Monday, April 30, 2012

Paine Field April 30

The Lufthansa 747-8i delivery is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1. The media event ends at 1:30 pm, D-ABYA will probably be towed to K1 shortly thereafter for engine start, and if the weather forecast is correct with winds from the south, will takeoff on Runway 16R.

D-ABYC and D-ABYA on the flightline today.

D-ABYC at the fuel dock April 24, 2012.

ANA JA809A at the compass rose.

VR283 UPS N352UP first flight.

Boeing flightline.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Boeing Train

I decided to take a break from the airport today and go for a ride with some friends to Wenatchee, WA. We didn't expect to see any airplanes in the Apple Capital but there was a Boeing train in the rail yard.

Bonus: A Navy P-8A.

Boeing train coming out of the Cascade Tunnel headed for Renton on April 1, 2010.

BNSF 767 at Skykomish, WA.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Paine Field April 27

YH614 Turkish Airlines TC-JYD/N978TK touch and go.

ANA JA742A at the fuel dock.

ANA JA809A on the flightline.

YR506 Travel Service Airlines OK-TVV did a touch and go and low approach on a B1 flight from Renton.

YF606 Southwest Airlines N8307K touch and go on a B1 flight from Renton.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Paine Field April 26

Japan Airlines JA826J delivery flight to Tokyo.

JA827J left for Tokyo about 30 minutes after JA826J.

Three 787s stored at Kilo South. Left to right: line 22, 16 and 13.

787 line 56 is in the EMC Bay 4.

787 line 45 was moved to the fuel dock this morning.

WE239 Cathay Pacific B-KQB back from the Portland paint hangar.

WF060 FedEx N864FD first flight.

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Looks like the Lufthansa 747-8i delivery ceremony will be on May 1 from 8 AM - 2 PM. D-ABYA will probably leave about 2 PM.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Paine Field April 25

Qatar Amiri Flight A7-HJA delivery flight to CYVR this morning.

Southern Air N777SA was moved to Kilo North for a delivery ceremony. The 777F was moved back to the flightline late this afternoon.

Lufthansa took delivery of 747-8i D-ABYA today, it will be flown to Frankfurt on May 1.
The Boeing news release: Celebrations of delivery set for Everett on May 1 and Frankfurt on May 2.

ANA 787 JA806A was moved from the flightline to Kilo South.

UPS N352UP at the compass rose.

787 aft fuselage and horizontal stabilizers unloaded from N780BA.

Air China 777 B-2090 departed on a delivery flight to Beijing this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Paine Field April 24

ANA 787 line 7 at the EMC.

RC523 N6009F back from San Antonio.

ZA233 N1009N/VT-AND inbound from San Antonio

Lufthansa D-ABYC at the fuel dock.

GE 787 engine just arrived at the EMC.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Paine Field April 23

Lufthansa 747-8i D-ABYA on the flightline this morning.

GE engines were hung on a 787 in Bay 3 of the EMC today. 

Boeing flightline.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Paine Field April 21

Boeing flightline. The delivery ceremony for Lufthansa 747-8i D-ABYA, scheduled for April 23, has been canceled until further notice.
D-ABYA returning to the Boeing ramp after a customer flight on April 13.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paine Field April 19

747-8F line 1432 was moved from the fuel dock to the tower apron this afternoon.

RC005 Qatar Amiri Flight A7-HJA ready to begin a C1 flight.

Iron on the new Delivery Center is going up fast.

WE239 Cathay Pacific B-KQB returning from a B1 flight.

WE156 Air China B-2090 C1 flight this morning.

Lines 22 and 16 at Kilo South.