Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Boeing Everett Flightline

Everett flightline May 26, 2009. Work performed on N787BA today included testing the High Lift Control System for flaps and slats, running the RAT twice to check RPM and amperage, and two HF radio checks. In the afternoon LCF N747BC arrived from Wichita with a 787 section 41 nose.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Boeing Everett Flightline

May 25, 2009


Two APU starts were performed, one using the right common motor controller starter and another using the electric motor pump circuit. In the afternoon a full gear swing test in air mode was conducted as well as a VHF/HF radio check. Boeing Radio closed at 2 PM for the Memorial Day holiday, cutting short the radio test on 2.851 MHz.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Control surfaces were tested in air mode using the center hydraulics system and the right engine thrust reverser was deployed and stowed for 30 cycles on the morning of May 24.

Friday, May 22, 2009


9K-DAB move from the paint hangar to the flightline.


Landing gear actuation tests and wing and tail control surface tests in ground simulation mode using the center hydraulic system were conducted on May 22, 2009.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Boeing Everett Flightline

Boeing engineers and an FAA inspector run Step 2000, main gear axle remote data concentrator test, on the afternoon of May 20, 2009.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

N787BA Functional Tests

Functional tests performed on N787BA Tuesday included:
APU fire shutdown test
Thrust reverser deployed (right side)
RAT deployed

A Boeing Challenger, N542BA, landed at Paine Field Tuesday morning.

Monday, May 18, 2009

N787BA On The Flightline

An observer is in position to check actuator motor strain as the flight deck extends and retracts the APU inlet door to measure torque and current rise at the end of the actuator stroke May 18, 2009.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

N787BA May 17, 2009

Technicians troubleshoot an excessive current draw problem with the APU inlet door actuator motor on N787BA.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Boeing Everett Flightline

APU fuel system functional tests and main tank fueling functional tests were conducted on N787BA during first and second shift May 15, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ANA 787 On The Flightline

ANA 787 at the fuel dock, just moved out of the 45-03 paint hangar Tuesday night May 12.
Update May 13 - the aircraft has been moved to the 40-25 in the factory.

787 APU Run

As a Boeing fire truck stood by the fuel dock, the Dreamliner One APU was started and run for about 15 minutes in the early afternoon of May 12.

Boeing Everett Flightline

May 11, 2009