Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jetstar A321 VH-VWY in Lieu of A320.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox BNE)

Today saw JQ 81 Darwin  (DRW/YPDN) - Brisbane (BNE/YBBN) operated by Jetstar A321-231 C/N: 1408 instead of the usual A320.  Aircraft is captured here arriving before a heavy shower caused by the edge of Cyclone Olga.  This aircraft was previously operated by Spirit Airlines as N584NK. 

(Info and Photo By Lloyd Fox)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Air Asia's newest A330 visits Coolangatta (OOL) for the first time.

(Photo by Terry Magee OOL)

Friday 29/01/2010 saw the visit of Air Asia's newest A330-343 9M-XXE c/n: 1075 delivered to the airline recently is seen here preparing for it's departure to back to Kuala Lumpur (KUL/WMKK).  The same aircraft was also noted today the 30/01/2010 operating to Coolangatta/Gold Coast (OOL/YBCG).

(Info and photo by Terry Magee)

(Photo by Terry Magee OOL)

Also noted today 30/01/2010 at Coolangatta/Gold Coast (OOL/YBCG) was Beech E90 Kingair N90PH c/n: LW-60 seen here arriving in the Sunshine State with some rather overcast conditions.  It was noted on the Tuesday 19/01/2010 departing Oakland (OAK/KOAK) and is seen here arriving from Norfolk Island (NLK/YNSF) a normal stopping point for light aircraft crossing the Pacific Ocean or Tasman Sea.

(Info and photo by Terry Magee) 

Skyairworld E170 VH-SWO finally makes a move.

(Photo by Michael Dawson)

Noted on Thursday 28/01/2010 moving for the first time in a long time since the collapse of Skyairworld was E170 VH-SWO c/n: 17000081.  The aircraft has been sitting outside maintenance provider Toll Aviation since the collapse and due to lack of funds.  This aircraft positioned on Thursday from Brisbane (BNE/YBBN) to Melbourne (MEL/YMML) where it is now noted outside the John Holland hangars there.  One can only presume that John  Holland is now the provider who will get it ready for the leasing company to lease to another operator.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Australia Day 2010 afternoon sightings at Brisbane.

(Photo by Michael Dawson)

Today was a public holiday here in Australia, as most people celebrated Australia Day with family and friends myself and a few fellow spotters decided to go to the airport to photograph a movement we were not expecting to see as it was suppose to be heading to the other side of the country.  Pictured above is VH-YQA c/n: 190 of Strategic Airlines, this is the second Airbus 320 for this operator and will be based at Perth Airport (PER/YPPH) Western Australia to operate services between Perth (PER/YPPH) and Derby (DRB/YDBY).  This aircraft named "The Kimberley" is noted to have Strategic titles on the underbelly of the fuselage and Think, Be, Fly titles above the windows in the wing area.

(Photo by Michael Dawson)

Also noted at Brisbane (BNE/YBBN) arriving on the evening of 25 Janurary 2010 was Gulstream 5 G550 VP-CJM c/n: 5185 seen here parked on the apron at the Old International Terminal.

 (Photo by Michael Dawson)

Also noted was recent delivery to Qantaslink (Sunstate Airlines) VH-QOV c/n: 4277, delivered to the airline on the 16 December 2009.  Happy Australia Day everyone .

(Photo by Lloyd Fox)

Also noted today was one of our resident MD-82's VP-CBI c/n: 53581 l/n: 2204, this aircraft and sistership VP-CBH c/n: 53577 l/n: 2189 are quite often in and out of Brisbane (BNE/YBBN) when required to transport Mining Millionare Clive Palmer or one the soccer teams that Mr Palmer owns.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Rare Fairchild SA227-AC of Avtex Air Services Visits BNE.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox)

A rare Fairchild SA227 of Avtex Air Services not usually seen in Brisbane (BNE/YBBN) was sighted by one of our local photographers Lloyd Fox at the GA (General Aviation) area on the 24 Janurary 2010.  It has been parked at this location since and was noted today receiving some maintenance to it's right hand engine.  Good to see some of these aircraft as something other than freighters.

(Photo & Information provided with thanks from Lloyd Fox.)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy 21st, Qantaslink (Sunstate Airlines) recieves it's Q400 No:21.

(Photo by Michael Dawson)

Today saw the delivery of Qantaslink (Sunstate Airlines) 21st Dash 8 Q400.  Seen here is C-FZGG DHC8-Q402 c/n: 4288 arriving at (BNE/YBBN) at 13:20 L, aircraft will be re-registered VH-QOY on completion of handover to Qantaslink (Sunstate Airlines).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Republic of Singapore Airforce KC-135R "Tail Code 753" caught in curcuits at Amberley.

(Photo Mick Raferty BNE)

Republic of Singapore Air Force KC-135R "Tail Code 753" c/n: 18633 l/n: 672 seen here doing curcuits at Amberley Airforce Base (AMB/YAMB).

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

B747-236B TF-AAA Flight: MAS 6204 & AN124 RA-82074 Flight: VDA 2454. 19/01/2010.

Around 12:00 local B747-236B TF-AAA  c/n: 22442 l/n: 526 was seen arriving at Brisbane (BNE/YBBN) as flight MAS 6204 from SYD (SYD/YSSY), it is apparently due to leave Brisbane (BNE/YBBN) in the early hours of the 20/01/2010 for Kota Kinabalu (BKI/ WBKK).

Also arriving today was AN 124-100 Ruslan c/n: 9773051459142 from Honolulu (HNL/PHNL) as flight VDA 2454 with it special cargo of 2 Eurocopter NH90's for demonstration to the Australian Navy as a replacement for the Seasprite & Seahawk program.  Of the two helicopters aboard the Antonov one was Italian Navy NH90 serial 3-03 was unloaded carrying code CS-X81579 on tail boom.  As well as a mock NH90.

(Photos Mick Raferty BNE)
(Thank you to Francis Nickleson for contribution of information to this post)

REX (Regional Express) SAAB 340B N389AM (VH-ZRL) No: 45

N398AM (VH-ZRL) during a tech stop at OOL (Gold Coast Airport/Coolangatta)
 (Photo by Terry Magee OOL)

During the morning of the 16th January 2010 ex American Eagle SAAB 340B N398AM c/n:398 was sighted by Terry Magee at Gold Coast/Coolangatta Airport during a tech stop whilst on delivery to REX (Regional Express).  This SAAB will become VH-ZRL with REX.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Welcome to South East Queensland Aviation News.

Hi All,

Would just like to welcome all who might take interest in reading posts that I will put on this blog.  It is mainly movements caught at my local airport to start with but will try and expand to take more on as time goes.

Thank You

Michael Dawson