VH-EBI. Boeing 707-138B. c/n 18068-227.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a 707-138B - June 29, 1961

First flown as VH-EBI - August 7, 1961

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - August 14, 1961

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBI - August 16, 1961

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Departed Seattle on positioning flight to San Francisco - August 17, 1961

Operated first revenue service San Francisco - Sydney - August 17, 1961

Arrived Sydney at 0611 at conclusion of delivery flight - August 19, 1961

Established a record for the San Francisco - Sydney sector of 13 hours 44 minutes

Established unofficial record for the Honolulu - Sydney sector of 9 hours 28 minutes

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains A. A. E. Yates, F. Fox

Aircraft was delivered in an 'experimental' or interim livery

Aircraft was named 'Winton'

Operated the inaugural 707-138B service Sydney - Tokyo via Manila and Hong Kong - November 14, 1961

Operated the inaugural Sydney - London service via Vienna - March 31, 1965

Operated the inaugural Brisbane - Manila - Hong Kong service - April 3, 1965

Operated first troop charter to Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon for Australian Defence Force - May 31, 1965

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Auckland - Sydney - September 3, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney Airport

Sold to Braniff International Airways - June 7, 1969

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N105BN - June 1969

Departed Sydney on delivery flight to Dallas, Texas in Braniff's cherry-red livery - June 24, 1969

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 25, 1969

Arrived Dallas at conclusion of delivery flight - June 28, 1969

Withdrawn from use by Braniff International and stored - September 26, 1973

Traded in to Boeing - 1974

Registered to Great American Insurance Company - January 1975

Delivered to Boeing - November 1, 1975

Delivered to Atlas Air Systems, Miami, Florida - August 18, 1976

Sold to Montana Flugdienst GMBH, Austria - September 17, 1976

Ferried to Stansted, England in Braniff's green livery - October 2, 1976

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-IRA - October 1976

Delivered to Montana at Vienna, Austria - October 30, 1976

Leased to Aer Lingus in full Montana livery for brief period - June 1977

Leased to Alitalia in full Montana livery with 'Operated by Alitalia' sticker - November 1, 1978

Returned to Montana - March 31, 1979

Leased to Central Airways, Nigeria for Hadj flights - August 1980

Leased to Central Airways, Nigeria with their red-white chequered tail - April 1981

Operated final Montana revenue service New York (JFK) - Vienna - July 27, 1981

Withdrawn from use and stored at Vienna with Central titles on L.H.S. & Montana on R.H.S. - July 28, 1981

Cancelled from the Austrian Aircraft Register - October 1981

Sold to Air Lease Egypt and ferried to Stansted as OE-URA for maintenance - November 14, 1982

Departed Stansted on delivery to Air Lease, Cairo - December 17, 1982

Leased to Egypt Air - March 1983 to August 1983

Entered onto the Egyptian Aircraft Register as SU-FAB - March 1983

Transferred to Misr Overseas Airways when Air Lease was renamed - January 1984

Sold to West Coast Airlines - July 1985

Sold to Air Crew Leasing Inc, Washington, DC - June 1986

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N245AC

Sold to Boeing Military Airplane Company - June 30, 1986

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - August 1986

Scrapped, parts used for KC-135E refurbishment program at Tucson, Arizona - 1991

 


 

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - on the production line at Seattle, 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - on the production line at Seattle, 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on roll-out at Seattle, July 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on roll-out at Seattle, July 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on roll-out at Seattle, July 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on roll-out at Seattle, July 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on roll-out at Seattle, July 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on roll-out at Seattle, July 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on roll-out at Seattle, July 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on roll-out at Seattle, July 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on roll-out at Seattle, July 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on the flight line at Seattle, July 1961.
VH-EBI. Qantas Australia - in the experimental livery on the flight line at Seattle, July 1961.
VH-EBI. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airlines - in the 'V-Jet' livery at London Airport, September 1961.
VH-EBI. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airlines - in the first 'V-Jet' tail livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1961.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airlines - in the first 'V-Jet' tail livery at Noumea Airport.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airlines - in the final 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1964.

VH-EBI. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airlines - in the final 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1966.

N105BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, May 1969.

N105BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, May 1969.

N105BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, May 1969.

N105BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at unknown airport, November 1969.

N105BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at unknown airport, June 1971.
N105BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at unknown airport, August 1971.
 

 

N105BN. Braniff International - in the new livery at unknown airport, March 1973.
 

OE-IRA. Montana Austria - in basic Braniff International livery at Stansted Airport, October 1976.

OE-IRA. Montana - in the full livery at Liege Airport, December 1976.

OE-IRA. Montana - in the full livery at Dusseldorf Airport, August 1977.

OE-IRA. Montana - in the full livery at Dusseldorf Airport, August 1977.

OE-IRA. Montana - in the full livery at Vienna Airport, July 1977.

OE-IRA. Montana Austria - in the full livery with the new titles at Le Bourget Airport, July 1980.
 

OE-IRA. Montana Austria - in the full livery with the new titles at an unknown airport, July 1980.

OE-IRA. Montana Austria - in the basic livery with Central Airways tail at Vienna Airport, May 1981.

 

SU-FAB. EgyptAir - in the basic livery with white tail, March 1983.

SU-FAB. Misr Overseas - in basic EgyptAir livery & white tail at Munich Airport, April 1984.

SU-FAB. Misr Overseas - in basic EgyptAir livery & white tail at Koln Airport, August 1984.
 

 

SU-FAB. West Coast Airlines - in basic EgyptAir livery & white tail at Koln Airport, October 1985.