Perth Airport Airside Visit – 4 April 2014

Brenden Scott, AAWA President David Eyre, and Perth Airport arranged an airside visit for around 30 local aviation enthusiasts at Perth Airport on 4 April 2014.

Perth Airport kindly provided a bus and driver, with informative commentary provided by their Corporate Affairs staff and a Safety Officer, as well as an Air Traffic Controller from Airservices Australia.

Starting at 4pm, the airside bus tour included:

  • Terminal 3 (Virgin Australia)
  • Terminal 4 (Qantas Domestic)
  • General Aviation area
  • Aircraft parking areas
  • Cobham Aviation
  • Network Aviation
  • Awesome Base/ExecuJet Australia
  • OzJet 737s at the end of Taxiway R
  • Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service instructional airframe, former Ansett BAe 146-200 VH-JJT
  • Terminal 1 apron – Bays 61 and 60, then along Bays 56 to 51 (behind the aircraft tails)
  • Close look at the airport redevelopment – A380-capable aerobridges at Bay 51A/B, Virgin Australia Pier.
  • Terminal 2 apron (including the visiting US Navy Boeing C-40 and the two deployed US Navy Boeing P-8 Poseidons (here as part of the search for MH370)
  • Terminal 1 apron, with a view of the two Chinese IL-76MDs (here as part of the search for MH370) and along Bays 51-56 nearest to the terminal (in front of the aircraft noses)

By 5pm, the bus reached a spot just north of Taxiway D1, and just west of runway 21, where the group was allowed out of the bus, to photograph aircraft landing and taking off on runways 21 and 24. All enthusiasts wore high-visibility vests and obeyed all instructions from Perth Airport staff and the visit ended at 6pm.

The cloudy weather and fading light didn’t make photography very easy, but the feedback from the group was all positive and it is hoped that the visit could become a regular event.

AAWA would like to thank Perth Airport and Brenden Scott for making this event a success.

Below photos, from inside the bus, were taken with a Canon EOS 70D with 17-55mm F2.8 IS lens at ISO 200.

