Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Singapore Flying College lear at BNE

Singapore Flying College is based at Maroochydore(Sunshine Coast) approx 90km north of here.They have 4 lear 45's and this one VH-SQD cn 45-033 has arrived at Brisbane.The lears are used to train Singapore Airlines pilots and operate daily around the country.Brisbane get these Lears daily.

A6-ERB Emirates A340-500 AT bne

Emirates operate 3 times daily out of Brisbane currently with both 340-500 and 77W equipment.This flight operates DXB-BNE-AKL-BNE-DXB daily.Photo taken from the viewing area as the 345 taxies out for runway 19.

Jetstar A320 VH-VGT

VH-VGT A320 cn 4178 departing runway 19 on sunday 28 march 2010.This aircraft is a recent addition to their fleet.Jetstar operate 23 departues a day currently with more routes and frequencies to start in coming months.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Qantas 737-400 28 MARCH 2010

VH-TJO taxying for takeoff today runway 19.This aircraft is in the new revised QF livery.Photo taken as it passes the viewing area for enthusiasts.

Polynesian Blue taxying for Departure Today

ZK-PBF 737-800 of Polynesian Blue taxying for runway 19 28 march 2010.This airline operates a once weekly flight to Apia out of Brisbane.It is also used on other Pacific Blue flights and today it is operating to Nandi Fiji.

Korean Air KE124 BNE-ICN today

Korean Air has operated A330-300 aircraft 5 times a week BNE-SEL but will revert to smaller A330-200'S 3 times a week from next week.They will increase to 4 times a week in June.Seen here today 27 march is HL7587 cn 368 departing off of runway 19.

Singapore Airlines operate 3 time daily out of Brisbane to Singapore with their new A330-300'S.Seen here today at the holding point for 19 is 9V-STE operating SQ256 at 0930 hrs.

Tiger Airways starts Brisbane flights today

Tiger Airways TT8112 VH-VNK operated ADL-BNE innaugral flight for Brisbane Airport.Tiger Airways has added BNE to its network today .Adelaide,Melbourne and Rockhampton are the ports out of YBBN.33 FLIGHTS A WEEK are planned out of Brisbane.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CHINA EASTERN charters last month

China Eastern operated their annual Chinese New year charters to Brisbane in February 2010.All 6 charters were operated by A340-300 equipment.B-2381 is seen here departing Brisbane for Shanghai.

V Australia 777-300er AT BNE

VH-VPF at the hold for runway 19 at YBBN.This flight was off to Phuket (HKT) which is twice a week out of Brisbane.

Monday, March 22, 2010

THAI 772ER at BNE today

Photo Lloyd Fox

HS-TJW cn34591 today 22march on short finals for 01.Thai operate 10 flights a week to Brisbane with 3 flights being 772ER's and the other 7 flights are A340-600 equipment.This flight was Bangkok to Brisbane non stop.

Phillipines 777-300 at Brisbane today

Photo Lloyd Fox

22March 2010 First visit of RP-C7776 777-300ER cn 37712.This aircraft was operating a one off flight to YBBN.The Weather was poor at the time .

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Air Pacific operate both 737-800's and 767-300 aircraft to Brisbane.This photograph of DQ-FJC
taken landing runway 19 Sunday 24th march 2010.

JAL 767-300 at BNE

JA614J at Brisbane 18 march 2010 cn 33851
JO 762 at holding point for 19 to Narita.Jalways have been operating 767-300 daily to Brisbane for past year after downsizing from 747-400.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Welcome back Phillipines and some Global Biz Jet movements.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox)

After an absence of 14 years Phillipine Airlines recommenced services to Brisbane with RP-C3331 A330-301 c/n:184 seen here landing as PR 214 from Melbourne and carrying on to Manila.  Flights will operate on Thursday's and Saturday's with A330 equipment.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox)

We recently had a Maltese Registered A318 visit our airport carrying band ACDC, seen here is Global Express BD700 9H-XRS of Comlux Malta.  Nice to see some exotic registrations visiting our port.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox)

Seen here is recent delivery to Australian shores Global Express BD700 VH-OCV c/n: 9326, this aircraft is operated by Execujet Sydney so will hopefully become a regular sight around Australia and other parts of the world.

(Thanks to Lloyd Fox for Photos and Info)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Transmile B727 Freighter transits Brisbane.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox)

Noted transitting Brisbane on the 6 March 2010 is Transmile Boeing 727-247F 9M-TGG c/n: 21699 l/n: 1485.  This aircraft is seen here about to land at Brisbane for a tech stop, before carrying on to Malaysia.  This aircraft has been covering for DHL Boeing 727 freighter VH-DHE whilst it was away having maintenance preformed.

(Photo and Info from Lloyd Fox)

Monday, March 1, 2010

February very good month for Brisbane and Coolangatta.

(Photos by Lloyd Fox BNE)

Seen here is Emirates Sky Cargo B777-F1H A6-EFD c/n: 35606 l/n: 766 bringing a spare engine and tooling to Brisbane (BNE/YBBN) for it's sistership Boeing 777-31H ER A6-ECK c/n: 35584 l/n: 743  which required a engine replacement due to a bearing issue.  Both aircraft remained in Brisbane until the job was done and returned back to Dubai with unservicable engine.  A6-ECK ferried back to Dubai empty.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox BNE)

Not usually seen moving during daylight is SAAB 340AF VH-KDB c/n: 8 of PEL-AIR.  Good to see these nocturnal aircraft moving during daylight.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox)

Seen here on the 16/02/2010 is Atlas Air N409MC c/n: 30558 l/n: 1242 loading the V8 Supercars for there next round of racing in the Middle East.

(Photos by Terry Magee OOL)

Seen here is various types of aircraft from different parts of the World passing through Coolangatta (OOL/YBCG) during transit or on demonstartion to various customers.  Good to see a great mix of aircraft from different parts of the world register.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox BNE)

Seen here is recent addition to the VH register Embarer Legacy VH-VLT.  Nice to see a rather unusual business jet type for this continent.

(Photo by Lloyd Fox BNE)

Seen here is Jetstar Airbus 320-232 VH-VGZ c/n: 3917 with new Quiksilver decals applied both promoting the brand and the start of the recent Quiksilver Pro Board Riding competiton on the Gold Coast.  Good to see another logo jet.

(Photos and info with thanks from Terry Magge OOL & Lloyd Fox BNE)

Sorry for the long absence.

Hi All,

Sorry for the long delays on updating the blog but due to going on holidays and returning from holidays with a bout of the flu, I am now in the frame of mind to update the blog with the many contributions that were recieved whilst I was away.  Thank you.


Michael Dawson

REX (Regional Express) recieves another SAAB 340B.

(Photo by Terry Magee OOL)

Seen here passing through Coolangatta (OOL/YBCG) on the 19/02/2010 is ex American Eagle SAAB 340B N400BR c/n: 340B-400.  Aircraft is to become VH-ZRM with REX (Regional Express).

(Photo and info from Terry Magee)