Jul 31, 2011

C-750 Citation X C-GCUL

Canadian Utilities Limited Cessna 750 Citation X C-GCUL msn: 750-0090 arrived at 19.04hrs landing RWY21 ex: Townsville (YBTL) Queensland. (Hexcode) C04C04. An expected visitor for both Perth & Kalgoorlie for this weeks 'Diggers & Dealers' conference. This aircraft finally departed Perth at 10.23hrs on Saturday 6th August 2011.

A340-312 3B-NAU

Air Mauritius A340-312 3B-NAU msn 076 Hexcode: 06000A seen here above just prior to landing RWY03 operating today's MK940/941 service from Mauritius (FIMP) to Perth, this service usually operated with A332 equipment.

A318-112 'Elite' 9H-AFL

Comlux Aviation Group Airbus A318-112 (CJ) 'Elite' 9H-AFL msn 3363 arrived 11.55hrs landing RWY 03 at Perth ex: Sydney (YSSY) under the flight number / callsign of 'MLM031'. (Note): This aircraft last visited Perth between 5th & 10th March 2010 when it was used by Australian Rock n Roll band AC/DC playing in Perth as part of their 'Black Ice' world Tour. Hexcode: 4D2039 Update: 9H-AFL departed Perth at 07.11hrs 4/08 as flight 'MLM031'.(This Photograph is copyrighted 2011).

Jul 30, 2011

BD-700-1A10 VT-JSB

Jindal Steel BD-700-1A10 VT-JSB msn 9114 arrived 11.57hrs ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia. After landing the aircraft taxiied to Hawker Pacific.Hexcode: 800507 (1st visit to Perth) All photos copyrighted

Jul 29, 2011

Dash-8:315Q C-GLPG VH-XKJ assigned arrived today on delivery to Skippers Aviation

West Australian Regional Airline, Skippers Aviation took delivery today of their latest Dash-8:315Q aircraft registered C-GLPG msn 588, after a delivery flight from Canada & across the Pacific Ocean & mainland Australia. Landing on RWY 21 at 17.05hrs 29th July, having had departed earlier today from Cairns at 08.50hrs (AEST) where the aircraft arrived into the country from yesterday afternoon at 14.38hrs 28th July from Majuro. Interesting to note that underneath the aircraft's port hand side wing was the VH regististration assigned VH-XKJ.
The aircraft's trans Pacific flight commenced from Petersborough (CYPQ) in Canada then via the following stops: Gerald R Ford Intl (KGRR), Buchanan Field (KCCR), Honolulu (PHNL), Majuro Agata Airport, Marshall Islands (PKMJ). This aircraft previously operated with Denim Air until Sept 2002 & Air Nostrum until June 2011 as EC-IIB.

Gates Learjet 35 HS-ESM

Aeromed Asia Gates Learjet 35 HS-ESM msn 35A-406 arrived 19.48hrs 28/07 ex: Denpasar Bali, having operated a medivac flight & departed 10.51hrs Friday 29/07 returning to Denpasar (WADD).

Fokker 50 VH-FKX

Australian Air Tour Holidays (Alliance Airlines) Fokker 50 VH-FKX msn 20312 arrived 15.42hrs 28/07 ex: Adelaide via Esperance, and departed at 08.06hrs to Kalgoorlie then onto Adelaide. This was the aircraft's second visit West to Perth this month,on both occassions operating for Australian Air Tours Holidays via the same routing!

Jul 27, 2011

PC12/45 N69FG

Pro Star Pilatus Centre LLC Pilatus PC-12/45 N69FG msn 225 arrived 16.20hrs ex: Darwin (YPPD) Hexcode: A928E1 (1st visit to Perth)

Jul 26, 2011

Look up....OTT Perth 12.00 Noon Today!