VH-OGJ Boeing 767-338ER (MSN 25274/396) of Qantas, named 'City of Port Macquarie', at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OGJ Boeing 767-338ER (MSN 25274/396) of Qantas, named ‘City of Port Macquarie’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Terminal 4, Bay 15 at 15:58, preparing to depart as QF594 to Brisbane at 16:34.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VZX Boeing 737-838 (MSN 34188/3910) of Qantas, named 'Daylesford', at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VZX Boeing 737-838 (MSN 34188/3910) of Qantas, named ‘Daylesford’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Terminal 4, Bay 13 at 15:58. Arrived from Broome as QF1073 at 15:39, departed at 16:36 to Karratha as QF916.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VXA Boeing 737-838 (MSN 29551/1042) of Qantas, named 'Broome', at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VXA Boeing 737-838 (MSN 29551/1042) of Qantas, named ‘Broome’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
This aircraft was Qantas’ first 737-800 to enter service, in January 2002. It was originally built against an order from American Airlines, and was to be registered N979AN. With the US airline industry downturn following the September 11 attacks, American no longer needed additional capacity. The unrelated collapse of Ansett Airlines in Australia during September 2011 meant that Qantas needed to add capacity rapidly, and it took over American’s delivery positions. VH-VXA recently wore a special livery for the 2013/14 Ashes Cricket Test Series, with “Now it’s on our turf” titles, but has since been repainted in normal livery. Parked at Terminal 4, Bay 12 at 15:59. Arrived from Adelaide as QF585 at 15:22, departed back to Adelaide at 16:31 as QF584.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-PPF Dornier 328-100 (MSN 3057) of Pearl Aviation Australia /AeroRescue Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-PPF Dornier 328-100 (MSN 3057) of Pearl Aviation Australia /AeroRescue Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked near Perth Flight Centre, in the GA area. 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), using RESCUE callsigns – VH-PPF is ‘RESCUE 461’. 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.
Photo © David Eyre
N311JA Dassault Falcon 900LX (converted from 900EX Easy) (MSN 251) owned by EHC Holdings LLC, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
N311JA Dassault Falcon 900LX (converted from 900EX Easy) (MSN 251) owned by EHC Holdings LLC, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
First visit to Perth. Arrived on 1 April 2014 from Nadi (Fiji). Seen here parked in the GA area, near Maxem Aviation. Departed Perth on 6 April 2014, flying Perth-Busselton-Perth, then departed to Denpasar (Bali). Built in 2011, ex F-WWFF. This aircraft was built as a Falcon 900EX Easy, but converted to a 900LX with blended winglets.
Photo © David Eyre
N311JA Dassault Falcon 900LX (converted from 900EX Easy) (MSN 251) owned by EHC Holdings LLC, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
N311JA Dassault Falcon 900LX (converted from 900EX Easy) (MSN 251) owned by EHC Holdings LLC, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
First visit to Perth. Arrived on 1 April 2014 from Nadi (Fiji). Seen here parked in the GA area, near Maxem Aviation. Departed Perth on 6 April 2014, flying Perth-Busselton-Perth, then departed to Denpasar (Bali). Built in 2011, ex F-WWFF. This aircraft was built as a Falcon 900EX Easy, but converted to a 900LX with blended winglets.
Photo © David Eyre
N168RT Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV SP (MSN 1316) owned by Integrity Aircraft Title Holdings LLC, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
N168RT Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV SP (MSN 1316) owned by Integrity Aircraft Title Holdings LLC, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Arrived at Perth from Subang late on 1 April 2014. Earlier today it taxied across from Terminal 2 apron on the east side of the airport to Universal Aviation’s facility (as seen here) in the General Aviation area at 13:25. It returned to Subang on the morning of 6 April 2014. Behind it is RAAF Challenger 604 A37-002
Built in 1997, ex N427GA, N416QS.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-URR Canadair CL600-2B16 (CL-604) Challenger 604 (MSN 5439) of ExecuJet Australia Pty Ltd at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URR Canadair CL600-2B16 (CL-604) Challenger 604 (MSN 5439) of ExecuJet Australia Pty Ltd at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked in the GA area, near AVWest. Based at Perth, operated for SC Aviation Pty Ltd. Built in 1999, ex N600ES, N300ES, N350ES (formerly operated for the flight department of Walt Disney Company).
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TFX Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120079) of Network Aviation (no titles) at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-TFX Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120079) of Network Aviation (no titles) at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked on Bay NA4 outside the Network Aviation terminal. This aircraft has had its Network Aviation titles removed and seems to have left the fleet – its last flight was 30 January 2014, when it returned from Laverton.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TWF Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120186) of Network Aviation (no titles), at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-TWF Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120186) of Network Aviation (no titles), at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked on Bay NA3 outside the Network Aviation terminal. This aircraft is no longer in service with Network Aviation as its lease has ended, and it has had its Network Aviation titles removed. Its last flight was on 3 February 2014 when it flew a short flight from Perth over Mandurah and back.
Photo © David Eyre
N737HL Boeing 737-229 Advanced (MSN 21177/433) of Red Cloud Assets LLC, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA (formerly owned by OzJet Airlines) at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
N737HL Boeing 737-229 Advanced (MSN 21177/433) of Red Cloud Assets LLC, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA (formerly owned by OzJet Airlines) at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
This former OzJet 737-200, originally built in 1975 for Sabena, has been parked at Perth since OzJet ceased operations on 20 May 2009, together with N733HL. OzJet had been operating services from Perth to Derby (RAAF Curtin), and Perth to Denpasar (Bali). N737HL is no longer considered airworthy and its US registration expired on 30 September 2011. The owners failed to sell this fuel-thirsty aircraft and its accrued parking fees now exceed the value of the aircraft. Ex OO-SDO, G-CEAJ, VH-OZX. Parked at the end of Taxiway R, opposite Awesome Base/ExecuJet Australia.
Photo © David Eyre
N733HL Boeing 737-229 Advanced (MSN 21176/431) of Red Cloud Assets LLC, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA (formerly owned by OzJet Airlines) at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
N733HL Boeing 737-229 Advanced (MSN 21176/431) of Red Cloud Assets LLC, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA (formerly owned by OzJet Airlines) at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
This former OzJet 737-200, originally built in 1975 for Sabena, has been parked at Perth since OzJet ceased operations on 20 May 2009, together with N737HL. On 29 Dec 2005, it operated OzJet’s first revenue service in Australia, flying from Melbourne-Sydney as flight O7 004. OzJet had been operating services from Perth to Derby (RAAF Curtin), and Perth to Denpasar (Bali). N733HL is no longer considered airworthy and its US registration expired on 30 September 2011. Late on 30 November 2012, N733HL weather-vaned in strong winds during a storm, turning right through 90°. The owners failed to sell this fuel-thirsty aircraft and its accrued parking fees now exceed the value of the aircraft. Ex N8277V, OO-SDN, G-CEAI, VH-OZU. Parked at the end of Taxiway R, opposite Awesome Base/ExecuJet Australia.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHG Fokker 100 (MSN 11514) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHG Fokker 100 (MSN 11514) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay S013, near the Network Aviation hangars.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHP Fokker 100 (MSN 11399) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHP Fokker 100 (MSN 11399) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay S010, opposite the Network Aviation hangars.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NJR British Aerospace 146-100 (MSN E1152) of Cobham Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NJR British Aerospace 146-100 (MSN E1152) of Cobham Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay S05, opposite the Network Aviation terminal.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKM Fokker 100 (MSN 11410) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKM Fokker 100 (MSN 11410) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Delivered from Bratislava to Perth on 12-14 September 2013 as PH-KXR, this aircraft has been parked at Perth Airport since arrival (as seen here at Bay S04, opposite the Network Aviation terminal). It is believed that Skippers Aviation are working towards getting their jet Air Operators Certificate. Ex PH-KXR, XA-SHG, PH-KXR, TC-IEC, PH-KXR, XA-KXR, PH-KXR.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKN Fokker 100 (MSN 11420) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKN Fokker 100 (MSN 11420) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
VH-XKN was the first jet aircraft for Skippers Aviation. It was delivered (as PH-LXG) from Bratislava to Trabazon (Turkey) – Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) – Penang (Malaysia) – Jakarta-Halim (Indonesia) – Perth, arriving here on 19 June 2013 (see David Eyre’s photos in our June 2013 aircraft photos). This aircraft has been parked at Perth Airport since arrival (as seen here at Bay S03, opposite the Network Aviation terminal). It is believed that Skippers Aviation are working towards getting their jet Air Operators Certificate, so that it can use its two Fokker 100s on FIFO (Fly In, Fly Out) resources industry charter flights. Ex PH-LXG, XA-SHH, TC-IED, PH-LXG, XA-LXG, PH-LXG.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKN Fokker 100 (MSN 11420) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKN Fokker 100 (MSN 11420) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
