VH-EBM. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 21352-310.

 

This aircraft was odered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - July 1976

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RD513

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - June 27, 1977

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

First flown as N8295V - July 11, 1977

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBM - August 15, 1977

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by H. McCarroll for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - August 15, 1977

This was the 47th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 13th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named 'City of Parramatta' at Everett

Ferried Everett - Nadi (Captains F. Fox, L.W. Clark, K. McKnight) as QF501D) - August 15, 1977

Operated first revenue service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF577 - August 18, 1977

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - August 18, 1977

Delivery route: Seattle - Nadi - Sydney

Rolled out with the 'Boxing Kangaroo' tail logo at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - October 03, 1983

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Honolulu - San Francisco as QF3 - October 03, 1983

Operated San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF4 - October 03, 1983

This flight carried the victorious Australia II Americas Cup Yachting crew and trophy

The 'Boxing Kangaroo' tail logo was removed at Sydney (Kingsord Smith) - October 08, 1983

The aircraft was renamed 'City of Darwin' at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - August 14, 1985

Renamed 'City of Gosford' at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - February 05, 1987

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

Operated final revenue service Los Angeles - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF18 - February 10, 1991

Flight crew: Captains T. Gursansck, P. Dettrick

Ferried Sydney - Singapore for maintenance (Captain C. S. Viertel) as QF501D - February 25, 1991

Returned to Allco Aerospace Ltd in Singapore - February 28, 1991

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 28, 1991

The aircraft had flown 65,325 hours with 12,519 cycles

Sold to Potomac Capital Investment Corp (USA) - February 28, 1991

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N161UA - March 1991

Leased to United Airlines as the registered operator - March 26, 1991

Sold to First Security Bank of Utah - October 1992

Operated last United Airlines revenue service - October 26, 2000

Ferried San Francisco - Marana, Arizona for storage as UA9187 - ?

Registered to Pacific Air Corp 21352 Inc - October 28, 2002

Remained stored at Marana in the basic United livery without titles

Sold to ART21352 - November 13, 2002

Departed Marana on the ferry flight to Gander - Sharjah in the basic United livery - December 29, 2002

Entered onto the Afghanistan Aircraft Register as YA-EAG - ?

Observed at Sharjah as YA-EAG operating Ariana Afghan services - January 8, 2003

Sold to J. Taylor Investments - 2003

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 28, 2003

Entered onto Armenian Aircraft Register as EK-74701 - 2003

Delivered to IRS Airlines (Nigeria) in the basic United livery for Hadj flights - December 20, 2003

Leased to Air Van Airlines (Armenia) in the basic United livery - 2004 - 2005

Air Van ceased operations - November 2005

Cancelled from the Armenian Aircraft Register - ?

Delivered to Buraq Air Transport as 'J2-KCB' - December 31, 2005

Entered onto the Djibouti Aircraft Register as J2-KCB - ?

Leased to El Buraq Transport Inc, Tripoli, Libya - October 17, 2006

Observed at Dubai in all-white livery as J2-KCB with Buraq Air titles - December 12, 2006

Observed operating services with El Buraq at Abu Dhabi - January 01, 2007

Observed at Ras al Khaimah with Bouraq Air Transport - June 06, 2007

Returned to RAK Leasing LLC - June 24, 2007

Observed at Kuala Lumpur as J2-KCB operating services for RAK Link Airways (Afghanistan) - June 01, 2008

Reregistered as J2-KCP - 2008

Observed stored at Ras al Khaimah as J2-KCP - July 07, 2009

Observed stored at Ras al Khaimah in all-white livery without titles - January 13, 2010

Observed at Fujairah - January 22, 2010

Observed in service at Fujairah - September 11, 2010

Observed stored at Teheran in all-white livery reportedly for Global Aero Investments - November 26, 2011

Used occasionally for charter and Hadj flight - 2011

 

VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1979.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1980.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery with additional 'Official Carrier Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1981.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery with additional 'Boxing Kangaroo' tail logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 04, 1983.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery with additional 'Boxing Kangaroo' tail logo at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 04, 1983.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery with additional 'Boxing Kangaroo' tail logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 08, 1983.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery with additional 'Boxing Kangaroo' tail logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 08, 1983.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Parramatta' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1984.

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VH-EBM. Qantas Australia - 'City of Gosford' in the 'ochre' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1987.

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VH-EBM. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Gosford' in the standard livery at Singapore Changi Airport, October 1989.

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N161UA. United - in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, March 1992.

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N161UA. United Airlines - in the standard livery at San Francisco Airport, May 1994.

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N161UA. United Airlines - in the standard livery at San Francisco Airport, May 1994.

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N161UA. United Airlines - in the standard livery at Frankfurt Main Airport, September 1994.

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YA-EAG. Ariana Afghan Airlines - in the basic United livery at Sharjah Airport, March 2003.

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YA-EAG. I R S Airlines - in the basic United livery at Sharjah Airport, August 2003.

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EK-74701. I R S Airlines - in the basic United livery at Johannesburg Airport, December 2004.

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J2-KCB. Buraq - in the all-white livery at Paris Orly Airport, August 2007.

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