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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Qantas B737-838 "Bring it on" Photos

Qantas Boeing 737-838 VH-VXG arrived back into Brisbane today from Cairns as QF709 and later departed to Sydney as QF533. Here are some pictures of the newely added "Bring it on" titles which were added to promote the Australian rugby team up-coming series against The England Lions.

Cessna 550 Citation VH-FYP

Cessna Citation 550 VH-FYP msn 550-0152 operated by Skypac Aviation P/L made a rare visit to Brisbane this morning flying in from Cessnock, NSW. I believe this is its first visit to BNE. The citation is due out to Mackay late morning and returning this afternoon.

Global 5000 N755RA

Visiting again is Global 5000 N755RA msn 9468 which arrived Brisbane last night from Singapore Seletar.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Qantas B737-838 VH-VXG "Bring it on"

Qantas Boeing 737-838 VH-VXG arrived tonight from Melbourne as QF632 with newely added "Bring it on" titles added to promote the Australian rugby team up-coming series against The England Lions which will be held in Australia. We will add photos when we get them.

Dornier 228-212 D-CALI

Dornier 228 D-CALI (S/N 8155) arrived Brisbane from Cairns at around 1450 and is due out to Avalon shortly.

Global 5000 N878HL

Global 5000 N878HL msn 9261 operated by WHL Management LLC arrived Brisbane from Sydney.

*Departed to Melbourne at 1800

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBR

Jetstar A330-202 VH-EBR msn 1251 arrived from Sydney at 1300 as JQ 7994 for scheduled maintenance at the Qantas 3 hangar. Meanwhile sister-ship VH-EBC msn 506 departed to Sydney at 0810 as JQ 7993 after completion of maintenance.

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A330'S of Virgin and more ATR flights

Virgin will commence double daily A330-200 flights from BNE to PER in May with departures at 0845 and 2015 on weekdays.

New routes of Moranbah and Bundaberg will commence in April and May respectively with up to 3 a day to MOV and 1 day to BDB.

Virgin Australia is expanding business travellers' options from its hub at Brisbane, with new flights to Moranbah and Bundaberg in regional Queensland.

Brisbane-Moranbah services will start off twice daily on weekdays as of 2 April, with an extra weekday flight from 15 April. On weekends, there'll be a single Sunday return.

Brisbane-Bundaberg, meanwhile, will see a single daily afternoon return flight on the hour-long journey, with a 1240 departure from Brisbane and a 1410 takeoff from Bundaberg.

Hawaiian adding more flights in Sep-Oct

Hawaiian Airlines is adding 31 seasonal flights in September and October between Honolulu and its three Oceania destinations — Sydney and Brisbane in Australia; and Auckland, New Zealand, which launches on March 13.

The new flights will add about 8,800 new air seats on the three routes during a peak travel period for Australian and Kiwi travelers.

“Demand for our services in Australia and New Zealand is particularly strong during this period when schools are out and families are on holiday,” Hawaiian Chief Commercial Officer Peter Ingram said today.

Hawaiian is increasing its Sydney-Honolulu service from daily to 10 flights per week from Sept. 11 to Oct. 19, adding 17 extra flights.

Between Brisbane and Honolulu, Hawaiian is increasing from three to five flights per week from Sept. 13 to Oct. 14, adding 10 extra flights.

For its service connecting Auckland and Honolulu, Hawaiian is increasing from three to four flights per week from Sept. 19 to Oct. 11, adding four extra flights.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Gulfstream 550 N661CP

Gulfstream 550 N661CP cn 5104 arrived tonight. Owned by ConocoPhillips.

Convair 580 VH-PDX

Convair 580 VH-PDX msn 126 operated by Pionair Cargo arrived Brisbane today from Sydney and departed to Noumea. It will operate the return trip tomorrow back to Bankstown.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fokker 70 YR-KMC

Fokker 70 YR-KMC msn 11569 arrived Brisbane from Townsville this afternoon on delivery to Alliance. The aircraft previously operated for Carpatair (Romania) and arrived in Alliance colours. It is to become VH-QQW.

Qantas 51 Turnback

Qantas 51 from Brisbane to Singapore today operated by Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI departed as scheduled at 1358. The aircraft turned back to Brisbane and landed at 1456 onto runway 01 roughly 1 hour after take-off. The reason for the turnback was a small technical problem. QF51 has now been re-scheduled to depart Brisbane at 2100 tonight due to crewing hours being exceeded.

Gulfstream 4 VH-WXK

Gulfstream G-IV VH-WXK msn 1265 (ex N450TL, N141CP) arrived Brisbane from Nadi on delivery to Brisbane based Coastwings P/L.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today at BNE

Qantas A330-200 VH-EBV

Skytrans Dash8-300 VH-QQN

VH-NAJ B350 Air Ambulance of NSW

Qantas 747-400 VH-OJU arriving as QF 16 from LAX

Seair C208 at BNE today

TOLL Express Metro VH-UZP

Pelair Saab 340 VH-KDB now has Regional Express titles.

Another new B200 at BNE

Today B200 Kingair VH-LQR (BB-1054) arrived from Archerfield and departed to Kingaroy.

This Kingair is very new to the country only being registered on 8th January 2013.

It is registered to Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd of W.A.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Flashback: Air Paradise

Air Paradise commenced flights to Brisbane on the 2nd December 2004 operating twice weekly services (TH/SU) on the Denpasar - Brisbane - Denpasar route. Initial flight loadings were very positive with most outbound flights almost full. A mixture of aircraft operated the (AD064/065 0840/1000) service including Airbus A310s and A300s. All Air Paradise flights were suspended on 24th November 2005 after a downturn in bookings after the terrorist attack in Bali on 1st October 2005. Below are some pictures of the inaugural flight and aircraft seen in Brisbane.

