VH-EAE. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 19625-693.

Was also registered as: G-BFLD; N862BX; 5N-BBD.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd costing $US 7,385,216

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Renton) - February 23, 1968

First flown at Renton as 'VH-EAE' - March 25, 1968

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAE - April 04, 1968

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by B. Langevad for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Renton) - April 04, 1968

This was the 29th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery to Australia as QF051D/140 - April 04, 1968

It arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith - 18:17 local) on completion of the delivery flight - April 06, 1968

The aircraft was named 'City of Brisbane'

Operated its first revenue service - April 1968

The aircraft was renamed 'City of Swan Hill' - August 01, 1972

It was involved in tragic accident at Sydney Airport where a tug driver was killed during push back - October 25, 1975

The aircraft was repaired by Boeing and returned to service - November 09, 1975

Operated its final revenue service Perth - Denpasar - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - February 04, 1978

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

The aircraft had flown 33,875:57 hours with 12,703 cycles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 23, 1978

Sold to ITEL for lease to British Midland - February 25, 1978

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BFLD (CofR G-BFLD/R1) - February 27, 1978

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - March 25, 1978

It arrived at East Midlands Airport on completion of the ferry flight - March 27, 1978

Sub-leased to Kuwait Airways - April 06, 1978 to June 1978

Sub-leased to Air Algerie - September 18, 1978 to November 1978

Sub-leased to DETA Mozambique in an all-white livery - January 31, 1979

Repainted into the standard Deta livery and rolled out at Lasham as such - May 16, 1980

Sold to GATX Booth with lease continuing - December 1980

Returned to British Midland - March 28, 1981

Entered B.M.A. service in the basic DETA livery with British Midland titles

Sub-leased to Bangladesh Biman - July 1981

Sub-leased to Zambia Airways - July 31, 1981

Sub-leased to World Airways - September 16, 1981

Returned to B.M.A. in the standard livery after being overhaulled at Tel Aviv - April 02, 1982

Sold to Chemco Leasing with B.M.A. lease continuing - February 1983

Operated its final BMA revenue service Vienna - East Midlands - October 31, 1984

Ferried to Seville, Spain for storage - November 03, 1984

The aircraft had flown 48,188 hours with 17,226 cycles

Ferried to East Midlands for storage - May 12, 1985

Ferried East Midlands to Tel Aviv for hush-kitting - August 19, 1985

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - August 20, 1985

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N862BX - August 1985

Registered to Radix Air Corporation

Leased to Burlington Air Express as the registered operator

Registered to ATASCO Leasing Inc with Burlington lease continuing - December 1985

Registered to Meridian Trust Co, Reading, PA - March 1986

Sub-leased to Buffalo Airways - January 1992

Sold to Burlington Air Express - April 02, 1993

Sold to Aero USA Inc - November 08, 1993

It was observed in storage at Fort Worth (Meacham Field) without titles - January 18, 1994

Sold to ADC Airlines - April 23, 1994

Entered onto the Nigerian Aircraft Register as 5N-BBD - ?

It arrived at Ostend, Austria after being in storage at Shannon - November 27, 1995

It was observed stored at Manston minus 2 engines - August 24, 1997

It was observed stored at Manston minus 4 engines - June 24, 1998

It was observed at Manston having been cut into 4 pieces - November 17, 2000

The aircraft was scrapped at Manston

 

 

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, September 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-140.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Brisbane' Coat of Arms.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 1950-166.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Swan Hill' in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1974.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-076.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Swan Hill' Coat of Arms.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 1950-166.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Swan Hill' in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1974.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 4604-329.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Swan Hill' in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1974.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 4604-368.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Swan Hill' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1976.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-078.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Swan Hill' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1976.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-003.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Swan Hill' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1977.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-079.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Swan Hill' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1977.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-077.)

VH-EAE. Qantas Australia - 'City of Swan Hill' in the 'ochre' livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4605-336.)

VH-EAE. Qantas - in the stripped down livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1978.

(N. Louis Copyright Image 4605-405.)

VH-EAE. Qantas - in the stripped down livery at Sydndey Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1978.

(N. Louis Copyright Image 4605-406.)

G-BFLD. Deta Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - in the 'all-white' livery at an unknown airport, April 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-215.)

G-BFLD. LAM Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, June 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-080.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the basic LAM livery at an unknown airport, April 1981.

(N. Louis Collection Copyright Image 4605-407.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the basic LAM livery at East Midlands Airport, April 1981.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-081.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the basic LAM livery at East Midlands Airport, April 1981.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-105.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the basic LAM livery at an unknown airport, January 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-082.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the standard livery at Manchester Airport, April 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-261.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the standard livery at Rotterdam Airport, May 26, 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-408.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the standard livery at East Midlands Airport, June 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-083.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the standard livery at Manchester Airport, June 13, 1982.

(G. Ditchfield Copyright Image 4605-397.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the standard livery at Manchester Airport, May 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-084.)

G-BFLD. British Midland - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 07, 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-383.)

N862BX. Burlington Air Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-087.)

N862BX. Burlington Air Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1986.

(N. Raith Copyright Image 4605-409.)

N862BX. Burlington Air Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, November 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-086.)

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, June 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-364.)

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, July 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-088.)

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, July 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-213.)

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at Ostend Airport, May 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-199.)

5N-BBD. ADC - in the standard livery at Manston Airport, July 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-784.)