QANTAS A380 VH-OQG Returns from Dallas-Fort Worth.

Following the engine issue it encountered yesterday, AIrbus A380-842 MSN047, QANTAS VH-OQG, departed Dallas-Fort Worth this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney as QF8D.

Emirates A380 A6-EOF Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOF was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 58 aircraft.

Etihad A380 A6-APD First Flight.

Airbus A380-861 MSN180, Etihad A6-APD, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAZ.

Emirates A380 A6-EDA Abu Dhabi Test Flight.

Emirates A380 A6-EDA, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since 10th January, undertook an Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi test flight this evening as EK3771.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APE First Flight.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APE made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSC and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC QF11 Sydney Technical Return.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC operating QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles was around an hour into the flight when the aircraft turned back to Sydney due to a technical issue. The same aircraft was able to operate the flight after around two hours on the ground ay Sydney.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Returns to Service.

Etihad A380 A6-APA, which has been out of service at Abu Dhabi since 8th January, returned to service this morning operating EY11 Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC QF8 Los Angeles Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney diverted via Los Angeles late tonight to collect passengers displaced from QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney due to this flight being operated by a Boeing 747-400 rather than an A380.

Emirates A380 A6-EDM Brisbane Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier A380 technical issue at Brisbane, Airbus A380-861 MSN042, Emirates A6-EDM, positioned Dubai – Brisbane this evening as EK3434. The aircraft will operate today’s delayed EK435 Brisbane – Dubai sector tomorrow as EK435D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDP EK435 Brisbane Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN077, Emirates A6-EDP, operated the Auckland – Brisbane sector of EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai this afternoon, however it was unable to operate the onward sector to Dubai due to a technical issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Returns from Sydney Maintenance.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF, which has been undergoing unscheduled maintenance at Sydney since arriving as QF8 from Dallas-Fort Worth on 30th December 2014, returned to service this afternoon operating QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth.

Emirates A380 A6-EEI Returns from Abu Dhabi Maintenance.

Emirates A380 A6-EEI, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since 21st December 2014, undertook an Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi test flight as EK3771 this afternoon then positioned Abu Dhabi – Dubai as EK3772.

Emirates A380 A6-EDG Returns from Shanghai.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 3rd January, Airbus A380-861 MSN023, Emirates A6-EDG, positioned Shanghai Pudong – Dubai this morning as EK3303.

Emirates A380 A6-EDG Shanghai Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDG operated EK302 Dubai – Shanghai Pudong this morning, however on arrival at Shangai Pudong the aircraft was unable to vacate the runway due to a steering issue. As a result tonight’s return EK303 was cancelled.