Thursday, February 25, 2010

Paine Field February 25

Delta Air Lines N709DN first flight.





Qatar Airways A7-BAH delivery flight to Doha.



Dreamliner One N787BA conducted handling quality checks at FL430 before returning to Boeing Field at 2326z today.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Paine Field February 24



Egypt Air SU-GDL




LCF N747BC arrived from Wichita with a 787 nose section at 0440z.

N7874 First Flight




N7874 completes the first of two low speed taxi tests before first flight.






After performing two taxi tests, N7874 takes off from Runway 16R at 11:42 AM.











N249BA arrives from Charleston a few minutes before the 787 taxi test.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Paine Field February 23

China Cargo B-2076 taxi to 16R.



China Cargo B-2076 takeoff.




N7874 in stall 105.





N780BA just arrived from Nagoya with a 787 center section. Fueled and departed for Charleston 2-1/2 hours after arrival.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Paine Field February 22

Qatar Airways A7-BAJ first flight.



N747EX off Paine Field for Grant County Airport.





Thai Cargo N775SA ready to do a high speed taxi. First flight delayed again.





Sunday, February 21, 2010

Paine Field February 21



Thai Cargo N775SA planned first flight, taxi test only today.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

787 Update February 20

February 20 10:30 AM
Heather Ross has just started engines on 787 N7874, beginning a five hour gauntlet test on Dreamliner Four.





N747EX began a three hour engine idle run at 9:15 AM. A few stalls to the east, BOEING 522 N5017Q conducted VHF and HF radio checks with Boeing Everett.




Qatar Airways A7-BAH

Friday, February 19, 2010

Paine Field February 19

Ground testing was completed on 747-8F N747EX at 2:30 PM. BOEING 501 will be ferried to Grant County Airport on Sunday.


Thai Cargo 777F N775SA. VHF radio and selcal checks (PS-AJ) were conducted today.



Egypt Air SU-GDL First Flight


Egypt Air SU-GDL off Paine Field on first flight.





ANA JA804A is moved from the fuel dock to the flightline.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paine Field February 18

Gauntlet testing begins on N7874 Friday, February 19. First flight scheduled for Monday morning.





JA805A in stall 119.




Continental Airlines N76519 to Boeing Field.





N718BA just arrived from Charleston.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Paine Field February 17

Egypt Air SU-GDL has just completed an initial engine run.



A flight crew will be on N7874 doing ground testing on Thursday.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Paine Field February 16

747-8F N747EX

FedEx N852FD returning from a customer flight.

N787BX and JA805A



Egypt Air SU-GDL



Dreamliner Seven, the second airplane behind the tent in stall 114, will be moved to ATS Hangar 3 tonight at 7:30 PM for side of body modifications.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Paine Field February 15

Egypt Air SU-GDL

LCF N718BA aft fuselage is swung open for the first time at Paine Field. This aircraft, the fourth Large Cargo Freighter, arrived at Everett from Taipei on February 9th.




N249BA starts engines for a flight to Nagoya.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

787 Update February 13

Ground testing was conducted on ZA003 N787BX at the compass rose for three hours, then it was moved to the fuel dock for defueling in the afternoon.



Friday, February 12, 2010

Paine Field February 12

The second 747-8F, N5017Q, is moved to the compass rose for a high power engine run.






747-8F N5017Q engine run at stall 208.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Paine Field February 11

Qatar Airways A7-BAH first flight.




Emirates A6-ECZ delivery flight to Dubai.




N7874 maintenance engine run.




Thai Cargo 777F initial engine run.



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Paine Field February 10

Hawaiian Airlines N589HA headed for Sea-Tac Airport with new winglets.

Cathay Pacific B-KPP delivery flight to Hong Kong.


FedEx N852FD left Portland tonight and landed at Paine Field at around 10:30 PM, a few minutes behind an LCF with a 787 nose from Wichita.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Paine Field February 9

Dreamlifter 4


Dreamlifter 4 N718BA arrives from Taipei.

The newest LCF is towed to stall 101.



Monday, February 8, 2010

747-8 First Flight



N747EX first flight, airworthy at 2040z.



N747EX returns to Paine Field after first flight.




Flight test communications Part I takeoff.
Flight test communications Part II landing.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Paine Field February 5-6

Boeing truck headed to ATS Hangar 3 with 787 thrust reversers.

JA804A, N7874, and N787BX on the flightline February 5.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cathay Pacific B-KPP

Cathay Pacific B-KPP test flight February 6.

747-8 Taxi Test



747-8F N747EX taxi test. First flight was on February 8.







Friday, February 5, 2010

Paine Field February 5

Southern Air N774SA to Victorville.

N787ZA was moved to ATS Hangar 3 on December 23 for side of body modifications, here it is moved from Hangar 3 to the 40-24 Building.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Paine Field February 4


ANA 787 JA804A move out of the 45-04 paint hangar at 7:45 PM. This will join the other JA804A that has been on the flightline since November 6.

The second 747-8 at the fuel dock.






N7874 move from the fuel dock to the flightline.



China Cargo Airlines B-2076

China Cargo Airlines B-2076 back from the Portland paint hangar.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Paine Field February 3

N7874 undergoing fuel testing at the fuel dock.






FedEx N852FD




The last Southwest Airlines 737 in original livery, N347SW, arrives at Paine Field to be repainted in ATS Hangar 1. ATS photogs are on hand to record the event.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Paine Field February 2

A9C-HMH on the South ramp, moved from ATS Hangar 3 on February 1.



N787BX move from the fuel dock to the flightline.





Southern Air N774SA test flight.




UPS N337UP delivery flight to Louisville.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Paine Field February 1

Emirates A6-ECZ first flight.

FedEx N852FD first flight.

N787ZA in ATS Hangar 3.




N7874 move from the 45-01 paint hangar to the flightline.