Hawaiian utilises ASPIRE fuel saving initiatives on Honolulu-Brisbane flight

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200 H380HA takes off from Brisbane. (Aaron Taylor)

A file image of Hawaiian Airlines’ Airbus A330-200 taking off from Brisbane Airport. (Aaron Taylor)

Hawaiian Airlines says it will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 670,000 kilograms a year on its three times weekly Brisbane-Honolulu flights through the use of more efficient operations on the ground and in the air.

Tuesday’s flight HA443, operated by Airbus A330-200 N378HA, was the first time Hawaiian had flown the route utilising seven environmental best practice measures outlined by the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE).

The ASPIRE group brings together Australia’s Airservices, Airways New Zealand, the US Federal Aviation Administration, Japan Air Navigation Services (JANS), the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and AeroThai in partnership to develop ideas that improve environmental standards and operational procedures in an effort to reduce fuel burn and carbon dioxide emissions.

It advocates a number of practices to improve the efficiency of flight covering ground taxiing, route optimisation and more collaborative decision making between air navigation service providers, airport operations, ground handling services, aircraft operators and other stakeholders.

Tuesday’s flight featured numerous taxiing, in-flight and landing procedures that were estimated to have saved about 680 kilograms of fuel thanks to the support of Airservices, Brisbane Airport and others, Hawaiian said.

These included User Preferred Routes, which enables airlines to customise more efficient flight paths; Dynamic Airborne Reroute Procedures, where airlines are able to change flight paths en route factoring in updated weather information; and Optimised Descent Profile, which helps cut down changes in engine thrust as the aircraft comes in to land.

And Thursday’s reciprocal HA444, scheduled to depart Brisbane at 2145, would also be flown under ASPIRE measures.

Brisbane-Honolulu is Hawaiian’s second route operated under ASPIRE principles, following Auckland-Honolulu which started on April 22.

Hawaiian chief pilot for operations Captain Brian Beres, who along with first officer Jason Akina and international relief officer David Kahoaka was at the controls of flight HA443, said the airline worked closely with Brisbane Airport, Airservices and other regulatory and air traffic management bodies to ensure everything went smoothly.

“In order to really make best use of these efficiency procedures, we have to work together so we are on the same page, we understand what the other needs,” Beres told Australian Aviation in an interview on Wednesday.

“Prior to our ASPIRE flight yesterday we had a number of calls with all of the various parties that are involved from regulatory to air traffic management and the airline obviously to make sure that we are all coordinated in these procedures that we were going to demonstrate on these two flights.

“So yes, there is a high degree of coordination.

“It also gives the ability I think as a group to lobby for change and being proactive in the direction of reducing our carbon emissions and fuel burn, the mission being to lessen the impact of aviation on the environment.”

Brisbane Airport general manager of operations Stephen Goodwin said the airport and its ground handler provided assistance through ensuring ground power units and pre-conditioned air was available for Hawaiian’s two services.

“Brisbane Airport Corporation is proud to support Hawaiian Airlines in showcasing environmental strategies that reduce fuel burn and carbon emissions in aviation operations,” Goodwin said.

Airservices executive general manager of air navigation services Stephen Angus said: “Our role at Airservices is to use efficient air traffic management practices to ensure the success of the ASPIRE flight.”

“This new route is another example of airlines, airports and air navigation agencies working together to reduce aviation emissions globally.”

After a series of demonstration flights in 2008 from Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and United, there are now daily ASPIRE flights out of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand, according to the ASPIRE website.

A map of daily ASPIRE routes. (ASPIRE)

Australian Aviation

Gate Gourmet opens new Brisbane catering centre

Gate Gourmet's new Brisbane Airport catering centre. (Gate Gourmet)

Gate Gourmet has opened the doors to its new aviation catering facility at Brisbane Airport.

The global aviation catering company’s managing director for Oceania Tony Woodhouse said the new facility would ensure Gate Gourmet was well placed for the expected growth in air traffic at Brisbane in the years ahead, particularly with the new parallel runway expected to open in 2020.

“A key factor behind our investment is that Brisbane is a great airport to work from,” Woodhouse said in a statement.

“Our Brisbane team have a strong network here and as a result, we simply outgrew our previous location at Hakea Street.

“This new Westringia Road address is 2,455 square metres – four times bigger than our previous site – giving us both airside and landside access to the tarmac, which is the ideal position to be in with the airport’s second parallel runway coming.”

Gate Gourmet's Tony Woodhouse. (Gate Gourmet)

Gate Gourmet’s Tony Woodhouse. (Gate Gourmet)

The company supplies food and other services for about 80 flights a day at Brisbane, with domestic clients including Virgin Australia and Tigerair Australia. Gate Gourmet said it would begin suppling Aircalin from December 1.

Gate Gourmet said its new Brisbane facility, which represented a $6 million investment over five years, featured a cold kitchen, dishwashing and cartwashing, food portioning, bonded stores, assembly and equipment packing. A hot kitchen was due to be completed in 2017.

Brisbane Airport handled 22.5 million passengers in 2015/16, comprising 5.3 million international and 17.2 million domestic travellers. The airport’s 2014 master plan forecasts passenger numbers to reach 11.7 million international and 37 million domestic passengers, for a total of 48.7 million, by 2033/34.

BNE Property’s general manager of commercial businesses John Tormey said the airport was spending $1.4 billion on the new parallel runway and $3.8 billion on infrastructure projects over the next decade.

“Our investment in the airport precinct is more significant than any other Australian airport,” Tormey said.

“We’re excited to be working with Gate Gourmet who have been a long term tenant of the airport and a key support service that helps attract more international services to Brisbane Airport.”

The expanded Brisbane facility complements Gate Gourmet’s operations at Sydney, where it has 31 airline customers.

