Oct 30, 2011

Cessna demonstator Jet arrives

Cessna 525C Citation N424CJ msn 525C-0024 arrived 17.37hrs ex: Port Hedland (YPPD) for a series of demonstration flights around Australia. Hexcode: A50AB6

Qantas crisis - Strategic Air relief flights

Strategic Airlines A320-212 VH-YQB msn 279 departed Perth at 13.25hrs bound for Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'AGC5501' to assist in moving Qantas passengers stranded in Perth after yesterday's shock announcement of the grounding of the entire Qantas fleet of aircraft; the return flight from Brisbane to Perth 'AGC5502' is expected to arrive later tonight with a ETA of 00.15hrs +1

Grounded Qantas aircraft at Perth, 30.10.11

Parked up Qantas aircraft at Perth Airport as follows:

Airbus A330-202 VH-EBP

Airbus A330-303 VH-QPF

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJE

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF, VH-VXP, VYC,VYG, VZL, VZP, VZT

Boeing 767-338 VH-OGI, OGJ, OGU

Going nowhere!

A320-232 9V-TAW TGW2716/2717

Tiger Airways (Singapore) A320-232 9V-TAW msn 4804 operated yesterday evening's 'TGW2716/2717' services from Singapore to Perth & return, arriving at 21.08hrs & departed at 22.00hrs; (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 76D037

Oct 29, 2011

B737-838 (W) VH-VZT (1st Visit) QF777

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-VZT msn 34186 arrived 16.12hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'QF777' making her debut appearance here in Perth this afternoon, with her next flight uncertain at this point! Hexcode: 7C6DE7

Qantas's Flying Kangaroo Grounded....could this be the beginning of the end ??

Qantas Airways CEO Mr Alan Joyce announced today the grounding of the entire Qantas Airline fleet of aircraft indefinately in response to union's ongoing industrial actions against the airline.

The airline is at loggerheads on 3 fronts with unions representing pilots, ground staff, and licensed engineers over on-going pay, work place conditions & the outsourcing of jobs overseas.

Qantas will lock out all its employees covered by the agreements that are currently in dispute.

Mr Joyce confirmed that all domestic emploees involved with the dispute will be locked out effective from Monday night 31st October 2011.

All aircraft will be grounded immediately after completion of operating there last sector.

Mr Joyce said "We are locking out until the unions withdraw their extreme claims & reach an agreement with us", this is a very hard decision....we have no alternative.

The lock out will commence at 8pm AEDT Monday.

Perth Airport: Qantas movements after today's announcement:

QF Flight 566 XXLD to Sydney (YSSY)
QF Flight 718 XXLD to Canberra (YSCB)

Last aircraft arrivals into Perth today are:

QF72 ex: Singapore arrived 14.07hrs A330-303 VH-QPF
QF777 ex: Melbourne ETA: 16.15hrs B737-838 VH-VZT arrived (operating its 1st visit to WA)
QF793 ex: Darwin ETA:: 16.30hrs B737-838 VH-VXP arrived
QF597 ex: Brisbane ETA: 18.00hrs A330-202 VH-EBP arrived
QF717 ex: Canberra ETA: 18.30hrs B737-838 VH-VZL arrived

Last Perth to Bali Flight on 29th October 2011

My apologies for the late posting of these details, it is however important to note for historical purposes the reporting of such movements:

Strategic Airlines A320-212 VH-YQB msn 279 operated today Saturday 29th October, the airlines last service from Perth to Denpasar Bali (WADD) & return. The outbound service 'AGC501' departed at 09.13hrs, with the return flight 'AGC502' ex: Bali landing at 18.08hrs.

British Airways B777-236 Royal Flight

British Airways B777-236 (ER) G-YMMP msn 30315 (seen here above) overflying Jandakot on final approach to Perth Airport. The B777 arrived landing on RWY 03 at 07.48hrs as 'Speedbird 9103'.

This aircraft operated nonstop departing from London's Heathrow Airport (EGLL) yesterday.

1st visit to Perth of a British Airways B777 aircraft, & 1st visit of a BA aircraft after services ended on 1st July 2000, when B747-436 G-CIVX operated the last BA11/12 services from London to Perth via Singapore.

1st picture taken in Perth today by Stuart McCarthy....Enjoy


The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh's flight 'BAW9104' departed Perth at 13.01hrs bound for London Heathrow Airport (EGLL) flying non-stop.

