VH-EBQ. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 18953-443.
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - July 28, 1965
First flown at Renton as VH-EBQ - September 7, 1965
Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - September 15, 1965
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBQ - September 16, 1965
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd
Aircraft was named 'City of Ballarat'
Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - September 16, 1965
Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight at 16:54 hours - September 18, 1965
Operated first revenue service Sydney - Nadi (Fiji) - October 14, 1965
Arrived at Ontario, California for modification work by Lockheed Air Service - April 20, 1966
Departed Sydney for Mexico City, thence to Boeing Wichita for modification - April 2, 1967
Returned to Sydney following completion of modifications - May 4, 1967
Operated the inaugural Sydney - London service via Southern Cross Route as QF530 - October 1, 1969
Rolled out in the new orche livery at Sydney - December 10, 1971
Operated final revenue service Christchurch - Melbourne - Christchurch - Sydney - January 28, 1974
Withdrawn from use and prepared for sale to Malaysian Airline System
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 1, 1974
Aircraft had flown 28,792:08 hours with 10,443 cycles
Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-ASQ - February 21, 1974
Registered to Malyasian Airline System
Sold to Malaysian Airline System - February 22, 1974
Accepted by MAS at Sydney following test flight using trade plate VH-PTF - February 22, 1974
Departed Sydney on delivery flight to Kuala Lumpur in full Malaysian livery - February 23, 1974
Reregistered 9M-MCQ - June 29, 1975
Operated final Malaysian revenue service Kuala Lumpur - Frankfurt - February 14, 1980
Sold to Somali Airlines - February 29, 1980
Cancelled from the Malaysian Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Somali Aircraft Register as 6O-SBM - ?
Overhaulled at Hamburg before departing on delivery to Mogadishu - April 1, 1980
Sold to Jet Avionics System, Miami, Florida - March 15, 1985
Ferried Mogadishu - Hamburg for storage - May 9, 1985
Sold to Omega Air - May 21, 1985
Ferried Hamburg - Shannon, Ireland for storage in full Somali livery - May 31, 1985
Stored at Shannon in full Somali livery without engines - October 1985
Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N342A - December 1985
Reregistered to Omega Air Inc, Washington
Sold to Boeing Military Airplane Company, Wichita for spares to support KC-135s - February 4, 1986
Registered to Boeing Military Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas - March 1986
Ferried Shannon - Stansted, England - March 2, 1986
Arrived at Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona for parting out - April 2, 1986
Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - May 1986
Noted at Davis Monthan totally parted out with remains sitting on trestles - March 30, 1999
VH-EBQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Gatwick Airport, August 1966.
VH-EBQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1966.
VH-EBQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, June 1968.
VH-EBQ. Qantas Australia - in the final livery at Perth Airport, December 1973.
9M-ASQ. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, June 1975.
9M-MCQ. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Taipei Airport, date unknown.
9M-MCQ. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1979.
9M-MCQ. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.
6O-SBM. Somali Airlines - in the full livery at Hamburg Airport, March 1980.
6O-SBM. Somali Airlines - in the full livery at Frankfurt Airport, May 1982.