Scoot Airlines is to replace the current Boeing 777-200ER aircraft used on Singapore – Perth services from 29 March 2015 (subject to change) with a five times weekly Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service.

Scoot commenced its Singapore – Perth services in December 2013, using a fleet of six Boeing 777-200ER from parent company Singapore Airlines (SIA).

20 Boeing 787-9s were originally ordered by SIA, but SIA later decided to transfer the 787s to Scoot, which has now split the order into 10 Boeing 787-8s and ten of the larger Boeing 787-9s.

Scoot will take delivery of Boeing 787-9s from November 2014, and there is a possibility that services may commence sooner than March 2015.

The first of the smaller 787-8 Dreamliners will be delivered in mid-2015. The current Boeing 777-200ER fleet with then be retired and Scoot will become an all-787 operator.

9V-OTA Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28507/67) of Scoot, named ‘Barry’, at Perth Airport - Thu 17 July 2014. ‘SCOOTER 008’ from Singapore, landing on runway 03 at 17:25. Photo © David Eyre

9V-OTA Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28507/67) of Scoot, named ‘Barry’, at Perth Airport – Thu 17 July 2014.
‘SCOOTER 008’ from Singapore, landing on runway 03 at 17:25.
Photo © David Eyre

Air New Zealand's new black and white livery

The ‘all-black’ version of Air New Zealand’s new black and white livery, featuring a fernmark logo, depicted on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which the airline will receive from 2014. A few Air New Zealand aircraft will receive this special version of their new livery.
Photo © Air New Zealand

Perth will reportedly receive its first visit by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Friday 12 September 2014, when an Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (the new stretched version) operates flight NZ175/176 from/to Auckland.

The aircraft will be ZK-NZE or ZK-NZF.

NZ175 usually touches down at around 6pm, which if on time means it will be a few minutes before sunset.

RP-C8619 Airbus A320-214 (MSN 5315) of Philippine Airlines (leased from AWAS) at Perth Airport – Mon 2 September 2013.

RP-C8619 Airbus A320-214 (MSN 5315) of Philippine Airlines (leased from AWAS) at Perth Airport – Mon 2 September 2013.
The original PR219/PR220 service between Manila and Perth via Darwin started on 3 June 2013, but on 8 August 2013 the airline announced that the service was to cease, with the last service operated 2 September 2013. Flight PR220 is seen here taxying out to runway 03 at 09:39 (scheduled time of departure was 08:50) for the final departure to Darwin and then Manila. The airline’s CEO stated that they intend to restart services, this time with direct flights using leased Boeing 757-200 aircraft, but this seems to have been delayed.
Photo © David Eyre

9 July 2014 [UPDATED 5 SEPTEMBER 2014]

At a press conference in July 2014, Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang said that PAL will restart services between Manila and Perth, this time with direct flights four times per week using leased Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

However, since then, the air traffic slot allocations originally scheduled to from 27 October 2014 have recently been withdrawn – this means that the start date is postponed, or that the planned service may not happen.

Philippine Airlines originally operated Manila – Perth services four times per week using Airbus A320s via Darwin from 3 June 2013, but the original service was ceased on 2 September 2013, perhaps because the indirect service via Darwin offered only a minor timesaving compared to other airlines operating via Jakarta and Singapore.
The airline will acquire a fleet of five former Shanghai Airlines Boeing 757-200 aircraft for this route, leased from Boeing Capital Corporation. These will be replaced from 2016 with Airbus A321 NEO (New Engine Option) aircraft.

PAL and Etihad used the press conference to announce the launch of Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Etihad Airways’ strategic partnership agreement, which covers codeshare flights, loyalty programs, airport lounges, joint sales and marketing programs, cargo, and the coordination of airport operations.

Planned schedule was as follows:

DAILY: PR216 arr Perth 04:50 / PR217 dep Perth 05:50.

