VH-EBO

 

VH-EBO

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City of Townsville

VH-EBO
11JAN65
Rolled out as 707-338C "City of Townsville"
VH-EBO
15FEB65
First flown
VH-EBO
05MAR65
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd
VH-EBO
06MAR65
Accepted by Qantas and departed for San Francisco on delivery
VH-EBO
07MAR65
Departed San Francisco at 2242 for Sydney direct. The first commercial direct flight. Flight time 14 hrs 32 mins. Captains A.A.E. Yates, A. Morris, C.G. Morris and K. Nicholson.
VH-EBO
09MAR65
Arrived Sydney at 1317 (TT:27:34)
VH-EBO
25MAR65
Departed Sydney at 1217 for crew training at Avalon
VH-EBO
29MAR65
Departed Sydney at 1216 on the inaugural 338C service (to London via the Kangaroo Route). Captain Ken Nicholson
VH-EBO
29DEC65
Departed Sydney at 1001 on the inaugural 338C service to Auckland
VH-EBO
17JUL67
Fitted with Sat Com antenna
VH-EBO
21JUL67
Returned to service
VH-EBO
28DEC67
Departed Sydney at 1228 on a special flight to Darwin to relieve BOAC B707 G-APFH which was u/s with a flap problem
VH-EBO
30OCT71
VH-EBO
27SEP72
Departed Sydney at 1100 on its last Qantas service, QF278 to Hong Kong
VH-EBO
29SEP72
Arrived in Sydney as QF728 from Singapore and Brisbane
VH-EBO
16NOV72
Struck off Australian Register (TT:25250:25)
VH-PTE
17NOV72
Departed Sydney at 1000 on a test/acceptance flight under a "trade plate" registration
9V-BFN
18NOV72
Sold to Singapore Airlines
9V-BFN
20NOV72
Departed Sydney at 1400 on delivery to Singapore in full Singapore Airlines livery with a Qantas crew. (Captain D. McKinlay)
9V-BFN
15FEB75
No 3 engine exploded on take-off from Singapore for Hong Kong. (Ref: HAI I7)
9V-BFN
77
Converted to freighter.
A6-GZA
APR80
Leased to Aerogulf, Dubai
9V-BFN
80
Returned to Singapore Airlines
9V-BFN
20FEB81
Arrived Miami on delivery to International Air Leases
9V-BFN
28FEB81
Cancelled from Singapore Register
N4225J
09MAR81
Registered to International Air Leases
N4225J
29MAR81
Entered service with TAMPA, Colombia ex Miami
N4225J
07MAY81
Returned to International Air Leases.
N4225J
15MAY81
Repainted in Arrow Air colours at Miami and named "Miss Kentucky". Fleet Number 809
N4225J
28MAY81
Entered service on cargo charters from Miami to South America
5N-ARQ
26OCT83
Repainted as 5N-ARQ at Miami (AL208/15)
5N-ARQ
29OCT83
Departed Miami on delivery to RN Cargo. (AL208/15)
5N-ARQ
23NOV83
Noted at Gatwick with RN Cargo Nigeria (AL207/16)
5N-ARQ
31JAN84
Noted at Lasham, UK with GAS Air Cargo titles (AL209/13)
5N-ARQ
01MAR84
Noted at Amsterdam with GAS Air Cargo titles (AL209/13)
5N-ARQ
24JUL84
Noted at Amsterdam with GAS Air Cargo titles (AL214/2)
5N-ARQ
19APR86
Noted at Gatwick, UK with GAS Air Cargo titles
5N-ARQ
01FEB88
Noted at Heathrow with Das Air Cargo (AL255/12)
Aircraft had been under charter by GAS Air Cargo from Dairo Air Services (DAS) (AL257/9)
5N-ARQ
06FEB90
Made an emergency landing at Alice Springs. Subsequently the #1 engine was changed. Aircraft carried "chartered by Alitalia" stickers. (Source: South Australian Air Journal, Vol. 18 No. 4, Jan-Mar 1990)
5N-ARQ
09APR90
5N-ARQ
27MAR92
Operated from Rotterdam to London with a temporary "City of Townsville" sticker on the starboard side of the nose. The commemoration was arranged by enthusiast Bert van Drunick who travelled on the aircraft. The sticker was removed after arrival at London.
5N-ARQ
18NOV98
Noted at Ostend in Das Air livery with additional LAC (Lignes Aeriennes Congolaise) titles (AL386/19)
5N-ARQ
18MAY99
Noted at Ostend in Das Air livery with LAC titles removed (AL391/21)
5N-ARQ
09AUG99
Rolled out at Southend in Allied Airlines livery (AL394/22)
5N-ARQ
10AUG99
Ferried to Ostend using a DAS Air call-sign (AL394/22)
5N-ARQ
03OCT99
Noted at Rotterdam with Allied Air titles (AL398/18).
5N-ARQ
05SEP00
Noted at Manston, reportedly unlikely to fly again (AL407/21)
5N-ARQ
14JAN01
Noted at Manston in Allied Air markings with at least two engines removed
5N-ARQ
-
Broken up at Manston

 


 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
3
05JUN14
Added a reference to an emergency landing at Alice Springs on 06FEB90.
2
03NOV06
Added a reference to the aircraft being renamed "City of Townsville" for one day only on 27MAR92.
1
27JUL06
Created individual page for this aircraft. Archived Updates for combined B707-338C/327C/349C 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.
2
Please forward any errors or updates to the Webmaster.
3
These sources are gratefully acknowledged.