QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Sydney Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-842 MSN022, QANTAS VH-OQC, preparing to operate QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth encountered a technical issue this morning causing the flight to be delayed overnight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE QF94 Sydney Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN027, QANTAS VH-OQE, operating QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 26th December) diverted via Sydney for fuel this morning.

British Airways A380 G-XLEL Returns from Johannesburg.

Airbus A380-841 MSN215, British Airways G-XLEL, which has been in short term storage at Johannesburg since 23rd December, returned to service this evening operating BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH QF2 Dubai Delay.

Airbus A380-842 MSN050, QANTAS VH-OQH, arrived into Dubai this morning as QF2 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 25th December), however the onward service to Sydney was delayed until this afternoon when it operated as QF2D. This appears to have been due to crew rest requirements following the weather diversions into Dubai yesterday.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Dubai.

Following its diversions yesterday, Airbus A380-842 MSN014, QANTAS VH-OQA, departed Dubai in the early hours of this morning operating today’s QF10 Dubai – Melbourne sector. Yesterday’s QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai sector was cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK QF2 Dubai World Central Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN063, QANTAS VH-OQK, operating the London Heathrow – Dubai sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney diverted via Dubai World Central this morning due to weather at Dubai.

Emirates A380 A6-EUN EK76 Abu Dhabi Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN226, Emirates A6-EUN, operating EK76 Paris CDG – Dubai (depart Paris CDG 23rd December) diverted via Abu Dhabi this morning due to weather at Dubai.

Emirates A380 A6-EDE EK419 Dubai World Central.

Airbus A380-861 MSN017, Emirates A6-EDE, operating the Bangkok – Dubai sector of EK419 Sydney – Bangkok – Dubai (depart Sydney 23rd December) diverted via Dubai World Central early this morning due to weather at Dubai.

Emirates A380 A6-EDJ EK86 Kuwait Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN009, Emirates A6-EDJ, operating EK86 Zurich – Dubai (depart Zurich 23rd December) diverted via Kuwait this morning due to weather at Dubai.

Emirates A380 A6-EUQ EK38 Kuwait Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN229, Emirates A6-EUQ, operating EK38 Birmingham – Dubai (depart Birmingham 23rd December) diverted via Kuwait this morning due to weather at Dubai.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ QF9 Bahrain Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN062, QANTAS VH-OQJ, operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow diverted via Bahrain this morning due to weather at Dubai.

Emirates A380 A6-EOL EK449 Colombo Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN186, Emirates A6-EOL, operating EK449 Auckland – Dubai (depart Auckland 23rd December) diverted via Colombo in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Dubai.

Emirates A30 A6-EEA EK16 Muscat and Dubai World Central Diversions.

Airbus A380-861 MSN108, Emirates A6-EEA, operating EK16 London Gatwick – Dubai (depart London Gatwick 23rd December) diverted to Muscat in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Dubai. The aircraft then departed Muscat for Dubai but diverted via Dubai World Central due to continued bad weather.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF1 Al Ain Diversion.

Airbus A380-841 MSN014, QANTAS VH-OQA, operating the Sydney – Dubai sector of QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Sydney 23rd December) diverted to Al Ain in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Dubai. Crew timed out at Al Ain and the aircraft remained on the ground until mid afternoon when it continued Al Ain – Dubai. The onward sector to London Heathrow was cancelled.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Returns from Johannesburg.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 12th December, Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, departed Johannesburg this evening operating today’s scheduled BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow. The aircraft has a new #1 engine which was ferried in from London Stansted.

British Airways A380 G-XLEL Johannesburg Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-841 MSN215, British Airways G-XLEL, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA57 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 22nd December), however the return BA54 was able to operated with another aircraft which was spare at Johannesburg following an earlier technical issue. British Airways delayed an A380 going for maintenance at Xiamen owing to that issue and now has an extra aircraft to accommodate. As London Heathrow will be full over Christmas aircraft will be temporarily be rotated in and out of parking at Johannesburg.

Air France A380 F-HPJI Returns from Paris CDG Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN115, Air France F-HPJI, which has been under maintenance at Paris CDG since 16th December, returned to service in the early hours of this morning operating yesterday’s delayed AF990 Paris CDG – Johannesburg as AF990A.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APH Guangzhou Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-861 MSN197, Qatar Airways A7-APH, arrived into Guangzhou as QR874 from Doha this afternoon, then following the A380 technical issue at Guangzhou late last night it turned around to operate this morning’s delayed QR875 Guangzhou – Doha with a nine hour delay this evening as QR875D.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APA Guangzhou Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN137, Qatar Airways A7-APA, arrived into Guangzhou Baiyun as QR874 from Doha yesterday afternoon, however it was unable to operate the return QR875 in the early hours of this morning due to a technical issue.

Singapore Airines A380 9V-SKD Withdrawn.

Airbus A380-841 MSN008, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKD, was withdrawn from service at Singapore late tonight after arriving as SQ833 from Shanghai Pudong and immediately entered the Singapore maintenance facility.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-API Delivered.

Airbus A380-861 MSN235, Qatar Airways A7-API, was delivered Toulouse – Doha this evening 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 eight aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EUV Positions for London Gatwick – Dubai Extra.

Airbus A380-842 MSN239, Emirates A6-EUV, which overnighted at Madrid after arriving as a charter from Abu Dhabi yesterday, positioned Madrid – London Gatwick this afternoon as EK2516 in order to operate an additional London Gatwick – Dubai sector as EK2552.

Emirates A380 A6-EUT Takes Over EK261.

Following the earlier technical return of EK261 Dubai – Sao Paulo to Dubai, the delayed flight was subsequently operated with a six hour delay by Airbus A380-842 MSN236, Emirates A6-EUT.

Emirates A380 A6-EUJ EK261 Dubai Technical Return.

