Emirates A380 A6-EDK Returns from Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN030, Emirates A6-EDK, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 8th January, returned to service in the early hours of this morning operating EK346 Dubai – Kuala Lumpur.

Air France A380 F-HPJF Returns from Shanghai Pudong.

Following its overnight weather delay, Airbus A380-861 MSN064, Air France F-HPJF, departed Shanghai Pudong in the early hours of this morning operating yesterday’s delayed AF111 Shanghai Pudong – Paris CDG as AF111A.

Air France A380 F-HPJF Overnight Shanghai Pudong Delay.

Airbus A380-861 MSN064, Air France F-HPJF, arrived into Shanghai Pudong yesterday evening as AF116 from Paris CDG, however its scheduled return to Paris CDG as AF111 in the early hours of this morning has been delayed overnight due to weather.

Emirates A380 A6-EVB Positions to Finkenwerder.

Airbus A380-841 MSN162, Emirates A6-EVB, positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder today wearing test registration F-WWSL. This aircraft was originally intended for Skymark Airlines as JA380A and has been in storage at Toulouse since 4th July 2014.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB Melbourne Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-841 MSN015, QANTAS VH-OQB, arrived into Melbourne this evening as QF10 from London Heathrow and Dubai (depart London Heathrow 21st January), however the return QF9 was cancelled due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDZ Overnight Tokyo Narita Delay.

Airbus A380-861 MSN107, Emirates A6-EDZ, operated EK318 Dubai – Tokyo Narita this morning, however the return EK319 has been cancelled and the aircraft will remain at Tokyo Narita at least overnight due to weather at Tokyo Narita.

Emirates A380 A6-EUV Returns from Sao Paulo.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 16th January, Airbus A380-842 MSN239, Emirates A6-EUV, positioned Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Dubai this morning as EK2568.

British Airways A380 G-XLEK Returns from Manila Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN194, British Airways G-XLEK, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 3rd January, positioned Manila – Kuala Lumpur in the early hours of this morning as BA9170. Early in the evening the aircraft positioned Kuala Lumpur – Singapore as BA9171 then returned to service operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow.

Emirates Signs for a Potential 36 More A380s.

Emirates this morning announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding for an order for an additional 20 Airbus A380s with options on a further sixteen. Deliveries will commence on 2020.

Emirates A380 A6-EOF Sao Paulo Rescue Mission.

Following the A380 technical issue at Sao Paulo in the early hours of this morning, Airbus A380-861 MSN171, Emirates A6-EOF, positioned Dubai – Sao Paulo  Guarulhos as EK2567 late this afternoon in order to operate this morning’s delayed EK262 Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Dubai after midnight as EK262D.

Emirates A380 A6-EUV Sao Paulo Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-842 MSN239, Emirates A6-EUV, arrived into Sao Paulo Guarulhos yesterday evening as EK261 from Dubai, however it was unable to operate this morning’s return EK262 due to a technical issue.

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

Airbus A380-861 MSN052, Air France F-HPJE, which has been under maintenance at Paris CDG since 6th December 2017 having returned from Goose Bay where it diverted following an uncontained engine failure on 30th September 2017, returned to service late tonight operating AF990 Paris CDG – Johannesburg.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH QF2 Muscat Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN050, QANTAS VH-OQH, operating the Sydney – Dubai sector of QF2 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Sydney 14th January) diverted via Muscat this morning due to long hold times at Dubai.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APD QR909 Singapore Diversion.

Airbus A380-841 MSN160, Qatar Airways A7-APD, operating QR909 Sydney – Doha (depart Sydney 11th January) diverted to Singapore in the early hours of this morning. The diversion appears to have been medical. The aircraft continued Singapore – Doha later as QR909D.

Emirates A380 A6-EOF Returns from Melbourne.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 4th January, Airbus A380-861 MSN171, Emirates A6-EOF, positioned Melbourne – Dubai in the early hours of this morning as EK2665.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMI Abu Dhabi Test Flight.

Airbus A380-841 MSN072, Lufthansa D-AIMI, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since 30th October 2017, undertook an Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi test flight this morning as LH9925.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD Los Angeles Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-842 MSN026, QANTAS VH-OQD, operated QF93 Melbourne – Los Angeles this morning then turned around immediately to operate yesterday’s delayed QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney as QF12D.

British Airways A380 G-XLEI Returns from Johannesburg.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 6th January, Airbus A380-841 MSN173, British Airways G-XLEI, departed Johannesburg late tonight operating an additional Johannesburg – London Heathrow service as BA1154.

Withdrawn Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKB Singapore Test Flight.

Airbus A380-841 MSN005, withdrawn Singapore Airlines 9V-SKB, which has been under end of lease maintenance at Singapore since 2nd September 2017, undertook a four and a half hour Singapore – Singapore test flight this afternoon as SQ8898.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Los Angeles Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-841 MSN074, QANTAS VH-OQL, operated today’s QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles sector this morning then turned around immediately to operate yesterday’s delayed QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney as QF12D.

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

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-842 MSN074, QANTAS VH-OQL, departed Dallas-Fort Worth this evening operating today’s scheduled QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney.