VH-XKN was the first jet aircraft for Skippers Aviation. It was delivered (as PH-LXG) from Bratislava to Trabazon (Turkey) – Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) – Penang (Malaysia) – Jakarta-Halim (Indonesia) – Perth, arriving here on 19 June 2013 (see David Eyre’s photos in our June 2013 aircraft photos). This aircraft has been parked at Perth Airport since arrival (as seen here at Bay S03, opposite the Network Aviation terminal). It is believed that Skippers Aviation are working towards getting their jet Air Operators Certificate, so that it can use its two Fokker 100s on FIFO (Fly In, Fly Out) resources industry charter flights. Ex PH-LXG, XA-SHH, TC-IED, PH-LXG, XA-LXG, PH-LXG.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JJT British Aerospace 146-211 (MSN E2098) formerly owned by Ansett Australia, now used as training aid by Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Service at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JJT British Aerospace 146-211 (MSN E2098) formerly owned by Ansett Australia, now used as training aid by Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Service at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Built in 1988, this aircraft first flew with test registration G-5-098 at Hatfield, UK on 26 February 1988. Acquired by Ansett W.A., it was registered 11 Nov 1988 as VH-JJT. Configured with 80 economy class seats but later reduced to 78 seats. Delivered to Ansett WA 20-23 November 1988, flying Hatfield-Belgrade-Larnaca-Bombay-Madras-Medan-Singapore-Denpasar-Perth. Operated its first Ansett W.A. revenue service on 28 November 1988, flying Perth-Newman-Paraburdoo as flight MV330. Transferred to Ansett Australia 1 July 1993, when Ansett W.A. was merged.
Operated its last Ansett revenue service from Karratha-Perth as AN329 on 13 September 2001, when Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy. The aircraft had flown 39,824 hours with 26,291 cycles, and it never flew again. It stored in the open at Perth and repainted all-white by Hawker Pacific during April 2002. A buyer could not be found and the condition of the aircraft worsened, with corrosion in the wing and fungus in the fuel tanks. In September 2005, the non-airworthy aircraft was sold to the Western Australian Government, and it was intended that the aircraft would be used by Midland TAFE College to train aviation engineers. However, the College was apparently unable to acquire space at the airport to house the aircraft, and it remained at the airport. On 11 August 2008, the aircraft was sold to International Air Parts, and moved near the Network Aviation hangar, where the engines and some other parts were removed. The aircraft was then donated to Perth Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Service, and in December 2008, it was moved to a location near the new ARFF Fire Station at Perth Airport for use as a training aid. Titles on the side say “TRAINING AID DONATED BY INTERNATIONAL AIR PARTS”. It has been fitted with oversized wheels and tyres, as the originals were sold as spares.
Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 (international) and Control Tower at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 (international) and Control Tower at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Construction to expand the Arrivals area is visible on the left in the photo. Aircraft visible in this photo, taken at 4:23pm, are:
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia, at Bay 55 – this arrived as GA724 from Jakarta and departed back to Jakarta as GA725.
9M-MTG Airbus A330-323X (MSN 1318) of Malaysia Airlines, at Bay 54 – this arrived as MH125 from Kuala Lumpur and departed back to Kuala Lumpur as MH124.
VH-VQU Airbus A320-232 (MSN 2455) of Jetstar, at Bay 53 – this arrived as JQ107 from Denpasar, and departed to Denpasar as JQ122.
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines, at Bay 52. This arrived as SQ223 from Singapore and departed as SQ214 – this week, a number of these services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
ZZ174 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (MSN P-77 / UK3) of 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZZ174 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (MSN P-77 / UK3) of 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 60 at 4:24pm. This aircraft arrived from RAAF Woomera Test Range at 14:03 with callsign ‘ASCOT 6665’ and was possibly carrying the prototype BAE Systems Taranis UAV (serial ZZ250). The Taranis completed slow taxying trials during April 2013 at BAE Systems’ Warton facility in the UK, and was transported with its ground station aboard C-17 ZZ173, which arrived in Perth from Diego Garcia on 21 May 2013 and departed to RAAF Woomera on 23 May 2013. Taranis performed high-speed taxying trials at Woomera in July 2013 and made its first flight on 10 August 2013. ZZ174 departed Perth on 5 April 2014, and returned to BAE Systems’ Warton base, which supports the theory that the Taranis was aboard. ZZ174 flew an interesting round trip: RAF Brize Norton – Eglin AFB (Florida, USA) – Belize – Las Vegas/McCarran – Hickam AFB (Hawaii) – Anderson AFB (Guam) – Brunei – RAAF Amberley – Christchurch – Sydney – RAAF Woomera – Perth –Diego Garcia – RAF Akrotiri (Cyprus) – Warton (BAE Systems) – RAF Brize Norton. Based at RAF Brize Norton, UK,
Photo © David Eyre
ZZ174 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (MSN P-77 / UK3) of 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZZ174 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (MSN P-77 / UK3) of 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 60 at 4:24pm. This aircraft arrived from RAAF Woomera Test Range at 14:03 with callsign ‘ASCOT 6665’ and was possibly carrying the prototype BAE Systems Taranis UAV (serial ZZ250). The Taranis completed slow taxying trials during April 2013 at BAE Systems’ Warton facility in the UK, and was transported with its ground station aboard C-17 ZZ173, which arrived in Perth from Diego Garcia on 21 May 2013 and departed to RAAF Woomera on 23 May 2013. Taranis performed high-speed taxying trials at Woomera in July 2013 and made its first flight on 10 August 2013. ZZ174 departed Perth on 5 April 2014, and returned to BAE Systems’ Warton base, which supports the theory that the Taranis was aboard. ZZ174 flew an interesting round trip: RAF Brize Norton – Eglin AFB (Florida, USA) – Belize – Las Vegas/McCarran – Hickam AFB (Hawaii) – Anderson AFB (Guam) – Brunei – RAAF Amberley – Christchurch – Sydney – RAAF Woomera – Perth –Diego Garcia – RAF Akrotiri (Cyprus) – Warton (BAE Systems) – RAF Brize Norton. Based at RAF Brize Norton, UK,
Photo © David Eyre
ZZ174 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (MSN P-77 / UK3) of 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZZ174 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (MSN P-77 / UK3) of 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 60 at 4:24pm. This aircraft arrived from RAAF Woomera Test Range at 14:03 with callsign ‘ASCOT 6665’ and was possibly carrying the prototype BAE Systems Taranis UAV (serial ZZ250). The Taranis completed slow taxying trials during April 2013 at BAE Systems’ Warton facility in the UK, and was transported with its ground station aboard C-17 ZZ173, which arrived in Perth from Diego Garcia on 21 May 2013 and departed to RAAF Woomera on 23 May 2013. Taranis performed high-speed taxying trials at Woomera in July 2013 and made its first flight on 10 August 2013. ZZ174 departed Perth on 5 April 2014, and returned to BAE Systems’ Warton base, which supports the theory that the Taranis was aboard. ZZ174 flew an interesting round trip: RAF Brize Norton – Eglin AFB (Florida, USA) – Belize – Las Vegas/McCarran – Hickam AFB (Hawaii) – Anderson AFB (Guam) – Brunei – RAAF Amberley – Christchurch – Sydney – RAAF Woomera – Perth –Diego Garcia – RAF Akrotiri (Cyprus) – Warton (BAE Systems) – RAF Brize Norton. Based at RAF Brize Norton, UK,
Photo © David Eyre
ZS-SXA Airbus A340-313X (MSN 544) of South African Airways at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZS-SXA Airbus A340-313X (MSN 544) of South African Airways at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Arrived as flight SA280 from Johannesburg at 13:11. After offloading, it was moved to Bay 61 as seen here, before being towed back to the terminal for loading and departed at midnight as SA281 to Johannesburg. Perth is the only Australian destination for South African Airways, which operates SA280/281 daily.
Photo © David Eyre
ZS-SXA Airbus A340-313X (MSN 544) of South African Airways at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZS-SXA Airbus A340-313X (MSN 544) of South African Airways at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Arrived as flight SA280 from Johannesburg at 13:11. After offloading, it was moved to Bay 61 as seen here, before being towed back to the terminal for loading and departed at midnight as SA281 to Johannesburg. Perth is the only Australian destination for South African Airways, which operates SA280/281 daily. In the background is PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia, parked at Bay 55 after arriving as flight GA726 from Denpasar.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in to Bay 56A at 16:27 as flight GA726 from Denpasar.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Just after parking at Bay 56A at 16:29, arriving as flight GA726 from Denpasar.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 55 at 16:29, after arriving as flight GA726 from Denpasar.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VQU Airbus A320-232 (MSN 2455) of Jetstar at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VQU Airbus A320-232 (MSN 2455) of Jetstar at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 53 at 16:29. It arrived as flight JQ107 from Denpasar, and departed to Denpasar again as JQ122.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 52 at 16:30. It arrived as flight SQ223 from Singapore at 14:53, and departed as SQ214 back to Singapore at 17:16. This week, a number of SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 52 at 16:30. It arrived as flight SQ223 from Singapore at 14:53, and departed as SQ214 back to Singapore at 17:16. This week, a number of SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 52 at 16:43. It arrived as flight SQ223 from Singapore at 14:53, and departed as SQ214 back to Singapore at 17:16. This week, a number of SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER. Behind are VH-VQU Airbus A320-232 of Jetstar, and PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 of Garuda Indonesia.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 52 at 16:43. It arrived as flight SQ223 from Singapore at 14:53, and departed as SQ214 back to Singapore at 17:16. This week, a number of SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
