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Monday, March 31, 2014

Singapore Airlines celebrates 30 years

Singapore Airlines today celebrates 30 years of service to Brisbane with the first flight taking place on 31/3/1984 and was operated by Boeing 747-312 N119KE SQ21/22 SYD/BNE/SYD.

SIA later introduced Boeing 747-400s to BNE in 1993, A340-300s in 1998, B777-200s in late 1998 and A330-300s in 2009. Singapore Airlines currently operates to BNE three times a day with A330-300s.

Please enjoy these photos of SIA over the years.

B747-412 9V-SMT pictured at SIN

B777-212ER 9V-SRN at BNE in 2005

B777-212ER 9V-SRB at BNE with Jubilee titles

A330-343X 9V-STG departing BNE in 2011

A330-343 9V-STR landing BNE early morning 2013.

Friday, March 28, 2014

747 pushback video

For post number 744 we thought we'd post some jumbo action!

Certainly a unique view only few of us ever get to experience is sitting in the push-back tug while pushing back a Boeing 747. Check out this fantastic video by Michael Haskins taken during pushback of a Qantas 747 at BNE.

BNE ranked 3rd in Skytrax awards

For the 20-30 million pax airports BNE was ranked 3rd.

BNE ranked 3rd in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 28 March 2014 Brisbane Airport also ranked 3rd for The Best Airports in Australia/Pacific Region and 3rd for Best Airport Staff in Australia/Pacific Region.

The awards are voted for by airport customers from around the world and this year the survey garnered 12.8 million responses across 110 nationalities of air travellers, and included 410 airports worldwide.

Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said the awards were deserved recognition for every one of the nearly 21,000 workers at Brisbane Airport.

“The work force at BNE is made up of people from numerous businesses, organisations and agencies from those who serve your coffee and keep our airport clean, to those who stamp your passport, greet you at security and check-in and volunteer as Airport Ambassadors.

Far too many people and responsibilities to mention individually but all equally important and deserving of this accolade.

“It is a tribute to their efforts to provide the best possible services and facilities to travellers from across the nation and the world and it further encourages us to continue to work even harder to remain one of the world’s best airports,” Ms Alroe said.

The survey evaluates customer satisfaction across 39 key performance indicators for airport service and product - from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration, through to departure at the gate.

The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry, voted by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The survey and awards process is totally independent and guaranteed free of any airport influence or interference in final results.

Source: BAC

Monday, March 24, 2014

Qantaslink QF2128 Diversion

Qantaslink flight QF2128 enroute from Sydney to Gladstone diverted to BNE this afternoon due to reports of fumes in the cockpit. QF2128 was operated by Dash 8-Q400 VH-QOT and landed safely at 1658. Two crew members and one passenger were treated to minor smoke inhalation.

Source: Brisbane Times

Southern Air Cargo B744F N743WA

Southern Air Cargo Boeing 747-412(BDSF) N743WA msn 26562 arrived BNE from RAAF Amberley as "Southern Air 1820". N743WA arrived into Amberley from Seoul on March 21st. The aircraft features basic World Airways Cargo livery.

Photos below were taken on March 21st at YAMB

Emirates A388 A6-EEQ

Emirates A380-861 A6-EEQ msn 141 made its first visit to BNE today arriving from Dubai as EK434.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

China Airlines A333 B-18358 in Masalu Taiwan livery

China Airlines A330-302 B-18358 msn 1346 was noted at BNE today wearing a newly applied Masalu Taiwan livery. Masalu Taiwan decals were applied to promote Taiwan's indigenous culture to the world. The decals show the details of a wedding ceremony of the Paiwan tribe. "Masalu" is Paiwan for "Welcome".

Saturday, March 22, 2014

KC-10 arrivals today

Two USAF McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extenders arrived into BNE today from Anderson AFB. 83-0077 msn 48218 arrived as Reach 84 and 79-1950 msn 48210 arrived as Reach 94.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gulfstream 550 N3050

Gulfstream 550 N3050 msn 5096 arrived BNE early this morning. Operated by GC Air LLC.

File Photo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BNE remains curfew free

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to keep Brisbane Airport curfew free.

BAC CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe said placing a curfew on Brisbane Airport would have closed the State’s front door every night, damaging the tourism industry and limiting Queensland’s economic growth.

“This is the right decision for Queensland,” she said.

Ms Alroe said BAC would not only meet all of the Commonwealth’s recommended aircraft noise mitigation targets, but intended to exceed them.

“We take very seriously the need to minimise the impact of aircraft noise on the Brisbane community. It is a very high priority and we will continue to lead the country in working with airlines, AirServices Australia and the community to find new ways to manage noise impacts.

“Brisbane is very lucky to have an airport that is so close to the city but whose operations have also been protected by wise planning decisions by city, state and federal planners over the decades.

“This has meant that we have fewer people living under flight paths than most other cities, and have the largest non-residential buffer of any capital city airport in the country.”

Ms Alroe said the review of Brisbane Airport’s 24 hour operations had shown that an overnight curfew would not address the majority of noise complaints – most of which occur in the evening and morning hours.

“A curfew would simply have pushed more traffic into those hours,” Ms Alroe said. “The long term solution to overnight aircraft noise is our New Parallel Runway, which will provide Air Traffic Control with the option of directing all incoming and outbound aircraft over the bay during the night-time hours.

