Monday, November 30, 2009

787 Update November 30

Dreamliner One, N787BA, was moved from the 45-04 paint hangar to the fuel dock Saturday night.
Mark your calendars, N787BA and 747-8 N747EX are both scheduled to attempt B1 flights on December 22.

Boeing Challenger N549BA.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Paine Field November 28

Etihad Airways A6-ETF inbound from the Portland paint hangar.

Etihad Airways 777 A6-ETF has just arrived from the Portland paint hangar and wing load tests are continuing on the static test 787 in the 40-23. The APU was started on 747-8 N747EX in the early afternoon.

Two airport sweeper trucks have been on continuous duty this week getting the runway spotless for an anticipated 787 taxi test.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Paine Field November 25

N780BA just arrived from Charleston with an SME carriage.

FedEx N851FD first flight.

Emirates A6-ECX delivery flight to Dubai.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Paine Field November 24

FedEx N853FD delivery flight to Memphis.

ANA JA784A initial engine run.


787 Update

A static pressure cone is being installed on Dreamliner Two N787EX in preparation for a taxi test.

Boeing telemetry van on the flightline.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Paine Field November 23

Boeing Fire truck stands by stall F-5 as some tests are performed on N747EX.

APU is running on N787ZA and flightline techs are busy working on N787FT and N787EX.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This composite one piece barrel, on display at the Future of Flight and moved to the 40-41 for testing on October 20, is being returned to the FoF on November 20.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Paine Field November 21

LCF N780BA, AeroLogic 777F D-AALC, and 747-8F N747EX.

Dreamliner Two N787EX was moved from the 40-24 to the flightline after wing to body fairings were installed.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Paine Field November 20

VP-BIZ just out of ATS Hangar 1 headed to San Jose.
China Southern Cargo B-2075.
China Southern Cargo B-2073.

747-8 N747EX at the fuel dock.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Paine Field November 19

LCF N747BC is moved back to the fuel dock alongside ANA 777 JA784A and 747-8 N747EX after an engine run at the compass rose.

Dreamliner One N787BA in the 45-04 paint hangar.

The 787 hangar on the flightline is being covered after the fatigue test 787 has been moved inside.

EVA Air B-16716 move to the paint hangar.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Paine Field November 18

LCF N747BC, FedEx 777F N851FD, and 747-8 N747EX. An APU stand has just been moved to the back of N747EX in preparation for an APU run.

Qatar Airways A7-BBD inbound from the Portland paint hangar.

Philippine Airlines RP-C7777 delivery flight to Manila November 18, 2009.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Paine Field November 17

787 horizontal stabilizers unloaded from N747BC.

Air France Cargo F-GUOD has just returned from a test flight and prepares to perform a high speed taxi as F-GUOA waits to do the same.

The fatigue test 787 has been moved to the tent on the flightline.

Emirates A6-ECW delivery flight to Dubai.

747-8 N747EX

At 6:20 PM N747EX is towed out of the paint hangar to stall F5 at the fuel dock.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Paine Field November 16

FedEx N853FD.

Etihad Airways A6-ETF first flight.

Due to poor weather conditions, this was shot from inside the command vehicle. There are five 787s on the flightline, in order of appearance: JA804A, N787ZA, N787FT, N787EX, and an ANA with no registration.

787 Update

There was a line move this afternoon, line 835 Cathay Pacific 777 and FedEx 777F N851FD were moved from the 40-24 to the fuel dock. The fatigue test 787 was moved from the 40-24 to the flightline. Dreamliner Two N787EX was moved to the 40-24.

N787ZA was moved from ATS Hangar 3 to the flightline (next to N787FT) on Sunday.

Dreamliner Two N787EX just moved from the flightline to the 40-24.

Cathay Pacific B-KPM move from the 40-24 to the fuel dock.

FedEx N851FD move from the 40-24 to the fuel dock.

Fatigue test 787 move from the 40-24 to the flightline.

N787EX move from the flightline to the 40-24.

Fan cowl for N787BA moved inside the 45-04 paint hangar.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Paine Field November 15

Emirates A6-ECX first flight.

N787EX ready to be moved to stall 104. Opening the special hangar door takes a long time.

Wing to body fairings still missing.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Dreamliner Two N787EX is ready to be moved out of the temporary hangar November 14, 2009. The side-of-body modification is apparently complete. Dreamliner Four will likely be moved from ATS Hangar 3 to the tent on Sunday. Dreamliner One, N787BA, conducted VHF and HF radio checks with Boeing Everett Radio in the morning.

FedEx N853FD performs a high speed taxi before first flight.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Paine Field November 13

777s in the 40-25:

Line 835 Cathay Pacific
836 AeroLogic
837 Qatar Airways
838 AeroLogic
839 Cathay Pacific
840 Emirates

Special delivery from New Breed Logistics.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Paine Field November 12

747-8 move from the factory to the 45-01 paint hangar
on November 12.
Photos courtesy AirShowFan.

787 N787BA in the 45-04.
More photos from AirShowFan

A crane is used to hang thrust reversers on N787BA in the 45-04 paint hangar. N787EX, in the tent on the flightline, will have fan cowls installed soon and on Sunday, November 15, a 787 in ATS Hangar 3 will be moved to the flightline.

There will be a line move in the 40-22 tonight, all three 747-8s.

Boeing Challenger N549BA departs Paine after a two hour stay.

Emirates A6-ECW low approach.

LAN Airlines CC-CXI.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Paine Field November 11

9K-DAB/N798BA to Abbotsford, back to Paine, then to Marana.

9K-DAA/N797BA to Abbotsford, back to Paine, then to Marana.

The 747-8 is scheduled to roll out from the factory Thursday night.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Paine Field November 10

EVA Air 777 move from the 45-01 paint hangar to the flightline.

Emirates 777 move from the fuel dock to the compass rose.

FedEx N853FD initial engine run.

Qatar Airways A7-BBC delivery flight to Doha.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Philippine Airlines RP-C7777

RP-C7777 returning from a test flight.

Qatar Airways A7-BBD first flight.

EVA Air B-16716 first flight.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Paine Field November 8

CC-CXI returning from first flight November 8, 2009.

Everett flightline.