May 31, 2012

SQ 772 'May 2012' Summary of Flights

Singapore Airlines B777-212 (ER) 9V-SRP
Photo: Mark Lynam (c) 2012

Singapore Airlines B777-212 (ER) summary of flights operating into Perth on 'SQ223/226' and '225/224' services for the month of May 2012.

9V-SQB x 4; SQI x 3; SQJ x 6; SQK x 2; SQL x 4; SQM x 5; SQN x 2

9V-SRM x 3; 9V-SRN x 4; SRO x 6; SRP x 10; SRQ x 7

9V-SVH x 1; SVI x 1

May 26, 2012

New B717 arrives into Perth

Qantaslink B717-2BL VH-NXJ msn 55166 ex: N502ME arrived 11.49hrs ex: Adelaide (YPAD) as flight '717' landing RWY 03. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 7C4515 With thanks to Stefan Perkas for the 'Heads Up'.

May 24, 2012

New Tiger Airways A320 (1st visit to Perth)

Tiger Airways A320-232 9V-TRG msn 5073 ex: Mandala Airways (Indonesia) PK-RMP operated tonight's 'TGW2716/2717' Singapore to Perth and return services, arrived at 20.58hrs landing RWY 21 and departed at 21.49hrs returning to Singapore. Hexcode: 76D247 (1st visit to Perth)

Spencer Travel Services Beech 400A VT-RPG (1st visit to West Aust)

Photos: Duncan Watkinson (c) 2012

Spencer Travel Service Beech 400A VT-RPG msn RK-190 "seen here above" arriving into Jandakot Airport (YPJT) ex: Halim Airport (WIHH) Jakarta Indonesia and Port Hedland (YPPD) at 14.46hrs LT. (1st visit to WA)  Hexcode: 800144

May 22, 2012

MK Air F-900EX VH-MQK (1st visit)

MK Air Dassault Falcon 900EX VH-MQK msn 159 arrived 23.33hrs ex: Newcastle Airport (YWLM)  Hexcode: 7C3F0A (1st visit to Perth)

Return of VH-OJD SYD-PER QF581/582 eff:07/12

Qantas Airways will return the Boeing 747-400 back onto the Sydney to Perth and return QF581/582 services from Monday 9th July (subject to change) in an announcment made today.

Saturday's service (day 6) still remains as B763 (subject to change due demand)

We look forward to seeing them back on the Sydney to Perth route.

May 21, 2012

Stork Ltd (Flying Lion) FA7X VP-BZE

Stork Limited (UK) Flying Lion Dassault Falcon 2000EX (FA7X) VP-BZE msn 14 ex: F-WWUK arrived 20.25hrs today landing RWY21 & departed at 0730hrs 23/05 to Sydney. Hexcode: 424241 (1st visit to Perth)

May 20, 2012

New GLEX (XRS) M-BTAR arrives on delivery

Avwest BD-700-1A10 XRS M-BTAR msn 9250 ex: D-AKAZ arrived 16.52hrs ex: Male, Maldives (VRMM) on delivery to Avwest (Perth Jet Centre) Hexcode: 43E939 (1st visit to Perth)

May 18, 2012

Express Medical Assistance L-35 HS-CFS Medivac ex: Denpasar Bali

Photo: Duncan Watkinson taken from Qantas Club Lounge
Perth Domestic Airport (c) 2012

Express Medical Assistance Gates L-35 HS-CFS msn 35-366 arrived 18.16hrs ex: Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport Bali (WADD) Indonesia landing RWY21, and departed at 08.11hrs Sat 19th May (as seen above) returning back to Denpasar Bali after medivac. Hexcode: 880CD3

Omega Tanker B707-368C N707MQ

Photo: Duncan Watkinson (c) 2012

Omega Tanker B707-368C N707MQ msn 21368 "seen here above" on short finals into Perth Airport's RWY 21 this afternoon at 15.55hrs arriving ex: YBAS as 'OMEGA 71' used to in-flight refuel FA/18s returning back to YPEA after a jolly. The Hornets were noted as; Buck 1-9, Barn 18; Maple 16 and 18; Falc 18.

RAAF KC-30A A39-003 Departs YPPH

RAAF KC-30A A39-003 msn 969
Photo: Duncan Watkinson (c) 2012

Royal Australian Air Force's Airbus KC-30A MRTT A39-003 msn 969 beautifully captured departing from Perth Airport (YPPH) earlier this morning. Hexcode: 7CF866 (Note:) Callsign and arrival  / departure times  have been supressed and thankyou for your understanding.

