Saturday 28 December 2019

BEK -AIR Fokker 100 crashes killing twelve

Bek Air flight Z9-2100, a Fokker F28 MK 100, travelling from Almaty Airport (ALA/UAAA), Kazakhstan to Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (TSE/UACC), Kazakhstan with 93 passengers and 5 crew, has crashed into a building during takeoff from Almaty Airport. The aircraft took off from runway 05R and lost height shortly after becoming airborne. It veered right and hit a perimeter fence before impacting a two-storey house in a residential area near the runway. The aircraft broke up on impact but there was no fire. The aircraft came to rest about 680 m past the paved end of runway 05R and about 100 meters to the right of the extended centreline. A survivor reported that the aircraft "started shaking violently" on takeoff, rolling left and right before it lost height and impacted the house. The Vice-Minister of Health reported that 12 occupants had died and 47 were injured, of which 8 are in an extremely serious condition. Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Authority reported the Air Operator's Certificate of Bek Air was suspended on Dec 27th 2019 following the accident. The aircraft had entered service on the 28th Apr 1996, it's airworthiness certificate was last renewed on May 22nd 2019.

Aircraft Details
Airline: BEK Air
Code: Z9-BEK
Aircraft: Fokker F28 MK 100
Registration: UP-F1007
Serial Number: 11496
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 650-15
First Flew: 9/4/1996


Previous operators of the aircraft

Registration: Delivery date        Airline
B-12292         28/04/1996          Formosa Airlines
B-12292         02/03/2004          Mandarin Airlines
D-AFKC          01/11/2009          Contactair
D-AFKC          01/09/2012          OLT Express Germany (Ceased operations 27th January 2013)
UP-F1007       13/07/2013          Bek Air
UP-F1007       28/09/2016         Kam Air Lsd from Bek Air
UP-F1007       01/03/2017         Safi Airways Lsd from Bek Air
UP-F1007       01/06/2017         Bek Air
UP-F1007       07/01/2019         Safe Air Company Lsd from Bek Air
UP-F1007       17/07/2019         Bek Air 

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE IMMEDIATE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AND THE COLLEAGUES AT BEK AIR

Friday 27 December 2019

Girl dies on Delta flight

DELTA B777-232 N706DN (CN 30440)          File Photo















A young girl has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest on a plane shortly after taking off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Thursday. The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that paramedics responded to a medical emergency involving a young child.
The girl is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest aboard Delta airlines flight 2423 from Los Angeles to Seattle, forcing the flight to turn around and return to LAX. The flight depart LAX around 5.15pm (local) and landed 37 mins later. "LAFD paramedics responded to a medical aid for a minor female child and furiously worked to save her life," the fire department said in a statement. "Sadly, all efforts were futile and the child was beyond medical help.

My thoughts go out to the family and friends.




Wednesday 25 December 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS















I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family health, happiness and love this holiday season. Whether you are travelling long distances or a short distance like us, I wish you safe travels. I hope you get to spend time with the ones you love and you have a wonderful day.

