Jun 26, 2017

Private Gulfstream G-500 VP-BNE departs to Macau, China

Privately operated Gulfstream G-550 VP-BNE c/n 5051 departed Perth Airport (YPPH) at 09.13hrs to Macau Intl Airport (VMMC/MFM) China. Hexcode: 400199

Malindo Air B737-8GP (W) 9M-LND (1st visit to Perth) MXD155/156

Malindo Air B737-8GP (W) 9M-LND c/n 38316 operated today's 'MXD155/156' services from / to Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) arrived 00.17hrs & departed at 01.34hrs returning to Malaysia. Hexcode: 750400 (1st visit to Perth)

Jun 25, 2017

Air Asia A330-343X 9M-XXW 'D7688 / D7689'

Air Asia A330-343X 9M-XXW c/n 1596 arrived 22.06hrs empty ex: Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) Malaysia as flight 'D7688/XAX7688' repositioning to Perth to uplift those stranded passengers affected by this morning's incident involving flight 'D7237/XAX237' 9M-XXE en-route Perth to Kuala Lumpur & departed at 23.40hrs returning to Malaysia as flight 'D7689 XAX689'

Air Asia X A330-343X 9M-XXE returns to Perth after number 1 engine fails en-route to Malaysia

A330-343X 9M-XXE 

Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

Air Asia flight XAX237 operated by A330-343X 9M-XXE c/n 1075 departed 07.10hrs Perth Airport this morning for Kuala Lumpur, when approx 1hrs.50minutes into the flight, according to passengers on board heard a "bang" come from the aircraft's number #1 engine, then a shuddering of the aircraft resulting in the shut down of the engine & the aircraft returning to Perth Airport.

The A330-343 touched down on RWY21 at 09.57hrs (as seen here above) incident free, although passengers were in the 'brace position' for landing. 

Fire & emergency vehicles were placed on standby as a precautionary measure as requested by the flight crew.

The aircraft taxied to ITB 154 where the aircraft was to be further inspected by engineers & passengers off loaded some time later.

A re-scheduled relief flight 'XAX 688' operated by A330-343X 9M-XXW c/n 1596 arrived into Perth at 20.06hrs later tonight to uplift those stranded passengers from this morning's flight & departed at 23.40hrs returning to Malaysia as flight 'XAX689'.

Air Mauritius A330-202 3B-NBL '50 Years' MK440/441 today

Photo: Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

Air Mauritius A330-202 3B-NBL c/n 1057 named 'Nenuphar' seen here arriving into Perth Airport on RWY21 ex: Mauritius this morning at 09.22hrs on completion of flight 'MK440' from Mauritius. The outbound 'MK441' service back to Mauritius departed at 14.08hrs.

Jun 24, 2017

Vistajet Malta BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 9H-VJS 'VJT929' (1st visit to Perth) arrives ex: Malaysia

Photo: Mike Barlow
copyright 2017

Vistajet Malta Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 9H-VJS c/n 9711 arrived 15.13hrs ex: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Intl Airport (WMSA) Subang Malaysia as flight 'VJT929'. Hexcode: 4D211B (1st visit to Perth) to be further updated!

REX-Regional Express Airlines - Aircraft Rotation VH-ZLC (Outbound) & VH-ZLH (Inbound)

REX -Regional Express Airlines SAAB 340B VH-ZLC c/n 340B-373 departed Perth Airport (YPPH) 14.31hrs to Esperance Regional Airport (YESP) as flight 'ZL2375' arrived 15.54hrs. Hexcode: 7C801E 

Sunday 25th June: REX -Regional Express Airlines SAAB 340B VH-ZLC c/n 340B-373 departed Esperance Regional Airport (YESP) at 11.19hrs to Port Lincoln Airport (YPLC) as flight 'ZL9901'.

REX -Regional Express Airlines SAAB 340B VH-ZLH c/n 340B-376 departed Port Lincoln Airport (YPLC) at 14.48hrs (CST) as flight 'LZ9900' to Esperance Regional Airport (YESP) arrived 16.11hrs (WST). Hexcode: 7C80FB 

Sunday 25th June: REX-Regional Express Airlines SAAB 340B VH-ZLH c/n 340B-376 departed Esperance Regional Airport (YESP) at 10.22hrs as flight 'LZ2358' & arrived into Perth Airport (YPPH) at 11.50hrs.

Jun 23, 2017


Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (LR) VH-VHD c/n 1999 arrived 19.31hrs ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as flight 'SND1' & departed at 21.03hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. Hexcode: 7C64BF

24/06 : Departed Christmas Island (YPXM) at 12.35hrs 24/06 as flight 'SND1' & arrived into Perth Airport (YPPH) at 16.41hrs landing RWY21.

