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PICTURES: Enjoying Paine Field With 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 747-8s

Two Royal Air Maroc and one JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner next to the Future of Flight

Two Royal Air Maroc and one JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner next to the Future of Flight

Here it is, theĀ beginningĀ of October and for some odd reason we are having really nice weather in Seattle. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. Knowing Saturday was probably going to be one of the last sunny days we are going to see around these parts and knowing Boeing towed three Boeing 787’s right next to the Future of Flight, I figured it was a really nice day to go visit Paine Field (KPAE) again.

How many brand spak'n new Boeing aircraft can you identify here?

How many brand spak'n new Boeing aircraft can you identify here?

There are a lot of Boeing 787 Dreamliners sitting outside waiting for parts. There are so many, that Boeing is having to get creative with where they are parking the aircraft. There are now three 787 Dreamliners parked next to the Future of Flight and two more outside the Boeing hangars. The three by the Future of Flight are two Royal Air Maroc Dreamliners and one JAL. By the hangars is a JAL and one all white 787 (photo).

That's a lot of eye candy at Boeing's fuel dock

That's a lot of eye candy at Boeing's fuel dock

The Dreamliners aren’t the only thing overly impressive on this trip. There were also five aircraft sitting at the Boeing fuel dock. Two Dreamlifters, one Boeing 747-8, one Boeing 777 for V Australia and one Boeing 767 for JAL.

It is a stare off between Boeing 747-8's

It is a stare off between Boeing 747-8's

On the east side are quite a few new Boeing 747-8s. The British Airways World Cargo 747 is still sitting with just a blue belly as it was a few weeks back. There is also a nice collection of Boeing 747-8F in Korean Air Cargo and Cathay Pacific liveries. There was also one that just has the rudder painted and is a Nippon Cargo Airlines 747-8F (photo).

Visiting Paine Field is always an awesome experience, especially when it is sunny. I feel very lucky to live just a quick 15 minute drive from one of the most interesting airports in the world.

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3 comments to PICTURES: Enjoying Paine Field With 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 747-8s

  • allan croft

    I BET YOU WON’T SO MENY PLANES PARKED UP AT AIRBUS IN FRANCE WAITING PARTS???.

    • Peter

      Waiting for parts? Most of these aren’t even released/certified models yet. To me, it looks like we’re going to see a lot of deliveries right after the first delivery occurs. Did Airbus have a dozen A380s nearly ready for delivery when they made their first delivery? No, in the first twelve months they delivered about a dozen total. Counting the ETOPS aircraft and the ones in final assembly and excluding the first three that Boeing won’t be delivering, I’d be surprised if Boeing doesn’t have a dozen Dreamliners near ready for delivery when they make first delivery of the 787, and from the looks of it, the 747 may be looking the same since they plan to deliver all the test aircraft.

  • What a great place to spend the day! I remember our last trip there….February a few years back…..a beautifully cold and clear winter morning. When we were on the tour bus that takes you from the Museum around the runways over to the giant manufacturing buildings — and the DreamLIFTER landed right while we were crossing around the runways. Quite the sight.

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