VH-EBJ

 

VH-EBJ

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Longreach

N93135
05JUL61
Rolled out as 707-138B "Longreach"
N93135
09AUG61
First flown (2 hrs 3 mins)
VH-EBJ
22AUG61
Accepted by Qantas
VH-EBJ
24AUG61
Departed Seattle at 1650
VH-EBJ
26AUG61
Arrived Sydney at 1620. VH-EBJ was delivered in the interim livery which was also carried by VH-EBH to VH-EBK inclusive.
VH-EBJ
12OCT61
Departed Sydney at 1002 on its first service (to London via the Kangaroo route)
VH-EBJ
07DEC61
Operated the inaugural jet service from Sydney to New Caledonia (Ref: PAT 105)
VH-EBJ
15JAN62
Evaluated in the USA until 25JAN62.
Engineer Bill Fishwick recalls that one of the B707-138Bs was found to be slower than the other aircraft in the fleet. As part of the investigations, a number of cockpit instruments were replaced with instruments which had been subjected to additional accuracy checks. These instruments were marked with an orange dot on the glass. The aircraft was sent back to Boeing for checks with the Boeing owned F-86 Sabre chase aircraft but in the event the Sabre was unavailable and the 707 came back to Australia without having the checks done. For some years after, the instruments retained the orange dot markings. It is believed that this aircraft was VH-EBJ and that the performance shortfall was the reason for the evaluation at Boeing in January 1962. Can any reader confirm this?
VH-EBJ
29JAN62
Returned to Sydney at 1628
VH-EBJ
11MAY63
Departed Sydney at 1254 on a TAA charter to Brisbane
VH-EBJ
31JUL63
Flew from Singapore to Sydney in 6 hrs 26 mins
VH-EBJ
c.64
Photographed in the V-Jet livery.
VH-EBJ
26APR65
Departed Sydney at 1902 for London via the Southern Cross route. Royal Flight (probably the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester)
VH-EBJ
SEP65
Fitted with Inertial Navigation System for trials
VH-EBJ
14JUL67
Departed Sydney at 1907 for London via the Southern Cross route. Royal Flight: Nadi to New York, Duke and Duchess of Kent
VH-EBJ
28SEP68
Departed Sydney at 1057 on the last Qantas 707-138B service (to Christchurch and return). Stored engineless and all white at Sydney. (TT: 22387:00)
VH-EBJ
07JUN69
Sold to Braniff International Airways Inc via Regency Income Corp.
VH-EBJ
25JUN69
Struck off Australian Register
N106BN
05JUL69
Departed Sydney at 1623 on delivery to Dallas via Brisbane and Honolulu. Delivered in orange livery.
N106BN
26SEP73
Withdrawn from service
N106BN
JAN75
Registered to Grand American Insurance Company by this date
N106BN
02APR75
Traded in to Boeing and flown to Marana, Arizona for storage
OE-INA
17JUL77
Sold to Montana Flugbetrieb, Klagenfurt, Austria
OE-INA
18JUL77
Delivered to Klagenfurt
OE-INA
26JUL77
Noted in service with Montana
OE-INA
26AUG77
Operated an Aer Lingus flight into Heathrow
OE-INA
28AUG77
Operated a Nigeria Airways flight into Heathrow
OE-INA
04SEP77
Operated an Aer Lingus flight into Heathrow
OE-INA
22DEC77
Operated an Aer Lingus flight into Heathrow
OE-INA
17MAR78
Leased to Aer Lingus in Montana livery with Aer Lingus titles
OE-INA
JUL78
Returned to Montana
OE-INA
AUG78
OE-INA
28AUG78
Operate a JAT flight into Toronto
OE-INA
14OCT78
Operated an Aer Lingus flight into Birmingham
OE-INA
07JUN79
Operated an Aer Lingus flight into Heathrow
OE-INA
DEC79
Photographed in Montana livery
OE-INA
MAY81
Withdrawn from service at Vienna
OE-INA
28JUL81
Stored at Vienna after Montana ceased operations
OE-INA
OCT81
Registration cancelled and aircraft stored at Vienna without titles (AL187/12)
OE-UNA
13NOV82
Arrived at Stansted from Vienna for maintenance having been sold to Air Lease Egypt
OE-UNA
30NOV82
Departed for Cairo
SU-FAA
03APR83
Noted at Orly on lease to Egypt Air (AL199/16).
SU-FAA
25JAN84
Noted at Maastricht in basic Egypt Air livery with small Air Lease Egypt titles (AL208/15)
SU-FAA
02FEB84
Noted at Maastricht with Misr Overseas Cargo titles (AL208/15)
SU-FAA
NOV88
Noted withdrawn from service at Cairo in faded paint with parts missing (AL264/12)


 

 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
3
30OCT15
Added an image of the aircraft in Egypt Air/Air Lease Egypt markings.
2
25MAR07
Added a possible explanation of the Boeing evaluation in JAN62.
1
27JUL06
Created individual page for this aircraft. Archived Updates for combined B707-138B 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.