Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Paine Field March 30

N747BC inbound from Nagoya.

N718BA move from the compass rose to the fuel dock.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Paine Field March 29

787 fuselage unloaded from N718BA. Egypt Air SU-GDM is in the 45-04 paint hangar.

Asiana Airlines HL7791 delivery flight to Incheon.

FDX9007 to Memphis.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Paine Field March 26

Cathay Pacific B-KPQ ferry flight to Portland.

Qatar Airways A7-BAK first flight.

Qatar Airways A7-BAK returning from first flight.

N787FT was moved from the factory to the flightline Thursday night.

787 Move March 25

N6066Z is moved from the side of body modification tent to the fuel dock, then to the factory later in the evening.

JA805A is moved from the flightline to the tent.

N787FT is moved from the factory to the flightline, stall 103.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paine Field March 25

777F N449BA at ATS Hangar 1 ready to begin a high power engine run.

Cathay Pacific B-KPQ returning from first flight.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Paine Field March 24

China Cargo B-2077 starts engines on the Boeing ramp before a delivery flight to ZSPD.

Delta Air Lines N710DN customer flyaway to Sea-Tac Airport, requested an unrestricted climb to 5000 feet.

Exclusive takeoff photo from Royal S King here.

ANA JA785A returning from a test flight.

An LCF arrived in the evening with a 787 nose from Wichita.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Paine Field March 23

FedEx 777F N449BA returning from a functional check flight.

Delta Air Lines N709DN delivery flight to Atlanta.

RAAF Wedgetail A30-002 touch and go. Let's see now, first flight August 2005. That works out to about 56 months of flight testing.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Paine Field March 21

Air France Cargo 777F F-GUOD was ferried from Marana to Paine Field, arrival time 2136z.

Exclusive landing photo from Royal S King here

Friday, March 19, 2010

Paine Field March 19

Delta Air Lines N710DN.

N319BD inbound from Area 51.

Continental Airlines N76021 move from the paint hangar to the flightline.

N249BA to Charleston.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

747-8 Update March 17

N5017Q does a high speed taxi on 16R, exits at Alpha 7 and cools brakes on the Alpha taxiway for 20 minutes before takeoff on 34L.

747-8F N5017Q departed Paine Field on it's first flight at 2227z and was joined by chase T-33 N109X after takeoff. BOEING 521 flight landed at Boeing Field at 0059z.

N747BC to Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Paine Field March 16

Capt. Charlie Utt battles 45 knot winds as he brings N747BC in for a safe landing at Paine Field on March 16. Cargo of 787 horizontal stabilizers was not unloaded today due to restrictions on opening the tail during high winds.

China Cargo B-2077 returning from first flight.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Paine Field March 15

302d Airlift Wing C-130H 96-7322. Offloaded some pax then went to McChord AFB.

Delta Air Lines N710DN returning from first flight.

Delta Air Lines N709DN returning from a test flight.

UPS N338UP returning from first flight.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

N50217 First Flight

747-8F N50217 first flight, off Paine at 2255z. The 747 landed at Boeing Field at 0125z. According to a Boeing press release, flight testing will be done out of Boeing Field.

N787BX First Flight

N787BX off Paine Field at 1755z.

N787BX takes the runway as N787BA heads north over the field before making a right turn to the test track in eastern Washington.

Exclusive photos from Royal King:

Andrew's photos from the FoF:

Saturday, March 13, 2010

747-8 Update March 13

The second 747-8, N5017Q, has been moved to the 45-01 paint hangar for weighing in preparation for a planned first flight on Monday, March 15.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Paine Field March 10

Southwest Airlines N676SW inbound from Mojave.

China Cargo B-2077 move from the paint hangar to the fuel dock.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Paine Field March 9

Egypt Air SU-GDL is towed from the Delivery Center to the compass rose for a delivery flight to Cairo. ANA JA785A is at the fuel dock.

Asiana Airlines HL7791

Southwest Airlines N640SW Experimental. Boeing charter to Grant County Airport.

787 Update March 9

Side of body modifications have been completed on 787 N6066Z, the airplane is being prepared to be moved out of the flightline tent at stall 116 today.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Paine Field March 8

Asiana Airlines HL7791 first flight.

N787BX engine run.

Delta Air Lines N710DN initial engine run.

787 aft fuselage section unloaded from N780BA.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

787 Update March 7

BOEING 001 Flight, N787BA and N38FT, departed Boeing Field at 1815z headed to the test track in eastern Washington.

The 787 returned to Boeing Field at 2134z.

747-8 N747EX is scheduled to fly from Grant County Airport on Monday, March 8. Early.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Paine Field March 6


N747BC inbound from Charleston.

After conducting test conditions in eastern Washington, BOEING 001 N787BA landed at Boeing Field at 0158z.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Paine Field March 5

NewGen Tanker.

OldGen Tanker on the south ramp.

Historic Flight Foundation's B-25D.

Delta Air Lines N709DN back from the Portland paint hangar.

N787BA and N38FT over Paine Field headed to the flutter track.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Paine Field March 4

Qatar Airways A7-BAJ delivery flight to Doha.

Egypt Air SU-GDL.

BOEING 001 N787BA performed a max thrust reverser landing at Boeing Field at 0207z.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paine Field March 3

EA-6B NJ 912 low approach.

Egypt Air SU-GDL.

Delta Air Lines N710DN move from the compass rose to the flightline.

N249BA to Charleston.

N747BC to Charleston.

Today at 1804z Dreamliner One N787BA reached a speed of Mach 0.96 at FL330.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Paine Field March 2

FedEx N852FD delivery flight to Memphis.

Thai Cargo N775SA delivery ceremony at Paine Field.