Feb 29, 2012

F-900 N898TS (1st visit)

SATA LLC Dassault Falcon 900 N898TS msn 95 arrived 14.42hrs ex: Sydney (YSSY) landing RWY 21 & departed at 10.51hrs 4/03 to Adelaide. (1st visit to Perth) This aircraft was used by singer / songwriter Taylor Swift whilst travelling around Australia, the aircraft also featuring the number 13 painted on the forward side fuselage, the singer's lucky number.Hexcode: AC64C6

Feb 28, 2012

B737-3YO VH-INU off to YPXM

Our Airline B737-3YO VH-INU msn 23684 departed at 12.45hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'RON902' ,This aircraft having arrived into Perth earlier this month on 22nd February. Hexcode: 7C2A68 (FP)

Atlas Air B747-47UF (SCD) departs to FIMP

Atlas Air B747-47UF (SCD) N493MC msn 29254 opb Qantas Cargo departed to Mauritius (FIMP) at 05.38hrs as flight 'QFA7581' with a consignment of livestock. Hexcode: A61C53

Learjet 60 N50LK arrives today

Precious Jet Limited (UK) Gates Learjet 60 N50LK msn 60-316 arrived 01.20hrs ex: Indonesia. Hexcode: A6389B

Feb 27, 2012

B747-47UF (SCD) N493MC

Atlas Air operated onbehalf of Qantas Airways B747-47UF (SCD) N493MC msn 29254 departed Sydney off RWY 34L for Perth at 14.00hrs (EST) as flight 'QFA7581' & arrived into Perth at 16.30hrs landing RWY21, after overnighting the aircraft departed Perth at 05.38hrs 28/02 as same. Hexcode: A61C53

b747-438 VH-OJC QF581/582 today!

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJC msn 24406 operated today's 'QF581/582' Sydney to Perth domestic services, arrived at 11.50hrs & departed at 13.46hrs. Hexcode: 7C4826

Feb 26, 2012

Network Aviation (QF) new F-100 delivery today!

Qantas Airways subsiduary Network Aviation took delivery of their latest Fokker 100 jet VH-NHV msn 11482 after a three day delivery flight from the Netherlands today. Hexcode: 7C42E1

The aircraft arrived into Perth Airport at 13.17hrs landing RWY21 as flight 'SXI-1223 c/sign: Southern Cross 1223' from Halim Airport (WIHH) Indonesia.

The aircraft's delivery routing was: Woenstdrecht (EHWO/WOE) Netherlands then via Trabzon Airport (LTCG/TZX) Turkey; Al Ain Intl Airport (OMAL/AAN) United Arab Emirates; Sonegaon Airport (VANP/NAG) Nagpur India; Penang Intl Airport (WMKP/PEN) Penang Malaysia; Halim Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia.

B747-438 VH-OJL QF581/582 today!

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJL msn 25151 operated today's 'QF581/582' domestic services from Sydney to Perth & return, arrived 11.47hrs landing RWY 21 & departed at TBA returning east. Hexcode: 7C482F to be further updated!

Cottonwood GLF4 N404AC departs to NZ

Cottonwood Avaition Incorporated G-IV N404AC msn 1384 departed at 08.10hrs off RWY 21 to Wellington (NZWN) New Zealand. This aircraft arrived into Perth on 21/02 ex: Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) & then operated a return flight to Karratha (YPKA) on 25/02. A regular visitor to Perth. Hexcode: A4BB80

Feb 25, 2012

United States Navy P3-C AIP Orion arrives

This brilliant image captured today of United States Navy (USN) Lockheed P3-C AIP Orion 160283 msn 285A-5646 of operating squadron VP-16 'War Eagles' coded 'LF' from NAS Jacksonville, Florida USA arrived 18.00hrs ex: Kadena (RODN) Japan & Darwin (YPDN) as 'Navy PE101', its last prior visit back on October 1994.

C-208 C-GSGA

Sander Geophysics Limited (Canada) Cessna 208 C-GSGA msn 208B1228 arrived 12.01hrs & departed at 14.01hrs. Hexcode: C074CD last prior visit 16.12.2011 (Thanks to RS for the info).

B777-312 SQ225/224 today!

