Saturday, 26 October 2013

A Couple of Bizjets Pass Through

  • At around 3:10am this morning, Vistajet (Canada) Bombardier Global 6000 9H-VJC arrived from Gimpo (RKSS) as VJT748.
In a few hours time it will depart Cairns for Don Muang (Old Bangkok Int'l) (VTBD) as VJT748.

  • Another bizjet that made a very quick stop: a South African registered Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express. ZS-AMP arrived from Honolulu (PHNL) in the early morning. Less than an hour later it departed for Perth (YPPH).
Andrew

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Recent News

A bit of news recently,

  • I-Fly Airlines Airbus A330-300 EI-FBU departed on Tuesday for Fukuoka (RJFF) as RSY9558. This morning the same A330 arrived from Fukuoka (RJFF) as RSY9557.

  • Also popping by on Tuesday by was Lynden Air Cargo C130 Hercules P2-LAD from Nadzab (AYNZ) as L25044. This morning it departed to Port Moresby (AYPY) as L25044.
And according to Flightaware the Hercules will be coming back here tonight as L25044 from Tabubil (AYTB).

Friday, 18 October 2013

I-Fly A330-300 and Thomson 757-200 Depart

This morning, I-Fly Airbus A330-300 EI-FBU departed Cairns for Fukuoka (RJFF) as RSY9558. It is scheduled to return early tomorrow morning from Fukuoka once again.


Also this morning, Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 G-OOBF departed to Siem Reap (VDSR), India as TOM952.

Andrew

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Thomson 757 Charter

Yesterday, Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 G-OOBF arrived in Cairns as TOM952 from Apia (NSFA). I did not manage to get a photo of it.

Andrew

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Jetstar 787-8 First Visit!

This morning, Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKA made it's first visit as JQ1607 from Melbourne (YMML).

 
Jetstar 787-8 VH-VKA arriving at Cairns this morning

In fact, this is the very first visit of a Boeing 787-8 to Cairns, making it a very historic moment.

According to Jetstar, the 787s will be flying domestic routes for about four weeks before launching international services by the end of this year:
“We will introduce the 787 on services from Melbourne to the Gold Coast and Melbourne to Cairns for just over four weeks before we launch international services towards the end of the year,” Ms Hrdlicka said.
Source: http://www.jetstar.com/mediacentre/latest-announcements/detail?Id=0ae3b945-080d-4be0-9c73-e353ac8b022c&language=en 


It departed back to Melbourne (YMML) as JQ1608.

Some more photos:







 
Parked over at the Domestic terminal

Andrew

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

I-Fly A330-300 Arrives and an Embaer 135BJ Visits

I-Fly Airbus A330-300 EI-FBU made an early morning arrival today from Fukuoka (RJFF) as RSY9557. It is currently parked on Taxiway Golf.
Below is a superb shot of it departing Barcelona earlier this year by Manuel Del Amo:





Also passing by was Embraer 135BJ VH-VLT. I believe it came from Rabaul (AYRB).


EMB135BJ VH-VLT parked at Cairns yesterday afternoon

Andrew

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Antonov An-124 Makes a Brief Stop

Earlier this morning, Volga-Dnepr Airlines RA-82044 arrived at Cairns from Mactan-Cebu (RPVM) in the Philippines as VDA1204. After a two hour stopover, the Antonov departed for Ohakea Air Force Base (NZOH) using the same Flight Number.

Here are some photos of it landing this morning:




Parked at Gate 10:



And shots of it departing Cairns:








All-up there are twenty four tyres on the An-124!



It was a very slow climb out of Cairns



Hopefully it will come back on the return leg from Ohakea AFB.

Andrew

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

China Airlines A330-300 Departs and Lynden Air Cargo Hercules Arrives

This afternoon, China Airlines Airbus A330-300 B-18358 finally departed after an engine failure near Cape York forced the plane to divert to Cairns on Friday 4th October. (See post here: http://ybcsplanespotting.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/china-airlines-a330-300-makes-emergency.html)

It departed bound for Taipei (RCTP) as CI52D. These shots are from a few days ago:


 
 
 
Also, arriving into Cairns at about 12:30pm today was Lynden Air Cargo C130 Hercules P2-LAD from Nadzab (AYNZ) as L22027.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Shortstop Jet Charter Learjet 35A Makes A Brief Visit

Yesterday, Shortstop Jet Charter Learjet 35A VH-OVB touched down from it's base in Essendon (YMEN). A short while later the Learjet departed back to Essendon (YMEN).

Interestingly, OVB also visited Cairns the day before, making a quick stop and then departing back to Essendon.

 
Learjet 35A VH-OVB taxiing to Hawker Pacific after landing

 
Learjet 35A VH-OVB taxiing for departure


 
Learjet 35A VH-OVB departing

Planespotting Photos From Yesterday

Planespotting photos from yesterday. Perfect weather for flying!


Air Niugini Fokker 100 P2-ANH


Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXO with "Sharing The Spirit" titles



Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-YIV



Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VON


Qantas Boeing 767-300 VH-OGJ


Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQL



WestWing Aviation Cessna 208B VH-WZY


Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-YIV



QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOC


Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXO




Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQC



Jetstar Airbus A330-200 VH-EBE





NQAC Cessna 172XP VH-SPW


NQAC Cessna 172 VH-LHI


Piper PA32 Cherokee VH-KEO


Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQW


Flightech Aero Commander 500S VH-WZI


Qantas Boeing 767-300 VH-OGJ





Cessna 172 VH-LIO


Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQR


Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208B VH-TFQ


QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOU


Learjet 35A VH-OVB made a brief stop at Cairns (see post above)


Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQH


QantasLink Dash 8 Q300 VH-SBB



Learjet 35A VH-OVB


Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-YVD



Hinterland Aviation Cessna 402C VH-TFZ



Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQC



QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOH in it's breast cancer awareness livery



Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VGR


Mooney Bravo M20J VH-CVB