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Qantas A380 VH-OQA Nancy Bird QF arriving SYD 22/04  
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 29382 times:

Hello All,

Just delighted to inform everyone the return to service of Qantas' 1st A380 'Nancy Bird' VH-OQA scheduled to operate QF127 on the 28th of April...

Looking forward to seeing this bird being welcomed back into the family...

Considering how long this aircraft was grounded I believe it deserved its own thread...

EK413  


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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 29314 times:

Great to see her flying again after so long.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17061 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 29302 times:

Quoting EK413 (Thread starter):
Considering how long this aircraft was grounded I believe it deserved its own thread...

So for how long has it been grounded?



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 29247 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):

Since November 2010...

EK413



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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3180 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 29133 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 3):
Since November 2010

Yikes, as badly as QF needed this aircraft in service, that's quite a long hit for QF. Who pays for lost revenue with the 380 while it's been down, insurance or did QF eat the costs?



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User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 29054 times:

Great news! Will be good to see some photos of her back in the air  


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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 29021 times:

Good news! Will be interesting to see if this deadline actually materialises (I hope it does! But I'll believe it when I see it!)

Any word on her arrival back in SYD? Might be worth a quick trip past the airport 
Quoting RWA380 (Reply 4):
Yikes, as badly as QF needed this aircraft in service, that's quite a long hit for QF. Who pays for lost revenue with the 380 while it's been down, insurance or did QF eat the costs?

QF received a compensation settlement from Rolls Royce, which was included in the FY10-11 reports. The total amount was never disclosed (IIRC), but it was said to be $80-100million.

As for repair costs -- I imagine that they will be initially settled by QF's insurance company, who will likely go after Rolls Royce for reimbursement...


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 28879 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 6):

Unfortunately we only able to retrieve a return to schedule service date... I would imagine the aircraft to be ferried to Sydney a week prior to entry into service...

EK413



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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3180 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 28812 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 6):
QF received a compensation settlement from Rolls Royce, which was included in the FY10-11 reports. The total amount was never disclosed (IIRC), but it was said to be $80-100million

Would this really be enough to properly compensate QF for the loss of revenue and service?



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 28788 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 8):

I believe the final amount of compensation was a higher figure and to answer your question its definitely not enough considering the revenue losses...

EK413



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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 28773 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 8):
Would this really be enough to properly compensate QF for the loss of revenue and service?

QF, RR and all the various lawyers seem to think so... I was also apprehensive about this figure at first, but you have to remember that a lot of the cost would probably have stemmed from QF's fleet-wide grounding, for which responsibility lies with QF.

The extra 150-odd seats in the A380 could probably only have generated an extra $50-70million or so in additional revenue (max) over 18 months, plus the compensation would account for the additional fuel burn/depreciation of retaining a 744.

Doesn't seem too far off IMO, for covering the cost of the single aircraft out of service for around 18 months. They might well get more yet (seeing as the repair time has stretched out considerably since the settlement date 12 months ago)...


User currently offlineZuluAlpha From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 28556 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 7):
I would imagine the aircraft to be ferried to Sydney a week prior to entry into service...

Any information whether it will go to TLS first off, for a thorough check by Airbus as we previously discussed ?



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 28506 times:

Quoting ZuluAlpha (Reply 11):
Any information whether it will go to TLS first off, for a thorough check by Airbus as we previously discussed ?

Will post any updates... The re-entry to service is the only information at the moment...

EK413



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User currently offlinevhtje From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 28474 times:
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Quoting qf002 (Reply 6):
QF received a compensation settlement from Rolls Royce, which was included in the FY10-11 reports. The total amount was never disclosed (IIRC), but it was said to be $80-100million

I hate adding a "friend said"-type post, but I do actually know someone high up at RR. He openly told me when I asked that the figure was £52 million (whatever that translates to AUD).


User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 28417 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 10):
The extra 150-odd seats in the A380 could probably only have generated an extra $50-70million or so in additional revenue (max) over 18 months

Do you happen to know on which basis this figure is calculated? The difference between 150 seats on one long haul per calender day at full fares, and what they would have really earned [number of seats x actual fares] should be vast.



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 28340 times:

Quoting vhtje (Reply 13):
He openly told me when I asked that the figure was £52 million (whatever that translates to AUD).

Calculates to the sum of AUD$79,951,975.35...

EK413



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User currently offlineMilesDependent From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 28047 times:

Am guessing they won't advise pax they are the the first flight back in service for this aircraft !!

