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Boeing Taps PDX 2 Giant Vancant Hangers  
User currently offlineLHPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 355 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7094 times:

Brand new, greensheathed Boeing jets will begin touching down at PDX this summer to be painted inside these Hangers...PDX spotters, this will be an awesome treat!....Well see just about every currently built commercial aircraft Boeing produces....They also signed a 15 year lease............This has been a banner year at PDX on all fronts......

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User currently offlineLHPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7076 times:

The two hangers will paint new 747's, 777, and 767...Hopfully the dreamliner also...................I think our proximity to Seattle played a role with this decision making.........The arcticle can be found in the front page of Satuday's Oregonian title "BOEING TAPS PORTLAND FOR JET-SIZE PAINT JOB"..Great job Port of Portland!

User currently offlineSkyGazer From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7026 times:

Where are they currently being painted? Paine?


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User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6938 times:

Quoting LHPDX (Reply 1):
The two hangers will paint new 747's, 777, and 767...Hopfully the dreamliner also

The Dreamliner might be painted before final assembly...


User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2691 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6900 times:

Quoting LHPDX (Thread starter):
Brand new, greensheathed Boeing jets will begin touching down at PDX this summer to be painted inside these Hangers...PDX spotters, this will be an awesome treat!....Well see just about every currently built commercial aircraft Boeing produces....They also signed a 15 year lease............This has been a banner year at PDX on all fronts......

Freakin sweetness! Big grin

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User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6848 times:

That's a lot of sales tax free paint...  Wink

User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6829 times:

Quoting SkyGazer (Reply 2):
Where are they currently being painted? Paine?

I think they're painted in the large hangars at BFI. Correct me if I'm wrong though.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29691 posts, RR: 84
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6825 times:
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Quoting SkyGazer (Reply 2):
Where are they currently being painted? Paine?

Correct. There is a large paint shop across Highway 526 from the main factory. Planes are towed across a bridge at night (since traffic pretty much stops to watch).

The PDX facility has done airline conversion work (a few of UA's 772s went their to be converted for their new owners) so it makes sense to leverage it for Boeing work now that all widebody production is ramping up.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5831 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6768 times:
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Boeing has had airplanes painted at PDX before, but with all the orders and the lack of capacity at Paine, Boeing needs it. And yes, the proximity of PDX I'm sure was a factor. Good for Portland!

The paint shops for the 737's are pretty much at capacity right now, too!


User currently offlineLHPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6738 times:

Were getting the big one's baby not the narrow bodies...Extend 28R/10L ASAP!

User currently offlineLHPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6677 times:

I think Boeing take advantage of some of the excess property at PDX.......Seattle will always be the largest of the two airport and Portland has penty of land to spare....................

User currently offlineLHPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6673 times:

I think Boeing should take advantage of some of the excess property at PDX.......Seattle will always be the largest of the two airport and Boeing top aircraft producer, but Portland has penty of land to spare....................Were also very close too so both cities could win from Boeings successes...........

User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6607 times:

Quoting LHPDX (Thread starter):
Well see just about every currently built commercial aircraft Boeing produces..

At the 2 times I've flown in and out of PDX, I think I've seen every airplane made by the civilian western world, from the 747-400 down.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6607 times:

Quoting LHPDX (Reply 11):
I think Boeing should take advantage of some of the excess property at PDX.......

Agreed. This will alow them to buy cheap property at rock bottom prices. Lets have a PDX spotters thread about whos going to get painted.

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User currently offlineAlexchao From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6536 times:

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 6):
I think they're painted in the large hangars at BFI. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

All twin-aisle airplanes are painted in PAE, while single-aisle airplanes are painted in RNT or BFI.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5831 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6436 times:
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Quoting LHPDX (Reply 9):
Were getting the big one's baby not the narrow bodies...Extend 28R/10L ASAP!

Why? These airplanes will be empty!

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 6):
think they're painted in the large hangars at BFI. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

The largest hangar at BFI on the Boeing side is for flight test.

I'm glad to see Boeing increasing their presence in the Pacific Northwest.


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6343 times:

That'll give me a good reason to stay an extra day in Portland during my annual business trip in the summer!  Smile


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User currently offlineJayinKitsap From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

BFI has a 2 bay Paint Hanger, one baay for 737, one for 757. It was builtin the early 90's. I designed the insulated walkable ceilings in it. They can heat it up to 130 F to bake the paint.

I believe the PAE paint hanger is a single bay.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6265 times:

So, when does the work begin?
And, how many jobs does this involve? Transfers or new hires?



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User currently offlineLHPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6167 times:

Around 100 jobs..................All of this will begin in May............27 planes should pass thru Portland from May-January............

User currently offlineMham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6155 times:

What will Boeing do with the space they no longer use at Paine?

User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6018 times:

Quoting LHPDX (Reply 9):
Were getting the big one's baby not the narrow bodies...Extend 28R/10L ASAP!

Actually, heavies with nothing aboard except fuel will be quite capable of taking off on 28R/10L  Smile Even so, the tower will probably favor 10R/28L for these birds because the hangars in question are on the south end of the field...  Wink



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9379 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Quoting Mham001 (Reply 20):
What will Boeing do with the space they no longer use at Paine?

I'm wondering if those hangers will be used for the 787 somehow. I'm really unsure of why Boeing would not do the painting in PAE, but I'm sure they have a good reason.



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User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5929 times:

It will be nice to see some 747-400's and 777-300's come into PDX this summer. If anybody didn't know, Skywest moved out of the southern hangar. They are now in a smaller hangar next to United's Air Freight building.

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3965 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5688 times:

I wasn't aware of that, thanks for the info.

25 Stirling : Sounds like Portland is going to be the new darling of the spotters crowd......good, the database could use more shots taken at PDX!! Ever notice how
26 LTBEWR : If I am correct, Boeing already has some other operations and facilities in the PDX area, including away from the airport. Perhaps they are trying to
27 Gunsontheroof : Not to be the technicality-obsessed thread crasher, but factory-fresh jets flying PAE/BFI/RNT-PDX aren't going to be coming in particularly heavy. Yo
28 BlatantEcho : This is just awesome news. Nothing like heavies roaring off over the Columbia on a mid-summers day. Good times.
29 Kaitak744 : If they use the paint facilities in PDX, will they demolish 1 or 2 of the paint hangars at PAE and use the area for pre-delivery-ramp space?
30 Post contains links Seachaz : Here is a link to the story out of the Oregonian: http://www.oregonlive.com/news/orego...101941120460.xml&coll=7&thispage=2 "...Boeing began looking f
31 Piercey : It sounds like a convert to 787 job, with PDX becoming the 777/747 completion site.
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