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.

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Photo credit : Brian Worthington

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.

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Photo credit : Brian Worthington


Photo credit : Josh Kaiser

Japan TransOcean Air 737 JA05RK first pic - special livery

Japan TransOcean Air 737-8Q3 JA05RK msn 61479 ln 6561 seen here at RNT Aug 19 in a special livery.

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.

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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 BFI-HNL 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 BFI-HNL flying as CES9002.

Shenzhen Airlines 737 B-1477 delivery

Shenzhen Airlines 737-87L B-1477 msn 61119 ln 6540 flew away on delivery Aug 19 BFI-HNL 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.

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 BFI-HNL 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 BFI-HNL with 15 people on board and flying using reg as callsign.  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 BFI-HNL 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 "Marquerite/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.

VT-NAA Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - C/N 36298 / LN 595
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

Qatar Airways Cargo 747F ferried to Portland for painting

Qatar Airways Cargo 747-83QF A7-... msn 63199 ln 1535 flew PAE-PDX for painting, flying as BOE651 and with sticker reg N1785B.  Reg is known but source has asked not to reveal until it's been painted.

N1785B Qatar Cargo Boeing 747-8F - C/N 63199 / LN 1535
Photo credit : Chris Edwards

Emirates 777 A6-EQF first flight & pic

Emirates 777-31HER A6-EQF msn 42351 ln 1515 first flight Aug 15 PAE-MWH-PAE flying as BOE676.  Hex code 896455.

A6-EQF Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) - C/N 42351 / LN 1515
Photo credit : Chris Edwards

Air India 787 VT-ANZ pics - Aug 15

Air India 787-8 VT-ANZ msn 36297 ln 592 flew PAE-PAE Aug 15 as BOE254 on a test flight.

VT-ANZ Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - C/N 36297 / LN 592
Photo credit : Chris Edwards

Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANZ
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Monday, 14 August 2017

Aeroflot 737 VP-BNP delivery

Aeroflot 737-8MC VP-BNP msn 44438 ln 6524 flew away on delivery Aug 14-15 BFI-KEF-SVO flying as AFL7649.  Leased from SB Leasing Ireland.

United Airlines 737 N78540 first flight

United Airlines 737-824 N78540 msn 63646 ln 6550 flew a short hop RNT-BFI as BOE213 on first flight Aug 14.  Hex code AAA616.  Aircraft does not have winglets yet.

Iraqi Airways 737 YI-ASW delivery

Iraqi Airways 737-81Z YI-ASW msn 40085 ln 6529 flew away on delivery Aug 14-16 BFI-KEF-BGW flying as IAW1881.

US Navy P-8A 169330 first flight after mods

US Navy P-8A 169330 msn 62296 ln 6300 first flight BFI-MWH-BFI Aug 14 following the completion of modifications to a P-8A.  Flying as BOE068 and new hex code AE5C5C.

Okay Airways 737 B-1420 delivery

Okay Airways 737-9KFER B-1420 msn 41115 ln 6401 flew away on delivery Aug 14 BFI-HNL flying as OKA1420.  This frame contractually delivered to Okay Airways on June 29 but has been parked at BFI in the interim period.

Scoot Pte 787 9V-OFJ pic - Aug 14

Scoot Pte 787-8 9V-OFJ msn 37126 ln 599 seen here landing at PAE Aug 14 after a test flight as BOE861.  Named "Bo Jio".

Photo credit : Jen Schuld

Emirates 777 A6-EQE pic - Aug 14

Emirates 777-31HER A6-EQE msn 42350 ln 1512 seen here landing at PAE Aug 14 after a test flight as BOE675.

Photo credit : Jen Schuld

Aerolineas Argentinas 737 LV-GVB first flight

Aerolineas Argentinas 737-887 LV-GVB msn 60500 ln 6549 first flight from RNT Aug 14 flying as BOE975 and to GEG for painting.  Flew wearing sticker reg N3134C.  Hex code E07582.

El Al 787 4X-EDA pics - Aug 14

El Al Israel Airlines 787-9 4X-EDA msn 63548 ln 590 seen here at PAE Aug 14 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

Photo credit : Jen Schuld

Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Sunday, 13 August 2017

XiamenAir 737 B-1457 first flight

XiamenAir 737-85C B-1457 msn 63682 ln 6546 first flight from RNT Aug 13 flying as BOE763.  Hex code 781194.

