Thursday, September 30, 2010

RNZAF 757 at YBBN today

NZ7572 at the Hold for 19 today

Last JAL flight today

Last flight JO 762 BNE-NRT today.

After operating to Brisbane from the Mid 1980'S JAL and now Jalways have finally departed from Queensland skies.At their peak they operated a daily NRT-BNE 747 and a Daily Kansai-BNE 747 service.
The KIX flight was pulled a few years back and then eventually the NRT-BNE went from a 747 to a 763 flight.In the press they have stated they hope to be back in 2 or 3 years time with the 787-let's hope so.

A sad day for Queensland aviation.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Air India AIC 5418 Delhi to Brisbane today was operated by 777-300 VT-ALU.This aircraft arrived a hour early and this resulted in no photos as i missed it.It is scheduled to depart back to DEL at 2100 hrs tonight as AIC5417 .It is a relatively new aircraft to their fleet.

Also today another first time visitor was Cessna Mustang VH-SQW of the Singapore Training college at Maroochydore.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New delivery today.
VH-XWM F100 for Alliance arrived from Indonesia as SXI 1028 at 1545 .
Rare biz VH-EVF a Hawker 900 was in and out today as well and CL604 N604AU also departed this evening.
Alliance Fokker 50 VH-FKW did 2 charter flights to Armidale today.Pelair Saab 340 VH-EKD did a charter BNE-Gladstone-Roma-BNE today as well.
Over the past week BNE has had some first time aircraft.Today Royal Brunei brought in V8-BLF for the first time.Yesterday Singapore brought in their brand newie 9V-STQ.Last week Jetconnect brought in ZK-ZQC.
Biz aircraft included PK-BVX a Piaggio Avanti on a medivac flight.Today we had westwind VH-KNR a rare visitor here of recent times.Saab 340 VH-EKD is back again devoid of REX titles .
Tomorrow we are expecting a real beauty, but i will have more on that later on.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Southern AIr 747-200 F at Brisbane today

N765SA Landing RWY 19 today

BNE airport peak hour

There are 8 aircraft in the picture at 0940 this morning however there were a further 4 aircraft holding as well for 19 departures, which i couldnt get in the frame.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

BNE pics yesterday

VH-MIF Citation 525B yesterday
B-16307 01 RWY departure
NSW air Ambulance B200 at BNE yesterday

Powderfinger A320 AT OOL

11 Sep 2010 at ool .Jetstar A320 logojet with Australian band Powderfinger.

PHOTO Terry Magee

The Past Few days at BNE

The past few days have brought YBBN 2 bizjets which are very rare here.
VH-MXJ citation 560 ultra 560-0320 and Citation 525B VH-MIF.
Due to Queensland school holidays Tiger brought in 2 extra flights on Friday.Air Niugini had a extra F100 flight yesterday as well.
New Delivery VH-VUW VBH 9082 BFI-LIH-NAN-BNE arrived yesterday at 1600 hrs.Another Virgin Blue 737-800.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Strategic expands BNE flights

Strategic Airlines boosts Brisbane-Bali services
to three times weekly


Strategic Airlines is set to increase its services from Brisbane to Bali from one to three
times a week, with the introduction of its new Brisbane-Townsville-Denpasar service on 3
December 2010.
The Australian-owned international carrier will provide the new service twice a week, adding to
the weekly Brisbane-Port Hedland-Bali service it established last month.
Strategic will operate the new full-service flights on an Airbus A320 featuring 12 business seats
and 144 economy seats, departing Brisbane every Friday and Sunday.
Head of Commercial for the airline, Damien Vasta, said the weekend schedule would give
Brisbane-based leisure travellers more options for holidays in Bali and far greater access to
“Bali has always been a popular destination for South East Queenslanders, and they will now find
it easier to explore holiday packages in Bali, whether they want to stay there for three nights, six
nights, eight nights or more,” he said.
“With our new service we are significantly boosting seat capacity while providing extremely
affordable travel to Denpasar, with introductory fares starting from only $339 one-way.”
From 3 December, the Brisbane-Townsville service will depart Brisbane every Friday and Sunday
at 9.50am, arriving in Townsville at 12 midday. Flights will also depart Townsville Airport each
Friday and Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm and arrive in Denpasar at 4.45pm.
The return flights will depart Denpasar at 9.30am every Saturday and Monday morning, and arrive
back in Townsville at 4.15pm. Flights will also depart Townsville every Saturday and Monday at
5.45pm, and arrive in Brisbane at 7.40pm.
In-flight services will include complimentary meals and refreshments, along with a carefully
selected entertainment program available throughout the flight.
Introductory fares from Brisbane to Townsville start at $89 one-way.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Possible new hangar

Clearing work has commenced on what looks like a possible new hangar next to the Virgin Blue hangar at BNE.Rumors and speculation suggest it may be a hangar for Virgin's A330-200's due in may 2011.Time will tell of course,however a new taxiway will have to be built as well.BAC are trying to entice as much maintenance work to BNE as possible in their future plans.
Yesterday Virgin Blue advertised for BNE based engineers with A330 experience,so it does look like some sort of maintenance will be performed at Brisbane for these new wide bodies.

Jetconnect 73H to BNE from FEB 11

Jetconnect will replace the double daily 737-400 AKL-BNE with a 737-800 on the Saturdays flights only, from 5 feb 2011.Already loaded in the Qantas system.
Qantas have also announced that BNE-LAX will return to daily from JAN 11 with the 747-400ER's finally operating the route.

Diversions to Brisbane yesterday

Yesterday Friday Sydney had some fog at times which resulted in 9 aircraft diversions to BNE.
QF12,QF108,QF22,QF74,QF20,BA15,UAL 839,UAL863,QF829.One of these QF12 WAS A a380 VH-OQE.This resulted in 602 aircraft movements at YBBN yesterday.

Bizjets noted yesterday were

Gulfstream 4 N127DK
Global 5000 VP-BSK
Global Express VH-VGX
Cessna 750 VH-RCA
Hawker 850 VH-TNX
Falcon 2000 VH-CRW
Challenger 604 A37-001
Challenger 604 A37-003
Boeing BBJ A36-002
Global Express N36LG
Citation Mustang VH-NEQ
Hawker 800 VH-EJL
Hawker 850 VH-SGY
Thanks to Simon C.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

BNE yesterday

Our expected Southern Air 742F never arrived yesterday.Not sure if it has been delayed or completely cancelled.
Another American biz yesterday was G5 N600JD.

JETSTAR announce more Brisbane flights

Jetstar will add a further 2 daily flights out of BNE after recently announcing another CNS daily and a new Perth Daily and a extra seasonal BNE-LST DAILY.
The increases are BNE-SYD was 3 daily now 4 daily from 13jan 2011.MEL(Tullamarine)was 2 daily now 3 daily from 10 december.The 2 Daily BNE-Avalon services will still remain. The new BNE-MEL will depart at 0815 daily returning at 1700 hrs.The new daily Sydney will depart at 1130am and arrive at 11am daily.