July 2013

 

Shark Bay, near Carnarvon, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" - Tue 30 July 2013
Shark Bay, near Carnarvon, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” – Tue 30 July 2013
Flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth flying at 39,000 feet and 530 knots at 14:46.
Photo © David Eyre
Clouds north of Perth, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" - Tue 30 July 2013
Clouds north of Perth, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” – Tue 30 July 2013
Flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, flying over some clouds to the north of Perth at 15:25.
Photo © David Eyre
Disused WW2 RAAF airfield at Caversham, north of Perth, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" - Tue 30 July 2013
Disused WW2 RAAF airfield at Caversham, north of Perth, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” – Tue 30 July 2013
Flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, on approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 15:39. View facing west.
Photo © David Eyre
Swan River at Guildford, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" - Tue 30 July 2013
Swan River at Guildford, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” – Tue 30 July 2013
Flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, on approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 15:40. View facing west, with West Swan Road bridge crossing the river near Lilac Hill Park.
Photo © David Eyre
A favourite spot for aviation photographers - Hyne Road at South Guildford, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" - Tue 30 July 2013
A favourite spot for aviation photographers – Hyne Road at South Guildford, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” – Tue 30 July 2013
Flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, on final approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 15:41. View facing west.
Hyne Road is the cul-de-sac with power poles, visible just above the centre of this photo, with vacant land behind. Great Eastern Highway Bypass is at lower left.
Photo © David Eyre
Airflite and Awesome Aviation hangars at north end of Taxiway R, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" about to land at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
Airflite and Awesome Aviation hangars at north end of Taxiway R, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” about to land at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, on final approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 15:41. View facing west.
In the foreground on the left are two Fokker 100s of Network Aviation. Behind these: VH-TXS Gulfstream IV of Revesco Aviation and VH-BUW Piper PA-42 Cheyenne III of Central Air.
In the Airflite hangar are VH-RIO Hawker 800XP of the Royal Flying Doctor Service – Western Operations, and a Citation (possibly VH-MXD of Maxem Aviation?) and a Dash 8-102 of Maroomba Airlines.
To the right of Airflite are Beech 1900D VH-NOA of Ad Astral Aviation, and VH-ZSU Challenger 600S of Revesco Aviation, and VH-AHY Beech 76 Duchess of Ad Astral Aviation.
On the lower right are the two non-airworthy former OzJet Airlines Boeing 737-229 Advanced – N733HL (left) and N737HL (right), which have been in open storage at Perth since May 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
Runway 21 mound site, a former favourite for aviation photography, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" about to land at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
Runway 21 mound site, a former favourite for aviation photography, viewed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” about to land at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, on about to land on runway 21 at Perth Airport at 15:41. View facing west.
The runway 21 mound used to be a popular spot for aviation photography, and it used to be located where the open sand patch is now, to the right of the circular drainage channel.
Behind is taxiway R, hangars for Network Aviation on the right, with HNZ Australia helicopter base is to the left, Cobham Aviation hangar and terminal are behind HNZ Australia, with Skippers Aviation hangar and terminal located behind Cobham.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSW Fokker 100 (MSN 11391) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
VH-FSW Fokker 100 (MSN 11391) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines – still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:44.
Parked on the Terminal 2 apron.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FXF Fokker 100 (cn 11494) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013.
VH-FXF Fokker 100 (cn 11494) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013.
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:44.
Ex PH-EXO, F-GPXD Brit Air (op for Air France), PH-ABX.
This aircraft was delivered to Perth on 3 February 2012 registered as PH-ABX, painted all white, with no titles. Later, the Australian registration VH-FXF was taped onto the engine cowlings. The aircraft was reportedly purchased as a source of spare parts, and after engines and other parts were removed, it has been parked on the Terminal 2 apron. Makes an interesting comparison with the intact Fokker 100 in the background.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FXF Fokker 100 (cn 11494) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013.
VH-FXF Fokker 100 (cn 11494) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013.
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:44.
Ex PH-EXO, F-GPXD Brit Air (op for Air France), PH-ABX.