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 27957 times:

Here's latest picture taken on February 24, 2012 in Singapore Changi Airport http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxunterwegs/6823753056/

EK413



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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 27664 times:

Quoting ZuluAlpha (Reply 11):
Any information whether it will go to TLS first off, for a thorough check by Airbus as we previously discussed ?
This article was raised on another thread a few weeks ago:

"Mr Milne said the aircraft would undergo a series of flight tests in the city-state before being brought back into service."

I very much doubt a trip to TLS is in order...

Quoting something (Reply 14):
Do you happen to know on which basis this figure is calculated? The difference between 150 seats on one long haul per calender day at full fares, and what they would have really earned [number of seats x actual fares] should be vast.

That was a very bad and rough figure that I just hastily calculated on my phone... I based this on the assumption that 90% of the additional seats would have been filled on average (generous figure IMO), and that the aircraft would have flown around 250 flights a year (given that LHR and LAX rotations are notoriously poor for QF's utilisation, and factoring in maintenance and all that usual stuff).

Given that the vast majority of that seat increase is in Y (F seat count is the same across both, and W is very similar. The J increase would have been 6-20 seats), I then took a rough estimation at around $1300 revenue per seat (assuming an average Y fare of $1000 and an average J fare of $5000) and did the basic calculation... These are all extremely generous figures (once you consider the taxes that get taken out of the quoted cost). It helps that QF tends to charge pretty similar fares to both LHR and LAX.

It's dodgy, I know. But this is pretty much the best case scenario that QF could have argued for in negotiations -- this is why I used the word max...


User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 27396 times:

Quoting EK413 (Thread starter):
Just delighted to inform everyone the return to service of Qantas' 1st A380 'Nancy Bird' VH-OQA scheduled to operate QF127 on the 28th of April...

For one second I've been dreaming you'd announce the re-enter into service of a 747... There I'd be delighted!  



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User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 26702 times:

That incident, embarrassing for RR as it was, was also a great example of the strength and ability of the A380 airframe.

It will be great to have it back in service after all this time and I'm sure a great relief to passengers on long haul routes which were served by this aircraft.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 24452 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 18):

The aircraft is only scheduled for the one rotation SYD-HKG-SYD... Take it QF is taking a safe approach to the re-entry to service...

Nevertheless, great to see her back!

EK413



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User currently offlineQFVHOQA From Australia, joined Mar 2012, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 24033 times:

I'm glad Nancy is almost ready to be back in service. I hope to fly on her for my SYD-HKG flight in June.

I wonder if she will be mainly flying the HKG route to start with? Ease her back into service?


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 23950 times:

Quoting QFVHOQA (Reply 22):
I wonder if she will be mainly flying the HKG route to start with? Ease her back into service?

In previous threads it's been mention she would probably be restricted to the HKG route but I highly doubt this would be the case... QF is more than likely taking the safe approach easing her in on the one route...

EK413



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 23518 times:

Quoting QFVHOQA (Reply 22):

QFA0127/28APR126    SYD  - HKG
QFA0128/28APR126    HKG  - SYD
QFA0011/29APR127    SYD  - LAX
QFA0094/30APR127    LAX  - MEL
QFA0009/01MAY122    MEL  - SIN
                                    SIN  - LHR
QFA0010/02MAY123    LHR  - SIN
                                    SIN  - MEL
QFA0093/03MAY125    MEL  - LAX
QFA0012/05MAY125    LAX  - SYD

Scheduling update, appears she's making up for lost time in the air...

