Qantas to resume A380 operations

November 25: Australian airline Qantas has announced that it plans to resume initial Airbus A380 operations from Saturday, November 27 following the uncontained engine failure on November 4.
Flight QF31 from Sydney to London via Singapore will be the first route to be reinstated. Qantas says it is taking a “conservative” approach and is suspending A380 services on routes that regularly require the use of maximum certified engine thrust and “will do so until further operational experience is gained or possible additional changes are made to engines”.
Two aircraft will return to service initially followed by the remaining four in the fleet once “Qantas, the manufacturers and regulators are completely satisfied that it is safe to do so”. The airline will take delivery of two new A380s before the end of 2010 and a further two in early 2011.