QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF7 Sydney Technical Return.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth was around 40 minutes into the flight at 33,000ft this afternoon when it turned back to Sydney for a safe landing following a technical issue. The flight and the return QF8 were subsequently cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Dubai Maintenance.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 14th July, positioned Dubai – Sydney early this afternoon as QF6012. The aircraft has been repainted from QANTAS New Roo (2007) livery into QANTAS Silver Roo (2016) livery.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Overnight Hong Kong Delay.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operated QF127 Sydney – Hong Kong this morning in place of the scheduled Boeing 747-400/400ER, however the return QF128 has been delayed overnight due to there being no rested A380 crew at Hong Kong.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from London Heathrow.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 27th May, QANTAS A380 VH-OQA departed London Heathrow this morning operating yesterday’s delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Singapore – Sydney. The Singapore – Sydney sector operated as QF2D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Dubai.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, QANTAS A380 VH-OQA departed Dubai late this morning operating yesterday’s delayed QF2 Dubai – Sydney sector. This was the final scheduled QANTAS departure from Dubai.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Dubai Technical Issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA arrived into Dubai in the early hours of this morning as QF1 from Sydney, however it was unable to operate the onward service to London Heathrow due to a technical issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Sydney Maintenance, Operates Final QF1 Dubai Service.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA, which has been under maintenance at Sydney since 14th March, returned to service this afternoon operating the final QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow service. However the aircraft encountered a technical issue at Dubai and was unable to operate the onward service to London Heathrow. QF1 will become a Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow service from tomorrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Dubai.

Following its diversions yesterday, QANTAS A380 VH-OQA departed Dubai in the early hours of this morning operating today’s QF10 Dubai – Melbourne sector. Yesterday’s QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai sector was cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF1 Al Ain Weather Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Sydney – Dubai sector of QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Sydney 23rd December) diverted to Al Ain in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Dubai. Crew timed out at Al Ain and the aircraft remained on the ground until mid afternoon when it continued Al Ain – Dubai. The onward sector to London Heathrow was cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Dubai Flight Number Switch.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA arrived into Dubai early this morning as QF9 from Melbourne (depart Melbourne 22nd August), however due to the delay to the previous day’s QF9 service, the onward sector to London Heathrow operated using callsign QF9D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6004 this morning after arriving as QF94D from Los Angeles. The aircraft then operated QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Los Angeles Flight Switch.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operated QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles this morning then returned to Australia operating QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne, using callsign QF94D owing to being in the air at the same time as yesterday’s delayed QF94. QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney was cancelled today.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Continues from Muscat.

Following its diversion yesterday, QANTAS A380 VH-OQA departed Muscat this afternoon continuing the delayed QF9 Melbourne – Dubai sector of 24th March, routing Muscat – Dubai as QF9D. The aircraft then operated this morning’s delayed QF2 Dubai – Sydney sector.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF9 Muscat Diversion and Bird Strike.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 24th March) diverted to Muscat this morning due to long weather based hold times at Dubai. However the aircract sustained bird strike damage on approach to Muscat and will therefore nightstop. The onward sector to London Heathrow was cancelled along with today’s QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai sector.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF9 Dubai World Central Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 30th December) diverted to Dubai World Central this morning due to fog at Dubai. The aircraft was unable to continue Dubai World Central – Dubai – London Heathrow until this afternoon but was able to turn around immediately to operated QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF9 Muscat Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 2nd December) diverted via Muscat this morning due to fog at Dubai. The complete routing was Melbourne – Muscat – Dubai – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Dubai Turnaround.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA arrived into Dubai as QF10 from Melbourne (depart Melbourne 29th August) this morning, then turned around to operate this morning’s QF2 Dubai – Sydney sector.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Dubai Turnaround.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA arrived into Dubai as QF2 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 22nd May) this morning, then due to a technical issue encountered by a second A380 at Dubai it turned around to operate the Dubai – London Heathrow sector of the QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow service of 22nd May. Today’s QF2 Dubai – Sydney sector has been delayed by 48 hours.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Dubai Turnaround.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 4th February) terminated at Dubai this morning. The aircraft then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF2 Dubai – Sydney sector as QF2D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Long London Layover.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA arrived into London Heathrow as QF1 from Sydney and Dubai (depart Sydney 18th November) this morning, however due to the cancellation of today’s QF9 Dubai – London Heathrow and QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai sectors, the aircraft remained at London Heathrow until this evening when it operated QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Quick Heathrow Turnaround.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA arrived into London Heathrow this afternoon as QF9 from Melbourne and Dubai (depart Melbourne 28th March), however due to the A380 technical issue at London Heathrow yesterday the aircraft turned around immediately to operate QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne rather than operating QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney as scheduled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF9 Perth Medical Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 3rd October) was crossing the coast close to Karratha early this morning when it diverted via Perth due to a medical emergency on board.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Sydney Test Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA, which spent yesterday at the Sydney Jet Base, undertook a Sydney – Sydney test flight this morning as QF6007, then returned to service at QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Operates Delayed QF108.

Following yesterday’s A380 technical issue at Los Angeles, QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operated yesterday’s delayed QF108 Los Angeles – Sydney this evening as QF108D. As a result tonight’s QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney has been delayed overnight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF10 Adelaide Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Dubai – Melbourne sector of QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai –Melbourne (depart London Heathow 15th September) diverted via Adelaide this morning. The diversion appears to have been medical.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF12 Nadi Diversion.

QANTAS  A380 VH-OQA operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 11th June) diverted via Nadi for fuel this morning due to expected long hold times because of fog at Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Manila Maintenance.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 5th April, positioned Manila – Hong Kong in the early hours of this morning as QF6016. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 14F/64J/35W/371Y.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Positions to Manila Maintenance.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA positioned Sydney – Manila this evening as QF6011 where the aircraft will be reconfigured to 14F/64J/35W/371J. It’s last passenger service in 14F.72J/32W/332Y configuration was QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney on 2nd April.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA positioned Sydney – Melbourne as QF6007 this afternoon in order to operate QF9 Melbourne – Singapore – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Positioning Flight.

QANTAS Airbus A380 VH-OQA positioned Sydney – Melbourne this afternoon as QF6018 prior to operating QF9 Melbourne – Singapore – London Heathrow.

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

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-OQA Enters Service.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA entered service today operating QF93 Melbourne – Los Angeles. This was the inaugural QANTAS A380 service.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA was delivered Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney today as QF6008. The aircraft was delivered in New ‘Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration. The aircraft is named “Nancy-Bird Walton”.

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