Apr 29, 2013

F50 VH-FNB returns after maintaince at WSSL

Skywest Airlines Fokker 50 VH-FNB msn 20106 arrived 22.04hrs ex: Singapore Seletar Airport (WSSL) and via Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Bali, after having departed on APR12 for scheduled maintaince. Hexcode: 7C1B25 The aircraft returning in her XR livery.

Pine Creek B737-838 (W) 1st visit

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZE msn 36369 named 'Pine Creek' arrived into Perth ex: Karratha (YPKA) at 17.30hrs as flight 'QF1001'. (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 7C77F8

B747-47UF (SCD) N418MC 'GTI2905/2906'

Atlas Air B747-47UF (SCD) N418MC msn 32840 arrived 02.08hrs ex: Al Maktoum Intl Airport (OMDW) United Arab Emirates, as flight 'GTI2905' and departed for Chep Lap Kok Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong at 06.58hrs as flight 'GTI2906'. Hexcode: A4F2EE

Apr 28, 2013

B737-8FH (W) 9M-MLE (1st visit)

Malaysia Airlines B737-8FH 9M-MLE msn 35105 operated today's 'MH121/120' services from Kota Kinabalu to Perth and return, arrived at 23.28hrs landing RWY21 and departed at 00.57hrs 29/04 returning to the Malaysian state. Hexcode: 750200 (1st visit to Perth)

Jetgo EMB-135L VH-JGB 'Bill Peach Australian Tours'

Photo: Peter Watson
copyright 2013

Jetgo Australia Holdings Pty Ltd Embraer 135L VH-JGB msn 145728 operated by Bill Peach Travel Charters arrived 17.35hrs into Perth Airport ex: Busselton, Albany Esperance, and Forrest as flight 'JG99'.

The aircraft commenced her around Australia flight ex: Brisbane on Tueday 23rd April with stops at Sydney, Launceston, Portland, Mt Gambier, and Port Lincoln.

The aircraft re-positioned to Perth from Busselton for some panned maintaince to be carried out before returning back to Busselton 30/04 to rejoin the tour and off to the next destination.
Hexcode: 7C2E69 (1st visit to Perth)

C-680 Citation N448RT (1st visit)

Cessna Aircraft Company C-680 Citation demonstrator N448RT msn 680-0017 arrived 14.20hrs landing RWY21 ex: Melbourne Essendon Airport (YMEN) Hexcode: A569DE (1st visit to Perth)

B737-7AFC (C-40A) 165836 (1st visit)

Photo: Richard Siudak
copyright 2013

United States Navy (USN) B737-7AFC (C-40A Clipper) 165836 msn 33836 VR-57 'City of San Diego' arrived 10.07hrs RAAF Base Pearce (YPEA) ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'CNV7323' and departed at 11.54hrs returning as same. Hexcode: AE1252 (1st visit to RAAF Pearce and West Australia)

A330-343E 9M-XXI (1st visit to Perth)

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXI msn 1411 operated today's 'XAX236/237' services from / to Kuala Lumpur, arrived 05.20hrs landing RWY21 and departed at 06.57hrs returning to Malaysia. Hexcode: 750298 (1st visit to Perth)

Apr 26, 2013

Virgin's F-50 VH-FNA "Rockingham Beach"

Photos: Perth Airport Spotters
copyrighted images (2013)

Virgin Australia's first fully branded Fokker 50 aircraft VH-FNA c/n 20106 named 'Rockingham Beach' arrived into Perth Airport late today at 17.15hrs, landing on RWY 24, ex: Townsville (YBTL) via Alice Springs (YBAS) after repainting the tail rudder & applying Virgin Australia decals.

VH-FNA departed Perth last Saturday 20/04 at 00.50hrs for Townsville for the re-branding to be completed, the aircraft arriving at 10.37hrs (EST).

A330-223 B-6515 (1st visit to Perth)

China Southern Airlines A330-223 B-6515 msn 1116 arrived 08.32hrs ex: Beijing via Guangzhou as flight 'CSN319' and departed at 09.56hrs returning to China as flight 'CSN320' Hexcode: 780643 (1st visit to Perth)

Apr 25, 2013

B-350 Super King Air VH-FIY 'ADA03'

Air Services Australia operated Beech Kingair 350 VH-FIY msn FL-760 arrived 12.37hrs ex: Ceduna and Esperance as flight 'Auscal 3 / ADA03'. Hexcode: 7C1A88

Virgin F-100 VH-FSQ (1st visit to Busselton in Virgin Australia c/s

Photos: Peter Watson
copyright 2013

Virgin Australia Fokker 100 VH-FSQ msn 11450 "seen here above" on the ramp at Busselton's Regional Airport today. This flight departed ex: Perth at 07.44hrs and returned back into Perth at 09.08hrs. The first time the 'Virgin' brand has been seen at YBLN. Hexcode: 7C1BE8 (Note): Operating a Skywest (XR) flight.