May 16, 2012

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'SND1'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 11.50hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'Snowdrop 1 / SND1' . Hexcode: 7C684F to be further updated.


Paspaley Group of Companies Dassault Falcon 900EX VH-PPD msn 185 arrived 11.41hrs ex: Sydney Airport (YSSY) Hexcode: 7C4E0F

May 15, 2012

Virgin Australia's A332 VH-XFC 1st visit

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFC msn 1293 named 'Mooloolabah Beach' operated her debut service to Perth today arriving 15.02hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'VOZ685' and departed at 16.46hrs to Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'VOZ564' . Hexcode: 7C7526 (1st visit)

May 14, 2012

Virgin Australia's latest A332 visits for 1st time

Virgin Australia's latest A330-243 VH-XFD msn 1306 named 'Bells Beach' arrived 19.46hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'VOZ691' landing RWY21, and departed at 08.55hrs 15/05 returning back to Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'VOZ680'. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 7C7527

May 10, 2012

GA728D/727D delayed Bali flights today

Garuda Indonesia's overnight arrival & early (am) departure today from Denpasar Bali (WADD) was delayed due to unknown reasons.

The flight operated by B737-8U3 (W) PK-GMC msn 30155 arrived at 13.45hrs as flight 'GA728D' landing RWY21, and departed at 14.15hrs for the return flight back to Bali as flight 'GA727D'. Hexcode: 8A01DD

Star Alliance A340-642 ZS-SNC SA280/281

South African Airways A340-642 ZS-SNC msn 426 'Star Alliance' c/s operated today's 'SA280/281' services from / to Johannesburg (FAJS) South Africa, arrived at 13.31hrs landing RWY21 & departed at 00.12hrs 11/05 returning to SA as flight 'SA281'.Hexcode: 00B0ED

QF78/77 A332 VH-EBH

Qantas Airways QF78/77 services from / to Singapore today was operated by A330-202 VH-EBH msn 892, arrived 00.39hrs and departed at 12.12hrs. Hexcode: 7C146B

SIA to upgrade SQ223/226 flights to 773s

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Singapore Airlines announced today that the airline would further increase capacity onto its afternoon operating 'SQ223/226' services from Singapore to Perth effective from Saturday 2nd June 2012. Singapore Airlines (SQ) operate a fleet of 12 B777-312 (ER) aircraft.


Gables S Corporation Dassault F-900EX N44VP msn 115 departed at 09.20hrs to Karratha (YPKA) and returned to Perth landing RWY21 at 18.38hrs. Hexcode: A54A2D

Avwest CL-604 Departs Perth to Brizvegas

File Photo: Gordon Reid (c) 2012

Avwest Bombardier CL-604 Challenger VH-VRE msn 5561 departed at 08.30hrs to Brisbane (YBBN). Hexcode: 7C6CB8

May 9, 2012

Air NZ 777s to replace B763s from September



Air New Zealand will introduce Boeing 777 aircraft onto the Auckland to Perth route from Monday 3rd September 2012, replacing B767-300s. Aircraft substitutions will also be possible with B763 and or B777-300 aircraft being operated on a required basis.

This sees an increase of seat numbers rise from 234 seats (763) to 304 seats (777)

Boeing 767-200s were first introduced onto the route from March 1986, when B767-219 (ER) ZK-NBB c/n 23327 operated the first service replacing DC-10s on the Auckland to Perth and return services.

B767-300s replaced the B762s in October 1994, when B767-319 (ER) ZK-NCH  c/n 26264 was the first of the new type to visit Perth.

Jetstar Asia to Haikou via Singapore starts today is now offering from today, Perth passengers the opportunity to fly to Haikou, Hainian China.  Using the airline's existing A320 SIN-PER-SIN '3K111/112' services, with straight on connections from Singapore to the new flight '3K817/818' to Haikou. The new services operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sundays. With thanks to Capt Luke for the details!

May 8, 2012

Qantas B737-838 (W) Walpole (1st visit to Perth)

Qantas Airways Limited latest B737-838 (W) VH-VZZ msn 39445 named 'Walpole' after a town in the South West of Western Australia, arrived 22.10hrs landing RWY24 ex: Canberra (YSCB) as flight 'QF719'. With thanks to Stefan Perkas in Adelaide for the forward notice. Hexcode: 7C6DED Update: The 738 departed at 07.24hrs 8/05 as flight 'QF908' operating to Karratha (YPKA).

