Emirates Sky Cargo B777-200LRF A6-EFD (1st Visit)

Emirates Sky Cargo B777-200LRF A6-EFD arrived from Dubai World Centre via Singapore at 09.25hrs as ‘Emirates 9826‘. After dropping off its precious cargo, the aircraft departed to Sydney at 12.20hrs using the same flight number.

The aircraft dropped off a new General Electric Engine for Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGA which has been stranded in Adelaide since last Wednesday when it diverted to Adelaide whilst operating ‘EK432’ from Dubai-Brisbane.

This aircraft made 3 records upon arrival into Adelaide. It was the 1st visit of a Emirates Sky Cargo, it was the 1st visit of A6-EFD, also it was the 1st visit of a B777F to visit Adelaide.

MASkargo A330-200F 9M-MUB (1st visit)

MASkargo A330-200F 9M-MUB arrived ex. Sydney at 18.00hrs as ‘MH6204’. The aircraft is scheduled to night stop and depart tomorrow to Kuala Lumpur as ‘MH6424’ at 07.40hrs.

This is MUB’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it is also the 1st visit of an A330-200F to Adelaide.

Airwork NZ (Toll Freight) B737-400F ZK-TLK (1st Visit)

ZK-TLK(Airwork NZ (Toll Freight) B737-400F ZK-TLK parked at bay 82 being prepared for its flight to Sydney) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Airwork NZ (Toll Freight) B737-400F ZK-TLK arrived from Melbourne at 04.25hrs as ‘TFR36‘. After spending the day in Adelaide, the aircraft departed to Sydney at 19.20hrs as ‘TFR34‘.

This was TLK’s 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft is no stranger to Adelaide, the aircraft used to be registered VH-TJI to Qantas.

Lynden Air Cargo P2-LAC (1st Visit)

IMG_2131(Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-100-30 P2-LAC sitting at Adelaide Airport on a gloomy winters morning) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-100-30 P2-LAC arrived at 22.15hrs direct from Port Moresby as ‘LYB 5026’. After night stopping in Adelaide, the aircraft departed to Cairns the following morning at 11.50hrs using the same flight number.
This was Lynden Air ‘s and the P2-LAC 1st visit to Adelaide.

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

11141127_10206664232469621_2691602478412809194_o(Silkway West Airlines B747-400F 4K-SW888 Pulling into Bay 28R after its 14hr flight from Baku) Photo by Tony Haynes (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.

Malaysia Airlines B747-400F 9M-MPR (1st visit for 2015)


(Malaysia Airlines B747-400F 9M-MPR lining up on Rwy.23 as ‘MH6424’ bound for Kuala Lumpur) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2015)

Malaysia Airlines B747-400F 9M-MPR arrived ex. Sydney at 14.25hrs as ‘MH6204’. After being refuelled and loaded with freight the aircraft departed at 19.00hrs bound for Kuala Lumpur as ‘MH6424’

This was the 1st B747 to visit Adelaide in 2015. MPR along with sister ship MPS have been making fortnightly visit to Adelaide for the past 2 years. In middle 2014 the 2 aircraft were re-painted into the airlines current livery. Although very basic, it actually makes the aircraft neat and tidy.

Safair C130 Hercules ZS-JIV makes a visit (1st Visit)


(Safair Lockhhed L100 Hercules ZS-JIV parked at bay 101 during its night stop in Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Safair Lockhhed L100 Hercules ZS-JIV arrived from the Cocos Island at 20.00hrs as ‘Safair 518‘. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide, before departing to Chritchurch, NZ at 10.45hrs using the same callsign.

This is the JIV’s 1st visit to Adelaide. Safair are yearly visitors to Adelaide as they use the airport as a tech stop en route from South Africa to Christchurch for the up coning Antarctic expeditions.

Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-8F B-LJB (1st Visit)


(Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-867F B-LJB pulling into its bay after arriving as ‘CX22’ from Melbourne) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)


(Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-867F B-LJB taxiing for departure as ‘CX22’ to Hong Kong) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-867F B-LJB arrived from Melbourne at 16.55hrs as ‘CX022‘. The aircraft departed at 18.35hrs to Hong Kong using the same flight number.

This flight was a very historic event for Adelaide Airport. Not only was it B-LJB’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also the 1st visit of Boeing 747-8 Varient to visit Adelaide. The last visit by a Cathay Cargo aircraft was back on 28/12/11 when B747-400F B-HUH made a visit.

Atlas Air B747-400F N493MC makes a visit (1st vist)

N493MC (3)(Atlas Air (operated by Qantas Freight) B747-400F N493MC taxiing tot he bay after arriving from Sydney as ‘QF7581’) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

N493MC & VH-YIR(Atlas Air (operated by Qantas Freight) B747-400F N493MC  and Virign Australia B737-800 VH-YIR sitting on its layover bay under the watchful eue of the control tower) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Atlas Air (operated by Qantas Freight) B747-400F N493MC arrived from Sydney at 13.35hrs as ‘QF7581‘. The aircraft night stopped before departing the following evening at 21.40hrs to Bangkok, Thailand using the same flight number.

This was N493MC’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was the 1st Atlas aircraft to visit Adelaide in 2014. The last visit we had was back on 26/11/14 when N419MC made a quick visit operating QF7581.

Antonov Design Bureau AN124 UR-82008 pops into town (1st Visit)

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 (Antonov Design Bureau AN124 UR-82008 arriving on Rwy.23 from Darwin) Photo by Stefan P Copyright 2014

Antonov Design Bureau AN124 UR-82008 arrived into Adelaide Airport today as ‘Design Bureau 2078‘ from Darwin at 15.30hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is the 1st Antonov 124 to visit Adelaide since 6/2/1, when sister ship UR-82027 made a quick visit.