  M E R R Y     C H R I S T M A S 

Tuesday 24 December 2019

Hijacking of Air France 8969 - 25 yrs on

As we get ready to spend time with loved ones over this holiday season, spare a thought for the passengers that were on this aircraft. This would be a Christmas they will never forget.
On the 24th December 1994 four armed men boarded Air France Flight 8969 which was due to depart Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG) for Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO) at 11:15 am. The men were dressed as Algerian presidential police; they wore blue uniforms with Air Algérie logos. Their presence originally did not cause any alarm. Two of the men began inspecting the passengers' passports while one went into the cockpit and the fourth stood guard. Claude Burgniard, a flight attendant, recalled noticing that the "police" were armed and one of them had dynamite showing, which she considered to be unusual as the Algerian police were not normally armed when carrying out checks. The Algerian military felt suspicious on noticing that the Air France flight appeared to have an unauthorised delay, so they began surrounding the aircraft. Zahida Kakachi, a passenger, recalled seeing members of the Special Intervention Group (GIS), known as "ninjas", outside the aircraft. Kakachi recalled hearing one of the "police" say "taghut," an Arabic word for "infidel", upon seeing the GIS men gathering outside the A300; she then realised that the four men on board the plane were terrorists. The four hijackers then revealed that they were not police, but mujahideen seeking to establish an Islamic state in Algeria. They had hijacked the aircraft because the national airline Air France was a symbol of France, which they viewed as infidel foreign invaders.
24 hours in, the hijackers released some of the passengers, mainly women with young children and those with severe medical conditions. Over 170 people still remained on board the plane. The hijackers offered to release the remaining Algerian passengers, but the Algerians refused to leave the aircraft. Delhemme recalled that one passenger who was refusing to leave said that he thought the crew would be killed if he did, and Delhemme believes that the passengers' motives were sincere. By the end of the 25th December, the hijackers had freed a total of 63 passengers.
The terrorists murdered three passengers and their intention was to blow up the plane over the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The terrorists demanded the plane be flown to Marseille.
When the aircraft reached Marseille, the National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN), a counter-terror unit of the French National Gendarmerie, stormed the plane and killed all four hijackers. The remaining passengers and crew survived the 20-minute gun battle. Of the remaining passengers, 13 received minor injuries. 9 of the 30 GIGN operatives received injuries; of them, 1 received serious wounds. 3 crew members received injuries.
138 of the 220 passengers were Algerian citizens. A significant number of the passengers were French people leaving Algeria. Captain Bernard Delhemme said that the hijackers, who had extensively planned the operation, did not anticipate that most of the passengers would be Algerians.  The whole incident from start to finish lasted 54 hours.


Aircraft Information
Airline: Air France
Code: AF/AFR
Aircraft: Airbus A300B2-1C 
Registration F-GBEC
Serial Number: 104
First Flew: 28/02/1980

Saturday 21 December 2019

Remembering Pan Am 103

31 Yrs ago today Pan Am 103 blew up over Lockerbie killing everyone on board.
Pan Am Flight 103 was a regular scheduled transatlantic flight from Frankfurt to Detroit via London and New York. At 19.03 on the 21st December 1988, N739PA, (the aircraft operating the fight) was destroyed by a bomb, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew in what became known as the Lockerbie bombing. Large sections of the aircraft crashed onto a residential street in Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 11 people on the ground. With a total of 270 people killed, it is the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United Kingdom. Following a three-year joint investigation by Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), arrest warrants were issued for two Libyan nationals in November 1991. In 1999, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi handed over the two men for trial at Camp Zeist, Netherlands, after protracted negotiations and UN sanctions. In 2001, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer, was jailed for life after being found guilty of 270 counts of murder in connection with the bombing. In August 2009, he was released by the Scottish Government on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He died in May 2012 as the only person to be convicted for the attack. In 2003, Gaddafi accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing and paid compensation to the families of the victims, although he maintained that he had never given the order for the attack. Acceptance of responsibility was part of a series of requirements laid out by a UN resolution in order for sanctions against Libya to be lifted. Libya said it had to accept responsibility due to Megrahi's status as a government employee.  Some relatives of the dead, including the Lockerbie campaigner Dr Jim Swire, believe the bomb was planted at Heathrow airport and not sent via feeder flights from Malta, as the US and UK claim. A cell belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (General Command) had been operating in West Germany in the months before the Pan Am bombing.


The same aircraft was involved in another incident 18yrs earlier on the 4th November 1970.
Pan Am Flight 114 was operating from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York to  Orly Airport, Paris, France. There were 148 passengers and a crew of 15 aboard the flight. The takeoff at 21.17 EST was uneventful. The flight had been cleared to 31,000 feet, and experienced turbulence during the climb at approximately 27,000 feet. It was described by the flight crew as an occasional “nibble.” At approximately 21:46 EST, the aircraft encountered moderate to severe turbulence as it passed Nantucket, Massachusetts. During the encounter, which lasted approximately 4 minutes, 21 passengers and 2 stewardesses sustained injuries which ranged from minor to serious. The seatbelt sign was on at the time of the encounter and had been on since takeoff.  At 22:07 EST, the flight crew requested clearance back to JFK Airport and later requested and received preferential air traffic control handling. The aircraft landed on runway 31R at 23:39 EST. 

