VH-EAO. Boeing 767-238ER. c/n 23403-137.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Customer Number VE068

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) - February 21, 1986

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E engines

First flown as N6046P - March 07, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAO - March 19, 1986

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by R. Walker on behalf of Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - March 19, 1986

This was the 67th Boeing airliner delivered to Qantas Airways

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF7676 - March 19, 1986

Arrived Sydney (KIngsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - March 21, 1986

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Sydney

Aircraft named 'City of Cairns'

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Wellington as QF47 - April 02, 1986

Offered for sale by Qantas Airways - March 04, 2003

Aircraft had flown 56,507 hours with 24,012 cycles to date

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Cairns - Sydney as QF922 / 923 - July 10, 2004

Departed Sydney on the ferry flight to the United States without titles or tail logo as QF6019 - July 15, 2004

Ferry route: Sydney - Honolulu - Victorville (California)

Sold to West Dover LLC, New York - August 03, 2004

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - August 03, 2004

Advertised for sale by Blue Star Aviation, Kansas City

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N774WD - August 03, 2004

Registered to West Dover LLC, New York

Ferried Victorville - Mojave - Seattle (Boeing Field) in the basic Qantas livery - March 04, 2005

Ferried Seattle (Boeing Field) - Mojave - Victorville - March 05, 2005

Ferried Victorville - Marana in the basic Qantas livery for storage - March 2005

Observed stored at Marana in an all-white livery without titles - August 07, 2005

Reregistered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest - October 16, 2006

Ferried Marana - Forth Worth (Meacham Field) - December 20, 2006

Ferried Forth Worth (Meacham Field) - Victorville - January 05, 2007

Advertised for sale by Bristol Associates, Waashington D.C.

Aircraft had flown 60,488 hours with 26,881 cycles

Aircraft currently stored at Victorville, California

Advertised for sale by Global Air for $US 8 million - May 2009

Observed stored at Victorville - October 2010

Observed stored at San Bernardino, California in an all-white livery - November 2009

Observed stored at San Bernardino, California in an all-white livery - December 11, 2011

Registered to Aircraft Trust & Financing Corporation Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware - March 01, 2012

Ferried San Bernardino - Melbourne (Florida) - September 22, 2012

Aircraft was to be leased to Academi, previously Xe Services, previously Blackwater USA

Planned to be operated by Presidential Airways for Atom Airways, Romania - 2013

Observed at Melbourne, Florida in all-white livery as N774WD - November 04, 2012

Ferried Melbourne (Florida) - Orlando (Sanford) for storage - November 16, 2012

Aircraft was intended to be used on services from U. S. A. to Romania and Afghanistan by Atom Airways - 2013

Atom Airways did not commence operations

Observed stored at Orlando (Sanford) in an all-white livery as N774WD - May 18, 2013

Observed stored at Orlando (Sanford) in an all-white livery as N774WD - March 15, 2014

Observed stored at Orlando (Sanford) in an all-white livery as N774WD - October 19, 2014

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 23, 2016

Aircraft has been permanently withdrawn from service and will be scrapped at Orlando

 

VH-EAO. Qantas - 'City of Cairns' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1986.

(J. Goldfinch Copyright Image 4650-292.)

VH-EAO. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Cairns' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1988.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4650-547.)

VH-EAO. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Cairns' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1993.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 4650-294.)

VH-EAO. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Cairns' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1994.

(N. Louis Collection Copyright Image 4650-548.)

VH-EAO. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Cairns' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4650-295.)

VH-EAO. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Cairns' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4650-018.)