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Old 27th July 2022, 08:24 AM
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Thanks for your information on the QANTAS A380s leaving VCV, Neil. I would have thought that as OQI is the last of the refurbished A380s still at VCV that it would have been the next A380 to leave there. OQAs return will be in the long term if she is to be refurbished prior to return to service, possibly to align with the return of A380 services to LAX from MEL in December this year.
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Old 27th July 2022, 10:25 AM
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I have a question, what is the problem with OQC which has been at AUH since 21 June 2021??, the first of the current ones to go there??
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Old 27th July 2022, 11:44 AM
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I don't know the answer to your question Dennis, but would also be interested in finding out. I thought that OQC would be reconfigured and have more maintenance done while in AUH, following the reintroduction of the A380 to QANTAS services late last year. Hopefully, a QF industry member can enlighted us.

It looks as though OQC was placed in storage when it arrived in AUH. But then again why move it from VCV where it had been in storage for 10 months or so with another month of maintenance in LAX. Maybe, QF plans for OQC have changed and it no longer has the same priority for service readiness that it had.
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Old 27th July 2022, 12:06 PM
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OQC was meant to get a heavy check in Europe, and no doubt an update, wonder if the update is running into product shortages

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Old 27th July 2022, 01:54 PM
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Thanks James and Mark.
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Old 29th July 2022, 12:15 PM
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A380 VH-OQH has returned to service operating QF11 SYD-LAX this morning, 29/7/22. I can confirm for Mr Patters that she has not been repainted into the current QANTAS livery while in AUH. See the photo in the following link of her arrival in SYD on Wednesday.

Also VH-OQG has still not left LAX for AUH as yet.

https://images.16right.com/view/2TEF...datetaken,desc

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Old 29th July 2022, 12:41 PM
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Qantas B789 VH-ZNK positioned SYD-BNE early this morning as QF6001, for the first 789 visit to Brisbane in a long while. It is now on-route to Buenos Aires as QF305.
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Old 30th July 2022, 04:27 AM
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VHOQG finally on her way as qf6025 to Abu Dhabi from lax
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Old 1st August 2022, 12:07 PM
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OQE has been moved ready for parting out.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CgspmbUp...d=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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Old 1st August 2022, 01:37 PM
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Qantas B789 VH-ZNK positioned SYD-BNE early this morning as QF6001, for the first 789 visit to Brisbane in a long while. It is now on-route to Buenos Aires as QF305.
VH-ZNK is now returning to Sydney as QF6008.

Still haven't found a reason for the original sector of this rotation ?
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