Jul 22, 2017

RAAF KC-30A (MRTT) A39-003 'Dragon 21' returns ADF personnel from Exercise Talisman Sabre, Queensland

RAAF KC-30A (MRTT)
A39-003 




Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

RAAF A330-202 KC-30A (MRTT) A39-003 c/n 969 arrived 17.25hrs Perth Airport (YPPH) ex: Rockhampton Airport (YBRK) returning ADF personnel who participated in exercise 'Talisman Sabre' as flight 'Dragon 21' & departed at 10.55hrs (as seen here above) Sunday 23rd July, returning as same. Hexcode: 7CF866

Air Asia X Flight 'XAX236' diverts to Port Hedland due to fog at Perth



Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXG c/n 1131 named 'Southern Xross' operating flight 'XAX236' from Kuala lumpur to Perth Airport (YPPH) diverted en-route into Port Hedland Intl Airport (YPPD) landing at 05.35hrs, The flight number was re-designated to 'XAX236D' departed at 08.03hrs for Perth Airport, landed 09.53hrs landing RWY06 after a flight time of 1hrs.50mins. The reason for the diversion was most likely due to fog at Perth. The return flight 'XAX237' from Perth to Kuala Lumpur departed at 11.13hrs.Hexcode: 7501FA 

Batik Air Indonesia B737-8GP (W) PK-LBQ (1st visit to Perth 'BTK6007/BTK6008'


Batik Air Indonesia B737-8GP (W) PK-LBQ c/n 39825 operated today's 'BTK6007/BTK6008' services from / to Bali's Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia arrived 00.31hrs & departed at 08.36hrs returning to Bali, Indonesia. Hexcode: 8A04AF (1st visit to Perth) 

Jul 21, 2017

Batik Air Indonesia B737-8GP (W) PK-LDG (1st visit to Perth) 'BTK6007/6008'


Batik Air Indonesia B737-8GP (W) PK-LDG c/n 39862 operated today's 'BTK6007/6008' services from / to Denpasar Bali, Indonesia arrived 00.41hrs & departed at 08.29hrs returning to Indonesia. Hexcode: 8A0511 (1st visit & new type by 'ID' to Perth & Australia) 

Jul 20, 2017

Jet Aviation Business Jets G-IV-X (G-450) VP-CTH from / to Jakarta


Jet Aviation Business Jets Gulfstream G-IV-X (G-450) VP-CTH c/n 4248 arrived 16.09hrs ex: Halim Perdanakusuma Intl Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia & departed at 14.56hrs 22/07 returning to Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Intl airport as same. Hexcode: 4241D4

Air Alsie Falcon 7X OY-PGA arrives ex: Bangkok, Thailand (1st visit to Perth)


Air Alsie Dassault Falcon 7X OY-PGA c/n 128 arrived 08.56hrs ex: Don Mueang Intl Airport (VTBD) Bangkok, Thailand as flight 'MMD1541' landing RWY24, after a flight time of 6hrs.23mins & departed at 16.03hrs 22/07 returning to Bangkok, Thailand as same. Hexcode: 45C0E1 (1st visit to Perth)

Jul 19, 2017

Qantaslink (Network Aviation) F-100 VH-NHP arrives after re-branding as 'NWK6682'


Fokker 100 VH-NHP
'Paraburdoo'


Photo: Caleb Holtz
copyright 2017

Qantaslink (Network Aviation) Fokker 100 VH-NHP c/n 11399 named 'Paraburdoo' arrived 15.33hrs landing RWY03 ex: Wagga Wagga Airport (YSWG) via Adelaide Intl Airport (YPAD) fuel stop en-route as flight 'NWK6682' c/sign: 'Netlink 6682' this the first Fokker 100 to be adorned in the airlines new revised c/s. Hexcode: 7C42DB

