Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-SSB (1st Visit)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-SSB arrived at 0.730hrs ex. Singapore at operating ‘SQ279′. The aircraft departed back to Singapore at 10.40hrs operating ‘SQ278′.

This was SSB’s 1st visit to Adelaide since being delivered on 29/4/14. Adelaide was the last port in the Singapore Airlines A330 network for SSB to visit.

Gulfstream G500 N1RP (1st Visit)


(Gulfstream G550 N1RP parked at its bay while waiting for its guests to board) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Wells Fargo Bank owned Gulfstream G550 N1RP arrived at 11.15hrs from Perth, It departed to Essendon, Victoria at 16.45hrs. This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide.

Alliance F70′s VH-JFB and VH-QQR swap and go


(Alliance Airlines F028-070 VH-QQR taxiing to the bay after arriving from Brisbane) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)


Alliance Airlines F028-070 VH-QQR arrived at 09.05hrs from Brisbane at ‘QQ571‘. The aircraft departed to Perth at 11.55hrs as ‘QQ992‘.

This was QQR’s 1st visit to Adelaide and the 6th Alliance F070 to visit Adelaide overall.


(Alliance Airlines F028-070 VH-JFB rotating off Rwy.05 bound for Brisbane as ‘QQ572′) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Later in the day fellow F28-070 VH-JFB arrived from Perth as ‘QQ991‘. The aircraft to Brisbane at 16.15hrs as ‘QQ572‘.

It seems as though thews 2 aircraft were operating a charter of some sort, however it seems they also used Adelaide as a stopover port for the aircraft to swtich bases.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines A320 VH-YUD (1st Visit)

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 (Virgin Australia Regional Airlines A320 VH-YUD under tow to the terminal on Sunday 18/5/14 ready for its departure back to Perth ) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines A320 VH-YUD arrived from Perth at 09.55hrs as ‘VA9057‘. After overnighting, the aircraft departed back to Peth at 17.40hrs on Sunday 18/5/14 as ‘VA9058′.

This was YUD’s 1st visit to Adelaide, and it was also the 1st visit of a Virgin Australia Regional painted A320 to Adelaide. Sistership VH-FNP is also painted up in the Virgin Livery however has yet to visit in ti. It has visited a few times previously wearing its former owner Skywest,

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

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(Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XAA taxiing to the bay as ‘D7246′ on its 1st visit to Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XAA arrived from Kuala Lumpur at 08.30hrs as ‘D7246‘. The aircraft departed at 10.20hrs as ‘D7247‘ back to Kuala Lumpur. This aircraft is painted up in the airlines ‘Now everyone can fly Xtra Long’ livery

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It took XAA 6.5 months to finally make a visit, he reason for this can be put down to this aircraft having a completely different configuration to the other A330′s in the fleet.

Qantas A330-200 VH-EBV diverts to Adelaide

Qantas Airways A330-202 VH-EBV operating ‘QF480‘ from Perth-Melbourne diverted to Adelaide today due to an aircraft getting stranded on one of Melbourne Airports runway. ‘QF480′ arrived into Adelaide at 11.45hrs, after refueling the aircraft continued to Melbourne departing at 13.35hrs.

This was EBV’s 2nd visit to Adelaide. Its 1st visit was back on 27/1/14. The aircraft does wear ‘One World’ Alliance titles on its fuselage.

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)

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(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.