Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BNE movements past 2 days

Yesterday we had N939ML a Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 arrive from Vanuatu.Aircraft is still here as i type this.

In the early hours today we had Dubai Air Wing call sign DUB008 arr from Dubai and return to that city at 0530 .A6-GGP was the reg in white and blue c/s.

Also today N53XL Cit 56XL arrived from Sunshine Coast for a demo sales tour.Currently doing flights out of YBBN.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kiwi Bell 412 passes through Redcliffe Aerodrome.

(Photo by Burt Van Drunick)

Seen here on the 26 June 2010 is Bell 412 ZK-HVM c/n:36313 passing through Redcliffe before heading to the Brisbane Docks to be loaded on a ship bound for New Zealand.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pacific Blue starts BNE-Queenstown(NZ) 25.6.10

Pacific Blue’s First Brisbane – Queenstown Flight Arrives in the South Today
Source: Virgin Blue

Queensland ski bunnies will be greeted by fresh snow when they arrive in Queenstown today on Pacific Blue’s first flight from Brisbane to New Zealand’s southern ski capital.

Pacific Blue’s CEO Mark Pitt said that more than 30 centimetres of fresh snow has fallen in the past few days on Queenstown ski fields, boding well for a good ski season in New Zealand and the airline’s inaugural flight between the two destinations. The Brisbane-Queenstown flights have been introduced on a seasonal basis, with services on Fridays and Sundays. They are in addition to the airline’s twice weekly Sydney-Queenstown flights, which operate year-round. “These flights will add over 3,000 seats to the Queenstown market from Australia for the June-September ski season,” Mr Pitt said. “Forward bookings on the new services are very pleasing and as word spreads about the good snow conditions we expect even more Queenslanders will be booking themselves a value-for-money ski holiday in New Zealand.” Blue Holidays, the holiday program of Virgin Blue Group of Airlines, is offering Australian travellers a great package deal staying at Mercure Queenstown Resort which includes return airfares from Brisbane to Queenstown and seven nights accommodation in a Standard Room from AU$1286* per person twin share. Packages are on sale until 31 July 2010, for travel between now and 31 October 2010.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

As i type this Dornier 328 VH-PPJ is about to land at BNE from Essendon.AMSA operates this aircraft for rescue work.
Also in today was Customs Dash 8 VH-ZZP.

Heavies on 01 departures at BNE today

V8-BLA at YBBN today
A6-EYI at YBBN today

RP-C3335 at YBBN today

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Delivery's & Newbie's

(Photo Michael Dawson)

(Photo Michael Dawson)

Noted today in addition to Lloyd's movements are Delivery to Alliance Airlines of Fokker 100 VH-XWQ c/n 11300 ex D-AGPE of Germania and Air Berlin and also ex N862US of US Air and US Airways.  Also seen here departing is Royal Brunei V8-BLC Boeing 777-212 ER c/n: 28524 l/n: 350 ex 9V-SVA of Singapore Airlines.

BNE special movements past few days

OQB on it's takeoff roll RWY 19

VH-OQB diverted to BNE today as QF 12 LAX-SYD

Pacific Sun Twin Otter today at BNE

FA7X VP-BZE and G-PVHT have been into BNE past 2 days .Today we had Twin Otter FQ-FIE back again and new F100 for Alliance VH-XWQ arrived around 1030 am from TSV.This is cn 11300 ex D-AGPE.ALL 3 Brunei 777's have now been thru as well.

Today also brought in 5 diversions including A380 VH-OQB.United N107UA and N117UA and VH-OEI and VH-OJG

2 pac 750's and Qatar A320 at OOL

P2-SDE operated Hamilton-Murwillumbah-Redcliffe-ROK-TSV-GOK
Photo (Terry)

PAC 750XL ZK-JGI at OOL over the weekend operated Hamilton(NZ)-OOL then ASP-LDH-COCOS-CMB en route to GOT.
Photo (Terry)

Sun 20 june 2010 at OOL.A7-AAG.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gold Coast special movements 19 JUNE 2010

Qatar A320 A7-AAG arrived at OOL on Saturday night from SIN and returned there the following day.
PAC 750 XL ZK-JGI also arrived from NZ on Saturday as well.It carried Swedish titles.

Special movements 19-22june

Royal Brunei operated their first 777-200 Flight on Saturday 19th June .V8-BLB was the aircraft.It also operated the flight the following day.Today 22june V8-BLA operated to Brisbane for the first time.
On the 20th June VP-CBI Mineralogy MD-82 operated BNE-BME-SIN-LON.
Qantas (One World livery) 744 VH-OJU operated the QF15 BNE-LAX and this aircraft returned today.
Monday 21 june QF 94 VH-OEJ LAX-MEL diverted to BNE.
Sunday 20 june US CA130-T 165350 arrived from WA and this aircraft departed today to Pago.
Today Falcon 7AX VP-BZE arrived from CBR.Tonight REX saab VH-EKD departed to LRE(Longreach).

Friday, June 18, 2010

Brindabella J41 and Strategic A320 today

Brindabella J41 VH-TAI taxying for full length departure RWY 19, very rare to use the full length.