Jul 18, 2017

Canadian Utilities Falcon 7X C-GCUL arrives ex: South Korea & departs to Sydney


Canadian Utilities Dassault Falcon 7X C-GCUL c/n 057 arrived 10.19hrs ex: Seoul Incheon Intl Airport (RKSI) South Korea & departed at 06.17hrs 20/07 to Sydney 'Kingford Smith' Airport (YSSY) NSW. Hexcode: C04C04

Jul 14, 2017

ANZA Aviation CL-604 Challenger N604AU arrives ex: Adelaide with Scottish 70s rock band 'Bay City Rollers'

ANZA Aviation CL-604 Challenger N604AU c/n 5434 arrived 15.44hrs ex: Adelaide Intl Airport (YPAD) South Australia with 1970's Scottish rock n roll band 'Bay City Rollers', who will perform two shows at Perth's Astor Theatre 659 Beaufort St Mt. Lawley WA on Friday night 14thSunday night 16th July 17. Hexcode: A7D62E

Qantas B737-838 (W) VH-VXM (1st Qantas B738 in new c/s arrives ex: Singapore as 'QF72'


FIRST QANTAS B737-838 (W) VH-VXM
TO WEAR 'NEW' CORPORATE COLOURS



Photos: Caleb Holtz
copyright 2017

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-VXM c/b 33483 named 'Mt. Hotham' seen here above arriving into Perth Intl Airport's ITB 155 at 00.17hrs on completion of flight 'QF72' from Singapore 'Changi' Airport'. This aircraft VH-VXM the first of the airline's fleet of B737-800s to wear the company's new corporate c/s. VH-VXM departed Perth Airport (YPPH) at 05.15hrs this morning operating flight 'QF574' to Sydney Airport (YSSY) NSW. Hexcode: 7C6D98

Jul 13, 2017

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFI (YMML-YPPH-WSSS)


Singapore Airlines B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFI c/n 28027 arrived 20.39hrs ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as flight 'SQC7297' & departed at 22.56hrs to Singapore 'Changi' Airport (WSSS) Singapore as same. Hexcode: 76CCC9

Jul 12, 2017

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (LR) VH-VHD 'SND1' (YSSY-YPPH-YPXM-YPPH-YMML)


Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (LR) VH-VHD c/n 1999 arrived 13.00hrs landing RWY24 ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) as flight 'SND1' & departed at 14.15hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same.

The return flight arrived ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) at 22.00hrs landing RWY21 & departed at 00.01hrs +1 to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as flight 'SND1'. Hexcode: 7C6B4F 

China Southern Airways adds extra flight to China effective from 29th October 2017

CZ319 / CZ320



Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

In a press release yesterday, China Southern Airlines announced its intentions to add an extra service to its Guangzhou to Perth 'CZ319/320' services commencing from Sunday 29th October 2017.

China Southern Airlines have used a mix of B787 Dreamliner & Airbus A330 aircraft since services first commenced to Perth from November 2011 as depicted here above.

The introduction of the new service in October will also see the Airbus A330-300 series upgraded onto the service.

Press release can be view at this link: 

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2017/07/Increased-flights-from-China-to-boost-tourism.aspx

Jul 11, 2017

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXP 'Manny Pacquieo-Pac Man c/s' today's XAX236/237 from / to Kuala Lumpur


Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXP c/n 1481 ex: F-WWYX 'Manny Pacquieo - Pac Man' c/s operated today's 'XAX236/237' services from / to Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) arrived 05.23hrs & departed at 07.03hrs returning to Malaysia. Hexcode: 750334 (1st visit to Perth in wearing this revised c/s)

Jet Aviation Business Jets BD-700-1A10 VP-CES arrives / departs to Jakarta (Halim) Indonesia


Jet Aviation Business Jets BD-700-1A10 Global Express VP-CES c/n 9311 arrived 02.06hrs ex: Halim Perdanakusuma Intl Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia & departed at 14.16hrs 14/07 returning to Halim Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, as same. Hexcode: 424774

Jul 8, 2017

Vistajet Malta BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 9H-VJS 'VJT929' departs to Jakarta, Indonesia


