February 2013

Aircraft Photos: FEBRUARY 2013

 

Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
A6-EBB
Boeing 777-36N ER
(cn 32789/508)
Emirates
(leased from GECAS)
Emirates’ second oldest 777-300ER (delivered in March 2005), in need of some cleaning.Flight EK420 from Dubai, heading east at 17:20 over the northern suburbs of Perth at around 3,100 feet, before joining the approach to land on runway 21 at Perth Airport.Photos © David Eyre

Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
PT-TOE
Embraer 190BJ Lineage 1000 (ERJ-190-100 ECJ)
(cn 19000317)

Embraer

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Arrived from Singapore-Seletar at 13:29 after a flight of just over 5 hours, using its registration as the callsign.

Hawker Pacific Asia, based at Seletar, is the first Embraer Authorised Service Centre in Asia Pacific certified for the full range of Embraer Executive Jets.

Departed to Avalon at 14:39, to be displayed at the 2013 Avalon Air Show.

This is Embraer’s demonstrator aircraft for the corporate jet version of the Embraer 190 airliner, which is marketed as the Lineage 1000. Besides the luxurious interior which seats up to 19 passengers (instead of the E190’s 114 passengers), the Lineage 1000 differs to the airline version in having extra fuel tanks in the lower deck cargo hold which nearly double the range of the aircraft to 4,400 nm (8,149 km).

PT-TOE has been displayed at a number of air shows and conventions, including:

  • LABACE 2012 at Sao Paulo, Brazil in August 2012
  • NBAA at Orlando, Florida in October 2012
  • Aero India 2013 at Bangalore, India in early February 2013
  • Avalon Airshow 2013 at Avalon, Victoria, Australia in late February 2013.

Photos 1, 2, 9 © Keith Anderson

Photos 3 – 8 © David Eyre

 

Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
ZK-OKE
Boeing 777-219ER
(cn 32712/564)
Air New Zealand
(leased from ILFC).
Flight NZ175 from Auckland turning around, having just landed on runway 24 at 16:07In the background is:A37-002
Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604
(cn 5534, ex N534RF)
RAAF, 34 Sqn, Fairbairn (Canberra), ACT.

Callsign “ENVOY 02” taking off from runway 21.

Photo © Keith Anderson

 

Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
VH-VFH
Airbus A320-232
(cn 5211)
Jetstar
Photo 1: Flight JQ109 from Denpasar (Bali), arriving on runway 21 at 15:24
Photo © Keith AndersonPhotos 2 & 3: Parking at Bay 56 at 15:27. Bay 51 was not in use due to construction works involved with the new domestic pier being added to Terminal 1. Photos © David Eyre
Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
9M-MTE
Airbus A330-343X
(cn 1243)
Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines joined the Oneworld airline alliance at midnight on the night of 31 January / 1 February 2013.At a ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on the morning of 31 January 2013, Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-300 9M-MTE was rolled out in the Oneworld alliance colours.Oneworld requires all member airlines to decorate some of their aircraft in Oneworld alliance livery as part ofpromotional activities. The special alliance livery features “oneworld” in two metre high blue letters on the forward fuselage.

9M-MTE performed its first service in the new livery as flight MH129 from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne.

See Steve Jaksic’s photos below, of 9M-MTE’s first service to Perth with Oneworld titles applied on 11 Feb 2013.

Photo 1: Flight MH125 from Kuala Lumpur, arriving on runway 21 at 15:00.
Photo © Keith Anderson

Photos 2-4: Parking at Bay 56 at 15:27. Bay 51 was not in use due to construction works involved with the new domestic pier being added to Terminal 1. Photos © David Eyre

Photo 5 Flight MH124 taking off from runway 21 at 16:36, returning to Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © Keith Anderson

Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
9V-SQL
Boeing 777-212ER
(cn 33370/451)
Singapore Airlines
Arriving at Bay 53 at the International Terminal as flight SQ223 from Singapore at 14:41.Photos © David Eyre
Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
PK-GMR
Boeing 737-8U3
(cn 30150/3429)
Garuda Indonesia
Photo 1: On final approach to runway 21 at 13:17 as flight GA724 from Jakarta and Denpasar.Photo 2: Taxying out for departure at 14:21 as flight GA725 to Denpasar and Jakarta.From 1 July 2013, GA724/725 will be a direct service between Perth and Jakarta. The Denpasar-Perth segment will be operated by the restarted GA726/729 service.

