VH-EBV. Boeing 747-338. c/n 23224-610.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RS273

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - March 05, 1985

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524D4 engines

First flown as N6005C - March 21, 1985

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBV - April 15, 1985

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by R. Walker for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - April 15, 1985

This was the 61st Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 27th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Seattle (SeaTac) as QF501P - April 15, 1985

Operated supplementary passenger Seattle (SeaTac) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF501 - April 15, 1985

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - April 17, 1985

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF2 - April 22, 1985

Operated first internation service Melbourne - Sydney - Singapore - Bahrain - London as QF1 - April 25, 1985

The aircraft was named 'City of Melbourne' at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 02, 1985

The aircraft was renamed 'Geraldton' at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - October 13, 1989

The aircraft was then renamed 'City of Geraldton' at Sydney (KIngsford Smith) - March 28, 1991

Operated special charter for Department of Defence for 80th Gallipoli Anniversary - April 20, 1995

Aircraft renamed 'Spirit of Anzac' for this flight

Flew Sydney - Singapore - Istanbul carrying WWI veterans as QF1915 - April 20, 1995

Operated last 747-300 service Sydney - Perth - Harare - Perth - Sydney as QF/UM23/24 - October 26, 2000

Operated 'last' revenue service Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF44 - June 09, 2003

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) as for storage as QF6193 - June 13, 2003

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as QF43 - March 28, 2005

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - May 11, 2005

Departed Sydney for lease to Garuda Indonesian Airways as QF6015 - December 03, 2005

It was leased to Garuda in the basic Qantas livery with Garuda titles and tail logo for Hadj flights

Ferried Medan - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on termination of the Garuda lease as QF6010 - February 13, 2006

Returned to Qantas Airways service - ?

Operated final revenue service Los Angeles - Auckland - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF026 - December 27-29, 2008

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6019 - December 29, 2008

Departed Sydney on the ferry flight to the United States as QF6020 - January 20, 2009

Arrived Marana for storage - January 21, 2009

Ferry route: Sydney - Honolulu - Marana

Placed in open storage at Marana in the basic Qantas livery without titles and logo

Observed stored at Marana without engines in the maintenance area - March 22, 2010

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 08, 2010

The aircraft had flown 90,108 hours with 17,512 cycles

Sold to SAYEGH Group Aviation - August 11, 2010

Sold to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City - August 11, 2010

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N175SG - August 25, 2010

Registered to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

The aircraft remained stored at Marana in the basic Qantas livery

Ferried Marana - Tucson - Stewart for Al Sayegh Airlines Hafj flights - October 06, 2010

Ferried Stewart - Rasal Khaimah - October 29, 2010

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 03, 2010

Entered onto the Burkina Faso Aircraft Register as XT-DMA - November 03, 2010

Leased to Centrafrique Air Express for Hadj flights - November 03, 2010

Observed at Ras al Khaimah in the basic Qantas livery with 'MA' on nose gear door - November 28, 2010

Observed at Ras al Khaimah in basic Qantas livery - March 2011

Used for Hadj and Umrah pilgrimage flights

Observed stored at Ras al Khaimah Airport in the basic Qantas livery - June 18, 2011

Observed stored at Ras al Khaimah Airport in the basic Qantas livery - August 19, 2012

Cancelled from the Burkina Faso Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Gambian Aircraft Register as C5-AKR - ? 2012

Registered to Sayegh Group Aviation

Observed stored at Ras al Khaimah Airport in the basic Qantas livery as C5-AKR - February 15, 2013

Current status - ?

 

VH-EBV. Qantas - 'City of Melbourne' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-833.)

VH-EBV. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1987.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-835.)

VH-EBV. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Geraldton' in the standard livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' logo at Brisbane Airport, January 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-834.)

VH-EBV. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Geraldton' in the standard livery with additional '75 Years Anniversary' logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1995.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-185.)

VH-EBV. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Geraldton' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1997.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-957.)

XA-DMA. Al Sayegh Airlines - in the basic Qantas livery at Stewart Airport, October 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-836.)

XA-DMA. Al Sayegh Airlines - in the basic Qantas livery at Stewart Airport, October 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-137.)