Thursday, 31 August 2017

American Airlines 787 N829AN delivery

American Airlines 787-9 N829AN msn 40651 ln 587 flew away on delivery Aug 31, Charleston-Dallas DFW flying as AAL9704.

Southwest Airlines 737 N8547V first flight

Southwest Airlines 737-8H4 N8547V msn 63572 ln 6563 first flight from Renton, Aug 31, flying as BOE980 with hex code ABB995.

Air China 737-8 Max B-1397 pics - Aug 31

Air China 737-8 Max msn 60872 ln 6490 seen here at Boeing Field, Aug 31, returning from another test flight as BOE251 and still wearing temp reg N6063S today + hex code A7E05B.


Photo credit : Jeff Berry

United Airlines 737 N79541 first flight

United Airlines 737-824 N79541 msn 63725 ln 6579 first flight from Renton, Aug 31, flying as BOE214 with 4 people on board.  Hex code AACD96.

Southwest Airlines 737 N8545V delivery

Southwest Airlines 737-8H4 N8545V msn 63573 ln 6556 flew away on delivery Aug 31, Boeing Field-Paine Field flying as SWA8702 with 3 people on board.  To ATS for scimitars and wifi.

Virgin Australia 737 VH-YFZ delivery

Virgin Australia 737-8FE VH-YFZ msn 41005 ln 6551 flew away on delivery Aug 31-Sep 2 Boeing Field-Kona-Nadi-Brisbane flying as VOZ9940 with 5 people on board.

XiamenAir 787 B-7836 first flight

XiamenAir 787-9 B-7836 msn 63042 ln 601 first flight from Charleston, Aug 31, flying as BOE815 with hex code 78110E.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Emirates 777 A6-EQF delivery

Emirates 777-31HER A6-EQF msn 42351 ln 1515 flew away on delivery Aug 30-31 Paine Field to Dubai DXB flying as UAE7777 with 8 people on board.

Air Europa 737 EC-MQP delivery

Air Europa 737-85P EC-MQP msn 60588 ln 6554 flew away on delivery Aug 30-31 Boeing Field-Gander-Palma flying as AEA1001 with 5 people on board.  Leased from KGAL Investment Management GmbH.

Norwegian 787 G-CKKL delivery

Norwegian Air UK 787-9 G-CKKL msn 63311 ln 600 flew away on delivery Aug 30-31 Paine Field to Oslo flying as NAX8A.

Norwegian 787 G-CKNY first flight & pic

Norwegian Air UK 787-9 G-CKNY msn 63312 ln 608 first flight from Paine Field, Aug 30, flying as BOE830 with hex A00B16 and wearing sticker reg N1012N.  Tail art on this frame is the same as 737 Max EI-FYC - "Jonathan Swift - Irish writer".

Matt Cawby got a pic of it landing.

Photo credit : Matt Cawby

China Southern Airlines 737 B-1401 first flight

China Southern Airlines 737-81B B-1401 msn 63234 ln 6577 first flight from Renton, Aug 30, flying as BOE408 with 4 people on board and hex code 780262.

UPS Airlines 747F N605UP first flight & pic

UPS Airlines 747-8F N605UP msn 64252 ln 1543 first flight from Paine Field, Aug 30, flying as BOE531 with hex code A7DBA2.

Photo credit : Matt Cawby


Video credit : OwnsGermany

Southwest Airlines 737 N8546V delivery

Southwest Airlines 737-8H4 N8546V msn 63574 ln 6559 flew away on delivery Aug 30 Boeing Field-Paine Field flying as SWA8700 with 7 people on board.  Will be going to ATS at Paine Field for scimitar and wifi installation.  This frame made first flight from Renton only 5 days ago!

Southwest Airlines 737-8 N8708Q first flight & video

Southwest Airlines 737-8 N8708Q msn 42566 ln 6074 first flight from Renton, Aug 30, flying as BOE008 with hex code ABF9D5.

Seen here passing through Grant County.


