VH-EBY. Boeing 747-338. c/n 23823-678.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas - August 04, 1986

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RS276

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - April 06, 1987

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524D4 engines

First flown as N6005C - April 14, 1987

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBY - May 01, 1987

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by B. Carr for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - May 01, 1987

Aircraft named 'City of Darwin' at Everett

This was the 70th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 30th Boeing 747 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Seattle (SeaTac) as QF501D - May 01, 1987

Operated supplementary passenger service Seattle - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF501 - May 01, 1987

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - May 03, 1987

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Tokyo (Narita) as QF21 - May 04, 1987

Aircraft renamed 'City of Mildura' at Sydney - August 30, 1994

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

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

Operated final JAL revenue service Tokyo (Narita) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as JL771 - April 01, 1994

Leased to Garuda Indonesian Airlines for Hadj flights - April 13, 1994

Operated in basic J.A.L. livery with Garuda titles and tail logo

Departed Sydney on delivery to Garuda Indonesian Airlines at Jakarta as QF8532 - April 13, 1994

Returned to Qantas on the termination of the Garuda lease - June 03, 1994

Entered Qantas Engineering for repainting at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - June 1994

Returned to Qantas service as 'City of Mildura' - August 19, 1994

Registered to Qantas Airways, Ltd - May 11, 2005

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

Departed Sydney on delivery to Garuda at Jakarta (Medan) as QF6009 - November 25, 2006

Arrived Melbourne (Avalon) on termination of the Garuda lease as QF6010 - February 05, 2007

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - February 16, 2007

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hong Kong as QF6105 - February 16, 2007

Returned to Qantas service Hong Kong - Cairns as QF238 - February 16, 2007

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6001 - December 29, 2008

Operated last revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland - Los Angeles as QF025 - December 29, 2008

This was the last passenger service operated by a Qantas 747-338 'Classic'

Ferried Los Angeles - Marana, Arizona as QF6012 for storage - December 29, 2008

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 08, 2010

Aircraft had flown 86,555 hours with 15,771 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 N177SG - August 27, 2010

Registered to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City

Aircraft remained stored at Marana in basic Qantas livery

Observed at Newburg, New York in the basic Qantas livery as N177SG - November 13, 2010

Ferried Newburgh - Ouagadougou (Burkino Faso) - November 17 - 18, 2010

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 18, 2010

Entered onto the Burkino Faso Aircraft Register as XT-SAG - November 18, 2010

Leased to CentrAfrique Air Express from Al Sayegh Airlines for Hadj flights - November 19, 2010

Observed stored at Sharjah, UAE in basic Qantas livery without titles - April 2011

Observed stored at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in basic Qantas livery without titles - August 03, 2011

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

Observed stored at Jeddah in the basic Qantas livery in a very dusty condition as XT-SAG - February 08, 2013

 

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-019.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-131.)

VH-EBY. JAL Japan Airlines Qantas - in the standard JAL livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1992.

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VH-EBY. JAL Japan Airlines Qantas - in the standard JAL livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

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VH-EBY. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Mildura' in the all-white livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 29, 1994.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-115.)

VH-EBY. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Mildura' in the standard liverywith additional '75 Years' logo at Brisbane Airport, September 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-132.)

VH-EBY. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Mildura' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-149.)

VH-EBY. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Mildura' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 19, 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-183.)

VH-EBY. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Mildura' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 28, 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-153.)

VH-EBY. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Mildura' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 11, 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-185.)

VH-EBY. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Mildura' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 11, 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-154.)

VH-EBY. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Mildura' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 11, 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-155.)