Qantas A380. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. Qantas plans to initiate a cautious return to service of its Airbus A380 fleet starting Saturday using strict operational guidelines to limit high thrust takeoffs. The fleet has been grounded since an uncontained engine failure after take-off from Singapore Nov. 4 (ATW Daily News, Nov. 23). QF CEO Alan Joyce said the airline will not operate the A380 on US services for the time being because takeoffs from Los Angles require additional thrust. ...

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