VH-EBL

 

VH-EBL

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City of Geelong
Winton
City of Geelong

VH-EBL
02JUL64
Rolled out as 707-138B "City of Geelong"
VH-EBL
06AUG64
First flown
VH-EBL
19AUG64
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd. Departed Seattle at 1630 on delivery to Honolulu and Sydney
VH-EBL
21AUG64
Arrived Sydney at 1630. Flight time 15 hrs 3 mins. Captain C.G. (Fred) Fox
VH-EBL
06SEP64
Departed Sydney at 1158 on its first service (to London)
VH-EBL
24FEB65
Departed Sydney at 1856 on a special service to Boston
VH-EBL
10APR65
Departed Sydney at 0958 on the inaugural service to Christchurch. Flight time 2 hrs 26 mins. Captain Ron Uren
VH-EBL
10DEC65
Renamed "Winton" for Qantas' 45th anniversary promotion. Sir Hudson Fysh taxied the Avro 504K in front of VH-EBL. It is unknown how long the aeroplane carried the name "Winton" but it may have been for one day only.
VH-EBL
21APR68
Departed Sydney at 1700 on the last 138B service to Vancouver
VH-EBL
10MAY68
Departed Sydney at 1914 on its last Qantas service (to London via the Southern Cross route). Withdrawn from service and stored engineless and all white at Sydney
N107BN
07JUN69
Sold to Braniff International Airways Inc via Regency Income Corp.
Painted in the lime green livery.
N107BN
18JUN69
Struck off Australian Register as VH-EBL
N107BN
19JUN69
Departed Sydney at 1000 on delivery to Dallas via Honolulu
N107BN
14OCT73
Withdrawn from service and stored. By this time the aircraft was painted in the red livery
N107BN
74
Traded in to Boeing
N107BN
75
To Commercial Air Transport Sales
N107BN
JAN75
Registered to Great American Insurance Company by this date
N107BN
01NOV75
Delivered to Boeing
N107BN
75
To Offset Inc, Hollywood
N107BN
JAN76
Registered to Boeing by this date
N107BN
15JUL76
Leased to Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Jakarta, Indonesia
N107BN
21AUG76
Noted at Oakland in Merpati Nusantara colours and named "Princess Bali"
N107BN
03JUL78
Departed Darwin for Denpasar but nosewheel would not retract. Aircraft returned to Darwin where locking pin was removed
PK-MBA
MAY79
Sold to MNA and re-registered
PK-MBA
APR80
Noted at Jakarta as PK-MBA
PK-MBA
11OCT80
Noted at Jakarta minus MNA titles.
PK-MBA
18JUN85
Noted stored at Jakarta in faded MNA livery (AL225/11)
PK-MBA
21NOV86
Noted stored intact at Jakarta (AL242/10)
PK-MBA
DEC86
Sold to Omega Air (AL245/10)
N46D
FEB87
Registered to Omega Air (AL245/10)
N46D
13MAR87
Noted at Shannon (AL245/10)
N46D
OCT88
Noted at Shannon without engines and being parted out (AL273/9)
N46D
31JUL93
Broken up at Shannon by this date (AL322/13)


 

 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
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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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