Wednesday, 14 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.

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.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

flydubai 737-8 A6-FMG delivery flight

flydubai 737-8 A6-FMG msn 60976/7125 flew away on delivery Nov 10-11, BFI to Keflavik flying as FDB9741.  Hex code 896512.

Fiji Airways 737-8 DQ-FAB first flight

Fiji Airways 737-8 DQ-FAB msn 64307/7252 first flight from RNT, Nov 10, flying as BOE946.  Hex code C8808F.  Aircraft is fully painted in customer livery and named ISLAND OF KADAVU.

All Nippon Airways 737 JA89AN first flight

All Nippon Airways 737-8AL JA89AN msn 64877/7269 first flight from RNT, Nov 10, flying as BOE612.  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.

BBJ 787-8 N507BJ flown to San Bernadino

BBJ 787-8 N507BJ msn 41987/11 flew Nov 10, Grant County to San Bernadino as N507BJ after completion of mods at Greenpoint Technologies.  Hex code A65413.

Turkish Airlines 737-8 TC-LCB first flight

Turkish Airlines 737-8 TC-LCB msn 60033/7128 first flight from RNT, Nov 10, flying as BOE704.  Hex code 4BB062.

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-1142 flown to be painted

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-1142 msn 43559/7140 flew Nov 10, BFI to Acadiana as BOE491 to be painted.  Hex code 78141D.

New livery coming for Royal Air Maroc?

The tail of Royal Air Maroc's first 787-9 was spotted at PAE on Nov 9 with the bottom section of the rudder now fully painted red (when viewed from the left side) and looks like it will continue along the fuselage once painted.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Turkish Airlines 777F TC-LJO delivery flight

Turkish Airlines 777-FF2 TC-LJO msn 65743/1578 flew away on delivery Nov 9-10, PAE to Istanbul flying as THY6830.  Hex code 4BB14F.

Ethiopian Airlines 777F ET-AVQ delivery flight

Ethiopian Airlines 777-F ET-AVQ msn 65398/1579 flew away on delivery Nov 9-10, PAE to Addis Ababa flying as ETH9201.  Hex code 040159.

Trivia: Note that the firing order configuration code is simply 777-F for this frame and not 777-F60 like previous models.  Boeing is phasing out their use on their internal systems although some future frames still retain their full configuration code.  Etihad's freighter A6-DDF was the first 777 without a full config code - simply a 777-F.

Hainan Airlines 787-9 B-207J first flight

Hainan Airlines 787-9 B-207J msn 62740/766 first flight from CHS, Nov 9, flying as BOE801.  Hex code 78157D.

Ryanair 737 EI-GXM first flight & flown to be painted

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-GXM msn 44858/7280 first flight from RNT, Nov 9, flying as BOE163 and will terminate at Spokane for painting there.  Hex code 4CAFD2.

Delta Air Lines 737 N907DN delivery flight

Delta Air Lines 737-932ER N907DN msn 32010/7259 flew away on delivery, Nov 9, BFI to Kansas City flying as DAL9931.  Hex code AC8985.

China Southern Airlines 787-9 B-1167 first flight

China Southern Airlines 787-9 B-1167 msn 38796/776 first flight from PAE, Nov 9, flying as BOE935.  Hex code 78149D.

China Eastern Airlines 737 B-207L delivery flight

China Eastern Airlines 737-89P B-207L msn 63075/7251 flew away on delivery, Nov 9, BFI to Honolulu flying as CES9002.  Hex code 781595.

Fuzhou Airlines 737-8 B-207C first flight

Fuzhou Airlines 737-8 B-207C msn 43567/7238 first flight from RNT, Nov 9, flying as BOE511.  Hex code 78156B.  First 737-8 Max for Fuzhou Airlines (via GECAS).

China Southern Airlines 737 B-206C return from painting

China Southern Airlines 737-81B B-206C msn 43904/7262 flew Nov 9, Acadiana to BFI as BOE430 after painting.  Hex code 781508.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines 787-8 S2-AJT first flight

Biman Bangladesh Airlines 787-8 S2-AJT msn 40127/781 first flight from PAE, Nov 9, flying as BOE955.  Hex code 702087.

