Jun 30, 2011

AP-3C, C-130H, C-17A visit PERTH

Visiting Perth Airport over the past 24hours were 3 different aircraft types: AP-3C Orion 'unidentified' certaintly are rare one to visit YPPH; secondly a C-130H Hercules A97-011 & lastly a C-17A Globemaster III A41-206. (See Photo above, which coincidently last visited back on 16.08.10. All aircraft have now since departed.

Jun 28, 2011

A340-313X CS-TQM ADF Military Charter

Hifly A340-313X CS-TQM msn 117 arrived into Perth this afternoon at 14.59hrs to ITB bay 56 ex: Brisbane & Sydney operating as flight 'ASY037' on behalf of the Australian Defence Force. The aircraft painted all white with no markings departed Perth at 16.29hrs bound for Al Minhad AFB, (OMDM) United Arab Emirates.
Update: 29/06: The aircraft was noted returning to Australia via Darwin from (OMDM) this evening 29th June 2011, then continued on her "all stops" flight to Townsville (YBTL) before concluding back at Sydney Airport later same day.

VOZ4148 Phuket - Singapore Diversion 27.06.11

Pacific Blue B737-8FE (W) VH-VUF msn 34168 diverted to Singapore from Phuket today whilst operating flight VOZ4148 which operates Phuket to Perth; reasons for the diversion into Singapore are unclear however the aircraft in question can be seen here (above) landing RWY 03 at Perth at 13.10hrs.

VAU30 'OTT' Perth OMAA - YSSY flights

V Australia B777-3ZG (ER) aircraft are being noted over flying Perth en-route from OMAA- YSSY, these over OTT flights usually cross over the West Australian coastline between the times of 01.00 to 01.30hrs on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Jun 27, 2011

On the 'Airbus's .....A320s that is!

Skywest Airlines A320-216 VH-FNP msn:0429

Strategic Airlines A320-212 VH-YQB msn: 279

Indonesia Air Asia A320-216 PK-AXN msn: 4477

Two Perth Operated Bizjets.....nice!

Tatary Pty Ltd BD-700-1A10 Global Express VH-DNK msn 9311

Remorex Pty Ltd Hawker 900XP VH-ACE msn: HA-0049

Our Airline 737-3YO VH-INU

Seen above landing RWY 03 at 13.38hrs today was Our Airline B737-3YO VH-INU msn 23684, returning to Perth from Singapore where the aircraft was chartered for the Australian 'Boombers' basketball team. This return flight 'RON901' after clearing customs & a refuel then departed at 15.17hrs as flight 'RON920' to Brisbane.

The 'Boombers' played 2 games against China in the inaugural Youyi Games the first of which was played in Perth on 24/06; the Boombers winning 67 points to 65; Game #2 in played in Singapore on 27/06 went the Aussies way again winning 62 points to 57. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Yoi, Yoi, Yoi......

Qantas 747-438 VH-OJH QF63 today

Qantas B747-438 VH-OJH msn 24806 arrived 13.13hrs ex: Sydney operating today's QF63 service to South Africa via Perth & departed at 14.44hrs continuing the journey. Great seeing the 'Golf Buggy' make a returning visit to Perth, a long time between visits!

Jun 26, 2011

Qantas B747-438 VH-OJT QF63

Seen here arriving into Perth Airport today is Qantas B747-438 VH-OJT msn 25565, this service operating from Sydney via Perth to Johannesburg, South Africa as a precautionary measure due to the on going volcanic ash cloud circling around in the upper layers of the southern hemisphere. For the record this aircraft arrived at 13.02hrs & departed at 14.37hrs.

Qantas 747-438 VH-OJS QF581/582

These sensational images of Qantas B747-438 VH-OJS msn 25564 on final approach to Perth Airport today, operating as QF581/582 on the domestic run between Sydney & Perth. The aircraft landing on RWY 03 at 13.07hrs & departed at 14.58hrs for the return to Sydney.

Air New Zealand NZ176 Delayed Today

Air New Zealand's NZ176 from Perth to Auckland was delayed overnight.

The flight operated by B767-319 (ER) ZK-NCJ arrived ex: Auckland at 18.24hrs, but for reasons unknown was delayed until 03.21hrs 26/06 finally departed back to New Zealand.

Jun 25, 2011

Qantaslink B717 VH-NXM QF6200

Qantaslink B717-231 VH-NXM msn 55094 departed Perth at 09.17hrs Saturday 25th June 2011 to Adelaide as QF6200.

Our Airline visits Perth 23rd - 25th June

Our Airline B737-3YO VH-INU msn 23684 noted with additional 'Air Kiribati' logo is seen here arriving at14.40hrs on Thursday afternoon 23rd June ex: Brisbane & departed at 09.17hrs Saturday 25th June to Singapore via Port Hedland as flight 'RON099' & returned to Perth on Monday 27th June as flight 'RON901'.

