A Qantas superjumbo has taken off from Sydney on the first passenger flight for the airline's A380s since a midair engine explosion earlier this month.

The flight marks the resumption of A380 services for the Australian airline, which grounded its fleet of six super-jumbos after the engine disintegration shortly after one took off from Singapore on Nov. 4.

Qantas spokesman Tom Woodward said the flight left Sydney a few minutes late on Saturday but with no problems. It was headed for Singapore, then London.

The Nov. 4 incident was the most serious safety scare for the world's newest and largest jetliner and prompted modifications to the Rolls' Royce engine used on 20 A380s by three airlines.

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