This aircraft was delivered to Perth on 3 February 2012 registered as PH-ABX, painted all white, with no titles. Later, the Australian registration VH-FXF was taped onto the engine cowlings. The aircraft was reportedly purchased as a source of spare parts, and after engines and other parts were removed, it has been parked on the Terminal 2 apron. Makes an interesting comparison with the intact Fokker 100 in the background.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YUD Airbus A320-232 (cn 1922) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (leased from BOC Aviation), named “Port Beach” at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
VH-YUD Airbus A320-232 (cn 1922) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (leased from BOC Aviation), named “Port Beach” at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:46
This aircraft, which was formerly G-MEDH with BMI, was delivered to Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on 7 May 2013 and has been parked at Perth since then. Seen here on the Terminal 2 apron.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YUD Airbus A320-232 (cn 1922) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (leased from BOC Aviation), named “Port Beach” at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
VH-YUD Airbus A320-232 (cn 1922) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (leased from BOC Aviation), named “Port Beach” at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:46
This aircraft, which was formerly G-MEDH with BMI, was delivered to Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on 7 May 2013 and has been parked at Perth since then. Seen here on the Terminal 2 apron.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-QQY Fokker 70 (MSN 11575) of Alliance Airlines at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
VH-QQY Fokker 70 (MSN 11575) of Alliance Airlines at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:44.
Parked on the Terminal 2 apron, with a Skywest Fokker 100 behind.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNR Fokker 100 (MSN 11488) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
VH-FNR Fokker 100 (MSN 11488) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines – still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:44.
Parked on the Terminal 2 apron.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FKD (MSN 11357) & VH-FKJ (MSN 11372) Fokker 100 of Alliance Airlines at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
VH-FKD (MSN 11357) & VH-FKJ (MSN 11372) Fokker 100 of Alliance Airlines at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:44.
Parked on the Terminal 2 apron.
Photo © David Eyre
Domestic Pier under construction at Terminal 1 at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
Domestic Pier under construction at Terminal 1 at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:46.
Virgin Australia will relocate their current domestic operations from Terminal 3 to this new Domestic Pier at Terminal 1, after construction is completed in mid-2014.
Photo © David Eyre
Domestic Pier under construction at Terminal 1 at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
Domestic Pier under construction at Terminal 1 at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:46.
Virgin Australia will relocate their current domestic operations from Terminal 3 to this new Domestic Pier at Terminal 1, after construction is completed in mid-2014.
Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 and Domestic Pier under construction at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
Terminal 1 and Domestic Pier under construction at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:46.
Virgin Australia will relocate their current domestic operations from Terminal 3 to this new Domestic Pier (at right of photo) after completion in mid-2014.
Parked at Bay 55 on the left is 9M-MTK Airbus A330-323X (MSN 1388) of Malaysia Airlines, which departed as flight MH124 to Kuala Lumpur, to its right on Bay 52 is 9V-SRN Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 32318/441) of Singapore Airlines, which departed as SQ226 to Singapore.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-MTK Airbus A330-323X (MSN 1388) of Malaysia Airlines & 9V-SRN Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 32318/441) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
9M-MTK Airbus A330-323X (MSN 1388) of Malaysia Airlines & 9V-SRN Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 32318/441) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:46.
Parked at Bay 55 on the left is 9M-MTK Airbus A330-323X (MSN 1388) of Malaysia Airlines, which departed as flight MH124 to Kuala Lumpur, to its right on Bay 52 is 9V-SRN Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 32318/441) of Singapore Airlines, which departed as SQ226 to Singapore.
Photo © David Eyre
ZS-SXF Airbus A340-313X (MSN 651) of South African Airways at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
ZS-SXF Airbus A340-313X (MSN 651) of South African Airways at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Photographed from HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen”, arriving as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, at 15:46.
Parked at Bay 61, near Terminal 1 – the aircraft arrived as flight SA280 from Johannesburg at 12:44pm, and departed at 23:40 back to Johannesburg as SA281.
Photo © David Eyre
Economy Class cabin on HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
Economy Class cabin on HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Just arrived as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth. This is the centre cabin, with Business Class forward of the partition. The aircraft has 36 Business Class and 263 Economy seats.
