Jun 30, 2012

Singapore Airlines Perth June B777 flight review

Singapore Airlines B777 services to Perth June 2012 review of aircraft used on flights 'SQ225/224' and 'SQ223/226' between Singapore and Perth.

B772:  9V-SQI x 3, 9V-SQJ x 6, 9V-SQK x 6, 9V-SQL x 2, 9V-SQM x 8, 9V-SQN x 6
B772: 9V-SRM x 4, 9V-SRN x 1, 9V-SRO x4, 9V-SRP x 2, 9V-SRQ x 4

B773: 9V-SYF x 4, 9V-SYG x 1, 9V-SYH x 1, 9V-SYI x 1, 9V-SYK x 4, 9V-SYL x 1

SAA A340 July movements in summary

South African Airways A340 aircraft movements in summary for the month of June 2012.

A340-313E: ZS-SXC x 4,
A340-313X: ZS-SXG x 2, ZS-SXH x 2
A340-642: ZS-SNA x 3, ZS-SNB x 2, ZS-SNC x2, ZS-SND x 2, ZS-SNE x 7, ZS-SNF x 1
ZS-SNG x 1

A330-243 VH-XFE 'Manly Beach' 1st visit to Perth

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFE msn 1319 ex: F-WWTE named 'Manly Beach' operated her debut service to Perth from Melbourne today flying as 'VOZ691' arrived at 19.20hrs and departed at 08.45hrs 1/07 returning to Melbourne as flight 'VOZ680'. (New aircraft and 1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 7C7528

Jun 29, 2012

Emirates 3 in 1 today...EWC, EBR, EBZ

A6-EWC B777-21H (LR) msn 35576 operated 'EK424/425' Arr: 00.42hrs Dep: 06.08hrs
A6-EBR B777-31H (ER) msn 34483 operated 'EK420/421' Arr: 17.39hrs Dep: 22.47hrs
A6-EBZ B777-31N (ER) msn 33713 operated 'EK3424/3425 Arr: 20.08hrs Dep: 22.38hrs.

These three flights today combined = 869 PAX (Inbound) and 1029 Pax (Outbound) quiet staggering numbers, when you consider our national carrier is freefalling into oblivion.

Update: It was incorrectly previously mentioned that EBZ was operating a debut service to YPPH, this was incorrect, and the blog has been edited to reflect the error, thanks to Robert for his keen eye.

Cathay Pacific A330-343X B-LAD 100th aircraft CX

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343X B-LAD msn 776 arrived 05.36hrs ex: Hong Kong (VHHH) as flight 'CX137' and departed at 07.20hrs returning to Hong Kong as flight 'CX136'. Wearing modified colours representing the 100th aircraft delivered to Cathay Pacific on 29th August 2006. Hexcode: 7801C9

Jun 28, 2012

Perth's Jandakot Airport's "N registered" arrivals today!

Aircraft Guaranty Corp Trustee Columbia LC-42-550FG N1222G msn 42554 arrived 13.57hrs ex: Lombok (WADL); Broome (YBRM); Shark Bay (YSHK) to Jandakot and departed at 10.28hrs 30/06 to Ayres Rock (NT) Hexcode: A05DC5

Teoh Eng Huat Malaysian Die-Casting Ind S/B Corp Cessna 182T N118EH msn T18208788 arrived 14.45hrs ex: Lombok (WADL); Broome (YBRM); Shark Bay (YSHK) to Jandakot. Hexcode: A04A57

Air Asia X extra twice weekly Thu / Sat started today

Air Asia X re-commenced twice daily Thursday and Sunday services today between Kuala Lumpur to Perth. Today's D7232/233 services operated by A330-343X 9M-XXE msn 1075 arrived 14.05hrs landing RWY21. Hexcode: 7501E9 Scheduled arr / dep times: 14.05hrs (inbound) 15.15hrs (outbound) to be further updated!

Air Asia X A330-343X 9M-XXF msn 1126 operated today's XAX236/237 services from / to Kuala Lumpur, arrived at 04.56hrs and departed at  07.06hrs. Hexcode: 7501F9

Jun 27, 2012

Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd PC-12/47E N9401S

Photos: Duncan Watkinson copyrighted images 2012

Pilatus Business Aircraft PC-12/47E N9401S msn 1292 arrived at 16.10hrs on delivery to Premair at Jandakot Airport (YPJT) via Lombok (WADL), Broome (YBRM), Shark Bay (YSHK). Hexcode: AD0FB4 (1st visit to Jandakot)

Update: 2/07 Departed Jandakot Airport (YPJT) at 11.27hrs for Port Hedland (YPPD) then onto Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.

