VH-OQK. Airbus A380-842. c/n 063.

 

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

This was the eleventh 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-WWSK' - ?

Underwent testing of systems - ?

First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWSK' in green primer and Qantas tail - April 01, 2011

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) as AIB063A - April 01, 2011

The cabin interior was fitted at Hamburger (Finkenwerder)

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OQK - October 26, 2011

Registered to QF ECA A380 2011 No 2 Pty Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Test flown at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in the standard Qantas livery - November 02, 2011

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse as AIB063B - November 05, 2011

Test flown at Toulouse - November 13, 2011

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - November 25, 2011

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6026 - November 26, 2011

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - November 27, 2011

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney

This aircraft was named 'John Duigan' on the port side and 'Richard Duigan' on the starboard side

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore - London as QF31 - December 07, 2011

This aircraft acquired 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show Express' titles near the forward door - March 20, 2013

Operated Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF108 - March 20, 2013

The aircraft was carrying guests for the Ellen DeGeneres Show which was to be filmed in Australia

It operated the final Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Dubai - London (Heathrow) service as QF9 - March 23-24, 2018

It operated the final London (Heathrow) - Dubai - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) service as QF2 - March 24, 2018

Due to earlier Airbus A380 technical problems this aircraft was turned around in Dubai to

operate the delayed Dubai - London (Heathrow) service as QF1 - March 25, 2018

Operated the new London (Heathrow) - Singapore - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) service as QF2 - Martch 25, 2018

It operated its final service in the original livery Dallas (Fort Worth) - Sydney as QF8 - May 13-15, 2018

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Dubai for planned maintenance as QF6011 - May 16, 2018

It was repainted into the 'SilverRoo' livery during this time

Ferried Dubai - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6012 - June 01-02, 2018

Returned to service - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore - London (Heathrow) as QF1 - June 02, 2018

Current with Qantas Airways

 

F-WWSK. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Richard Duigan' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, November 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0380-070.)

VH-OQK. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'John Duigan' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at London Heathrow Airport, October 27, 2014.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 0380-044.)