Plane Spotters AreaA successful site tour to Brisbane airport last Wednesday for the Brisbane Chapter! Thanks to Ken Chapman for facilitating the online register and Mark Jordan for joining the meet-and-greet of the participants, and both their support the entire period of the tour. Also, thanks to Ron Shuttlewood for organising the mini bus and Brisbane Airport community engagement advisor in advance, the transition went effortlessly. Great team work!

Some key points from the day:

  • It was a perfect day to spot the plane at “Plane Spotter Area”. We hope the photo can justify it:

Plane Spotters Area

(Photo Credit: Lalyn Bartram)

  • Jessica Shannon was an awesome tour guide. She made the tour fun with her sense of humour and extensive information on what’s on at Brisbane Airport with the following highlights:

    Brisbane Airport Site Visit Crew on Board

(Photo Credit: Lalyn Bartram)

    • Completed Projects (Recent)
      • Hotel Taxiway Upgrade (February 2018)
      • Inter-Terminal Transfer Upgrade (February 2018)
      • International Northern Terminal Expansion (March 2018)
      • Check-in and Bag Drop Upgrade (June 2018)
    • Current Projects
      • Brisbane’s New Runway (Construction work commenced in 2012 to open in 2020)
      • Electric Bus Charging Station ( Early April to late September 2018)
      • Solar Upgrade (April 2018 to September 2019)
      • BNE Auto Mall (September 2017 to mid 2019)
      • Domestic Terminal Redevelopment (July 2018 to December 2020)
    • Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has invested $1.7 billion in critical infrastructure since 2012, with further $1.8 billion worth of infrastructure to be delivered between now and 2022 which will inclure the Brisbane’s New Runway, the Auto Mall development, and Terminal developments.

Brisbane New Runway Works

(Photo Credit: Lalyn Bartram)

    • BAC Awards
      • Brisbane Airport is the category winner for the Best Accessible Toilet for Changing Places accessible toilet facilities and  Assistance Dog Bathrooms on the Internal Toilet Tourism Awards 2018.
    • Interesting fact about the Kinetic Façade at Car Park P1 in Domestic Terminal, it’s called Turbulent Line which showcases the Brisbane River.

Kinetic Facade

(Photo Credit: Photo taken from social media)