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Friday, November 29, 2013

Qantas puts 332's back on BNE-PER-BNE

From Sunday 16 Feb 2014 Qantas will resume A330-200 flights to Perth ex BNE.

QF 589 Daily at 0820 from BNE and QF 767 Daily ex Sat at 2015 will be the flights.

Then from the 05 March 2014 A 3rd flight will commence on QF 597 Daily at 1610.

SOURCE: Qantas timetables.

China Airlines arrival today

It appears as both sides are slightly different.Here is the right side.

China Airlines B744 B-18203

China Airlines B747-409 B-18203 arrived BNE today operating the first CAL flight with B747-400 equipment. B-18203 which wears special "Jimmy Love & hug Livery" arrived from Taipei today as CI53 and later departed to Auckland. CAL will be operating 744s to BNE until February 28th.

Emirates A380 A6-EDP

Emirates A380-861 A6-EDP msn 77 made its first visit to BNE today arriving from DXB as EK434.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Reminder China Airlines 744's start tomorrow

A Reminder that China Airlines commence Boeing 747-400 operations through BNE from tomorrow till 28 February 2014. CI54 from Taipei is scheduled to arrive at 1035 and depart at 1235 for Auckland.

Qantas 330's to be refurbished in BNE .

Qantas A330 cabin refit for Brisbane

The A330′s business suite, part of an interior upgrade to be undertaken at Brisbane. (Qantas)

Qantas will upgrade the cabin interiors of 30 Airbus A330s at its Brisbane heavy maintenance base, CEO Alan Joyce has announced.

Joyce, in Brisbane on Wednesday to open a $30 million hangar upgrade, said the A330 interior refit program will run from late 2014 through to mid 2016.

“From late 2014, we will be upgrading all 30 of our Airbus A330s with Business Suites with fully flat beds. Ten A330-300s for Qantas International will feature new Economy seats and 20 A330-200s for Qantas Domestic will see their economy seats refurbished,” he said.

“It will take around 30 days for each aircraft to get upgraded and we expect the program to be completed in mid-2016.”

The hangar upgrade, meanwhile, was undertaken to facilitate Qantas 737 heavy maintenance, which has been moved from Tullamarine to Brisbane

Said Joyce: “The $30 million upgrade to the Brisbane facilities includes the installation of advanced equipment to enable Qantas’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft to undergo heavy maintenance in the facility.” Qantas has opened a $30m hangar upgrade in Brisbane.

Joyce also announced that Qantas is recruiting 30 new engineering apprentices, over 20 of which will be based in Brisbane with a smaller number in Sydney.

The expansion of its Brisbane base has come as Qantas has rationalised its heavy maintenance facilities from three sites to one, with the closure of the 737 maintenance base at Melbourne-Tullamarine in August 2012 and the impending closure of the Avalon 747 heavy maintenance facility next March, confirmed earlier this month. Today Qantas performs heavy maintenance on more than 110 Boeing 737s, 767s and A330s at Brisbane, while A380 heavy maintenance is outsourced offshore, as is expected to be the case with 747 maintenance, once Avalon closes.

SOURCE:Australian Avaition.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Qantas B738 VH-XZJ photos

Qantas Boeing 737-838 VH-XZJ msn 39365 wearing a special Aboriginal art colour scheme called “Mendoowoorrji”.

Hifly A343 CS-TQM

Hifly A340-313X CS-TQM msn 117 was noted today parked on the logistics apron having its number 3 CFM56-5C engine changed. CS-TQM was recently withdrawn from service and A340-313X CS-TQY took over operations to the Middle East. Interesting to note the replacement engine came from Iberia Engine Overhaul, Spain.

Cessna Citation 550 VH-XBP

Maxem Aviation Citation 550 VH-XBP msn 0810 made an infrequent visit to BNE arriving from Coober Pedy yesterday and departing for Adelaide today.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

PAL A321 RP-C9906

Philippine Airlines A321-231SL RP-C9906 msn 5825 made its first visit today operating PAL221/222.

Monday, November 25, 2013

01/19 Runway overlay project video

Essential resurfacing of BNE's main runway has been completed after nearly six months of night works. The resurfacing, which was conducted between midnight and 5am up to six nights a week, replaced the existing 11 year old asphalt in the touchdown zones at either end of the runway with asphalt produced onsite at a specially constructed mobile batch plant. The new asphalt will provide a high quality runway surface for at least the next 10 years. Video by BAC.

