Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 visits Perth on 50th anniversary of services to Australia: 5 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
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

5 April 2017 © David Eyre

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To celebrate 50 years of services to Australia, Singapore Airlines sent an Airbus A350-900 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER to Perth on the SQ213/SQ226 service on 5 April 2017.

This was a one-off special visit only, although the airline has previously stated that it intends using A350s on Perth services in the next few years.

AviationWA was granted special access by Singapore Airlines and Perth Airport to photograph the event.

The aircraft was given a water cannon salute by fire crews upon both arrival and departure.

After departure from Perth Airport, the aircraft performed a low (1,500 feet) flyby over the city of Perth.

To help promote the anniversary and the A350 visit, Singapore Airlines held a photography competition, with a prize of two return economy-class tickets to Singapore for the best photo taken of the A350 posted on the Singapore Airlines Facebook page. The competition attracted a great deal of interest from the media and the public, with a large number of people gathering at vantage points such as Kings Park, Elizabeth Quay, Langley Park and South Perth Foreshore to photograph the A350 during the flyby. The competition was won by Aviation Association of Western Australia photographer Gordon Innes.

The aircraft

9V-SMK (MSN 084) had the honour of operating the flight. It first flew at Toulouse, France on 6 February 2017 with test registration F-WZNN and was delivered to the airline on 25-26 February 2017, as the 11th of their current fleet of 13 aircraft. Another 54 are on order.

The aircraft is configured with 253 seats; 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy and 187 Economy. Power is provided by two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines, with delivering 84,000lb of thrust.

Seating layout for the Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941. The aircraft is configured with 253 seats; 42 Business, 24 Premium Economy and 187 Economy. Image by Singapore Airlines.
Seating layout for the Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941. The aircraft is configured with 253 seats; 42 Business, 24 Premium Economy and 187 Economy. Image by Singapore Airlines.

Interesting facts:

  • The A350 airframe comprises of 53% composites (more than the 50% used in the Boeing 787). Carbon fibre reinforced polymer is used, along with 19% aluminium and Aluminium-Lithium alloy for ribs, floor beams and gear bays; 14% titanium for landing gears, pylons and attachments; 6% steel and 8% other materials.
  • The A350 fuselage is 33cm wider than the A330/A340, but sized between the Boeing 787 and 777 in diameter.
  • Wings are made from the world’s largest single pieces of carbon-fibre composite material. The wing area of 442 square metres is larger than the Boeing 777-200LR/300ER, but smaller than the upcoming 777-8X/-9X. Variable camber and differential flap settings enable the wing to adapt its shape during flight to improve aerodynamic efficiency of the aircraft and reduce fuel burn. The winglets curves upwards over the outer 4.4 metres.
  • The cabin air conditioning system changes the air every two to three minutes, providing a consistent temperature for passengers, free of drafts. Temperature can be adjusted to be different in different areas of the aircraft. Cabin pressure is higher than before, to provide a more comfortable flight.
  • The cabin windows are larger than the earlier Airbus aircraft, but smaller than a Boeing 787.
  • Cabin light and colour can be adjusted gradually by time of day with energy-efficient atmospheric LED lights.
  • The A350 XWB features only two hydraulic circuits plus two electric flight control actuation systems; this saves weight and reduces maintenance costs.
  • The cockpit features six large 38cm (15-inch) LCD displays, which are interchangeable and can swap information. It also has a Head Up Display (HUD) for the Captain.
  • The A350 has Brake to Vacate (BTV) and a Runway Over-run Protection System (ROPS) for added safety.
  • The A350 shares a common type rating with the A330; this reduces pilot training costs by 65%.
  • EASA gave a 370-minute Extended Range Twin Engine Operations (ETOPS) certification to the A350-900, the first new aircraft type ever to receive such a level prior to entry into service.
  • The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines feature a 3-metre fan disk diameter and are based on advanced developments of the Airbus A380’s Trent 900 and the Boeing 787’s Trent 1000. It produces 84,000 lbs thrust (370 kN) for the A350-900. The intake features an acoustic liner to reduce noise.
  • Singapore Airlines uses the type on services from Singapore to Melbourne, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Moscow, Milan, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Manchester, San Francisco and Houston.
  • Singapore Airlines has also ordered an A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range) version which has a maximum take-off weight of 280 tonnes, instead of the usual 268 tonnes, enabling direct flights between Singapore and New York.

Third Airbus A350 to visit Perth

9V-SMK was the third A350 to visit Perth, and the first Singapore Airlines A350 to visit.

The first A350 visit to Perth occurred on 10 August 2014, when Airbus’ fifth development aircraft F-WWYB (MSN 005) visited Perth as part of route proving trials.

