VH-EBK

 

VH-EBK

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City of Newcastle

VH-EBK
10JUL61
Rolled out as 707-138B "City of Newcastle"
VH-EBK
14AUG61
First flown in the interim livery which was worn by VH-EBH to VH-EBK inclusive.
VH-EBK
29AUG61
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd. Departed Seattle at 1852 on delivery
VH-EBK
01SEP61
Arrived Sydney (flying time 16 hrs 39 mins)
VH-EBK
01OCT61
Departed Sydney at 1857 on its first service (to San Francisco)
VH-EBK
31OCT61
Departed Sydney at 0555 for Hong Kong on crew training
VH-EBK
06FEB62
Operated the inaugural service from Sydney to London via Djakarta (Ref: PAT 107)
VH-EBK
23DEC64
Departed Sydney at 1212 as QF735 for Singapore. After passing through a rain storm on finals the aircraft landed heavily on the nosewheel first causing extensive structural damage to the lower nose area
VH-EBK
04JAN65
Arrived Sydney at 2140 having flown empty and unpressurised from Singapore. The NLG area was shored up with timber beams.
VH-EBK
06JAN65
Repairs commenced in conjunction with block overhaul
VH-EBK
13FEB65
Repairs completed
VH-EBK
13MAR65
Departed Sydney at 1910 for London via the Southern Cross route. Royal Flight: London to San Francisco with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
VH-EBK
18MAR65
Departed Sydney at 1856 for London via the Southern Cross route. Royal Flight: San Francisco to Sydney with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
VH-EBK
SEP65
Fitted with Inertial Navigation System for trials
VH-EBK
11JAN66
VH-EBK
27APR68
Departed Sydney at 1900 on the last 138B service to San Francisco
VH-EBK
08SEP68
Departed Sydney at 0859 on its last Qantas service (to Auckland). Stored all white and engineless at Sydney
VH-EBK
05DEC68
Struck off Australian Register
9Y-TDB
08DEC68
Departed Sydney at 0939 on a four month lease to British West Indian Airways Ltd, Port of Spain, Trinidad
9Y-TDB
APR69
Returned to Qantas
9Y-TDB
04JUL69
Sold to BWIA
9Y-TDB
19SEP69
Departed Sydney for Port of Spain on delivery to BWIA
9Y-TDB
OCT77
Withdrawn from service at Port of Spain
9Y-TDB
OCT77
Sold to Euro Air Financing
9Y-TDB
14JAN78
Ferried from Tulsa to Basle, Switzerland
9Y-TDB
02FEB78
Registration cancelled
N58937
MAR78
Sold to Jet Aviation, Zurich for VIP conversion
N58937
25APR78
Registered to TAG Aviation
N58937
JUN78
N58937
12JUN78
Delivered from Basle to Tulsa
N58937
02JUN79
Noted at San Antonio undergoing interior VIP fitout
N58937
06OCT79
Noted in Dee Howard hangar at San Antonio undergoing VIP conversion
N58937
02FEB80
Noted still in San Antonio
N58937
23JUL80
Departed Newark for Le Bourget with TAG Aviation.
CN-ANS
18MAY83
Sold to Royal Moroccan Air Force. (AL200/12)
Also reported as CNA-NS but this is suspect.
N58937
MAR85
Registered to TAG Group USA
N58937
15MAR00
Cancelled from the US Register.
CN-ANS
c2000
Appeared as a static backdrop in the movie Black Hawk Down which was filmed at Kenitra in Morocco.
CN-ANS
14DEC06
Google Earth indicates that the aeroplane is still extant at Kenitra, Morocco.
CN-ANS
16NOV16
Google Earth indicates that the aeroplane is still extant at Kenitra, Morocco although relocated to a remote disused runway.


 

 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
6
30JUN17
Added an image of the aircraft in BWIA livery thanks to Peter Gates.
5
02JUN17
Google Earth shows the aeroplane still extant at Kenitra as of 16NOV16.
4
08JUL16
Added an image of the aircraft wearing the interim Qantas livery.
3
28AUG08
Added information that suggests that the aeroplane is still extant. Thanks to Richard Vandervord for his detective work!
2
03MAY08
Added the date of cancellation from the US 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.
3
These sources are gratefully acknowledged.