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Old 11th March 2018, 06:36 PM
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Does anyone know what OQD is doing at DXB? FR24 shows that it is making lots of ground movements
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Old 11th March 2018, 07:40 PM
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According to their press release earlier this year, it went over for a landing gear replacement. That would be consistent with a lot of ground movements. I would guess it will be towed to the paint hangar upon completion of the gear work, as the first A380 repaint will be done in DXB in/from March.
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Old 11th March 2018, 08:15 PM
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OQD is only in DXB for gears this visit. No paint shop visit afterwards.
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Old 12th March 2018, 11:19 AM
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Thanks for the info Fred! My guess was based purely on the press release stating the first A380 repaint would start in DXB this month.
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Old 12th March 2018, 05:25 PM
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Thanks Fred, wasn't sure if it was paint job or other maintenance
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Old 13th March 2018, 08:30 PM
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QOF is named Byron Bay
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Old 14th March 2018, 08:39 AM
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OQD is just arriving in Sydney as QF6054.
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Old 14th March 2018, 01:20 PM
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OQD then turned around to operate QF11 to LAX leaving about an hour late.
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Old 14th March 2018, 01:30 PM
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Just to be clear, OQD has not been repainted. It underwent a main landing gear change only. Another A380 will be the first to be repainted.
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Old 16th March 2018, 09:41 AM
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QOI due out Sunday.
QOJ due into TSV paint on Sunday.
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