September 2012

AIRCRAFT PHOTOS – September 2012

Sun 30 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VFI Airbus A320-232 (cn 5270) of Jetstar

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

Flight JQ976 from Adelaide, landing on runway 03 at 17:05.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sun 30 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-OKA Boeing 777-219ER (cn 29404/534) of Air New Zealand.

Flight NZ175 from Auckland, landing on runway 03 at 16:16.

Photo © Keith Anderson

 

 

Sun 30 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XZA Boeing 737-838 (cn 39367/4150) of Qantas, named “Leeton”.

Wears “Spirit of Australians ” special titles, and the winners of a competition to have their names painted on the aircraft.

This is Qantas’ newest 737 – it made its first flight at the Boeing factory in Seattle on 9 August 2012 and was delivered on 22 August 2012.

Landing on runway 03 at 14:27 as flight QF651 from Brisbane, and later taxying out to runway 03 at 16:38 as flight QF918 to Karratha.

Photos 1 & 4 © Steve Jaksic

Photos 2, 3, 5 © Keith Anderson

Sun 30 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Photo 1 © Steve Jaksic
Flight D7 232 from Kuala Lumpur landing on runway 03 at 13:59.

Photo 2 © Keith Anderson
Flight D7 233 back to Kuala Lumpur, at the holding point on taxiway M, as VH-QPH A330-303 of Qantas lands on runway 03 at 15:21.

Sun 30 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Taxying to runway 03 at 13:58 for takeoff as flight DJ1725 to Karratha.

Photo © Steve Jaksic

Sat 29 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGW Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 35601/1034) of Emirates

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Taxying in to park at the International Terminal on arrival as flight EK420 from Dubai at 17:17.

Photos © Les Bushell

Sat 29 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Taxying in to park at Bay 53 at the International Terminal on arrival as flight QR900 from Doha at 16:59.

 

In the background of the second photo is:

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

This aircraft arrived at 13:11 as flight SA280 from Johannesburg, and returned there at 23:57 as flight SA281.

Photos © Les Bushell

Sat 29 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-MTF Airbus A330-323X (cn 1281) of Malaysia Airlines.

Taxying out from the International Terminal for departure from runway 21 as flight MH124 to Kuala Lumpur at 16:40.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 29 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Taxying out from the International Terminal for departure from runway 21 as flight SQ226 to Singapore at 16:00.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 29 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-TRD Airbus A320-232 (cn 4931) of Tiger Airways (Singapore)

Another rare daytime visit to Perth by a Tiger Airways Singapore A320 – the second of two extra services. The Singapore-based A320s usually only visit at night.

Another Tiger Singapore A320 visited the previous Saturday (22 September) – 9V-TAY – see Keith Anderson’s photo below.

Flight TR2714 from Singapore is seen here taxying in to Perth’s International Terminal at 15:50, and taxying out as flight TR2715 back to Singapore at 16:48.

Photos © Les Bushell

Sat 29 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-EBI Airbus A330-202 (cn 898) of Qantas, named “Yarra Valley”. 

Taxying out to runway 21 as flight QF71 to Singapore at 15:42.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 29 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

This aircraft arrived at 13:11 as flight SA280 from Johannesburg, and returned there at 23:57 as flight SA281.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 29 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FVN ATR 72-600 (ATR 72-212A) (cn 1039) of Skywest (operated for Virgin Australia), named “Whitehaven Beach”

This new aircraft arrived into Perth from Jakarta-Halim at 20:43 on 11 September 2012 on its delivery flight from Toulouse in France. It used call sign “Southern Cross 1261” as it was being ferried by Southern Cross International, an aircraft ferrying company.

It made its first flight at Toulouse on 16 August 2012 with French test registration F-WWEB. After being registered VH-FVN, it departed Toulouse on 8 September 2012 on its delivery flight. The flight route was Toulouse (France) – Alexandria Borg El Arab (Egypt) – Al Ain (UAE) – Nagpur (India) – Penang (Malaysia) – Jakarta Halim (Indonesia) – Perth.

