Jet City Report update - 14 July 2010
After a long absence, I’m back to posting. My apologies for not making my posts a regular occurrence.
Image courtesy of the Boeing Company
Boeing's Sky Interior
The first 737NG with Boeing’s new Sky interior will be on flyDubai’s A6-FDJ (cn 40237/3356) and should make it’s first flight out of Renton Municipal airport by the end of next week. This plane will be flight testing for a few months at Boeing Field before delivery and will have a temporary Boeing company N-number assigned for the flight testing phase. This plane’s block number is YR001 and will use the call sign “Boeing 001 Experimental.” Now don’t confuse this with ZA001, the first 787 Dreamliner who flies as “Boeing 001 Heavy Experimental.” When Boeing planes with the same callsigns fly on the same day, they usually resort to flying as the last three digits of their line number. So, YR001 (being the less prestigious of the two) will probably be flying as “Boeing 356” more often than not. For more information on Boeing’s sky interior, follow this link.
McChord Air Expo
The 2010 McChord Air Expo is this Saturday and Sunday at McChord Field (KTCM/TCM). Arrivals day will be this Thursday for performers and Friday for static displayed aircraft. The airshow will feature A B-2 flyby and a multitude of static and air displays. McChord Field is home to the US Air Force's 62nd Airlift Wing which flies the McDonnell Doulas C-17A. For more information on the airshow and performers, follow this link.
Stay tuned for a P-8 Poseidon and AEW&C programme update which will be my next blog post.