Saturday, July 31, 2010

Photo of common user terminal expansion

Photo taken 2 days ago of the expansion work on the centre satellite or common user terminal.When completed later this year it will accommodate a additional 2 gates giving 7 gates at this building and a further 2 gates at the main terminal.This will help for expansion as Strategic Airlines is about to use this terminal from August.It will allow for expansion for Tiger,Jetstar,Rex,Skytrans,Alliance and now Strategic to expand.Our Airline(ON) occasionally
use the terminal for charters as well.
Inside there will be additional airline seating and food outlets and airline counters and for us spotters a view closer to the runway.

FOG at BNE yesterday and a few special things

Yesterday Friday we had VH-WZN a B200 of Westwing operate CNS-BNE-CNS.Also on arrival from Honiara was PC12 N812GS which then departed here for Amberley.

Well yesterday we had a pea soup fog with vis down to 50 metres at YBBN causing massive delays with up to 38 aircraft holding at 0850.Diversions included QF16 LAX-BNE went to NOU and SQ 235 went to OOL.There were numerous diversions to OOL of domestic jets.3 Air new Zealand flights diverted to Sydney due to lack of ramp space at OOL.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

PDL TOLL Dash 8 at BNE

VH-QQD at BNE GA apron today.The PDL title is missing as the cargo door being open hides this part of the titles.

Diversions today VH-OQF A380

VH-OQF diverted into BNE today.It operated QF 12 LAX-SYD however it also diverted into NAN(Fiji) because BNE also had weather related problems then we believe the crew ran out of hours.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Interesting movements yesterday 27july

PDL TOLL dash 8 VH-QQD arrived at BNE yesterday.Biz jet VH-DAA Citation 525 was also here as well as G550 N94924.
N94924 arrived from SEL late last evening.

N714EU at OOL 25july

B350 demonstrator aircraft at OOL .

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sikorski Aerospace news

Sikorsky Aerospace Services teams with Timken to offer bearing repair services
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sikorsky Helitech, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, announced a distribution agreement with The Timken Company for bearing inspection, overhaul and reconditioning services throughout the Australasian region. Providing aftermarket support to customers in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, Sikorsky Helitech will offer a seamless interface to the local and regional customer base. Additionally, Sikorsky Helitech will carry an extensive inventory of bearings at its Brisbane location to facilitate and expedite regional overhauls and exchanges.

Indian BIZ today at YBBN and VH-VHD A319

VH-VHD Skytraders A319 at a busy ramp at BNE this morning.
VT-APL Challenger 605 at BNE today

Monday, July 26, 2010

BNE interesting movements yesterday and today

VT-APL CL605 landed this arvo from Mackay.Yesterday Air North E-170 VH-SWO landed from Darwin.First visit of this airline here.Bae146 ZK-ECO departed to Canberra yesterday as well.Skytrans new Dash 8 VH-QQK also was in over the weekend as well as Coastwatch Dash 8 VH-ZZA.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Bizjets galore and a new delivery yesterday

New Citation 560 VH-SJP operated DRW-BNE via a few stops yesterday on delivery.It is shown as owned by Aeromil Pacific at MCY.Also in yesterday was Lear 60 VH-EXJ,Bae125 VH-TNX.
Careflight 36 learjet VH-JCX operated 2 medivac flights in yesterday.
A37-002 RAAF Challenger,Citation VH-FGK and VH-NSB,CL604 N604KJ.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BNE TODAY photos

VH-ZPN E-190 of Pacific Blue at BNE today.
TT6102 BNE-ADL today VH-VNO.

VH-VGQ taxying for 19 .This is the 2nd latest A320 for Jetstar.

Alliance Fokker 50 VH-FKY operating QQ863 from Bellara to Brisbane Today landing RWY 19.This is a weekly flight.

VH-WLW Cessna model A185F at BNE today.
Thai 777-200 HS-TJS landing 19 today.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Movements past 2 days at BNE

MasKargo 744F 9M-MPS arrived yesterday at 1300 hrs from Sydney and departed at 1630 to BKI.