Bays 51A & 51B at Terminal 1, Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Bays 51A & 51B at Terminal 1, Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
This is the first of the A380 aerobridges to be constructed at Perth Airport, in preparation for the first regular A380 services by Emirates, expected sometime later in 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
Domestic Pier under construction at Terminal 1, Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Domestic Pier under construction at Terminal 1, Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Roof frames being added to the new Domestic Pier. Virgin Australia will relocate their current domestic operations from Terminal 3 to this new Domestic Pier at Terminal 1. Construction is four months behind schedule and is now due to be completed in late October 2014. This will likely push its actual opening into January 2015, as various aspects of the new pier will need to be tested and staff training must be completed. Virgin is unlikely to relocate during the busy period of Christmas 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNA Fokker 50 (MSN 20106) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named 'Rockingham Beach', and VH-YIE Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 38708/3875) of Virgin Australia, named 'Fingal Beach', at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNA Fokker 50 (MSN 20106) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named ‘Rockingham Beach’, and VH-YIE Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 38708/3875) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Fingal Beach’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
VH-FNA parked at Bay 252 on the Terminal 2 apron at 16:34, after today flying Perth-Geraldton-Carnarvon-Paraburdoo-Carnarvon-Geraldton-Perth.
VH-YIE parked at Bay 251 had arrived the previous night from Denpasar and departed back there a few hours after this photo.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FND Fokker 50 (MSN 20129) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (still in Skywest livery), named 'Shire of Shark Bay', and VH-YIE Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 38708/3875) of Virgin Australia, named 'Fingal Beach', at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FND Fokker 50 (MSN 20129) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (still in Skywest livery), named ‘Shire of Shark Bay’, and VH-YIE Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 38708/3875) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Fingal Beach’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
VH-YIE had arrived the previous night from Denpasar and departed back there a few hours after this photo.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FND Fokker 50 (MSN 20129) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (still in Skywest livery), named 'Shire of Shark Bay', at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FND Fokker 50 (MSN 20129) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (still in Skywest livery), named ‘Shire of Shark Bay’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked on the Terminal 2 apron.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FND Fokker 50 (MSN 20129) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (still in Skywest livery), named 'Shire of Shark Bay', and VH-YIE Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 38708/3875) of Virgin Australia, named 'Fingal Beach', at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FND Fokker 50 (MSN 20129) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (still in Skywest livery), named ‘Shire of Shark Bay’, and VH-YIE Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 38708/3875) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Fingal Beach’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
VH-YIE had arrived the previous night from Denpasar and departed back there a few hours after this photo.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11450) named 'Bill's Bay' and VH-FSL Fokker 50 (MSN 20249) ( still in Skywest livery), with VH-FNA Fokker 50 (MSN 20106) named 'Rockingham Beach' of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11450) named ‘Bill’s Bay’ and VH-FSL Fokker 50 (MSN 20249) ( still in Skywest livery), with VH-FNA Fokker 50 (MSN 20106) named ‘Rockingham Beach’ of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked on Terminal 2 apron.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FKC Fokker 100 (MSN 11349) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FKC Fokker 100 (MSN 11349) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 212 on the Terminal 2 apron.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JFB Fokker 70 (MSN 11521) of Alliance Airlines (Ford Motor Co hybrid livery), at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JFB Fokker 70 (MSN 11521) of Alliance Airlines (Ford Motor Co hybrid livery), at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 213 on the Terminal 2 apron, this aircraft still wears the blue underfuselage livery of its former owner, Ford Motor Company.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JFB Fokker 70 (MSN 11521) of Alliance Airlines (Ford Motor Co hybrid livery), at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JFB Fokker 70 (MSN 11521) of Alliance Airlines (Ford Motor Co hybrid livery), at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 213 on the Terminal 2 apron, this aircraft still wears the blue underfuselage livery of its former owner, Ford Motor Company.
Photo © David Eyre
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy, VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, 168429 / LF-429 (MSN 40809/3792) & 168430/LF-430 (MSN 40810/3879) Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy squadron VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, 168429 / LF-429 (MSN 40809/3792) & 168430/LF-430 (MSN 40810/3879) Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
165834 arrived from Darwin on 4 April 2014 using callsign ‘CONVOY 7275’, and seen here parked on Bay 217 at the south end of Terminal 2 apron at 16:37, shortly after arrival. It departed back to Darwin on 5 April 2014 with the same callsign. Believed to be bringing parts for the two Boeing P-8A Poseidons deployed to Perth as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
168429 arrived at Perth Airport on 18 March 2014 (see photos) from Subang, Malaysia. P-8s could not operate from RAAF Pearce with full fuel load. It initially used the call sign RESCUE 74 and later RESCUE 74 or 75 during search operations.
168430 arrived in Perth on 28 March 2014 (see photos) direct from Kadena Air Base, Japan. On search flights, this aircraft used callsign RESCUE 75 initially, and RESCUE 74 or 75 from 1 April 2014. Only one P-8 flew each day. 168430 had avionics problems, so the C-40 may have been bringing replacement parts for this aircraft. These two P-8s were replaced on 10 April 2014 by another pair from Kadena – 168438 and 168439.
Photo © David Eyre
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy squadron VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy squadron VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Based at Fort Worth, Texas, USA, based at Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Arrived from Darwin on 4 April 2014 using callsign ‘CONVOY 7275’, and seen here parked on Bay 217 at the south end of Terminal 2 apron at 16:37, shortly after arrival. It departed back to Darwin on 5 April 2014 with the same callsign. Believed to be bringing parts for the two Boeing P-8A Poseidons deployed to Perth as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Photo © David Eyre
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy squadron VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy squadron VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Based at Fort Worth, Texas, USA, based at Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Arrived from Darwin on 4 April 2014 using callsign ‘CONVOY 7275’, and seen here parked on Bay 217 at the south end of Terminal 2 apron at 16:37, shortly after arrival. It departed back to Darwin on 5 April 2014 with the same callsign. Believed to be bringing parts for the two Boeing P-8A Poseidons deployed to Perth as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Photo © David Eyre
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy squadron VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy squadron VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Based at Fort Worth, Texas, USA, based at Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Arrived from Darwin on 4 April 2014 using callsign ‘CONVOY 7275’, and seen here parked on Bay 217 at the south end of Terminal 2 apron at 16:37, shortly after arrival. It departed back to Darwin on 5 April 2014 with the same callsign. Believed to be bringing parts for the two Boeing P-8A Poseidons deployed to Perth as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Photo © David Eyre
168429 / LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429 / LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Home based at Jacksonville NAS, Florida, but deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan. 168429 arrived at Perth Airport on 18 March 2014 (see photos) from Subang, Malaysia. The P-8s could not operate from RAAF Pearce with full fuel load. Initially used the call sign RESCUE 74 and later RESCUE 74 or 75 during search operations. On 10 April 2014, it departed Perth Airport to Subang and Kadena Air Base (Japan) using callsign ‘MY102′, having been replaced by another P-8 from Kadena. On 22 April 2014, it returned to Perth Airport from Kadena using callsign ‘AU104′, to replace 168439. On 28 April 2014, it flew its final search flight as RESCUE 74. The air search was officially called off the same day, but this aircraft completed its mission. On 29 April 2014, it flew a short flight from Perth Airport to RAAF Pearce as RESCUE 74, where it was photographed in a group of eight aircraft from the seven nations involved in the Australian air search for MH370, to mark the end of the search. Returned to Perth Airport in the afternoon. On 1 May 2014 it departed Perth to Kadena Air Base, Japan, using callsign ‘AU104′.
Seen here parked at Bay 219 on the Terminal 2 apron at 16:37
Photo © David Eyre
