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VIDEO: Airbus A380s Landing at LAX

This video, by SpeedbirdHD, highlights multiple Airbus A380s landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The video shows Qantas, Air France, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air and China Southern all touching down. So which one landed the best?

The Dreamliner Flies Again: Pictures of China Southern 787 Landing at Paine Field

A China Southern Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands at Paine Field earlier today. Photograph by Michael O'Leary

China Southern Boeing 787 Dreamliner B-2727 lands at Paine Field earlier today. Photograph by Michael O’Leary.

The world-wide fleet of Boeing 787 might be grounded, but Boeing flew one Dreamliners from Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas to Everett. The ferry-flight only contained Boeing employees and was used to run a test on the lithium-ion batteries. During the flight, the battery had to be closely monitored and no issues were reported.

Some in the media are reporting the aircraft was in Texas for painting. Maybe it could been having touch up work, but the aircraft, B2727, has been painted since late 2012.

The FAA approved this ferry-flight, but has not approved future test flights. Hopefully we will be able to see more 787 test flights in the air soon. See video of the landing on KING5.

A China Southern Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives a Paine Field in Everett Thursday. All other Dreamliners are grounded. Boeing was granted premision to fly this aircraft to Everett.

A China Southern Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives a Paine Field in Everett Thursday. All other Dreamliners are grounded. Boeing was granted permission to fly this aircraft to Everett. Photography by Michael O’Leary.

 

PHOTOS: A China Southern Boeing 787 With Special Livery Has First Flight

China Southern's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be delivered readies for take off at Paine Field. Photo by Malcolm Muir.

China Southern’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be delivered readies for take off at Paine Field. Photo by Malcolm Muir.

A China Southern Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner in special livery took its first flight yesterday at Paine Field and  AirlineReporter.com correspondent Malcolm Muir was there to catch it in action. One of the first chilly and windy days in Seattle made it a bit more difficult, but you have to be ready for unfriendly weather if you plan spot in Everett.

China Southern's 787 taxis at Paine Field. Photo by Malcolm Muir.

China Southern’s 787 taxis at Paine Field. Photo by Malcolm Muir.

For some reason, the airline still has not been publicly talked about the livery and is almost seeming to try to keep it a secret. This is unfortunate, since many spotters have already caught the impressive new design. It is currently rumored that nine out of the ten China Southern 787s will sport this special livery.

“The livery stands out really well against the other aircraft and definitely an improvement over standard china southern livery,” Muir explained.  I have to agree. I have been able to see this livery up close on the flight line and it is more breath taking in person than the photos can show.

Spotting a 787 at Paine Field would not be complete without a head-on shot. Photo by Malcolm Muir.

Spotting a 787 at Paine Field would not be complete without a head-on shot. Photo by Malcolm Muir.

China Southern’s standard livery is not too shabby looking, but quite a bit more conservative than this special 787 design.

The Dreamliner, B-2727,  took off a bit after noon on Friday and according to FlightAware.com, flew for about an hour and 40 minutes over Washington state before returning to Everett.

And lift off. China Southern's 787 is about to go on a 1hr 40min flight and return back to Paine Field. Photo by Malcolm Muir.

And lift off. China Southern’s 787 is about to go on a 1hr 40min flight and return back to Paine Field. Photo by Malcolm Muir.

China Southern was originally scheduled to take delivery of their first 787 by the end of September, but that obviously has not happened yet.

The airline is the third to offer a special livery of their 787 Dreamliner after ANA and United.

PHOTOS: The Wonderful Liveries of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

It has been a long while since I have made a new post highlighting the many airline liveries we have now seen on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. These are all the liveries we have physically seen on the Dreamliner, so no computer composite images here:

We got to see United's livery on the 787 for the first time yesterday. Image from United's livestream.

We got to see United’s livery on the 787 for the first time yesterday. Image from United’s livestream.

Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner (ET-AOQ) taken in July 2012 by Moonm.

Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner (ET-AOQ) taken in July 2012 by Tony Rodgers (aka Moonm) at Paine Field.

A big thanks to Tony Rodgers (moonm) for allowing me to use his Ethiopian 787 photo.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner seen at Farnborough in July 2012.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner seen at Farnborough in July 2012.

Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 Dreamliner taken in March 2012 at Paine Field.

Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 Dreamliner taken in March 2012 at Paine Field.

JAL's old livery on the 787 Dreamliner. Image by The Boeing Company.

JAL’s old livery on the 787 Dreamliner. Image by The Boeing Company.

ANA's delivery livery, that showed up on the first two of their 787 Dreamliners. Taken at Paine Field.

ANA’s delivery livery, that showed up on the first two of their 787 Dreamliners. Taken at Paine Field.

ANA's modified Dreamliner livery with the "787" on the side. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.

ANA’s modified Dreamliner livery with the “787″ on the side. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.

The older ANA livery before the "787" was added to the side. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.

The older ANA livery before the “787″ was added to the side. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.

Air India Boeing 787 taking off from Paine Field. Image by The Boeing Company.

Air India Boeing 787 taking off from Paine Field. Image by The Boeing Company.

China Southern's Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

China Southern’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Royal Air Maroc Dreamliner at Paine Field.

Royal Air Maroc Dreamliner at Paine Field.

ZA003 at the Doha International Airport for the Dreamliner World Tour. Image by The Boeing Company.

ZA003 at the Doha International Airport for the Dreamliner World Tour. Image by The Boeing Company.

ZA006 shows off the Dreamliner "light" livery. Image by The Boeing Company.

ZA006 shows off the Dreamliner “light” livery. Image by The Boeing Company.

And where it all became. The Dreamliner livery seen on ZA001 on her maiden flight. Image by The Boeing Company.

And where it all became. The Dreamliner livery seen on ZA001 on her maiden flight. Image by The Boeing Company.

So which one is your favorite? Your least favorite?

Photos of Boeing 787 Dreamliner with China Southern Livery

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What a nice sunny day in Seattle today. Perfect to venture over to Paine Field to check out the newest livery on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner: China Southern. B-2725 is currently parked next to the Future of Flight with Dreamliners for JAL, Air India and ANA.