Saturday, January 30, 2010

787 Move

The fatigue test 787 is ready to be moved from the 40-24 to the test rig near the 40-41 Building. An Egypt Air 777 and ANA 787 are moved outside before the fatigue test is towed and parked near the 40-51 where it will be loaded on a trailer and moved on the West Perimeter Road to the test rig.

ANA 787 is moved back inside the factory.

The 787 will be loaded on the trailer in front of the airplane and moved on Sunday. Photo of the move here.

787 in the test rig Monday afternoon.

Friday, January 29, 2010

747-8 Update January 29

Tom Imrich in 747-8 BOEING 501 has just departed Paine Field on a simulated flight to test pitch and roll maneuvers at an altitude block of 10-12,000 feet.

Simulated landing at Paine Field 2208z, engine shutdown at the compass rose.

N787BX was moved to the fuel dock in the afternoon.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

787 Update January 28

Gear swing on N7874.

An LCF arrived this afternoon with a wingset for the 17th 787.

BOEING003 787 N787BX conducted VHF radio checks with Boeing Everett in the morning.

RC521 747-8 conducted a VHF selcal check (FR-DL) with Boeing Everett in the afternoon.

The third 747-8 was moved to the flightline Wednesday night.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

747-8 Gauntlet Test

Gauntlet testing resumed on N747EX today.

Paine Field January 27

N787EX off Paine Field for KBFI.

German 88mm flak gun is fired at the Flying Heritage Collection.

Russian T-34 at the Flying Heritage Collection.

Emirates A6-ECY delivery flight to Dubai.

Airlift Northwest N954AL.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Paine Field January 26

Five Dreamliners on the flightline.

30 minute medium power engine run on N787EX.

Southwest Airlines N705SW to Phoenix.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Paine Field January 25

Cathay Pacific B-KPO delivery flight to Hong Kong.

ZA004 N7874 conducted VHF radio checks with Boeing Everett in the afternoon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Paine Field January 23

A FedEx 777F was moved from the 40-24 to the fuel dock at 6 PM, followed by 787 N787BX from the 40-24 to the 45-04 paint hangar.

Dreamliner Two on jack stands.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Paine Field January 22

Southern Air N774SA back from the Portland paint hangar.

China Cargo Airlines B-2076 initial engine run.

747-8 Update January 22

Gauntlet testing resumes on N747EX at 1545z, BOEING 501 starting engines at 1620z.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

787 Move

787 move from the 45-04 paint hangar to the flightline.

N787EX begins a five minute engine run at 8:15 PM.

747-8 Gauntlet

Gauntlet testing begins this morning on 747-8 N747EX. Flight crew is on RC501 at 7:55 AM.

BOEING 501 started engines at 9:30 AM.

Still going at 7 PM. No control surface movement observed today.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Paine Field January 20

China Cargo Airlines B-2076 move from the fuel dock to the compass rose.

Philippine Airlines RP-C7776 delivery flight to Manila.

N787EX in stall 101. Several engine runs were performed at idle and high power between 0100z and 0240z.

Dreamliner Four N7874 conducted several VHF and HF selcal checks (DM-FL) with Boeing Everett and Seattle in the afternoon.

N7874 evacuation slide.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

N787EX Update January 19

Dreamliner Two, N787EX, is being fueled in stall 101. Engines were run for 20 minutes in the afternoon.

Cathay Pacific B-KPP taxis past 747-8 N747EX on the way to RWY16R for a high speed taxi and a departure on 34L.

B-KPP returning from first flight.

787 N7874 is now on the flightline, to the left of the tent.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Paine Field January 15

Philippine Airlines RP-C7776 ready to depart on a photo flight with N564CL over Oregon.

747-8 Update January 15

The first 747-8, N747EX, in the background, and the second 747-8, also N747EX. A China Cargo Airlines 777F can be seen on the extreme right.

Dreamliner Two, N787EX, is still at stall 101. The airplane will soon be moved to the 45-01 paint hangar.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Paine Field January 14

Qatar Airways A7-BBF first flight.


