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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BAe 125-800SP N811AM

British Aerospace BAe-125-800SP N811AM msn 258172 operated by Airmed International arrived into BNE early this morning from Darwin.

Temporary Fencing at Acacia St Viewing Area

Noted today at the Acacia Street Viewing Area (aka Loop Road) yesterday was the erection of temporary fencing as part of the construction of the new perimeter fence. So far the temporary fencing does not affect viewing however may extend right round the loop road in the coming weeks.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Virgin Australia A332 VH-XFJ

Virgin Australia Airbus A330-243 VH-XFJ msn 1561 arrived BNE tonight on delivery from Toulouse via Singapore and Sydney as VOZ9939.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

USAF Gulfstream C-37 departs

USAF Gulfstream C-37A 01-0065 departed BNE today for Indonesia.

Alliance F70 VH-QQW

Alliance Airlines Fokker 70 VH-QQW msn 11569 operated it's first test flight from Brisbane-Brisbane yesterday as UTY960. QQW is ex YR-KMC of Carpatair which was delivered to BNE on February 23rd 2013.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Gulfstream 450 VP-BTB

Gulfstream 450 VP-BTB msn 4103 operated Seletar - Brisbane - Seletar yesterday and early this morning.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A few shots from yesterday at BNE

TOLL ATR42F moving in daylight,THAI 77W and Jetstar 320.

Testing out my new camera.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

USAF Gulfstream C-37A 01-0065

United States Air Force Gulfstream C-37A (G-V) 01-0065 msn 652 arrived today from Canberra as "Spar 65".

Friday, September 19, 2014

Virgin Australia B738 VH-YIW

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIW msn 40700 was delivered to Virgin today arriving from Nadi as VOZ9940.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gulfstream 4 N396NS

Gulfstream 4-SP N396NS msn 1395 arrived today from Darwin.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Boeing 757-200 VQ-BTF arrives back

Boeing 757-23A VQ-BTF msn 24923 operated Cairns - Brisbane today.


File Photo

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Summary of upcoming International flight changes

Listed below is a summary of changes to international services through BNE over the next four-five months.

  • Qantas cancels daily QF8 DFW-BNE-SYD B747-400 service from September 29th. Service is now nonstop DFW-SYD with A388 aircraft.
  • Virgin Australia from October 26th increases flights to LAX from four weekly to daily with B777-300ERs.
  • Singapore Airlines adds two additional flights from November 22nd on Fridays and Sundays SQ265/266 arrives 1650 & departs at 1805. Service operated by A330-300 aircraft. Service ends January 31st 2015.
  • China Airlines B747-400 aircraft replace A330-300s on TPE-BNE-AKL & return from December 5th. Service reverts back to A330-300s from February 28th 2015.
  • Hawaiian Airlines A330-200s replace B767-300s on the airline's four weekly HNL-BNE-HNL service from December 5th.
  • China Southern Airlines increases to daily from December 5th using A330-200s on the CAN-BNE route. Service returns to 5 weekly from March 1st 2015.
  • Philippine Airlines A321 replaces A320s on MNL-DRW-BNE & return service from December 8th.
  • EVA Airways to add a third weekly service to TPE from December 10th using A330-200 aircraft. Service reduces back to twice weekly from January 29th 2015.
  • Jetstar Airways commence a new Tuesday and Friday service to HNL with A330-200 aircraft from December 15th. JQ6/5 arrives 1430 and departs 1625. Service increases to thrice weekly from December 21st till February 23rd with a Sunday MEL-BNE-HNL service and a Monday HNL-BNE-MEL return service.
  • Etihad Airways B787-9 Dreamliners replace A330-200s on the airline's daily service to BNE from June 1st 2015. The flight now operates non-stop to AUH and is re-timed EY484/485 arrives 1815 and departs 2150.

Challenger 601 N23SB

CL601-3A Challenger N23SB msn 5074 arrived today from Essendon.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Queensland Police MBB Bo 105 helicopter

Noted doing several circuits of BNE today was the Queensland State Police MBB Bo 105CBS-5 Helicopter VH-NVK. The helicopter using the callsign "Polair 2" was doing aerial photography work most likely for the upcoming G20 summit to be held in BNE on November 15-16th.

BNE airport signs MOU with SHANGHAI Airport

Hopefully this leads to flights soon between the two cities.Well done Brisbane Airport.

Article below.

15 September 2014 Brisbane Airport (BNE) has become the first Australian airport to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai Airports Authority (SAA) in a partnership which will strengthen key relationships and boost aviation links between Australia and China.

The MOU, which was signed on Friday in a special ceremony in Shanghai attended by SAA President, Jing Yi Ming and Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, outlines the commitment of both parties to explore market demands, develop air route network, and provide quality services to customers. Julieanne Alroe said the agreement was endorsed at the most senior levels and will provide a framework for the development of stronger airport relationships that will enhance services for passengers. “The establishment of a friendly relationship with SAA is based on information sharing, personnel exchanges and working together on collaborative projects that will ultimately provide benefits to travellers in Shanghai and Brisbane.

“This will be achieved through sharing information in areas of airport planning and construction, safety of airport operation and management, information technology, customer services, air route development, as well as airport business development. “Collaboration to strengthen the air connections between the two airports, aiming at increasing passenger volume and freight throughput, will also be a key focus. “Importantly, we aim to establish Brisbane and Shanghai as the major gateways for services between China and Australia via this unique partnership,” Ms Alroe said.

Personnel exchanges will take place as part of the MOU with Senior Executives from SAA and BAC spending several months immersed in the respective airport’s operations to develop a better understanding of air policies, culture and business strategies. “The staff exchange is one of the most exciting aspects of the agreement as it provides hands on exposure to each airport’s operations that will be incredibly valuable,” Ms Alroe said.Brisbane Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, welcomed the announcement, commending Brisbane Airport for its pro-active approach to strengthening ties with China.

“This Memorandum of Understanding will expand business opportunities between Brisbane and Shanghai and will promote Brisbane as Australia’s New World City in China,” Cr Quirk said. “As the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, I am committed to helping Brisbane businesses and the Brisbane economy grow and look forward to seeing this agreement benefit both Chinese and Brisbane businesses.”

SOURCE:BAC MEDIA.

Snapshot from yesterday.

Hawaiian 763,FA-7X VH-CRW,Tiger A320 plus others.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Qantas QF12 Diversion

Qantas A380 VH-OQF operating QF12 from Los Angeles to Sydney diverted to BNE today. After a short stop she continued to SYD.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Philippine Airlines changes

Philippine Airlines have cancelled a plan to expand Australian services with the lease of five Boeing 757 aircraft. Instead existing flights to Darwin and Brisbane will be upgraded to A321 service from December 8th.


Philippine A321

Philippine Airlines A320 RP-C8614

Philippine Airlines A320-214 RP-C8614 remains in BNE due to a technical problem having arrived into Brisbane from Darwin on September 7th as PAL 221. The aircraft is currently parked at the logistics ramp with engine number 2 opened up.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Air New Zealand NZ90 Diversion

Air New Zealand flight NZ90 from Tokyo - Auckland made a short stop in BNE this morning. The flight was operated by Boeing 777-219(ER) ZK-OKH.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Snapshot today at BNE.

Several aircraft taken today at YBBN.Includes China Southern,Jetstar 788 and others.

Maroomba Airlines at BNE today

VH-QQA at the GA at BNE earlier today.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Falcon 900EX N980SF

Dassault Falcon 900EX N980SF msn 224 arrived BNE today and later departed to Gladstone.


File Photo

Jetstar B788 VH-VKH

Jetstar B787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKH msn 36233 made its first visit today operating JQ46/47 to/from Denpasar.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Jetstar B788 VH-VKG

Jetstar's Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKG msn 36232 made its first visit today ferrying into BNE from the Gold Coast as JQ7992 and then operating JQ47 to Denpasar.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Gulfstream 650 N650PR

Gulfstream 650 N650PR msn 6050 arrived BNE this afternoon from HNL.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Challenger 604 TC-ARD

Challenger 604 TC-ARD msn 5611 operated Singapore - Brisbane - Auckland in the early hours this morning.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thai B77W HS-TKV

Thai Airways Boeing 777-3D7(ER) HS-TKV msn 42111 made its first visit today operating TG473/474.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Kazakhstan ERJ135 last night photo.

Here is a photo last evening of this exotic ERJ135.

Photo by F.Nickelson.

Air Calin A320 F-OZNC

Air Calin's second and latest Airbus A320-232 F-OZNC msn 3547 has made its first visit to BNE tonight arriving from Noumea as AC150B.

The aircraft (ex Jetstar VH-VQD) was delivered to Air Calin on August 5th and sports a new corporate livery featuring emblematic New Caledonian colours.

The new livery will be eventually rolled out across the fleet of two A330s, two A320s and two Twin otters.


Air Calin new livery - photo Air Calin

Qantas B738 VH-XZN

Qantas Boeing 737-838 VH-XZN msn 44575 arrived BNE today on delivery to Qantas as QF6024 from Nadi.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Legacy 650 UP-EM010

Comlux Kazakhstan Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 650 UP-EM010 msn 14501154 operated Apia - Brisbane - Denpasar tonight.

USAF C-17 02-1100

United States Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III 02-1100 msn P-110 arrived BNE early this morning as Reach 267.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

QF128 Diversion

Qantas flight QF128 Hong Kong to Sydney diverted to Brisbane this morning due to an unknown reason. The flight was operated by Airbus A380 VH-OQL. After a short stop the aircraft departed for Sydney.


Qantas A380 VH-OQL

Singapore Cargo B744F 9V-SFF

Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-412F 9V-SFF msn 28026 arrived BNE today from Melbourne as SQC7285 and will depart to Auckland shortly.


Singapore Airlines 747-400F

Fiji Airways A332 DQ-FJV

Fiji Airways Airbus A330-243 DQ-FJV msn 1465 made its first visit to BNE arriving from Nadi as FJ923 last night. The aircraft has now entered maintenance with Qantas.


Fiji Airways A330-200

Monday, September 1, 2014

Virgin Australia B738 VH-YIZ

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIZ msn 40702 arrived BNE today on delivery from Boeing Field via Lihue and Nadi as VOZ 9940.

Global 6000 N36LG

Global 6000 N36LG msn 9548 operated Sydney - Brisbane - Sydney today. The registration N36LG was a Global Express XRS msn 9225 which has been re-registered N36EG.

Legacy 650 UP-EM010

Comlux Kazakhstan Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 650 UP-EM010 msn 14501154 operated Denpasar - Brisbane - Apia last night.