QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Positioning Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6016 this morning after arriving in the early hours as QF16D from Los Angeles. The aircraft then operated QF27 Sydney – Santiago de Chile.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU QF16 Los Angeles Technical Return.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operating QF16 Los Angeles – Brisbane (depart Los Angeles 26th December) was around 90 minutes into the flight in the early hours of this morning when it turned back to Los Angeles for a safe landing following a technical issue, believed to be a failed weather radar. After around fifteen hours on the ground the aircraft departed again early this evening operating as QF16D.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU QF29 Hong Kong Stick Shaker Incident.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operating QF29 Melbourne – Hong Kong was at 22,000 ft on the approach to Hong Kong when the aircraft was buffeted and the stick shaker activated. 15 passengers received minor injuries. The ATSB have rated this a serious incident and will be investigating.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU QF73 Return to Stand.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operating QF73 Sydney – San Francisco returned to the stand this afternoon having rejected take off at low speed due to a technical issue. The flight, and the return QF74 were subsequently cancelled.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Operates QF11.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operated QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles today. The QF11/QF12 Sydney – Los Angeles rotation will now be operated by Boeing 747-400/400ERs on Tuesdays in place of the regular A380. This allows the QF7/QF8 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth rotation to increase from 6 x weekly to daily.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU QF28 Christchurch Diversion.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operating QF28 Santiago de Chile – Sydney (depart Santiago de Chile 13th January) diverted via Christchurch for fuel this afternoon due to expected long hold times at Sydney due to weather.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Returns from Johannesburg.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 4th January and its subsequent engine change, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU departed Johannesburg this evening operating yesterday’s delayed QF64 Johannesburg – Sydney as QF64D.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Darwin Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier QANTAS B747-400 technical issue at Darwin, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU positioned Sydney – Darwin as QF6114 this afternoon in order to continue the delayed RAAF charter ASY10 Al Minhad Air Base – Darwin – Sydney by flying the Darwin – Sydney leg using the ASY10 callsign.

QANTAs B747-400 VH-OJU Los Angeles Flight Switch.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operated QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles today, then returned to Australia late tonight operating yesterday’s delayed QF108 Los Angeles – Sydney sector as QF108D.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Returns from Singapore.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU, which overnighted at Singapore after arriving as a charter flight yesterday, returned to service this evening operating QF6 Singapore – Sydney.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Operates Singapore Charter.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operated a Brisbane – Melbourne charter as QF6021 early this morning continuing Melbourne – Singapore as QF6031. The aircraft then overnighted at Singapore.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Quick Tokyo Turnaround.

Following the B747-400 technical issue at Tokyo Narita yesterday, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU arrived into Tokyo Narita as QF21 from Sydney (depart Sydney 9th May) this morning, then immediately turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF22 Tokyo Narita – Sydney as QF22D.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Positioning Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6019 early this afternoon after arriving as the delayed QF16 Los Angeles – Brisbane (depart Los Angeles 18th April).

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Operates Delayed QF16.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operated QF107 Sydney – Los Angeles today, then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF16 Los Angeles – Brisbane as QF16D.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Positions to London Stansted.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU positioned Frankfurt –London Stansted this morning as QF6005 in order to pick up the Australian Paralympic Team. The aircraft then operated London Stansted – Bangkok – Sydney in the evening as QF6058.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Brings Olympians Home.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU departed London Stansted this evening routing London Stansted – Bangkok –Sydney as QF6058 with the Australian Olympic Team on board.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Positions for Olympic Pick Up.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU positioned New York JFK – London Stansted this evening as QF6008 in order to collect Australia’s Olympic Team. The aircraft had arrived into JFK as QF107 from Los Angeles. QF108 New York JFK – Los Angeles did not operate.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU QF63 Perth Diversion.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operating QF63 Sydney – Johannesburg diverted via Perth today for extra fuel due to a longer routing being flown to avoid ash from the Chilean volcano.

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

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-OJU Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU was delivered Seattle – Avalon as QF6002 today. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and 14F/79J/265Y “Pacific” configuration and becomes the 24th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 Withdrawals Accelerated.

QANTAS today announced an acceleration of the withdrawals of the non-refurbished Boeing 747-400 fleet with the aircraft all leaving the fleet by mid 2016. The ER aircraft and VH-OJS, VH-OJT and VH-OJU will remain.

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