Apr 24, 2013

US Navy C-130T 165351 (YPEA) 'CNV3024'

United States Navy (USN) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 165351 msn 382-5409 arrived RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 15.29hrs ex: Brisbane Airport (YBBN) as flight 'CNV3024 and departed at 10.23hrs 25/04 returning as same. Hexcode: AE03EF

A319-132 (CJ) VH-VCJ 'SND2'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (CJ) VH-VCJ msn 1880 arrived 14.51hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND2' and departed at 16.08hrs returning as same. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

Yet another... new A320 visits Perth today!

Jetstar Asia.com A320-232 9V-JSR msn 5433 operated today's 'JSA115/114' services from Singapore via Jakarta to Perth and return, arrived 01.35hrs and departed at 02.50hrs. Hexcode: 76AA72 (1st visit to Perth)

Apr 23, 2013

New Fokker 70 visits Perth today.

Alliance Airlines Fokker 70 VH-QQX msn 11571 arrived 20.38hrs ex: The Granites (YTGT) Northern Territory as flight 'UTY385' & departed at 08.51hrs 24/04 returning to The Granites as flight 'UTY385' Hexcode: 7C5357 (1st visit to Perth)

C-525 Citation ZK-PGA (1st visit to Perth)

Pacificjets Cessna C525 Citation CJ4 ZK-PGA msn 525C-0112 arrived 19.56hrs ex: Learmonth (YPLM) landing RWY21, and departed at 09.58hrs 24/04 to Bankstown Airport Sydney. Hexcode: C82030 (1st visit to Perth)

A320-232 (SL) 9V-JSS (1st visit & new type)

Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2013

Jetstar Asia.com A320-232 (SL) 9V-JSS msn 5472 "seen here above" arriving on her 1st visit to Australia ex: Singapore (WSSS) landing RWY21 as flight 'JSA133' at 07.29hrs, and departed at 08.37hrs returning to Singapore as flight 'JSA134'. Hexcode: 76AA73

Apr 21, 2013

Virgin's new A332 VH-XFG 'OTT' on delivery as 'VOZ9898'

Virgin Australia's newest aircraft A330-243 VH-XFG msn 1407 named 'Terrigal Beach' spotted flying 'OTT' RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at F/L 41,000 tracking 118 degrees in a South Easterly direction on delivery to Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'VOZ9898' between 12.12hrs to 12.36hrs  today, flying nonstop ex: Toulouse Blagnac Airport France.

Hexcode: 7C752A (1st sighting of this new aircraft in Australia) nice small contrail left in her wake as she streaked across the sky.

B747-4H6F (SCD) 9M-MPS 'MAS6437'

Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MasKargo) B747-4H6F (SCD) 9M-MPS msn 29902 arrived 10.20hrs ex: Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'MAS6437' and departed at 13.26hrs to Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) as same. Hexcode: 750080

New China Southern A332 visits Perth (1st visit)

China Southern Airlines A330-223 B-6548 msn 1335 arrived 06.16hrs ex: Beijing via Guangzhou as flight 'CSN319' landing RWY21, and departed at 08.42hrs returning to China as flight 'CSN320'. Hexcode: 7808AF (1st visit to Perth)

Apr 20, 2013

Air Nauru B737-33A VH-NLK 'RON912/914'

Air Nauru B737-33A VH-NLK msn 23635 arrived 19.16hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'RON912' and departed at 20.12hrs returning to Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'RON914'. Hexcode: 7C4366

You wont see this one like this any more!

Photo: Mark Lynam
copyright 2013

Former Skywest Airlines Fokker 50 VH-FNA msn 20106 departed Perth Airport at 00.50hrs today for re-branding into full Virgin Australia colours. The aircraft departed Perth for Townsville arriving at 10.37hrs (EST) after a nonstop 7hrs.36mins flight across the continent.

Apr 17, 2013

A330-223 B-6532 CSN319/320 (1st visit to WA)

China Southern Airlines A330-223 B-6532 msn 1244 operated today's 'CSN319/320' services from Beijing via Guangzhou to Perth & return, arrived 05.53hrs & departed at 08.48hrs returning to China. Hexcode: 780748 (1st visit to Perth)

Apr 16, 2013

B738-838 (W) VH-XZD 'Moranbah' (1st visit to Perth)

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZD msn 39368 'Moranbah' arrived 18.34hrs ex: Karratha (YPKA) as flight 'QF905' and departed 06.57hrs 17/04 to Port Hedland (YPPD) as flight 'QF110'. Hexcode: 7C77F7 (New aircraft, delivered 06/04: 1st visit to Perth)

Apr 14, 2013

Singapore Airlines A330-343E 9V-STU (1st visit)

Singapore Airlines A330-343E 9V-STU msn 1401 operated today's 'SQ213/226' services from / to Singapore, arrived 13.16hrs landing RWY21. Hexcode: 76CE95 (1st visit to Perth, delivered 9th April 2013, today operating its 5th revenue service)

B747-412F(SCD) 9V-SFK 'SQC7293'

Singapore Airlines Cargo 'Mega Ark' B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFK msn 28030 arrived 10.15hrs landing RWY21 ex: Auckland (NZAA) as flight 'SQC7293' and departed at 13.58hrs to Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) as same. Hexcode: 76CCCB

Qatar Airways Anniversary flights to Perth

Qatar Airways commenced services to Perth, on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 the start of flights linking Qatar to the West coast of Australia. That flight operated by B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBI (as seen below) was the start of what today has become a daily operation for the airline into Perth, as today we welcome the airline's 200 flight into Perth Airport.