168429 / LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429 / LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Home based at Jacksonville NAS, Florida, but deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan. 168429 arrived at Perth Airport on 18 March 2014 (see photos) from Subang, Malaysia. The P-8s could not operate from RAAF Pearce with full fuel load. Initially used the call sign RESCUE 74 and later RESCUE 74 or 75 during search operations. On 10 April 2014, it departed Perth Airport to Subang and Kadena Air Base (Japan) using callsign ‘MY102′, having been replaced by another P-8 from Kadena. On 22 April 2014, it returned to Perth Airport from Kadena using callsign ‘AU104′, to replace 168439. On 28 April 2014, it flew its final search flight as RESCUE 74. The air search was officially called off the same day, but this aircraft completed its mission. On 29 April 2014, it flew a short flight from Perth Airport to RAAF Pearce as RESCUE 74, where it was photographed in a group of eight aircraft from the seven nations involved in the Australian air search for MH370, to mark the end of the search. Returned to Perth Airport in the afternoon. On 1 May 2014 it departed Perth to Kadena Air Base, Japan, using callsign ‘AU104′.
Seen here parked at Bay 219 on the Terminal 2 apron at 16:37
Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Home based at Jacksonville NAS, Florida, but deployed to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. Parked at Bay 220 on the south end of Terminal 2 apron at Perth Airport. 168430 arrived in Perth on 28 March 2014 (see photos) direct from Kadena Air Base, Japan. On search flights, this aircraft used callsign RESCUE 75 initially, and RESCUE 74 or 75 from 1 April 2014. Only one P-8 flew each day. 168430 had avionics problems, so the C-40 may have been bringing replacement parts for this aircraft. On 7 April 2014, 168430 conducted a test flight Perth – Albany – Perth as ‘TALON 78′, before resuming search flights the following day. These two P-8s were replaced on 10 April 2014 by another pair from Kadena – 168438 and 168439. On 10 April 2014, 168430 departed Perth Airport to Subang, Malaysia and Kadena Air Base, Japan as ‘TALON 101’.
Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Home based at Jacksonville NAS, Florida, but deployed to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. Parked at Bay 220 on the south end of Terminal 2 apron at Perth Airport. 168430 arrived in Perth on 28 March 2014 (see photos) direct from Kadena Air Base, Japan. On search flights, this aircraft used callsign RESCUE 75 initially, and RESCUE 74 or 75 from 1 April 2014. Only one P-8 flew each day. 168430 had avionics problems, so the C-40 may have been bringing replacement parts for this aircraft. On 7 April 2014, 168430 conducted a test flight Perth – Albany – Perth as ‘TALON 78′, before resuming search flights the following day. These two P-8s were replaced on 10 April 2014 by another pair from Kadena – 168438 and 168439. On 10 April 2014, 168430 departed Perth Airport to Subang, Malaysia and Kadena Air Base, Japan as ‘TALON 101’.
Photo © David Eyre
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy, VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, 168429 / LF-429 (MSN 40809/3792) & 168430/LF-430 (MSN 40810/3879) Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
165834 / 834 Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) (MSN 32598/1174) of US Navy squadron VR-58 ’Sunseekers’, 168429 / LF-429 (MSN 40809/3792) & 168430/LF-430 (MSN 40810/3879) Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
165834 arrived from Darwin on 4 April 2014 using callsign ‘CONVOY 7275’, and seen here parked on Bay 217 at the south end of Terminal 2 apron at 16:37, shortly after arrival. It departed back to Darwin on 5 April 2014 with the same callsign. Believed to be bringing parts for the two Boeing P-8A Poseidons deployed to Perth as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
168429 arrived at Perth Airport on 18 March 2014 (see photos) from Subang, Malaysia. P-8s could not operate from RAAF Pearce with full fuel load. It initially used the call sign RESCUE 74 and later RESCUE 74 or 75 during search operations.
168430 arrived in Perth on 28 March 2014 (see photos) direct from Kadena Air Base, Japan. On search flights, this aircraft used callsign RESCUE 75 initially, and RESCUE 74 or 75 from 1 April 2014. Only one P-8 flew each day. 168430 had avionics problems, so the C-40 may have been bringing replacement parts for this aircraft. These two P-8s were replaced on 10 April 2014 by another pair from Kadena – 168438 and 168439.
Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Home based at Jacksonville NAS, Florida, but deployed to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. Parked at Bay 220 on the south end of Terminal 2 apron at Perth Airport. 168430 arrived in Perth on 28 March 2014 (see photos) direct from Kadena Air Base, Japan. On search flights, this aircraft used callsign RESCUE 75 initially, and RESCUE 74 or 75 from 1 April 2014. Only one P-8 flew each day. 168430 had avionics problems, so the C-40 may have been bringing replacement parts for this aircraft. On 7 April 2014, 168430 conducted a test flight Perth – Albany – Perth as ‘TALON 78′, before resuming search flights the following day. These two P-8s were replaced on 10 April 2014 by another pair from Kadena – 168438 and 168439. On 10 April 2014, 168430 departed Perth Airport to Subang, Malaysia and Kadena Air Base, Japan as ‘TALON 101’.
Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Home based at Jacksonville NAS, Florida, but deployed to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. Parked at Bay 220 on the south end of Terminal 2 apron at Perth Airport. 168430 arrived in Perth on 28 March 2014 (see photos) direct from Kadena Air Base, Japan. On search flights, this aircraft used callsign RESCUE 75 initially, and RESCUE 74 or 75 from 1 April 2014. Only one P-8 flew each day. 168430 had avionics problems, so the C-40 may have been bringing replacement parts for this aircraft. On 7 April 2014, 168430 conducted a test flight Perth – Albany – Perth as ‘TALON 78′, before resuming search flights the following day. These two P-8s were replaced on 10 April 2014 by another pair from Kadena – 168438 and 168439. On 10 April 2014, 168430 departed Perth Airport to Subang, Malaysia and Kadena Air Base, Japan as ‘TALON 101’.
Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168430/LF-430 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40810/3879) of US Navy, VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Home based at Jacksonville NAS, Florida, but deployed to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. Parked at Bay 220 on the south end of Terminal 2 apron at Perth Airport. 168430 arrived in Perth on 28 March 2014 (see photos) direct from Kadena Air Base, Japan. On search flights, this aircraft used callsign RESCUE 75 initially, and RESCUE 74 or 75 from 1 April 2014. Only one P-8 flew each day. 168430 had avionics problems, so the C-40 may have been bringing replacement parts for this aircraft. On 7 April 2014, 168430 conducted a test flight Perth – Albany – Perth as ‘TALON 78′, before resuming search flights the following day. These two P-8s were replaced on 10 April 2014 by another pair from Kadena – 168438 and 168439. On 10 April 2014, 168430 departed Perth Airport to Subang, Malaysia and Kadena Air Base, Japan as ‘TALON 101’.
Photo © David Eyre
20541 (MSN 0083486570) callsign ‘RESCUE 801’ and 21045 (MSN 1033416524) callsign ‘RESCUE 802’, Ilyushin IL-76MD of the Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), 13th Transport Division, 39th Air Regiment, Dangyang, China, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
20541 (MSN 0083486570) callsign ‘RESCUE 801’ and 21045 (MSN 1033416524) callsign ‘RESCUE 802’, Ilyushin IL-76MD of the Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), 13th Transport Division, 39th Air Regiment, Dangyang, China, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Deployed to Perth Airport to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Boeing 777-2H6ER 9M-MRO, which disappeared on 8 March 2014. Both aircraft arrived at Perth Airport on 22 March 2014, arriving from Sungai Besi Air Base, Malaysia. Usually, one IL-76 would operate a search flight each day, departing around 6am and returning around 2pm.
20541 was built in 1988, ex CCCP-78761 (Soviet AF), EW-78761 (Belarus AF), 27601 (PLAAF). 20541 used the callsign RESCUE 801, but did not fly a search flight today.
21045 was built in 1993, ex B-4034 (China United Airlines). 21045 had flown a search flight today as RESCUE 802.
Both aircraft departed Perth on 3 May 2014 to Subang Air Base (Malaysia), then home to China.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-OKF Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34378/575) of Air New Zealand, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-OKF Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34378/575) of Air New Zealand, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight NZ175 from Auckland, seen parked at Bay 54 at 16:43, just after arriving.
Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 (international) apron at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 (international) apron at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia, parked at Bay 56A. This arrived as flight GA726 from Denpasar and departed back there as GA729.
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia, parked at Bay 55. This arrived as GA724 from Jakarta and departed back there as GA725.
ZK-OKF Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34378/575) of Air New Zealand, parked at Bay 54. This arrived as NZ175 from Auckland and departed back there as NZ176.
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines, parked at Bay 52. This arrived as SQ223 from Singapore and departed as SQ214. This week, a number of these services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
20541 (MSN 0083486570) callsign ‘RESCUE 801’ and 21045 (MSN 1033416524) callsign ‘RESCUE 802’, Ilyushin IL-76MD of the Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), 13th Transport Division, 39th Air Regiment, Dangyang, China – deployed to Perth to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
ZS-SXA Airbus A340-313X (MSN 544) of South African Airways, parked at Bay 61. Arrived as SA280 from Johannesburg and departed at midnight as SA281 back to Johannesburg.
ZZ174 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (MSN P-77 / UK3) of the Royal Air Force, 99 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, UK. Parked at Bay 60. This arrived from RAAF Woomera Test Range at 14:03 with callsign ‘ASCOT 6665’ and may be carrying the prototype BAE Systems Taranis UAV (serial ZZ250). Departed Perth on 5 April 2014, and returned to BAE Systems’ Warton base.
Photo © David Eyre

