VH-EAM. Boeing 767-238ER. c/n 23309-129.
Fourth of six Boeing 767-238s ordered new by Qantas - September 1983
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) - October 16, 1985
Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E engines
First flown as N6018N - November 16, 1985
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAM - December 12, 1985
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
Accepted by Qantas at Everett - December 12, 1985
Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia as QF7674 - December 12, 1985
Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - December 14, 1985
Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Sydney
Operated first revenue service Sydney - Brisbane - Auckland as QF141 - December 24, 1985
Ferried as QF1767/2767 Sydney - Williamtown - Sydney for naming ceremony - February 4, 1986
Aircraft named 'City of Lake Macquarie' at RAAF Base Williamtown - February 4, 1986
Offered for sale by Qantas - March 4, 2003
Aircraft had flown 56,131 hours with 24,224 cycles to date
Operated last revenue service Melbourne - Sydney as QF490 - April 10, 2004
Departed Sydney as QF6023 for storage in U.S.A. in basic livery without titles or tail logo - April 18, 2004
Arrived Mojave - April 19, 2004
Ferried route: Sydney - Honolulu - Mojave
Sold to Lehman Brothers Commercial Paper Incorporated - April 19, 2004
Sold to West Dover LLC, New York - April 19, 2004
Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - April 22, 2004
Advertised for sale by Blue Star Aviation, Kansas City
Entered onto U.S. Aircraft Register as N771WD - May 7, 2004
Registered to West Dover LLC
Ferried Mojave - Miami in basic Qantas livery - June 9, 2004
Cancelled from U.S. Aircraft Register - June 9, 2004
Entered onto Eritrean Aircraft Register as E3-AAQ - June 9, 2004
Leased to Eritrean Airlines
Observed at Frankfurt in full Eritrean Airlines livery as E3-AAQ - July 31, 2004
Eritrean Airlines ceased scheduled operations to concentrate on hadj flights - December 2009
Aircraft placed in storage at Tel Aviv - December 2009
Ferried Tel Aviv - Asmara for reactivation - April 1, 2010
Operated ad-hoc charter flights from Asmara to Frankfurt and Amsterdam
Ferried Asmara - Frankfurt for maintenance - July 20, 2011
Ferried Frankfurt - Shannon for repainting by Eirtech - August 20, 2011
Rolled out at Shannon in new Eritrean Airlines livery - August 30, 2011
Ferried Shannon - Frankfurt-Asmara on return to service - September 1 - 5, 2011
Current with Eritrean Airlines - 2012
VH-EAM. Qantas - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1986.
VH-EAM. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the revised livery at Sydney Airport, January 1987.
VH-EAM. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport.
VH-EAM. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1994.
VH-EAM. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, March 2000.
VH-EAM. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the revised livery at Sydney Airport, July 2002.
E3-AAQ. Eritrean Airlines - in the full livery Amsterdam Airport, August 2004.
E3-AAQ. Eritrean Airlines - in the full livery at Frankfurt Airport, January 2006.