Qantas Engineering representatives ceremoniously handed over the technical log book for repaired Airbus A380 VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton in Singapore on Saturday morning, ahead of the aircraft’s return to Sydney overnight.
VH-OQA has undergone extensive repairs in Singapore following the explosive uncontained failure of one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines when operating flight QF32 from Singapore bound for Sydney in November 2010.
After two test flights out of Singapore earlier this week VH-OQA will fly back to Sydney overnight, where it is due to land about 9.20am on Sunday morning.
“In the test flights that have taken place it is performing better than a new aircraft would on delivery,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told media in Singapore on Saturday.
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