VH-OQF. Airbus A380-842. c/n 029.

 

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

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

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse as F-WWSA - February 18, 2009

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

Third of 'Wave 2' aircraft to have redesigned electric harness fitted and powered up

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWSA - March 30, 2009

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - April 05, 2009

Cabin interior fitted at Hamburger (Finkenwerder)

Rolled out at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in the Qantas livery and test flown - November 28, 2009

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OQF - December 01, 2009

Registered to QF ECA 2008-2 Pty Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse as AIB-029B - December 15, 2009

Test flown at Toulouse - December 20, 2009

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - January 08, 2010

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6028 - January 11, 2010

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - January 13, 2010

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney

Aircraft named 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith'

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - January 17, 2010

Scheduled to operate Los Angeles - Sydney as QF12 when A380 fleet was grounded - November 04, 2010

Ferried Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6002 - November 22 - 24, 2010

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore - London as QF31 - November 27, 2011

This was the first A380 to resume normal services following the grounding order

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-OQF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 14, 2012.

(R. Finlayson Copyright Image 0380-024.)

VH-OQF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 14, 2012.

(R. Finlayson Copyright Image 0380-025.)