SWISS is inching closer and closer to taking delivery of their first Boeing 777 aircraft in January.
With her out of final assembly, she is being prepped for paint and according to Matt of PaineAirport.com, she’s scheduled to be ferried to Portland, Oregon on December 23. Once at PDX, she’ll spend a few days getting her white and red and will be brought back to Paine Field for final preparations ahead of a January delivery.
Matt was generous to share some of his photos showing HB-JNA in Paine Field over the last last few days:
And just a few minutes ago, he shared this photo of JNA being prepared for her flight to ‘PDX’ tomorrow:
Swiss 777 HB-JNA scheduled for a ferry flight Dec. 23 Paine Field to the PDX paint hangar pic.twitter.com/xar5aJkQmJ
— Paine Airport (@mattcawby) December 23, 2015
If all goes well and to schedule with her delivery, she’ll debut on intra-European routes in February so that crews have a chance to acclimate to their newest aircraft before it is assigned to long haul routes. Ultimately 9 777 will serve in the LX fleet.
You may want to follow Matt on Twitter (@mattcawby) for regular updates on the newest aircraft coming out of the Boeing factory in Everett!