VH-EAB

 

VH-EAB

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City of Canberra
Winton

VH-EAB
21NOV67
Rolled out as 707-338C
VH-EAB
28DEC67
First flown at 1132. Duration 2:10. Pilot Decker.
VH-EAB
10JAN68
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd. and handed over to Qantas at 0930 as "City of Canberra". Purchase price US$7,382,542.00. (TT: 6:47) Departed Seattle as QF051D on delivery to Nadi, Brisbane and Sydney under the command of Captain A. Yates.
VH-EAB
12JAN68
Arrived Sydney at 0915. (TT: 23:20)
VH-EAB
10FEB68
Departed Sydney at 2257 to Tokyo on its first service.
VH-EAB
AUG71
Renamed "Winton"
VH-EAB
25APR73
Chartered by Ansett-ANA for one day to cover an Easter peak. (Source: Fred Niven)
VH-EAB
14OCT73
Departed London on a Royal flight to Vancouver, Honolulu, Nadi and Sydney with HM Queen Elizabeth II for the opening of the Sydney Opera House. Captains J. Ross, N. Anderson, A. Morris, P. Oakley.
VH-EAB
17OCT73
Royal flight arrived Sydney.
VH-EAB
22OCT73
Departed Sydney on the return Royal flight to Singapore and London. This was the first Qantas Royal flight to carry the Monarch around the world.
VH-EAB
31OCT73
The aircraft arrived in Beijing carrying Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. This was the first visit to China by an Australian Prime Minister.
VH-EAB
22JUL74
Operated a Royal flight from Port Moresby to Canberra with HM Queen Elizabeth II (first reigning Monarch to visit PNG).
VH-EAB
JAN75
The aircraft was chartered by the Australian Government for a visit to Moscow by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. This was the first visit to the Soviet Union by an Australian Prime Minister. For this trip the Qantas livery was amended with the word "AUSTRALIA" increased in size to that of the word "QANTAS". The Australian flag was also increased in size and relocated from the rear fuselage to between QANTAS and AUSTRALIA.
VH-EAB
APR77
Sold to ITEL. (TT: 32350:00)
VH-EAB
NOV77
Was being prepared for delivery to Young Cargo but was returned to service because of the delayed delivery of 747 VH-EBN. Painted in "Have a Qantastic Christmas" livery. Paul Miller claims that the Christmas message was his idea. At the time, Paul was Reservations Advisor to George Howling on the 3rd floor of the old Qantas House. He first put the idea to Flight Operations, who investigated the suggestion and decided that it would be possible provided that the aeroplane’s registration wasn’t compromised. Paul was later told that this was the first time advertising had been carried on an aeroplane’s fuselage.
VH-EAB
18DEC77
Departed Sydney on its last Qantas service as QF58/352 to Christchurch.
VH-EAB
23DEC77
Returned to ITEL Capital Services Corp. (TT: 34274:00 Landings: 11882)
VH-EAB
27DEC77
Struck off Australian Register.
OO-YCL
28DEC77
Leased to Young Cargo as OO-YCL and departed Sydney on delivery to Ostend.
OO-YCL
MAY79
Returned to ITEL and ferried to Tel Aviv for overhaul by Bedek. (Source: 1)
OO-YCL
25MAY79
Arrived in Sydney in Air Niugini colours after overhaul by Bedek in Israel
OO-YCL
28MAY79
Cancelled from the Belgian register. (Source: 1)
P2-ANA
28MAY79
Registered to Air Niugini on a six year lease from ITEL.
P2-ANA
26DEC79
Photographed carrying "Now Singapore Jakarta Hawaii" titles.
P2-ANA
DEC79
Carried "South Pacific Festival of Arts Air Niugini Official Carrier" titles. (Source: 1)
P2-ANA
DEC84
Purchased by Air Niugini (AL220/15)
P2-ANA
30JAN85
Operated last flight for Air Niugini from Port Moresby to Brisbane and return
P2-ANA
01FEB85
Withdrawn from service at Port Moresby (AL220/15)
Later ferried to Hong Kong for storage
P2-ANA
01APR85
Sold to TRATCO (AL222/18)
P2-ANA
09APR85
Departed Hong Kong for Singapore for Oriental Peral Airlines but deal did not proceed. (Source: 1)
P2-ANA
13APR85
Arrived Brussels for storage (AL222/18)
TF-AEC
13JUL85
Noted at Brussels as TF-AEC (AL225/11)
TF-AEC
24JUL85
Registered to Air Supply Corp but operated by Air Arctic icelandic in pax config (AL226/12)
TF-AEC
08AUG85
Noted at Brussels with Surinam Airways sticker (AL226/12)
TF-AEC
10AUG85
Entered service with Surinam Airways (AL226/12)
TF-AEC
07SEP85
Returned to Air Supply Corp and stored at Brussels after Surinam lease (AL227/11)
TF-AEC
01DEC85
Departed Brussels for Dubai on delivery to Air Maldives (AL230/10)
TF-AEC
FEB86
Sold to Zakani Aviation Services of Egypt (AL235/9)
TF-AEC
12MAR86
Photographed at Amsterdam with ZAS Airline of Egypt titles
TF-AEC
13MAR86
Noted at Amsterdam operated by Zakani Aviation Services of Egypt (AL233/12)
TF-AEC
23MAR86
Registration TF-AEC cancelled
SU-DAE
01APR86
Re-registered to ZAS Airline of Egypt. Named "Luxor". (Source: 1)
SU-DAE
02APR86
Noted at Amsterdam with ZAS Airline of Egypt (AL237/11)
SU-DAE
05MAY86
Noted at Stansted (AL235/9)
ST-ALL
02JUL88
Sold to Nile Safaris Aviation (AL265/13)
ST-ALL
27AUG88
Noted at Amsterdam with Nile Safaris Aviation (AL263/19)
5B-DAY
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Noted at Cologne with Nile Safaris Aviation titles and registration 5B-DAY
5B-DAY
31MAY90
To Avistar (Cyprus) Ltd (AL284/10)
5B-DAY
01JUN90
Noted on the Florida West ramp at Miami (AL285/9)
5B-DAY
21SEP90
Ferried Miami-Shannon-Amsterdam (AL288/13)
5B-DAY
29SEP90
Noted at Ostend (AL288/13)
5B-DAY
04OCT90
Noted at Frankfurt operating medical relief flights (AL288/13)
5B-DAY
15MAY91
Noted at Ostend with UN markings and an eagle emblem on the tail (AL295/13)
The eagle emblem is that of Clipper International (AL297/15)
5B-DAY
27SEP91
Noted at JFK in a blue and white colour scheme with UN titles (AL300/16)
5B-DAY
92
Leased to Yana Air Cargo. (Source: 1)
5B-DAY
07APR92
Arrived Southend for a B check (AL307/13)
5B-DAY
11MAY92
Test flown at Southend (AL307/13)
5B-DAY
28MAY92
Delivered Southend-Amsterdam-Lake Charles LA for Grumman Aerospace Corp. Grumman Aerospace titles applied at Southend. NLG door marked "P1" to denote first production USAF Joint-STARS conversion. (TT:57619:00 Landings:19706) (AL307/13)
5B-DAY
29MAY92
Registration cancelled (AL308/13)
N4131G
30MAY92
Re-registered to Grumman Aerospace Corp and ferried to St. Augustine. (Source: 1)
N4131G
92
Ferried to Davis Monthan for storage. (Source: 1)
N4131G
94
Ferried to Grumman Aerospace, Melbourne, FL for modifications. (Source: 1)
N4131G
17AUG95
First flight from Melbourne, FL. (Source: 1)
N4131G
OCT95
Registration cancelled (AL349/16)
92-3289
22MAR96
Redesignated E-8C and delivered to Woodbridge AFB. (Source: 1)
92-3289
11JUN96
Delivered to 93rd Air Control Wing at Robins AFB as USAF E-8C Joint-STARS P-1 (1st Production Aircraft)
Total Time: 57631 hrs. (Source: 1)
92-3289
SEP96
Displayed at Farnborough Air Show. (Source: 1)
92-3289
OCT96
Participated in Operation Joint Endeavour in Bosnia
92-3289
28APR01
Noted at Warner Robins AFB with a multi-coloured stripe and code WR on the tail
92-3289
20JUL02
Noted at Birmingham AL named "Belle of Middle Georgia" (Source: 1)

