December 2011

Sat 31 Dec 2011: MARGARET RIVER

VH-FLR Robinson R44 Raven II (cn 11023) of Heliflights

Heliflights has a small helipad located at 8655 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, right next to the highway. The company conducts scenic and charter flights around the Margaret River and Bunbury regions.

Built in 2005, but first registered 30.1.2006 by Helibits Pty Ltd / Heliwest at Jandakot. Registered to Veronica P Bijl, on 16.2.2009, then operated by Heysen Gums Pty Ltd on 26.11.2009. It was previously used by Rotorvation Helicopter Services.

Photos © David Eyre

 

Sat 31 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-XXF Airbus A330-343X (cn 1126) of AirAsia X, in special colours and “Now Everyone Can Fly to Malaysia” titles

The aircraft is named “Northern Xposure” and has visited Perth a few times during December 2011 in this new special livery.

The first two photos show the aircraft landing on runway 21 at 15:20 as flight D7 232 from Kuala Lumpur.

The last two photos show the aircraft taking off from runway 21 at 17:29 back to Kuala Lumpur as flight D7 233.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPJ Embraer 190AR (ERJ 190-100IGW) (cn 19000209) of Virgin Australia, named “Bambino Blue” – still wearing the old Virgin Blue colours.

Taxying along taxiway A3, towards taxiway M for departure from runway 03 as flight DJ1725 to Karratha at 11:21.

VH-OGL Boeing 767-338ER (cn 25363/402) of Qantas, which unlike others in the fleet does not carry a name on the nose.

Landing on runway 03 at 11:21 as flight QF475 from Melbourne.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-SJQ Cessna 441 Conquest (cn 441-0173) of Skippers Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 11:31 from Plutonic Mine, which is located 800 kilometres NNE of Perth.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 11:33 as flight QF581 from Sydney.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FND Fokker 50 (cn 20129) of Skywest, named “Shire of Shark Bay”

Landing on runway 03 at 11:49 from Windarling Iron ore Mine airstrip, 217km NW of Kalgoorlie.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Taxying to runway 03 at 11:53 as flight DJ560 to Sydney.

Note the crew giving a friendly wave to the spectators at the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

In the last photo, VH-YQB Airbus A320-212 (cn 279) of Air Australia is landing on runway 03 in the background as flight VC502 from Derby (RAAF Curtin).

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-YQB Airbus A320-212 (cn 279) of Air Australia

Landing on runway 03 at 11:54 as flight VC502 from Derby (RAAF Curtin).

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNY Fokker 100 (cn 11484) of Skywest

Taxying along taxiway A3 to runway 03 at 12:06, for departure to the Argyle Diamond Mine in the Kimberley region of northern WA.

In the second photo, VH-FNY is holding on taxiway M, as VH-FNJ (cn 11489) is landing on runway 03 after a flight from Argyle Diamond Mine.

Photos taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 12:28 as “QantasLink 599D”, arriving from Fortescue Dave Forrest Airport, near the Cloudbreak Iron Ore Mine, which is operated by Fortescue Metals Group.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-AXM Airbus A320-216 (cn 4462) of Indonesia AirAsia

Landing on runway 03 at 12:33 as flight QZ8412 from Denpasar (Bali), one of four daily services operated by the airline between Perth and Denpasar.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZU Boeing 737-838 (cn 34187/3826) of Qantas, named “Lorne”

Landing on runway 03 at 12:42 as flight QF1071 from Broome.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZXB Boeing 767-336ER (cn 24338/293) of Qantas

Taxying along taxiway A3 to runway 03 at 12:42 as flight QF598 to Brisbane.

One of the former British Airways Rolls-Royce RB211-powered 767s.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-QQC De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 (cn 008) of Maroomba Airlines (leased from Skytrans)

Landing on runway 03 at 12:48 on a FIFO flight from the airstrip at Lake Johnston nickel mine, 516 km east of Perth.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VUG Boeing 737-8FE (cn 34438/1948) of Virgin Australia, named “Jasmine Tasman”

Recently repainted in Virgin Australia colours – it previously wore Pacific Blue titles and “Airline of Virgin Blue” titles.

Taking off from runway 21 at 13:24 as flight DJ2903 to Christmas Island, 2,600 kilometres northwest of Perth.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Thu 29 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNP Airbus A320-231 (cn 429) of Skywest Airlines

This aircraft is on contract to FMG (Fortescue Metals Group), and flies between Perth and Cloudbreak iron ore mine (Fortescue Dave Forrest Airport), 1123 kilometres NNE of Perth.

