August 2012

AIRCRAFT PHOTOS – August 2012

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQW Airbus A320-232 (cn 2329) of Jetstar

Flight JQ113 from Denpasar (Bali), landing on runway 03 at 17:53.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-PPD Dassault Falcon 900C (cn 185) of Maxem Aviation, operated for Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd

Landing on runway 03 at 17:50, after a flight from Argyle, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-NCG Boeing 767-319ER (winglets) (cn 26912/509) of Air New Zealand

This was one of the final Boeing 767 services to Perth by Air New Zealand – from the following Monday 3 September, the service was operated by Boeing 777-200ER.

Flight NZ175 from Auckland, landing on runway 03 at 17:40.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXG Boeing 717-2K9 (cn 55057/5020) of QantasLink, with “Regional Airline of the Year 2012” titles.

QantasLink was awarded Regional Airline of the Year 2012 by Air Transport World magazine, and a number of their Boeing 717s are now having “Regional Airline of the Year 2012” titles applied to the forward fuselage.

Flight QF1837 from Paraburdoo, landing on runway 03 at 17:34.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-TWZ Embraer 120ER Brasilia (cn 120266) of Network Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 17:31 after a flight from Laverton.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXM Boeing 717-231 (cn 55094/5084) of QantasLink, with “Regional Airline of the Year 2012” titles.

QantasLink was awarded Regional Airline of the Year 2012 by Air Transport World magazine, and a number of their Boeing 717s are now having “Regional Airline of the Year 2012” titles applied to the forward fuselage.

Flight QF1901 from Karratha, landing on runway 03 at 17:26.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-ECU Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 35593/817) of Emirates

Landing on runway 03 at 17:20 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A7-BAO Boeing 777-3DZ ER (cn 36011/753) of Qatar Airways

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Flight QR900 from Doha, landing on runway 03 at 17:14.

This was the third visit to Perth by a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FSL Fokker 50 (cn 20249) of Skywest

Landing on runway 03 at 17:09 on a FIFO flight from Windarling, an iron ore mine 130km north of Southern Cross.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZB Boeing 737-838 (cn 34196/2623) of Qantas, named “Lake Macquarie”

Flight QF918 to Karratha, taxying to runway 03 at 16:40.

 

In the background:

VH-VXM Boeing 737-838 (cn 33483/1177) of Qantas, named “Mount Hotham”

Flight QF1096 to Newman, taking off from runway 03.

 

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFA Airbus A330-243 (cn 365) of Virgin Australia Airlines, named “Cottesloe Beach”

Flight DJ559 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 16:35.

 

In the foreground:

VH-QPE Airbus A330-303 (cn 593) of Qantas, named “Port Lincoln”

Taxying out to runway 03, departing as flight QF566 back to Sydney.

 

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-EBP Airbus A330-202 (cn 1174) of Qantas, named “Ningaloo Valley”

Close-up shot of landing on runway 03 at 16:33 as flight QF777 from Melbourne.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VNK Airbus A320-232 (cn 3986) of Tiger Airways Australia

Flight TT184 from Melbourne, landing on runway 03 at 16:11.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VGZ Airbus A320-232 (cn 3917) of Jetstar

Flight JQ968 from Melbourne, on final approach to runway 03 at 15:58, and later taxying out at 16:58 for flight JQ975 to Adelaide.

 

In the background of the first photo:

VH-ZPF Embraer 190 (ERJ-190-100-IGW) (cn 19000193) of Virgin Australia (still in old Virgin Blue colours), named “Maiden Brazil”

Flight DJ1844 from Port Hedland, turning onto final approach for landing on runway 03.

 

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-QPG Airbus A330-303 (cn 603) of Qantas, named “Mt Gambier”

Flight QF71 to Singapore, taxying out at 15:53 for takeoff from runway 03.

Singapore and Hong Kong are now the only international destinations the Qantas flies to from Perth.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQK Airbus A320-232 (cn 2651) of Jetstar

Flight JQ109 from Denpasar (Bali), landing on runway 03 at 15:30.

