Etihad A380 A6-APH Operates Abu Dhabi – Male, Maldives Rotation.

Airbus A380-861 MSN199, Etihad A6-APH, operated the EY278/EY279 Abu Dhabi – Male, Maldives rotation this morning in place of the usual A320 to mark the opening of a new runway at Male. The outbound carried the victorious Maldives National Football Team from the SAFF Suzuki Cup and made a flypast of Male City before landing. This was the first A380 in The Maldives.

Emirates A380 A6-EEL EK408 Singapore Medical Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN133, Emirates A6-EEL, operating EK408 Dubai – Melbourne diverted to Singapore late this afternoon due to a medical emergency on board. The aircraft continued Singapore – Melbourne as EK408D.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Returns from London Heathrow.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN166, Etihad A6-APA, departed London Heathrow late this evening operating yesterday’s delayed EY12 London Heathrow – Abu Dhabi as EY2012.

Etihad A380 A6-APA London Heathrow Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN166, Etihad A6-APA, operated EY11 Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow in the early hours of this morning, however the return EY12 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Etihad A380 A6-APH Returns from Abu Dhabi Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN199, Etihad A6-APH, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since 22nd April, returned to service in the early hours of this morning operating EY11 Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow. The aircraft has had 2018 Year of Zayed titles added.

Etihad A380 A6-APG Returns from Abu Dhabi Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN198, Etihad A6-APG, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since 6th March, returned to service in the early hours of this morning operating EY11 Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow.

Etihad A380 A6-APJ EY455 Colombo Medical Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN237, Etihad A6-APJ, operating EY455 Sydney – Abu Dhabi (depart Sydney 7th March) diverted via Colombo in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board.

Etihad A380 A6-API Continues from Toronto.

Following its diversion yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN233, Etihad A6-API, departed Toronto this evening continuing yesterday’s EY101 Abu Dhabi – New York JFK, routing Toronto – New York JFK as EY101A.

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.

Etihad A380 A6-API Abu Dhabi Flypast.

Airbus A380-861 MSN233, Etihad A6-API, performed an Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi circuit as EY8019 this afternoon making several circuits of Saadiyat Island at 1,000 ft.

Etihad A380 A6-APE EY103 Abu Dhabi Technical Return.

Etihad A380 A6-APE operating EY103 Abu Dhabi – New York JFK was at 34,000 ft close to Isfahan this morning when it turned back to Abu Dhabi for a safe landing due to a technical issue. The aircraft departed again after around two hours on the ground at Abu Dhabi.

Etihad A380 A6-APJ Delivered.

Etihad A380 A6-APJ was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9010. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to ten aircraft.

Etihad A380 A6-API Delivered.

Airbus A380-861 MSN233, Etihad A6-API, was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9005. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to nine aircraft.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Abu Dhabi Test Flight.

Following its technical return to Abu Dhabi in the early hours of this morning, Airbus A380-861 MSN166, Etihad A6-APA, operated a brief Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi test flight as EY9012 late tonight at a maximum altitude of 3,000 ft.

Etihad A380 A6-APG Takes Over EY460.

Following the technical return of last night’s EY460 Abu Dhabi – Melbourne to Abu Dhabi, the delayed service was operated as EY460A this morning by A380 A6-APG.

Etihad A380 A6-EPA EY460 Abu Dhabi Technical Return.

Airbus A380-861 MSN166, Etihad A6-APA, operating EY460 Abu Dhabi – Melbourne stopped the climb at 5,000 ft tonight due to a technical issue, then entered a hold to work checklists before climbing to 10,000 ft via two lenghty holds before returning to Abu Dhabi for a safe landing three and a half hours after departure.

Etihad A380 A6-APD EY103 Washington Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN180, Etihad A6-APD, operating EY103 Abu Dhabi – New York JFK diverted to Washington this morning due to weather at New York JFK. As a result the return EY102 was cancelled.

Etihad A380 A6-APJ First Flight.

Etihad A380 A6-APJ made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAR and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Etihad A380 A6-APD EY461 Melbourne Technical Return.

Airbus A380-861 MSN180, Etihad A6-APD, operating EY461 Melbourne – Abu Dhabi stopped the climb at 12,000 ft tonight due to pressurisation problems, entered a hold to burn fuel then returned for a safe landing around two hours later. The aircraft was able to operate the service following around three hours on the ground.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Abu Dhabi City Flypast.

