VH-EBD. Boeing 707-138. c/n 17699-54.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a Boeing 707-138 - June 11, 1959

First flown - July 15, 1959

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBD - August 3, 1959

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - August 4, 1959

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight at 2019 hours - August 12, 1959

Delivery route: Seattle - New York - London - Karachi - Calcutta - Singapore - Bangkok - Sydney

Aircraft was named 'City of Brisbane'

Operated first revenue service Sydney - San Francisco - October 14, 1959

Carried 'Round the World' commemorative airmail Sydney - London via Southern Cross Route to mark the

40th anniversary of Qantas - November 16, 1960

This air mail originated in Winton, Queensland and was carried London - Sydney via the Kangaroo

Route by VH-EBB - November 19, 1960

Departed Sydney on returned to Boeing for conversion to 707-138B standard - October 8, 1961

Returned to Qantas at completion of conversion - November 17, 1961

Ferried Seattle - San Francisco - November 18, 1961

Returned to service San Francisco - Sydney - November 18, 1961

New 'V-Jet' livery applied to fin and rudder at Sydney - November 21 - 23, 1961

Operated inaugural Sydney - Noumea 707 service (Captain K. Nicholson) - December 7, 1961

Operated inaugural Brisbane - Honolulu service - September 7, 1963

Operated inaugural Sydney - Singapore service - October 4, 1963

Operated inaugural Sydney - Nadi - Papeete service - November 22, 1963

Operated inaugural Sydney - Vienna service - May 24, 1965

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Vancouver - Sydney - November 19, 1967

Used for British Eagle pilot training - December 1967

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 5, 1968

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AVZZ - January 6, 1968

Sold to British Eagle - January 6, 1968

Aircraft was named 'Enterprise'

Departed Sydney on delivery flight to British Eagle - February 1, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored when British Eagle declared bunkrupt - November 6, 1968

Leased to Laker Airways (Leasing) Ltd - January 23, 1969

Sold to Laker Airways - February 3, 1969

Sub-leased to Nigeria Airways - March 1970

Sub-leased to International Caribbean Airways, Barbados - December 13, 1970

Withdrawn from use and stored at Gatwick with titles removed - November 1978

Sold to Charlotte Aircraft and thento IASCO - December 8, 1978

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N500JJ - ?

Sold to Sunnyside Holdings Inc, New York - November 14, 1979

Used by Sheik A. M. Baroom in basic Laker livery - June 1980

Withdrawn from use and stored at Le Bourget, Paris - November 1981

Aircraft was scrapped at Le Bourget, Paris - July 1983

 


 

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on delivery at London Heathrow Airport, August 5, 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on delivery at London Heathrow Airport, August 5, 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Karachi Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Karachi Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Calcutta Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Calcutta Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Calcutta Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Calcutta Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight to Bangkok, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Bangkok Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery on the delivery flight at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, August 1959.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery at San Francisco Airport, date unknown.

VH-EBD. Qantas - in the original livery at San Francisco Airport, date unknown.

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1960.

VH-EBD. Qantas - undergoing conversion to -138B standard at Boeing Factory, Seattle, October 1961.

VH-EBD. Qantas - undergoing conversion to -138B standard at Boeing Factory, Seattle, October 1961.

VH-EBD. Qantas - undergoing conversion to -138B standard at Boeing Factory, Seattle, October 1961.

VH-EBD. Qantas - undergoing conversion to -138B standard at Boeing Factory, Seattle, October 1961.

VH-EBD. Qantas - undergoing conversion to -138B standard at Boeing Factory, Seattle, October 1961.

VH-EBD. Qantas - undergoing conversion to -138B standard at Boeing Factory, Seattle, October 1961.

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the first 'V-Jet' livery at Rome Airport, 1962.

VH-EBD. Qantas - the inaugural 'V-Jet' Brisbane to Honolulu service at Honolulu, September 1963.

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, 1966.

 

G-AVZZ. British Eagle - in the full livery at Stansted Airport, May 1968.

G-AVZZ. Laker - in the full livery at unknown airport, April 1970.

G-AVZZ. Laker - in the full livery at unknown airport, September 1970.

G-AVZZ. International Caribbean - in the full Laker livery, location & date unknown.

G-AVZZ. Caribbean - in the full Laker livery at London Gatwick Airport, June 1977.

 

N500JJ. Sheik A.M. Baroom - in the basic Laker livery at Paris, August 1980.