In the foreground:

VH-VUM Boeing 737-8BK (cn 29675/2414) of Virgin Australia, named “Brindabella Blue”, still in the old Pacific Blue / “Airline of Virgin Blue” colours.

On taxiway M at the holding point for runway 03 as flight DJ1843 to Port Hedland.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPC Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (cn 19000170) of Virgin Australia (still in old Virgin Blue colours), named “Jilla-blue”

Flight DJ717 from Adelaide, landing on runway 03 at 15:24.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-QQE De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 (cn 173) of Maroomba Airlines (leased from Skytrans)

Taxying out to runway 03 at 15:13 for takeoff on a FIFO flight to Lake Johnston.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-MTH Airbus A330-323X (cn 1336) of Malaysia Airlines

Flight MH125 from Kuala Lumpur, landing on runway 03 at 15:10.

In the foreground of the first photo:

VH-OJD Boeing 747-438 (cn 24481/764) named “Brisbane”

On taxiway M, at the holding point for a runway 03 departure as flight QF582 to Sydney.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-QPE Airbus A330-303 (cn 593) of Qantas, named “Port Lincoln”

QF577 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 15:07, and departing at 16:35 as QF566 back to Sydney.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SWR Boeing 777-312ER (cn 34583/722) of Singapore Airlines

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Instead of the usual Thursday Boeing 777-312, Singapore Airlines used a 777-312ER.

Landing on runway 03 at 14:44 as flight SQ223 from Singapore and departing at 16:13 as SQ226 back to Singapore.

This is the second time a Singapore Airlines 777-312ER has visited Perth.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 30 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OGH Boeing 767-338ER (cn 24930/344) of Qantas, named “City of Parramatta”

Landing on runway 03 at 14:30 as flight QF651 from Brisbane.

Photos © David Eyre

Sun 26 Aug 2012: Over Southern suburbs of Perth

A6-EDD Airbus A380-861 (cn 020) of Emirates

Flying over at high altitude as FL390 (39,000 feet) at a speed of 581 knots (1076 km/h) heading East South Heast on a heading of 105°.

The aircraft passed just north of Rottnest, then over North Fremantle and the southern suburbs of Perth on flight EK412 direct from Dubai to Sydney.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 26 Aug 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-ECX Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 38982/830) of Emirates

Flying over at 4,000 feet on descent, heading East South East to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:49 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 25 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A7-BBB Boeing 777-2DZ LR (cn 36012/753) of Qatar Airways, named “Gaza”

On final approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:03 as flight QR900 from Doha.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 25 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZZ Boeing 737-838 (cn 39445/4010) of Qantas (leased from CIT Aerospace), named “Walpole”

On final approach to runway 21 at 15:33 as flight QF1073 from Broome.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 25 Aug 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-EGE Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 35597/951) of Emirates

Flying over at around 2,800 feet on descent, heading East South East to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:37 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 23 Aug 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A7-BBB Boeing 777-2DZ LR (cn 36012/753) of Qatar Airways, named “Gaza”

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Flying over at around 3,800 feet on descent, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 16:48 as flight QR900 from Doha.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 23 Aug 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-EGI Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 38986/974) of Emirates

Flying over at around 3,400 feet on descent, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:33 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photo © David Eyre

Sun 19 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-XXF Airbus A330-343X (cn 1126) of AirAsia X, named “Northern Xposure”.

In special colours and “Now Everyone Can Fly to Malaysia – Truly Asia” titles

On final approach to runway 21 at 14:05 as flight D7 232 from Kuala Lumpur.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 19 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VWW Airbus A321-231 (cn 3916) of Jetstar

Flight JQ986 from Sydney on final approach to runway 21 at 09:53.

Jetstar has recently recommenced using their Airbus A321 on services to Perth.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 19 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

3B-NBM Airbus A330-202 (cn 883) of Air Mauritius, named “Tronchetia”

Flight MK940 from Mauritius, on final approach to runway 21 at 09:02.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 18 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VNB Airbus A320-232 (cn 2906) of Tiger Airways Australia

Landing on runway 21 at 17:23 as flight TT184 from Melbourne.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 18 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VGD Airbus A320-232 (cn 4527) of Jetstar

Landing on runway 21 at 15:22 as flight JQ109 from Denpasar (Bali).

