VH-EBO. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 18809-407.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a 707-338C - January 11, 1965

First flown - February 15, 1965

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBO - March 05, 1965

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Departed San Francisco on delivery flight to Australia - March 07, 1965

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - March 09, 1965

This was the first commecial direct flight across the Pacific Ocean

Flight crew: Captains A. A. E. Yates, A. Morris, F. Fox, K. Nicholson; Flight Engineer E. Fargas;

Engineering Officer G. Ebery; Navigators A. Hughes, J. Woods; Stewards Alcock, Hodges

Flight time: 14 hours 32 minutes

Aircraft was named 'City of Townsville'

Operated the inaugural 707-338C service Sydney - London via Kangaroo Route - March 29, 1965

Operated the inaugural 707-338C Sydney - Auckland service - December 29, 1965

Withdrawn from service for fitting of Sat Com antenna - July 17 - 21, 1967

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Hong Kong - Singapore - Brisbane - September 27 - 29, 1972

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney Airport

Aircraft had flown 25,250 hours 25 minutes

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 16, 1972

Conducted acceptance flight for Singapore Airlines using tradeplate registration VH-PTE - November 17, 1972

Sold to Singapore Airlines - November 18, 1972

Entered onto the Singaporean Aircraft Register as 9V-BFN - November 20, 1972

Departed Sydney on delivery to Singapore crewed by Qantas (Captain D. McKinlay) - November 20, 1972

Converted to pure freight for use by Singapore Airlines - 1977

Leased to Aerogulf, Dubai - April 1980

Sold to International Air Leases, Miami, Florida - February 20, 1981

Cancelled from the Singapore Aircraft Register - February 28, 1981

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N4225J - March 09, 1981

Registered to International Air Lease

Leased to TAMPA Colombia - March 29 to May 07, 1981

Repainted into the Arrow Air livery at Miami - May 15, 1981

Aircraft was named 'Miss Kentucky'

Leased to Arrow Air - May 28 to October 20, 1983

Sold to RN Cargo, Nigeria - October 26, 1983

Entered onto the Nigerian Aircraft Register as 5N-ARQ - ?

Sold to Equator Leasing Inc & leased to Dairo Air Service - January 1984

Chartered by GAS Air Cargo and carried GAS Air Cargo titles

Observed at Ostend in DAS Air Cargo livery with LAC titles - November 18, 1998

Exited paintshop at Southend, England in Allied Air livery - August 09, 1999

Observed stored at Manston in good condition - September 2000

Observed at Manston with engines missing - January 14, 2001

Scrapped at Manston - date to be confirmed

 


 

VH-EBO. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, March 9, 1965.
VH-EBO. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - the flight crew at Sydney Airport, March 9, 1965.
VH-EBO. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, June 1966.

VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Heathrow Airport, April 1968.

VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1968.

VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1969.

VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1971.

VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1971.

VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1972.

9V-BFN. Singapore Airlines - in the full livery at Perth Airport, November 1974.

9V-BFN. Singapore Airlines Cargo - in the full livery at an unknown airport, April 1978.

9V-BFN. Singapore Airlines Cargo - in the full livery at Stockholm Airport, October 1979.
 

9V-BFN. Singapore Airlines Cargo - in the full livery at Stockholm Airport, June 1980.

N4225J. Arrow Air - in basic Singapore Airlines livery at Miami Airport, June 1981.

 

5N-ARQ. Gas Air Cargo - in the full livery at Brussels Ostend Airport, February 1984.

5N-ARQ. RN Air Cargo - in the full livery with new titles at Ostend Airport, March 1984.

5N-ARQ. Das Air Cargo - in the full livery with new titles at an unknown airport, September 1988.

5N-ARQ. Das Air Cargo - in revised livery with 'ANA' & 'LAC' titles at Ostend Airport, December 1998.

5N-ARQ. Das Air Cargo - in the new livery with 'operated by Alitalia' titles, December 1998.

5N-ARQ. Das Air Cargo - in the new livery at Gatwick Airport, May 1992.
 

5N-ARQ. Allied Air - in the full livery at Southend Airport, September 1999.

5N-ARQ. Allied Air - in the full livery at Southend Airport, October 1999.