British Airways A380 G-XLEF Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF arrived into Johannesburg as BA55 from London Heathrow this morning then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162 and BA9163. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

Emirates A380 A6-EEW Enters Service.

Emirates A380 A6-EEW entered service this morning operating EK147 Dubai – Amsterdam. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/429Y configuration.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB Returns from Manila Maintenance.

Airbus A380-842 MSN015, QANTAS VH-OQB,, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 4th May, positioned Manila – Hong Kong this morning as QF6015. The aircraft then returned to service this evening operating QF128 Hong Kong – Sydney.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Durban Training Day.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA55 from London Heathrow, the aircraft then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162, BA9163, BA9164 and BA9165. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC arrived into Johannesburg as BA55 from London Heathrow this morning then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162, BA9163 and BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF12 Honolulu Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles) 27th June, diverted via Honolulu in the early hours of this morning. The diversion appears to have been medical.

Emirates A380 A6-EEW Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EEW was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this afternoon as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 49 aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF arrived into Johannesburg as BA55 from London Heathrow this morning then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162, BA9163 and BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE arrived into Johannesburg as BA55 from London Heathrow this morning then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 in order to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162, BA9163, BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

Emirates Announce A380 Houston Service.

Emirates today announced that the EK211/EK212 Dubai – Houston service will switch from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation from 3rd December 2014.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC BA282 Toronto and Shannon Diversions.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC operating BA282 Los Angeles – London Heathrow (depart Los Angeles 18th June) diverted via Toronto in the early hours of this morning due to water pressure issues. The aircraft required checks at Toronto due to an overweight landing and continued to London after around four hours on the ground, however crew did not have sufficient hours to reach London and so diverted to Shannon. During the evening the aircraft continued Shannon – London Heathrow, however passengers had already been collected by two Boeing 767-300ERs.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD Operates Delayed QF1.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD arrived into Sydney as QF2 from London Heathrow and Dubai this morning, then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow as QF1D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Sydney Test Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA, which spent yesterday at the Sydney Jet Base, undertook a Sydney – Sydney test flight this morning as QF6007, then returned to service at QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE Chateauroux Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162 and BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9159.

Emirates A380 A6-EDS EK302 Beijing Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EDS operating EK302 Dubai – Shanghai diverted via Beijing this afternoon due to weather at Shanghai. As a result tomorrow’s EK303 Shanghai – Dubai will operate with a ten hour delay as EK303D.