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 18 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-MTH Airbus A330-323X (cn 1336) of Malaysia Airlines

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH**

This was Malaysia Airlines’ newest A330 at the date of this photo. It made its first flight from the Airbus factory at Toulouse, France as F-WWTY on 10 July 2012, and was delivered to Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTH, flying from Toulouse to Kuala Lumpur on 30-31 July 2012.

Flight MH125 from Kuala Lumpur, landing on runway 21 at 15:19.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 18 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SYJ Boeing 777-312 (cn 33374/503) of Singapore Airlines

Flight SQ223 from Singapore, landing on runway 21 at 14:48.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 18 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQR Airbus A320-232 (cn 2526) of Jetstar (leased from RIL VQR)

Landing on runway 03 at 13:36 as flight JQ974 from Adelaide.

Photo © Les Bushell

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EBW Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 32793/598) of Emirates (leased from GECAS)

Landing on runway 03 at 17:18 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (cn 4371) of QantasLink, named “City of Greater Geraldton”

On final approach to runway 21 at 17:13 as flight QF429D from Learmonth.

On base leg in the distance is:

VH-NXR Boeing 717-2BL (cn 55168/5118) of QantasLink

Arriving from Cloudbreak (Fortescue Dave Forrest Airport).

 

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VP-CTH Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream G-450 (cn 4248) of Eastern Central Worldwide Inc.

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

Landing on runway 03 at 17:09 after a 3 hr 38 min flight from Jakarta-Halim.

This is quite new, built in 2011 and registered initially as N348GA with Gulfstream Aerospace. It was registered VP-CTH on 13 June 2012 to Eastern Central Worldwide Inc.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-LVH Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605
(cn 5814) of Cape York Airlines Pty Ltd
(leased from Dulcie Ltd, Singapore).

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

Landing on runway 03 at 17:03 after a five-hour flight from Seletar (Singapore).

This aircraft was only registered to this owner and operator on 27 July 2012.

Built in 2009, ex C-FYTY, M-NOLA, N296KR.

It departed Perth to Essendon on 19 August 2012, then to Sydney on 21 August.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNA Fokker 50 (cn 20106) of Skywest, named “City of Albany”

Flight XR116 from Geraldton landing on runway 03 at 16:58.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (cn 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Tickled Blue”, still wearing the old Virgin Blue colours.

A friendly wave from the First Officer of flight DJ1487 to Broome as it taxied out to runway 03 at 16:52.

 

In the background of the second photo:

VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (cn 1306) of Virgin Australia, named “Bells Beach”

Flight DJ564 to Sydney on taxiway M, at the holding point for runway 03, awaiting takeoff from runway 03.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (cn 1306) of Virgin Australia, named “Bells Beach”

Flight DJ564 to Sydney, seen taxying out at 16:48, and taking off from runway 03.

 

In the background of the third photo:

VH-VXR Boeing 737-838 (cn 33724/1340) of Qantas, named “Shepparton”

Flight QF793 from Darwin landing on runway 03.

 

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VYG Boeing 737-838 (cn 33995/1736) of Qantas, named “Australind”

Flight QF1073 from Broome, landing on runway 03 at 15:42.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VGH Airbus A320-232 (cn 4495) of Jetstar

Landing on runway 03 at 15:40 as flight JQ109 from Denpasar (Bali).

 

In the background, turning onto final approach is:

VH-VYG Boeing 737-838 (cn 33995/1736) of Qantas, named “Australind”

Flight QF1073 from Broome.

 

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NJP BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 (E3354) of Cobham Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 14:43 after a FIFO flight from Chevron’s massive Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island.

Photos © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VHD Airbus A319-115CJ (cn 1999) of Skytraders

Operating a charter flight from Derby-Curtin, landing on runway 03 at 14:22.

This aircraft flew a medical evacuation flight from the US Antarctic base at McMurdo on 9 August 2012. It landed on the ice runway at McMurdo in a brief twilight period, after a 5-hour flight from Christchurch, New Zealand with five Australians aboard to evacuate a US patient. The aircraft took off again an hour later, returning to Christchurch.

