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Monthly Archives: November 2010

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Returns to Service.

November 30, 2010

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE returned to service today operating QF31 Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Returns to Service.

November 27, 2010

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF re-entered service today operating QF31 Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow. This was the first QANTAS A380 service since the November 4th grounding.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ Leaves Fleet.

November 23, 2010

Domestic configuration QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ operated QF19 Sydney – Manila today and immediately entered the Lufthansa Technic facility where it will undergo conversion into a JetStar aircraft. The return flight QF20 did not operate.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Positioning Flight.

November 23, 2010

QANTAS Airbus A380 VH-OQF positioned Los Angeles – Sydney as QF6002 tonight. This is the first QANTAS A380 movement since the November 4th grounding.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Enters Service.

November 21, 2010

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO entered service today operating QF575 Sydney – Perth.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Singapore Hydraulics Issue.

November 20, 2010

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC operating QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney (depart Frankfurt 19th November) was held in Singapore overnight tonight after engineers discovered a hydraulics issue.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP First Flight.

November 19, 2010

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP made its first flight from Toulouse today as F-WWKS.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH Returns from Finkenwerder.

November 17, 2010

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH positioned Finkenwerder – Toulouse today following cabin outfitting.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI QF64 Johannesburg Bird Strike.

November 16, 2010

QANTAS Boeing  747-438ER VH-OEI operating QF64 Johannesburg РSydney dumped fuel and returned to Johannesburg this evening due to a bird strike on take off.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Deliveried.

November 16, 2010

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO has Toulouse on delivery today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 42J/268Y Domestic configuration and is named “Kimberley”.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI QF17 Sydney Technical Return.

November 15, 2010

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI operating QF17 Sydney – Buenos Aires returned to Sydney around an hour after departure due to an electrical failure in the cockpit.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN Operates Auckland Rotation.

November 10, 2010

Domestic configuration QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN operated QF141/QF114 Sydney – Auckland rotation today. This is the first recorded use of this aircraft on an International service.

Withdrawn QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJR Positions for Scrap

November 5, 2010

Withdrawn QANTAS  Boeing 747-438 VH-OJR positioned Avalon РMarana as QF6023 today in basic QANTAS livery minus tail logo and titles and will be scrapped.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF32 Singapore Technical Return. A380 Operations Suspended.

November 4, 2010

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Singapore – Sydney sector of QF32 London Heathrow Singapore – Sydney (depart London3rd November) suffered an uncontained engine failure to the number two engine shortly after take off from Singapore whilst in Indonesian airspace over the island of Batam. The aircraft returned to Singapore and landed some 2 hours after take off. There are reports of several large pieces of engine debris landing in built up areas of the Dutumas district.

The number 2 engine and leading edge of the left wing have sustained serious damage. The aircraft had returned from a C Check at Frankfurt on October 6th.

As a precaution and pending results of an investigation QANTAS has suspended all A380 operations.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI Returns to Toulouse.

November 3, 2010

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI positioned Finkenwerder – Toulouse today following cabin outfitting.