Etihad A380 A6-APB performed an Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi circuit as EY9200 this afternoon making several circuits of Yas Island at between 1,000 and 2,000 ft.

Etihad A380 A6-APD Abu Dhabi City Flypast.

Etihad A380 A6-APD performed an Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi circuit as EY9200 late this afternoon making several circuits of Yas Island at between 1,000 and 2,000 ft.

Etihad A380 A6-API First Flight.

Airbus A380-861 MSN233, Etihad A6-API, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAK and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Abu Dhabi Test Flight.

Following its technical return to Abu Dhabi last night, Airbus A380-861 MSN166, Etihad A6-APA, operated a 2o minute Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi test flight this afternoon as EY9010.

Etihad A380 A6-APA EY454 Abu Dhabi Technical Return.

Etihad A380 A6-APA operating EY454 Abu Dhabi – Sydney stopped the climb at 6,000 ft tonight due to a technical issue. The aircraft eventually climbed to 10,000 ft before heading north over the Gulf to burn fuel before returning to Abu Dhabi for a safe landing two hours after take off.

Etihad A380 A6-APF Melbourne Technical Issue.

Etihad A380 A6-APF arrived into Melbourne this evening as EY460 from Abu Dhabi (depart Abu Dhabi 9th July), however the return EY461 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

Etihad A380 A6-APH Delivered.

Etihad A380 A6-APH was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9005. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to eight aircraft.

Etihad A380 A6-APE Heathrow Technical Delay.

Etihad A380 A6-APE encountered a twelve hour technical delay at London Heathrow today before operating EY12 London Heathrow – Abu Dhabi and entered the Abu Dhabi maintenance facility on arrival.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Returns from Sydney.

Following its overnight delay Airbus A380-861 MSN166, Etihad A6-APA, departed Sydney this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EY455 Sydney – Abu Dhabi as EY455A.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Overnight Sydney Delay.

Etihad A380 A6-APA arrived into Sydney as EY454 from Abu Dhabi this evening (depart Abu Dhabi 3rd May, however the return EY455 has been delayed overnight. It is not clear whether this is due to a technical or a crew issue.

Etihad A380 A6-APG Delivered.

Etihad A380 A6-APG was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9004. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to seven aircraft.

Etihad A380 A6-APB EY102 Al Ain Diversion.

Etihad A380 A6-APB operating EY102 New York JFK – Abu Dhabi (depart New York JFK 8th March) diverted via Al Ain this morning due to weather at Abu Dhabi.

Etihad A380 A6-APF Delivered.

Etihad A380 A6-APF was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9001. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to six aircraft.

Etihad A380 A6-APH First Flight.

Etihad A380 A6-APH made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSS and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Operates New York A380 Inaugural.

Etihad commenced A380 service on the Abu Dhabi – New York JFK route today with the EY103/EY102 rotation switching from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation. Today’s inaugural A380 service was operated by A6-APB.

Etihad Announce Melbourne A380 Upgauge.

Etihad today announced that it will upgauge the EY460/EY461 Abu Dhabi – Melbourne rotation to A380 operation with effect from 1st June 2016.

Etihad A380 A6-APE Delivered.

Etihad A380 A6-APE was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9013. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to five aircraft.

Etihad A380 A6-APF First Flight.

Etihad A380 A6-APF made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing registration F-WWSB and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Etihad Bring Forward JFK A380 Inaugural.

Etihad today announced that it will introduce A380 service onto the EY103/EY102 Abu Dhabi – New York JFK rotation to 23rd November 2015. It had previously been announced that A380 operation would commence on 1st December 2015.

Etihad A380 A6-APD Delivered.

Airbus A380-861 MSN180, Etihad A6-APD, was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9009. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to four aircraft.

Qatar Airways A380 A6-APB Al Ain Training Mission.

Qatar Airways A380 A6-APB positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9100 late tonight to operate training circuits through the night as EY9102 – EY9106. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9109.

Etihad A380 A6-APC Delivered.

Etihad A380 A6-APC was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9005. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to three aircraft.

Etihad A380 A6-APD First Flight.

