VH-EBV. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 19295-617.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - July 18, 1967

First flown at Renton as VH-EBV - August 31, 1967

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - September 6, 1967

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBV - September 7, 1967

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Tamworth'

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - September 7, 1967

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight at 1615 hours - September 9, 1967

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Tokyo - September 26, 1967

Underwent wing life modification work with Lufthansa in Hamburg - August / September 1969

Chartered by Ansett-ANA to cover an Easter peak - April 19, 1973

Operated inaugural Brisbane - Christchurch service (Captain N. Andersen) - April 2, 1975

Operated Air Niugini's first international service - September 19, 1975

Route flown: Port Moresby - Manila - Hong Kong

Flight crew: Captain H. Morris; F/O Wallis; S/O Beale

Overhaulled by HAECO in Hong Kong prior to anticipated sale to B.Cal - January / February 1976

Sale to British Caledonian did not eventuate and aircraft stored at Sydney in all-white livery - June 2, 1976

Test flown after repainting in full Qantas livery prior to returning to service - September 30, 1976

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Denpasar - Perth - Denpasar - Sydney - March 18 - 20, 1977

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 5, 1977

Had flown 30,483 hours 57 minutes with 11,537 cycles

Sold to Zambia Airways - April 29, 1977

Entered onto the Zambian Aircraft Register as 9J-AEL - May 1977

Departed Sydney in full Zambian Airways livery on delivery flight - May 20, 1977

Sold to Trans Arabian Air Transport - February 13, 1989

Entered onto the Sudanese Aircraft Register as ST-ALP - February 1989

Observed at Amsterdam in full Trans Arabian Air Transport livery - March 4, 1989

Sold to Grumman Aerospace Corp for J-STARS conversion - June 1992

Arrived Southend - June 4, 1992

Aircraft had flown 62,750 hours with 20,446 cycles

Ferried Southend - Lake-Charles on delivery to Grumman Aerospace - June 14, 1992

Reregistered N4115J to Grumman Aerospace Corp - June 14, 1992

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - October 1995

Handed over to 93rd Air Control Wing, U.S.A.F. at Robins AFB as AF92-3290 - December 13, 1996

Designated an E-8C P-2 (2nd Production Aircraft)

Current

 


 

VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1969.

VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1969.
VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1969.
VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1969.
VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at London Airport, March 1970.
VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, August 1970.

VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the revised livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1972.

VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the revised livery at Zurich Airport, April 1972.

VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1972.

VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1972.

VH-EBV. Qantas Australia - in the revised livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1975.

VH-EBV. Zambia Airways - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, May 1977.

9J-AEL. Zambia Airways - in the full livery at unknown location, August 1985.

ST-ALP. Trans Arabian Air Transport - in the full livery at Paris, November 1991.

ST-ALP. Trans Arabian Air Transport - in the full livery, location & date unknown.