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Through the lens: Dreamliners at Paine Field – Bangalore Aviation
LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 CC-BBG. Seen here taxing back to the flight line at Paine Field after a test flight.
LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 CC-BBG. Seen here taxing back to the flight line at Paine Field after a test flight.

Through the lens: Dreamliners at Paine Field

Last week we were at Seattle, the home of Boeing, more specifically Paine Field the home of Boeing wide-bodies. Every type of Boeing’s current wide body line up is manufactured at Paine Field which includes the 787 dreamliner, the 777 and the 747-8. These planes are manufactured at the factory building of Boeing which is the biggest building by volume in the world.

The runway at Paine Field is used for all the flight testing of new Boeing planes before their delivery. While we were at the airport there were movements of two brand new 787 dreamliners.

The first was CC-BBG, a 787-8 destined for LAN Airlines. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce RR Trent 1000 engines.

LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 CC-BBG
LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 CC-BBG
LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 CC-BBG. Seen here landing at  Paine Field after a test flight.
LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 CC-BBG. Seen here landing at Paine Field after a test flight.

The second movement of the day was JY-BAA, the first 787-8 destined for Royal Jordanian. It is powered by two General Electric GEnx-1B engines.

Royal Jordanian JY-BAA Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Seen taxing to the runway at Paine Field to perform a high speed taxi and brake test.
Royal Jordanian JY-BAA Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Seen taxing to the runway at Paine Field to perform a high speed taxi and brake test.
Royal Jordanian JY-BAA Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Seen on the runway at Paine Field to perform a high speed taxi and brake test.
Royal Jordanian JY-BAA Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Seen on the runway at Paine Field to perform a high speed taxi and brake test.

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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