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City of Parramatta

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21DEC64
Rolled out as 707-338C "City of Parramatta"
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29JAN65
First flown
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09FEB65
Accepted by Qantas (TT:10:31)
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10FEB65
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd
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13FEB65
Departed Seattle at 0834 on delivery via Honolulu and Nadi. Commanded by Captain A.A.E. Yates. Flight time 15 hrs 47 mins.
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15FEB65
Arrived Sydney at 1400. (TT:38:19)
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19MAR65
Departed Sydney at 1958 on its first service (to UK via the Kangaroo route). Operated a training session at Prestwick and then returned to Sydney as a migrant charter.
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11MAY65
Departed Sydney at 1417 on a VIP charter to Avalon
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15SEP65
Departed Singapore as QF178 on special charter to the Department of Defence to ferry 3 RAR servicemen and their families who had been stationed at Terendak Garrison in Malaysia home to Australia. One of many flights over several weeks returning troops from the Indonesian Confrontation operations. The flight was under the command of Captain Barry Tingwell, brother of the famous Australian actor Bud Tingwell. (Source: Stephen Swayne who, as a five year-old , received a King Neptune certificate to record his crossing of the equator)
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16MAR66
Departed Sydney at 2156 for Ontario, California for modifications by Lockheed Air Service.
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05APR66
Positioned from Ontario to Mexico City from where it operated a regular service to Sydney.
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07APR66
Arrived in Sydney at 1047
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24JUL67
Departed Sydney at 1003 for Mexico City from where it positioned to Boeing in Wichita for modifications.
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24AUG67
Returned to Sydney at 1510
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31AUG67
Fitted with dual Doppler
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03SEP67
Returned to service
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21SEP67
Departed Sydney at 1559 damaging lower aft fuselage on take-off. The aircraft returned safely to Sydney shortly after
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27NOV67
Departed Sydney at 1003 on the last Mexico City service
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03FEB70
Departed Sydney at 0613 as QF022S to Port Moresby in a 5 pallet 78 seat config to uplift spares and engineers for the repair of DC-4 VH-EDA which had suffered a nosewheel collapse at Port Moresby
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29MAY70
Departed Sydney at 1623 as QF950 on the first New York freighter service (10 pallets)
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22JUN70
Departed Sydney at 0800 carrying the Avro 504 Dyak to Tullamarine (Melbourne). Thence to Avalon for crew training
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05AUG73
During push back at Sydney at 0802 while operating QF851 to Auckland, the port main landing gear trunnion failed and protruded through the wing. The aircraft was immobilised at the International Terminal for three days.
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08AUG73
The aircraft was moved to the Jet Base in an operation lasting 7.5 hours
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29MAR74
Departed Sydney on the inaugural QF7 service to London via Perth and Bombay
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08JUL74
Departed for crew training at Avalon lasting for 29 hours
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10JUL74
Returned to Sydney after crew training at Avalon
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16JUL74
Departed Sydney at 0900 for Hong Kong to be overhauled by HAECO. (TT:29212:00 Landings 18244)
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22AUG74
Struck off Australian Register
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SEP74
Sold to Singapore Airlines
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77
Converted to freighter.
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09FEB78
All port tyres burst on landing at Singapore (Ref: HAI I9)
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24DEC80
Noted at Orly in basic SIA colours without titles.
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11MAR81
Noted at Singapore minus titles and logo.
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02APR81
Arrived Miami
N707GB
10APR81
Registered to International Air Leases, Miami
N707GB
20MAY81
Leased to TAMPA Colombia and entered service ex Miami same day
N707GB
16JUL81
Painted in Arrow Air colours at Miami. Fleet Number 808.
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13APR83
Leased to TAMPA Colombia (AL200/12)
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20APR83
Noted at Miami with TAMPA Colombia named "El Arriero" (AL201/16)
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13JUN83
Impounded at Miami by US Customs for carrying cocaine (AL201/16)
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84
Returned to Arrow Air after lease to TAMPA
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JAN84
Re-registered N707GB (AL219/15)
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18MAY84
Noted at JFK in TAMPA colours but operating an Arrow Air flight (AL211/13)
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01OCT84
Noted back in service with TAMPA (AL219/15)
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AUG91
Photograph.
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27OCT94
Noted at Medellin in full TAMPA livery with no engines (AL337/16)
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25NOV98
Sold to Skymaster Airlines LTDA of Brazil (AL386/19)
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13DEC98
Noted at Viracopos in full Skymaster Airlines livery (AL386/19)
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23DEC98
Registered to Citizen Holdings Ltd but operated by Skymaster Airlines (AL388/20)
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OCT02
Photographed in Skymaster Airlines colours.
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06JAN05
Advertised for sale by Aviation Capital Leasing. 84976 hours 39828 cycles. (www.planemart.com)
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c.2007
Disassembled and trucked to a farm owned by Armando Proietti at Cabre˙va,SP, Brazil. (Source: www.aerotransport.org)

 


 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
5
07MAR17
Added an image of the aircraft in Tampa livery as N707GB.
4
28JAN17
Added an event on 15SEP65 thanks to Stephen Swayne.
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20JUN16
Added a reference to the aeroplane being moved to a farm circa 2007.
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29SEP07
Aircraft was advertised for sale in January 2005 and is still available at the time of writing.
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27JUL06
Created individual page for this aircraft. Archived Updates for combined B707-338C/327C/349C 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.
3
These sources are gratefully acknowledged.