Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Paine Field August 31

JA806A was moved from stall 119 to F-2 at the fuel dock alongside ZA006 N787ZA.

Fuel jettison tests were conducted on ZA006 N787ZA.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Paine Field August 30

Royal Air Maroc 787 is moved from stall 103 to stall 102.

A 787 is moved from stall 115 to stall 101.

WD096 N5028Y inbound from the Portland paint hangar.

Japan Airlines JA651J at the compass rose. 787 ZA006 N787ZA is at the fuel dock behind the 767.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Paine Field August 29

Dreamliner Six N787ZA in ATS Hangar 3. Later in the evening it was moved to the fuel dock where fuel pressure tests and the initial APU run will be conducted.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Paine Field August 28

N787BX inbound from Boeing Field for a low approach. The 787 came back for a full stop landing, parked at the compass rose for a few hours, then went back to Boeing Field after the runway was opened.

N787EX and N787FT arrived at Paine on Friday evening, they both left late Saturday morning and returned to Boeing Field in the afternoon.

N787EX left for a short test flight around 11 am and came back about an hour later.

N787FT left a few minutes after N787EX.

There are five 787s in flight test:

Variable Number....FAA Registration Number

Paine Field August 27

The long runway at Boeing Field will be closed Saturday, August 28. N787FT and N787EX will be staying at Paine Field Friday night.

LCF N747BC arrived from Charleston this afternoon, no cargo unloaded today.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Paine Field August 26

N780BA is moved from the flightline to Kilo North.

As the LCF was moved to it's intended parking position, a problem emerged. The airplane could not be maneuvered around the newly installed tiedowns (the yellow squares in the photo, protruding two inches above the concrete surface) without damaging the tires. It was eventually parked on the taxiway.

N787FT low approach then back to Boeing Field.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paine Field August 25

A JAL 787 in the 40-24 is ready to be turned and moved to the 45-03 paint hangar.

Moon over the Cascade Mountains.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Paine Field August 24

FedEx N854FD inbound from the Portland paint hangar.

N787FT landed after flying around in circles for a couple of hours west of Whidbey Island, then departed for Boeing Field at 5:32 pm.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Paine Field August 23

N787FT landed at 6 pm, the crew did some checks at the end of the runway, then departed for Boeing Field at 6:27 pm.

UPS N452UP to Reno.

WD096 N5028Y returning from first flight.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Paine Field August 22

BOEING 005 N787FT departed Paine Field at 1759z, flew around Port Angeles until 2000z and headed back to Paine for a full stop then departed to Boeing Field at 2030z.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Paine Field August 20

N787FT had a flight plan for a 9:41 pm departure to Boeing Field, unfortunately Rwy16R/34L closed at 9 pm for repairs until 7 am Sunday August 22.

U.S. Customs AS 350 OMAHA 4AM was working in the area and stopped at the airport several times for fuel.

HZ-ATR at ATS Hangar 2.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Paine Field August 19

WD091 off Paine Field on a test flight.

FedEx 777F ready to be moved from the 40-24 to the 45-03 paint hangar.

787 #5 N787FT has been on the flightline since August 17 and #6 N787ZA is in ATS Hangar 3. The 787 GE engine test program appears to be at a standstill.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Paine Field August 18

China Southern Cargo B-2081 departing on a test flight.

China Southern Cargo B-2081 returning from a test flight.

N787FT diverted to Paine Field on August 17th due to the Boeing Field closure during the POTUS visit, 20 minutes before landing at Paine a hydraulic leak was discovered and the 787 remained on the ground all day Wednesday.

ANA JA619A does a high speed taxi after a test flight.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Paine Field August 16

Turkmenistan Airlines EZ-A777 taxi test before first flight.

Turkmenistan Airlines EZ-A777 returning from first flight.

Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F B-LJB just out of the paint hangar.

FedEx N854FD first flight.

N854FD returning to the Boeing ramp.

Paine Field August 15

787 number 22 in ATS Hangar 3. Number 6 N787ZA is in the bay to the left.

FedEx N855FD line move to the number one position.

Volga-Dnepr 747-8F in the 40-22.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Paine Field August 13

Large cargo loader is moved from the 40-36 to stall 120.

Skymark Airlines JA73NA low approach.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Paine Field August 12

VC-25A 82-8000 move from the 45-01 to stall 101.

British Airways G-STBB

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Paine Field August 11

ANA JA619A first flight.

P-3C 161007 was in the pattern for an hour, then landed and departed for NAS Whidbey Island.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Paine Field August 10

N787BA low approach then back to Boeing Field.

N718BA inbound from Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn.

Cargo unloaded from N718BA.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Paine Field August 8

A 787 fuselage is unloaded from N718BA and moved to the 40-36.

A FedEx 777F in the 40-24 about to be moved to the fuel dock.

ANA 787 is ready to be moved from the 40-24 to ATS Hangar 3.

ANA 767 JA619A move from the 45-04 to the flightline.

Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F is moved from the flightline to the 45-04 paint hangar.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Paine Field August 6

British Airways G-STBB move from the flightline to the 45-04 paint hangar.

A FedEx 777F and two ANA 787s in the 40-24.

N787ZA in ATS Hangar 3.

LAN 787 number 16.

787 Production Slowdown?

This 787 nose section sits on the Boeing Everett flightline after being unloaded from an LCF on the evening of August 3. Normally, 787 components are moved to the 40-36 building immediately after being unloaded. Three days on the flightline may be an indication that there is no room for parts at the back of the 787 assembly line.

Boeing Everett Flightline

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Paine Field August 4

787 air conditioning packs are moved from ATS Hangar 3 to a Boeing truck for eventual shipment to Connecticut, air conditioning tools will be moved to stall 115 on the flightline. JA804A is behind the door, N787ZA is in the bay to the right.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Paine Field August 2

787 number 6 is still not on the flightline. According to Boeing, software issues are being resolved.

Boeing stuff outside ATS Hangar 3 where 787 JA804A was moved July 29.

Southwest Airlines N692SW inbound from Dallas.