VH-EBF

 

VH-EBF

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City of Adelaide

VH-EBF
08JUL59
Rolled out as 707-138 "City of Adelaide"
VH-EBF
21AUG59
First flown
VH-EBF
04SEP59
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd and accepted by Qantas same day.
Boeing delivery date to Qantas (Ref: HAI D20)
VH-EBF
10SEP59
Arrived Sydney at 1045. (TT: 30:53)
VH-EBF
22SEP59
Departed Sydney at 1050 on a training flight to Darwin
VH-EBF
30SEP59
Departed Sydney at 0909 on a training flight to Brisbane
VH-EBF
05OCT59
Departed Sydney at 1302 on a training flight to Honolulu
VH-EBF
08OCT59
Departed Sydney at 1220 on its first service (to London via USA)
VH-EBF
61
Photographed at Sydney
VH-EBF
05NOV61
Departed Sydney at 1851 on regular service to San Francisco from where the aircraft positioned to Seattle for 138B conversion
VH-EBF
07NOV61
Arrived Seattle at 0955
VH-EBF
20DEC61
Returned to Qantas
VH-EBF
23DEC61
Departed Seattle on return to Sydney.
VH-EBF
17OCT62
Record flight: Singapore to Sydney in 6 hrs 55 mins. Captain K. McKnight
VH-EBF
10NOV62
Royal Flight: London to Perth
VH-EBF
01DEC62
Royal Flight: Perth to Rome
VH-EBF
21SEP64
Royal Flight: London
VH-EBF
10OCT64
Departed Sydney at 1558 for London via the Kangaroo Route. Royal Flight: Singapore to London
VH-EBF
16MAR66
Royal Flight: Departed London at 2055 for Adelaide with the Queen Mother
VH-EBF
07APR66
Royal Flight: Sydney to Nadi with the Queen Mother
VH-EBF
02MAY66
Royal Flight Queen Mother until 05MAY66: Canberra-Auckland-Honolulu-Vancouver-Ottawa-London to London. (Ref: PAT 128)
VH-EBF
19JUL66
Departed Sydney at 1850 on charter flight to Kingston, Jamaica
VH-EBF
23DEC67
Departed Sydney at 1908 on its last Qantas service (to London via the Southern Cross route)
VH-EBF
29JAN68
Struck off Australian Register and stored at Sydney
N792SA
15MAR68
Sold to F.B. Ayer & Associates and re-registered N792SA. (TT: 25993:58) Leased to Standard Airways
N792SA
26MAR68
Departed Sydney at 1648 on delivery to Seattle in full Standard Airways livery
N792SA
AUG69
Standard Airways ceased operations and the aircraft was stored at JFK
D-ADAQ
31JAN71
Leased to Air Commerz of Hamburg
D-ADAQ
24MAR71
Delivered to Hamburg
D-ADAQ
MAY71
Photograph.
D-ADAQ
01SEP72
Air Commerz ceased operations and the aircraft was stored at Dusseldorf
N792SA
31JAN73
Departed Dusseldorf for Gander on delivery to Walter E. Heller & Co Inc, New York. Returned to F.B. Ayer & Associates and stored at Marana in Air Commerz livery.
N792SA
APR76
Delivered to Stansted, UK for overhaul
TC-JBP
08JUL76
Registered to Turk Hava Yollari. (Source: www.ole-nikolajsen.com)
TC-JBP
10JUL76
Departed Stansted on lease to Turk Hava Yollari in full THY livery and named "Seyhan"
TC-JBP
78
Struck off the Turkish Register. Date shown as 03JUL78 but perhaps this should be 03JAN78? (Source: www.ole-nikolajsen.com)
N792FA
07JAN78
Returned to Pan Ayer SA of Geneva and re-registered
N792FA
21FEB78
Delivered to Israeli Aircraft Industries of Tel Aviv for overhaul
N792FA
01APR78
Leased to El Al in full El Al livery
N792FA
01NOV78
Returned to Pan Ayer
N792FA
NOV78
Leased to Bouraq Indonesian Airlines in full Bouraq livery
N792FA
79
Returned to Pan Ayer
N792FA
26AUG79
Noted at Long Beach minus Bouraq titles
N792FA
23APR80
Noted at Burbank minus Bouraq titles
N792FA
02MAY81
Noted at Burbank in basic THY colours with Bouraq logo on tail
N792FA
05MAY83
Ferried from Burbank to Miami (AL203/15)
N792FA
07MAY83
Arrived at Marana and stored (AL267/11)
N792FA
06OCT83
Noted stored at Marana in basic Bouraq Indonesia livery (AL205/15).
N792FA
08FEB85
Stored at Marana minus engines
N792FA
APR86
Registered to FBA Inc
N792FA
28JUL86
Noted at Marana
N792FA
14NOV88
Noted at Marana (AL267/11)
N792FA
11FEB89
Noted at Marana to be parted out. Reportedly seized by the IRS. (AL268/11)
N792FA
26MAR90
Photographed at Marana in basic Bouraq livery. Aircraft had been extensively parted out and doors with surrounding structure had been cut from airframe.
N792FA
unknown
Photographed at Marana with the cockpit cut off.
N792FA
OCT93
Broken up


 

 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
4
22APR14
Added an image of the aircraft with the cockpit cut off.
3
14JUN10
Added an image of the aircraft in THY livery as TC-JBP.
2
18APR07
Added dates on and off the Turkish Register.
1
27JUL06
Created individual page for this aircraft. Archived Updates for combined B707-138B 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.
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Please forward any errors or updates to the Webmaster.
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These sources are gratefully acknowledged.