The second A350 visit, and the first one on a revenue service was 9 September 2016, when a Qatar Airways A350, A7-ALD (MSN 010) made an emergency medical diversion to Perth, whilst en route from Adelaide to Doha.

SQ213 Singapore to Perth

9V-SMK departed gate A11 at Singapore-Changi at 7:35am (5 minutes earlier than scheduled), and took off from runway 20C at 7:53am.

An initial cruise altitude of 39,000 feet was reached at 8:30am. It later climbed to a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet and achieved a maximum speed of 950 kilometres per hour.

About 20 kilometres south of Morawa, the A350 commenced descent to Perth.

The A350 landed on Perth Airport’s runway 21 at 12:29pm. Total flight time was 4 hrs 36 minutes.

As it taxied in on taxiway T to the international apron, it was greeted by a water cannon salute from local Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service crews.

Flight SQ213 parked at bay 151 at 12:37pm.

9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
First visit to Perth. To commemorate 50 years of flying to Perth, Singapore Airlines sent this A350 to Pert as a one off flight instead of the usual B777. Photographed flying past the city after departure.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
First visit to Perth. To commemorate 50 years of flying to Perth, Singapore Airlines sent this A350 to Pert as a one off flight instead of the usual B777. Photographed flying past the city after departure.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
First visit to Perth. To commemorate 50 years of flying to Perth, Singapore Airlines sent this A350 to Pert as a one off flight instead of the usual B777. Photographed flying past the city after departure.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
First visit to Perth. To commemorate 50 years of flying to Perth, Singapore Airlines sent this A350 to Pert as a one off flight instead of the usual B777. Photographed flying past the city after departure.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
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, about to land on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, about to land on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, about to land on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, about to land on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, about to land on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, about to land on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:29pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:30pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, landing on runway 21 at 12:30pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 north on Taxiway C at 12:33pm, after landing on runway 21. Photo © David Eyre
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 north on Taxiway C at 12:33pm, after landing on runway 21. Photo © David Eyre
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, after landing on runway 21. Photo © David Eyre
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, after landing on runway 21. Photo © David Eyre
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 salute by the local Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service crew just starting. Photo © David Eyre
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 salute by the local Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service crew just starting. Photo © David Eyre
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 just finished. Photo © David Eyre
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 just finished. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:35pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:35pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:35pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:35pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:35pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:35pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:35pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:35pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. In the background is N443M Gulfstream G550 owned by Chevron. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. In the background is 3B-NBL Airbus A330-200 of Air Mauritius and VH-VFD Airbus A320 of Jetstar. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:36pm. In the background is 3B-NBL Airbus A330-200 of Air Mauritius and VH-VFD Airbus A320 of Jetstar. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:37pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:37pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:37pm. Photo © David Eyre
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 towards Bay 151 at 12:37pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen just after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:38pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen just after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:38pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen just after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:38pm. In the background is 3B-NBL Airbus A330-200 of Air Mauritius and VH-VFD Airbus A320 of Jetstar. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen just after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:39pm. In the background is 3B-NBL Airbus A330-200 of Air Mauritius and VH-VFD Airbus A320 of Jetstar. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen just after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:40pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen just after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:40pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen just after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:41pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen just after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:41pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen shortly after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:43pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, seen shortly after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:43pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the wing and winglet. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:48pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the wing and winglet. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:48pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the winglet. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:47pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the winglet. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:47pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:45pm. In the background is 3B-NBL Airbus A330-200 of Air Mauritius and VH-VFD Airbus A320 of Jetstar. Photo © David Eyre
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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:45pm. In the background is 3B-NBL Airbus A330-200 of Air Mauritius and VH-VFD Airbus A320 of Jetstar. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the forward fuselage. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:52pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the forward fuselage. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:52pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the forward fuselage. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:53pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the forward fuselage. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:53pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:53pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:53pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of nose and flight deck windows. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:53pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of nose and flight deck windows. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:53pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. Close-up of the left side of the nose. 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. Parked at bay 151 at 1:02pm, after arrival as SQ213 from Singapore and being prepared for departure as SQ226 to Singapore. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
Close-up of the left side of the nose. 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. Parked at bay 151 at 1:02pm, after arrival as SQ213 from Singapore and being prepared for departure as SQ226 to Singapore. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. Close-up of the nose landing gear. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:55pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
Close-up of the nose landing gear. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:55pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. Close-up of the nose landing gear. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:55pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
Close-up of the nose landing gear. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:55pm. Photo © David Eyre
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, 5 minutes after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:44pm. Close-up of the main landing gear. Photo © David Eyre
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, 5 minutes after arriving at Bay 151 at 12:44pm. Close-up of the main landing gear. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. Close-up of the left main landing gear, seen from the front. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:55pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
Close-up of the left main landing gear, seen from the front. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:55pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engine and main landing gear. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:49pm. Photo © David Eyre
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. Close-up of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engine and main landing gear. Flight SQ213 from Singapore, parked at Bay 151 at 12:49pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. Close-up of one of the two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engines. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:57pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
Close-up of one of the two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engines. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:57pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. Close-up of one of the two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engines. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:58pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
Close-up of one of the two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engines. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:58pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. Close-up of one of the two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engines. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:58pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
Close-up of one of the two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engines. 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, parked at Bay 151 at 12:58pm. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. Close-up of the left (number 1) Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engine. 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. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
Close-up of the left (number 1) Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engine. 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. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. Close-up of the left (number 1) Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engine. 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. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
Close-up of the left (number 1) Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 turbofan engine. 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. Photo © David Eyre