PK-GPE Airbus A330-341 (MSN 148) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport - Tue 2 September 2014. Garuda has started using Airbus A330s on the Perth-Bali route again for the first time in several years, and this was the first departure to Denpasar (Bali) - flight GA727 taking off runway 03 at 7:44am. Photo © David Eyre

PK-GPE Airbus A330-341 (MSN 148) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Tue 2 September 2014.
Garuda has started using Airbus A330s on the Perth-Bali route again for the first time in several years, and this was the first departure to Denpasar (Bali) – flight GA727 taking off runway 03 at 7:44am.
Photo © David Eyre

PK-GPE Airbus A330-341 (MSN 148) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Tues 2 Sept 2014

PK-GPE Airbus A330-341 (MSN 148) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Tues 2 Sept 2014
After recommencing A330 flights to Perth it is seen here taking off from runway 03 at 7:40 am
Photo © Keith Anderson

PK-GPE Airbus A330-341 (MSN 148) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport - Tue 2 September 2014. Garuda has started using Airbus A330s on the Perth-Bali route again for the first time in several years, and this was the first departure to Denpasar (Bali) - flight GA727 taking off runway 03 at 7:44am. Photo © David Eyre

PK-GPE Airbus A330-341 (MSN 148) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Tue 2 September 2014.
Garuda has started using Airbus A330s on the Perth-Bali route again for the first time in several years, and this was the first departure to Denpasar (Bali) – flight GA727 taking off runway 03 at 7:44am.
Photo © David Eyre

PK-GPE Airbus A330-341 (MSN 148) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport - Tue 2 September 2014. Garuda has started using Airbus A330s on the Perth-Bali route again for the first time in several years, and this was the first departure to Denpasar (Bali) - flight GA727 taking off runway 03 at 7:44am. Photo © David Eyre

PK-GPE Airbus A330-341 (MSN 148) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Tue 2 September 2014.
Garuda has started using Airbus A330s on the Perth-Bali route again for the first time in several years, and this was the first departure to Denpasar (Bali) – flight GA727 taking off runway 03 at 7:44am.
Photo © David Eyre

2 September 2014

Garuda Indonesia has started using Airbus A330 aircraft on their daily services between Bali and Perth, replacing the previous Boeing 737-800s on that route.

The first service was operated on Monday 1 September 2014 by Airbus A330-300 PK-GPE, which arrived in Perth from Denpasar (Bali) as flight GA728 at 10:56pm.

The aircraft departed back to Denpasar the next morning (Tuesday 2 September 2014) as flight GA727, getting airborne from runway 03 at 7:43am.

Although the service is normally to be operated by A330-300 aircraft, they will also be using A330-200s on some services.

 

2 September 2014 (Updated 9 September 2014)

Cobham Aviation has acquired its first Embraer E190, which will reportedly be used on FIFO (Fly-In, Fly-Out) charter flights for Chevron with workers to and from the Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island, off the north west coast of Western Australia.

This service is said to be quite demanding for the current BAE Systems Avro RJ100 aircraft used by Cobham, as the cost of fuel at Barrow Island is high, so they prefer to take sufficient fuel for the round trip. The RJ100s have to depart Perth with full tanks and a passenger load, flying 1,261 kilometres to Barrow Island to deliver the workers. Without refuelling, they collect another load of passengers, and return to Perth.

The Embraer E190 which Cobham have acquired was built in 2010 and formerly operated by the Munich-based German airline, Augsberg Airways as D-AEMG (MSN 19000404). It has been repainted at Maastricht (Netherlands) in a new white and light blue Cobham Aviation livery, and will become VH-NJA.

Cobham’s current fleet consists of five BAE RJ-100s, three BAE 146-100s, two BAE 146-200s, five BAE 146-300 and various BAe 146 aircraft. Cobham also operates 18 Boeing 717-200 aircraft on behalf of QantasLink. Its subsidiary Surveillance Australia operates a large fleet of Dash 8 aircraft on behalf of Australian Customs on border protection and rescue duties.

