Thursday, February 28, 2013

Paine Field February 28

Cargolux LX-VCA was moved to the compass rose for an engine run, then back to the tower apron.

WE264 Etihad Airways A6-ETN did a taxi test this morning, no B1 flight today though.

Technicians did VHF and HF radio checks on ANA 787 JA819A this evening.

WE273 Thai Airways HS-TKM back from a test flight.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Paine Field February 26

Saudia Cargo HZ-AI3 on the flightline.

Volga-Dnepr RA-82046 went to KNUQ this afternoon.

Looking south down the flightline this morning.

Runway 11-29 and the tower apron.

Boeing Everett Modification Center.

Dreamlifter Operations Center office.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Paine Field February 25

China Southern Airlines 787 B-2725 was moved from the Boeing flightline to Runway 11-29 today.

LOT Polish Airlines SP-LRE was moved from the tower apron to the flightline.

LCF N718BA and AN-124 RA-82046 parked at Kilo North.

Atlas Air 747-8F N854GT at the tower apron.

RC524 Nippon Cargo Airlines JA14KZ/N772BA back from a test flight.

LAN Airlines CC-BDM delivery flight to MMMX.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Paine Field February 23

RA-82046 arrived from Fort Worth this afternoon with two 747 fuselage panels.

Saudi Cargo HZ-AI3 on the flightline.

Engines have been removed from China Southern Airlines B-2725.

Atlas Air 747-8F N854GT has been moved from the Boeing flightline to the tower apron.

WE333 Aeroflot VP-BGD back from a B1 flight.

Looking west down the 200 stalls. LAN Airlines 767 CC-BDM is hidden behind the Qatar 777.

RC026 Experimental Lufthansa D-ABYG/N5022E back from a test flight.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Paine Field February 22

LAN Airlines CC-BDM parked at Kilo North during a delivery ceremony today. It was supposed to leave on a delivery flight this afternoon but as of 0200z it is still at Paine Field and the flight plan has expired.

China Southern Airlines B-2725 on the flightline.

Boeing flightline.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Paine Field February 21

Flight test instrumentation equipment was loaded on 747-8i line 1435 today.

Thomson Airways G-TUIC at the Everett Modification Center.

Air India VT-ANC at the Everett Modification Center.

Japan Airlines JA834J on the 40-51 apron.

A 787 wing set was moved inside the 40-26 this afternoon.

Russell Hill got a picture of Saudi Cargo HZ-AI3 in Portland before it was ferried to Everett this evening.

Uzbekistan Airways UK67005 at the fuel dock.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Paine Field February 20

American Airlines N720AN delivery flight to KDFW.

787 horizontal stabilizers were unloaded from LCF N249BA this morning.

Cargolux 747-8F LX-VCA was moved off the Boeing flightline to the tower apron today.

A Korean Air Cargo 747-8F was moved out of the factory Tuesday night.

This showed up on Twitter yesterday, supposedly JAL 787 JA829J in Boston.

JA829J in happier times, first flight from Everett on December 7, 2012 just 30 days before the fateful fire at Logan International.

There was an engine run this morning on Japan Airlines JA830J.

A 787 preservation team at Kilo South checks the tire pressure on ANA JA806A. Keesha is anxious to go on her afternoon walk.

From the Seattle Times: "A small team of top machinists at Boeing’s Auburn plant is building high-strength containment boxes for the lithium-ion batteries on the 787 as part of a redesign to get the planes flying again as soon as April."