Monday, April 27, 2015

RFDS PC-12 in the daylight .

VH-FDC arrived BNE yesterday afternoon.

Please see photo attached .

Friday, April 24, 2015

New lounge to open at International Terminal

BNE will gain a new Plaza Premium lounge which will open later this year at the international terminal. The paid-access lounge is aimed at travellers who either lack the frequent flyer status to access their own airline’s lounge, or are flying with an airline which doesn’t have a lounge at Brisbane.

The lounge will be divided into several zones, each of which fulfils a different purpose – relaxing, dining or working. Plaza Premium currently have lounges in Singapore, India, UAE, Oman, Canada, China, United Kingdom and more.

Source: ABT

Sydney diversions

A couple of Sydney diversions this morning this time due to forecasted fog.

  • Qantas QF8 DFW-SYD A380 VH-OQH
  • Virgin Australia VA133 CHC-SYD B737-800 VH-YIB

Nextant Aerospace 400TXi ZK-NXJ

Nextant Aerospace 400TXi (which is a re-manufactured Beechjet 400A) ZK-NXJ msn RK-210 made its first visit to BNE yesterday arriving from Noumea. The aircraft was delivered to Skyline Aviation Ltd at Ardmore Airport in early April and is going to be used for air ambulance flights.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Qantas QF12 diversion

Qantas QF12 Los Angeles - Sydney diverted into Brisbane this morning for the second day in a row. The flight was operated by A380 VH-OQG and has already departed for Sydney.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Falcon 2000EX D-BIKA

ACM Air Charter Dassault Falcon 2000EX D-BICA msn 76 arrived BNE tonight from Denpasar.

Sydney Diversions today

The followign flights diverted to Brisbane this morning due to adverse weather in Sydney.

  • Qantas QF8 DFW-SYD A380 VH-OQE
  • Qantas QF12 LAX-SYD A380 VH-OQH
  • Virgin Australia VA2 LAX-SYD B77W VH-VPH
  • Qantas QF82 SIN-SYD A333 VH-QPE
  • Delta DL17 LAX-SYD B772 N701DN


Virgin Australia VA2 departing for Sydney with QF8 and QF12 parked at the terminal. Photo by Christopher Chai


Delta 777-232(LR) N701DN departing for SYD. Photo by Christopher Chai

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BNE today snapshot includes the Herc,Fokker 50 and VH-QPA.

The airport was quite busy today with up to 11 at the 3 holds throughout the morning.

A few highlights of today.

Gulfstream 5 N162JC

Trans-Exec Air Service Gulfstream 5 N162JC msn 539 arrived BNE this morning.

Qantas QF18 diversion

Qantas flight QF18 from Los Angeles to Sydney diverted to Brisbane this morning due to high winds and heavy rain in Sydney. Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS continued down to Sydney as QF18 shortly after.

Monday, April 20, 2015

USN Lockheed C-130T 164597

United States Navy Lockheed KC-130T 164597 code NY msn 5260 arrived Brisbane tonight from RAAF Pearce as Convoy 3162. First known visit to BNE.

ZK-MCO on the return visit today

Mount Cook Airlines ATR72 arrived back today in BNE after painting in TSV.

It appears from the photo the rudder was not repainted.

Emirates A388 A6-EOH

Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EOH msn 174 made its first visit to BNE arriving from Dubai as EK434.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Qantas celebrates 80 years of International Service

Qantas is celebrating 80 years of International Service commencing in 1935 you could catch a De Havilland DH86 Express from Eagle Farm to Singapore with a journey of three and a half days. To celebrate the occasion, Qantas has applied a special decal onto Qantas A330-300 VH-QPA as seen below.


Photo by Christopher Chai

Friday, April 17, 2015

USAF C-146 10-3026

United States Air Force Dornier C-146A Wolfhound (Dornier 328) 10-3026 msn 3026 arrived BNE tonight.


Photo by Lloyd

Challenger 604 VH-LEF

Air National Bombardier Challenger 604 VH-LEF msn 5577 made its first visit to BNE today arriving from Essendon. LEF was previously a Challenger 850.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thai Airways TG492 diversion

Thai Airways TG492 from Auckland to Bangkok diverted to BNE today due to an unknown reason. The aircraft Boeing 777-2D7ER HS-TJV is currently still on the ground as this post is published.

Embraer Legacy 650 B-3799

China Eastern Airlines Executive Air Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 650 B-3799 msn 14501173 arrived BNE today from Charleville.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Korean Air A333 HL8025

Korean Airlines A330-323 HL8025 msn 1611 made its first visit to BNE today operating KAL123/124.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Learjet 36 N41GJ

Global Jetcare Inc Bombardier Learjet 36A N41GJ msn 36-055 arrived BNE from Nadi.

Emirates SkyCargo B772 A6-EFN

Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F1H A6-EFN msn 42232 operated Sydney - Brisbane - Christchurch tonight as UAE9822.

Monday, April 6, 2015

737BBJ N108MS

YONA Aviation II LLC Boeing 737-7BC(BBJ) N108MS msn 33102 arrived BNE last night from Cairns.

Learjet 75 N751LJ

Bombardier Learjet 75 N751LJ msn 45-503 arrived BNE last night from Seletar via Broome. The aircraft departed this morning for Townsville. This is the first Learjet 75 to visit BNE.

Sydney diversions today

Due to fog in Sydney the following aircraft diverted to BNE

  • Qantas QF12 A380 VH-OQL LAX-SYD
  • Qantas QF8 A380 VH-OQD DFW-SYD
  • United UA863 B772 N782UA SFO-SYD
  • United UA839 B772 N793UA LAX-SYD