Emirates A380 A6-EEF EK412 Melbourne Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN135, Emirates A6-EEF, operating the Dubai – Sydney sector of EK412 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland (depart Dubai 27th May) diverted to Melbourne this morning due to fog at Sydney. The aircraft was later able to continue Melbourne – Sydney, however the onward flight to Auckland was cancelled and today’s EK413 will therefore operate Sydney – Dubai.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Positioning Flight.

QANTAS  A380 VH-OQF positioned Sydney – Melbourne late this morning as QF6006 in order to operate QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow. This was to cover for sister VH-OQJ’s non arrival as QF94 this morning.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Departs Los Angeles Again.

Following its return to Los Angeles in the early hours of this morning, QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ departed Los Angeles again this evening operating yesterday’s delayed QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne as QF94D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ QF94 Los Angeles Technical Return.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ operating QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 23rd May) returned to Los Angeles early this morning around four and a half hours after take off. The diversion appears to have been technical.

Emirates A380 A6-EEN First Flight.

Emirates A380 A6-EEN made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSR and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Emirates A380 A6-EDT Positions to Dresden Maintenance.

Emirates A380 A6-EDT positioned Dubai – Dresden for maintenance early this morning as EK3045. The aircraft descended towards Dresden but then climbed again and headed south to Munich before returning to Dresden later.

Emirates Confirm EK434/EK435 A380 Upgrade.

Emirates today confirmed that from October 6th 2013 the EK434/EK435 Dubai – Brisbane – Auckland service will be upgraded from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation. This will mean that Auckland will have three Emirates A380s on the ground at the same time each day.

Emirates A380 A6-EDS EK302 Seoul Incheon Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EDS operating EK302 Dubai – Shanghai diverted to Seoul Incheon this afternoon due to zero visibility at Shanghai. The aircraft then continued Seoul Incheon – Shanghai as EK302D.

Emirates A380 A6-EEM First Flight.

Emirates A380 A6-EEM made its first flight today wearing test registration F-WWSP and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI Dubai Technical Issue.

QANTAS  A380 VH-OQI operating QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Sydney 11th May) terminated at Dubai this morning with the Dubai – London Heathrow sector cancelled due to a technical issue. Subsequently today’s QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai is cancelled and the aircraft will pick up the schedule operating the Dubai – Sydney sector on 13th May.

Emirates A380 A6-EEG Enters Service.

Airbus A380-861 MSN116, Emirates A6-EEG, entered service this morning operating EK805 Dubai – Jeddah. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/399Y configuration with the lower deck crew rest area.

Emirates A380 A6-EEG Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EEG was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai as EK7380 this evening. This brings the A380 fleet up to 33 aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EDY Returns from Toronto.

Following the technical issue it encountered at Toronto on 29th April, Airbus A380-861 MSN106, Emirates A6-EDY positioned Toronto – Dubai this afternoon as EK2002. The aircraft’s nose wheel and steering had been damaged on push back on 29th April.

Emirates A380 A6-EEF Enters Service.

Emirates A380 A6-EEF entered service today operating EK406 Dubai – Melbourne – Auckland. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/399Y configuration with the lower deck crew rest area.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB Positions to Manila Maintenance.

QANTAS  A380 VH-OQB operated QF127 Sydney – Hong Kong today then positioned Hong Kong – Manila late tonight as QF6011. QF127 was the aircraft’s final service in 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and the aircraft will now be reconfigured to 14F/64J/35W/371Y.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Manila Maintenance.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 5th April, positioned Manila – Hong Kong in the early hours of this morning as QF6016. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 14F/64J/35W/371Y.

Emirates A380 A6-EEF Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EEF was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 32 aircraft.