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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Falcon 2000EX F-GZLX

Falcon 2000EX F-GZLX msn 75 operated Hamilton Island - Brisbane - Bankstown.

RNZAF B752 NZ7571

Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757-2K2 NZ7571 msn 26633 arrived BNE today as Kiwi 484.

File Photo

Challenger 604 N360PL

Challenger 604 N360PL msn 5313 arrived BNE this morning from Essendon.

N360PL File Photo

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Virgin Australia AT76 VH-VPI

Virgin Australia Regional ATR-72-600 VH-VPI msn 1107 made its first visit tonight arriving from Townsville as VOZ950A. VPI has been in storage in Townsville since November 2013. VPI was delivered to Perth from Toulouse, FR in September 2013.

Atlas Air B744F N493MC

Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF N493MC msn 29254 operated Auckland - Brisbane - Bangkok today as QF7580/7581.

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 N403LC

Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-382G (C-130) N403LC operated Port Moresby - Brisbane today as LYC503.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Gulfstream 550 N661CP

Gulfstream 550 N661CP cn 5104 arrived tonight from Honolulu.

N661CP File Photo

Falcon 2000EX F-GZLX

Falcon 2000EX F-GZLX msn 75 operated by Balmoral Air P/L operated Bankstown - Brisbane - Hamilton Island today.

Emirates B77W A6-ENM

Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) A6-ENM msn 41359 made its first visit last night operating EK432 from DXB and SIN.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Learjet 36 N905CK

Kalitta Charters Learjet 36 N905CK msn 36-005 operated Honiara - Brisbane - Melbourne today as KFS84.

Jetstar B788 VH-VKB

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKB msn 36228 made its first visit to BNE today arriving from DPS as JQ46.

Garuda B738 PK-GNC

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GNC msn 41312 made its first visit today operating GA720 from DPS.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Emirates A388 A6-EET

Emirates A380-861 A6-EET msn 142 operated EK434 DXB-BNE-AKL this morning. 1st visit.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gulfstream 550 N818LF

Westfield Aviation Gulfstream 550 N818LF msn 5311 arrived BNE today from Sydney

File Photo

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gulfstream 550 N888VS

Noted arriving BNE earlier today was Gulfstream 550 N888VS msn 5313.

N888VS at BNE

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Air New Zealand's new livery

The first aircraft sporting Air New Zealand's new livery arrived into Brisbane today from Auckland as NZ135. Boeing 777-219(ER) ZK-OKC msn 34377 had been recently re-painted in Xiamen, China and ferried to Auckland on Sunday 6th April. OKC is the first widebody aircraft to wear the carrier's new livery.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Atlas Air B744F N493MC

Atlas Air B747-47UF N493MC msn 29254 operated Sydney - Brisbane - Auckland today as QF7501.

BNE Airport movements still growing.

Air Services Australia web site posts daily movement totals of over 20 Australian cities and towns.

Figures up to February 2014 have been posted to date.

So far in the first 2 months a extra 810 movements have been recorded over the same period in 2013.

222,996 movements were recorded in calendar year 2013.

So for the rolling 12 months from March 2013 till February 2014 BNE has recorded 223,806 movements.

SOURCE:Air Services Australia Web Site.

Jetstar B788 VH-VKD

Jetstar B787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKD msn 36229 made its first visit today operating JQ46/47 DPS-BNE-DPS.

Jetstar 787-8 VH-VKD

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thai Airways B772 HS-TJS

Thai Airways Boeing 777-2D7(ER) HS-TJS msn 34587 operating TG492 from Auckland to Bangkok made a fuel stop at BNE today due to a fuel shortage in Auckland.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thai Airways TG492 fuel stop again.

Thai Airways TG492 Auckland - Bangkok made another fuel stop in BNE today due to a fuel shortage in Auckland. Operated by Boeing 777-2D7(ER) HS-TJU.

Snap shots on 01 yesterday including the DC8F

A few pics taken yesterday afternoon in great light.

Includes new Tiger A320 VH-XUG and the delightful DC8-73F.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Embraer 120 N510KT

Embraer 120 Brasilia N510KT msn 120117 operated Wagga Wagga - Brisbane - Apia today on delivery to a new owner in the USA. N510KT is ex VH-EEB of Pel-Air.

N510KT is former VH-EEB of Pel-Air.

Thai Airways TG492 fuel stop

Thai Airways flight TG492 made a fuel stop at BNE this afternoon enroute Auckland to Bangkok due to a fuel shortage in Auckland. The flight was operated by Boeing 777-2D7(ER) HS-TJS. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 N403LC

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 (L-382G) N403LC arrived BNE tonight from Port Moresby as LYC487.

Jetstar A320 VH-XSJ

Jetstar A320-232 VH-XSJ msn 5482 made its first visit today operating Newcastle - Brisbane - Mackay as JQ484/888. VH-XSJ is ex 9V-JST of Jetstar Asia.

Jetstar B788 VH-VKA

Jetstar B787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKA msn 36227 made its first visit to BNE arriving from Melbourne late last night as JQ7991. VKA then operated the inaugural JQ47 service to Denpasar (Bali) this morning.

Photos of 787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKA departing today.