VH-YQB A320 Strategic at YBBN today

EC-336 A330 MRTT at BNE today

EC-336 arrived today from Singapore and Europe.

BNE-POM freight hots up

Re: Application for PNG Route Freight Capacity
Pionair Australia Pty Ltd operates its own aircraft on an Australian issued Air
Operators Certificate and is seeking IASC allocation of 18,000kg per week
freight capacity between Australia and PNG.
Pionair Australia Pty Ltd currently operates dedicated Convair 580 cargo
aircraft that have a unique capability in the PNG context in that they are able
to operate to and from more austere runways than many other jet and
turboprop aircraft with meaningful payloads. The 18,000kg of capacity will
allow three weekly flights (6,000kg each) from Brisbane and Cairns to Port
Moresby and destinations within PNG that cannot be serviced either
effectively or economically by most other freighter aircraft.
Since 2008, Pionair have operated the Convair 580 aircraft from Australia to a
wide range of ports in PNG. Pionair has operated on behalf of many
internationally renowned clients including multi‐nationals and other airlines
and is confident that forward interest (subject to the award of Freight
Capacity) is sufficient to commence these services in July 2010.
The allocation of 18,000kg per week is requested on the following basis:
- 3 Flights per week
- Allocation for a period of 5 years
- Capacity will be utilised incrementally from July 2010 and be fully
utilised by end July 2011.
Pionair Australia

Source IASC

Recently an additional 30 tonnes freight capacity per week has been added to the
Australia-Papua New Guinea route, and PAE seeks an allocation of an additional
17.5 tonnes per week of freight capacity on the route. The additional capacity would
be utilized with a second B737-300F service operating BNE-POM-BNE.
If the allocation is granted, PAE has sufficient forward bookings to fully utilise the
additional freight capacity as soon as an amended flight schedule for the second
service is approved by the Department of Infrastructure and the PNG Department of
Allocation Sought
Pacific Air Express seeks an additional allocation of 17.5 tonnes per week on the
Australia-PNG route on the following basis:
-the allocation is requested for a period of five years;
-the capacity will be fully used by 31 July 2010.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Brisbane today USAF C32B

This Military version of the Boeing 757-200 arrived BNE yesterday as TOWN 073 from Port Vila

GOLD COAST movements this week

Coral Sun Airways Islander at OOL 15june 2010.This aircraft T3-VIN operated Archerfield to OOL yesterday before proceeding across the Pacific to It's destination.

Pacific Flier on short finals for RWY 14 on the innaugral flight on Monday.Airline schedules for the new flight arrives 0900 hrs Mondays from Palau and departs at 2100 hrs back to Palau.
Photo Terry Magee

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


02-4452 landed at YBBN this arvo at 1720- from Port Villa(VLI).Parked at old ITB.
Nothing else of special note today.

ALLIANCE NEW Fokker delivery to BNE

Fokker 100
VH-XWN Alliance delivery 14-17jun10

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Qantas VH-VZB at BNE today

DQ-FJH BNE-NAN taxying for RWY 19

BNE Movements today Sunday

Reefwatch DO 228 VH-VJE now based at BNE arrived yesterday from Cairns.
Aero Commander N24CC operated CNS-BNE today.

ZK-OKC NZ136 BNE-AKL today at BNE

VH-DHE DHL 722F landing 19 today at BNE.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

More Virgin BNE-SYD flights

The other day i posted that there are now up to 19 flights daily,well they have added a new flight on Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursdays leaving BNE at 0730 for SYD and reurning late evening.
So 20 flights a day are operating each way on those 3 days a week.


Movements past few days

Bae125 VH-ZUH operated PER-BNE-PER yesterday.This aircraft is based in Perth and rarely seen over the east coast.Also yesterday Lear 36 VH-JCX operated Honiara to Brisbane.

Today so far Beech jet VH-BZL operated Darwin to Brisbane.This is also a rare bizjet for BNE.
2 Cairns based GAM aircraft are relocating to BNE .Dornier 228 VH-VJE landed a few minutes ago and Aero Commander 690 VH-YJP landed about 30 minutes ago.
GAM are reducing their presence in Cairns and are relocating aircraft to other cities.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Strategic Airlines at BNE

Lately BNE has been base to VH-YQB and YQC whilst YQA must be over in Perth.Yesterday YQC did a charter overseas and returned home last night.YQB is currently doing the triple weekly Honiara flights for Solomons.
A330-200 VH-SSA returned back this afternoon as well.

Some future movements

P2-CHK and P2-CHJ are due to position off ship in BNE in the next few weeks, then position up the coast to PNG .These are Chinooks.

Expected dates thru BNE is around 20 June and 4 July subject to ships arrival date into BNE.

N24CC a aerocommander 690A is due through Brisbane on 13th June.It is due to travel to Darwin-Mount Isa and Cairns before arriving at Brisbane.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

VH-EEP of AAE but owned by Pelair at BNE GA earier this year.

