VH-EBR. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 22614-464.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - September 28, 1978

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RD518

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - June 04, 1980

Powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-524B2 engines

First flown as N1728B - June 24, 1980

Test registration changed to N8296V - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBR - September 30, 1980

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by B. Bourke for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - September 30, 1980

This aircraft was the 54th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was 20th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

Aircraft was named 'City of Dubbo' at Everett (Paine Field)

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Honolulu by Captain L. W. Clark as QF501D - October 01, 1980

Ferried Honolulu - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) by Captain A.R. Bones as QF501D - October 01, 1980

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - October 02, 1980

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Sydney - Honolulu - San Francisco as QF3 - October 11, 1980

Engines retrofitted to Rolls-Royce RB211-524D4 at Sydney - April 18 - 23, 1982

Aircraft was renamed 'City of Hobart' at Sydney - August 24, 1985

Repainted into new Qantas livery at Paris (Orly) after maintenance - May 1989

Ferried Paris (Orly) - Amsterdam (Schiphol) as QF501D - May 26, 1989

Returned to service Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6 - May 26, 1989

Renamed 'City of Mt Gambia' at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - August 01, 1990

Leased to Air Pacific in the basic Qantas livery with Air Pacific titles - May 02 to July 31, 1993

Operated first Air Pacific service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ914 - May 05, 1993

Operated last Air Pacific service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ913 - July 31, 1993

Returned to Qantas service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Denpasar as QF29 - ?

Operated final Qantas service Seoul - Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF178 - June 26, 1996

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - August 02, 1996

Entered onto Fiji Aircraft Register as DQ-FJE - August 02, 1996

Leased to Air Pacific - August 02, 1996

Aircraft was named 'Island of Viti Levu'

Operated first revenue service with Air Pacific Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ910 - August 03, 1996

Offered for sale by Qantas having flown 88,306 hours and 16,522 cycles - March 04, 2003

Operated final revenue service with Air Pacific Nadi - Los Angeles as FJ810 - June 30, 2003

Returned to Qantas in Los Angeles - June 30, 2003

Ferried Los Angeles - Marana as FJ1810 - June 30, 2003

Withdrawn from use and placed in long term storage at Pinal Air Park, Marana - June 30, 2003

Sold to Evergreen Air Centre Inc for spare parts - October 2003

Scrapped at Marana, Arizona

 

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - 'City of Dubbo' in the 'ochre' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1984.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-816.)

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - 'City of Dubbo' in the 'ochre' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-817.)

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - 'City of Hobart' in the 'ochre' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-818.)

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - 'City of Hobart' in the 'ochre' livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, May 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-339.)

VH-EBR. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Hobart' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-036.)

VH-EBR. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Mt Gambia' in the standard livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' logo at Brisbane Airport, March 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-819.)

VH-EBR. Air Pacific Fiji's International Airline Qantas - in the basic Qantas livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-953.)

VH-EBR. Air Pacific Fiji's International Airline Qantas - in the basic Qantas livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1993.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-820.)

VH-EBR. Air Pacific Fiji's International Airline Qantas - in the basic Qantas livery at Tokyo Narita Airport, May 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-996.)

VH-EBR. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Mt Gambia' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-054.)

DQ-FJE. Air Pacific - 'Island of Viti Levu' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1996.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-995.)

DQ-FJE. Air Pacific - 'Island of Viti Levu' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-071.)

DQ-FJE. Air Pacific - 'Island of Viti Levu' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1998.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-364.)

DQ-FJE. Air Pacific - 'Island of Viti Levu' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-821.)

DQ-FJE. Air Pacific - 'Island of Viti Levu' in the revised livery at Los Angeles Airport, July 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-340.)