B767-338 (ER) VH-OGQ QF6123

Qantas Airways B767-338 (ER) VH-OGQ msn 28154 arrived 14.35hrs 26/06 ex: Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'QF651' and departed at 13.29hrs 27/06 as 'QF6123'  to Sydney. Hexcode: 7C47C8

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'SND1'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 11.38hrs ex: Darwin landing RWY21 and departed at 11.38hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

Jun 26, 2012

Hifly A340-312 CS-TQL 'ASY037'

Hifly A340-312 CS-TQL msn 133 arrived 12.55hrs landing RWY03 ex: Brisbane (YBBN) at 09.38hrs (EST) as flight 'ASY037' and departed to Darwin (YPDN) arriving at 18.36hrs( LT) then departed to Minhad AFB (OMDM) UAE at 21.27hrs (LT) as 'ASY037'Hexcode: 49522C 

Jun 24, 2012

Skywest 'Buzz Aldrin' Charter Flights to CVQ

Former United States NASA astronaut & second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin arrived in Carnarvon this weekend to officially open the Carnarvon Space & Technology Museum. The 82 year old former astronaut was welcomed by WA State Govt Tourism Minister Dr Kim Hames together with approx 200 locals,and school children.

WA's regional airline Skywest operated the below flights from Perth to Carnarvon for this special occassion.

XR361 / 22 JUN PER/CVQ  ETD: 09.30hrs ops by Fokker 50 VH-FNH
XR363 / 22 JUN PER/CVQ  ETD: 10.00hrs ops by Fokker 50 VH-FNI

XR362 / 23JUN CVQ/PER  ETA: 17.40hrs ops by Fokker 50 VH-FNH
XR364 / 23JUN CVQ/PER  ETA: 17.55hrs ops by Fokker 50 VH-FNI

With thanks to Luke Chittock from Amity Travel Centre for the information. Thanks Luke!


Crown Casino Gulfstream G-V VH-CRQ msn 603 departed 16.35hrs to Halim Airport (WIIH) Jakarta Indonesia. Hexcode: 7C0C94

US Navy C-130T 164559 'CNV3242' arrives into RAAF Pearce

Photos: Richard Siudak  copyright 2012

United States Navy Lockheed C-130T Hercules 164995 msn 5330 arrived RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 16.06hrs LT (as seen above) arriving ex: Brisbane (YBBN) landing RWY36 as flight 'CNV3242'  and departed at 10.30hrs 25/06 returning as same. Hexcode: AE032E

Learjet 35 VH-ESM "Shadow"

Raytheon Learjet 35 VH-ESM msn 35-611 arrived 15.08hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'Shadow' landing RWY36.

SIA A333 overnight SQ213/214 services

Singapore Airlines re-commenced the SQ213/214 flight overnight operating from / to Singapore, arrived at 00.55hrs and departed at 02.47hrs, the night flight operated by A330-323X 9V-STA msn 978. Hexcode:76CE81

Jun 23, 2012

B77W A6-EGM (1st visit to Perth) EK420/421

Emirates Airlines B777-31H (ER) A6-EGM msn 41073 arrived 17.35hrs and departed at 22.36hrs operating today's EK420/421 services from / to Dubai. Hexcode: 89620E (1st visit to Perth)

Our Airline B737-3YO VH-INU 'RON901

Our Airline B737-3YO VH-INU msn 23684 arrived 13.26hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'RON901 c/sign: Air Nauru 901' landing 03. Hexcode: 7C2A68

Jun 22, 2012

A330-322 9M-MKJ MH125/124 today

Malaysia Airlines A330-322 9M-MKJ msn 119 operated today's 'MH125/124' Kuala Lumpur to Perth and return flights, arrived at 15.13hrs and departed at 16.52hrs. Hexcode: 750064

Jun 21, 2012

BD-700-1A10 VH-TGG

Gandel Investments BD-700-1A10 VH-TGG msn 9143 arrived 23.16hrs and departed at 12.10hrs 22/06 to Christmas Island (YPXM) assisting with Indonesian boat capsizing in the Indian Ocean north of Christmas Island.Hexcode: 7C610E

Asylum seeking capsized boat off YPXM rescue flights ex: Perth

Several aircraft were dispatched from Perth Airport today ferrying specialized forensic police to Christmas Island after a suspected illegal asylum seeking boat filled with up to 200 persons capsized approx 100 miles North of Christmas Island (YPXM) in the Indian Ocean.

