Airbus A380 A6-EDM arrived into Manchester today as EK17 from Dubai however the return EK18 has been delayed until tomorrow when it will operate as EK18D. Passengers were offered hotel accommodation in Manchester.
Airbus A380-861 MSN103, Emirates A6-EDW, positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder today for cabin fitting.
Airbus A380-841 MSN076, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKP, was delivered Toulouse – Singapore today. The aircraft is in 12F/86J/311Y configuration and wears standard Singapore Airlines livery. This is the fifteenth A380 for the airline.
Airbus A380-861 MSN103, Emirates A6-EDW, made its first test flight from Toulouse today as F-WWAL.
Airbus A380 A6-EDN operating the Sydney – Dubai leg of EK413 Auckland – Sydney – Dubai (depart Auckland 8 January) diverted to Colombo for fuel this morning. Storm conditions at Sydney had prevented the flight being fully fuelled there. Colombo is an official Emirates A380 diversion point but this was the first visit of an A380 to Sri Lanka. We understand that the flight departed Sydney after the official curfew time.
Airbus A380-841 MSN076, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKP wearing test registration F-WWSC, positioned Finkenwerder – Toulouse today following cabin fit out.
Airbus A380 A6-EDN preparing to depart Sydney as EK412 to Auckland missed the correct taxiway and went past the hold short line for runway 16R. As a result a Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200ER had to reject take off at low speed and a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400 had to perform a go around.