VH-EBP

 

VH-EBP

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Alice Springs

VH-EBP
29JUN65
Rolled out as 707-338C "Alice Springs"
VH-EBP
30JUL65
First flown
VH-EBP
14AUG65
Accepted by Qantas (TT:5:38). Departed Seattle same day on delivery. Captain Ken Nicholson
VH-EBP
16AUG65
Arrived Sydney at 1837 (TT:22:44)
VH-EBP
18AUG65
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd
VH-EBP
05SEP65
Departed Sydney on its first service, a charter for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to Manila, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bombay, London and return. Captain Ken Nicholson
VH-EBP
06APR66
Modifications at Lockheed Air Services, Ontario, California.
VH-EBP
19APR66
Returned to service
VH-EBP
01MAY67
Departed Sydney at 1002 for Mexico City then positioned to Boeing, Wichita for modifications
VH-EBP
01JUN67
Positioned from Wichita to Mexico City
VH-EBP
14DEC68
First aircraft to use the completed North-South runway at Sydney
VH-EBP
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Photograph.
VH-EBP
04JAN69
Photographed at Honolulu.
VH-EBP
08MAR71
Departed Sydney at 0844 on the first training flight to RAAF Edinburgh, SA
VH-EBP
26JUN71
Departed Sydney at 1230 for Alice Springs where VH-EAI was grounded with No 4 engine problem
VH-EBP
05JAN72
Departed Sydney at 2230 on a cattle charter to New Delhi
VH-EBP
24APR72
Departed Sydney at 0600 for Avalon on Korean Airlines crew training
VH-EBP
28APR72
Returned to Sydney from Avalon
VH-EBP
16MAY72
Departed Sydney at 0630 for Avalon on Korean Airlines crew training
VH-EBP
19MAY72
Returned to Sydney from Avalon
VH-EBP
22MAY72
Departed Sydney at 0800 for Avalon on Korean Airlines crew training
VH-EBP
25MAY72
Returned to Sydney from Avalon
VH-EBP
27JUL72
Departed Sydney at 1040 as QF150, a cargo charter to Minneapolis
VH-EBP
17SEP72
Departed Sydney at 1010 as QF120, a cargo charter to Darwin, Taipei, Manila and Pago Pago
VH-EBP
08NOV72
Departed Sydney on its last service, QF179, a sheep charter to New Delhi via Darwin and Singapore
VH-EBP
10NOV72
Returned to Sydney as QF265A from New Delhi via Manila.
VH-EBP
19NOV72
Departed Sydney at 0900 as QF052D on delivery to Trans World Airlines. Aircraft all white. Captain G.J. Bailey
VH-EBP
20NOV72
Sold to TWA. Engines were not included in the sale and these were later returned to Qantas. (TT: 23000:00)
VH-EBP
21NOV72
Struck off Australian Register
N14791
NOV72
Re-registered to TWA. Operated as a freighter. Fleet Number: 4791
N14791
APR73
Entered service with TWA as a freighter. Fleet Number: 4791
N14791
JUL73
Photographed at New York JFK in TWA Cargo jet colours.
N14791
DEC73
Used in trial installation of Litton Omega Navigation System
N14791
APR77
Photographed at New York JFK in TWA colours.
N14791
30DEC78
Last TWA service. (TT: 36436:00 Landings:19,683)
SU-BBA
26MAR79
Handed over to Air Cargo Egypt at Wichita. Named "El Mansoufa"
SU-BBA
31MAR79
Noted at Shannon and Amsterdam
SU-BBA
APR79
SU-BBA
09AUG79
Operated Pan Am flight PA901 (call-sign "Clipper 901") into JFK
SU-BBA
16DEC79
Operated a Uganda Airlines flight into Stansted.
SU-BBA
12JUN80
Operated Pelican Air Transport Ltd flight DP512A into Gatwick
SU-BBA
17MAR82
Last service (London to Cairo) (TT: 42610:00 Landings: 21542) (AL223/18)
SU-BBA
29MAY84
Noted at Cairo derelict (AL212/15)
SU-BBA
20AUG84
Sold to Farner Air Service for reduction to spares at Cairo (AL223/18)
SU-BBA
MAY85
Still present at Cairo
SU-BBA
04DEC94
Noted in use at Cairo Airport as a restaurant called "The Plane" (AL338/15)
SU-BBA
25NOV98
Noted in use at Cairo Airport as a restaurant called "The Plane" (AL385/21)
Owned by Kamal El Gohari.
SU-BBA
06MAR04
Frank Knottenbeld visited the Mövenpick Hotel in Cairo with the intention of photographing the aircraft but he was told by hotel staff that it had been broken up and taken away on trucks "three months earlier".

 




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Issue
Date
Remarks
5
27OCT17
Added an image of VH-EBP at Honolulu thanks to Bruce Graham.
4
30JUN17
Added an image of the aircraft in Air Cargo Egypt colours thanks to Peter Gates.
3
31JAN13
Added an image of the aircraft in TWA Cargojet colours.
2
03FEB07
Added a report that the aircraft has been broken up.
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.
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Please forward any errors or updates to the Webmaster.
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These sources are gratefully acknowledged.