VH-OQL. Airbus A380-842. c/n 074.

 

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

This was the final aircraft ordered by Qantas Airways - March 6, 2001

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

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse as 'F-WWSL' - March 18, 2011

Underwent testing of systems - ?

First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWSL' in green primer and the Qantas tail - April 19, 2011

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fitout as AIB074A - April 19, 2011

Cabin interior fitted at Hamburger (Finkenwerder)

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OQL - 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 in the Qantas livery - November 2011

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse as AIB074B - November 24, 2011

Test flown at Toulouse - December 2011

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - December 16, 2011

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6026 - December 16, 2011

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - December 17, 2011

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney

Aircraft named 'Phyllis Arnott'

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - December 22, 2011

Operated last service in original livery Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore as QF81 - April 21, 2018

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Dubai for planned maintenance as QF6013 - April 21-22, 2018

It was repainted into the 'Silver Roo' livery at this time

Ferried Dubai - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6012 - May 08-09, 2018

Returned to service in the new livery Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - May 10, 2018

Current with Qantas Airways

 

F-WWSL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phyllis Arnott' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, November 2011.

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VH-OQL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phyllis Arnott' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at London Heathrow Airport, date unknown.

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VH-OQL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phyllis Arnott' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 31, 2016.

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VH-OQL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phyllis Arnott' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-OQL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phyllis Arnott' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-OQL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phyllis Arnott' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-OQL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phyllis Arnott' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 07, 2017.

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VH-OQL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phyllis Arnott' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 07, 2017.

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