US Navy C-130T 165378 (YPEA)

United States Navy (US Navy) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 165378 VR-55 arrived into RAAF Pearce (YPEA) Friday 28th October at 19.21hrs 25/10 ex: Brisbane as 'CNV3325' & departed at 11.48hrs 29/10 returning as same. Hexcode:AE03F0

Oct 28, 2011

B737-81D PK-GFR New Aircraft 1st visit to Perth

Garuda Indonesia B737-81D PK-GFR msn 39417 operated today's GA726/729 services from / to Denpasar Bali (WADD) arriving at 16.13hrs & departed at 17.21hrs. This aircraft delivered to Garuda from BFI on 17th October.(1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 8A028F

A340-313X ZS-SXG

South African Airways A340-313X ZS-SXG msn 378 is now wearing full SAA c/s, this aircraft is operating today's SA280/281 services from / to South Africa. Hexcode: 00B1F5

B747-48E VH-OEB QF581/582

Qantas Airways Limited B747-48E VH-OEB msn 25778 operated today's Sydney to Perth domestic 'QF581/581' service, arrived at 12.09hrs & departed at 13.59hrs. Hexcode: 7C4771

Royal Brunei Airlines ......end of an era at Perth

Royal Brunei Airlines operated their last scheduled passenger service from Brunei to Perth on 27th October 2011. The last service was operated by A320-232 V8-RBT msn 2139, arriving at 02.28hrs as flight BI67 & departed for the final time at 12.23hrs as flight BI68 with 127 pax. Hexcode: 895019

Oct 26, 2011

US Navy C-130T 165350 (YPEA)

United States Navy (US Navy) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 165350 msn 382-5407 arrived 17.07hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'CNV3746' ex: Brisbane (YBBN).The aircraft arrived into Brisbane at 18.48hrs (AEST) 25/10 arriving in from Nadi Fiji (NFFN) & departed earlier today at 11.26hrs (AEST) for today's flight West.

Update: 28/10 165350 departed RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 11.16hrs to Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'CNV3746' with an estimated arrival time of 19.30hrs (AEST)

Hexcode: AE033E

B747-2F6B MH6204

Southern Air Cargo / MASkargo B747-2F6B N761SA msn 21832 arrived 08.02hrs ex: Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) & Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'MAS6204' & departed at 11.24hrs returning to Kuala Lumpur as same. Hexcode: AA46DO

Medivac Flight ( Bali / Perth / Bali)

IAI Westwind RPC-5988 msn 254 arrived 22.41hrs 25/10 ex: Denpasar, Bali (WADD) Indonesia operating a medivac flight flight to Perth, the aircraft departed at 01.25hrs 26/10 returning to Bali. Hexcode: 75809D

Oct 25, 2011




Oct 24, 2011


Meridian Airlines Cargo Antonon An-12BP UR-CGV msn 63446610 arrived 22.08hrs ex: Jakarta (WIII) Indonesia, as flight 'MEM4071' & departed at 00.03hrs 24/10 to Port Hedland (YPPD) as same. Hexcode: 508191 (Note) This aircraft's last previous visit to Perth was earlier this year on 15th July 2011 when it operated at similiar times & the same routing.

Oct 23, 2011

B747-438 VH-OJC 'QF581/582'

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJC msn 24406 operated today's domestic Sydney to Perth v.v 'QF581/582' services, arriving 11.43hrs landing RWY 21. Hexcode: 7C4826 This aircraft's last prior visit was on 3rd July 2011 when she operated as same.

A340-642 ZS-SNC SA282/283 'Star Alliance c/s'

South African Airways A340-642 ZS-SNC msn 426 operated today's SA282/283 Johannesburg / Perth / Johannesburg service,the A340 landing on RWY 21 at 07.49hrs & departed at 11.32hrs. Hexcode: 00B0ED

This particular aircraft wears the 'Star Alliance' membership colours.

Interesting to note that this aircraft's all past recent flights to Perth have operated on the SA282/283 service.