Singapore Airlines B777-312 (ER) 9V-SYI msn 32327 arrived 06.09hrs ex: Singapore (WSSS) as flight 'SQ225' & departed at 07.52hrs returning to Singapore as flight 'SQ224' Hexcode: 76CF29

Feb 24, 2012

Last of the new A330-323X's visits Perth today!

Malaysia Airlines A330-323X 9M-MTF msn 1281 arrived 15.04hrs ex: Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) as flight 'MH125' & departed at 16.39hrs as flight 'MH124' returning back to Kuala Lumpur. Hexcode: 750259 (1st visit to Perth)

A330-323X first visits to Perth operating on the MH125/124 Kuala Lumpur to Perth services:

9M-MTA 20.02.12; 9M-MTB 18.02.12; 9M-MTC 16.02.12; 9M-MTD 19.02.12;
9M-MTE 15.02.12 ; 9M-MTF 24.02.12 (Delivered 23.01.12) with more aircraft yet to come!

B747-438 VH-OJM QF581/582 today.

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJM msn 25245 arrived 11.29hrs ex: Sydney as 'QF581' and departed at 13.49hrs returning to Sydney as flight 'QF582'. Hexcode: 7C4830

Feb 23, 2012


Bombardier Aerospace BD-700-1A10 XRS M-ATAR msn 9060 arrived 20.07hrs ex: Subang Airport (WMSA) Malaysia, landing RWY21. Hexcode: 43E917 (second visit this week!)

US Navy C-130T 165351 Arrives into (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) C-130T Hercules 165351 msn 382-5409 arrived into RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 16.55hrs this afternoon, & departed at 09.07hrs 24/02 as 'CNV7781'. Hexcode: AE03EF

Learjet 60 N50LK arrives ex: Halim Jakarta (WIHH) Indonesia

Precious Jet Limited Gates Lear Jet 60 N50LK msn 60-316 arrive 19.35hrs ex: Halim Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia and departed at 10.25hrs 24/02 & departed for Jakarta Halim (WIHH) on Friday 24th February. Hexcode: A6389B

B747-47UF (SCD) N476MC (1st visit to Perth)

Atlas Air B747-47UF (SCD) N476MC msn 29256 arrived 16.51hrs ex: Honolulu (PHNL) & Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'GTI5445' & noted using the callsign 'Giant 5445' landing RWY 21 & departed at 21.08hrs to Auckland (NZAA) New Zealand. Hexcode: A5D87A (1st visit to Perth)

B747-438 VH-OJB QF581/582 today!

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJB msn 24373 operated today's QF581/582 Sydney to Perth & return domestic services, arrived at 11.46hrs & departed at 13.54hrs to Sydney. Hexcode: 7C4825

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'SND001'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 08.46hrs & departed at 10.13hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND001' operating a charter on behalf of the Australian Government. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

US Navy C-130T 165349 arrives into (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 165349 msn 382-5406 arrived 14.30hrs & departed at 15.43hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA). Hexcode: AE03ED

B737-7AF (C-40A) Clipper 165831 (1st visit)

United States Navy (USN) B737-7AF (C-40) Clipper 165831 msn 30200 'VR-59' City of Fort Worth arrived RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 11.15hrs & departed at 09.07hrs 24/02 as 'Convoy 7781' Hexcode: AEO4D9 (1st visit to YPEA) With thanks to RS for the details.

Feb 22, 2012

Cottonwood GLF4 N404AC arrives ex: Malaysia

Cottonwood Aviation Inc Gulfstream G-IV N404AC msn 1384 arrived 16.21hrs ex: Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) Malaysia & departed at 08.57hrs Saturday 25th February to Karratha (YPKA) then returned back to Perth Airport landing on RWY at 16.25hrs. Hexcode: A4BB80

Our Airline B737-33A VH-INU (YPXM-YPPH)

Our Airline B737-33A VH-INU msn 23684 arrived 16.32hrs landing RWY 21 as flight 'RON901' ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) operating on an Australian Government charter. This aircraft operated YBBN - YPPD- YPXM on 21st February as flight 'RON900'. Hexcode: 7C2A68

EMB-190 Linage 1000 PT-TLS (1st visit to Australia)

