VH-OQJ. Airbus A380-842. c/n 062.
The order for twelve aircraft was first announced by Qantas Airways - November 29, 2000
This was the tenth aircraft ordered by Qantas Airways - March 06, 2001
Powered by Rolls Royce Trent 972-84 engines (-842 series)
Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse as 'F-WWAQ' - August 2010
Underwent testing of systems - August 27, 2010
Underwent taxi brake tests - September 04, 2010
First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWAQ' in green primer and Qantas tail - September 09, 2010
Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) as AIB062A - September 09, 2010
The cabin interior was fitted at Hamburger (Finkenwerder)
Rolled out at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in the stadard Qantas livery - December 31, 2010
Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse as AIB062B - February 2011
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OQJ - March 08, 2011
Registered to QF ECA A380 2010 No 2 Pty Ltd, Sydney
Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - April 08, 2011
Departed Toulouse on the delivery on delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - April 9, 2011
Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - April 11, 2011
Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney
The aircraft was named 'Bert Hinkler'
Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore - London as QF31 - April 12, 2011
Current with Qantas Airways
VH-OQJ. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Bert Hinkler' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, June 2015.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0380-041.)
VH-OQJ. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Bert Hinkler' in the standard livery at London Heathrow Airport, September 06, 2015.
(R. Shaw Copyright Image 0380-069.)