July 2012

AIRCRAFT PHOTOS – July 2012

Sun 29 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHK Fokker 100 (cn 11465) of Network Aviation

** FIRST VISIT – ON DELIVERY FLIGHT FROM NETHERLANDS **

Another of the ten former American Airlines and Avianca Fokker 100s acquired by Network Aviation is seen here landing on runway 03 at 13:13, on arrival from Jakarta-Halim.

The aircraft was using callsign “Southern Cross 1251”, as it was flown by a crew from Southern Cross International, a provider of aircraft ferrying services.

The aircraft was last operated by Avianca Airlines of Colombia, and during 6-8 Mar 2012, it was flown Cali-Nassau-Halifax-Keflavik-Woensdrecht in Avianca colours, still registered as HK-4430.

Upon arrival at Woensdrecht, it was refurbished by Fokker Services, and allocated Dutch registration PH-AQB for test flights.

On 20 July 2012, the aircraft departed Woensdrecht (Netherlands) via Trabazon (Turkey) and Al Ain (UAE), and arrived at Nagpur (India), where it went unserviceable.

After further maintenance, it was delivered to Penang (Malaysia) on Saturday 28 July, overnighting there before continuing on to Jakarta Halim (Indonesia) and finally to Perth.

ex PH-EZJ, N1453D, HK-4430-X, HK-4430, PH-AQB

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sun 29 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-AXJ Airbus A320-216 (cn 4035) of Indonesia AirAsia

Flight QZ8412 (call sign WAGONAIR 8412) from Denpasar (Bali), landing on runway 03 at 12:33.

This is a slow shutter speed photo taken at 1/25th of a second, to blur the background.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sun 29 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

RA-82068 Antonov An-124-100 (cn 9773051359127) of Polet Flight

Arrived the previous day (Sat 28 July) on runway 21 at 10:57 as flight YQ4770 from Brisbane, with a cargo of mining equipment aboard. (See photos by Steve Jaksic and David Eyre below)

It departed on Sunday 29 July at 11:29 as flight YQ4769 to U-Tapao, Thailand – seen here taxying out to runway 03 and then taking off.

This aircraft was originally delivered to Aeroflot in 1994 as RA-82070. It was impounded at Maastricht, Netherlands in August 1997, and did not leave until February 2001, registered in Ukraine as UR-82070. It was then stored at Manston, UK from October 2001 to April 2003, and during that time it was reregistered again as RA-82070 in October 2000. In October 2004, it was transferred to Polet Flight and registered RA-82068.

Photos © Michael Foss

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A7-BBG Boeing 777-2DZ LR (cn 36101/883) of Qatar Airways

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Landing on runway 03 at 17:12 as flight QR900 from Doha.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

M-BTAR Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (cn 9250) of AVWest

Ex C-FMGK, D-AKAZ.

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

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

View of the International Terminal, Terminal WA and Control Tower.

Removal of some bushes near Terminal WA now provides a clearer view of aircraft parked there.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VOS Boeing 737-8FE (cn 33800/1483) of Virgin Australia (still in Virgin Blue colours), named “Kimberley Cutie”

Landing on runway 03 at 15:52 as flight DJ719 from Adelaide.

This is a slow shutter speed photo taken at 1/40th of a second, to blur the background.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXH Boeing 717-2K9 (cn 55055/5014) of QantasLink

** Wearing special titles on the forward fuselage:
“Regional Airline of the Year 2012”

Photo 1: On final approach to runway 21 at 11:10 as flight QF1811 from Port Hedland.

Photos 2 & 3: Taxying out to runway 03 at 15:47 as flight QF1816 to Port Hedland.

Photos 1 & 2 © David Eyre

Photo 3 © Keith Anderson

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZL Boeing 737-838 (cn 34194/3621) of Qantas, named “Newcastle”

Flight QF913 from Karratha, landing on runway 03 at 15:27.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-MTB Airbus A330-323X (cn 1219) of Malaysia Airlines

Landing on runway 03 at 15:21 as flight MH125 from Kuala Lumpur.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQP Airbus A320-232 (cn 2573) of Jetstar

Landing on runway 03 at 15:08 as flight JQ109 from Denpasar (Bali).

