Monday, 28 October 2019

Commercial use

Future production data for all types is available, also accurate daily test flight logs for all types.  Contact me at aerotyke@gmail.com with your requirements for pricing.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

It is time

When it reaches the point where ex-cargo airline pilots are posting your blog entries in full on aviation forums as their own work, without any credit, source link, back-link or even having the courtesy to ask permission, you know you have reached the absolute epitome of piss-taking.  There is only so much a person can take before being pushed beyond breaking point.

It was bad enough seeing Chris Edwards and Manolis Katsafarkis (Boeing Test Flights Per Day) copying all my work every day and reposting it as their own (deliberate errors included!) without a single credit to me, but now I discover that it's all being copied and reposted into private Facebook groups pretty much word for word as well.

This is in addition to all the for-profit companies stealing my work and reselling it (with deliberate errors included!) for commercial gain, namely Alexandre Avrane (yes, I see you running your bot scraper on my blog every night), Thomas Jaeger, FreeBird, ADU, FlightRadar24, to name a few of the obvious ones.  Perhaps you'd all like to forward me your original applications for re-use as I seem to have missed them or do you believe that Copyright law does not apply to you?


1. Never bite the hands that feeds you.

2. You reap what you sow.


It is time for this blog to close.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Nope.

@BTFPD I didn't come down in the last shower.  You can contact me for pricing.  $5,000 for 4.5 months of data is a fair price imo.

YR-MXA 737-8 Blue Air first pics in new livery

Blue Air's first 737-8 Max registry YR-MXA returned from painting at Spokane a short while ago.  Check out the pics HERE.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

A6-BND 787-9 Etihad Airways delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct17-18 #KCHS to #OMAA Abu Dhabi as ETD9011.

Msn 42373/910 hex 89653B.  Painted in a special blue Manchester City football club livery.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

PH-BKC 787-10 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct16-17 #KCHS to #EHAM Amsterdam flying as KLM9878.

Msn 42503/908 hex 485B43.

SP-LVP 737-8 LOT Polish Airlines first flight

First flight Oct16 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE979 unpainted.

Msn 61864/7773 hex 48AF0F.  Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

EI-HAX 737-8200 Ryanair first flight

First flight Oct16 from #KRNT flying as BOE607.  Ferried to #KMWH Grant County for storage.

Msn 65080/7607 hex 4CA9A9. #ryanair

B-20DH 737-8 Air China return from painting

Flew Oct16 #KARA Acadiana back to #KBFI as BOE275 after painting.

Msn 60922/7761 hex 7817AB.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

VH-ZNI 787-9 Qantas Airways delivery flight

Flew away Oct15 #KPAE to #KLAX Los Angeles on delivery as QFA6027.

Msn 66073/921 hex 7C806C. Named KOOKABURRA.

VQ-BIN 737-8 Utair Aviation return from storage

Flown Oct15 #KSKF Kelly Field back to #KBFI as BOE041, returning from storage.  Reason?

Msn 44300/7518 hex 424474.

B-.... 737-8 China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Oct15 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE715 unpainted.  No reg assigned yet.

Msn 65275/7764 hex A13E31, decodes to N1799B and was wearing it.

SE-RTK 737-8 Norwegian Air Sweden flown to Acadiana for painting

Flown Oct15 #KBFI to #KARA Acadiana as BOE326 for painting.

Msn 42844/7765 hex 4ACA8B.

N8800L 737-8 Southwest Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct15 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE040 for storage.

Msn 42633/7661 hex AC2038.

SP-LSG 787-9 LOT Polish Airlines flown to Meacham for painting

Flown Oct15 #KCHS to #KFTW Fort Worth Meacham as BOE890 for painting.

Msn 62144/920 hex 48AE26.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Oman Air 737 Max cancellation ?

Oman Air's #omanair next 737 Max frame due, A4O-ML (LN 7707), has seemingly been painted in full Boeing company 'light' livery from my observations.  However, it is still sporting Oman Air winglets.  I currently have no answers for why this frame is painted in the Boeing company livery when the 737-8 test program has long since been completed.  It is not the former test frame #3 LN 5728 N8703J which was in the same livery and also at BFI, as this has been in full Southwest Airlines livery since the summer.


A4O-ML

Photo credit: Jeff Berry

VP-BXM 737-8 Globus Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct14 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE205 for storage, fully painted in S7 livery.

Msn 62878/7746 hex 4243BA.

N420PK 737-8 Gol Linhas Aéreas flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct14 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE585 for storage. Still painted all white.

Msn 44872/7745 hex A4FCEE.

N8742M 737-8 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Oct14 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE048, unpainted.

Msn 61868/7756 hex AC07DC. Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

B-20CL 737-8 Xiamen Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct14 from #KVCV Victorville to #KMWH Grant County as BOE342 for storage after painting at Victorville.

Msn 43836/7750 hex 78174B.

N618UP 747-8F UPS Airlines return from painting

Flown Oct14 #KPDX back to #KPAE as BOE683, returning from painting at Portland.

Msn 64264/1556 hex A80E46.


N8806Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Oct14 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE050, unpainted.

Msn 65471/7767 hex AC210E.

A7-BHC 787-9 Qatar Airways flown to Portland for painting

Flown Oct14 #KPAE to #KPDX Portland as BOE939 for painting (Jen Schuld).

Msn 64210/927 hex 06A2E6.

HP-9911CMP 737-9 Copa Airlines first flight

First flight Oct14 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE061 unpainted.

Msn 44212/7772 hex 0C200C.  Incorrect hex code supplied by the customer and conflicting with company 737 HP-1378CMP.  Will be corrected to 0C210C before delivery. #copa #copaairlines

B-20AZ 737-8 Xiamen Airlines flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Oct14 #KBFI to #KVCV Victorville as BOE338 for painting.

Msn 43833/7662 hex 7816DD.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

C-GWLK 737-8 WestJet Airlines first flight

First flight Oct13 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE414 unpainted.

Msn 62877/7758 hex C07FE9.  Leased from AerCap.

B-20CT 737-8 China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Oct13 from #KRNT flying as BOE714 unpainted. Terminated at #KGEG Spokane to be painted there.

Msn 65251/7751 hex 781743.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

5H-TCJ 787-8 Air Tanzania first flight

First flight Oct12 from #KPAE flying as BOE959 fully painted (Jen Schuld).

Msn 66133/925 hex 080092. #airtanzania #b788 #boeing #avgeek

YR-MXA 737-8 Blue Air first flight

First flight Oct12 from #KRNT flying as BOE257 unpainted.  Will terminate at #KGEG Spokane to be painted there.

Msn 43309/7762 hex 4A3701.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.  #blueair #avgeek 737max #boeing

16-46015 KC-46A US Air Force first flight

First flight Oct12 from #KPAE flying as BOE015.

Msn 34134/1114 hex AE5BC0. #usaf #kc46a# boeing #avgeek

SE-RTK 737-8 Norwegian Air Sweden first flight

First flight Oct12 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE326 unpainted.

Msn 42844/7765 hex 4ACA8B.  Leased from Arctic Aviation Assets DAC to Norwegian Air International for operation by Norwegian Air Sweden.

First KC-46A for JASDF

LN 1207 will be the first KC-46A tanker for the #JASDF with registry number 14-3611.

Vistara taking 4 ex Hainan 787s

#Vistara will be taking 4 of the Hainan Airlines 787 frames.  The first has already been painted and is on the flight line at PAE.  The second one, LN 905, is currently at Portland being painted.  The third and fourth frames are LN 887 and LN 893 and will be coming out of shortage at Grant County for painting soon.  No Indian registrations assigned for any of them yet.

Friday, 11 October 2019

A7-BHC 787-9 Qatar Airways first flight

First flight Oct11 from #KPAE flying as BOE939 unpainted.

Msn 64210/927 hex 06A2E6.  N10230 sticker reg. #qatarairways #b789 #boeing #avgeek

TC-MKB 737-8 Corendon Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct11 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE043 for storage.

Msn 60220/7743 hex A14306, decodes to N1800B and probably wearing it.  #boeing #737max #avgeek #corendonairlines

-?- 737-8 BOC Aviation Limited flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct11 #KGEG Spokane to #KMWH Grant County as BOE107 for storage after painting.