Video credit : OwnsGermany

9 Air 737 B-1592 delivery

9 Air 737-86X B-1592 msn 61357 ln 6230 flew away on delivery Aug 30-Sep 2 Boeing Field-Honolulu-Saipan-Shanghai PVG-Guangzhou flying as JYH1592.  This frame made its first flight way back in the winter on January 4 and spent a considerable period of time stored off-site across the street.  It contractually delivered to 9 Air on March 29 but the airline has not been in a position to fly her home until now.

9 Air still have another 2 frames awaiting fly-away at BFI - B-7998 was last sighted stored across the street and B-1473 was last seen in stall C15 on the new ramp extension.  Both frames contractually delivered to 9 Air at the end of June.

EgyptAir 737 SU-GEL delivery

EgyptAir 737-866 SU-GEL msn 63804 ln 6538 flew away on delivery Aug 30-31 Boeing Field-Keflavik-Cairo flying as MSR3330.  Leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Flydubai 737-8 Max A6-FMA delivery

Flydubai 737-8 A6-FMA msn 60965 ln 6456 flew away on delivery Aug 29-30, Boeing Field-Keflavik flying using reg as callsign.

Shanghai Airlines 737 B-1332 first flight

Shanghai Airlines 737-89P B-1332 msn 63048 ln 6570 first flight from Renton, Aug 29, flying as BOE555 with hex code 78124A.  Leased from China Eastern Airlines.

Korean Air 787 HL8084 first flight

Korean Air 787-9 HL8084 msn 34813 ln 598 first flight from Charleston, Aug 29, flying as BOE659 with hex code 71C084.

Southwest Airlines 737-8 Max N8710M delivery & pic

Southwest Airlines 737-8 Max N8710M msn 42567 ln 6188 flew away on delivery Aug 29 Boeing Field-Dallas DAL flying as SWA8701.  First Southwest Max delivery.

Photo credit : Boeing

Royal has a photo of it a few days ago at Boeing Field here.

Aerolineas Argentinas 737 LV-GVB delivery

Aerolineas Argentinas 737-887 LV-GVB msn 60500 ln 6549 flew away on delivery Aug 29-30 Boeing Field-Punta Cana-Buenos Aires EZE as ARG1083 with 7 people on board.

XiamenAir 737 B-1456 delivery

XiamenAir 737-85C B-1456 msn 42951 ln 6552 flew away on delivery Aug 29-Sep 1 Boeing Field-Honolulu-Majuro-Guam-Tianjin-Xiamen-Fuzhou flying as CXA8499 with 11 people on board.

Air China 777 B-1430 delivery

Air China 777-39LER B-1430 msn 63357 ln 1516 flew away on delivery Aug 29-31 Paine Field-Tianjin-Beijing PEK flying as CCA048.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Aeroflot 737 VP-BNC delivery

Aeroflot 737-8LJ VP-BNC msn 41234 ln 6543 flew away on delivery Aug 28-29 Boeing Field-Keflavik-Moscow SVO flying as AFL7647.  Named "V SEROV".  Leased from Avia Capital.

United Airlines 737 N78540 delivery

United Airlines 737-824 N78540 msn 63646 ln 6550 flew away on delivery Aug 28 BFI-MIA flying as UAL2688 for winglet installation.

Norwegian 787 G-CKLZ first flight & pics

Norwegian Air UK 787-9 G-CKLZ msn 38774 ln 604 first flight from PAE Aug 28 flying as BOE254, hex code 407413.  Leased from Aercap.

Royal got a pic of it departing.  Click for large size.

Norweigan Air UK UNICEF Boeing 787-9 G-CKLZ
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

3 more photos of it by Royal on airliners.net herehere and here!

Air Europa 737 EC-MQP pic - Aug 28

Air Europa 737-85P EC-MQP msn 60588 ln 6554 seen here Aug 28 passing through Paine Field on a test flight as BOE713.  Leased from KGAL Investment Management GmbH.