This is a slow shutter speed photo taken at 1/40th of a second, to blur the background.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Flight DJ685 from Melbourne, landing on runway 03 at 15:02.

These photos used a slow shutter speed – taken at 1/40th of a second to blur the background.

Photo 1 © David Eyre

Photo 2 © Keith Anderson

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OGS Boeing 767-338ER (cn 28725/665) of Qantas, named “Roma”

Flight QF577 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 14:56.

This is a slow shutter speed photo taken at 1/40th of a second, to blur the background.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (cn 55093/5083) of QantasLink

Flight QF1923 from Ayers Rock, landing on runway 03 at 14:40.

This is a slow shutter speed photo taken at 1/40th of a second, to blur the background.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SYK Boeing 777-312 (cn 33375/505) of Singapore Airlines

Landing on runway 03 as flight SQ223 from Singapore at 14:30.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VGR Airbus A320-232 (cn 4257) of Jetstar

Taxying out to runway 03 at 13:28 for departure as flight JQ971 to Melbourne.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZS-SXC Airbus A340-313E (cn 590) of South African Airways

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

Landing on runway 03 at 13:28 as flight SA280 from Johannesburg.

Photo 1 © Matt Hayes

Photos 2 & 3 © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OGP Boeing 767-338ER (cn 28153/615) of Qantas, named “Forbes”

Flight QF581 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 13:14.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GFM Boeing 737-8U3 (cn 39920/3518) of Garuda Indonesia

Painted in special retro colours, as worn by the airline in 1961-1969, with the titles “BRAND LOGO 1961-1969” on the forward fuselage.

Seen here on finals to runway 21 as flight GA724 from Denpasar (Bali) at 13:00.

It made its first visit to Perth on 13 March 2011.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-CZH Piper PA-44-180 Seminole (cn 4496216) of China Southern WA Flying College (leased from Airflite Pty Ltd)

Conducting a missed approach to runway 21, during a training flight from Jandakot at 12:53.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Flight QZ8412 (call sign WAGONAIR 8412) from Denpasar (Bali), on final approach to runway 21 at 12:47.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-YFG Boeing 737-8FE [WL] (cn 40999/3941) of Virgin Australia, named “Hanson Bay”

Flight DJ464 from Brisbane at 12:25, on final approach to runway 21.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Flight DJ553 from Sydney, on final approach to runway 21 at 12:00.

This is Virgin Australia’s newest A330.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-SWO Embraer 170 (ERJ-170-100LR) (cn 17000081) of Airnorth

On final approach to runway 21 at 11:51 as flight TL340 from Kununurra.

Airnorth operates Embraer 170s between Kununurra (in the far north of Western Australia) and Perth, a 2.5 hour flight. Flight TL340 from Kununurra arrives in Perth at 12:15, and returns to Kununurra as flight TL341 at 13:00, on Saturdays and Sundays.

This particular aircraft was built in 2005 and registered B-KXA to Hong Kong Express. Re-registered VH-SWO to the now defunct airline SkyAirWorld on 8 March 2007. It was leased to Solomon Airlines for a while in 2007, painted in a colourful blue/green/yellow colourscheme. It was based in Perth for a while after that as a back-up aircraft when National Jet (now Cobham) was undergoing some industrial action.

The E-170 was previously demonstrated to National Jet (now operating as Cobham) as a potential BAe 146 replacement, but they did not take up the type due to high lease costs.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXI Boeing 717-2K9 (cn 55054/5013) of QantasLink

On final approach to runway 21 at 11:30 as flight QF1805 from Paraburdoo.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 28 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

RA-82068 Antonov An-124-100 (cn 9773051359127) of Polet Flight

On final approach to runway 21 at 10:57 as flight YQ4770 from Brisbane, with a cargo of mining equipment aboard.