Shanghai Airlines 737 B-1452 first flight

Shanghai Airlines 737-89P B-1452 msn 63046 ln 6545 first flight from RNT Aug 13 flying as BOE554 and ferried to GEG for painting.  Hex code 7811D0.  Leased from China Eastern Airlines.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

China Eastern Airlines 737 B-1308 first flight

China Eastern Airlines 737-89P B-1308 msn 63762 ln 6539 first flight from RNT Aug 12 flying as BOE587.  Hex code 780457.  Leased from Pembroke Capital.

Air China 787 B-1466 delivery

Air China 787-9 B-1466 msn 34314 ln 589 flew away on delivery Aug 12-13 CHS-PEK flying as CCA048, however diverted back to CHS after circling for 30 mins (dumping fuel?) and arrived back in CHS 1 hour later.  Second attempt 1.5 hours later went without a hitch, flying again on the same callsign.

Friday, 11 August 2017

AirBridgeCargo Airlines 747F VP-BBY first pics painted

AirBridgeCargo Airlines 747-83QF VP-BBY msn 63781 ln 1541 flew PDX-MWH-PAE as BOE607 after painting at Portland and seen here landing at PAE.

Air Bridge Cargo Boeing 747-8F VP-BBY


Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Aeroflot 737 VP-BNC first flight

Aeroflot 737-8LJ VP-BNC msn 41234 LN 6543 first flight from RNT Aug 11 flying as BOE123.  Hex code 424345.  Leased from Avia Capital Leasing.

China Southern Airlines 737 B-1400 first flight

China Southern Airlines 737-81B B-1400 msn 63244 ln 6544 first flight from RNT Aug 11 flying as BOE407 with temp reg N1787B.  Hex code 7802B0.

Norwegian 737 EI-FYF delivery

Norwegian Air International 737-8 Max EI-FYF msn 42829 ln 6430 flew away Aug 11-12 BFI-OSL flying as NAX7M with 4 people on board.  Leased from Arctic Aviation.

China Southern Airlines 737 B-1408 first flight

China Southern Airlines 737-81B B-1408 msn 63235 ln 6536 first flight from RNT Aug 11 flying as BOE406.  Hex code 780297.  Aircraft is already painted in customer livery.

United Airlines 737 N77539 delivery

United Airlines 737-824 N77539 msn 63642 ln 6522 flew away BFI-MIA flying as UAL2686 for winglet installation.

Hainan Airlines 737 B-1491 delivery

Hainan Airlines 737-84P B-1491 msn 63613 ln 6520 flew away Aug 11-15 BFI-HNL-GUM-TSN-HAK flying as CHH1491 with 11 people on board.  Leased from Bank of Communications Financial Leasing.

Hainan Airlines 737 B-1492 delivery

Hainan Airlines 737-86N B-1492 msn 60693 LN 6527 flew away Aug 11-14 BFI-HNL-GUM-HAK flying as CHH1492 with 11 people on board.  Leased from GECAS.

Shandong Airlines 737 B-1441 delivery

Shandong Airlines 737-85N B-1441 msn 61436 ln 6526 flew away Aug 11-14 BFI-HNL-MAJ-GUM-TSN flying as CDG1441.  Continued Aug 15 TSN-TNA flying as CDG9003.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

American Airlines 787 N829AN first pic

American Airlines 787-9 N829AN msn 40651 ln 587 flew CHS-BFI as BOE455, reason unknown.  Hex code ABC3F8 which decodes to N8572A but seen arriving at BFI wearing N8572C so the transponders are miscoded for this temp reg.

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Photo credit : Joe G. Walker

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Photo credit : Paul Varner

US Navy P-8A 169329 pic - Aug 10

US Navy P-8A 169329 msn 62295 ln 6273 seen here at BFI on Aug 10 landing after a test flight as BOE067.

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Photo credit : Paul Varner

Air India 787 VT-NAA first flight & pic

Air India 787-8 VT-NAA msn 36298 ln 595 first flight from PAE Aug 10 flying as BOE255.  Hex code 800741.


Photo credit: Matt Cawby

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Aeroflot 737 VP-BPF delivery

Aeroflot 737-8MC VP-BPF msn 44436 ln 6506 flew away on delivery Aug 9-10 BFI-KEF-SVO flying as AFL7647.  Leased from SB Leasing Ireland.