Photo credit : Chris Edwards & Jetphotos.net

Hainan Airlines 737 B-1496 first flight

Hainan Airlines 737-86N B-1496 msn 43426 ln 6574 first flight from Renton, Aug 28, flying as BOE913 with hex code 7811F6.  To Spokane for painting.  Leased from GECAS.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Ryanair 737 EI-GDC first flight

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-GDC msn 44800 ln 6571 first flight from RNT Aug 27 flying as BOE104, hex code 4CABB4.

XiamenAir 737 B-1301 first flight

XiamenAir 737-85C B-1301 msn 42944 ln 6573 first flight from Renton, Aug 27, flying as BOE766 and with hex code 781209.  To Spokane for painting.

Ryanair 737 EI-FZY first flight

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-FZY msn 44798 ln 6566 first flight from RNT Aug 27 flying as BOE099, hex code 4CABB0.

Boeing Company 737-9 Max N7379E pic - Aug 27

Boeing Company 737-9 Max prototype N7379E msn 42987 ln 6250 seen here Aug 27 at Boeing Field about to depart on another sortie as BOE901.

Boeing 737-9 Max N7379E
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Air Europa 737 EC-MQP first pic

Air Europa 737-85P EC-MQP msn 60588 ln 6554 seen here Aug 27 about to depart Boeing Field on a round robin test flight as BOE713.  Leased from KGAL Investment Management GmbH.

Click for large size.

Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Saudi Aramco 737 N804XA first flight

Saudi Aramco (Aramco Associated Company) 737-8AL N804XA msn 61784 ln 6567 first flight from RNT Aug 26 with 4 people on board flying as BOE295.  Leased from BOC Aviation.  Hex code AAF2C7.

Some pics of in my other posts here.

9 Air 737 B-1472 delivery & pic

9 Air 737-86X B-1472 msn 61360 ln 6449 flew away on delivery Aug 26-29 BFI-HNL-SPN-PVG-CAN flying as JYH1472 with 11 people on board.

Royal got a pic of it leaving.  Click for large size.

9 Air Boeing 737-800 B-1472
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Shanghai Airlines 737 B-1452 delivery

Shanghai Airlines 737-89P B-1452 msn 63046 ln 6545 flew away on delivery Aug 26-29 BFI-HNL-MAJ-GUM-TSN flying as CSH9761 with 15 people on board.  Continued Aug 30 TSN-PVG flying as CSH9762.  Leased from China Eastern Airlines.

Friday, 25 August 2017

New Lion Air 737-8 Max enters the fleet

One of Malindo / Batik Malaysia's unloved 737-8 Maxes has found a new home with Lion Air as PK-LQM and ferried from Subang to Jakarta CGK today at 1830 local time.  This is the former 9M-LRF which delivered to the Group on June 27 but never entered revenue service with Malindo.  It flew Boeing Field-Anchorage-Tokyo NRT-Kuala Lumpur KUL on June 27-29 and sat inactive at KUL until August 2 when it was ferried the short distance to Subang for preparation for Lion Air.

Of Malindo's other two Maxes, 9M-LRC, is still in service for the airline but only on Chinese charter flights but their other - 9M-LRD - only operated a total of 14 rotations between June 28 and July 3 before being withdrawn from use and parked on a remote stand at KUL where it's been sat inactive for coming up to 2 months now.

According to sources, 9M-LRD is possibly destined for Lion Air as well, apparently due to a high number of complaints from passengers over the lack of business class as these frames have a single class layout.

Currently Lion Air now has five 737-8 Maxes in their inventory - PK-LQJ, PK-LQF, PK-LQH, PK-LQG and PK-LQM, with a sixth frame PK-LQI due to join the fleet in a few months fresh from the factory.  PK-LQG arrived at Jakarta CGK in the early hours of this morning (25th) local time from Boeing Field via Honolulu and Guam, while PK-LQM arrived at 2010 local time.  Of these frames, PK-LQF/H/G are all in standard Lion Air livery, PK-LQJ is in a hybrid Batik Air/Lion Air livery and PK-LQM livery is not yet known.