It departed on Sunday 29 July at 11:29 as flight YQ4769 to U-Tapao, Thailand (see photos by Michael Foss above)

This aircraft was originally delivered to Aeroflot in 1994 as RA-82070. It was impounded at Maastricht, Netherlands in August 1997, and did not leave until February 2001, registered in Ukraine as UR-82070. It was then stored at Manston, UK from October 2001 to April 2003, and during that time it was reregistered again as RA-82070 in October 2000. In October 2004, it was transferred to Polet Flight and registered RA-82068.

Photos 1 & 2 © Steve Jaksic

Photos 3 & 4 © David Eyre

Tue 24 July 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A7-BBF Boeing 777-2DZ LR (cn 36018/842) of Qatar Airways

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

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 17:07 as flight QR900 from Doha.

Photos © David Eyre

Sun 22 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

B-6502 Airbus A330-343E (cn 958) of China Southern Airlines

A very late arrival for this aircraft – the scheduled time of arrival for flight CZ319 from Guangzhou is normally 5:10am, but the aircraft arrived at 16:12 today – a rare opportunity to see the aircraft in late afternoon, landing on runway 03.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 22 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Seen taking off runway 03 as flight QF1816 to Port Hedland at 15:51.

ex N904ME Mexicana Click. Delivered to QantasLink on 2 Apr 2012 as N904ME in full QantasLink colours. Registered VH-NXR on 10 Apr 2012.

Note that like the other recently delivered 717 VH-NXJ, it does not have the “eyebrow” windows on the cockpit. This saves on weight and maintenance costs.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 21 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A7-BBE Boeing 777-2DZ LR (cn 36017/837) of Qatar Airways

Landing on runway 03 at Perth Airport at 17:02 as flight QR900 from Doha. This was A7-BBE’s second visit to Perth.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sat 21 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SYG Boeing 777-312 (cn 28528/364) of Singapore Airlines

Landing on runway 03 at Perth Airport at 14:20 as flight SQ223 from Singapore.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sat 21 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VXB Boeing 737-838 (cn 28528/364) of Qantas, named “Yananyi Dreaming”

Landing on runway 03 at Perth Airport at 14:32 as flight QF1063 from Kalgoorlie.

Photo taken with slow 1/40 second exposure.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Thu 19 July 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A7-BBH Boeing 777-2DZ LR (cn 36102/885) of Qatar Airways, named “Al Qalail”

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Flying over at around 2,500 feet on descent at a speed of 212 knots, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:16 as flight QR900 from Doha.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 19 July 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-EGA Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 38984/861) of Emirates

Flying over at around 3,300 feet on descent, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:21 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photos © David Eyre

Wed 18 July 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

N418MC Boeing 747-47UF (cn 32840/1319) of Atlas Air

Flying over at around 2,500 feet on descent, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:41 as flight GTI8015 (call sign “Giant 8015”) from Sharjah (UAE).

Photos © David Eyre

Fri 13 July 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-ECM Boeing 777-36N ER (cn 37703/755) of Emirates

Flying over at around 3,500 feet on descent, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:20 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 12 July 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

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

Flying over at around 3,700 feet on descent, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:02 as flight QR900 from Doha.

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

UR-BXK Antonov An-12BP (cn 7345004) of Cavok Air, Moldova

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

A rare Antonov An-12, operating flight CVK7055 from Jakarta-Halim landing on runway 03 at 16:36. It departed Halim at 09:27, a flight duration of 6 hours 10 minutes. It cruised at FL230 (23,000 feet) and a speed of around 300 knots.

The aircraft departed back to Halim Airport (WIHH) as flight CVK7077 at around 19:05.

History of this aircraft:

This aircraft was built as an An-12B on 10 July 1967, and registered as CCCP-11032 with Aeroflot/Polar on 17 August 1967. It was transferred to Aeroflot East Siberia on 20 April 1985.

It was re-registered RA-11032 with Aeroflot, and transferred to Baikal Airlines on 30 June 1992. It then went to Aerocom, still operating in Aeroflot colours with no titles. It was then leased to Aviaobshchemash from 27 June 2001; and leased to Novosibirsk APO from 27 June 2003.

