VH-OQH. Airbus A380-842. c/n 050.

 

 

The order for twelve aircraft was first announced by Qantas Airways - November 29, 2000

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

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

Rolled off the Airbus production line at Toulouse as 'F-WWAE' - August 2009

First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWAE' - August 25, 2009

Placed in storage at Toulouse due to a delivery delay - September 11, 2009

It was observed stored in Hangar L33 without engines - March 31, 2010

The engines were reinstalled - May 2010

Rolled out from storage - June 2010

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for the installation of the cabin and painting - July 01, 2010

Rolled out at Hamburg in the Qantas 'New Roo' livery

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OQH - January 21, 2011

Registered to QF ECA 2010 No 9 Pty Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - January 30, 2011

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6028 - February 01, 2011

It arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - February 02, 2011

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney

The aircraft was named 'Reginald Ansett'

Operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore - London as QF31 - February 05, 2011

Operated its last service in standard livery London (Heathrow) - Dubai - Sydney as QF2 - August 23 - 25, 2015

Had special 'Go Wallabies' decals applied at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - August 25 - 26, 2015

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Dallas (Fort Worth) as QF7- August 27, 2015

Ferried Dresden - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) following maintenance as QF6016 - December 19 - 20, 2019

Flight time: 18 hours 27 minutes

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF17 - December 20, 2019

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6003 - April 01, 2020

Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) due to COVID-19 pandemic

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine 12:58 local) on the ferry flight to Victorville as QF6001 - July 13, 2020

It arrived at Victorville (10:03 PDT) for long-term storage - July 13, 2020

Flight time: 14 hours 5 minutes

Ferried Victorville - Los Angeles as QF6015 - March 03, 2022

Ferried Los Angeles - Abu Dhabi for cabin upgrade as QF6023 - March 14, 2022

Test flown Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi as QF6029 - July 25, 2022

Ferried Abu Dhabi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6014 - July 27, 2022

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - July 29, 2022

Current with Qantas Airways

 

 

F-WWAE. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, date unknown.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery at London Heathrow Airport, date unknown.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery at Los Angeles Airport, date unknown.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery at London Heathrow Airport, February 19, 2012.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 09, 2014.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 09, 2014.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Go Wallabies' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 02, 2015.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Go Wallabies' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 02, 2015.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Go Wallabies' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 02, 2015.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Go Wallabies' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 02, 2015.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Go Wallabies' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 02, 2015.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Go Wallabies' decals at an unknown airport, November 02, 2015.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Go Wallabies' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 12, 2015.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Go Wallabies' decals at London Heathrow Airport, January 20, 2016.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Go Wallabies' decals at London Heathrow Airport, January 2016.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery at Singapore Changi Airport, February 14, 2020.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 16, 2022.

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VH-OQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Reginald Ansett' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 16, 2023.

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