Oct 31, 2013

A320-231 VH-FNP returns with new paint!

Former Skywest Airlines A320-231 VH-FNP msn 429 named 'Honeymoon Cove' arrived 01.06hrs ex: Singapore Seletar Airport (WSSL) as flight 'VOZ9994' after under going heavy maintenance & re-painting into Virgin Australia c/s.

VH-FNP had earlier today departed Singapore Seletar Airport (WSSL) at 15.37hrs (LT) and returned at 16.37hrs on a test flight, before departing for Perth at 20.01hrs. Hexcode: 7C1B33

Oct 30, 2013

Malaysia Airlines Kota Kinabalu - Perth flights go twice weekly from today!

Malaysia Airlines B737-8H6 (W) 9M-MLP msn 39326 arrived 23.08hrs ex: Kota Kinabalu as flight 'MH120' & departed at 00.43hrs 31/10 returning as flight 'MH121'. Hexcode: 7502B0

Malaysia Airlines flights have increased to two services weekly, with the commencement of the second weekly service commencing today.

Bae 125/1000B VH-LMP

Shortstop Jet Charter Bae 125/1000B VH-LMP msn 259022 arrived 20.40hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport landing RWY21. Hexcode: 7C396F

Qantas B737-838 (W) VH-XZJ msn 39365 'Mendoorwoorrji' (1st Pics) USA

Photos: via Geoffrey Thomas
copyright 2013

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZJ msn 39365 named 'Mendoorwoorrji' seen here above rolling out of its hanger at Boeing Field, Seattle Washington (USA) in her distinctly Aboriginal 'Kimberley inspired' colour scheme. Hexcode: 7C77FD

Oct 29, 2013

Saudi G-550 HZ-A6 (1st visit to Perth)

Saudia Arabia registered & privately operated Gulfstream G-V:SP (G-550) HZ-A6 msn 5038 ex: N192BH arrived 14.47hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) landing RWY21. Hexcode: 710254 (1st visit to Perth)

Conoco Phillips G550 N661CP departs


Conoco Phillips Gulfstream G550 N661CP msn 5104 departed 10.02hrs to Brisbane (YBBN).

Oct 27, 2013

BD-700-1A10 N889CP arrives ex: Macau (VMMC)

Kirra Aircraft Leasing BD-700-1A10 Global Express N889CP msn 9104 arrived 14.36hrs ex: Macau Intl Airport (VMMC) landing RWY21. Hexcode: AC3F84

Conoco Phillips G550 N661CP

Conoco Phillips Gufstream G550 N661CP msn 5104 arrived 11.28hrs ex: Papeete Fa'a'a Intl Airport  (PPT/NTAA) French Polynesia landing RWY21. Hexcode: A8B830

Oct 26, 2013

Jetstar's last Gold Coast - Perth - Gold Coast flight today!

Jetstar.com A320-232 VH-VGR msn 4257 operated the last direct Gold Coast / Perth / Gold Coast 'JST982/983' flights today, arrived at 23.08hrs landing RWY21, & departed at 00.41hrs 27/10 returning. Hexcode: 7C6B39

South African GLEX ZS-AMP arrives ex: PHNL & YBCS

Aralia Trading Company Pty Ltd Bombardier BD-700-1A10 XRS ZS-AMP msn 9230 arrived 09.12hrs ex: Honolulu Intl Airport (PHNL) and via Cairns (YBCS) landing RWY 21. Hexcode: 008158

Oct 25, 2013

Another new Air Asia Indonesia A320 (SL) visits Perth for the first time.

