VH-EBP. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 21658-341.


 

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - February 1978

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - September 16, 1978

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

First flown as N1728B - September 21, 1978

Test registration changed to N8281V - September 23 - 25, 1978

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBP - October 16, 1978

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle (Everett) - October 16, 1978

Aircraft named 'City of Fremantle' at Seattle - October 16, 1978

Ferried Seattle - Athens as QF501D (Captain L. W. Clark) - October 16, 1978

Operated first revenue service Athens - Sydney as QF702 - October 17, 1978

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - October 19, 1978

Delivery route: Seattle - Athens - Bangkok - Melbourne - Sydney

Acquired '150 Years Anniversary Swan' logo to celebrate the founding of Western Australia - December 1978

Renamed 'City of Adelaide' at Sydney - August 21, 1985

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

Renamed 'City of Toowoomba' at Sydney - January 09, 1990

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne - Sydney as QF22/11 - July 08, 1991

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

Returned to Allco Aerospace Ltd - July 26, 1991

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 26, 1991

Aircraft had flown 51,523 hours and 11,231 cycles

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

Sold to Barclay Leasing Corporation (U.S.A.) - July 26, 1991

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N165UA - July 1991

Leased to United Airlines - August 19, 1991

Withdrawn from service and ferried to Marana, Arizona for storage - November 02, 2000

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest - April 29, 2001

Sold to Cuda Bay Investments Inc - October 07, 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 18, 2002

Sold to Grand Max Group Ltd, Hong Kong - November 18, 2002

Entered onto Thailand Aircraft Register as HS-UTC - November 2002

Leased to Orient Thai Airlines - November 2002

Entered service in a hybrid United Airlines livery with Orient Thai titles - 2003

Repainted in a basic white livery with Orient Thai titles - December 2003

Current

 


 

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.
VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1979.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1979.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1979.
VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1979.
VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, May 1980.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1981.

VH-EBP. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1986.

N165UA. United Airlines - in the full livery at London Airport, date unknown.

HS-UTC. Orient Thai Airlines - in basic United livery at Paris Orly Airport, March 2003.

HS-UTC. Orient Thai - in the new livery at Paris Orly Airport, December 2003.