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1150 delivery flight

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1150 msn 61632/7113 flew away on delivery Nov 9, BFI to Honolulu flying as CSH9007.  Hex code 781453.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Air China 737-8 N230BE departs Guam on final leg to Zhoushan completion facility

N230BE, the first 737-8 Max frame for the new Zhoushan completion facility near Shanghai departed Guam 9.14am local time Friday 9 November and is due to arrive at Zhoushan at 12.15pm local time.  The aircraft (msn 60906/7207) is already painted in Air China livery and is expected to be take up the Chinese registration number B-1178.  It is flying with Boeing callsign BOE264.

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-207K return from painting

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-207K msn 43561/7223 flew Nov 8, Portland PDX to BFI as BOE492, returning from painting.  Hex code 78157E.

United Airlines 737-9 N37508 delivery flight

United Airlines 737-9 N37508 msn 43439/7201 flew away on delivery Nov 8, BFI to Seattle flying as UAL2714.  Hex code A448D7.

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1149 return from painting

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1149 msn 61633/7105 flew Nov 8, Victorville to BFI as BOE612 returning from painting.  Hex code 781452.

Ryanair 737 EI-GXL return from painting

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-GXL msn 44857/7264 flew Nov 8, Spokane to BFI as BOE162 after being  painted.  Hex code 4CAFD1.

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-1142 first flight

Hainan Airlines 737-8 B-1142 msn 43559/7140 first flight from RNT, Nov 8, flying as BOE491.  Hex code 78141D.

UPS Airlines 747-8F N613UP delivery flight

UPS Airlines 747-8F N613UP msn 64259/1550 flew away on delivery Nov 8, PAE to Louisville flying as UPS9109.  Hex code A7FBB3.

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205N flown to be painted

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205N msn 63274/7258 flew Nov 8, BFI to Victorville as BOE690 to be painted.  Hex code 781505.

British Airways 787-8 G-ZBJM first flight

British Airways 787-8 G-ZBJM msn 60631/769 first flight from PAE, Nov 8, flying as BOE950.  Hex code 4074E4.

Trivia : G-ZBJL will not be used as the last 2 letters match those of G-BGJL, the British Airtours 737-200 flight 28M which caught fire after a rejected take off at Manchester on 22 August 1985, killing 55 people.  British Airways also skipped G-EUPI in the A319 fleet for the same reason - in this case the ill-fated aircraft was G-ARPI, a BEA Trident which crashed shortly after take off from Heathrow on 18 June 1972.

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNG first flight

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNG msn 36240/774 first flight from PAE, Nov 8, flying as BOE275.  Hex code 7C806A.

Ryanair 737 EI-GXJ delivery flight

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-GXJ msn 44859/7249 flew away on delivery early hours Nov 8, BFI to Dublin flying as RYR800J.  Hex 4CAFCF.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Gulf Air 787-9 A9C-FD delivery flight

Gulf Air 787-9 A9C-FD msn 39983/762 flew away on delivery Nov 7-8, PAE to Bahrain flying as GFA9006.  Hex code 89408E.

Ryanair 737 EI-GXK return from painting

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-GXK msn 44860/7257 flew Nov 7, Portland PDX to BFI as BOE161 after being painted.  Hex code 4CAFD0.

Jet2.com 737 G-JZBR delivery flight

Jet2.com 737-8MG G-JZBR msn 64441/7247 flew away on delivery Nov 7-8, BFI to Manchester flying as GJZBR.  Hex code 407630.  Aircraft is in basic Jet2Holidays livery.

Etihad Airways 787-9 A6-BLV first flight

Etihad Airways 787-9 A6-BLV msn 39676/768 first flight from CHS, Nov 7, flying as BOE113.  Hex code 8964FB.  Aircraft is painted in a special Abu Dhabi Grand Prix livery.

Cayman Airways 737-8 VP-CIW first flight

Cayman Airways 737-8 VP-CIW msn 63809/7256 first flight from RNT, Nov 7, flying as BOE221.  Hex code 4247CD.

Etihad Airways 787-10 A6-BMB first flight

Etihad Airways 787-10 A6-BMB msn 60756/754 first flight from CHS, Nov 7, flying as BOE062.  Hex code 8964FD.

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205K first flight

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205K msn 62880/7226 first flight from RNT, Nov 7, flying as BOE729.  Hex code 7814FF.