Oct 22, 2011

A330-322 9M-MKE MH125/124

Malaysia Airlines A330-322 9M-MKE msn 077 operated this afternoon's MH125/124 service from Kuala Lumpur to Perth & return, arriving 15.15hrs & departed at 16.50hrs. This will now be a regular occurrence with the Saturday service being operated with A330s replacing B777-2H6 (ER) on the route. From early 2012 all Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur to Perth flights will be operated by the new A330-323X aircraft. Hexcode: 75005F

Oct 21, 2011

B737-8FE (W) VH-YFH Inaugural service to Perth

Virgin Australia's newest aircraft (delivered 14th October) B737-8FE (W) VH-YFH msn 40996 made her debut appearance & 1st revenue service into Perth tonight Friday 21st October, arriving at 19.50hrs ex: Brisbane as flight 'VOZ468' & departed at 23.05hrs returning to Brisbane as flight 'VOZ473'.Hexcode: 7C7A3B

G-550 C-GBGC

Barrick Gold Corporation G-V:SP (G-550) C-GBGC msn 5306 arrived 06.13hrs (as seen above) ex: Johannesburg, (FAJS) South Africa landing RWY 03 & departed 21.08hrs 22nd October. Hexcode: C047EB

F50 VH-FKY 'Unity 881/882'

Australian Air Holidays Alliance Airlines Fokker 50 VH-FKY msn 20284 arrived ex: Adelaide 20/10 as flight 'Unity 881' & departed at 08.18hrs 21/10 to Coober Pedy via Kalgoorlie as flight 'Unity 882' , there is now only one more expected Australian Air Holiday's flight due into Perth & that will be arriving on the 24th Nov & departing next day.

Oct 20, 2011

A330-343X B-LAK (1st visit)

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343X B-LAK msn 1196 operated yesterday evenings CX171/170 service from Hong Kong to Perth v.v arrived 22.40hrs 19/10 & departed at 00.37hrs. Hexcode: 780236 (1st visit)

Oct 18, 2011

Intl Terminal Observation Deck Closed : CHOGM

Perth International Airport's public aircraft viewing observation deck area was closed from 3pm today Tuesday 18th October in preparation for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

It was communicated to me late today, that the viewing mall will be closed for 2 weeks with no access possible by any means.

The observation viewing deck will re-open to the public on Tuesday 1st November 2011.

B747-438 VH-OJG 'QF581/582'

Qantas continues its 'merry go around' of B747-400s on the Sydney to Perth 'QF581/582' service, with today's service operated by B747-438 VH-OJG msn 24779. The aircraft arrived at 11.59hrs & departed at 14.02hrs for the return flight back. Hexcode: 7C482A

Oct 17, 2011


Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines) ATR-72-212A VH-FVL msn 974 'Preston Beach' arrived at 13.34hrs as flight 'SXI-1147' after a 3 day delivery flight from France.

The aircraft's delivery route as follows:

Blagnac Airport, (LFBO/TLS) Toulouse, France and via Borg El Arab Airport (HEBA/HBE) Egypt; Al Ain Airport (OMAL/AAN) UAE; Sonegaon Airport Ngapur (VANP/NAG) India; Penang Airport (WMKP/PEN) Malaysia; Halim Airport (WIHH/HLM) Jakarta Indonesia.

Hexcode: 7C1C4F

1st Australian photo taken by Mark Lynam.....congratulations Mark!

Update: VH-FVL departed Perth at 11.04hrs (WST) Tuesday 18th October to Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'VOZ082S' with an ETA into Brisbane of 20.04hrs LT (AEST)

New Qantas B737-838 VH-VZT 'Kalgoorlie'

Qantas Airways latest Boeing 737-838 (W) VH-VZT msn 34186 delivered over this past weekend on delivery via BFI-HNL-NAN-BNE as flight 'QFA6024' is named 'Kalgoorlie' Hexcode: 7C6DE7

Dubai Air Wing B747F OTT Today

Dubai Air Wing Boeing 747-412F (SCD) A6-GGP msn 28032 over flew Perth in the early hours of today crossing over approx 01.15hrs en-route (OMDB to YMML) as flight 'DUB008' the aircraft was noted arriving into Tullamarine at 07.07hrs (AEST), presumably in preparation for this years Spring Racing Carnival & the Melbourne Cup. Hexcode: 896272

Oct 16, 2011

A320-231 VH-FNP OZW301/302/303

Skywest Airlines A320-231 VH-FNP msn 0429 arrived 11.35hrs ex: Adelaide as flight OZW303, the aircraft having departed earlier on Friday 14th October at 19.47hrs as flight OZW301 (possibly to Darwin (but unconfirmed) ; The A320 was noted arriving into Adelaide at 22.50hrs LT 15/10 from Darwin as flight OZW302. With thanks to Stefan for suppyling additional information & corrections in regard to these flights.Hexcode: 7C1B33

