VH-EBL. Boeing 707-138B. c/n 18739-385.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a 707-138B - July 02, 1964

First flown as VH-EBL - August 06, 1964

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - August 19, 1964

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBL - August 19, 1964

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Sydney

Departed Seattle at 16:30 on the delivery flight to Australia - August 19, 1964

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) at the conclusion of the delivery flight (Captain F. Fox) - August 21, 1964

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Sydney

Flight time: 15 hours 3 minutes

Aircraft was named 'City of Geelong'

Operated first revenue service Sydney - London via Kangaroo Route - September 04, 1964

Operated the inaugural 707-138B service Sydney - Christchurch (Captain R. Uren) - April 10, 1965

Aircraft was renamed 'Winton' for the Qantas 45th Anniversary promotion - December 10, 1965

Aircraft may have carried this name for 1 day only

Operated the final Qantas 707-138B service on Sydney - Vancouver route - April 21, 1968

Operated final Sydney - London service via the Southern Cross Route - May 10, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored engineless at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport

Painted in Braniff's lime green livery at Sydney Airport

Sold to Braniff International Airways via Regency Income Corporation - June 07, 1969

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N107BN - June 1969

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 18, 1968

Departed Sydney at 10:00 hours on the delivery flight to Braniff International - June 19, 1969

Delivery route: Sydney - Honolulu - San Francisco - Dallas

Aircraft was repainted into the revised Braniff red livery - date unknown

Withdrawn from use and stored - October 14, 1973

Sold to Boeing Airplane Company - June 1975

Sold to Commercial Air Transport Sales - April 1976

Leased to Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Jakarta, Indonesia - July 15, 1976

Aircraft was named 'Princess of Bali'

Sold to Merpati Nusantara Airlines - May 1979

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-MBA - May 1979

Withdrawn from use and stored at Jakarta without titles - October 1980

Sold to Omega Air - December 1986

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N46D - February 1987

Registered to Omega Air

Ferried to Shannon, Ireland for storage - March 1987

Aircraft was in the process of being parted out - October 1988

Broken up and scrapped - July 31, 1993

 


 

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - on the flight line at Renton, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery over Washington, August 1964.

 

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - a view of the cockpit at Sydney Airport, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - a view of the cockpit at Sydney Airport, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - a view of the cockpit at Sydney Airport, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - a view of the cockpit at Sydney Airport, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - a view of the cockpit at Sydney Airport, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - a view of the cockpit at Sydney Airport, August 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the full livery at London Airport, circa 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the full livery at London Airport, circa 1964.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in final 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City, December 1964.
VH-EBL. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in final 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1965.

N107BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, June 1969.

N107BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, June 1969.
N107BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, June 1969.

N107BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at unknown airport, December 1969.

N107BN. Braniff International - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

N107BN. Braniff International - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.
 

N107BN. Braniff International - in the final livery at unknown airport, March 1973.

 
N107BN. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the standard livery at Manila Airport, October 1976.

N107BN. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the standard livery at Jakarta Airport, November 1976.

PK-MBA. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the full livery at Jakarta Airport, December 1979.

N46D. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the basic livery at Shannon Airport, October 1988.