PH-MCF. Boeing 747-21AC. c/n 24134-712.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Martinair (Holland) as passenger / freighter aircraft with nose cargo door - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) - July 25, 1988

Rolled out in a hybrid Martinair / Qantas livery with full Qantas titles and tail logo

Powered by General Electric CF6-50E2 engines

First flown as N6009F - September 15, 1988

Accepted by Martinair at Everett (Paine Field) - September 26, 1988

The aircraft was named 'Prins Claus' at Everett

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-MCF - September 26, 1988

Registered to Gelderse Luchtvaartmaatsch-Appij, Schiphol

Departed Seattle on the delivery to Amsterdam (Schiphol) - September 26, 1988

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd - October 01, 1988

The aircraft was manned by Martinair technical crews and Qantas cabin crews

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - London (Heathrow) on delivery to Qantas as QF500D - October 01, 1988

Operated first Qantas revenue service London (Jeathrow) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF704 - October 01, 1988

Operated last revenue service Sydney - Singapore - Bahrain - Frankfurt - Rome as QF5- May 29, 1989

Ferried Rome - Amserdam (Schiphol) on termination of the lease as QF500D - May 30, 1989

Entered service with Martinair Holland - June 1989

Leased to Qantas Airways as a freighter in the Martinair livery - April 20, 1990

First freighter revenue service Amsterdam - Bahrain - Singapore - Sydney as QF560 - April 25, 1990

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - April 26, 1990

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on lthe ast revenue freighter service - May 23, 1990

Route: QF567 Sydney - Christchurch; QF568 Christchurch - Nadi - Honolulu - Anchorage - Manchester

Ferried Manchester - Amsterdam (Schiphol) on termination of the lease as QF586P - May 24, 1990

Returned to Martinair service - May 1990

Leased to Singapore Airlines in the Martinair livery - November 07, 1991

Returned to Martinair on termination of the lease - April 06, 1992

Returned to Martinair service - April 1992

Operated final Martinair service Tianjin - Nanjing - Bangkok - Sharjah - Amsterday as MP78 - October 27, 2007

Observed at Amsterdam (Schiphol) in all-white livery without titles - December 13, 2007

Observed at Amsterdam (Schiphol) in all-white livery with registration N134AP - March 01, 2008

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - April 23, 2008

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N134AP - April 25, 2008

Registered to Pafco 24134 Statutory Trust, New York

Repainted with registration 'TC-AKZ' for Ankair (Turkey) at Amsterdam - May 30, 2008

Ferried as VVF8925 Amsterdam - Istanbul (Sabiha Gokeen) as TC-AKZ - May 31, 2008

Delivered to ACT Airlines (Turkey) in all-white livery without titles

Leased to Iran Air - July 01, 2009

Entered onto the Iranian Aircraft Register as EP-ICD

Current with Iran Air - 2012

 

PH-MCF. Qantas Australia - in the hybrid livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, October 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-861.)

PH-MCF. Qantas Australia - in the hybrid livery at an unknown airport, November 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-863.)

PH-MCF. Qantas Australia - in the hybrid livery at an unknown airport, March 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-862.)

PH-MCF. Martinair Holland - in the hybrid Qantas livery at Los Angeles Airport, August 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-864.)

PH-MCF. Martinair Holland - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1990.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-865.)

PH-MCF. Martinair Holland - in the standard livery with additional 'Love Orange' titles at an unknown airport, August 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-866.)

PH-MCF. Martinair Holland - in the standard livery with additional '40 Years In The Air' titles at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, February 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-965.)

PH-MCF. Martinair Holland - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, May 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-730.)