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

 

This aircraft was 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 B. Langevad for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Renton) - April 04, 1968

This was the 29th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 29th Boeing 707 delivered to Qantas

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

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight at (18:17 local) - April 06, 1968

The 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

The 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Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

The 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 ferry flight to the United Kingdom - March 25, 1978

Arrived East Midlands Airport on completion of the ferry 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

The 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 - 'City of Brisbane' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, September 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-140.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1974.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-076.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1974.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 4604-329.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1974.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 4604-368.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1976.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-078.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1976.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-003.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1977.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-079.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1977.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-077.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4605-336.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-215.)

G-BFLD. LAM Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, June 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-080.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-081.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-105.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-082.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-261.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-083.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-084.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 07, 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-383.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-087.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-086.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-364.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-088.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-213.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-199.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-784.)