VH-EAE. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 19625-693.


 

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd costing $US 7,385,216

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Renton) - February 23, 1968

First flown at Renton as VH-EAE - March 25, 1968

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAE - April 04, 1968

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - April 04, 1968

Departed Seattle on the delivery to Australia as QF051D/140 - April 04, 1968

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) at the conclusion of the delivery flight at 18:17 hours - April 06, 1968

Aircraft was named 'City of Brisbane'

Operated first revenue service - April 1968

Aircraft was renamed 'City of Swan Hill' - August 01, 1972

Involved in tragic accident at Sydney Airport where a tug driver was killed during push back - October 25, 1975

Aircraft was repaired by Boeing and returned to service - November 09, 1975

Operated final revenue service Perth - Denpasar - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - February 04, 1978

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney

Aircraft had flown 33,875:57 hours with 12,703 cycles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 23, 1978

Sold to ITEL for lease to British Midland - February 25, 1978

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BFLD - February 27, 1978

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the delivery flight to the U. K. - March 25, 1978

Arrived East Midlands Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - March 27, 1978

Sub-leased to Kuwait Airways - April 06, 1978 to June 1978

Sub-leased to Air Algerie - September 18, 1978 to November 1978

Sub-leased to DETA Mozambique in an all-white livery - January 31, 1979

Repainted into the standard Deta livery and rolled out at Lasham as such - May 16, 1980

Sold to GATX Booth with lease continuing - December 1980

Returned to British Midland - March 28, 1981

Entered B.M.A. service in the basic DETA livery with British Midland titles

Sub-leased to Bangladesh Biman - July 1981

Sub-leased to Zambia Airways - July 31, 1981

Sub-leased to World Airways - September 16, 1981

Returned to B.M.A. in the standard livery after being overhaulled at Tel Aviv - April 02, 1982

Sold to Chemco Leasing with B.M.A. lease continuing - February 1983

Operated final BMA revenue service Vienna - East Midlands - October 31, 1984

Ferried to Seville, Spain for storage - November 03, 1984

Aircraft had flown 48,188 hours with 17,226 cycles

Ferried to East Midlands for storage - May 12, 1985

Ferried East Midlands to Tel Aviv for hush-kitting - August 19, 1985

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - August 20, 1985

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N862BX - August 1985

Registered to Radix Air Corporation

Leased to Burlington Air Express as the registered operator

Registered to ATASCO Leasing Inc with Burlington lease continuing - December 1985

Registered to Meridian Trust Co, Reading, PA - March 1986

Sub-leased to Buffalo Airways - January 1992

Sold to Burlington Air Express - April 02, 1993

Sold to Aero USA Inc - November 08, 1993

Observed in storage at Fort Worth (Meacham Field) without titles - January 18, 1994

Sold to ADC Airlines - April 23, 1994

Entered onto the Nigerian Aircraft Register as 5N-BBD - ?

Arrived at Ostend, Austria after being in storage at Shannon - November 27, 1995

Observed stored at Manston minus 2 engines - August 24, 1997

Observed stored at Manston minus 4 engines - June 24, 1998

Observed at Manston having been cut into 4 pieces - November 17, 2000

Aircraft scrapped at Manston

 


 

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, September 1969.

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1974.

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1974.

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1974.

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1976.

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1976.

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, September 1977.

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1977.

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

G-BFLD. Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, April 1980.

G-BFLD. Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - in the full livery at Paris CDG Airport, June 1980.
G-BFLD. British Midland - in basic LAM livery at East Midlands Airport, April 1981.
 

G-BFLD. British Midland - in basic LAM livery at East Midlands Airport, April 1981.

G-BFLD. British Midland - in basic LAM livery at unknown airport, January 1982.

 

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the full livery at Manchester Airport, April 1982.

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the full livery at East Midlands Airport, June 1982.

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the full livery at Manchester Airport, May 1983.

N862BX. Burlington Air Express - in the full livery at an unknown airport, October 1986.

N862BX. Burlington Air Express - in the full livery at an unknown airport, November 1988.

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Airport, June 1994.

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Airport, July 1994.

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Airport, July 1994.

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at an Ostend Airport, May 1997.
 

 

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at Manston Airport, July 1999.