The aircraft was in Perth for pre-service modifications. On 3 October 2012, it departed Perth via Kalgoorlie to Brisbane as flight DJ927A, for service with Virgin Australia on their Eastern States routes.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 29 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-TLD Boeing 737-3B7(SF) (cn 23706/1499) of Toll Priority (Airwork New Zealand)

At the International Terminal, after arriving from Cocos Islands as flight TFR15 at 14:17.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 22 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-TAY Airbus A320-232 (cn 4874) of Tiger Airways (Singapore)

A rare daytime visit to Perth by a Tiger Airways Singapore A320. The Singapore-based A320s usually only visit at night.

Flight TR2714 from Singapore is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 15:58.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 22 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

On final approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 16:59 as flight QR900 from Doha.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 22 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGU Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 41079/1028) of Emirates

Flight EK420 from Dubai, on final approach to runway 21 at 17:29.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Wed 19 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-JSG Airbus A320-232 (cn 2457) of Jetstar Asia (leased from ILFC)

A rare daytime visit by a Jetstar Asia A320.

Flight 3K 115 from Singapore via Jakarta is seen here on a very delayed arrival to runway 21 at 15:05. Normally, the service arrives at 01:30 at night.

Photo © Michael Davis

Wed 19 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NJH BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 (cn E3301) of Cobham Aviation

On final approach to runway 21 at 17:36 after a FIFO flight from Coondewanna. The aircraft entered service the previous day, operating its first service with Cobham between Perth and Barimunya. (See below photo of the aircraft on its delivery flight from Adelaide on 14 September 2012).

VH-NJH will be in Perth for only 2 or 3 weeks before returning to Adelaide on the one contract Cobham has there. When that occurs, the current Adelaide-based aircraft, VH-NJG (a BAe 146-200) will be flown to Perth and based here.

This is being done to cover the departure of BAe 146-100 VH-NJX (cn E1003 – the 3rd 146 built), which is is to be scrapped.

VH-NJH made its first flight on 15 April 1997 as G-6-301, and was delivered to Cityflyer Express ( a British Airways feeder airline) as G-BXAS on 1 May 1997. It served with them until 8 December 2009, when it was flown from London City Airport to Kemble for storage. A few months later on 19 March 2010, it was flown to Southend. It was delivered to Cobham in Adelaide on 1 August 2012 – still as G-BXAS, in an all-white paint scheme minus titles, and repainted at Adelaide in full Cobham colours as
VH-NJH.

Photo © Michael Davis

Wed 19 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGM Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 41073/988) of Emirates

Flight EK420 from Dubai, on final approach to runway 21 at 17:41.

Photo © Michael Davis

Wed 19 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-OKB Boeing 777-219ER (cn 34376/537) of Air New Zealand.

Flight NZ175 from Auckland, on final approach to runway 21 at 17:55.

Photo © Michael Davis

Sun 16 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VQ-BSO Dassault Falcon 7X (cn 064) of Shell Aircraft Ltd

Landing on runway 03 at 15:25 after a flight from Singapore.

Shell Aircraft Ltd is the corporate flight department for the Shell petroleum company.

Built in 2009. Ex F-WWHH.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 16 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-CGF Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV Gulfstream IV (cn 1083) of Crown Melbourne Ltd

Landing on runway 03 at 12:18 after a flight from Melbourne.

Built in 1988. Ex N1761Q, HB-ITZ, VH-CCC.

Crown operates a casino and hotel complex in Melbourne, and owns a similar resort in Perth.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sun 16 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VWU Airbus A321-231 (cn 3948) of Jetstar

Flight JQ986 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 10:01.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sun 16 Sep 2012: Over West Swan, north of Perth Airport

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

Flight QF582 to Sydney, turning east at 14:53 after takeoff from runway 03 at Perth Airport.

Photo © David Eyre

Sun 16 Sep 2012: Over West Swan, north of Perth Airport

VH-NJI BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 (cn E3265) of Cobham Aviation

Flying over at 2,000 feet at 14:32 after takeoff from Perth Airport runway 03 on a FIFO flight to Barrow Island.