Noted overflying Perth between 12.00hrs to 12.25hrs today at FL370 was Qatar Amiri Flight A340-211 A7-HHK msn 026, operating as flight 'QAF004' from Doha Intl Airport (OTBD) UAE to Melbourne (YMML). The aircraft was reported to have landed at approx 17.15hrs LT (AEST) at Tullamarine. Hexcode: 06A001.

Whilst not common practice to report OTT or non-visitors, due to the nature of this aircraft & for the benefit of our interstate & overseas visitors, it is for these reasons this information is supplied.

B737-376SF VH-XMR

Australian Air Express B737-376 (SF) VH-XMR msn 23490 (hexcode) 7C7631 seen here arriving today at 10.13hrs arriving ex: Melbourne (YMML) as Qantas Cargo Flight QF7333 having just completed an overnight freight service.

B747-438 VH-OJE QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJE msn 24482 operated todays QF581/582 service from Sydney to Perth, arrived 13.15hrs & departed at 14.50hrs for the return leg back to Sydney.VH-OJD returning back onto the run from 27/07.

Jul 25, 2011

G-IV:SP M-GFOR (1st visit to Perth)

Malaysian operated Isle of Man registered Gulfstream IV:SP M-GFOR msn 1487 ex: XA-SKY, N428AZ, N428AS arrived 21.23hrs ex: Subang Malaysia (WMSA/SZB) landing RWY03 & departed 13.15hrs Thursday 28th July returning to Subang.

B747-438ER VH-OEF QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-438ER VH-OEF msn 32910 operated todays domestic QF581/582 services between Sydney & Perth, the 'classic' is seen here on final approach into Perth today arrived at 13.15hrs & departed at 14.48hrs.

Jul 24, 2011

SA-227 AC Metro III VH-UZD

Photographed here today parked on ITB Bay 60 at Perth Airport is newly painted TOLL Priority Fairchild Swearingen SA 227-AC Metro III VH-UZD msn AC-490 with the City of Perth skyline in the background.

A320-232 VH-VQA JST7308/975

Jetstar.com A320-232 VH-VQA msn 3783 arrived ex:Melbourne & Adelaide as flight 'JST7308'
at 17.03hrs likely to be carrying stranded pax ex: Emirates diverted flight EK424 from Friday 22nd July 2011. This service arrived into Adelaide at 14.55hrs LT & departed at 15.34hrs LT before arriving into Perth. The aircraft departed Perth at 17.53hrs returning to Adelaide as flight 'JST975'.

Embraer 135BJ N600YC (1st visit to Perth)

Corporate Embraer 135BJ Legacy 600 N600YC msn: 14501069 ex: N975GR arrived 15.42hrs, ex: Subang (WMSA) Malaysia. Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee. Hexcode: A7C968 (1st visit to Perth)

B717-23S VH-NXK QF6200

Qantaslink B717-23S VH-NXK msn 55092 arrived 13.39hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) repositioning as flight 'QF6200' landing RWY03.

B747-438 VH-OJN QF581/582 today

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJN msn 25315 is operated today's QF581/582 domestic Sydney to Perth v.v services, arrived at 13.05hrs & departed at 15.03hrs. With VH-OJD undergoing maintaince in Avalon (Victoria) some variety looks promising this week on this B744 domestic service.