McMurdo is the main US Antarctic base, located on the southern tip of Ross Island, 3,800km south of Christchurch and 1360km north of the South Pole.

From November to March each year, this aircraft operates on behalf of the Australian Government’s Australian Antarctic Division on a weekly service from the Division’s base in Hobart, Tasmania to an ice runway at Wilkins, Antarctica (hence the “Snowbird” radio callsign). Apart from this, the A319 is available for private charter.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-KTB Beech Duchess 76 (cn ME-409) of Ad Astral Aviation (leased from R.P.M. Management Pty Ltd)

Landing on runway 03 at 14:18.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ITA Beech B200 King Air (cn BB-1244) of Maroomba Airlines (leased from Awesome Aviation)

Taxying out for a FIFO flight to Wiluna at 14:15.

 

In the background:

VH-FNJ Fokker 100 (cn 11489) of Skywest

Waiting to take off from runway 03 on a FIFO flight to Barimunya.

 

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHC Embraer 120ER Brasilia (cn 120152) of Network Aviation

Taxying out to runway 03 at 14:07 on a FIFO flight to Tripicana.

The first photo shows sistership VH-NHZ landing in the background after a FIFO flight from Tripicana.

Photos © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHZ Embraer 120ER Brasilia (cn 120034) of Network Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 14:07 after a FIFO flight from Coyote Mine.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (cn 120269) of Network Aviation

Arriving on runway 03 at 14:04 on a flight from Cunderdin.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-SQG Beech Baron 58 (cn TH-1695) of Singapore Flying College

Singapore Flying College is based at nearby Jandakot, training pilots for Singapore Airlines.

As Perth Airport has the only Instrument Landing System (ILS) in the area, their aircraft can often be seen practicing ILS approaches without landing.

Seen here performing a go around at 13:36.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZS-SXG Airbus A340-313X (cn 378) of South African Airways

Still wearing a Nelson Mandela Day decal on the forward fuselage.

Flight SA280 from Johannesburg, landing on runway 03 at 13:29.

Photos © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFW De Havilland Canada DHC-8-314 Dash 8 (cn 356) of Skippers Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 13:15as flight JW1918 from Denham Airport (Monkey Mia/Shark Bay).

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VYI Boeing 737-838 (cn 34181/1840) of Qantas, named “Bathurst Island”

Flight QF587 from Adelaide, landing on runway 03 at 13:13.

Photo © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OJU Boeing 747-438 (cn 25566/1239) of Qantas, named “Lord Howe Island”

* First visit since “Boxing Kanagaroo” and “Spirit of the Australian Team” decals were applied

VH-OJU formerly wore Oneworld titles. The aircraft completed a cabin refubishment at Avalon, to give it a similar cabin to the Airbus A380. It then flew to Sydney on 9 July 2012.

It was rolled out at Sydney on 16 July 2012 with Boxing Kangaroo decals on the tail and forward fuselage and “Spirit of the Australian Team” titles.

On 13 August 2012, VH-OJU brought the Australian Olympic team home, flying London Stansted – Bangkok – Sydney.

Seen landing on runway 03 at 13:09 as flight QF581 from Sydney, and departing back to Sydney as QF582 at 14:58.

Photos © David Eyre

Fri 17 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-AXF Airbus A320-216 (cn 3765) of Indonesia AirAsia

Landing on runway 03 at 12:45 as flight QZ8412 from Denpasar (Bali).

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZE Boeing 737-838 (cn 34199/2661) of Qantas, named “Bunbury”

On final approach to runway 21 at 09:42 QF907 from Karratha

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (cn 33484/1180) of Qantas, named “Fremantle”

On final approach to runway 21 at 09:41 QF1091 from Newman

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FKF Fokker 100 (cn 11365) of Alliance Airlines

On final approach to runway 21 at 09:36 as flight QQ803 from Leinster.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (cn 4371) of QantasLink, named “City of Greater Geraldton”

On final approach to runway 21 at 09:32 as flight QF433D from Geraldton.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNY Fokker 100 (cn 11484) of Skywest Airlines

On final approach to runway 21 at 09:29 on a FIFO flight from Barimunya.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-YID Boeing 737-8FE (cn 37825/3758) of Virgin Australia, named “Rainbow Beach”

On final approach to runway 21 at 09:15 as flight DJ1432 from Darwin.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

UR-CAH Antonov An-12BK (cn 8345604) of Ukraine Air Alliance

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

On a smoky final approach to runway 21 at 08:59 as flight UKL4095 from Johor Baru. The aircraft had departed Johor Baru at 01:18 – a flight time of 7 hours 46 minutes.

