VH-ECC. Boeing 747-238B-SCD. c/n 22615-483.


 

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - September 09, 1980

First flown as VH-ECC - September 29, 1980

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ECC - October 15, 1980

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas at Renton, Seattle - October 15, 1980

Aircraft was named 'City of Shepparton' by Mayor of Shepparton at Seattle - October 15, 1980

Ferried Seattle - San Francisco as QF501D (Captain L. W. Clark) - October 16, 1980

Operated first revenue service San Francisco - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF151 - October 16, 1980

This was a full freight charter for Burlington Northern

Arrived Sydney at the conclusion of the delivery flight as QF151 (Captain A. R. Bones) - October 18, 1980

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first passenger revenue service Sydney -(Kingsford Smith) Tokyo as QF21 - October 24, 1980

Rolled out at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the new Qantas livery - September 13, 1986

Converted to full passenger configuration from Combi comfiguration (passengers + 7 pallets) - 1995

Leased to Air Pacific in the standard Qantas livery with Air Pacific logos - September 19 to October 25, 1999

Leased to Air Pacific in the standard Qantas livery with Air Pacific logos - June 19 to July 11, 2001

Operated final Qantas revenue service Cairns - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF567 - August 04, 2002

Withdrawn from use at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - August 04, 2002

Prepared for long term storage in the United States

Departed Sydney on the ferry flight Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Honolulu as QF7571 - August 09, 2002

Ferried Honolulu - Marana as QF6019 - August 10, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 25, 2003

Observed in a delelict condition minus undercarriage and engines at Pinal Air Park, Marana - December 2004

Scrapped at Pinal Air Park -

 


 

VH-ECC. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, December 1980.

VH-ECC. Qantas Australia - in the original livery with 'Com Games' titles at Sydney Airport, June 1981.

VH-ECC. Qantas Australia - in the 'Com Games' livery at Sydney Airport, September 1981.
VH-ECC. Qantas Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1984.
VH-ECC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the new livery at Sydney Airport, August 1988.

VH-ECC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the new livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1990.

VH-ECC. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the new livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1998.
VH-ECC. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the new livery at Los Angeles Airport, November 1999.
 
VH-ECC. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the new livery at Sydney Airport, January 2001.

VH-ECC. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the new livery at Sydney Airport, May 2001.