Monthly Archives: April 2014

Challenger 604 VH-BLM (1st visit)


CL604 VH-BLM all parked up at Adelaide Airport on 4/5/14 on its 2nd visit) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Brand new Challenger 604 VH-BLM arrived ex. Coolangatta at 11.05hrs, the aircraft then departed to Sydney at 16.10hrs. The aircraft then returned on Friday 2/5/14, then departed on Sunday 4/5/14.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft was delivered to its owner in Coolangatta on 31/3/14.

Jetstar Airways A320 VH-XSJ (1st Visit)

VH-XSJ (2)

(Jetstar Airways A320 VH-XSJ on pushback ready for its flight to Coolangatta) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Jetstar Airways A320 VH-XSJ arrived from Perth at 14.20hrs as ‘JQ977‘. The aircraft then departed to Melbourne at 15.10hrs as ‘JQ779‘.

This was XSJ’s 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft was delivered to Jetstar on 2/4/14 arriving into Melbourne from Singapore, Seletar Airport. The aircraft is leased to Jetstar Australia from Singapore based Jetstar Asia where it was flying as 9V-JST.

Falcon 7X M-GMKM (1st visit)

MK Air Pty Ltd. owned Falcon 7X M-GMKM arrived at 10.05hrs from Male, after a quick re-fuel the aircraft departed to Mildua, Victoria at 11.55hrs.


This was its 1st visit to Adelaide, the aircraft frame is no stranger to Australian shores, it was previously registered VH-MQK

Cobhams latest B717 N928ME arrives on delivery

Completing its delivery flight from the U.S taday was new Qantaslink (Cobham Aviation) B717-200 VH-YQW. The aircraft arrived with its previous operators registration on it which was N928ME. It used the callsign ‘Southern Cross 1130′ where it arrived into Adelaide at 12:45hrs.


 The aircraft arrived started its delivery flight on 11/4/14 in Miami, then went onto to Billings, Logan International Airport, then onto Anchorage. After  Anchorage it departed to Sokol Airport in Russia. From there it went to Manila then finally arriving on Australian soil on 14/4/14 where it night stopped in Darwin. Today 8/5/12 it departed Darwin finally reaching its final destination in Adelaide.

Austrian Arrows Fokker 028-070 OE-LFL arrives on Delivery

Former Austrian Arrows Fokker F028-070 OE-LFL arrived at 17.10hrs from Alice Springs as ‘Austrian 1487’ completing its delivery from Vienna, Austria to Alliance Airlines.

OE-LFL began its delivery flight on 2/4/13 departing Vienna for Sanlifura- Doha- Ahmedabad-Kalkata- Bangkok (Don Mueng)- Singapore-Denpasa-Darwin-Alice Springs- Adelaide.

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXQ (1st Visit)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXQ arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur at 09.25hrs operating ‘D7246‘. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 11.00hrs operating ‘D7247‘.

This was XXQ’s 1st visit to Adelaide since the aircraft entered service on 19/3/14.

Tigerair A320 VH-XUG (1st Visit)


(Tigerair A320 VH-XUG arriving on Rwy.23 from Sydney on 6/4/14) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Tigerair A320 VH-XUG arrived from Melbourne as ‘TT463’ at 15.15hrs. The aircraft departed at 16.10hrs as ‘TT464’ back to Melbourne.

This was XUG’s 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered service today on 4/4/14, this was only its 3rd revenue service for the airline.