Monday, November 21, 2011

Paine Field November 21


747-8I RC001 arrived in Everett on Friday, today it went back to Boeing Field with a new paint scheme.








Engines were run for the first time on BA World Cargo 747-8F G-GSSF.


Boeing flightline. Korean Air 777 HL8218 is at the Delivery Center, it was flown to Incheon this afternoon.

November 21, 2007. Cathay Pacific B-KPD did a low approach then came back for a full stop to complete a B1 flight.

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787 technicians did some radio checks on ZA116 JA805A this afternoon.

6 comments:

  1. Well, it's clearly not for aesthetic reasons. Does anyone here know why this was done?

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  2. Does anyone knows why does this was made to RC001?

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  3. My guess is that they are going to perform water spray testing. That requires a red dye wash to be painted on the airplane in the areas where spray may impinge. Then they taxi the airplane at speed through a shallow water tank and observe where the spray washes off the red dye. Obviously that wouldn't work too well with the original red paint scheme.

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  4. I would suggest its not a red dye...maybe unfinished or run out of paint?

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  5. Is it even paint, or something covering it? You can still see the word "Boeing" underneath one of the sections.

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  6. Is it just new engines that smoke the way that BA World Cargo picture is? There's another shot like that in an older post. I only expect that much smoke if it's going to chug to life like a B-17.

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