Norwegian 737-8 SE-RTA flown to be painted

Norwegian 737-8 SE-RTA msn 42835/7231 flew Nov 7, BFI to Victorville as BOE316 to be painted.  Believed to be the first frame for new Norwegian subsidiary, Norwegian Air Sweden.  Hex code 4ACA81.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

United Airlines 787-10 N14001 delivery flight

United Airlines 787-10 N14001 msn 40936/731 flew away on delivery Nov 6, CHS to Washington IAD flying as UAL2712.  Hex code A0A522.  United's first 787-10 delivery.

Thai Lion Air 737 HS-LVH first flight

Thai Lion Air 737-9GPER HS-LVH msn 43213/7274 first flight from RNT, Nov 6, flying as BOE217.  Hex code 8832C8.

TUI Airways 737-8 G-TUMA flown to be painted

TUI Airways 737-8 G-TUMA msn 44593/7211 flew Nov 6, BFI to Spokane as BOE856 to be painted.  Hex code 40753D.

China Southern Airlines 737 B-205N first flight

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205N msn 63274/7258 first flight from Renton, Nov 6, flying as BOE690.  Hex code 781505.

Air China 737 N230BE flown to China

Air China 737-8 N230BE msn 60906/7207 flew away Nov 6, Boeing Field to Kalaeloa (John Rogers Field) as BOE264.  Believed to be the first frame for the new Zhoushan completion facility near Shanghai.  The aircraft is already painted in Air China livery and sports the numbers '178' on the nosewheel doors suggesting that its final registration will be B-1178.  Still using hex code A2089E.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Copa Airlines 737-9 HP-9904CMP first flight

Copa Airlines 737-9 HP-9904CMP msn 44164/7246 first flight from RNT, Nov 5, flying as BOE054.  Hex code 0C20DF.

Jet Airways 737-8 VT-JXH first flight

Jet Airways 737-8 VT-JXH msn 43616/7248 first flight from RNT, Nov 5, flying as BOE569.  Hex code 800C5F.

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXE return from painting

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXE msn 64939/7233 flew Nov 5, Spokane to BFI as BOE102 after being painted.  Hex code 800D14.

Aeroflot 737 VQ-BHV first flight

Aeroflot 737-8LJ VQ-BHV msn 41237/7277 first flight from RNT, Nov 5, flying as BOE210.  Hex code 424431.

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNH flown to be painted

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNH msn 36241/778 flew Nov 5, PAE to Portland PDX as BOE276 to be painted.  Hex code 7C806B.

Turkish Airlines 737-8 TC-LCC delivery flight

Turkish Airlines 737-8 TC-LCC msn 60034/7132 flew away on delivery Nov 5, BFI to Keflavik flying as THY6830.  Hex code 4BB063.

Tassili Airlines 737 7T-VCT first flight

Tassili Airlines 737-8ZQ 7T-VCT msn 64988/7272 first flight from RNT, Nov 5, flying as BOE813.  Hex code 0A009C.

US Navy P-8A 169345 delivery flight

US Navy P-8A (737-8FV) 169345 msn 63195/6876 flew away on delivery Nov 5, BFI to Jacksonville NAS flying as VVRC345.  Hex code AE5C6B.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

TUI Airways 737-8 G-TUMA first flight

TUI Airways 737-8 G-TUMA msn 44593/7211 first flight from RNT, Nov 4, flying as BOE856.  Hex code 40753D.

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1150 return from painting

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1150 msn 61632/7113 flew Nov 4, Victorville to BFI as BOE613 after being painted.  Hex code 781453.

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNH first flight

Qantas Airways 787-9 VH-ZNH msn 36241/778 first flight from PAE, Nov 4, flying as BOE276.  Hex code 7C806B.

US Air Force KC-46A 17-46027 first flight

US Air Force KC-46A (767-2LKC) 17-46027 msn 34126/1134 first flight from PAE, Nov 4, flying as BOE027.  Hex code AE5E08.

Delta Air Lines 737 N908DN flown to be painted

Delta Air Lines 737-932ER N908DN msn 64881/7266 flew Nov 4, BFI to Victorville as BOE909 to be painted.  Hex code AC8D3C.

Friday, 2 November 2018

United Airlines 777 N2748U first flight

United Airlines 777-322ER N2748U msn 64994/1580 first flight from PAE, Nov 2, flying as BOE768.  Hex code A2B8DB.  Flew with mode-s callsign BOE678 in error.

FedEx Express 767 N168FE delivery flight

FedEx Express 767-3S2F N168FE msn 63100/1165 flew away on delivery Nov 2, PAE to Indianapolis flying as FDX9030.  Hex code A10FE8.