Embraer company demonstrator EMB-190 Linage 1000 PT-TLS msn 19000278 arrived 19.03hrs ex: Subang Airport (WMSA) Malaysia, as flight 'PT-TLS' landing RWY 21. This aircraft flying under its test registration is to become A6-AJJ to Al-Jabar Aviation UAE. Hexcode: E48A5B (1st visit to Perth) A recent exhibit at this year's Singapore Airshow. Photos: Duncan Watkinson Update: This aircraft departed Perth at 14.42hrs Thursday 23/02 to Melbourne (YMML) on the next leg of its Australian tour.

Today's SIA223/226 Delayed arrival & Departure

Singapore Airlines B777-212 (ER) 9V-SQL msn 33370 operated this afternoon's delayed 'SQ223/226' services from / to Singapore. The aircraft arrived at 18.13hrs landing RWY21, and departed at 21.38hrs returning to Singapore as flight 'SQ226'. Hexcode: 76CE2C

b747-438 VH-OJC QF581/582 today!

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJC msn 24406 arrived 11.50hrs ex: Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'QF581' & departed at 00.00hrs (TBA) returning to Sydney as flight 'QF582'. Hexcode: 7C4826

To be further updated!

Feb 20, 2012

TAG Aviation (Asia) CL-605 M-AAES

TAG Aviation (Asia) CL-605 M-AAES msn 5810 arrived 23.46hrs from Indonesia & departed at 18.33hrs 21/02 returning as same. Hexcode: 43E8DC

B737-8FE VH-YIG 'Kings Beach' (1st visit)

Virgin Australia's newest B737-8FE (W) VH-YIG msn 38711 'Kings Beach' arrived into Perth ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) as flight 'VOZ4158' at 17.52hrs, & departed at 19.00hrs returning to Bali as flight 'VOZ4161' (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth)

BD-700-1A10 GLEX XRS M-ATAR (1st visit)

Isle of Man registered Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (XRS) M-ATAR msn 9060 arrived 16.01hrs ex: Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) & departed at 08.17hrs 21/02 to Darwin (YPDN). Hexcode: 43E917 (1st visit to Perth)

C-680 Citation Sovereign N192CN (1st visit)

Arring into Perth today at 15.46hrs ex: Singapore Seletar (WSSL) was Cessna Citation 680 Sovereign N192CN msn 680-0137 making her debut appearance in Australia after Singapore Airshow, the aircraft on a sales demonstation tour of Australia. Hexcode: A16FD8 (1st visit)

The aircraft departed Perth for Jandakot Airport (YPJT) at 08.48hrs 21/02 & returned to Perth Airport landing RWY 03 at 12.17hrs.

This aircraft departed at 10.12hrs 22/02 to Brisbane (YBBN).

Feb 19, 2012

G-550 VH-PFL (1st visit to Perth)

ST Aerospace Pte Ltd (Singapore, Seletar based aircraft) Gulfstream G-V:SP (G550) VH-PFL man 5287 ex: N587GA arrived 12.51hrs ex: Singapore Seletar (WSSL) making her first West Australian appearance today. Hexcode: 7C4CAF

A330-343X B-LAM CX10/171 (1st visit)

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343X B-LAM msn 1239 arrived 22.31hrs ex: Hong Kong (VHHH) as flight 'CX170' & departed at 00.04hrs 20/02 returning to Hong Kong (VHHH) as flight 'CX171'.
(1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 780A0A

Who said they were finished! A342 returns to Perth today ops SA282/283 to South Africa

South African Airways last operational Airbus A340-211 ZS-SLF msn 006 operated today's 'SA282/283' services from / to Johannesburg (FAJS) South Africa, arrived 07.24hrs landing RWY 21 & departed at 10.21hrs for the return flight back to Johannesburg. Hexcode: 00B0BC this aircraft's last prior visit was on 7th February 2012.

Feb 18, 2012

B737-7FE VH-VBZ 'Maliblue' Cocos Island hop

For the second week running Virgin Australia B737-7FE (W) VH-VBZ msn 34322 has operated Brisbane - Perth -Cocos Island - Perth - Brisbane, operating in lieu of Emb 190 equipment.