Vistajet Malta Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 9H-VJS c/n 9711 departed at 14.18hrs RWY21 to Halim Perdanakusuma Intl Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia as flight 'VJT929'. Hexcode: 4D211B

Jul 7, 2017

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE Engine change progressing as parts arrive Friday 7th July

 

A330-343E 9M-XXE
Perth Airport
Friday 7th July 2017


Photo: Caleb Holtz
copyright 2017

Since the shutting down of its number 1 engine mid flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday 25th June 2017, Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE (can be seen here above) still progressing thru her engine change here on Perth Intl Airport's International stand off bays.

Bad weather conditions over past days have delayed efforts in completing the engine change, awaiting replacement engine which arrived on Tuesday 4th July , then associated parts arriving today Friday 7th July to complete the task.

The aircraft is expected to depart Perth for Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, within the coming days, after engineers complete thorough testing on the replacement Rolls Royce Trent engine.

Update: Tuesday 11th July 2017:

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE c/n 1075 departed Perth Airport (YPPH) at 21.05 off RWY21 to Manila Intl Airport (RPLL) Philippines, operating as flight 'XAX688' arrived 04.01hrs (LT) 12/07 after an a flight time of 6hrs.56mins for on-going maintenance to be undertaken by Lufthansa Teknik.

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFN (WSSS-YPPH-VHHH) SQC7860


B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFN
SQC7860 (WSSS-YPPH-VHHH)


Photo: Caleb Holtz
copyright 2017

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFN c/n 32899 departed ex: Singapore 'Changi' Airport (WSSS) at 13.15hrs (LT) for Perth Airport (YPPH) as flight 'SQC7860' arrived 17.40hrs with Airbus A330 engine cowling for Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE which has been at Perth since 25th June, after having its number 1 engine shut mid-flight en-route Perth to Kuala lumpur when operating flight XAX237.

The aircraft departed Perth Airport at 19.58hrs to Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong China as same. Hexcode: 76CCCE

ANZA Aviation Challenger CL-604 N604AU arrives ex: Adelaide departs to Sydney

ANZA Aviation Challenger CL-604 N604AU c/n 5434 arrived 12.17hrs landing RWY24 ex: Adelaide Intl Airport (YPAD) South Australia & departed at 15.20hrs to Bankstown Airport (YSBK) Sydney, NSW. Hexcode: A7D62E

Air Mauritius third weekly MK440/441 services commenced today


Air Mauritius commenced there third weekly service 'MK440/441' from Mauritius to Perth v.v this morning with the arrival of A330-202 3B-NBM c/n 883 arriving at 09.00hrs landing RWY21 after a flight time of 6hrs.08mins. Hexcode: 060025

Air Mauritius operate three services per week to Perth from Mauritius operating on days: Wed, Fri, Sun as flight/s 'MK440/441' with all flights being operated by A332 equipment.

Jul 6, 2017

Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-EQD touches down in Perth today (1st visit to WA)


Emirates latest delivered Boeing 777-31H (ER) A6-EQD c/n 42349 operated today's 'EK420/421' services to Perth in lieu of the regular A380 which services this flight. 

Arrived (delayed) at 18.58hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 22.43hrs returning to the Middle East. Hexcode: 896453 (1st visit to Perth)

Richard Kreider's arrival photograph can be view on our Facebook Page at West Australian Airport Spotters.

Quest Kodiak Amphibian N181KQ arrives ex: VRMM & YPCC & departed YPPH to YPAD


VRMM-YPPC-YPPH-YPAD


Photo: Caleb Holtz
copyright 2017

Quest Aircraft Company Kodiak Amphibian N181KQ c/n 100-0181 arrived 18.33hrs ex: Cocos Keeling Island (YPCC) landing RWY03 after a flight time of 11hrs.20mins, and can be "seen here" above parked up at Perth Airport. Hexcode: A14533 (1st visit to Perth) 

Update: Departed Perth Airport (YPPH) at 08.16hrs 07/07 to Adelaide Intl Airport (YPAD) as flight 'TATS666' with an estimated flight time of 7hrs.08mins.

