Oct 18, 2010

Perth Airport Touch N Go's October 2010

1/10: CL-6002B16 N68888 arrived ex: Bali
1/10: US Navy C-37B (G-V) 166376 arrived ex: Canberra & departed to Male.
5/10: Aramaco Assoc Co 767-2AX (ER) N767A arrived ex: Sydney & departed to
Saudia Arabia.
5/10: Garuda Indonesia 737-8U3 PK-GMQ c/n 30149 (1st visit) GA724/725
5/10: Metrojet G450 B-KHK c/n 4018 arrived ex: Sydney departed 07/10 to
Hong Kong.
8/10: Aeromedical Evacuation G-V HZ-MS5B c/n 583 arrived ex: Colombo & departed to Riyadh Saudia Arabia 9/10 (1st visit)
8/10: Virgin Blue 737-8FE VH-VUX c/n 37823 (1st visit) ops DJ565 ex: Sydney
9/10: Royal Brunei 777-212 (ER) V8-BLB c/n 30872 (1st visit) BI65/66
9/10: Farnair Europe ATR-72:202 (F) HB-AFP c/n 381 arrived today into (YPEA) at 20.30 UTC & departed next day to Lombok, Indonesia.
11/10: GVK Group (India) F-2000DX VT-VKR c/n 604 arrived ex: Mumbai & Singapore, departed 12/10 returning as same.
12/10: Singapore Airlines A330-343E 9V-STQ (1st visit) SQ215/216
14/10: Singapore Airlines A330-343E 9V-STR (1st visit & revenue service after delivery to airline) operted afternoon SQ223/226 services.
14/10: Garuda Indonesia 737-86N PK-GFA c/n 36549 (1st visit) ops GA724/725
14/10: Tiger Airways A320-232 9V-TAO c/n 4421 (1st visit) 'Turbo Tiger' ops TR2716/2717 from / to Singapore.
16/10: Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trust Cessna 680 Sovereign N988TM c/n 680-0021 arrived ex: Halim, Jakarta.

Sep 4, 2010

Saudi Arabian Visitor's

Arriving into PER on Thursday was B762, N767A, and G5, N595A. Both aircraft arrived ex Saudi Arabian ports. N767A departed today, Saturday, direct to HNL.

Aug 12, 2010

Reach 146

USAF C-17A Globemaster III 07-7186 c/n P-186 437AW Charleston yellow fin band arrived 16.21hrs ex: RAAF Richmond (YSRI) & departed 18.49hrs to Diego Garcia (FJDG) as 'Reach 146' (1st visit to Perth)

Aug 10, 2010

Reach 109 USAF C-17

United States Air Force C-17A Globemaster III 08-8190 c/n P-190 arrived 15.13hrs ex: YSRI & departed 18.05hrs to FJDG (1st visit to Perth)

Aug 8, 2010

Chiron Flight Services

Chiron Flight Services (Express Medical Assistance) Gates Learjet 35 HS-CFS msn 35-366 arrived 06.59hrs 8/08 ex: WADD operating a medivac flight.

Aug 7, 2010

Kiwi 039 transits today

RNZAF B757-2K2 NZ7572 msn 26634 arrived 04.03hrs ex: Diego Garcia (FJDG) & departed 05.04hrs to Whenupai (NZWP) as 'Kiwi 039'

Jul 31, 2010

Batavia Air to Perth

Indonesian carrier Batavia Air announced this week its intention to operate daily services between Bali & Perth using Airbus A319-132 aircraft commencing on 26th August 2010.

Batavia Air becomes the fourth Indonesian airline to operate the route after: Air Paradise International, Sempati Air, Merpati Nusantra Airlines, & Garuda Indonesia who continue to operate this popular route against fierce competition from Jetstar, Stategic Air, Pacific Blue,
& Air Asia Indonesia all offering competitive deals & incentives to lure customers.