Below photos were taken with a Canon EOS 70D with 100-400mm L IS lens – most at ISO 160, with later shots at ISO 200, ISO 250, ISO 320 and ISO 400.

Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 and the general aviation area at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 and the general aviation area at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Photographed from north side of Taxiway D, west of Runway 21, facing west.
Photo © David Eyre
Control Tower, Terminal 1, and the new Virgin Australia Pier under construction at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Control Tower, Terminal 1, and the new Virgin Australia Pier under construction at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
The sign in the foreground “21-2680, N, D1, 21-03” means that the Take Off Distance available is 2,680 metres, taxiway N is forward to the left, the aircraft is on taxiway D1, and the runway 21-03 is in front.
Virgin Australia will relocate their current domestic operations from Terminal 3 to the new Pier being built on the right in this photo. Construction is behind schedule and is now due to be completed in January 2015, instead of the original date of June 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
Control Tower and Terminal 1 at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Control Tower and Terminal 1 at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
With new A380-capable Bay 51A/B aerobridges. Virgin Australia will relocate their current domestic operations from Terminal 3 to this new Domestic Pier on the right in this photo. Construction is four months behind schedule and is now due to be completed in late October 2014. This will likely push its actual opening into January 2015, as testing and staff training must be completed. Virgin is unlikely to relocate during the busy period of Christmas 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
20541 Ilyushin IL-76MD (MSN 0083486570) of the Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), 13th Transport Division, 39th Air Regiment, Dangyang, China, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
20541 Ilyushin IL-76MD (MSN 0083486570) of the Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), 13th Transport Division, 39th Air Regiment, Dangyang, China, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Deployed to Perth Airport to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Boeing 777-2H6ER 9M-MRO, which disappeared on 8 March 2014. 20541 used the callsign ‘RESCUE 801’ during search flights, and was based at Perth Airport as it could not take off from RAAF Pearce with a full fuel load. It arrived at Perth Airport on 22 March 2014, arriving from Sungai Besi Air Base, Malaysia, together with 21045. Usually, one IL-76 would operate a search flight each day, departing around 6am and returning around 2pm. 20541 did not fly today.
20541 was built in 1988, ex CCCP-78761 (Soviet AF), EW-78761 (Belarus AF), 27601 (PLAAF). Departed Perth on 3 May 2014 to Subang Air Base (Malaysia), then home to China.
Photo © David Eyre
21045 Ilyushin IL-76MD (MSN 1033416524) of the Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), 13th Transport Division, 39th Air Regiment, Dangyang, China, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
21045 Ilyushin IL-76MD (MSN 1033416524) of the Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), 13th Transport Division, 39th Air Regiment, Dangyang, China, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Deployed to Perth Airport to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Boeing 777-2H6ER 9M-MRO, which disappeared on 8 March 2014. 21045 used the callsign ‘RESCUE 802’ during search flights. Based at Perth Airport as it could not take off from RAAF Pearce with full fuel load. It arrived at Perth Airport on 22 March 2014 from Sungai Besi Air Base, Malaysia, together with 21045. Usually, one IL-76 would operate a search flight each day, departing around 6am and returning around 2pm – today 21045 made a search flight.
Built in 1993, ex B-4034 (China United Airlines). Departed Perth on 3 May 2014 to Subang Air Base (Malaysia), then home to China.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPL Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000220) of Virgin Australia (still in Virgin Blue livery), named 'Samba Blue', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPL Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000220) of Virgin Australia (still in Virgin Blue livery), named ‘Samba Blue’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight VA720 to Adelaide, taxying out to depart at 1653.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPL Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000220) of Virgin Australia (still in Virgin Blue livery), named 'Samba Blue', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPL Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000220) of Virgin Australia (still in Virgin Blue livery), named ‘Samba Blue’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight VA720 to Adelaide, taxying out on taxiway D1 at 1656, before lining up for take-off from runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPL Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000220) of Virgin Australia (still in Virgin Blue livery), named 'Samba Blue', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPL Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000220) of Virgin Australia (still in Virgin Blue livery), named ‘Samba Blue’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight VA720 to Adelaide, taxying out on taxiway D1 at 1656, before lining up for take-off from runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKI De Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q Dash 8 (MSN 587) of Skippers Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKI De Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q Dash 8 (MSN 587) of Skippers Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 16:58, on a Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) flight from Karara iron ore mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKI De Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q Dash 8 (MSN 587) of Skippers Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XKI De Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q Dash 8 (MSN 587) of Skippers Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on taxiway A at 16:59 after landing on runway 21 on a Fly In Fly Out flight from Karara iron ore mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LKF Beech 200 King Air (MSN BB-660) of Star Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LKF Beech 200 King Air (MSN BB-660) of Star Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in at 1658 after arriving from Karara iron ore mine. Built in 1980, ex N988NA, N200TK, (N60JK not taken up), N200TK. Based at Perth since arriving in Australia in 1990 and formerly operated by Broughton Air Services, Skippers Aviation, and Pearl Aviation.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:00, arriving from Solomon iron ore mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:00, arriving from Solomon iron ore mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:00, arriving from Solomon iron ore mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:00, arriving from Solomon iron ore mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:00, arriving from Solomon iron ore mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11506) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 1702, arriving from Solomon iron ore mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (MSN 4371) of QantasLink, named 'City of Greater Geraldton', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (MSN 4371) of QantasLink, named ‘City of Greater Geraldton’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:02, arriving as flight QF429D from Learmonth.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (MSN 4371) of QantasLink, named 'City of Greater Geraldton', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (MSN 4371) of QantasLink, named ‘City of Greater Geraldton’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:02, arriving as flight QF429D from Learmonth.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (MSN 4371) of QantasLink, named 'City of Greater Geraldton', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (MSN 4371) of QantasLink, named ‘City of Greater Geraldton’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:03 after landing on runway 21, arriving as flight QF429D from Learmonth.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (MSN 4371) of QantasLink, named 'City of Greater Geraldton', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LQD Bombardier DHC-8-402NG Dash 8Q-400 (MSN 4371) of QantasLink, named ‘City of Greater Geraldton’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:03 after landing on runway 21, arriving as flight QF429D from Learmonth.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNH Fokker 50 (MSN 20113) of Virgin Australian Regional Airlines, named ‘Shire of Carnarvon’, still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNH Fokker 50 (MSN 20113) of Virgin Australian Regional Airlines, named ‘Shire of Carnarvon’, still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:05, arriving from Geraldton.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNH Fokker 50 (MSN 20113) of Virgin Australian Regional Airlines, named ‘Shire of Carnarvon’, still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNH Fokker 50 (MSN 20113) of Virgin Australian Regional Airlines, named ‘Shire of Carnarvon’, still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:05, arriving from Geraldton.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNH Fokker 50 (MSN 20113) of Virgin Australian Regional Airlines, named ‘Shire of Carnarvon’, still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNH Fokker 50 (MSN 20113) of Virgin Australian Regional Airlines, named ‘Shire of Carnarvon’, still in Skywest livery, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:05, arriving from Geraldton.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:08, arriving from Degrussa copper mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:08, arriving from Degrussa copper mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:08, arriving from Degrussa copper mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:10, after landing on runway 21, arriving from Degrussa copper mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHJ Fokker 100 (MSN 11464) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:10, after landing on runway 21, arriving from Degrussa copper mine.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying out on Taxiway C at 17:10, to take off from runway 21 as flight SQ214 to Singapore. This week, a number of the SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Lining up on runway 21 at 17:15, as flight SQ214 to Singapore. This week, a number of the SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taking off from runway 21 at 17:16, as flight SQ214 to Singapore. This week, a number of the SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taking off from runway 21 at 17:16, as flight SQ214 to Singapore. This week, a number of the SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taking off from runway 21 at 17:16, as flight SQ214 to Singapore. This week, a number of the SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SYF Boeing 777-312 (MSN 30868/360) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taking off from runway 21 at 17:16, as flight SQ214 to Singapore. This week, a number of the SQ223/SQ214 services were operated by Boeing 777-300 instead of the usual Boeing 777-200ER.
Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:13, using callsign ‘MITCHELL 12’, arriving from its home base at Williamtown, NSW. This aircraft had flown Williamtown-Perth-Williamtown the previous day (3 April 2014). From 5 April 2014, it acted as a coordination and communications relay aircraft during the air search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, using callsign ‘RESCUE 107’. On 7 April 2014, it departed Perth back to Williamtown as ‘MITCHELL 11’, as it was replaced by A30-006.
Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:13, using callsign ‘MITCHELL 12’, arriving from its home base at Williamtown, NSW. This aircraft had flown Williamtown-Perth-Williamtown the previous day (3 April 2014). From 5 April 2014, it acted as a coordination and communications relay aircraft during the air search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, using callsign ‘RESCUE 107’. On 7 April 2014, it departed Perth back to Williamtown as ‘MITCHELL 11’, as it was replaced by A30-006.
Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:13, using callsign ‘MITCHELL 12’, arriving from its home base at Williamtown, NSW. This aircraft had flown Williamtown-Perth-Williamtown the previous day (3 April 2014). From 5 April 2014, it acted as a coordination and communications relay aircraft during the air search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, using callsign ‘RESCUE 107’. On 7 April 2014, it departed Perth back to Williamtown as ‘MITCHELL 11’, as it was replaced by A30-006.
Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:13, using callsign ‘MITCHELL 12’, arriving from its home base at Williamtown, NSW. This aircraft had flown Williamtown-Perth-Williamtown the previous day (3 April 2014). From 5 April 2014, it acted as a coordination and communications relay aircraft during the air search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, using callsign ‘RESCUE 107’. On 7 April 2014, it departed Perth back to Williamtown as ‘MITCHELL 11’, as it was replaced by A30-006.
Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A30-001 Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetail (MSN 33474/1245) of 2 Squadron, RAAF, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:13, using callsign ‘MITCHELL 12’, arriving from its home base at Williamtown, NSW. This aircraft had flown Williamtown-Perth-Williamtown the previous day (3 April 2014). From 5 April 2014, it acted as a coordination and communications relay aircraft during the air search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, using callsign ‘RESCUE 107’. On 7 April 2014, it departed Perth back to Williamtown as ‘MITCHELL 11’, as it was replaced by A30-006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNR Fokker 100 (MSN 11488) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named 'Lake Argyle', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNR Fokker 100 (MSN 11488) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named ‘Lake Argyle’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:14, as flight VA9204 from Argyle diamond mine, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNR Fokker 100 (MSN 11488) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named 'Lake Argyle', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNR Fokker 100 (MSN 11488) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named ‘Lake Argyle’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:14, as flight VA9204 from Argyle diamond mine, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNR Fokker 100 (MSN 11488) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named 'Lake Argyle', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNR Fokker 100 (MSN 11488) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named ‘Lake Argyle’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:14, as flight VA9204 from Argyle diamond mine, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 (international) apron at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 (international) apron at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
ZZ174 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (MSN P-77 / UK3) of the Royal Air Force, 99 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, UK. Parked at Bay 60. This arrived from RAAF Woomera Test Range at 14:03 with callsign ‘ASCOT 6665’ and may be carrying the prototype BAE Systems Taranis UAV (serial ZZ250). Departed Perth on 5 April 2014, and returned to BAE Systems’ Warton base.
ZS-SXA Airbus A340-313X (MSN 544) of South African Airways, parked at Bay 61. Arrived as SA280 from Johannesburg and departed at midnight as SA281 back to Johannesburg.
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia, on pushback and engine start from Bay 56A, departing back to Denpasar as flight GA729 at 17:19.
21045 Ilyushin IL-76MD (MSN 1033416524) of the Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), 13th Transport Division, 39th Air Regiment, Dangyang, China – deployed to Perth to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, using callsign ‘RESCUE 802’.
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia, parked at Bay 55. This arrived as GA724 from Jakarta and departed back there as GA725.
ZK-OKF Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34378/575) of Air New Zealand, parked at Bay 54. This arrived as NZ175 from Auckland and departed back there as NZ176.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
QF1825 (callsign ‘QJET 1825’) from Newman, landing on runway 21 at 17:19.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
QF1825 (callsign ‘QJET 1825’) from Newman, landing on runway 21 at 17:19.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
QF1825 (callsign ‘QJET 1825’) from Newman, landing on runway 21 at 17:19.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
QF1825 (callsign ‘QJET 1825’) from Newman, landing on runway 21 at 17:19.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
QF1825 (callsign ‘QJET 1825’) from Newman, landing on runway 21 at 17:19.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXL Boeing 717-231 (MSN 55093/5083) of QantasLink, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
QF1825 (callsign ‘QJET 1825’) from Newman, landing on runway 21 at 17:19.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Departing as flight GA729 back to Denpasar, seen here taxying onto runway 21 from Taxiway W at 17:20.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taking off from runway 21 at 17:25 as flight GA729 to Denpasar.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFP Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38821/3684) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taking off from runway 21 at 17:25 as flight GA729 to Denpasar.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Landing on runway 21 at 17:24. Normally based at Essendon, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search – VH-LAL was based here from 22-28 March 2014 and again during 3-10 April 2014. Built in 2009, ex N959GA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Landing on runway 21 at 17:24. Normally based at Essendon, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search – VH-LAL was based here from 22-28 March 2014 and again during 3-10 April 2014. Built in 2009, ex N959GA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Landing on runway 21 at 17:24. Normally based at Essendon, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search – VH-LAL was based here from 22-28 March 2014 and again during 3-10 April 2014. Built in 2009, ex N959GA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Landing on runway 21 at 17:24. Normally based at Essendon, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search – VH-LAL was based here from 22-28 March 2014 and again during 3-10 April 2014. Built in 2009, ex N959GA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Landing on runway 21 at 17:24. Normally based at Essendon, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search – VH-LAL was based here from 22-28 March 2014 and again during 3-10 April 2014. Built in 2009, ex N959GA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Landing on runway 21 at 17:24. Normally based at Essendon, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search – VH-LAL was based here from 22-28 March 2014 and again during 3-10 April 2014. Built in 2009, ex N959GA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Landing on runway 21 at 17:24. Normally based at Essendon, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search – VH-LAL was based here from 22-28 March 2014 and again during 3-10 April 2014. Built in 2009, ex N959GA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAL Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5259) owned by Little Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Landing on runway 21 at 17:24. Normally based at Essendon, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search – VH-LAL was based here from 22-28 March 2014 and again during 3-10 April 2014. Built in 2009, ex N959GA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHM Fokker 100 (MSN 11449) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHM Fokker 100 (MSN 11449) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:27, arriving back from Nifty copper mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHM Fokker 100 (MSN 11449) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHM Fokker 100 (MSN 11449) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:27, arriving back from Nifty copper mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHM Fokker 100 (MSN 11449) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHM Fokker 100 (MSN 11449) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:27, arriving back from Nifty copper mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33484/1180) of Qantas, named 'Fremantle', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33484/1180) of Qantas, named ‘Fremantle’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:29 as flight QF1001 from Karratha, with two aviation enthusiasts taking photos in the foreground. Though exaggerated by the telephoto lens, this shows how close we were to the runway.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:32 as flight QF577 from Sydney.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:32 as flight QF577 from Sydney.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, with VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33484/1180) of Qantas, named 'Fremantle', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, with VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33484/1180) of Qantas, named ‘Fremantle’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:33 after landing on runway 24 as flight QF577 from Sydney, with VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33484/1180) of Qantas, named ‘Fremantle’ following – it had just landed on runway 21 as QF1001 from Karratha.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, with VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33484/1180) of Qantas, named 'Fremantle', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, with VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33484/1180) of Qantas, named ‘Fremantle’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:33 after landing on runway 24 as flight QF577 from Sydney, with VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33484/1180) of Qantas, named ‘Fremantle’ following – it had just landed on runway 21 as QF1001 from Karratha.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:33 after landing on runway 24 as flight QF577 from Sydney, with VH-VXN Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33484/1180) of Qantas, named ‘Fremantle’ following – it had just landed on runway 21 as QF1001 from Karratha.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:33, after landing on runway 24 as flight QF577 from Sydney.
Photo © David Eyre
Airbus A330-202 of Qantas: VH-EBN (MSN 1094), named ‘Clare Valley’, with VH-EBL (MSN 976) named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Airbus A330-202 of Qantas: VH-EBN (MSN 1094), named ‘Clare Valley’, with VH-EBL (MSN 976) named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in at 17:34 as flight QF577 from Sydney, to park at Bay 12. Sister ship VH-EBL (MSN 976) named ‘Whitsundays’ is parked at Bay 14, waiting to pushback and depart to Melbourne as QF776.
