Seattle • Boeing Field & King County International Airport [BFI/KBFI] WA. USA 14/09/09

by AeroWorldpictures Team
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Boeing Field, officially King County International Airport (IATA: BFI, ICAO: KBFI, FAA LID: BFI), is a public airport owned and operated by King County, five miles south of downtown Seattle, Washington. The airport has some passenger service, but is mostly used by general aviation and cargo. It is named for the founder of Boeing, William E. Boeing. Except for the World War II period, when it was taken over by the U.S. government, Boeing Field was Seattle's main passenger airport from its construction in 1928 until Seattle-Tacoma International Airport began operations in the late 1940s. The Boeing Company continues to use the field for testing and delivery of its airplanes, and it is still a major regional cargo hub. It is also used by Air Force One when the President of the United States visits the Seattle area. Boeing Field currently has no scheduled passenger jet airline service. The last jet service was operated by Hughes Airwest in 1971. The Boeing Company has facilities at the airport. Final preparations for delivery of Boeing 737 aircraft after the first test flight are made at Boeing Field. Boeing facilities at the airport have also included a paint hangar and flight test facilities. The initial assembly of the 737 was at Boeing Field in the 1960s because the factory in Renton was at capacity building the Boeing 707 and Boeing 727. After 271 aircraft, production moved to Renton in late 1970. The Museum of Flight is on the southwest corner of the field.
BFI # Spotting 2009 by Stéphane C / AWP Team

BFI # Spotting 2009

by Stéphane C / AWP Team

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BFI # The Museum of Flight by Stéphane C / AWP Team

BFI # The Museum of Flight

by Stéphane C / AWP Team

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