VH-OQG. Airbus A380-842. c/n 047.

 

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

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

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

This was the fourth Wave 2 aircraft to be built with the redesigned electric harness

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse as F-WWAD - May 27, 2009

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWAD - August 06, 2009

Placed in storage at Toulouse due to delivery delay - September 09, 2009

Observed stored in Hangar L32 without engines - October 03, 2009

Engines reinstalled - February 10, 2010

Rolled out from storage - March 17, 2010

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - April 15, 2010

Cabin interior fitted at Hamburger (Finkenwerder)

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse - May 2010

Observed at Toulouse with full cabin but awaiting painting - September 02, 2010

Observed at Toulouse in the standard Qantas livery - October 26, 2010

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OQG - November 03, 2010

Registered to QF ECA 2010 No 2 Pty Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - December 17, 2010

Departed Toulouse delivery on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6028 - December 17, 2010

Arrived Sydney (KIngsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - December 18, 2010

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney

Aircraft was named 'Charles Ulm'

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore - London as QF31 - December 20, 2010

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-OQG. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Charles Ulm' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 01, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0380-040.)