Saturday, 17 November 2018

Puget Sound - Boeing Test Flights blog



Thank you "John", "Dave", "Frank" and Josh for your sterling efforts covering the Boeing production acitivty over the past 9 years.  I aim to continue the coverage to the same high standard going forwards.

Air France 787-9 F-HRBG first flight

Air France 787-9 F-HRBG msn 42490/773 first flight from CHS, Nov 17, flying as BOE335.  Hex code 39C426.

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-207K delivery flight

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-207K msn 43561/7223 flew away on delivery Nov 17, BFI to Honolulu flying as CHH207K.  Hex code 78157E.

Ethiopian Airlines 777F ET-AVT first flight & flown to Portland for painting

Ethiopian Airlines 777-F ET-AVT msn 65476/1583 first flight from PAE, Nov 17, flying as BOE247.  Flight will terminate at Portland as it will be painted there.  Hex code 04015C.

Shenzhen Airlines 737-8 B-207E first flight

Shenzhen Airlines 737-8 B-207E msn 61140/7271 first flight from RNT, Nov 17, flying as BOE934.  Hex code 781564.

China Southern Airlines 737 B-205M delivery flight

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205M msn 63273/7236 flew away on delivery Nov 17, BFI to Honolulu flying as CSN205M.  Hex code 781504.

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-206C delivery flight

China Southern Airlines 737-81B B-206C msn 43904/7262 flew away on delivery Nov 17, BFI to Honolulu flying as CSN206C.  Hex code 781508.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Boeing flight summary, November 16, 2018

Starting today I am going to create a summary post of the daily flight activity with times out and back in, basic frame details and basic routing (rt = round trip).  I'm not including airports enroute on the round trip flights (eg. MWH) because more often than not it's just an ILS or GBAS approach and they break off the approach at several thousand feet without even touching down.

Ferry flights to and from the paint facilities will now be covered in these summary posts rather than having their own individual posts.

The registration labels at the bottom of each post will display all posts where that specific registration has been mentioned.  The entries for the first flight and delivery flight will contain the full frame details with msn, line number and hex code.

Times are local to the origin and destination airport.

Dep/Arr
0011/1837 EI-GXL 737-8AS Ryanair delivery, BFI-DUB [RYR800L].
1001/1606 N842BA 767-2LKC USAF, BFI rt [BOE005].
1026/1559 B-206U 737-89P China United Airlines, BFI rt [BOE819].
1034/1325 B-205K 737-8 China Southern Airlines, BFI rt [BOE729].
1037/1529 B-1148 737-89P China United Airlines, BFI rt [BOE818].
1037/1345 G-CKWP 787-9 G-CKWP Norwegian, PAE rt [BOE836].
1039/1342 N2748U 777-322ER United Airlines, PAE rt [BOE768].
1154/1532 VP-BQG 737-8MC Pobeda Airlines first flight, RNT-BFI [BOE769].
1154/1407 N169FE 767-3S2F FedEx Express, PAE rt [BOE619].
1210/1407 N360DS 737-8FV US Navy first flight, RNT-BFI [BOE091].
1223/1517 SP-EXA 737-8 Enter Air first flight, RNT-BFI [BOE066].
1252/1409 A6-FNB 737-9 flydubai, BFI-GEG for painting [BOE252].
1305/1610 N296AK 737-990ER Alaska Airlines first flight, RNT-BFI [BOE325].
1348/1615 JA89AN 737-8AL All Nippon Airways delivery, BFI-ANC [ANA9397].
1415/1508 17-46030 KC-46A USAF, PAE rt [BOE030].
1518/1623 EI-GXM 737-8AS Ryanair, GEG-BFI rtn from painting [BOE163].
1529/1558 VT-MXF 737-8 SpiceJet first flight, RNT-BFI [BOE505].
1553/1108(+1) G-TUMA 737-8 TUI Airways delivery, BFI-BRU [TOM838].

TUI Airways 737-8 G-TUMA delivery flight

TUI Airways 737-8 G-TUMA msn 44593/7211 flew away on delivery Nov 16-17, BFI to Brussels flying as TOM838.  Hex code 40753D.

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXF first flight

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXF msn 64507/7222 first flight from RNT, Nov 16, flying as BOE505.  Hex code 800D15.

