Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Monday, December 26, 2022

Paine Field December 26

VH006 KC-46A line 1092 move from the fuel dock to the flightline for a tank wash.
VH404 JASDF KC-46A line 1295 on the 40-51 apron.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Paine Field December 22

WF030 China Southern Cargo 777F B-222W departed on a B-1 flight.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Paine Field December 21

WH001 777-9 N779XW departed Boeing Field for primary flight control system regression testing. Tomorrow is flight test operations holiday shutdown prep.
WH006 777-9 line 1605 moves from the flightline to the 40-22 slant position tonight. 
 
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VT737 Air Tanzania 767 line 1300 enters final body join on December 23.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Paine Field December 19

China Southern Cargo 777F B-222W was weighed in the 45-03 paint hangar this morning.
China Cargo 777F B-222V move to the compass rose for deicing before the delivery flight to Shanghai.
777-9s on Runway 11/29. Right to left: line 1620, 1651, 1680, 1682, 1629, 1688, 1624, 1685.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Paine Field December 18

RC704 Atlas Air 747-8F N863GT departing on the B-1 flight at 1712z. Departure audio here.
The last 747 B-1 flight was scheduled to last three hours but the airplane returned early.
A GE9X engine (LH) was installed on 777-9 WH001 on December 12, N779XW departed Boeing Field on a functional check flight December 17. A borescope inspection was performed during the post flight. Planned for next week: primary flight control system regression flight testing. WH002, WH003 and WH004 are in storage.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Paine Field December 17

RC704 747-8F N863GT was scheduled for a B-1 flight today, flight crew was on the airplane this morning but as of 2150z the flight plan has timed out. At 2240z starting engines for a taxi test.


On the runway for taxi checks.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Paine Field December 16

China Airlines Cargo 777F B-18776 departing on a delivery flight.
ZB887 Lufthansa 787-9 D-ABPE on the flightline. Scheduled for storage reactivation mid-January.
 
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WF345 China Cargo 777F line 1736 entered final body join December 15.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Paine Field December 15

RC704 747-8F line 1574 N863GT is scheduled for a B-1 flight on December 16.
N863GT is on the flightline tonight doing ACARS functional checks. Quite possibly the first ACARS messages from the last 747.
 
 
777-8 News 
 According to a preliminary production schedule, WJ001 line 1847 will be ready for first flight in June 2026, The second 777-8 will be WJ002 line 1855.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Paine Field December 13

Initial engine run on RC704 747-8F line 1574 for Atlas Air. Delivery flight for the last 747 is scheduled for February 1, 2023.
WF030 China Southern Cargo 777F B-222W at the compass rose.
ZB806 Lufthansa 787-9 D-ABPC functional check flight. Delivery flight scheduled for mid-January.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Paine Field December 7

VH084 KC-46A 21-46084 at the Everett Modification Center.
KC-46A 20-46081.
United Airlines 787-10 N12020 customer flight.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Paine Field December 6

RC704 747-8F line 1574 for Atlas Air was moved out of the factory tonight. The last 747.
VT679 FedEx 767 line 1294 and VH404 JASDF KC-46A line 1295.