By 2009 it was noted wearing the last part of its registration “11032”.

It was then converted to an Antonov An-12BP and registered as EK-11032 with Tenir Airlines 6 November 2009, still in Aeroflot colours, without titles.

It was then registered UR-BXK to Aero Charter Ukraine by 13 February 2011, painted in a blue/white colour scheme without titles.

Since June 2012, it has been operating for Cavok Air, of Moldova.

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-MTC Airbus A330-323X (cn 1229) of Malaysia Airlines

Taxying out to take off from runway 03 as flight MH124 to Kuala Lumpur at 16:39.

In the last photo:

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

Landing on runway 03 as flight QF777 from Melbourne

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VNJ Airbus A320-232 (cn 2982) of Tiger Airways Australia

Flight TT184 from Melbourne, landing on runway 03 at 16:27.

In the background of the first photo is:

VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (cn 11506) of Network Aviation

Turning onto final approach to runway 03, after a flight from Cloudbreak (Fortescue Dave Forrest Airport).

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GMO Boeing 737-8U3 (cn 30147/3327) of Garuda Indonesia

Flight GA726 from Denpasar (Bali), landing on runway 03 at 16:20.

In the background of the first photo is:

VH-VZA Boeing 737-838 (cn 34195/2502) of Qantas, named “Port Augusta”

Flight QF585 from Adelaide, about to turn onto final approach for runway 03.

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Flight XR146 from Esperance, landing on runway 03 at 16:14.

This photo used a 1/80 sec exposure to blur the props.

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SQM Boeing 777-212ER (cn 33372/485) of Singapore Airlines

Taxying out to take off from runway 03 at 16:06 as flight SQ226 to Singapore.

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XUA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (cn 120045) of Skippers Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 16:04.

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFC Airbus A330-243 (cn 1293) of Virgin Australia, named “Mooloolabah Beach”

Flight DJ559 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 16:01.

Photos © David Eyre

 

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZL Boeing 737-838 (cn 34194/3621) of Qantas, named “Newcastle”

Landing on runway 03 at 15:59 as flight QF1073 from Broome.

Turning onto final approach in the background of the first photos is:

VH-XFC Airbus A330-243 (cn 1293) of Virgin Australia, named “Mooloolabah Beach”

Flight DJ559 from Sydney.

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

HS-TER Airbus A330-343X (cn 1060) Thai Airways International, named ‘U-Thong’

Landing on runway 03 at 15:56 as flight TG481 from Bangkok.

Photos © David Eyre

Mon 9 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPN Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100-IGW) (cn 19000312) of Virgin Australia, named “Kanga Blue”, still wearing the defunct Pacific Blue livery.

Landing on runway 03 as flight DJ717 from Adelaide at 15:31.

Turning onto final approach in the background:

VH-OGL Boeing 767-338ER (cn 25363/402) of Qantas, which does not carry a name

Flight QF769 from Melbourne.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 7 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NBU BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 (cn E3243) of Riau Airlines, named “Dumai”

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

On final approach to runway 21 at 14:47, arriving from Adelaide, from where it had departed at around 13:00.

The aircraft had been in storage with Cobham at Adelaide since August 2010. The aircraft will stay overnight before delivery to Jakarta via Port Hedland.

History of this aircraft:

It made its first flight on 30 March 1994 with BAE test registration G-6-243.

It was delivered to Turkish Airlines as TC-THH “Kütahya” on 14 April 1994.

After 12 years of service, it was returned to BAE subsidiary Trident Jet Leasing on 13 November 2006 as registered G-CEFW.

On 16 September 2008, it was leased to Riau Airlines as
PK-RAY.

On 10 August 2010, it was delivered to Adelaide for storage by Cobham Aviation, and had been stored there until today.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sat 7 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

On final approach to runway 21 at 16:51 as flight QR900 from Doha.

