Friday 23 Feb: All of the Scoot Boeing B787 Dreamliners have names, but this one caught my eye as being just a touch Australian. Co-incidentally, Scoot and Vegemite both use Yellow as a prominent part of their Brand. This aircraft is B788 9V-OFH taxiing for departure at Sydney Airport today. Scoot operate both the Boeing B787-8 and B787-9 Dreamliners into Sydney.
Friday 16 Feb: Qatar Airways One World Boeing B77W A7-BAF departing Sydney Airport for Canberra Airport on Runway 16R this morning - This short sector and low Takeoff Weight, allowed the aircraft to rotate early at the Runway 25 Intersection. Qatar now operate this daily QTR906/907 Doha-Sydney-Canberra service using the Boeing 777-300ER.
Monday 12 Feb: The Crew said they would get up early, and they didn't disappoint - The Airbus A350-1000 Demonstrator departing Sydney for Auckland this afternoon. The Middle East and Asia Pacific Tour continues, and from Auckland it is on to Tokyo, Manila, and then home to Toulouse. Full News and Image Coverage
Saturday 10 Feb: The Airbus A350-1000 made its first touchdown in Australia this evening, landing at Sydney Airport at 2224L. After vacating Runway 34L on the ALF2 Rapid, F-WLXV taxied via ALFA to BAY 5 on the INTL1 Cargo Apron. The aircraft is on a demonstration tour of the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and was on display at the Singapore Airshow 2018. Full News and Image Coverage
Sunday 4 Feb: The United States Air Force were flying the flag at Sydney Airport today, with Boeing B757-2G4 (VC-32A) 99-0003 arriving last night - These VIP aircraft are always beautifully presented.
Wednesday 31 Jan: This morning saw the launch of Hainan Airlines new Haikou-Sydney route, with Airbus A333 B-8015 operating the inaugural HU447 service. The aircraft touched down at 0720L at the end of the 9 hour flight, and a formal launch function was held for the HU448 return service.
Tuesday 30 Jan: Definitely a sunny Sydney Airport welcome to Tianjin Airlines this morning, operating their inaugural Zhengzhou-Sydney service. Airbus A332 B-8959 touched down at 0705L, and was given an ARFF Water Cannon salute as they taxied to T1 Gate 25. Full News and Image Coverage
Saturday 20 Jan: United Airlines inaugural UAL101 Houston-Sydney service touched down on Runway 34L at Sydney Airport this morning at 0634L. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N35953 took 17hr 7min to cover the 14,312km route, which is now the fourth longest route in the world. With three United Airlines Dreamliners in Sydney at the same time, there was a change of aircraft for the inaugural UAL100 return service, with N38955 operating this flight. Full News and Image Coverage
Sunday 7 Jan: Emirates A380 A6-EEU made its first visit to Sydney in the new "Year Of Zayed" livery, which is a special tribute to the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates. The aircraft arrived lastnight at 2238L from Dubai as EK414, and departed back to Dubai this morning at 0556L as EK415.
Sunday 31 Dec: Happy New Year 2018 everyone - One last image for 2017 - This is the Sydney Airport Control Tower tonight, with the 9pm Coogee Beach fireworks in the background - What A View
Tuesday 5 Dec: After only four days of Airbus A350 operations into Sydney Airport from Taipei, China Airlines today operated the first of their two special livery A350 aircraft. Under a mix of stormy and blue skies, the beautiful Mikado Pheasant livery A350 B-18901, touched down on Runway 16R. China Airlines (CI) currently have ten Airbus A350-900s in their fleet, with one more on order from Airbus.