VH-EBN. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 21353-316.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RD514

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - November 11, 1977

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

First flown as VH-EBN - December 06, 1977

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBN - December 12, 1977

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by H. McCarroll for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - December 20, 1977

This was the 49th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 15th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

Named 'City of Albury' at Everett

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - San Francisco as QF501D - December 20, 1977

Operated first revenue service San Francisco - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF501 Cargo - December 20, 1977

Arrived Sydney on completion of the delivery flight - December 21, 1977

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first revenue passenger service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as QF574 - December 31, 1977

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

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Auckland - Sydney as QF43/44 (Captain R. D. Judd) - March 15, 1991

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore (Seletar) for maintenance as QF501D - March 26, 1991

Returned to Allco Aerospace Ltd at Singapore (Seletar) - March 27, 1991

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 28, 1991

Aircraft had flown 55,545 hours with 11,981 cycles

Sold to Concord Asset Management - March 28, 1991

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N163UA - April 1991

Leased to United Airlines - May 01, 1991

Operated final United Airlines revenue service - November 11, 2000

Ferried to Marana, Arizona for storage

Sold to Universal Asset Management Inc (USA) - August 21, 2001

Scrapped at Marana, Arizona

 

VH-EBN. Qantas Australia - 'City of Albury' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, circa 1978.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4630-626.)

VH-EBN. Qantas Australia - 'City of Albury' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, circa 1978.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4630-627.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-945.)

VH-EBN. Qantas Australia - 'City of Albury' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-444.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-933.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-045.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-359.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-970.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-445.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-462.)

VH-EBN. Qantas Australia - 'City of Albury' in the 'ochre' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-573.)

N163UA. United - in the standard livery at London Heathrow Airport, April 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-334.)