Msn 64942/7749 hex A7471A, decodes to N56807 and probably wearing it. #avgeek #boeing #737max

18-46040 KC-46A US Air Force delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct11 #KBFI to #KIAB McConnell AFB as MDUSA14.

Msn 34087/1162 hex AE5F93. #usaf #boeing #kc46a #avgeek

D-AALN 777-F AeroLogic first flight

First flight Oct11 from #KPAE flying as BOE164 fully painted in AeroLogic livery.

Msn 66632/1626 hex 3C458E. Leased from BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation to Lufthansa Cargo, sub-leased to AeroLogic. #boeing #777f #avgeek #aerologic

N329SL 737-8 American Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct11 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE133 for storage.

Msn 44479/7717 hex A3915A.  #boeing #737max #americanairlines #avgeek

18-46043 KC-46A US Air Force delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct11 #KBFI to McConnell AFB(?) flying as KAWW15. Destination not confirmed but was headed in that general direction.

Msn 34092/1168 hex AE5F96. #boeing #kc46a #usaf #avgeek

17-46038 KC-46A US Air Force delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct11 #KBFI to #KIAB McConnell AFB as MDUSA13.

Msn 41985/1158 hex AE5E13. #usaf #boeing #kc46a #avgeek

N181FE 767-300F FedEx Express first flight

First flight Oct11 from #KPAE as BOE632 fully painted.

Msn 63112/1193 hex A144E5.  #fedex #boeing #avgeek

EC-NEI 787-9 Air Europa first flight

First flight Oct11 from #KCHS as BOE311.

Msn 65249/914 hex 3462C9.  Leased from BOC Aviation Limited. #aireuropa #boeing #b789 #avgeek

Thursday, 10 October 2019

SP-LSG 787-9 LOT Polish Airlines first flight

First flight Oct10 from #KCHS flying as BOE890.

Msn 62144/920 hex 48AE26.  Leased from Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited. #boeing #b789 #avgeek #lot

18-46048 KC-46A US Air Force first flight

First flight Oct10 at #KPAE flying as BOE048.

Msn 34141/1178 hex AE5F9B. #usaf #kc46a #boeing #avgeek

A4O-ML 737-8 Oman Air first flight

First flight Oct10 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE934.

Msn 63360/7707 hex 70C107. #omanair #737max #boeing #avgeek

169551 P-8A US Navy first flight after mods

Flown Oct10 #KBFI on a round trip as BOE098. First flight after completion of mission kit installation.

Msn 64081/7497 hex AE5F40. #usnavy #boeing #p8 #p8a #p8poseidon #poseidon #avgeek

B-20AZ 737-8 Xiamen Airlines first flight

First flight Oct10 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE338 unpainted.

Msn 43833/7662 hex 7816DD. #xiamenair #737max #avgeek #boeing

N7207Z 737-7 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Oct10 from #KRNT as BOE007, flying to #KMWH Grant County for storage.

Msn 42590/7570 hex A9A6F1. #boeing #737max #southwestairlines #avgeek

B-20CU 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct10 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE713 for storage.

Msn 65274/7728 hex 781742. #boeing #737max #avgeek #chinasouthern

B-20CS 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct10 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE754 for storage.

Msn 63285/7754 hex 781740. #boeing #avgeek #737max #chinasouthern

-?- 737-8 BOC Aviation Limited flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct10 from #KGEG Spokane to #KMWH Grant County as BOE106 for storage after painting at Spokane.

Msn 64943/7739 hex A71C3B, decodes to N5573P. #737max #boeing #avgeek

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

September 2019 official delivery dates


Deliveries for September 2019 through September 2019
Customer Name Model Delivery Date Total Registry
UPS 747-8F 03-Sep-19 1 N617UP
Singapore Airlines 787-10 04-Sep-19 1 9V-SCN
BDS USAF Tanker Program 767-2C 06-Sep-19 1 18-46046
BDS USAF Tanker Program 767-2C 08-Sep-19 1 18-46047
UPS 767-300F 12-Sep-19 1 N367UP
Biman Bangladesh Airlines 787-8 12-Sep-19 1 S2-AJU
Etihad Airways 787-9 13-Sep-19 1 A6-BNC
Turkish Airlines 787-9 13-Sep-19 1 TC-LLE
Air Lease Corporation 787-9 15-Sep-19 1 EI-NUA
UK P-8 737-800A 16-Sep-19 1 ZP802
DHL 777F 16-Sep-19 1 D-AALL
International Lease Finance Co 787-9 17-Sep-19 1 4X-EDM
China Southern Airlines 777-300ER 20-Sep-19 1 B-20CK
FedEx Express 777F 20-Sep-19 1 N866FD
China Southern Airlines 787-9 23-Sep-19 1 B-20CJ
Business Jet / VIP Customer(s) 787-9 25-Sep-19 1 A6-PFG
China Eastern Airlines 787-9 25-Sep-19 1 B-20D8
Saudi Arabian Airlines 787-10 26-Sep-19 1 HZ-AR24
FedEx Express 767-300F 27-Sep-19 1 N179FE
BOC Aviation Limited 787-9 27-Sep-19 1 EC-NCY
Air Lease Corporation 787-9 28-Sep-19 1 B-20D7
BDS U.S. Navy (P-8A Poseidon) 737-800A 30-Sep-19 1 169553
DHL 777F 30-Sep-19 1 D-AALM
Qatar Airways 777F 30-Sep-19 2 A7-BFR/S
Turkish Airlines 777F 30-Sep-19 1 TC-LJR

XA-MFG 787-9 Aeroméxico return from painting

Flown Oct9 #KPDX Portland back to #KPAE as BOE110 returning from painting (Jen Schuld).

Msn 65092/923 hex 0D0BBA. #aeromexico #B789 #boeing #avgeek

B-20CU 737-8 China Southern Airlines return from painting

Flown Oct9 #KVCV Victorville to #KBFI as BOE713, returning from painting.

Msn 65274/7728 hex 781742. #avgeek #boeing #737max #chinasouthern


B-.... 787-9 Hainan Airlines flown to Portland for painting

Flown Oct9 #KMWH Grant County to #KPDX Portland as BOE808 for repainting. It's likely that Hainan Airlines are NTU by now and is being repainted for a new customer.

Msn 62730/905 hex A007E4, decodes to N1006F. #boeing #B789 #avgeek #hainanairlines

B-20CZ 737-8 Shandong Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct9 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE664 for storage.

Msn 61453/7741 hex 781781. #boeing #737max #avgeek #shandongairlines

ZP801 P-8A Royal Air Force first flight after mods

Flown Oct9 from #KBFI on a round trip as BOE171 on first flight after completion of mission kit installation.

Msn 64175/7532 hex 43C918.  #RAF #P8A #boeing #avgeek #royalairforce

JA846J JA846J JA846J JA846J JA846J

VN-A873 787-10 Vietnam Airlines first flight

First flight Oct9 from #KCHS on a round trip as BOE157.

Msn 60288/912 hex 888188.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation. #boeing #B78X #avgeek #vietnamairlines

B-20CN 737-8 Xiamen Airlines flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Oct9 #KBFI to #KVCV Victorville as BOE343 for painting.

Msn 43835/7760 hex 78174D. #boeing #737max #avgeek #xiamenair

B-20DH 737-8 Air China flown to Acadiana for painting

Flown Oct9 #KBFI to #KARA Acadiana as BOE275 for painting.

Msn 60922/7761 hex 7817AB. #boeing #737max #avgeek #airchina

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

B-20CS 737-8 China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Oct8 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE754 fully painted.

Msn 63285/7754 hex 781740. #chinasouthern #737max #boeing #avgeek

VT-... 787-9 Vistara return from painting

Flown Oct8 #KFTW Fort Worth Meacham back to #KPAE as BOE809 after painting.  Did a low approach at Fort Worth Alliance enroute.

Msn 62734/913 hex A00835, decodes to N1008S and was wearing it.  Hainan Airlines NTU. #vistara #boeing #b789 #boeing787 #avgeek

JA846J 787-8 Japan Airlines delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct8-9 #KPAE to #RJTT Tokyo HND flying as JAL8102.

Msn 35435/915 hex 86DD6E. #boeing #b788 #boeing787 #avgeek #jal

N334SM 737-8 American Airlines first flight

First flight Oct8 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE134 unpainted.

