British Airways A380 G-XLED 5 Hour Hong Kong Catering Damage Delay.

British Airways A380 G-XLED was being loaded at Hong Kong this evening prior to operating BA26 Hong Kong – London Heathrow when catering items were dropped onto the wing causing damage. The flight was delayed by five hours whilst clearance to operate was obtained.

Emirates A380 A6-EEO Returns from Munich.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Emirates A380 A6-EEO departed Munich this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK52 Munich – Dubai as EK52D.

Emirates Announce A380 Mumbai Service.

Emirates today announced that the EK500/EK501 Dubai – Mumbai rotation will switch from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation from July 21st 2014.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Operates Short QF1.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ operated a shortened QF1 service today routing Sydney – Dubai with no onward service to London Heathrow. The aircraft will operate Dubai – Melbourne tomorrow as QF110.

Qatar Airways Delays A380 Service Launch.

Qatar Airways today pushed back the launch of A380 services from 17th June to 1st July. As previously the aircraft will enter service on the QR3/QR4 Doha – London Heathrow rotation.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Halted by Mouse.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, was removed from service at London Heathrow after arriving as BA268 from Los Angeles this afternoon after a mouse was spotted on board. As a result the aircraft is unable to operate BA25 London Heathrow – Hong Kong this evening as scheduled.

Emirates A380 A6-EEV Enters Service.

Emirates A380 A6-EEV entered service this morning operating EK382 Dubai – Hong Kong. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/401Y configuration with the main deck crew rest area.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Chateauroux Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux as BA9160 this morning to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9164. The aircraft positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow during the afternoon as BA9169.

Emirates A380 A6-EEN London Heathrow Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EEN operated EK3 Dubai – London Heathrow this morning, however the return EK4 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft. All passengers were accommodated on other services.

Emirates A380 A6-EDC Returns from Brisbane.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN016, Emirates A6-EDC, departed Brisbane this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK435 Brisbane – Dubai sector as EK435D.

Emirates A380 A6-EEV Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EEV was delivered Finkenwerder – Berlin Schoenefeld as EK7380 today. The aircraft will appear at the ILA14 Air Show at Berlin Schoenefeld before continuing to Dubai. This brings the A380 fleet up to 48 aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EDC Brisbane Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDC arrived into Brisbane this morning as EK434 from Dubai (depart Dubai 18th May), however the onward service to Auckland was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft. As a result today’s EK435 Auckland – Brisbane sector is also cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Operates Short QF1.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC operated a shortened QF1 routing Sydney – Dubai this afternoon with no onward service to London Heathrow. The aircraft will then operate Dubai – Melbourne tomorrow as QF110.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF was delivered Toulouse – Chateauroux – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9157. The aircraft is in 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration and White Union Flag with Crest livery and brings the BA A380 fleet up to six aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Operates Short QF1.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE operated a shortened QF1 Sydney – Dubai today with no onward service to London Heathrow. The aircraft will then operate Dubai – Melbourne as QF110 tomorrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Operates Delayed QF2.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF1 from Sydney and Dubai, then immediately turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney as QF2D. This delay will cause tomorrow’s QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles to be delayed by around 11 hours.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Operates Short QF1.

Following the A380 technical issue at London Heathrow this morning, QANTAS A380 VH-OQC operated a short QF1 service today routing Sydney – Dubai with no onward service to London Heathrow. The aircraft will then operate Dubai – Melbourne tomorrow morning as QF110 to the timings of the usual London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne service.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI London Heathrow Technical Issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI arrived into London Heathrow as QF9 from Melbourne and Dubai this morning, however a technical issue was immediately detected meaning the aircraft will not be able to depart London Heathrow this evening.

QANTAS Announces A380 for Dallas-Fort Worth Route.

QANTAS today announced that A380s will replace Boeing 747-400ERs on the Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth route from 29th September 2014. The use of the A380 will also mean First Class will be offered on the route for the first time and that the return QF8 will operate Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney direct rather than via Brisbane as at present. Schedules have yet to be released, however services will be reduced from daily to 6 x weekly.

QANTAS Announce Revised A380 London Schedule.

QANTAS today announced its revised schedule on London Heathrow services which will reduce the number of aircraft required for London services from six to five aircraft. The new schedule, from July 20th, retimes the Melbourne services and means aircraft will fly a six day W pattern originating in Sydney. The aircraft schedule will be follows: QF1 Sydney 1550 – Dubai 0035+1 QF1 Dubai 0215 – London Heathrow 0645 QF10 London Heathrow 1330 – Dubai 2325 QF10 Dubai 0115+1 – Melbourne 2055 QF9 Melbourne 2255 – Dubai 0705+1 QF9 Dubai 0905 – London Heathrow 1340 QF2 London Heathrow 2125 – Dubai 0720+1 QF2 Dubai 0920 – Sydney 0510+1. One significant effect of the rescheduling is that the late Melbourne arrival of QF10 will eliminate all onward connections from Melbourne for that service, meaning all passengers wishing to connect to anywhere other than Sydney and Melbourne yet still fly on QANTAS aircraft will be forced to use the QF2 Sydney...

Etihad Reveal B787 and A380 First & Business Class Products.

Etihad today revealed details of the First Class products to be features on their upcoming Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 aircraft. The Boeing 787 will feature a First Class suite with backward facing seats: Etihad B787 First Class Suite The A380 will feature nine First Class apartments: Etihad A380 First Class Apartment and one First Class Residence with bed and shower. A Business Class product on both aircraft will feature backward facing aisle seats in a new configuration.      

Emirates A380 A6-EDO Returns from Auckland.

Following its overnight delay, Airbus A380-861 MSN057, Emirates A6-EDO, departed Auckland this morning operating yesterday’s delayed EK413 Auckland – Sydney – Dubai as EK413D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDO Auckland Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDO arrived into Auckland this afternoon as EK412 from Dubai and Sydney (depart Dubai 2nd May), however the return EK413 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue with the aircraft.