The flight was flown at a cruise altitude of FL250 (25,000 feet) and a cruise speed of approximately 290 knots.

The aircraft departed Perth at 11:18 to Kota Kinabalu as UKL4096.

History of this aircraft: (courtesy of www.Scramble.nl)

Construction completed on 15 May 1968, allocated military serial “87” for service with the Ukraine Air Force.

By September 1996, it was noted flying with Ukrainian civil registration UR-11314 with Air Ukraine (leased from Lviv Airlines), and was still painted in military matt grey – its former code “87” was still visible under paint. By September 2000, it was now operated by its owner Lviv Airlines, still in all-grey colours.In October 2002 it was again operated by Air Ukraine in all-grey colours with light blue titles. In May 2003, it was noted with no titles, operated by Lviv Airlines – see photo.

It was sold to Asterias Commercial S.A. on 29 June 2006 and registered in Moldova as ER-AXX on 12 December 2006. It was operated by Aeronord and repainted white and grey with red cheatlines- see photo.

On 19 June 2007, the Moldovan registration was cancelled and the aircraft was registered in Ukraine as UR-CAH, flown with no titles and operated by Meridian Avia.

In 2011, it was painted at Dunsfold, UK in fictitious US Air Force markings as ‘60026’ with AFMC MG McGuire and 305th AW titles, for filming of the movie “World War Z” – it was noted at Dunsfold from 19 September – 3 October 2011 (see photo).

During 2012 it was operated by Ukraine Air Alliance.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFV De Havilland Canada DHC-8-314 Dash 8 (cn 350) of Skippers Aviation

On final approach to runway 21 at 08:46 on a flight from Kambalda.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZT Boeing 737-838 (cn 34186/3798) of Qantas, named “Kalgoorlie”

On final approach to runway 21 at 08:35 as flight QF593 from Adelaide.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 16 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VUX Boeing 737-8FE (cn 37823/3415) of Virgin Australia, named “Ballina Ballerina”, still in the old Virgin Blue colours

On final approach to runway 21 at 08:10 as flight DJ713 from Adelaide.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 14 Aug 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth & PERTH AIRPORT

A7-BAI Boeing 777-3DZ ER (cn 36095/742) of Qatar Airways (leased from Um Taqa Leasing)

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

This is the second visit by a Qatar Airways 777-300ER to Perth (the first visit by a Qatar 777-300ER was on 9 August 2012 – see photos below). The service is normally operated by a 777-200LR.

as flight QR900 from Doha.

Photos 1 & 2: Flying over Perth’s northern suburbs at 3,000 feet on descent at a speed of 239 knots, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 16:53
© David Eyre

Photos 3, 4 and 5: On final approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 16:55.
© Keith Anderson

 

Tue 14 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VXU Boeing 737-838 (cn 33761/1420) of Qantas, named “Wollongong”

On final approach to runway 21 at 16:58 as flight QF1109 from Port Hedland.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Tue 14 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402 Dash 8Q-400 (cn 4371) of QantasLink

On final approach to runway 21 at 16:52 as flight QF429D from Learmonth.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Tue 14 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXG Boeing 717-2K9 (cn 55057/5020) of QantasLink

On final approach to runway 21 at 16:49 as flight QF1841 from Paraburdoo.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Tue 14 Aug 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-EBP Airbus A330-202 (cn 1174) of Qantas, named “Ningaloo Valley”

On final approach to runway 21 at 16:49 as flight QF777 from Melbourne.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Mon 13 August 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-ECL Boeing 777-36N ER (cn 37704/748) of Emirates (leased from GECAS)

Flying over at around 3,000 feet on descent, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:04 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photos © David Eyre

Sun 12 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

ZS-SXD Airbus A340-313E (cn 643) South African Airways, named “Siyanqoba”

** First visit since painted in Olympics special coIours.**

Seen landing on runway 03 in the midst of a cold front at 07:41 as flight SA282 from Johannesburg, and then departing back to Johannesburg at 10:46 as flight SA283.