The third Qatar service to Perth since services started on Tuesday 3 July. It operates three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Thu 5 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXH Boeing 717-2K9 (cn 55055/5014) of QantasLink

Landing on runway 03 at 17:38 as flight QF1837 from Paraburdoo.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Thu 5 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VNJ Airbus A320-232 (cn 2982) of Tiger Airways Australia

Taxying out at 17:37 for takeoff from runway 03 as flight TT185 to Melbourne.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Thu 5 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-WBA Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23 (cn DC-883B) of Skippers Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 17:21, arriving from Plutonic mine.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Thu 5 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

N77WL Gulfstream Aerospace G.IV (cn 1140) of Martin Aviation, Santa Ana, California, USA, operated by Pegasus Elite Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 17:17 – arriving from Melbourne.

Pop star Lady Gaga was aboard, for some concerts on the weekend at Burswood Dome.

Aircraft details and interior photos: CLICK HERE

Photo © Keith Anderson

Thu 5 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-CRQ Gulfstream Aerospace G.V (cn 603) owned by Crown Melbourne Ltd

Landing on runway 03 at 15:49, arriving from Singapore.

Crown Melbourne owns Crown Casinos in Melbourne and Perth.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Thu 5 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXJ Boeing 717-2BL (cn 55166/5116) of QantasLink

Taking off from runway 03 at 13:28 on a flight to Cloudbreak (Fortescue Dave Forrest Airport).

This aircraft only recently joined the QantasLink fleet. It was previously N902ME with Mexicana Click, and was delivered on 8 May 2012 as N902ME in QantasLink colours. Registered 11 May 2012 as VH-NXJ.

Note that like the other recently delivered 717 VH-NXR, it does not have the “eyebrow” windows on the cockpit. This saves on weight and maintenance costs.

Photo © Les Bushell

Thu 5 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VRE Canadair CL600-2B16 (CL-604) Challenger 604 (cn 5561) of Execujet Australia Pty Ltd

Landing on runway 03 at 12:57, after flying direct from Queenstown, New Zealand.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Wed 4 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Flight DJ559 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 15:54.

Another new A330 for Virgin Australia – it made its first flight on 18 May 2012 and was delivered direct from Toulouse (France) to Melbourne on 18 June 2012.
It made its first visit to Perth on 30 June 2012.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Wed 4 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-MTG Airbus A330-323X (cn 1318) of Malaysia Airlines

Flight MH125 from Kuala Lumpur, landing on runway 03 at 15:33.

9M-MTG aircraft is the newest A330 in the Malaysia Airlines fleet. The aircraft made its first flight on 10 May 2012, and was delivered to Malaysia Airlines on 31 May – 1 June 2012.
It made its first visit to Perth on 18 June 2012

Photo © Keith Anderson

Wed 4 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNJ Fokker 100 (cn 11489) of Skywest Airlines

First Officer waving at the photographer as the aircraft taxies out at 15:19 to runway 03 for a flight to Barimunya.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Wed 4 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OGR Boeing 767-338ER (cn 28724/662) of Qantas, named “Corowa”

Landing on runway 03 at 14:56 as flight QF577 from Sydney.

 

On the ground, waiting to depart are (left to right):

VH-XUA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (cn 120045) of Skippers Aviation (departing to Geraldton)

VH-VOA Beech 1900C (cn UB-62) of Ad Astral Aviation (departing to Karara Mine)

VH-BUW Piper PA-42 Cheyenne III (cn 42-8001047) of
Central Air
(departing to Karara Mine)

Photo © Keith Anderson

Wed 4 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

3B-NBL Airbus A330-202 (cn 1057) of Air Mauritius, named “Nénuphar”

Air Mauritius operates twice per week betwene Mauritius and Perth, on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Flight MK941 to Mauritius is seen here taxying along taxiway A at 13:29 to take off from runway 03.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 17:37 as flight QF1837 from Paraburdoo.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VXS Boeing 737-838 (cn 33725/1352) of Qantas, named “St Helens”

Flight QF1064 to Kalgoorlie, taxying along Taxiway A at 17:36 for take off from runway 03.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPG Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (cn 19000195) of Virgin Australia, still in Virgin Blue colours, named “Ella E-jet”

Flight DJ1486 from Broome landing on runway 03 at 17:33

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Flight TG482 to Bangkok, taking off from runway 03 at 17:29, with the moon rising above the hills of the Darling Range in the background.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXM Boeing 717-231 (cn 55094/5084) of QantasLink

Landing on runway 03 at 17:07 after a flight from Cloudbreak.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ACE Hawker 900XP (cn HA-0049) of Remorex Pty Ltd.