Chevron (USA) G550 N816MG arrives

Chevron (USA) Gulfstream G-V:SP G550 N816MG msn 5187 arrived 19.59hrs landing RWY 21. Hexcode: AB20C0

QF581/582 Tuesday SYD-PER-SYD services suspended until 8th July

File Photo: VH-OJD msn 24481

Qantas Airways Tuesday's only Sydney to Perth & return domestic 'QF581/582'  flights been suspended until 8th July 2012.   With thanks to Capt Luke for the details!

Skytraders A319-115 CJ VHVHD 'SND001'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD c/n 1999 arrived 12.25hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) & departed at 13.41hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as 'Snow Bird 1 / SND001) Hexcode: 7C6B4F

An-124:100 RA-82068 departs to Japan

               Photo: Duncan Watkinson
            Copyright Image 2012
Polet Airlines Aviakompania Antonov An-124:100 Ruslan RA-82068 msn 9773051359127 ex: UR-82070, RA82070 departed 08.16hrs off RWY 21 (as seen above) to New Chitose Airport (RJCC/CTS) Sapporo, Japan as flight 'POT4727'  with a flight time of 11hrs 24mins. Hexcode: 154094 Update: The aircraft was noted landing at 20.32hrs (JST local time)

May 6, 2012

Barbagello Raceway - V8 Supercars

V8 Supercars returned to Barbagello Raceway Curcuit this weekend in Perth from 4th to 6th May, as usual there was a flurry of helicopters operating from Perth Airport, Burswood Casino Resort Hotel, City Heliport, Jandakot Airport & from regional South West WA to Barbagello Raceway & return.

Those Helicopters were:

Bell 206 VH-BEL, LHP, RPI, ZMN
Robinson R-44: VH-HCU, RTQ,ZSA, LVO, TVS, HPX

Airlines of South Australia book now 4 sale

Nigel Daw's former President of the West Beach Aviation Group Adelaide, South Australia co-authored book Airlines of South Australia is now avail for sale. Please see attached link below for all the details, its an excellent read & a must get book for your collection.

Gables S Corporation Dassault Falcon 900EX N44VP msn 115 arrived 15.33hrs ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia landing RWY21.Hexcode: A54A2D (1st visit to Perth)

Aviation Services International - Cessna 441 Conquest (YPJT on delivery)

Photos: Duncan Watkinson (c) 2012

Aviation Services International (USA) Cessna 441 Conquest N687AE msn 441-0087 arrived 15.05hrs into Jandakot Airport (YPJT) after a delivery flight across the Pacific Ocean as flight 'N7AE'.

Departing from Vacaville Airport (KVCB) California USA the C441 flew via Honolulu Airport (PHNL) Hawaii USA, Majuro Intl Airport (PKMJ) Marshall Islands, Cairns Intl Airport (YBCS) Queensland before arriving into Jandakot this afternoon.

May 5, 2012

Qantaslink B717 VH-NXR arrives ex: ADL

Qantaslink B717-2BL VH-NXR msn 55168 ex: N904ME arrived 16.20hrs ex: Adelaide (YPAD) landing RWY03. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 7C451D

May 3, 2012

Jet City Pty Ltd LJ35 VH-JCX (DRW-PER-SYD)

Photo: Duncan Watkinson (c) 2012

Jet City Pty Ltd Gates Learjet 35 VH-JCX msn 35A-57 arrived 09.47hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) and seen here above prior to departing at 12.25hrs for Sydney.  Hexcode: 7C2DEF

May 2, 2012

SAA A340-642 ZS-SNB SA280/281 today

South African Airways A340-642 ZS-SNB msn 417 (as seen here above, seconds from touchdown landing RWY03 at Perth) arriving ex: Johannesburg (FAJS) South Africa as flight 'SA280' at 13.11hrs. ZS-SNB departed at 00.19hrs 3/05 for the return flight back to South Africa operating as flight 'SA281'. Hexcode: 00B0EC

May 1, 2012

Skywest A320 VH-FNP 'OZW9002' to WSSL

Skywest Airlines A320-231 VH-FNP msn 0429 departed at 09.44hrs to Singapore Seletar (WSSL) Airport as flight 'OZW9002'. Hexcode: 7C1B33