Photo © David Eyre

Sun 16 Sep 2012: Over West Swan, north of Perth Airport

VH-VZY Boeing 737-838 (cn 39363/3944) of Qantas, named “Temora”

Following one minute behind the Virgin flight to the same destination, flight QF904 to Karratha is seen here at 14:00 heading north after takeoff from Perth Airport runway 03.

Photo © David Eyre

Sun 16 Sep 2012: Over West Swan, north of Perth Airport

VH-VUR Boeing 737-8FE (cn 36606/3059) of Virgin Australia, named “Star City”, still in Virgin Blue colours.

Flight DJ1725 to Karratha at 13:59, heading north after takeoff from Perth Airport’s runway 03.

Photo © David Eyre

Sun 16 Sep 2012: Over West Swan, north of Perth Airport

VH-VQO Airbus A320-232 (cn 2587) of Jetstar Airways

Flight JQ971 to Melbourne, turning east after takeoff from runway 03 at 13:29. It landed in Melbourne 3 hours 18 minutes later.

Photo © David Eyre

Sun 16 Sep 2012: Over West Swan, north of Perth Airport

3B-NBM Airbus A330-202 (cn 883) of Air Mauritius, named “Tronchetia”

Flight MK941 to Mauritius, after takeoff from runway 03 at 13:11.

The aircraft initially heads north, before turning west and heading out over the Indian Ocean for the 8 hours 48 minutes flight to Mauritius.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 15 Sep 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-WGT Shorts SC7 Skyvan 3M-100 (cn SH.1960) of Fugro Airborne Surveys

Equipped with an electromagnetic loop, nose and tail booms, tail magnetometer, towed receiver.

The electromagnetic loop is used to measure conductivity caused by variations in the Earth’s minerals, water content or salinity. The wire strung around the outer parts of aircraft is used to generate an electical pulse into the ground. Another device is then towed on a cable behind the tail to detect the return signal fom the generated pulse.

The tail-mounted magnetometer boom is used to measure variations in the Earth’s magnetic field due to changes in the magnetite content of the rock.

This aircraft was built in 1978 and test flown as UK Class B registration G-14-128. It was then registered to Short Brothers Ltd as G-BFUJ, and appeared at the 1978 Farnborough Air Show.

It was delivered to the Lesotho Police in January 1979 and registered 7P-AAC, but was reregistered a few days later as PMU-2 and delivered to the Lesotho Police Mobile Unit (hence the serial PMU-2) on 7 February 1979.

Ten years later on 7 February 1989, it was sold to GAS General Aviation Services as N982GA, based in South Africa.

In October 1989, it was registered ZS-MJS to Skyvan Services and operated by Executive Aerospace Ltd in South Africa.

It was delivered to Perth Airport as ZS-MJS in 1996, and soon flown to Jandakot for extensive modifications to survey configuration. It was registered on 12 December 1996 as VH-WGT to World Geoscience Corporation Ltd, which was taken over by Fugro Airborne Surveys Ltd in 2000.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sat 15 Sep 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-FCE Nanchang CJ-6A (cn 3932014) of Fighter Combat International

Landing on runway 06L.

Built in 1983, ex 3932014 PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force – Chinese Air Force). First registered in Australia on 7 June 2004 as VH-NNO, reregistered 27 August 2004 as VH-FCE.

Fighter Combat International Pty Ltd (FCI) is based at Jandakot Airport and was founded in 2003 by pilots Darius Pavri and Drew Searle (an ex-RAAF QFI). All of their other pilots have a military background. FCI conducts a variety of activities with its warbird aircraft, including participating and organising air displays (Drew Searle was Race Director for the Red Bull Air Race), but its main activity is combat adventure flights for paying members of the public.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 15 Sep 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-NNV / 5432024 Nanchang CJ-6A (cn 5432024) of Ian Gonsal, operated by Fighter Combat International.

Landing on runway 06L.

Built in 1992, ex 5432024 PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force – Chinese Air Force), first registered in Australia on 16.2.2005 as VH-NNV.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 15 Sep 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (cn DHA1088) of Barry Markham

The Royal Aero Club of Western Australia held its annual Battle of Britain flypast and “Wings and Wheels” display.