The Federal Election 2010 roadshow also hit town this week with PM Julia Gillard visiting
the west coast to woo the public, her entourage & following media were travelling in two aircraft:
Skytraders A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 & Air National Bae-146:200 ZK-ECO msn E-2130

Jul 28, 2010

New Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 visits

Another two new Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 aircraft visited Perth over this past weekend.
24/07: PK-GMN msn 30146 ops GIA 724/725 & 26/07: PK-GFD msn 40807 ops GIA 724/725

Jul 17, 2010

New Garuda 738 visits

Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 PK-GMO msn 30147 operated today's GA728/727 services from Denpasar, Bali on Sat 17th July 2010 (1st visit to Perth)

Jul 16, 2010

Perth Mvts this week 10-16th July

10/07: Jetstar Airways A320-232 VH-VGP msn 4343 'JST974/975' (Adelaide) 1st visit
10/07: Flight Ambulance Intl L-55 D-CFAI msn 55-061 'IFA282' 1st visit
15/07 :Air Asia X A330-343X 9M-XXF c/n 1126 XAX2714/15 (New aircraft & 1st visit)

Air Mauritius commenced Sunday's MK940/941 services from / to Mauritius with A330 aircraft effective from 3.07.10 to 31.10.10; 3B-NBM having operated both last two flights.
Noted to have been a very quiet week here in Perth for aircraft traffic this week!

Jul 11, 2010

Flight Ambulance International

Flight Ambulance International Gates Learjet 55 D-CFAI msn 55-160 arrived ex: Jakarta as flight 'IFA282' & departed 13.03hrs 11/07 to Halim Jakarta as same.

Jul 10, 2010

July 1st to July 9th 2010


1/07: Air Asia A330-343E 9M-XXE msn 1075 XAX2712/13 (New Tue / Thu service)
2/07: Singapore A/Lines A330-343X 9V-STO msn 1132 (1st visit) SQ225/224
4/07: Air Mauritius A330-202 3B-NBM c/n 883 ops MK940/941

Visiting Bizjets:

Business Aviation Soloutions Beech 400A VH-BZL c/n RK-139
Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee N860CR msn 560-0500
Avwest BD-700-1A10 VH-ZXH msn 9310
Excujet Aust L-45 VH-CXJ msn 45-152
Westar Aviation Services 737-2Q8 (Adv) N413JG msn 21348


Strategic Air A332 VH-SSA msn 324 'ASY 74'
RAAF 737-7ES(AWACS) A30-001 msn 33474 c/s 'Wedgetail01'
RAAF CL-604 A37-002 msn 5534
RAAF B737-7DT (BBJ) A36-001 msn 30829 'Envoy 35'
RAAF CL-604 A37-003 msn 5538
RMAF B737-7H6 (BBJ) M53-01 msn 29274 'RMF420'
Emirates Skycargo 747-47UF N415MC msn 32837 'OTT YPPH' ASY148
RAAF C-130J A97-450 msn 382-5450

Jun 19, 2010

Air Charter Express, DC-8-62AF, 9G-AED

Air Charter Express DC-8-62AF, 9G-AED 'Team Spirit', arrived ex MEL as 'Alpha Charlie Echo 752' on a tech stop enroute to MRU. She is pictured here on Bay 50 at the ITB shortly after her arrival.

Jun 13, 2010

'Tasman 97' Arrival

Pictured on arrival at PER yesterday was Boeing 727F, VH-DHE, of Tasman Cargo Airlines. Could this be the last visit of it's type to PER?

