VH-EBL. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 21237-285.


 

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - February 1976

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - April 05, 1976

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

First flown as VH-EBL - June 14, 1976

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBL - June 29, 1976

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle (Everett) - June 29, 1976

Named 'City of Townsville' at Seattle (Everett) - June 29, 1976

Ferried Seattle - San Francisco as QF501D (Captain F. Fox) - June 29, 1976

Operated first revenue service San Francisco - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF501 Cargo - June 29, 1976

Arrived Sydney at the conclusion of the delivery flight - July 01, 1976

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first passenger revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as QF50 - July 05, 1976

Renamed 'City of Perth' at Sydney - July 05, 1985

Renamed 'City of Ballarat' at Sydney - November 12, 1986

Sold to Allco Aerospace Ltd - February 01, 1989

Leased to Qantas Airways as the registered operator

Operated final internation revenue service Los Angeles - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne as QF18 - January 18, 1991

Flight crew: Captains T. H. Merton, D. J. Gleen, D. V. Reeves

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as QF21 (Captain P. A. Garland) - January 19, 1991

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore as QF501D for maintenance - January 30, 1991

Returned to Allco Aerospace Ltd in Singapore - March 03, 1991

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 11, 1991

Aircraft had flown 54,959 hours with 15,248 cycles

Sold to Electra Aviation Ltd (USA) - March 11, 1991

Sold to EAL (Delaware) IVX Corporation - March 11, 1991

Leased to United Airlines - March 11, 1991

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N160UA - March 11, 1991

Operated final United Airlines revenue service - October 31, 2000

Ferried to Marana, Arizona for storage

Sold to Wilmington Trust Company - March 30, 2001

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company - May 7, 2001

Sold to Millennium Aero Parts Inc - July 03, 2001

Registered to Millennium Aero Parts Inc, Opa-Locka, Florida - August 14, 2001

Sold to JODA LLC - June 18, 2002

Registered to JODA LLC, Town and Country, Montana - August 13, 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - 2002

Scrapped at Marana, Arizona - 2002/2003

 


 

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

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

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

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1980.

VH-EBL. Qantas Australia - in the original livery with 'Com Games' titles at Sydney Airport, September 1982.
VH-EBL. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, April 1985.

VH-EBL. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1987.

N160UA. United - in the old livery at San Francisco Airport, November 1991.

N160UA. United - in the new livery at San Francisco Airport, September 2000.