Pearl Aviation operated AMSA Dornier 328:100 VH-PPG msn 3053 departed at 14.35hrs via Learmonth to Christmas Island; Fortescue Metals Group BD-700-1A10 VH-FMG msn 9105 departed at 18.02hrs. WA Govt operated Hawker 850XP VH-MQY msn 258807 operated Perth via Learmonth to Christmas Island offering assistance as required.

RAAF AP-3C Orions operating as 'Sea Lion 57',63 and 'Rescue 252/3' are also used in the searching of ocean for survivors operating from Darwin and from Learmonth.

Royal Australian Naval vessels HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Wollongong are also playing an effective role in the rescuing of survivors.


Avwest CL-604 VH-VRE msn 5561 departed 04.29hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) and returned to Perth landing at 16.24hrs.

Fortescue Metal Groups BD-700-1A10 VH-FMG continues to operate from Christmas Island (YPXM) and returned to Perth this afternoon landing at 17.11hrs.

Our Airline B737-3YO VH-INU msn 23684 arrived 13.26hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'RON901' and departed at 16.40hrs returning as same.


Avwest CL-604 VH-URR msn 5439 departed at 06.27hrs to the region this morning and is noted to be operating into and out of RAAF Learmonth.

Fortescue Metals Group BD-700-1A10 VH-FMG msn 9015 is also assisting operating from RAAF Learmonth.

Gandel Investments BD-700-1A10 VH-TGG msn 9143 departed at 12.19hrs to Christmas Island to assist with the rescue, after overnighting the 'GLEX'  arrived  back into Perth at 18.55hrs 23/06.

RFDS Hawker 800XP VH-RIO msn 258594 departed 08.54hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) via Learmonth (YPLM) and returned to Perth landing at 18.30hrs LT; Pearl Aviation operated AMSA Dornier 328:100 VH-PPF msn 3057 operating as 'Rescue 461'.

Our Airline B737-3YO VH-INU msn 23684 operated PER-DRW-XCH-PER as flight 'RON902'.

This topic will constantly be updated when more updated information becomes available.   Please note that any times quoted are approx only and are given as a guide.

A319-115 (CJ)VH-VHD 'SND1'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 13.50hrs landing RWY21 ex: RAAF Curtin (YCIN) as flight 'SND1' and departed at 15.33hrs to RAAF Curtin as sameReturned to Perth at 21.04hrs landing RWY21 from RAAF Curtin. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

B737-3YO VH-INU 'RON920'

Our Airline B737-3YO VH-INU msn 23684 arrived 04.24hrs ex: RAAF Sherger (YBSG) Queensland, as flight 'RON920' Hexcode: 7C2A68

Jun 20, 2012

US Navy C-40A 165835 CNV7782 (YPEA)

United States Navy Boeing 737-7AFC (C-40A Clipper) 165835 msn 33826 VR-57 NAS North Island CA, arrived 11.48hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'CNV7782' and departed at 12.48hrs returning to Darwin (YPDN) as same. Hexcode: AE1251


Paspaley Group of Companies Dassault Falcon 900EX VH-PPD msn 185 departed 10.29hrs to Canberra (YSCB) Hexcode: 7C4E0F

B737-4Q8 (SF) ZK-TLF (1st visit to Perth)

Air Work (NZ) Toll Freight Express B737-4Q8 (SF) ZK-TLF msn 24709 arrived 08.00hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'TFR12' (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: C81EB6

CL-604 D-AFAI (1st visit) arrived ex: Colombo

FAI - Rent a Jet CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) D-AFAI msn 5366 ex: N906TF arrived 07.48hrs ex: Bandaranike Intl Airport (VCBI) Colombo Sri Lanka, as flight 'IFA2307' landing RWY03. Hexcode: 3C5829 (1st visit to Perth)