Some scenes from the official opening can be seen below:

Inside the new Brisbane catering centre. (Gate Gourmet)

Some food on offer at the official opening. (Gate Gourmet)

Food at the official opening of Gate Gourmet's Brisbane catering centre. (Gate Gourmet)

Qual é a distância entre Kuala Lumpur e Brisbane? #SegundaDetremuraSDV

Distância de Kuala Lumpur para Brisbane
A distancia é 6460 km ou 4014 milhas ou 3488 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.

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Kuala Lumpur
Brisbane
O mapa é usando uma projeção que faz a terra e oceanos muito mais amplo perto do pólo sul e pólos norte. O título / curso / rolamento durante um voo varia na maioria dos casos. Roteiro com base na imagem da NASA.

Kuala Lumpur
Latitude: 3 ° 09 ‘Norte
Longitude: 101 ° 42 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 125,3 ° Sudeste
título final: 113,4 ° Leste-sudeste
Brisbane
Latitude: 27 ° 28 ‘Sul
Longitude: 153 ° 02 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 293,4 ° oeste-noroeste
título final: 305,3 ° Noroeste

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EVA Air ramps up Brisbane-Taipei flights

EVA Air ramps up Brisbane-Taipei flights

Star Alliance member EVA Air is boosting its flights between Brisbane and Taipei, jumping from two return flights per week to five return services.

From Wednesday October 5 2016, EVA Air will serve Brisbane on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with flightBR316 pushing back at 11:45am for a 6:45pm arrival into the Taiwanese capital.

On the return, BR315 is wheels-up at 11pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, ahead of a 9:50am touchdown in Brisbane the following morning.

Served by the airline’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft, ‘Premium Laurel’ business class flyers will find four rows of seats in a 2-2-2 configuration with angled-flat – although not fully-flat – beds, with the rest of the aircraft given over to economy.

Brisbane is EVA Air’s only destination in Australia, with the revised flight times making for easier connections across the airlines local and long-haul network.

SkyTeam alliance member China Airlines also flies between Brisbane and Taipei, which passengers can book as a Qantas codeshare to earn frequent flyer points and status credits.

 

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Air Canada arrives in Brisbane

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Air Canada flight AC35 lands at Brisbane. (Joshua Matica)

Air Canada’s first daily flight to Brisbane from Vancouver touched down on Friday morning, marking the first nonstop scheduled service between Canada and Brisbane.

The inaugural flight AC35 was operated by Boeing 787-8 C-GHPV, and touched down at 7:07am. The 251-seat 787 made the trans-Pacific journey in 14 hours 14 minutes, having departed Vancouver at 11:45 Wednesday evening (crossing the international date line in the meantime).

Brisbane becomes Air Canada’s second Australian port as the airline also flies daily to Sydney using either Boeing 777-200LRs or, during peak seasons, the larger 777-300ER.

“Our new Brisbane flights complement our daily flights between Canada and Sydney, solidifying our market-leading position as the airline providing the most seats between Canada and Australia,” Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada, said in a statement.

“The seamless connections through in-transit pre-clearance facilities combined with our extensive domestic Canada and USA network radiating from Vancouver position YVR to be the preferred trans-Pacific gateway for business and leisure travellers alike.”

Air Canada schedules flight AC35 to depart Vancouver at 2345, arriving in Brisbane at 0715 two days later. The reciprocal AC36 is timed to depart Brisbane at 1040 and land in Vancouver at 0715 the same day.

“No airport in Canada has ever had service to Brisbane; but this service has come about because of our strength as both a destination and a connecting hub, and because of our industry-beating airline rates and charges program,” said Vancouver Airport Authority president and CEO Craig Richmond.

“In this process we’ve built strong relationships with Canadian and Australian tourism partners and with Brisbane Airport, who we’ll continue to work with to make this new route successful.”

The Brisbane services will initially be operated by 787-8s, fitted with 20 business class suites, 21 premium economy and 210 economy class seats. From October the route is due to be operated by the larger, 298-seat 787-9.

Air Canada says the Vancouver-Brisbane services are part of an ongoing international expansion, following the recent launch of Toronto-London Gatwick and Toronto-Prague services. New Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-Seoul, Montreal-Casablanca, Montreal-Lyon, Vancouver-Dublin and Vancouver-Delhi services are also planned this year.

Air Canada at gate BNE

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Página 150 de 366- Qual é a distância entre Incheon e Brisbane ?

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Distância de Incheon para Brisbane

A distancia é 7703 km ou 4786 milhas ou 4159 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.

Mapa – caminho mais curto entre Incheon e Brisbane

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Incheon

Brisbane

O mapa é usando uma projeção que faz a terra e oceanos muito mais amplo perto do pólo sul e pólos norte. O título / curso / rolamento durante um voo varia na maioria dos casos. Roteiro com base na imagem da NASA.

A posição de Incheon
Latitude: 37 ° 30 ‘Norte
Longitude: 126 ° 36 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 155,1 ° Sul-sudeste
título final: 157,9 ° Sul-sudeste

A posição de Brisbane
Latitude: 27 ° 28 ‘Sul
Longitude: 153 ° 02 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 337,9 ° Norte-noroeste
título final: 335.1 ° Norte-noroeste

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Qual é a distância entre Santiago do Chile e Brisbane com escala em Vancouver?

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Distância de Santiago para Vancouver

A distancia é 10529 km ou 6543 milhas ou 5685 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.

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Santiago

Vancouver

Distância de Vancouver a Brisbane

A distancia é 11851 km ou 7364 milhas ou 6399 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.

Mapa – caminho mais curto entre Vancouver e Brisbane

Map – Shortest path between Vancouver and Brisbane

Vancouver

Brisbane

A distancia é 22380 km ou 13907 milhas ou 12084 milhas náuticas

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