25/06: Departed Perth Airport (YPPH) at 22.32hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND1' & departed at 02.41hrs 26/06 to Banderainke Intl Airport (VCBI) Colombo, Sri Lanka as same, arrived at 00.30hrs (UTC) or 06.00hrs (LT) or 08.30hrs (WST).

26/06: Departed Banderainke Intl Airport (VCBI) Colombo, Sri Lanka for Perth Airport, arrived at 16.50hrs landing RWY21 & departed at 17.54hrs to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as flight 'SND1' once again. Hexcode: 7C64BF

RAAF Aliena C-27J Spartan A34-007 'ASY535' arrives on delivery flight to RAAF via RAAF Base Pearce

Aliena C-27J Spartan A34-007
on delivery flight to RAAF

Photo: Richard Suidak
copyright 2017

RAAF Aliena C-27J Spartan A34-007 35 Squadron c/n 4185 / 12-27054 ex: I-RAIB arrived 16.50hrs RAAF Base Pearce (YPEA) landing RWY18L (as seen here above) as flight 'ASY535' on delivery to the Royal Australian Air Force, arriving ex: Cocos Keeling Island (YPCC) & departed at 07.25hrs 25/06 to RAAF Richmond (YSRI) direct. Hexcode: 7CF993 (New aircraft / 1st photo & visit to RAAF Pearce, & Australia)  

PT Metropolis Propertindo Utama CL-604 N787LG arrives ex: Malaysia

PT Metropolis Propertindo Utama CL-600-2B16 CL-604 N787LG c/n 5626 arrived 12.06hrs ex: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Intl Airport (WMSA) Subang, Malaysia after a flight time of 4hrs.58mins. Hexcode: AAAB88 (1st visit to Perth)

Batik Air A320-214 (SL) PK-LAJ 'BTK6006/6008' (1st visit to Perth)

Batik Air Indonesia A320-214 (SL) PK-LAJ c/n 6361 operated today's 'BTK6006/6008' services from / to Denpasar Bali Indonesia, arrived 00.16hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 08.55hrs returning to Bali. Hexcode: 8A0494 (1st visit to Perth)

This aircraft also operated the afternoon's 'BTK6005/6006' services from / to Bali, arrived 16.50hrs & departed at 18.40hrs returning to Indonesia.

Jun 22, 2017

New airline to Perth Batik Air Indonesia A320-214 (SL) PK-LAQ touches down!

'BTK6008/ ID608'

Photos:  Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

Photo credit: via Perth Airport media release
copyright 2017 

Batik Air Indonesia A320-214 (SL) PK-LAQ c/n 6722 operated the airline's inaugural service from Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia to Perth arrived 00.29hrs landing RWY03 as flight 'ID6007/BTK6007' after a flight time of 3hrs.16mins.

The return flight back to Bali 'ID6008/BTK6008' departed at 09.07hrs 22/06 as flight 'ID6008/BTK6008' & arrived at 12.44hrs (LT) after a flight time of 3hrs.37mins. Hexcode: 8A0519 (New airline, 1st visit to Perth) 

The second of their 'double daily' services, flight 'ID6005/BTK6005' operated by A320-214 (SL) PK-LAQ c/n 6722 once again departed Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia at 14.22hrs (LT) & arrived into Perth Airport at 17.27hrs landing RWY03 after a flight time of 3hrs.05mins. 

The outbound return flight 'ID6006/BTK6006'  departed at 18.46hrs (34mins late) returning to Denpasar's Ngurah Rai Intl Airport.

Jun 21, 2017

Etihad Airways B787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLN EY486/487 (1st visit to Perth)

Etihad Airways B787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLN c/n 39659 operated today's 'EY486/487' services from / to Abu Dhabi, arrived 12.49hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 17.16hrs returning to the Middle East. Hexcode: 8964BE (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth & Australia)

Quokka name selected to adorn one of Qantas' new B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to be named

Photos credit: Qantas Airways
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Congratulations to Qantas for including our Quokka as being one of the names chosen to be adorned onto one their new fleet of 8  B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

The other successful names chosen include: Boomerang, Skippy, Waltzing Matilda, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Great Southern Land & Dreamtime.

West Australian Tourism Minister Mr Paul Papilia, said that " With Qantas starting the non-stop flights from London to Perth next year, it made sense to have an iconic WA marsupial representing not only the spirit of Australia, but more specifically the spirit of WA".