Today Pionair Convair 580F VH-PDW has been in and out.BWU-BNE-BWU.

Customs Dash 8 VH-ZZA just landed.

N714EU B350 due in a few minutes.
Skytraders A319 VH-VHD due also.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

BNE airport PAX stats 2008-2009

For the last financial year nearly 19,400,000 pax were recorded.This was a 0.9% growth rate.The June monthly growth rate was a good 7.6% , which is the best for over a year.Mayby things are now turning around.

Source BAC.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Another 600 day

Using webtrak Brisbane recorded 612 movements yesterday a possible record.The airport is getting busier this year .

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Brisbane Movements 15 July 2010

(Photo Michael Dawson)

Seen here is BAE 146-200 c/n:E2130 ZK-ECO of Air National (NZ) which arrived late this afternoon from Essendon Airport in Melbourne.

(Photo Michael Dawson)

Seen here is Dassult Falcon 2000EX c/n: 58 of Sydney Jet Charter lining up on RWY 19 ready for departure.

Special movements past few days

Bae 125 VH-ZUH arrived from PER on the 13th july.New delivery VH-NDC a Caravan cessna 208 of Broome air services arrived at both OOL and BNE on 14th July.Today BNE had VP-CKD a G450 arrive from Seletar at 1am and Singapore Cargo 744F 9V-SFL arrived at 0030 from MEL and departed at 0640 to SIN.Callsign was Singapore cargo 7297.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

More charters to Roma from BNE

Over the past few weeks Alliance,REX and Skytrans have been operating numerous flights between them to Roma.Not 100% sure what they are doing however Roma will soon be a hub for the massive construction workforce for the oil and gas pipeline to Gladstone and this may be apart of it?.Alliance have been using F50 and REX a saab 340 and Skytrans Dash 8 equipment.

Qantas doubles BNE-KTA flights

Qantas will add a 2nd weekly flight from Brisbane to Karratha (WA) from this September.The flight will operate on a Wednesday.The current flight operates on Tuesdays.Flights leave around noon and return mid afternoon as a different aircraft operates the return service.Boeing 737-800 aircraft fly this long route.

New Jetstar flights from OOL to ZQN

Jetstar will start a Gold Coast to Queenstown(NZ) service from Dec 2010.It will operate on Mondays and Fridays with A320 equipment.This is a new route out of the Gold Coast.

AIR NIUGINI new livery

Their latest aircraft a new Q400 sports this livery.ZK-PXU .The livery is mainly white with a red and gold wavy cheatline and a red and black bird of paradise on the tail.The name is in black titles.
They are also getting a 2nd 763 on 20th July which hopefully will be in the new livery as well.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Airport Car Park and Domestic Apron Works start

New Domestic Terminal car park to become a work of art


Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Limited (BAC) today announced that the new Domestic Terminal short-term multi-level car park will be the canvas for an eight-storey kinetic public art project.

BAC’s engagement of international public art consultancy Urban Art Projects (UAP) has led to the commissioning of established American artist Ned Kahn who is known for his artwork currently in the Canberra National Science Building.

Kahn, who has developed an international following for his artworks that incorporate the use of natural elements such as wind and light will collaborate with BAC and UAP’s design team to create a 5000 Sq m kinetic façade for the new Domestic Terminal short-term car park.

Viewed from the exterior, Kahn’s proven concept for one side of the car park will appear to move and create the impression of waves due to the wind passing behind 250,000 aluminum panels. Inside the car park, intricate patterns of light and shadow will be projected onto the walls and floor as sunlight passes through this kinetic façade. In addition to revealing the ever-changing patterns of the invisible wind, the artwork has many environmental benefits by being designed to also provide ventilation and shade for the interior of the car park.

The new Domestic Terminal short-term multi-level car park will also provide 5,300 undercover car spaces across nine levels, state-of-the-art way-finding technology, and innovative safety and security measures.

BAC Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said that with more than 14 million passengers travelling through the Domestic Terminal each year, it was important to ensure visitors experience a positive welcome to Queensland.

