QANTAS A380 VH-OQK Los Angeles Technical Issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK operated QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles today, however it was unable to operate the return QF12 as scheduled due to a technical issue. The flight has been delayed overnight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG Returns from London Heathrow.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 28th March, AIrbus A380-842 MSN047, QANTAS VH-OQG, returned to service this evening operating QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD Quick Heathrow Turnaround.

AIrbus A380-842 MSN026, QANTAS VH-OQD, arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF2 from Sydney and Dubai (depart Sydney 30th March), however due to the A380 technical issue at London Heathrow on 28th March the aircraft turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney rather than operating QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne as scheduled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Quick Heathrow Turnaround.

Airbus A380-842 MSN029, QANTAS VH-OQF, arrived into London Heathrow this afternoon as QF9 from Melbourne and Dubai (depart Melbourne 29th March), however due to the A380 technical issue at London Heathrow on 28th March the aircraft turned around immediately to operate QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne rather than operating QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney as scheduled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL positioned Sydney – Melbourne as QF6002 this evening in order to operate QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Quick London Heathrow Turnaround.

AIrbus A380-842 MSN062, QANTAS VH-OQJ, arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF2 from Sydney and Dubai (depart Sydney 29th March), however due to the A380 technical issue at London Heathrow on 28th March the aircraft turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney rather than operating QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne as scheduled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Quick London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL arrived into London Heathrow early this morning as QF2 from Sydney and Dubai (depart Sydney 28th March), however due to the A380 technical issue at London Heathrow yesterday, the aircraft turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney rather than operating QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne this afternoon as scheduled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Quick Heathrow Turnaround.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA arrived into London Heathrow this afternoon as QF9 from Melbourne and Dubai (depart Melbourne 28th March), however due to the A380 technical issue at London Heathrow yesterday the aircraft turned around immediately to operate QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne rather than operating QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney as scheduled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Quick Heathrow Turnaround.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF arrived into London Heathrow this afternoon as QF9 from Melbourne and Dubai (depart Melbourne 27th March), however due to the earlier A380 technical issue at London Heathrow the aircraft turned around immediately to operate QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne rather than operating QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney as scheduled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG London Heathrow Technical Issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG arrived into London Heathrow as QF1 from Sydney and Dubai (depart Sydney 27th March) this morning, however it was unable to operate QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne as scheduled due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDM Returns from Auckland.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN042, Emirates A6-EDM, departed Auckland this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK407 Auckland – Melbourne – Dubai as EK407D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDP Auckland Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-861 MSN077, Emirates A6-EDP, arrived into Auckland this afternoon as EK406 from Dubai and Melbourne (depart Dubai 25th March), however following an A380 technical issue at Auckland, instead of operating the return EK407 the aircraft instead operated EK413 Auckland – Sydney – Dubai. As a result EK407 Auckland – Melbourne – Dubai has been delayed overnight.

Emirates A380 A6-EDM Auckland Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDM arrived into Auckland as EK412 from Dubai and Sydney (depart Dubai 25th March) this afternoon. However it was unable to operate the return EK413 due to a technical issue.

Emirates Reduce Perth Frequency, Upguage Existing Flight.

Emirates today announced that it will reduce services on the Dubai – Perth route from three to two daily with the withdrawal of the EK422/EK423 Dubai – Perth rotation with effect from 6th July 2015. From the same date the Ek424/EK425 Dubai – Perth rotation will be upguaged from Boeing 777-200LR to Boeing 777-300ER equipment. The third rotation, title=”” EK420/EK421 switches to A380 operation from May 1st.

Emirates A380 A6-EEP Returns from New York JFK.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Emirates A380 A6-EEP departed New York JFK late tonight operating yesterday’s delayed EK202 New York JFK – Dubai as EK202D.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE Overnight Hong Kong Delay.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE arrived into Hong Kong this afternoon as BA25 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 19th March), however the return BA26 has been delayed overnight. It is not yet clear whether this is due to a crew or a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EON First Flight.

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

Etihad A380 A6-APA Al Ain and Abu Dhabi Training Flights.

Etihad A380 A6-APA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain this morning as EY9100 in order to operate training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9104. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9105 before operating Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi training circuits as EY9106 – EY9114.

Emirates A380 A6-EDA EK203 Philadelphia Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EDA operating EK203 Dubai – New York JFK diverted via Philadelphia this morning due to weather at New York JFK. This is believed to be the first visit of an A380 to Philadelphia.

Emirates A380 A6-EOM First Flight.

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

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Returns from Sydney Maintenance.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC, which has been under repair at Sydney since 25th February after being struck by a ramp vehicle, returned to service today operating QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow.

Etihad Announce New York JFK A380 Upgauge.

Etihad today announced that it will upgauge the EY103/EY103 Abu Dhabi – New York JFK rotation from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation from 1st December 2015.

Emirates A380 A6-EOG Enters Service.

Emirates A380 A6-EOG entered service this morning operating EK241 Dubai – Toronto. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/401Y configuration with the lower deck crew rest area.

Emirates A380 A6-EOL First Flight.

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

Emirates A380 A6-EOG Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOG was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 59 aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 28th February) diverted to Brisbane this morning. The diversion was decided upon either before departure from Dallas-Fort Worth after the aircraft was delayed by a steering issue. Crew had sufficient hours to reach Brisbane but not to reach Sydney. Passengers were dispersed onto Domestic services and the aircraft positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6001 with a new crew.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF London Heathrow Technical Issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF entered the London Heathrow maintenance facility this morning after arriving from Hong Kong as BA26 for attention following an onboard fumes incident during that flight. The issue had not been rectified before the aircraft’s next scheduled service as BA55 London Heathrow – Johannesburg this evening and this flight has been delayed overnight.