It is believed to be the largest aircraft to be used on Fly In, Fly Out resource charter flights.

Taking off from runway 21 at Perth at 13:30 to Cloudbreak.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Wed 28 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VNF Airbus A320-232 (cn 3332) of Tiger Airways Australia

Landing on runway 03 at 07:48 as flight TT182 from Melbourne.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Les Bushell

Wed 28 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNB Fokker 50 (cn 20107) of Skywest, named “Shire of Esperance”

Taxying out along taxiway A3 at 07:51 for takeoff from runway 03 as flight XR113 to Geraldton.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Les Bushell

Wed 28 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

B-HXG Airbus A340-313X (cn 208) of Cathay Pacific

Oneworld special colours

Taxying out for departure from runway 03 at Perth Airport as flight CX136 to Hong Kong at 08:10.

Photos taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Les Bushell

Wed 28 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-YVD Boeing 737-8FE (cn 40998/3848) of Virgin Australia, named “Salmon Beach”

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Departing from runway 03 as flight DJ564 to Sydney at 15:08.

Photos taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Made its first flight on 9 November 2011 with Boeing test registration N1786B. Delivered to Virgin Australia on 24 November 2011.

Photo © Les Bushell

Wed 28 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-YIB Boeing 737-8FE (cn 37825/3758) of Virgin Australia, which is named “Trinity Beach” but does not yet have the named painted on.

Departing from runway 03 as flight DJ1843 to Port Hedland at 15:20.

Photos taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Les Bushell

Wed 28 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GFQ Boeing 737-86N (cn 39416/3766 ) of Garuda Indonesia

Landing on runway 03 at 16:00 as flight GA726 from Denpasar (Bali).

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Les Bushell

Wed 28 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 as flight DJ4158 from Denpasar (Bali) at 17:03.

Photo taken from the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Les Bushell

Tue 27 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EBY Boeing 777-36N ER (cn 33864/622) of Emirates

Landing on runway 03 as flight EK420 from Dubai at 17:16.

Photographed from the new Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 27 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

HS-TEO Airbus A330-343E (cn 1003) of Thai Airways International, named “Chutamat”

Seen landing on runway 03 at 15:32 as flight TG481 from Bangkok. Later photos showing the same aircraft taxying along taxiway A3 for takeoff from runway 03 at 17:00 as flight TG482 back to Bangkok.

Note the First Officer waving and smiling to the spectators at the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Tue 27 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZXA Boeing 767-336ER (cn 24337/288) of Qantas

Taxying along taxiway A3 for takeoff from runway 03 as flight QF594 to Brisbane at 17:00.

Note the First Officer giving a friendly wave to the spectators gathered at the Perth Airport Viewing Area.

This is one of seven Boeing 767-336ER aircraft leased from British Airways. These have Rolls-Royce RB211-524H engines, whereas the 767-338ER versions ordered new by Qantas have General Electric CF6-80C2B6 engines.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Tue 27 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 15:30 as flight QF777 from Melbourne.

Photographed from the new Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Mon 26 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VUZ Boeing 737-8FE (cn 39921/3536) of Virgin Australia, named “Lennox Head”

On final approach to runway 21 at Perth at 17:27 as flight DJ4158 from Denpasar (Bali).

This aircraft was photographed by Keith Anderson on 28 October 2011 painted all white, prior to being painted in full Virgin Australia colours – CLICK HERE.

Prior to that, it was photographed in “Gold Coast Suns” AFL colours – see David Eyre’s photo taken on 23 February 2011 – CLICK HERE

Photo © Les Bushell

Mon 26 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

C-FIBN / 681 Sikorsky S-61N (cn 61811) of VIH Helicopters Ltd, British Columbia, Canada.

Arriving at Perth Airport at 13:39 after fighting a bush fire.

This firefighting helicopter arrived at Perth Airport on Tuesday 1 November 2011, and has been leased by the WA Fire and Emergency Services Authority for the 2011/12 bush fire season.

It has been fitted with an underbelly Isolair firefighting system and hover pump – the hose for the pump can be seen lying under the nose of the helicopter. This was fitted at Perth Airport on 4 November.

Built in 1976. Originally delivered 22 June 1978 to Bow Valley Helicopters in Alberta, Canada as C-GBVR. It later became PT-HPV, and C-FIBN.