Photos © David Eyre

Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
9V-STI
Airbus A330-343X
(cn 1085)
Singapore Airlines
(Leased from AWAS)
Photo 1: On final approach to runway 21 at 13:14 as flight SQ213 from Singapore.Photo 2: A variety of international aircraft are seen here, with Singapore Airlines A330-343X 9V-STI, South African Airways A340-313X
ZS-SXA, Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GMR, and an unusual visitor, Embraer 190-100BJ Lineage 1000 demonstrator PT-TOE.Photo 3: Close up of the nose whilst parked at Bay 54.

Photos 4 & 5: Departing back to Singapore as flight SQ226 at 15:19.

Photos © David Eyre

Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
ZS-SXA
Airbus A340-313X
(cn 544)
South African Airways
On final approach to runway 21 at 12:49 as flight SA280 from Johannesburg.The second photo shows the aircraft being pushed back from Bay 55 to park at Bay 60, as it does not depart back to South Africa until just before midnight.Photos © David Eyre
Perth Airport –
Sun 24 February 2013
A6-EWE
Boeing 777-21H LR
(cn 35582/725)
Emirates 
On final approach to runway 21 at 12:38 as flight EK422 from Dubai.Photos © David Eyre
Over Northern suburbs of Perth –
Sat 23 February 2013
ZS-SXG
Airbus A340-313X
(cn 378)
South African Airways

Flight SA280 from Johannesburg, flying at 5,000 feet, heading East North East over the northern suburbs of Perth at 12:30pm to join the final approach to runway 24 at Perth Airport (runway 24 was used due to fairly strong westerly winds blowing).The aircraft passed through a moist layer of air, and the faster, lower pressure air moving over the wing’s upper surface cooled below dewpoint, forming a condensation cloud above the wing. A good illustration of Bernoulli’s Principle in action.Photo © David Eyre
Over Northern suburbs of Perth –
Sat 23 February 2013
A6-EWB
Boeing 777-21H LR
(cn 35573/662)
Emirates
Flight EK422 from Dubai, flying at 5,000 feet, heading north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 12:34 to join the final approach to runway 24 at Perth Airport (runway 24 was used due to fairly strong westerly winds blowing).The aircraft passed through a moist layer of air, and the faster, lower pressure air moving over the wing’s upper surface cooled below dewpoint, forming a condensation cloud above the wing. A good illustration of Bernoulli’s Principle in action.Photos © David Eyre
Perth Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
N605PS
Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605
(cn 5795)
Aircraft Trust and Financing Corp as trustee
Landing on runway 24 at 13:36 on a flight from Sydney. The aircraft departed to Denpasar (Bali) on the evening of 18 February 2013, and later onwards to Hong Kong.This aircraft first visited Perth on 7 March 2012.Built in 2009, ex C-FXQJ.

Photos © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
G-BMAL
Sikorsky S-76A+
(cn 760120)
CHC Scotia
G-BMAL was built in 1980 and registered on 27 November 1980 to Management Aviation, later renamed Bond Helicopters. It was later sold to CHC Scotia.On 6 August 2010, the registration G-BMAL was cancelled as being transferred to Canada, however the aircraft was never registered there.G-BMAL was withdrawn from use and is now located (along with another CHC S-76A+, ZS-RPI) at the ERGT Oil and Gas Safety Training Centre at Jandakot Airport, being used for ground-based instructional purposes.