South African Airways ran a public competition to design a an Olympics paint scheme for one of their aircraft to fly the South African team and officials to the 2012 London Olympics.

Over 300 entries were received and the winning design was submitted by Stellenbosch University student Adrie Le Roux. He attended a ceremony at SAA Technical’s Hangar 07 at Johannesburg on 8 July 2012, during which the first paint was applied to the aircraft, and won a trip to the Olympics.

The aircraft bears images of South African swimmers, runners, and soccer players.

The aircraft was rolled out in the new colours on 18 July 2012 and took the team to the London Olympics on 19 July. The Olympic games run from 27 July to 12 August 2012, and the Paralympics run from 29 August to 9 September.

Photos 1 – 4 & 6 © Keith Anderson

Photo 5 & 7 © Michael Foss

 

Sat 11 August 2012 – JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-BIN Bell 206B JetRanger III (cn 2019) of HeliWest

This helicopter was previously on contract to Surf Life Saving WA as a rescue and beach patrol helicopter, and still wears an overall yellow colour scheme.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

A6-ECD Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 32795/669) of Emirates (leased from GECAS)

Flight EK420 from Dubai, landing on runway 03 at 17:25.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNI Fokker 50 (cn 20114) of Skywest, named “City of Geraldton-Greenough”

Flight XR117 to Geraldton, taxying out to runway 03 at 17:19.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

HS-TEQ Airbus A330-343X (cn 1037) of Thai Airways International, named “Si Ayutthaya”

Flight TG482 to Bangkok taxying out to runway 03 at 17:16.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNF Fokker 50 (cn 20200) of Skywest Airlines

Landing on runway 03 at 17:12 as flight XR126 from Albany.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFT De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 (cn 052) of Skippers Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 17:08 on a FIFO flight from Plutonic Mine, a gold mine 820km NNE of Perth.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPQ Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (cn 1900412) of Virgin Australia, named “Main Beach”

Taxying out to runway 03 at 17:02 and taking off at 17:07 as flight DJ1487 to Broome.

 

Behind it in the first photo is:

VH-OGK Boeing 767-338ER (cn 25316/397) of Qantas, named “Mackay”

Flight QF594 to Brisbane.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHV Fokker 100 (cn 11482) of Network Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 17:01 on a FIFO flight from Cloudbreak (Fortescue Dave Forrest Airport).

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFZ De Havilland Canada DHC-8-314 Dash 8 (cn 365) of Skippers Aviation

Arriving on runway 03 at 16:57 on a flight from Kambalda.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

9M-MTA Airbus A330-323X (cn 1209) of Malaysia Airlines

Taxying out for departure from runway 03 at 16:52 as flight MH124 to Kuala Lumpur.

 

In the third photo is:

VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (cn 1094) of Qantas, named “Clare Valley”

Flight QF777 from Melbourne.

 

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZ ER (cn 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”

** FIRST VISIT BY QATAR AIRWAYS
BOEING 777-300ER **

Normally, this service is operated by a smaller Boeing 777-200LR.

Flight QR900 from Doha (Qatar), landing on runway 03 at 16:37.

Photos 1 – 3 © David Eyre

Photos 4 & 5 © Michael Foss

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFB Airbus A330-243 (cn 372) of Virgin Australia, named “Cable Beach”

Flight DJ559 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 16:32.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-MQY Raytheon Hawker 850XP (cn 258807) of Maroomba Airlines (Nantay Pty Ltd), which is operated for the Government of Western Australia

Landing on runway 03 at 16:30 on a flight from Newman.

 

On base leg in the background of the first photo is:

VH-XFB Airbus A330-243 (cn 372) of Virgin Australia, named “Cable Beach”

Flight DJ559 from Sydney.

