VH-EBX. Boeing 747-338. c/n 23688-662.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - 1985

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RS275

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - October 10, 1986

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524D4 engines

First flown as N6005C - October 26, 1986

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBX - November 12, 1986

Registered to Allco Leverage Leasing Company

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Accepted by M. Haworth for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - November 12, 1986

This was the 69th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 29th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Los Angeles as QF18D - November 14, 1986

Operated supplementary passenger service Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF18 - November 14, 1986

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - November 16, 1986

Delivery route: Seattle - Los Angeles - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Perth - Sydney as QF7/15 - November 18, 1986

Aircraft named 'City of Perth' at Perth - November 18, 1986

Operated first internation service Sydney - Singapore - Bahrain - London - Manchester as QF1 - November 18, 1986

Aircraft renamed 'City of Wodonga' at Sydney - April 03, 1990

Leased to Japan Airlines (J.A.L.) for joint JAL / Qantas services to Japan - April 01, 1992

Operated in standard J.A.L. livery with Qantas titles on rear fuselage

Operated final JAL revenue service Tokyo - Cairns - Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as JL497 - April 01, 1994

Returned to Qantas service in J.A.L. livery - April 02, 1994

Operated last service in JAL livery Singapore - Brisbane as QF52 - April 10, 1994

Returned to Qantas service in the standard Qantas livery as 'City of Wodonga' - May 24, 1994

Leased to Air Pacific in the Qantas livery - March 17, 2003

Operated first Air Pacific revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi as FJ910 - March 17, 2003

Returned to Qantas at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - April 01, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways, Ltd - May 11, 2005

Leased to Garuda Indonesian Airlines for Hadj flights in the basic Qantas livery - December 2005

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Jakarta as QF6009 - December 06, 2005

Ferried Jakarta - Sydney (Kingsford Smnith) on termination of the Garuda lease as QG6016 - February 14, 2006

Returned to Qantas service - February 2006

Leased to Garuda Indonesian Airlines for Hadj flights in the basic Qantas livery - November 2006

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on delivery to Garuda at Medan as QF6015 - November 26, 2006

Ferried Jakarta - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on termination of the Garuda lease as QF6016 - February 05, 2007

Returned to Qantas service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Perth as QF575 - February 11, 2007

Operated last revenue service Perth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF566 - November 16, 2008

Ferried Sydney - Honolulu - Marana as QF6020 - November 22, 2008

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 26, 2008

Sold to Evergreen International (USA), Marana for spares - November 26, 2008

Stored at Marana, Arizona awaiting scrapping

Observed at Marana in the basic Qantas livery - September 22, 2009

Observed basically intact at Marana in the basic Qantas livery - October 01, 2010

Broken up for parts and scrapped at Marana - ?

 

VH-EBX. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Perth' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1987.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-186.)

VH-EBX. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Perth' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1987.

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VH-EBX. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Perth' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1987.

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VH-EBX. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Perth' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

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VH-EBX. Japan Airlines Qantas - in the standard JAL livery at Frankfurt Airport, March 1992.

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VH-EBX. Japan Airlines Qantas - in the standard JAL livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1992.

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VH-EBX. Japan Airlines Qantas - in the standard JAL livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1992.

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VH-EBX. Japan Airlines Qantas - in the standard JAL livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1993.

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VH-EBX. Japan Airlines Qantas - in the standard JAL livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1993.

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VH-EBX. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Wodonga' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

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VH-EBX. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Wodonga' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1997.

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VH-EBX. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Wodonga' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 1998.

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VH-EBX. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Wodonga' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1999.

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VH-EBX. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Wodonga' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 2002.

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