Repaired Qantas A380 Flew Home

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After 18 months, 78,000 man-hours and repairs costing US$144 million, the aircraft is finally ready to fly again. The Qantas Airbus A380 aircraft that experienced a mid-air engine explosion in 2010 returned home to Sydney from Singapore.

Qantas A380 Singapore Hanger
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The insurance company paid A$139 million for the repairs and Rolls Royce has compensated Qantas A$95 million for the grounding of the aircraft for the period of time. The aircraft, named “Nancy Bird-Walton” in honour of Australia’s first female commercial pilot, was handed over by Airbus engineers after they completed the test flight.

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