Built in 1980. Ex G-BMAL, F-WZSA, F-BZSA, G-BMAL, (C-….).

Photos © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
ZS-RPI
Sikorsky S-76A+
(cn 760049)
CHC Helicopters Africa
Ex N1546Y, G-BHGK,
(ZS-RPR), ZS-RPIThis S-76 was originally built in 1980, and was delivered as G-BHGK to North Scottish Helicopters (Bond Helicopters), based at Aberdeen, Scotland.In 1986, G-BHGK was sold to CHC Scotia and later to CHC Helicopters Africa as ZS-RPI.

ZS-RPI was withdrawn from use and is now located (along with another CHC S-76A+,
G-BMAL) at the ERGT Oil and Gas Safety Training Centre at Jandakot Airport, being used for ground-based instructional purposes.

It has a note pinned to the windscreen stating:
“ZS-RPI
760049
A/F TIME 24,509.5”

This denotes that the aircraft had a total flying time of 24,509.5 hours.

Photo © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
345 / (VH-CJU)
SIAI-Marchetti S-211
(cn 037/02-026)

Royston Ferris/IAP GroupOne of four remaining SIAI-Marchetti S-211 aircraft which were formerly owned by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and based at RAAF Base Pearce, north of Perth. Replaced by the Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainer in 2008, the S-211s were trucked to Jandakot and offered for sale by IAP Group. Some have joined the Australian civil aircraft register and others have gone to Italy and the USA.This one is registered as
VH-CJU, but does not have the registration painted on the aircraft.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
392
SIAI-Marchetti S-211
(cn 023/02-013)

Royston Ferris/IAP GroupOne of four remaining SIAI-Marchetti S-211 aircraft which were formerly owned by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and based at RAAF Base Pearce, north of Perth. Replaced by the Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainer in 2008, the S-211s were trucked to Jandakot and offered for sale by IAP Group. Some have joined the Australian civil aircraft register and others have gone to Italy and the USA.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
394 / VH-DQJ
SIAI-Marchetti S-211
(cn 025/02-015)
Royston Ferris/IAP Group
One of four remaining SIAI-Marchetti S-211 aircraft which were formerly owned by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and based at RAAF Base Pearce, north of Perth. Replaced by the Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainer in 2008, the S-211s were trucked to Jandakot and offered for sale by IAP Group. Some have joined the Australian civil aircraft register and others have gone to Italy and the USA.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
N42MY
Grumman G-111 (UF-2/HU-16D) Albatross
(cn G-464)
Catalina Airlines (leased from Bank of Utah as trustee)
N42MY has spent much of its time parked at Jandakot since arriving in WA in April 2012, apart from being in the static display at RAAF Pearce Air Show on 19-20 May 2012. Previously,it was planned that the Albatross would be based in Broome for tourist and charter flights in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, including the Horizontal Waterfalls, Montgomery Reef, Prince Region and off the coast at Rowley Shoals.The aircraft is now reportedly to be operated by a newly formed company called Catalina Airlines. N42MY flew to Geraldton on 6 February 2013, to test whether a proposed service from Perth to the Abrolhos Islands would gain local support.N42MY was built in 1961 as the last of 418 Grumman Albatross aircraft produced.

Ex 148329, 9056 (JMSDF), N88999, PK-PAM, N26PR.

Photo © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-ATX
Beech Super H18
(cn BA-704)
Anthony Mitchell
This aircraft was originally built in 1964, and registered in the USA as N5645K.It was first registered in Australia on 11 February 1976 as VH-PDI and was based in Northern Queensland.In 1988, it began flying between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island in South Australia and was registered VH-ATX in 1989.

It is now based at Jandakot.

