Monday, October 29, 2012

Paine Field October 29

China Southern Airlines B-2727 was moved to the compass rose for an engine run this afternoon.
Update October 31: B-2727 has been moved from the flightline to the Paine Field south ramp. Boeing has been storing some of the early model 787s there.

Hainan Airlines B-2728/N1006F on the flightline.

Air China B-2035 was moved to Kilo North for a delivery ceremony.

Philippine Airlines RP-C7774 ready to depart Portland on a ferry flight to Paine Field on October 28. In the background is FedEx N889FD, just arrived from KPAE for painting. Photo by CJ Lebel.

ZA270 LOT Polish Airlines SP-LRA begins a high speed taxi after returning from Grant County Airport.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Paine Field October 27

ZA430 Hainan Airlines B-2728 back from Grant County Airport.

RC507 Cargolux LX-VCG City of Diekirch did a low approach then came back for a full stop.

LX-VCG first flight October 16, 2012.

LOT Polish Airlines SP-LRB at the EMC.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Paine Field October 26

Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F delivery flight to Hong Kong this afternoon.

Cargolux LX-VCG was moved from the flightline to the fuel dock this evening.

WF064 FedEx N889FD back from a B1 flight.

There are now three United Airlines 787s on the flightline: N26902, N26905, and N26906.

Air India VT-AND at Frankfurt October 20, 2012. Photo by Axel Juengerich.

VT-AND just out of the Everett paint hangar February 10, 2011.

Alaska Airlines N402AS headed to Sea-Tac Airport after a short stay at Aviation Technical Services.

Emirates A6-ENB inbound from Grant County Airport.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Paine Field October 25

LAN Airlines CC-BBB delivery flight to Santiago this evening.

CC-BBC at the compass rose.

RC006 N455BJ back from a test flight.

Boeing flightline.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Paine Field October 24

ZA290 United Airlines N26906 departing for Grant County Airport on a test flight.

WE272 Thai Airways International HS-TKL back from a test flight.

Boeing flightline.

YR466 China Southern N1787B inbound for a touch and go on a B1 flight from Renton.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Paine Field October 23

RC501 N5020K was flown to Portland for painting today. Photo by CJ Lebel.

9K-GAA State of Kuwait 747-8i departing on a test flight.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Paine Field October 19

BOE272 Experimental Thai Airways HS-TKL/N5022E back from a test flight.

ZA430 Hainan Airlines 787 B-2728 is on the flightline and has just shut down engines after cancelling a taxi test.

Rain, mist and fog all day, visibility was down to 0 late this morning.

WD992 Philippine Airlines RP-C7774 did a taxi test this afternoon.

WE160 Air China 777 B-2035 inbound from the Portland paint hangar.

B-2035 first flight October 4, 2012.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Paine Field October 18

ZA270 LOT Polish Airlines SP-LRA first flight this afternoon.

Using the Experimental callsign today, unusual for a B1 flight.

ZA270 flightline crew watch their 787 takeoff.

ZA290 United Airlines N26906 did a taxi test this afternoon, no B1 flight today.

RC006 N455BJ taxis to 34L for a B1 flight this morning.

ZA460 Qatar Airways A7-BCA did a taxi test this afternoon.

Southwest Airlines N8313F just arrived from KLAS headed to ATS Hangar 1.

RC560 Cathay Pacific Cargo B-LJJ back from a B2 flight. There was a C1 flight in the afternoon.

WE272 Thai Airways HS-TKL back from a test flight.