The aircraft was a Boeing 747–121, registered N739PA (CN 19646) and was named "Clipper Maid of the Seas". It was the 15th 747 built, it first flew on the 25th January 1970 and was delivered in mid February 1970. It had PW JTD-7A engines
The aircraft was 18yrs old at the time of the Lockerbie incident.

Thursday 19 December 2019

Boeing suspends production of troubled 737 MAX jetliner

Boeing has taken the remarkable step of temporarily halting production of its troubled 737 MAX jetliner in a move that will send shockwaves through the aviation industry.
The 737 MAX has been grounded by aviation authorities around the world since March because of two fatal crashes that killed all 346 people aboard the flights. Those crashes have been tied to an automatic safety system on the plane. News of the suspension in production, starting January, may cause industry job losses and send the US economy into turbulence, according to The Wall Street Journal who broke the story, citing two inside sources. Boeing has continued to roll 737 MAX's off the production line despite the worldwide grounding in March. Boeing has a backlog of up to 400 737 MAX jets. Shares in Boeing, America's largest manufacturing exporter, closed on Wall Street today at USD $327. In March, shares were trading at $440, just before the 737 was grounded.
Boeing has continued to build about 42 of the jets each month, even though it can't deliver them to customers during the grounding. The deliveries are important to Boeing, because it collects most of the money from a sale when a plane is delivered to an airline. It has taken much longer than Boeing expected to update the Max's flight software and computers and put together a pilot-training course. In a statement today Boeing said no layoffs were expected at this time. "Safely returning the 737 MAX to service is our top priority," the statement said. Boeing acknowledged the backlog of 400 jets and said those planes were now the focus, while regulators work with the company in an effort to safely certify the 737 MAX. "We have decided to prioritise the delivery of stored aircraft and temporarily suspend production on the 737 program beginning next month," it said. The 737 Max was grounded in March after two fatal crashes - a Lion Air jet that plunged into the Java Sea in October 2018 and an Ethiopian Airlines plane downed near Addis Ababa in March — killed 346 people.  But getting the plane back in the air has proven immensely difficult, causing major financial and reputational issues for Boeing.

Full story sourced from here
https://www.9news.com.au/world/boeing-temporarily-stops-production-of-737-max-jetliner-may-cause-job-losses/c1491afc-925f-4054-888d-42b59258a467

Monday 16 December 2019

Passengers injured during emergency evacuation



QANTAS A330-202 VH-EBC (CN 0506)                      File Photo

















Qantas passengers were forced to evacuate their plane via emergency slides after their aircraft was forced to turn around due to a hydraulic problem that caused the cabin to fill with a thick haze.
QF575, a Sydney to Perth flight operated by an Airbus A330-200 with up to 271 passengers, took off at 8:45am on Sunday morning from runway 34L. 20 minutes after take off the captain received an alert from one of the plane's hydraulic systems and a decision was made to return to Sydney.  He turned the plane around and the aircraft touched down on 34L at 9.27am without declaring an emergency.




















