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Friday, May 31, 2013

Snapshot: Night visitors at BNE

A selection of photos taken at BNE during night hours.


Malaysian Airlines A330-223 9M-MKV at the International Terminal


Czech Air Force Tupolev TU-154M 1003


Emirates Boeing 777-31H A6-EMM parked at the gate


Air China B767-331ER B-2496 brought a Chinease delegation to BNE


Air Bridge Group Antonov AN-12F ER-AXE used to be based at BNE


Pecotox Air Ilyushin IL-18D ER-ICB at the logistics apron


Korean Air B747-4B5 HL7482 at the gate


Netjets USA Gulfstream 5 N518QS in between flights


Jetstar B717-231 VH-VQI taxiing for departure just before sunrise

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Global Express M-ATAR

Global Express M-ATAR msn 9060 arrived BNE today from Maroochydore sporting a new livery promoting mining magnate Clive Palmer's new Palmer United party. Clive Palmer has recently launched a campaign to run for Prime Minister. The Global Express features a very patriotic livery depicted in the photo below curtesy of the CQ Plane Spotting Blog. The Global has since departed for the Gold Coast.


Global Express M-ATAR - Photo CQ Plane Spotting Blog

Air Canada 772 C-FNND departs

Air Canada Boeing 777-233LR C-FNND which diverted to BNE on the 29th while operating AC33 from Vancouver to Sydney, departed this afternoon just after 1pm as AC7064 to Sydney.

Sydney diversions round 3

For the third consecutive day Sydney Airport experienced thick fog and the following International flights diverted to BNE.

  • Virgin Australia VA2 LAX - SYD Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPH
  • United UA839 LAX - SYD Boeing 747-422 N179UA
  • Qantas QF82 SIN - SYD Airbus A330-303 VH-QPA
  • Virgin Australia VA4146 DPS - SYD Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIM
  • Delta DL17 LAX - SYD Boeing 777-232LR N705DN
Air Canada 772 C-FNND was still parked at Logistics bay 4 after diverting to BNE on the 29th.

Photos from today:


Delta 17 just after arrival from LAX


Delta 17 departing to SYD


United 839 departs for SYD. Also diverted on the 28th


Qantas 82 leaving for SYD

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fiji Airways A332 DQ-FJU

Making its first visit tonight is Fiji Airways Airbus A330-243 DQ-FJU msn 1416 operating FJ923 NAN-BNE. The aircraft was delivered to Fiji Airways on 23rd May.

Airwork 737F movements

Airwork NZ Boeing 737-3S1/SF ZK-TLE positioned to Auckland as AWK 737 departing at 0746. Arriving from Auckland at 1808 was Boeing 737-3B7/SF ZK-FXT as AWK 737.


ZK-TLE in Toll Freight Colours


ZK-FXT on an earlier visit to BNE. Photo by Lloyd.

More Sydney diversions

Sydney was again affected by fog this morning resulting in the following International flights diverting to BNE.

  • Virgin Australia VA2 LAX - SYD Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPD
  • Qantas QF22 NRT - SYD Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM
  • Qantas QF12 LAX - SYD Airbus A380-842 VH-OQG
  • United UA863 SFO - SYD Boeing 747-422 N171UA
  • Delta DL17 LAX - SYD Boeing 777-232LR N707DN
  • Air Canada AC33 YVR - SYD Boeing 777-233LR C-FNND
  • Air China CA175 PVG - SYD Airbus A330-243 B-6533

Air Canada AC33 is currently still on the ground in BNE.

Some photos from today:


Virgin Australia 2 departing for Sydney


Qantas 22 Tokyo - Sydney departing


Qantas 12 parked at bay 74 alongside Emirates 77W


Qantas 12 taxiing on Bravo for departure


Qantas 12 departing back to Sydney


United 863 departing


Delta 17 just after arrival


Delta 17 departing back to Sydney


Air Canada 33 just after arrival


Air China 175 rolling down the runway


Air China 175 departing

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sydney diversions today

Due to fog in Sydney this morning the following aircraft diverted to Brisbane. International diversions only.