A332s start Perth to Brisbane flights from today

Qantas Airways commenced Airbus A330 services from Perth to Brisbane today, replacing the older Boeing 767-300 series used on this route. Today's QF650 /597 services was operated by A330-202 VH-EBM msn 1061 departed at 07.59hrs & returned later same day at 18.29hrs.

Qantas QF63 VH-OJU Perth 24.06.11

Perth Airport is continuing to see these 'Queen's of the skies' visit the West Coast of Australia as the Chile's Mt. Cordon Caulle volcano continues to disrupts airline's flights not only here in Australia but around the world also.

Seen here (above) is Qantas B747-438 VH-OJU msn 25566 wearing 'One World' titles arriving into Perth today ex: Sydney at 13.02hrs & departed to Johannesburg South Africa at 14.28hrs.

Jun 24, 2011

Virgin Australia B737-8FE VH-YFF (1st visit)

Virgin Australia B737-8FE (W) VH-YFF msn 40994 arrived 12.07hrs ex: Adelaide as flight VOZ679 & departed at 13.15hrs to Sydney as flight VOZ686 (1st visit to Perth, Friday 24th June 2011)

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412 9V-SFF

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFF msn 28026 seen here (above) arriving ex: Sydney as flight SQC7292 at 09.44hrs today, to collect stage & lighting equipment associated with Kylie Minogue's 'Aphrodite Les Folies World Tour' which was staged at Burswood Casino on Wednesday evening 22nd June.

The aircraft was originally scheduled to depart at 11.55hrs today for Singapore, however this subsequently changed to a 13.20hrs departure which never eventuated.

The aircraft finally departed at 03.23hrs 24/06 bound for Singapore as flight SQC7291, then onto Bangkok where Kylie's next performance apart of her world tour plays out over this weekend.

Jun 21, 2011

Royal Brunei Airlines suspends Perth from 29th October 2011

Royal Brunei Airlines commenced services to Perth from Bandar Seri Bagwan on 29th January 1991with the inugural service operated by B757-2M6 V8-RBB msn 23453.

On July 3rd 1992 services were upgraded to B762 service, with V8-RBD operating this service.

October 29th 2000, saw the airline increase services to three times per week.

On February 25th 2004, the airlines first A320 visited Perth, V8-RBS was the aircraft, with Airbus A319 arriving a month later on March 3rd, on this occassion operapted by V8-RBP.

The airlines first B772 visited Perth on 9th October 2010, when V8-BLB msn 30872 ex: 9V-SVG visited for the first time.

Its with great disappointment to report to you all that effective 29th October 2011, Royal Brunei Airlines services to Perth, Western Australia will come to an end.

Auckland, Brisbane, Kuching, and Ho Chi Minh destinations have also been withdrawn, with Royal Brunei services only to Melbourne with a 4 times weekly service, but is always subject to change.

Qantas 747-438 VH-OJT QF63 20.06.11

Today's Qantas QF63 service from Sydney to Johannesburg via Perth today was operated by B747-438 VH-OJT msn 25565 arrived at 13.31hrs & departed at 14.55hrs. The 747 classic is seen here having climbing out off RWY 21.

Jun 19, 2011

Perth Airport visitors Sunday 19th June 2011

'Classic' landing photo of 'Socceroos' B747-438 VH-OJS

QF63 Sydney to South Africa via Perth

Qantas B747-438 VH-OJS departs off Perth's RWY 21 for South Africa

Air Mauritius A340-312 3B-NAU MK940/941

Air North Embraer 170 VH-ANV Arriving 12.15hrs

Virgin's flagship A330 'Cable Beach' goes tech at Perth Saturday 18th June 2011

A330-243 VH-XFA msn 948

Virgin Australia's flagship of fleet A330-243 VH-XFB msn 948 arrived 14.38hrs on Saturday afternoon just completing flight 'VOZ560' from Sydney; due to a main undercarriage problem
the aircraft was towed across from the domestic terminal to a stand off bay on the international terminal apron whilst the aircraft awaits maintaince before re-entering service.

New A330s to fly KL to Perth from July 2011

Malaysia Airlines will begin flying its new A330-300 aircraft from Kuala Lumpur next month (July), as well as stylished new interiors, the aircraft has bigger overhead compartments, noise cancellation headsets & mood lighting to relax and wake up passengers. The number of seats has been reduced from 297 to 283, 36 of which are business class, resulting in more legroom. The new A330s has seat back smart screens with audio and video on demand, with USB ports and three pin plugs to recharg laptops. The new aircraft are part of an overall renewal of Malaysia Airlines fleet.
Boeing 777-200 aircraft will continue to operate the airlines afternoon MH124/125 service.

Jun 18, 2011

Metro Jet (Hong Kong) G-550 VP-CVT msn 5102

Cayman Islands registered Gulfstream G-550 VP-CVT msn 5102 arrived 23.30hrs ex: Beijing (ZBAA) China, operated by Metro Jet (Hong Kong).

