VH-OQJ. Airbus A380-842. c/n 062.

 

Order for twelve aircraft 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

Cabin interior fitted at Hamburger (Finkenwerder)

Rolled out at Hamburg 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

Aircraft 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.)