QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-842 MSN042, QANTAS VH-OQA, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 14th July, positioned Dubai – Sydney early this afternoon as QF6012. The aircraft has been repainted from QANTAS New Roo (2007) livery into QANTAS Silver Roo (2016) livery.

Emirates A380 A6-EVH First Flight.

Airbus A380-842 MSN257, Emirates A6-EVH, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAX and positioned to Finkenwerder.

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKZ Delivered.

Airbus A380-841 MSN255, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKY, was delivered Toulouse – Singapore this afternoon as SQ8898. The aircraft is in 6F/78J/44W/343Y configuration, becoming the fifth aircraft in this configuration featuring new First and Business Class products. It carries standard Singapore Airlines livery. This the 24th A380 delivered to the airline and brings the active fleet up to 19 aircraft.

Malaysia Airlines A380 9M-MNA London Heathrow Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-841 MSN078, Malaysia Airlines 9M-MNA, arrived into London Heathrow this morning as MH2 from Kuala Lumpur (depart Kuala Lumpur 26th July), then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed MH3 London Heathrow – Kuala Lumpur as MH3D.

Korean Air A380 HL7628 Returns from Paris CDG.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN156, Korean Air HL7628, departed Paris CDG early this evening operating yesterday’s delayed KE910 Paris CDG – Seoul Incheon as KE910D.

Hi Fly Malta A380 9H-MIP Training and Positioning Flights.

Airbus A380-841 MSN006, Hi Fly Malta 9H-MIP, operated a Farnborough – Chateauroux – Paris Vatry training flight as HFM1T this morning followed by a Paris Vatry – Chateauroux training flight as HFM2T. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – Beja as 5M380.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMD Returns to Munich Base.

Airbus A380-841 MSN048, Lufthansa D-AIMD, which has been operating from Frankfurt since 20th July, positioned Frankfurt – Munich as LH9822 this morning after arriving as LH779 from Singapore. The aircraft then operated LH452 Munich – Los Angeles.

Emirates A380 A6-EOS Shanghai Pudong Weather Delay.

Airbus A380-861 MSN203, Emirates A6-EOS, arrived into Shanghai Pudong last night as EK304 from Dubai, however its scheduled return to Dubai as EK305 in the early hours of this morning was delayed by 12 hours due to weather conditions and operated early this evening as EK306D.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APG Departs for Melbourne.

Following its return to the stand yesterday evening and subsequent overnight delay, Airbus A380-861 MSN193, Qatar Airways A7-APG, departed Doha this morning operating yesterday’s delayed QR904 Doha – Melbourne as QR904D.

Emirates A380 A6-EUT Boston Rescue Mission.

Following an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER technical diversion to Goose Bay yesterday and the use of a second Emirates Boeing 777-300ER from Boston to collect the passengers, Airbus A380-842 MSN236, Emirates A6-EUT, positioned Sao Paulo – Boston in the early hours of this morning as EK2568. 

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APG QR904 Doha Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN193, Qatar Airways A7-APG, preparing to operate QR904 Doha – Melbourne returned to the stand at Doha this evening due to a technical issue. The flight was subsequently delayed overnight.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMB Returns from Frankfurt.

Airbus A380-841 MSN041, Lufthansa D-AIMB, which has been receiving maintenance attention at Frankfurt since 16th July, positioned Frankfurt – Munich early this morning as LH9985.

Emirates A380 A6-EOX EK16 Kuwait Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN208, Emirates A6-EOX, operating EK16 London Gatwick – Dubai (depart London Gatwick 17th July) with a six hour delay diverted via Kuwait in the early hours of this morning due to crew not having sufficient hours to reach Dubai.

Emirates A380 A6-EUT Sao Paulo Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-842 MSN236, Emirates A6-EUT, arrived into Sao Paulo Guarulhos yesterday afternoon as EK261 from Dubai, however its scheduled return to Dubai as EK262 in the early hours of this morning was cancelled due to a technical issue.

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

Following the technical issue it encountered on 15th July, Airbus A380-842 MSN026, QANTAS VH-OQD, departed Dallas-Fort Worth late tonight operating today’s scheduled QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney.

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

Airbus A380-842 MSN047, QANTAS VH-OQG, operated QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth this afternoon then turned around to operate the delayed QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney of 15th July as QF8D.

Asiana Airlines A380 HL7625 Returns from Frankfurt.

Following its overnight delay, Airbus A380-841 MSN152, Asiana Airlines HL7625, departed Frankfurt this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed OZ542 Frankfurt – Seoul Incheon as OZ5423.

Asiana Airlines A380 HL7625 Overnight Frankfurt Delay.

Airbus A380-841 MSN152, Asiana Airlines HL7625, operated OZ541 Seoul Incheon – Frankfurt with a three and a half hour delay this afternoon meaning the return OZ542 missed curfew at Frankfurt and was unable to depart this evening. The aircraft will therefore overnight at Frankfurt.

Emirates A380 A6-EDV Returns from Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN101, Emirates A6-EDV, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 30th June having previously been in storage at Dubai World Central since 7th June, returned to service this afternoon operating EK149 Dubai – Amsterdam.