It seems that the identity crisis over the branding within the Group continues unabated as news has recently surfaced that Malindo's brand new A330s are now not being taken up and going to Thai Lion Air instead, but at least one of them has been spotted in Batik Air livery!  Déjà vu anyone?

Kuwait Airways 777 9K-AOM delivery & pic

Kuwait Airways 777-369ER 9K-AOM msn 62570 ln 1514 flew away on delivery Aug 25-26 PAE-KWI flying as KAC1954.  Aircraft is named "Garouh" which is Kuwait island.

Seen here leaving PAE on delivery (click for large size) -

Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER 9K-AOM
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Royal also has another photo of it on his twitter feed here : 9K-AOM

Southwest Airlines 737 N8546V first flight

Southwest Airlines 737-8H4 N8546V msn 63574 ln 6559 first flight from RNT Aug 25 flying as BOE979.  Hex code ABB972.

Aerolineas Argentinas 737 LV-GVC first flight

Aerolineas Argentinas 737-887 LV-GVC msn 60501 ln 6568 first flight from RNT Aug 25 with 4 people on board flying as BOE976.  Hex code E07583.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines 747F VP-BBY pic - Aug 25

AirBridgeCargo Airlines 747-83QF VP-BBY msn 63781 ln 1541 seen here at Paine Field on Aug 25 performing a taxi test.  Wearing sticker reg N5020K.

Click for large size.

Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Ruili Airlines 737 B-1596 first pic (greenie)

Ruili Airlines 737-8ME B-1596 msn 60463 ln 6580 seen here at RNT Aug 25 being towed from the factory to the flight line.

DSC_9370-RUILI B737
Photo credit : Brian Worthington

EgyptAir 737 SU-GEL first pic painted

EgyptAir 737-866 SU-GEL msn 63804 ln 6538 seen here at BFI Aug 25 about to depart on another test flight as BOE279 with 12 people on board.  Leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise.

Click for large size!

DSC_9356-EGYPTAIR B737
Photo credit : Brian Worthington

Royal Australian Air Force P-8A N849DS / A47-006 first flight & pic

Royal Australian Air Force P-8A (737-8FV) A47-006 msn 63182 ln 6468 ex stall A3 then first flight from RNT Aug 25 flying as BOE186 and sporting sticker reg N849DS.  Hex code ABA1A4.

Seen here taxying to the Military Flight Center after landing at BFI.

Click for full size!

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Photo credit : Brian Worthington

XiamenAir 737 B-1456 first pic

XiamenAir 737-85C B-1456 msn 42951 ln 6552 seen here at BFI Aug 25 about to depart on a test flight as BOE764 with 12 people on board.

Click for full size.

DSC_9348-XIAMEN AIR B737
Photo credit : Brian Worthington

Thursday, 24 August 2017

American Airlines 737 N346PR first flight

American Airlines 737-823 N346PR msn 31273 ln 6565 first flight from RNT Aug 24 flying as BOE148, hex code A3D4ED.

Saudia 787 HZ-ARH delivery

Saudi Arabian Airlines 787-9 HZ-ARH msn 41551 ln 594 flew away on delivery Aug 24-25 CHS-JED flying as SVA9020.

Aeroflot 737 VP-BNC pic - Aug 24

Aeroflot 737-8LJ VP-BNC msn 41234 LN 6543 seen here at BFI Aug 24 landing after another test flight as BOE123 with 8 people on board.  Leased from Avia Capital Leasing.  Named "V.SEROV".

Click for large size!

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Photo credit : Paul Varner

Air India 787 VT-ANZ delivery

Air India 787-8 VT-ANZ msn 36297 ln 592 flew away on delivery Aug 24-25 PAE-DEL flying as AIC160.

Aerolineas Argentinas 737 LV-GVB pic

Aerolineas Argentinas 737-887 LV-GVB msn 60500 ln 6549 seen here at Boeing Field, Aug 24, taxying out for another test flight as BOE976.