EK413



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25 Panman : This is all dependent on nothing untoward being picked up on the rejected take off planned for 14 April, and flight tests planned for 15/16 and 18/19
26 Post contains images qf002 : Thanks for the update... She's obviously being made to prove herself No doubt all these flights will be important in gauging the real-world performan
27 4tet : A compensation of 'clean' $80M - $100M ( without risk, without any management fees, maintenance or whatever ) for the 1.5 years of lost revenue just d
28 EK413 : The scheduling certainly proves the aircraft wont be restricted to HKG and the repairs haven't effected the aircrafts efficiency... EK413
29 thegeek : I don't see why not. The frame itself is only worth around $200mil-$400mil. I can't imagine it pays for itself every 4 years. QF can relatively easil
30 Post contains images qf002 : Don't forget the damage to the brand that has occurred, the cost of hotels/alternative flights for passengers affected, pax compensation where necess
31 EK413 : Yes, many of us argued she would've been "weight restricted"... EK413
32 thegeek : She will be. Just not very much.
33 EK413 : Weight restricted was the wrong term... Restricted to operate the SYD-HKG sectors... Even if the aircraft is weight restricted how many seats are to
34 rendezvous : How many parts have been repaired compared to replaced? If parts are simply replaced there shouldn't be much difference in weight.
35 EK413 : I don't have the details on parts repaired vs parts replaced... I've read the aircraft would weigh an extra 200kg which certainly isn't a lot... EK41
36 qf002 : The extra weight is said to come from the reinforcement of the new skin over the damaged areas and that sort of thing. It's really not much extra, an
37 rcair1 : What damage? QF and the crew did a wonderful job. Damage to RR maybe,
38 qf002 : Did you see the Australian media in the days after the incident? Even throughout December 2010 and 2011, any media report about QF was opened with th
39 n471wn : From ATW Daily News........ The Qantas (QF) Airbus A380 that has been stranded in Singapore since the uncontained engine failure Nov. 4, 2010 will ret
40 AirlineCritic : If that is a true number, it is a very, very big number. Wonder if the reporter got it right, and if he did, wonder if Joyce was including the lost r
41 EK413 : & not to mention how every single minor incident involving QF was blown out of proportion including the B744 engine failures... EK413
42 Sydscott : That's been the quoted price to repair the aircraft and get it back into service for a while now. ANd no it doesn't include lost profits and other co
43 RyanairGuru : Some of what the Australian media spew about Qantas is simply disgusting. It starts with "200 passengers feared for their lives when their flight had
44 Post contains images qf002 : He got the date of return to service wrong (given the current information), so I'm taking it with a pinch of salt. I could see it being that high, bu
45 Post contains links and images EK413 : My reliable source of information yet again gets it right Wow there was problems with the engines (0:48 seconds) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Tsl
46 Post contains images RyanairGuru : "We were told that there was a problem with one of the engines on the left hand side of the plane, so the plane turned round, discharged the fuel, ci
47 Post contains images EK413 : A little birdie whispered in my ear and I can confirm Nancy Bird will return to revenue service on the 21st of April... no brainer as to which flight
48 qf002 : I was under the impression that she was being ferried back to SYD before returning to revenue service. It would make sense for her to come back into
49 Post contains images EK413 : Well let's just say she will complete the last leg of the LHR-SIN-SYD service which has since been dropped and renumbered QF002... EK413
50 EK413 : Okay, she will operate a ferry service to SYD however she will operate to SYD under the flight number QF0032... I've requested the title reflect this
51 qf002 : I'm confused now... Is the flight planned for April 21st a passenger flight or ferry flight?? If this is a ferry flight then the aircraft isn't reall
52 EK413 : Yes the flight will be a "ferry" flight operating as QF32 with Mr AJ and Exec. onboard the flight... I just found it to be a clever move to utilize t
53 RyanairGuru : Wasn't she QF32 when she went all firecrackers? If so then that's a nice touch, I guess...
54 Post contains images qf002 : Now I understand!! I agree its a nice touch, if a little corny! Yup it's a PR thing... I guess this confirms that they're intending to make a big dea
55 EK413 : That's correct the flight Nancy Bird was operating at time of the incident which grounded her was the QF32 and as this will be a ferry flight and not
56 thegeek : So what will be the change to the schedule? SYD-HKG going daily A380? Or perhaps they will rotate aircraft out of service for maintenance?
57 Post contains images EK413 : Didn't mean to confuse anyone With 12 active A380s this will allow for maintenance checks without the need for downgrades on the current A380 routes.
