Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN090, Emirates A6-EDT, departed Milan Malpensa this morning operating yesterday’s delayed EK205 Milan Malpensa – New York JFK sector. The aircraft then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed EK206 New York JFK – Milan Malpensa sector.
Airbus A380-861 MSN159, Emirates A6-EOA, entered the Dubai maintenance facility in the early hours of this morning after arriving as EK355 from Singapore.
Airbus A380-861 MSN006, Hi Fly Malta 9H-MIP, operated last night’s delayed DI7951 New York JFK – London Gatwick in the early hours of this morning. During the afternoon the aircraft positioned London Gatwick – Beja as DI8991.
Airbus A380-861 MSN006, Hi Fly Malta 9H-MIP, positioned Beja – London Gatwick this afternoon as DY8990 in order to operate DY7950 London Gatwick – New York JFK on lease to Norwegian.
Airbus A380-861 MSN006, Hi Fly Malta 9H-MIP, which has been under maintenance/in storage at Toulouse since 25th October, positioned Toulouse – Beja this morning as 5M380.
Airbus A380-861 MSN006, Hi Fly Malta 9H-MIP, operated New York JFK – London Gatwick in the early hours of this morning as DI7951 on lease to Norwegian. The aircraft then positioned London Gatwick – Beja as DI8991.
Airbus A380-842 MSN263, All Nippon Airways JA382A, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAF and positioned to Finkenwerder.
Airbus A380-861 MSN134, Emirates A6-EEM, which has been in storage at Dubai World Central since 13th November, undertook a brief Dubai World Central – Dubai World Central circuit as EK2551 early this afternoon reaching a maximum altitude of 1,500ft. It is not clear if this was intended as a test circuit or was intended as a return to Dubai which encountered a technical issue.
Airbus A380-841 MSN048, Lufthansa D-AIMD, which has been under maintenance at Guangzhou Baiyun since 30th November, positioned Guangzhou Baiyun – Munich in the early hours of this morning as LH9923. The aircraft has been repainted from Lufthansa 1984 into Lufthansa 2017 livery and is the first A380 in this scheme.
Airbus A380-841 MSN120, China Southern Airlines B-6140 operated a Beijing Capital – Beijing Capital training circuit in the early hours of this morning making several approaches at Tianjin Binhai.
Airbus A380-861 MSN049, Air France F-HPJD, operated last night’s delayed AF703 Abidjan – Paris CDG with a two hour delay in the early hours of this morning as AF703A.
Airbus A380-861 MSN199, Etihad A6-APH, positioned Abu Dhabi – Dubai World Central as EY9082 this morning in order to operate a Dubai World Central – Abu Dhabi flight around the UAE as EY9082 in formation with three other commercial and seven military aircraft to celebrate the 47th Anniversary of the UAE.