Delta Air Lines 737 N907DN first flight

Delta Air Lines 737-932ER N907DN msn 32010/7259 first flight from RNT, Nov 2, flying as BOE908.  Hex code AC8985.

Copa Airlines 737-9 HP-9902CMP delivery flight

Copa Airlines 737-9 HP-9902CMP msn 44162/7196 flew away on delivery Nov 2, BFI to Panama City flying as CMP9902.  Hex code 0C20D5.  All prior flights used OC20DD in error - this code is already allocated and in use by HP-1856CMP.

China Eastern Airlines 737 B-207L return from painting

China Eastern Airlines 737-89P B-207L msn 63075/7251 flew Nov 2, Spokane to BFI as BOE576 after being painted.  Hex code 781595.

Okay Airways 737-8 B-1157 delivery flight

Okay Airways 737-8 B-1157 msn 60705/7120 flew away on delivery Nov 2, BFI to Honolulu flying as OKA1157.  Hex code 781459.

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205M first flight

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205M msn 63273/7236 first flight from RNT, Nov 2, flying as BOE689.  Hex code 781504.

Ryanair 737 EI-GXL flown to be painted

Ryanair 737-8AS EI-GXL msn 44857/7264 flew Nov 2, BFI to Spokane as BOE162 to be painted.  Hex code 4CAFD1.

Air China 737-8 B-1179 delivery flight

Air China 737-8 B-1179 msn 60903/7123 flew away on delivery Nov 1, BFI to Honolulu flying as CCA048.  Hex code 7814BB.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

United Airlines 737-9 N37508 return from painting

United Airlines 737-9 N37508 msn 43439/7201 flew Nov 1, Victorville to BFI as BOE108 after being painted.  Hex code A448D7.

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXA delivery flight

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXA msn 64505/7165 flew away on delivery Nov 1-2, BFI to Manchester, flying as SEJ6450.  Hex code 800CF2.  Spice name possibly Wasabi - does anyone have photo proof?

Delta Air Lines 737 N908DN first flight

Delta Air Lines 737-932ER N908DN msn 64881/7266 first flight from RNT, Nov 1, flying as BOE909.  Hex code AC8D3C.

Thai Lion Air 737-9 HS-LSK delivery flight

Thai Lion Air 737-9 HS-LSK msn 42989/6308 flew away on delivery, Nov 1, BFI to Honolulu flying as TLM01.  Hex code 88326B.  This frame also briefly used hex code 882060 on a flight on September 18 whilst still wearing N739EX.

Seen arriving at Bangkok DMK on Sep 4 in full Thai Lion livery (including titles) as HS-LSK.

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205J first flight

China Southern Airlines 737-8 B-205J msn 43954/7218 first flight from RNT, Nov 1, flying as BOE743.  Hex code 781500.

US Navy P-8A 169344 delivery flight

US Navy P-8A (737-8FV) 169344 msn 63194/6846 flew away on delivery, Nov 1, BFI to Jacksonville NAS flying as VVRC344.  Hex code AE5C6A.

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1149 flown to be painted

Shanghai Airlines 737-8 B-1149 msn 61633/7105 flew Nov 1, BFI-Victorville as BOE612 to be painted.  Hex code 781452.

Shenzhen Airlines 737-8 B-206M delivery flight

Shenzhen Airlines 737-8 B-206M msn 61138/7147 flew away on delivery Nov 1, BFI to Honolulu flying as CSZ206M.  Hex code 781535.

China Southern Airlines 737 B-206A delivery flight

China Southern Airlines 737-81B B-206A msn 43903/7242 flew away on delivery Nov 1, BFI to Honolulu flying as CSN1206.  Hex code 781507.

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXD delivery flight

SpiceJet 737-8 VT-MXD msn 64938/7220 flew away on delivery Nov 1-2, BFI to Manchester flying as SEJ6493.  Hex code 800D13.  Spice name is Cinnamon.

Air China Inner Mongolia 737 B-206T delivery flight

Air China Inner Mongolia 737-89L B-206T msn 60892/7244 flew away on delivery Nov 1, BFI to Honolulu flying as CNM047.  Hex code 781549.

China Eastern Yunnan Airlines 787-9 B-206K delivery flight

China Eastern Yunnan Airlines 787-9 B-206K msn 63709/761 flew away on delivery Nov 1-2, CHS to Tianjin flying as CES9001.  Hex code 78151E.