VH-EBW. Boeing 747-338. c/n 23408-638.


Ordered new by Qantas Airways - March 01, 1985

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) - March 04, 1986

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524D4 engines

First flown as N6055X - March 19, 1986

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBW - March 31, 1986

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle (Everett) - March 31, 1986

Aircraft named 'City of Brisbane' at Everett - March 31, 1986

Ferried Seattle (Everett) - San Francisco as QF501P - March 31, 1986

Operated supplementary passenger service San Francisco - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF501 - March 31, 1986

Arrived Sydney on completion of the delivery flight - April 02, 1986

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF2 - April 09, 1986

Operated first international service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hong Kong as QF27 - April 11, 1986

Aircraft renamed 'City of Tamworth' at Sydney - December 26, 1989

Departed Sydney for lease to Garuda Indonesian Airways - March 21, 1996

Leased to Garuda in the basic Qantas livery with Garuda titles and tail logo for Hadj flights

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on termination of the Garuda lease - June 01, 1996

Chartered by Australian Defence Force to return SAS troops from Kuwait - December 15, 2002

Operated Sydney - Perth - Kuwait - Perth as QF6009 and was first Qantas flight to Kuwait City

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) for storage - July 23, 2003

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - October 03, 2004

Returned to Qantas service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as QF43 - October 04, 2004

Registered to Qantas Airways, Ltd - May 11, 2005

Operated final revenue service Los Angeles - Auckland - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF026 - December 26 - 28, 2008

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6007 - December 28, 2008

Withdrawn from use in Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport

Ferried Sydney - Honolulu - Marana as QF6020 for storage - January 04, 2009

Stored at Marana, Arizona in the basic Qantas livery without titles and logo

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 08, 2010

Aircraft had flown 86,691 hours with 16,393 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 N176SG - August 27, 2010

Registered to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City

Aircraft remains stored at Marana in the basic Qantas livery

Observed still stored at Marana - April 2011

Ferried Marana - Tucson - Honolulu - Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta) - June 13 - 18, 2011

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 22, 2011

Placed in storage at Soekarno (Hatta) Airport for Sayegh Group Aviation

Entered onto the Gambian Aircraft Register as C5-SAM - ?

Registered to Sayegh Group Aviation

Observed at Teheran Airport in basic Qantas livery with large 'S' logo on fuselage and tail - March 21, 2012

Aircraft has flown 86,715 hours with 16,396 cycles

Sold by Sayegh Group Aviation to an unknown Gambian company

Reported to be leased to Iranair

Observed stored at Teheran Airport - April 16, 2012

The aircraft was placed on the Gambian Aircraft Register to circumvent ebargoes on the sale or lease of aircraft to Iran

The United States Department of Commerce issued a denial of export privileges on this aircraft - April 23, 2016

As a result this aircraft was never leased to Iranair by Sayegh Group Aviation

Observed at Ras al Khaimah Airport in Sayegh livery - July 2012

Observed at Ras al Khaimah Airport in Sayegh livery as C5-SAM - February 15, 2013

Ferried Ras al Khaimah - Johannesburg in the basic Qantas livery - August 19, 2013

Observed at Johannesburg Airport in the basic Qantas livery as 'N176SG' - October 23, 2013

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N176SG - December 02, 2013

Registered to Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City

Ferried Johannesburg - Kemble - April 09, 2014

Observed stored at Kemble Airport in a serviceable condition - May 15, 2015

Cockpit section was removed - January 06, 2016

Aircraft was scrapped on-site - January 12, 2016

The cockpit section was transported to Switzerland to be converted into a simulator

Simulator will be displayed at the Airforce Center, Duebendorf, Switzerland


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

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

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VH-EBW. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Tamworth' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1990.

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VH-EBW. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Tamworth' in the standard livery with additional '75 Years' logo at Brisbane Airport, January 1996.

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VH-EBW. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Tamworth' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2001.

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VH-EBW. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Tamworth' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 2001.

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VH-EBW. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Tamworth' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 29, 2008.

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VH-EBW. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Tamworth' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

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N176SG. Bank of Utah - being scrapped at Kemble Airport, January 06, 2016.

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N176SG. Bank of Utah - being scrapped at Kemble Airport, January 12, 2016.

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N176SG. Airforce Center - the cockpit section at Duebendorf, January 12, 2016.

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