VH-EAN. Boeing 767-238ER. c/n 23402-133.

 

This aircraft was the fifth of six Boeing 767-238s ordered new by Qantas Airways - September 1983

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'VE067'

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - December 17, 1985

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E engines

First flown as 'N6018N' - January 16, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAN - February 05, 1986

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by R. Walker for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - February 05, 1986

This was the sixty-sixth Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the fifth Boeing 767 delivered to Qantas Airways

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF7675 - February 05, 1986

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - February 07, 1986

Delivery route: Everett - Honolulu - Sydney

The aircraft was named 'Alice Springs'

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF2 - February 08, 1986

It was offered for sale by Qantas Airways - March 04, 2003

The aircraft had flown 57,358 hours with 24,204 cycles to date

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF494 - June 18, 2004

The Qantas titles and logos were removed at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as QF6019 - June 25, 2004

Ferried route: Sydney - Honolulu - Victorville (California)

Sold to West Dover LLC, New York - July 09, 2004

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - July 12, 2004

It was advertised for sale by Blue Star Aviation, Kansas City

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N773WD - September 15, 2004

Registered to West Dover LLC

Ferried Victorville - Marana in the basic Qantas livery - March 05, 2005

Sold to Wilmington Trust Company - April 26, 2006

Ferried Marana - Miami as N773WD - April 29, 2006

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company - May 31, 2006

Reregistered as N673BF - November 22, 2006

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company

Converted to VIP configuration at Fort Worth, Texas for Polaris Aviation Solutions

Certificate of Airworthiness issued - October 15, 2008

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company

Leased to Polaris Aviation Solution as the registered operator

The aircraft was named 'Alice'

Current with Polaris Aviation

 

VH-EAN. Qantas - 'Alice Springs' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-287.)

VH-EAN. Qantas - 'Alice Springs' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1986.

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VH-EAN. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the standard livery with additional 'Sydney Olympic Games 2000 Bid' logo at Darwin Airport, June 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-545.)

VH-EAN. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Alice Springs' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-546.)

VH-EAN. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Alice Springs' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1994.

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VH-EAN. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4650-291.)

N673BF. Polaris Aviation - 'Alice' in the standard livery at Zurich Airport, February 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-266.)

N673BF. Polaris Aviation - 'Alice' in the standard livery at San Juan Airport, December 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-265.)

N673BF. Polaris Aviation - 'Alice' in the standard livery at San Juan Airport, January 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-231.)