Southern Air N774SA first flight.

N787EX Update January 14

Randy Neville and Van Chaney will ferry Dreamliner Two N787EX from Boeing Field to Paine Field late this afternoon.

Boeing Fire is standing by with two crash trucks at the south gate for a 0045z arrival.

N787EX is on the ground at 0105z, moved to stall 101.

N787EX arrives from Boeing Field and is moved to stall 101. Dreamliner Three is being fueled at F-3.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Paine Field January 13

UPS N337UP first flight.

Alaska Airlines N784AS.

N747BC just arrived from Charleston.

N787BA Update

BOEING 001 flight, 787 N787BA and T-33 N109X, departed Boeing Field this morning on the twelfth test flight of the 787. The flight ended earlier than planned due to poor weather conditions over the Olympic Peninsula.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Paine Field January 12

N6066Z is moved to stall 116. The fatigue test 787 was moved out earlier to stall 115, behind the tent.

UPS N337UP taxi test.

Tuesday night at Boeing Field, 787 ZA002 performed a 20 minute maintenance engine run beginning at 10:45 PM.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Paine Field January 11

Fatigue test 787 in the side-of-body modification tent.

RP-C7776 inbound from Portland.

N787BA departed Boeing Field this morning at 1757z on it's eleventh test flight.

N787BA at Grant County Airport, photos from the Columbia Basin Herald here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

N787BA Update January 10

N787BA is preparing to depart Boeing Field, engine start at 1823z. Cleared for takeoff at 1831z, enroute the north training area - Ephrata 020 radial at 20 miles altitude block 13000-15000 feet.

0013z. BOEING 001 RTB Boeing Field, ETA 0030z.

On the ground at 0033z.

N787BA will fly again on Monday.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Paine Field January 9

Another 787 appeared on the flightline Saturday morning.

The fatigue test 787, now in the tent on the flightline, will be moved to the fatigue test rig near the 40-41 building on January 30.

A 787 horizontal stabilizer SME is moved from the factory to the field.

787 wingset is moved from the field to the factory.

Cathay Pacific B-KPO does a high speed taxi before first flight.

N787BA Update

787 N787BA departed Boeing Field on it's ninth test flight this morning at 1817z and
returned to BFI at 2330z.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Paine Field January 8

777s in the 40-25:
Line 845 Cathay Pacific
846 China Cargo Airlines (GECAS) 777F
847 Emirates
848 FedEx 777F
849 Qatar Airways
850 China Cargo Airlines (GECAS) 777F
787s in the 40-26:
12, 13, 14, and 15
787 N787BA departed Boeing Field on it's eighth test flight this morning, engine start at 1935z and back on the ground at BFI at 0029z, engine shutdown at 0036z.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Paine Field January 7

Emirates A6-ECY first flight.

Dreamliner 7 in stall 119

787 N787BA left Boeing Field this afternoon on it's seventh test flight, returning to BFI at 0043z, engine shutdown at 0050z.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Paine Field January 6

The second 747-8 on the flightline.

ANA JA784A delivery flight to Tokyo.

JA784A at the Delivery Center. Behind the 777 is N6066Z in stall 115 and JA804A in stall 114.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Paine Field January 5

At 12:06 AM Tuesday morning EIA5261, an LCF inbound from Charleston with a 787 fuselage, is on final approach to Paine Field.

1535z. Mike Carriker and Heather Ross are aboard 787 N787BA at Boeing Field waiting for weather to improve.

1729z. BOEING 001 cleared for takeoff.

N780BA ready to depart for Glasgow EGPK. UPS 767 N337UP is at the fuel dock.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

N787BA Update

BOEING 001 flight, 787 N787BA and T-38 N38FT, departed Boeing Field this afternoon and at 2300z entered the flutter track between the Paine Field radial 340 at 19 miles and the Mullan Pass VOR radial 340 at 19 miles, with an altitude block of 290-310.

0036z. Completed testing for the day, RTB Boeing Field.

0100z. On final approach to BFI, on the ground at 0109z.