Air Asia Indonesia Airbus A320-216 (SL) PK-AZD msn 5627 operated for the first time into Australia tonight flying the airline's evening 'AWQ8416/8417' services from / to Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia, arrived 20.10hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 21.13hrs returning to Bali. Hexcode: 8A03E5 (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth)

B737-86N (W) PK-GFZ (1st visit)

Garuda Indonesia Airways B737-86N (W) PK-GFZ msn 38044 (delivered on 4.10.13) arrived 15.34hrs ex: Jakarta (WIII) Indonesia as flight 'GIA724' & departed at 17.36hrs returning to Jakarta as flight 'GIA 725'. Hexcode: 8A03CB (1st visit to Perth)

NT Police PC-12/47E VH-YDR

Northern Territory Police Force's Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-YDR msn 1258 arrived 14.22hrs into Perth's Jandakot Airport (YPJT) ex: Newman Airport. Hexcode: 7C79FD

Oct 24, 2013

Ramsay Air Charter F-2000EX VH-RAM arrives ex: Maldives (VRMM)

Ramsay Air Charter Dassault Falcon 2000EX VH-RAM msn 162 arrived 19.21hrs ex: Male Intl Airport (VRMM) Maldives landing RWY21.Hexcode: 7C561C

Oct 23, 2013

Brillant arrival photos of Indonesia Air Asia's A320-214 (SL) PK-AZE

Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright images 2013
Indonesia Air Asia's A320-214 (SL) PK-AZE msn 5098 ex: F-WWIQ seen here arriving into Perth Airport at 10.03hrs ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) landing RWY03, as flight AWQ8418 and departed at 11.00hrs returning to Denpasar Bali (WADD) as flight AWQ8419 . Hexcode: 8A03F3

Oct 22, 2013

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'ASY1122'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 23.19hrs ex: Darwin  via Port Hedland as flight 'ASY1122' & departed at 01.34hrs 23/10 to Ho Chi Minh City (VVTS/SGN) Vietnam as same. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

Airbus Industries 1st production A320 with Sharklets (1st visit to Perth) today! + Photos

Photos: Darren Koch
West Australian Airport Spotters
copyright images 2013

Indonesia Air Asia Airbus A320-214 (SL) PK-AZE msn 5098 ex: F-WWIQ arrived 19.56hrs ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia, as flight 'AWQ8416' landing RWY03 and departed at 20.47hrs returning to Bali as flight 'AWQ8417'. Hexcode: 8A03F3 (1st visit to Perth)

Note: This aircraft is the first production built Airbus A320 aircraft fitted with Sharklets.

Hifly A340-313X CS-TQM 'ASY045'

Hifly A340-313X CS-TQM msn 117 arrived 19.17hrs as flight 'ASY045' ex: Sydney (YSSY)landing RWY03 & departed at 21.25hrs to Al Minhad AFB (OMDM) UAE.Hexcode: 49522D

Oct 21, 2013

BD-700-1A10 'Global 6000' N433DC

Bombardier Aerospace BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 'XRS' N433DC msn 9262 arrived 14.09hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) landing RWY21. Hexcode: A52E91

A319-132LR VH-VCJ 'SND2' (In & Out)

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132LR VH-VCJ msn 1880 arrived 10.40hrs ex: RAAF Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'SND2' landing RWY21 & departed at 11.20hrs returning to RAAF Darwin (YPDN) as same. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

Jet-Go Australia ERJ135 VH-JTG

Jet-Go Australia Embraer ERJ-135 VH-JTG msn 145687 arrived 10.34hrs landing RWY21 ex: Kalgoorlie (YPKG) as flight 'JG99' as part of Bill Peaches Journey 12 day 'Great Southern Aircruise' 2013. Departed at 09.45hrs Wednesday 23rd October, to Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN) as flight 'JG99'. Hexcode: 7C3042

Oct 18, 2013

75 sqn FA/18A's arrive into YPEA for 'Operation Phoenix Black'

Three RAAF FA/18A's believed to be A21-11, A21-24, & A21-34 arrived mid afternoon into RAAF Base Pearce (YPEA) ex: RAAF Tindal (YPTN) from 75 Sqn today as flight 'Magpie', for upcoming 'Operation Phoenix Black' to be operated from the base next week on Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th October. It is understood the three Hornets will be in Perth until Saturday 26th (subject to change).

Flight operations to be operated from the base from: 09.00hrs to 11.00hrs & 14.00hrs to 16.00hrs & 19.00hrs to 21.00hrs (Note): times subject to changes as always.

Skytraders A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'SND1' (In & Out)

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 15.25hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND1' & departed at 16.33hrs to Darwin (YPDN) as same.

