Aug 31, 2011

Return of the 'Reach's

United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III 08-8192 arrived 18.41hrs & departed 20.20hrs as 'Reach 865'. Hexcode: AE2FA4
United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III 07-7189 arrived 20.04hrs. & departed 21.53hrs as 'Reach 777'. Hexcode: AE20CA
United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III 07-7181 arrived 00.10hrs 01/09 & departed 02.07hrs as 'Reach 865'. Hexcode: AE20C2

A319-115X (CJ) 9M-NNA 'NR001' (1st visit)

Jet Premier One (M) Sdn Bhd Airbus A319-115X (CJ) 9M-NNA msn 2949 seen here above arriving into Perth at 17.05hrs landing RWY 21 as flight "NR001" to ITB bay 52, after refueling the aircraft was towed away for parking. (Note): This aircraft operates for the Malaysian Government, however was originally ordered to be operated by the Royal Malaysia Air Force, Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM). The aircraft departed 23.24hrs Sunday 4th September 2011 to Singapore (WSSS) as same. Hexcode: 750156. (1st visit to Perth)

Note of thanks: Details have been updated to reflect the correct operator of this aircraft.

B747-438 (ER) VH-OEF QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-438 (ER) VH-OEF msn 32910 makes a second visit this week operating the QF581/582 service between Sydney to Perth & return. The ER B747-400 was noted departing earlier today from Sydney for the journey West departing off RWY 16R at 11.05hrs (AEST) & arrived into Perth at 13.24hrs landing RWY 21& departed at 14.46hrs .Hexcode: 7C4775

Dassault FA7X 0Y-MHA

Danish registered Dassault Falcon 2000 (FA7X) OY-MHA msn 156 belonging to Air Alsie arrived 04.22hrs (WST) ex: Subang Malaysia (WMSA) as flight 'MMD3005' Hexcode: 45B501 & yes I was up at that hour of the morning as Iam everyday! The aircraft departed Perth at 00.31hrs 3/09 as same.

Aug 30, 2011

A330-303 VH-QPC QF581/582

Today's Sydney to Perth QF581/582 services is being operated by A330-303 VH-QPC msn 564, the aircraft departed Sydney 10.30 (AEST) for the crossing West. VH-QPC arrived at 13.03hrs landing RWY 03 & departed at 14.45hrs for the return flight back to Sydney. Hexcode: 7C531E

Qantaslink re-positioning flight QFA6200

Qantaslink B717-231 VH-NXQ msn 55097 arrived 07.35hrs today ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'QF6200' re-positioning from Darwin to Perth. Hexcode: 7C451C

Aug 29, 2011

US Navy C-130T Hercules 164997

United States Navy Lockheed C-130T Hercules 164997 msn 382-5304 (VR-53) Fleet Logistics Support Squadron, Washington DC coded 'AX' arrived 15.30hrs into RAAF Pearce (YPEA) ex: Brisbane (YBBN) as 'Convoy 3393' & departed at 10.11hrs 30/08 returning to Brisbane as same. The C-130T departed Brisbane (YBBN) at 11.50hrs (AEST) 31/08. Hexcode: AE03E4

B737-838 (W) VH-VZO QF587/916

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-VZO msn 34191 arrived 13.18hrs ex: Adelaide as 'QF587', & departed at 14.50hrs as 'QF916' to Karratha. Hexcode: 7C6DE2

A340-313X ZS-SXG SA280/281 29th August

South African Airways A340-313X ZS-SXG msn 378 landing RWY03 Perth at 13.03hrs having just completed operating flight 'SA280' from Johannesburg , South Africa (FAJS) Hexcode: 001BF5, The aircraft still wearing its 'Nelson Mandela Day' sticker clearly seen just behind the forward door. The return flight 'SA281' departs near midnight for the return crossing.

B747-438ER VH-OEF QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-438ER VH-OEF msn 32910 'Sydney' departed Sydney (YSSY) for Perth earlier today at 11.09hrs (AEST) off RWY 16L operating domestic flight QF581 & arrived into Perth landing RWY 03 at 13.35hrs.The return outbound flight back to Sydney departed at 15.17hrs off RWY 03. Hexcode: 7C4775

USAF C17 Visitors today & yesterday!

