Australia's Qantas to get A380s back in the air
Australia's Qantas Airways will start putting the A380s back into service that it grounded after a November 4 engine explosion, dpa reported.
"We're completely comfortable with the operation of the aircraft," chief executive Alan Joyce said Tuesday.
Qantas will have four of its six superjumbos operating by Christmas, with the first service to resume on Saturday from Sydney to London via Singapore.
The A380s would be operating below full power until further notice.
"This is an operational decision by Qantas, and pilots still have access to maximum certified thrust if they require it during flight," Joyce said. "It's not a manufacturer's directive."
Joyce said that Qantas would not be altering its order for two new A380s to be delivered before the end of this year, and another pair due to arrive in 2011.
The new planes will have Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, just like the rest of the fleet.