  • 9M-MXC Boeing 737-8H6/W (MSN 40130) of Malaysia Airlines at Perth Airport – Wed 27 Aug 2014.
    9M-MXC Boeing 737-8H6/W (MSN 40130) of Malaysia Airlines at Perth Airport – Wed 27 Aug 2014. Wearing One World markings, it is seen here taking off from runway 21 at 3:22 pm. Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • N662CP Gulfstream Aerospace GV-SP (G550) (MSN 5107) at Perth Airport – Wed 27 Aug 2014.
    N662CP Gulfstream Aerospace GV-SP (G550) (MSN 5107) at Perth Airport – Wed 27 Aug 2014. Landing on runway 03 at 11:22 am. Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • A8-140 General Dynamics F-111C crew escape module at RAAFA Museum – Mon 25 Aug 2014.
    A8-140 General Dynamics F-111C crew escape module at RAAFA Museum – Mon 25 Aug 2014. An interesting new display at the RAAFA Museum in Bull Creek is this escape module from an F-111C. Photo © Keith Anderson
  • A8-140 General Dynamics F-111C crew escape module at RAAFA Museum – Mon 25 Aug 2014.
    A8-140 General Dynamics F-111C crew escape module at RAAFA Museum – Mon 25 Aug 2014. An interesting new display at the RAAFA Museum in Bull Creek is this escape module from an F-111C. Photo © Keith Anderson
  • A2-296 Bell UH-1H Iroquois (MSN 13296) at RAAFA Museum – Mon 25 Aug 2014.
    A2-296 Bell UH-1H Iroquois (MSN 13296) at RAAFA Museum – Mon 25 Aug 2014. In a new exhibit at the RAAFA Museum in Bull Creek, this Huey looks like it just rolled out of the showroom. It’s in the open, between the two museum buildings which allows for some good photo opportunities. Photo © Keith Anderson
  • 9M-XXT Airbus A330-343 (MSN 1549) of Air Asia X in special “Xcintillating PhoeniX” livery
    9M-XXT Airbus A330-343 (MSN 1549) of Air Asia X in special “Xcintillating PhoeniX” livery at Perth Airport – 23 August 2014. Taking off from runway 03 at 6:51 am. Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • VH-VLT Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 (MSN 14501107) owned by Marcplan Charter Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Sat 23 Aug 2014.
    VH-VLT Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 (MSN 14501107) owned by Marcplan Charter Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Sat 23 Aug 2014. Taxying for a runway 03 departure at 12:59 pm Photo © Keith Anderson
  • VH-XWC MBB BK117 B-2 (MSN 7232) of Heliwest at Jandakot Airport – Thurs 21 Aug 2014.
    VH-XWC MBB BK117 B-2 (MSN 7232) of Heliwest at Jandakot Airport – Thurs 21 Aug 2014. Departing Jandakot at 1:11 pm Photo © Keith Anderson
  • 9M-MXA Boeing 737-8H6 (MSN 40128/3421) of Malaysia Airlines, special retro colours, with "40 Years of Malaysia Hospitality 1972-2012" titles, at Perth Airport - Wed 20 Aug 2014.
    9M-MXA Boeing 737-8H6 (MSN 40128/3421) of Malaysia Airlines, special retro colours, with "40 Years of Malaysia Hospitality 1972-2012" titles, at Perth Airport - Wed 20 Aug 2014. Landing on runway 03 at 2:03 pm. Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • ZK-OKC Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34377/546) of Air New Zealand, at Perth Airport – Wed 20 Aug 2014.
    ZK-OKC Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34377/546) of Air New Zealand, at Perth Airport – Wed 20 Aug 2014. Wearing the smart new black and white livery of Air New Zealand. The aircraft was the first Air New Zealand 777-200ER to be repainted in the new livery Landing on runway 03 at 5:25 pm. Photo © Matt Hannigan
  • *** 1st Visit to Perth ***
    *** 1st Visit to Perth *** A6-ENQ Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 41363) of Emirates at Perth Airport – Tues 19 Aug 2014. On short finals to runway 21 at 5:03 pm, sporting Pele World Cup decals. Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • VH-NXE Boeing 717-200 (MSN 55063) of Qantas Link at Perth Airport – Sun 17 August 2014.
    VH-NXE Boeing 717-200 (MSN 55063) of Qantas Link at Perth Airport – Sun 17 August 2014. Taxying for a runway 03 departure at 4:42 pm with 9M-MTD also waiting at the holding point And VH-XZO landing Photo © Matt Hayes.
  • *** 1st Visit to Perth **
    *** 1st Visit to Perth ** HL-7438 Boeing 747-4B5FER Korean Air Cargo (MSN 33515) at Perth Airport – Sun 17 Aug 2014 Landing on runway 03 at 4:36 pm after a flight from Seoul Incheon Airport with equipment for Lady Gaga’s show in Perth on Wednesday 20th Aug. Photo © Keith Anderson
  • N499MC Boeing 747-47UF (MSN 29260) of Atlas Air at Perth Airport – Sat 16 Aug 2014.
    N499MC Boeing 747-47UF (MSN 29260) of Atlas Air at Perth Airport – Sat 16 Aug 2014. On short finals for runway 21 at 4:59 pm Photo © Matt Hayes.