USAF C17s visitors Perth 28th & 29th August 2011 .

USAF C17 08-8192 Arr: 18.52hrs & Dep: 20.38hrs (Hexcode) AE2FA4 28/08 ; USAF C17 07-7189 Arr: 17.54hrs & Dep: 22.45hrs (Hexcode) AE20CA 28/08 ; USAF C17 00-0182 Arr: 03.46hrs & Dep:06.27hrs (Hexcode) AE0818 29/08 ;

Aug 28, 2011

BD-700-1A10 Global Express N889JA

Jet Asia Bombardier Global Express BD-700-1A10 N889JA msn 9148 arrived 17.24hrs ex: Macau (VMCC) landing RWY 21 at Perth & departed 10.07hrs 29/08 returning to Macau (VMCC) as same. Hexcode: AC400D

B737-7FE VH-VBY 'Bondi Babe'

Seen here landing at 10.42hrs today on RWY 03 was Virgin Australia's '50th' aircraft delivered B737-7FE (W) VH-VBY msn 34322 'Bondi Babe' having just completed flight 'VOZ679' from Melbourne (YMML) & after a few hours on the ground resting between flights departed at 14.12hrs returning to Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'VOZ690'.Hexcode: 7C6A8C

B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFK 27th- 28th August

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFK msn 28030 arrived 21.30hrs ex: Auckland (NZAA) as flight SQC7296 & departed at 00.18hrs 28/08 to Singapore (WSSS) as same. Hexcode: 76CCCB

Aug 27, 2011

CL-600-2B19 (100SE) VH-VMX

Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (100SE) VH-VMX msn 7176 ex: 9H-AFU, VP-BHX now registered to Fallbrook Pty Ltd arrived 19.51hrs 26/08 into Perth Airport (New aircraft / 1st visit) Hexcode: 7C6C17

Aug 26, 2011

B737-76N VH-VBM "Tassie Tigress"

An infrequent visitor into Perth these days are Virgin Australia's B737-700s, so it came as a huge suprise earlier today when B737-76N VH-VBM 'Tassie Tigress' msn 32734 landed on RWY 21 at 15.09hrs having just completed flight VOZ685 ex: Melbourne YMML, the aircraft later departed off again at 16.11hrs. (Note): VH-VBM last visited Perth on Saturday 12th March 2011. Hexcode: 7C6A80

B747-438ER VH-OEJ QF581/582

Well this service from Sydney to Perth (QF581/582) continues to suprise us all with the late arrival into Perth this afternoon by B747-438ER VH-OEJ msn 32914 'Wanula Dreaming' (see landing photos above) at 15.08hrs landing RWY 21; & departed at 16.44hrs for the return leg back to Sydney. (Note): This aircraft's last previous visit to Perth was operating this very same service on Thursday 21st July 2011. In addition this aircraft had arrived earlier in the day arriving into Sydney from Hong Kong at 07.14hrs just having completed Qantas flight QF128 from Hong Kong.

USAF C17 movements 25th & 26th August

USAF C17A Globemaster III 07-7189 arrived 22.48hrs 25/08 & departed at 01.07hrs 26/08

USAF C17A Globemaster III 07-7181 arrived 20.12hrs & departed at 23.31hrs 25/08

USAF C17A Globemaster III 00-0182 arrived 01.55hrs 26/08 & departed at 04.57hrs 26/08

Note: C17A 07-7181 was operating her (1st visit to Perth)

Aug 25, 2011

A330-303 VH-QPJ QF581/582 today!

