Thursday, 30 May 2013

C-FVAT Lands and an Alliance Fokker 70 Visits

At 6:30pm, De Havilland Canada Twin Otter DHC-6 C-FVAT arrived from the Marshall Islands (PKMG). The Twin Otter is owned by Viking Air.

Also, Alliance Airline Fokker 70 VH-JFE arrived from Mcarthur River Mine (YMHU). It is believed that this was its first visit to Cairns.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Some Photos of a Virgin Australia 737-700 and a China Eastern A330

A couple of photos from this morning:

Virgin Australia 737-700 VH-VBV departing for Brisbane (YBBN) as VA776

Since the departure of VH-VBU from Virgin Australia, there are now only thee 737-700's left on the Australian register (excluding RAAF BBJ's): VH-VBYVH-VBZ, and VH-VBV.

China Eastern Airbus A330-200 B-6122 departing back to Shanghai Pudong Int'l (ZSPD).

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Jetstar Airbus A321 Birdstrike

On Thursday at around 10:45AM, Jetstar Airbus A321 VH-VWW departed Runway 33 bound for Melbourne (YMML) as JQ947.

Shortly after take-off, the A321 hit birds on the port engine and was forced to turn back to Cairns. Two days later it is still parked at Cairns.

Jetstar Airbus A321 VH-VWW arriving at Cairns last month - file photo

Friday, 24 May 2013

Dassault Falcon 7X VH-MQK

A few days ago, Dassault Falcon 7X VH-MQK arrived from Mildura (YMIA). The next day, VH-MQK departed to Hoskins (AYHK).

Dassault Falcon 7X VH-MQK 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

JetGo Departs

Yesterday, JetGo Embraer 135LR VH-JZG departed Cairns for Brisbane (YBBN).

Last week, VH-JZG diverted to Cairns after a warning light in the cockpit said that the nose wheel was up and locked (See post HERE)

JetGo Embraer 135LR VH-JZG

Monday, 20 May 2013

Atlas Air 747-400F Visits

This afternoon, Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F N409MC arrived from Honolulu (PHNL) via Sydney (YSSY) as QFA7581. Soon, it will depart for Soekarno-Hatta (WIII), Jakarta.

Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F N409MC

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Recent Photos

Here's some photos from a couple of weeks ago.

QantasLink Boeing 717-200 VH-NXQ

Customs Reims F406 VH-YZE

Jetstar Airbus A321 VH-VWZ

Cessna 172 VH-LIO

Air Niugini Dash 8 Q300 P2-ANM. Also note that it's in Air Niugini's new livery.

CRJ 700 B-4060 Makes a Quick Visit

Early this morning, China United Bombardier CRJ 700 B-4060 made a quick visit from Darwin (YPDN), before continuing on to Essendon (YMEN).

It is believed that it will go in for some maintenance in Essendon.

Friday, 17 May 2013

JetGo Diversion

Yesterday morning, JetGo Embraer 135LR VH-JZG diverted to Cairns. The Embraer was flying from Osborne Mine (YOSB) to Townsville (YBTL)

Apparently, the pilots received a warning in the cockpit about a problem with the landing gear.

JetGo Embraer 135LR VH-JZG on the ground at Cairns.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Recent News

Recent news from Cairns today:

Beechcraft Kingair 200 P2-JAU arrived from Port Moresby (AYPY) before departing to the Gold Coast (YBCG).

Lastly, a RAAF 737 BBJ was noted arriving at Cairns from unknown.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Recent Planespotting Photos

Here are a couple of recent planespotting photos:

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VFH

Tiger Airways Airbus A320 VH-VNB

QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-LQH

QantasLink Boeing 717-200 VH-NXG

QantasLink Boeing 717-200 VH-NXG 

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Gulfstream IV B-8127

This morning, Gulfstream IV B-8127 paid a short visit from Auckland (NZAA). A little while later, it departed for Shanghai (ZSSS).

B-8127 arriving

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 VH-MOR

Today, Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 VH-MOR was parked at the GA apron. The Citation is owned by Bond Air Charters, Kenmore, Queensland.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Last Golden Week 747 Charter

This morning,  Korean Air 747-400 HL7460 arrived from Incheon (RKSI) as KAL3127.

It later departed to Narita (RJAA) as KAL9128.

Korean Air 747-400 HL7460 touching down

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Solomon Airlines A320 Arrives Again

About 20 minutes ago, Solomon Airlines Airbus A320 H4-BUS arrived from Manila (RPLL) as SOL604.

I believe that the A320 will depart Cairns and head for Brisbane shortly.


Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin Il-76 Departs

This morning, Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin Il-76 RA-76503 departed for Karratha (YPKA), Western Australia, as VDA4752.

RA-76503 - file photo

You can find the video of it landing yesterday here: Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin II-76 Landing at Cairns Airport

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin Il-76 Lands

Today, Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin Il-76 RA-76503 landed at Cairns from Guam (PGUM) as VDA4752.

RA-76503 (cropped)


Thursday, 2 May 2013

Another Korean 747-400 Charter

Early this morning, another Korean Air Boeing 747-400 arrived this time from Narita (RJAA) as Korean Air 9127.

Korean Air 747-400 (file photo)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013