VH-EAF

 

VH-EAF

19626
703
1270
7817

City of Adelaide
City of Townsville
City of Armidale

VH-EAF
21MAR68
Rolled out as 707-338C
VH-EAF
19APR68
First flown
VH-EAF
06MAY68
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd. Handed over to Qantas at 1015 as "City of Adelaide". Purchase price US$7,445,216. (TT: 2:43) Departed Seattle at 1749 to Honolulu and Sydney on delivery.
VH-EAF
07MAY68
Arrived Sydney at 1558. (TT: 21:19)
VH-EAF
24MAY68
Departed Sydney at 1030 for Singapore on its first service.
VH-EAF
02JUN68
VH-EAF
01JUL70
First aircraft with restyled Qantas titles.
VH-EAF
28JUN73
Renamed "City of Townsville"
VH-EAF
31OCT73
Arrived Peking at 1425 with Prime Minister Whitlam. The first Australian Prime Minister and the first Qantas aircraft to visit China.
VH-EAF
31MAR75
Departed Sydney on the last Qantas B707 service to San Francisco.
VH-EAF
13SEP75
Departed Sydney at 1000 for Santiago, Chile. Set a non-stop distance record for a Qantas aircraft. (11,808 km in 13 hrs 12 mins). Captains A. Terrell and P. Mathieson.
VH-EAF
15SEP75
Arrived Sydney from Santiago, Easter Island and Papeete.
VH-EAF
MAY76
Renamed "City of Armidale"
VH-EAF
04MAR78
Departed Sydney at 1128 for Melbourne, Christchurch and Sydney on its last Qantas service.
VH-EAF
03APR78
Struck off Australian Register
HL7432
05APR78
Sold to ITEL Capital Leasing Corp. (TT: 33163:29 Landings: 12959) Leased to Korean Air Lines and departed Sydney at 2200 on delivery to Seol as HL7432.
HL7432
OCT80
HL7432
DEC80
Sold to GATX Booth but still operated by Korean Air Lines..
HL7432
16MAY85
N770JS
19JAN86
Sold to Boeing Military Co for Joint STARS program (AL231/11)
N770JS
JAN86
Registered to Boeing Co, Wichita KS (AL232/10)
N770JS
26JUL87
Noted at McConnell AFB in USAF markings (AL249/11)
N770JS
MAR88
Registered to Grumman Aerospace Corp, Melbourne FL (AL258/10)
86-0416
22DEC88
First flight as USAF E-8A Joint-STARS FSD-1/T-1 Prototype (Initially EC-18C).
86-0416
FEB90
Commenced European Joint-STARS trials
86-0416
MAR90
Completed European Joint-STARS trials
86-0416
91
Participated in Operation Desert Storm

 


 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
2
21FEB15
Added an image of the aircraft in Korean Air Lines Cargo livery.
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.