VH-EBW. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 19296-630.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a 707-338C - August 25, 1967

First flown at Renton as VH-EBW - September 27, 1967

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBW - October 11, 1967

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Armidale'

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - October 11, 1967

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - October 11, 1967

Arrived Sydney at 1630 at conclusion of delivery flight - October 13, 1967

Operated first revenue service Sydney - London via Kangaroo Route - October 29, 1967

Underwent wing life modification work with Lufthansa in Hamburg - June - July 1969

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Christchurch - Sydney as QF858/885 - May 11, 1975

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 12, 1975

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BDEA - May 13, 1975

Registered to British Caledonian Airways

Departed Sydney as QF071D on delivery delivery flight to U. K. - May 29, 1975

Arrived Gatwick at conclusion of delivery flight - May 30, 1975

Aircraft was named 'County of Inverness' and later 'Loch Thom'

Withdrawn from service and stored at Gatwick - October 1982

Sold to Anglo Airlines Ltd - January 4, 1984

Leased to Transcorp for trans-Tasman freight services - March 16 to May 1987

Aircraft was named 'The Captain Keith Hooper'

Leased to Ansett Air Freight to cover maintenance on VH-RMX - January - February 1988

Leased to British Airways - October 28, 1988

Sold to Omega Air & ferried from Luton to Shannon - July 31, 1992

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - August 26, 1992

Entered onto the Liberian Aircraft Register as EL-AKH - August 26, 1992

Registered to Omega Air

Leased to Transbrasil - December 1, 1992

Sold to Grumman Aerospace Corp for J-STARS conversion - February 1994

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft register as N6546L - February 1994

Registered to Grumman Aerospace

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

Handed over to 93rd ACW, U.S.A.F. as 93-1097 as Boeing E-8C P-4 - 1998

Powered by Pratt & Whitney TF33-102C engines

Current with U.S.A.F.

 


 

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

VH-EBW. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Jakarta Airport, June 1970.

VH-EBW. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, November 1971.
 

 

VH-EBW. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, November 1971.

 

G-BDEA. British Caledonian - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, May 1975.

G-BDEA. British Caledonian - in the original livery at London Airport, May 1978.

G-BDEA. British Caledonian - in the original livery at Paris Orly Airport, October 1978.

G-BDEA. British Caledonian - in the original livery at London Airport, January 1979.

G-BDEA. British Caledonian Cargo - in the revised livery at London Gatwick Airport, March 1981.

G-BDEA. British Caledonian Cargo - in the revised livery at London Gatwick Airport, December 1981.

G-BDEA. Anglo Cargo - in the full livery at East Midlands Airport, February 1984.

G-BDEA. Anglo Cargo - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, August 1984.

G-BDEA. Anglo Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1988.

G-BDEA. Anglo Cargo - in the full livery at Basle - Mulhouse Airport, September 1988.

G-BDEA. Anglo Cargo - in the full livery at Athens Airport, September 1989.

G-BDEA. Anglo Cargo - in the full livery at London Airport, May 1990.
AF93-1097. U. S. Air Force - in the standard livery at Frankfurt Airport, November 1998.
AF93-1097. U. S. Air Force - in the standard livery at an unknown location, March 2002.