Built in 1945. Allocated serial A17-757 with RAAF.

Registered 10.6.1955 to Royal Newcastle Aero Club as
VH-RNQ. It was damaged on 27.2.1959, cancelled from the civil aircraft register on 27.12.1960 and sold for spares.

Restored 30.10.1991 as VH-NOV to Barry Markham.

Set a number of records in its class when Barry flew it from Perth to London in April-June 1998, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 15 Sep 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (cn DHA34) of Royal Aero Club of WA

The Royal Aero Club of Western Australia held its annual Battle of Britain flypast and “Wings and Wheels” display.

Built in 1942 for RAAF and allocated military serial A17-37.
Registered VH-RJA on 6.8.1947

Rebuilt after a November 1995 ditching in the Swan River.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 15 Sep 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth, (cn DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of WA

The Royal Aero Club of Western Australia held its annual Battle of Britain flypast and “Wings and Wheels” display.

Built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) from RAAF stock and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. It was registered to DCA as VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. At the time of its initial conversion, or shortly afterwards, it was fitted with a canopy of a style developed by De Havilland Canada.
Following a change of policy, it was re-registered in DCA’s block as VH-CAG on 4 May 1949. It was allocated to DCA’s Western Australia Region, based at Maylands.
By 6 April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots.
Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia on 5 April 1960 for £450. Reregistered 7.7.1960 as VH-TUG Gliding Association of Western Australia Inc, Doubleview, WA, later to Gliding Club of Western Australia Inc. , Bedford Park, WA. Reregistered 23.10.1965 as VH-CKF.
Went through a number of owners before being sold in 1986 to Reg Adkins (ex MMA DC-3, F27 & F28 pilot).
Registered 23.11.1995 to Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, and painted in RAAF markings as A17-421, named “Shirley Adkins” (after Reg Adkins’ wife).

Photo © Keith Anderson

Fri 14 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NJH BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 (cn E3301) of Cobham Aviation

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

This aircraft is seen landing on runway 21 at 14:29 on delivery to Perth from Adelaide.

VH-NJH will be in Perth for only 2 or 3 weeks before returning to Adelaide on the one contract Cobham has there. When that occurs, the current Adelaide-based aircraft, VH-NJG (a BAe 146-200) will be flown to Perth and based here.

This is being done to cover the departure of BAe 146-100 VH-NJX (cn E1003 – the 3rd 146 built), which is is to be scrapped.

VH-NJH made its first flight on 15 April 1997 as G-6-301, and was delivered to Cityflyer Express ( a British Airways feeder airline) as G-BXAS on 1 May 1997. It served with them until 8 December 2009, when it was flown from London City Airport to Kemble for storage. A few months later on 19 March 2010, it was flown to Southend. It was delivered to Cobham in Adelaide on 1 August 2012 – still as G-BXAS, in an all-white paint scheme minus titles, and repainted at Adelaide in full Cobham colours as
VH-NJH.

Photo © Steve J

Fri 14 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NQE Fokker 100 (cn 11457) of Network Aviation

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH –
DELIVERY FLIGHT *

Another of the ten former American Airlines and Avianca Fokker 100s acquired by Network Aviation is seen here landing on runway 21 at 13:34, on arrival from Jakarta-Halim, a flight time of 4 hours 11 minutes. The aircraft was using callsign “Southern Cross 1260”, as it was flown by a crew from Southern Cross International, a provider of aircraft ferrying services.

The aircraft was last operated by Avianca Airlines of Colombia, and during 13-15 March 2012, it was flown Cali-Nassau-Halifax-Keflavik-Woensdrecht in Avianca colours, still registered as HK-4419.

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

On 11 September 2012, the aircraft departed Woensdrecht (Netherlands) via Trabazon (Turkey), Al Ain (UAE), Nagpur (India), Penang (Malaysia), Jakarta Halim (Indonesia) and finally to Perth today.

ex PH-EZB, N1448A, HK-4419-X, HK-4419, PH-AQC.

Photo © Brenden Scott

Fri 14 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZS-SXD Airbus A340-313E (cn 643) South African Airways, named “Siyanqoba”

Seen landing on runway 03 at 13:18 as flight SA280 from Johannesburg.

