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Monthly Archives: March 2011

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Positions to Hong Kong Maintenance.

March 27, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG positioned Melbourne – Hong Kong for maintenance as QF6021 today.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA QF6 Kuala Lumpur Diversion.

March 27, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA operating the Frankfurt – Singapore sector of QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney (depart Frankfurt 26th March) diverted via Kuala Lumpur this afternoon. The diversion appears to have been medical.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OEB Australian Grand Prix Flypast.

March 27, 2011

Formula 1 livered QANTAS Boeing 747-48E VH-OEB operated Sydney – Sydney with a flypast of the Australia Grand Prix as QF6620 today.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH Operates Perth – Tokyo.

March 26, 2011

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH operated QF79 Perth – Tokyo Narita today in place of the usual International configuration Boeing 767-300ER. The flight operated via Hong Kong so as not to come under ETOPS rules. We understand that ETOPS Perth departures can only currently be operated by Boeing 767-300ERs.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJO QF587 Adelaide Technical Return.

March 26, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJO operating QF587 Adelaide – Perth returned to Adelaide approximately 40 minutes after take off due to smoke from the rear galley. The same aircraft completed the flight arriving into Perth around three and a half hours late.

JetConnect B737-400 ZK-JTR Withdrawn.

March 24, 2011

JetConnect Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTR was withdrawn from service at Auckland today after oprating QF115 Brisbane – Auckland.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL QF20 Cairns Diversion.

March 23, 2011

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL operating QF20 Manila – Sydney (depart Manila 22nd March) diverted to Cairns today after an electrical smell was detected from the cockpit window demisting system.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Operates QF94.

March 18, 2011

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE operated QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne today. This was the first A380 operated QF94 since the November 4th 2010 grounding.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

March 15, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA positioned Avalon – Sydney today as QF6196 newly configured in the 3 Class 56J/40W/275Y configuration.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXR QF671 Melbourne Technical Return.

March 15, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR operating QF671 Melbourne – Adelaide returned to Melbourne around 15 minutes after take-off having levelled off at 7,000 ft after a burning smell became evident in the cabin.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Returns from Frankfurt Maintenance.

March 14, 2011

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC, which has been under maintenance at Frankfurt since 25th February,  positioned Frankfurt – Singapore – Melbourneas QF6024 today.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU QF29 Warsaw Medical Diversion.

March 9, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operating the Hong Kong – London Heathrow sector of  QF29 Melbourne – Hong Kong – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 8th March) diverted via Warsaw this morning due to a medical emergency.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJI Operates Christchurch University Charters.

March 6, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJI positioned Sydney – Christchurch as QF6001 early this morning in order to operate a Christchurch – Adelaide charter as QF6036. The aircraft then positioned Adelaide – Sydney as QF6002. The charter was to take 300 students from the earthquake damaged University of Canterbury at Christchurch to study at the University of Adelaide.


QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJI QF1097 Coolangatta Weather Diversion.

March 3, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJI operating QF1097 Mount Isa – Brisbane encountered severe weather on the approach to Brisbane and diverted to Coolangatta. After 55 minutes on the ground in Coolangatta where the aircraft was checked by engineering the flight continued to Brisbane.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQE QF38 Auckland Technical Diversion.

March 3, 2011

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQE operating QF38 Wellington – Melbourne experienced air-conditioning problems on the climb out from Wellington and levelled off at 17,000ft. The aircraft circled to burn fuel before landing in Auckland after 3 hours and 24 minutes in the air.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJD Returns from Singapore.

March 1, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJD positioned Singapore – Sydney as QF6007 today after three days of operations on the QF72/QF71 Singapore – Perth rotation.