VH-EAI

 

VH-EAI

19629
737
1354
7820

City of Darwin
Kalgoorlie

VH-EAI
08JUL68
Rolled out as 707-338C
VH-EAI
12AUG68
First flown
VH-EAI
22AUG68
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd. Handed over to Qantas as "City of Darwin". Departed Seattle for Honolulu on delivery to Sydney.
VH-EAI
25AUG68
Arrived Sydney at 1604. (TT: 21:56)
VH-EAI
09SEP68
Departed Sydney at 0938 on a training flight to Avalon. Later departed Sydney at 1659 for San Francisco on its first service.
VH-EAI
09SEP69
Photographed in Rome while en route Hong Kong-London.
VH-EAI
01MAR70
Photographed departing Sydney.
VH-EAI
16APR74
Renamed "Kalgoorlie"
VH-EAI
06NOV75
Departed Sydney at 1200 for Hong Kong on its last service.
VH-EAI
07NOV75
Struck off Australian Register on sale to British Caledonian. (TT:26568 Landings: 9323)
G-BDLM
08NOV75
Registered to British Caledonian. Named "County of Lanark"
G-BDLM
09NOV75
Departed Sydney at 1206 as BR6685 to Hong Kong for overhaul.
G-BDLM
-
Renamed "Loch Fyne"
C-GGAB
20JAN82
Sold to Worldways (AL184/14)
C-GGAB
28JAN82
Departed Gatwick on delivery to Worldways
C-GGAB
02MAY83
Last service for Worldways (Acapulco to Toronto) (AL200/13)
A20-629
17JUN83
Handed over to RAAF at Toronto (AL201/16).
A20-629
18JUN83
Departed Toronto for Hickam AFB, Hawaii (AL201/16)
A20-629
22JUN83
Arrived Richmond RAAF Base at 1615 with Worldways cheatline, white tail with flashes, RAAF titles and roundels
A20-629
-
Named "City of Sydney".
A20-629
18JUL91
A20-629
07JUL98
A20-629
04
A20-629
01NOV07
Retired at RAAF Richmond. (TT:60283.7 / RAAF:10395.7)
N629RH
02JUN11
Registered to Omega Air Inc., San Antonio, Texas
N629RH
23OCT11
Departed Richmond for Pago Pago and Honolulu as "Omega 79" on delivery to Omega Air Inc. The aircraft is destined for San Antonio International Airport for modifications prior to entering service with Omega as a tanker.
N629RH
02JAN15
Change of ownership from Omega Aerial Refueling Service Inc. to Omega Air Inc., San Antonio, Texas and registered this date. (Source: Aviation Letter JAN 15)
N629RH
17MAY16
Registered to Aircraft Endeavours LLC, San Antonio, Texas. (Source: FAA)
N629RH
JUN16
The aircraft is currently in service under contract to the USN. (Source: Omega)

 

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Issue
Date
Remarks
9
14DEC17
Added an image of A20-629 in tanker configuration.
9
13AUG16
Added change of registered owner to Aircraft Endeavours LLC, San Antonio, TX. Thanks to Neil Louis.
8
01JUL16
Added an update thanks to Omega.
7
09JUN15
Minor change to registration details.
6
28OCT11
Added an image of the final departure from Richmond.
5
25OCT11
Added details of planned use by Omega.
4
24OCT11
Added delivery to Omega Air.
3
03OCT11
Added to the US Register.
2
24JUL08
Added RAAF date of retirement and hours flown as supplied by 33 Sqn.
1
27JUL06
Created individual page for this aircraft. Archived Updates for combined B707-338C/327C/349C list.

 

NOTES

1
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.
2
Please forward any errors or updates to the Webmaster.
3
These sources are gratefully acknowledged.