Jul 23, 2011

Perth Airport flight disruptions today 23.07.11

Singapore Airlines A330-343E 9V-STH SQ215: Arrived ex: Singapore on time 23.45hrs 22/07 & was delayed departing due fog finally leaving at 02.42hrs to Singapore as SQ216.
Jetstar Asia.com A320-232 9V-JSE JST111: Arrived ex: Singapore on time 02.10hrs 22/07 & was delayed departing due fog finally leaving at 03.36hrs as JST112.
Qantas A330-303 VH-QPF QF78: Delayed arrival ex: WSSS at 13.17hrs & departed 14.46hrs to Hong Kong as QF67. Emirates 777-21LR A6-EWE EK424: Diverted to Adelaide due fog ex: Dubai arrived 04.00hrs LT (285 POB), & departed direct to Dubai departing at 06.45hrs (AEST) 24/07 as flight EK7405.
Cathay Pacific A330-343X B-HLR CX170D: Delayed departure to Hong Kong, arrived on-time at 22.44hrs 22/07 & departed to Hong Kong at 14.28hrs as flight CX170 Delta.
Qantas 767-338 VH-OGJ QF569: Sydney to Perth 22/07 diverted to Kalgoorlie for extra fuel & arrived at 22.40hrs.
Qantas A330-303 VH-QPE QF773: Melbourne to Perth 22/07 diverted to Adelaide & overnighted, A330-303 VH-QPB arrived at 14.40hrs operating as QF8773 after an aircraft change in Adelaide & departed at 17.13hrs as QF77 to Singapore.
Jetstar.com A320-232 VH-VQM JST117/7302: Departed to Bali at 09.42hrs 22/07 as JST117, the inbound return flight to Perth however was diverted to Adelaide due fog, where it over nighted and departed for Perth today arriving at 14.26hrs as JST7302. This flight then continued onto Bali again later this afternoon departing at 15.37hrs as JST117.
Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFB VOZ552: Perth to Sydney departed at 06.40hrs 23/07 delayed due fog & returned later this afternoon landing at 17.51hrs ex: Sydney as flight VOZ9553.

All in all quiet an eventful day, considering the weather!

Cathay Pacific A330-343X B-HLR CX170D

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343x B-HLR msn 421 seen here parked up ITB bay 56 at Perth Airport earlier today, this service was delayed over night due to fog which disrupted flights into Perth Airport. Flight CX170D eventually departed at 14.28hrs off RWY 03 for Hong Kong.

A330-343X HS-TES (1st visit) 23.07.11

Today's Thai Airways International TG485/486 service from Bangkok & Phuket & returning as same was operated by A330-343X HS-TES msn 1074, operating her inaugural service into Perth today. The aircraft arrived at 07.57hrs & departed at 09.35hrs. Hexcode: 8850B3

Jul 22, 2011

Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD RA-76952 (1st visit)

Volga Dnepr Airlines IL-76TD-90VD RA-76952 msn 2093422743 l/n 94-06 (delivered April 2010) arrived 18.39hrs ex: Denpasar, Bali (WADD) as flight 'VDA6032' landing RWY 03 on an instrument approach & departed at 14.56hrs Saturday 23rd July as flight 'VDA6033' to Chennai (VOMM). Running true to form with these exotic 'Russian' visitors never seem to depart on time: Starting at 13.10hrs, then 13.40hrs, to 14.10hrs & 14.44hrs before finally lifting off at 14.56hrs. Hexcode: 152C98 (1st visit to Perth)

Learjet35 VH-PFA 'Medic 035' tonight

Singaporean based ST Aerospace (Pacific Flight Services) Gates Learjet 35 VH-PFA msn 35-661 arrived 17.29hrs ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) as flight 'Medic035' operating a medivac flight from the Indonesian holiday island & departed at 20.33hrs returning as same.

B747-438ER VH-OEF QF581/582

Qantas continue to suprise operating a mixed fleet of B747-400 & ER's on the domestic Sydney to Perth 'QF581/582' service. Today's service was operated by VH-OEF msn 32910, which arrived at 13.51hrs & departed at 15.21hrs.

A319-115LR VH-VHD

Skytraders Aviation Soloutions Pty Ltd A319-115LR VH-VHD msn 1999 departed ex: Sydney yesterday evening 21/07 at 21.20hrs (AEST) & arrived into Perth at midnight as flight 'SND001' or 'Snowdrop 001' which ever you prefer! The aircraft departed at 01.28hrs early this morning as same. An infrequent visitor into Perth this aircraft was headed into Christmas Island (YPXM) operating a Government charter.

