Saturday, January 29, 2011
G550 N933H arrived tonight from Macau.
Beech 36 N336W arrived this arvo from NOU.
Virgin Blue logojet VH-VUY was in and out of BNE a few times today.Skytraders A319 VH-VHD arrived from DRW this arvo and continued to Sydney.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Airbus as announced that Malaysia Airlines has placed an order for 17 new Airbus A330 aircraft, the order is made up of 15 Wide body A330-300 Wide body aircraft for use for passenger operations as well as 2 A330-200F to be used for freighter operations.
The aircraft will be configured in a two class configuration, will seat 283 passengers and will begin to be delivered from the first half of 2011.Malaysia Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 17 A330 widebody aircraft. The contract firms up a previously announced Memorandum of Understanding for 15 A330-300 passenger aircraft, plus an additional order for two A330-200F Freighters for operation by the carrier's subsidiary MASkargo. Deliveries of the passenger aircraft will begin in the first half of 2011, with the first freighter joining the MASkargo fleet later the same year.
Seating 283 passengers in a high comfort two class layout, the A330-300 will become the mainstay of the carrier's medium haul passenger fleet and will be used on services to destinations across the Asia-Pacific region, as well as to the Middle East. In the freight market, MASkargo will fly the aircraft on sectors of up to 3,200 nautical miles, with the capability to carry payloads of almost 70 tonnes.
Malaysia Airlines is a long-standing customer of Airbus and currently operates 14 A330s, comprising 11 A330-300s and three long range A330-200s. In addition to the latest A330 order, the carrier also has six A380s on firm order for future operation on its busiest long haul routes.
The twin engine A330 is one of the most widely used widebody aircraft in service today. To date, Airbus has won more than 1,000 orders for the various versions of the aircraft. More than 650 A330s have already been delivered and the aircraft is currently flying with over 80 operators worldwide. The new A330-200F freighter variant is currently at an advanced stage of its certification process and is set to enter commercial service later this year.
MALAYSIAN will commence these new aircraft on the 5 times weekly KUL-BNE route from 15 may 2011.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
It will be a J32 which will take 18 pax .This is great news for BNE and Narrabri.
2 new carriers so far.
Sharp will be a new airline for Brisbane.
Airlines that now operate mining charters through BNE airport include Alliance,Rex,Pelair,Skytrans,Hardy Aviation,Sharp,GAM,GWA,Central and Wagners.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
In regards to BNE QF008 will arr BNE at 0500 on Mon,wed,fri,sun.
Year 2011 should see further increases as we near 200,000 movements.
Well done Brisbane Airport.
Monday, January 10, 2011
There has been much speculation on Aviation boards today that the aircraft are either Q400's or ATR-72's.We will have to await this announcement.
No doubt we will see these aircraft at BNE as numerous regional ports ex BNE only have one carrier presently and cry out for competition.BNE is of course Virgin Blue's head office port.
We await with anticipation.
Monday, January 3, 2011
ROK airport is now closed to air traffic .In the past few days Skytrans have operated up to 6 departures a day from BNE to ROK, before it was closed, EMD ,Blackwater.Some flights were for evacuations and some for bringing in provisions.
Today we have a ATLAS 744F N492MC operating between BNE and CNS in support of provisions for these floods which are amongst the worst ever seen.N492MC is expected to operate 3 flights today and again tomorrow.
GAM DO228 has also operated at least one flight to Blackwater.GWA Navajo's have also been doing flood flights as well out of BNE.