VH-OQB. Airbus A380-842. c/n 015.
Order for twelve aircraft first announced by Qantas Airways - November 29, 2000
Order firmed up with Airbus by Qantas Airways - March 6, 2001
Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse as F-WWSL
Powered by Rolls Royce Trent 972-84 engines (-842 series)
Observed at Toulouse in primer but with old Qantas tail logo and no engines - March 29, 2007
Observed at Toulouse in primer with all-white tail - April 30, 2008
First flown at Toulouse as F-WWSL in green primer with all-white tail - June 25, 2008
Ferried as AIB015B (Airbus) Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - June 25, 2008
Cabin interior fitted at Hamburger (Finkenwerder)
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OQB - November 28, 2008
Registered to QF BOC 2008-1 Pty Ltd
Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as registered operator
Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse as VH-OQB in new Qantas livery - December 3, 2008
Accepted by Qantas from Airbus at Toulouse - December 15, 2008
Departed Toulouse as QF6008 on delivery on delivery flight to Australia - December 15, 2008
Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - December 17, 2008
Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney
Aircraft was named 'Hudson Fysh'
Operated first revenue service Sydney - Los Angeles as QF11 - December 22, 2008
Operated special charter flight for Croydon Travel as QF2903 (Captains J. Dennis, B Simpson) - December 31, 2009
Flight was a 'New Year Mid-night Sun Sightseeing' flight
Route: Sydney - Melbourne - Antarctica - Melbourne - Sydney
Operated Sydney - Melbourne-Sydney as QF6620 overflying the AFL Grand Final at MCG - September 25, 2010
Aircraft had special decals on fuselage underside advertising 'Channel 7 Mate' and 'We Love Footy Too'
Returned to service Sydney - Singapore - London as QF155 - September 25, 2010
Ferried London - Frankfurt as QF6022 for 'C' Check with Lufthhansa Technic - October 31, 2010
Undergoing maintenance at Frankfurt when Qantas A380 fleet was grounded - November 2011
Ferried Frankfurt - Singapore - Sydney as QF6022 - December 21 - 22, 2010
Returned to service Sydney - Singapore - London as QF31 - December 22, 2010
Current with Qantas
VH-OQB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the full livery at London's Heathrow Airport, February 2009.
VH-OQB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the full livery at Los Angeles Airport, November 2009.
VH-OQB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the full livery at Los Angeles Airport, June 2010.
VH-OQB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the full livery at Los Angeles Airport, August 2010.