Ryanair 737 EI-GXM return from painting

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-GXM msn 44858/7280 flew Nov 16, Spokane to BFI as BOE163, returning from painting.  Hex code 4CAFD2.

All Nippon Airways 737 JA89AN delivery flight

All Nippon Airways 737-8AL JA89AN msn 64877/7269 flew away on delivery Nov 16, BFI to Anchorage flying as ANA9397.  Hex code 86EFD4.  This was originally a BOC Aviation order which was sold/transferred to SMBC Aviation Capital but the frame will retain its BOC Aviation type configuration code.

Photo.

Alaska Airlines 737 N296AK first flight

Alaska Airlines 737-990ER N296AK msn 64304/7279 first flight from RNT, Nov 16, flying as BOE325.  Hex code A30BCE.

flydubai 737-9 A6-FNB flown to Spokane for painting

flydubai 737-9 A6-FNB msn 60978/7261 flew BFI to Spokane for painting on Nov 16, flying as BOE252.  Hex code 896515.

Enter Air 737-8 SP-EXA first flight

Enter Air 737-8 SP-EXA msn 64295/7210 first flight from RNT, Nov 16, flying as BOE066.  Hex code 4892C0.

US Navy P-8A N360DS (169544) first flight

US Navy P-8A (737-8FV) N360DS first flight from RNT, Nov 16, flying as BOE091.  Hex code A40CA8.  Will become 169544 after conversion to P-8A.

Pobeda Airlines 737 VP-BQG first flight

Pobeda Airlines 737-8MC VP-BQG msn 64865/7294 first flight from RNT Nov 16, flying as BOE769.  Hex code 42438E.

Ryanair 737 EI-GXL delivery flight

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-GXL msn 44857/7264 flew away on delivery Nov 16, BFI to Dublin flying as RYR800L.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

British Airways 787-8 G-ZBJM delivery flight

British Airways 787-8 G-ZBJM msn 60631/769 flew away on delivery Nov 15-16, PAE to Heathrow flying as BAW9158.  Hex code 4074E4.

Etihad Airways 787-10 A6-BMB delivery flight

Etihad Airways 787-10 A6-BMB msn 60756/754 flew away on delivery Nov 15-16, CHS to Abu Dhabi flying as ETD9011.  Hex code 8964FD.

WestJet Airlines 737-8 C-FCTK first flight

WestJet Airlines 737-8 C-FCTK msn 60520/7267 first flight from RNT, Nov 15, flying as BOE411.  Hex code C00741.

Ethiopian Airlines 737-8 ET-AVJ delivery flight

Ethiopian Airlines 737-8 ET-AVJ msn 62450/7243 flew away on delivery Nov 15-16, BFI to Dublin flying as ETH9201.  Hex code 040152.

FedEx Express 767F N169FE first flight

FedEx Express 767-3S2F N169FE msn 63101/1167 first flight from PAE, Nov 15, flying as BOE619.  Hex code A1139F.

Lion Air 737 PK-LPW first flight as such

Lion Air 737-9GPER PK-LPW msn 43213/7274 flew Nov 15 on a test flight out of BFI as BOE217 with new hex code 8A0778.  This frame was actually for operation by Lion Air originally but was reallocated to Malindo Air briefly and then more recently to Thai Lion Air as HS-LVH.  It was spotted in the stall at BFI yesterday in full Lion Air livery wearing PK-LPW.  The frame made its maiden flight on Nov 6 with Thai hex code 8832C8.

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1149 delivery flight

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1149 msn 61633/7105 flew away on delivery Nov 15, BFI to Honolulu flying as CSH9007.  Hex code 781452.

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNH return from painting

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNH msn 36241/778 flew Nov 15, Portland PDX as PAE as BOE276, returning from being painted there.  Hex code 7C806B.

flydubai 737-9 A6-FNB first flight

flydubai 737-9 A6-FNB msn 60978/7261 first flight from RNT, Nov 15, flying as BOE252.  Hex code 896515.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-207H flown to Victorville to be painted

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-207H msn 60706/7228 flew Nov 14, BFI to Victorville as BOE493 for painting.  Hex code 781578.

United Airlines 737-9 N27509 first flight & flown to be painted

United Airlines 737-9 N27509 msn 43443/7253 first flight from RNT, Nov 14, flying as BOE253.  Hex code A2BB89.  Flight will terminate at Spokane as it is to be painted there.

