Dec 28, 2014

Tiger Airways A320-232 9V-TRX (1st visit) TR2716/2717

Tigerair A320-232 9V-TRX msn 5662 ex: Tiger Mandala Airways PK-RMV arrived 20.49hrs ex: Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) as flight 'TR2716' landing RWY21 & departed at 21.52hrs returning to Singapore as flight 'TR2717'. Hexcode: 76D258 (1st visit to Perth) 

Al-Atheer A310-304 HZ-NSA (1st visit to Perth)

Photos: 1, 3,4,5,6,7,8 Mark Lynam
Photo: 2 Duncan Watkinson
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Al-Atheer Airbus A310-304 HZ-NSA c/n 431 arrived 15.28hrs landing RWY24 ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as flight 'Hotel Zulu - November Sierra Alpha' after a flight time of 3hrs.31mins, taxiied (as seen above) to ITB bay 62 where she parked overnight .

Departed Perth Airport at 16.30hrs Monday 29th December off RWY21 to Riyadh King Khalid Intl Airport (OERK) Saudia Arabia, via Male Intl Airport, Hulhule Island, North Male Atoll (VRMM) Maldives, arrived at 20.37hrs (LT) after a flight time of 7hrs.07mins. Hexcode: 7101E6 (1st visit to Perth)

Heavy landing grounds Air Asia X A330 9M-XXD

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXD msn 1066 arrived 05.48hrs ex: Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) and upon a heavy landing on RWY21 blew out tyres resulting in the aircraft losing some hydraulic fluid & sustaining some minor damage. The aircraft was moved to taxiway 'Lima 2' where the passengers where off loaded and transported by buses to the terminal for immigration & customs processing.

The Damaged Tyre off A330-343E 9M-XXD today

Photos:  supplied to Perth Airport Spotters Blog
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9M-XXD was towed to the International terminal and parked off in a stand off bay, awaiting for parts & technicians to arrive from Kuala Lumpur onboard the airline's second daily service to Perth D7232 operated today by A330-343E 9M-XAA.

9M-XXD was re-timed to depart late evening on Sun 28th or early hours Mon 29th, both did not occur, additional parts including Hydraulic lines arrived aboard Monday mornings 29th Dec XAX236 service from KL operated by 9M-XAA with AOG parts including a sleeve for the axle & new landing gear panel arriving aboard this afternoon's service XAX232 aboard 9M-XXS.

9M-XXD departed Perth Airport at 22.14hrs Sunday 29th Dec as flight XAX237D arrived into KLIA at 03.42hrs Tuesday 30th Dec after a flight time of 5hrs.27mins.

Dec 25, 2014

A320-232 VH-VFY JST968/969 (1st visit to Perth) A320-232 (SL) VH-VFY msn 6362 ex: F-WWDG arrived 22.05hrs ex: Sydney (YSSY) as flight JST968 & departed at 23.09hrs to Melbourne (YMML) as flight JST969. Hexcode: 7C6B1C (1st visit to Perth)

Dec 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to all from Aircraft Enthusiasts Group of Western Australia - 25 years strong

Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2014

We are lucky here in Western Australia, to live in one of the best cities in Australia & the world, our airport also celebrates the holiday season and presents for the second year now these exsuite wire scuptures represeting a Boab Tree from Australia's top end, together with the Kangaroo a recognized Australian icon, and at night when lit up these sculpures come to life & really showcase our airport to its finest. Its been a wonderful year & from all the members & contributors of our blog, we sincerely wish all our followers a safe and happy holiday season.

