Emirates A380 A6-EEO Enters Service.

Emirates A380 A6-EEO entered service this morning operating EK414 Dubai – Sydney. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/399Y configuration with the lower deck crew rest area.

Emirates A380 A6-EEO Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EEO was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this afternoon as EK7380. This brings the A380 fleet up to 38 aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC Operates One-Off BA1026.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC operated Hong Kong – London Heathrow as BA1026 tonight to the timings of the regular BA26 rotation. This was a one-0ff renumbering caused by the timetable and overnight clock changes.

A380 A6-EDK Operates First A380 EK372.

The EK372/EK373 Dubai – Bangkok rotation switched from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation today. Today’s first Boeing A380 service was operated by A6-EDK. Yesterday’s final Boeing 777-300ER rotation was operated by A6-ECA.

Emirates A380 A6-EDR Kuwait Rescue Mission.

Following the planned diversion of sister A6-EEG to Kuwait, Airbus A380-861 MSN083, Emirates A6-EDR, positioned Dubai – Kuwait as EK3001 this afternoon in to complete yesterday’s EK202 New York JFK – Dubai flying Kuwait – Dubai as EK202. The changeover of passengers between the two aircraft was achieved in under an hour.

Emirates A380 A6-EEG EK202 Kuwait Technical Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN116, Emirates A6-EEG, operating EK202 New York JFK – Dubai (depart New York JFK 25th October) diverted to Kuwait this afternoon due to crew needing to shut down the #4 engine whilst over the Atlantic. The decision was taken to continue to Kuwait on three engines in to rendezvous with another aircraft sent from Dubai. The increased fuel consumption due to the increased drag of the non operating engine meant the aircraft did not have the range to reach Dubai.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK Returns from Manila Maintenance.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 24th September, positioned Manila – Hong Kong in the early hours of this morning as QF6016 then returned to service in the evening as QF128 Hong Kong – Sydney.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA380. This brings the BA A380 fleet up to three aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EEQ First Flight.

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

Emirates Commence A380 Service to Brisbane – Auckland.

Emirates commenced A380 operation on the Dubai – Brisbane – Auckland route today with A6-EEK operating the EK434/EK435 Dubai – Brisbane – Auckland rotation. A6-ECQ operated yesterday’s last Boeing 777-300ER rotation.