  • N551CB Gulfstream 4 of AVN Air LLC at Perth Airport – Sat 16 Aug 2014.
    N551CB Gulfstream 4 of AVN Air LLC at Perth Airport – Sat 16 Aug 2014. Landing on runway 03 at 3:06 pm. Photo © Matt Hannigan.
  • VH-NZZ Agusta Westland AW139 (MSN 31146) owned by Helicopters NZ, at Jandakot Airport - Fri 15 Aug 2014.
    VH-NZZ Agusta Westland AW139 (MSN 31146) owned by Helicopters NZ, at Jandakot Airport - Fri 15 Aug 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • VH-LZJ SOCATA TBM 900 (MSN 1016) owned by Sarah Bely, at Jandakot Airport – Fri 15 Aug 2014.
    VH-LZJ SOCATA TBM 900 (MSN 1016) owned by Sarah Bely, at Jandakot Airport – Fri 15 Aug 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • VH-JEY Searey LSX (MSN 1LK585C) Amateur built Amphibious aircraft at Jandakot Airport – Fri 15 Aug 2014.
    VH-JEY Searey LSX (MSN 1LK585C) Amateur built Amphibious aircraft at Jandakot Airport – Fri 15 Aug 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • F-WWYB Airbus A350 at Perth Airport – Sunday 10 August 2014
    F-WWYB Airbus A350 at Perth Airport – Sunday 10 August 2014 On short finals to runway 21 at 3:11 pm Photo © Matt Hayes
  • A7-BAW Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 41741/1071) named 'Rawdat Hotan', of Qatar Airways, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Sat 9 August 2014. Flight QR900 from Doha, heading north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 2,900 feet, before turning right to join the approach to Perth Airport's runway 21. Photo © David Eyre
    A7-BAW Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 41741/1071) named 'Rawdat Hotan', of Qatar Airways, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Sat 9 August 2014. Flight QR900 from Doha, heading north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 2,900 feet, before turning right to join the approach to Perth Airport's runway 21. Photo © David Eyre
  • N50XC Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 (MDN 9275) of Bank of Utah Trustee at Perth Airport – Wed 6 Aug 2014
    N50XC Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 (MDN 9275) of Bank of Utah Trustee at Perth Airport – Wed 6 Aug 2014 1st Visit to Perth, taxying for a runway 03 departure at 11:18 am Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • VH-XMO Boeing 737-376 (MSN 23488) of Qantas Airways, operated by Express Freighters Australia Pty Ltd
    VH-XMO Boeing 737-376 (MSN 23488) of Qantas Airways, operated by Express Freighters Australia Pty Ltd At Perth Airport - Tues 5 Aug 2014. Taxying for a runway 06 departure at runway 03 at 5:30 pm Photo © Matt Hannigan
  • VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15 ) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Sun 3 August 2014. Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Served in the early 1980s with US Navy training squadron VT-27, wearing side number D763 (later changed to G763) and continued with VT-27 until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy training squadron to fly the T-28, later replaced by the Beech T-34C. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. One of three T-28s now based at Jandakot, it is seen here landing on runway 06L. Photo © David Eyre
    VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15 ) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Sun 3 August 2014. Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Served in the early 1980s with US Navy training squadron VT-27, wearing side number D763 (later changed to G763) and continued with VT-27 until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy training squadron to fly the T-28, later replaced by the Beech T-34C. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. One of three T-28s now based at Jandakot, it is seen here landing on runway 06L. Photo © David Eyre
  • VH-ICE Cirrus SR22 GTS (Gen 5) (MSN 4063) owned by Andrew Dean, at Jandakot Airport – Sun 3 August 2014. This Cirrus is brand new (built in 2014). Photo © David Eyre
    VH-ICE Cirrus SR22 GTS (Gen 5) (MSN 4063) owned by Andrew Dean, at Jandakot Airport – Sun 3 August 2014. This Jandakot-based Cirrus is brand new (built in 2014). Photo © David Eyre
  • 9M-XAA Airbus A330-301 (MSN 054) of AirAsia X, in World Cities special livery, named ‘Semangat Sir Freddie’, at Perth Airport – Fri 18 July 2014.
    9M-XAA Airbus A330-301 (MSN 054) of AirAsia X, in World Cities special livery, named ‘Semangat Sir Freddie’, at Perth Airport – Fri 18 July 2014. Taxying for a runway 03 departure at 4:10 pm Photo © Matt Hayes.
Boeing 737-8MAX of Virgin Australia. Artist impression copyright Boeing.

