VH-EBJ. Boeing 707-138B. c/n 18069-228.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a 707-138B - July 5, 1961

First flown as N93135 - August 9, 1961

Accepted by Qantas as Seattle - August 22, 1961

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBJ - August 22, 1961

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - August 24, 1961

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - August 26, 1961

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

Aircraft was named 'Longreach'

Operated first revenue service Sydney - London via Kangaroo Route - October 12, 1961

Operated the inaugural jet service Sydney - New Caledonia - December 7, 1961

Returned to Boeing for evaluation flights - January 15 to 25, 1962

Chartered by T.A.A. for Sydney - Brisbane service - May 11, 1963

Operated Royal Flight Sydney - London via Southern Cross route - April 1965

Fitted with Inertial Navigation System for trials - September 1965

Operated Royal Flight Nadi - New York - July 1967

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Christchurch - Sydney - September 28, 1968

This was also the final Boeing 707-138B service to Christchurch

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney Airport in all-white livery without engines

Aircraft had flown a total of 22,387 hours

Sold to Braniff International Airways - June 7, 1969

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N106BN - June 1969

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 25, 1969

Departed Sydney on delivery flight to Dallas, Texas in Braniff's orange livery - July 5, 1969

Delivery route: Sydney - Brisbane - Nadi - Honolulu - Dallas

Withdrawn from use and stored - September 26, 1973

Registered to Great American Insurance Company - January 1975

Traded to Boeing and ferried to Marana, Arizona for storage - April 2, 1975

Sold to Montana Flugdienst GMBH, Austria - July 17, 1977

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-INA - July 1977

Leased to Aer Lingus in full Montana livery with Aer Lingus titles - March 17, 1978

Returned to Montana - July 1978

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

Returned to Montana - March 31, 1979

Withdrawn from service at Vienna - May 1981

Stored at Vienna, Austria after Montana ceased operations - July 28, 1981

Cancelled from the Austrian Aircraft Register - October 1981

Sold to Air Lease Egypt and ferried to Stansted as OE-UNA for maintenance - November 13, 1982

Departed Stansted on delivery to Air Lease, Cairo - November 30, 1982

Entered onto the Egyptian Aircraft Register as SU-FAA - ?

Leased to Egyptair - April 3, 1983 to August 1983

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

Withdrawn from service and stored at Cairo, Egypt - November 1987

Scrapped - date unknown

 


 

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - the inaugural 707 service to Noumea, December 7, 1961.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - the inaugural 707 service to Noumea, December 7, 1961.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, January 1962.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, January 1962.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, January 1962.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, January 1962.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, January 1962.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, January 1962.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, January 1962.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery, location & date unknown.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney, date unknown.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Avalon Airport, circa 1964.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Avalon Airport, circa 1964.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney, circa 1964.

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney, August 1968.
N106BN. Braniff International - in the original livery prior to delivery at Sydney Airport, July 1969.
N106BN. Braniff International - in the original livery prior to delivery at Sydney Airport, July 1969.
N106BN. Braniff International - in the original livery prior to delivery at Sydney Airport, July 1969.

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the full livery at London Airport, August 1977.

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the full livery at Hamburg Airport, November 1977.

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the full livery at New York JFK Airport, October 1979.
 

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the full livery, location date unknown.

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the full livery at Rome Airport, March 1981.

 
 

SU-FAA. Egyptair - in its full livery with white tail at unknown airport, May 1983.

SU-FAA. Misr Overseas - in a hybrid livery with white tail at unknown airport, November 1985.