VH-OQK. Airbus A380-842. c/n 063.
Order for twelve aircraft 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
Cabin interior 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 elivery flight - November 27, 2011
Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney
Aircraft 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
Current with Qantas Airways
VH-OQK. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'John Duigan' in the standard livery at London Heathrow Airport, October 27, 2014.
(R. Shaw Copyright Image 0380-044.)