Saturday, April 4, 2020

Paine Field April 3


Aerologic 777F D-AALO departed on a customer flight.


Boeing will resume production at Everett on April 7.

Update April 5: Everett production operations will be suspended until further notice.
News release here.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Paine Field March 26


ANA 787-9 JA932A departed on a customer flight.


Ethiopian Airlines 787-9 ET-AXS was moved from the flightline to the Delivery Center this afternoon.



Royal Thai Air Force 737 55-555 departing Goodrich Aviation on a functional check flight March 26, 2007.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Paine Field March 24


ANA 787-9 JA932A departed on a customer flight.


777-9 N779XX hasn't flown yet, this morning there was a 30 minute idle engine run.



Aeroflot 777 VQ-BFN back from a B1 flight. Photo by Royal S King.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Paine Field March 23


Boeing has suspended operations at Everett starting March 25, I will be monitoring activity at Paine Field for the next couple of weeks.



777-9 WH001 N779XW departed Boeing Field on a test flight this afternoon. Audio here.





Delta Air Lines 777 N706DN/N5023Q B1 flight March 23, 2009.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Paine Field March 20


777-9 N779XX was on the runway for taxi checks this afternoon. Maybe a B1 flight tomorrow?





777-9 N779XW departed Boeing Field on a test flight in the flutter track.
Audio here.



ANA 787-9 JA932A B1 flight.




DHL 777F D-AALO/N1788B scheduled for a chime and speaker flight test on March 21.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Paine Field March 19


KC-46A 15-46011 touch and go on a flight acceptance test from Boeing Field.


Gulf Air 787-9 line 997 N4580L departing on a B1 flight.


An-124 RA-82081 departure to KLCK.




Japan Airlines 787-8 JA849J departed on a delivery flight to Tokyo.



DHL 777F D-AALO/N1788B departed on a B1 flight.




Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Paine Field March 18


Qatar Airways 787-9 A7-BHH back from the Portland paint hangar.


Ethiopian Airlines 787-9 ET-AXS back from a B1 flight.


China Southern Cargo 777F B-20EN departing on a B1 flight.


WH001 777-9 N779XW departed Boeing Field on a test flight this afternoon. Audio here.



Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Paine Field March 17


AirBridgeCargo 747-8F VQ-BIO/N6009F returning from a GEnx-2B EMU software demo flight for certification.


DHL 777F D-AALO/N1788B at the compass rose.


KC-46A 18-46052 at the compass rose.



Monday, March 16, 2020

Paine Field March 16


Gauntlet testing is being conducted today on 777-9 WH002 N779XX.


ANA 787-9 JA932A on the flightline.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Paine Field March 12


Japan Airlines 787-8 JA849J customer flight.


777-9 N779XX on the flightline.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Paine Field March 11


American Airlines 787-8 N870AX customer flight.


El Al Airlines 787-8 4X-ERD customer flight.


LCF N249BA arrived from Nagoya.


KC-46A 16-46014 was ferried to Boeing Field. This is the B2 flight on February 17.




Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Paine Field March 10


FedEx 767 N299FE delivery flight to Indianapolis.


FedEx 767 line 1208 at the compass rose.


SWORD32 P-8A 168758 was in the pattern this afternoon.



Monday, March 9, 2020

Paine Field March 9


Turkish Cargo 777F TC-LJT departing on a functional check flight.


Qatar Airways 787-9 line 991 N1003M ferry flight to the Portland paint hangar.


Ethiopian Airlines 787-9 ET-AXS.


China Southern Cargo 777F B-20EN.




Sunday, March 8, 2020

Paine Field March 8


Technicians are conducting radio checks on 777-9 WH002 in stall 213 today. Audio here.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Paine Field March 5


FedEx 767 N299FE customer flight.


Gulf Air 787-9 line 997 was moved out of the factory last night. 787-10 line 1000 is being built in Charleston for Singapore Airlines.


Turkish Airlines 787-9 TC-LLK customer flight.


Norwegian 787-9 SE-RXB back from the Portland paint hangar.



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Last night at 5:30 PM the Boeing Fire Department was dispatched to the 40-24 to investigate a possible COVID-19 patient. Patient exhibited flu-like symptoms and was transported to Providence Hospital in Everett. Puget Sound Business Journal article here.