Qantas Airways A330-303 VH-QPJ msn 712 'Port Stephens' operated today's QF581/582 service from Sydney to Perth v.v arriving at 13.30hrs landing RWY 21. Hexcode: 7C532

Cessna C-560 Citation Ultra N860CR

Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee Cessna 560 Citation Ultra N860CR msn 560-00500 arrived 10.32hrs ex: Adelaide (YPAD) landing RWY21 & departed at 08.17hrs Friday 26th August returning to Adelaide. (1st visit to Perth)

Aug 24, 2011

747-438 VH-OJG "City of Hobart" QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJG msn 24779 "City of Hobart" departed Sydney earlier today at 10.53hrs (AEST) bound for Perth as QF581, & landed at 13.35hrs LT on RWY 21 & departed 15.09hrs for the return flight back to Sydney. Hexcode: 7C482A

Aug 23, 2011

C17A Globemaster III 07-7189 (1st visit)

United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III 07-7189 msn P-189 AMC Charleston 437th AW / 315th AW 'Yellow Fin Band' departed RAAF Richmond (YSRI) at 13.32hrs (AEST) today & arrived into Perth Airport landing RWY 03 at 17.26hrs as 'Reach 777' & departed off RWY 03 to Diego Garcia (FJDG) at 19.33hrs as same. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: AE20CA

Did you know: Charleston is home to 53 C17A Globemaster III aircraft, with the cost per jet at approximately US$202.3 million; the overall cost of the fleet of 53 aircraft a staggering US$10.3 billion; and finally the C-17A's operating cost per hour is US$7,975.00.

A330-303 VH-QPB QFA581/582 Today!

Qantas A330-303 VH-QPB msn 558 operated today's QF581/582 domestic services between Sydney & Perth. The Airbus 330-303 was noted landing RWY 03 at 13.28hrs & departed at 14.45hrs for the return flight back to Sydney. Hexcode: 7C531D

Jetstar Asia A320-232 9V-JSL (1st visit)

Jetstar Asia A320-232 9V-JSL msn 4786 arrived 23.00hrs 22/08 ex: Singapore (WSSS) as flight 'JST111' & departed at 00.44hrs 23/08 returning to Singapore as flight 'JST112' (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 76AA6C

Aug 22, 2011

C-17A Globemaster III 08-8192 (1st visit to Perth)

United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III 08-8192 c/n: P- 192 62nd AW / 446AW McChord 'Green Fin Band' arrived 21.34hrs ex: Hickam AFB (PHIK) Hawaii USA & RAAF Richmond (YSRI) as 'Reach 362' (fuel stop only) landing on RWY 21 Perth, then to ITB bay 50 parked nose in, and departed at 23.21hrs (WST) to Diego Garcia (FJDG) as same. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: AE2FA4

C-17A Globemaster III 00-0182 (1st visit to Perth)

United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III 00-0182 msn P-82 with 'Green Fin Band' 62nd Airlift Wing / 446 Air Wing, McChord arrived 19.21hrs ex: Andersen Air Force Base (PGUA) Guam, USA as 'Reach 855' landing RWY 21 Perth to ITB bay 56 & departed at 22.10hrs off RWY 21 to Diego Garcia (FJDG) as same. Hexcode: AEO818 (1st visit to Perth)

B737-8FE(W) VH-YIA (1st visit to Perth)

Virgin Australia B737-8FE (W) VH-YIA msn 37824 arrived 15.59hrs ex: Sydney (YSSY) as flight VOZ559, & departed at 17.17hrs to Melbourne (YMML) as flight VOZ694. (New aircraft & 1st visit to Perth today. Hexcode: 7C7AA0).

A330-303 VH-QPE QF581/582 Again today

VH-OJD is currently operating on o/seas duties to Frankfurt, so same as yesterday (Sunday) today's Qantas QF581/582 domestic services from Sydney to Perth v.v is being operated by Airbus A330-303 VH-QPE msn 593; The aircraft was noted departing Sydney earlier today at 10.45hrs (AEST) for the crossing West. QPE arrived into Perth landing RWY 21 at 13.19hrs,
and departed at 15.09hrs for the return flight back to Sydney.

Aug 21, 2011

SQ226 Delayed departure to Singapore

Singapore Airline's flight SQ226 from Perth to Singapore was delayed this afternoon after the aircraft had a hydraulic issue & an associated number #2 engine problem upon arrival into Perth as flight SQ223 landing at 14.40hrs ex: (WSSS). The aircraft operating this service was Airbus A330-343X 9V-STC msn 986 Hexcode:76CE83. The aircraft's revised ETD is now 18.55hrs (WST) was brought forward to 18.43hrs & finally departed off RWY 03 at 18.45hrs bound for Singapore after the problem/s were rectified.