Source: BAC

Learjet 45 VH-CXJ

Careflight QLD Learjet 45 VH-CXJ msn 152 was spotted at BNE today wearing its new colour scheme. It operated Port Vila - Brisbane - Gold Coast today.

Gulfstream 4 N726RW

Gulfstream 4 N726RW msn 1039 arrived BNE from Auckland last night.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Emirates A388 A6-EDE

Emirates A380-861 A6-EDE msn 017 made its first visit to BNE as EK434.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Gulfstream 550 B-8132

Gulfstream 550 B-8132 msn 5291 flew Hamilton Island - Brisbane - Singapore today.

Emirates A388 A6-EEM

Emirates A380-861 A6-EEM msn 134 made its first visit to BNE today arriving from Dubai as EK434. A6-EEM was delivered to Emirates on 14/11 and is Emirates' 39th A380.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Alliance F70 VH-QQV

Alliance Fokker 70 VH-QQV msn 11565 operated a test flight BNE-BNE today as UTY992. This is its first flight since being delivered to Alliance on 19 JAN as YR-KMB from Carpatair.


YR-KMB on delivery to BNE back in January - Photo by Lloyd

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Legacy 650 B-3099

Embraer Legacy 650 B-3099 msn 14501161 arrived BNE today from Cairns.


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PAL A321 RP-C9907

Philippine Airlines A321-231SL RP-C9907 msn 5838 made its first visit to BNE today operating PR221 from Manila via Darwn. This is also the first visit of an A321 equipped with sharklets to visit BNE and Australia.


A321 RP-C9907 landing today

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gulfstream 450 N500RP

Gulfstream 450 N500RP msn 4057 arrived BNE today from Marshall Islands.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gulfstream 4 N688TF

Gulfstream 4SP N688TF msn 1220 arrived BNE from Cairns this morning.


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Gulfstream 5 N83CW

Gulfstream 5 N83CW msn 649 arrived BNE this morning from the Gold Coast.


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Qantaslink B712 VH-YQS

Qantaslink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQS msn 55178 made its first visit arriving from Adelaide as QF6200. ex XA-CLE Mexicana Click.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Garuda B738 PK-GFW

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GFW msn 39929 made its first visit today operating GA720/721.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Garuda B738 PK-GFV

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GFV msn 38885 made its first visit operating GA720/721.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Qantas B738 VH-XZJ

Qantas Boeing 737-838 VH-XZJ msn 39365 made its first to BNE this morning arriving from Melbourne as QF604. This aircraft is painted in a special Aboriginal art colour scheme, called “Mendoowoorrji”.

More Miles Airport news.

Alliance Airlines has won a major contract.

Alliance will operate a total of 24 Fly in Fly Out services a week from BNE using Fokker 50 aircraft.

These will be replaced later with Fokker 70 aircraft.

SOURCE:The Australian newspaper today.

Charity BBQ at BNE

BAC are raising money for the victims of the Philippine’ typhoon and will be installing 2 x BBQ’s adjacent to the Travelators in front of the Domestic Terminal.

When: Friday 15th Nov from 0400-2300

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jetstar A320 VH-VFT

Jetstar A320-232SL VH-VFT msn 5532 made its first visit to BNE today arriving from MEL as JQ564.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Challenger 604 D-AFAI

FAI Air Ambulance Challenger 604 D-AFAI msn 5366 arrived BNE tonight from Bangkok DMK via Darwin.

The new BNE-Miles FIFO route

Miles airport's new runway was opened last week.

So far Skytrans,Alliance and Corporate Air have commenced serving this town in South West QLD very near to Chinchilla.

Services this week so far have been yesterday and Today,with Corporate operating 2 Saab 340 flights BNE-MLS-BNE on each day.

Alliance have been operating their Fokker 50 aircraft once on each day BNE-Miles-BNE.

Whilst Skytrans also have operated a once a day return service on both days.

It is also believed that Qantaslink also plans to operate on this route shortly.

US Navy C-130 164993

US Navy Lockheed C-130T 164993 arrived back in BNE today from Pearce RAAF.

National B744F Departs

National Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-428(BCF) N919CA msn 25302 departed BNE today for Anderson AFB, Guam as NCR301. Michael Dawson was on location to photograph her leaving.


Photo courtesy of Michael Dawson

Garuda B738 PK-GMY

Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 PK-GMY msn 38884 made a first visit to BNE today operating GA720/721.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Virgin Australia B77W VH-VPF

Virgin Australia Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPF departed BNE today for Singapore as VOZ9891 for maintenance. VH-VPH is also in Singapore.