Photo credit : soliwa00

XiamenAir 737 B-1457 delivery

XiamenAir 737-85C B-1457 msn 63682 ln 6546 flew away on delivery Aug 24-27 BFI-HNL-MAJ-GUM-XMN flying as CXA8399.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Lion Air 737-8 PK-LQG delivery

Lion Air 737-8 PK-LQG msn 42995 ln 6448 flew away on delivery Aug 23-25 BFI-HNL-GUM-CGK flying as LNI01.  Leased from Transportation Partners Pte Ltd.

Air China 737-8 Max B-1397 first flight & pic

Air China 737-8 Max msn 60872 ln 6490, out of stall A9 and first flight from RNT Aug 23 flying as BOE251.  Fully painted but no Chinese reg allocated yet until certified in China so wearing temp reg N6063S today and hex code A7E05B.

Joe G. Walker got a pic of it after landing at BFI.  Click for large size!

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Photo credit : Joe G. Walker

Same photo on jetphotos.net if you prefer : Photo

US Navy P-8A 169329 delivery

US Navy P-8A (737-8FV) 169329 msn 62295 ln 6273 flew away on delivery Aug 23 BFI-Jacksonville NAS flying as Navy RC330 with 3 people on board.  Hex code AE5C5B.  Despite the callsign this was in fact 169329.

China Eastern Airlines 737 B-1308 delivery

China Eastern Airlines 737-89P B-1308 msn 63762 ln 6539 flew away on delivery Aug 23-26 BFI-HNL-MAJ-GUM-TSN flying as CES9001 with 12 people on board.  Continued Aug 27 TSN-PVG as CES2999 and then PVG-KMG as CES5000.  Leased from Pembroke Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank.

China Southern Airlines 737 B-1400 delivery

China Southern Airlines 737-81B B-1400 msn 63244 ln 6544 flew away on delivery Aug 23-27 BFI-HNL-MAJ-SPN-CAN-CGO flying as CSN100 with 13 people on board.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Southwest Airlines 737 N8545V first flight

Southwest Airlines 737-8H4 N8545V msn 63573 ln 6556 first flight from RNT Aug 22 flying as BOE978, hex code ABB94F.

KLM 787 PH-BHM delivery

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 787-9 PH-BHM msn 38776 ln 597 flew away on delivery Aug 22-23 PAE-AMS flying as KLM7879.  Leased from Aercap.  Named "Marguerite/Margriet".

Donghai Airlines 737 B-1590 delivery

Donghai Airlines 737-83Z B-1590 msn 61275 ln 6275 flew away on delivery Aug 22-25 BFI-HNL-MAJ-SPN-TSN flying as EPA296 with 9 people on board.  Continued Aug 25-26 TSN-SZX.

This frame made first flight way back on Feb 4 and contractually delivered to the airline on March 31.  It's been in long term over the street in the parking lot for the most part.

Photo of it here in storage on July 28 : B-1590

And an earlier one from June 10 :

737's on Flightline
Photo credit : Hutchdeen

El Al 787 4X-EDA delivery & pic

El Al Israel Airlines 787-9 4X-EDA msn 63548 ln 590 flew away on delivery Aug 22-23 PAE-TLV flying as ELY1789.  Leased from Air Lease Corp.  Named "ASHDOD".

Photo credit : Chris Edwards

Air Europa 737 EC-MQP first flight

Air Europa 737-85P EC-MQP msn 60588 ln 6554 first flight from RNT Aug 22 flying as BOE713 with 4 people on board, hex code 3453CC.  Leased from KGAL Investment Management GmbH.

XiamenAir 737 B-1302 first flight

XiamenAir 737-85C B-1302 msn 63683 ln 6558 first flight from RNT Aug 22 flying as BOE765, hex code 78120A.  Flying with temp reg N1796B today and going to Spokane for painting.

Delta Air Lines 737 N884DN first flight

Delta Air Lines 737-932ER N884DN msn 31995 ln 6564 first flight from RNT Aug 22 flying as BOE884, hex code AC2D09.  Temp reg today N1795B.

Shanghai Airlines 737 B-1452 first pic painted

Shanghai Airlines 737-89P B-1452 msn 63046 ln 6545 seen here at PAE in full livery.  Leased from China Eastern Airlines.