Msn 44478/7759 hex A3A647. #americanairlines #avgeek #737max #boeing

B-20CN 737-8 Xiamen Airlines first flight

First flight Oct8 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE343 unpainted.

Msn 43835/7760 hex 78174D. #xiamenair #boeing #737max #avgeek

VP-BAJ 737-8 Utair Aviation flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct8 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE086 for storage.

Msn 43307/7732 hex 43BE9E. #utair #boeing #737max #avgeek

N37527 737-9 United Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct8 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE127 for storage.

Msn 43463/7744 hex A4491C. #boeing #737max #avgeek #unitedairlines

9V-MBL 737-8 SilkAir flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct8 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE212 for storage.

Msn 44256/7736 hex 76B44C. #boeing #737max #avgeek #silkair

Monday, 7 October 2019

VP-BAJ 737-8 Utair Aviation return from painting

Flown Oct7 #KVCV Victorville back to #KBFI as BOE086 returning from painting.

Msn 43307/7732 hex 43BE9E. #boeing #737max #avgeek #utair

B-17805 787-10 EVA Air delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct7-8 #KCHS Charleston to #RCTP Taipei flying as EVA787.

Msn 63512/902 hex 899095. #boeing #78X #B78X #boeing78710 #boeing787 #avgeek #evaair

N420PK 737-8 Gol Linhas Aéreas first flight

First flight Oct7 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE585. Painted all white.

Msn 44872/7745 hex A4FCEE.  Leased from Jackson Square Ireland and was originally for lease to Jet Airways. #boeing #737max #avgeek #gol

B-20CL 737-8 Xiamen Airlines flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Oct7 #KBFI to #KVCV Victorville as BOE342 for painting.

Msn 43836/7750 hex 78174B. #boeing #737max #avgeek #xiamenair

Sunday, 6 October 2019

N7202U 737-7 Southwest Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct6 #KRNT to #KMWH Grant County as BOE002 for storage. Not flown since Jan 4 and still in mostly Boeing house livery except for Southwest rudder and winglets.

Msn 42569/6798 hex A9A63D. #boeing #737max #avgeek #southwestairlines

N37528 737-9 United Airlines first flight

First flight Oct6 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE128 unpainted.

Msn 64502/7752 hex A4491D. #boeing #avgeek #737max #unitedairlines

N786BJ 737-8BBJ first flight

First flight Oct6 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE004 unpainted.  BBJ customer details withheld until delivery.

Msn 64061/7753 hex AAA6F2. #boeing #737max #bbj #737maxbbj #avgeek

B-20DH 737-8 Air China first flight

First flight Oct6 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE275 unpainted.

Msn 60922/7761 hex 7817AB. #boeing #737max #avgeek #airchina

Saturday, 5 October 2019

169550 P-8A US Navy

I'm aware that a photo has recently been uploaded of a US Navy P-8A at the MFC at BFI wearing serial number 169550.  I will check the data in the next few days but I have a strong suspicion it is 169573 re-serialled as 169550 would be the next sequential number for LN 7462 following on from169549 on LN 7359.  Boeing docs did show 169573 for LN 7462 and there is also photo proof of it wearing that at RNT back in early May.

Edit Oct12 : this frame was indeed renumbered to 169550 at BFI and delivered as such.  Earlier blog posts amended.

B-.... 737-8 Kunming Airlines return from painting

Flown Oct5 #KGEG Spokane back to #KBFI as BOE266 after painting at Spokane.

Msn 65052/7735 msn A139CB, decodes to N1784B. #boeing #737max #avgeek

SP-LVN 737-8 LOT Polish Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct5 #KGEG Spokane to #KMWH as BOE978 for storage after painting at Spokane.

Msn 61862/7737 hex 48AF0D. #boeing #737max #avgeek #lot

-?- 737-8 BOC Aviation Limited first flight

First flight Oct5 from #KRNT as BOE107.  Terminated at #KGEG Spokane to be painted there.

Msn 64942/7749 hex A13DA5, decodes to N1795B and was probably wearing it. #boeing #737max #avgeek

Friday, 4 October 2019

N8741L 737-8 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Oct4 #KRNT to #KBFI as BOE047.

Msn 61869/7747 hex AC07B8. Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital. #boeing #737max #avgeek

B-20CL 737-8 Xiamen Airlines first flight

First flight Oct4 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE342.

Msn 43836/7750 hex 78174B. #boeing #737max #avgeek #xiamenair

B-.... 787-9 Hainan Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct4 #KPAE to #KMWH Grant County as BOE806 for storage.  All white with Hainan Airlines tail livery.

Msn 62733/887 hex A007CC, decodes to N1005S. #boeing #b787 #avgeek

B-20D5 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct4 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE706 for storage.

Msn 63288/7738 hex 781797. #boeing #737max #avgeek

B-.... 737-8 Lucky Air flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct4 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE527 for storage.

Msn 64707/7660 hex A1393F, decodes to N1780B. #boeing #737max #avgeek

B-20D6 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct4 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE712 for storage.

Msn 65258/7715 hex 781796. #boeing #737max #avgeek

Thursday, 3 October 2019

A6-BND 787-9 Etihad Airways first flight

First flight from CHS on Oct3 on a round trip as BOE121.

Msn 42373/910 hex 89653B.

B-20D5 737-8 China Southern Airlines return from painting

Flown Oct3 Victorville back to BFI as BOE706, returning from painting.

Msn 63288/7738 hex 781797.

N618UP 747-8F UPS Airlines flown to Portland for painting

Flown Oct3 PAE to Portland as BOE683 for painting. Photo Jen Schuld.

Msn 64264/1556 hex A80E46.

B-.... 737-8 Lucky Air return from painting

Flown Oct3 Acadiana back to BFI as BOE527 returning from painting.

Msn 64707/7660 hex A1393F, decodes to N1780B.

TC-MKB 737-8 Corendon Airlines first flight

First flight Oct3 RNT to BFI flying as BOE043 unpainted.

Msn 60220/7743 hex A63C98, decodes to N5002K and probably wearing it.

VH-ZNI 787-9 Qantas Airways first flight

First flight Oct3 PAE round trip as BOE277 fully painted (photo Jen Schuld).

Msn 66073/921 hex 7C806C.

Photo Royal S.King.

DQ-FAF 737-8 Fiji Airways flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct3 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE949 for storage.

Msn 64310/7726 hex C88099.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

ZK-NZR 787-9 Air New Zealand return from painting

Flown Oct2 #KPDX Portland back to #KPAE as BOE100 returning from painting (photo Jen Schuld).

Msn 65088/919 hex C8281C. #boeing #boeing787 #b7879 #b787 #avgeek #airnewzealand

PH-BKC 787-10 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines first flight

First flight Oct2 from #KCHS on a round trip as BOE212.

Msn 42503/908 hex 485B43. #boeing #klm #78710 #avgeek

EI-HEK 737-8200 Ryanair first flight

First flight from #KRNT Oct2 flying as BOE007 and flown to #KMWH Grant County for storage, fully painted.

Msn 62302/7733 hex A354DD, decodes to N3134C temp reg and was wearing it. #boeing #737max #737max200 #ryanair #avgeek

N8803L 737-8 Southwest Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct2 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE044 for storage.

Msn 42634/7709 hex AC20A1. #boeing #737max #avgeek #southwestairlines

9V-MBK 737-8 SilkAir flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct2 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE211 for storage.

Msn 44255/7688 hex 76B44B. #boeing #737max #avgeek #silkair

XA-MFG 787-9 Aeroméxico first flight

First flight Oct2 from #KPAE flying as BOE110 unpainted.  Will terminate at #KPDX Portland to be painted there. Photo (Jen Schuld).

Msn 65092/923 hex 0D0BBA.  Leased from AerCap. #boeing #b787 #aeromexico #avgeek

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

JA846J 787-8 Japan Airlines photo Oct1

Seen here returning from a test flight at #KPAE on Oct1.



JA846J 

Photo credit: Jeff Berry

Msn 35435/915. #boeing #b787 #jal #japanairlines #avgeek

B-.... 787-9 Hainan Airlines photo Oct1

Seen here returning from an experimental test flight as BOE171 on Oct1 at #KPAE.  Hainan Airlines possibly NTU.

N1006K
Photo credit: Jeff Berry

Msn 60328/911. #boeing #b787 #avgeek #hainanairlines

N618UP 747-8F UPS Airlines first flight

First flight Oct1 #KPAE to #KPAE flying as BOE683 unpainted (Jen Schuld).