Emirates EK406 DXB-MEL diverts into Perth

Emirates flight EK406 operating from Dubai to Melbourne diverted into Perth earlier today, arriving at 01.57hrs the aircraft B777-31H (ER) A6-ECQ msn 35588 departed at 03.20hrs continuing onto Melbourne, the reason for the diversion was unknown. Hexcode: 896118

B757-2K2 NZ7572 (RAAF Pearce, YPEA)

Royal New Zealand Air Force B757-2K2 NZ7572 msn 26634 arrived into RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 14.17hrs, Saturday 20th August ex: Wheuapai (NZWP) New Zealand as flight 'Kiwi 027' & departed to Whenuapai (NZWP) New Zealand at 08.58hrs Sunday 21st August as same. Hexcode: CB7F01

Note: Only foreign military aircraft movements will only be posted onto this blog.

A330-303 VH-QPE QFA581/582

Qantas Airways continue to struggle being able to operate B747-400 aircraft on the QFA581/582 service between Sydney to Perth, with aircraft being substituted due to operational requirements.

Today's, Sunday 21st August services is being operated by Airbus A330-303 VH-QPE msn 593, arrived at 12.56hrs & departed at 15.01hrs, surely it shouldn't take this long to turn around an A333 around ???

One would suspect that we will see more aircraft substituted on this service in the future, as the airline continues to juggle with its fleet of B747 classics and older B763s & current fleet of Airbus aircraft.

C750 Citation X OE-HUB 1st visit

Vienna Jet, Bedarfsluffahrt (Austria) Cessna Citation 750 X OE-HUB msn 750-0273 arrived 19.15hrs ex: Ayres Rock (YAYE) & Kalgoorlie (YPKG) Saturday 20th August & departed at 14.47hrs Sunday 21st August to Subang Airport (WMSA) Malaysia. The aircraft noted its registration as callsign & flight number. (Hexcode): 4402C4 (1st visit to Perth)

Aug 18, 2011

Fokker 50 VH-FKX

Alliance Airlines Fokker 50 VH-FKX msn 20312 arrived 16.30hrs ex: Adelaide (YPAD) as flight 'Unity 881' & departed at 08.10hrs 19/08 to Adelaide via Kalgoorlie (YPKG) & Coober Pedy as flight 'Unity 882'. Hexcode: 7C1ACF

A330-303 VH-QPA QFA581/582

Today's Sydney to Perth Qantas flights QF581/582 v.v is being operated by Airbus A330-303 VH-QPA msn 553 in lieu of Boeing 747-400 equipment; the A333 aircraft was noted leaving Sydney departing at 10.39hrs (AEST) for the flight west!

Aug 17, 2011

BD-700-1A10 N889JA

Bombardier Global Express BD-700-1A10 N889JA msn 9148 (2004 build) arrived 17.21hrs ex: Macau (VMMC) landing RWY 21 & departed at 14.12hrs 17/08 returning to Macau. Hexcode: AC400D .

Aug 16, 2011

G-550 N401HB

Chevron Oil (USA) Pty Ltd Gulfstream G-550 N401HB msn 5173 arrived 07.17hrs into Perth today landing RWY21 & departed Saturday 20th August at 08.06hrs. Hexcode: A4B109

Aug 15, 2011

A330-202 VH-EBL QFA565/642

Qantas Airways A330-203 VH-EBL msn 976 seen here above arriving into Perth at 09.28hrs wearing 'One World' partnership logo today having just completed operating Qantas flight QF565 ex: Sydney, the aircraft then departed Perth for Sydney at 10.50hrs as flight QF642.

Delayed Air Asia X (K/L Perth K/L) today!

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXF msn 1126 operated today's delayed service from Kuala Lumpur to Perth seen here landing RWY03 at 09.57hrs today. The return outbound service to Kuala Lumpur, flight XAX2715D departed at 11.22hrs. Hexcode: 7501F9

Gulfstream G550 N816MG arrived ex: Fiji

Chevron (USA) Gulfstream G550 N816MG msn 5187 arrived 10.07hrs ex: Nadi (NFFN) Fiji landing RWY 03 Perth & departed at 21.26hrs 18/08. Hexcode: AB20C0