Water cannon salute as AD064 taxies into the apron

Airbus A310-324 PK-KDN operating the inaugural flight

Gate celebrations with the crew

Economy section inside the A310

Economy seating

Business class bulkhead row

Airbus A310-324 PK-KDW at the gate

Sometimes the larger Airbus A300-622R PK-KDK would operate the service

The Air Paradise tail with Qantas B743 VH-EBU "Nalanji Dreaming" behind

Airbus A300-622R PK-KDK being pushed from the gate

Airbus A310-324 PK-KDW being pushed back

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

FIJI Airways new A332s to BNE from 21 April

Photo: Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways, currently known as Air Pacific, has officially opened reservation for flights operated by its new Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with configuration of C24Y249. Planned A330-200 operation as follow.(AirlineRoutes)

Fiji Airways new 330 will operate night time FJ923 6 times a week from 21 April till 31 July. It will operate daily ex Fri arr 2255 out at 0010 daily ex Sat (Amadeus)

Photo: Fiji Airways


This B200 King Air today operated OOL-BNE-CCA as apart of FIFO .The B200 (BB-1416) is rare to BNE although it is based at nearby OOL(Gold Coast).It was previously operated by RFDS(Air Ambulance of Victoria).

This King air is due back later this afternoon.

Gulfstream G550 N1BN arrives back

Gulfstream 550 N1BN msn 5036 registered to GC Air LLC arrived back into Brisbane today from Sydney landing at 0934. Parked at Hawker Pacific.

*Departed back to Sydney at 1726

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Antonov Design Bureau A124 UR-82008

Antonov Design Bureau Antonov 124 UR-82008 arrived tonight from Clark Intl (RPLC) as "ADB2450". This is the second visit this month.

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QF108 Diversion today

Qantas flight QF108 from Los Angeles to Sydney made an unscheduled stop into Brisbane this morning. The aircraft Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF arrived at 0720 and the passengers were transferred to another B747-438ER VH-OEH, which had arrived from Singapore as QF52, to continue their flight to Sydney. VH-OEF eventually left Brisbane as QF51 to Singapore this afternoon. The reason for the diversion was a minor technical problem.

USAF arrivals today

Two United States Air Force tankers arrived into Brisbane this afternoon. KC-10A 87-0123 msn 48309 arrived at 1615 from Hickham AFB as "Reach 71" and KC-135R 58-0123 msn 17868 arrived at 1650 from Anderson AFB as "Reach 82".

KC-10A 87-0123 arriving runway 19 based at Travis AFB

KC-135R 58-0123 based at McConnell AFB

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Qantas QF8 take-off video

If anybody hasn't taken a ride to Sydney on the Qantas QF8 service yet here is a fantastic video of the take-off from Brisbane filmed by 'Joshmatica25'.

For those who are unfamiliar with this flight it is an International flight from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport which then continues down to Sydney. It is operated by a Boeing 747-438ER departing BNE at 0630 arriving SYD 0810. It is bookable by domestic passengers who just wish to fly from BNE-SYD. Red-edeal seats go for only $95.00 AUD and is bookable on

Friday, February 15, 2013

Gulfstream 550 N1BN

Gulfstream 550 N1BN msn 5036 registered to GC Air LLC arrived Brisbane from Sydney.

*Departed back to Sydney at 2015

Virgin/Skywest AT76 VH-FVR

Virgin Australia/Skywest ATR-72-600 VH-FVR msn 1058 arrived Brisbane at 2135 from Kalgoorlie as VOZ 931A. First visit to BNE.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Snapshot: Common GA visitors to BNE

Some common general aviation visitors to Brisbane. Photos by Lloyd & Simon

Royal Australian Air Force 32 SQN King Air 350 A32-350 msn FL-350.

Beech King Air 200 VH-FDW msn BB-1880 of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Swearingen Metro VH-HPE of Toll Aviation.

Sharp Aviation Metro VH-HWR operates charter flights from Orange to Brisbane.

Cessna 208B of Istlecote P/L VH-LYT operates BNE to Theodore, Gold Coast and Maroochydore.

Airlink P/L Piper PA-31-350 Navajo VH-MWP which operates Brisbane to Nyngan, NSW.

Convair 580 VH-PDL of Pionair Australia msn 137

Cessna 208B VH-OZH of Istlecote operates frequently to Maroochydore and Gold Coast.

Pilatus PC-12 VH-PIL msn 1007 of Pegasus Air P/L. One of many PC-12 visitors.

Beechcraft B1900D VH-PSK msn UE-311 of Queensland Police Airwing

Dornier 328 VH-PPJ msn 3059 of Aerorescue P/L operates rescue and medivac flights.

King Air 350 VH-SGQ msn FL-461 of Queensland Government.

King Air 200 VH-SGV msn BB-718 of Great Western Aviation.

VH-VED Cessna 441 conquest of Vee H Aviation.

VH-VEK Swearingen Metro of Vee H Aviation.

Dornier 228 VH-VJE msn 8041 of General Aviation Maintenance P/L operates regular Brisbane to Chinchilla flights.

Colourful King Air 350 VH-WXC msn FL-506 operated by Coastwings P/L. This aircraft is ex G-POWB of Titan Airways UK.

Saab 340B VH-ZXS operated by Pel-Air Aviation operates regular Brisbane to Emerald flights. This aircraft former operator was Nok Air Thailand.

King Air 200 VH-ZMP msn BB-259 operated by Australasian Jet P/L.