British Airways A380 G-XLEB Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits s BA9161 and BA9162. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

Emirates A380 A6-EOC Enters Service.

Emirates A380 A6-EOC entered service this afternoon operating EK75 Dubai – Paris CDG. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/401Y configuration with the main deck crew rest area.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

Etihad A380 A6-APC First Flight.

Etihad A380 A6-APC made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAY and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

Emirates A380 A6-EOC Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOC was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 55 aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EOH First Flight.

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

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Positions for Los Angeles Charter.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6004 this afternoon in order to operate a Sydney – Los Angeles charter as QF6054. This operated in place of QF11 which was not scheduled today.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF8 Los Angeles Medical Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 19th November) diverted to Los Angeles in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board. Passengers have been accommodated and the aircraft departed Los Angeles in the evening operating as QF8D to Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI Operates Short QF9.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI operated QF9 as a Melbourne – Dubai service tonight with no onward flight to London Heathrow. The aircraft will return from Dubai as QF110 Dubai – Melbourne early on 21st November.

Emirates A380 A6-EEQ Returns from Los Angeles.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Emirates A380 A6-EEQ departed Los Angeles this evening operating yesterday’s delayed EK216 Los Angeles – Dubai as EK216D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Operates Short QF9.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC operated QF9 as a Melbourne – Dubai service tonight with no onward flight to London Heathrow. The aircraft will return from Dubai as QF110 Dubai – Melbourne early on 16th November.

Emirates A380 A6-EEW Returns from Shanghai.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, / Emirates A380 A6-EEW departed Shanghai Pudong this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK303 Shanghai Pudong – Dubai as EK303D.

Emirates A380 A6-EEW Shanghai Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EEW operated EK302 Dubai – Shanghai Pudong this morning, however the return EK303 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG Operates Short QF9.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG operated QF9 as Melbourne – Dubai tonight with no onward service to London Heathrow. The aircraft will then return to Melbourne as QF110 early on 13th November.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APB Delivered.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APB was delivered Finkenwerder – Doha this afternoon as QR3380. The aircraft is in Large Logo/Medium Oryx livery and 8F/48J/461Y configuration. This brings the Qatar Airways A380 fleet up to two aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EOB Enters Service.

Emirates A380 A6-EOB entered service today operating EK87 Dubai – Zurich. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/429Y configuration without the main deck crew rest area.

Emirates Announce Third Daily A380 New York JFK Service.

Emirates today announced a third daily Dubai – New York JFK service to commence on 8th March 2015. The new services will be numbered EK207/EK208, however aircraft utlisation will see these slotted in between existing services to form the following rotations:

EK203 Dubai 0250 – New York JFK 0825
EK204 New York JFK 1120 – Dubai 0750+1

EK201 Dubai 0830 – New York JFK 1415
EK208 New York JFK 1630 – Dubai 1315+1

EK207 Dubai 1450 – New York JFK 2035
EK202 New York JFK 2300 – Dubai 1945+1.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB BA55 Heathrow Return to Gate.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB preparing to operate BA55 London Heathrow – Johannesburg returned to the gate this evening. This was initially due to a security issue and subsequently a technical fault which meant crew would time out before reaching Johannesburg. Passengers have been accommodated overnight.

Emirates A380 A6-EDJ Returns from Frankfurt.

Following its weather radar failure and return to Frankfurt on 2nd October, Airbus A380-861 MSN009, Emirates A6-EDJ, positioned Frankfurt – Dubai as EK3044 late this morning.

Emirates A380 A6-EOB Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOB was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this morning as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 54 aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EEX Frankfurt Rescue Mission.

Following the technical return of EK46 Frankfurt – Dubai to Frankfurt yesterday, Emirates A380 A6-EEX positioned Dubai – Frankfurt as EK3043 this morning in to operate yesterday’s EK46 Frankfurt – Dubai as EK46D.