Msn 64264/1556 hex A80E46. #boeing #upsairlines #avgeek #b748 #b748f

N618UP
Photo credit: Jeff Berry

TC-LJR 777-F Turkish Airlines delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct1-2 #KPAE to #LTBA Istanbul ISL flying as THY6830 for operation by Turkish Cargo. Photo (Jen Schuld).

Msn 66578/1623 hex 4BB152. #boeing #b777f #avgeek #turkishairlines

TC-LJR
Photo credit: Jeff Berry

VP-BXM 737-8 Globus Airlines first flight

First flight Oct1 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE205 unpainted.

Msn 62878/7746 hex 4243BA. Leased from AerCap. #boeing #737max #avgeek #S7airlines

SE-RTI 737-8 Norwegian Air Sweden flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct1 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE324 for storage.

Msn 63974/7710 hex 4ACA89. #boeing #737max #norwegianair #avgeek #flynorwegian

A4O-MK 737-8 Oman Air flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct1 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE001 for storage.

Msn 43305/7689 hex 70C106. #boeing #737max #avgeek #omanair

B-20CU 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Oct1 #KBFI to #KVCV Victorville as BOE713 to be painted.

Msn 65274/7728 hex 781742. #boeing #737max #avgeek

A7-BHB 787-9 Qatar Airways return from painting

Flown Oct1 #KPDX Portland to #KPAE as BOE938 returning from painting.  Photo (Jen Schuld).

Msn 64215/917 hex 06A2E5. #boeing #b787 #avgeek #qatarairways

-?- 737-8 BOC Aviation flown to Spokane for painting

Flown Oct1 #KBFI to #KGEG Spokane as BOE106 to be painted.

Msn 64943/7739 hex A136C3, decodes to N1779B. #boeing #737max #avgeek

A47-011 P-8A Royal Australian Air Force delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct1 #KBFI to #PHIK Hickam AFB flying as POSIDN1.

Msn 64167/7427 hex 7CF9D5. #boeing #p8a #poseidon #raaf

Monday, 30 September 2019

A7-BFR 777-F Qatar Airways delivery flight

Flew away Sep30-Oct1 on delivery #KPAE to Doha flying as QTR3372.

Msn 66336/1617 hex 06A2DF. #boeing #avgeek #qatarairways

A7-BFS 777-F Qatar Airways delivery flight

Flew away Sep30-Oct1 on delivery #KPAE to Doha flying as QTR3373.

Msn 66337/1621 hex 06A2E0.

A4O-HMS 747-8 BBJ Royal Flight of Oman first flight after modifcations

A4O-HMS departed Waco, Sep30, on a functional check flight as BOE007 after completion of modifications by L-3.  The frame has been at Waco since Dec12, 2012 when it arrived from Paine Field via Vancouver.

Msn 39749/1466 hex 70C0B7.

D-AALM 777-F AeroLogic delivery flight

Flew away Sep30-Oct1 #KPAE to #EDDP Leipzig on delivery flying as BOX013.

Msn 66082/1625 hex 3C458D. #boeing #B777F #aerologic #avgeek. Leased from DHL Network Operations (USA) Inc.

Photo (Jen Schuld).

HL8357 737-8 T'way Air flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep30 #KGEG Spokane to #KMWH Grant County as BOE751 for storage after painting at Spokane.

Msn 43563/7727 hex 71C357. #boeing #737max #twayair #avgeek

N37527 737-9 United Airlines first flight

First flight Sep30 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE127 unpainted.

Msn 43463/7744 hex A4491C. #boeing #737max #unitediairlines

B-20CU 737-8 China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Sep30 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE713 unpainted.

Msn 65274/7728 hex 781742.

B-20CZ 737-8 Shandong Airlines first flight

First flight Sep30 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE664 unpainted.

Msn 61453/7741 hex 781781.

169553 P-8A US Navy first flight

First flight Sep30 #KRNT to #KBFI as BOE101 fully painted.

Msn 65745/7680 hex A5FF3F, decodes to N486DS.

SP-LVO 737-8 LOT Polish Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep30 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE977 for storage.

Msn 62533/7722 hex 48AF0E.

9V-MBL 737-8 SilkAir first flight

First flight Sep30 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE212 fully painted.

Msn 44256/7736 hex 76B44C.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

HZ-AR24 787-10 Saudi Arabian Airlines delivery flight

Flew away Sep29-30 #KCHS to Jeddah on delivery flying as SVA9024.

Msn 40050/886 hex 7105AB.

XA-IMH 737-9 Aeroméxico flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep29 Spokane to Grant County as BOE602 for storage after painting at Spokane.

Msn 43711/7724 hex 0D0BAC.

N8805L 737-8 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Sep29 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE046 fully painted.

Msn 42641/7740 hex AC20E7. 

B-20D7 787-9 China Southern Airlines delivery flight

Flew away Sep29-30 on delivery #KCHS to #ZGGG Guangzhou flying as CSN8806.

Msn 60313/906 hex 781795.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

-?- 737-8 BOC Aviation Limited first flight

First flight Sep28 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE106.  No reg or lessee allocated.

Msn 64943/7739 hex A13A11, decodes to N1786B.

EC-NCY 787-9 Air Europa delivery flight

Flew away Sep28-29 on delivery #KCHS to Madrid flying as AEA1001.

Msn 65248/904 hex 346291.  Leased from BOC Aviation Limited.

A4O-MK 737-8 Oman Air first flight

First flight Sep28 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE001 fully painted.

Msn 43305/7689 hex 70C106.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Friday, 27 September 2019

N179FE 767-300F FedEx Express delivery flight

Flew away Sep27 on delivery #KPAE to Indianapolis flying as FDX9032.

Msn 63110/1191 hex A13B1E.

SE-RTJ 737-8 Norwegian Air Sweden flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep27 BFI to Grant County as BOE325 for storage.

Msn 42842/7730 hex 4ACA8A.

B-.... 737-8 Kunming Airlines flown to Spokane for painting

Flown Sep27 BFI to Spokane as BOE266 for painting.

Msn 65052/7735 hex A139CB, decodes to N1784B and probably wearing it.

B-17805 787-10 EVA Air first flight

First flight Sep27 from #KCHS on a round trip as BOE128.

Msn 63512/902 hex 899095.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

N8802Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep26 BFI to Grant County as BOE043 for storage.

Msn 65437/7701 hex AC2082.

EI-HEJ 737-8200 Ryanair first flight

First flight Sep26 from #KRNT as BOE006 fully painted.  Flight will terminate at #KMWH Grant County for storage. #ryanair

Msn 62303/7719 hex A354DD, decodes to N3134C.  Leased from Aviation Finance & Leasing.

B-20DL 737-8 Shenzhen Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep26 Acadiana to Grant County as BOE941 for storage after painting.

Msn 61148/7723 hex 7817B3.

VT-... 737-8 SpiceJet first flight

First flight Sep26 RNT to BFI flying as BOE886 unpainted.  Has Blue Air winglets - NTU.

Msn 43926/7742 hex A13E0E, decodes to N1798B and probably wearing it.  Leased from ICBC Leasing.

169550 P-8A US Navy delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Sep26 BFI to Jacksonville NAS flying as POSIDN.

Msn 64080/7462 hex AE5F3F.

Edit Oct12: renumbered to 169550 whilst at BFI.

A6-PFG 787-9 Presidential Flight delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Sep26-27 CHS to Abu Dhabi flying as AUH08.

Msn 62170/874 hex 896571.

B-20D8 787-9 Shanghai Airlines delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Sep26-27 CHS to Shanghai PVG flying as CSH9007.

Msn 63715/900 hex 7817A2.  China Eastern Airlines order for operation by Shanghai Airlines.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

N858BA 737-8 Hainan Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep25 BFI to Grant County as BOE760 for storage.  Hainan Airlines possibly NTU.

Msn 61861/7734 hex ABC52A.

N1015B 787-9 Boeing Company flown to Charleston

Flown Sep25 PAE to Charleston flying as BOE170.  #dreamstakeflight

Msn 60327/891 hex A00B74 - decodes to N1015B temp reg.

N8800L 737-8 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Sep25 RNT to BFI flying as BOE040 unpainted.