Flight Route: Tuesday 4th July (VRMM - YPCC) Flight time: 12hrs.47mins; Thursday 6th July (YPCC-YPPH) Flight time: 11hrs.12mins.

AP Jets Pty Ltd Beech 400A Beechjet VH-OVS (Careflight) 'CFH46' In & Out


AP Jets Pty Ltd Beech 400A Beechjet VH-OVS c/n RK-239 arrived 16.04hrs ex: Kununnurra Airport (YPKU/KNX) Western Australia as flight 'CFH46 / careflight 46' & departed at 19.02hrs. Hexcode: 7C49E6

Jul 5, 2017

Air Asia Indonesia A320-216 PK-AXY flight 'AWQ537' diverts to Port Hedland en-route to Bali.



Air Asia Indonesia A320-216 PK-AXY c/n 5359 'Turn back Crime - Interpol I-check it' c/s operating flight QZ537 from Perth Airport to Denpasar Bali diverted into Port Hedland after 2hrs.42mins into the flight for reasons unknown at this stage. 

The aircraft departed Port Hedland Airport (YPPD) just before midnight taking off at 23.57hrs & arrived safely into Denpasar's Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) landing at 01.55hrs after a flight time of 1hrs.58mins. Hexcode: 8A036B

Jul 4, 2017

Volga Dnepr IL-76TD-90VD RA-76503 arrives ex: Malaysia as 'VDA8246' with replacement Rolls Royce engine for Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE


Volga Dnepr Airlines IL-76TD-90VD RA-76503 c/n 2093433748 arrived 02.06hrs ex: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Intl Airport (WMSA) Subang, Malaysia landing RWY21 as flight 'VDA8246', carrying a replacement engine for Air Asia X's A330-343E 9M-XXE, which has been at Perth Airport since returning to the airport after an in-flight incident occurring on Sunday 25th June 2017.Hexcode: 152AD7 

Note: Photo of the IL-76 can be seen by visiting our Face Book page: West Australian Airport Spotters, taken by Richard Kreider.


Update: Wednesday 5th July 2017:

Departed 04.32hrs Perth Airport (YPPH) to Kota Kinabalu Intl Airport (WBKK) Malaysia as flight 'VDA8247'.

Jul 1, 2017

Qantas Airways A330-203 VH-EBN 'QF71/72' operates to Singapore today


Qantas Airways A330-203 VH-EBN c/n 1094 operated today's 'QF71/72' services to Singapore 'Changi' Airport (WSSS) departed at 12.01hrs inlieu of the regular Boeing 737-800. Hexcode: 7C1471

VARA A320-231 VH-FNP inaugurates new weekender services to Adelaide today


Saturday's service:

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) A320-231 VH-FNP c/n 429 operated today's inaugural first of two weekend services (Sat & Sun) to Adelaide Intl Airport. 

Today's flight 'VA714' departed Perth Airport (YPPH) delayed at 08.40hrs, scheduled departure time 08.10hrs arrived into Adelaide at 12.29hrs (ACST) after a flight time of 2hrs.32mins. The return flight 'VA719' from Adelaide to Perth arrived 16.06hrs landing RWY21. Hexcode: 7C1B33 

Sunday's service:

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) A320-232 VH-YUD c/n 1922 operated today's second 'weekender services' from Perth to Adelaide & return.

Flight 'VA718' departed Perth Airport (YPPH) at 12.09hrs & returned back into Perth ex: Adelaide at 19.48hrs as flight 'VA721'. Hexcode: 7C7C53

Jun 30, 2017

Nauru Airlines B737-3U3 VH-ONU 'RON900/901' (YMML-YPPH-YPXM-YPPH-YMML)


RON900/901
YMML-YPPH-YPXM-YPPH-YMML



Photos: Caleb Hotz
copyright 2017

Nauru Airlines B737-3U3 VH-ONU c/n 28732 departed 13.08hrs ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) Victoria as flight 'RON900' & arrived into Perth Airport (YPPH) at 15.13hrs (as seen here above) landing RWY21.

