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Monthly Archives: November 2011

A6-EGK Positions for Painting.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGK positioned Paine Field – Portland today for painting.

A6-EGK First Flight.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGK made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE189.

A6-EDR Enters Service.


Airbus A380 A6-EDR entered service today as EK73 Dubai – Paris CDG. Seat Maps for the return EK74 show this aircraft to be in 38M 14F/76J/427Y configuration without the lower deck crew rest area.

A6-ECV EK404 Adelaide Diversion.


Boeing 777-31HER operating EK404 Dubai – Singapore – Melbourne (depart Dubai 25 November) diverted via Adelaide this morning due to weather at Melbourne.

A6-EDR Delivered.


Airbus A380 A6-EDR departed Finkenwerder this afternoon on delivery to Dubai as EK7380.

A6-EDP First A380 to Munich.


The EK49/EK50 Dubai – Munich rotation switched to A380 operation today with A6-EDP operating the first service.

A6-EDF Back in Service With New Logo.


Airbus A380 A6-EDF, discount under maintenance at Dubai since operating EK307 Beijing – Dubai on 1 November, returned to service today operating the EK17/EK18 Dubai – Manchester rotation. The aircraft carries a logo marking the Fortieth Anniversary of the formation of the United Arab Emirates.

A6-EGJ Returns from Painting.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGJ returned to Paine Field from painting at Portland and will be delivered to Dubai shortly.

Copenhagen Upgauge Confirmed.


It is now confirmed that from 1 January 2012 the EK151/EK152 Dubai – Copenhagen route will be upgraded from Airbus A330-200 to Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

A6-EBB Test Flight.


Boeing 777-36NER A6-EBB undertook a Dubai – Dubai test flight today as EK999.

More A380s for London Heathrow.


Emirates today announced that from 24 January 2012 the EK29/EK30 Dubai – London Heathrow rotation will switch to A380 operation. This will mean three of the five daily Heathrow services will be A380 operated.

A6-EGJ Positions for Painting.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGJ ferried Paine Field – Portland today for painting.

A6-EGJ First Flight.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGJ made its first test flight from Paine Field today as BOE188.

A6-EAD Operated Baghdad Inaugaural.


Emirates commenced service today on the Dubai – Baghdad route with Three Class Airbus A330-200 A6-EAD operating the inaugural EK941/EK942 rotation.

Huge Boeing 777-300ER Order.


At the Dubai Airshow Emirates today announced an order for 50 Boeing 777-300ERs plus 20 options. This is the largest single order ever placed for the 777 by any airline.

A6-EGI Enters Service.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGI entered service today operating an extra Dubai – Jeddah rotation as EK2785/EK2786. This aircraft is fitted in the 73N coded 8F/42J/304Y configuration with overhead crew rest area.

A6-EAI Test Flight.


Airbus A330-200 A6-EAI completed a Dubai – Dubai test flight today as EK999. The aircraft has been under maintenance at Dubai since 8 October.

A6-EGI Delivered.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGI departed Paine Field today as EK777 on delivery direct to Dubai.

A6-EWE Returns from Geneva.


Boeing 777-21HLR A6-EWE, which encountered a technical issue at Geneva yesterday, operated yesterday’s delayed EK90 Geneva – Dubai today as EK90.

A6-EWE Geneva Technical Issue.


Boeing 777-21HLR A6-EWE arrived into Geneva today as EK89 from Dubai but the return EK90 has been delayed until tomorrow due to an unspecified technical issue.

A6-EDV Positions to Finkenwerder.


Airbus A380 A6-EDV positioned from Toulouse – Finkenwerder today for fitting out.

A6-EGI First Flight.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGI made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE867.