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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Taiwanese carriers late due to Typhoon plus Qantas from PER.

This arvo both China Airlines and Eva Air arrived within minutes of each other.

China was running over a day late and EVA was around 4 hours later than schedule.

Monday, September 28, 2015

10 Tanker Air Carrier DC-10 N612AX

10 Tanker Air Carrier McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 N612AX msn 48290 arrived BNE today from Pago Pago. The water bomber is headed to NSW on contract to the NSW Rural Fire Service. This DC-10-30 began service with Thai International Airways in December 1987 as HS-TMB. It has since flown with Northwest Airlines and Omni Air International before being converted to a water bomber.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Diversions due Brisbane storms

The following BNE bound flights have diverted this afternoon due to storms in the Brisbane area.

  • Qantaslink QF1799 B712 VH-NXM Alice Springs - Brisbane diverted to Hervey Bay.
  • Virgin VA782 B738 VH-YFP Cairns - Brisbane diverted to Mackay.
  • Virgin VA1702 ATR VH-VPI Bundaberg - Brisbane returned to Bundaberg.
  • Virgin VA1714 ATR VH-FVZ Gladstone - Brisbane diverted to Bundaberg.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pair of Air Tractors arrive.

Air Tractors AT-802A N3079T msn 802A-0612 and N3080T msn 802-0614 both arrived BNE this afternoon from Honiara. Both Air Tractors are registered to Air Tractor Inc and are completing a delivery ferry flight to Australia.

Friday, September 25, 2015

N755RA at BNE today

This a Bombardier BD700 Global 5000.

Photo at the GA apron earlier today.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Air New Zealand Link B1900D ZK-EAI

Air New Zealand Link Beechcraft 1900D ZK-EAI msn UE432 ferried Norfolk Island - Brisbane - Alice Springs today following withdrawal from the Air New Zealand fleet.

Korean Air A333 HL8027

Korean Airlines Airbus A330-323 HL8027 msn 1647 operated its first visit today as KAL123 from Seoul.

VH-TQL and VH-EBK yesterday afternoon and a Careflight Bell Helicopter VH-XCO.

More on TQL and EBK.

After Simon had left yesterday they towed TQL past the Loop Rd to it's new parking area.

Also my first photo of EBK after it's repainting into Qantas Colours.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Global Express G-GOYA Bombardier Global Express G-GOYA msn 9016 operated Sydney - Brisbane yesterday and continued to Ayers Rock and Hamilton Island today.

Jetstar Dash 8 VH-TQL

Jetstar's third Dash 8-Q315 VH-TQL msn 603 ferried Cairns to Brisbane today to join VH-TQM and VH-SBI on the ground at BNE.

Global 5000 B-LRW

Bombardier Global 5000 B-LRW msn 9315 arrived BNE today from Hong Kong.

Global Express G-GOYA

Bombardier Global Express G-GOYA msn 9016 operated Sydney - Brisbane yesterday and continued to Ayers Rock today.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Botswana Defence Force Bell 412 OH-4

Botswana Defence Force Bell 412SP OH-4 msn 33193 has operated several flights from Sikorsky Helitek to Airbus Helicopters at BNE over the past week. It is believed once test flights are completed the Bell will be shipped to Africa.

The pretty blue Fokker.

SkyWest branded Fokker 50 VH-FNF today operate it's weekly FIFO service to SW QLD.

Seen below are photos today of it's arrival on 01 and taxy shot to it's parking spot.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Etihad EY484 arrives in daylight

Etihad EY484 from Abu Dhabi this evening finally arrived early enough to land in golden hour. Boeing 787-9 A6-BLE operated today's service.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cessna 525 Citation CJ3 VH-NNE

Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 VH-NNE msn 525B0196 ex VH-ANE made its first visit to BNE today under it's new registration. The Citation CJ3 is based in Orange, NSW.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Etihad and Tigerair and REX

A6-BLC just before sunset as well as Tigerair and REX Saab.

Monday, September 14, 2015

2 Local BNE carriers.

Nauru Airline's VH-ONU and JETGO at BNE this am.

ZK-NZE First visit today

The splendid 789 in a all black livery touched down on Runway 19 today at YBBN.MSN 34334.

Some pics of it's arrival today are below.

Royal Air Force C-17 ZZ173 returns

Royal Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III serial F-80 registration ZZ173 made another visit into BNE arriving yesterday evening from Butterworth Air Base and departing for Hobart this morning.

File Photo

Jetstar B788 VH-VKL

Jetstar's newest Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKL msn 36238 operated its first visit to BNE today as JQ58 from Bali.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jetstar's VH-SBI and Tigerair newest A320 VH-XUH and biz VH-PNY.