“Brisbane Airport is the gateway to Queensland. To encourage people to continue visiting we need to ensure their experience of Brisbane Airport includes high standards of customer service, quality facilities and, of course, pleasant surroundings,” she said.

“The International Terminal expansion significantly improved the international passenger experience and this new car park and art feature is the first step in improving the experience for domestic passengers as we embark on a major upgrade to the precinct over the next decade.”

Ms Julieanne Alroe said a number of additional artworks will be placed around the airport precinct, to enhance the culture and surroundings over coming months.

“We have established a relationship with Urban Art Projects through this Domestic Terminal art piece, and we intend to continue this relationship, delivering new artworks across the airport. This art will complement the cultural renaissance shift throughout Brisbane, and the innovative art work appearing throughout the CBD thanks to the Brisbane City Council’s New World City program.”

The multi-level car park will be situated on the old short-term parking area between the Domestic Terminal and the current long-term multi-level car park and will connect with Moreton Drive.

The car park will also feature a number of environmental initiatives, such as natural ventilation, and rainwater harvesting from the roof. Furthermore, as part of this car park project BAC will be Brisbane City Council’s first customer to receive recycled water from Luggage Point, to be used for irrigation and waste water.

The new car park and Ned Kahn public art façade will be completed and on display in late 2011, and follows a number of precinct upgrade projects currently underway.

These projects include a $10 million apron expansion and the $45 million Common User Satellite (CUS) Upgrade.

The CUS upgrade will be completed later this year, and will: increase the number of passenger gate lounges in this area from two to seven; provide for two additional aircraft parking bays, bringing the total to seven; provide new food and beverage facilities close to the new passenger lounges; improve the energy efficiency of the satellite building; provide space for new airline offices.

Next week BAC will also start works on a $110 million Northern Domestic Terminal Apron expansion, which will provide an additional nine aircraft bays, taking the total to 20 bays, and is expected to be complete early 2014.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Air Tractor at Gold Coast 8 july 2010

AT802 N85152 cn 372 arrived at OOL from OGG via CXI and NAN.


Brisbane today

Our Airline 737-300 VH-INU at BNE today .

N127DK at YBBN today operated BNE-CNS-BNE .This is a G4.

(Photo Michael Dawson)
N53XL Citation 560 XL today operated BNK-BNE-DWN.

(Photo Michael Dawson)
Boeing 777-212ER V8-BLA  c/n:30871 l/n:378 ex 9V-SVF departing for Brunei.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Travel weekly Today dated 7 july states Air Asia x are looking at flying KUL-OOL-NZ return with CHC at this stage the favoured port in NZ.

Brindabella new route out of BNE has commenced

On Monday 5th July Brindabella(FQ) commenced a 5 times a week Mon-Fri Metroliner service from Brisbane to Moree in NSW.
FQ703 departs BNE at 1015 arr Moree at 1125.The return flight FQ704
departs Moree at 1150 arr BNE at 1305.

BIZjets at BNE today

VH-JCX Lear 36,Citation VH-JMK,Learjet 45 VH-CXJ made 2 visits.
Singapore training College VH-SQR and VH-SQV both Lear 45's.RAAF BBJ A36-001 and P2-TAA Citation from PNG.VH-TNX Bae 125
It was quite a busy day for Biz today at BNE.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

VH-FII Callibration aircraft

AeroPearl operate this aircraft for Air Services Australia.It is a BNE based airline and it along with sister VH-FIX a B350 operates across Australasia and the Pacific to check all runway equipment is working correctly such as the ILS etc.This photo was taken in June 2010.


2 YAK 52'S arrived 1 july at OOL.VH-YGV and YFO both arrived together.
Photos(Terry Magee)

Citation 501 at OOL arrived from Davao-Ambon-DRW-ISA and departed to Essendon later.

Terry Magee.

Friday, July 2, 2010

BNE today

TOLL ATR42 VH-TOQ being towed to the hangars today 2 July at BNE.

JAL 762 at the hold RWY 19 JA602J 2 July.

B200 VH-KMS at BNE GA apron today 2 july.

Thursday, July 1, 2010