If you’ve been visiting LH Flyer over the past few days, you might be thinking that the only things happening at Paine Field last week were related to Lufthansa aircraft.    Granted, Lufthansa did take delivery of their last Cargo 777 (D-ALFE), they did unveil the much anticipated Retro Livery on one of their 747-8i (D-ABYT), and of course there was yet another 747, D-ABYS, that underwent her final flight tests ahead of delivery to LH.    For those of you that may have missed some of these moments, you can find those posts here:

D-ALFE:  Lufthansa Cargo’s last 777F

D-ABYS:  Final test and customer flights ahead of delivery.

D-ABYT: Part I (First Looks & Inaugural Flight), Part II (Return From Inaugural Flight), Part III (Additional photos).

However it was a busy week at Paine Field for other carriers as well.   Several airlines took deliveries of their newest birds, Boeing unveiled a few newly painted planes and a variety of test flights filled the 3 days that I spent there.  I’m glad that I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in Everett since it’s location right next to the airport made it easy to see everything that was going on, even in the middle of the night!

Because of the amount of photos, I’ll break this plane spotting post into 2 or 3 parts.   Part 2 and 3 will follow in the next few days.

To see my other Plane Spotting related posts, please visit the Plane Spotting Index or Aero-Shots.com where you can see my growing collection (i.e. work in progress) of Airline photographs.

Enjoy!

 

Cathay's B-KQV enters the runway for her test flight

Cathay’s B-KQV enters the runway for her test flight

A new United 787 departs on her final test flight prior to delivery.

A new United 787 departs on her final test flight prior to delivery.

TK's TV-JJV 777 approaches Paine Field

TK’s TV-JJV 777 approaches Paine Field

Turkish 777 touchdown after ferry flight from California where she was painted.

Turkish 777 touchdown after ferry flight from California where she was painted.

Singapore's 9V-SNA prepares for a test flight.

Singapore’s 9V-SNA prepares for a test flight.

Qatar's 787 A7-BCS departs for a final test flight

Qatar’s 787 A7-BCS departs for a final test flight


Its not all about modern AIrliners at Paine Field.....This DC3 prepares for takeoff.

Its not all about modern AIrliners at Paine Field…..This DC3 prepares for takeoff.

A rare sight, an ANA 777 being moved in the Boeing Factory.

A rare sight, an ANA 777 being moved in the Boeing Factory.

KLM's 777 (new livery) prepares for her first-ever flight.

KLM’s 777 (new livery) prepares for her first-ever flight.

KLM's newest 777 approaches Paine Field

KLM’s newest 777 approaches Paine Field

Hainan's newest 787 minutes after being removed from the Paint Hangar.

Hainan’s newest 787 minutes after being removed from the Paint Hangar.

Cathay's B-KQV enters the runway for her test flight

Cathay’s B-KQV enters the runway for her test flight

A unique angle as this CX 777 executed an intentional missed approach.

A unique angle as this CX 777 executed an intentional missed approach.

Batik Air's newest 737

Batik Air’s newest 737

American Airlines 737

American Airlines 737