Post by a380fanclub on Jan 3, 2018 18:17:51 GMT 1
For the third year I have tried to keep track of all A380 technical issues that forced flight cancellations.
It's most likely I missed some, especially from the Asian operators, but on the other hand thanks to notifications and messages on social media as well as the EKsource and others this gives at least a picture of any issues last year. In most cases it was difficult to establish what exactely caused the problem, as airlines weren't willing to go into details most of the time.
Technical issues A380 2017:
18: British Airways XLEF, issue in Miami, unable te operate BA208 home. Returned 20th.
19: Emirates EOZ, tech issue in Melbourne before doing EK405 to Singapore and Dubai. Returned to Dubai on 21st.
1: Emirates EOB, tech issue made her divert to Bangkok when operating EK405 Singapore-Dubai. Aircraft fixed for evening return.
6: Qantas OQB, vibration in low pressure spool on engine 1 when doing QF10 Dubai-Melbourne. Diverted to Singapore. Issue repaired without engine change, aircraft flew back to Sydney on the 8th.
25: Emirates EDU, issue in Vienna, unable to return, departed next day.
1: Emirates EDE, tech issue in New York on her first flight after 1 month in maintenance, returned to Dubai on the 2nd.
24: Emirates EDM, tech issue in Kuwait, flew home a day later
26: Emirates EUH, issue shortly before departure to Bangkok, forcing a return to the gate in Dubai. In the afternoon flew to London Heathrow.
29: Qantas, OQB, problem delayed QF7 Sydney-Dallas until next day.
26: Emirates EOL, in-flight issue on her way as EK261 to Sao Paolo, returned to Dubai. Flight taken over next day by EOH.
29: Emirates EEB, issue in Munich before EK50, returned home next day.
29: Emirates EOU, struck by lightning in Prague. Damaged nose cone made return impossible. Returned to Dubai on Mai 1 with replacement nose. EDU took over EK140 on April 29, ferried from Heatrhow.
12: Emirates EDG, tech issue before departure from Dubai as EK5, taken over by EEF next morning. EDG had just come out of maintenance and was ready next day.
14: Emirates EOK, issue prevented onward journey as EK404 from Singapore to Melbourne., flight delayed until next day.
15: Emirates EDH, issue in Frankfurt before returning as EK48, delayed until next day.
17: Emirates EDJ, tech issue before return as EK30 from Heathrow, delayed until next day.
20: Qantas OQG, engine 4 issue one hour into QF94, returned to LA. Engine most likely changed, aircraft returned to Sydney of May 25. OQB took over QF94 on May 20.
25: Emirates EDL, issue before operating as EK50 from Munich, delayed one day.
28: Emirates EUA, issue before EK88 from Zurich, departed day later.
31: British Airways XLEG, fuel leak detected before operating BA11 to Singapore, fixed but flight departed only on June 1.
12: Malaysia MND, tech issue before operating MH3 from Heathrow, flight delayed until afternoon June 13.
13: Emirates EDB, tech issue in Milan on EK205 to New York. Back to Dubai on June 15. EDU took over EK205 on the 14th.
16: Emirates EOY, issue in Taipei, flight cancelled, returned to Dubai early June 17. EOR took over EK367 on the 16th.
17: Qantas OQB, issue in Dallas, QF8 cancelled.
2: Qatar APB, tech issue in Guangzhou, returned home on the 3rd.
3: Emiretes EUL, tech issue in Sydney, returned to Dubai on the 6th.
17: Emirates EUA, issue in Dusseldorf, flight delayed until next day.
24: Qantas OQC, arrived in Dubai as QF9 from Melbourne with broken aircon system. Planned to operate QF2 back to Sydney, but flight cancelled twice as problem wasn’t solved. Emirates assisted by offering EOD as replacement to operate QF2/EK2666 on July 26. OQC returned to Sydney the 26th as well.
25: British Airways XLEI, operating BA287 to SFO, but diverted to Vancouver with unspecified issue. Passengers booked on other flights. XLEI returned to London on 27th.
2: Emirates EDL, tech issue in Zurich, unable to operate EK86. Flight taken over by EOD on rescue mission. EDL returned to Dubai on the 4th.
4: Qantas OQD, unable to retract flaps after take off from Sydney as QF7 to Dallas. Returned to Sydney. Flight taken over by OQC, while OQD returned to service next day.
5: Singapore SKD, issue with engine 4 as SQ346 to Zurich. Flight cancelled and taken over by SKE the next day.
