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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Coulson Tanker L-382G N405LC

Coulson Tanker 132 (op by Lynden Air Cargo) Lockheed L-382G-44K-30 (C-130) Hercules N405LC msn 5025 arrived BNE today from Majuro. The water bomber is headed to NSW on contract to the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Australian Navy DH8B VH-LCL

Royal Australian Navy (Surveillance Australia) De Havilland Dash 8-202Q VH-LCL msn 492 operated Cairns - Brisbane - Brisbane today. VH-LCL is equipped with the LADS (Laser Airborne Depth Souding) system which is an aircraft based, hydrographic surveying system which measures the difference between the sea surface and the sea floor as calculated from the aircraft's altitude to generate hydrographic data.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Snapshot from today at BNE.

Jetstar's orange logo jet,Emirates A380,Qantas 744,AMSA Do 328.

Started off wet and then got better.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

TROPICAIR Citation 525B today at BNE

A regular visitor to BNE from POM in PNG.

A couple of photos taken today ready for departure.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jetstar's first Dash 8 Q300 VH-TQM

Jetstar's first ex Qantaslink Dash 8 Q300 VH-TQM arrived into BNE this evening from Cairns as Qlink 713. VH-TQM is the first of five ex Qantaslink Dash 8 Q300s turboprops to join the Jetstar fleet to enhance its network in New Zealand, bringing low fare competition to many monopoly domestic routes outside the country’s main centres.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

China Eastern announces BNE flights

China Eastern from January 16th 2016 will commence a three times weekly service from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Brisbane using Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The announcement follows the approval by the ACCC of the joint venture between China Eastern and Qantas.

China Eastern had put Brisbane flights on the table to soften ACCC resistence on the approval of their joint venture with Qantas. China Eastern is now the second confirmed new airline for Brisbane Airport next year along with Air Canada.

Source: AusBT

Monday, August 24, 2015

Qantas 6053 SYD-BNE-LAX this morning.

Todays's A380 charter was operated by VH-OQA CN 014 named Nancy Bird Walton.

It arrived around 0950 from SYD.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Qantas 6051 today SYD-BNE-DXB-LHR.

Today there was a special charter operated by A380 VH-OQJ.This flight will operate BNE-Dubai-London.

A couple of photos this afternoon into BNE on Runway 01.

Aviation Australia open day 2015

Yesterday Aviation Australia training school held its annual open day at Brisbane Airport which also included some static aircraft parked at the logistics apron. Local photographer James Saunders was on location to provide us with these fantastic images.

RAAF Boeing F/A-18F Super hornet

RAAF Boeing F/A-18F Super hornet

Australian Army ARH Tiger A38-015

Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 A40-031

RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-209

RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-209

Flight One's Beech 200 King Air VH-FON

Flight One's new Cirrus SR-20 VH-FOH

Flight One's Beech 58 Baron VH-PRG

Aviation Australia's Beech C90 King Air VH-CFO

Cirrus SR22 Demonstrator VH-OAL

Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior VH-ZWF

Other visitors included:

  • Queensland University of Technology Cessna 172R VH-EWW

  • Aeropower Schweizer 269C-1 VH-RSI

  • Private Amateur Built Falco F8L VH-NVA

  • Piper PA-32R-301T VH-PDY

  • Cirrus SR22 VH-IXB
  • Cirrus SR20 VH-ZSZ

  • Amateur Built Spitfire VH-SFG

  • Beech 45 / T-34 Mentor VH-XUS

  • Piper PA-31P-425 Pressurised Navajo VH-UAA

Challenger 604 D-AFAI

FAI Air Ambulance Challenger 604 D-AFAI msn 5366 arrived BNE this morning from Denpasar.

Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBK

Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBK departed BNE yesterday for Singapore as QF6011 for a re-paint into Qantas colours. Only two A330s remain in service with Jetstar VH-EBE and EBF.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Thai Airways to operate 787s to BNE

From 25th October 2015 Thai Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on its daily services to Brisbane replacing Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

TG473 BKK2359 – 1205+1BNE 787 D
TG474 BNE1400 – 2010BNE 787 D

Source: Airline Route

Thursday, August 20, 2015

PX planning Fokker 70 flights to BNE in the future.

New flights are planned from BNE to Mount Hagen and Milne Bay with Fokker 70 aircraft.

Article below.

Air Niugini to link Brisbane directly to Mt Hagen and Alotau.

SOURCE:PNG Attitude Article.

TOURISM in Papua New Guinea will be boosted by the inauguration of direct Air Niugini flights between Brisbane and two of PNG’s hubs for travellers.

PNG planning minister Charles Abel has announced that cabinet has approved direct flights to Brisbane from Gurney (Milne Bay) and Kagamuga (Western Highlands) airports. “I want Air Niugini’s F70 to do the international run and Link PNG to pick up at Losuia, Popondetta and Tokua airports,” Mr Abel said.

Air Niugini will have a flight from Brisbane, Gurney, Port Moresby and back to Brisbane and another from Brisbane to Mt Hagen and also serving Wewak, Madang, Mendi and Goroka.

“Cabinet endorsed direct flights from Brisbane to Gurney and Brisbane to Hagen when their new terminal is completed,” Mr Abel said. He told PNG Loop said the flights will be supported by a visa on arrival facility for Australian tourists.

Altitude Flight Operations Metro was in yesterday.

VH-SSV a Fairchild SA226-TC.serial no TC-383.

This metro flew Ballina-BNE-Archerfield yesterday and is a rare aircraft at BNE.

VH-SSV seen at Archerfield

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Falcon 2000 VH-FJO

Dassault Falcon 2000 VH-FJO msn 27 made its first visit to BNE today operating Perth - Brisbane - Sydney.

US Navy C-130 164995

US Navy Lockheed C-130T 164995 arrived BNE last night as CNV3641.

Photo by Christopher Chai

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Qantas adds seasonal NZ flights

From 03DEC15 to 22FEB16 Qantas will operate extra seasonal services between BNE and New Zealand. Qantas plans 4 weekly Brisbane – Christchurch and 3 weekly Brisbane – Wellington service to be operated by B737-800s.

Brisbane – Christchurch
QF135 BNE0805 – 1440CHC 73H x235
QF134 CHC1555 – 1645BNE 73H x235

Brisbane – Wellington
QF167 BNE1805 – 0035+1WLG 73H 567
QF168 WLG0610 – 0700BNE 73H 167

Source: Airline Route

A few more from late in the day yesterday.

RAAF BBJ,Air New Zealand 763,Virgin ATR.

All taken in golden hour on short finals for 01.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Etihad A6-BLA tonight.

Finally tried to photograph the Etihad 789.

Tonight's flight from AUH landed 3 mins after sunset however I managed to capture this pic.

Gulfstream 550 N795CP

Gulfstream 550 N795CP msn 5474 operated by ConocoPhillips Co arrived BNE yesterday afternoon. First visit to BNE.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Global 6000 N1955M

Bombardier Global 6000 N1955M msn 9645 arrived BNE today from Sydney. N1955M is operated by the McDonalds Corporation.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Snapshot of today

Jetstar's Orange 320,THAI 772,Jetgo 135 and more.