2017

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OO-THD Boeing 747-4HAF(ER) (MSN 35236 / 1399) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – 3 Jan 2017
January 2017

VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), Swan River, South Perth - Mon 23 January 2017. Flying over the Swan River with Perth city as a backdrop at 12:17pm, just after take-off, following the official ceremony to launch seaplane tourism services between Perth's Swan River and Margaret River. Photo © David Eyre
Swan River Seaplanes launch seaplane day tours from Perth to Margaret River: 23 January 2017

MM81584/3-08 NHIndustries SH-90A (NH90 NFH) (MSN 1104/HITN08) of GRUPELICOT 5 (5° Gruppo Elicotteri), Italian Navy, aboard ITS Carabiniere (F593), a Bergamini-class anti-submarine frigate of the Italian Navy, at Victoria Quay, Fremantle - Thu 26 January 2017. The ship was visiting as part of a promotional and cooperation tour of Australia and Southeast Asia. Photo © David Eyre
Italian Navy frigate ITS Carabiniere (F593) visits Fremantle: 26 January 2017

'Open Cockpit / Years Gone By' formation at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. (Left to right): VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B, built in 1941) flown by Werner Buhlmann; VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105, built in 2005) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon: VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003, built in 2001) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362, built in 1942) owned and flown by Carl Ende, VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834, built in 1941), flown by Rod Edwards. Photo © Jim Woodrow
Australia Day City of Perth Air Show: 26 January 2017

ZS-NEX Boeing 767-35DER (MSN 24865/322) of Aeronexus Corporate at Perth Airport – Wed 22 Feb 2017. Departing off runway 24 at 1:55pm to Singapore as 'AERONEX 01 ALPHA'. Being used by the band Guns 'N’ Roses for their ‘Not In This Lifetime…’ world tour. Arrived in Perth at 8:40pm on 19 February 2017. Built in 1990, originally SP-LPA of LOT Polish Airlines, then CS-TRW of EuroAtlantic Airways and then N865AG of Aviation Capital Group. Photo © David Eyre
February 2017

9M-XXH Airbus A330-343 (MSN 1165) of AirAsia X, named 'Spirit of AirAsia' in 'Anaz - The Legend: A Truly Passionate Allstar' livery at Perth Airport – Thu 23 March 2017. First visit to Perth wearing this special livery dedicated to their late AirAsia Group Chief Operating Officer, Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin. Flight D7233 to Kuala Lumpur, taking off from runway 24 at 5:10pm. Photo © David Eyre
March 2017

A21-3 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (MSN 250/AF-03) in special 3 Squadron markings '1916-2016: 100 Years', actually allocated to 75 Squadron, at RAAF Pearce - Mon 6 March 2017. Originally delivered 27 March 1986. Arriving to participate in the international Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17. Photo © David Eyre
Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17: 13 February – 10 March 2017

Sunset above clouds near Mount Palmer, seen from VH-BZG Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 37822/3355) of Virgin Australia, named 'Vivonne Bay' – Wed 22 March 2017. Flight VA1858 from Kalgoorlie to Perth. 144km SW of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, at 6:35pm (27 minutes after sunset), at 33,000 feet. Viewed from seat 13A, the forward overwing exit seat on the left side. Photo © David Eyre
Flights on Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 Perth – Kalgoorlie – Perth: 22 March 2017

VH-XFH Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1452) of Virgin Australia, named 'Duranbah Beach', at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. VA555 from Sydney, landing on runway 21 at 12:19pm. Seen from runway 24 (temporarily closed for installation of Category 3 lighting), near intersection with runway 21. Photo © David Eyre
April 2017

9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. First visit to Perth, a one-off visit (instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER) to commemorate the 50 years of Singapore Airlines services to Perth. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, taxying in on Taxiway T at 12:35pm, with a water cannon welcome by the local Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service crew. Photo © David Eyre
Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 visits Perth on 50th anniversary of services to Australia: 5 April 2017

HB-JRA Bombardier Challenger 604 (MSN 5529) of Swiss Air Ambulance at Perth Airport – 3 May 2107.
May 2017

272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 Re’em visits Perth and RAAF Pearce: 22-25 May 2017

IN-421 Hindustan SA-316B Chetak helicopter (MSN AH-156) at Fremantle Harbour – 14 June 2017.
June 2017

'Diamond Nine' formation of Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft of 2 Flying Training School (2 FTS), RAAF, at RAAF Pearce - Fri 9 June 2017. Flypast over the graduation ceremony for No.247 Pilots Course. Leading the formation is A23-041; followed by A23-019 (left) and A23-009 (right); then A23-010 (left), A23-053 (centre) and A23-047 (right).; A23-015 (left) and A23-008 (right), then A23-040 at the rear. Photo © David Eyre
RAAF Base Pearce – visit to 2 Flying Training School and No. 247 Pilots Course graduation: 9 June 2017

PK-LAQ Airbus A320-214 (W) (MSN 6722 of Batik Air at Perth airport – 22 June 2017.
Batik Air Indonesia start Perth-Bali services: 22 June 2017

9M-NAA / 1 Airbus A319-115X CJ (MSN 2949) of the Malaysian Government (operated by Jet Premier One (Malaysia) at Perth Airport – 8 July 2017.
July 2017

HS-TYV Airbus A340-541 (MSN 698) of Royal Thai Air Force at Perth Airport – 8 August 2017.
August 2017

98-0001 Boeing C-32A (757-2G4) (MSN 29025/783) of the 1st Airlift Squadron, 89th Airlift Wing, US Air Force, based at Andrews AFB, Maryland, USA - at Perth Airport - 8 September 2017. The aircraft arrived at 4:22am as 'SAM338' from Diego Garcia. Seen here taking off from runway 06 at 6:48am, departing to Brisbane, using the same callsign. The aircraft was built in 1998 and test flown as N3519L before being delivered to the US Air Force as 98-0001. It was fitted with winglets in 2008. The forward area has a communications center, galley, lavatory and 10 business-class seats. The second section is a fully enclosed stateroom for the use of the primary passenger. It includes a changing area, private lavatory, separate entertainment system, two first-class swivel seats and a convertible divan that seats three and folds out to a bed. The third section contains the conference and staff facility with eight business-class seats. The rear section of the cabin contains general seating with 32 business-class seats, galley, two lavatories and closets. Photo © David Eyre
September 2017

October 2017

B-5970 Airbus A330-323X (MSN 1645) of China Southern, in special SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport - 29 October 2017. The first official service by China Southern's newer A330-300s to Perth, configured with business, premium economy and economy seats. However, three of these newer aircraft visited earlier in the year, including B-5970, which first visited Perth on 25 May 2017. The airline also increased frequencies from 29 October, from four flights per week to five. Flight CZ319 from Guangzhou, taxying in at 7:25am. Photo © David Eyre
China Southern switch to newer Airbus A330-300 on Perth services : 29 October 2017

Cathay Pacific start first regular Airbus A350 services to Perth: 29 October 2017

ZS-ASN Douglas DC-3 Basler BT-67 Turboprop conversion of Spectrum Air at Jandakot Airport – 12 Nov 2107.
November 2017