Dec 23, 2014

LYB LilyJet BD-700-1A10 B-7699'MZT9256/9257' (1st visit to Perth)

ZYB Lily Jet Bombardier BD-700-1A10 B-7699 msn 9112 arrived 21.24hrs ex: Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport (ZSSS) as flight 'MZT9256' landing RWY21 after a flight time of 9hrs.12 & is scheduled to depart at 13.09hrs 24/12 returning to Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport  (ZGGG) China, operating as flight 'MZT9257'. Hexcode: 78073B (1st visit to Perth)

Dec 22, 2014


Photo: Marcus Graff
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Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III A41-206 msn F166/P206 'seen here above' on final approach just prior to landing on RWY21 at 00.13hrs today returning to Australia from the Middle East via NAS Diego Garcia (FJDG) to ITB bay 56, then departed at 02.41hrs to RAAF Richmond (YSRI) as flight ASY1004. Hexcode: 7CF869

Dec 21, 2014

VALE Graham Hewitt

For those of you that were unaware, Graham Hewitt passed away last Sunday.

Graham was a member of the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Western Australia based at Serpentine Airfield, and members of the AEGWA had many memorable visits into his hangar for a chat, cup of tea on occassions & chat about aeroplanes.

Graham was always welcoming, and always had the time for planespotters & enthusiasts alike, he will be sadly missed by all, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family, & members of the SABC at this time.

Graham suffered a stroke earlier this year and never recovered the use of the left side of his body. Graham contracted pneumonia and passed away at 2.25 pm last Sunday afternoon. Graham was an accomplished pilot and an excellent craftsman in both wood and metal. It was great to hear of the progress of his home built plane over the last few years – The Pietenpol Air Camper, a 1929 American designed kit plane - and it's a shame that he didn’t get to fly it for longer. Graham’s daughter Jane has cared for him since his stroke.

The funeral details for Graham are as follows: 
Bowra & O’Dea, 1307 Albany Highway, Cannington at 10.00 am on Friday 2nd January 15.

Graham's pride & joy was his 1929 Pietenpol ABA Air Camper VH-XHE msn 017, seen here photographed at SABC Serpentine Airfield 
Photo: Greg Wood
copyright 2014

Dec 20, 2014

Garuda Indonesia A330-343E PK-GPW (1st visit to Perth) GA724/725

Garuda Indonesia A330-343E PK-GPW msn 1585 operated the airline's first ever A330 service between Soekarno-Hatta Intl Airport (WIII) Jakarta, Indonesia & Perth today, arrived at 19.56hrs & departed at 21.24hrs returning to Jakarta. Hexcode: 8A04D7

Dec 19, 2014

Air Asia Indonesia returns to five flights daily to Bali from today

Photo: Mark Lynam
copyright 2014

Air Asia Indonesia returned to operating 5 daily return flights from Denpasar Bali, Indonesia to Perth from today, Friday 19th December 2014. QZ546/547, QZ534/535, QZ548/549, QZ544/545 & QZ536/537 due to increased demand over the silly season.

Dec 18, 2014

Jetstar new 'extra service' JSA137/138 started today commenced a new 'seasonal service' from today operating as flight/s 3K137/138 from Singapore to Perth & return. The new flights operating on Thursday & arrive at 23.50hrs & depart for the return to Singapore at 00.40+1 (Services operate from18DEC to 15JAN15)

Today's services was operated by A320-232 9V-JSM msn 4872 arrived at 23.50hrs as flight 'JSA137' & departed at 01.10hrs+1 as flight 'JSA138'. Hexcode: 76AA6D

Avwest Aviation Pty Ltd G-650 N47TR arrives on delivery

Avwest Aviation Pty Ltd took delivery today of their latest Gulfstream executive jet, G-V-I (G650) N47TR msn 6101 arrived 21.18hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (after a delay of 24hrs) Hexcode: A5C07A (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth)

Dec 17, 2014

Garuda Indonesia A330-343E PK-GPV GA728 (1st visit to Perth)

Garuda Indonesia Airways A330-343E PK-GPV msn 1577 arrived 22.54hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia as flight 'GA728' & departed at 07.54hrs 18/12 returning to Bali as flight 'GA727'. Hexcode: 8A047A