18: Emirates EDL, tech issue in Bangkok on EK384, unable to continue to Hong Kong. Flight taken over by EDO, while EDK went to Bangkok to pick up passengers back to Dubai. EDL returned to Dubai on 19th.
21: Emirates EOO, tech issue prevented return as EK150 from Amsterdam, flight cancelled. She returned empty late night on the 22nd.
22: Qantas OQG, issue with engine 4 prevented her operating QF9 Dubai-London. Fixed later that day and back in service on the 23rd.
24: Emirates EDB, issue in Melbourne, ongoing flight to Auckland EK406 cancelled, but able to do returnflight EK407 top Dubai the same day.
25: Emirates EEN, issue after arriving on Mauritius as EK701, unable to do return flight which was taken over by EER. Returned to Dubai on 27th.
28: Emirates EOM, tech issue on aarival in Sydney as EK414, returned home next day.
2: Singapore SKR, cockpit oxygen pressurization issue forced her to return to Zurich as SQ345, but operated the service later that evening.
4: Lufthansa AIMM, damage by tow truck in New York, after repairs returned to Frankfurt on 19th.
9: Etihad APC, tech issue in New York, returned home on the 14th.
11: Lufthansa AIML, already past Iceland she returned to Frankfurt with technical issue. After a test flight on the 13th returned to service on the 14th.
11: Korean HL-7613, after take-off from Paris as KE902 levelled off at FL100, dumped fuel and returned to Paris. Unknown issue fixed only on the 13th. Korean sent HL-7619 as replacement aircraft to Paris on the 12th, but delayed flight was operated by HL-7611 which operated KE901 that same day.
12: Emirates EET, tech issue in Singapore, unable to operate EK355 home. Returned to Dubai next day.
17: British Airways XLEE, damaged on the ground at Heathrow, unable to operate BA55. Back in service the next day.
22: Emirates EUP, inflight issue over India to Bangkok forced her to go back to Dubai. EK374 taken over swiftly by EOQ. EUP back in service few days later.
30: Air France HPJE. Operating AF85 to Los Angeles, when over Greenland fan and fancase of engine 4 came off after explosion. Diversion to Goose Bay. Passengers flown on to LA by replacement aircraft. HPJE stranded in Goose Bay as engine needed replacement. FAA and EASA issued emergency AD’s and called for extra inspections.
1: Emirates EDK, tech issue in Barcelona, delayed EK186 until later that day.
10: Lufthansa AIMM, after departure from Fankfurt as LH440 to Houston suffered gear issue and returned to airport after dumping some fuel first.
12: Emirates EDD, tech issue in Barcelona ahead of EK188. Flight taken over by EEY, while EDD returned to Dubai on the 14th.
2: Emirates EOJ, tech issue in Singapore, unable to continue as EK405 to Dubai. Returned on the 3rd.
4: Air France HPJI, when operating AF178 to Mexico diverting to Shannon with medical emergency. After dumping fuel a leak to fuel nozzle was found. Flight cancelled, replaced by HPJD from Paris on the 5th. HPJI returned to Paris on the 5th.
23: Emirates EUA, tech issue in Dusseldorf, unbable to operate EK55. Returned home the 25th.
1: Lufthansa AIMF, returned to Frankfurt with suspected oil leak after take-off to Houston.
8: Emirates EEH, tech issue in Brisbane, operating delayed EK435 on December 10.
9: China Southern B-6137, aborted take-off in Beijing after aircraft veered to the left on the runway, where it came to a standstill. After check fit to continue to Guangzhou. No details as to what caused a-symetrical behaviour.
10: Emirates EEX, tech issue in Melbourne, operated EK405 day later.
11: Emirates EON, tech issue in Paris, unable to operate EK75. Returned to Dubai on December 14.
12: Air France HPJI, unspecified issue after take-off made her return to Johannesburg, AF995 cancelled. Aircraft returned to Paris day later.
12: British Airways XLEA, issue with engine 1 on Johannesburg before departing as BA56. Aircraft grounded, replacement engine ferried by Antonov An-124 and installed December 21. Returned to London December 23, but checked again and back in service on December 29.
16: Emirates EUJ, engine issue on take-off from Dubai to Sao Paolo. EK261 taken over by EUT. EUJ back in service on the 19th.
27: Air France HPJG, low oil pressure engine 2 forced in-flight shutdown during AF66 to LA. Engine repaired on the spot, aircraft returned to Paris early on December 31.