Jun 19, 2012

BD-700-1A10 D-AXTM (CMB-PER-CMB) IFA6087

FAI - Rent a Jet BD-700-1A10 GLEX D-AXTM c/n 9102 arrived 22.35hrs ex: Bandaranaike Intl Airport (VCBI/CMB) Colombo Sri Lanka as flight 'IFA6087' and departed at 19.59hrs 20/06 returning to Colombo (VCBI) as same. Hexcode: 3C171B

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'SND1'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 18.43hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'SND1' and departed at 22.15hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

Go Well Go Shell...Bizjets arr & dep YPPH

Shell Oil Companies four executive aircraft arrived into Perth Airport today, all having had departed earlier today from Canberra Airport and routed as per below.

VQ-BSO FA7X msn 64 routed YSCB / YPKA / YBWX / YPPH c/sign: 'SHE962' arrived 17.50hrs landing RWY21 and departed 23.32hrs 21/06 to Bangkok (VTBD) as same.   Hexcode:424954

VQ-BSP FA7X msn 83 routed YSCB / YPKA / YBWX / YPPH c/sign: 'SHE963' arrived 17.53hrs landing RWY21 and departed 09.06hrs 21/06 to Bangkok (VTBD) . Hexcode: 424955
VQ-BSN FA7X msn 58 routed YSCB / YGLA / YPPH  c/sign: 'SHE961' arrived 18.55hrs landing RWY21 and departed 22.15hrs 20/06 to Bangkok (VTBD) Thailand Hexcode: 424953

VP-BSO F-900 msn 74  routed YSCB / YGLA / YPPH c/sign: 'VP-BSO' arrived 18.38hrs landing RWY21 and departed 23.28hrs 20/06 to Honolulu (PHNL) via Nadi (NFFN) Fiji.  Hexcode: 4001AE

Last Updated: 21.06.12

Execujet NZ G-550 ZK-KFB

Air National Gulfstream G-550 ZK-KFB msn 5260 arrived 11.28hrs ex: Melbourne (Essendon) Airport and departed at 08.30hrs 20/06 to West Angelas (YANG). Hexcode: C81D94

Jun 18, 2012

A330-323 9M-MTG (1st visit) today

Malaysia Airlines latest A330-323 9M-MTG msn 1318 operated her debut flight overnight to Perth operating the  'MH127/126' services from Kuala Lumpur. The flight arrived at 00.29hrs then departed at 01.53hrs for the return. Hexcode: 75025A

Jun 17, 2012

US Navy C-130T 164994 arrives into YPEA

United States Navy (USN) Fleet Logistics Supply Lockheed C-130T Hercules 164994 msn 382-5299 VR-53 arrived 18.26hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'CNV7616' and departed 14.54hrs 18/06 to Darwin (YPDN) as same. Hexcode: AE031E

Hawker 800XP N380GP

Aircraft Guaranty Corporation Trustee Hawker 800XP N380GP msn 258591 arrived 14.22hrs ex: Halim Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia. Hexcode: A45BEE

Jun 16, 2012

USN C-130T 164995 arrives into YPEA

US Navy Fleet Logistics Support Lockheed C-130T Hercules 164995 msn 382-5300 'VR-53' arrived 15.52hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'CNV3242' landing RWY 36 ex: Brisbane, and departed at 11.40hrs Sun 17th June returning to Brisbane as same, was noted arriving at 19.31hrs EST. Hexcode: AE03E2

USN B737-8FV Poseidons depart YPEA

Photo: Richard Siudak (c) 2012

Both US Navy B737-8FV Poseidons 167955 and 167956 both departed RAAF Pearce (YPEA) today as Navy JA 955 and 956 respectively one heading home, with the other heading east.

When at Pearce the P-8A operated a total of 7 sorties from 5th to 14th June, interestingly though all were operated by 1 aircraft only, the other never used, presumably as a spare or backup.

Pictured above is US Navy's 167956 arriving into RAAF Pearce on Friday 1st June 2012, taken by Richard Siudak.

Jun 15, 2012

Fog at Perth diverts 2 QF flights to Adelaide

Qantas Airways A330-303 VH-QPD msn 574 operating flight 'QF68' Hong Kong to Perth diverted en-route to Adelaide (YPAD) due fog at Perth Airport. This service arrived into Perth at 11.09hrs, the outbound service to Hong Kong 'QF67' however was operated today by A330-203 VH-EBH msn 892
departing at 11.17hrs.