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Airbus A330-202 of Qantas: VH-EBN (MSN 1094), named ‘Clare Valley’, with VH-EBL (MSN 976) named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Airbus A330-202 of Qantas: VH-EBN (MSN 1094), named ‘Clare Valley’, with VH-EBL (MSN 976) named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in at 17:34 as flight QF577 from Sydney, to park at Bay 12. Sister ship VH-EBL (MSN 976) named ‘Whitsundays’ is parked at Bay 14, waiting to pushback and depart to Melbourne as QF776.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Parked at Bay 12 at 17:54 with a cloudy sunset behind, after arriving at 17:32 as flight QF577 from Sydney.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTB Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28508/83) of Scoot, named ‘Big Yella Fella’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTB Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28508/83) of Scoot, named ‘Big Yella Fella’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight TZ8 from Singapore, callsign ‘Scooter 8’, landing on runway 21 at 17:36.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTB Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28508/83) of Scoot, named ‘Big Yella Fella’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTB Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28508/83) of Scoot, named ‘Big Yella Fella’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight TZ8 from Singapore, callsign ‘Scooter 8’, landing on runway 21 at 17:36.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 976) Qantas, named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 976) Qantas, named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Seen during pushback from Bay 14 and engine start at 1736, departing to Melbourne as QF776.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 976) Qantas, named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 976) Qantas, named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Lining up on runway 21 for take-off at 17:47 as QF776 to Melbourne.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 976) Qantas, named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 976) Qantas, named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taking off from runway 21 at 17:47 as QF776 to Melbourne.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 976) Qantas, named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 976) Qantas, named ‘Whitsundays’ at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taking off from runway 21 at 17:47 as QF776 to Melbourne.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZE Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39369/4421) of Qantas, named 'Pine Creek', at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZE Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39369/4421) of Qantas, named ‘Pine Creek’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:37, as flight QF1089 from Newman.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHF Fokker 100 (MSN 11458) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHF Fokker 100 (MSN 11458) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:39, arriving from Christmas Creek iron ore mine.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:43, arriving from Mount Magnet. Network has reduced its fleet of Brasilias.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:43, arriving from Mount Magnet. Network has reduced its fleet of Brasilias.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Arriving from Mount Magnet and taxying in on taxiway A at 17:45. Network has recently reduced its fleet of Brasilias.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Arriving from Mount Magnet and taxying in on taxiway A at 17:45. Network has recently reduced its fleet of Brasilias.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120269) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Arriving from Mount Magnet and taxying in on taxiway A at 17:45. Network has recently reduced its fleet of Brasilias.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VXK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33481/1160) of Qantas, named ‘Katherine’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VXK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33481/1160) of Qantas, named ‘Katherine’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying out from Terminal 4 at 17:44, as flight QF1064 to Kalgoorlie.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VXK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33481/1160) of Qantas, named ‘Katherine’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VXK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 33481/1160) of Qantas, named ‘Katherine’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight QF1064 to Kalgoorlie, taking off runway 21 at 17:50.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:46, returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Normally based at Wellington, New Zealand, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. ZK-KFB arrived from Wellington on 25 March 2014 and returned home to Wellington on 16 April 2014. Built in 2012, ex N643GA.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:46, returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Normally based at Wellington, New Zealand, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. ZK-KFB arrived from Wellington on 25 March 2014 and returned home to Wellington on 16 April 2014. Built in 2012, ex N643GA.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:49, to park in the general aviation area. Normally based at Wellington, New Zealand, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. ZK-KFB arrived at Perth from Wellington on 25 March 2014, and it returned home to Wellington on 16 April 2014. Built in 2012, ex N643GA.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:49, to park in the general aviation area. Normally based at Wellington, New Zealand, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. ZK-KFB arrived at Perth from Wellington on 25 March 2014, and it returned home to Wellington on 16 April 2014. Built in 2012, ex N643GA.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, taxying in on Taxiway A at 17:49, to park in the general aviation area. Normally based at Wellington, New Zealand, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. ZK-KFB arrived at Perth from Wellington on 25 March 2014, and it returned home to Wellington on 16 April 2014. Built in 2012, ex N643GA.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, taxying in on Taxiway D at 17:49, to park in the general aviation area. Normally based at Wellington, New Zealand, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. ZK-KFB arrived at Perth from Wellington on 25 March 2014, and it returned home to Wellington on 16 April 2014. Built in 2012, ex N643GA.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-KFB Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (MSN 6043) of Execujet New Zealand Ltd, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, taxying in on Taxiway D at 17:49, to park in the general aviation area. Normally based at Wellington, New Zealand, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. ZK-KFB arrived at Perth from Wellington on 25 March 2014, and it returned home to Wellington on 16 April 2014. Built in 2012, ex N643GA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NJN British Aerospace 146-300 (MSN E3217) of Cobham Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NJN British Aerospace 146-300 (MSN E3217) of Cobham Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
‘JETEX 873’ from Barimunya, landing on runway 21 at 17:48.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NJN British Aerospace 146-300 (MSN E3217) of Cobham Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NJN British Aerospace 146-300 (MSN E3217) of Cobham Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
‘JETEX 873’ from Barimunya, landing on runway 21 at 17:48.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NJN British Aerospace 146-300 (MSN E3217) of Cobham Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NJN British Aerospace 146-300 (MSN E3217) of Cobham Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
‘JETEX 873’ from Barimunya, landing on runway 21 at 17:48.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNU Fokker 100 (MSN 11373) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named ‘Roebuck Bay’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNU Fokker 100 (MSN 11373) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named ‘Roebuck Bay’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 17:50 as VA1016 from Paraburdoo.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight GA725 to Jakarta, lining up on runway 21 at 17:52.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight GA725 to Jakarta, taking off from runway 21 at 17:53.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMW Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38069/4026) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Flight GA725 to Jakarta, taking off from runway 21 at 17:53.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFU De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 (MSN 151) of Skippers Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFU De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 (MSN 151) of Skippers Aviation, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on taxiway A at 1753, after arriving on a FIFO flight from Darlot.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, landing on runway 21 at 17:56. Normally based at Sydney, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. VH-LAW arrived from Sydney on 3 April 2014 and returned home to Sydney on 10 April 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, landing on runway 21 at 17:56. Normally based at Sydney, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. VH-LAW arrived from Sydney on 3 April 2014 and returned home to Sydney on 10 April 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, landing on runway 21 at 17:56. Normally based at Sydney, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. VH-LAW arrived from Sydney on 3 April 2014 and returned home to Sydney on 10 April 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. It is seen here taxying in to the GA area at 17:59, passing VH-EBN Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1094) of Qantas, named ‘Clare Valley’,parked at Bay 12 at Terminal 4. Normally based at Sydney, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. VH-LAW arrived from Sydney on 3 April 2014 and returned home to Sydney on 10 April 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named ‘Spirit of Kokomo’, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Returning from a search flight looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. It is seen here taxying in to the GA area at 17:59. Normally based at Sydney, this aircraft was one of a number of civilian business jets chartered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and temporarily based in Perth during the MH370 search. VH-LAW arrived from Sydney on 3 April 2014 and returned home to Sydney on 10 April 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:59, as flight QF773 from Melbourne. This aircraft was leased by Qantas to Jetstar from new. When Jetstar received Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, they began transferring the A330s to Qantas, and VH-EBR was delivered on 19 February 2014 and repainted in Qantas livery.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:59, as flight QF773 from Melbourne. This aircraft was leased by Qantas to Jetstar from new. When Jetstar received Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, they began transferring the A330s to Qantas, and VH-EBR was delivered on 19 February 2014 and repainted in Qantas livery.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 24 at 17:59, as flight QF773 from Melbourne. This aircraft was leased by Qantas to Jetstar from new. When Jetstar received Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, they began transferring the A330s to Qantas, and VH-EBR was delivered on 19 February 2014 and repainted in Qantas livery.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on taxiway A at 18:00, after landing on runway 24 as flight QF773 from Melbourne. This aircraft was leased by Qantas to Jetstar from new. When Jetstar received Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, they began transferring the A330s to Qantas, and VH-EBR was delivered on 19 February 2014 and repainted in Qantas livery.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in on taxiway A at 18:00, after landing on runway 24 as flight QF773 from Melbourne. This aircraft was leased by Qantas to Jetstar from new. When Jetstar received Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, they began transferring the A330s to Qantas, and VH-EBR was delivered on 19 February 2014 and repainted in Qantas livery.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBR Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1251) of Qantas, named ‘Lockyer Valley’, at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Taxying in to park at Terminal 4 at 18:00 after arriving as flight QF773 from Melbourne. This aircraft was leased by Qantas to Jetstar from new. When Jetstar received Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, they began transferring the A330s to Qantas, and VH-EBR was delivered on 19 February 2014 and repainted in Qantas livery.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXR Boeing 717-2BL (MSN 55168/5118) of QantasLink at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NXR Boeing 717-2BL (MSN 55168/5118) of QantasLink at Perth Airport– Fri 4 April 2014.
Landing on runway 21 at 18:01 as flight QF1977 from Cloudbreak iron ore mine, call sign ‘QJET 1977’.
Photo © David Eyre

 

One thought on “Perth Airport Airside Visit – 4 April 2014

  • May 9, 2014 at 9:48 am
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    looks like you had a great day, awesome photos

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