SQ226 Perth to Singapore with flyby over Perth city

The A350 pushed back from bay 151 at 2:03pm (2 mins early), then waited for a short time while fire crews got into position for another water cannon salute as it taxied out.

9V-SMK took off runway 21 at 2:21pm and turned left immediately after take-off before climbing to 3,000 feet.

It then flew east and then north over hills and then southwest down the Swan River towards Perth city.

The A350 descended to 1,500 feet by the time it had reached The Causeway at Heirisson Island and continued at that height for about 30 seconds at 420 kilometres per hour, passing over South Perth before climbing again.

A number of people thought the aircraft would be very low, but it should be noted that the aircraft was carrying fare-paying passengers as SQ226 and could not perform any potentially hazardous maneuvers.

Following the Swan River, the aircraft continued southwest before turning west, flying out over the coast at Cottesloe, then over Rottnest Island, before heading north to Singapore.

Initial cruise altitude of 38,000 feet was reached at 2:51pm, off the coast near Eneabba. It later reached a maximum height of 40,000 ft and max speed of 929 kilometres per hour.

The aircraft commenced descent at 6:41pm, near the island of Pulau Singkep, and landed on Singapore’s runway 20R at 7:12pm. Total flight time was 4 hours 21 minutes.

Map showing the route flown by 9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines when departing Perth Airport - Wed 5 April 2017. The aircraft operated flight SQ226 from Perth to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm and turned east and then north, over the Darling Range hills east of the airport whilst climbing to 3,000 feet. It then turned southwest, passing over Midland and then descending whilst following the Swan River. By the time it Causeway at Heirisson Island it had descended to 1,500 feet, for the special low flyover of Perth city. It stayed at this height for about 30 seconds, until it passed over South Perth and over the river again to cross the coast at Cottesloe, then across to Rottnest Island before turning north to resume a more normal course to Singapore. Image by FlightAware.
Map showing the route flown by 9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines when departing Perth Airport – Wed 5 April 2017.
The aircraft operated flight SQ226 from Perth to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm and turned east and then north, over the Darling Range hills east of the airport whilst climbing to 3,000 feet. It then turned southwest, passing over Midland and then descending whilst following the Swan River. By the time it Causeway at Heirisson Island it had descended to 1,500 feet, for the special low flyover of Perth city. It stayed at this height for about 30 seconds, until it passed over South Perth and over the river again to cross the coast at Cottesloe, then across to Rottnest Island before turning north to resume a more normal course to Singapore. Image by FlightAware.

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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, climbing after taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, climbing after taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, climbing after taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, climbing after taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, climbing after taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, climbing after taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, climbing to 3,000 feet and turning east, after taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm. Following this, it flewe north over the hills east of Perth and then southwest along the Swan River, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
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 SQ226 to Singapore, climbing to 3,000 feet and turning east, after taking off from runway 21 at 2:21pm. Following this, it flewe north over the hills east of Perth and then southwest along the Swan River, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth on the way. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, over Perth - 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 SQ226 to Singapore, descending southwest along the Swan River at 2:28pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines, over Perth – 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 SQ226 to Singapore, descending southwest along the Swan River at 2:28pm, making a low-level (1,500 feet) flyby over Perth. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
First visit to Perth. To commemorate 50 years of flying to Perth, Singapore Airlines sent this A350 to Pert as a one off flight instead of the usual B777. Photographed flying past the city after departure.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
9V-SMK Airbus A350-941 (MSN 084) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – 5 April 2017
First visit to Perth. To commemorate 50 years of flying to Perth, Singapore Airlines sent this A350 to Pert as a one off flight instead of the usual B777. Photographed flying past the city after departure.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)

AviationWA wishes to thank Singapore Airlines and Perth Airport for their kind assistance.