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Thursday, February 26, 2015

China Southern A333 B-5951

China Southern Airbus A330-323 B-5951 msn 1536 made its first visit today. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saabs galore yesterday.

The 4 Saab operators out of BNE were busy yesterday particularly Corporate Air.

Yesterday's movements are listed below.


PFY 7119 BNE-MKY operated by VH-KDB departed at 0230 am.

PFY 7115 also VH-KDB operated MKY-BNE arriving at 2040 hrs.


PFY 9288 operated by VH-EKD flew BNE-RMA departing at 1015 am.

PFY 9289 flew RMA-BNE operated agin by EKD arrived at BNE at 1315 hrs.

PFY 9304 operated by VH-ZRH flew BNE-MOV departing at 1645 hrs.

PFY 9305 MOV-BNE again operated by ZRH landed at BNE at 2135 hrs.


RXA 9959 TSV-BNE was operated by VH-ZRH and landed at BNE at 1330 hrs.

RXA 5663 operated by VH-ZLF flew Wellcamp to BNE arriving at 1755 hrs.


Corporate Air do not use flight numbers as call signs only their registrations.

VH-VEF arrived BNE from CMT at 0950.

VEP,VEM,VEF all departed BNE-RMA at 1008,1010 and 1030 am.

VH-VEO arrived from MCY and CMT at 1115 hrs.

VEP,VEM and VEF arrived back from RMA at 1250,1255 and 1315 HRS.

VH-VEO departed to THG and ROK at 1234pm.

VEP and VEM departed again for RMA at 1330 and 1342 hrs.

VEP and VEM arrived back from RMA at 1615 and 1630hrs.

VH-VEO arrived from ROK and THG at 1620 hrs.

So all up 22 movements yesterday by Saab 340 aircraft yesterday at YBBN.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bond Helicopters S-92 VH-NYZ

Bond Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A VH-NYZ msn 920233 departed Sikorsky Helitek today for Wagga Wagga via Moree and Dubbo. VH-NYZ was first registered in Australia on November 3rd 2014.

Embraer Lineage 1000 N28888

Premiair Embraer Lineage 1000 (ERJ-190-100) N28888 msn 19000571 operated Hamilton Island - Brisbane today.

Singapore Cargo B744F 9V-SFO

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFO msn 32900 operated Auckland - Brisbane - Singapore today.

File Photo

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Embraer Legacy 500 N142GZ

Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 N142GZ msn 55000008 arrived BNE from Mackay this afternoon marking the first visit of a Legacy 500 to BNE. The bizjet has been delivered to a local operator in Mackay.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nauru Airlines B733 VH-YNU

The latest acquisition of Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-319 VH-YNU msn 25607 was delivered to BNE last night. VH-YNU is ex ZK-NGH of Air New Zealand which was withdrawn from service last November.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gulfstream G550 B-8269

Gulfstream G550 B-8269 msn 5404 arrived BNE tonight from Hong Kong.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Qantas Freight B763F VH-EFR

Qantas Freight Boeing 767-381F VH-EFR msn 33510 operated Hong Kong - Brisbane - Sydney today as QF7532.

Jetstar Dreamliners to HNL from October

Jetstar Airways Boeing 787 aircraft replaces A330-200 on the airline's twice weekly flights from Brisbane to Honolulu from 26 October 2015. Schedule as follows:

JQ005 BNE1755 – 0730HNL 788 25
JQ006 HNL1040 – 1625+1BNE 788 14

Source: Airline Route

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Skywest / Virgin Australia Regional Fokker 50 VH-FNE

Skywest / Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Fokker 50 VH-FNE msn 20212 operated Perth - Alice Springs - Brisbane today. The aircraft is to be based in Brisbane for a while to operate FIFO flights.

Skywest Fokker 50 File Photo.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gold Coast diversions today

Due to heavy rain showers over Gold Coast Airport reducing visibility down to less than 1000 meters, the following aircraft diverted to Brisbane.

  • Virgin Australia VA165 B738 ZK-PBF AKL-OOL
  • Qantas QF864 B738 VH-VZD SYD-OOL
  • Virgin Australia VA535 B738 VH-VUZ SYD-OOL
  • Virgin Australia VA539 E190 VH-ZPF SYD-OOL
  • Jetstar JQ440 A320 VH-VWT MEL-OOL
Developing story.

Singapore Airlines A333 9V-SSE

Singapore Airlines A330-343 9V-SSE msn 1597 operated its first flight to BNE today as SQ255/236.

Qantas ups BNE-NRT to daily from 01 August.

Originally the flight was to operate 4 times a week from 01August on Mon,Wed,Fri and Sun.

Today's announcement below from Qantas.

Internationally, Qantas will increase its upcoming Brisbane–Tokyo (Narita) service from four to seven return flights a week. This change to the previously announced route, which starts in August, represents an increase in seats of 75 per cent to over 4000 seats a week.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jetstar B788 VH-VKI

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKI msn 36235 made its first visit today operating JQ58/JQ47 to/from Denpasar.

Photo by Peter Williamson

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Falcon 900 N970SF

Dassault Falcon 900EX N970SF msn 194 arrived Brisbane today from Perth.

File Photo

Friday, February 6, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Citation 560XLS I-CNDG

Cessna 560XLS Citation Excel + I-CNDG msn 560-6045 operated Auckland - Brisbane - Hamilton Island today.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Emirates ICC World Cup 2015 special

Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EEK arrived into Brisbane this morning wearing recently applied decals promoting the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. The below photo was captured by local spotter Christopher Chai of Emirates EK434 arriving from Dubai.

BNE airport 20 year masterplan approved today.

Details below.

Brisbane Airport's $4 billion expansion plan gains federal approval


03 Feb 2015

The Federal Government has approved a 20-year development plan for the Brisbane Airport precinct.

The strategy includes construction of a parallel runway, a regional satellite facility, upgraded domestic and international terminal facilities, and improvements to transport networks.

The Brisbane Airport Corporation has committed almost $4 billion to fund the new projects over the next decade.

Airport spokeswoman Helen Clarke said the plan would open up increased tourism and trade in the state.

She said Brisbane had one of the fastest growing airport precincts in the country.

"The airport will expand over time - in 20 years' time it will be about the same size as Singapore and Hong Kong airports.

"We see the addition of a mass transit system, having a high-frequency connection between the international and domestic terminals, as well as our new parallel runway.

"We expect that by 2034 there'll be about 49 million passengers a year travelling through the airport.

"Obviously we need to support those passengers with new infrastructure and new jobs." She said about 21,000 people currently worked full-time within the airport precinct. That number was expected to more than double to about 51,000 within the next 20 years.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Snapshot: Private 757-23A VQ-BTF

First flown in 1990 Boeing 757-23A msn 24923 has operated for many companies since as a VIP transport. These include Freeport McMoran, Vulcan Industries Inc, Google and currently the AQUIS group as VQ-BTF. The 757 has been a frequent visitor to BNE over the past few months and departed for Singapore this morning. I was fortunate enough to be invited onboard for a look around.

Tasman Cargo Airlines (DHL) 757-200F at BNE today

HJ095 from AKL this arvo.

Landed around 1515 hrs today.