VH-EAL. Boeing 767-238ER. c/n 23306-125.

 

This aircraft was the third of six Boeing 767-238s ordered new by Qantas Airways - September 1983

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'VE063'

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - August 22, 1985

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E engines

First flown as 'N6009F' - September 13, 1985

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAL - September 27, 1985

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by R. Walker for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - September 30, 1985

This was the 64th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 3rd Boeing 767 delivered to Qantas

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF7673 - September 30, 1985

Arrived Sydney a(Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - October 02, 1985

Delivery route: Everett - Honolulu - Majuro - Sydney

It operated its first revenue service Sydney - Tokyo (Narita) as QF201 - November 03, 1985

The aircraft was named 'City of Geelong' at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - November 13, 1985

Operated a CP Air service Sydney - Nadi - Sydney as CP302/301 - December 06, 1985

It was offered for sale by Qantas Airways - March 04, 2003

It had flown 57,300 hours with 24,527 cycles to date

It operated its last revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (KIngsford Smith) as QF559 - December 28, 2003

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and the titles and logos were removed

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as QF6023 - January 15, 2004

Arrived Marana (Arizona) on completion of the ferry flight - January 16, 2004

Ferried route: Sydney - Honolulu - Marana

Sold to Lehman Brothers Commercial Paper Incorporated - January 18, 2004

The registration marks 'N769QT' were reserved but were not taken up

Sold to West Dover LLC, New York - January 18, 2004

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 29, 2004

Entered onto United States Aircraft Register as N770WD - March 09, 2004

Registered to West Dover LLC, New York

Advertised for sale by Blue Star Aviation, Kansas City

Ferried Marana - Las Vegas - Shannon in the basic Qantas livery for maintenance - September 11, 2004

Ferried Shannon - Tucson after undergoing maintenance with Shannon Aerospace - November 12, 2004

Ferried Tucson - Mojave - December 21, 2004

Leased to Sky Link Airways, Baltimore, Washington - February 03, 2005

It was observed stored at Marana in the basic Qantas livery - March 05, 2005

Sky Link Airways was renamed Maxjet Airways Incorporated - 2005

Leased to Maxjet Airways International, Dulles, Virginia as the registered operator - July 08, 2005

Registered to Maxjet Airways Incorporated - July 21, 2005

Ferried Marana - Tucson - Washington in the Maxjet dark livery as MXJ001 - July 22, 2005

Ferried Greensboro - Goodyear as MXJ900 - September 09, 2005

Reregistered N250MY - October 31, 2005

It was observed at Goodyear in a revised lighter Maxjet livery - October 2005

Ferried Goodyear - Greensboro as MXJ900 - October 27, 2005

Registered as N707WD to KMW Leasing LLC, Las Vegas - December 27, 2005

Registered as N250MY to KMW Leasing LLC, Las Vegas - April 17, 2006

It operated its final Maxjet revenue service Stansed - Las Vegas - December 23, 2007

Maxjet ceased operations and aircraft was stored at Las Vegas - December 24, 2007

Ferried Las Vegas - Marana for storage - January 2008

It was observed at Miami in the Maxjet livery as N250MY - August 9, 2008

It was observed at Miami with the Maxjet livery being removed - October 03, 2008

It was observed stored at Miami in an all-white livery - February 07, 2009

The intended lease to Air Seychelles did not eventuate

Ferried Miami - Victorville for storage - March 12, 2009

Offered for immediate sale or lease by Blue Star Aviation - May 05, 2009

It was quoted that the aircraft had flown 68,797 hours with 27,528 cycles to date

Leased to Swift Aviation Group, Phoenix - April 26, 2010

Ferried Victorville - Phoenix Sky Harbour in an all-white livery - April 26, 2010

Test flown Phoenix - Phoenix after overhaul - August 18, 2010

Current with Swift Aviation Group to operate ACMI charter services in all-white livery without titles

Leased to Ezjet Air Services Inc, Georgetown, Guyana - August 2012

It was observed at Washington (Dulles) in an all-white livery with Ezjet titles and tail logo - November 03, 2012

Ezjet ceased operations - November 07, 2012

Ferried Port of Spain - Buffalo on return to Swiftair as SWQ701 - November 07, 2012

Ferried Buffalo - Oscoda - November 09, 2012

Current status - ?

 

VH-EAL. Qantas - 'City of Geelong' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-280.)

VH-EAL. Qantas - 'City of Geelong' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 15, 1986.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4650-544.)

VH-EAL. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Geelong' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 27, 1987.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4650-281.)

VH-EAL. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Geelong' in the original livery with additional '75 Years Birthday' decal at Brisbane Airport, November 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-110.)

N250MY. MaxJet - in the standard livery at New York JFK Airport, April 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-099.)

N250MY. MaxJet - in the standard livery at New York JFK Airport, September 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-100.)