Photo © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-MUZ
Victa Airtourer 115
(cn 106)
Robert May, Benalla, Victoria
.Unfortunately has a cover over the canopy. This is a visitor from Victoria.On 1 September 1968, this aircraft had an interesting incident at Broughton Island, NSW, when the pilot attempted to take-off from a strip which was of inadequate length. The aircraft became airborne at the end of the strip but with insufficient airspeed to establish a positive climb. It then sank back into a swamp.Built in 1965.

Photo © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-HHI
Evektor SportStar Plus
(cn 20071116)
John Higgs
Built in 2007. Evektor is an aircraft company based in the Czech Republic.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-JBG
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
(cn 44-7995121)

Jetfield Nominees Pty LtdBuilt in 1978, ex N2157C.This aircraft was formerly owned by The Aeroplane Company.The Aeroplane Company was based at Jandakot Airport and was established in 1997. The company provided flight training, aircraft charter, joy flights and aerial work.

VH-JBG was registered to The Aeroplane Company in 2007. The company ceased operations and was placed under administration on 2 December 2010.

VH-JBG was registered to Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd on 16 September 2011, so it may be awaiting a rebuild or sale.

It is seen here next to The Aeroplane Company’s former hangar at Jandakot.

Photo © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-SXU
Mooney M20J 201
(cn 24-1052)
Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd
Built in 1980, ex N4073H.This aircraft was formerly owned by The Aeroplane Company.The Aeroplane Company was based at Jandakot Airport and was established in 1997. The company provided flight training, aircraft charter, joy flights and aerial work.

VH-SXU was registered to The Aeroplane Company in 2006. The company ceased operations and was placed under administration on 2 December 2010.

VH-SXU was registered to Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd on 16 September 2011, so it may be awaiting a rebuild or sale.

It is seen here next to The Aeroplane Company’s former hangar at Jandakot.

Photo © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-TDA
Robinson R22 Beta II
(cn 4584)
Rotorvation Helicopters
This is a new R22, built in 2012 and first registered in Australia on 18 December 2012.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-RTQ
Robinson R44 Raven I
(cn 2102)
Rotorvation Helicopters
Water Corporation logo on the tail boom.Built in 2009.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-KTZ
Robinson R44 Raven II
(cn 12894)
Rotorvation Helicopters (leased from John Owen)
This R44 carries an advertisement for Kimberley Dental Team on the engine cowling.Built in 2009.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-DQX
Cessna 182N Skylane
(cn 18260452)
Peter Scott
Built in 1970, ex N8912G.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-FGX
Cessna 210N Centurion
(cn 21063981)
King Leopold Air
A long way from its home base of Broome, 2237 kilometres north east of Perth.Built in 1981, ex N4676Y, ZS-MMJ, N4018P.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
24-5522
Evektor Sportstar SL
First registered 22 August 2008.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-RMU
Neico Lancair 320
(cn N216)
Mark Margolius
Built in New South Wales in 1991, registered in 1993.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-GIY
Scheibe SF-25C Falke
(motor glider)
(cn 4405)
David O’Neill
Built in 1971, ex D-KAAN,
PH-897.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-ONN
PZL-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga 35
(cn 74205)
David O’Neill.
Engine cowling removed for maintenance.This Polish-designed and built aircraft was built in 1975 and initially served with the Polish Air Force with serial number 205.It later joined the Polish civil aircraft register as SP-FWV, before going to Germany where it was registered D-ETVS. It was to go to Malta as 9H-ADW, but this registration was not taken up.

It joined the Australian register on 7 May 2010 as VH-ONN.

It wears a paint scheme similar to World War Two German Luftwaffe desert camouflage.