Landing on runway 03 at 17:04 after a flight from Telfer.

Remorex is an entity under Australian Capital Equities (hence the registration VH-ACE), which is run by Perth-based millionaire Kerry Stokes .

VH-ACE was delivered new in 2008.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-LQG Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8 Q400 (cn 4376) of QantasLink (leased from Sunstate Airlines), named “Town of Exmouth”

The aircraft has a pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon painted next to the forward cabin door.

Landing on runway 03 at 16:57 as flight QF429D from Learmonth.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A7-BBI Boeing 777-2DZ LR (cn 41061/962) of Qatar Airways

** QATAR AIRWAYS FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH **

Landing on runway 03 at 16:55 as flight QR900 from Doha, with the airline’s CEO Akbar Al Baker aboard, for the inaugural service to Perth.

The aircraft departed Doha at 01:05 Doha local time (06:05 Perth time) and landed at Perth at 16:55, after a flight of 10 hours 50 minutes. It parked at Bay 53 at the International Terminal at 17:00, ten minutes earlier than its scheduled arrival time.

Traditionally, the first service by a new airline is greeted by fire trucks performing a water cannon salute, but for some reason this did not happen today.

However, there was a welcoming ceremony in the International Terminal, and extensive media coverage.

Qatar Airlines CEO Akbar Al Baker was greeted by WA Deputy Premier Kim Hames and Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches.

A7-BBI is the airline’s 100th aircraft, and wears a Qatar Airways logo denoting this on the nose.

Photos 1 & 2 © David Eyre

Photo 3 © Keith Anderson

Photos 4 & 5 © David Eyre

Photo 6 © Keith Anderson

Photos 7 – 9 © David Eyre

Photos 10 – 14 © Ian Moy

 

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZA Boeing 737-838 (cn 34195/2502) of Qantas, named “Port Augusta”

Taxying out at 16:49 for take off from runway 03 as flight QF718 to Canberra.

In the second photo, in the foreground is:

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

Taxying out for flight QF719 to Karratha.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VXP Boeing 737-838 (cn 33722/1324) of Qantas, named “Logan”

Landing on runway 03 at 15:18 as flight QF913 from Karratha.

Taxying out at 16:38 for take off from runway 03 as flight QF1072 to Broome.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZXG Boeing 767-336ER (cn 25443/419) of Qantas

Taxying out at 16:36 for take off from runway 03 as flight QF566 to Sydney. Note the First Officer waving to the photographers.

This aircraft was formerly G-BNWP of British Airways, and is one of the few Boeing 767s powered by Rolls-Royce RB211 engines.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-LKF Beech 200 King Air (cn BB-660) of Star Aviation (leased from Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd)

Landing on runway 03 at 16:25.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VNH Airbus A320-232, (cn 3734) of Tiger Airways Australia

Landing on runway 03 at 16:19 as flight TT184 from Melbourne.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 16:17 as flight GA726 from Denpasar (Bali).

In the first photo, in the background you can see:

VH-VNH Airbus A320-232, (cn 3734) of Tiger Airways Australia

Turning onto final approach as flight TT184 from Melbourne.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 15:57 as flight TG481 from Bangkok.