Boeing 737-8MAX of Virgin Australia. Virgin Australia has decided to accelerate deliveries of the aircraft to take advantage of its improved fuel efficiency.
Artist impression copyright Boeing.

29 August 2014 – copyright David Eyre

Following hot on the heels of Qantas Group’s loss announcement yesterday, Virgin Australia has also announced a loss.

Key points:

  • accelerating the delivery of Boeing 737 Max aircraft to 2018 instead of 2019, to benefit from fuel efficiency
  • two oldest leased A330s being withdrawn – VH-XFA and VH-XFB (VH-XFA has already been withdrawn)
  • selling 35% stake in frequent flyer program
  • includes a $46 million loss from its 60% stake in Tigerair Australia, which will not be profitable until the 2017 financial year.
  • Skywest is now fully integrated into Virgin Australia and its resources industry FIFO charter business has increased revenue contribution by 30% in the 2013/14 financial year.
VH-XFB Airbus A330-243 (MSN 0372) of Virgin Australia at Perth Airport - Friday 23 May 2014

VH-XFB Airbus A330-243 (MSN 0372) of Virgin Australia at Perth Airport – Friday 23 May 2014
Taking off from a wet runway 24 at 2:44 pm. This leased aircraft (formerly with Emirates) is to be returned to the lessor as soon as a new A330 VH-XFJ is delivered. Sistership VH-XFA has already been withdrawn.
Photo © Keith Anderson

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28 August 2014

  • Domestic and international operations to be split
  • Airbus A320: Five aircraft on order for Jetstar have been sold. Orders for 21 A320ceos have been converted to orders for the more-fuel-efficient A320neos, with delivery delayed by four years. This means that Jetstar (Qantas Group) has orders for a total of 99 A320neos;
  • Airbus A330-200: Two leased aircraft to leave the fleet when their leases expire in late 2015 (believed to be VH-EBH and VH-EBI);
  • Boeing 737-800: Two to be disposed of – one from Qantas Domestic (believed to be VH-VYI, which is already on Boeing’s website as available for lease), plus one from Qantas JetConnect;
  • Boeing 767-300ER: Fleet to be withdrawn earlier than planned – all ten remaining 767s to go by the end of 2014;
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner: The first of 50 Boeing 787 options and purchase rights have been deferred again, from 2016 to 2017;
  • $2.6 billion non-cash writedown of the value of the Qantas International fleet;
  • $428 million in redundancy and restructuring expenses;
  • $400 million in non-cash costs related to early aircraft retirements;
  • Underlying loss before tax of $646 million, excluding the above one-off costs and writedowns;
  • 2,500 staff have been made redundant out of the 5,000 previously announced