South African Airways ran a public competition to design a an Olympics paint scheme for one of their aircraft to fly the South African team and officials to the 2012 London Olympics. Over 300 entries were received and the winning design was submitted by Stellenbosch University student Adrie Le Roux. He attended a ceremony at SAA Technical’s Hangar 07 at Johannesburg on 8 July 2012, during which the first paint was applied to the aircraft, and won a trip to the Olympics. The aircraft bears images of South African swimmers, runners, and soccer players.

The aircraft was rolled out in the new colours on 18 July 2012 and took the team to the London Olympics on 19 July. The Olympic games run from 27 July to 12 August 2012, and the Paralympics run from 29 August to 9 September.

Photo © Steve J

Fri 14 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-JCR Gates Learjet 35A (cn 35A-231) of Jet City Pty Ltd

This aircraft is arrived the previous evening at 18:29 from Denpasar (Bali), and is seen here taxying out to runway 03 at 09:41 for departure to Darwin.

Built in 1979. Ex (N10AB), (N712DM), N911DN, N62DK.

Photo © Steve J

Fri 14 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VOQ Boeing 737-8FE (cn 33798/1391) of Virgin Australia, named “Margaret River”

This aircraft formerly wore Pacific Blue livery and the name “Peta Pan”.

Flight DJ549 from Sydney at 09:03, on final approach to runway 03.

Also see Les Bushell’s photo of the aircraft when it had a white nose on 30 April 2012.

Photo © Steve J

Fri 14 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FKW Fokker 50 (cn 20306) of Alliance Airlines.

This aircraft arrived yesterday from Adelaide, operating a charter flight for Australian Air Holidays.

Seen here taxying out to runway 03 at 08:13 for departure as flight QQ4482 – call sign “Unity 4482” to Kalgoorlie.

Later the same day, it flew from Kalgoorlie to Coober Pedy in South Australia as QQ4484 / “Unity 4484”.

Photo © Steve J

Thu 13 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-YIJ Boeing 737-8FE (cn 39924/4109) of Virgin Australia, named “Pennington Bay” (leased from RBS)

Landing on runway 21 at 16:58 as flight DJ9917 from Adelaide.

This aircraft is relatively new, having made its first flight 3 July 2012, and was delivered to the airline on 18-20 July 2012.

Photo © Les Bushell

Thu 13 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VNQ Airbus A320-232 (cn 5218) of Tiger Airways Australia.

Landing on runway 21 at 16:17 as flight TT184 from Melbourne.

Photo © Les Bushell

 

 

Thu 13 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A39-004 Airbus KC-30A (A330-203MRTT) (cn 1036) of 33 Squadron, RAAF, based at RAAF Amberley, Queensland.

On final approach to runway 21 at 15:15 using callsign “Dragon 05”.

This aircraft visited Perth Airport for the first time on 22 March 2012.

It made its first flight from the Airbus factory at Toulouse, France on 10 July 2009 as F-WWKZ.

It was later allocated Spanish test registration EC-336. It arrived at Brisbane Airport on 18 June 2010 for conversion by Qantas Defence Services Ltd, making its first post-conversion test flight on 20 August 2011.

On 24 August 2011, it departed to Las Vegas McCarran airport using call sign CASA336 for installation of defence systems. It was repainted and returned to Brisbane on 16 September 2011 as A39-004.

It was the third KC-30A accepted by 33 Squadron, on 8 November 2011.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 13 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FKW Fokker 50 (cn 20306) of Alliance Airlines.

Operating a charter flight for Australian Air Holidays, arriving direct from Adelaide. Seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 14:57 as flight QQ4481 – call sign “UNITY 4481”.

Photo © Steve J

Wed 12 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

N767A Boeing 767-2AX ER (cn 33685/903) of Saudi Aramco Aviation

This VIP-configured aircraft is seen on final approach to runway 21 at 13:45, arriving from Auckland, New Zealand for a fuel stop before continuing on to Damman, Saudi Arabia at 15:18.