VH-QPH Airbus A330-303 (cn 695) of Qantas, named “Noosa”

Holding7 for takeoff from runway 03, on flight QF71 to Singapore.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-QPH Airbus A330-303 (cn 695) of Qantas, named “Noosa”

Taxying out at 15:57 for takeoff from runway 03, on flight QF71 to Singapore.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 15:52 as flight QF1073 from Broome.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQM Airbus A320-232 (cn 2608) of Jetstar

Landing on runway 03 at 15:49 as flight JQ968 from Melbourne.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VXA Boeing 737-838 (cn 29551/1042) of Qantas, named “Broome”

Landing on runway 03 at 15:41 as flight QF1129 from Port Hedland. This was Qantas’ first 737-800 to be delivered .

 

 

 

VH-VYH Boeing 737-838 (cn 34180/1815) of Qantas, named “Queanbeyan”

Holding on taxiway M whilst awaiting departure as flight QF1098 to Newman.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VOK Boeing 737-8FE (cn 33758/1359) of Virgin Australia, named “Johanna Beach”

First Officer waving from the flight deck as the aircraft taxies out at 15:33 for takeoff from runway 03, on flight DJ1843 to Port Hedland.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

First Officer waving from the flight deck as the aircraft taxies out at 15:08 for takeoff from runway 03, on flight QF1124 to Port Hedland.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-JTQ Boeing 737-476 (cn 24442/2372) of Alliance Airlines, leased from Airwork

Taking off from runway 03 at 15:05 as flight QQ737 to Karratha

 

VH-NJY BAE Systems Avro RJ100 (cn E3331) of Cobham Aviation

Taxying out for takeoff from runway 03, on a flight to Barrow Island, taking workers for Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Taxying out at 14:50 for takeoff from runway 03, as flight QF916 to Karratha.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OGR Boeing 767-338ER (cn 28724/662) of Qantas, named “Corowa”

Taxying out at 14:48 for takeoff from runway 03, as flight QF582 to Sydney.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VZP Boeing 737-838 (cn 39362/3714) of Qantas, named “Whyalla”

Landing on runway 03 at 14:46, as flight QF1063 from Kalgoorlie.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 14:44, as flight QF1923 from Ayers Rock.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHP Fokker 100 (cn 11399) of Network Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 14:38, after a flight from Nifty copper mine, 1250km NNE of Perth, carrying FIFO mine workers.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: OVER PERTH AIRPORT

F-OLRA Boeing 777-29M LR (cn 40955/952) of Air Austral, named “Marcel Goulette”.

Flight UU952, which flies from Noumea (New Caledonia) to Sydney to Reunion Island, is seen here on the Sydney to Reunion Island leg at 14:37, flying at 34,000 feet at a speed of 425 kts, on a heading of 282 degrees, overhead Perth Airport.

This service is to cease from 16 August 2012.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A37-003 Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 (cn 5538) of 34 Squadron, RAAF, based at RAAF Fairbairn, Canberra, ACT.

Landing on runway 03 at 14:36.

Photos © David Eyre

 

 

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (cn 11506) of Network Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 14:33, with thrust reversers and spoilers deployed. It was returning from Cloudbreak (Fortescue Dave Forrest Airport), with workers from the FMG-owned iron ore mine.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SYL Boeing 777-312 (cn 33376/515) of Singapore Airlines

Flight SQ223 from Singapore, landing on runway 03 at 14:29, and departing at 16:13 back to Singapore as flight SQ226.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OGI Boeing 767-338ER (cn 25246/387) of Qantas, named “City of Port Augusta”

Landing on runway 03 at 14:24 as flight QF769 from Melbourne.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 13:04 as flight QZ8412 from Denpasar (Bali).

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-TVV Beech 1900D (cn UE-308) of Travira Air

Landing on runway 03 at 12:20, after a local flight.

It had first arrived in Perth on 20 May 2012 from Bali via Broome, and must have been here for a major overhaul.

The aircraft departed on the morning of 4 July 2012 back to Denpasar (Bali), via Port Hedland and Broome.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-PPF Dornier 328-100 (cn 3057) of Pearl Aviation Australia /AeroRescue Pty Ltd, operated for Customs and AMSA.

Taxying to the holding point for runway 03 at 11:55, where it did a full engine run up and then returned to its parking bay via the runway to the first intersection, then usual taxiways.