 

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-HUG Beech G58 Baron (cn TH-2179) of Singapore Flying College (leased from Capital Finance Australia Ltd)

Performing a go around approach to runway 03 during pilot training at 16:21.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNC Fokker 100 (cn 11334) of Skywest Airlines

Taxying out to runway 03 at 16:18 as flight XR83 to Kalgoorlie.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GME Boeing 737-8U3 (cn 30157/3123) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from DAE Capital)

Flight GA726 from Denpasar (Bali), landing on runway 03 at 16:08.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

M-AAES Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 (cn 5810) of TAG Aviation (Asia)

Landing on runway 03 at 16:04, arriving from Jakarta-Halim.

The aircraft has visited Perth several times in the past.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-MXD Cessna 560 Citation Encore + (cn 560-0807) of Maxem Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 16:01 after a flight from Ayers Rock.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPQ Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (cn 1900412) of Virgin Australia, named “Main Beach”

Landing on runway 03 at 15:49 as flight DJ1844 from Port Hedland.

 

On base leg in the distance in the first photo is:

VH-VZS Boeing 737-838 (cn 39358/3769) of Qantas, named “Tamworth”

Flight QF1073 from Broome.

 

Photos © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHC Embraer 120ER Brasilia (cn 120152) of Network Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 15:46 after a flight from Coyote Mine, a remote underground gold mine in the Tanami Desert, 10km west of the border of Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

HS-TEQ Airbus A330-343X (cn 1037) of Thai International, named “Si Ayutthaya”

Flight TG481 from Bangkok, landing on runway 03 at 15:39.

 

Waiting on taxiway M at the holding point for runway 03 is:

VH-FKJ Fokker 100 (cn 11372) of Alliance Airlines

Flight QQ806 to Leinster.

 

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FKF Fokker 100 (cn 11365) of Alliance Airlines

Landing on runway 03 at 15:34 as flight QQ875 from Telfer.

 

In the background, turning onto final approach is:

HS-TEQ Airbus A330-343X (cn 1037) of Thai International, named “Si Ayutthaya”

Flight TG481 from Bangkok.

 

Photos © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NJC British Aerospace 146-100A (cn E1013) of Cobham Aviation

Taxying out at 15:24 for takeoff from runway 03 on a flight to Bellevue gold mine, near Leinster, WA.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPR Embraer 190 (ERJ-190-100-IGW) (cn 19000424) of Virgin Australia, named “Dundee Beach”

Taxying out for takeoff from runway 03 at 15:12 as flight DJ1727 to Karratha.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHG Fokker 100 (cn 11514) of Network Aviation

Taxying out for takeoff from runway 03 at 15:10 for a FIFO flight to Barimunya.

VH-NHG was the first of ten ex-Avianca Fokker 100 aircraft to be delivered to Network Aviation following its acquisition by Qantas. Avianca had replaced the F100s with Airbus A318s. VH-NHG was delivered on 24 December 2011.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (cn 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”

Flight DJ685 from Melbourne, landing on runway 03 at 14:56.

Looking rather dirty around the forward fuselage.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OGK Boeing 767-338ER (cn 25316/397) of Qantas, named “Mackay”

Flight QF651 from Brisbane about to land on runway 03 at 14:54.

In the background, turning onto final approach is:

VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (cn 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”

Flight DJ685 from Melbourne.

Photo © David Eyre

 

 

 

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXE Boeing 717-23S (cn 55063/5034) of QantasLink

On final approach to runway 03 at flight QF1923 from Ayers Rock at 14:52.

In the background, turning onto final approach is:

VH-OGK Boeing 767-338ER (cn 25316/397) of Qantas, named “Mackay”

Flight QF651 from Brisbane.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZY Boeing 737-838 (cn 39363/3944) of Qantas, named “Temora”

Photos 1 & 2: Landing on runway 03 at 14:49 as flight QF1063 from Kalgoorlie

Photo 3: Taxying out to take off from runway 03 at 15:58 as flight QF1116 to Port Hedland.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XBP Cessna 550 Citation Bravo (cn 550-0810) of Maxem Aviation (leased from FMR Investments Pty Ltd)

