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Qantas to resume A380 flights to LA

Qantas says it will resume A380 flights from Australia to Los Angeles this weekend after a more than two-month stoppage because of engine problems.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2011 13:25 IST

Qantas says it will resume A380 flights from Australia to Los Angeles this weekend after a more than two-month stoppage because of engine problems.

The flights have been grounded since an engine on one of the airline's superjumbo jets disintegrated shortly after the plane took off from Singapore on November 4, 2010.

Qantas said on Tuesday it was satisfied with the safety of the A380 engines following extensive engineering analysis and consultation with engine makers Rolls Royce.

"We are now confident that we can begin flying the A380 to and from Los Angeles without any conditions on the use of maximum engine thrust," CEO Alan Joyce said in the statement.

The first flight, QF93 from Melbourne, will depart on Sunday.