VH-EBI. Airbus A330-202. c/n 0898.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by CIT Aerospace International

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - 2007

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A4 engines

First flown as 'F-WWKM' - January 17, 2008

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBI - February 04, 2008

Registered to CIT Aerospace International, Dublin, Ireland

Accepted by CIT / Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - February 08, 2008

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

The aircraft was named 'Yarra Valley'

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - February 08, 2008

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - February 10, 2008

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6117 - February 17, 2008

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Perth as QF8566 - February 18, 2008

Operated first international revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Tokyo (Narita) as QF179 - February 19, 2008

The Royal Australian Air Force announce the requirement to acquire converted Airbus A330 aircraft to KC-30A

multi-role tanker transports (MRTT) - July 01, 2015

This aircraft was selected as being a candidate for this requirement

It operated its final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Manila as QF19 - September 13, 2015

Ferried Manila - Singapore (Paya Lebar) for end-of-lease maintenance as QF6007 - September 14, 2015

Returned to CIT Aerospace International at the end of the Qantas Airways lease - ?

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 24, 2015

Ferried Singapore (Paya Lebar) - Getafe (Spain) for intitial tanker conversion - November 2015

Observed at Getafe as 'EC334' (MRTT040) following its conversion - July 28, 2017

Observed at Hamburg (Fuhisbuettal) in an all-white livery as 'NCC-1701' August 19, 2018

This fictional registration is possibly influenced the the film Star Trek featuring the 'USS Enterprise'

Allocated the Australian Military Aircraft Registration A39-007

To be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force - 2019

 

VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 03, 2008.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 16, 2009.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Los Angeles Airport, May 2009.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Perth Airport, March 17, 2010.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Perth Airport, March 17, 2010.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 26, 2013.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 29, 2014.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 29, 2014.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 30, 2014.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 05, 2014.

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VH-EBI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yarra River' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 05, 2014.

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