VH-EBU. Boeing 747-338. c/n 23223-606.

 

This aircraft was the second of three Boeing 747-338s ordered new by Qantas Airways - November 18, 1983

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RS272

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - December 06, 1984

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524D4 engines

First flown as N5573P - December 21, 1984

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBU - January 24, 1985

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by R. Walker for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - January 24, 1985

This was the 60th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 26th Boeing 747 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Los Angeles (Captains C. Viertal, A. Bones) as QF501P - January 25, 1985

Operated supplementary passenger service Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF501 - January 25, 1985

Arrived Sydney (Kingsfor Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - January 27, 1985

Delivery route: Seattle - Los Angeles - Honolulu - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains C. Viertal, A. Bones

The aircraft named 'City of Sydney' at Sydney in a special ceremony - February 1985

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF28 - February 02, 1985

Operated first internation service Melbourne - Sydney - Singapore - Bahrain - London as QF1 - February 03, 1985

Operated British Airways service London (Heathrow) - Brussels - London (Heathrow) as BA384 - September 02, 1985

The aircraft was renamed 'City of Warrnambool' at Sydney - September 20, 1989

Entered maintenance at Sydney for repainting into the special Aboriginal livery - October 19, 1995

Rolled out at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in 'Nalanji Dreaming' livery - November 14, 1995

To read more about this particular livery click 'HERE'

Aircraft was renamed 'Nalanji Dreaming'

Returned to service to mark Qantas 75th Anniversary Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Tokyo as QF21 - November 16, 1995

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) for long term storage as QF6195 - February 01, 2005

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 01, 2008

Currently derelict at Melbourne (Avalon), Victoria minus engines and many parts

Aircraft is in basic blue fuselage livery with red tail

Observed stored at Melbourne (Avalon) with major parts missing - September 30, 2010

Derelict at Avalon Airport - 2012

Remains stored at Melbourne (Avalon) and used for security training and movie prop - January 2015

 

VH-EBU. Qantas - 'City of Sydney' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1985.

(J. Goldfinch Copyright Image 4630-956.)

VH-EBU. Qantas - 'City of Sydney' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1985.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'City of Sydney' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1985.

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VH-EBU. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Sydney' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1986.

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VH-EBU. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Sydney' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1986.

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VH-EBU. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Warrnambool' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1992.

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VH-EBU. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Warrnambool' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1992.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 14, 1995.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Frankfurt Airport, December 1995.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at an unknown location, November 1996.

This image could be a Qantas PR photo.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-386.)

VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1997.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1997.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1997.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1997.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1998.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1998.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1998.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-121.)

VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-832.)

VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Paris le Bourget Airport, February 2004.

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VH-EBU. Qantas - 'Nalanji Dreaming' in the aboriginal livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, March 12, 2005.

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