"Once the aircraft was back on the gate there were reports of a thick haze in the cabin, likely caused by hydraulic fluid entering the air conditioning unit," a Qantas spokesman said in a statement.
"While customers may have thought it was smoke, there was no fire."
The captain ordered an evacuation in response. One woman told ABC News that when the plane reached the gate "everything was fine". "And the next thing, he [the captain] goes: 'Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate'. In a calm but firm, loud voice," the woman said. "I thought there was smoke or fire or something and I was relatively close to the back of the plane," she said. "The hostess opened the door, bang, the chute comes out and everyone starts rushing into the aisle, not like panic rush, but make haste." The Qantas spokesman said up to five passengers were treated by NSW Ambulance officers after they were injured using the escape slides and taken to hospital. Other passengers complained of sore eyes and itchy throats but did not require treatment, the spokesman said.  Qantas fleet safety Captain Debbie Slade said the hydraulic system at issue affects "the landing controls and flaps on the aircraft". She thanked passengers for co-operating with the flight crew during a "a very unusual and probably alarming experience". "We’ll investigate exactly what happened, including liaising with Airbus, before this aircraft is returned to service," Captain Slade said. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau confirmed it was investigating the incident and Qantas said its engineers were inspecting the plane. Some Qantas flights have been delayed as a result of the incident. "The airline extends its thanks to all customers for their patience and understanding," the spokesman said.

Aircraft Details
Airline: QANTAS
Code: QF / QFA
Aircraft: Airbus A330-202
Registration: VH-EBC
Serial Number: 0506
Age: 16 Yrs


Wednesday 11 December 2019

EL AL to operate three non-stop test flights to Melbourne

El Al will operate three round-trip test flights between Tel Aviv and Melbourne in April and May 2020, the national carrier said on Tuesday, as it evaluates the launch of a regular non-stop service between the distant destinations. The flights, the longest carried out by an Israeli airline to date, will be served by El Al’s new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Flight duration from Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport is expected to be 16 hours and 15 minutes. The return flight is expected to take 17 hours and 45 minute. Following the lengthy test flights, El Al says it will decide whether it is commercially feasible to launch regular operations. Passengers currently seeking to travel between Israel and Australia are required to stop over en route to their final destination. “In the 1960s, EL AL set a record when it operated the longest route in the world, from New York to Israel, with no stopovers, on a Boeing 707 aircraft,” said Michael Strassburger, El Al vice president Commercial and Industry Affairs. “In 2006, EL AL began operating a scheduled nonstop flight to Los Angeles on its Boeing 777 aircraft, in 15 hours and 30 minutes, making it one of the five longest routes in the world at that time,” Strassburger said. “Today, as we continue to renew our fleet with Dreamliner aircraft, we are trialing additional unprecedented alternatives for expanding our route network and further connecting Israel with the Diaspora.” In addition to the Melbourne trial, El Al has announced the launch of new routes to Chicago, Tokyo, Dublin and Düsseldorf in 2020. The carrier launched non-stop flights to Nice, San Francisco, Manchester and Las Vegas this year. In October, a Qantas Dreamliner made aviation history for the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight when it flew for 19 hours and 19 minutes from New York’s JFK Airport to Sydney Airport.

Tickets are now on sale for the flights, which will depart from Tel Aviv on April 2, April 23 and May 14. Return flights will depart Melbourne on April 4, April 25 and May 16. Round-trip tickets from Tel Aviv will start from $1,199.

Flight LY87 will depart Tel Aviv at 11.15am (local time) and arrive in Melbourne at 11.30am the next day.
Flight LY88 will depart Melbourne at 23.15 (local time) and arrive in Tel Aviv at 9.00am the next day


Story sourced from here (with additions)
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/El-Al-to-operate-three-non-stop-test-flights-to-Melbourne-610444

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Allince celebrates the 1919 Great Air Race’s Centenary


ALLIANCE AIRLINES FOKKER F28 MK70 
VH-QQW (CN 11569)













Alliance Airlines is celebrating the Great Air Race’s centenary with the community of Darwin Northern Territory today. To honor the Pilots and Mechanics of G-EAOU and celebrate their courageous accomplishment, Alliance’s VH-QQW Fokker 70 1919 Great Air Race jet aircraft is visiting cities and regional towns around Australia. Heartfelt congratulations to Pilots Ross and Keith Smith, and Mechanics Sergeants Walter Shiers and James Bennett, who won the England to Australia competition in their Vickers Vimy G-EAOU 100 years ago today,the 10 December 1919. (Alliance Instagram page)
In 1919 the Australian government offered a prize of £A10,000 for the first Australians in a British aircraft to fly from Great Britain to Australia. Of the six entries that started the race, the winners were pilot Ross Smith, his brother Keith Smith as co-pilot, and mechanics James Bennett and Wally Shiers, in a modified Vickers Vimy bomber. (The Vickers Vimy was a British heavy bomber aircraft developed and manufactured by Vickers Limited).

