Msn 42633/7661 hex AC2038.

B-.... 737-8 Lucky Air flown to Acadiana for painting

Flown Sep25 BFI to Acadiana as BOE527 for painting.

Msn 64707/7660 hex A1393F - decodes to N1780B and probably wearing it.

SP-LVN 737-8 LOT Polish Airlines flown to Spokane for painting

Flown Sep25 BFI to Spokane as BOE978 for painting.

Msn 61862/7737 hex 48AF0D.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

B-20D6 737-8 China Southern Airlines return from painting

Flown Sep25 Victorville back to BFI as BOE712 returning from painting.

Msn 65258/7715 hex 781796.

B-20CM 737-8 Xiamen Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep24 BFI to Grant County as BOE341 for storage.

Msn 43834/7706 hex 78174C.

B-20CF 737-8 Shandong Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep24 Victorville to Grant County as BOE663 for storage after painting.

Msn 61454/7720 hex 78171B.

VT-... 787-9 Vistara flown to Fort Worth Meacham for painting

Flown Sep24 #KPAE to Fort Worth Meacham as BOE809 for painting.

Msn 62734/913 hex A00835.

B-.... 737-8 Kunming Airlines first flight

First flight Sep24 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE266 unpainted. No reg allocated yet.

Msn 65052/7735 hex A13A34, decodes to N1787B and probably wearing it.  Leased from CALC Aircraft Assets Limited.

ZK-NZR 787-9 Air New Zealand first flight

First flight Sep24 from #KPAE as BOE100, unpainted. Will terminate at #KPDX Portland to be painted there.

Msn 65088/919 hex C8281C.  Leased from AerCap.

B-20D5 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Sep24 #KBFI to #KVCV Victorville as BOE706 for painting.

Msn 63288/7738 hex 781797.

Monday, 23 September 2019

B-20CJ 787-9 China Southern Airlines delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Sep23-25 #KCHS to Tianjin flying as CSN8806.

Msn 63986/892 hex 781739.

D-AALM 777-F AeroLogic first flight

First flight Sep23 from #KPAE-PAE flying as BOE269 in full DHL livery with Operated by AeroLogic decals.

Msn 66082/1625 hex 3C458D. Leased from DHL Network Operations (USA) Inc. (previously DHL Aviation Americas).

Flight tracking.

B-20D5 737-8 China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Sep23 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE706, unpainted.

Msn 63288/7738 hex 781797. For completion at the CCDC.

Flight tracking.

9M-LRG 737-8 Malindo Air first flight

First flight Sep23 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE251, unpainted.

Msn 43016/7721 hex 750421. Leased from Transportation Partners Pte Ltd.

Note that both the registration and hex are reused from their original allocation on LN 6222 which became PK-LQJ instead.

Flight tracking.

B-.... 737-8 Lucky Air first flight

First flight Sep23 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE527, unpainted. No reg assigned yet.

Msn 64707/7660 hex A63C98, decodes to N5002K and probably wearing it. Leased from Minsheng Leasing.

Flight tracking.

VP-BXF 737-8 Globus Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep23 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE204 for storage.

Msn 43315/7713 hex 4242E8. Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking.

PK-... 737-8 Lion Air flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep23 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE215 for storage.

Msn 43014/7704 hex A14306, decodes to N1800B and probably wearing it.

Flight tracking.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

JA846J 787-8 Japan Airlines return from painting

Flown Sep22 Portland #KPDX back to #KPAE as BOE968, returning from painting.

Msn 35435/915 hex 86DD6E.

Flight tracking.

EZ-A700 737-72K BBJ Turkmenistan Government final delivery

Flew away on final delivery Sep22-23 San Antonio (SAT)-Bangor-Ashgabat flying as TUG3700 after completion of interior outfitting at San Antonio.  The frame had been there since May11, 2018 when it arrived from Aloft AeroArchitects at Georgetown after having fuel tank modifications done.  Three air tests were performed at San Antonio on Sep5, 6 and 18 before fly-away.

Msn 64802/6760 hex 601831 and delivered to Turkmenistan Airlines on Feb16, 2018 for operation by the Turkmenistan Government.

SP-LVO 737-8 LOT Polish Airlines return from painting

Flown Sep22 Spokane to #KBFI as BOE977, returning from painting.

Msn 62533/7722 hex 48AF0D.  Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

Flight tracking.

DQ-FAF 737-8 Fiji Airways first flight

First flight Sep22 #KRNT-#KBFI flying as BOE949 fully painted.

Msn 64310/7726 hex C88099.  Order sold/transferred to GECAS and leased back.

Flight tracking.

SP-LVN 737-8 LOT Polish Airlines first flight

First flight Sep22 #KRNT-#KBFI flying as BOE978, unpainted.

Msn 61862/7737 hex 48AF0D.  Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

VT-... 787-9 Vistara first flight

First flight Sep22 #KPAE-PAE flying as BOE809.  Hainan Airlines now NTU.

Msn 62734/913 hex A00835, decodes to N1008S.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

N7206U 737-7 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Sep22 from #KRNT flying as BOE006, fully painted.  Flown to Grant County for storage.  This is the 3rd 737-7 to fly and the first 737-7 production frame.

Msn 42589/7545 hex A9A6C9.

Flight tracking.

More post entries for this frame.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

A7-BFS 777-F Qatar Airways first flight

First flight Sep21 #KPAE-PAE flying as BOE214 fully painted.  For operation by Qatar Cargo.

Msn 66337/1621 hex 06A2E0.

Flight tracking.

More post entries for this frame.

B-20CM 737-8 Xiamen Airlines return from painting

Flown Sep21 Spokane to #KBFI as BOE341, returning from painting.

Msn 43834/7760 hex 78174C.

Flight tracking.

More posts about this frame.

A7-BHB 787-9 Qatar Airways first flight

First flight Sep21 from #KPAE flying as BOE938 unpainted.  Will terminate at #KPDX Portland to be painted there.

Msn 64215/917 hex 06A2E5.  N10187 sticker reg.

Flight tracking.

TC-LJR 777-F Turkish Airlines first flight

First flight Sep21 PAE-PAE flying as BOE256 fully painted..

Msn 66578/1623 hex 4BB152.  For operation by Turkish Cargo.

Flight tracking.

B-20D7 787-9 China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Sep21 CHS-CHS flying as BOE969.

Msn 60313/906 hex 781795.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking.

B-20CK 777-300ER China Southern Airlines delivery flight

Flew away Sep21-22 PAE to Guangzhou flying as CSN8805.

Msn 65418/1618 hex 781738.

Flight tracking.

Friday, 20 September 2019

SE-RTI 737-8 Norwegian Air Sweden return from painting

Flown Sep20 Victorville back to BFI as BOE324, returning from painting.

Msn 63974/7710 hex 4ACA89.

Flight tracking.

N866FD 777-F FedEx Express delivery flight

Flew away Sep20 PAE to Memphis flying as FDX9030.

Msn 40672/1622 hex ABE5A2.

Flight tracking.

18-46041 KC-46A US Air Force delivery flight

Flew away Sep20 BFI to McConnell AFB flying as MDUSA12.

Msn 34088/1164 hex AE5F94.

Flight tracking.

-?- 737-8 BOC Aviation Limited flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep20 BFI-Grant County as BOE105 for storage.  Painted all white.

Msn 61805/7718 hex A136C3, decodes to N1779B and was probably wearing it.

Flight tracking.

VP-BAJ 737-8 Utair Aviation flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Sep20 BFI-Victorville as BOE086 for painting.

Msn 43307/7732 hex 43BE9E.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking.

New Boeing Production Aircraft Registration labels [2]

Links will become active after first flight.

18-46054 - 4K-AZ01 - 4X-ERA - 5H-TCJ - 9V-SCO - A6-BMG - A6-EZA - A6-EZB - A6-PFG - A6-PFH - A7-BFU - A7-BHC - A7-BHD - A7-BHE - B-20CS - B-20CT - B-20CY - B-20D0 - B-20D7 - B-20D9 -B-20DH - B-20DT - CC-BGP - EI-HEN - EI-HEO - EI-HEP - EI-HES - EI-HET - EI-HEV - ET-AXK - G-TUIO - HB-JNK - HB-JNL - HP-9911CMP - HP-9912CMP - HZ-AR25 - IN328 - JA072AJA847J - N490DS - N786BJ - N2749U - N37528 - PH-BKD - VH-ZNJ - VQ-BIO

Thursday, 19 September 2019

B-20D2 737-8 Air China flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep19 Acadiana to Grant County as BOE274, for storage after painting at Acadiana.

