Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cobham RJ85 G-CIKF arrives

(Cobham Aviation RJ85 G-CIKF sitting utside the Cobham terminal just on sunrise) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Cobham Aviation RJ85 G-CIKF arrived from Darwin at 14.10hrs using its registration as its callsign. The aircraft had a long journey to end up in Adelaide. The delivery flight begun in Tirana, Albania then moved onto Luxor. After a few more stops it flew Jakarta, Halim- Denpsarsar- Darwin on 25/5/15 where it overnight before departing to Adelaide.

A few days later the G- registration was peeled away and re-registered VH-NJU. This is the 2nd RJ85 to join the Cobham fleet joing VH-NJW.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Regional Express SAAB 340b VH-VNA (1st visit)

(Regional Express SAAB 340B VH-VNA arriving on Rwy23 on 31/5/15) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Regional Express SAAB 340B VH-VNA arrived at 08.10hrs from Mount Gambier as 'ZL4612'. After operating numerous flights over a 3 day period to various cities in South Australia. The aircraft departed back to the Eastern states via Mount Gambier on 15/5/15.

This was the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft had recently joined the REX fleet after the demise of Vincent Aviation where it was registered ZK-VAA. Prior to that the aircraft was based in Australia operating for MacAir as VH-UYA.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Silkway West Airlines B747-400F 4K-SW888 makes a visit to Adelaide

(Silkway West Airlines B747-400F 4K-SW888 Pulling into the bay after its 14hr flight from Baku) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Silkway West Airlines B747-400F 4K-SW888 arrived direct from Baku (Heyder Alieyv Intl.), Azerbaijan at 10.00hrs as 'Silk West 6016'. After originally planed for a 3hr stopover in Adelaide, it turned into a 12hr stopover with the aircraft departing to Dubai World Central (Al Maktoum Intl.) at 22.10hrs as 'Silk West 6017'.

Ths aircraft creadted a few records upon touch down at Adelaide Airport. This was the 1st ever Azerbaijan registered aircraft to ever visit Adelaide. This the 1st visit of Silkway West Airlines to Australia and lastly it was the longest direct flight to Adelaide.