, also known as Snohomish County Airport
is a public airport located in unincorporated Snohomish County
, between Mukilteo
. It is served by a Federal Aviation Administration control tower
, and has precision and non-precision instrument approaches
available to pilots.
Paine Field is home to the Boeing Everett Factory
, the world's largest building by volume
, and the primary assembly location for Boeing's
Paine Field is also home to Aviation Technical Services (ATS), one of the nation's largest aviation maintenance facilities. ATS operate a facility; formerly operated by Goodrich
, and sold to ATS in the fall of 2007. ATS does 'heavy' checks for a number of airlines and cargo companies. According to their web page, they average of 443 Aircraft Redeliveries each year.
Paine Field is home to three flight schools — Regal Air, — making it a popular destination for flight training.
Paine Field was originally constructed in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration
project. At the time of development, it was envisioned that the Airport would create jobs and economic growth in the region by becoming one of the ten new "super airports" around the country.
On July 25, 1966, Boeing
announced that it would build the Boeing 747
, a jet airliner
capable of carrying nearly... Read More