A20-261. Boeing 707-368C. c/n 21261-919.


 

Ordered new by Saudi Arabian Airlines

Entered onto the Saudi Aircraft Register as HZ-ACI - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - November 1976

First flown as HZ-ACI - December 15, 1976

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B engines

Delivered to Saudi Arabian Airlines - December 23, 1976

Withdrawn from use and stored at Davis Monthan

Sold to Boeing Military Airplane Company Ltd - July 13, 1987

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N7486B - ?

Sold to the Royal Australian Air Force - February 25, 1988

Arrived RAAF Richmond at conclusion of delivery flight - March 11, 1988

Allocated RAAF Serial Number A20-261 and operated by No 33 Squadron

Aircraft was painted in low viz grey livery - 2000

Had flown 31,580 hours as of November 19, 2001

Ferried from RAAF Richmond to RAAF Amberley - August 13, 2006

Withdrawn from service at Amberley, Queensland

Sold to Turbine Motor Works, UK minus engines - August 24, 2006

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N707QJ - July 12, 2007

Registered to T.M. Vaughan, West Suffield, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Test flown at RAAF Amberley as N707QT - July 16, 2007

Departed RAAF Amberley on delivery flight to U.K. - July 16, 2007

Arrived Manston at conclusion of delivery flight - July 17, 2007

Ferry route: Amberley-Darwin-Male-Cairo-Manston

Aircraft was named 'TM Vaughan'

Had flown a total of 33,787.3 hours with 10,313 cycles

Engines were removed from the aircraft at Manston - March 26, 2011

Parting out commenced by Omega Air

Observed at Manston with tail and other parts missing - April 11, 2011

Reported that seats were donated to the Airport Fire Service for fitment to a B-747 airframe for training

Observed at Manston with engine pylons and wing control surfaces missing - July 16, 2011

Airframe observed still intact - August 5, 2011

 


 

HZ-ACI. Saudia Araban Airlines - in the full livery at unknown airport, September 1978.

HZ-ACI. Saudia Araban Airlines - in the full livery at Paris Orly Airport, April 1984.

A20-261. Royal Australian Air Force - in all-metal livery prior to repaint at Sydney Airport, March 1988.

A20-261. Royal Australian Air Force - in the full livery at RAAF Richmond, December 1990.

A20-261. Royal Australian Air Force - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1998.

A20-261. Royal Australian Air Force - in low-viz livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.