Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Paine Field January 31

Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AK13 at the compass rose.

JA825J was moved back to stall 103 after an initial engine run in 216 this morning.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Paine Field January 28

Etihad Airways A6-ETJ first flight.

Korean Air Cargo HL7609.

Everett Modification Center.

JA806A and N1015B.

Air China B-2089 first flight.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Paine Field January 27

Alaska Airlines N536AS ready for takeoff to Sea-Tac Airport after a delivery ceremony at Paine Field.

Uzbekistan Airways UK67004 at the fuel dock.

WF136 Korean Air Cargo HL8251 back from a customer flight.

Boeing flightline.

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VHF radio and selcal checks were conducted on Japan Airlines 787 JA825J this afternoon.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Paine Field January 26

VF981 Uzbekistan Airways UK67003 back from a customer flight.

WE236 Cathay Pacific B-KPY does a taxi test before first flight.

B-KPY returning from the B1.

Cargolux LX-VCC was moved to the flightline after being weighed in the 45-01 this morning.

Japan Airlines 787 line 21 was moved from the fuel dock to the EMC.

ZA236 N1015B on the flightline early this morning, no flight today.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Paine Field January 25

747-8F RC521 N5017Q was moved from the flightline to the tower apron where it will be stored.

Boeing flightline.

Technicians look at the APU on N1015B a few hours before the first flight.

ZA236 First Flight

ZA236 Air India N1015B begins a taxi test before departing on a B1 flight.

N1015B encountered an electrical problem 30 minutes into a planned three hour B1 flight, returned to Paine Field at 2108Z.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paine Field January 24

ANA 787 JA808A in the Everett Modification Center.

Jacks are in place and technicians are preparing to lift the airplane once the forklift driver gets all the stuff out of the way.

787s line 47 and 45 at the EMC.

Saudi Arabian Airlines HZ-AK11 delivery flight to OEJN.

HZ-AK12 left for OEJN a few minutes after HZ-AK11.

Emirates A6-EGM delivery flight to OMDB.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Paine Field January 23

Uzbekistan Airways UK67003 begins a taxi test before departing on a B1 flight.

Etihad Airways A6-ETI delivery flight to Abu Dhabi.

A7-HHE is moved back to the flightline after an engine run at the compass rose this morning.

A7-HHE moves past N6067U.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Paine Field January 21

Korean Air Cargo HL7609 to Grant County Airport.

Korean Air Cargo HL8251 returning from Portland.

N6067E returning from Moses Lake.

Japan Airlines 787 JA825J is at the fuel dock, JAL 787 JA822J and ANA 787 JA806A are on the flightline. 787 ZA236 N1015B was moved to the 45-03 paint hangar this morning.

Japan Airlines JA825J.

A7-HHE was moved to the compass rose for an engine run this morning.

Emirates A6-EGM.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Paine Field January 19

Another five inches of snow at the airport this morning. An inbound LCF from Charleston diverted to Portland a couple of hours ago, they are planning on trying to get into Paine Field at 10:00 PM. No 747, 767, 777, or 787 test flights since Friday, January 13. The Korean Air Cargo 777F ferry flight from Portland is starting to look pretty sketchy.

Russell got a picture of the LCF in Portland today.

3:30 PM update: The National Weather Service on Thursday afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Western Washington through 4 a.m. Friday, predicting snow and freezing rain will continue through the evening in the Everett area. Another 1 to 2 inches of new snow is possible.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Paine Field January 18

ANA 9397 767 JA626A will be ready to taxi at 1820z for a 34L departure to Tokyo.

ANA 9397 cleared for takeoff at 1829z.

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VHF and HF radio checks were conducted this afternoon on ZA177 Japan Airlines 787 JA822J.

JA822J first flight March 1, 2011.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Paine Field January 17

WE092 Etihad Airways 777 A6-ETI is being deiced for a 1900z departure to Moses Lake. It is snowing with 3/4" of snow on the runway, two plows and a blower are working on the long runway now.

Noon update: an additional 1 inch of snow has accumulated on the runway, WE092 is waiting for the runway to be plowed again.

2:00 PM update: WE092 is going back to the Boeing ramp, the flight plan has been canceled. A major snowstorm is expected  to move into western Washington tonight, there probably won't be much flying out of Paine Field on Wednesday.

Runway 16R/34L are closed tonight except for a 2 hour PPR. See NOTAM for changes.

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Boeing flightline January 17, 2009.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Paine Field January 16

Flight crew is on board 787 ZA236 N1015B doing a preflight for a B1 12:55 pm.

The airport is IFR now so it may be a taxi test only today.

Update 2:15 pm. ZA236 has yet to copy clearance. They have to be back by sunset (4:45 pm) and a 2 hour and 15 minute B1 flight is starting to look unlikely. Several inches of snow is expected tonight and more on Tuesday which may overwhelm the airport maintenance crews, but they do have a new deicer truck and a monster snowplow to work with.

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ANA 787 JA804A was cleared for takeoff to Tokyo at 0354z, a Boeing crew flying the airplane.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Paine Field January 15

747-8I N6067E went to Grant County Airport this evening.

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Technicians did some VHF and HF radio checks on Air India 787 line 35 ZA236 this morning.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Paine Field January 13

ANA JA626A departing on a B4/C1 flight.

JA626A returning to Paine.

Boeing flightline. An LCF arrived this afternoon and a 787 wingset was unloaded.

ANA JA807A Delivery Flight

ANA 787 JA807A just copied clearance to Tokyo and is being towed to the compass rose for engine start at 5:58. Cleared for takeoff at 6:10.

Thursday, January 12, 2012