Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Link PNG Dash 8-200 P2-ANK

Noted performing engine run-ups at Cairns on Monday 29th June was Link PNG Dash 8-200 P2-ANK.


Link PNG Dash 8-200 P2-ANK yesterday



It is believed that this aircraft has been repainted into the current Air Niugini/Link PNG livery (as seen above) and has also been receiving maintenance at Hawker Pacific since May.

Monday, 29 June 2015

USAF Boeing C-32B Visits

On Friday 26th June, United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing C-32B 00-9001 touched down.

On Sunday 28th June, it departed Cairns.


USAF Boeing C-32B 00-9001 departing 




Of interest, this C-32B previously visited Cairns in February:


USAF Boeing C-32B 00-9001 arriving last February - file photo

Friday, 26 June 2015

Three USAF MC-130H Hercules Aircraft Pass Through Cairns!

Just after sunset on Thursday 25th June, three United States Air Force MC-130H Hercules aircraft touched down at Cairns.

This morning, they all departed. Their destination was heard to be Darwin (YPDN).


The three USAF MC-130H Hercules parked on Taxiway Golf

The first to Hercules to depart was 89-0283 as "Token 12".


USAF MC-130H 89-0283 departing this morning




A short while later, 88-0191 departed as "Token 11".


USAF MC-130H 88-0191 departing



The final Hercules to depart was 88-1803 as "Token 13".


USAF MC-130H 88-1803 taking-off this morning




It is believed that the Hercules aircraft have been involved in a two week exercise in New Zealand.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

This Afternoon's Plane Spotting Photos

A few photos from this afternoon:


Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKA





Tigerair Airbus A320 VH-XUG



Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQF

Embraer E135BJ VH-VLT Passes Through

Also noted departing Cairns on Wednesday 24th June was Embraer E135BJ VH-VLT.

It is believed that it departed for Majuro (PKMJ).


Embraer E135BJ VH-VLT


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Gulfstream Galore - A Trio of Gulfstreams Visit Cairns!

Noted departing Cairns this morning were three Gulfstreams. They consisted of one G650 and two G550 aircraft.

It is believed that they all arrived at Cairns during the weekend.

The first to depart was Gulfstream G550 N300A.


Gulfstream G550 N300A departing this morning

A short while later, Gulfstream G650 N100A took-off:


Gulfstream G650 N100A departing

The last aircraft to depart was Gulfstream G550 N200A:

Dassault Falcon 7X N171EX Departs

This evening, Dassault Falcon 7X N171EX departed Cairns.


Dassault Falcon 7X N171EX - file photo

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Beechcraft Kingair 200 VH-WJK

Noted at Cairns recently was Beechcraft Kingair 200 VH-WJK.

Unfortunately, its movements are unknown, but it is believed to be based in southern-Queensland.


Beechcraft Kingair 200 VH-WJK departing on Tuesday 16th June

Another USAF MC-130H Hercules Passes Through Cairns

On Monday 15th June, United States Air Force (USAF) MC-130H 89-0283 arrived as "Token 13".

On Tuesday 16th June, the Hercules entered the runway and began take-off roll, however, aborted and returned to the Bay.


USAF MC-130H 89-0283 vacating the runway after its aborted take-off on Tuesday

On Wednesday 17th June, it departed for parts unknown.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Aviando Services Dornier 328 Jet Visits Cairns

On Wednesday 10th June, Aviando Services N430FJ arrived from Broome (YBRM).

Five days later on Monday 15th June, it departed Cairns for Broome (YBRM).

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Dassault Falcon 7X N171EX Lands

On Thursday 11th June, Dassault Falcon 7X N171EX touched down from Townsville (YBTL).


Dassault Falcon 7X N171EX parked at Cairns recently

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

Monday, 15 June 2015

Alliance Fokker 50 VH-FKX Visits Cairns

This afternoon, Alliance Fokker 50 VH-FKX arrived from Brisbane (YBBN) as QQ4460.


Alliance Fokker 50 - file photo

About thirty-five minutes later, it departed Cairns for Cooktown (YCKN) also as QQ4460.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Spotting Photos From Last Week

Various aircraft photographed on Monday 8th June:


Airfast Indonesia McDonnell Douglas MD-82 PK-OCT





Airnorth Embraer E170 VH-ANO


QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-LQQ


Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VYJ


Rex Saab 340B VH-ZLC




Flightech Aero Commander 500S VH-WZQ