VH-EBS. Boeing 747-238B. c/n 22616-543.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RD519

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - September 09, 1981

This aircraft was the first Qantas 747 powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-524D4 engines

First flown as N1785B - September 25, 1981

The test registration changed to 'N5700T' and 'N6005C' - October 1981

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBS - November 30, 1981

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by B Bourke for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - November 30, 1981

This was the 58th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 24th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

Flown Seattle (Paine Field) - Vancouver - Seattle (Captain L.W. Clark) as QF521/522 - December 2, 1981

This flight was for lease arrangements

The aircraft was named 'Longreach' at Everett (Paine Field) - December 02, 1981

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Honolulu (Captain L.W. Clark) as QF50D - December 02, 1981

Ferried Honolulu - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) by Captain A. R. Bones as QF501D - December 02, 1981

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - December 03, 1981

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane - Port Moresby as QF25 - December 18, 1981

Operated the inaugural Sydney - Peking - Sydney service as QF172/173 - September 01, 1984

The aircraft was renamed 'City of Broken Hill' at Sydney - December 07, 1990

Leased to Air Pacific in the Qantas livery with 'Air Pacific' titles - April 12 to April 24, 1997

Operated first Air Pacific service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ910 - April 12, 1997

Operated last Air Pacific service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ911 - April 24, 1997

Leased to Air Pacific in the Qantas livery with 'Air Pacific' titles - September 17 to October 26, 1998

Operated first Air Pacific service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ910 - September 17, 1998

Operated last Air Pacific service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ911 - October 26, 1998

Leased to Air Pacific in the Qantas livery with 'Air Pacific' titles - January 26 to February 12, 1999

Operated first Air Pacific service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ910 - January 26, 1999

Operated last Air Pacific service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ911 - February 12, 1999

Leased to Air Pacific in the Qantas livery with 'Air Pacific' titles - October 26 to November 17, 1999

Operated first Air Pacific service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ910 - October 26, 1999

Operated last Air Pacific service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ911 - November 17, 1999

Leased to Air Pacific in the Qantas livery with 'Air Pacific' titles - June 19 to July 11, 2001

Operated first Air Pacific service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ910 - June 19, 2001

Operated last Air Pacific service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ911 - July 11, 2001

Leased to Air Pacific in the Qantas livery with 'Air Pacific' titles - May06 to June 04, 2002

Operated first Air Pacific service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ910 - May 06, 2002

Operated last Air Pacific service Nadi- Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ911 - June 04, 2002

Operated final Qantas revenue service Perth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF566 - December 22, 2002

Ferried Sydney (KIngsford Smith) - Los Angeles for storage at Marana as QF7571 - January 07, 2003

Ferried Los Angeles - Marana as QF6019 - January 08, 2003

Placed in long term storage at Pinal Air Park, Marana

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - March 14, 2003

Aircraft had flown 85,178 hours and 17,175 cycles

Scrapped at Marana, Arizona

 

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Longreach' in the original livery with additional 'Official Carrier Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Brisbane Airport, December 1981.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-574.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Longreach' in the original livery with additional 'Official Carrier Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-402.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Longreach' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-403.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Longreach' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-398.)

VH-EBS. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Longreach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1988.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-077.)

VH-EBS. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Longreach' in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, June 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-401.)

VH-EBS. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Longreach' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1989.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-404.)

VH-EBS. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Broken Hill' in the standard livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' logo at Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-400.)