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Ethiopian First 787 Being Painted In Ft Worth  
User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 734 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17153 times:

Presumably the first 787 to go to ET was flown from PAE to FTW for a paint job.

L/N 49
C/N 34745
N1020K
Reg: ET-AOQ
http://www.planespotters.net/Product...4745,ET-AOQ-Ethiopian-Airlines.php

The PAE-FTW flight path: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE262

Some photos at PAE (BEFORE pictures)

http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot....aoq-b787-8-ethiopian-flown-to.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/7562941978/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/7540456272/
http://paineairport.com/kpae5216.htm
http://paineairport.com/kpae5234.htm

The AFTER pix will be the best scheme on a 787 >>> Yeah, I am biased  

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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16738 times:

I hope it looks as good as their 77Ls.

User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16313 times:

Would be nice if ET did a special scheme for the 787

User currently offlineet767fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 31 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 15937 times:

Who knows we might be in for a great surprise!


caution: wake turbulance!
User currently offlineFiedman From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 15273 times:

Am I crazy or did they not have one already painted in Ethiopian Colours, I seem to recall a picture for another site that showed a 787 in Ethiopian Colours or maybe I was seeing another airline.


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User currently offlinesimpilot459 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 14929 times:

There are photos with the rudder already painted. Most planes have painted control surfaces when they leave the factory.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/flightblogger/6254731686/

How many planes do they plan to do in Ft Worth? I don't recall hearing about this before, but I could just be out of the loop or have a fading memory.



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User currently offlinesoundtrack From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 14435 times:

When does ET get their first delivery?

User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 14436 times:

Quoting simpilot459 (Reply 5):
Am I crazy or did they not have one already painted in Ethiopian Colours, I seem to recall a picture for another site that showed a 787 in Ethiopian Colours or maybe I was seeing another airline.

May be because there is no 787 painted in full ET livery just the rudder.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 14298 times:

Quoting Fiedman (Reply 4):
Am I crazy or did they not have one already painted in Ethiopian Colours, I seem to recall a picture for another site that showed a 787 in Ethiopian Colours or maybe I was seeing another airline.

I thought so as well


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12148 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 13529 times:

Quoting simpilot459 (Reply 5):
There are photos with the rudder already painted

The rudder has to be painted during assembly as it is a balanced control surface.


User currently offlinedlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 12216 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

This 787 has a lower ln/cn, but now appears to not be the first for Ethiopian:

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Photo © David Lednicer



I caught ln49 taking off on Thursday and the photo is in the queue. Strangely, the rudder was not painted with the Ethiopian paint scheme (it was white).


User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 734 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9714 times:

Some additional data from ET's website:

  • Plane will stay in TX (They say San Antonio, what we have read thus far says Ft Worth) for 12 days
  • It will then fly back to SEA for delivery to ET
  • Delivery in early Aug
http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/news/pressreleases.aspx?hl=%20320

What facility is that in Ft Worth/San Antonio that would be used for the paint job? Boeing facility? Is the paint shop in PAE that backed up? And as most of you have noted, why weren't the rudders painted in Mfg? Very strange as I seem to recall that LN49 has always been a ET destined plane...

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 8):

Quoting Fiedman (Reply 4):
Am I crazy or did they not have one already painted in Ethiopian Colours, I seem to recall a picture for another site that showed a 787 in Ethiopian Colours or maybe I was seeing another airline.

I thought so as well

I was fooled like you guys. I think it may have been the 77Ls but I did a search and could not find any fully painted ET 787, so unless I did not search well enough, LN49 will be the first plane is fully color scheme.

BTW, do we know at which LN the heavy rework is no longer required? Must be in the mid 40s...


User currently offlineJalapeno From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9486 times:

Any idea when it's leaving? I would love to get some pics!

User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 734 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8976 times:

Quoting Jalapeno (Reply 12):
Any idea when it's leaving? I would love to get some pics!

The ET PR says the plane will be at Ft Worth for 12 days so leaving around July 24.


User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8935 times:

Boeing has two separate operations in Texas. They are painting planes in Fort Worth. Here in San Antonio, they are doing required upgrades to the early 787 frames. There apparently is not enough space nor people in Seattle. so Boeing is using their facility here at Kelly USA, the former Kelly AFB.

User currently offlinedynamicsguy From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 873 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8933 times:

Quoting ETinCaribe (Reply 11):
What facility is that in Ft Worth/San Antonio that would be used for the paint job?

