VH-EBG. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 20841-233.


 

Sold to Bankers Trust Company - May 6, 1988

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - September 1973

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - February 15, 1974

Powered by Pratt & Whitnet JT9D-7A engines

First flown as VH-EBG - February 28, 1974

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle (Everett) - March 19, 1974

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBG - March19, 1974

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Aircraft was named 'City of Hobart' at Everett - March 19, 1974

Ferried Seattle - San Francisco as QF053D (Captain C. G. Fox) - March 20, 1974

Operated first revenue service San Francisco - Sydney as QF4 (Captain L. W. Clark) - March 20, 1974

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - March 22, 1974

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honlulu - Nadi - Sydney

Renamed ' City of Fremantle' at Sydney - August 20, 1985

Operated final revenue service Tokyo - Sydney as QF204 (Captain J. B. Rawlinson) - November 10, 1987

Entered heavy maintenance at Sydney in preparation for lease to El Al Airlines - November 1987

Rolled out at Sydney in full El Al livery - April 29, 1988

Sold to Boeing Equipment Holdings - May 6, 1988

Sold to Bankers Trust Company - May 6, 1988

Departed Sydney as QF500D on ferry flight to the United States (Captain C. S. Viertel) - May 6, 1988

Ferry route: Sydney - Los Angeles (direct)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 7, 1988

Aircraft had flown 48,145 hours with 15,022 cycles as of this date

Accepted by El Al at Los Angeles - May 7, 1988

Entered onto the Isreali Aircraft Register as 4X-AQX - May 7, 1988

Entered service with El Al Airlines - May 8, 1988

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd - September 6, 1988

Cancelled from the Isreali Aircraft Register - September 6, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBG - September 7, 1988

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as registered operator

Repainted in Amsterdam by Martinair into full Qantas livery - September 1988

Ferried Amsterdam - Athens as QF724D - September 14, 1988

Returned to Qantas service Athens - Bombay - Singapore - Melbourne - Sydney as QF724 - September 15, 1988

Aircraft remained un-named whilst in Qantas service

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Honolulu - Vancouver as QF25 - May 20, 1989

Ferried Vancouver - Los Angeles as QF26 - May 20, 1989

Ferried Los Angeles - Amsterdam as QF501D on return to El Al on termination of lease - May 21, 1989

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 22, 1989

Aircraft had flown 54,217 hours with 15,771 cycles to date

Repainted at Amsterdam into full El Al livery

Entered onto the Isreali Aircraft Register as 4X-AXQ - June 1989

Ferried Amsterdam - Tel Aviv - June 2, 1989

Returned to service with El Al - June 1989

Withdrawn from use and stored at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv - October 2004

Observed at Tel Aviv in basic El Al livery with parts missing - February 6, 2005

Scrapped at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv - August 2007

Cancelled from the Isreali Aircraft Register - ?

 


 

VH-EBG. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, November 1978.

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

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

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

VH-EBG. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, August 1980.

VH-EBG. Qantas Australia - in the original livery with 'Com Games' titles at Sydney Airport, January 1981.
 

 

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

4X-AXQ. El Al - in the full livery at an unknown airport, July 1989.

4X-AXQ. El Al - in the full livery at an unknown airport, December 1999.