Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Colbran Coffeelands Cessna T182T P2-CCL

P2-CCL T182T noted at Cairns G.A., was Port Moresby-Cairns 27/10/2018

P2-CCL T182T at Cairns.

Hevilift Bell 212 P2-HCQ departs

P2-HCQ B212 Cairns-Cooktown-Coen-Horn Is.

P2-HCQ B212 at Cairns.

P2-HCQ B212 at Cairns.

Cairns Airport APEC 2018 aircraft movements

APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) 2018 was held in Port Moresby, PNG between the 15th and 18th of November. It was the first time PNG hosted APEC, Australia assisted significantly with logistics and security for the conference. With Port Moresby airport having limited tarmac space availability for visiting layover aircraft Australia assisted with much of the overflow aircraft parking. This included the cities of Cairns, Darwin, and Brisbane airports.

APEC aircraft at Cairns Airport, International Terminal.

APEC aircraft at Cairns Airport, International Terminal.

Canadian Armed Force CC-150 15001 at Cairns Airport.

Townsville held an important role with the RAAF F/A-18 hornets which operated security operations during the week leading up and during the APEC event. An RNZAF P-3 Orion NZ4206 also supported operations during the event from Townsville.

Darwin was host to the Japanese Airforce Boeing 747-400’s 20-1101 and 20-1102 and Brisbane hosted both the Thai Airforce Airbus 340-500 HS-TYV and Korean Airforce Boeing 747-400 10001 aircraft.

Cairns Airport is the closest Australian city to Port Moresby hosted the majority of the foreign Government aircraft as well as the RAAF KC30 (Airbus A330-200) tanker support aircraft for the F/A-18’s.
RAAF KC30 A39-001 at Cairns Airport.

RAAF KC30 A39-001 at Cairns Airport.

RAAF KC30's at Cairns Airport.

Aircraft listed at Cairns

Brunei Government Boeing 747-8 V8-BKH

V8-BKH B747-8 at Cairns Airport.

V8-BKH B747-8 at Cairns Airport.

V8-BKH B747-8 at Cairns Airport.

V8-BKH B747-8 at Cairns Airport.

V8-BKH B747-8 at Cairns Airport.

Canadian Armed Forces CC-150 (Airbus 310-304) 15001

15001 CC-150 at Cairns Airport.

15001 CC-150 at Cairns Airport.

Chilean Air Force Boeing 767-300 FAC985

FAC985 B763 at Cairns Airport.

FAC985 B763 at Cairns Airport.

Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757-200 NZ7571

NZ7571 B752 at Cairns Airport.

NZ7571 B752 at Cairns Airport.

Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 VN-A868 and 

VN-A868 B789 at Cairns Airport.

VN-A868 B789 at Cairns Airport.

VN-A868 B789 at Cairns Airport.

US Air Force C-32's (Boeing 757-200) 98-0002 and 99-0004.

98-0002 C32 at Cairns Airport.

99-0004 C32 at Cairns Airport.

99-0004 C32 at Cairns Airport.

USAF C32's at Cairns Airport.

98-0002 C32 at Cairns Airport.

In addition, there were numerous US Airforce C-17 Globemaster support flights and 4 x RAAF KC30 tankers were based at Cairns.

07-7175 C-17 at Cairns Airport.

07-7175 C-17 at Cairns Airport.

07-7184 C-17 at Cairns Airport.

07-7175 C-17 at Cairns Airport.

USAF C-17's 07-7175 and 07-7184 at Cairns Airport.

07-7175 C-17 at Cairns Airport.

05-5146 C-17 at Cairns Airport.

05-5146 C-17 at Cairns Airport.

05-5146 C-17 at Cairns Airport.


A39-001 KC30 at Cairns Airport.

Port Moresby airport was able to support a number of aircraft, details of which are to be confirmed. Amongst the countries, the following are believed to have been hosted there: China, Russia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

APEC aircraft at Cairns Airport.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Cessna 210L Centurion N2160S arrives

N2160S C210L Darwin-Cairns, was Jakarta-Darwin 16/11/2018

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N2160S C210L at Cairns.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Air New Zealand Airbus A321 NEO ZK-NNA delivery flight

ANZ6091 ZK-NNA A21N Cairns-Auckland, was Kuala Lumpur-Cairns 4/11/2018

ZK-NNA A21N at Cairns Airport.

ZK-NNA A21N at Cairns Airport.

ZK-NNA A21N at Cairns Airport.

ZK-NNA A21N at Cairns Airport.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Garuda Indonesia and Japan Airlines Fukuoka Charters

GIA8890/8891 PK-GPC A333 (Fukuoka)-Cairns-Jakarta
JAL8868 JA702J B772 Cairns-Fukuoka, was (Fukuoka)-Cairns 24/10 (JAL8867)

PK-GPC A333 at Cairns, Photo Supplied.

PK-GPC A333 at Cairns, Photo Supplied.

JA702J B772 at Cairns, Photo Supplied.

JAL, CSN, CPA, JST and GIA tails at Cairns, Photo Supplied.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Titan Airways Boeing 757-200 G-POWH

AWC2018 G-POWH B752 Cairns-Darwin-Hanoi, was Tahiti-Nadi-Cairns 16/10/2018

G-POWH B752 at Cairns, Photo Supplied.

Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8 JA837J Charter

JAL8863/8932 JA837J B788 (Narita)-Cairns-Narita

JA837J B788 at Cairns, Photo Supplied.