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Friday, June 27, 2014

Gulfstream 4 N794MH

Gulfstream 4 N794MH msn 1079 arrived BNE last night from Nadi.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jetstar drops Hamilton Island

From 28th October 2014, Jetstar will cancel it's 4 x weekly Brisbane to Hamilton Island services operated by A320s. The airline will re-route affected customers via Sydney or Cairns with parent company Qantas. Jetstar also cancelled it's Brisbane to Perth services from June 29th this year.

Air New Zealand B77W ZK-OKR

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-319(ER) ZK-OKR 44546 made its first visit to BNE today operating NZ135/136.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Garuda B738 PK-GNG

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GNG msn 39891 made its first visit today operating GA720.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 N403LC

Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-382G (C-130) N403LC operated Port Moresby - Brisbane this afternoon as LYC569.

Gulfstream 550 N3050

Gulfstream 550 N3050 msn 5096 arrived BNE early this morning from Honolulu.

File Photo

Monday, June 23, 2014

Challenger 604 VH-BLM

Execujet Challenger 604 VH-BLM msn 5407 flew Gold Coast - Brisbane this evening. The Challenger was first registered in Australia in March 2014 and resides on the Gold Coast.

VH-BLM at Archerfield

DC-8 returns from maintenance

Transpacific Heavylift Douglas DC-8-73F OB-2059-P returned to BNE today after completing maintenance in Peru. The aircraft arrived from Pago Pago. OB-2059-P departed BNE for Peru on June 11th.

Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJC

Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJC operated through BNE yesterday wearing Air New Zealand's new fern logo livery. OJC is the first short haul aircraft to visit BNE in the new livery.

Sistership ZK-OJQ in the new fern livery.

King Air C90 N890LG

Beechcraft King Air C90 N890LG msn LJ-1854 operated Auckland - Norfolk Island - Brisbane yesterday and continued to Toowoomba today.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 N403LC

Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-382G (C-130) N403LC operated Port Moresby - Brisbane Tonight as LYC584.

Falcon 900LX N311JA

Dassault Falcon 900LX N311JA msn 251 arrived BNE late last night from Port Vila.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

BAC land reclamation video

A video recently released by BAC showing the land reclamation works currently done as part of the parallel runway construction.

Aeropelican/Brindabella JS32 VH-OTF

Ex Aeropelican/Brindabella Airlines Jetstream 32 VH-OTF msn 982 ferried Bankstown - Brisbane - Noumea today on its way to a new owner possibly in Tonga. The Jetstream operated for Aeropelican and later Brindabella Airlines until the airline collapsed in December 2013.

Photo by Lloyd

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

More photos of Qantas Socceroos 747

A few extra photos of Qantas Boeing 747-438(ER) VH-OEJ wearing special Socceroos stickers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

BAC gets behind Beard150

Project Managers from BAC are amongst those supporting and fundraising for Beard150. Beard150 was the idea of Justin Gordon and is now being promoted by Cancer Council Queensland.

One in two men will develop cancer in their lifetime, with prostate, melanoma, bowel and lung cancers the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men.

All funds raised will support Cancer Council Queensland:

  • Research into men's cancers
  • Support and information for men and their families
  • Accommodation for men and their families who need to drop everything and travel to undergo treatment.

We are doing this for our fathers, our brothers and our mates!

Facebook page!/beard150?fref=ts
Easy website

FAQ's for more information or contact Cancer Council Queensland on 1300 65 65 85

Source BAC.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

QF12 Diversion to BNE today

Qantas flight QF12 from Los Angeles to Sydney diverted to BNE enroute today. The flight was operated by Airbus A380-842 VH-OQA and departed at 0825 to Sydney.

File Photo

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Citation 560 N860CR

Cessna 560 Citation Ultra N860CR msn 560-0500 arrived BNE tonight from Melbourne Essendon.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Acacia St Viewing area closed tomorrow

The Acacia Street viewing area (loop road) will be closed tomorrow (Sunday) for an official BAC event. BAC are hosting their picnic in the park event for BAC families.

