VH-EBJ. Boeing 707-138B. c/n 18069-228.

Was also registered as: N106BN; OE-INA; SU-FAA.

 

This aircraft was ordered by Qantas Airways - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) as a '707-138B' - July 05, 1961

First flown as 'N93135' - August 09, 1961

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBJ - August 22, 1961

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by B. Vanderwater for Qantas Airways as Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 26, 1961

This was the 10th Boeing airliner to be delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - August 26, 1961

It arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - August 28, 1961

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

The aircraft was named 'Longreach'

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - London (Heathrow) via Kangaroo Route - October 12, 1961

Operated the inaugural jet service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - New Caledonia - December 07, 1961

Returned to Boeing for evaluation flights - January 15 to 25, 1962

Chartered by T.A.A. for Sydney - Brisbane service - May 11, 1963

Operated 'Royal Flight' from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - London (Heathriw) via the Southern Cross route - April 1965

It was fitted with Inertial Navigation System for trials - September 1965

Operated the 'Royal Flight' Nadi - New York - July 1967

Operated its final revenue service Sydney - Christchurch - Sydney - September 28, 1968

This was also the final Boeing 707-138B service to Christchurch

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in all-white livery without engines

The aircraft had flown a total of 22,387 hours

Sold to Braniff International Airways - June 07, 1969

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 25, 1969

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N106BN - July 05,1969

Registered to Regency Income Corporation

Leased to Braniff International Airways as the registered operator

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to Dallas, Texas in Braniff's orange livery - July 05, 1969

Delivery route: Sydney - Brisbane - Nadi - Honolulu - Dallas

Withdrawn from use and stored on return to lessor - September 10, 1973

Registered to Great American Insurance Company - January 1975

Traded to Boeing and ferried to Marana, Arizona for storage - April 02, 1975

Leased to Carl E. Press - July 17, 1977

Returned to Boeing Commercial Airplane Company at the end of the lease - July 26, 1977

Sold to Montana Flugdienst GMBH, Austria - July 26, 1977

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 26, 1977

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-INA - July 26, 1977

Leased to Nigeria Airways for hadj flight - August 1977

Returned to Montana at the end of the lease - September 1977

Leased to Aer Lingus in the Montana livery with Aer Lingus titles - March 17, 1978

Returned to Montana - July 1978

Leased to Alitalia in the Montana livery with 'Operated by Alitalia' sticker - November 01, 1978

Returned to Montana - March 31, 1979

Withdrawn from service and stored at Vienna, Austria after Montana ceased operations - July 28, 1981

Cancelled from the Austrian Aircraft Register - October 1981

Sold to Egypt Air Leasing and ferried to Stansted as 'OE-UNA' for maintenance - November 13, 1982

Departed Stansted on delivery to Egypt Air Leasing, Cairo - November 30, 1982

Entered onto the Egyptian Aircraft Register as SU-FAA - December 1982

Leased to Egyptair - April 03, 1983 to August 1983

Transferred to Misr Overseas Airways when Air Lease was renamed - January 1984

Withdrawn from service and stored at Cairo, Egypt - November 1987

Scrapped - date unknown

 

 

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle Airport, August 1961.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-814.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle Airport, August 1961.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-815.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at London Heathrow Airport, October 1961.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-253.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Noumea Airport, December 07, 1961.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-964.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Noumea Airport, December 07, 1961.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-808.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery somewhere over Washington State, January 1962.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-888.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery somewhere over Washington State, January 1962.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-816.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery somewhere over Washington State, January 1962.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-965.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery somewhere over Washington State, January 1962.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-817.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery somewhere over Washington State, January 1962.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-886.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery somewhere over Washington State, January 1962.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-887.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at San Francisco Airport, July 1963.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-472.)

'The Shire of Longreach' coat of arms, as carried on the nose of the aircraft.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 1950-178.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-759.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, circa 1964.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-884.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, circa 1964.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-885.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, circa 1964.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-966.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, circa 1965.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-201.)

VH-EBJ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Longreach' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1968.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-252.)

N106BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 1969.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-266.)

N106BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 1969.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-267.)

N106BN. Braniff International - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 1969.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4604-255.)

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-985.)

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the standard livery at London Gatwick Airport, August 28, 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-321.)

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the standard livery at Hamburg Airport, November 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-254.)

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the standard livery at New York JFK Airport, October 1979.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-300.)

OE-INA. Montana Austria - in the standard livery at Rome Airport, March 1981.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-622.)

SU-FAA. Egyptair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-257.)

SU-FAA. Misr Overseas - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, November 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-256.)