Original Route

The official starting place for the competitive flight was the Hounslow aerodrome (West London). Hounslow was then the main ‘civilian’ aerodrome of London, and all commercial machines inward and outward bound started from or landed there. On the morning of November 12th 1919 at around 8am, the Vickers Vimy took off from the snow-covered Hounslow aerodrome bound for Lyons France.
At 3.40pm on the 10th December 1919 Ross and Keith Smith landed the Vimy at Darwin's Fannie Bay airfield - 27 days and 20 hours after departing Hounslow Airfield in London.
Below is the path they took.


Date      Start                 Finish
12 NovLondonLyons (France)
13 NovLyonsPisa (Italy)
15 NovPisaRome
16 NovRomeTaranto
17 NovTarantoCrete (Greece)
18 NovCreteCairo (Egypt)
19 NovCairoDamascus (Syria)
20 NovDamascusRamadie (Iraq)
21 NovRamadieBasra
23 NovBasraBundar Abbas (Iran)
24 NovBundar AbbasKarachi (Pakistan)
25 NovKarachiDelhi (India)
27 NovDelhiAllahabad
28 NovAllahabadCalcutta
29 NovCalcuttaBurma (Myanmar)
30 NovBurmaRangoon
1 DecRangoonBangkok (Thailand)
2 DecBangkokSingora
4 DecSingoraSingapore
6 DecSingaporeJava (Indonesia)
7 DecJavaSurabaya
8 DecSurabayaBima (Sumbawa)
9 DecBimaTimor
10 DecTimorDarwin

Monday 9 December 2019

Two killed in light plane crash

Two men have been killed when the plane they were travelling in crashed in central Queensland early yesterday morning. Queensland police say the ultralight plane, a Zenith Zodiac CH 601 HD, crashed just before 7am Sunday at a property on Round Hill Road at Captain Creek, west of Agnes Water. The 60-year-old pilot and his 71-year-old passenger died at the scene. It is understood the plane, which was owned by the pilot, had just taken off and gone a short distance when the pilot tried to land it again. It was then that the plane reportedly clipped a tree and crashed. Police and emergency services attended the crash site on Sunday morning and were speaking to the men’s families, while Forensic Crash Unit officers were preparing a report for the coroner.




THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Sunday 8 December 2019

Jetstar pilots to strike from next weekend

I posted a story last week where Jetstar pilots could cause disruption over the Christmas holiday period if the go ahead with their planned strike action. Looks like this is going to go ahead.
https://madaboutplanes.blogspot.com/2019/11/jetstars-pilots-to-strike-over-christmas.html


JETSTAR                                                        File Photo
















Budget airline Jetstar is facing delays and cancellations over the summer holidays due to industrial action, with pilots set to start strike action from next weekend. The Australian Federation of Air Pilots and the Transport Workers Union (AFAP) said on Friday that its pilot and ground crew members had voted in favour of taking protected industrial action, which could include work stoppages of up to 24 hours. The vote gives unions the option of taking action as they continue to negotiate with the airline over wages and conditions. The AFAP said it would start with a limited number of four-hour work stoppages next Saturday and Sunday (December 14 and 15). AFAP said no action would be taken from Christmas to the New Year, to avoid disrupting holiday plans during that peak period. Jetstar chief executive Gareth Evans said the airline would do everything it could to minimise disruptions and protect its customers' travel plans, but warned there may be delays and cancellations if its pilots decided to strike. "We’re doing everything we possibly can to mitigate those possibilities and make sure that customers can get away on time," Mr Evans said. “We call on the union to put a fair and reasonable agreement on the table that ensures the future of low fares for all Australians." Jetstar and the pilots' union are at loggerheads over pay, with the airline saying it has proposed a 3 per cent annual wage rise but that the union wants a deal that would increase "pilot costs" by 15 per cent. AFAP said the action would cover about 80 per cent of Jetstar's 800 or so flying pilots.


