Early on Friday 15 December, Melbourne Air Holdings (Executive Airlines) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-EXG was noted flying North from Brisbane to a position overhead The Port of Hay Point, located approximately 40 kilometres South of Mackay, where it looked to complete several circuits.
The Port of Hay Point comprises two separate coal export terminals: Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT), which is leased from the state government by DBCT Management Pty Ltd, and Hay Point Coal Terminal (HPCT), which is owned by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and operated by Hay Point Services.
VH-EXG then looked to head West and was then noted calling into Moranbah Airport. It returned to Brisbane during the early part of the afternoon.
Meanwhile, late on Thursday 14 December, LifeFlight (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI arrived into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from Townsville. After a very short time on the ground, it later returned to Townsville. I presume this was a training flight and not a medevac flight.
Finally, after departing its Mackay Airport base for Brisbane earlier in the week, Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 N142GZ returned to Mackay Airport from Brisbane also on Thursday 14 December.
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