Dec 28, 2014
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)
Photos: 1, 3,4,5,6,7,8 Mark Lynam
Photo: 2 Duncan Watkinson
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)
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
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
Dec 24, 2014
Photos: Mark Lynam
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
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
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
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:
Dec 20, 2014
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
Photo: Mark Lynam
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.Asia.com 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 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 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
RJ-85 VH-NJW msn 2329
Adelaide to Perth
Photos: Mark Lynam
Photos: Mark Lynam
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 msn 23635 arrived 15.03hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'RON941' & departed at 16.28hrs to Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'RON905'. Hexcode: 7C4366
Jetstar Asia.com 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 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)
Photo: Mark Lynam
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
Dec 13, 2014
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'.