Today's flight/s originated in Brisbane as 'VOZ9063' arriving into Perth at 11.22hrs, then departed to Cocos Island (YPCC) at 13.32hrs. The inbound return flight 'VOZ2907' arrived into Perth at 22.59hrs & departed at 00.50hrs 19/02 returning to Brisbane as flight 'VOZ9064'. Hexcode: 7C6A8D

US Navy C-130T 165159 arrives into (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 165159 msn 382-5342 coded 'CW' arrived into RAAF Pearce (YPEA) landing RWY18R at 18.55hrs ex: Pago Pago (NSTU) & Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'CNV 3683' having departed earlier in the day at 13.26hrs (EST). Hexcode: AE03E7 Note: This aircraft last visited RAAF Pearce (YPEA) on 10th March 2011.

Skywest to take over failed Air Australia's Perth - Derby services

Skywest Airlines was today, Saturday 18th February awarded the regular public transport (RPT) route Perth - Derby (Curtin). The Department of Transport has confirmed an initial term of three months effective from Monday 20th February 2012, with the provision of five return services operating Monday to Friday.

The services will operate as follows using Fokker 100 aircraft:

XR23 PER-DBY 0600/0845 XR24 DBY-PER 0930/1215

SQ 773 9V-SYH SQ225/224 today.

Singapore Airlines B777-312 (ER) 9V-SYH msn 32317 arrived 05.59hrs ex: Singapore (WSSS) as flight 'SQ225' & departed at 07.47hrs returning as flight 'SQ224' with today's visit being quite possibly its first visit to Perth. Hexcode: 76CF28

Feb 17, 2012

US Navy C-130T 165351 Arr & Dep (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 165351 msn 382-5409 arrived 14.10hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) & departed at 16.34hrs returning as same. Hexcode: AE03EF

Photo Tribute to Air Australia Strategic Airlines

Thanks for the memories & the enjoyable flight we had on your AOC route proving flight to Derby Curtin (YCIN) back in 2008, from the members of the AEGWA onboard that day.

Air Australia placed into voluntary administration

Air Australia A320-211 VH-YQC msn 395

Photo: Mark Lynam copyright 2012

Air Australia formerly Strategic Airlines was placed into voluntary adminstration after the airline was unable to pay its fuel & other bills.

Air Australia suspended all fights effective from 01.30hrs (EST) leaving up to 4,000 stranded passengers abroad in Bali Indonesia, Phuket Thailand & Honolulu USA.

Administrators KordaMentha, representating the airline have been in discussion with airline's Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia & Hawaiian Airlines seeking assistance in returning stranded passengers from overseas. Hawaiian Airlines is offering a $300 (approx) fare to return those passengers to Australia, with other airlines expected to offer similiar.

The airline was founded in 2008 as Strategic Airlines, and was re-branded on October 30th 2011 to Air Australia. The airline operated a fleet of four aircraft; 1x A330-223 VH-SSA msn 324, and 3x A320-211/212 aircraft VH-YQA msn 190, VH-YQB msn 279, VH-YQC msn 395 & leased A330-223 TC-ETK msn 358.

International services operated from Perth to Denpasar Bali (WADD) and were suspended on
29th October 2011, when VH-YQB msn 279 operated the airline's last 'AGC501/502' service.

The airline continued to operate a thrice weekly service from Perth to Derby (Curtin) operating as a fly in / fly out charter operator to the mining industry. The last flight operating on this route operated on Wednesday 15th February 2012 by A320-212 VH-YQB msn 279 departed at 06.10hrs & returned to Perth at 11.57hrs its last services operated as 'VC501/502'.

Skywest F-100 ops Air Australia flight to Derby

With the announcement earlier today of Air Australia being put into voluntary administration, Skywest Airlines today operated a relief flight to assist Fly in / Fly out workers being able to come & go to work today in Derby. Fokker 100 VH-FNU msn 11373 departed at 12.36hrs LT, & returned to Perth at 18.46hrs operating both sectors as flight 'XR364'

Update: 18/02 Skywest Airlines have announced that they will take over flights formerly operated by Air Australia from Perth to Derby & return using Fokker 100 aircraft.