Photo © David Eyre
Business Class "Royal Silk" cabin on HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
Business Class “Royal Silk” cabin on HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Just arrived as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth. Thai’s ‘Royal Silk’ Business Class area in the forward cabin. The aircraft has 36 Business Class and 263 Economy seats.
Photo © David Eyre
Business Class "Royal Silk" cabin on HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" at Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
Business Class “Royal Silk” cabin on HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” at Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Just arrived as flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth. Thai’s ‘Royal Silk’ Business Class area in the forward cabin. The aircraft has 36 Business Class and 263 Economy seats.
Photo © David Eyre
HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named "Amnat Charoen" at Bay 53, Perth Airport - Tue 30 July 2013
HS-TBA Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1263) of Thai Airways International, named “Amnat Charoen” at Bay 53, Perth Airport – Tue 30 July 2013
Flight TG481 from Bangkok to Perth, parked at Bay 53 at 16:01, shortly after arriving.
Photo © David Eyre
A39-004 Airbus KC-30A (A330-203MRTT) (MSN 1036) of 33 Squadron, RAAF, based at Amberley, QLD, at Perth Airport - Sat 27 July 2013.
A39-004 Airbus KC-30A (A330-203MRTT) (MSN 1036) of 33 Squadron, RAAF, based at Amberley, QLD, at Perth Airport – Sat 27 July 2013.
Arrived the previous evening, and departed today using callsign ‘DRAGON40’.
Built in 2009, ex F-WWKZ, EC-336.
Photo © Wilson
RP-C5988 IAI 1124 Westwind I (MSN 254) of Flying Doctors Asia, at Perth Airport - Thu 25 July 2013.
RP-C5988 IAI 1124 Westwind I (MSN 254) of Flying Doctors Asia, at Perth Airport – Thu 25 July 2013.
This Philippines-registered aircraft is configured as an air ambulance and conducted a medical evacuation from Denpasar (Bali), arriving in Perth the previous day (24 July 2013) at 16:30. It departed today (25 July 2013) at 12:43 back to Bali.
Built in 1979, ex 4X-CMZ, N600TD, N888R, N112AB, N72HB, N60AV, RP-C59.
Photo © Wilson
RP-C5988 IAI 1124 Westwind I (MSN 254) of Flying Doctors Asia, at Perth Airport - Thu 25 July 2013.
RP-C5988 IAI 1124 Westwind I (MSN 254) of Flying Doctors Asia, at Perth Airport – Thu 25 July 2013.
This Philippines-registered aircraft is configured as an air ambulance and conducted a medical evacuation from Denpasar (Bali), arriving in Perth the previous day (24 July 2013) at 16:30. It departed today (25 July 2013) at 12:43 back to Bali.
Built in 1979, ex 4X-CMZ, N600TD, N888R, N112AB, N72HB, N60AV, RP-C59.
Photo © Wilson
RP-C5988 IAI 1124 Westwind I (MSN 254) of Flying Doctors Asia, at Perth Airport - Thu 25 July 2013.
RP-C5988 IAI 1124 Westwind I (MSN 254) of Flying Doctors Asia, at Perth Airport – Thu 25 July 2013.
This Philippines-registered aircraft is configured as an air ambulance and conducted a medical evacuation from Denpasar (Bali), arriving in Perth the previous day (24 July 2013) at 16:30. It departed today (25 July 2013) at 12:43 back to Bali.
Built in 1979, ex 4X-CMZ, N600TD, N888R, N112AB, N72HB, N60AV, RP-C59.
Photo © Wilson
VH-DNK Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 (MSN 9311) owned by Tatary Pty Ltd (believed to be operated by AVWest) at Perth Airport – Thu 25 July 2013.
VH-DNK Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 (MSN 9311) owned by Tatary Pty Ltd (believed to be operated by AVWest) at Perth Airport – Thu 25 July 2013.
This aircraft was built in 2008 and was formerly registered in the Isle of Man as M-SALE, operated by Execujet Middle East.
Photo © Wilson
VH-VCJ Airbus A319-132LR (MSN 1880) of Skytraders at Perth Airport - Thu 25 July 2013.