JETSTAR A320-232 VH-VQG (CN 2787)                    File Photo














Union pilots who fly Jetstar's narrow-body aircraft, which are mostly used on domestic routes, will not work between 5am to 9am on Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15. International pilots flying Jetstar's Boeing 787 Dreamliners will not work between 2.30pm to 6.30pm on Saturday or between 9.30am and 1.30pm on Sunday. AFAP executive director Simon Lutton said pilots had not taken the decision lightly. "We are hoping to resume discussions with the company to reach an agreement so that no further action needs to be taken after this period,” Mr Lutton said. The TWU said its action covered 250 workers in Sydney, Melbourne, Avalon, Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide, and came amid a dispute with the airline over wages and minimum guaranteed hours of work. Jetstar said it has about 380 ground staff in total. "Jetstar workers took a pay freeze in recent years and they expected the company treat them fairly now they are earning bumper profits," TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said. Mr Evans said the airline was "surprised" by the TWU's move to vote on industrial action given it only provided a full list of claims two weeks before its application to Fair Work, and that the airline had offered a 3 per cent annual wage increase.


Full story sourced from here
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/jetstar-faces-ground-crew-and-pilots-strikes-over-summer-20191206-p53hhg.html

Another fire fighting helicopter crashes

Another helicopter has crashed while fighting fires here in Australia.
This time it was a Touchdown Helicopters (Bell) UH-1H Iroquois, operating for NSW Rural Fire Service. The engine of the helicopter caught fire while collecting water supplies while fire-fighting operations in Crawford River, (north of Newcastle) New South Wales yesterday. The helicopter sustained substantial damage when it made a 'hard landing' and resulted in the loss of both the main rotor and main gear box. The pilot was uninjured.

Aircraft Information.
Owner: Touchdown Helicopters
Aircraft: OAS Parts LLC / (Bell) UH-1H Iroquois
Registration: VH-OXI
Serial Number: 4204
Built: 2013

On the 13th November I also posted a story about another helicopter that crashed while fighting fires here in South East Queensland. You can read that story here
https://madaboutplanes.blogspot.com/2019/11/helicpoter-crashes-in-hard-landing.html


Friday 6 December 2019

Sydney Spotting = a few first's

I flew down to Sydney on Wednesday for business and was going to go out to the airport Wednesday night to do some plane spotting. Due to massive uncontrollable fires around Sydney the smoke was so thick and visibility was so bad there were health warnings to stay inside. The below photos were taken from my motel on Wednesday evening around 5pm.




















Today, before heading home, I spent a few hours at the airport plane spotting. The smoke was still around in the morning air but not as bad as the last few days. As the morning went on the smoke rolled in and got worse as the hours went on.





QANTASLINK B717-2BL VH-YQW (CN 55194)
OFF TO CANBERRA

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA ATR 72-600 VH-FVN (CN 1039)
ARRIVING FROM CANBERRA

AIR INDIA B787-8 VT-ANZ (CN 36297)
ARRIVING FROM DELHI

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA A330-243 VH-XFE (CN 1319)
ARRIVING FROM HONG KONG

QANTAS A330-303 VH-QPJ (CN 0712)
ARRVING FROM SINGAPORE

BRITISH AIRWAYS B777-336 G-STBF (CN 40543)
ARRIVING FROM SINGAPORE 

SINGAPORE A380-841 9V-SKZ (CN 255)
ARRIVING FROM SINGAPORE

TVPX AIRCRAFT SOLUTIONS BOMBARDIER BD 700
N880X (CN 9806)