Landing on runway 03 at 14:42 after a flight from Perth over to Rottnest Island for some circuits and then back to Perth.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZXF Boeing 767-336ER (cn 25203/365) of Qantas

Flight QF769 from Melbourne, landing on runway 03 at 14:27.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GFJ Boeing 737-8U3 (cn 37885/3445) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from GECAS)

Flight GA725 to Denpasar (Bali), taxying out to runway 03 at 14:19 for take off.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-DYD Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain (cn
31-7652119) of Star Aviation (leased from Formula Aircraft)

Taxying out to take off from runway 03 at 14:09 for a short flight back to its base at Jandakot.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

ZS-SXE Airbus A340-313E (cn 646) of South African Airways

Flight SA280 from Johannesburg, landing on runway 03 at 13:56.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NJQ BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 (cn E3328) of Cobham Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 13:54 on arrival from Barrow Island, off the north west coast of Western Australia under contract to Chevron for the Gorgon LNG project.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXQ Boeing 717-231 (cn 55097/5095) of QantasLink

Landing on runway 03 at 13:51 on a flight from Paraburdoo.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

9M-XXG Airbus A330-343X (cn 1131) of AirAsia X, named “Southern Xross”

The aircraft bears a decal on the forward cabin door saying “Skytrax World Airline Awards – World’s Best Low Cost Airline 2009 – 2010 – 2011”

Landing on runway 03 at 13:48 as flight D7 232 from Kuala Lumpur.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 9 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OZO Cessna 404 Titan (cn 404-0653) of Ozshore Aviation (leased from Stamford Park Investments Pty Ltd)

Built in 1980, ex N5317J, VH-SON, P2-ALG.

Landing on runway 03 at 13:44 on a flight from Busselton.

Photo © David Eyre

Mon 6 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VXB Boeing 737-838 (cn 30101/1045) of Qantas, named “Yananyi Dreaming” – Special Colours

Throwing up water spray as it takes off from runway 03 as flight QF918 to Karratha at 16:41.

Photo © Graham R – used with permission

Mon 6 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (cn 1094) of Qantas, named “Clare Valley”

Landing on runway 03 as flight QF777 from Melbourne at 16:48. Use of reverse thrust is blowing water on the runway.

Photo © Graham R – used with permission

Mon 6 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (cn 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”

Kicking up water spray as it takes off from runway 03 as flight DJ564 to Sydney at 16:56.

Photo © Graham R – used with permission

Mon 6 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPA Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (cn 19000148) of Virgin Australia (still in Virgin Blue colours), named “Candid Canberra”

Flight DJ1486 from sunny Broome in the north of Western Australia, coming in for a very wet approach to landing on Perth’s runway 03 at 17:05.

Photos © Graham R – used with permission

Mon 6 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHV Fokker 100 (cn 11482) of Network Aviation

Approaching runway 03 in a downpour at 17:09, after a flight from the Fortescue Metals Group’s Solomon iron ore mine, 60km north of Tom Price, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Photo © Graham R – used with permission

Mon 6 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

HS-TEN Airbus A330-343X (cn 990) of Thai Airways International, named “Suchada”

Taking off from a very wet runway 03 as flight TG482 to Bangkok at 17:31.

In the foreground of the second photo:

VH-ZPO Embraer 190AR_ERJ 190-100IGW (cn 19000321) of Virgin Australia, still in Virgin Blue colours, named “Portia Macquarie”

Taxying out to runway 03 at 17:32 for departure as flight DJ1487 to Broome.

Photos © Graham R – used with permission

Mon 6 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GMQ Boeing 737-8U3 (cn 30149/3405) of Garuda Indonesia

Taking off from runway 03 at 17:33 for flight GA729 to Denpasar (Bali), with rain clouds hanging over the hills of the Darling Range in the background.

Photos © Graham R – used with permission

Mon 6 August 2012 – PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VGF Airbus A320-232 (cn 4497) of Jetstar

Kicking up water spray as it takes off from runway 03 at 17:40 for flight JQ975 to Adelaide, with unusual rain clouds hanging over the hills of the Darling Range in the background.

Photo © Graham R – used with permission

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