Jun 16, 2017

Revesco Pty Ltd EMB-505 Phenom 300 VH-NJC arrives ex: Jakarta

Revesco Pty Ltd Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 VH-NJC c/n 50500080 ex: Premiar PK-RJD arrived 15.56hrs ex: Halim Perdanakusuma Intl Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia. landing RWY03. Hexcode: 8A0318 (1st visit to Perth)

Jun 15, 2017

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (LR) VH-VHD 'SND1' Rotation In & Out

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (LR) VH-VHD c/n 1999 arrived 13.56hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) Sydney NSW as flight 'SND1' landing RWY03 & departed at 15.07hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. The return flight from Christmas Island (YPXM) back into Perth Airport (YPPH) arrived at 23.03hrs & departed at 00.55hrs +1 to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as flight 'SND1' once again & arrived at 06.08hrs (EST). Hexcode: 7C6B4F

Jun 14, 2017

Cathay Pacific A330-343X B-HLQ CX171/170D

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343X B-HLQ c/n 420 arrived 22.36hrs ex: Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong, China as flight 'CX171' & departed (delayed) at 20.02hrs +1 returning to Hong Kong as flight 'CX170D'. Hexcode: 780191

Air Mauritius - 50 years (1967-2017) Mauritius to Perth, Western Australia MK940/941 MK440/441

To the staff of Air Mauritius Perth office, The Aircraft Enthusiasts Group of Western Australia (AEGWA) congratulates Air Mauritius there 50th Anniversary celebrated today on Wednesday 14th June 2017

As part of your celebration, we have compiled a photo gallery of your aircraft visiting Perth, Western Australia  together with brief history of your operations to our city.

Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

Airbus A330-202 3B-NBL c/n 1057 seen in Perth on Sunday 18th June, wearing the airline's 50th Anniversary logo.


Air Mauritius commenced services into Perth Airport, Western Australia on 29th November 1991, with B747SP-44 3B-NAR c/n 21254 named 'Chateau Labourdnais' operating the first service as flight/s MK940/941.

On the 4th April 1992, Air Mauritius changed operating equipment onto the Mauritius-Perth route, introducing B767-200ER aircraft, with B767-23B (ER) 3B-NAK c/n 23973 arrived for the first time.

On 4th January 1995, Air Mauritius operated the first scheduled Airbus A340 services into Perth, on this day A340-313X 3B-NAT c/n 048 operated the airline's MK940/941

On December 4th 2009, Air Mauritius operated  its latest aircraft type A330-202 into Perth. The aircraft 3B-NBM (seen here above) landing RWY03 some 8 years later, operated the first flight for the type 

On April 3rd 2013, after 22 years of servicing Perth as flight/s MK940/941, Air Mauritius changed its flight numbers to MK440/441 under which it still flies under today.

Photos: AEGWA collection
                                                            copyright 2017

Air Mauritius operated fleet of four leased B707 aircraft, of which one 3B-NBE c/n 18891 named 'City of Port Louis' also visited Perth albeit as a charter flight. This aircraft operated in the fleet from April 1981.

Jun 13, 2017

Indian Naval Warships INS Shivalik, INS Kamorta, & INS Jyoti arrive for AUSINDEX 17

Hindustan SA-316B Chetak IN421 
on board INS Shivalik F47

Photo: Richard Siudak
copyright 2017

In pursuance of India’s Act East policy, Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Jyoti and Kamorta are on an overseas deployment to the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean. 

The Task Group, Stealth Multi-Role Frigate INS Shivalik (F47) noted to be carrying SA-316B Chetak helicopter IN421 c/n AH-156 (see photo above) Anti- Submarine Stealth Corvette INS Kamorta (P28) & Replenishment Oiler INS Jyoti (A58) which are on a port visit to Fremantle from 13 June to 19 June 2017.

During the stay in harbour, various activities such as official calls, formal reception on board ships, ships open to visitors, guided tours for Indian naval personnel and professional interaction between naval personnel of both the nations have been planned.

AUSINDEX-17, a bilateral maritime exercise between the Royal Australian & Indian navies would also be held as part of the visit. This will be the second such exercise undertaken between the two countries navies, with the maiden edition having been conducted at Visakhapatnam in 2015. The exercises aim to increase interoperability and are in consonance with the growing cooperation between the two countries. Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Newcastle (FFG06) & Collins Class Submarine HMAS Waller (SSG75) together with divers from the navies Australian clearance diving team 4.

The naval vessels were open to the public on Wednesday 14th June 2017, from 10am to 4pm & sailed on Saturday 17th June for exercises with the RAN.