The aircraft had made a fuel stop at Perth a few days earlier when going from Damman to Auckland on the morning of 7 September 2012.

The aircraft made its first flight from the Boeing factory on 19 March 2003, and was delivered to Saudi Aramco on 27 March 2003.

Photo © Michael Davis

Wed 12 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGO Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 35598/1000) of Emirates

“1000TH 777” titles

This aircraft was the 1,000th Boeing 777 produced, and a special ceremony was held at the Boeing factory in Seattle on 2 March 2012. The aircraft made its first flight on 6 March 2012.

This production milestone was achieved in only 18 years since the first Boeing 777 flew on 12 June 1994. By comparison, it took the Boeing 767 thirty years to reach the same production milestone.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777s, with 111 currently in service and many more on order.

Landing on runway 21 at 17:34 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

This was its second visit – it first visited on 2 September 2012 – see photos below.

Photo 1 © Steve Jaksic

Photo 2 © Michael Foss

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A mock-up cockpit section, sitting in bushland near runway 03.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VNO Airbus A320-232 (cn 4053) of Tiger Airways Australia

Landing on runway 03 at 16:27 as flight TT184 from Melbourne.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQT Airbus A320-232 (cn 2475) of Jetstar

Landing on runway 03 at 16:12 in a strong cross wind of around 19 knots – note the angle of left bank required.

Flight JQ968 from Melbourne.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (cn 1306) of Virgin Australia, named “Bells Beach”

Landing on runway 03 at 16:07 in a strong cross wind of around 19 knots – note the angle of left bank required.

Flight DJ559 from Sydney.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

HS-TEQ Airbus A330-343X (cn 1037) of Thai Airways International, named “Si Ayutthaya”

Flight TG481 from Bangkok, landing on runway 03 at 16:01.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A36-001 Boeing 737-7DT (BBJ) (cn 30829/738) of 34 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, based at RAAF Fairbairn, Canberra, ACT

Landing on runway 03 at 15:48 using callsign “Envoy 36”.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-FNU Fokker 100 (cn 11373) of Skywest Airlines

Waiting on taxiway M at the holding point for runway 03 for takeoff on a flight to Broome.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SQK Boeing 777-212ER (cn 33368/428) of Singapore Airlines

Flight SQ223 from Singapore, landing on runway 03 at 14:36.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-XXG Airbus A330-343X (cn 1131) of AirAsia X, named “Southern Xross”

Flight D7 232 from Kuala Lumpur, landing on runway 03 at 14:04.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 9 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VWY Airbus A321-231 (cn 1408) of Jetstar

Flight JQ986 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 13:29.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sat 8 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-OKB Boeing 777-219ER (cn 34376/537) of Air New Zealand

Flight NZ175 from Auckland, landing on runway 21 at 17:50.

Photos 1 & 2 – On final approach over Caversham
© David Eyre

Photo 3 – About to land at Perth Airport © Keith Anderson

Sat 8 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGY Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 41080/1039) of Emirates

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

* FIRST REVENUE SERVICE BY A6-EGY

 

This new aircraft made its first flight from the Boeing facility in Seattle on 8 August 2012, and was delivered direct from Seattle Paine Field to Dubai on 5 – 6 September 2012 (only two days before this photo).

This flight was the aircraft’s first revenue service since delivery. Flight EK420 from Dubai, landing on runway 21 at 17:28.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sat 8 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A7-BAA Boeing 777-3DZ ER (cn 36009/676) of Qatar Airways, leased from Al Khattuya Leasing SAS

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

Flight QR900 from Doha, about to land on runway 21 at 17:23.

Qatar Airways recently announced more frequent use of the 777-300ER on Perth services – see our homepage or our Foreign Airlines schedules and fleet lists .

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sat 8 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Flight DJ564 to Sydney, after takeoff from runway 03 at 16:43.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 8 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VMX Bombardier CL-600-2B19 Challenger 850 (cn 7176) of Maxem Aviation (Fallbrook Pty Ltd)

Landing on runway 03 at Perth at 16:15, arriving from Essendon, Victoria.