58 qf002 : I guess that she will allow for the ongoing maintenance to continue without affecting QF11 flights for the next few months while the cracking issues
59 EK413 : QF32 VHOQA scheduled to depart Singapore 21/04 23:30 estimated to arrive Sydney 22/04 9:20... EK413
60 Post contains links and images N14AZ : The ferry flight taking place in less than one week I assume they will make some test flights before (taxiing tests, RTO, "second FF", maybe more?).
61 EK413 : She will under go testing commencing tomorrow 14/04 and as quoted flight tests planned for 15/16/17 and 18th of April... EK413
62 AlitaliaDC10 : are QF being very low key with its re-entry into service in case people freak out when they find out they're on OQA??? it's not exactly something they
63 Post contains images N14AZ : Ooops, thank you for the information. Sometimes it's better to read all the posts and not only the last one If I understand Panman correctly there wi
64 EK413 : PR appearance is planned with the aircraft operating the ferry flight under the call sign QF32... EK413
65 ZKOKQ : I would think they are trying to push look how safe our aircraft's are.
66 EK413 : AJ will be onboard the aircraft... Similar to the reentry to service of VH-OJH... EK413
67 ZuluAlpha : The same thing happened with OJH back in '99 when it ran off the runway at the old BKK. There were heaps of calls from passengers wanting to make sur
68 EK413 : VH-OJH has been one of the most reliable aircraft amongst the QF B744 fleet since the incident... EK413
69 EK413 : First test today as QF6001 06:50... EK413
70 aviasian : Today's test by VH-OQA was a non-air test ... she powered up around 0920hrs and taxied around Singapore Changi Airport on its own power until around 1
71 Post contains images EK413 : Regardless, she showed up on the flight schedule Btw, any photos...??? EK413
72 Post contains images ZuluAlpha : Agreed. I flew on OJH a couple of times to LAX out of BNE, once I was travelling with a mate and while walking down the aerobridge, I told my mate th
73 ZuluAlpha : Thanks for the info. Can't wait until Nancy has has flight tests
74 Post contains images qf002 : Nice -- thank you!! I agree with ZuluAlpha, can't wait to see her in the sky again
75 Post contains images EK413 : I've been lucky enough to travel on her on a trip to BKK... Totally agree! EK413
76 aviasian : VH-OQA took off from SIN this morning at 0734hrs and returned from her test flight at 1137hrs. This was the first flight of VH-OQA since her emergency
77 TN486 : Very much appreciate your up to date reports, please keep them coming, there are a lot of us in Oz waiting with much anticipation the return of this
78 blackwidow : - That’s great news to see her fly again and tribute to craftsmanship in all those who have repaired her over the past 18 months... (now, where's t
79 Post contains images EK413 : Wonderful news indeed... Back where she belongs in the air Well done to the Airbus and QF crew which spent months away from their loved ones while wo
80 Post contains links and images PanAm_DC10 : And here is a shot of her departing on that flight View Large View MediumPhoto © Andrew Hunt - AirTeamImages A few more; [Edited 2012-04-15 17:01:54
81 EK413 : You beauty! Can't wait for her welcome home party... EK413
82 thegeek : Why's it have to come back to SYD? Operating in service to LHR from SIN makes operational sense to me as it should require one less crew to position f
83 Post contains images EK413 : I'm baffled by your comments...? The aircraft will return to Sydney on the 21st of April and under go maintenance checks prior to re-entering revenue
84 qf002 : Putting her into service out of SIN will just screw up the rotations of other frames. An aircraft will have to position back to Australia in any poss
85 TruemanQLD : Or maybe paint her in a nice new Aboriginal Paint scheme? One could only dream... I realise it won't happen, I don't think they paint in SYD anyway
86 Post contains links and images EK413 : http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace...ges/28168/wunala-dreaming-a380.jpg Wishful thinking EK413
87 ZuluAlpha : I have found out that there appears to be another test flight on 18th April. I have sourced information that the flight number will be QF6001 departin
88 ZKOKQ : Anyone know who is doing the test flights? Airbus people or QF pilots?
89 Post contains images TruemanQLD : Nice, but the Blue scheme would look even better IMHO
90 qf002 : Haha we can dream!! The frame being rolled out this year is more likely to be an A333 though IMO.
91 EK413 : With the aircraft completing the last leg of the QF032 I wouldn't be surprised to see all crew involved to be operating the ferry flight... More than
92 EK413 : There was a flight test scheduled for today 17/04 but rescheduled for the 18/04... EK413
93 cwalt2 : Captian Richard Champion de Crespigny and Captain Dave Evans will be onboard Nancy-Bird for the ferry flight from Singapore to Sydney on Sat night, bu
94 aviasian : Glad to hear that Captains de Crespigny and Evans will be onboard the ferry flight back to Sydney ... the arrival ceremony at Kingsford-Smith Airport