It was joined by a second S-61, C-GHTN, which became “Helitac 682”.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 24 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

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

** FIRST VISIT – DELIVERY FLIGHT **

On final approach to runway 21 at 13:13 using flight number SXI1162, as it was flown by a crew from Southern Cross International, a provider of aircraft ferrying services.

The aircraft departed from Woensdrecht Airport in the Netherlands, at 10:00 local time on Fri 23 Dec 2011 with the delivery route flown being: Woensdrecht – Trabazon (Turkey) – Al Ain (UAE) – Nagpur (India) – Penang (Malaysia) – Jakarta Halim (Indonesia) – Perth.

VH-NHG is first of ten ex-Avianca Fokker 100 aircraft to be purchased since Qantas acquired Network Aviation. Avianca has replaced the F100s with Airbus A318s. The next four F100s have already been ferried from Bogota (Colombia) – Nassau (Bahamas) – Halifax (Canada) – Keflavik (Iceland) – Woensdrecht. Two of these are due to arrive in Perth from mid-January 2012.

Network already has two ex-US Airways Fokker 100s in service (VH-NHO & VH-NHP), and a third (VH-NHF) was used as a source of spare parts and broken up earlier this month.

VH-NHG was first flown on 25 Apr 1994 with Fokker test registration PH-EZZ. It was delivered on 5 May 1994 to American Airlines as N1472B. After 10 years of service it was stored at Mojave, California in 2004. On 3 June 2006, it was sold to Avianca in Colombia as HK-4438 but stored again in 2011. Temporarily registered PH-ZFU. Registered as VH-NHG for Network Aviation on 1 Nov 2011.

Photos © Les Bushell

Sat 24 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-ATM Bombardier Challenger 605 (cn 5844) of Hornbill Skyways, operated for Pehin Sri Hani Abdul Taib Mahmud – the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia.

On final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21 at 15:27, arriving from Kuching, the capital of Sarawak.

The aircraft has the State Crest of Sarawak just aft of the first cabin window.

This aircraft was allocated Bombardier test registration C-GFJB on 22 June 2010. Registered as 9M-ATM on 12 May 2011 to Pehin Sri Hani Abdul Taib Mahmud – the Chief Minister of Sarawak, replacing his Cessna 750 Citation which wore the same registration 9M-ATM (cn 750-2024).

Photos © Les Bushell

Fri 23 Dec 2011: Fremantle Heliport (YFTL)

VH-FOI AgustaWestland A119 Koala (cn 14523, ex N823VG, ZK-ITR, ZK-ITP) of Surf Life Saving WA (operated on their behalf by AVWest)

Surf Life Saving WA previously leased a Bell 206B JetRanger from Heliwest (VH-BIN) from late 2008 to early 2011 at a cost of $1200 per hour, and it accrued 300 flying hours in five months.

The A119 was ordered as a replacement for the JetRanger, and was originally due to be delivered in November 2011, but delivery was delayed whilst it was modified and repainted in Auckland, New Zealand by Heliflite Pacific. It was fitted with floats, a rescue winch, and first-aid equipment.

The A119 was purchased, rather than leased. It does not cost much more to operate than the earlier JetRanger, but provides the SLSWA with more operational flexibility.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Fri 23 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-VAB Saab 340B (cn 340B-357) of Vincent Aviation

** FIRST VISIT **

Arriving from Newman on runway 21 at 06:08am using callsign “VINCENT 341”.

First flew 29 Dec 1993 with Saab test registration SE-C57. Delivered to Formosa Airlines (Taiwan) as B-12262 on 26 Jan 1994. To Shandong Airlines 1 Dec 1998 as B-3657. To Hellenic Star Airways 10 July 2002 as SX-BTE. To Macair in Queensland as VH-UYA on 27 Oct 1994, but Macair ceased operations 30 Jan 2009. To Vincent Aviation in New Zealand on 16 Apr 2011 as ZK-VAB.

Photos © Les Bushell

Fri 23 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SRQ Boeing 777-212ER (cn 33373/487) of Singapore Airlines

Arriving on runway 21 at 05:48am as flight SQ225 from Singapore.

Photo © Les Bushell

Fri 23 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

B-6111 Airbus A330-343E (cn 935) of China Southern Airlines

On final approach to runway 21 at 5:55am as flight CZ319 from Beijing via Guangzhou.

Photo © Les Bushell

Fri 23 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

B-LAI Airbus A330-343E (cn 959) of Cathay Pacific

Arriving on runway 21 at 06:30am as flight CX137 from Hong Kong.