VIRGIN AUSTRALIA A330-243 VH-XFE (CN 1319)
Arriving from Perth

FLY PELICAN BAe JETSTREAM 32 VH-OTO (CN 975)
OFF TO MUDGEE


KOREAN AIR A380-861 HL-7611 (CN 035)
ARRIVING FROM SEOUL

REX BUS

DELTA B777-232 N704DK (CN 29739)
ARRIVING FROM LOS ANGELES

QANTAS FREIGHT B767-381 VH-EFR (CN 33510)
ARRIVING FROM CHRISTCHURCH

TIGERAIR B737-8FE VH-VUB (CN 34013)
ARRIVING FROM MELBOURNE

ALLIANCE  FOKKER F28 MK 70 VH-NKU (CN11555)

QANTAS B787-9 VH-ZNC (CN 39040)
OFF TO AUCKLAND


SINGAPORE A380-841 9V-SKJ (CN 045)
SINGAPORE TO AUCKLAND

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE B737-7DT BBJ
A36-002 (CN 30790)

ASIANA A380-841 HL7634 (CN 179)
ARRIVING FROM SEOUL


UNITED B787-9 N19951 (CN 36402)
ARRIVING FROM LOS ANGELES

QANTAS A380-842 VH-OGD (CN 026)
ARRIVING FROM LOS ANAGELES

CATHAY PACIFIC A350-941 B-LRQ (CN 109)
OFF TO HONG KONG

AMERICAN B787-9 N840AN (CN 40656)
ARRIVING FROM LOS ANGELES

LATAM B787-9 CC-BGC (CN 35321)
ARRIVING FROMAUCKLAND


EMIRATES A380-861 A6-EUJ (CN 222)
OFF TO CHRISTCHURCH


QANTAS B747-438 VH-OEJ (CN 32914)
ARRIVING FROM TOKYO

UNITED B777-322 N2737U (CN 62647)
ARRIVING FROM SAN FRANSICO

VIETNAM AIRLINES B787-9 VN-A871 (CN 39290)
ARRIVING FROM HO CHI MIHN

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA B777-3ZG VH-VPD (CN 37938)
ARRIVING FROM LOS ANGELES

JAPAN AIR B787-9 JA868J (CN 34845)
OFF TO TOKYO

CHINA EASTERN A350-941 B-307Y (CN 291)
ARRIVING FROM SHANGHAI

PHILIPPINE A330-343 RP-C8785 (CN 1475)
ARRIVING FROM MANILA

QANTAS A330-202 VH-EBV (CN 1365)
ARRIVING FROM HONG KONG

THAI B747-4D7 HS-TGG (CN 33771)
ARRIVING FROM BANGKOK

CHINA EASTERN A330-243 B-5973 (CN 1617)
ARRIVING FROM HANGZHOU

ANA (ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS) B787-9 JA921A (CN 43865)
ARRIVING FROM TOKYO


AIR ASIA X A330-343 9M-XXB (CN 0974)
ARRIVING FROM KUALA LUMPUR
1st TIME SEEING THIS AIRCRAFT

SPORTING THE "GIRLS FRONTLINE"



AIR CANADA B777-233 C-FNNH (CN 35247)
ARRIVING FROM VANCOUVER

MALAYSIA A380-841 9M-MNC (CN 084)
ARRIVING FROM KUALA LUMPUR
1st A380 FOR THE SUMMER


XAIMEN AIR B787-8 B-2761 (CN 41541)
ARRIVING FROM FUZHOU

CHALLENGER 600 VH-LEF (CN 6100)

CATHAY B777-367 B-KQL (CN 41431)
ARRIVING FROM HONG KONG

AIR CALAN A330-202 F-OJSE (CN 0510)
ARRIVING FROM NOUMEA

FIJI AIRWAYS A350-941 DQ-FAI (CN 299)
ARRIVING FROM NADI
1st TIME SEEING THIS AIRCRAFT