(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.
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.