Qantas’ bad luck with its planes continue. On March 2, Qantas was forced to declare one of its flagship Airbus A380 superjumbos “unserviceable” at London Heathrow.
Despite best efforts and making hundreds of passengers wait over 12 hours, Qantas engineers could not repair a leak in the fuel system.
Qantas was forced to transfer its passengers on to a Boeing 747, after making them wait overnight for QF10 from London Heathrow to Melbourne to depart. The 747 flight finally departed 13 hours late.
This is the second embarrassing incident for Qantas in recent times. Earlier on January 19th, another of Qantas’ A380’s was grounded at Los Angeles LAX airport.
Admittedly the Qantas A380’s are brand spanking new, and may have some occasional issues, but neither of the other two airlines operating the A380, Emirates and Singapore Airlines, are reporting this level of failure.
Hopefully the engineers at Airbus and Qantas can resolve the issues soon.