QANTAS A380 VH-OQI Quick Los Angeles Turnaround.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI operated QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles this morning, then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne this afternoon as QF94D.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC BA12 Manchester Diversion.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow (depart Singapore 27th March) diverted to Manchester this morning due to high winds at London Heathrow. The aircraft positioned Manchester – London Heathrow early in the evening as BA9155.

Emirates A380 A6-EEE Returns from Shanghai.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 26th March, Emirates A380 A6-EEE departed Shanghai Pudong in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed EK303 Shanghai Pudong – Dubai of 26th March as EK8303.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK QF2 Perth Medical Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK operating the Dubai – Sydney sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London Heathrow 26th March) diverted via Perth in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board.

Emirates A380 A6-EOP EK19 London Heathrow Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EOP operating EK19 Dubai – Manchester diverted via London Heathrow this evening after going around three times at Manchester when the Flight Management System repeatedly warned that Manchester’s runways were too short to attempt to land on. Due to the delay caused by the diversion the return EK20 operated after midnight as EK20D. This was the first appearance of a Two Class A380 at London Heathrow.

Emirates A380 A6-EOW Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOW was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 75 aircraft. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/429Y configuration.

Emirates A380 A6-EOW Positions to Birmingham for Tests and Media.

Emirates A380 A6-EOW, still wearing test registration F-WWSJ, positioned Toulouse – Birmingham using an Airbus callsign this afternoon. The aircraft did jetbridge trials this evening prior to Emirates commencing A380 service to Birmingham next week and will be the centre of media events tomorrow.

Emirates A380 A6-EDW Returns from Shanghai.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 16th March, Airbus A380-861 MSN103, Emirates A6-EDW, positioned Shanghai Pudong – Dubai this afternoon as EK2519.

Emirates A380 A6-EUE First Flight.

Airbus A380-861 MSN217, Emirates A6-EUE, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAU and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Emirates A380 A6-EEC Overnight Shanghai Delay.

Airbus A380-861 MSN110, Emirates A6-EEC, arrived into Shanghai Pudong as EK302 from Dubai this afternoon, however the return EK303 has been delayed overnight due to a lack of rested crew at Shanghai following the delays to yesterday’s service. EK303 will now operate early tomorrow as EK303A.

Emirates A380 A6-EEJ Continues from Hong Kong, Then Positions Home.

Following its diversion yesterday, Emirates A380 A6-EEJ positioned Hong Kong – Shanghai Pudong this morning as EK2518. Due to weather issues reducing the number of passengers travelling all passengers at Shanghai Pudong could be accommodated on existing services and so the aircraft positioned Shanghai Pudong – Dubai as EK2519.

Emirates A380 A6-EDX Continues from Hong Kong.

Following its weather diversion yesterday, / Emirates A380 A6-EDX departed Hong Kong this morning continuing yesterday’s double diverted Dubai – Shanghai Pudong routing Hong Kong – Shanghai Pudong as EK302D. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed EK303 Shanghai Pudong – Dubai as EK303D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDU EK302 Dubai Windshield Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EDU operating EK302 Dubai – Shanghai Pudong was just over an hour into the flight in the early hours of this morning when it turned back to Dubai for a safe landing after a cockpit windshield cracked.

Emirates A380 A6-EDW Shanghai Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN103, Emirates A6-EDW, arrived into Shanghai Pudong as EK302 from Dubai this afternoon, however it was unable to operated its scheduled return as EK303 due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDM EK406 Adelaide Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EDM operating the Dubai – Melbourne sector of EK406 Dubai – Melbourne – Auckland (depart Dubai 12th March) diverted via Adelaide this morning due to weather at Melbourne. The complete routing was therefore Dubai – Adelaide – Melbourne – Auckland.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC QF94 Sydney Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC operating QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 11th March) diverted via Sydney this morning due to weather at Melbourne.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF BA56 Water Leak.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF operating BA56 Johannesburg – London Heathrow (depart Johannesburg 11th March) was around an hour and a half away from London this morning when a water leak from the upper deck leaked into the main deck Business Class cabin. The aircraft was removed from service on arrival at London Heathrow for repair and dehumidification.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Returns from London Heathrow.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, AIrbus A380-842 MSN027, QANTAS VH-OQE, returned to service this evening operating QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Heathrow Flight Switch.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ arrived into London Heathrow late this morning as QF9 from Melbourne and Dubai, then turned around immediately in order to operate QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne.

Emirates A380 A6-EEK EK412 Colombo Medical Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EEK operating the Dubai – Sydney sector of EK412 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland diverted via Colombo this evening due to a emergency on board. The complete route was therefore Dubai – Colombo – Sydney – Auckland.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Operates Short QF1.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF arrived into Dubai in the early hours of this morning as QF1 from Sydney, then turned around to operate the Dubai – Melbourne sector of yesterday’s QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne. Today’s QF1 Dubai – London Heathrow sector was cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE London Heathrow Technical Issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF1 from Sydney and Dubai, however it was unable to operate its scheduled departure as QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne due to a technical issue. The London Heathrow – Dubai sector was cancelled.

Etihad A380 A6-APB EY102 Al Ain Diversion.

Etihad A380 A6-APB operating EY102 New York JFK – Abu Dhabi (depart New York JFK 8th March) diverted via Al Ain this morning due to weather at Abu Dhabi.

Etihad A380 A6-APF Delivered.

Etihad A380 A6-APF was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9001. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to six aircraft.