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Old 14th November 2023, 10:58 AM
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Ah thanks Stirling. I wonder when ZNB will come back then, it’s been there for almost 3 weeks now.
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Old 14th November 2023, 12:28 PM
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After its 3 hour 44 minute test flight from AUH yesterday, A380 VH-OQJ is scheduled, according to Flightaware, to depart AUH as QF6014 in a couple of hours for SYD, with an estimated arrival time of 5:24am tomorrow, Wednesday morning. OQJ's return to service will restore the QANTAS A380 fleet to seven which was only at six since last Saturday when OQK departed for DRS.

Hopefully, either OQA or OQC will be next to receive the maintenance in AUH that they need to return to service.
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Old 15th November 2023, 01:30 PM
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Just out of interest for today, the QF145/148 SYD-AKL-SYD rotation being operated by 789 ZNN instead of the usual A330.
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Old 15th November 2023, 03:40 PM
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After its 3 hour 44 minute test flight from AUH yesterday, A380 VH-OQJ is scheduled, according to Flightaware, to depart AUH as QF6014 in a couple of hours for SYD, with an estimated arrival time of 5:24am tomorrow, Wednesday morning. OQJ's return to service will restore the QANTAS A380 fleet to seven which was only at six since last Saturday when OQK departed for DRS.

Hopefully, either OQA or OQC will be next to receive the maintenance in AUH that they need to return to service.
OQJ is due to operate a VERY delayed QF1 this evening with an ETD of 2215 (~6hr delay)
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Old 15th November 2023, 05:22 PM
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Yeh, I guess after over four months of maintenance the interior probably needs a good spring clean or the once over by QANTAS staff, especially if they performed maintenance on the air conditioning, internal electrics or entertainment units while in AUH. Or, if it was one of the bigger maintenance checks where they pull out all of the interior like they did in the Etihad A380, getting ready to return to service video.
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Old 20th November 2023, 08:02 AM
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NXI was deleted from the VH-reg on 15/11/2023 as exported to USA.
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Old 20th November 2023, 09:18 PM
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Ah thanks Stirling. I wonder when ZNB will come back then, itís been there for almost 3 weeks now.
ZNC is currently enroute to HKG as QF29 from MEL. ZNB is scheduled to operate QF30 tonight from HKG to MEL so it looks like the changeover is happening tonight.
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Old 21st November 2023, 07:34 AM
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The ZNB/ZNC HKG maintenance change over has taken place with ZNB now back in MEL (QF30) and ZNC (QF29) in HKG. ZNB is about to position to SYD as QF6002.

Interestingly, ZNC operated an Antarctic charter on Sunday as QF1330 MEL-MEL with 13:26 being the flight time.
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Old 22nd November 2023, 09:42 PM
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ZNB operating today's QF28 from SCL to SYD has diverted to AKL, presumably because due to the very late departure from SCL, it wouldn't make the Sydney curfew. Interestingly though, there may be more of the same with tomorrow's QF28, because ZNL is currently heading to SCL as QF27 but left Sydney 5.5 hors late at around 1800 tonight, instead of the usual 1235 lunchtime departure, which will again delay the return QF28.
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Old 23rd November 2023, 03:00 PM
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Does anyone know the name of VH-NXH? Thanks.
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