VH-EAK. Boeing 767-238ER. c/n 23305-120.


 

Second of six Boeing 767-238s ordered new by Qantas - September 1983

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) - May 29, 1985

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E engines

First flown as N6009F - June 28, 1985

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAK - July 11, 1985

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas at Everett - July 11, 1985

Departed Seattle on delivery flight as QF7672 (Captain A. Bones) - July 11, 1985

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - July 13, 1985

Delivery route: Seattle - Los Angeles - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

Ferried Sydney - Townsville - Sydney as QF7670/7680 for aircraft naming ceremony - July 29, 1985

Aircraft named 'City of Townsville' at Townsville - July 29, 1985

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Wellington as QF37 - July 30, 1985

Offered for sale by Qantas - March 4, 2003

Aircraft had flown 57,508 hours with 24,992 cycles to date

Operated last revenue service as Melbourne - Sydney as QF490 - June 22, 2003

Withdrawn from service having flown 59,145 hours with 25,595 cycles

Operated supplementary freighter service Sydney - Nadi - Honolulu QF7571 - June 30, 2003

Aircraft departed Sydney in basic Qantas livery without titles or tail logo

Ferried Honolulu - Marana as QF6023 for storage - July 2, 2003

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - August 20, 2003

Aircraft stored at Marana, Arizona prior to scapping

Observed on trestles without undercarriage and with the cabin gutted - January 1, 2006

Observed in a very derelict condition at Marana - October 20, 2007

Cockpit removed - 2008

Observed in derelict condition minus cockpit - March 22, 2010

 


 

VH-EAK. Qantas - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, July 1985.

VH-EAK. Qantas - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1986.

VH-EAK. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the revised livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1986.
VH-EAK. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the revised livery at Sydney Airport, December 1986.
VH-EAK. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the revised livery at Sydney Airport, June 1987.
VH-EAK. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the revised livery at Melbourne Airport, January 2001.