Msn 60920/7714 hex 78178F.

Flight tracking.

A47-011 P-8A Royal Australian Air Force first flight after mods

Flew Sep19 BFI-BFI as BOE191 on first flight after completion of mission kit installation.

Msn 64167/7427 hex 7CF9D5.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

HL8357 737-8 T'way Air flown to Spokane for painting

Flown Sep19 BFI-Spokane as BOE751 for painting.

Msn 43563/7727 hex 71C357.  Leased from GECAS.

Flgiht tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

VP-BAJ 737-8 Utair Aviation first flight

First flight Sep19 RNT-BFI flying as BOE086 unpainted.

Msn 43307/7732 hex 43BE9E.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

4X-EDM 787-9 El Al Israel Airlines delivery flight

Flew away Sep18-19 PAE to Tel Aviv flying as ELY1789.

Msn 38783/907 hex 7380CB.  Leased from AerCap.  Special Jerusalem of Gold livery and named as such.

Flight tracking.

B-20D8 787-9 Shanghai Airlines first flight

First flight Sep18 CHS-CHS flying as BOE902.

Msn 63715/900 hex 7817A2.

Flight tracking.

PR-XMM 737-8 Gol Linhas Aéreas first flight

First flight Sep18 RNT-BFI as BOE811, unpainted.

Msn 60232/7725 hex E4952F.  Leased from Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited.

Flight tracking.

SE-RTJ 737-8 Norwegian Air Sweden first flight

First flight Sep18 RNT-BFI as BOE325 unpainted.

Msn 42842/7730 hex 4ACA8A.  Leased from Arctic Aviation Assets DAC to Norwegian Air International for operation by Norwegian Air Sweden.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

N179FE 767-300F FedEx Express first flight

First flight Sep18 PAE-PAE flying as BOE631 and fully painted.

Msn 63110/1191 hex A13B1E.

Note that this is a 767-300F, not 767-3S2F.  LN 1190 was the final 767 to display in Boeing internal documentation with a full firing order configuration (34AF).  This concludes the phase out across all models which began with the 747s back in September 2017.  All 767 frames from LN 1191 forwards are now simply 300F or 2C for the tankers.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

B-.... 787-9 Hainan Airlines return from painting

Flown Sep18 Portland back to PAE as BOE171 after painting.  All white?

Msn 60328/911 hex A007E8, decodes to N1006K.  Leased from GECAS.

Flight tracking.

N27526 737-9 United Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep18 BFI-MWH as BOE126 for storage.

Msn 64499/7711 hex A2BBCC.

Flight tracking.

B-.... 787-9 Hainan Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep18 PAE to Grant County as BOE807 for storage, joining their other frame there, LN 905.

Msn 62729/893 hex A00782, decodes to N1003N.

Flight tracking.

B-20DL 737-8 Shenzhen Airlines flown to Acadiana for painting

Flown Sep18 BFI-Acadiana as BOE941 for painting.

Msn 61148/7723 hex 7817B3.

Flight tracking.

B-20C8 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep18 Victorville to Grant County as BOE705 for storage after painting.

Msn 63282/7703 hex 7816FD.

Flight tracking.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

N8804L 737-8 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Sep17 RNT-BFI flying as BOE045 unpainted.

Msn 42637/7731 hex AC20C4.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

A9C-FG 787-9 Gulf Air returns to PAE from Washington

Flown Sep17 Washington IAD back to PAE as BOE270 and seen arriving here.

Msn 39986/901 hex A00B16.

Flight tracking.

N858BA 737-8 Hainan Airlines first flight

First flight Sep17 RNT-BFI flying as BOE760, unpainted.

Msn 61861/7734 hex ABC52A.  Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital but possibly NTU by Hainan Airlines.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

N8802Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

EDIT: This didn't go to MWH for storage. There was a flight plan conflict with tanker 18-46043 which uses the same flight number so the flight track logs are a bit messed up.  N8802Q came back to BFI and the tanker refiled as BOE168 and flew as that instead.

Flown Sep17 BFI to Grant County as BOE043 for storage.

Msn 65437/7701 hex AC2082.

Flight tracking.

N327SK 737-8 American Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep17 BFI-MWH as BOE132 for storage.

Msn 44477/7698 hex A389EB.

Flight tracking.

B-20CF 737-8 Shandong Airlines flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Sep17 BFI to Victorville as BOE663 for painting.

Msn 61454/7720 hex 78171B.

Flight tracking.

Monday, 16 September 2019

JA846J 787-8 Japan Airlines first flight

First flight Sep16 from PAE as BOE968 and will terminate at Portland to be painted there.

Msn 35435/915 hex 86DD6E. Flew with temporary reg number N1003M this flight.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

D-AALL 777-F AeroLogic delivery flight

Flew away Sep16-17 PAE to Leipzig flying as BOX012.

Msn 66081/1619 hex 3C458C.  DHL livery with Operated by AeroLogic decals on nose.

Flight tracking.

-?- 737-8 BOC Aviation Limited first flight

First flight Sep16 RNT-BFI as BOE105 painted all white. 

Msn 61805/7718 hex A13A34, decodes to N1787B and was wearing it.

Flight tracking.

ZP802 P-8A Royal Air Force first flight

First flight Sep16 RNT-BFI flying as BOE172 fully painted, named City of Elgin.

Msn 64176/7642 hex A5BB66, decodes to N469DS and was wearing it.

Flight tracking.

A9C-FG 787-9 Gulf Air flown to Washington Dulles

Flown Sep16 PAE to Washington Dulles as BOE270 wearing Boeing temporary reg number N1012N.  Note the removal of the 70th Anniversary and FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX decals since its flight from Portland on Aug27.

Msn 39986/901 hex A00B16.

Flight tracking.

PR-XML 737-8 Gol Linhas Aéreas flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep16 BFI-MWH as BOE810 for storage.

Msn 43996/7712 hex E4952F.

Flight tracking.

N8740A 737-8 Southwest Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep16 BFI-MWH as BOE042 for storage.

Msn 61860/7684 hex AC078B.  Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

Flight tracking.

A6-PFG 787-9 Presidential Flight spotted

I mentioned in my blog post yesterday about a new UAE hex code pinging on the Avolon Aerospace/Suparna 787 LN 874.  Thanks to a tweet from Cassidy's Vacay it's now known to be A6-PFG, a new frame for the UAE Presidential Flight, perhaps replacing the 787-8, A6-PFC, which has been in storage at Grant County since Apr26, 2018.

There is a 2nd frame also coming in the near future.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

EI-NUA 787-9 Neos delivery flight

Flew away Sep15-16 CHS to Milan MXP flying as NOS787.

Msn 65314/888 hex 4CA9E7.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking.

A7-BHA 787-9 Qatar Airways return from painting

Flown Sep15 Portland to PAE as BOE937, returning from painting.

Msn 64217/909 hex 06A2E4.

Flight tracking [1].
Flight tracking [2].

XA-IMH 737-9 Aeroméxico first flight

First flight Sep15 from Renton as BOE602 unpainted. Will terminate at Spokane to be painted there.

Msn 43711/7724 hex 0D0BAC.

Flgiht tracking.

HZ-AR24 787-10 Saudi Arabian Airlines first flight

First flight Sep15 CHS-CHS flying as BOE221 fully painted.

Msn 40050/886 hex 7105AB.

Flight tracking.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

TC-LLE 787-9 Turkish Airlines delivery flight

Flew away Sep14-15 PAE to Istanbul on delivery as THY6832.

Msn 65805/899 hex 4BB185.

Flight tracking.

EC-NCY 787-9 Air Europa return from painting

Flown Sep14 Fort Worth Meacham to CHS as BOE310 after painting.

Msn 65248/904 hex 346291.  Leased from BOC Aviation Limited.

Flight tracking.

Suparna Airlines 787 found a new home with U.A.E. airline?

Suparna Airlines 787-9 LN 874 is currently out on a test flight from Charleston with a new U.A.E. hex code 896571.  The parent company, Hainan Airlines Holding Co. Ltd., have been having financial difficulties for some time.  The frame was due to be leased through Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited.

