Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Paine Field May 31

WD111 CEIBA Intercontinental 3C-LLS back from the Portland paint hangar.

WF055 FedEx N858FD departing on a customer flight.

From the Seattle Times: Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating why a landing gear was improperly installed on a new 777 jet, leading to an emergency landing at Paine Field during a test flight in May.

Etihad Airways A6-ETG is towed to the Boeing ramp after landing on May 10, 2011. The crew received an unsafe gear indication while returning to Paine Field from a customer flight.

HZ-ATR, N708AS, and N406UP at ATS Hangar 2.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Paine Field May 28

Cathay Pacific B-KPU delivery flight to Hong Kong, 70 on board.

B-KPU was moved in front of the paint hangar Friday night for a photo shoot.

Air India VT-ANC at Kilo North.

Boeing flightline. The two Royal Air Maroc 787s line 17 and 19 are in the 40-24 building.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Paine Field May 27

787 line 8 ANA JA804A in ATS Hangar 3.

JA804A in Hangar 3 April 13, 2011.

HZ-ATR landed and went to ATS Hangar 2.

BOEING 522 N50217 to Grant County Airport.

787 ZA005 N787FT May 27, 2010. First flight was on June 16, 2010.

N6009F returning from a test flight.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Paine Field May 26

Four 787s are parked at Kilo North.

VR275 UPS 767 N344UP has just returned from a B1 flight and is exiting the runway at Alpha 8 setting up for a high speed taxi on 34L.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Paine Field May 24

1st RS T-38A 68-8150 ROPER11 did a few touch and go's, landed, then the crew went on the Boeing tour.

I had to shoo away these deer, they kept running in front of the camera.

China Southern Airlines 787 line 36 and an Etihad 777 at the fuel dock.

The nose picker was used to move N718BA from Kilo North to the fuel dock.

Boeing flightline.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Paine Field May 23

Equatorial Guinea 3C-LLS paint flight to Portland.

N780BA to Charleston. Another China Southern 787, line 36 with no titles, is at the fuel dock.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Paine Field May 20

Korean Air Cargo 747-8F HL7609 in the 40-23.

HL7609 was moved from the factory to the flightline on May 24, 2010.

ATS Hangar 3 drive by.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Paine Field May 19

Thrust reversers were hung on ANA 787 line 24 in ATS Hangar 3 today. It's looking like this will be the next 787 to fly.

Four 787s visible in Hangar 3, and one ANA 787 out of sight in the the paint bay.

Azerbaijan 767-300ER N5023Q returning from Grant County Airport.

Azerbaijan 4K-AZ81 by Royal S. King.

Initial APU run on FedEx N858FD.

Cathay Pacific B-KPU returning from a test flight.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Paine Field May 18

Angola Airlines D2-TEG first flight.

The Omega tanker crashed during takeoff at Point Mugu, California this afternoon. This may have been N707MQ, seen here landing at Paine Field July 7, 2007 to participate in  the 787 rollout ceremony.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Paine Field May 16

Azerbaijan 4K-AZ81 returning from first flight.

FedEx N858FD, the first 777 out of the factory at the increased production rate of 7 per month.

LAN 787 line 16 was moved from the 40-51 apron to stall 115 this afternoon.