 

SOURCES
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www.skystef.be/B707/OO-YCK.htm

 

 


 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
7
24JUL17
Added an image of the aircraft as 5B-DAY with United Nations titles thanks to Peter Gates.
6
30JUN17
Added an image of the aircraft stripped of paint and with small Grumman titles as 5B-DAY thanks to Peter Gates.
5
19DEC15
Added a reference to PM Gough Whitlam's visit to Beijing on 31OCT73. This visit was previously shown incorrectly as 1971. The amended titling on the aircraft was also shown incorrectly as having been applied for the China trip when in fact they were applied for Whitlam's visit to Moscow in 1975.
4
24AUG15
Added an image of the aircraft as TF-AEC with Air Arctic Icelandic titles and a Surinam Airways sticker.
3
30DEC13
Added details of the Have a Qantastic Christmas livery thanks to Paul Miller and John McHarg. Refer NOV77.
2
08SEP12
Added several updates appended Source: 1.
1
27JUL06
Created individual page for this aircraft. Archived Updates for combined B707-338C/327C/349C list.

 

NOTES

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There are four numbers in the second column of each header. These are:

1. The Constructor's Number (c/n or Manufacturer's Serial Number)
2. The Line Number (The order in which final assembly began)
3. Cumulative Line Number (The order in which the aircraft were rolled out)
4. Engineering Block Number (Customer Number)

Note: During early production, the Line Number was often the same as the Cumulative Line Number.

Source: "The Boeing 707 & 720" Air-Britain 1972.
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Please forward any errors or updates to the Webmaster.
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These sources are gratefully acknowledged.