Air New Zealand Link AT76 ZK-MVD

Air New Zealand Link ATR-72-600 ZK-MVD msn 1117 arrived BNE this evening from Kupang as SXI1348 for a night stop whilst on delivery to NZ.

Gulfstream 550 N712KT

Gulfstream 550 N712KT msn 5134 landed this afternoon from Sydney.

Monday, November 11, 2013

US Navy C-130 164993

United States Navy C-130T 164993 msn 5298 arrived BNE today.

Hifly A343 CS-TQY

Hifly Airlines (Portugal) Airbus A340-313X CS-TQY msn 190 arrived BNE this morning from Sharjah (UAE) as HFY651P. CS-TQY has arrived to relieve A340-300 CS-TQM operating ADF charters to the Middle East.


A340-313X CS-TQY

National Cargo B744F N919CA

National Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-428(BCF) N919CA msn 25302 arrived BNE this morning from Perth as ASY1014 operating a Australian Defence Force charter

Here are some photos of N919CA taken on it's last visit to BNE back in May 2013.

Citation 525 VH-TFW

Cessna Citation 525 VH-TFW msn 525-0442 operated by Acena Nominees P/L flew Archerfield-Brisbane-Sydney this morning. TFW is locally based at Archerfield however is a rare visitor to Brisbane Airport.


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Qantas B738 VH-VXA Ashes special

Qantas B737-838 VH-VXA arrived Brisbane today sporting new Cricket Australia Ashes titles "Now its on our turf". She arrived from Melbourne as QF612.

Garuda B738 PK-GFX

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GFX msn 39928 made its first visit today operating GA720 from Denpasar.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Brindabella J41 VH-XNE

Brindabella Airlines Jetstream 41 VH-XNE msn 41065 made its first visit to BNE today arriving from Coffs Harbour as EVA554. It later operated Brisbane-Tamworth-Brisbane. Ex ZS-NRK Swaziland Airlink.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cathay Pacific Cargo 744F B-LID

Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-467ERF B-LID msn 36869 arrived BNE tonight from Hong Kong as CX2027. Due to depart back to Hong Kong before midnight.

Air Niugini 738 P2-PXE

Air Niugini B737-8BK P2-PXE msn 33024 made it's first visit this afternoon arriving from Port Moresby as ANG25. P2-PXE is former Jet Airways VT-JBT.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Emirates A388 A6-EEO

Making its first visit to BNE today was Emirates A380-861 A6-EEO msn 136 which operated EK434 from Dubai and onward to Auckland. Delivered to EK on 29th OCT.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Garuda 738 first visits

A few Garuda 737-800s were recorded recently making their first visit to BNE operating GA720/721 to/from Denpasar.
  • Boeing 737-86N PK-GFU msn 38040 operated GA720/721 04 NOV
  • Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GFY msn 38043 operated GA720/721 02 NOV
  • Boeing 737-86N PK-GFZ msn 38044 operated GA720/721 30 OCT

Virgin Australia B77W VH-VPH

Virgin Australia B777-3ZGER VH-VPH departed BNE today for Singapore as VOZ9940 for a maintenance check-up.

Philippines changes to A321

Philippine Airlines will increase capacity on it's three weekly services from Manila to Brisbane via Darwin upgrading to A321 aircraft between 16NOV13 to 16JAN14. Services will revert back to A320 equipment after 16JAN14.

PR221 MNL2210 – 0410+1DRW0505+1 – 0935+1BNE 321 136
PR222 BNE1035 – 1435DRW1525 – 1825MNL 321 247

Source: Airline Route.

Cathay Pacific Cargo B744 B-HUL

Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-467F B-HUL msn 30804 arrived BNE at 2322 last night from Hong Kong as CX2023 and departed back to Hong Kong at 0144 as CX2022.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Challenger 605 B-LOL

Challenger 605 B-LOL msn 5826 arrived BNE this morning from Sydney.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Air Tractor arrivals

Conair (Canada) fire fighting Air Tractors C-GBPY and C-GYBX arrived BNE today from Honiara after completing their ferry flight accross the Pacific.


Air Tractor C-BGPY


Air Tractor C-GYBX


Air Tractor C-BGPY parked on the GA

Hawker 800XP VH-OVE

Hawker 800XP VH-OVE msn 258366 operated by AP Jets P/L arrived BNE today from Singapore Seletar via Darwin.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Gulfstream 550 N899NC

News Corp Gulfstream 550 N899NC msn 5401 arrived BNE today.