Lion Air 737-8 PK-LQH delivery

Lion Air 737-8 PK-LQH msn 42996 ln 6441 flew away on delivery Aug 9-11 BFI-HNL-GUM-CGK flying as LNI01 with 7 people on board.  Leased from Transportation Partners Pte Ltd.

US Navy P-8A N839DS / 169334 first flight

US Navy P-8A (737-8FV) 169334 msn 63181 ln 6440 flew RNT-BFI as BOE072 wearing temp reg N839DS.  Hex code AB7A25.

Southwest Airlines 737-8 N8710M first flight

Southwest Airlines 737-8 Max N8710M msn 42567 ln 6188 flew RNT-BFI as BOE010.  Hex code ABFC71.

Shandong Airlines 737 B-1442 first flight

Shandong Airlines 737-85N B-1442 msn 61437 ln 6541 first flight from RNT Aug 9 flying as BOE251 wearing temp reg N1796B.  Hex code 781172.  Will be painted at GEG.

Lion Air 737-8 PK-LQG first flight

Lion Air 737-8 PK-LQG msn 42995 ln 6448 first flight from RNT Aug 9 flying as BOE207.  Hex code 8A0681.  Leased from Transportation Partners Pte Ltd.

Kuwait Airways 777 9K-AOM first flight

Kuwait Airways 777-369ER 9K-AOM msn 62570 ln 1514 first flight from PAE Aug 9 flying as BOE785.  Hex code 70605F.

Scoot Pte 787 9V-OFJ first flight & pic

Scoot Pte 787-8 9V-OFJ msn 37126 ln 599 first flight from PAE Aug 9 flying as BOE861.  Hex code 76BCCA.  Named "Bo Jio".


Photo credit: Jen Schuld


Video credit : Dipankar Bhakta

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Qatar Airways 777 A7-BEL pic - Aug 8

Qatar Airways 777-3DZER A7-BEL msn 64063 ln 1511 seen here at PAE Aug 8 on another test flight as BOE906.

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER A7-BEL
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

Eva Air 777 B-16739 pic - Aug 8

Eva Air 777-35EER B-16739 msn 63528 ln 1513 seen here PAE Aug 8 returning from a test flight as BOE811.

Photo credit : Jen Schuld

Emirates 777 A6-EQE pic - Aug 8

Emirates 777-31HER A6-EQE msn 42350 ln 1512 seen here at PAE Aug 8 about to depart on an experimental test flight as BOE675.

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER N6009F
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

China Southern 737 B-1409 delivery

China Southern Airlines 737-81B B-1409 msn 63243 ln 6516 flew away on delivery Aug 8-12 BFI-HNL-MAJ-SPN-GWL(DIV)-CAN-URC flying as CSN409.

Shenzhen Airlines 737 B-1478 delivery

Shenzhen Airlines 737-87L B-1478 msn 61127 ln 6514 flew away on delivery Aug 8-12 BFI-HNL-MAJ-SPN-TSN-SZX flying as CSZ1478.

China Eastern 737 B-1317 delivery

China Eastern Airlines 737-89P B-1317 msn 43901 ln 6519 flew away on delivery Aug 8-11 BFI-HNL-MAJ-SPN-TSN flying as CES9001.  Continued Aug 12 TSN-PVG as CES599 then shortly after PVG-TYN as CES9004.  Leased from ICBC Leasing.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Norwegian 787 G-CKNA pics - PAE Aug 7

Norwegian Air UK 787-9 G-CKNA msn 38784 ln 593 seen here at PAE Aug 7 returning from another test flight as BOE253.

Norwegian Air UK Boeing 787-9 G-CKNA
Photo credit : Royal Scott King

G-CKNA Norwegian Long Haul Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - C/N 38784 / LN 593 Freddie Mercury
Photo credit : Chris Edwards

Delta 737 N882DN delivery

Delta Air Lines 737-932ER N882DN msn 31993 ln 6512 flew away on delivery Aug 7 BFI-ATL flying as DAL9931 with 5 people on board.

Shenzhen Airlines 737 B-1477 first flight

Shenzhen Airlines 737-87L B-1477 msn 61119 ln 6540 first flight from RNT Aug 7 flying as BOE056, hex code 7811AA.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Hainan Airlines 737 B-1491 first pic painted

Hainan Airlines 737-84P B-1491 msn 63613 ln 6520 seen here at BFI Aug 6 upon returning from painting at Spokane.

Photo credit : Daniel Gorun