95 EK413 : Along with Mr AJ and probably media onboard... The crew onboard that particular flight certainly performed above and beyond... not discrediting crew
96 aviasian : A second test flight was conducted today (18 Apr) lasting 56 minutes. It took off as QF6001 at 1830hrs (originally scheduled to depart at 1750hrs) and
97 EK413 : Probably the crew feel comfortable with 'Nancy Bird' resulting in a shorter test flight... Cheers for the update... EK413
98 EK413 : Appears the test flights have been successful with no further testing scheduled... Nancy Bird is scheduled to depart Singapore 21/04 23:30 estimated
99 EK413 : MEDIA HEADS UP: VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton due to return to the skies Saturday 21 April - At 2330 on Saturday 21 April VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton will dep
100 EK413 : Less than 45 minutes till she finally departs SIN arriving in SYD at 9:20am... Look forward to her welcome home ceremony.... I'll certainly be there t
101 Post contains images qf002 : Have fun!! Is the schedule you shared in Reply 24 still current? I've been meaning to drive out to the airport for a few hours spotting anyway so mig
102 EK413 : Certainly is so i hope we have plenty of spotters out there today... Have checked flight tracker and appears QF32 departed the gate 5 minutes behind
103 hotplane : Tech problem?
104 EK413 : More than likely a last minute tech crew check no indications for the slight delay... SYD is heavily covered in FOG this morning so we can expect an
105 Airvan00 : It's holding over Crookwell ATM, so you can definitely expect an arrival delay if not a diversion.
106 EK413 : Arrivals switched to 16R/L... She's exited her holding pattern and commenced her approach pattern.. Currently at 15,000ft over Picton... QF24 just to
107 Post contains images MilesDependent : On its way now. Looking forward to her flying past my balcony soon. Out here with my coffee ready to say hello
108 MilesDependent : There she is!!! On short final.
109 Post contains images skyhawkmatthew : And she's down! Welcome home!
110 Post contains images EK413 : Nice smooth touchdown... All traffic on the ground came to a stand still... she received a water cannon salute while entering her apron... Welcome hom
111 777STL : Awesome! She's the one and only 380 I've flown on. Flew her LAX-SYD when she was just a month old back in 11/2008.
112 EK413 : A few spotters this morning so we can expect to see snap shots of her arrival... EK413
113 Post contains images aussie18 : Ive attached two images of VH-OQA arrival in Sydney,Certainly were'nt the best conditions for photography due to how thick the fog was this morning. C
114 qf002 : Awesome, thank you! She looks like she needs a bit of a bath...
115 aussie18 : She definitely needs a wash and believe it will get a bath before its first flight to Hong Kong next weekend.
116 Post contains images EK413 : Thank you very much... I might of bumped into you this morning... She operates another test flight tomorrow QF6001... EK413
117 Post contains links EK413 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkHkDCi9jnU EK413
118 AirlineCritic : Can I wish for a repaint? In some other paint scheme... that only QF can do!
119 qf002 : We can all wish! But they don't paint planes in SYD, so very unlikely any time soon!
120 EK413 : Wishful thinking indeed... QF is getting her back to carrying out her flying duties what she does best! EK413
121 Post contains links psimpson : Viewing now on http://www.flighttracker.gleff.com/# QFA6001 A380 VH-OQA arriving back into Sydney.
122 EK413 : Any indications why Nancy didn't take a bath in SIN prior to her delivery flight... hmmm... EK413
123 qf002 : Cheaper to do it here? A bath isn't something I imagine the insurance company would have covered, so they might as well save a bit of money and do it
124 skyhawkmatthew : I believe she got a wash a few days prior in SIN, but was subsequently parked outside in the rain.
125 francoflier : It's really good to see her flying again. Why? *signed, AF ops manager*
126 Post contains images Airvan00 : *signed, AF ops manager*
127 Post contains images EK413 : Just curious if the aircraf received a new coat of paint considering the aircraft was sprayed with debris from uncontained engine failure... EK413[Ed
128 aviasian : No that is not correct. Nancy-Bird Walton never got that scrub-down before or after her test flights ... I don't think she got any bath since the inc
129 EK413 : Only if she was still alive today to witness the aircrafts return to sydney... Certainly is good to see her back home resting in hangar 96 under goin
130 Post contains links and images travelavnut : According to FlightGlobal only 94kgs were added by the repairs, instead of the earlier reported 200kgs. That's pretty awesome! http://www.flightglobal
131 ClassicLover : So one passenger, based on the theory that each passenger is calculated at 100kg each (passenger and bag). That's a great result!
132 EK413 : Wonderful result considering many quoted she would've been the odd one in the QF fleet... EK413
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