A6-BNC 787-9 Etihad Airways delivery flight

Flew away Sep14-15 CHS to Abu Dhabi flying as ETD9011.

Msn 42372/894 hex 89653A.

Flight tracking.

N866FD 777-F FedEx Express first flight

First flight Sep14 PAE-PAE flying as BOE242 and fully painted.

Msn 40672/1622 hex ABE5A2.

Flight tracking.

HL8357 737-8 T'way Air first flight

First flight Sep14 RNT-BFI flying as BOE751, unpainted,

Msn 43563/7727 hex 71C357.  Leased from GECAS.

Flight tracking.

Friday, 13 September 2019

N329SL 737-8 American Airlines first flight

First flight Sep13 RNT-BFI flying as BOE133, unpainted.

Msn 44479/7717 hex A3915A.

Flight tracking.

S2-AJU 787-8 Biman Bangladesh Airlines delivery flight

Flew away Sep13-14 PAE-Dhaka flying as BBC5004.

Msn 40124/903 hex 70209A.  Named The Rajhangsa.

Flight tracking.

B-20CF 737-8 Shandong Airlines first flight

First flight Sep13 RNT-BFI flying as BOE663, unpainted.

Msn 61454/7720 hex 78171B.

Flight tracking.

B-20D6 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Sep13 BFI-Victorville as BOE712 for painting.

Msn 65258/7715 hex 781796.

Flight tracking.

B-20D2 737-8 Air China flown to Acadiana for painting

Flown Sep13 BFI-Acadiana as BOE274 for painting.

Msn 60920/7714 hex 78178F.

Flight tracking.

HL8369 737-8 Eastar Jet flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep13 BFI-MWH as BOE863 for storage.

Msn 43923/7700 hex 71C369.  Leased from ICBC Leasing.

Flight tracking.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

VT-... 737-8 SpiceJet first flight

First flight Sep12 RNT-BFI flying as BOE703 unpainted.

Msn 43925/7729 hex A13A34 which decodes to N1787B and was wearing it.  Leased from ICBC Leasing and was originally for lease to Jet Airways before their collapse.

Flight tracking.

PR-XML 737-8 Gol Linhas Aéreas return from painting

Flown Sep12 Spokane to BFI as BOE810 returning from painting.

Msn 43996/7712 hex E4952F.

Flight tracking.

B-20C9 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep12 BFI-MWH as BOE704 for storage.

Msn 63283/7691 hex 7816FC.

Flight tracking.

N249BE 737-8 China Eastern Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep12 BFI-MWH as BOE620 for storage.  To be operated by China Eastern Yunnan Airlines.

Msn 61647/7708 hex A2518C.  For final completion at the CCDC.

Flight tracking.

B-20CM 737-8 Xiamen Airlines first flight

First flight Sep12 from RNT flying as BOE341 unpainted.  Will terminate at Spokane for painting there.

Msn 43834/7706 hex 78174C.

Flight tracking.

169550 P-8A US Navy first flight after mods

Flew Sep12 BFI-BFI as BOE097 on first flight after completion of mission kit installation.

Msn 64080/7462 hex AE5F3F.

Flight tracking.

Edit Oct12: renumbered to 169550.

SP-LVO 737-8 LOT Polish Airlines first flight

First flight Sep12 from RNT as BOE977 unpainted.  Will terminate at Spokane for painting.

Msn 62533/7722 hex 48AF0E.  Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

Flight tracking.

B-20DL 737-8 Shenzhen Airlines first flight

First flight Sep12 RNT-BFI as BOE941 unpainted.

Msn 61148/7723 hex 7817B3.

Flight tracking.

B-20D6 737-8 China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Sep12 RNT-BFI as BOE712 unpainted.

Msn 65258/7715 hex 781796.

Flight tracking.

16-46016 KC-46A US Air Force first flight

First flight Sep12 PAE-PAE as BOE016.

Msn 41860/1116 hex AE5BC1.

Flight tracking.

N367UP 767-34AF UPS Airlines delivery flight

Flew away Sep12 PAE to San Antonio as UPS9574 on delivery.

Msn 65790/1190 hex A4281D.

Flgiht tracking.

SE-RTI 737-8 Norwegian Air Sweden flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Sep12 BFI-Victorville as BOE324 to be painted.

Msn 63974/7710 hex 4ACA89.  Leased from Arctic Aviation Assets DAC to Norwegian Air International for operation by Norwegian Air Sweden.

Flight tracking.

B-.... 787-9 Hainan Airlines first flight

First flight Sep12 from PAE flying as BOE171 and will terminate at Portland for painting.

Msn 60328/911 hex A007E8 which decodes to N1006K and was wearing it.  Leased from GECAS however it's looking unlikely that Hainan Airlines will take delivery.

Flight tracking.

HP-9910CMP 737-9 Copa Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep12 BFI-MWH as BOE060 for storage.

Msn 44168/7702 hex 0C20F6.

Flight tracking.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

B-20D2 737-8 Air China first flight

First flight Sep11 RNT-BFI as BOE274 unpainted,

Msn 60920/7714 msn 78178F.

Flight tracking.

VP-BXF 737-8 Globus Airlines first flight

First flight Sep11 RNT-BFI as BOE204 unpainted.

Msn 43315/7713 hex 4242E8.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

4X-EDM 787-9 El Al Israel Airlines first flight

First flight Sep10 PAE-PAE flying as BOE991 painted in special white/blue/gold livery named JERUSALEM OF GOLD.

Msn 38783/907 hex 7380CB.  Leased from AerCap.

Flight tracking.

Photo.

Grant County 737 Max storage reaches 100 frames !

With the ferry flight of LN 7672 earlier today, this marks the arrival of the 100th Max frame to enter storage at Grant County airport.

There are a further 63 Max frames at Kelly Field, 46 at the old Plant 2 site at Boeing Field and 21 at Paine Field.  An additional 11 frames at Renton (Southwest 737-7s, Ryanair's 737-8200s) and 11 dotted around the main ramp and hard standing areas at Boeing Field are also stored.  At the time of writing this brings the total Max storage count to 252 frames.

D-AALL 777-F AeroLogic first flight

First flight Sep10 PAE-PAE as BOE268 in full DHL livery.

Msn 66081/1619 hex 3C458C.  Leased from DHL Network Operations (USA) Inc. (previously DHL Aviation Americas).

Flight tracking.

EY-... 737-8 Somon Air flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep10 BFI-MWH as BOE256 for storage.

Msn 43306/7672 hex A1393F - decodes to temporary number N1780B and probably wearing it.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking.

-?- 737-8 BOC Aviation Limited flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep10 BFI-MWH as BOE104 for storage.

Msn 64941/7694 hex A13985 - decodes to temporary number N1782B and probably wearing it.

Flight tracking.

HL8356 737-8 T'way Air flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep10 BFI-MWH as BOE727 for storage.

Msn 62875/7693 hex 71C356.  Leased from AerCap.

Flight tracking.

August 2019 official delivery dates


Deliveries for August 2019 through August 2019
Customer Name Model Delivery Date Total Registry
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. 787-9 01-Aug-19 1 JA922A
FedEx Express 767-300F 08-Aug-19 1 N178FE
BDS USAF Tanker Program 767-2C 09-Aug-19 1 18-46044
FedEx Express 777F 09-Aug-19 1 N865FD
Air Tahiti Nui 787-9 09-Aug-19 1 F-OTOA
AerCap 787-9 12-Aug-19 1 SU-GEW
Singapore Airlines 787-10 13-Aug-19 1 9V-SCM
Air Lease Corporation 787-10 14-Aug-19 1 VN-A879
EVA Air 787-10 14-Aug-19 1 B-17803
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. 787-9 14-Aug-19 1 JA923A
Australia P-8 737-800A 19-Aug-19 1 A47-012
FedEx Express 777F 19-Aug-19 1 N893FD
China Southern Airlines 787-9 21-Aug-19 1 B-20C6
FedEx Express 767-300F 27-Aug-19 1 N119FE
Turkish Airlines 787-9 28-Aug-19 1 TC-LLF
Juneyao Air Co., LTD. 787-9 29-Aug-19 1 B-20D1
China Southern Airlines 777-300ER 30-Aug-19 1 B-20C5
Air Lease Corporation 787-10 30-Aug-19 1 VN-A872

Monday, 9 September 2019

SE-RTI 737-8 Norwegian Air Sweden first flight

First flight Sep9 RNT-BFI flying as BOE324.

