Thursday, December 30, 2010

Paine Field December 30

BOEING 522 747-8F N50217 and T-38 N38FT were in the north flutter track today and returned to Boeing Field in the afternoon.

VHF radio and selcal checks (FQEM) were conducted on 747-8F RC523 N6009F today.

Update December 31: N6009F has been moved to the fuel dock.

Southwest Airlines N268WN.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Paine Field December 29

Boeing flightline.

Changing a tire on line 20 JAL JA821J at Kilo North.


BOEING 522 747-8F N50217 was in the Flutter 3 track with chase N38FT this afternoon working on speed brake test conditions.

The T-38 returned to Seattle before sunset and 522 landed at Boeing Field shortly after 5 PM.

Boeing Company Challenger N548BA.

N162SL at Castle and Cooke Aviation.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paine Field December 28

Boeing flightline. Not a creature was stirring, except the APU on N787BA.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Paine Field December 27

Boeing flightline, N787BA was moved from stall 101 to F-3 at the fuel dock this morning.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Paine Field December 24

Boeing flightline.

On Sunday morning a 767 will be backed into the 40-32 building through the new door, then towed around the west side of the factory to the 40-51 apron. During this dry run a tow line will be marked out on the ground and later painted for use when 767s are moved out of the new assembly area in the 40-32. The 40-54 building is in the center of the picture, the 767s will be pulled around the corner of the building and head south to the flightline.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

787 Update December 23

787 number four N7874 is scheduled to leave Everett for Seattle early this afternoon.

Update 1:45 pm

BOEING 004 has just started engines, 12 on board. Should be taking off shortly. A KOMO News helicopter is overhead getting video.

Update 2:04 pm

After doing a high speed taxi on 16R, BOEING 004 taxied back to 16R and departed to the south, made a right turn and headed to Tatoosh at FL310.

N7874 ready to begin a high speed taxi. In the background, ZA001 N787BA is on the left and ZA102 N6066Z is on the right. N7874 has been at Paine Field since it was ferried from Boeing Field in Seattle on November 21. There are no production flights scheduled from December 24 until January 5 so this may be the last big thing of 2010.

ZA102 was moved from stall 102 to the 45-01 paint hangar in the evening.

The two 787s parked on the 40-51 apron were moved today. Line 15, seen here, was moved to stall 213 and line 18 was moved to the fuel dock.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Paine Field December 22

Air New Zealand ZK-OKM delivery flight to LAX.

Qatar Airways A7-BAQ delivery flight to Doha.

Turkish Airlines TC-JJI delivery flight to Istanbul.

787 Update December 22

At 11:45 AM engines were started for the first time on 787 line 9 ZA102.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Paine Field December 21

Entry stands are moved from the Boeing Delivery Center to Kilo North for the Air New Zealand 777 delivery ceremony on Wednesday. Ribbon cutting is at 1830z and ZK-OKM departs for LAX at 2300z. We will have a takeoff video tomorrow evening.

Boeing flightline. 787 line 13 ANA JA806A was moved from stall 103 to F-3 at the fuel dock, 787 line 11 ANA JA804A was moved from stall 104 to 103. At 0330z a flight crew including Heather Ross are on N7874 in stall 105 beginning a ground test and planned engine run until midnight.

Boeing Flightline from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Paine Field December 20

RANGER 07 P-3C 161007 touch and go.

N787BA was moved from the 45-03 paint hangar to stall 101.

VHF radio checks were conducted on ZA102 in the morning.

Boeing flightline.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paine Field December 19

WD996 Air Austral F-OREU first flight.

ZA102 in stall 101.

N7874 has been moved from the flightline to the fuel dock. Dreamliner One N787BA has been moved from stall 101 to the 45-03 paint hangar for an aqueous wash. The LCF in the background, N780BA, arrived from Italy on Saturday night.

Boeing flightline. ZA001 has been moved to the 45-03 paint hangar and ZA102 is now in stall 101.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Paine Field December 18

C-17A 02-1109 touch and go.

747-8F RC523 N6009F at stall 208.

Qatar Airways A7-BAQ.