Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Paine Field June 30

WD951 Korean Air HL8210 first flight.

A security fence has been installed and 787s are ready to be parked on Kilo North.

Honeywell N580HW

N735JS low approach.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Paine Field June 28

Air India VT-ALU first flight.

N787FT lands on 16R, departs on 34L for more flight testing and returns to Boeing Field at 4:15 pm.

AeroLogic D-AALF first flight.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

787 Update June 27

BOEING 002 N787EX left Boeing Field for the North Training Area at 1809z this morning and returned to Boeing Field at 0106z. BOEING 003 N787BX arrived at Boeing Field from Marana at 1925z.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Paine Field June 25

The Seattle Times: 787 fleet grounded.

The Everett Herald: 787 component delivery schedule adjusted again.

Cathay Pacific 777 B-KPR is being fueled for a delivery flight to Hong Kong on Saturday.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Paine Field June 24

Looks like three 787 horizontal stabilizer SMEs on the flightline.

Fatigue test 787 at the 40-41 Building.

SunExpress TC-SNP low approach.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Paine Field June 23

Boeing Challenger N549BA

787 undergoing side of body modification in ATS Hangar 3. Another 787 is in bay 3.

Korean Air HL8210 in the 40-24.

N787ZA in the 40-24. Korean Air 777 HL8210 is being moved to the fuel dock.

N780BA inbound from Wichita with a 787 nose.

787 nose unloaded from N780BA.

ANA JA789A first flight.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paine Field June 22

China Southern Cargo B-2071 just arrived from Marana. B-2072 was ferried from Marana to Paine Field on June 21.

Korean Air Cargo HL7610

Korean Air Cargo HL7609

Air India VT-ALU initial engine run.

Monday, June 21, 2010

British Airways G-STBA Taxi Test

British Airways G-STBA does a taxi test then goes back to the Boeing ramp until the weather improves for a first flight.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

N787FT First Flight

N787FT taxis to 34L for a north departure.

After waiting several hours for the required 1500 foot ceiling, N787FT takes off from Paine Field at 2:40 pm and joins up with T-33 N416X. At 5:45 pm the 787 was over Mount Rainier with T-38 N38FT for some photos and then headed to Boeing Field at 6 pm.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

787 Update June 15

June 15 1:26 pm

Flight crew is on BOEING 005 N787FT ready to begin a taxi test.

N787FT does a runway steering test then two high speed taxi tests on 16R to check brake and engine performance.

After the taxi tests on 16R, the 787 does a 100 knot taxi on 34L, then returns to the Boeing ramp at 2:15 pm. First flight is planned for Wednesday, June 16.

Listen to the taxi test communications, from engine start to taxi back to the ramp here

Monday, June 14, 2010

Paine Field June 14

A Korean Air 747-8F is ready to be moved from the factory to the 45-01 paint hangar.

A LAN 787 on the flightline.

China Eastern B-5515 touch and go.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Paine Field June 12

British Airways G-STBA at the fuel dock.

A flight crew was on N787FT this afternoon doing some checks with the TM room.

EVA Air B-16717, B-16716, and B-16715 at the airport terminal ramp.

British Airways G-STBA

British Airways G-STBA out of the paint hangar.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Paine Field June 11

An Air India 777 is towed out of the 40-24 to make way for two 787s.

N787ZA move from the 40-24 to the 45-04 paint hangar. A LAN 787 was later moved from the 40-24 to stall 105 on the flightline. The Air India 777 in the background was moved back to the 40-24 after the 787 move.

787 fuselage unloaded from N718BA.

787 wingset unloaded from N249BA.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Paine Field June 10

EVA Air B-16717 returning from a test flight.

Cathay Pacific B-KPR returning from first flight.

British Airways 777 still in the paint hangar at 10 pm.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Paine Field June 9

Korean Air HL8209 delivery flight to Incheon.

Qatar Cargo A7-BFB delivery flight to Doha.

N718BA just arrived from Nagoya, no cargo unloaded today.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Paine Field June 8

Cargolux 747-8F N5573S at the fuel dock.

BOEING 005 N787FT performs a simulated takeoff from Boeing Field and a B-1 flight.