Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Confirmed! Qantas A380 will return to LAX

Qantas Airways will resume Airbus A380 flights between Australia and Los Angeles from January 16, the airline said on Tuesday.

Qantas said in a statement the decision followed extensive consultation with engine maker Rolls-Royce, aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Australia's Civil Aviation Authority.

Qantas was forced to ground its fleet of A380 aircraft after an engine on one of the aircraft disintegrated mid-flight in November.

It has since resumed most A380 flights but was not flying the aircraft on the route to and from Los Angeles, which requires the use of maximum engine thrust on take off.


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