Msn 63974/7710 hex 4ACA89.  Leased from Arctic Aviation Assets DAC to Norwegian Air International for operation by Norwegian Air Sweden.

Flight tracking.

HL8351 737-8 Korean Air Lines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep9 BFI-MWH as BOE354 for storage.

Msn 63439/7674 hex 71C351.

Flight tracking.

B-20CR 737-8 Xiamen Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep9 Spokane to Grant County as BOE340 for storage after painting.

Msn 64678/7697 hex 781750.

Flight tracking.

N856BA 737-8 Hainan Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep9 BFI to Grant County as BOE759 for storage.  Probably painted but unsure if all white or in Hainan Airlines livery?

Msn 62535/7692 hex ABBDBC.

Flight tracking.

New Boeing Production Aircraft Registration labels -

Sunday, 8 September 2019

EY-... 737-8 Somon Air first flight

First flight Sep8 RNT-BFI flying as BOE256.  Painted white except for Somon Air rudder & winglet colors.  Frame is an Air Lease Corporation order and was originally for lease to Blue Air but now NTU and due to go on lease to Somon Air instead.  The white paint job is interesting but could be that a third party painting company have been contracted to do the full livery given the late change in lessee.  No registration assigned yet.

Msn 43306/7672 hex A13E31, decodes to N1799B and was probably wearing it.

Flight tracking.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

N249BE 737-8 China Eastern Airlines first flight

First flight Sep7 RNT-BFI flying as BOE620 and fully painted in China Eastern Yunnan Airlines livery to be operated by them.

Msn 61647/7708 hex A2518C which decodes to N249BE but wearing a N1796B sticker.  For final completion at the CCDC.

Flight tracking.

B-20CJ 787-9 China Southern Airlines return from painting

Flown Sep7 Fort Worth Meacham to CHS as BOE918 after painting.

Msn 63986/892 hex 781739.

Flight tracking.

A6-BNC 787-9 Etihad Airways flown back to Charleston

Flown Sep7 Scott AFB/MidAmerica St. Louis back to CHS as BOE120 now that Hurricane Dorian has passed.

Msn 42372/894 hex 89653A.

Flight tracking.

B-20C8 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Sep7 BFI-VCV as BOE705 for painting.

Msn 63282/7703 hex 7816FD.

Flight tracking.

EI-NUA 787-9 Neos flown back to Charleston

Flown Sep7 PAE-CHS as BOE375 now that Hurricane Dorian has passed.

Msn 65314/888 hex 4CA9E7.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking.

Friday, 6 September 2019

N8802Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Sep6 RNT-BFI flying as BOE043, unpainted.

Msn 65437/7701 hex AC2082.

Flight tracking.

B-20C8 737-8 China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Sep6 RNT-BFI as BOE705 unpainted.

Msn 63282/7703 hex 7816FD.

Flight tracking.

B-.... 787-9 Hainan Airlines return from painting and flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep6 Portland back PAE as BOE808 after painting all white, then 50 mins later flew over to Grant County for storage.  Still showing for Hainan Airlines Holding at the last check but the all white paint job strongly suggests that this frame is now NTU (not taken up) by Hainan Airlines.

Msn 62730/905 hex A007E4, decodes to N1006F and was wearing it.

Flight tracking.
Flight tracking to MWH.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

9V-SCN 787-10 Singapore Airlines delivery flight

Flew away Sep5-7 PAE to Singapore flying as SIA8878.

Msn 60263/896 hex 76CC6E.

Flight tracking.

HL8369 737-8 Eastar Jet return from painting

Flown Sep5 Victorville to BFI as BOE863, returning from painting.

Msn 43923/7700 hex 71C369.  Leased from ICBC Leasing.

Flight tracking.

PK-... 737-8 Lion Air first flight

First flight Sep5 RNT-BFI as BOE215 unpainted.  No registration allocated yet.

Msn 43014/7704 hex A13A34 - decodes to N1787B.

Flight tracking.

XA-MAW 737-8 Aeroméxico flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep5 BFI-MWH as BOE958 for storage.

Msn 43755/7648 hex 0D0B81.

Flight tracking.

B-20AT 737-8 China Southern Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep5 BFI-MWH as BOE702 for storage.

Msn 63280/7646 hex 7816C7.

Flight tracking.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

N27526 737-9 United Airlines first flight

First flight Sep4 RNT-BFI flying as BOE126, unpainted.

Msn 64499/7711 hex A2BBCC.

Flight tracking.

B-20C9 737-8 China Southern Airlines return from painting

Flown Sep4 Acadiana-BFI as BOE704 returning from painting.

Msn 63283/7691 hex 7816FC.

Flight tracking.

PR-XML 737-8 Gol Linhas Aéreas first flight

First flight Sep4 from RNT flying as BOE810 and terminated at Spokane to be painted there.

Msn 43996/7712 hex E4952F.

Flight tracking.

A7-BHA 787-9 Qatar Airways first flight

First flight from PAE Sep4 as BOE937 unpainted and terminated at Portland PDX to be painted there.

Msn 64217/909 hex 06A2E4.

Flight tracking.

N47524 737-9 United Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep4 BFI-MWH as BOE124 for storage.

Msn 64501/7686 hex A5D668.

Flight tracking.

N37525 737-9 United Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep4 BFI-MWH as BOE125 for storage.

Msn 64500/7695 hex A4491A.

Flight tracking.

N8801Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep4 BFI-MWH as BOE041 for storage.

Msn 65436/7679 hex AC205F.

Flight tracking.

B-20CQ 737-8 Xiamen Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep4 from Spokane to Grant County as BOE339 for storage after painting at GEG.

Msn 64677/7690 hex 78174F.

Flight tracking.

VT-MBB 737-8 SpiceJet flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep4 Victorville to Grant County as BOE694 for storage after painting at VCV.

Msn 60219/7696 hex A14306, decodes to N1800B.  Leased from CDB Aviation.

Flight tracking.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

B-.... 787-9 Hainan Airlines return from painting

Flown Sep3 Portland to PAE as BOE806 after painting.  All white fuselage with no titles but still with tail in Hainan's red/yellow livery.  The only thing that appears to have changed since it departed to Portland are the engine covers have been painted white.

Msn 62733/887 hex A007CC - decodes to N1005S.

Flight tracking.

N617UP 747-8F UPS Airlines delivery flight

Flew away Sep3 PAE-Louisville flying as UPS9105.

Msn 64263/1555 hex A80A8F.

Flight tracking.

B-20CK 777-300ER China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Sep3 PAE-PAE as BOE409 fully painted.

Msn 65418/1618 hex 781738.

Flight tracking.

HP-9910CMP 737-9 Copa Airlines first flight

First flight Sep3 RNT-BFI flying as BOE060, fully painted.

Msn 44168/7702 hex 0C20F6.

Flight tracking.

N37523 737-9 United Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep3 BFI-MWH as BOE123 for storage.

Msn 43461/7673 hex A44918.

Flight tracking.

PK-... 737-9 Sriwijaya Air flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep3 BFI-MWH as BOE501 for storage.  Still no reg assigned yet.

Msn 43391/7669 hex A136C3, decodes to N1779B and probably wearing it.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking.

XA-MAZ 737-9 Aeroméxico flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Sep3 BFI-MWH as BOE601 for storage.

Msn 43754/7678 hex 0D0BA1.

Flight tracking.

Monday, 2 September 2019

A6-BNC 787-9 Etihad Airways flown to Scott AFB

Flown Sep2 as BOE120, CHS to Scott AFB/MidAmerica St. Louis airport for temporary parking due to Hurricane Dorian.

Msn 42372/894 hex 89653A.

Flight tracking.

9V-SCN 787-10 Singapore Airlines flown to Paine Field

Flown Sep2 CHS-PAE as BOE014 probably due to proximity of Hurricane Dorian at CHS.

Msn 60263/896 hex 76CC6E.

Flight tracking.

EI-NUA 787-9 Neos first flight

First flight Sep2 from CHS flying as BOE375 and flown to Paine Field, probably due to proximity of Hurricane Dorian.

Msn 65314/888 hex 4CA9E7.  Leased from Air Lease Corporation.

Flight tracking.