Thursday, April 30, 2020

Paine Field April 30

WH002 777-9 N779XX departing on a B1 flight to Boeing Field. A few minutes later WH001 flew over the airport, some interesting radio traffic here.

Looking at my notes I see N779XX was moved out of the paint hangar to the flightline May 4, 2019. I don't think anyone expected it to be there for almost a year.

UPS 767 N371UP back from a certification flight test of the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System.

ANA 787-9 JA933A on the flightline.

C-17A 02-1105 low approach on the way to McChord AFB.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Paine Field April 29

The second 777-9 N779XX beginning a taxi test. The planned B1flight was canceled due to several maintenance problems discovered during the taxi test.

American Airlines 787-8 N871AY departing on a delivery flight.

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Paine Field April 28

Vistara 787-9 VT-TSE on the flightline.

VP-46 P-8A 169346 touch and go.

Turkish Airlines 787-9 TC-LLM was moved out of the paint hangar last night.

777-9 N779XW departed Boeing Field for initial airworthiness testing. Comms with the telemetry room here.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Paine Field April 27

GREY KNIGHT 91 P-8A 169344 touch and go then back to NAS Whidbey.

On the 40-51 apron: KC-46A line 1210, KC-46A 18-46056.

777-9 N779XW over Paine Field before turning east to the flutter track for stability and control testing. Comms with the telemetry room and the T-38 chase plane here.

UPS 767 N371UP is scheduled for an engineering flight on April 29.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Paine Field April 24

UPS 767 N371UP departed on a B1 flight. Departure audio here.


777-9 N779XW is scheduled for initial airworthiness aft conditions testing on April 27.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Paine Field April 23

KC-46A N462KC touch and go on a flight from Edwards AFB to Boeing Field.

American Airlines 787-8 N871AY customer flight.

Korean Air 737 HL8349 touch and go on a flight to Renton.

777-9 N779XX on the flightline.

777-9 N779XW departed Boeing Field on a functional check flight. Comms with the telemetry room here.

Scheduled for April 24: stability and control initial airworthiness testing.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Paine Field April 21

Initial APU run on Ethiopian Airlines 787-9 ET-AYC.

777-9 N779XW is scheduled for a functional check flight from Boeing Field on April 23. It has been on the ground in Seattle for a month now.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Paine Field April 20

ANA 787-9 line 1003 was moved from the fuel dock to the Everett Modification Center paint hangar.

Normally the 787 wings are moved from the Dreamlifter Operations Center to the factory, today this wingset came out of the 40-36 and was set on the racks of the 7-336 building.

A few of the dozens of Southwest Airlines 737s parked around Paine Field waiting for better times.

Turkish Airlines 787-9 line 1001 was moved to the 45-03 paint hangar this evening.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Paine Field April 16

American Airlines 787-8 N871AY departing on a B1 flight. Departure audio here.

Emirates 777-9 A6-EZB was moved to the flightline yesterday.

It looks like G-CLJN, SE-RXA and ANA 787-9 line 1003 will be parked on the flightline for a while.

Boeing will resume all commercial airplane production in the Puget Sound area next week, news release here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Paine Field April 14

AirBridgeCargo 747-8F VQ-BIO is scheduled for a GLU-2100 MMR - ILS block certification flight test on April 15.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Paine Field April 13

777-9 N779XX in stall 213.

KC-46A line 1196 18-46053 at the Everett Modification Center.

A7-BHH and SE-RXB were fueled this morning.

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.