Jun 17, 2011

Malaysia Airlines (1st visits) 16th & 17th June

Malaysia Airlines B737-8H6 (W) 9M-MXD msn 40131 arrived 23.05hrs 16/06 ex: Kota Kinabalu as flight MH121 & departed at 01.14hrs 17/06 returning as flight MH120 back to Kota Kinabalu.

Malaysia Airlines A330-323E 9M-MTA msn 1209 arrived 00.10hrs 17/06 ex: Kuala Lumpur as flight MH127 & departed at 01.41hrs returning as flight MH126. (This aircraft wearing the airline's new corporate colours & 1st in the 'MT block' of A330s to visit Perth)

Jun 16, 2011

Qantas 747-438 VH-OJU QF63 16th June 2011

These excellent pictures showcase Qantas B747-438 VH-OJU msn 25566 arriving 13.27hrs ex: Sydney as QF63 en-route to Johannesburg, South Africa; Qantas ongoing cautious approach with this service in relation to the recent volcanic ash cloud covering much of the Southern & Indian Oceans, has seen this service regularly make tech stops here in Perth. The aircraft continued on her journey departing at 15.53hrs off RWY 21.

TVW7 Perth 'Today Tonight' Air Emergency 4 part specials

West Australian Newspaper's aviation editor & Aircraft Enthusiasts Group member & group's patron Mr Geoffrey 'GT' Thomas fronts the television cameras this week (13th June - 16th June) giving an insight into eight close calls & catastrophies on TVW 7s (Perth's edition of Today Tonight) programme together with daily accounts featured in the West Australian newspaper.

Jun 15, 2011

Chile's Mt.Cordon Caulle causes Perth Airport Chaos Wednesday 15th June 2011

Fine volcanic ash particles from Chile's Mount Cordon Caulle volcano swirling around in the upper atmoshere jetstreams between FL150 & FL350 over the Southern & Indian Oceans caused major disruptions to International & domestic flights operating into & out of Perth International Airport Wednesday 15th June 2011.
International Flights: (Arrivals)
SAA 280 XXLD ex: Johannesburg
QFA072 XXLD ex: Singapore (VH-QPB)
QZ8622 Arrived 12.49hrs ex: Denpasar, Bali (PK-AXG)
SQ223 Arrived 14.14hrs ex: Singapore (9V-STL)
MH124 Arrived 14.55hrs ex: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (9M-MRK)
GA724 Arrived 17.46hrs ex: Denpasar, Bali & Jakarta (PK-GMR)
GA726 Arrived 18.08hrs ex: Denpasar, Bali (PK-GMK)
TG481 Arrived 16.08hrs ex: Bangkok, Thailand (HS-TET)
QZ8626 Arrived 19.07hrs ex: Denpasar, Bali (PK-AXK)
EK420 Arrived 17.37hrs ex: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (A6-ECT)
NZ175 Arrived 19.21hrs ex: Auckland, New Zealand (ZK-NCK)
TGW2716 XXLD ex: Singapore
CX170 Arrived 22.57hrs ex: Hong Kong, China (B-LAI)
SQ215 Arrived 23.18hrs ex: Singapore (9V-STA)

OTT: Perth (Flying en-route)

MK943 YMML to FIMP (Noted over flying Perth tracking Nth/ Easterly at FL280 between 14.10hrs to 14.35hrs.
aircraft A340-313X (3B-NAY)

International Flights: (Departures)
QF77 Departed 12.05hrs to Singapore (VH-QPA)
DJ4149 Departed 12.10hrs to Phuket, Thailand (VH-VUM)
QZ8623 Departed 13.48hrs to Denpasar, Bali (PK-AXG)
SQ224 Departed 16.05hrs to Singapore (9V-STL)
MH125 Departed 16.32hrs to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (9M-MRK)
GA725 Departed 19.17hrs to Denpasar,Bali & Jakarta (PK-GMR)
GA729 Departed 19.39hrs to Denpasar, Bali (PK-GMK)
TG482 Departed 18.38hrs to Bangkok, Thailand (HS-TET)
DJ4160 XXLD to Denpasar, Bali
QZ8627 Departed 20.12hrs to Denpasar, Bali (PK-AXK)
EK421 Departed 22.39hrs to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (A6-ECT)
NZ176 Departed 21.01hrs to Auckland, New Zealand (ZK-NCK)
TGW2717 XXLD to: Singapore
CX171 Departed 00.15hrs 16/06 to Hong Hong, China (B-LAI)
SQ216 Departed 01.17hrs 16/06 to Singapore (9V-STA)

All flight details (Arr & Dep times + Aircraft registrations correct)

Jun 14, 2011

Two Qantas 747-438s visit Perth today

Crossing paths at Perth Airport today were Qantas B747-438's VH-OJN 'City of Mandurah' operating flight QFA63 from Sydney via Perth to Johannesburg & B747-438 VH-OJD 'City of Brisbane' operating one of her 6 weekly QFA581/582 flights between Sydney & Perth.

QFA63: Arrived at 13.05hrs & Departed at 15.03hrs while QFA581 Arrived at 13.22hrs & Departed at 15.09hrs