We here at Perth Airport Spotters Blog part of 'The Aircraft Enthusiasts Group of WA' would like to acknowledge today's 200th flight and look back at some of the leading up milestone flights. We do hope you enjoy!

1st flight: B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBI msn 41061  Tuesday 3rd July 2012
50th flight: B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBB msn 36013 Thursday 25th October 2012
100th flight: B777-3DZ (ER) A7-BAQ msn 38247 Tuesday 15th January 2013
150th flight: B777-3DZ (ER) A7-BAE msn 36104 Saturday 23rd February 2013
200th flight: B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBH msn 36105 Sunday 14th April 2013

Picture compilation of Qatar Airways aircraft taken in Perth....Enjoy!

All Photographs taken by Mark Lynam
copyright 2013

Apr 13, 2013

Virgin Australia's Fokker 100 VH-FSQ (latest pictures)


Photo: Perth Airport Spotters Blog
copyright 2013

Virgin Australia's first Fokker 100 VH-FSQ msn 11450 'Bills Bay' hit to the skies both yesterday and Friday operating circuits around Perth Airport, and operating one out to Rottnest Island on Friday. The F-100 is photographed here on the ramp at Perth Airport after completion of her flights this weekend.

Last of Thai's new batch A333s visits today

Thai Airways A330-343E HS-TBB msn 1269 named 'Phrae' operated today's 'TG483/484' services from Bangkok to Perth and return, arrived 07.41hrs landing RWY21 and departed at 09.18hrs returning to Bangkok. Hexcode: 885402 (1st visit to Perth)

Medivac flight to Perth ex: Bali 'Medic 45'

Pacific Flight Services L-45 VH-PFS msn 45-168 arrived 04.17hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali Indonesia as flight 'Medic 45' landing RWY21 and departed at 15.19hrs off RWY21 returning as same. Hexcode: 7C4CB6

Apr 12, 2013

Avwest C208 on floats VH-ZWH

Photo: Mark Lynam
copyright 2013
Avwest Pty Ltd Cessna 208 VH-ZWH msn 20800399 (seen here above) landing RWY21 arriving 09.35hrs ex: Jandakot Airport (YPJT) today.

Apr 11, 2013

A319-132CJ VH-VCJ 'SND2' (IN & OUT)

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132CJ VH-VCJ msn 1880 arrived 18.02hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'SND2 / Snowdrop 2' and departed at 19.40hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) with 59 of the 66 asylum seekers from both Northam Detention and Perth Airport detention centres, (7 were deemed unfit for travel and remain in detention in Perth)  for off shore processing after sailing into the Port of Geraldton at 12 noon on Tuesday 9th April 2013. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 C-GHSW (1st visit)

Skyservice Business Aviation Inc BD-700-1A10XRS 'Global 6000' C-GHSW msn 9220 arrived 17.05hrs ex:Sydney Airport (YSSY) landing RWY21 and departed at 09.30hrs Saturday 13th April to Male Intl Airport (VRMM) Maldives. Hexcode: C0590F (1st visit to Perth)

Dassault 900EX F-HDLJ (1st visit to Perth)

Lixxbail SA Dassault Falcon 900EX F-HDLJ msn 165 arrived 16.52hrs landing RWY21 ex: Melbourne's Essendon Airport (YMEN) and departed at 19.58hrs Friday 12th April, to Ngurah Rai Intl Airport Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia. Hexcode: 389D69 (1st visit to Perth)

Global 5000 B-KEZ 'TBJ026' (1st visit to Perth)

TAG Aviation Asia BD-700-1A10 XRS Global 5000 B-KEZ msn 9425 arrived 09.28hrs ex: Hong Kong (VHHH) as flight 'TBJ026' and departed at 13.41hrs 15/04 to Sydney (YSSY) as same. Hexcode: 780A2F (1st visit to Perth)

Apr 10, 2013

Virgin Australia Fokker 100 VH-FSQ 'Bill's Bay'

Photos: Perth Airport Spotters Blog Copyright 2013
Virgin Australia's first Fokker 100 regional jet VH-FSQ msn 11450 named 'Bill's Beach' arrived into Perth Airport at 16.25hrs landing RWY24, after having undergone maintaince at Singapore's Seletar Airport (WSSL) from 26th December 2012 to 16th March 2013, then to Townsville Airport (YBTL) for repainting and branding into Virgin Australia's colours (as seen above) from 17th March to 9th April 2013.   
VH-FSQ is named 'Bill's Bay' named after Coral Bay's main beach located in Western Australia's mid west. Hexcode: 7C1BE8