The Challenger 850 is based on Bombardier’s 50-seat CRJ200LR, which itself was a stretched derivative of the original Canadair CL-600 Challenger.

It is a corporate shuttle aircraft, fitted out with an executive seating configuration of 15-19 passengers, and has a range of 5,200 km at Mach 0.8.

This particular aircraft was first built as a Challenger SE (Special Edition) and test flown in 1997 as C-FMMX. It was re-registered N176SE and delivered to TAG Aviation in 1998, and they reregistered the aircraft as HB-IVU in 1999. It then became LX-GJC with Silver Arrow in 2000.

It was redesignated as a Challenger 850 in 2003, being re-registered P4-CRJ with HCX Aviation. In December 2007, it became VP-BHX with Carre Aviation, then 9H-AFU with Comlux Aviation in 2009.

It was sold to Fallbrook Pty Ltd (operated by Maxem Aviation) and registered VH-VMX on 2 May 2011. It is based locally at Perth Airport.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Sat 8 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-DHN Cessna 650 Citation VII (cn 650-7011) of Business Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd

Taxying to runway 03 at 15:48 for a flight to Gold Coast (Coolangatta), Queensland.

It is reported that former World 500cc Motorcycle racing champion Mick Doohan actually owns this aircraft, hence the registration DHN.

Built in 1992. Ex N1260N, N5111 (General Motors Corp), N700VP, SE-DVY.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 8 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQW Airbus A320-232 (cn 2329) of Jetstar

Flight JQ109 from Denpasar (Bali), landing on runway 03 at 15:06, taken on a slower shutter speed of 1/50th sec to blur the background.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Sat 8 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

Landing on runway 03 at 14:45 as flight SQ223 from Singapore.

Photo © Keith Anderson

Fri 7 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-OKH Boeing 777-219ER (cn 34379/605) of Air New Zealand

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

Arriving quite early at 16:32, instead of the scheduled 18:10, flight NZ175 from Auckland is seen landing on runway 03 at Perth.

Boeing 777-200ERs replaced the Boeing 767-300ER (Winglets) on the NZ175/NZ176 service from Monday 3 September 2012.

Photos © David Eyre

Thu 6 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

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

First visit since repainted in Star Alliance special colours.

This aircraft was previously painted in standard Singapore Airlines colours (see photo in our July 2012 photos), but during August 2012 it was repainted in Star Alliance colours.

Another 777-312, 9V-SYE was previously the only -312 in Star Alliance colours, but it is rumoured that this older aircraft is to leave the fleet soon, which is why 9V-SYL was repainted. There are a few other aircraft in the other types of the Singapore Airlines fleet wearing Star Alliance colours.

Seen here on final approach to runway 21 as flight SQ223 from Singapore at 14:24, and later taking off from runway 21 as flight SQ226 back to Singapore at 16:04

Photos © Michael Foss

Thu 6 Sep 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-EGV Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 38990/1031) of Emirates

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

This aircraft is another very new aircraft. It made its first flight at the Boeing factory in Seattle on 23 July 2012, and was delivered direct to Emirates in Dubai on 31 July 2012, arriving on 1 August 2012.

Seen here flying over the northern suburbs of Perth at around 2,800 feet on descent, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:46 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 6 Sep 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

9M-XXC Airbus A330-343E (cn 1037) of AirAsia X, named “Midnight Xcapade”

Flying over the northern suburbs of Perth at 2,500 feet, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 13:37 as flight D7 232 from Kuala Lumpur.

Photo © David Eyre

Thu 6 Sep 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

ZS-SXA Airbus A340-313E (cn 544) of South African Airways

Flying over the northern suburbs of Perth at 3,400 feet, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 12:30 as flight SA280 from Johanneburg.

Photo © David Eyre

Wed 5 Sep 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-EGX Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 35602/1037) of Emirates

* FIRST VISIT TO PERTH *

This aircraft is very new, having made its first flight at the Boeing factory in Seattle on 6 August 2012, and was delivered direct to Emirates in Dubai on 31 August 2012, arriving on 1 September 2012, after a flight time of 16 hours 4 minutes. This was only four days before this photo.