AeroRescue is a subsidiary of Darwin-based Pearl Aviation Australia, a subsidiary of Paspaley Pearls Group – hence the “PP” in its aircraft registrations.

AeroRescue operates a fleet of five Dornier 328 turboprops with one aircraft each based at Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane and Melbourne. The aircraft are modified for SAR (Search And Rescue) and operate under a 10-year contract to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). When not used for SAR duties, the aircraft are also used for pollution detection and by Customs / Border Protection for maritime suveillance duties, using Customs callsigns.

This aircraft first flew as D-CDXY with Dornier in Germany. Delivered 19.10.1995 as N439JS to US Air Express/ Jetstream International (renamed PSA Airlines in 11.1995). Returned to Dornier as D-CAAD, it was converted to Search and Rescue/Surveillance configuration. Registered VH-PPF Pearl Aviation / AMSA 1.8.2006.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FSW Fokker 100 (cn 11391) of Skywest Airlines

Note the thrust reverser deployed on Number 1 engine.

Taxying out along taxiway M for take off from runway 03 at 11:39 as flight XR15 to Broome.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Tue 3 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Flight DJ1724 from Karratha, landing on runway 03 at 11:28.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 1 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPG Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (cn 19000195) of Virgin Australia, still in Virgin Blue colours, named “Ella E-jet”

Climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 16:51 as flight MH124 to Kuala Lumpur, with the moon in the background.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 1 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-MTB Airbus A330-323X (cn 1219) of Malaysia Airlines

Climbing after taking off from runway 21 at 16:49 as flight MH124 to Kuala Lumpur, with the moon in the background.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 1 July 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 16:07.

 

9V-SQM Boeing 777-212ER (cn 33372/485) of Singapore Airlines

Waiting at the holding point for takeoff from runway 03 as flight SQ226 to Singapore.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 1 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFC Airbus A330-243 (cn 1293) of Virgin Australia, named “Mooloolabah Beach”

Landing on runway 03 at 14:59 as flight DJ685 from Melbourne.

 

VH-VYA Boeing 737-838 (cn 33762/1532) of Qantas, named “Narooma”

Waiting at the holding point for takeoff from runway 03 as flight QF592 to Adelaide.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 1 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SQM Boeing 777-212ER (cn 33372/485) of Singapore Airlines

On final approach to runway 03 at 14:30 as flight SQ223 from Singapore.

The bird in the foreground is a Black Shouldered Kite.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 1 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-XAA Airbus A330-301 (cn 054) of AirAsia X, named “Semangat Sir Freddie”, wearing special city colours.

Landing on runway 03 at 14:05 as flight D7 232 from Kuala Lumpur.

Ex F-WWKJ, EI-SHN, N54AN, F-WMSA, F-OMSA, EC-JMF, N54AN

Named “Semangat Sir Freddie” in honour of Sir Freddie Laker, who pioneered international low-cost airline operations.

In October 2010, this aircraft was painted in special “City” colours, which features silhouetted emblems and the names of cities AirAsia and AirAsia X fly to. AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman-Rani commented that the new livery was to “refresh” the aircraft “and to celebrate our breadth of global network”.

Cities listed on the side are:

  • London
  • Singapore
  • Paris
  • New Delhi
  • Shanghai
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Tokyo
  • Seoul
  • Jakarta
  • Bangkok
  • Taipei
  • Hangzhou
  • Tianjin

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sun 1 July 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZS-SXH Airbus A340-313X (cn 197, ex F-WWJL, EC-GQK, F-WJKP) of South African Airways

Taking off from runway 03 at 11:59 as flight SA283 to Johannesburg.

 

VH-XDB Beech 200 King Air (cn BB-533) of Aus West Airlines (2010) Pty Ltd

Taxying out to runway 03 for departure to Rottnest Island for some crew training circuits.

Built in 1979, ex YV-262CP, (N58244), LN-PAH, N87RK.

Photo © Keith Anderson

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