British Airways A380 G-XLEI Johannesburg Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-841 MSN173, British Airways G-XLEI, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA57 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 5th January), however its scheduled return to London Heathrow as BA54 this evening was initially delayed overnight then subsequently cancelled due to a technical issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Dallas-Fort Worth Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-842 MSN062, QANTAS VH-OQJ, operated QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth this afternoon then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – London Heathrow as QF8D.

Emirates A380 A6-EUI Continues from Dallas-Fort Worth.

Following its diversion on 4th January, Airbus A380-861 MSN221, Emirates A6-EUI, departed Dallas-Fort Worth early this afternoon continuing the diverted EK207 Dubai – New York JFK of 4th January, routing Dallas-Fort Worth – New York JFK as EK207D. The aircraft then operated today’s scheduled EK206 New York JFK – Milan Malpensa – Dubai.

Emirates A380 A6-EDZ Continues from Toronto.

Following its diversion on 4th January, Airbus A380-861 MSN107, Emirates A6-EDZ, departed Toronto in the early hours of this morning continuing the diverted EK205 Dubai – Milan Malpensa – New York JFK of 4th January, routing Toronto – New York JFK as EK205D. The aircraft then operated the delayed EK202 New York – Dubai of 4th January as EK202D.

Emirates A380 A6-EUK Departs Again for New York JFK.

Following its return to Dubai yesterday due to weather at New York JFK, Airbus A380-861 MSN223, Emirates A6-EUK, departed again in the early hours of this morning operating yesterday’s delayed EK203 Dubai – New York JFK as EK203D.

Etihad A380 A6-APH Continues from Washington.

Following its diversion yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN199, Etihad A6-APH, departed Washington this afternoon continuing yesterday’s diverted EY101 Abu Dhabi – New York JFK routing Washington – New York JFK as EY101. After midnight the aircraft operated yesterday’s delayed EY102 New York JFK – Abu Dhabi using callsign EY47NA.

Emirates A380 A6-EEO Continues from Washington.

Following its diversion yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN136, Emirates A6-EEO, departed Washington this afternoon continuing yesterday’s diverted EK201 Dubai – New York JFK routing Washington – New York JFK as EK2550. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed EK206 New York JFK – Milan Malpensa – Dubai just after midnight as EK206D.

Emirates A380 A6-EUA Operates Kuwait Extra.

Airbus A380-861 MSN211, Emirates A6-EUA, operated an additional Dubai – Kuwait sector this afternoon as EK2551 in connection with the Oman v UAE Arabian Gulf Cup Final, returning after midnight as EK2556.

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKY First Flight.

[rss- cut]Airbus A380-841 MSN253, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKY, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAB and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Emirates A380 A6-EUK EK203 Dubai Weather Return.

Airbus A380-861 MSN223, Emirates A6-EUK, operating EK203 Dubai – New York JFK was around two hours into the flight to the south of Volgograd when it turned back to Dubai due to worsening weather at New York JFK.

Emirates A380 A6-EDZ EK205 Toronto Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN107, Emirates A6-EDZ, operating the Milan Malpensa – New York JFK of EK205 Dubai – Milan Malpensa – New York JFK diverted to Toronto this evening due to weather at New York JFK.

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKL SQ26 Stewart International Diversion.

Airbus A380-841 MSN058, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKL, operating the Frankfurt – New York JFK sector of SQ26 Singapore – Frankfurt – New York JFK (depart Singapore 3rd January) diverted to Newburgh Stewart International this morning due to weather at New York JFK.

Emirates A380 A6-EEX Melbourne Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-861 MSN154, Emirates A6-EEX, arrived into Melbourne this morning as EK404 from Dubai (depart Dubai 3rd January), however instead of going to a remote stand until this evening’s return EK405, following the earlier A380 technical issue at Melbourne the aircraft instead operated today’s delayed EK406 Melbourne – Auckland and return EK407 Auckland – Melbourne sectors. The aircraft then operated the delayed EK405 Melbourne – Dubai. As a result today’s EK407 Melbourne – Dubai sector was cancelled.

Emirates A380 A6-EOF Melbourne Technical Issue.

Emirates A380-861 MSN171, Emirates A6-EOF, arrived into Melbourne this morning as EK406 from Dubai (depart Dubai 3rd January), however it was unable to operate the onward sector to Auckland due to a technical issue.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMC LH760 Hyderabad Diversion.

Airbus A380-841 MSN044, Lufthansa D-AIMC, operating LH760 Frankfurt – Delhi (depart Frankfurt 3rd January) diverted via Hyderabad in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Delhi.

Emirates A380 A6-EOE Operates Frankfurt EK43 A380 Inaugural.

Emirates switched operation of the EK43/EK44 Dubai – Frankfurt rotation from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 equipment today with Airbus A380-861 MSN169, Emirates A6-EOE, operating the inaugural A380 services. This gives Frankfurt 3 x daily A380 service.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ QF2 Melbourne Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN062, QANTAS VH-OQJ operating the Dubai – Sydney sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London 30th December) diverted via Melbourne for fuel early this morning.