VH-EBF. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 20535-217.


Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - September 1972

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - June 07, 1973

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A engines

First flown as VH-EBF - July 13, 1973

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle (Everett) - August 01, 1973

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBF - August 01, 1973

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Aircraft named 'City of Adelaide' at Everett - August 01, 1973

Ferried Seattle - San Francisco as QF053D - August 01, 1973

Operated first revenue service San Francisco - Sydney as QF533 (Captain L.W. Clark) - August 01, 1973

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - August 03, 1973

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Sydney

Had the distinction of having the first baby born on a Qantas flight (QF2 Singapore - Sydney) - July 31, 1974

The baby was born to Mrs J. Rix arriving at 03:30 hours - (Captain M. Mamman)

Sold to Boeing Equipment Holdings Company - August 22, 1984

Leased to Qantas Airways as the registered operator - August 22, 1984

Aircraft had name removed at Sydney - August 15, 1985

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Christchurch - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF45/46 - February 28, 1986

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as QF141 for handover to Boeing - February 28, 1986

Ferried Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF144 - February 28, 1986

Entered heavy maintenance with Qantas in preparation for lease to People Express - March 01, 1986

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 04, 1986

Aircraft had flown 44,642 hours with 13,491 cycles

Rolled out in People Express livery at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - July 21, 1986

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N610PE - July 21, 1986

Departed Sydney as BOE610 on the ferry flight to the United States (Captain I. Decker) - July 23, 1986

Ferry route: Sydney - Honolulu - Wichita

Registered to Boeing Equipment Holding Company, Seattle - August 1986

Leased to People Express as the registered operator - August 1986

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company - January 1987

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

Repainted into the standard Continental livery - February 1987

Sold to First Security Bank of Utah - December 1989

Reregistered as N17025 - May 1991

Withdrawn from service and stored at Marana, Arizona - 1993

Overhauled by HAECO Engineering at Hong Kong with Continental Mocronesia titles - October 1996

Delivered to Continental Micronesia from Hong Kong - December 31, 1996

Returned to Continental Airlines and placed in storage at Mojave, California - March 03, 1999

Repossessed by Calfinco Incorporated - June 15, 1999

Registered to Calfinco Incorporated, Houston, Texas - August 13, 1999

Offered for immediate sale by Continental Airlines - March 04, 2003

Aircraft had flown 80,572 hours with 20,039 cycles as of March 04, 2003

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 11, 2003

Observed stored intact at Mojave in basic Continental livery - May 2006

Observed stored at Mojave without engines and major parts missing from the airframe - December 2007

Scrapped at Mojave - May 19, 2008


VH-EBF. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.
VH-EBF. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, May 1979.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, June 1979.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, August 1979.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1980.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1980.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, April 1980.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia - in the original livery with 'Com Games' titles at Sydney Airport, January 1982.

N610PE. Continental - in the standard 'red tail logo' livery at Miami Airport, March 1987.

N610PE. Continental - in the standard 'red tail logo' livery at Los Angeles Airport, April 1987.

N610PE. Continental - in the standard 'red tail logo' livery at an unknown airport, June 1987.
 
N610PE. Continental - in the standard 'red tail logo' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1987.

N17025. Continental - in the standard 'red tail logo' livery at Miami Airport, May 1992.