VH-EBD. Boeing 707-138. c/n 17699-54.

Was also registered as: G-AVZZ; N500JJ.

 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a Boeing 707-138 - June 11, 1959

First flown - July 15, 1959

It was accepted by L. Leishman for Qantas Empire Airways at Seattle - August 01, 1959

This was the 4th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 4th Boeing 707 delivered to Qantas

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBD - August 03, 1959

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Sydney

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - August 04, 1959

Arrived Sydney (20:19 local) on completion of the delivery flight - August 12, 1959

Delivery route: Seattle - New York - London - Karachi - Calcutta - Singapore - Bangkok - Sydney

The aircraft was named 'City of Brisbane'

Operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - San Francisco - October 14, 1959

It carried the 'Round the World' commemorative airmail Sydney - London via Southern Cross Route to mark the

40th anniversary of Qantas - November 16, 1960

This air mail originated in Winton, Queensland and was carried London - Sydney via the Kangaroo

Route by VH-EBB - November 19, 1960

Departed Sydney on returned to Boeing for conversion to 707-138B standard - October 08, 1961

Returned to Qantas at completion of conversion - November 17, 1961

Ferried Seattle - San Francisco - November 18, 1961

Returned to service San Francisco - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - November 18, 1961

The new 'V-Jet' livery was applied to the fin and rudder at Sydney - November 21 - 23, 1961

Operated the inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Noumea 707 service (Captain K. Nicholson) - December 07, 1961

Operated the inaugural Brisbane - Honolulu service - September 07, 1963

Operated the inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore service - October 04, 1963

Operated the inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi - Papeete service - November 22, 1963

Operated the inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Vienna service - May 24, 1965

Operated fits inal revenue service Sydney - Vancouver - Sydney - November 19, 1967

It was used for British Eagle pilot training - December 1967

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 05, 1968

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AVZZ - January 06, 1968

Sold to British Eagle - January 06, 1968

The aircraft was named 'Enterprise'

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - February 01, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored when British Eagle was declared bunkrupt - November 06, 1968

Leased to Laker Airways (Leasing) Ltd - January 23, 1969

Sold to Laker Airways - February 03, 1969

Sub-leased to Nigeria Airways - March 1970

Sub-leased to International Caribbean Airways, Barbados - December 13, 1970

Withdrawn from use and stored at London (Gatwick) with titles removed - November 1978

Sold to Charlotte Aircraft and then to IASCO - December 08, 1978

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N500JJ - ?

Sold to Sunnyside Holdings Inc, New York - November 14, 1979

Used by Sheik A. M. Baroom in the basic Laker livery - June 1980

Withdrawn from use and stored at Paris (Le Bourget) - November 1981

The aircraft was scrapped at Paris (Le Bourget) - July 1983

 

 

VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at London Heathrow Airport, August 05, 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at London Heathrow Airport, August 05, 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Karachi Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Karachi Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Calcutta Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Calcutta Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Calcutta Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Calcutta Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery approaching Bangkok, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Bangkok Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Singapore Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery.

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The 'City of Brisbane Coat of Arms'.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1959.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at San Francisco Airport, date unknown.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at San Francisco Airport, date unknown.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, circa 1960.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at the Boeing plant Seattle, October 1961.

The aircraft is undergoing conversion to Boeing 707-138B standard.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at the Boeing plant Seattle, October 1961.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at the Boeing plant Seattle, October 1961.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at the Boeing plant Seattle, October 1961.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at the Boeing plant Seattle, October 1961.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at the Boeing plant Seattle, October 1961.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original livery at the Boeing plant Seattle, October 1961.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Rome Airport, circa 1962.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Honolulu Airport, September 8, 1963.

This was the inaugural Brisbane Honolulu 'V-Jet' service. L to R: Mrs Nadine Kahanamoku; Mr Rowan Waddy; Captain Ken Nicholson; Duke Kahanamoku; two hula girls.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Brisbane' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, circa 1966.

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G-AVZZ. British Eagle - 'Enterprise' in the standard livery at London Stansted Airport, May 1968.

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G-AVZZ. Laker - in the standard livery at Paris le Bourget Airport, April 1970.

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G-AVZZ. Laker - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1970.

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G-AVZZ. International Caribbean - in the 'Laker' livery at London Gatwick Airport, November 1971.

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G-AVZZ. International Caribbean - in the 'Laker' livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

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G-AVZZ. International Caribbean - in the 'Laker' livery at London Gatwick Airport, June 1977.

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N500JJ. Sheik A. M. Baroom - in the 'Laker' livery at Paris le Bourget Airport, August 1980.

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