VH-OQD. Airbus A380-842. c/n 026.

 

Order for twelve aircraft first announced by Qantas Airways - November 29, 2000

This was the fourth aircraft ordered by Qantas Airways - March 06, 2001

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse as F-WWSX

Powered by Rolls Royce Trent 972-84 engines (-842 series)

Observed at Toulouse in primer as F-WWSX - September 30, 2007

First of 'Wave 2' aircraft to have redesigned electric harness fitted and powered up - May 2008

Observed at Toulouse as F-WWSX in primer with Qantas tail - August 19, 2008

First engine run performed - October 31, 2008

Carried out rejected take-off test - November 12, 2008

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWSX in green primer with Qantas tail - November 12, 2008

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) as AIB026A - November 17, 2008

Cabin interior fitted at Hamburger (Finkenwerder)

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OQD - July 07, 2009

Registered to QF ECA 2008-2 Pty Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse in the Qantas livery as AIB026B - August 13, 2009

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - August 22, 2009

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia (Captain M. Penklis) as QF6022 - August 22, 2009

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - August 24, 2009

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney

Aircraft named 'Fergus McMaster'

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore - London as QF31 - August 29, 2009

Scheduled to operate Los Angeles - Sydney as QF12 when A380 fleet was grounded - November 03, 2010

Boeing 747 VH-OEF was substituted instead with VH-OQD grounded at Los Angeles

Ferried Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6022 - December 10 - 12, 2010

Returned to service Sydney - Singapore - London as QF31 following engine checks - December 15, 2010

Resumed A380 services to United States when it operated Melbourne - Los Angeles as QF93 - January 16, 2011

Current with Qantas Airways

 

F-WWSX. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fergus McMaster' in the standard livery at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, August 2009.

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VH-OQD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fergus McMaster' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, December 2009.

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VH-OQD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fergus McMaster' in the standard livery at London Heathrow Airport, September 15, 2011.

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VH-OQD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fergus McMaster' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, February 16, 2013.

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VH-OQD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fergus McMaster' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 08, 2014.

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VH-OQD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fergus McMaster' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 08, 2014.

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VH-OQD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fergus McMaster' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 08, 2014.

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