Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thai Airways TG492 fuel stop again.

Thai Airways TG492 Auckland - Bangkok made another fuel stop in BNE today due to a fuel shortage in Auckland. Operated by Boeing 777-2D7(ER) HS-TJU.

Snap shots on 01 yesterday including the DC8F

A few pics taken yesterday afternoon in great light.

Includes new Tiger A320 VH-XUG and the delightful DC8-73F.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Embraer 120 N510KT

Embraer 120 Brasilia N510KT msn 120117 operated Wagga Wagga - Brisbane - Apia today on delivery to a new owner in the USA. N510KT is ex VH-EEB of Pel-Air.

N510KT is former VH-EEB of Pel-Air.

Thai Airways TG492 fuel stop

Thai Airways flight TG492 made a fuel stop at BNE this afternoon enroute Auckland to Bangkok due to a fuel shortage in Auckland. The flight was operated by Boeing 777-2D7(ER) HS-TJS. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 N403LC

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 (L-382G) N403LC arrived BNE tonight from Port Moresby as LYC487.

Jetstar A320 VH-XSJ

Jetstar A320-232 VH-XSJ msn 5482 made its first visit today operating Newcastle - Brisbane - Mackay as JQ484/888. VH-XSJ is ex 9V-JST of Jetstar Asia.

Jetstar B788 VH-VKA

Jetstar B787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKA msn 36227 made its first visit to BNE arriving from Melbourne late last night as JQ7991. VKA then operated the inaugural JQ47 service to Denpasar (Bali) this morning.

Photos of 787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKA departing today.

Qantaslink B712 VH-YQV

Qantaslink B717-2BL VH-YQV msn 55193 made its first visit to BNE operating Canberra - Brisbane - Canberra last night as QF1550/1553.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reminder: Jetstar 787 flights start tomorrow

Jetstar's inaugural 787 flights to BNE commence tomorrow (Thursday 17th April) with JQ46 arriving from DPS at 0655. JQ47 departs at 0845 returning to DPS. The 787 service will operate four times per week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

* EDIT .. The JQ46 arrival tomorrow has been cancelled however the 787 will ferry into BNE tonight from Melbourne to operate JQ47 tomorrow as planned.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Atlas Air B744F N493MC

Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF N473MC msn 29254 operated Nadi - Brisbane - Singapore today as QF7581.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Air Canada AC34 Diversion

Air Canada flight AC034 has diverted to BNE enroute from Sydney to Vancouver. The flight landed moments ago and is operated by Boeing 777-233LR C-FNND msn 35246. Departure time unknown.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Qantas Freight 763F VH-EFR

Qantas Freight Boeing 767-381F VH-EFR msn 33510 operated Auckland - Brisbane - Hong Kong today as QF7533/7531.

File Photo VH-EFR at Sydney

Korean Air A333 HL7710

Korean Air Airbus A330-323X HL7710 msn 490 made its first visit today operating KE123 from Incheon.

Global 5000 N50XC

Global 5000 N50XC msn 9275 arrived Brisbane last night

File Photo

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hawker Hunters stored at BNE

A pair of Hawker Hunter aircraft are in open storage near the Fire Station. It is unclear how long they have been stored at BNE. One of the aircraft is XF432 a Mk.74B model originally built for the Royal Singapore Air Force as code 526. The identity of the second aircraft is still unknown. Pictures below:

Hawker Hunters in open storage at BNE - Photo by a Contributor

Photo taken yesterday with the fuselage covered in plastic

There are also four engines nearby which are possibly Rolls Royce Avon 207 engines.

19R/01L runway overview #1

Overview of the construction area of runway 19R/01L on the 5th April.

Overview of construction area from the Domestic Terminal carpark.

Looking Directly West

Looking North West

Friday, April 11, 2014

Air Caledonie AT42 F-OIPI

Air Caledonie ATR-42-500 F-OIPI msn 647 arrived BNE today from Darwin on transit from Seletar to Noumea.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Korean Air A333 HL7720

Korean Air A330-323X HL7720 msn 550 made its first visit to BNE today as KE123 from Incheon.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gulfstream C-37A 166375

Gulfstream C-37A (G-V) 166375 msn 657 operated by the United States Navy arrived BNE today.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tigerair A320 VH-XUG

Tigerair A320-232 VH-XUG msn 6032 made its first visit today TT524/527 MEL-BNE-MEL. 

China Southern A332 B-6078

China Southern Airbus A330-243 B-6078 msn 0840 made its first visit to BNE today operating CZ381 from Guangzhou.

BNE airport 2014 masterplan -The next 5 years

Last Monday the new 20 year Master plan was published by BAC.

I will look at the plans for the period 2014-2019 at the Domestic or Terminal 2.

Domestic T2 The following projects are envisaged Firstly for the Domestic T2 precinct over the period 2014-2019:

» Southern apron expansion » Northern apron expansion » Northern remote regional/ intrastate lounge » Southern concourse regional lounge and bussing facility » Skywalk terminal penetration » Centralised security, bag drop and check-in » Additional aerobridges » Common user bussing lounge » Baggage system expansions » Southern satellite infill » Building services upgrades including central energy plant » Northern low cost terminal

As you can see from above plenty of work happening in the next 5 years.


The following terminal related infrastructure projects are planned.

Now look at T1 or the International Terminal plans for the next 5 years. between 2014 and 2019:

International T1 Precinct.

» Northern concourse expansion » Northern apron expansion » Baggage handling systems expansion » Check-in expansion and self service kiosks and bag drop facilities » Northern concourse bussing facilities.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Gulfstream 5 HS-WEH

Gulfstream 5 HS-WEH msn 588 operated by Mjets Thailand arrived BNE today from Gladstone

File Photo

Challenger 605 B-LOL

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

File Photo

Brisbane airport clearance for the new runway

As works near completion on the clearance of the trees and vegetation for our new runway,a few pics were taken.

This aspect of the airport to the North and West of the current domestic terminal shows how much work has been carried out.

This used to be a forest and is now completely cleared.

The new runway should be completed in 2020.