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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jetstar A332 VH-EBJ

Jetstar A330-202 VH-EBJ arrived BNE today from Melbourne as JST 7982 to commence maintenance with Qantas. Meanwhile RAAF A330-203 MRTT A39-005 departed BNE today as ASY636 on completion of maintenance.


RAAF A330-203MRTT A39-005 taxiing for departure today.

Volga-Dnepr IL76 RA-76503 departs

Volga-Dnepr Airlines Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD RA-76503 msn 2093422748 which had previously arrived Brisbane on October 10th, departed today as VDA6391 to Singapore. The aircraft was parked at BNE for 21 days. Luke was on the spot for photos:


Photos courtesy of Luke

Bizjet movements today

  • Cessna Citation 525 F-ONYY msn 320 arrived from Honiara and later departed for Noumea.
  • Gulfstream 550 N661CP msn 5104 departed.
  • Falcon 900EX N146EX msn 146 arrived from Auckland.
  • Falcon 900EX P2-ANW msn 218 arrived from Port Moresby.


Citation 525 F-ONYY


Gulfstream 550 N661CP


Falcon 900EX N146EX


Falcon 900EX P2-ANW

More from yesterday.

A few more pics from yesterday.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gulfstream 550 N661CP

Gulfstream 550 N661CP cn 5104 arrived yesterday evening. Owned by ConocoPhillips.

File Photo

Snapshot at BNE today

Photos taken today at YBBN including a first time visitor.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Diversions this morning

Qantas QF108 LAX-SYD operated by B747-438ER VH-OEJ diverted to BNE this morning due to weather conditions enroute and in Sydney, It was also followed by Virgin Australia VA2 LAX-SYD operated by B777-3GZER VH-VPE. Both aircraft departed after a fuel stop.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Gulfstream 550 N235DX

Gulfstream 550 N235DX msn 5435 registered to EWS II LLC arrived BNE this evening.

More international flights start this week.

Yesterday was the commencement of the Northern Winter 2013 schedules.

Airlines planning to increase BNE flights are CZ,IE,KE this week.

Korean go from 4 a week to 5 this week and to 6 a week from December.This week a Friday service will commence.

China Southern will add a Wednesday flight this week and from 22 November they will go Daily non stop to CAN.

Solomons will commence a 5th flight as well to Honiara with their A320.

Over the next 2-4 months AirCalin will add seasonal flights with the 332 mainly on Mondays.Eva Air will also add 5 extra flights on Fridays from mid December to mid January.

SOURCE:All CRS systems.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Emirates celebrates 10 years to BNE

Ten years ago today Emirates commenced flights to Brisbane operating seven times weekly from Dubai via Singapore and continuing onto Auckland. The first flight was operated by A330-243 A6-EAD arrived on 27/10/2003 operating EK430/431.


The inaugural Emirates flight to Brisbane

Since 2003 Emirates have operated the Boeing 777-300, Airbus A340-500, Boeing 777-300ER and finally Airbus A380-800 on it's Brisbane services. Current Emirates schedule:

EK434 DXB ARR 0640 / 0825 DEP AKL A388 DAILY
EK435 AKL ARR 1905 / 2050 DEP DXB A388 DAILY
EK432 SIN ARR 0050 / 0235 DEP SIN B77W DAILY


B777-31H A6-EMM parked at BNE


B777-31H(ER) A6-EBU


A340-541 A6-ERA


A380-861 A6-EDY

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Challenger 604 N604AU

Challenger 604 N604AU msn 5434 arrived Brisbane today from Bankstown.


File Photo

Monday, October 21, 2013

Jetstar A320 VH-VFQ

Jetstar A320-232SL VH-VFQ msn 5780 made its first visit to BNE tonight operating JQ818/819 to/from Sydney. This is Jetstar's fourth sharklet equipped A320 to enter service.

Jetstar A320 VH-VFP

Jetstar A320-232SL VH-VFP msn 5775 made its first visit to BNE this morning operating JQ810/811 to/from Sydney.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jetstar 787 open day at OOL

Jetstar's brand new Boeing 787-8 VH-VKA made a visit to the Gold Coast today for an open day in which Qantas Group employees and their freinds were able to have a tour of the aircraft. We were on location and hope you enjoy these photos:


Slight crosswind landing approaching runway 14


Touchdown on the Gold Coast


Jetstar's CEO David Hall and cabin crew


Jetstar's CEO David Hall and cabin crew


All day, every day, low fares!


The engine cowling was open to show the guests


Star Class (Business Class) seating


Star Class seating row 1


Overview of Economy from the rear


3-3-3 configuration in Economy


Personal screens in every seat


Economy front row bulkhead


Large windows and overhead lighting and ventalation controls. You can adjust the outside light accross five settings with just the touch of a button


Overview of the flight deck


Center console


Qantas Group employees and their freinds having a look at this fine lady