VH-EBQ. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 22145-410.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - February 1979

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RD517

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - September 09, 1979

Powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-524B2 engines

First flown as VH-EBQ - November 28, 1979

Accepted by H. McCarroll for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - December 10, 1979

This was the 53rd Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 19th Boeing 747 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named 'City of Bunbury' at Everett (Paine Field)

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBQ - December 11, 1979

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - San Francisco (Captain L. W. Clark) as QF501D - December 11, 1979

Operated first revenue service San Francisco - Sydney (Captain L. W. Clarke) as QF4 - December 11, 1979

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - December 13, 1979

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney

Acquired '150 Years Anniversary Swan' logo to celebrate the founding of Western Australia - December 1979

Engines retrofitted to Rolls-Royce RB211-524D4 at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - May 16 - 21, 1982

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane - Manila as QF19 - May 23, 1982

Repainted into new Qantas livery at Sydney after maintenance - December 1985

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as QF43 - December 25, 1985

Leased to Air Pacific in the Qantas livery with Air Pacific stickers - November 29 to December 08, 1997

Operated first Air Pacific revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ910 - January 09, 1997

Operated last Air Pacific revenue service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ913 - December 08, 1997

Operated final Qantas service and withdrawn from use at Sydney (KIngsford Smith) - July 27, 1998

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 04, 1998

Entered onto the Fijian Aircraft Register as DQ-FJI - December 04, 1998

Rolled out at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the standard Air Pacific livery - December 04, 1998

Aircraft was named 'Island of Vanua Levu'

Officially leased to Air Pacific - December 07, 1998

Operated first Air Pacific revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ912 - December 07, 1998

Operated final Air Pacific revenue service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ911 - August 07, 2000

Returned to Qantas Airways - August 07, 2000

Cancelled from the Fijian Aircraft Register - August 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBQ - August 10, 2000

Operated first Qantas service in the basic Air Pacific livery Sydney - Jakarta as QF41 - August 17, 2000

Repainted into the standard Qantas livery at Amarillo, Texas - October 2000

The aircraft was renamed 'City of Bunbury' - October 2000

Operated final Qantas revenue service Perth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF566 - November 09, 2002

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Longreach, Qld as QF6191 - November 11, 2002

Flight crew: Captains P. Ellis, R. Hodder, M. Fitzgerald, P. Weston; F/E J. Bower

Donated to the Qantas Founders Outback Museum, Longreach, Queensland - November 16, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 12, 2002

Aircraft had flown 92,125 hours with 18,020 cycles

On display at Qantas Founders Outback Museum in the standard Qantas livery

Currently on display at Longreach, Queensland

 

VH-EBQ. Qantas Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the 'ochre' livery with the additional 'W.A.Black Swan' logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the 'ochre' livery with the additional 'W.A.Black Swan' logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the 'ochre' livery with the additional 'W.A.Black Swan' logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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

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

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

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

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

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VH-EBQ. Qantas Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the 'ochre' livery with additional 'Official Carrier Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1982.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1986.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1989.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1989.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, January 1990.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Bunbury' in the standard livery with additional '75 Years' logo at Brisbane Airport, September 1995.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1998.

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DQ-FJI. Air Pacific Fiji - 'Island of Vanua Levu' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1999.

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DQ-FJI. Air Pacific Fiji - 'Island of Vanua Levu' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1999.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the basic Air Pacific livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 2000.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the basic Air Pacific livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2000.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the basic Air Pacific livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 2000.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the standard livery at Longreach Airport, May 02, 2017.

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VH-EBQ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Bunbury' in the standard livery at Longreach Airport, May 03, 2017.

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