Photos © Les Bushell

Fri 23 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OJL Boeing 747-438 (cn 25151/865) of Qantas, named “City of Ballarat”

Taking off runway 21 at 13:47 as flight QF582 to Sydney.

This photo was taken from the new Perth Airport Viewing Area.

Photos © Steve Jaksic

Wed 21 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-XXE Airbus A330-343E (cn 1075) of AirAsia X, named “Pioneering Xpedition”

Arriving on runway 21 at 05:33am as flight D7 236 from Kuala Lumpur.

Photo © Les Bushell

 

Wed 21 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SQN Boeing 777-212ER (cn 33373/487) of Singapore Airlines

Arriving on runway 21 at 05:59am as flight SQ225 from Singapore.

Photo © Les Bushell

Wed 21 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

B-HXI Airbus A340-313E (cn 220) of Cathay Pacific

Arriving on runway 21 at 06:27am as flight CX137 from Hong Kong.

Photos © Les Bushell

Wed 21 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-CJJ Vulcanair P.68C (cn 445) of Southern Aviation

Performing a missed approach to runway 21 for training purposes, at 15:03.

Southern Aviation is based at Bunbury, and also operates as Bunbury Flying School.

Photo © Les Bushell

Wed 21 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-XAA Airbus A330-301 (cn 054) of AirAsia X, named “Semangat Sir Freddie”. Leased from AWAS.

“City” special colours.

Arriving on runway 21 at 15:26 as flight D7 232 from Kuala Lumpur.

Photo © Les Bushell

Wed 21 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZV Boeing 737-838 (cn 34189/3856) of Qantas, named “Palm Cove”.

Arriving on runway 21 at 15:32 as flight QF1073 from Broome.

This aircraft is new – it first flew on 17 November 2011, and was delivered to Qantas on 7 December 2011. It made its first visit to Perth on 20 December 2011.

Photo © Les Bushell

Wed 21 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Arriving on runway 21 at 15:37 as flight QF2429, using callsign “QantasLink 429D” from Learmonth.

Photo © Les Bushell

Wed 21 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GFG Boeing 737-8BK (cn 37819/3402 ) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from CIT Aerospace).

Arriving on runway 21 at 15:59 as flight GA726 from Denpasar (Bali).

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 18 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GFI Boeing 737-86N (cn 36805/3438) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from GECAS).

Arriving on runway 21 at 15:49 as flight GA726 from Denpasar (Bali).

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 18 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

HS-TES Airbus A330-343E (cn 1074) of Thai Airways International, named “Sukhothai”

Arriving on runway 21 at 16:13 as flight TG481 from Bankgkok.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 18 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VUY Boeing 737-8KG (cn 39450/3494) of Virgin Australia, named “Snapper Rocks”.

This aircraft formerly wore AFL special colours.

Arriving on runway 21 at 17:07 as flight DJ4158 from Denpasar (Bali).

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 18 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EWC Boeing 777-21H LR (cn 35576/677) of Emirates

Arriving on runway 21 at 17:47 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 18 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQH Airbus A320-232 (cn 2766) of Jetstar

Arriving on runway 21 at 18:09 as flight JQ113 from Denpasar (Bali).

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 18 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

RA-82075 Antonov An-124-100 (cn 9773053459147, line number 07-08) of Polet Flight, named “Boris Naginski”.

Arriving from Colombo, Sri Lanka and seen on final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21 at 18:19 as “Polet 4726”.

The aircraft departed the next day as “Polet 4727” to
U-Tapao, near Pattaya, Thailand.

This particular An-124 last visited Perth in 2007.

Photos © Les Bushell

Sat 17 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-OKC Boeing 777-219 ER (cn 34377/546) of Air New Zealand

Operating flight NZ175/NZ176 from/to Auckland, instead of the usual Boeing 767-319ER.

The first two photos show the aircraft on final approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport as flight NZ175 at 4.35pm.

The last photo was taken from the new Perth Airport Viewing Area, when the aircraft took off from runway 21 as flight NZ176 back to Auckland at 6:33pm.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sat 10 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGD Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 38988/946) of Emirates

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

On final approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport as flight EK420 from Dubai at 5:12pm.

This aircraft was delivered to Emirates on 18 July 2011.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sat 10 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-TLC Boeing 737-3B7(SF) (cn 23705/1497) of Toll Priority (Airwork New Zealand).