VH-VCJ Airbus A319-132LR (MSN 1880) of Skytraders at Perth Airport – Thu 25 July 2013.
“SNOWDROP 2″ on an Australian Government charter, possibly to transport asylum seekers.
Photo © Wilson
VH-VFO Airbus A320-232 (cn 5631) of Jetstar (leased from BOC Aviation Corp) at Perth Airport – Sat 20 July 2013
VH-VFO Airbus A320-232 (cn 5631) of Jetstar (leased from BOC Aviation Corp) at Perth Airport – Sat 20 July 2013
Landing on runway 03 at 15:28 as JQ109 from Denpasar (Bali).
This new A320 was the second to be accepted by Jetstar Australia fitted with ‘sharklets’.
First flown as D-AUBQ at Hamburg on 27 May 2013. Delivered Hamburg (Germany) – Abu Dhabi (UAE) – Singapore – Melbourne (Tullamarine) during 7-9 June 2013.
Operated its first revenue service on 21 June 2013, and made its first visit to Perth on 26 June 2013.
Photo © Ian Moy
N382WA McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F (MSN 48411 / 453) of World Airways, at Perth Airport - Fri 19 July 2013
N382WA McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F (MSN 48411 / 453) of World Airways, at Perth Airport – Fri 19 July 2013
*FIRST VISIT TO PERTH
Arrived as flight WO5962 from Colombo (Sri Lanka) at 04:04. Departed at 17:50 to Taipei (Taiwan).
Ex G-MDII, N514MD, N891DL, PP-SPD, N703GC.
Photo © Wilson
N382WA McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F (MSN 48411 / 453) of World Airways, at Perth Airport - Fri 19 July 2013
N382WA McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F (MSN 48411 / 453) of World Airways, at Perth Airport – Fri 19 July 2013
*FIRST VISIT TO PERTH
Arrived as flight WO5962 from Colombo (Sri Lanka) at 04:04. Departed at 17:50 to Taipei (Taiwan).
Ex G-MDII, N514MD, N891DL, PP-SPD, N703GC.
Photo © Wilson
N382WA McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F (MSN 48411 / 453) of World Airways, at Perth Airport - Fri 19 July 2013
N382WA McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F (MSN 48411 / 453) of World Airways, at Perth Airport – Fri 19 July 2013
*FIRST VISIT TO PERTH
Arrived as flight WO5962 from Colombo (Sri Lanka) at 04:04. Departed at 17:50 to Taipei (Taiwan).
Ex G-MDII, N514MD, N891DL, PP-SPD, N703GC.
Photo © Wilson
VH-FIZ Beech King Air B300 (350i) (cn FL-779) of Pearl Aviation Australia, operated for Airservices Australia - at Perth Airport - Sat 13 July 2013.
VH-FIZ Beech King Air B300 (350i) (cn FL-779) of Pearl Aviation Australia, operated for Airservices Australia – at Perth Airport – Sat 13 July 2013.
Conducting airways calibration flights.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-FIZ Beech B300 King Air 350i (MSN FL-779) of AeroPearl Pty Ltd (Pearl Aviation Australia), operated for Airservices Australia – at Perth Airport – Sat 13 July 2013.
VH-FIZ Beech B300 King Air 350i (MSN FL-779) of AeroPearl Pty Ltd (Pearl Aviation Australia), operated for Airservices Australia – at Perth Airport – Sat 13 July 2013.
Arrived on 10 July 2013 from Ceduna, Kalgoorlie and Albany. It uses the callsign ‘AUSCAL4’.
Pearl Aviation Australia formed AeroPearl in partnership with Aerodata GmBH, (manufacturers of the flight inspection equipment) to operate King Airs under contract to Airservices Australia on flight inspection operations.
Built in 2011, ex N8119G, (D-CAUB not taken up).
Photo © Wilson
VH-OHE Cessna 560 Citation V (cn 560-0320) of Corporate Aircraft Charter Pty Ltd, operated by Aspen Medical at Perth Airport - Sat 13 July 2013.
