Thursday, March 12, 2015

Paine Field March 12

WE528 Cathay Pacific B-KQW back from a C2 customer flight. Photo by Royal S King.

ZA324 ArkeFly 787-8 PH-TFM returning from a B1 flight. Photo by Royal S King.

ZA480 Qatar Airways 787 A7-BCU back from the Portland paint hangar. Photo by Royal S King.

An-124 RA-82047 inbound from Nagoya with cargo for Boeing. Photo by Royal S King.

WE489 Saudi Arabian Airlines 777 HZ-AK26 is scheduled for a ferry flight to Portland on Friday for painting.


  1. Is there any further information as to the status of the other two Saudi 777s, the freighter and the -300ER for the Ministry of Finance, which seem to have been delayed for many weeks now?

  2. What parts are the An-124 bringing?

  3. It looks like an aircraft is blocking the north end of the taxiway. Why is it there?

  4. When the rumors that Saudi had ordered 777Fs started, published articles indicated delivery would be april through december 2015, so perhaps Boeing built the plane when they had an available slot but the customer is not yet ready to take delivery.

    As for the BBJ, who knows. Perhaps they are waiting for the contracted completion center to be ready to take it, but that is a wild guess.


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