American Airlines 787 N830AN first flight

American Airlines 787-9 N830AN msn 40650 ln 596 first flight from CHS Aug 22 flying as BOE456, hex code AB5867.

Norwegian 787 G-CKKL pic - Aug 22

Norwegian Air UK 787-9 G-CKKL msn 63311 ln 600 seen here at PAE Aug 22 on a test flight as BOE829.  Tail motif "Tom Crean - Irish Antarctic Explorer".

China United Airlines 737 B-1470 delivery

China United Airlines 737-89P B-1470 msn 63045 ln 6523 flew away on delivery Aug 22-25 BFI-HNL-MAJ?-GUM-TSN flying as CUA470.  Continued Aug 25 TSN-NAY flying as CUA2299.  May have stopped at KSA rather than MAJ.  Leased from China Eastern Airlines.

Shandong Airlines 737 B-1442 delivery

Shandong Airlines 737-85N B-1442 msn 61437 ln 6451 flew away on delivery Aug 22-25 BFI-HNL-MAJ-GUM-TSN flying as CDG1442.  Continued Aug 25 TSN-TNA as CDG9004.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Southwest 737-8 Max N8710M pic - Aug 21

Southwest Airlines 737-8 N8710M msn 42567 LN 6188 seen here at BFI Aug 21 about to depart on a test flight as BOE010 with 5 people on board.

Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Click for full size.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

US Air Force KC-46A N884BA pic - Aug 19 at PAE

US Air Force KC-46A (767-2LKC) N884BA msn 41983 ln 1092 seen here at PAE Aug 19 about to depart on a short 15 min hop down to BFI flying as BOE466.

USAF Boeing KC-46A Pegasus N884BA
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Saudi Aramco 737 N804XA first pic (greenie)

Aramco Associated Company 737-8AL N804XA msn 61784 ln 6567 seen here on the compass rose at RNT Aug 19 as N1786B.  Leased from BOC Aviation.

N804XA
Photo credit : Brian Worthington

More pics here.

American Airlines 737-8 N324RA first flight & pic

American Airlines 737-8 Max N324RA msn 44459 ln 6515 ex stall A6 and first flight from RNT Aug 19 flying as BOE101 with 4 people on board, hex code A37EA4.

[Fresh pics of it painted here].

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Photo credit : Brian Worthington


Photo credit : Josh Kaiser

Japan TransOcean Air 737 JA05RK first pic - Jinbei Jet livery

Japan TransOcean Air 737-8Q3 JA05RK msn 61479 ln 6561 seen here at RNT Aug 19 in Jinbei Jet whale shark livery which is a partnership with Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

Click for full size.

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Photo credit : Joe G. Walker

EgyptAir 737 SU-GEL first flight & pics (greenie)

EgyptAir 737-866 SU-GEL msn 63804 ln 6538 first flight from RNT Aug 19 flying as BOE279 with 5 people on board, hex code 0101BC and wearing temp reg N1786B today.  Leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise.

Seen here passing through PAE enroute RNT-BFI.

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Photo credit : Matt Bresser

Scoot Pte 787 9V-OFJ delivery & pics

Scoot Pte 787-8 9V-OFJ msn 37126 ln 599 flew away on delivery Aug 19-20 PAE-SIN flying as TGW787 with 9 people on board.  Named "Bo Jio".

Matt Bresser got some pics of it leaving.

MAB_2906 MAB_2915
Photo credit : Matt Bresser

China Southern 737 B-1408 delivery

China Southern Airlines 737-81B B-1408 msn 63235 ln 6536 flew away on delivery Aug 19-23 BFI-HNL-MAJ-SPN-TSN-URC flying as CSN408 with 13 people on board.

Virgin Australia 737 VH-YFZ first flight & pic

Virgin Australia 737-9FE VH-YFZ msn 41005 ln 6551 ex stall A4 then first flight from RNT Aug 19 flying as BOE824, hex code 7C7A4D.  Named "Lake St. Clair" which is in central west Tasmania.