Photo © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-MMQ
Vans RV-6
(cn W235)
Gordon Wilson
This aircraft was built by Raymond O’Connor and made its first flight on 7 April 2000.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-IAL
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser
(cn 28-7425377)
Glen Bradbury
Built in 1974, ex N9508N.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-WON
Cessna 182Q Skylane
(cn 18265950)
Chopper Doc Hangers Pty Ltd, Marble Bar, WA
Built in 1977, ex (N759FC), N1629C.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-BEL
Bell 206B JetRanger II
(cn 851)
Heliwest
(leased from Cliffton Nominees Pty Ltd)
Built in 1972, first registered in Australia on 12 August 1996, ex ZS-HDS.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-ZHP
Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
(cn 45308)
Heliwest
(Helibits Pty Ltd)
This LongRanger recently operated on a six-month trial with Gold Coast Police in Queensland from November 2011-May 2012, and was based at Gold Coast Water Police Headquarters.Built in 1979, ex N2774V.This LongRanger shows the differences to the JetRanger in the above photo, including the endplate fins on the horizontal stabiliser, the extra cabin window, and single rectangular engine exhaust.

Photo © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-FSH
Partenavia P.68B
(cn 18)
Enesar Pty Ltd
Formerly owned by Wingaway Air, of Port Macquarie, NSW, this P.68 still wears the compcompany logo on the tail.Built in 1974 first regd 28 May 1974 to Forrester Stephen Pty Ltd (hence the registration
VH-FSH).Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-ZKP
Flight Design CTLS-ELA
(cn F-12-02-07)
Matthias Laufer
Built in 2012 and first registered in Australia just over a month before this photo, on 14 January 2013.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
N530WC
Pilatus PC-12/45
(cn 530)
Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee
This aircraft has been noted at Jandakot a number of times since 2009.Built in 2003, ex HB-FSK.Photos © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-KFG
Beech King Air C90
(cn LJ-777)
Karratha Flying Services
Built in 1978. Initially registered as N9AN in April 1978, this aircraft was first registered in Australia on 17 July 2002 as VH-KFG.After ten years’ service in Australia, it was cancelled from the register 11 September 2012, and is being stripped of parts outside the Premiair Aviation Maintenance hangar at Jandakot.Photo © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-III
Cessna 340
(cn 3400218)
Polytechnic West
Built in 1973, ex N7837Q,
VH-FAC.Registered to Polytechnic West in May 2010 and withdrawn from use, and used as a ground instruction aircraft to train aircraft maintenance engineers. It was finally cancelled from register on 6 December 2012.Seen outside the Polytechnic West training facility and hangar at Jandakot.

Photo © David Eyre

Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-NSA
Cessna 441 Conquest II
(cn 441-0087)
Aerohire Pty Ltd
This Conquest is fitted with the wider three-part cabin door (instead of the usual narrow two-part door), which results in a smaller cabin window on the third door.Built in 1979, ex N8935N, N441DW, N687AE.Photos © David Eyre
Jandakot Airport –
Sat 16 Feb 2013
VH-WGS
Cessna 404 Titan Courier II (cn 404-0686)
Fugro Spatial Solutions Pty Ltd
This aircraft is used for LiDAR surveys, and carriers a yellow warning sticker on the cabin door, saying “Warning – Laser hazard”.Fugro Spatial Solutions Pty Ltd is the country’s biggest provider of spatial survices such as aerial photography and airborne laser surveys (LiDAR – Light Detection And Ranging), but they also conduct other activities including cloud seeding and aircraft hire.VH-WGS was built in 1980 and was previously registered in the USA as N6763R, then in Botswana as A2-AIS.

Photo © David Eyre

Perth Airport –
Tue 12 Feb 2013
VH-NLK
Boeing 737-33A
(cn 23635/1436
)
Our Airline
(NorfolkAir titles)
Landing on runway 03 at 10:20 as flight ON316 (callsign AIR NAURU 316) from RAAF Curtin (Derby, WA).This was a charter flight, most likely transporting refugees from the Curtin Immigration Detention Centre.The aircraft departed at 11:14 to Port Hedland as flight ON320 (AIR NAURU 320) transporting refugees to the Port Hedland Detention Centre.

