Nov 30, 2011

IAI 1124A Westwind RP-C5880 (1st visit)

Philippines registered IAI 1124A Westwind RP-C5880 msn 353 arrived 21.59hrs ex: Denpasar, Bali (WADD) Indonesia, possibly operating a Medivac. The aircraft departed Perth at 09.48hrs 1st December returning to Denpasar, Bali. Hexcode: 7580F2 (1st visit to Perth)


Virgin Australia B737-8FE (W) VH-YIA msn 37824 seen here being towed onto the gate prior to operating flight 'VOZ4149' to Phuket Thailand (VTSP). Hexcode: 7C7AA0

A330-243 VH-XFB Tech at Perth today

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFB msn 948 arrived 22.43hrs 29/11 ex:Sydney as flight 'VOZ571' & failed to depart for reasons unknown, the aircraft is parked up in ITB bay 50 on the International terminal.Update: 1/12 VH-XFB departed Perth at 06.26hrs today to Sydney as flight 'VOZ552' . Hexcode: 7C7525

G-550 N816MG

Chevron (USA) Gulfstream G-550 N816MG msn 5187 arrived 11.57hrs ex: Kansai Airport (RJBB/KIX) Japan, landing RWY03 visual approach & departed at 10.08hrs 2/12 returning to Kansai Airport (RJBB/KIX) Japan. Hexcode: AB20C0

JMSDF Shirase AGB5003 sailed to Antartica today!

Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) icebreaker & supply vessel Shirase AGB5003 arrived into Port of Fremantle on Thursday 24th November 2011, to replenish supplies before sailing to Antartica. This vessels carries two Kawasaki Heavy Industrie (KHI) Merlin CH-101 helicopters on board, security was extremely tight on the wharf however and we were able to see both helicopters & confirm their identities. The vessel sailed earlier today Wednesday 30th November for Antartica. The identities of the two helicopters were requested not to be published, thankyou for your understanding.

B777-31H (ER) A6-ECL EK420/421

Seen here above seconds from touchdown is Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-ECL msn 37704 arriving 17.47hrs ex: Dubai as flight 'EK420', the aircraft later departed at 22.47hrs as 'EK421' for the return flight back to Dubai. Hexcode: 896113 Photo: M Barlow

Strong easterly winds today 03/06 ops

Strong gusty easterly winds this morning is resulting in early morning arriving traffic using both RWY 's 03 & 06 for arrivals. China Southern Airlines A333 landed on a Rwy 03 Instrument approach, & now Singapore Airlines has just landed on the crossing RWY06 with a visual approach. Also of note: ALL departures at this present time are off RWY 06.

A330-343E B6502 Today from / to China.

China Southern Airlines A330-343E B-6502 msn 958 arrived 06.01hrs landing RWY03 ex: Beijing via Guangzhou as flight 'CSN319' & departed at 10.27hrs (as seen here above) for the return flight back to China as flight 'CSN320'. This is the aircraft's second visit to Perth this week, & the airline's 9th visit thus far since services commenced earlier this month.Hexcode: 7804AA

Nov 29, 2011

RAAF C17 A41-207 29th November 2011

RAAF C17A A41-207 seen here above departing Perth Airport today at 10.57hrs

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Fokker 100 VH-XWP 'Unity 991' (1st visit to WA)

Alliance Airlines Fokker 100 VH-XWP msn 11281 arrived 13.46hrs (WST) landing RWY21 ex: Adelaide (YPAD) as flight 'Unity 991',the aircraft departed ex: Adelaide earlier at 12.48hrs (AEST) off RWY05. Updated 30/11: Operated first flights to Cloudbreak Mine 30/11 departed 05.45hrs as 'UTY670' & returned to Perth at 09.36hrs as 'UTY671'. Hexcode: 7C7797 (1st visit to Perth)

B747-438 VH-OJD QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJD msn 24481 seen here above today departing Perth at 13.49hrs off RWY 21 returning to Sydney as flight 'QF582', the aircraft having arrived earlier in the day ex: Sydney at 12.07hrs as 'QF581'. Hexcode: 7C4827

G-550 N443 Chevron

Chevron (USA) Gulfstream G-550 N443M msn 5199 arrived 09.33hrs ex: Kansai Airport (RJBB/KIX) landing RWY21 & departed 06.10hrs 3/12 to Tokyo Haneda Airport (RJTT/HND)Japan. Hexcode: A556D5

Sikorsky S-61N C-FIBN 'Helitak 681'

Vancouver Island Helicopters (VIH) Sikorsky S-61N C-FIBN msn 61811 arrived into Perth earlier this month on 3/11 to operate this year's 2011/2012 fire season. Seen here "above" parked outside Helicopters Australia at Perth Airport recently, and coded as '681' with small FESA logo.

FA7X G-PVHT 'OTT' early hours today.

British registered Dassault Falcon 2000EX (FA7X) G-PVHT msn 59 operated by TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd was noted 'over flying Perth' in the early hours today between 00.55hrs & 01.15hrs en-route from Male,Maldives (VRMM) to Canberra (YSCB). Hexcode: 4061AB

Nov 28, 2011

A320-211 VH-YQC

Air Australia A320-211 VH-YQC msn 395 departed Perth at 12.30hrs 'RWY 21' bound for Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'AGC2010'. Hexcode: 7C7BC2

CL-604 N604AU

Anza Aviation NA LLC (USA) CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) N604AU msn 5434 arrived 16.29hrs & departed at 07.02hrs 29/11 to Adelaide, then departed Adelaide at 13.50hrs (AEST) to Wangaratta ( YWGT) Victoria. Hexcode: A7D62E

Westfield Aviation GLF5 N36GV

Westfield Aviation Gulfstream V N36GV msn 674 arrived into Perth at 22.03hrs tonight & departed "as seen here above" at 10.40hrs 29/11 to Adelaide (YPAD). Hexcode: A40A9D

Nov 27, 2011

1st Air Australia painted A320 arrives into Perth

Air Australia formerly Strategic Airlines A320-211 VH-YQB msn 279 arrived back into Australia today arriving just after midnight at 00.04hrs from Subang Airport (WMSA) Malaysia, as flight 'VC9011' after being re-branded into Air Australia's new look.

