pass over the runway allowed for a great photo opportunity.  

Airbus A380
10 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Airbus A380

After a few passes over the runway, it came in to land.

paris-air-show-2017-planes-aerial-stunts-16
11 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Embraer E195-E2

The Brazilian-made E195-E2 airliner seats between 120 and 144 passengers. It completed its maiden flight last March and is scheduled to enter service in 2019

Embraer E195-E2
12 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Embraer E195-E2

Embraer E195-E2
13 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Embraer E195-E2

It wasn't a barrel roll, but you won't experience this on your next flight to Chicago.

Embraer E195-E2
14 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Embraer E195-E2

The aircraft had a wild paint scheme with a bird's head emblazoned on the nose.

paris-air-show-2017-planes-aerial-stunts-18
15 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Embraer KC-390

Also built by Embraer, the KC-390 is a military transport that can also perform aerial refuelling.

Embraer KC-390
16 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Embraer KC-390

The KC-390 first flew in 2015.

Embraer KC-390
17 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Embraer KC-390

This particular KC-390 flies with the Brazilian Air Force.

Airbus A321neo
18 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Airbus A321neo

The A321neo is part of Airbus's new-generation A320 family aircraft.

Airbus A321neo
19 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Airbus A321neo

It can seat between 206 and 240 passengers. 

Airbus A321neo
20 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Airbus A321neo

It made its first flight in February 2016.

Airbus A321neo
21 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Airbus A321neo

The first deliveries to airline customers started in May.

Dassault Rafale
22 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Dassault Rafale

The Dassault Rafale preceded the commercial airliners with some fantastic maneuvers. 

Dassault Rafale
23 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Dassault Rafale

The French-built fighter plane first flew in 1986.

paris-air-show-2017-planes-aerial-stunts-6
24 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Airbus A400M

The A400M is a heavy military transport for troops and equipment.

Airbus A400M
25 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Airbus A400M

First built in 2009, The A400M is designed as a heavy military transport for troops and equipment. 

Airbus A400M
26 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Airbus A400M

It can carry 30 tons and can operate from rough runways.

Airbus A400M
27 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Airbus A400M

It may look like it just lumbers along, but the A400M definitely has its moves.

Fouga CM.170 Magister
28 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Fouga CM.170 Magister

The Magistar is a French jet trainer aircraft. 

paris-air-show-2017-planes-aerial-stunts-21
29 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Fouga CM.170 Magister

It flew to a dizzying height before looping back to Earth.

Fouga CM.170 Magister
30 of 30 Kent German/CNET

Fouga CM.170 Magister

The smoke trail lasted almost until the Magister landed.

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

52 Photos
Nintendo Switch: The best games to play right now

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The best games to play right now

41 Photos
Subaru Solterra STI feels like a natural extension

More Galleries

Subaru Solterra STI feels like a natural extension

5 Photos
2022 Porsche Cayenne adds snazzy Platinum Edition

More Galleries

2022 Porsche Cayenne adds snazzy Platinum Edition

9 Photos
Movies coming in 2022 from Marvel, Netflix, DC and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2022 from Marvel, Netflix, DC and more

58 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos