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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Emirates B77W A6-ENZ

Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) A6-ENZ msn 42319 made its first visit to BNE this morning arriving from Singapore as EK432.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pacific Aerospace PAC-750XL ZK-KCP

Pacific Aerospace PAC-750XL ZK-KCP flew Norfolk Island - Brisbane today.


Photo by Christoper Chai

Photo of the Lineage 1000

Parked at the Logistics Apron today.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Embraer Lineage 1000 N227GV

Embraer Lineage 1000 (ERJ-190-100 ECJ) N227GV msn 19000159 operated by Premiair (Indonesia) arrived BNE tonight from Jakarta Halim.

Airbus Helicopters H145 D-HADW

Airbus Helicopters H145 (EC-145T2) D-HADW msn 20002 operated by Eurocopter Deutschland flew Bankstown - Coffs Harbour - Brisbane today as part of an Australian demo tour.


Photo by Christoper Chai

Embraer Legacy 500 N142GZ

Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 N142GZ msn 55000008 visited BNE again yesterday operating Mackay - Brisbane - Mackay. N142GZ has visited before however this is the first time I managed to capture it in sunlight.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Air New Zealand Link B1900D ZS-EAK

Air New Zealand Link Beechcraft 1900D ZS-EAK (ex ZK-EAK) msn UE434 operated Norfolk Island - Brisbane - Alice Springs today as part of its ferry flight to a new operator in South Africa. ZK-EAK featured the all black special livery.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Malaysia Airlines to suspend BNE flights

Effective 09 August 2015 Malaysia Airlines have cancelled their daily MH134/135 service into Brisbane operated by A330-300s. Malaysia Airlines this week adjusted its inventory which sees further downsizing to its operation. The airline’s new CEO, Mr Christopher Mueller, has declared the carrier “technically bankrupt” and is undertaking these drastic measures after the tragic events of MH17 and MH370 in 2014.

Malaysia Airlines commenced flights into Brisbane on 01 November 1990 with Douglas DC-10 9M-MAV operated MH27 KUL/BNE/AKL. Since the airline has operated the Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200 and Airbus A330-200/300.

Source: Airline Route

N712KT arrives yesterday.

Gufstream 650 N712KT arrived yesterday from Sydney. This G650 construction no is 6035.


File Photo

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Gulfstream 550 N897NC

News Corporation Gulfstream 550 N897NC msn 5234 arrived BNE today from Hamilton Island.

US Navy C-40 165832

United States Navy Boeing C-40A Clipper (B737-7AFC) 165832 msn 30781 arrived BNE last night from Guam as "Convoy 7853" and departed this morning. This is the third USN C-40 to visit BNE this month.

Fiji Airways A332 DQ-FJT

Fiji Airways Airbus A330-243 DQ-FJT msn 1394 arrived BNE yesterday from Nadi as FJ921 and overnighted due to a technical issue. The airbus is pictured below being towed to taxiway Bravo for an engine run. DQ-FJT is scheduled out today 1525 local.

Snpashot of a few yesterday at BNE.

A few from yesterday,TOLL,THAI,Qantaslink 717's.

TOLL operate 4-5 times a week during daylight hours for Pacific Air Express to HIR,POM.

Friday, June 19, 2015

US Navy C-40 166693

US Navy Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) 166693 msn 34304 arrived today as "Convoy 7542".

US Navy additional movements yesterday

Due to the arrival of the United States Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington into Brisbane today, there has been an increase in US Navy movements through Brisbane.

Grumman C-2 Greyhound 162172 operated Brisbane - USS George Washington - Brisbane - USS George Washington yesterday taking some press out to the ship as "Password 26".

Gulfstream C-20G 165093 arrived into Brisbane again yesterday as "Convoy 2522" and has since departed this morning.

AMSA Dornier 328 yesterday at YBBN.

This Dornier VH-PPJ has been busy in the past 2 weeks doing several flights.

Photo taken by a contributor yesterday on the eastern side of the airport called the general aviation maintenance area.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Diversions due to fog today

The following flights inbound to BNE diverted due to fog conditions.

  • Qantaslink QF1562 B717 VH-YQS CBR-BNE diverted to Gold Coast
  • Qantas QF600 B738 VH-VYI MEL-BNE diverted to Gold Coast
  • Air New Zealand NZ801 A320 ZK-OJF CHC-BNE diverted to Gold Coast
  • Virgin Australia VA153 B738 VH-VOP AKL-BNE diverted to Gold Coast
  • Qantaslink QF2331 DH8D VH-QOK GLT-BNE returned to Gladstone
  • Philippine Airlines PR221 DRW-BNE A320 RP-C8619 diverted to Gold Coast
  • Qantaslink QF1771 B717 MKY-BNE diverted to Gold Coast
  • Singapore Airlines SQ255 A333 9V-SSF diverted to Gold Coast

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

US Navy C-2 Greyhound 162172

US Navy Grumman C-2 Greyhound 162172 arrived BNE this afternoon as "Password 26".


Photo by a contributor

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Etihad B789 A6-BLD

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 A6-BLD msn 39649 operated its first visit to BNE arriving from Abu Dhabi as EY484.

Gulfstream 550 N793CP

Conoco Phillips Gulfstream G550 N793CP msn 5473 arrived BNE early this morning making its second visit to BNE.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Air New Zealand Link ATR-72 ZK-MCP

Air New Zealand Link ATR-72-500 ZK-MCP msn 630 operated Townsville - Brisbane - Christchurch today as NZ5971 on completion of a re-paint into new company livery.


Photo by Dave Parer taxiing for departure at Townsville today.

US Navy Gulfstream C-20G 165093

US Navy Gulfstream C-20G 165093 msn 1187 arrived BNE tonight as "Convoy 2522". This Gulfstream is assigned to the VR-48 "Skyliners", based at NAS Andrews AFB, Washington DC.


File Photo

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alliance F70 VH-NKU

Alliance Airlines took delivery of Fokker 70 VH-NKU msn 11555 in BNE last night arriving in from Darwin as SXI 1516.  VH-NKU is ex OE-LFK with Austrian Airlines. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DQ-FJN and ZK-OKC today at BNE and Alliance F50.

Fiji Airways newest 737-800 today and Air New Zealand 772 in new livery plus Alliance F50.

Taken on a sunny mild winters day.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Gulfstream G650 M-GSIX

Gulfstream G650 M-GSIX msn 6032 arrived BNE tonight from Osaka as "London City 6".

Challenger 601 N23SB

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

Saturday, June 6, 2015

US Navy C-40 165836

US Navy Boeing C-40A Clipper (B737-7AFC) 165836 msn 33836 arrived back into BNE this afternoon as "Convoy 7184".

Friday, June 5, 2015

Challenger 601 N91KH

CL601-3A Challenger N91KH msn 5038 arrived BNE tonight from Honolulu via Apia.

Tasman Cargo(DHL branded) 757-200F arrives today.

TMN 094 arrived from Sydney around 1440 hrs and departed to Auckland at 1710 today.

VH-TCA has been to to BNE on at least 2 other occasions.

JETGO to commence Brisbane to Dubbo services.

3 Times a week from 20 July 2015(SOURCE JETGO).

JG42 Mon,Wed,Fri departs BNE at 1005 am arrives DBO at 1125.

JG43 Mon,Wed,Fri departs DBO at 1255 arrives BNE at 1415hrs.

Aircraft operating the new route will be the ERJ135 jet.

Flights are subject to regulatory approval.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Etihad B77W A6-ETR

Etihad Airways Boeing B777-3FX(ER) A6-ETR msn 41701 made its first visit to BNE tonight arriving from Abu Dhabi as EY484. Some Etihad Boeing 777-300ERs are operating the EY484 service over the week or two until more 787-9s are delivered to Etihad Airways. 

Acacia Street Viewing Area update

BAC have recently installed a new bench at the Acacia Street Viewing Area which is excellent news as it has been well over 10 years since the old white benches were removed.  Now families, the elderly and even blog co-contributor Lloyd can enjoy watching planes for hours on the new bench!



Skytraders A319 today.

VH-VCJ A319 operated MEL-BNE-HIR today.

Photo attached of landing RWY 19 this morning.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Etihad B789 A6-BLA

Etihad Airways B787-9 A6-BLA msn 39646 made its first visit tonight arriving from Abu Dhabi as EY484.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLB

Etihad Airways B787-9 A6-BLB msn 39647 operated the inaugural direct EY484 service from Abu Dhabi tonight.


Photo by Christopher Chai

Monday, June 1, 2015

Final Etihad A330 service

Etihad Airways A330-200 A6-EYL operated the last EY470/473 service to BNE today with the new B787-9 services to commence tomorrow with EY484 arriving at 1750 direct from Abu Dhabi.  Etihad will initially operate a mixture of 787s and 777-300s to BNE until more 787s are delivered. 

US Navy C-40A 165836

US Navy Boeing C-40A Clipper (B737-7AFC) 165836 msn 33836 arrived BNE tonight as "Convoy 7185".