'Coastwatch 795'

Pictured arriving at PER today was Dash 8, VH-ZZN msn 399, operated by Surveillance Australia on behalf of Coastwatch. The aircraft arrived ex LEA as 'Coastwatch 795' & departed 09.54hrs 14/06 to CAR as 'Coastwatch 796'

Jun 12, 2010

Tasman Cargo Airlines 727F VH-DHE

Photos: Mike Barlow & Carsten Bauer 12.06.2010

Tasman Cargo Airlines B727-2J4F VH-DHE msn 22080 arrived Perth at 12.53hrs June 12th ex: Auckland & Melbourne as flight 'TMN097', operating a horse charter flight & departed at 07.16hrs 13/06 to Brisbane & Auckland as flight 'TMN098' departing off Rwy '06' Perth.

Strategic Airlines inaugural Bali flight 12th June

Strategic Airlines commenced International flights from Perth to Denpasar today June 12th 2010.

The inaugural service flight was operated by A320-212 VH-YQA msn 190, Strategic Airlines will operate up to 3 return services to Bali weekly offering full service.

Congratulations to Strategic Airlines on this wonderful achievement, you now also become the 15th airline to serve this route, past & present operators include:

Air Asia Indonesia, Air Paradise, Ansett Australia, Australian Airlines (QF), Cathay Pacific Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar, National Jet, Pacific Blue, Ozjet, Merpati Nusantra Airlines, Qantas, Sempati Air, and Skywest.

"Wild Eyes" Indian Ocean Qantas rescue flight

Teen US around the world sailor Abbey Sunderland was spotted from a 'ASMA' chartered Qantas Airways A330-303 VH-QPF msn 595 which departed Perth Airport with 2 x WA Police & 12 x S&R personnel, the striken yacht was spotted approx 3,760km West South West in the Southern Indian Ocean upright but without its mast, rigging & engine disabled. The yacht was battling seas with swells up to 10m & 60 knot winds to stay afloat, Qantas captain "John Carr" who piloted the A330 said he was extremely pleased to been able to assist with the rescue of Ms Sunderland as they flew over & circled the yacht for nearly 2 hours, and had hoped this gave her some reassurance that help was on its way. Flying in support today 12/06 was Avwest BD-700-1A10 VH-ZXH msn 9310 which departed Perth Airport at 10.31hrs & returned back into Perth at 21.25hrs, the French fishing vessel 'Ille De La Reunion' rendezvoued with the 16 years old sailor at 17.45hrs today now ensuring for a safe passage back home to the USA.

The A330 departed Perth at 07.55hrs as QF1350 and landed back into Perth at 21.11hrs (Flight time 13hrs.56mins) costing an estimated $150,000. The aircraft then operated a scheduled revenue service to Hong Kong departing later the same evening.

Jun 10, 2010

US Navy C-130T visit to RAAF Pearce (YPEA)

US Navy C-130T 165351 msn 385-5409 VR-55 coded 'RU' arrived RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 16.00hrs 9/06, and departed at 13.05hrs 10/06 to Darwin (YPDN) as 'Convoy 7582'

Jun 9, 2010

Dassault F-900EX F-GXHG

Dassault Aviation F-900EX F-GXHG msn 78 arrived 12.57hrs 8/06 ex:WIHH, then later operated a demonstration flight in the afternoon to Geraldton departing at 15.10hrs & returned back to Perth Airport landing at 17.18hrs. The aircraft departed Perth Airport at 06.12hrs 09/06 to unknown destination

Jun 8, 2010

Vancouver Island S-61N at Fremantle

Photo: John Chapman

Vancouver Island Helicopter S-61N C-FQNG msn: 61032 seen here on Fremantle Wharf 7/06 awaiting to be uplifted onto ship. This aircraft was used by FESA (West Australia) for the 2009/2010 summer fire fighting season.

Indian Navy visit to WA

Photos: John Chapman

Indian Navy 'Rajput' class guided missile destroyer INS Rana D52 arrived into Port of Fremantle on the 4th June for a four day visit. The ship carries one HAL Chetak (Alouette III) helicopter serial INS494 (pictured above).The INS Rana sailed at 11.00hrs on Monday 7th June, it was her maiden visit into Port of Fremantle.

Jun 6, 2010

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