The first RAAF P-8A Poseidon appears to have arrived in Australia on delivery from Boeing.
On Monday afternoon Twitter user and defence journalist Mike Yeo Tweeted this screen capture from flight tracking website Flightradar24 that shows P-8A A47-001, using callsign ‘ASY 21’, on approach to Avalon Airport near Melbourne after crossing the Tasman from Auckland.
And the first airport in Australia to receive a RAAF P-8 Poseidon is….Avalon pic.twitter.com/KtauXOO8NR
— Mike Yeo 杨启铭 (@TheBaseLeg) November 14, 2016
A47-001 was formally rolled out in September, at which stage it was expected to arrive in Canberra on November 15.
RAAF C/Sign 'Aussie 21' Active over Melbourne. This is the 1st RAAF P-8 Poseidon on delivery flight.
— James (@MelbScan) November 14, 2016