VH-EBP. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 18810-438.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - June 29, 1965

First flown at Renton as VH-EBP - July 30, 1965

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - August 14, 1965

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia (Captain K. Nicholson) - August 14, 1965

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight at 18:37 hours - August 16, 1965

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBP - August 18, 1965

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Aircraft was named 'Alice Springs'

Operated first revenue service when chartered by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra - September 05, 1965

Route: Sydney - Manila - Tokyo - Hong Kong - Bombay - London - return (Captain K. Nicholson)

Departed Sydney for Mexico City, thence to Boeing Wichita for modification - May 01, 1967

Flew Wichita - Mexico City following modification for return service to Sydney - June 01, 1967

Was the first aircraft to use Sydney's extended Runway 16 / 34 - December 14, 1968

Operated final revenue service on a live sheep charter to New Delhi, India - November 08 - 10, 1972

Route: Sydney - Darwin - Singapore - New Delhi as QF120; New Delhi - Manila - Sydney as QF255A

Withdrawn from use and prepared for sale to Trans World Airlines

Departed Sydney on delivery to TWA in all-white livery (Captain G. J. Bailey) - November 19, 1972

Sold to Trans World Airlines - November 20, 1972

Aircraft had flown 23,000 hours

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 21, 1972

The sale to T.W.A. did not include the aircraft's engines which were returned to Qantas

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N14791 - November 1972

Operated first T.W.A. revenue service as a pure freighter - April 1973

Used in the trial installation of the Litton Omega Navigation System - December 1973

Operated final revenue service - December 30, 1978

Aircraft had now flown 36,436 hours with 19,683 cycles

Sold to Air Cargo Egypt

Entered onto the Egyptian Aircraft Register as SU-BBA - March 1979

Accepted by Air Cargo Egypt at Wichita, Kansas - March 26, 1979

Aircraft was named 'El Mansoufa'

Operated final Air Cargo Egypt revenue service London - Cairo - March 17, 1982

Withdrawn from use and stored at Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft had flown 42,610 hours with 21,542 cycles

Sold to Farner Air Service for scrapping at Cairo - August 20, 1984

Observed as being intact at Cairo, Egypt - May 1985

Observed as being used as a restaurant called 'The Plane' at Cairo Airport - December 04, 1994

Observed as being used as a restaurant called 'The Plane' at Cairo Airport - November 25, 1998

Restaurant owned by Kamal El Gohari

Reported to have been finally cut for scrap and carted away on trucks - December 2003

 


 

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1966.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1966.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1966.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, March 1966.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, April 1966.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at an unknown airport, April 1968.
VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1969.

N14791. TWA Cargojet - in the original livery at London Heathrow Airport, June 1973.

N14791. Trans World Cargo - in the full livery, unknown location, April 1977.
N14791. Trans World Cargo - in the full livery, unknown location, November 1977.

N14791. Air Cargo Egypt - in the full livery at Wichita, March 1979.

SU-BBA. Air Cargo Egypt - in the full livery at unknown airport, April 1980.

SU-BBA. Air Cargo Egypt - in the full livery with 'IACC' tail titles, March 1981.
 

 

SU-BBA. Air Cargo Egypt - in the full livery at Manchester Airport, March 1983.