Photo credit : Dave Honan

China Eastern Airlines 737 B-1421 delivery

China Eastern Airlines 737-89P B-1421 msn 41508 ln 6533 flew away on delivery Aug 19-22 BFI-HNL-MAJ-GUM-TSN flying as CES9002.  Continued Aug 23 TSN-PVG as CES599 and PVG-WUH as CES299.

Shenzhen Airlines 737 B-1477 delivery

Shenzhen Airlines 737-87L B-1477 msn 61119 ln 6540 flew away on delivery Aug 19-23 BFI-HNL-MAJ-SPN-TSN-SZX flying as CSZ918.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Emirates 777 A6-EQE delivery & pic

Emirates 777-31HER A6-EQE msn 42350 ln 1512 flew away on delivery Aug 18-19 PAE-DXB flying as UAE7777.

A6-EQE Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) - C/N 42350 / LN 1512
Photo credit : Chris Edwards

United Airlines 777 N2644U delivery

United Airlines 777-322ER N2644U msn 63724 ln 1504 flew away on delivery Aug 18 PAE-SEA flying as UAL2644.  This frame contractually delivered to United back on June 30 but had been parked at PAE awaiting seats to be delivered and installed before flying away.

Aeroflot 737 VP-BNC first pic

Aeroflot 737-8LJ VP-BNC msn 41234 LN 6543 seen here at PAE Aug 18 passing through on a test flight as BOE123.  Leased from Avia Capital Leasing.  Named "V.SEROV".

Photo credit : Jen Schuld

Qatar Amiri Flight A7-HHF 747 BBJ test flight & pics

The former/not taken up UAE Presidential Flight Authority 747-8Z5 BBJ msn 37501 ln 1495 which was destined to become A6-PFB has made a test flight at PAE today Aug 18 as BOE009 with new Qatar hex code 06A2C3.  Rumor suggests that this is now destined for Qatar Amiri Flight and the Qatar hex code certainly seems to support that.  No confirmation from me yet but I'm sure more details will emerge soon.

Edit : Details now known.  Registration will be A7-HHF and is indeed for Qatar Amiri Flight. 

Royal was able to snap a pic of it and you can just about make out that it was still wearing its American test reg N974BA.

Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Photo credit : Jen Schuld

Jen has some additional pics if you click the pic or link.

There are some more recent pics of the frame here.

Norwegian 737 EI-FVX first flight

Norwegian Air International 737-8JP msn 42090 ln 6557 out of stall B4 and first flight from RNT Aug 18 flying as BOE451 with 4 people on board.  Hex code 4CA867.  Leased from Arctic Aviation.

Hainan Airlines 737 B-1493 delivery & pic

Hainan Airlines 737-86N B-1493 msn 43428 ln 6537 flew away on delivery Aug 18-21 BFI-HNL-SPN-HAK flying as CHH1493.  Leased from GECAS.

Photo credit : Blue Wave Group

Urumqi Air 737 B-1322 delivery & pic

Urumqi Air 737-86W B-1322 msn 60168 ln 6525 flew away on delivery Aug 18-21 BFI-HNL-GUM-TSN with 15 people on board and flying using reg as callsign.  Continued Aug 23 TSN-URC flying as CUH1322.  Leased from CDB Aviation.

Photo credit : Blue Wave Group

American Airlines 737 N344PP delivery

American Airlines 737-823 N344PP msn 31272 ln 6531 flew away on delivery Aug 18 BFI-TUL flying as AAL9701 with 3 people on board.

Hebei Airlines B-1447 delivery & pic

Hebei Airlines 737-8LW B-1447 msn 42975 ln 6504 flew away on delivery Aug 18-22 BFI-HNL-MAJ-GUM-TSN-SJW flying as HBH1447 with 14 people on board.

