VH-EBK. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 21140-267.


 

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - April 1974

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - July 18, 1975

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7F(W) engines

First flown as VH-EBK - August 15, 1975

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBK - November 07, 1975

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle (Everett) - November 07, 1975

Named 'City of Wollongong' at Seattle (Everett) - November 07, 1975

Ferried Seattle - San Francisco as QF501D (Captains L.W. Clark, F. Fox) - November 07, 1975

Operated first revenue service San Francisco - Sydney as QF4 - November 08, 1975

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - November 10, 1975

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

Operated last Qantas service Manchester - Amsterdam - Athens - Bangkok - Sydney as QF10 - February 22, 1985

Entered heavy maintenance at Sydney with Qantas Engineering - February 25, 1985

Rolled out in full Air Pacific livery - March 22, 1985

Aircraft named 'Island of Viti Levu' at Sydney - March 23, 1985

Operated Qantas service Sydney - Christchurch - Sydney as QF45/46 - March 23, 1985

Leased to Air Pacific - March 24, 1985

Operated first revenue service with Air Pacific Sydney - Nadi as FJ911 - March 24, 1985

Utilised on both Qantas and Air Pacific services during the lease

Returned to Qantas at Sydney - September 07, 1987

Returned to Qantas service in basic Air Pacific livery with Qantas titles - September 11, 1987

Sold to Allco Aerospace Ltd and leased to Qantas - February 01, 1989

Underwent heavy maintenance / repainting into Qantas livery by Air France - February 08, 1989

Rolled out in full Qantas livery at Paris (Orly) - March 08, 1989

Renamed 'City of Sale' at Paris (Orly) - March 08, 1989

Departed as non-revenue ferry flight Paris - Bombay - Sydney as QF744 - May 04, 1989

Leased to Air Pacific

Operated final revenue service Tokyo (Narita) - Sydney as QF22 (Captain A. H. Wardill) - December 09, 1990

Ferried Sydney - Singapore for maintenance as QF501D (Captain C. S. Viertel) - December 27, 1990

Returned to Allco Aerospace Ltd in Singapore - January 18, 1991

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 18, 1991

Aircraft had flown 55,252 hours with 14,605 cycles

Sold to Electra Aviation Ltd (USA) - January 18, 1991

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N159UA - January 18, 1991

Registered to Electra Aviation Ltd

Leased to United Airlines as the registered operator - January 18, 1991

Sold to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation (USA) - October 23, 1992

Observed at Los Angeles Airport named 'Bobbi Phillips Customer' - March 18, 2000

Operated last United Airlines revenue service - December 16, 2000

Ferried San Francisco - Roswell (New Mexico) for storage - February 01, 2001

Returned to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation - May 06, 2001

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 07, 2001

Sold to Universal Asset Management (USA) - 2001

Scrapped at Roswell, New Mexico - 2001

 


 

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, April 1979.

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

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

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, March 1980.

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

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, May 1980.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1983.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, December 1984.
VH-EBK. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, December 1984.

VH-EBK. Air Pacific - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, May 1985.

VH-EBK. Air Pacific - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1986.
VH-EBK. Air Pacific Qantas - in the original livery at Paris Orly Airport, September 1986.
VH-EBK. Air Pacific - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1987.

VH-EBK. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1990.

N159UA. United - in the standard livery livery at Los Angeles Airport, April 1992.
N159UA. United - in the standard livery livery at an unknown airport, November 1994.