RNZAF P-3K Orion NZ4202 'Kiwi 285'

Royal New Zealand Air Force Lockheed P-3K Orion NZ4202 msn 5192 arrived 19.20hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'Kiwi 285' & departed to NAS Diego Garcia (FJDG) at 07.51hrs 19/12 as same. Hexcode: C87F08

Cobham Aviation RJ85 VH-NJW JTE5500 ADL-PER (1st visit to Perth)

RJ-85 VH-NJW msn 2329
Flight JTE-5500
Adelaide to Perth

Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2014

Cobham Aviation Bae Avro RJ85 VH-NJW c/n E-2329 ex: G-CDYK (leased from Falko Regional Aircraftarrived 12.05hrs ex: Adelaide (YPAD) as flight 'JTE5500' landing RWY24. Hexcode: 7C432A (1st visit to Perth)

Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2014

Seen 'here above' Cobham Aviation's RJ-85 VH-NJW just seconds to landing on 'RWY03' at completion of her first return flight/s to 'Granny Smith' minesite in the state's northwest operating here as flight 'JTE950/1 on Thursday 18th December 2014.

Dec 16, 2014

Air Nauru (Our Airline) B737-33A VH-NLK 'RON941/905'

Air Nauru (Our Airline) B737-33A VH-NLK msn 23635 arrived 15.03hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'RON941' & departed at 16.28hrs to Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'RON905'. Hexcode: 7C4366

Jetstar's 3rd twice weekly 3K135/136 services started today

Jetstar A320-232 9V-JSQ c/n 5390 arrived 06.00hrs ex: Singapore as flight JSA135 & departed at 07.34hrs returning to Singapore as flight JSA136. Hexcode: 76AA71

Flight/s JSA135/136 operate twice weekly between Singapore & Perth on Tuesday's & Wednesday's from 16DEC14 to 28JAN15.

Air Asia A330-343X 9M-XXU D7236/237 (1st visit to Perth)

Air Asia X Airbus A330-343X 9M-XXU msn 1581 ex: F-WWCM operated today's 'XAX236/237' services from / to Kuala Lumpur, arrived 05.52hrs & departed at 07.29hrs. Hexcode: 75002B (1st visit to Perth)

Emirates A380 services set to start from Dubai to Perth 01MAY 15 ....we hope!

Photo: Mark Lynam
copyright 2014

Emirates the airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced today its intentions to commence daily Airbus A380 services from Dubai to Perth, Western Australia operating on its 'EK420/421' services.

Flight EK420 departs Dubai (OMDB) at 02.55hrs (LT) and arrives into Perth (YPPH) at 17.35hrs after a flight time of 10hrs (approx), the outbound return flight EK421 departs Perth (YPPH) at 22.10hrs & arrives into Dubai (OMDB) at 05.25hrs+1 10hrs.30mins (approx).

AEGWA member & group's patron Geoffrey Thomas's exclusive release announcement can be viewed via the link below:

Dec 14, 2014

Pionair Australia CV-580 'SFZ558/9'

Pionair Australia Pty Ltd Convair CV-580 VH-PDW msn 86 arrived 17.02hrs ex: Cairns, Mount Isa & Ayres Rock as flight 'SFZ558' & departed at 19.57hrs as flight 'SFZ559' to Broome & Darwin. Hexcode: 7C4C72

Dec 13, 2014

Air New Zealand's seasonal B763 services from Christchurch to Perth restarted today

Air New Zealand B767-319 (ER) (W) ZK-NCI msn 26913 operated today's first of this years 'seasonal' services between Christchurch Intl Airport & Perth Intl Airport

Operating twice weekly on Tuesdays & Saturdays from 13th December 2014 to 25th April 2015.

Today's flight 'NZ161' arrived into Perth at 18.09hrs & departed at 22.04hrs returning to New Zealand as flight 'NZ162'. 

Hexcode: C80FAA