British Airways A380 G-XLEF Leaves Manila Maintenance.

Airbus A380-841 MSN151, British Airways G-XLEF, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 22nd January, positioned Manila – Angeles City in the early hours of this morning as BA9170. The aircraft continued Angeles City – Singapore early in the evening as BA9171 then returned to service operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow.

Malaysia Airlines A380 9M-MNE Overnight Sydney Layover.

Airbus A380-841 MSN094, Malaysia Airlines 9M-MNE, operated MH141 Kuala Lumpur – Sydney this morning in place of the usual A330-300, however due to lack of rested A380 crew at Sydney the aircraft the return MH140 has been delayed until tomorrow morning.

Emirates A380 A6-EOH EK216 Al Ain Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN174, Emirates A6-EOH, operating EK216 Los Angeles – Dubai (depart Los Angeles 18th February) diverted via Al Ain this evening due to long hold times at Dubai.

Thai Airways A380 HS-TUA TG676 Bangkok Technical Return.

Airbus A380-841 MSN087, Thai Airways HS-TUA, operating TG676 Bangkok – Tokyo Narita was around 40 minutes into the flight this morning when crew turned back to Bangkok for a safe landing after having to shut down an engine due to a technical issue. The flight was subsequently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER.

Emirates A380 A6-EUE Returns from Jeddah.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN217, Emirates A6-EUE, positioned Jeddah – Dubai early this morning as EK2552.

Air France A380 F-HPJC Returns from Malta Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN043, Air France F-HPJC, which has been under maintenance at Malta since 24th January, positioned Malta – Paris CDG this evening as AF371V then returned to service operating AF990 Paris CDG – Johannesburg.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF7 Houston Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN029, QANTAS VH-OQF, operating QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth diverted to Houston this afternoon due to weather at Dallas-Fort Worth. Passengers were kept on board for around three hours then disembarked and continued to Dallas-Fort Worth by road. The aircraft was able to continue Houston – Dallas-Fort Worth shortly after midnight.

Emirates A380 A6-EUE Jeddah Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN217, Emirates A6-EUE, operated EK805 Dubai – Jeddah this morning, however the return EK806 returned to the stand at Jeddah and was subsequently cancelled due to a technical issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH Melbourne Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-842 MSN050, QANTAS VH-OQH, arrived into Melbourne this evening as QF10 from London Heathrow and Dubai (depart London Heathrow 16th February), however it was unable to operate the return QF9 due to a technical issue. The flight has been delayed overnight.

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKZ First Flight.

Airbus A380-841 MSN255, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKZ, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAM and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Emirates A380 A6-EUJ EK435 Sydney Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN222, Emirates A6-EUJ, operating the Auckland – Brisbane sector of EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai diverted via Sydney this evening due to weather at Brisbane.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Positioning Flight.

Airbus A380-842 MSN029, QANTAS VH-OQF positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6006 early this afternoon after arriving as QF94 from Los Angeles this morning.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE QF9 Dubai World Central Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN027, QANTAS VH-OQE, operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 9th February) diverted via Dubai World Central this morning due to long hold times at Dubai.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF2 Dubai World Central Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN014, QANTAS VH-OQA, operating the London Heathrow – Dubai sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London Heathrow 9th February) diverted via Dubai World Central this morning due to long hold times at Dubai.

Emirates A380 A6-EEF EK419 Dubai World Central Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN135, Emirates A6-EEF, operating the Bangkok – Dubai sector of EK419 Sydney – Bangkok – Dubai (depart Sydney 9th February),diverted via Dubai World Central this morning due to long hold times at Dubai.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD QF2 Perth Medical Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN026, QANTAS VH-OQD, operating the Dubai – Sydney sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London January 5th) diverted via Perth in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board.

Emirates A380 A6-EEG Sydney Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN116, Emirates A6-EEG, overnighted at Sydney after arriving as EK414 from Dubai yesterday, however its scheduled return to Dubai as EK415 early this morning was delayed overnight then subsequently cancelled due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDW EK4 Kuwait Medical Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN103, Emirates A6-EDW, operating EK4 London Heathrow – Dubai (depart London Heathrow 1st February) diverted via Kuwait this morning due to a medical emergency on board.

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKV Delivered.

Airbus A380-841 MSN247, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKV, was delivered Toulouse – Singapore this afternoon as SQ8898. The aircraft is in 6F/78J/44W/343Y and is the second aircraft in this configuration featuring new First and Business Class products and carries standard Singapore Airlines livery. This the 21st A380 delivered to the airline and brings the active fleet up to 18 aircraft.