Airbus A380-861 MSN180, Etihad A6-APD, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSA and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Al Ain Training Mission and Suspected Technical Issue.

Etihad A380 A6-APB positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9100 in the early hours of this morning in order to operate training circuits overnight as EY9101 – EY9104. EY9104 returned to Al Ain at around 0300 and no further flights operated, which appears to be due to a technical issue.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Al Ain Training Flights and Abu Dhabi.

Etihad A380 A6-APB positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain in the early hours of this morning as EY9100 in order to operate training circuits as EY9101 – EY9108. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9109. During the afternoon the aircraft operated several Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi circuits, all as EY9112.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Training Flights.

Etihad A380 A6-APB operated Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi training circuits this afternoon as EY9111 – EY9114. During the evening the aircraft positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9100 before operating Al Ain – Al Ain training circuits through the night as EY9101 – EY9108. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9109.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Al Ain Training Mission.

Etihad A380 A6-APB positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9100 this evening in order to operate training circuits through the night as EY9101 – EY9108. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9109.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Al Ain and Abu Dhabi Training Flights.

Etihad A380 A6-APB positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain in the early hours of this morning as EY9100 in order to operate training circuits as EY9101 – EY9108. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9109. The aircraft then operated training circuits from Abu Dhabi as EY9112 – EY9119.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Al Ain and Abu Dhabi Training Flights.

Etihad A380 A6-APB positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9100 in the early hours of this morning in order to operate training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9107. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9111 in order to operate training circuits as EY9112- EY9119.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Training Flights.

Etihad A380 A6-APB positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9100 late last night in order to operate training circuits through the night as EY9101 – EY9109. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9110 and operated three Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi training circuits, all as EY9110 and a further five Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi circuits as EY9111.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Al Ain Training Mission.

Etihad A380 A6-APA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain late tonight as EY9100 to operate Al Ain – Al Ain training circuits as EY9101 – EY9108 through the night. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9109.

Etihad A380 A6-APB Delivered.

Etihad A380 A6-APB was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9005. The aircraft is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery. This brings the Etihad A380 fleet up to two aircraft.

 

Etihad A380 A6-APA Al Ain and Abu Dhabi Training Flights.

Etihad A380 A6-APA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain this morning as EY9100 in order to operate training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9104. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9105 before operating Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi training circuits as EY9106 – EY9114.

Etihad Announce New York JFK A380 Upgauge.

Etihad today announced that it will upgauge the EY103/EY103 Abu Dhabi – New York JFK rotation from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation from 1st December 2015.

Etihad A380 A6-APA EY11 Abu Dhabi Technical Return.

Etihad A380 A6-APA operating EY11 Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow was just under two hours into the flight near Khoramabad when it turned back to Abu Dhabi due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to operate the flight as EY11A after around four hours on the ground at Abu Dhabi.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Al Ain Training Afternoon.

Etihad A380 A6-APA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9106 this afternoon in order to operate training circuits and EY9107 – EY9110. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9112.

Etihad A380 A6-APD First Flight.

Airbus A380-861 MSN180, Etihad A6-APD, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAZ.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Returns to Service.

Etihad A380 A6-APA, which has been out of service at Abu Dhabi since 8th January, returned to service this morning operating EY11 Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow.

Etihad A380 A6-APA Delivered.

Etihad A380 A6-APA was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi as EY9380 this evening. The aircraft is the first A380 delivered to the airline and is in 2P/9F/70J/415Y configuration and Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad A380 A6-APC First Flight.

Etihad A380 A6-APC made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAY and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Etihad New Livery Revealed.

Etihad’s new livery was revealed today when A380 A6-APA left the paint hangar at Finkenwerder. The livery, to be on the entire fleet within three years, is:

ETIHADNEW

Etihad Reveal B787 and A380 First & Business Class Products.

Etihad today revealed details of the First Class products to be features on their upcoming Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 aircraft.

The Boeing 787 will feature a First Class suite with backward facing seats:

Etihad B787 First Class Suite

The A380 will feature nine First Class apartments:

Etihad A380 First Class Apartment

and one First Class Residence with bed and shower.

A Business Class product on both aircraft will feature backward facing aisle seats in a new configuration.