Their are alternate areas around Brisbane Airport to photograph or view aircraft. All the details are in our Spotting Guide.

Bizjet movements

  • Falcon 900EX N146EX arrived BNE last night at 0054 from Shenzhen.
  • Gulfstream 550 N1RP returned to BNE arriving from Essendon at 2259.

China Southern CZ335 diversion

China Southern flight CZ335 from Guangzhou to Auckland diverted to Brisbane last night landing at 0117. After a quick stop it continued to AKL at 0239. The flight was operated by A330-223 B-6531.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

BNE airport China Strategy announced.

BNE targets China with Comprehensive New Strategy 12 June 2014

As part of a broader suite of business development plans, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has launched a comprehensive ‘China Strategy’ in a major push to increase air services into Asia. With a focus on strengthening existing relationships with airlines and building new relationships with the broader business market and consumers, BAC’s Asian push signals a new era in the development of BNE as the growth gateway to Australia.

BAC CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe said adopting the new China Strategy meant BAC would challenge the status quo in the aviation and tourism industry. “Our approach means letting go of preconceived ideas about where Brisbane should sit in the mindset of the Chinese market,” Ms Alroe said. “We want to build a compelling case for Chinese business, leisure and education visitors to choose Brisbane as their first port-of-call in Australia.”

Andrew Brodie, BAC’s General Manager of Airline and Retail Management, has led the development of the strategy and will take charge of its implementation. Mr Brodie said the initial focus of the strategy would be to increase Brisbane Airport’s profile in the market as a competitive gateway to Australia. “Then, building on the great work already done by Tourism Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, we’ll also be looking to help build Brisbane’s destination brand with consumers,” he said.

“At the same time, we’re over-hauling our own facilities and services at the Airport, delivering a sophisticated, only-in-Brisbane redevelopment of core parts of the International Terminal and introducing special services for our Asian passengers. “We will also be a strong advocate for government policy changes to better facilitate air capacity and Chinese outbound tourism to Australia, their experiences within Australia and processes in airports,” Mr Brodie said.

Actions from the strategy that have already been initiated include the appointment of a Chinese Liaison Officer and Chinese Cultural and Customer Service Training for staff at the International Terminal. A simplified Chinese version of the BNE App has also been launched, with final touches being made to a Chinese version of the website.

Other planned initiatives include bilingual signage and messaging with a focus on interactive digital assets and applications, along with culturally appropriate food and beverage choices and special retail and tailored merchandise offers and discounts. BAC senior executives will also regularly visit mainland China to attend key industry events and conferences to network and strengthen current and build potential business relationships, as well as hosting Chinese delegations in Brisbane. The China Strategy will remain a key priority for BAC over the next five to 10 years. SOURCE:BAC.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Citation 680 N510WD

Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign N510WD msn 680-0510 operated by Cessna Aircraft Co arrived BNE today from Bankstown. N510WD is on it's second promotional tour of Australia. The Sovereign is expected to operate some demo flights from BNE today.

DC-8 Departs for maintenance

Douglas DC-8-73F OB-2059-P msn 45990 operated by Transpacific Heavylift Airlines departed BNE very early this morning as "Peruvian 700" for Nauru and Pago Pago on its return to Lima, Peru for maintenance. The aircraft should be back in 2-3 weeks.

Douglas DC-8 OB-2059-P

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

BNE Snapshot today..

China Southern,Philippines,N712KT,Air Vanuatu,Fiji Airways,Air New Zealand.

Gulfstream 650 N712KT

Gulfstream 650 N712KT msn 6035 arrived BNE last night from Tokyo Haneda. N712KT is the first Gulfstream 650 example to visit BNE.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Gulfstream 550 N1RP

Gulfstream 550 N1RP msn 5458 arrived BNE today from Honolulu.

Emirates B77W A6-ENQ

Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) A6-ENQ msn 41363 made its first visit tonight operating EK432/433.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Garuda B738 PK-GND

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-8U3(WL) PK-GND msn 41794 made its first visit operating GA720 from DPS.