B777-31H (ER) A6-EGG (1st visit to Perth)

Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-EGG msn 41070 operated todays 'EK420/421' services from Dubai to Perth v.v, arrived at 17.15hrs & departed at 22.39hrs (New aircraft & 1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 89617F

B747-438 VH-OJE QF581/582 (14.10.11)

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJE msn 24482 operated today's 'QF581/582' Sydney to Perth domestic service, arrived at 11.46hrs & departed at 13.43hrs. Hexcode: 7C4828

B747-438 VH-OJB QF581/582 (13.10.11)

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJB msn 24373 operated today's 'QF581/582' domestic services between Sydney & Perth arrived 12.24hrs & departed at 14.38hrs. Hexcode: 7C4825

Oct 13, 2011

Fokker 100 VH-XWN (1st visit to Perth)

Alliance Airlines Fokker 100 VH-XWN msn 11278 arrived into Perth Airport yesterday evening at 20.20hrs 12/10 as flight 'UTY5879' (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 7C7795

An-124-100 RA-82046 Departed Today!

Volga Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124:100 RA-82046 msn 9773052255117 departed Perth in the early hours of today at 03.05hrs as flight 'VDA21555' to Pune Intl Airport, (VAPO/PNQ) India. Hexcode: 15407E

Oct 12, 2011

A320-232 9V-JSL JSA112D

Jetstar Asia.com A320-232 9V-JSL msn 4786 departed at 12.48hrs today as flight 'JSA112D' to Singapore (WSSS); This flight arrived on Monday 10th October ex: Singapore as flight 'JSA111' at 22.52hrs, & for reasons unclear failed to depart on time for the return flight back to Singapore. Hexcode: 76AA6C

B747-438 VH-OJB QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJB msn 24373 operated today's Sydney to Perth domestic 'QF581/582' services, arrived at 11.55hrs & departed at 13.59hrs. Hexcode: 7C4825

B717-231 VH-NXO QF6200

Qantaslink B717-231 VH-NXO msn 55096 returned to Perth yesterday afternoon landing at 16.04hrs after a long absence undergoing heavy maintaince at Adelaide, she returned as flight 'QF6200' but as of today has still yet to return to service. Hexcode: 7C451A

Dassault F-900EX VH-PPD

Paspaley Group of Companies Dassault Falcon 900 VH-PPD msn 185 arrived 07.55hrs 11/10, and departed to Sydney at 06.06hrs 12/10. Hexcode: 7C4E0F

Oct 11, 2011

B747-4H6 (F) 9M-MPS

Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) Boeing 747-4H6 (F) 9M-MPS msn 29902 arrived 16.37hrs ex: Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'MH6204' & departed 20.02hrs to Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) as same. Hexcode: 750080

ERJ-190:100 IGW VH-ZPR

Virgin Australia ERJ-190:100 IGW VH-ZPR msn 19000424 (seen here above) just prior to landing RWY 03 at Perth on completition of flight 'VOZ1838' ex: Port Hedland. Hexcode: 7C80BD

Gulfstream G-550 VH-LAL

Little Aviation Gulfstream G-V:SP VH-LAL msn 5259 arrived at 10.25hrs & departed at 23.03hrs, destination unknown. Hexcode: 7C37BB Photographed above just prior to landing at Perth Airport on RWY 03.

BD-700-1A10 XRS N905T (1st visit to Perth)

Airmax LLC (Colorado, USA) operated for Teletech Holdings (USA) Bombardier BD-700-1A10 XRS N905T msn 9179 arrived 10.19hrs landing RWY 03, ex: Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) & departed off RWY 21 at 16.08hrs for Sydney (YSSY) 1st visit to Perth. Hexcode: AC8368

An-124:100 RA-82046 'VDA2154'

Volga Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124:100 RA-82046 msn 9773052255117 arrived 07.05hrs ex: Singapore 'Changi' Airport (WSSS) as flight 'VDA2154' Hexcode: 15407E

Oct 8, 2011

L-35 VH-PFA Bali Medivac Flight

ST Aerospace (Pacific Flight Services) L-35A VH-PFA msn 35-661 operated a Medivac flight from Denpasar Bali (WADD) to Perth today arriving 13.25hrs operating as flight 'Medic 035' & departed at 03.49hrs Sunday 9/10 returning as same. Hexcode:7C4CA4