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

 

The order for twelve aircraft was 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)

It 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

The cabin interior was fitted at Hamburger (Finkenwerder)

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse - May 2010

Observed at Toulouse with the complete interior fitted but awaiting painting - September 02, 2010

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

Observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) with the temporary name 'Sir Geoff Moore' on the nose - October 31, 2010

Geoff Moore was the Qantas Duty Maintenance Manager on assignment to Airbus

He was the Qantas Production Inspector at Toulouse and Hamburg

As he was highly respected by Airbus they honoured him by applying his name in decals prior to his leaving this position

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

The aircraft was named 'Charles Ulm'

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

Current with Qantas Airways

 

F-WWAD. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Sir Geoff Moore' in the standard livery at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, October 31, 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0380-063.)

VH-OQG. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Charles Ulm' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 20, 2012.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0380-072.)

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

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VH-OQG. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Charles Ulm' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 14, 2017.

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VH-OQG. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Charles Ulm' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 14, 2017.

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VH-OQG. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Charles Ulm' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 14, 2017.

(G. Louis Copyright Image 0380-080.)