VH-EBO. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 21657-339.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - February 1978

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RD515

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - August 21, 1978

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

First flown as VH-EBO - September 08, 1978

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBO - September 18, 1978

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by H. McCarroll for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - September 18, 1978

This was the 50th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was 16th Boeing 747 aircraft delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named 'City of Elizabeth'

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - San Francisco by Captain L. W. Clark as QF501D - September 18, 1978

Operated first revenue service San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney as QF4 - September 18, 1978

Flight crew: Captains F. Fox, L. W. Clark, A. E. Bones

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - September 20, 1978

Sold Allco Aerospace Ltd - February 01, 1989

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated first sector of final revenue service Singapore - Perth as QF8 (Captain E.W. Cameron) - June 08, 1991

Operated final sector of last revenue service Perth - Adelaide - Sydney as QF65 (Captain A. Wardill) - June 09, 1991

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore as QF501D for maintenance - June 27, 1991

Returned to Allco Aerospace Ltd - June 1991

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 01, 1991

Aircraft had flown 49,657 hours with 12,353 cycles

Sold to Barclay Leasing Corporation - July 01, 1991

Sold to First Security Bank of Utah (U.S.A.) - July 1991

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N164UA - July 1991

Leased to United Airlines as the registered operator - August 01, 1991

Withdrawn from service and ferried to Marana, Arizona for storage - December 16, 2000

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest - ?

Sold to Universal Asset Management Inc - March 26, 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Observed in a derelict condition with many parts missing at Marana, Arizona - March 05, 2005

Scrapped at Marana, Arizona

 

VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - 'City of Elizabeth' in the 'ochre' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1978.

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

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

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

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VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - 'City of Elizabeth' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 14, 1980.

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VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - 'City of Elizabeth' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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VH-EBO. Qantas Australia - 'City of Elizabeth' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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VH-EBO. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Elizabeth' in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, May 1989.

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