The aircraft departed Perth earlier this month on 2nd November 2011 at 14.17hrs as flight 'VC9040' to Subang Airport (WMSA) for the re-branding.

First Australian photos taken today of Air Australia's latest A320-211 VH-YQB wearing the new colours in Perth parked up on Terminal WA's bay '401'.

A340-211 ZS-SLC SA282/283 JNB/PER/JNB

Seen here above on final approach into Perth Airport is South African Airways A340-211 ZS-SLC msn 18, operating flight's 'SA282/283' from/to Johannesburg (FAJS) South Africa. The A342 arrived at 08.39hrs a little later than expected, & departed at 11.35hrs for the return flight back to SA. Hexcode: 00B0B9

2nd Air Australia A320 VH-YQC in Perth today!

Air Australia A320-211 VH-YQC msn 395 arrived ex: Sydney (YSSY) at 13.15hrs as flight 'AGC2016'.

The aircraft originated earlier arriving into Brisbane at 00.20hrs ex: Bali as flight 'AGC227'; then departed at 07.08hrs as flight 'AGC9002' to Sydney arriving at 09.22hrs; then departed at 11.37hrs & arrived into Perth landing RWY24 at 13.15hrs as flight 'AGC2016'.

1st visit to Perth in Air Australia c/s

Cathay's A330-343E B-LAD returns again today

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343E B-LAD msn 776 seen here "above" just after pushback from ITB bay 52 today & ready to commence her flight back to Hong Kong as flight CX137 at 08.12hrs.

A330-343E B-6098 Today's CSN319/320

China Southern Airlines A330-343E B-6098 msn 908 operated today's Beijing via Guangzhou to Perth 'CSN319/320' services, arrived at 06.00hrs landing RWY 21. This aircraft has operated the last previous set of flights to Perth just days ago on 23/11, still nice to see her back again! also great to see the pax numbers increasing with '166' onboard this mornings flight! The aircraft as seen above departing at 10.01hrs for the return leg.

An-124:100 RA-82077 departed early hours today.

Polet Flight Antonov An-124:100 RA-82077 msn: 9773054459151 departed Perth at 02.52hrs today for Rockhampton Airport (YBRK) Queensland as flight 'POT4765' & arrived at 09.27hrs (AEST) this morning. Hexcode: 15409D

Nov 26, 2011

Polet Flight An-124 ITB bay 50 today

Seen here resting between flights on Perth Airport's Intl ramp ITB bay 50 today,after off loading her consignment of mining equipment is Polet Flight Antonov An-124:100 RA-82077 msn 9773054459151.

Her next port of call is Rockhampton (YBRK) Queensland as flight 'POT4765' Hexcode: 15409D

Nov 25, 2011

Polet An-124:100 RA-82077 (1st visit to Perth)

Polet Flight An-124:100 RA-82077 msn 9773054459151 arrived 14.30hrs into Perth Airport ex: Bandaranaike Airport (VCBI) Colombo, Sri Lanka; Heydar Aliyen Intl Airport (UBBB)Azerbijian; Bruges Intl Airport (EBOS) Ostend Belgium as flight "POT4714". Hexcode: 15409D, (1st visit to Perth) aircraft named: Fedor Muravenchenko

A320-212 VH-YQA 'The Kimberley'

Strategic Airlines (Air Australia) A320-212 VH-YQA msn 190 seen here 'above' arriving ex: Curtin Derby today at 12.00hrs as flight 'AGC502'. The A320 then departed at 13.34hrs to Brisbane as flight 'AGC9001' & most likely the last time seen in Perth in the c/s. Hexcode: 7C7BC0

A330-343E B-LAD CX137/136 Today!

Cathay Pacific A330-342X B-LAD msn 776 seen here just moments from touch down onto Perth Airport's RWY 21 at 06.25hrs, ending its flight CX137 service from Hong Kong. After a quick turn round the aircraft departed at 08.12hrs for the return flight CX136 back to Hong Kong.

This aircraft wears a modified c/s with '100th airbus' for Swire Group titles & is seen above operating its 28th service into Perth this year! Hexcode: 7801CP

Nov 23, 2011


Skywest Airlines Fokker 50 VH-FNF c/n 20200 arrived 20.37hrs ex: Singapore Seletar (WSSL) & Denpasar, Bali (WADD) as flight 'OZW800', landing RWY 21 after having undergone scheduled maintaince in Seletar. The Fokker 50 departed Perth earlier late last month on 28th October flying up to Singapore for the maintaince to be carried out. Hexcode: 7C1B29

A340-313X B-HXJ CX136/137 Today

Cathay Pacific Airways A340-313X B-HXJ msn 227 operated today's 'CX136/137' Hong Kong to Perth services. The inbound flight arrived at 06.17hrs, and as can be seen here "above" departing off RWY 03 for the return flight back to Hong Kong at 08.12hrs. Hexcode: 780177