Photo credit : Blue Wave Group

Hainan Airlines 737 B-1490 first flight

Hainan Airlines 737-84P B-1490 msn 62572 ln 6553 out of stall D5 and first flight from RNT Aug 18 flying as BOE040 with 4 people on board.  Hex code 7811F2.  Leased from Bank of Communications Leasing.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

El Al 787 4X-EDA pic - Aug 17 at PAE

El Al Israel Airlines 787-9 4X-EDA msn 63548 ln 590 seen here at PAE Aug 17 on a test flight flying as BOE766.  Named "ASHDOD".  Leased from Air Lease Corp.

El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 4X-EDA
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Donghai Airlines 737 B-1462 first flight

Donghai Airlines 737-83Z B-1462 msn 61277 ln 6547 first flight from RNT Aug 17 flying as BOE582.  Hex code 781199.

Eva Air 777 B-16739 delivery

Eva Air 777-35EER B-16739 msn 63528 ln 1513 flew away on delivery Aug 17-18 PAE-TPE flying as EVA773.

United Airlines 787 N26970 delivery

United Airlines 787-9 N26970 msn 60146 ln 591 flew away on delivery Aug 17 CHS-DEN flying as UAL2687.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Southwest Airlines 737 N8544Z delivery & pic

Southwest Airlines 737-8H4 N8544Z msn 36926 ln 6534 flew away on delivery Aug 16 BFI-PAE flying as SWA8700.

Photo credit : Russell Hill

Saudia 787 HZ-ARH first flight

Saudi Arabian Airlines 787-9 HZ-ARH msn 41551 ln 594 first flight from CHS Aug 16 flying as BOE610.  Hex code 710130.

Norwegian 787 G-CKNA delivery & pic

Norwegian Air UK 787-9 G-CKNA msn 38784 ln 593 flew away Aug 16-17 PAE-OSL on delivery flying as NAX8A.  Tail motif "Freddie Mercury - British Rock Legend".  Leased from Aercap.

Photo credit : Jen Schuld

Delta Air Lines 737 N883DN delivery

Delta Air Lines 737-932ER N883DN msn 31994 ln 6530 flew away on delivery Aug 16 BFI-ATL flying as DAL9931.

Shenzhen Airlines 737 B-1477 first pic

Shenzhen Airlines 737-87L B-1477 msn 61119 ln 6540 seen here at BFI Aug 16 departing on a test flight as BOE056.

Photo credit : Russell Hill

Norwegian 787 G-CKKL first flight & pic

Norwegian Air UK 787-9 G-CKKL msn 63311 ln 600 first flight from PAE Aug 16 flying as BOE829.  Hex code 4073E8.  Tail motif "Tom Crean - Irish Antarctic Explorer".

Photo credit : Jen Schuld

KLM 787 PH-BHM pics - Aug 16

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 787-9 PH-BHM msn 38776 ln 597 seen here at PAE Aug 16 on another test flight as BOE242.  Leased from Aercap.  Named "Marguerite/Margriet".

KLM Boeing 787-9 PH-BHM
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Photo credit : Jen Schuld

Jen also has another pic here.

Air India 787 VT-NAA pic - Aug 16

Air India 787-8 VT-NAA msn 36298 ln 595 seen here at PAE Aug 16 on another test flight as BOE255.

Photo credit : Chris Edwards

US Navy P-8A 169328 delivery & pic

US Navy P-8A (737-8FV) 169328 msn 62294 ln 6244 flew away on delivery Aug 16 BFI-Whidbey NAS flying as VVRC328.

Photo credit : Russell Hill

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

XiamenAir 737 B-1456 first flight

XiamenAir 737-85C B-1456 msn 42951 ln 6552 first flight Aug 15 RNT-MWH-PDX flying as BOE764.  To Portland for painting.  Hex code 781193 and was wearing sticker reg N1798B today.

Air China 777 B-1430 first flights & pics

Air China 777-39LER B-1430 msn 63357 ln 1516 first flight Aug 15 PAE-MWH-PAE flying as BOE826.  Hex code 781160.

B-1430 Air China Boeing 777-39L(ER) - C/N 63357 / LN 1516
Photo credit : Chris Edwards

Photo credit : Matt Cawby