Boeing has contracted painting for the Charleston-built 787s - link. Looks like they'll be sending some Everett-built airframes there too.

Quoting ETinCaribe (Reply 11):
Is the paint shop in PAE that backed up?

Yes, and their PDX facilities where 777s often get painted. Note that 777 production has increased, they have to get through a backlog of 747s and 787s, 1-2 767s a month and new 787s are coming off the line and going to paint rather than being stored at PAE.


User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 734 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8564 times:

Thanks traindoc and dynamicsguy. Do you know if it is common to not have the rudder painted in Mfg? I have never noticed that before.

User currently offlinedlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8031 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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This is ln49 departing KPAE for a flight to Fort Worth:

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Photo © David Lednicer



User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11691 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7275 times:

LN49 on its way to Paine Field: http://nl.flightaware.com/live/fligh...2/history/20120725/1411Z/KFTW/KPAE


Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe.
User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6927 times:

Here she is

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Photo © Josh Rawlin


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Photo © Walt Blake



User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6333 times:

Will ET take two 787 at once. nyc787,blogspot.com shows ET-AOQ and ET-AOR in final prep for delivery. And ET has the 787 doing ADD-CAN-ADD daily which requires 2 frames from AUG 16. Anybody have more info on this?

User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5891 times:

Ethiopian will operate the 787 on a delivery/revenue flight on Aug 16 from IAD-ADD. It will be ET 2501 leaving IAD at 12:30pm and Arriving ADD at 9:00 AM on the 17th.

User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5891 times:

Will this be the first scheduled 787 service into LHR?


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5834 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 22):
Will this be the first scheduled 787 service into LHR?

I doubt it. ET has so far CAN and JNB scheduled for the 787. DXB is set next after the first 2 destinations.


User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

ET will take delivery of the 787 on Aug 14.

"Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on August 14, 2012, in Seattle, Washington.

Ethiopian is proud to be the first airline from Africa, Europe, Americas and Middle East to take delivery of the Dreamliner, and to be able to offer its passengers the ultimate travel experience on-board this game changing aircraft before other carriers. “The fact that we are the first airline outside Japan to receive this ultra modern aircraft is an affirmation of our continuing pioneering role in African aviation. It is also a testimony of our commitment to give our passengers the best possible travel experience, with the best industry products and services.,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.

After taking delivery, Ethiopian will fly its Dreamliner to Washington D.C. the next day, where the aircraft will be on display. During the exhibition, Ethiopian Dreamliner is expected to be visited by US Senators and House Representatives as well as Ambassadors, Executives from the World Bank and IMF, members of the Ethiopian community, the media and other invited guests.

Ethiopian Dreamliner, the first to be received by a non-Japanese carrier, will make its historic trip to Africa and will touchdown at Bole Addis Ababa International Airport on August 16, 2012. The airline will hold celebrations in Addis Ababa for the arrival of the aircraft and will soon announce its first Dream destinations."


25 Post contains links ETinCaribe : Wow, that's quite something. It won't most likely. If time permitted, it would have been cool to go SEA-LHR (or even with a stop in IAD) to get there
26 Post contains images Amexair : I'm so bummed I won't be in Addis to witness this historic event. Also, I thought it would be the second non-Japanese Dreamliner since Air India is e
27 Post contains links dkny : ET-AOQ to be named "Africa Frist" http://ethiopianairlines.com/en/news/pressreleases.aspx?hl=%20326 "Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian, said,
28 Post contains links ETinCaribe : Hmmm, sounds a bit cheesy if you ask me. Why not just AFRICA! Reminds me of the "Ethiopia Tikdem" (Ethiopia First) slogan during the Communist era. S
29 MSN007 : Actually it fits perfectly as it is indeed the first 787 in the continent.
30 Post contains links and images ETinCaribe : Ok folks, this is the big day for ET. Only the 3rd operator to take ownership of a Dreamliner is a nice milestone that I am sure we will hear about ma
31 Post contains links and images ETinCaribe : ET-AOQ has now been handed over to ET. She left PAE a few minutes ago on her way to IAD. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETAOQ Additional PR from E
32 working2gether : I'm heading over to IAD in a bit to watch it land. I'll take some videos and pictures and post them.
33 ETinCaribe : Excellent, thanks a lot.
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