Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recent Rockhampton Airport Action

The Singapore Armed Forces packing away after Wallaby 2010 continued over this last weekend with all 4 Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters and 5 Aerospatiale AS335M Super Puma helicopters noted on Saturday 27 November with rotars removed and covers applied ready for uplift to Singapore (see photo below). It is expected that 2 Antonov 124 charters will be required to move the helicopters. Reports suggest that an inbound load of replacement Super Puma helicopters will also occur.

The last troop charter for the exercise, operated Air New Zealand, arrived from and departed to Singapore on Friday 26 November. Boeing B747-400 ZK-NBW is pictured below on Gate 6 at Rockhampton Airport shortly after its arrival.

Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100s continue to operate 2-3 times daily on behalf of QantasLink, with VH-FWI pictured below operating "Unity 2352" from Brisbane on Saturday 27 November. The Alliance Fokkers are expected to be seen in Rockhampton right during the Christmas period.

Elsewhere at the airport, the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue service has borrowed Sikorsky S-76A VH-XHJ from Jayrow Helicopters whilst its other S-76A VH-JRD is receiving some maintenance. VH-XHJ is pictured below parked outside their hangar.

Lastly, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Qld section) continue to utilise Suzi Air (Indonesia) Paiggio P-180 PK-BVX, with the smart looking machine pictured below arriving from Brisbane late in the afternoon on Saturday 27 November.

No comments:

Post a Comment