VH-NWN PA31 sn 31-8152197 of Central Airlines of Emerald operate 2-3 flights a week to BNE.This photo was taken in March this year.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Special movements yesterday Sunday

DHL 722F VH-DHE was back again yesterday SYD-BNE-AKL again with horses for the winter racing carnival.
Strategic A320 VH-YQC was a first time visitor to BNE and arrived from MEL just after 9pm last night.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Virgin Blue added a 19th daily to Sydney last week

DJ944 BNE-SYD DLY 1135-1305 E190
DJ927 SYD-BNE DLY 0935-1105 E190
This is Brisbane's busiest route with Virgin Blue .They now operate up to 66 departures a day from their base city.

Brindabella BNE-MRZ(Moree) announced


BNE-MRZ Mon-Fri FQ 703 1015-1125
MRZ-BNE Mon-Fri FQ 704 1150-1305
Metroliner will operate the new service.Brindabella will then operate up to 6 flights a day(Only on Fridays) out of BNE.They operate out of the Qantas domestic terminal.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

BNE GA apron today

Pelair Metro VH-KEX replaced our own VH-KDO with the transfer happening yesterday in Adelaide.
VH-KEX now parked at BNE GA.

N1GN at BNE GA today Saturday

Greg Norman's Gulfstream arrived yesterday and parked at BNE GA apron.

Another special movement today Saturday

Convoy 3889 left YBBN today for Pago Pago.USN C130-T 164993

BNE special movements today Saturday

Tasman Airlines operating as DHL operated a horse charter to YBBN this morning AKL-BNE-AKL.This will be one of the last 727F services to BNE before the noise legislation comes into Effect later this year.


As you read across the page
Arrival Port Name-Arrival port code-over 136 tonnes-between 7 and 136 tonnes-under 7 tonnes-helicopter-military-total

BRISBANE YBBN 2,048- 11,964- 1,474 -64- 12 -15,562

GOLD COAST YBCG 170- 3,006- 3,736- 1,638 -2 8,552

YBMC 640- 1,742- 3,172 -0-0-5,554

Brisbane movements averaged 517 a day with busiest days in the high 500's and quietest day Saturdays in the low 400's.Lat year's comparison was 14,776 in April.

Source Air Services.

China Southern proposed schedules for BNE

CAN/BNE 21:00L/07:45L+1 CZ381 MON/WED/SAT

BNE/CAN 09:15L/16:20L CZ382 SUN/TUE/THU

These are from Amadeus and are Eff 01 nov

Friday, June 4, 2010

TIGER announces Avalon-Gold Coast from Nov10

TT6934 AVV-OOL daily 0645-0745 AND
TT6935 OOL-AVV 1220 1535 daily.
Plenty of time to do say a OOL-SYD-OOL flight in between.We will have to wait to see what other Avalon routes are announced but perhaps AVV-BNE may be on the cards ?

Special Movements past 2 days

At Sunshine Coast Airport(Maroochydore) today new biz jet VH-PWX arrived a few minutes ago on delivery through Darwin.It is a Cessna 510 mustang 510-0269.
Yesterday Mineralogy MD-82 VP-CBI returned to YBBN after a few days travelling to ADL,PER,CBR,SYD.
Today USN C130-T (164993) Departed to whereabouts unknown .
Strategic Airlines had a charter to Dilli today from BNE and VH-YQB A320 operated this flight.
G550 N1GN is due soon at YBBN with our Queensland lad Greg Norman coming home for some pumpkin scones and a nice xxxx beer ??

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Special BNE movements yesterday

VH-CCC Gulfstream 5 arrived from Sydney yesterday am and departed back in the late afternoon.

USN C130-T sn 164993 arrived from Pago Pago yesterday evening.

Heavylift Cargo Airlines

Ever since RP-C8017 727-100F left BNE for the Phillipines 2 or 3 months ago all their services have been operated by TOLL 733F.Now apparently the first of 2 rumoured 733F aircraft is due at YBBN soon and will be registered VH-JWLLet's hope that is true and we see them back operating again out of BNE.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More increases in flights for BNE.

Qantaslink has recently increased their BNE-MOV(Moranbah flights from 5 to 8 a week and shortly to 9.This route was operated by defunct carrier Macair who flew Saab 340's .Qantaslink are operating their smaller Dash8-200's on the route.This particular route is a popular for fly in fly out operations for the resources industries, which is coal mining.Over recent weeks Skytrans has also been operating several charters as well.The towns of Clermont,Emerald,Moranbah and the coastal port of Mackay will all see growth in air services over the coming years as construction commences on numerous mines in the area.

Also nearby is the Galilee Basin, the town of Alpha is central to 3 huge coal projects planned to start next year.Alpha is rumoured to be getting a new jet runway to take 100 seater jets.Lets hope that the WA carriers of Network,Skippers and Skywest may tempted to base some operations over here in the future as the Alpha region will require 15,000 construction workers.

Reminder Korean will resume their Thursday flight from this week making 4 a week from ICN.


A few BNE movements on Sunday

Virgin Blue 737-800 VH-VUV arrived at YBBN as DJ9080 on it's delivery flight from the USA.
2 Global Express arrivals as well N38ZZ arrived into BNE from HNL .This aircraft will end up as VH-ZXH based in Perth.Also arriving from CNS was 9H-XRS callsign MLM052.