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Boeing 707-338C (19622/660)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
21/11/67 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
28/12/67 - - Made its first flight from Renton
10/01/68 VH-EAB Qantas Delivered with name "City of Canberra"
10/02/68 - - First revenue flight to Tokyo
00/08/71 - - Renamed "City of Winton"
00/08/71 - - Used by Prime Minister Whitlam to visit China with "Australia" titles in same size as "Qantas" titles
25/03/73 - Ansett Australia Leased for one day to cover Eastern peak in full Qantas markings
14/10/73 - Qantas Departed London on a Royal flight to Vancouver-Honolulu-Nadi-Sydney with HM Queen Elizabeth II for opening of the Sydney Opera House
24/10/73 - - Departed to London on return Royal flight
22/07/74 - - Royal flight Port Moresby-Canberra with HM Queen Elizabeth II
24/10/77 - ITEL Corporation Purchased
24/10/77 - Qantas Leased due to delayed delivery of B747 VH-EBN
00/12/77 - - Carried " Have a Qantastic Christmas" titles in Young Cargo style colors flying as "Flying Christmas Card" plane
18/12/77 - - Last flight QF58/352 to Christchurch
23/12/77 - ITEL Corporation Returned. TAT 34274 hrs
28/12/77 OO-YCL Young Cargo Leased, and reregistered with CoA 2803. Ferried Sydney-Ostend in full colors
00/05/79 - ITEL Corporation Returned and ferried Tel Aviv for overhaul at Bedek
25/05/79 - - Arrived Sydney in full Air Niugini colors
28/05/79 - - Canx from Belgian register
28/05/79 P2-ANA Air Niugini Carried "Now Singapore Jakarta Hawaii" inscription
00/12/79 - - Carried "South Pacific Festival of Arts, Air Niugini Official Carrier" inscription
00/12/84 - Air Niugini Purchased
01/02/85 - - Last revenue flight Port Moresby-Brisbane. Later placed in storage at Hong Kong
01/04/85 - TRATCO Purchased
09/04/85 - Oriental Pearl Airlines Ferried Singapore but purchase failed
13/04/85 - - Arrived at Brussels in full Air Niugini colors and stored
13/07/85 - - Noted at Brussels with TF-AEC registration
24/07/85 TF-AEC Air Supply Corporation Purchased and reregistered
24/07/85 - Air Arctic Icelandic Leased in pax configuration
08/08/85 - Surinam Airways Subleased with Surinam Airways sticker
07/09/85 - Air Arctic Icelandic Returned, placed in storage at Brussels
00/09/85 - Air Supply Corporation Returned
01/12/85 - Air Maldives Leased and ferried Brussels-Dubai on delivery
00/02/86 - ZAS Purchased
01/04/86 SU-DAE ZAS Reregistered with name "Luxor" and modified with hush kits
02/07/88 ST-ALL Nile Safaris Aviation Purchased and reregistered
31/05/90 5B-DAY Avistar Purchased and reregistered. Remained in full Nile Safaris Aviation colors
00/06/90 - Nile Safaris Aviation Leased
00/00/91 - Avistar Returned. Blue cheatline and no titles
00/00/91 - Clipper International Leased
00/06/91 - United Nations Subleased with UN titles and Clipper International tail logo
00/07/91 - Clipper International Returned
00/00/91 - Avistar Returned
00/00/92 - Yana Air Cargo Leased
00/00/92 - Avistar Returned
07/04/92 - - Arrived Southend for B-check
11/05/92 - - Test flown
28/05/92 - Grumman Aerospace Purchased for E-8C Joint STARS program. TAT 57619 hrs. Ferried Southend-Amsterdam-Lake Charles. Carried "Grumman Aerospace" titles
30/05/92 N4131G - Registered and ferried to St. Augustine
00/00/92 - - Ferried to Davis Monthan AFB and placed in storage
00/00/94 - - Transferred to Melbourne division for modifications
17/08/95 - - Made its first flight from Melbourne
00/10/95 - - Cancelled from register. E-8C Joint STARS modification began
00/00/96 92-3289 - Reserialled. TAT 57631 hrs
22/03/96 - US Air Force Redesignated and delivered to Woodbridge air base
00/09/96 - - Ferried to Farnborough for display as Joint STARS
00/10/96 - - Participated in Operation Joint Endeavour in Bosnia
00/12/97 - - Full operation started
28/04/01 - - Seen at Warner Robbins with multicolored tail stripes
20/07/02 - - Seen Birmingham Al with name "Belle of Middle Georgia"

Following sources are greatly acknowledged.

Individual Aircraft History of the Boeing 707 (Buchair USA)
The Boeing 707-720 and C-135 (Air-Britain Publication)
Airliners in Belgium - BCARG special 1 Boeing 707 Intercontinental (Aviation Society of Antwerp vzw)
Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 (MCP)
Boeing 707 Douglas DC-8 & Vickers VC10 (Aerospace Publications)
Jet Airliner Production List (TAHS)
JP Airline Fleets (Buchair)
Magazines: Aviation Letter, Scramble, Luftfahrt Journal, Jetstream, Carnets de Vol
Various text and photo material to be found on the internet like the B707 database maintained by Servaas Verbrugge.

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