  • Qantas QF108 LAX - SYD Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ
  • Virgin Australia VA2 LAX - SYD Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPE
  • United UA839 LAX - SYD Boeing 747-422 N122UA
  • United UA863 SFO - SYD Boeing 747-422 N179UA
  • British Airways BA15 SIN - SYD Boeing 777-336ER G-STBA
  • Air New Zealand NZ845 WLG - SYD Airbus A320 ZK-OJG
  • Air New Zealand NZ101 AKL - SYD Boeing 767-319 ZK-NCG
  • Qantas QF50 AKL - SYD Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQD
  • Qantas QF22 NRT - SYD Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA
  • Virgin Atlantic VS200 HKG - SYD Airbus A340-642 G-VFIZ
  • Cathay Pacific CX111 HKG - SYD Airbus A330-343 B-LAE
  • Emirates EK418 BKK - SYD Boeing 777-36NER A6-ECA
  • Air Calin SB140 NOU - SYD Airbus A320 F-OJSB

Currently Virgin Atlantic A340-642 G-VFIZ is still on the ground.

Some pictures of todays diversions.


A stunning rainbow over the International Terminal


Cathay 111 Departing for Sydney


Speedbird 15 77W G-STBA departing for Sydney


Emirates 418 arriving from Bangkok


United 839 LAX-SYD departing for Sydney


Qantas 108 LAX-SYD Departing


United 863 SFO-SYD Departing


Qantas 22 NRT-SYD Departing BNE

Monday, May 27, 2013

Safair Herc BNE based.

Although we have been aware of the basing the below article explains it. Safair L-382 to be placed in Australia

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has signed a contract with Safair to place and operationally manage a L-382 Hercules in Australia. The Hercules, the only civil rear-loading freighter of its kind in the country, is based in Brisbane on a long-term lease for international and domestic airlift operations.

“Chapman Freeborn has been regularly chartering the Hercules to fly outsize and time-critical cargo in Southeast Asia and Australasia, especially to remote locations in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam and Cambodia. It is also within easy reach of New Caledonia, Nauru, Fiji, the Solomon Islands and New Zealand,” Michael Grant, general manager of Chapman Freeborn Australia, commented.

“With the Hercules now based in Australia, we are expecting a rise in cargo charter requests to airports including Karratha, Port Hedland, Moomba, Darwin and Broome, as well as other mining destinations in the north west and south west.” The L-382 Hercules aircraft can carry up to 20 tonnes.

SOURCE Australian Aviation.


Lockheed L-382 ZS-RSC at BNE

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Fiji Airways B738 DQ-FJG

Fiji Airways Boeing 737-8X2/W DQ-FJG msn 29968 which was operating FJ922/923 0031/0145 made its first visit in full Fiji Airways livery. It was re-painted in Hong Kong during recent maintenance. Hopefully it makes a daytime appearance soon for photos.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Embraer Legacy 650 VT-AML

Indian registered Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 650 VT-AML msn 14501144 operated by Karnavanti Air arrived into BNE tonight from Seletar (XSP). This is the first known visit of a Legacy 650 to BNE.

National Airlines B744F N919CA

National Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-428(BCF) N919CA msn 25302 arrived BNE this morning from Bagram Air Base (Afghanistan) via Bangkok as "National Cargo 383". It is due out to Auckland shortly.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Falcon 7X SE-DJC

Falcon 7X SE-DJC msn 78 operated by Blue Chip Jet arrived Brisbane this morning from Jakarta as "Bluespeed 501".

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Qantas wins freight allocation to PNG

QANTAS was asking for 35 tonnes a week which is part of the available allocation.

This involves using 733F aircraft twice weekly. One service will operate MEL-BNE-POM-MEL and the other CNS-BNE-POM-CNS. Currently these 733F aircraft are in the AAE livery. One service is intended to start soon and both flights must be commenced by 30 April 2014.

There is a strong chance these flights will operate in daylight hours. It will be a great opportunity to catch up with the AAE liveried 737's.

Source: IASC

Snapshot: BBJ's at BNE

A selection of 737 Boeing Business Jets which have visited BNE.


3701 Boeing 737-8AR of Taiwan Air Force


A6-RJZ Boeing 737-7Z5 of Royal Jet


A36-001 Boeing 737-7DT of the RAAF


HL7770 Boeing 737-7EG of Samsung Aerospace


M53-01 Boeing 737-7H6 of Royal Malaysia Air Force


N164RJ Boeing 737-7BC of Executive Jet Aviation


N834BA Boeing 737-73Q of GC Air


N836BA Boeing 737-7BC of Boeing Company


N889NC Boeing 737-7AV of News Corp America


VP-BJJ Boeing 737-7BC of Avenir Bermuda


VP-CSK Boeing 737-8GG of Sultan Al Kabeer