VH-OEB. Boeing 747-48E. c/n 25778-983.

 

Ordered new by Asiana Airlines of Korea

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) - May 20, 1993

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2B1F engines

First flown as HL-7416 - June 9, 1993

Entered onto the Korean Aircraft Register as HL-7416 - June 1993

Registered to Asiana Airlines Inc

Delivered to Asiana Airlines - June 24, 1993

Cancelled from the Korean Aircraft Register - May 1998

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OEB - May 22, 1998

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Sold to Qantas Airways - May 29, 1998

Ferried Soel - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - July 13, 1998

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Cairns as QF406 - July 31, 1998

Aircraft initially un-named but was later named 'Phillip Island'

Registered to Grace Leasing Ltd - May 02, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Ferried Singapore - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) following repaint into new corporate livery as QF6010 - April 01, 2008

Aircraft named 'Phillip Island' with titles now painted behind cockpit window

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles - New York (Kennedy) as QF107 - April 01, 2008

Observed at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) having large 'One World' titles applied - February 26, 2009

Rolled out at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) with new 'One World' titles - February 27, 2009

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - San Francisco as QF73 - February 28, 2009

'One World' logos removed at Melbourne (Avalon) Airport - March 2010

Rolled out at Melbourne (Avalon) with new 'Come Play - World Cup' titles - March 14, 2010

Titles were to promote Australia's bid to win the World Cup Soccer playoffs for 2018 or 2022

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - March 14, 2010

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - San Francisco as QF73 - March 17, 2010

New titles officially unveiled at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - March 31, 2010

Operated Qantas 'Captain's Choice' charter as QF6034 - June 07 - 24, 2010

Route: Sydney - Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Rio de Janiero - Manus - Havana - Panama City -

Lima - Easter Island - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains M. Weston, E. Cameron; F/O P. Cairns

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - November 10, 2010

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne (Avalon) as QF6011 for new promotional decals to be applied - February 01, 2011

Rolled out at Melbourne (Avalon) with 'Australia 2011 Grand Prix Melbourne' titles - February 02, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6012 - February 02, 2011

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF17 - February 03, 2011

Operated Qantas 'Captain's Choice' charter as QF6034 - May 09 - 25, 2011

Route: Sydney - Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Rio de Janeiro - Manuas - Havana - Panama City -

Lima - Easter Island - Sydney

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - May 29, 2012

Operated Qantas 'Captain's Choice' charter as QF6034 - May 30 - June 18, 2012

Route: Sydney - Papeete - Havana - Panama City - Guayaquil - Lima - Rio de Janeiro -

Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires - Easter Island - Sydney

Operated Hong Kong - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF128 - July 02- 03, 2013

This was the final Qantas Boeing 747-400 service configured in 'Pacific Class' configuration of 14F/66J/40W/183Y

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) as QF6195 for maintenance - July 04, 2013

During maintenance the 'Australia Grand Prix Formula 1' titles were removed

Aircraft was reconfigured with seating for 14F / 52J / 32W / 255Y passengers

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Brisbane as QF6196 - July 26, 2013

Returned to service Bisbane - Singapore as QF51 - July 27, 2013

Operated Qantas 'Captain's Choice' charter as QF6034 - October 13 - 31, 2013

Route: Sydney - Phnom Penh - Mandalay - Delhi - Amman - Addis Ababa - Kilimanjaro - Seychelles - Sydney

Operated Qantas 'Captain's Choice' charter as QF6034 - October 16 - November 06, 2014

Route: Sydney - Colombo - Baku - Tel Aviv - Marrakech - Azores - Antigua - San Francisco - Sydney

Current with Qantas

 

VH-OEB. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, November 1999.

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VH-OEB. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, July 2001.

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VH-OEB. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 2002.

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VH-OEB. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2006.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 2009.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'One World' titles at an unknown airport, March 2009.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'One World' titles at Los Angeles Airport, March 2009.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'One World' titles at Los Angeles Airport, October 2009.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'One World' titles at Los Angeles Airport, November 2009.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Come Play' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 19, 2010.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Come Play' titles at an unknown airport, December 2010.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Come Play' titles at Brisbane Airport, January 26, 2011.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Australian Grand Prix 2011' titles at Brisbane Airport, February 05, 2011.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Australian Grand Prix 2011' titles at Brisbane Airport, February 05, 2011.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Australian Grand Prix 2011' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 2011.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Australian Grand Prix 2012' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 2012.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Australian Grand Prix 2012' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 2012.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Australian Grand Prix 2012' titles at London Heathrow Airport, April 2013.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Australian Grand Prix 2012' titles at Frankfurt Airport, April 2013.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 08, 2015.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 08, 2015.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 08, 2015.

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VH-OEB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Phillip Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 08, 2015.

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