TheEKSource.com reports that A6-EGX entered service only two days ago on flight EK751 Dubai – Casablanca, and is configured with 8 First Class seats, 42 Business Class seats and 310 Economy seats, without overhead crew rest areas.

Seen here flying over the northern suburbs of Perth at around 3,400 feet on descent, heading northwest and turning right to join the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport at 17:46 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photo © David Eyre

Sun 2 Sep 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A97-466 Lockheed-Martin C-130J-30 Hercules
(cn 382-5466) of 37 Squadron, based at RAAF Richmond, NSW.

This aircraft carries nose art and the name “Desert Devil” near the forward cabin door.

This aircraft is noteworthy as it spent an 11-month tour of duty in the Middle East Area of Operations, based at Al Minhad Air Base in Dubai, from 12 April 2010 through to 21 March 2011.

Service ribbons were painted above the crew entry door, including the Australian Active Service Medal,
Afghanistan Medal, Iraq Medal and NATO Medal.

RAAF News reported that whilst there, “the aircraft
had six propeller changes, two engine changes, a raft change, a phase-one servicing, and 73 maintenance ground runs. She flew more than 850 hours on
about 180 missions.”

Seen here heading north at 15:22.

Photos © David Eyre

Sun 2 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VNQ Airbus A320-232 (cn 5218) of Tiger Airways Australia

Landing on runway 03 at 16:27 as flight TT184 from Melbourne.

This is Tiger’s newest aircraft – it first flew on 2 July 2012 with test rego F-WWBD, and was delivered to the airline on 11 August 2012. It visited Perth for the first time on 23 August 2012.

Photo © Les Bushell

Sun 2 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGO Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 35598/1000) of Emirates – “1000TH 777” titles

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

This aircraft was the 1,000th Boeing 777 produced, and a special ceremony was held at the Boeing factory in Seattle on 2 March 2012. The aircraft made its first flight on 6 March 2012.

This production milestone was achieved in only 18 years since the first Boeing 777 flew on 12 June 1994. By comparison, it took the Boeing 767 thirty years to reach the same production milestone.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777s, with 111 currently in service and many more on order.

Landing on runway 03 at 17:26 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photos 1- 3 © Keith Anderson

Photo 4 © Michael Foss

Sat 1 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGP Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 35599/1010) of Emirates

Flight EK420 from Dubai on final approach to runway 21 at 17:30.

Photo 1 © Keith Anderson

Photos 2 & 3© David Eyre

Sat 1 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A7-BAN Boeing 777-3DZ ER (cn 38246/925) of Qatar Airways

Flight QR900 from Doha was operated by a 777-300ER today, instead of the usual 777-200LR. Seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 17:08.

This was the fourth visit to Perth by a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER.

Photos 1 & 2 © Keith Anderson

Photos 3 & 4© David Eyre

Sat 1 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VXF Boeing 737-838 (cn 29553/1096) of Qantas, named “Sunshine Coast”

QF793 from Darwin, on final approach to runway 21 at 16:33.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 1 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQB Airbus A320-232 (cn 3743) of Jetstar

Flight JQ109 from Denpasar (Bali), on final approach to runway 21 at 15:10.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 1 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VXJ Boeing 737-838 (cn 33480/1157) of Qantas, named “Coober Pedy”

Flight QF587 from Adelaide, on final approach to runway 21 at 13:20.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 1 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-AXK Airbus A320-216 (cn 4147) of Indonesia AirAsia

Flight QZ8412 from Denpasar (Bali) on approach to runway 21 at 12:40, call sign “Wagon Air 8412”.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 1 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VUC Boeing 737-8FE (cn 34014/1582) of Virgin Australia – still in old Virgin Blue colours, named “Foxy Rock’sy”

Flight DJ464 from Brisbane on approach to runway 21 at 12:27.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 1 Sep 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

PK-GFF Boeing 737-8U3 (cn 36436/3370) of Garuda Indonesia, leased from Aviation Capital Group

Departing nearly five hours late… flight GA727 to Denpasar (Bali) taking off from runway 21 at 12:02. This flight is supposed to leave at 07:20.

Photo © David Eyre

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