VH-OHE Cessna 560 Citation V (cn 560-0320) of Corporate Aircraft Charter Pty Ltd, operated by Aspen Medical at Perth Airport – Sat 13 July 2013.
Ex N5262B, N46WB, (N28ET), VR-CCV, VP-CCV, N320VP, VH-SMF, VH-MXJ.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-ZPR Embraer 190 (ERJ-190-100-IGW) (cn 19000424) of Virgin Australia, named "Dundee Beach" and VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (cn 1319) of Virgin Australia, named "Manly Beach" at Perth Airport - Sat 13 July 2013.
VH-ZPR Embraer 190 (ERJ-190-100-IGW) (cn 19000424) of Virgin Australia, named “Dundee Beach” and VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (cn 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach” at Perth Airport – Sat 13 July 2013.
VH-ZPR is on final approach to runway 03 as flight VA1724 from Karratha at 11:18, with VH-XFE turning onto final approach in the background as flight VA679 from Melbourne.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-VMX Bombardier CL-600-2B19 Challenger 850 (MSN 7176) of Maxem Aviation (Fallbrook Pty Ltd), at Perth Airport - Sat 13 July 2013.
VH-VMX Bombardier CL-600-2B19 Challenger 850 (MSN 7176) of Maxem Aviation (Fallbrook Pty Ltd), at Perth Airport – Sat 13 July 2013.
The Challenger 850 is based on Bombardier’s 50-seat CRJ200LR, which itself was a stretched derivative of the original Canadair CL-600 Challenger. It is a corporate shuttle aircraft, fitted out with an executive seating configuration of 15-19 passengers, and has a range of 5,200 km at Mach 0.8.
This particular aircraft was first built as a Challenger SE (Special Edition) and test flown in 1997 as C-FMMX. It was re-registered N176SE and delivered to TAG Aviation in 1998, and they reregistered the aircraft as HB-IVU in 1999. It then became LX-GJC with Silver Arrow in 2000. It was redesignated as a Challenger 850 in 2003, being re-registered P4-CRJ with HCX Aviation. In December 2007, it became VP-BHX with Carre Aviation, then 9H-AFU with Comlux Aviation in 2009.
It was sold to Fallbrook Pty Ltd (operated by Maxem Aviation) and registered VH-VMX on 2 May 2011. It is based at Perth Airport.
Photo © Wilson
M-ATAR Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express (MSN 9060) of Palmer Aviation Pty Ltd, with Palmer United titles, at Perth Airport - Tue 9 July 2013.
M-ATAR Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express (MSN 9060) of Palmer Aviation Pty Ltd, with Palmer United titles, at Perth Airport – Tue 9 July 2013.
Queensland-based Australian billionair Clive Palmer decided to form his own political party, Palmer United, and sought election to Parliament in this year’s Federal Election. He used his business jet as a flying billboard as he flew around the country to seek votes.
Built in 2000, ex C-GGJH, (EC-FPI), EC-IBD, N542LF, C-GJDU, HL8229, N804TK, C-GJDU. This aircraft was in the static display at Singapore Air Show in mid-February 2012, a few days after being registered in the Isle of Man as M-ATAR (10 Feb 2012).
Photo © Wilson
VH-VVI Learjet 45 (MSN 45-262) of Careflight (Queensland) Ltd, at Perth Airport - Mon 8 July 2013.
VH-VVI Learjet 45 (MSN 45-262) of Careflight (Queensland) Ltd, at Perth Airport – Mon 8 July 2013.
Arrived the previous evening (7 July 2013) at 17:10 from Denpasar (Bali) via Christmas Island, and departed at 11:57 today to Townsville.
Configured as an air ambulance.
Built in 2005, ex VH-VVI, N45AU.
Photo © Wilson
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in Skyteam special livery at Perth Airport - Wed 3 July 2013.
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in Skyteam special livery at Perth Airport – Wed 3 July 2013.
*FIRST VISIT TO PERTH*
Arrived as flight CZ319 from Beijing via Guangzhou at 06:14. It is seen here at Bay 52 at 07:25, before it departed back to Guangzhou and Beijing as CZ320 at 08:48.
Photo © Wilson

 

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