Qantas Airways A330-303 VH-QPE msn 593 operating flight 'QF72' Singapore to Perth also diverted en-route to Adelaide (YPAD) and was noted arriving into Perth at 10.08hrs, this aircraft then operated flight 'QF802' to Melbourne departing at 13.23hrs.

With thanks to Luke Chittock for the details. 

Jun 14, 2012

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'SND1'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 12.41hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) and departed at 13.56hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND1' Hexcode: 7C6B4F

Jun 13, 2012

RNZAF B757-2KC Kiwi 270 arrives YPEA

Royal New Zealand Air Force B757-2KC NZ7572 msn 26634 arrived 11.40hrs landing RWY18L RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'Kiwi 270'. Hexcode: C87F01

Jun 12, 2012

Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 PK-GMX (1st visit)

Garuda Indonesia Airways B737-8U3 (W) PK-GMX msn 38070 operated today's 'GA728' service from Bali to Perth (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth) arrived 23.47hrs and departed at 07.33hrs 13/06 returning to Bali as flight 'GA727'.Hexcode: 8A02D6

Jun 10, 2012

US Navy C-130T 164994 arrives into (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 164994 msn 382-5299 arrived 16.44hrs landing RWY 36 RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'CNV7301' and departed 10.24hrs 12th June as same.  Hexcode: AE031E Last prior visit 11th April 2012.

Jun 9, 2012

A319-115(CJ) VH-VHD 'SND1'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 17.39hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) and Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'SND1' then departed at 18.37hrs to Melbourne (YMML) as same. Hexcode: 7C6B47

BD-700-1A10 D-AXTM IFA6084

FAI Rent a Jet BD-700-1A10 'Global Express' D-AXTM msn 9102 arrived 16.41hrs ex: Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'IFA6084' and departed at 19.00hrs to Male (VRMM) Maldives. Hexcode: 3C171B (1st visit to Perth)

SQ 773 9V-SYK SQ223/226 today.

Singapore Airlines B777-312 (ER) 9V-SYK msn 33375 operated 'SQ223/226' services from / to Singapore, arrived at 14.30hrs and departed at 16.19hrs off RWY 03.  Hexcode: 76CF2B with thanks to Robert, its last previous visit October 2006.

US Navy C-40 Clipper 166693 returns to (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) Boeing 737-7AFC (C-40A Clipper) 166693 msn 34304 arrived 14.13hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'CNV7282', and departed 09.04hrs 10/06 to Darwin as same. the aircraft's second visit in a week!  Hexcode: AE147A

Jun 8, 2012

SAA Revised schedule changes effective:16/08

SAA A340-642 ZS-SNB msn 417
Photo: Mark Lynam (c) 2012

South African Airways (SAA) effective Thursday 16th August 2012 will commence daily services to Perth from Johannesburg South Africa.

Sunday's daylight SA282 will be cancelled from Sunday 19th August 2012, to be replaced by a Sunday evening SA281 service to Johannesburg.

SAA will then have a common daily service operating between South Africa to Perth, West Australia using a mix of Airbus A343 / A346 aircraft.

SA280 ETA:13.25hrs WST arrives ex: JNB
SA281 ETD: 23.50hrs WST to: JNB

With thanks to Luke Chittock for the details!

Virgin Australia's B738 'Sandy Bay' (1st visit)

Virgin Australia's latest B737-8FE (W) VH-YFL msn 41002 named 'Sandy Bay' arrived 09.30hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'VOZ1432' and departed at 10.40hrs to Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'VOZ467'.  Hexcode: 7C7A3F (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth)

Jun 7, 2012

SQ B773 9V-SYL SQ223/226 today

Singapore Airlines B777-312 9V-SYL msn 33376 operated today's 'SQ223/226' services from / to Singapore. Hexcode: 76CF2C to be further updated.

New Garuda B738-8U3 PK-GMU (1st visit)

Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 (W) PK-GMU msn 38073 arrived 13.25hrs landing RWY03 operating today's 'GA724/725'  from  / to Jakarta and Denpasar Bali and return. Hexcode: 8A02D3 (1st visit to Perth)