This aircraft was originally ordered by leasing company Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS), and first flown as N3282Y on 20 August 1987, but was reregistered as N6069D for its final test flights. It was registered as G-OUTA and leased to British Midland Airways from 9 February 1988, and four months later was subleased to Aeromaritime (France) as F-GFUA.

It was wet leased to Australian Airlines during the 1989 pilots’ dispute, operating domestic flights in Australia from September 1989 to February 1990

It was then leased to Air Afrique and Air France, then Fly Me (Sweden) and Tunisair (Tunisia as SE-RCO. In 2007, it was leased to Aerolineas Principal (Chile) as CC-CAL, was sub-leased to Futura International Airways (Spain) and Sky Airlines

In October 2008, it was registered to AWAS as N635AN, but a month later was registered in Australia as VH-NLK on lease to Nauru Air Corporation, and operated by Our Airline (Nauru). From April 2009 to February 2012, it operated for NorfolkAir between Brisbane and Norfolk Island. Norfolk Air ceased operations on 26 February 2012, and the aircraft is now used by Our Airline.

It is frequently used on charter flights for the Australian Government to transport refugees.

Photos © Steve Jaksic

Perth Airport –
Mon 11 Feb 2013
9M-MTE
Airbus A330-343X
(cn 1243)
Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines joined the Oneworld airline alliance at midnight on the night of 31 January / 1 February 2013.At a ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on the morning of 31 January 2013, Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-300 9M-MTE was rolled out in the Oneworld alliance colours.Oneworld requires all member airlines to decorate some of their aircraft in Oneworld alliance livery as part ofpromotional activities. The special alliance livery features “oneworld” in two metre high blue letters on the forward fuselage.

A formal joining ceremony and press conference was held later that afternoon with Malaysia Airlines’ Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Oneworld CEO Bruce Ashby and Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce – Qantas sponsored Malaysia Airlines joining the alliance and provided support during the process.

9M-MTE performed its first service in the new livery as flight MH129 from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne.

Today was 9M-MTE’s first service to Perth since having the Oneworld titles applied. It is seen here landing on runway 21 at 15:18 as flight MH125 from Kuala Lumpur.

The rest of the Malaysia Airlines fleet had a 30 centimetre diameter Oneworld logo placed on the forward fuselage next to the main passenger entry door overnight on 31 January / 1 February after the end of operations.

Photos © Steve Jaksic

Channel Ten TV Studios, Dianella, Perth (YPTV) –
Thu 7 February 2013
VH-VJG
Bell 206B Jet Ranger II
(cn 2169)
Channel Ten News
(Leased from HeliWest) 

Channel Ten’s news helicopter, resting on its helipad at the scenic Channel Ten TV Studios, with the city of Perth visible in the distance.This is a replacement for JetRanger VH-ZMN, which was painted in full Channel Ten colours, and also leased from Heliwest. VH-ZMN was written off when it crashed at Baskerville, in the hills east of Perth on 19 January 2013, whilst filming a news story about a truck crash.Photos © David Eyre
Channel Seven TV Studios, Dianella, Perth (YPTV) –
Thu 7 February 2013
VH-TVG
Aerospatiale AS350BA Squirrel
(cn 1895)
Channel Seven Perth Pty Ltd
Channel Seven’s news helicopter, resting on its helipad at the Channel Seven TV Studios.Photos © David Eyre
Over Northern suburbs of Perth –
Wed 6 February 2013
A6-ENE
Boeing 777-31H ER
(cn 35603/1069)
Emirates

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

Flight EK420 from Dubai, flying at 2,900 feet, heading north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:29 to join the final approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport.

A6-ENE was making its first visit to Perth. It is Emirates third newest aircraft, making its first test flight from the Boeing factory at Seattle on 8 January 2013.

It was flown direct from Seattle to Dubai on 23-24 January 2013 on delivery to Emirates, and performed its first revenue service with Emirates two days later on 25 January as flight EK61 from Dubai to Hamburg.

Photos © David Eyre

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