Many aviation industry analysts, Qantas staff and independent Senator Nick Xenophon are calling for the Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford and CEO Alan Joyce to step down:

VH-EBB Airbus A330-201 (MSN 522) of Qantas at Perth Airport – Friday 1 August 2014

VH-EBB Airbus A330-201 (MSN 522) of Qantas at Perth Airport – Friday 1 August 2014
1st visit to Perth after being returned to Qantas service from Jetstar, landing on runway 03 at 4:06 pm. Two A330s will be returned to lessors at the end of lease, in late 2015.
Photo © Matt Hannigan

VH-XZE Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39369/4421) of Qantas, named 'Pine Creek', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre

VH-XZE Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39369/4421) of Qantas, named ‘Pine Creek’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:37, as flight QF1089 from Newman.
Photo © David Eyre

VH-OGI Boeing 767-338ER (MSN 25246/387) of Qantas, named ‘City of Port Augusta’, at Perth Airport – Fri 18 July 2014. Landing on runway 03 at 14:53 as flight QF651 from Brisbane. After spending millions of dollars on cabin upgrades for their 767s, Qantas is to retire the entire fleet in early 2015. Photo © David Eyre

VH-OGI Boeing 767-338ER (MSN 25246/387) of Qantas, named ‘City of Port Augusta’, at Perth Airport – Fri 18 July 2014.
Landing on runway 03 at 14:53 as flight QF651 from Brisbane. After spending millions of dollars on cabin upgrades for their 767s, Qantas is now to retire the entire fleet by the end of 2014.
Photo © David Eyre

Airbus A320neo of Jetstar. Artists impression copyright Airbus.

Airbus A320neo of Jetstar.
Artists impression copyright Airbus.

Bombardier Global Express XRS Photo copyright Bombardier Aerospace

Bombardier Global Express XRS
Photo copyright Bombardier Aerospace

22 August 2014.

Crown Resorts has announced that it is to acquire three Bombardier Global Express XRS aircraft at a cost of $100 million, to replace its current fleet of three Gulfstream jets.

Crown’s existing fleet of Gulfstream aircraft were acquired between 1995 and 2010:

  • VH-CCC Gulfstream G-V (MSN 581) (built in 1999) (an aircraft previously used for CIA rendition flights);
  • VH-CGF Glufstream G-IV (MSN 1083) (built in 1988)
  • VH-CRQ Gulfstream G-V (MSN 603) (built in 2000)

Crown Resorts is one of Australia’s largest casino and entertainment groups. The jets are used to transport the biggest gamblers – known as ‘high rollers’ or ‘whales’ to James Packer’s casino resorts in Melbourne, Perth, Macau and London. Crown will also build a casino in Sydney and possibly Las Vegas.

The new Global Express XRS aircraft are configured with 15 seats and nine sleeping berths and passengers will be receive a five-star food and drink service.

VH-CCC Gulfstream 5 (MSN 581) owned by Crown Casinos Melbourne at Perth Airport – Wed 23 July 2014

VH-CCC Gulfstream 5 (MSN 581) owned by Crown Casinos Melbourne at Perth Airport – Wed 23 July 2014
Taxying for a runway 03 departure at 1:02 pm
Photo © Matt Hannigan

VH-CGF Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV (MSN 1083) of Crown Melbourne Ltd at Perth Airport – Wed 5 February 2014. Photo © David Eyre

