Thursday, March 31, 2011

Paine Field March 31

ANA 787 line 13 JA806A was moved from the fuel dock to Runway 11-29 this morning.

Air India 787 line 26 VT-ANB was moved to the south ramp temporarily while JA806A was  positioned on the runway.

ANA JA623A delivery flight to Tokyo.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Paine Field March 30

The Tony Tyler Farewell Flight-Cathay Pacific Chief Executive gets a water cannon salute before B-KPS is delivered to Hong Kong.

Boeing uses the Kalmar FB 600 to move their airplanes around.

ANA 787 line 14 was moved inside the tent this morning.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paine Field March 29

WE032 Air France F-GZNI returning from a customer flight.

ANA 787 line 13 JA806A is ready to move out of the side of body modification tent.

JA806A was moved inside the tent on January 19.

RC523 N6009F to Grant County Airport.

A Trent 1000 engine was delivered to ATS Hangar 3 on Monday.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Paine Field March 25

Japan Airlines 787 line 21 was moved from Kilo North to stall 115.

N549BA to KLGB Long Beach Airport. In the background, ANA 787 line 31 is on the right and line 12 on the left.

Inboard ailerons were installed on Cargolux 747-8F LX-VCD this morning.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Paine Field March 23

WE026 Egypt Air SU-GDR ferry flight to Portland for painting.

VF965 ANA JA623A departing on a functional check flight.

UPS N342UP and Air France F-GZNI at the fuel dock. An Air India 787 was moved from the 45-03 paint hangar to stall 101.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paine Field March 22

Lufthansa 747-8I N6067U at the fuel dock. The APU was started this morning.

Air India 787 line 26 VT-ANB was moved to RWY 11/29 this morning.

RC523 N6009F to Grant County Airport.

Cathay Pacific B-KPS returning from a customer flight.

WD885 Qatar Airways A7-BAN back from the Portland paint hangar.

Turkish Airlines TC-JJM delivery flight to Istanbul.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

747-8I First Flight

BOEING 008 747-8I N6067E first flight. The 747 and chase T-33s N109X and N416X went to Tatoosh then turned east toward Mount Baker for photos. The T-33s landed at Moses Lake while N6067E continued to the North Training Area. Listen to the flight test communications here

In the afternoon N6067E headed west from the North Training Area and was joined by N109X for more photos near Mount Baker, at 2:00 PM the 747 conducted the last test condition, 818 alternate gear extend before heading south for recovery at Boeing Field.

"For the first time in the history of this 747-8 Intercontinental we are requesting the runway and the takeoff clearance."

Paul Stemer-Flight Test Pilot BOEING 008 Heavy Experimental

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Paine Field March 19

Cathay Pacific Cargo B-LJC was moved to RWY 11/29 on March 18.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Paine Field March 18

BOEING 008 747-8I N6067E did a 60 knot taxi test on 16R, turned around for a 90 knot taxi on 34L, then went back to the Boeing ramp. The aircraft commander said it was ready to fly.

787 line 9 N1006F in ATS Hangar 3 Bay 2.

Trent 1000 engine for 787 N1006Fon the way to ATS Hangar 3.

RC001 Taxi Test

Engines were started on 747-8I N6067E (BOEING 008) at 11:52 AM, engines will be run for one hour before taxi conditions are begun

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paine Field March 17

YM243 Southwest Airlines N555LV was ferried from Boeing Field and parked at the Delivery Center.

Republic of Korea AEW&C 737 N735JS touch and go.

WE134 Turkish Airlines TC-JJM departing on a customer flight.

Turkish Airlines TC-JJM low approach.

WE053 Air New Zealand ZK-OKO ferry flight to Portland.