Qantas’ 12-member A380 fleet is getting a makeover. While eight aircraft had been repainted, four had yet to receive it and one of them went through the fortnight-long process last month.

After the first eight were completed in Dubai with Emirates, the ninth was done in Busan, Korea and judging by the picture above (released by Korean Air earlier this week), the staff were proud of their work.

But all of Qantas’ A380s will receive an internal overhaul, particularly in the business class and premium economy cabins. CEO Alan Joyce has said we will see these seats on the superjumbos in September, although they are already available on the A330s and 787s.

There is one A380 (registered VH-OQE or named ‘Lawrence Hargrave’) in Europe right now for the most major overhaul it will receive in its lifetime but there’s no word as to whether the seating changes will happen now or at another time.

AV geeks on various airline forums are reporting a different A380 will be the first to go into surgery (VH-OQK ‘John & Reginald Duigan’), and it will enter Airbus’ workshop in July.

Like in Korea, the maintenance staff took the opportunity to get up close to the aircraft when it arrived. As you can see, it is one of three yet to be repainted so the Busan staff will eventually have their chance to get up close with this one.

As those people revel in being up close to superjumbos, our markets are continuing to revel in record low interest rates. The ASX Small Ords was up another 14 points to 2,772 or 0.5 per cent at 11.30am.

Going up

IT stock Connected IO (ASX: CIO) is up 50 per cent after announcing its fourth consecutive quarter of revenue growth. It made $501,000 in this current quarter alone. It’s also reporting its customers are so satisfied, they’re coming back for more.

While Genetic Technologies (ASX: GTG) is up 17 per cent despite having no news, it is noteworthy that a few days ago a director, Samuel Lee, sold all his stock for $700,000. If he’d waited until today, he would have netted over $100,000 more.

Other stocks continued to grow off the back of good news from yesterday, Neurotech (ASX: NTI) being one of them.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday June 6:

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Code Name Price (11.30) % Chg Market Cap Volume
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.003 0.5 $5.4M 23.5M
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.003 0.5 $2.9M 600.0k
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.004 0.3333 $2.5M 1.0M
AUL Austar Gold Ltd 0.004 0.3333 $13.6M 460.7k
CUX Crossland Strategic Metals Ltd 0.008 0.3333 $8.1M 1.5M
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.008 0.3333 $4.9M 5.8M
HFR Highfield Resources Ltd 0.89 0.3162 $293.3M 1.4M
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.005 0.25 $7.9M 100.0k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 0.25 $2.6M 100.0k
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd 0.005 0.25 $4.1M 594.1k
AHL AHAlife Holdings Ltd 0.006 0.2 $4.8M 265.9k
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.012 0.2 $25.8M 1.1M
PIO Pioneer Resources Ltd 0.012 0.2 $18.1M 542.0k
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings Ltd 0.006 0.2 $5.9M 856.7k
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.003 0.2 $3.2M 3.7M
HXG Hexagon Resources Ltd 0.12 0.2 $33.6M 2.0M
CXZ Connexion Telematics Ltd 0.013 0.1818 $11.0M 83.2k
DEM De.Mem Ltd 0.13 0.1818 $16.3M 88.4k
NTI Neurotech International Ltd 0.03 0.1739 $3.7M 21.7M
AX8 Accelerate Resources Ltd 0.04 0.1667 $1.7M 168.1k
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.007 0.1667 $19.0M 1.0M
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Going down

There wasn’t a lot of downward action this morning.

Of note was Amani Gold, which fell 16% desite not releasing any news since announcing it had completed a placement of 1,523,000,000 shares at $0.002 per share to raise $3m a week ago.

And MyFiziq (ASX: MYQ) fell 17 per cent. It’s announced a trading halt until Tuesday, when it will make an announcement “regarding a proposed commercial partnership agreement to integrate MYQ technology that is material to the company”.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday June 6:

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Code Name Price (11.30am) % Chg Market Cap Volume
HCT Holista CollTech Ltd 0.05 -33.33% $11.7M 8.5k
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $2.9M 1.5M
TOU Tlou Energy Ltd 0.1 -20.00% $45.0M 96.6k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $7.6M 2.8M
UNL United Networks Ltd 0.013 -18.75% $1.6M 10.0k
MYQ MyFiziq Ltd 0.16 -17.95% $14.5M 270.9k
TBL Tambla Ltd 0.5 -16.67% $9.9M 2.6k
PNX PNX METALS Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $12.2M 1.3M
ESR Estrella Resources Ltd 0.01 -16.67% $5.3M 69.4k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.025 -16.67% $13.0M 10.2M
IRD Iron Road Ltd 0.05 -15.25% $34.7M 107.3k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $7.8M 415.0k
DW8 Digital Wine Ventures Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $5.3M 2.0M
A1G African Gold Ltd 0.15 -14.29% $8.3M 55.0k
NWF Newfield Resources Ltd 0.19 -13.64% $110.4M 76.6k
ADO Anteo Diagnostics Ltd 0.013 -0.1333 $15.3M 5.7M
LER Leaf Resources Ltd 0.03 -12.90% $8.2M 100.0k
EQE Equus Mining Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $6.3M 15.0k
GBR Great Boulder Resources Ltd 0.06 -11.94% $4.8M 377.0k
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