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Monthly Archives: May 2011

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJI Returns from Hong Kong Maintenance.

May 31, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJI, which has been under maintenance at Hong Kong since 4th May, positioned Hong Kong – Brisbane today as QF6022.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Returns to Toulouse.

May 30, 2011

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBO which has been out of service for much of the month positioned Sydney – Singapore – Toulouse today as QF6025 for repairs. We understand that the problem is to do with the nose wheel.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ QF8 Noumea Fuel Diversion.

May 30, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ making its’ first appearance on the QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane – Sydney service (depart Dallas-Fort Worth) 28th May touched down in Noumea today to collect extra fuel.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGI QF465 Sydney Technical Return.

May 27, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGI operating QF465 Sydney – Melbourne returned to Sydney with a fuel issue. The flight was subsequently cancelled.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Returns to Sydney Maintenance.

May 23, 2011

After operating the QF581/QF582 Sydney – Perth rotations for the past two days A330-200 VH-EBO has returned to the JetBase at Sydney for further maintenance.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEE QF7 Houston Diversion.

May 23, 2011

QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth operated by Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE diverted via Houston today due to storms at Dallas-Fort Worth.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Returns to Service.

May 21, 2011

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO returned to service today operating the QF581/QF582 Sydney – Perth rotation.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZM Enters Service.

May 21, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZM entered service today operating QF608 Melbourne – Brisbane.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA QF11 Brisbane Medical Diversion.

May 21, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA operating QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles was about 90 minutes into the flight when it turned back to Brisbane due to a passenger needing medical help.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGR QF775 Perth Turbulence Issue.

May 20, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGR operating QF775 Melbourne – Perth encountered severe turbulence at around 2,000 ft descending into Perth and performed a go around. Two passengers received undisclosed injuries and therefore the Australian Transport Safety Board have opened an investigation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Returns to Sydney Maintenance.

May 20, 2011

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6115 today and returned to the JetBase for further maintenance.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJL QF1 Bangkok Technical Return.

May 20, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL operating the Bangkok – London Heathrow sector of QF1 Sydney – Bangkok – London Heathrow (depart Sydney 19th May) returned to Bangkok shortly after takeoff this morning due to increased engine vibrations.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Returns from Sydney Maintenance.

May 18, 2011

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBO, which has been under maintenance since May 5th, positioned Sydney – Melbourne today as QF6113.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXR Operates Melbourne – Darwin Inaugural.

May 17, 2011

The first QF838/QF839 rotation on the new Melbourne – Darwin route was operated by QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR today.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI QF10 Adelaide Fuel Diversion.

May 17, 2011

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI operating the Singapore – Melbourne sector of QF10 London Heathrow – Singapore – Melbourne (depart London 15th May) diverted to Adelaide this morning due to low fuel.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEE Operates Dallas-Fort Worth Inaugural.

May 16, 2011

The inaugural QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth QF7 service departed today operated by Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZM Delivered.

May 14, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZM began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024 . The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. This brings the QANTAS mainline  B737-800 fleet up to 40 aircraft and the QANTAS Group B737-800 fleet up to 46 aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJH Returns from Singapore.

May 13, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH positioned empty from Singapore – Sydney as QF6005 overnight with a replacement #4 engine.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJZ Re-enters Mainline Service.

May 11, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJZ re-entered service with QANTAS mainline today operating QF615 Brisbane – Melbourne after service with JetConnect.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJP V-Pods Engine to Singapore.

May 11, 2011

With Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH awaiting an engine swap in Singapore today’s QF5 Sydney – Singapore – Frankfurt operated by Boeing 747-438 VH-OJP is carrying a 5th engine on the V-Pod to Singapore.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQA QF26 Auckland Lightning Strike Return.

May 11, 2011

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQA operating QF26 Auckland – Melbourne encountered a lightning strike on take-off from Auckland and returned to Auckland after circling for around 90 minutes to burn off fuel.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OEB Departs on Captain’s Choice Tour.

May 9, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-48E VH-OEB departed Sydney today on a Captain’s Choice Tour as QF6034 routing Sydney – Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro – Manuas – Havana – Panama City – Lima – Easter Island – Sydney and due back in Australia on May 25th.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJH QF5 Technical Issue.

May 9, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH operating QF5 Sydney – Singapore – Frankfurt suffered a failure of the #4 engine around 1 hour before landing into Singapore prompting crew to shut the engine down.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEF Operates Final Sydney – San Francisco Rotation.

May 7, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF operated the final QANTAS QF73/74 Sydney – San Francisco rotation today. The service had been due to end next week but was withdrawn a week early. On the return journey the aircraft was given a water cannon salute at San Francisco and routed around San Francisco Bay at 3,000ft before heading across the Pacific.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGU Operates Final Perth – Tokyo Rotation.

May 6, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGU operated the final QF79/QF80 Perth – Tokyo rotation departing Perth today.

QANTAS B747-400 Enters Hong Kong Maintenance.

May 5, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJI arrived into Hong Kong as  QF87 from Sydney (depart Sydney 4th May) this morning and was then moved to the HAECO hangars for maintenance.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXE QF1820 Perth Technical Return.

May 2, 2011

QANTASLink Boeing 717-23S VH-NXE suffered a fan blade failure to the left hand engine on take off from Perth whilst operating QF1820 Perth – Newman. The aircraft was able to return immediately to Perth for a safe landing around 15 minutes after departure

QANTAS B737-800 ZK-ZQF Unveiled in Wallabies Livery.

May 2, 2011

JetConnect  Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQF was unveiled at Sydney today with Wallabies and The Great Crusade decals to advertise the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.