VH-OEC. Boeing 747-4H6. c/n 24836-808.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Malaysian Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - July 27, 1990

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2B1F engines

First flown as 'N6009F' - August 08, 1990

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-MHN - September 1990

Registered to Malaysian Airlines System

Delivered to Malaysian Airlines - September 27, 1990

The aircraft was named 'Malacca'

Sold to Westinghouse Credit Corporation and leased back to Malaysian Airlines

Sold to Qantas Airways - November 02, 1998

Cancelled from the Malaysian Aircraft Register - November 02, 1998

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OEC - November 02, 1998

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Departed Kuala Lumpur in the standard Qantas livery on the ferry flight to Australia as QF6010P - November 17, 1998

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the ferry flight - November 17, 1998

It operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - November 18, 1998

The aircraft was initially un-named but was later named 'King Island'

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - May 14, 2005

Offered for sale having flown 79,990 hours with 9,733 cycles - ?

It operated its final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - November 07, 2009

Ferried Los Angeles - Victorville (California) for storage - November 09, 2009

It was observed stored at Victorville in the basic Qantas livery as 'VH-OEC' - January 04, 2010

Offered for sale by Planemart.com having flown 81,629 hours with 9,891 cycles - ?

It was observed stored at Victorville in a good condition in the basic Qantas livery - February 24, 2011

An intended sale to World Airways for conversion to freighter configuration did not eventuate

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 04, 2011

It was observed at Victorville being stripped of useful parts - July 21, 2011

Final scrapping at Victorville - September 2011

 

9M-MHN. Malaysia - 'Malacca' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-198.)

VH-OEC. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'King Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1999.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-023.)

VH-OEC. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'King Island' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1999.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-974.)