VH-EBD. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 20012-171.


Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - June 1969

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - October 26, 1971

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7 engines

First flown as VH-EBD - November 23, 1971

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBD - December 08, 1971

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle (Everett) - December 08, 1971

Aircraft named 'City of Perth' at Everett - December 08, 1971

Departed Seattle as QF053D on the delivery flight to Australia - December 09, 1971

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - December 12, 1971

Flight crew: Captains L. W. Clark, C. G. Fox

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Perth - Singapore as QF727 - December 19, 1971

Acquired '150 Years Anniversary Swan' logo to celebrate the founding of Western Australia - December 1978

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Auckland - Sydney as QF51/44 - February 13, 1980

Withdrawn from service at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - February 14, 1980

Aircraft had flown 31,791 hours with 10,297 cycles

Entered heavy maintenance with Qantas Engineering in preparation for intended sale to Eastern Airlines

Rolled out in the standard Eastern livery at Sydney Airport as VH-EBD / N371EA - March 17, 1980

The sale to Eastern Airlines did not eventuate - April 01, 1980

Repainted into the standard Qantas livery and rolled out - April 28, 1980

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as QF93 - May 14, 1980

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Christchurch - Sydney as QF55/46 (Captain R. Probert) - March 18, 1985

Aircraft had flown 44,193 hours with 14,457 cycles

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as QF141 - March 21, 1985

Sold to Boeing Equipment Holding Company and handed over at Auckland - March 21, 1985

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N747BN - March 21, 1985

Ferried Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as BOE4 in the standard Qantas livery - March 21, 1985

Placed in storage at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 16, 1985

Departed Sydney on delivery to People Express as BOE608 - September 18, 1985

Delivery route: Sydney - Honolulu - Wichita

Reregistered as N608PE - September 21, 1985

Sold to People Express - September 27, 1985

Sold to Connecticut National Bank and leased to People Express - December 1985

Absorbed into the Continental Airlines fleet when People Express merged - February 01, 1987

Repainted into the standard Continental livery - 1987

Observed in storage at Mojave in the basic Continental livery with no titles - October 19, 1991

Leased to Garuda Indonesian Airways - May 15, 1992

Returned from lease and observed stored at Norton A.F.B., California - November 13, 1992

Registered to State Street Bank & Trust Company, Connecticut - February 14, 1994

Sold to the AFES Group - March 25, 1994

Scrapped at Norton Air Force Base, California - September 1994

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register (registration expired) - April 09, 2013


VH-EBD. Qantas Australia - in original livery with W.A. swan logo at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia - in the original livery with W.A. swan logo at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia - in original livery with W.A. swan logo at Sydney Airport, May 1979.

 

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia - in original livery with W.A. swan logo at Sydney Airport, May 1979.
VH-EBD. Eastern - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, April 1980.

VH-EBD. Eastern - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, April 1980.

VH-EBD. Eastern - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, April 1980.
VH-EBD. Eastern - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, April 1980.

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia - in standard livery with 'Com. Games' titles at Sydney Airport, January 1982.

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia - in standard livery with 'Com. Games' titles at Brisbane Airport, March 1982.

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia - in standard livery at Sydney Airport, September 1983.
N747BN. Qantas Australia - in standard livery at Sydney Airport, April 1985.

N608PE. Peoplexpress - in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, March 1986.

N608PE. Continental - in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, April 1987.
 

N608PE. Continental - in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, June 1987.

N608PE. Garuda Indonesia - in the all-white livery at Amsterdam Airport, July 1992.