VH-CGF Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV (MSN 1083) of Crown Melbourne Ltd at Perth Airport – Wed 5 February 2014
Crown Melbourne operates casino and hotel complexes in Melbourne and Perth, with joint venture casinos in Macau.
On final approach to runway 21 at 16:06, arriving from Sydney. It departed at 17:30 to Seletar. Built in 1988. Ex N1761Q, HB-ITZ, VH-CCC.
Photo © David Eyre

VH-CRQ Gulfstream Aerospace G.V (cn 603) owned by Crown Melbourne Ltd at Perth Airport – Sun 17 August 2014

VH-CRQ Gulfstream Aerospace G.V (cn 603) owned by Crown Melbourne Ltd at Perth Airport – Sun 17 August 2014
Taxying for a runway 03 departure at 1:29 pm
Photo © Keith Anderson

VH-NHC Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120152) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport - Thu 17 July 2014. Landing on runway 03 at 16:23, arriving from East Juardi mine. Network Aviation will be retiring its Brasilia fleet this year. Photo © David Eyre

VH-NHC Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120152) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport – Thu 17 July 2014.
Landing on runway 03 at 16:23, arriving from East Juardi mine.
Photo © David Eyre

1 August 2014 – Copyright David Eyre

Network Aviation retired the last of its Embraer 120 Brasilia aircraft on 31 July 2014.

VH-NHY flew its final revenue service from Leonora to Perth, followed by VH-NHC returning from Degrussa.

Their first Brasilia, VH-NIF (later registered VH-NHY)  entered service with Network in early 2000. Their fleet reached a maximum of seven Brasilias.

Reg when in service MSN First flight Ex registrations Date and registration when delivered to Perth Date registered to Network Aviation Last service Fate
VH-NHA 120269 Dec 1991 PT-SUP, N209SW SkyWest (USA). 2 Jan 2005 as N209SW 11 Jan 2005 28 July 2014Mount Magnet-Perth Stored at Perth
VH-NHC (prev op as VH-TLZ) 120152 Oct 1989 PT-SPR, N152CA Comair, VH-TLZ Flight West. 22 Jul 2003 as VH-TLZ Jun 2003 (leased);5 Apr 2006 as VH-NHC (leased).8 Oct 2010 (registered to Network). 31 July 2014Degrussa-Perth**Last Brasilia service for Network Stored at Perth
VH-NHY (prev op as VH-NIF) 120054 11 Nov 1987 PT-SJX, N274UE Westair Commuter / United Express, VH-FNQ Flight West, VH-NIF, 10 Feb 2000 as VH-NIF 17 Jan 2000 as VH-NIF;19 Aug 2011 as VH-NHY. 31 July 2014Leonora-Perth Stored at Perth
VH-NHZ 120034 18 Dec 1986 PT-SJD, N186SW SkyWest (USA). 18 Feb 2006 as N186SW 8 Mar 2006 8 July 2013Paraburdoo-Perth Stored at Perth. Being stripped of spares in Network Aviation hangar.
VH-TFX 120079 1 May 1988 PT-SKW, N277UE Westair Commuter / United Express, VH-XFH Flight West, DQ-MUM Air Fiji, VH-RPA Regional Pacific. 20 Mar 2011 as VH-RPA 11 Nov 2010 as VH-RPA (leased);18 Apr 2011 as VH-TFX. 30 Jan 2014Laverton – Perth 2 June 2014: Flown Perth – Leinster – Darwin. Sold to Airnorth and reregistered VH-ANQ.
VH-TWF 120186 May 1990 PT-SQY, N197SW SkyWest (USA). 28 Mar 2006 as VH-TWF 27 Feb 2006 Late 2013 3 Feb 2014: Test flight from Perth.

2 June 2014: Flown Perth to Alice Springs.Stored at Alice Springs.

11 Aug 2014: Flown Alice Springs-Darwin.

15 August 2014: Flown Darwin-Denpasar (Bali).

VH-TWZ 120266 Oct 1991 PT-SUM, N207SW SkyWest (USA). 7 Jan 2005 as N207SW 1 Feb 2005 Late 2013 11 June 2014: Flown Perth to Adelaide.Stored at Adelaide.