Oct 17, 2013

Dassault Falcon 900LX VQ-BNH

Privately operated Dassault Falcon 900LX VQ-BNH msn 258 arrived 19.23hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) landing RWY21 & departed at 21.56hrs 18/10 to Chek Lap Kok Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong. Hexcode: 424609

Oct 15, 2013

RMAF B737-7H6 (BBJ) M53-01 'RMF470'

Photo: Jim Woodrow
West Australian Airport Spotters
copyright 2013
Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) Boeing 737-7H6 (BBJ) M53-01 msn 29274 arrived 18.26hrs ex: Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) as flight 'RMF470' landing RWY21 & departed at 11.18hrs 20/10 returning to Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) as same. Hexcode: 7500D7

Thai Air Asia X's expansion into North Asia & Australia in 2014.

Low cost carrier Air Asia X has received approval of its Thai Air Operator License from the country’s ministry of transport, taking it a step closer to the establishment of its first international hub outside Kuala Lumpur in Bangkok in 2014.

Final approval of the Air Operators Certificate is expected by end of 2013, after which Thai Air Asia X will be able to commence operations, with a focus on flying to long-haul destinations in North Asia and Australia.

“Passenger traffic from destinations in these markets to Bangkok is very high, largely leisure travelers, and primarily served by higher-cost full service airlines,” chief executive Azran Osman-Rani said. “Thai Air Asia X expects to significantly grow tourist arrivals to Thailand.”

Source: Travel Today.

Oct 14, 2013

US Navy B737-7AFC (C-40A Clipper) 165829 (arrived then departed RAAF Pearce)

United States Navy (USN) Boeing 737-7AFC (C-40A Clipper) 165829 msn 29979 'City of Jacksonville' arrived 13.04hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'CNV 7721' landing RWY18 and departed at 13.53hrs as same. Hexcode: AE04D7

Scoot confirms Perth services from 12 DEC 13 (5 flights weekly)

Scoot.com  B777-212 (ER) 9V-OTA
Photo: Mark Lynam (c) 2013
Singapore Airlines LLC subsidiary airline Scoot.com commences services from Singapore to Perth & return from Thursday 12th December 2013, the airline initially operating up to 5 services weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Flights arrive into Perth ex: Singapore at 18.20hrs (WST) as flight TZ8; and depart at 19.30hrs returning to Singapore's Changi Airport as flight TZ7.

Last Updated: 17th October 2013.

Gulstream G-550 N5092

Chevron (USA) Gulfstream G-550 N5092 msn 5386 arrived 06.39hrs ex: Kansai Airport (RJBB/ KIX) Japan, landing RWY21, and departed at 22.59hrs 15/10 to Bangkok (VTBD). Hexcode: A65DFD

Oct 13, 2013

Deer Jet FA7X B-8203 DER320/321 (1st visit to Perth)

Photo: Richard Siudak
copyright 2013

Deer Jet (China) Dassault Falcon 7X (FA7X) B-8203 msn 193 arrived 17.00hrs ex: Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport (ZSSS) China as flight 'DER320' landing RWY21 after a flight time of 8hrs.32mins. Hexcode: 780AF9 (1st visit to Perth)

Departed at 13.37hrs (WST) Tuesday 15th October, to Karratha (YPKA) as flight 'DER321'.

Garuda's new 14 day old B737-86N PK-GFY (1st visit to Perth) GA724/725

Photo: Richard Suidak
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Garuda Indonesia Airway's newest Boeing 737-86N (W) PK-GFY msn 38043 operated her debut service into Perth today operating the airline's GA724/725 services from Soekarno-Hatta Intl Airport (WIII) Jakarta Indonesia to Perth & return, arrived 16.06hrs landing RWY21 (as seen here above) and departed at 17.32hrs for the return. Hexcode: 8A03CA

Antonov An-124-100 RA-82044 VDA1205/1120

Photo: Richard Suidak
on final approach to Perth Airport's RWY21
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Photo: Hayden Lamb
West Australian Airport Spotters
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Russian International Limited Volga Dnepr Airlines operated Antonov An-124:100 RA-82044 msn 9773054155109 arrived 15.36hrs (as seen here above) ex: RNZAF Base Ohakea (NZOH) landing RWY 21, after a flight time of 8hrs.22mins. Hexcode: 15407C

Departed to Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) at 06.39hrs, Wednesday 16th October as flight 'VDA1120'.


Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFD msn 26553 arrived 10.03hrs ex: Auckland (NZAA) New Zealand as flight SQC7293 & departed at 13.04hrs to Singapore (WSSS) as same. Hexcode: 76CCC4

Oct 12, 2013

Qantas B737-838 (W) Kalbarri's first visit to Perth

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZI msn 39364 named 'Kalbarri' arrived 16.12hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight QF777, and departed at 08.42hrs Sunday 13th October to Darwin operating as flight QF792. Hexcode: 7C77FC (1st visit to Perth)

Our 100th B737 aircraft (In & Out Perth today!)

Virgin Australia's '100th B737' aircraft VH-YFR msn 41012 named 'Scamander Beach' arrived 09.13hrs ex: Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'VA551' & departed at 10.26hrs returning to Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'VA556'. Hexcode: 7C7A45

Oct 11, 2013

ERJ-190-100ECJ N277GV

Bank of Utah Trustee Embraer ERJ-190-100ECJ N227GV msn 19000159 arrived 11.46hrs ex: Halim Airport (WIHH) Jakarta Indonesia, and departed at 08.25hrs Monday 14th October to Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS). Hexcode: A1FBAC

Oct 9, 2013

Antonov An-124:100M Ruslan UR-82009 ADB1202 (WMKJ-YPPH-YSSY)

Russian International Limited Antonov Airlines An-124:100M UR-82009 msn 195030501007 arrived 21.30hrs ex: 'Sultan Ismail Intl' Airport (WMKJ) Johore Bahru, Malaysia as flight 'ADB1202' & departed at 00.33hrs Thursday 10th October to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) as same. Hexcode: 50801D

Oct 8, 2013

Dassault Falcon 20 VH-PNY (1st visit to Perth)

Business Aviation Solutions Dassault Falcon 20-F5 VH-PNY msn 357 arrived 20.13hrs ex: Sydney Airport (YSSY) and departed at 08.00hrs 9/10 to Juanda Intl Airport (WARR) Surabaya, Indonesia. Hexcode: 7C4DDC (1st visit to Perth)

Oct 6, 2013

A330-243 VH-XFH (1st visit to Perth)

Virgin Australia's newest A330-243 VH-XFH named 'Duranbah Beach' msn 1452 arrived 23.50hrs ex: Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'VA474' and departed at 06.01hrs 07/10 to Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'VA676'. Hexcode:7C752B

A320-232 (SL) VH-VFQ (1st visit to Perth)

Photo: Luke McConville
West Australian Airport Spotters
copyright image 2013
Jetstar.com A320-232 (SL) VH-VFQ msn 5780 arrived 08.28hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) 'as seen here above' asflight 'JST972' landing RWY03, and departed at 09.31hrs to Adelaide (YPAD) as flight 'JST977' Hexcode: 7C6B17 (1st visit to Perth)

Pacific Flight Services L-35 'Medic 35'

Pacific Flight Services Learjet 35 VH-PFA msn 35A-661 arrived 05.00hrs ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia & Port Hedland (YPPD) as flight 'Medic 35' landing RWY21, & departed at 16.12hrs to Lombok (WADL) as same. Hexcode: 7C4CA4

Updated: 7th October 2013

Oct 5, 2013

A320-216 PK-AXD AWQ8416/8417

Indonesia Air Asia A320-216 PK-AXD msn 3182 operated its first recorded service into Perth today, operating flights 'AWQ8416/8417' arrived 20.09hrs and departed at 21.08hrs from / to Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia. Hexcode: 8A017C

Oct 4, 2013

An-124-100 Ruslan UR-82027 ADB178F/1118


Photo: Jonathan Williams
West Australian Airport Spotters
copyright image 2013
Antonov Airlines An-124-100 'Ruslan' UR-82027 msn 19530502288 arrived 21.37hrs ex: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (WMSA/SZB) Subang Malaysia, as re-positioning flight 'ADB178F' landing RWY21 and departed at 07.27hrs 6/10 'as seen here above' to Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) as flight ADB1118. Hexcode: 508015