VH-EBT

 

VH-EBT

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City of Bendigo

VH-EBT
21NOV66
Rolled out as 707-338C "City of Bendigo". First Qantas aircraft fitted with advanced autopilot and autothrottle.
VH-EBT
29DEC66
First flown
VH-EBT
27JAN67
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd
VH-EBT
26FEB67
Departed Seattle on delivery via Honolulu and Nadi. Captain A. Stapleton
VH-EBT
28FEB67
Arrived Sydney at 1117. (TT:33:36)
VH-EBT
06MAR67
Departed Sydney at 1330 for crew training at Avalon
VH-EBT
17MAR67
Departed Sydney at 2110 on its first service (a full freighter service to Noumea)
VH-EBT
01JUL70
Departed Sydney at 0828 on the first scheduled flight into Tullamarine, Melbourne
VH-EBT
01JUL70
Departed Tullamarine, Melbourne at 1701 as QF530 to San Francisco. The first scheduled commercial departure from Tullamarine.
VH-EBT
04MAY71
While taxying on to the International apron at Brisbane Airport, a wingtip of VH-EBT pierced the cockpit windows of TAA Boeing 727 VH-TJD
VH-EBT
29JAN73
VH-EBT
29DEC74
Operated a Darwin relief flight with 246 evacuees after Cyclone Tracy
VH-EBT
14APR78
Departed Sydney at 0925 on its last Qantas service (QF27 to Hong Kong)
VH-EBT
15APR78
Returned to Sydney as QF28. Captain Street
VH-EBT
17APR78
Struck off Australian Register. (TT:37492:14 Landings: 14033 including 3652 touch & goes)
G-BFLE
18APR78
Re-registered to British Midland
G-BFLE
17MAY78
Sold to ITEL Corp for lease to British Midland Airways Ltd, Castle Donington, UK . Departed Sydney at 1330 same day in Kuwait Airways livery and fifth pod on delivery to Kuwait via Kuala Lumpur
G-BFLE
19MAY78
Sub-leased to Kuwait Airways
G-BFLE
04JUL78
Returned to British Midland
G-BFLE
14JUL78
Operated from Brussels to East Midlands
G-BFLE
15JUL78
Noted at Amsterdam in full Pakistan International Airlines livery as a freighter
G-BFLE
05APR79
Returned to BMA
G-BFLE
15APR79
Subleased to Air Algerie in PIA colours with Air Algerie titles
G-BFLE
19APR79
Noted at Orly in PIA colours with Air Algerie titles
G-BFLE
05OCT79
Returned to BMA at East Midlands
G-BFLE
31OCT79
Ferried from East Midlands to Heathrow in full Gulf Air colours named "Falcon Freighter"
G-BFLE
01NOV79
Entered service with Gulf Air operating four freight services each week between Heathrow and Bahrain
G-BFLE
30MAR80
Returned to BMA on completion of Gulf Air lease
G-BFLE
02APR80
Arrived at Lasham in Gulf Air livery
G-BFLE
15APR80
Departed Lasham in DETA livery
G-BFLE
18APR80
Subleased to DETA Mozambique Airlines and delivered East Midlands-Rome-Maputo
G-BFLE
28SEP80
Arrived Hamburg for maintenance with DETA logo on tail and LAM - Linhas Aereas Mocambique on fuselage.
G-BFLE
08OCT80
Departed Hamburg for East Midlands
G-BFLE
03NOV80
Operated the inaugural LAM flight into Paris CDG
G-BFLE
30MAR81
Returned to BMA after LAM lease
G-BFLE
14APR81
Rolled out at East Midlands in Ariana Afghan titles and tail logo.
G-BFLE
15APR81
Delivered to Ariana
G-BFLE
01MAY81
Noted at Frankfurt in full Ariana colours.
G-BFLE
26MAY81
Returned to BMA after Ariana lease
G-BFLE
31MAY81
Noted at Newcastle operating a Britannia flight
G-BFLE
25JUL81
Departed East Midlands on lease to Somali Airlines
G-BFLE
26SEP81
Returned to British Midland
G-BFLE
28NOV81
Departed East Midlands for Tel Aviv to be reconfigured for 211 passengers
G-BFLE
04FEB82
Returned to East Midlands
G-BFLE
27MAR82
Operated an El Al flight into Heathrow
G-BFLE
APR82
G-BFLE
14SEP82
Operated an El Al flight into Heathrow
G-BFLE
JAN83
G-BFLE
30NOV84
Operated last service for BMA (Tenerife-Manchester) and stored at East Midlands. (TT: 50683:00 Landings: 18601) (AL219/15)
G-BFLE
AUG85
Sold by Chemco Leasing to ATASCO then to Radix Air Corp (AL227/11)
G-BFLE
21AUG85
Ferried to Tel Aviv as G-BFLE for hush kit mod. Registration cancelled same day. (AL227/11)
N861BX
22NOV85
Sold to ATASCO Leasing (AL230/10)
N861BX
DEC85
Registered to ATASCO Leasing Inc, New York NY (AL231/10)
Also reported registered to Radix Air Corp
N861BX
14JAN86
Noted at Kansas City in Burlington Air Express livery (AL231/10)
N861BX
MAR86
Registered to Meridian Trust Co, Reading PA and operated by Burlington (AL234/10)
N861BX
02APR93
Sold to Burlington Express (AL318/13)
N861BX
04JUN93
Sold to Buffalo Airways (AL321/11)
N861BX
02JUN94
Sold to Grumman Aerospace Corp, Melbourne FL for Joint-STARS conversion (AL334/16)
N2178F
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Registered to Grumman Aerospace
94-0284
99
USAF E-8C Joint-STARS P-5 (5th Production Aircraft)
94-0284
JUL10
Photographed in service with the USAF named "Problem Child"

 


 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
3
03OCT11
Added a photo of the aircraft operating the first scheduled commercial service from Melbourne's new Tullamarine Airport on 01JUL70. Thanks to Phil Vabre of the Civil Aviation Historical Society.
2
25OCT10
Aircraft is named "Problem Child" in USAF service.
1
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.
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These sources are gratefully acknowledged.