Ryanair 737 EI-GXK delivery flight

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-GXK msn 44860/7257 flew away on delivery Nov 14, BFI to Dublin flying as RYR800K.  Hex code 4CAFD0.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXE delivery flight

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXE msn 64939/7233 flew away on delivery Nov 13-14, BFI to Manchester flying as SEJ6499.  Hex code 800D14.  Aircraft is named Tarragon.

TUI Airways 737-8 G-TUMA return from painting

TUI Airways 737-8 G-TUMA msn 44593/7211 flew Nov 13, Spokane to BFI as BOE856 after painting.  Hex code 40753D.

Norwegian 737-8 SE-RTA return from painting

Norwegian 737-8 SE-RTA msn 42835/7231 flew Nov 13, Victorville to BFI as BOE316 after painting.  Hex code 4ACA81.  Believed to be the first frame for new Norwegian subsidiary, Norwegian Air Sweden.

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-207H first flight

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-207H msn 60706/7228 first flight from RNT, Nov 13, flying as BOE493.  Hex code 781578.

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNG delivery flight

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNG msn 36240/774 flew away on delivery Nov 13-14, PAE to Melbourne flying as QFA6026.  Hex code 7C806A.  Aircraft is named JILLAROO.

WestJet Airlines 737-8 C-GAMQ delivery flight

WestJet Airlines 737-8 C-GAMQ msn 60518/7241 flew away on delivery Nov 13, BFI to Calgary flying as WJA8964.  Hex code C045F1.

First WestJet 787

A quick post with details of the first WestJet Airlines 787-9 as I've received numerous messages asking about it :

Msn 64974/792, registration C-GUDH, expected hex code C079CE and will fly as BOE040.  I don't have up-to-date info on planned roll out, first flight or delivery date.

All Nippon Airways 777F N949BA flown to be painted

All Nippon Airways (ANA Cargo) 777-F N949BA msn 65756/1582 flew Nov 13, PAE to Portland as BOE261 for painting.  Hex code AD2EB1.  Currently wearing temp reg N5023Q.  Will be registered JA771F after completion of flight tests as N949BA.

Note this is simply a 777-F and not a 777-F81 as per on other websites.

Norwegian Air UK 787-9 G-CKWP first flight

Norwegian Air UK 787-9 G-CKWP msn 63318/772 first flight from PAE, Nov 13, flying as BOE836.  Hex code 4075C2.  Aircraft is already painted and has Mark Twain - American Writer tail art.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Turkish Airlines 737-8 TC-LCE first flight

Turkish Airlines 737-8 TC-LCE msn 60036/7180 first flight from RNT, Nov 12, flying as BOE706.  Hex code 4BB065.

Aeroflot 737 VQ-BHX first flight

Aeroflot 737-8LJ VQ-BHX msn 41242/7287 first flight from RNT, Nov 12, flying as BOE211.  Hex code 424433.

All Nippon Airways 777F N949BA first flight

All Nippon Airways (ANA Cargo) 777-F N949BA msn 65756/1582 first flight from PAE, Nov 12, flying as BOE261.  Hex code AD2EB1.  Currently wearing temp reg N5023Q.  Will be registered JA771F after completion of flight tests.

Note this is simply a 777-F and not a 777-F81 as per on other websites.

China United Airlines 737 B-1147 delivery flight

China United Airlines 737-89P B-1147 msn 63064/7002 flew away on delivery Nov 12, BFI to Honolulu flying as CUA147.  Hex code 78142E.  This frame has been stored/parked at various locations around BFI since 2 July.

China United Airlines 737 B-1276 delivery flight

China United Airlines 737-89P B-1276 msn 63062/6943 flew away on delivery Nov 12, BFI to Honolulu flying as CUA276.  Hex code 781386.  This frame has been stored/parked in various locations around BFI since 17 May.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Delta Air Lines 737 N908DN return from painting

Delta Air Lines 737-932ER N908DN msn 64881/7266 flew Nov 11, Victorville to BFI as BOE909, returning from painting.  Hex code AC8D3C.

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-1176 delivery flight

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-1176 msn 63271/7150 flew away on delivery Nov 11, BFI to Honolulu flying as CSN1176.  Hex code 7814DD.