Friday, 25 September 2015

Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 VH-ONU Lands at Cairns

This morning, Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 VH-ONU touched down as ON600 from Brisbane (YBBN).


Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 VH-ONU




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

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-TQL Departs

This morning, Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-TQL departed Cairns for Brisbane (YBBN) as QF675.


Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 - file photo

Photos From Mareeba Aerodrome

Some photos at Mareeba Aerodrome (YMBA) on Tuesday 22nd September:


Cessna 172M VH-UWA


Beechcraft A23A Musketeer VH-SDC


Unidentified Cessna 172


Unidentified Beechcraft Baron 58. It is believed that this is ex. VH-WZR, as seen departing Cairns in June 2013 below:



North Queensland Aero Club Cessna 172XP VH-SPW


Mooney M20E Bravo VH-TRA


North Queensland Aero Club Cessna 152 VH-MAF


Cessna 172N VH-LIO

Monday, 21 September 2015

Ex. Air New Zealand Boeing 737-300 ZK-NGJ Transits Through Cairns

On Sunday 20th September, ex. Air New Zealand Boeing 737-300 ZK-NGJ arrived from Christchurch (NZCH) as "Southern Cross 1528".


Ex. Air New Zealand Boeing 737-300 ZK-NGJ arriving



An hour later, the 16-year-old Boeing 737 departed bound for Lombok (WADL) as "Southern Cross 1528".

Interestingly, this was the final Boeing 737-300 ever built.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

CareFlight Learjet 45 VH-VVI

On Thursday 17th September, CareFlight Learjet 45 VH-VVI touched down from Port Moresby (AYPY).


CareFlight Learjet 45 VH-VVI yesterday

On Friday 18th September, the Learjet departed for Brisbane (YBBN),

JetGo Embraer ERJ-135LR VH-JZG Makes Two Appearances at Cairns

Recently, JetGo Embraer ERJ-135LR VH-JZG has made two visits to Cairns.


JetGo Embraer ERJ-135LR - file photo 

The Embraer's first visit was on Thursday 17th September as JG90 from Townsville (YBTL).

Thirty minutes later, it departed for Rockhampton (YBRK).

This morning, the Embraer returned as JG91 from Rockhampton (YBRK).

A short while later, it departed to Townsville (YBTL) as JG92.

Friday, 18 September 2015

RAAF C-27J Spartan A34-002 Passes Through Cairns

On Thursday 17th September, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Alenia C-27J Spartan A34-002 arrived as "Aussie 636".

This morning, it departed bound for RAAF Base Richmond (YSRI) as "Aussie 636".


RAAF Alenia C-27J Spartan A34-002 departing this morning


Thursday, 17 September 2015

Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-TQD Arrives

This morning, Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-TQD arrived from Townsville (YBTL) as QF670.


Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 - file photo

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Embraer E135BJ VH-VLT Visits Cairns

This evening, Embraer E135BJ VH-VLT touched down at Cairns. It is believed it arrived from Hamilton Island (YBHM).

A short while later, it was heard to depart bound for Nadi (NFFN).


Embraer E135BJ VH-VLT - file photo

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-SBI Departs

This afternoon, Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-SBI departed Cairns bound for Brisbane (YBBN) as QF713.


Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-SBI - file photo

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

A French-registered Beechcraft Kingair and a Canadair CRJ-200 Arrive

On Monday 7th September, Beechcraft Kingair 200 F-OIQL arrived from La Tontouta (NWWW) via Brisbane (YBBN)

Also arriving on Monday was Canadair CRJ-200 B-3570 from the Gold Coast (YBCG).

At the time of posting, both aircraft are still on the ground at Cairns.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Dassault Falcon 900EX N146EX Makes Another Visit to Cairns

On Sunday 6th September, Dassault Falcon 900EX N146EX arrived from Auckland (NZAA).


Dassault Falcon 900EX N146EX - file photo

This afternoon, it departed to Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD).

This Falcon also visited Cairns last month (see blog post HERE).

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-TQL Touches Down

On Saturday 5th September, Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-TQL arrived from Townsville (YBTL) as QF714.


Jetstar Dash 8 Q300 VH-TQL at Cairns yesterday

Friday, 4 September 2015

Tigerair Airbus A320SL VH-XUH - First Visit

This morning, Tigerair Airbus A320SL VH-XUH made its first visit to Cairns from Melbourne Tullamarine (YMML) as TT582.

It departed bound for Melbourne Tullamarine (YMML) as TT585 about an hour later.

Of interest, this is Tigerair Australia's first A320 featuring Sharklets.


Tigerair Airbus A320 - file photo

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules Passes Through Cairns

On Sunday 30th August, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J A97-447 touched down as 'Trojan 40".

On Monday 31st August, the Hercules departed Cairns for RAAF Base Richmond (YSRI) as "Trojan 40".


Royal Australian Air Force Lockheed C-130J A97-447 departing on Monday




Wednesday, 2 September 2015

China Air Force CRJ-200LR B-4006 Passes Through Cairns

This morning, China Air Force Canadair CRJ-200LR B-4006 touched down from Essendon (YMEN).

A short while later, the 19-year-old CRJ departed for Darwin (YPDN).


A larger Canadair CRJ-700, also operate by the China Air Force - file photo