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Skywest’s A320 arrives in Perth

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 25, 2010
A320 VH-FNP on approach to Perth on October 23. (Les Bushell)

Skywest is planning to place its first Airbus A320, VH-FNP, into service shortly with the long time Melbourne resident aircraft ferrying into its new Perth base on October 23.

The A320, which is configured in an all-economy configuration of 162-seats with a 31in pitch, arrived in Perth from Melbourne on October 23 after it was granted its Certificate of Airworthiness by CASA the day before. After it had arrived at the John Holland Aviation Services hangar in July, the aircraft underwent pre-service maintenance and airworthiness inspections for a number of months before its ferry flight to Perth.

“The aircraft increases our range by more than 100 per cent and we are achieving a 62 per cent increase in passenger capacity for a 25 per cent increase in fuel burn – the fuel efficiency of this aircraft is outstanding,” Skywest managing director Hugh Davin told Australian Aviation.

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The A320 is now expected to enter service soon on contract charter flights between Perth and Fortescue Metals Group’s Cloudbreak mine, making it the largest jet servicing a private mine airfield in Australia. In time, Skywest is expected to introduce more A320s and operate them on scheduled services to major ports such as Broome, Port Hedland and Darwin, as well as its planned Broome-Singapore services.

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Skywest’s A320 arrives in Perth

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 25, 2010
A320 VH-FNP on approach to Perth on October 23. (Les Bushell)

Skywest is planning to place its first Airbus A320, VH-FNP, into service shortly with the long time Melbourne resident aircraft ferrying into its new Perth base on October 23.

The A320, which is configured in an all-economy configuration of 162-seats with a 31in pitch, arrived in Perth from Melbourne on October 23 after it was granted its Certificate of Airworthiness by CASA the day before. After it had arrived at the John Holland Aviation Services hangar in July, the aircraft underwent pre-service maintenance and airworthiness inspections for a number of months before its ferry flight to Perth.

“The aircraft increases our range by more than 100 per cent and we are achieving a 62 per cent increase in passenger capacity for a 25 per cent increase in fuel burn – the fuel efficiency of this aircraft is outstanding,” Skywest managing director Hugh Davin told Australian Aviation.

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The A320 is now expected to enter service soon on contract charter flights between Perth and Fortescue Metals Group’s Cloudbreak mine, making it the largest jet servicing a private mine airfield in Australia. In time, Skywest is expected to introduce more A320s and operate them on scheduled services to major ports such as Broome, Port Hedland and Darwin, as well as its planned Broome-Singapore services.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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