Emirates B77W A6-ENN

Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) A6-ENN msn 41360 operated its first visit to BNE last night as EK432/433.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 N403LC

Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-382G (C-130) N403LC operated Port Moresby - Brisbane today as LYC562.

Qantaslink B712 VH-YQW

Qantaslink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQW msn 55194 made its first visit tonight arriving from Canberra as QF1550. The aircraft wears special 'Discover Tasmania' decals.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jetstar drops BNE-PER flights

Jetstar Airways today announced today it will drop it's 6 weekly Brisbane to Perth flights. The last departure will be on June 29th. The airline says a drop in interest by holiday-makers on a primarily business traveled route is to blame.

Singapore Cargo B744F 9V-SFF

Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-412F 9V-SFF msn 28026 operated Melbourne - Brisbane - Singapore last night as SQC7297. The freighter departed at 02:36.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Gulfstream G550 B-8122

Wanda Group Gulfstream G550 B-8122 msn 5269 arrived BNE from Sydney.

Global Express N888GX

Global Express XRS N888GX msn 9248 arrived BNE from Sydney.

Fiji Link AT76 DQ-FJZ

Fiji Link ATR-72-600 DQ-FJZ msn 1146 arrived BNE from Darwin as "Southern Cross 1135". The aircraft is on delivery to Fiji Link in Nadi.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Beech King Air N871EU

Beech B300 King Air N871EU msn FL-871 arrived BNE from Townsville. N871EU is owned by Beechcraft Corp and is on a demonstrator tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Fog diversions today

Due to thick fog at Brisbane Airport this morning, the following flights were diverted elsewhere.

  • Qantaslink QF2420 NTL-BNE Dash 8-300 VH-TQH diverted to Hervey Bay.
  • Alliance UTY2643 MKY-BNE Fokker 100 VH-XWR diverted to Maroochydore.
  • Jetstar JQ981 PER-BNE Airbus A320 VH-VQA diverted to Maroochydore.
  • Qantaslink QF2371 HVB-BNE Dash 8-300 VH-SCE diverted to Maroochydore.
  • Virgin Australia VA127 CHC-BNE Boeing 737-800 ZK-PBG diverted to Maroochydore.
  • Qantas QF98 HKG-BNE Airbus A330-300 VH-QPE diverted to the Gold Coast.
  • Jetstar JQ46 DPS-BNE Boeing 787 VH-VKD diverted to the Gold Coast.
  • Virgin Australia VA103 WLG-BNE Boeing 737-800 ZK-PBA diverted to the Gold Coast.
  • Qantas QF600 MEL-BNE Boeing 737-800 VH-VZZ diverted to the Gold Coast.
  • Virgin Australia VA905 SYD-BNE Boeing 737-800 VH-YIJ diverted to the Gold Coast.
  • China Southern CZ381 CAN-BNE Airbus A330-200 B-6515 diverted to Sydney.
  • Qantas Jetconnect QF124 AKL-BNE Boeing 737-800 ZK-ZQA diverted to Sydney.

New Qantas Socceroos logojet

Qantas has applied special Socceroos decals on Boeing 747-438(ER) VH-OEJ in the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The aircraft flew in from Dallas this morning as QF8. We managed some pictures despite the thick fog this morning.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

BNE Snapshot today

The DC8F and DHL 757F are included in today's snapshot.

Gulfstream 550 VP-CKG

Full Wings Holdings Ltd Gulfstream 550 VP-CKG msn 5327 arrived from Sydney.

Photo by Luke

VOZ96 Diversion

Virgin flight VA96 from Apia to Sydney diverted to BNE enroute landing at 09:08. The flight is operated by Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK and is due to depart for SYD shortly.

Tasman Cargo B752 VH-TCA

Tasman Cargo Airlines (DHL) Boeing 757-236(PCF) VH-TCA msn 25620 arrived from Auckland as Tasman 95. It is due to depart shortly back to Auckland.

File Photo

Gulfstream 550 CS-DKI

Netjets Europe Gulfstream 550 CS-DKI msn 5166 made a fuel stop in BNE this morning enroute Singapore to Nadi.