Friday, 29 August 2014

Jetstar's Newest Boeing 787-8 and Dash 8 Q300 VH-DNU Arrive

On Tuesday, two aircraft of note arrived at Cairns.

The first to arrive was Jetstar's newest Boeing 787-8 - VH-VKG.

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKG at Cairns on Wednesday

VKG, like sistership VKH, arrived direct from Snohomish County (KPAE) as JQ7992. (See blog post for VH-VKH HERE)

Another photo of Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKG on Wednesday

At the time of this post, it is still parked at Cairns.

The second interesting aircraft to arrive on Tuesday was DeHavilland Dash 8 Q300 VH-DNU.

The Dash 8 arrived from Darwin (YPDN) and (at the time of this post) is still parked at Cairns.

DeHavilland Dash 8 Q300 VH-DNU at Cairns on Wednesday



  1. You might be interested to know this aircraft had an engine fire indication on departure from Darwin, and returned to Darwin with #2 shutdown and two fire bottles emptied (fire indication remained) with an emergency landing. I picked it up from Taipei the day earlier. After a week of repairs in Darwin, I took it to Cairns where you see it.

    1. Wow, thanks for the info!

      -DNU has been parked at Cairns ever since it arrived from Darwin. Do you know what it is doing?


    2. I believe it is to be modified for surveillance type operations.