Qantaslink B712 VH-YQV

Qantaslink B717-2BL VH-YQV msn 55193 made its first visit to BNE operating Canberra - Brisbane - Canberra last night as QF1550/1553.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reminder: Jetstar 787 flights start tomorrow

Jetstar's inaugural 787 flights to BNE commence tomorrow (Thursday 17th April) with JQ46 arriving from DPS at 0655. JQ47 departs at 0845 returning to DPS. The 787 service will operate four times per week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

* EDIT .. The JQ46 arrival tomorrow has been cancelled however the 787 will ferry into BNE tonight from Melbourne to operate JQ47 tomorrow as planned.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Atlas Air B744F N493MC

Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF N473MC msn 29254 operated Nadi - Brisbane - Singapore today as QF7581.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Air Canada AC34 Diversion

Air Canada flight AC034 has diverted to BNE enroute from Sydney to Vancouver. The flight landed moments ago and is operated by Boeing 777-233LR C-FNND msn 35246. Departure time unknown.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Qantas Freight 763F VH-EFR

Qantas Freight Boeing 767-381F VH-EFR msn 33510 operated Auckland - Brisbane - Hong Kong today as QF7533/7531.

File Photo VH-EFR at Sydney

Korean Air A333 HL7710

Korean Air Airbus A330-323X HL7710 msn 490 made its first visit today operating KE123 from Incheon.

Global 5000 N50XC

Global 5000 N50XC msn 9275 arrived Brisbane last night

File Photo

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hawker Hunters stored at BNE

A pair of Hawker Hunter aircraft are in open storage near the Fire Station. It is unclear how long they have been stored at BNE. One of the aircraft is XF432 a Mk.74B model originally built for the Royal Singapore Air Force as code 526. The identity of the second aircraft is still unknown. Pictures below:

Hawker Hunters in open storage at BNE - Photo by a Contributor

Photo taken yesterday with the fuselage covered in plastic

There are also four engines nearby which are possibly Rolls Royce Avon 207 engines.

19R/01L runway overview #1

Overview of the construction area of runway 19R/01L on the 5th April.

Overview of construction area from the Domestic Terminal carpark.

Looking Directly West

Looking North West

Friday, April 11, 2014

Air Caledonie AT42 F-OIPI

Air Caledonie ATR-42-500 F-OIPI msn 647 arrived BNE today from Darwin on transit from Seletar to Noumea.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Korean Air A333 HL7720

Korean Air A330-323X HL7720 msn 550 made its first visit to BNE today as KE123 from Incheon.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gulfstream C-37A 166375

Gulfstream C-37A (G-V) 166375 msn 657 operated by the United States Navy arrived BNE today.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tigerair A320 VH-XUG

Tigerair A320-232 VH-XUG msn 6032 made its first visit today TT524/527 MEL-BNE-MEL. 

China Southern A332 B-6078

China Southern Airbus A330-243 B-6078 msn 0840 made its first visit to BNE today operating CZ381 from Guangzhou.

BNE airport 2014 masterplan -The next 5 years

Last Monday the new 20 year Master plan was published by BAC.

I will look at the plans for the period 2014-2019 at the Domestic or Terminal 2.

Domestic T2 The following projects are envisaged Firstly for the Domestic T2 precinct over the period 2014-2019:

» Southern apron expansion » Northern apron expansion » Northern remote regional/ intrastate lounge » Southern concourse regional lounge and bussing facility » Skywalk terminal penetration » Centralised security, bag drop and check-in » Additional aerobridges » Common user bussing lounge » Baggage system expansions » Southern satellite infill » Building services upgrades including central energy plant » Northern low cost terminal

As you can see from above plenty of work happening in the next 5 years.


The following terminal related infrastructure projects are planned.

Now look at T1 or the International Terminal plans for the next 5 years. between 2014 and 2019:

International T1 Precinct.

» Northern concourse expansion » Northern apron expansion » Baggage handling systems expansion » Check-in expansion and self service kiosks and bag drop facilities » Northern concourse bussing facilities.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Gulfstream 5 HS-WEH

Gulfstream 5 HS-WEH msn 588 operated by Mjets Thailand arrived BNE today from Gladstone

File Photo

Challenger 605 B-LOL

Challenger 605 B-LOL msn 5826 arrived BNE this morning from Cebu.

File Photo

Brisbane airport clearance for the new runway

As works near completion on the clearance of the trees and vegetation for our new runway,a few pics were taken.

This aspect of the airport to the North and West of the current domestic terminal shows how much work has been carried out.

This used to be a forest and is now completely cleared.

The new runway should be completed in 2020.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

JetGo ERJ135 last Saturday

A underbelly shot of BNE based carrier Jetgo last Saturday coming in from Roma.

Their Osborne Mine flights land just before dusk so it was easier to catch them around lunch time last Saturday coming back from Roma.

I do love their underbelly livery on such a sleek jet.

Qantas QF12 Diversion

Qantas flight QF12 from Los Angeles to Sydney diverted to BNE this morning due to fog in Sydney. After a re-fuel stop the aircraft continued to Sydney. A380-842 VH-OQK was operating the service.

Qantas 12 Departing BNE this morning.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Global Express XRS PP-VDR

Global Express XRS PP-VDR msn 9312 arrived BNE today from Easter Island.

Photo by Dave Clements

Jetstar announce BNE to Hawaii

Jetstar has announced direct flights from Brisbane to Honolulu commencing December 15th.  The twice weekly flight will operate every Tuesday and Friday using an Airbus A330-200. Schedule below:

JQ 5 dep BNE 1625 2/5
JQ 6 arr BNE 1430 2/5

Source: Jetstar 

Jetstar A330-200 at BNE

Garuda 738 PK-GNE

Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 PK-GNE msn 39936 made its first visit to BNE today operating GA720 from DPS.

Challenger 604 D-AFAI

FAI flight ambulance Challenger 604 D-AFAI msn 5366 arrived BNE from Davao City early this morning.

Photo by Dave Clements

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gulfstream 5 N17ND

Gulfstream 5 N17ND msn 518 arrived BNE from Cebu this morning.