Airbus A380-861 MSN222, Emirates A6-EUJ, operating EK261 Dubai – Sao Paulo stopped the climb at 6,000 ft this morning due to an engine issue, circled over the Gulf for around an hour to burn off fuel then returned to Dubai for a safe landing.

Qatar Airways Announce Perth A380 Services.

Qatar Airways today announced that it will switch operation of the QR900/QR901 Doha – Perth rotation from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 equipment from 1st May 2018.

Emirates A380 A6-EEQ Sydney Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-861 MSN141, Emirates A6-EEQ, arrived into Sydney this evening as EK414 from Dubai, however instead of overnighting and operating tomorrow’s return EK415, the aircraft instead operated today’s EK413 Sydney – Dubai sector just after midnight following the earlier diversion of the EK413 Christchurch – Sydney sector via Melbourne.

Emirates A380 A6-EUF EK413 Melbourne Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN218, Emirates A6-EUF operating the Christchurch – Sydney sector of EK413 Christchurch – Sydney – Dubai diverted via Melbourne this evening due to weather at Sydney. The aircraft will overnight at Sydney.

British Airways A380 G-XLEK Johannesburg Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-841 MSN194, British Airways G-XLEK, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA57 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 12th December), then operated yesterday’s delayed BA56 Johannesburg – London Heathrow this evening as BA56D.

Air France A380 F-HPJI Returns from Johannesburg.

Following its technical return to Johannesburg yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN115, Air France F-HPJI, returned to service this evening operating today’s scheduled AF995 Johannesburg – Paris CDG.

Air France A380 F-HPJB Johannesburg Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-861 MSN040, Air France F-HPJB, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as AF990 from Paris CDG (depart Paris 12th December), then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed AF995 Johannesburg – Paris CDG this evening as AF995A.

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKU Delivered.

Airbus A380-841 MSN243, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKU, was delivered Toulouse – Singapore this afternoon as SQ8898. The aircraft is in 6F/78J/44W/343Y and is the first aircraft in this configuration featuring new First and Business Class products and carries standard Singapore Airlines livery. This the twentieth A380 delivered to the airline and brings the active fleet up to 17 aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF Johannesburg Rescue Mission.

Following the A380 technical issue at Johannesburg yesterday, Airbus A380-841 MSN151, British Airways G-XLEF positioned London Heathrow – Johannesburg early this afternoon as BA9154 in order to operate today’s BA54 Johannesurg – London Heathrow after midnight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Johannesburg Technical Issue.

A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA55 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 11th December), however tonight’s return BA56 was delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EOO Continues from Milan Malpensa.

Following its diversion yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN190, Emirates A6-EOO, departed Milan Malpensa this morning continuing yesterday’s diverted EK77 Dubai – Nice, routing Milan Malpensa – Nice as EK77D. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed EK78 Nice – Dubai as EK78D.

Emirates A380 A6-EOX Continues from Manchester.

Following its diversion yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN208, Emirates A6-EOX, departed Manchester early this evening continuing yesterday’s diverted EK37 Dubai – Birmingham, routing Manchester – Birmingham as EK37D. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed EK38 Birmingham – Dubai as EK38D.

Emirates A380 A6-EUY Continues from Manchester.

Following its diversion yesterday, Airbus A380-842 MSN242, Emirates A6-EUY, departed Manchester this morning continuing yesterday’s diverted EK39 Dubai – Birmingham, routing Manchester – Birmingham as EK39D. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed EK40 Birmingham – Dubai as EK40D.

Emirates A380 A6-EEX Returns from Melbourne.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN154, Emirates A6-EEX, departed Melbourne early this evening operating yesterday’s delayed EK405 Melbourne – Singapore – Dubai as EK405D.

Emirates A380 A6-EEH Continues from Brisbane.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 8th December, Airbus A380-861 MSN119, Emirates A6-EEH, departed Brisbane early this morning operating the delayed EK435 Brisbane – Dubai sector as EK435D.

Emirates A380 A6-EEX Melbourne Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN154, Emirates A6-EEX, arrived into Melbourne this morning as EK404 from Dubai and Singapore (depart Dubai 8th December), however this evening’s return EK405 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EEH Brisbane Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN119, Emirates A6-EEH, operated the Auckland – Brisbane sector of EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai this afternoon, however the onward sector to Dubai has been delayed at least overnight due to a technical issue.

Air France A380 F-HPJE Returns from Goose Bay.

Following its uncontained engine failure and diversion to Goose Bay on September 30th, Airbus A380-861 MSN052, Air France F-HPJE, positioned Goose Bay – Paris CDG this afternoon as AF371V. The aircraft had been fitted with a new #4 engine for the flight which was delivered by an Antonov AN124 on 24th November and which then ferried the damaged engine to East Midlands. On arrival at Paris CDG F-HPJE immediately entered the maintenance facility.

Air France A380 F-HPJF Johannesburg Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN064, Air France F-HPJF, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as AF990 from Paris CDG (depart Paris 4th December), however tonight’s return AF995 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Air France A380 F-HPJJ Returns from Shanghai as AF111B.

Airbus A380-861 MSN117, Air France F-HPJJ, arrived into Shanghai Pudong as AF116 from Paris CDG (depart Paris CDG on 1st December), however due to crew rest requirements the return AF111, which was due to depart in the early hours of this morning, operated with a fifteen hour delay this afternoon as AF111B.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMF LH440 Frankfurt Technical Return.

Airbus A380-841 MSN066, Lufthansa D-AIMF, operating LH440 Frankfurt – Houston had commenced its trans-Atlantic crossing to the west of Ireland this afternoon when it turned back to Frankfurt for a safe landing due to an issue with the #2 engine. The flight and the return LH441 were subsequently cancelled