“We are investing more than $1.3 billion in building the runway and after it is operational, in 2020, we expect that those who are currently experiencing over-night aircraft over their homes will notice the difference.”

Source: BAC

Thai Airways B77W HS-TKU

Thai Airways B777-3D7(ER) HS-TKU msn 42110 made its first visit to BNE today operating TG473/474.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

China Airlines A333 B-18360

China Airlines A330-302 B-18360 msn 1450 made its first visit today operating CI53 Taipei - Brisbane.

Qantas Freight 763F VH-EFR

Qantas Freight B767-381F VH-EFR msn 33510 arrived BNE from Sydney as QF7595. VH-EFR is ex JA603F of All Nippon Cargo.

VH-EFR at Sydney Airport 2014

JA603F of All Nippon Airways Cargo at Tokyo Narita 2010

Saturday, March 15, 2014

G20 Update

G20 Heads of Government meeting Brisbane
November 15-16th 2014

Gate 20 declared area:

Gate 20 Declared Area will be active during the event and falls under the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 legislation.

The declared area will be along Lomandra Drive and include Boronia Road and Da Vinci Boulevard (See map).

Download the above map in PDF format Here.

The Declared area will be a no-go zone and plane spotters are encouraged NOT to enter this area during the event. BAC have informed us that further restrictions will be implemented however the details are still being finalised.

For further information please visit the QLD Police website.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Challenger 601 N405TC

Challenger 601-3A N405TC msn 5130 arrived BNE from Sydney.

Singapore Cargo 744F 9V-SFG

Singapore Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFG msn 26558 operated Auckland-Brisbane-Auckland today as SQC7126/7125.

9V-SFG departing BNE

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Citation 750 VH-XCJ

Cessna 750 Citation X VH-XCJ msn 750-0015 was noted parked at BNE this morning having arrived from Sydney last night.

DC-8 operates first freight run to Nauru

Douglas DC-8-73F OB-2059-P msn 45990 operated by Transpacific Heavylift Airlines departed BNE early this morning as "Peruvian 700" to Nauru. This is the first service it has operated since arriving into BNE from Port Moresby on December 20th 2013. OB-2059-P is due back into BNE this evening.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pacific Sun AT42 DQ-PSB

Pacific Sun (Fiji) ATR-42-500 DQ-PSB msn 534 arrived BNE early this morning from Darwin and continued to Nadi after completing maintenance in Malaysia.

Falcon 7X M-ROLL

Falcon 7X M-ROLL msn 40 arrived BNE from Auckland this morning. M-ROLL is due to depart shortly for Seletar.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Gulfstream 550 N661CP

Gulfstream 550 N661CP cn 5104 arrived this afternoon from Subang. Owned by ConocoPhillips.

File Photo

Qantaslink launches Miles and Port Macquarie

Qantaslink from 14th April will launch 9 services per week from BNE to Miles which will be operated by Dash-8 Q300s and 200s. The flights will operate double daily on Monday to Wednesday and Friday with a single service on Thursdays.

From 01 May 2014 Qantaslink will launch a daily return service from BNE to Port Macquarie operated by Dash-8 Q400 aircraft.

Source: Qantas

China Southern CZ302 diversion

China Southern flight CZ302 from Sydney to Guangzhou diverted to BNE enroute last night due to a medical situation. The flight was operated by A330-223 B-6528 and continued to Guangzhou at 00:09 this morning.

B-6528 File Photo

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Flock of Falcons

Arriving back from Hamilton Island was newly delivered Falcon 7X VH-CRW msn 217 operated by Brenzil P/L.

Falcon 7X VH-CRW

Arriving from Port Moresby was PNG Government Falcon 900EX P2-ANW msn 218.

File Photo
Business Aviation Solutions Falcon 20-5 VH-PNY msn 357 arrived from Tonga.

File Photo

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sydney Diversions today

Some diversions from Sydney this afternoon due to thunderstorms in the Sydney area.
  • Fiji Airways FJ915 NAN-SYD B737-800 DQ-FJH
  • Air New Zealand NZ849 WLG-SYD A320 ZK-OJH
  • Virgin Australia VA089 ZQN-SYD B737-800 ZK-PBB

Global 5000 N755RA

Global 5000 N755RA arrived BNE this afternoon from Auckland.

File Photo

USAF C-130s 74-1682 and 74-2067

United States Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules 74-1682 msn 4657 operated Darwin - BNE - Auckland last night as "Kanto 88". C-130H 74-2067 msn 4678 operated the same route as "Kanto 21".

Monday, March 3, 2014

USAF KC-10 86-0037

United States Air Force McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender 86-0037 msn 48250 arrived BNE today from Anderson AFB as Reach 93.

File Photo

Sunday, March 2, 2014

USAF KC-10 86-0038

United States Air Force KC-10A Extender serial 86-0038 arrived BNE from Guam today as Reach 83. The aircraft was an escort for five USAF F-16s which flew into RAAF Amberley.

Lineage 1000 (E-190) N981EE

Embraer Executive Aircraft Embraer Lineage 1000 (ERJ-190-100 ECJ) N981EE msn 19000559 arrived BNE from Singapore early this morning.

Thai Airways B77W HS-TKM

Thai Airways B777-3AL(ER) HS-TKM msn 41522 arrived for the first time today operating TG473/474.