The aircraft departed Perth Airport for Christmas Island (YPXM) at 17.07hrs operating once again as flight 'RON900'. Hexcode: 7C48C8 

The return flight from Christmas Island (YPXM) back to Perth Airport (YPPH) arrived at 01.44hrs 01/07 & departed to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as flight 'RON901'. Hexcode: 7C48C8

Pamir Air (Malaysian Government) A319-115 (CJ) 9M-NAA 'NR1' arrives ex: Denpasar Airport, Bali




Photos: Caleb Holtz
copyright image

Pamir Air (Malaysian Government) Airbus A319-115 (CJ) 9M-NAA c/n 2949 arrived 14.42hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia (as seen here above) landing RWY21 as flight 'NR1' & departed at 11.49hrs 08/07 to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Intl Airport (WMSA) Subang, Malaysia as same. Hexcode: 750156

Jun 29, 2017

Thai Airways B777-2H6 (ER) HS-TJT 'TG483/484' (1st visit to Perth)


TG483/484




Photos: Caleb Holtz & Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

Thai Airways B777-2H6 (ER) HS-TJT c/n 34588 operated today's 'TG483/484' services from / to Suvarnabhumi Intl Airport (VTBS) Bangkok, Thailand arrived 07.38hrs & departed at 09.36hrs (as seen here above) returning to Thailand. Hexcode: 885154 (1st visit to Perth) 

Jun 26, 2017

Private Gulfstream G-500 VP-BNE departs to Macau, China



Privately operated Gulfstream G-550 VP-BNE c/n 5051 departed Perth Airport (YPPH) at 09.13hrs to Macau Intl Airport (VMMC/MFM) China. Hexcode: 400199

Malindo Air B737-8GP (W) 9M-LND (1st visit to Perth) MXD155/156


Malindo Air B737-8GP (W) 9M-LND c/n 38316 operated today's 'MXD155/156' services from / to Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) arrived 00.17hrs & departed at 01.34hrs returning to Malaysia. Hexcode: 750400 (1st visit to Perth)

Jun 25, 2017

Air Asia A330-343X 9M-XXW 'D7688 / D7689'


Air Asia A330-343X 9M-XXW c/n 1596 arrived 22.06hrs empty ex: Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) Malaysia as flight 'D7688/XAX7688' repositioning to Perth to uplift those stranded passengers affected by this morning's incident involving flight 'D7237/XAX237' 9M-XXE en-route Perth to Kuala Lumpur & departed at 23.40hrs returning to Malaysia as flight 'D7689 XAX689'

Air Asia X A330-343X 9M-XXE returns to Perth after number 1 engine fails en-route to Malaysia


AIR ASIA FLIGHT XAX237
A330-343X 9M-XXE 



Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

Air Asia flight XAX237 operated by A330-343X 9M-XXE c/n 1075 departed 07.10hrs Perth Airport this morning for Kuala Lumpur, when approx 1hrs.50minutes into the flight, according to passengers on board heard a "bang" come from the aircraft's number #1 engine, then a shuddering of the aircraft resulting in the shut down of the engine & the aircraft returning to Perth Airport.

The A330-343 touched down on RWY21 at 09.57hrs (as seen here above) incident free, although passengers were in the 'brace position' for landing. 

Fire & emergency vehicles were placed on standby as a precautionary measure as requested by the flight crew.

The aircraft taxied to ITB 154 where the aircraft was to be further inspected by engineers & passengers off loaded some time later.

A re-scheduled relief flight 'XAX 688' operated by A330-343X 9M-XXW c/n 1596 arrived into Perth at 20.06hrs later tonight to uplift those stranded passengers from this morning's flight & departed at 23.40hrs returning to Malaysia as flight 'XAX689'.