A snapshot of a few goodies from BNE today.

VH-XUH with sharklets and Jetstar's 2nd Dash 8 on delivery to BNE.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SKYTRANS to return.

From 26 October out of BNE to Chinchilla(CCA) and Taroom.

These will be a fifo charter type operation.

SOURCE:Skytrans Facebook.

According to Skytrans Facebook page: "We are pleased to announce we have been awarded a new $25million transport contract by QGC Pty Ltd.

This new contract means we will be expanding our operational base to now also include Brisbane and we have re-employed another 18 Skytrans staff into positions of cabin crew and pilots. We will be flying QGC staff and contractors from Brisbane to their operational sites in Chinchilla and Taroom with flights commencing from Monday 26th October 2015."

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Jetgo adds extra 2 flights a week to DBO and also DBO-MEL

More good news from Jetgo our own BNE based carrier.

Article below from Jetgo Facebook page.

Following overwhelming support for Dubbo to Brisbane direct jet services JETGO is pleased to announce a significant expansion of air services from Dubbo as part of its daylight savings schedules.

The new JETGO schedule will increase direct jet flights to Brisbane from four to six days a week and for the first time introduce direct jet flights from Dubbo to Melbourne.

Managing Director Airlines Paul Bredereck said the new services have been introduced as a direct result of the community, business and Council support for JETGO’s Dubbo to Brisbane direct jet services which began on 20 July this year.

“The daylight saving time schedule is set to commence at the end of October 2015 and we are excited about expanding our direct jet services to Brisbane and to be the first regular passenger operator to directly connect Dubbo to Melbourne,” Mr Bredereck said.

“We have been very impressed with the demand for the Dubbo to Brisbane services,” Mr Bredereck said. “We are confident there is similar demand for Dubbo to Melbourne services and this is a logical expansion of our services,” he said.

“The Mayor of Dubbo, the Council and staff have been very supportive of our company and have facilitated a smooth start up to the new services. This support is a significant reason why we have chosen to expand services from Dubbo,” Mr Bredereck said.

Mayor of Dubbo Councillor Mathew Dickerson welcomed the announcement saying JETGO has listened to the community and responded positively. “It has been no secret that the people of Dubbo wanted direct flights to Melbourne,” Councillor Dickerson said. “I congratulate JETGO on listening to the community and taking steps to be in a position to deliver this service.”

Dubbo to Melbourne flights are being scheduled to begin by the end of October with three flights a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Dubbo to Brisbane flights will now operate Monday to Friday and Sunday beginning before the end of October. As usual routes are subject to final approval from CASA.

Flights will be available online soon

Monday, September 7, 2015

Singapore Airlines A333 9V-SSH

Singapore Airlines A330-343E 9V-SSH msn 1648 made its first visit tonight arriving from Singapore as SQ245. 9V-SSH was delivered to Singapore Airlines on August 22nd.

Beech King Air F-OIQL

Air Archipels Beech B200C Super King Air F-OIQL msn BL-148 arrived BNE today from Noumea.

Sydney diversions today

Three Sydney bound flights diverted to Brisbane today due to fog in Sydney. They were as follows:

  • Qantas QF12 A380 VH-OQD Los Angeles - Sydney
  • Qantas QF8 A380 VH-OQL Dallas - Sydney
  • Qantas QF18 B744 VH-OJM Los Angeles - Sydney

Qantas QF8 VH-OQL

Qantas QF12 VH-OQD

Qantas QF18 VH-OJM

All photos by Christopher Chai

Friday, September 4, 2015

Tigerair A320 VH-XUH

Tigerair A320-232SL VH-XUH msn 6749 operated its first service to BNE today arriving from Melbourne as TT530. XUH is the first Tigerair A320 fitted with sharklets.

Virgin Australia B738 VH-YFT

Virgin Australia Boeing B737-8FE VH-YFT msn 41028 arrived BNE from Nadi today on delivery as "VA9940". VH-YFT is named "Admirals Arch".

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rare Westwind in yesterday.

Pel Air VH-KNU Callsign Century 17 arrived and departed yesterday.

2 photos below from our contributor of it's arrival yesterday morning on 01.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jetstar Dash-8 VH-TQM returns

Jetstar Dash 8-202Q VH-TQM returned to BNE today operating Auckland - Norfolk Is - Brisbane.

Air New Zealand B789 ZK-NZC

Air New Zealand B787-9 Dreamliner ZK-NZC msn 41988 made its first visit today operating a delayed NZ135/136 to and from Auckland.

Gulfstream G550 N550PR

Gulfstream G550 N550PR msn 5330 arrived BNE yesterday evening. N550PR last visited BNE back in 2012 as a Gulfstream 5.