Friday 20 Oct: This morning Qantas welcomed the first of its' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet VH-ZNA after completing its delivery flight from Everett to Sydney. B789 VH-ZNA performed a fly-by over Sydney Harbour before landing on Runway 16L at Sydney Airport, and then taxiing to Qantas Hangar 96 for a formal welcome ceremony. Full News and Image Coverage
Friday 13 Oct: His Excellency Mr President Issoufou Mahamadou, President of the Republic of Niger, flew into Sydney this afternoon, after visiting Perth and Canberra. This is the first visit to Australia by a President of the Republic of Niger. The Niger Government Boeing B737-75U BBJ (28976) 1998 build, is in immaculate condition for a 19 year old aircraft.
Thursday 12 Oct: Dick Smith was at the Sydney Airport Heliport this morning, seen here departing in his Agusta 109E VH-DSE. Dick was the first person to fly a helicopter solo around the world, starting the long journey in 1982 in his Bell Jetranger 206B VH-DIK.
Monday 9 Oct: RAAF Orion A9-665 flew in from Edinburgh today, touching down on Runway 34L around 1430L. Cleared to turn right onto Runway 07, they missed the turn and taxied via GOLF to DOM6 Bay 99. The Orion is currently being phased out of RAAF service, and this is a rare sight indeed at Sydney Airport.
Saturday 7 Oct: Arriving from Wellington New Zealand and touching down on Runway 16R at 1204L, USAF C-17A 08-8202 taxied via Runway 07 and GOLF to DOM6 Bay 98. Today's cargo was personnel, most carrying a suit bag (formal dress) and carry-on bag. The aircraft will apparently be in Sydney for a couple of days.
Sunday 24 Sep: RAAF BAE Systems Hawk 127 A27-14 on short final to Runway 30 at RAAF Williamtown (YWLM), returning to base after a morning training exercise. The Hawk 127 lead-in fighter prepares qualified Air Force pilots for operational conversion to F/A-18A and F/A-18B Hornets and F/A-18F Super Hornets.
Tuesday 12 Sep: Six US and Canadian aircraft on a journey around the world, arrived in Sydney this morning, after their flight down from the Gold Coast (OOL). They all landed on Sydney Airport's Runway 34R, and taxied to the DOM 5 Apron, where they were being handled by Hawker Pacific. The six aircraft are being led by Air Journey, a World Leader in Escorted Flying Journeys. Full News and Image Coverage
Sunday 10 Sep: Operating its first charter service for Pacific Jets in Auckland New Zealand, Dassault Falcon 2000EX ZX-OCB arrived in Sydney from Auckland at 1549L today (flight time was 3hr 3min). The aircraft only joined the New Zealand aircraft register on 1st August 2017, and its delivery flight from Grand Junction was via Oakland and Apia, arriving in Auckland on 4th August 2017.
Friday 1 Sep: Cessna 680A Latitude demonstrator N985BC arrived in Sydney this morning from Darwin, and left within the hour on a customer flight to Mudgee. After a few of hours on the ground, N985BC returned to Sydney, landing on Runway 16L, and taxiing to the DOM5 Apron via GOLF.
Tuesday 15 Aug: Gulfstream's G280 demonstrator N280GL visited Sydney Airport today for customer inspections, before heading off to Melbourne at sunset.