On final approach to runway 21 at 16:21 using callsign “Toll Freight 93” from the Cocos Islands, which are located far off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

This aircraft was originally configured as a passenger aircraft, and was originally delivered to US Air as N388AU on 27 January 1988. It was later reregistered on 10 November 1988 as N519AU. After conversion to freighter configuration, it was delivered to Toll Priority on 27 August 2007 as ZK-TLC.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 10 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VUN Boeing 737-8BK (cn 29676/2432) of Virgin Australia, named “Madelaide”.

As Virgin Blue prepared for its rebranding as Virgin Australia early in 2011, Pacific Blue aircraft were repainted with titling “Airline of Virgin Blue” on the forward fuselage.

On 7 December 2011, Pacific Blue was officially rebranded as Virgin Australia, and the Pacific Blue aircraft will eventually be repainted in Virgin Australia livery. This aircraft still wears the old livery.

The aircraft is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 16:51 as flight DJ4158 from Denpasar (Bali).

It first flew 2 November 2007 and was delivered to Pacific Blue as VH-VUN on 10 November 2007.

Photo © Les Bushell

9V-STO A330-343E Singapore Airlines - Perth Wed 7 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-STO Airbus A330-343E (cn 1132) of Singapore Airlines

On final approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport as flight SQ225 from Singapore at 6:01am.

Photo © Les Bushell

B-6098 A330-343E China Southern - Perth Wed 7 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

B-6098 Airbus A330-343E (cn 908) of China Southern Airlines

On final approach to runway 21 at 6:13am as flight CZ319 from Beijing via Guangzhou.

Photo © Les Bushell

B-HXC A340-313E Cathay Pacific - Perth

Wed 7 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

B-HXC Airbus A340-313E (cn 142) of Cathay Pacific

On final approach to runway 21 at 6:27am as flight CX137 from Hong Kong.

A340s operate this service on Wednesday mornings only, all other Cathay services are operated by A330-300s.

Photos © Les Bushell

Sun 4 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

UR-82007 Antonov An-124-100 (cn 19530501005/line number 0105) of Antonov Airlines

Arriving from Colombo (Sri Lanka) on runway 03 at 08.30 as flight ADB2644.

This aircraft was built in 1987 and has visited Perth a few times before.

First two photos © Les Bushell
Lower photo © Michael Foss

Sat 3 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-YVA Boeing 737-8FE (cn ) of Virgin Australia. The aircraft is named “Eurong Beach”, but is not yet wearing that name on the nose.

On final approach to runway 03 as flight DJ559 from Sydney at 2:59pm.

This aircraft was only 6 months old at the time of this photo.

Photo © Les Bushell

Fri 2 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GFQ Boeing 737-86N (cn 39416/3766 ) of Garuda Indonesia

On final approach to runway 03 at 14:37 as flight GA724 from Denpasar (Bali).

This aircraft is relatively new, as it first flew on 24 August 2011 and was delivered 19 September 2011.

Photo © Les Bushell

Fri 2 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FVM ATR72-500 (ATR72-212A) (cn 979) of Skywest Airlines, operated for Virgin Australia, named “Woolamai Beach”

** FIRST VISIT – DELIVERY FLIGHT **

Arriving on runway 03 at 16:19 using callsign “Southern Cross 1160”, on delivery from the ATR factory in Toulouse France. Southern Cross International is a company which provides aircraft ferry flight/delivery services.

VH-FVM departed Toulouse on 29 November 2011. The delivery route was:

  • Toulouse, France
  • Borg El Arab (Alexandria), Egypt
  • Al Ain Airport, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jakarta-Halim, Indonesia
  • Perth, Western Australia.

This is Skywest’s 4th ATR72 – the previous aircraft were VH-FVH, VH-FVI, and VH-FVL.

The ATRs operate on behalf of Virgin Australia under a 10-year agreement between the airlines, and are Virgin Australia branded. They all wear names of Australian beaches.

The initial aircraft are all operated in the Eastern States, based in Brisbane, but as more are delivered, they will be used on services in Western Australia, replacing Skywest’s Fokker 50s.

Photos © Keith Anderson

 

 

Fri 2 Dec 2011: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VUG Boeing 737-8FE (cn 34438/1948) of Virgin Australia, named “Jasmine Tasman”

Recently repainted in Virgin Australia colours – it previously wore Pacific Blue titles and “Airline of Virgin Blue” titles.

On final approach to runway 03 at 17:39 as flight DJ4158 from Denpasar (Bali).

Photo © Michael Foss

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