Jul 21, 2011

Wanula Dreaming 747-438ER VH-OEJ

Qantas Airways B747-438ER VH-OEJ msn 32914 'Wanula Dreaming' arrived ex: Sydney as Qantas flight 'QF581' landing RWY03 at 15.47hrs, & departed Perth for Sydney as flight 'QF582' departing at 17.19hrs.

(Note): This aircraft's last visit to Perth was on Wednesday 20.04.11 when she operated as QF777/666 from / to Melbourne (YMML), on that occassion it was too dark for photos but not today! Enjoy...

Virgin Australia 737-8FE VH-YFF VOZ559/694

Virgin Australia B737-8FE (W) VH-YFF msn 40994 seen here (above) arriving ex: Sydney today as flight 'VOZ559' at 16.08hrs & departed as flight 'VOZ694' returning to Melbourne.

Jul 20, 2011

V-POD VH-OJL JNB-SYD QF6020 home today

Qantas B747-438 VH-OJL msn 25151 departed OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg South Africa earlier today as Qantas flight QF6020 for Sydney. The aircraft crossed the West Australian coast near Lake Clifton south of Dawesville tracking 95 degrees, at FL350 and was travelling at 535.6 knots. After crossing the coast the aircraft climbed to FL370 for the mainland crossing to Sydney.(Photo above is for illustration purposes only & is 100% copyrighted) Updates : #1 VH-OJL arrived into Sydney tonight landing on RWY 16R at 21.59hrs (AEST) & thus bringing this incident to a close. #2 This aircraft also suffered from the exact same incident on 20th May 2011, on that occassion the aircraft returned back to Bangkok Airport safely landing with 308 passengers on board. The aircraft was operating Qantas flight QF1 at the time of the incident. Full details here: http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=122574

747-438 VH-OJH QF581/582 20th July 2011

On a cold, wet & miserable day in Perth today Qantas B747-438 VH-OJH msn 24806 operated today's QF581/582 Sydney to Perth v.v services today.

Jul 19, 2011

QF581/582 VH-OJJ 18th & 19th July 2011

Change of scenery yesterday & again today with Qantas B747-438 VH-OJJ msn 24974 operating QF581/582 domestic services from / to Sydney, making a nice change inlieu of regular VH-OJD which is operating on Qantas International services.

Jul 18, 2011

Dassault F-900EX N146EX arrived tonight

Arriving into Perth Airport today at 19.16hrs ex: Brisbane (YBBN) was USA registered Dassault Falcon 900EX N146EX msn 146. This aircraft registered to: Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee (hexcode AOB974) and departed at 12.43hrs Wednesday 20th July 2011.

V-POD Qantas 747-438 VH-OJN QF63

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJN msn 25315 arrived into Perth at 13.05hrs ex: Sydney as flight QF63 a scheduled 'tech stop' en-route to Johannesburg, South Africa. The aircraft carrying a 5th pod (Rolls Royce RB-211engine) for disabled B747-438 VH-OJL which suffered #3 engine overheating soon after departing FAJS bound for Sydney on 16th July, by sheer accident the incident was further highlighted due to the aircraft carrying the South African 'Springboks'Rugby team. Its extremely rare particularly in Perth to get the opportunity to see let alone photograph a B747-400 aircraft carrying a 5th pod, fortunately today was fine & sunny and the above photos speak for themselves.The aircraft departed Perth at 14.34hrs continuing her journey to Johannesburg as QF63. Photos: Copyright to Greg Wood & Mark Lynam extra images added & updated 19/07.

Nelson Mandela Day 18th July 2011

South African Airways have applied special 'Nelson Mandela Day' decals across there entire aircraft fleet to co-inside with today's Nelson Mandela Day celebrations. Representing the airline into Perth today operating flight 'SA280/281' was South African Airways A340-211 ZS-SLD msn 019.

Qantas B737-838 (W) VH-VZO

After arriving here in the West on 17th July for the first time, VH-VZO is pictured here landing RWY03 at 12.46hrs after completing flight QF903 ex: Karratha. (This aircraft wears a blue ribbon in support of mens prostate cancer).