Sunday 11 Nov: Nice to have a pair of USAF KC-135R Stratotankers at Sydney airport this evening. LULU23 (62-3518) arrived a bit before sunset, and LULU24 (64-14837) arrived 40 minutes later. Both aircraft landed on Runway 34L and then taxied to Bays 90 and 92 respectively.


Sunday 4 Nov: It was hot out on the Runway at Sydney Airport this morning, and I'm not just talking about the temperature.The very rare Japan Air Self Defence Force B777-300ER 80-1111 flew in direct from Haneda in 8hr 57min, touching down on Runway 34L, then taxiing to DOM6. This is the first of two aircraft which will replace the existing B747s.


Friday 26 Oct: Emirates Boeing B777-300ER A6-ECQ had the "Blue Expo 2020" decals applied at the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai, between 18/9/2018 and 25/9/2018. This design is the first in a series of three, that will be rolled out leading up to EXPO 2020. The three themes are opportunity, mobility and sustainability. This is the first design reflecting Mobility, and this is the first visit to Sydney by A6-ECQ, since the decals were applied.


Thursday 18 Oct: Today's special visitor at Sydney Airport was the German Air Force Airbus A310 10+23, transporting the German Invictus Games 2018 Team to Sydney. Prince Harry will open the games on Saturday 20th October 2018, at the Sydney Opera House.This is the second German Air Force visitor in the past week.


Friday 12 Oct: Unfortunately, wet conditions greeted the German Air Force Airbus A340-300 16+02 at Sydney Airport this afternoon. Showers swept in just as 16+02 was on approach for Runway 16R, then cleared as the aircraft vacated the Runway, and followed Taxiway GOLF to DOM6 Bay 98. Sister aircraft 16+01 visited Sydney on the 4th November 2017.


Monday 17 Sep: The Guys & Gals in the ATC Tower at Sydney Airport arrived to a spectacular view this morning, with yesterday's star arrival parked next door on the KILO Apron. Edelweiss Airbus A340-300 HB-JMG is on a world tour, with the Pax enjoying a few beautiful tourist days in Sydney.


Sunday 16 Sep: Well the weekend turned out to be very colourful, with the arrival today of Edelweiss Airbus A340-300 HB-JMG at Sydney Airport from Nadi. The aircraft is on a charter flight, operating Zurich-Anchorage-Narita-Nadi-Sydney so far, as EDW2018. HB-JMG will depart Sydney on Wednesday 19th September.


Monday 3 Sep: The second Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350 service to Sydney Airport, was operated by 9M-MAF in the “Negaraku” Malaysian Flag livery. Malaysia Airlines have six Airbus A350-900 aircraft in their fleet, three of which have the “Negaraku” livery.


Monday 27 Aug: Both the DHL B767 and B757 were out of action this evening, so the normal TMN1/TMN2 services Auckland-Sydney-Auckland were operated instead by Parcelair Boeing B737-400 ZK-PAK. This aircraft was built in 1993, and was originally operated by Australian Airlines, then Qantas, as VH-TJS until 2014.


Saturday 25 Aug: Air New Zealand's newly leased Boeing B777-300ER ZK-OKT made her first, and possibly only visit to Sydney Airport this morning, operating the NZ103/104 services. The 1 year lease is to cover for the airline's B789 Dreamliners affected by the Rolls Royce Trent1000 engine issue (durability issues have been discovered on the Intermediate Compressor Rotor Blade for Trent 1000 Package C engines).


Sunday 12 Aug: AirAsia Airbus A330-300 9M-XXB has visited Sydney a few times in the "Girls Frontline" livery, however this is the first time in daylight. 9M-XXB looks to have come out of the paintshop 16th July 2018, after being out of service for around 22 days.


Friday 10 Aug: Rupert Murdoch's Gulfstream G650ER diverted to Sydney at 0600L this morning, as Canberra Airport was closed due fog. It departed again at 0819L for Canberra, however after ten orbits northeast of Canberra, it returned to Sydney, as the fog was slow to clear. Seen here arriving back in Sydney at 1013L.


Friday 3 Aug: Today's Emirates EK417 service to Dubai, was operated by Boeing B777-300ER A6-EGB, which currently has the Blue "EXPO 2020 Dubai UAE" livery. This design is the first in a series of three, that will be rolled out leading up to EXPO 2020. The three themes are opportunity, mobility and sustainability. This is the first design reflecting Mobility, and comes in Green, Blue and Orange, on Emirates A380 and B777 aircraft.


Wednesday 25 Jul: After a one off visit to Sydney Airport back on the 11th July, Philippine Airlines yesterday started slotting in their two new #A321Neo aircraft on the PAL211/212 Manila service. As more aircraft are delivered, we should see #A321Neo services during the week, and #A330 services on the weekend.


Wednesday 25 Jul: Today's Emirates EK417 service Sydney Airport departed to Dubai at 1607L, after spending the usual 22.5hrs on the ground. A6-ECE was operating the service today, and it's currently painted in the "Year Of Zayed 2018" livery.


Thursday 5 Jul: The first Emirates B777 (A6-ECD) to visit Sydney in the new "EXPO 2020 Dubai UAE" livery departed this afternoon. This design is the first in a series of three, that will be rolled out leading up to EXPO 2020. The three themes are opportunity, mobility and sustainability. This is the first design reflecting Mobility, and comes in Green, Blue and Orange, on Emirates A380 and B777 aircraft.


Tuesday 3 Jul: The first Emirates A380 to visit Sydney in the new "EXPO 2020 Dubai UAE" livery arrived this morning. This design is the first in a series of three, that will be rolled out leading up to EXPO 2020. The three themes are opportunity, mobility and sustainability. This is the first design reflecting Mobility, and comes in Green, Blue and Orange, on Emirates A380 and B777 aircraft.

Some Other Recent Aircraft Images