Emirates A380 A6-EEE Returns from Dubai World Central Storage.

Airbus A380-861 MSN112, Emirates A6-EEE, which has been in storage at Dubai World Central since 30th June, positioned Dubai World Central – Dubai early this morning as EK2552, then returned to service this afternoon operating EK3 Dubai – London Heathrow.

Emirates A380 A6-EDK Enters Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN030, Emirates A6-EDK, entered the Dubai maintenance facility in the early hours of this morning after arriving as EK148 from Amsterdam late last night.

Emirates A380 A6-EEG Dubai Test Flight.

Following its technical return to Dubai on 7th July, Airbus A380-861 MSN116, Emirates A6-EEG, undertook a Dubai – Dubai test flight this afternoon as EK2551.

Emirates A380 A6-EDB Enters Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN013, Emirates A6-EDB, entered the Dubai maintenance facility in the early hours of this morning after arriving as EK96 from Rome Fiumicino late last night.

Emirates A380 A6-EOV Enters Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN206, Emirates A6-EOV, entered the Dubai maintenance facility in the early hours of this morning after arriving late last night as EK98 from Rome Fiumicino.

Emirates A380 A6-EOQ Operates Islamabad Extra.

Airbus A380-861 MSN201, Emirates A6-EOQ, operated an additional Dubai – Islamabad rotation this morning as EK2524/EK2525. This was the first ever A380 to visit Pakistan.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD QF2 London Heathrow Technical Return.

Airbus A380-842 MSN026, QANTAS VH-OQD, operating the London Heathrow – Singapore sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Singapore – Sydney (depart London Heathrow 7th July) was around five hours into the flight over Georgia early this morning when it turned back to London Heathrow dud to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EEG EK404 Dubai Technical Return.

Airbus A380-861 MSN116, Emirates A6-EEG, operating EK404 Dubai – Sydney stopped the climb at 10,000 ft in the early hours of this morning due to a technical issue, entered a hold to burn fuel then returned to Dubai for a safe landing.

China Southern Airlines A380 B-6137 Tianjin Binhai Training Mission.

Airbus A380-841 MSN036, China Southern Airlines B-6137, positioned Beijing Capital – Tianjin Binhai as CZ8749 in the early hours of this morning in order to operate training circuits as CZ888. The aircraft then positioned Tianjin Binhai – Beijing Capital as CZ8750.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APC QR4 Kuwait Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN145, Qatar Airways A7-APC, operating QR4 London Heathrow – Doha diverted via Kuwait late tonight. The diversion appears to have been due to a medical emergency.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIME Returns to Munich Base.

Airbus A380-841 MSN061, Lufthansa D-AIME, which has been receiving maintenance attention at Frankfurt since July 1st, positioned Frankfurt – Munich this morning as LH9921.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF2 Melbourne Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN029, QANTAS VH-OQF, operating the Singapore – Sydney sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Singapore – Sydney (depart London Heathrow 3rd July) diverted via Melbourne early this morning due to potential long hold times caused by fog at Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN063, QANTAS VH-OQK operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 3rd July) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to potential long hold times caused by fog at Sydney.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-API Returns from Melbourne.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 3rd July, Airbus A380-861 MSN235, Qatar Airways A7-API, departed Melbourne early this morning operating the delayed QR905 Melbourne – Doha of 3rd July as QR905D.

Hi Fly Malta A380 9H-MIP Delivered.

Airbus A380-841 MSN006, Hi Fly Malta 9H-MIP, was delivered Singapore – Abu Dhabi – Malta in plain white livery this morning using 9H-MIP as its callsign. The aircraft is former Singapore Airlines 9V-SKC.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-API Melbourne Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN235, Qatar Airways A7-API, arrived into Melbourne this evening as QR904 from Doha (depart Doha 2nd July), however the return QR905 has been delayed at least overnight due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EEY Returns to Service.

Airbus A380-861 MSN157, Emirates A6-EEY, which was in storage at Dubai World Central from 4th June – 1st July, returned to service this morning operating EK308 Dubai – Beijing Capital.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG Returns from Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-842 MSN047, QANTAS VH-OQG, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 16th June, positioned Dubai – Sydney as QF6012 late this morning. The aircraft has been repainted from QANTAS New ‘Roo into QANTAS Silver ‘Roo livery.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMD Returns to Munich Base.

Airbus A380-841 MSN048, Lufthansa D-AIMD, which has been operating from Frankfurt since 28th June, positioned Frankfurt – Munich as LH9822 this afternoon after arriving as LH761 from Delhi.

Emirates A380 A6-EUU Delivered.

Airbus A380-842 MSN238, Emirates A6-EUU, was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this afternoon using callsign UAE5GT. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 104 aircraft. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/426Y configuration.

Emirates A380 A6-EUV Operates Muscat Rotation.

Airbus A380-842 MSN239, Emirates A6-EUV, operated the EK862/EK863 Dubai – Muscat rotation this morning in place of the usual Boeing 777-300ER in celebration of 25 years of Emirates service on the route.